Ft Lauderdale goes Brazilian

October 16, 2016 by  

As the weather turns a little cooler, residents in Ft. Lauderdale are looking to heat things up at the Fifth Annual Brazilian Fest. The all-day event combines music, dance, and food for a celebration of all things from the South American nation.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Flora and Fauna’ and is set up to pay tribute to environmental and conservationist causes. As such, the main stage will be decorated with a variety of flowers all made from recycled paper, and recycled materials will be used for other sets and scenography during the show.

The musical lineup this year includes a number of bands both local and from abroad. The headliner is Cidade Negra, a Grammy-nominated reggae group from Brazil. Other acts include Cravo e Canela (a local Forro Band), Thathi (a critically lauded singer from Salvador), and Macaxeira (a Brazilian samba-reggae band that was recently voted best Brazilian band in the US).

The festival also features an area set up for vendors and other local businesses to sell their wares, give away brochures or other promotional products, or provide games or entertainment for attendees. Interested businesses can still apply for a spot by visiting the website.

The Brazilian Fest will be held on October 22 from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm at Pompano Beach, located at 820 NE 18th Ave. Admission is free to the public. Anyone interested in more info should visit the website.