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Events In and Around Fort Lauderdale

Glam-A-Thon October 7 - 16

Take a walk on the wild side and join thousands in a week-long series of cheeky events throughout Fort Lauderdale that will once again make fashionista history. Attend fashion filled events like the Lipstick Lounge, Queen's Tea-tini and Glam Doll Strut while raising gobs of cash for breast cancer research.

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 22 - November 11
Now in its 25th year, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is a yearly competitive film festival showcasing independent cinema from around the world. This year, the festival will reel out over 200 films and will spur a flurry of events throughout the city hosted by filmmakers and celebrities over the 21 day fest.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 28 - November 1, 2010
Featuring more than 3 billion dollars worth of boats, yachts and super yachts and appropriately held in the yachting capital of the world, Fort Lauderdale's world-renowned international boat show spans more than 3 million square feet of space both on land and in water and is considered the premier yachting display of its kind.

Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week October 29 - 30, 2010
A must attend event for the well heeled, Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week holds luxury, glamour, and the essence of the Fort Lauderdale resort lifestyle as key passion points while featuring a bevy of world-renowned as well as new and up-and-coming designers. Held over one of the city's most high-energy weekends, this collection of stylish runway shows, luncheons and soirees cater to the VIP and elite fashion set as well as Boat Show and local industry movers and shakers.

Art Basel Miami Beach December 2-5, 2010
Combining an international selection of top galleries with a flurry of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events, Art Basel Miami Beach is the most prestigious art show in the country. An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from around the world will exhibit in this year's show and will feature artwork by over 2,000 artists.

Winterfest Boat Parade December 11, 2010
A spectacular nighttime flotilla of brightly decorated yachts which winds its way through the ‘Venice of America' making it the largest floating boat parade in the world! Over 1 million spectators each year flock to the Fort Lauderdale intracoastal shores to take in this remarkable glittering spectacle. This year, the parade kicks-off the City of Fort Lauderdale's Centennial celebration with the parade theme "Dancing thru the Decades".