Special Events


November 7, 2014
First Friday Food Trucks
5:00pm to 9:00pm

The First Friday of every month, Flamingo Gardens hosts gourmet food trucks serving up the goodies in the front parking lot from 5-9. DJ Mike spins the Pop Hit tunes in the parking lot while the South Florida Bluegrass Asscociation provides Bluegrass in the courtyard. Entry to Food Trucks and Parking is FREE!

100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida animal rescue will be back with dogs available for adoption. 

November Food Trucks include:
Che Grill
Conch Shack
Crazy About Chew
Dolci Peccati Gelato
Flour Power
Frankies Pizza
Kratos Greek
Legends BBQ
Nacho Bizness
Purple People Eatery
Red Zeppelin
Top Fries
US Pulp and Juices
Veggie Xpress
Zombie Ice

November 9, 2014
Massage Therapy Awareness Day
9:30am to 4:30pm

Join the Florida State Massage Therapy Association for their annual Massage Therapy Awareness Day at Flamingo Gardens. Expert Massage Therapists will be on hand to provide samplings of various massage therapy techniques in the gardens along with presentations on the benefits and different modalities of massage therapy.

November 15-16, 2014
SwampFest & Bluegrass Music Festival
9:30am to 4:30pm

Celebrate the Everglades at Flamingo Garden's SwampFest featuring special animal presentations, guided Swamp Tours, live Bluegrass music presented by the South Florida Bluegrass Association, with special guest appearances and more.

Saturday, November 15 features Dusty Road Rangers, Jacksonian Music Factory, and 2-3 more bands TBA. Sunday, November 16 features Alligator Alley, Pine Island Express, plus 2-3 other bands TBA.

December 5,6,7,13,14,20,21,27 & 28, 2014
Garden of Lights
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Flamingo Garden's Botanical Gardens are decked out with thousands of lights and decorations while holiday music fills the air, with visits from Santa and special holiday light show set to music runs continuously on Saturday and Sunday nights from 5pm-8pm.
Entry to Gardens of Lights is complimentary with daytime admission to Flamingo Gardens, or $5 per person after 5pm to see the lights and lightshow only.

December 13,14,20,& 21, 2014
Santa's Little Helpers
2:00pm to 8:00pm

The Holiday fun starts at 2pm with Santa's Snow Mound and holiday craft projects for the kids, then help Mrs. Claus pass out the animal's gifts from Santa! Visit Santa starting at 4pm and then stick around for the Garden of Lights show from 5-8pm.

Santas Little Helpers is complimentary with paid admission.


2014 - 2015 Special Events:

November 9
Message Therapy Awareness Day

November 15-16
SwampFest & Bluegrass Music Festival

December 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Garden of Lights

December 13, 14, 20, 21
Santa's Little Helpers

January 17-18
Flamingo Fest

February 8
Gala in the Gardens

February 21-22
Garden & Bonsai Festival

March 14
Walk in the Wild

April 4-5
International Orchid & Bromeliad Show

May 9-10
Violet Show & Sale
Mother's Day Brunch

June 20-21
Featured Creatures

July 4
Old Fashioned Fourth

July 18-19
Wet & Wild

August 15-16
Wet & Wild B2S

For questions about any special event please call 954-473-2955 or email events@flamingogardens.org
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