Monday-Sunday, 9:30am-5:00pm. (Box Office closes at 4pm)   954.473.2955

Botanical Gardens & EVERGLADES Wildlife Sanctuary

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

November 11

9:30am - 5:00pm

South Florida Bluegrass Association presents SwampFest Bluegrass Music  featuring America's Got Talent 2015 Semifinalist band Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band along with family band Lonesome Meadow. Local bands scheduled include Jacksonian Music Factory, Alligator Alley, and Pine Island Express. Bring your own acoustic instrument to play in the all-day Jam Tent. Click here for more information.

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM           Oldtimejammers
10:25 AM – 11:10 AM         Cliff and Friends
11:20 AM – 12:30 PM         Alligator Alley
12:40 PM –  1:50 PM          Pine Island Express
2:00 PM – 3:10 PM             Lonesome Meadow
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM             Summer Brooke & The Mountain Faith Band
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM          Bring your acoustic instrument and join us!

Admission is $19.95 ages 12 and up/ $12.95 ages 3-11. Children 2 and under, as well as members of Flamingo Gardens or South Florida Bluegrass Association, enter free. Narrated Tram Tour is included in the price of admission.​ Click here for 25% Off Admission Coupon

Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. 

Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29

9:30am to 4:00pm
Harvest Festival at Flamingo Gardens features FREE hayrides from 10am to 4pm, pumpkin patch and free decorating station, theme costume contests, with scarecrows throughout the gardens, bounce houses, live character interactions, DJ Digital Anarchy spinning your favorite songs, games, and Fall crafts and activities for the whole family. Each weekend features a special theme.

October 7 & 8- The 8th Annual Great Scarecrow Competition. 

Click here for photos of the scarecrows on Facebook.

October 14 & 15- Pirates & Princesses Weekend.

Click here for photos of Pirates & Princesses Weekend on Facebook

October 21 & 22- Superheroes Weekend. Meet IRONMAN and see him in action along with many other of your favorite superhero characters, here to meet & greet. Play superhero games and contests to see if you have what it takes to be a superhero. 

Click here for list of Superheroes Weekend activities

October 28 & 29- Halloween Story Time Weekend. Set the Halloween mood with story times, a Haunted House, and odd & bizarre objects from around the world in "Professor Feeney’s Cabinet of Curiosities". Enjoy trick or treating, and costumed friends to meet & greet.

Admission is $19.95 ages 12 and up/ $12.95 ages 3-11. Children 2 and under, as well as members of Flamingo Gardens, enter free. Narrated Tram Tour is included.​ Click here for 25% Off Admission Coupon

2017 Season Calendar

SWAMPFEST Bluegrass Festival

Harvest festival

first friday food trucks

​​​October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

Harvest Festival

Click for Great Scarecrow Competition Application

November 11

SwampFest Bluegrass Festival

December 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30

Garden of LIghts

December 16, 17, 23 

Santa's Little Helpers

​​For questions about any special event please call 954-473-2955 or email

November 3

5:00pm - 9:00pm
First Friday Food Trucks at Flamingo Gardens is back with some of the best food trucks in Florida! DJ Anarchy spins the tunes in the parking lot from 5-9pm and the South Florida Bluegrass Association presents LIVE bluegrass by Alligator Alley in the courtyard 6-8pm. As always, parking and entry to the food trucks is free.

Food Trucks in November:​ (so far)
Che Grill

Dolci Peccati Gelato

Frankies Pizza

Garden Grill

Key West Conch Shack

Kratos Greek

Nacho Bizness

Pirate Brothers BBQ

Purple People Eatery

Red Zeppelin

Top Fries

Zombie Ice