January 20-21​ 

9:30am to 4:00pm

Celebrate the great pink bird at Flamingo Fest 2019! The centerpiece of Flamingo Fest is the Fabulous Flamingo Contest. Kids and adults, craftsmen and artisans, present creatively decorated pink flamingo yard ornaments on display throughout the botanical garden path. Flamingo Fest guests are invited to vote for their favorite!

In the gallery, The Flamboyance of Flamingos exhibit features the artwork of local photographers and artist coupled with fun flamingo facts. Throughout the day, catch live entertainment, “flamingo” street performers, stilt-walkers, puppets, and more. Wear your favorite flamingo attire for a chance to win prizes!

Click here for Fabulous Flamingo Contest application.

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

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Flamingo Garden's Botanical Gardens and Historic Wray Home are decked out with thousands of lights and decorations while holiday music fills the air. Hours are extended Fridays and Saturdays (and Sunday the 17th) evenings to view the lights at dusk and enjoy a special holiday light show set to music beginning every half hour between 5 and 8pm. Santa's Snow Mound and life-sized Snow Globe, costume characters and holiday crafts for the kids. Holiday snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the Flamingo Café to enjoy while viewing the lights.

Garden of lights is included with daytime admission, or $9.95 ages 12+, $6.45 ages 3-11, free for member and ages 2 and under after 5pm.. Animal exhibits, Wray Home Museum, and Narrated Tram Rides, Santa and Bounce houses are not available after 5pm.

2017 Season Calendar


December 16, 17, & 23

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Meet Santa at the Gardens starting at 2:00pm to 5:00pm. At 3:00pm, help Mrs. Claus and the elves decide which animals have been naughty or nice, then pass out the animal's presents. Enjoy Santa's Snow Mound, the Animal Train, Bounce Houses and life-sized Snow Globes and holiday crafts to make and take home.

Stay late for Garden of Lights to view the holiday lights and see the light and music show at the Wray Home Museum.

​Santa's Little Helpers and Garden of lights is included with daytime admission- $19.95 ages 12+, $12.95 ages 3-11 free for member and ages 2 and under. Animal exhibits, Wray Home Museum, Narrated Tram Rides, Santa and Bounce houses close at 5pm for Garden of Lights. 

Click here for coupon for 25% off regular daytime admission.

first friday food trucks

​​December 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30

Garden of LIghts

December 16, 17, 23 

Santa's Little Helpers

January 4

5:00pm - 9:00pm
Start the NEW YEAR with First Friday Food Trucks and some of the best food in Florida! DJ Anarchy spins the tunes in the parking lot from 5-9pm.. As always, parking and entry to the food trucks is free.

Food Trucks in January TBD:


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.

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

Flamingo Fest

January 20 & 21

​Flamingo Fest

CLICK HERE for Fabulous Flamingo Contest Application 

February 11

Gala in the Gardens

February 17

Broward Family Life Camp Connections

March 10 & 11

22nd Annual Garden Festival and Bonsaii Show

March 31 & April 1

37th International Orchid & Bromeliad Show

May 13

Mother's Day Brunch

May 28-30

Memorial Day KidzFest

Borowski Glass Exhibition US Premiere

June 18-19

Featured Creatures

July 4

Old Fashioned Fourth

August 11 & 12

Back 2 School Weekend

September 1-3

Lanbor Day Weekend

Borowski Glass Exhibition Closing Weekend

​October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28

Harvest Festival

November 10


​December 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30

Garden of Lights

December 15, 16, 22, & 23

Santa's Little Helpers

For more information about events at Flamingo Gardens contact Cori Glick at 954-473-2955 x125 or email events@flamingogardens.org

Santa's little helpers

​2018 Season Calendar