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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – In celebration of the big game, Super Bowl LIV, the city of Fort Lauderdale is hosting “Raised in the 9,” a free concert and series of free family-friendly events on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Boulevard.
The programming, sponsored by the Beach Improvement District (BID) Community, highlights the local community through food, art, fitness and live music experiences, as well as its strong ties to professional football, and includes:
RAISED In the 9 Friday Night LIV, Friday, 4 – 10 p.m. Friday night celebrates the next generation of leaders to come out of Broward County both on and off the field. Attendees are encouraged to come early for the Taste the Wave Tailgate Zone featuring beachside restaurants on the new Las Olas Festival Street. Restaurants dishing out game-day favorites include Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Con Murphy’s Ocean Bar & Grill, Naked Crab at B Ocean Resort, Spazio, The Sweet Spot by Cafe Ibiza, and Tsukuro, with more to be announced.
Music and Makers Market, Friday, 4 – 10 p.m. Leading off the activities, a new Music & Makers Market will provide attendees with an opportunity to shop and engage with local artists displaying a mix of handmade and homemade goods.
Raised in the 9 Concert, Friday, 6:30 9:30 p.m. The 8-member band Private Stock takes the main stage for a thrilling ride of music from today’s top tunes to favorites spanning the decades. Bring a chair, blanket and dancing shoes for this special Friday Night Sound Waves performance.
Florida Power & Light Halftime Show, Friday, 7:45 – 8:15 p.m. A special Half-Time presentation to the 2019/20 FHSAA State and Geico National Championship Football Team, St. Thomas Aquinas, includes a performance by the Raider Regiment and Cheerleaders along with a presentation to St Thomas Raiders Coach Roger Harriott, staff and team by sponsor Florida Power & Light Company and City of Fort Lauderdale.
Rise and Shine Yoga Fit for EveryBODY, Saturday, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. The LIV It Up Family Fun Day begins with Rise & Shine Yoga, led by South Florida’s favorite beachside teacher Lisa Pumper from the Yoga Community of South Florida. Rise & Shine Yoga will take place across from the festival site at Las Olas and A1A. The hourlong class welcomes all ages and levels to participate.
#SuperSweep Beach Sweep + Sand Sculpting, Saturday, 9 – 11 a.m. Organizers of the monthly 2nd Saturday Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep will host a special beach cleanup on Fort Lauderdale Beach across from the festival site at Las Olas & A1A. Participants and beachgoers will also witness Living Sand artist, John May, create a themed sand sculpture.
Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market, Saturday, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday’s weekly Farmer’s, Antiques and Artisan Market brings a long-desired and unique amenity to Fort Lauderdale’s shoreline. Curated by The Market Company, South Florida’s longest-standing green market producer, the park’s perimeter will fill with an array of traditional market fare ranging from fresh produce, cheese, and baked items to plants, artisanal products and more.
Young At Art Museum’s YYA On-The-Go, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sparking children’s creativity and team-building skills, Young At Art Museum’s YYA On-The-Go educators will host an interactive football-themed graffiti mural project, led by local artist Manish Patel, and provide kids of all ages supplies to make and take game day crafts.
NFL PLAY 60, Healthy Tailgate Snack Demonstrations, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Leading the Eat Right, Get Moving initiative, South Florida based nutrition education and physical activity non-profit, FLIPANY will present a range of activities from the NFL PLAY 60 athletic program with past and present NFL players. The group will also present a series of healthy Super Bowl snack cooking demonstrations and samplings at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in partnership with the Florida Dairy Farmers Association, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Frito Lay. Additional activities for all ages include the tailgate game zone hosted by Ball Box or learn how to ride a Segway with Fun Center staff.
Live Music and Other Experiences, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nationally-recognized High School Marching Band the Stranahan Mighty Dragons, School of Rock, and teen-sensation DJ Smiley from DJ Scratch Academy will provide a background beat to the FPL Lights, Camera, Selfie Station and Tailgate Food Court.
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