Lauderdale Live

The festival will be located in Huizenga Plaza, a 1.8 acre park in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The park is on the corner of the bustling Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue (right on the New River) within the park is a gorgeous fountain and expansive green space for basking in the music and sun.

If you’re using Google Maps to get to the festival, the address to use is One W. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. (This will put you right at the edge of the park.) If you search for Huizenga Plaza online, the address will read One East Las Olas Blvd., but this address will not take you to the correct place. You can also type in “Bubier Park,” which is where Huizenga Plaza is located. Located right along the Riverwalk across from the Museum of Art, the festival will take place directly in the midst of the downtown Fort Lauderdale historical district along the New River. The park is described as a “cultural bridge” between two sections of downtown Fort Lauderdale. To the west are the historic and entertainment districts, and to the east are the college campuses and financial district. The main entrance of the festival will be on the corner of Andrews Avenue and Las Olas Boulevard.

Festival Map

Directions

From the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport

If you’re flying into the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport, get excited. You’re less than 15 minutes from the festival.
Take US 1 North to Broward Blvd (go through Florida's only tunnel)
Make a left on Broward to Andrews Ave
Make a left on Andrews Ave
Make a left on E Las Olas
The park will be on your right, across from the Museum of Art.

Directions from the Miami International Airport

Oh, you’re flying in from Miami, you cultural savant? Well, the festival shouldn’t be too hard to get to either. We estimate about 30 minutes from the heart of Miami and/or the Miami Airport.
To get to 1-95 N, you actually have to hop on 1-95 S towards downtown first, so don’t get confused
Take FL-112 E, then take the 1-95 S Exit towards Downtown
Keep left at the fork; take 1-95 N and merge onto 1-95 Express
Merge onto 1-95 N
Take Exit 27 towards FL-842/Broward Blvd/Downtown
Turn right on W Broward Blvd
Turn right onto S Andrews Ave
Turn left onto E Las Olas Blvd
The park will be on your right, across from the Museum of Art.

Directions from West Palm Beach/anywhere North of Ft. Lauderdale

Take 1-95 S (via the ramp to Miami)
Take Exit 27 towards FL-842/Broward Ave/Downtown (Keep left at fork)
Turn left on W Broward Blvd
Turn right onto S Andrews Ave
Turn left onto E Las Olas Blvd
The park will be on your right, across from the Museum of Art.

Directions from, well, anywhere in the Western part of Florida

Take I-75 S
Continue onto I-595E
Take Exit 10A toward 1-95N/Ft. Lauderdale
Merge onto SW 20th Terrace
Turn right onto W Broward Blvd
Turn right onto S Andrews Ave
Turn left onto E Las Olas Blvd
The park will be on your right, across from the Museum of Art.

Where to Park

There will be plenty of parking options for those driving to the festival, but we do encourage carpooling to save money, gas and, obviously, the environment! Also, there are taxis and other public transportation options like the Sun Trolley in the downtown area if you’re trying to avoid driving/parking.

Airport Shuttle Options & Other Transportation Options:

Sun Trolley — This amazing service provides FREE shuttle service between the Fort Lauderdale airport and downtown Fort Lauderdale, but only operates on Saturdays and Sundays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The final departure from downtown to the airport leaves at 4:30. The shuttle will drop you on Las Olas Boulevard downtown, about a half a mile to the festival. (Totally walk-able!)

Check out the Super Shuttle to get cheap, quick, reliable access from the Miami or Fort Lauderdale airport to downtown Fort Lauderdale. (SUPER SHUTTLE DOES NOT PICK UP AT FLL)

There is also a commuter train for those who fly into Miami, known as the Tri-Rail Commuter Train Service. Typically you can get round trip service on the train for as little as $10 and under.

As always, taxis are available at both the Fort Lauderdale and Miami Airport — they just might not be the most cost effective option!

We are partnering with hotels and taxi companies to help get you from your accommodations to the festival.

Parking

There will be plenty of parking options for those driving to the festival, but we do encourage carpooling to save money, gas and, obviously, the environment! Also, there are taxis and other public transportation options like the Sun Trolley in the downtown area if you’re trying to avoid driving/parking.

Partners

Accommodations

We have partnered with several hotels in the downtown Ft. Lauderdale area to help provide you with a comfortable and easy stay. Check out the deals we have here, and see if there’s one that’s right for you.

Click Here to view our hotel accomodations

F.A.Q.

Can I leave and come back?

Yes, you definitely can. That’s why we strap a wristband around your arm.

Do children get in free?

Answer: If a child is under 6 years of age and accompanied by an adult, they can enter the festival for free.

 

What can I bring into the festival?

Feel free to bring a blanket and a smile.  Maybe some hugs, too, if you’re feeling loving and generous. Other than that, most of your goodies will need to be left at home.  Like your six-pack of Bud Light or that giant gallon of lemonade? Sorry, you can’t bring ‘em in, but we do have all kinds of food and drink inside the venue! A chair? Sorry, leave it behind. Standing is good for your calves, and there will be plenty of places to rest your weary legs; we promise. Other items like pets, coolers, Chinese throwing stars, etc. should be left in your home or trunk of your car.

 

Will there be ATMs?

Yes there will be ATMs on site. But feel free to grab cash before you head on down to the festival so you won’t have to wait in line to get some.  There are dozens of ATMs within six blocks of the festival.

 

Do you take credit cards?

It will depend on the vendor, so we can’t totally answer this question with a simple “yes” or “no.”  Like we mentioned above, there will be ATMs around and about, but you’ll have to scope out the particular band or vendor to see if they’ll swipe your plastic.

 

Where can I buy tickets for husband and all of his friends?

We’re so glad you asked.  We hope there’s room for everyone. Click here for tickets!

 

What happens if it rains or there is a brutal Florida thunderstorm?

Well, if it rains, then how do we say this…it will rain and you might get wet. There will be some areas of “refuge,” but this is a rain or shine event.  Led Zeppelin wouldn’t stop performing for a few sprinkles, would they? However, if there is a thunderstorm, we will most likely delay shows due to safety concerns with electrical equipment. But, if you do your rain dances right, we won’t even need to worry about this.

 

Can I bring my camera?

Sure! Bring it and take pictures to share with your friends and family. Put us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter — you name it! Share them with everyone who’s willing to look. But, if an artist asks you to keep your cameras and phones away during their set, keep ‘em away. Make us proud.

 

Can I smoke?

There will be designated areas around the site where you can smoke. We simply ask that you be aware of your surroundings and fellow patrons, and that you discard cigarette butts in the appropriate place.

 

Where do I purchase merchandise for the event? I want a t-shirt. Or something!

Merchandise is coming soon! Festival merchandise will be available at the event and on the website following the festival.

 

Can I please hang out with Lyle Lovett?

We hear you. We want to hang out with Lyle Lovett too; we really, really do. But, unless he comes running into the crowd asking for you, then sorry, your rock star hangout is a no-go.

 

Can I purchase tickets at the gate?

We hope not. Ideally, there won’t be any general admission tickets left on the day of the show! But, if there are still tickets available the day before the event you’ll be able to purchase them here.

 

What time do the gates open?

The gates to the festival will open at 12 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Where can I park? 

More information on parking is coming soon.

 

I would like a Press Pass. How do I apply?

Apply for a media credential here.