Summer's heating up with these South Florida events for the weekend of June 29-July 1. Plus, check out our picks for South Florida Fourth of July events.

Friday, June 29

Start the weekend right

 

30 Seconds to Mars

  • The rock band returns to the road with a new album and tour and are accompanied by Walk The Moon and MisterWives.
  • Where: Coral Sky Amphitheatre
  • Info: westpalmbeachamphitheatre.com

 

Fishing for the Dream

  • The family fishing tournament starts with a Captain’s Cocktail Party and silent auction and continues the next day with family barbecue and awards ceremony. The event benefits Deliver the Dream’s weekend retreat for post-9/11 combat veterans.
  • Where: Lighthouse Point Yacht Club
  • Info: deliverthedream.org

 

Friday Night Sound Waves

 

Twilight Concert Series at Gulfstream Park

  • Starting today, Gulfstream Park features live Thoroughbred horse racing followed by a free concert with a variety of acts performing throughout the summer. This Friday, enjoy a Studio 54 tribute.
  • For a drink with your music, The Sport of Kings Theatre offers happy hour from 7-8 p.m.
  • When: Race starts at 2:15 p.m.; Concert is 7-11 p.m.; Fridays through Aug. 31
  • Where: 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
  • Info: gulfstreampark.com/twilightconcertseries

 

Saturday, June 30

Keep the fun going with art and music

 

Bring It Live!

  • Miss D and her dancers from the Dollhouse Dance Factory high kick, shake and flip their way to the top.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center
  • Info: browardcenter.org

 

Selwyn Birchwood

  • Starting his career at Florida clubs, the artist amplifies contemporary blues with his unique style.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Arts Garage
  • Info: artsgarage.org

 

FlockFest

  • Bring your winged floats – swans, flamingos, ducks, etc. – and decorate them with creative flair. Proceeds from ticket sales and merchandise benefit the Fort Lauderdale-headquartered Renand Foundation.
  • When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Sebastian Beach in Fort Lauderdale
  • Info: flockfest.com

 

Jodi Miller

  • The comedian brings experience from 19 years of laughs.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Mizner Park Cultural Center
  • Info: miznerparkculturalcenter.com

 

#ArtSocietyBroward Launch Event

  • Explore local works of art on display and learn more about the talents of local artists.
  • When: 2 p.m.
  • Where: Westfield Broward
  • Info: westfield.com

 

Sunday, July 1

End the weekend with music

 

Boy George and Culture Club

  • The iconic singer fronts the band known for hits such as “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.”
  • When: 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Amp, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach
  • Info: theamppompano.org

 

Poison and Cheap Trick

  • The rock band Poison performs the hits that helped them sell more than 40 million albums worldwide and are joined by classic rockers Cheap Trick.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Event Center
  • Info: seminolehardrockhollywood.com

 

Kelly Green Trio

  • Acclaimed jazz pianist vocalist Kelly Green performs with her trio.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Arts Garage
  • Info: artsgarage.org

 

 

Bonus: Fourth of July

 

Sugar Factory Ocean Drive

  • For $14, try the perfect drink to celebrate the holiday (pictured above): The Red, White and Boom, served in a royal blue and white chocolate ganache dipped mug and decorated with red, white and blue sour gummy stars and sprinkles and topped off with a heaping pile of whipped cream, tower of sprinkle-dipped marshmallows and a red, white and blue pinwheel pop.
  • Where: 1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
  • Info: sugarfactory.com/location/ocean-drive-miami

 

Good Spirits Fifth & Fed

  • Take advantage of the Wednesday special: Ladies Night: All ladies will receive complimentary drinks from 7-10 p.m.
  • Where: 476 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
  • Info: goodspiritsrestaurant.com

 

The Diplomat Beach Resort

  • A barbecue and beer bash with unlimited draft beer from Budweiser (Bud & Bud Light), a-la-carte BBQ smoked in-house and live music from 12-6 p.m. ($45)
  • Plus, fireworks from the 33rd floor (for $100, enjoy an open bar and private viewing).
  • Where: 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood
  • Info: diplomatresort.com/default-en.html

 

Red, White and Brews

  • The Charlie Daniels Band headlines this afternoon of food, beer and drinks. The country band has left an indelible mark on American music with hits such as “Long Haired Country Boy” and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
  • When: July 3, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 SW City Center Way, Pembroke Pines
  • Info: charlesfdodgecitycenter.com

 

Freedom Fest

  • The celebration will feature an array of entertainment including live racing, family activities, giveaways, entertainment and a trackside Fireworks show. Racing fans can enjoy world-class Thoroughbred racing all afternoon including a Fan Grab Giveaway. The pavilion at Pegasus Park will be serving burgers and other tempting treats alongside the 110’ statue with a free show including a fire-breathing dragon, face painting, and more.
  • Where: Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach
  • Info: gulfstreampark.com

 

Etaru

  • A cookout will feature an outdoor robata grill and beats by DJ Nuny Love.
  • When: 12:30-4 p.m.
  • Where: 111 South Surf Road in Hallandale Beach
  • Info: etarurestaurant.us

 

Rusty Pelican

  • Celebrate with live entertainment, dancing, dining and party favors with the most outstanding views of Miami’s fireworks over Biscayne Bay. Buffet includes Grilled Mahi-Mahi with mango and papaya salsa; St. Louis BBQ Ribs with whiskey barbecue sauce; Garlic Crusted Prime Rib with balsamic chimichurri; Homemade Mac & Cheese with aged cheddar, smoked gouda and grated parmesan and much more.
  • When: 7-10 p.m.
  • Where: 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne
  • Tickets: $65 per adult and $25 per child
  • Info: therustypelican.com

 

KINGS Dining & Entertainment

  • The center holds a “pool party”–receive free billiards after spending $10. Plus, happy hour deals.
  • Where: KINGS Dining & Entertainment Doral, 3450 NW 83rd Ave., Suite 152
  • Info: kings-de.com/miami-doral

 

Corsair Kitchen & Bar

 

Beach House Pompano

  • Cash bar, DJ and prize giveaways. Tickets will be sold at the door for $125 for adults and $75 for children and includes a buffet station of Fourth of July favorites.
  • Where: Beach House Pompano
  • Info: beachhousepompano.com

 

Xtreme Action Park

  • Enjoy BOGO go-kart racing at South Florida’s longest and fastest indoor go-karting track, 7-10 p.m.
  • Where:5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale
  • Info: xtremeactionpark.com

 

Tap 42

  • All locations offer a red, white, and blue Fourth of July Brunch to celebrate America’s Birthday.
  • Where: Throughout South Florida
  • Info: tap42.com

 

Sky Bar at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

  • To celebrate the bar’s opening, the kickoff party starts off with happy hour and continues with a clam bake from 7-9 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
  • Food includes Maine Lobster with drawn butter, Steamed Little Neck Clams and PEI Mussels, Sautéed Snapper with sautéed spinach and a bountiful carving station featuring Roast Top Sirloin of Beef.
  • Also enjoy specialty Fourth of July-themed cocktails — including Aperol Spritz (red), Watermelon Lemonade (white) and SKY Blue Margarita (blue) — will be served, in addition to small plates.
  • When: 4-7 p.m.
  • Where: 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
  • Tickets: $59 per adult, and $29 for children aged 12 and under
  • Info: atlantichotelfl.com

 

All-American Fourth of July

  • The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative hosts a day of fun, including a firework display off a barge in the Atlantic Ocean in front of Atlantic Avenue and A1A. Performing will be the United States Army Jazz Ambassadors, the army’s premier big band, a 19-member ensemble. Activities include sand sculpting contest, toddler play area, rock climbing wall, Silverball Museum games, food trucks, mini gold and more.
  • Info: 561.278.0424; VisitDelrayBeach.org