Food, Fun and Festivities in Oakland Park

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I have lived in Greater Fort Lauderdale, specifically Oakland Park for over 30 years. I have seen the city’s downtown undergo a transformation for the better. Now, right before my very eyes and before those of other Oakland Parkians the city continues to grow and distinguish itself as a local epicenter for Food, Fun and Festivities. During the month of February come to Jaco Pastorius Park to experience the Taste of Oakland Park, the Doggy Fun Fest and the Polynesian Cultural Festival.

Taste of Oakland Park – Feb. 15

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The Taste of Oakland Park will feature a variety of food, beverage and desserts from local business. There will also be live music and entertainment. Vote for your favorite culinary creation for the Taste of Oakland Park People’s Choice Awards at 8:45pm.

This food festival will be held on February 15th from 6 to 9pm at Jaco Pastorius Park. Admission for adults is $15 in advance and limited tickets will be sold for $20 at the gate. Children under 12 are free. To buy your tickets visit the city’s website : www.OaklandParkFL.gov

Doggy Fun Fest – Feb. 17

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Join the Rotary Club of Oakland Park and Wilton Manors for the Doggy Fun Fest at Jaco Pastorius Park on February 17th. The fun will begin at 10 am with a 1.25 mile walk, “Struttin’ for Strays”  down Oakland Park’s Main Street. The fun itself begins at 11am and will have a host of activities created especially for canines. For more information visit the Doggy Fun Fest’s Facebook Page. Admission is Free.

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16th Annual Polynesian Cultural Festival – Feb. 23-24

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The culture of Polynesia comes to Oakland Park on February 23 & 24th during the Polynesian Cultural Association’s 16th annual festival. Enjoy authentic Polynesian dancing, music, activities, cuisine, art, a kid’s corner and much more.

Admission is $10, children under 12 admitted free. For more information contact Tama Leao at 954-938-9010 or visit www.polynesiancultureassociation.com


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Désirée is a licensed Florida Realtor and Real Estate Influencer committed to a high-level of professionalism and to helping others with their real estate endeavors through education. Désirée Ávila was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology.  Désirée is a lifetime local resident of South Florida and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

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