Enjoying Each Season in Fort Lauderdale

A Year-Round Destination

Fort Lauderdale sits on Florida’s sandy east coast, and it’s no secret that this part of the world enjoys enviable weather year round. For temperature, the average daily high ranges from 90 degrees in July to 75 in January, meaning it’s pretty much always beach weather. However, there’s plenty to do here outside of surfing and sunbathing. Read on to discover what else each season has to offer in Fort Lauderdale.

Plan Your Trip

Whenever you decide to visit, there’s always plenty to do in Fort Lauderdale. Once you’ve decided on your dates, check out our exclusive special offers and start planning your trip.


If you like a party atmosphere, then spring is a fantastic time to visit. Fort Lauderdale spring break is known to be one of the most popular in the country, drawing visitors from all over the world. The celebrations include more than just beach parties and bars, too — music-lovers won’t want to miss the Tortuga Music Festival, held April 17-19, 2020. For something a little more laid-back, check out Las Olas Art Fair, on March 7-8, 2020.


Many visitors come to Florida during the winter to escape the cold weather back home, but summer features the warmest temperatures and some of the smallest crowds. Of course, this excludes the holidays — plenty of beach-goers head to Fort Lauderdale on 4th of July, and there are plenty of 4th of July events in Fort Lauderdale to enjoy. Summer is also the season for Stonewall Pride in Fort Lauderdale, with the 2020 parade scheduled for June 19.


If you’re free for a vacation in the fall, treat your family to Thanksgiving in Fort Lauderdale. The autumn months also bring the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, one of the largest events of its kind in the world. You’ll have over 1,300 boats to check out, including spectacular mega yachts, as well as high-end food and drinks vendors to sample.


Winter is a popular time to visit Fort Lauderdale as the weather here is considerably warmer than pretty much everywhere else in the country. The Las Olas Art Fair is on show January 4-5, and Fort Lauderdale Pride is held in February. If you couldn’t make the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the fall, then you can drive 45 minutes north to the Miami International Boat Show, scheduled February 13-17, 2020. We also recommend visiting Fort Lauderdale for New Year’s, with plenty of New Year’s Eve events to enjoy.