A Festive City Block Party! The “World of Culture” event, in FATVillage Arts District in downtown Fort Lauderdale, will showcase many cultures through food, music, dance, film, and art.
The Cultural & Heritage Marketplace & Exhibition, presented by Broward Cultural Division, is a free night of interactive community artmaking experiences; affordable retail offerings by artists and creatives; healthy cuisine demonstrations and tastings; food trucks; connections to local resources; and auditions for the Destination Sistrunk Presenter Roster.
The Cultural Marketplace is a part of the Synergy Summit for Cultural & Heritage Tourism Conference.
Here’s what’s happening:
6 – 6:30 Parkway Cavalier Ja...zz Band
6:30 – 6:45 Lion Dance Show, Chinese Martial Arts Association
7 – 7:30 Fire Dance, Polynesian Cultural Association
7:45 – 8:15 Mega Choir and Procession, Broward Alliance of Gospel Music Professionals
8:30 – 9:30 48 Hour Movie Music Trivia with Cathleen Dean & DJ Chicken
Sailboat Bend Trolley Trivia Tour with Steve Barrow
Tour 1: 6:30 – 7:30
Tour 2: 8:30 – 9:30
Sistrunk Artists & Creatives
About the Program: Destination Sistrunk is a new cultural tourism program presented by Broward Cultural Division, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and Old Dillard Museum. It encourages residents and visitors to discover Fort Lauderdale’s African American history and includes history and wayfinding markers; a Black heritage trolley and walking tour; an interactive website; and a cultural marketplace.
Cultural tourism is an important tool for celebrating, preserving and promoting unique heritage. It is also an effective way to stimulate the local, creative economy. It increases opportunities for artists, encourages public participation in the arts and facilitates cultural commerce.
What is Cultural Tourism? Excerpt from: massculturalcouncil.org/services
Cultural Tourism is the travel industry’s term describing travel and visitation activities directed at an area’s arts, heritage, recreational and natural resources. It’s not a new phenomenon, but it is a new way of connecting with residents and visitors eager for a cultural excursion. These multi-cultural and multi-generation visitors make destination choices related directly to an area’s performance, artistic, architecture and historical offerings.
About the Marketplace:
The Destination Sistrunk Cultural Marketplace is an economic driver that leverages the artistic, creative, cultural and community assets of Fort Lauderdale’s historic Sistrunk Neighborhood. It presents a unique, outdoor gathering place that supports revitalization, provides the opportunity for creative industry entrepreneurs, and serves as a welcoming, safe and sociable public gathering place. Marketplaces are known for their ability to bring together people of diverse ages, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds to easily interact, participate in other community activities, and experience the heart and soul of communities.