The Week Ahead for South Florida 8/28/14

Lego Store Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney Balloon RideWow, another week has flown by!  I hope everyone is doing well.Why is it that whenever school starts I begin feeling the “Disney Urge”.  It is still too hot for me to go, but I just can’t wait for the cooler weather.  So, my pick of the week this week is Downtown Disney!  Loads of fun for the family, without the Disney price tag.  Play with Lego’s, eat with dinosaurs or even take a balloon ride!  Check out my full review with some great pictures by Clicking Here.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown Fort Lauderdale 2013

St. Patricks decorated Storm Trooper in Capel Manor Gardens Enfield London
Vader let the troops have a day off!

Don’t miss the Parade!
Saturday, March 9, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. along Los Olas Blvd, from S.E. 8th Avenue to Andrews Avenue, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

11:00 am Traditional Irish Blessing at Huizenga Plaza, located at Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue. At 12:00 pm the U.S. Coast Guard’s signature red helicopter will perform a flyover to officially start the St. Patrick’s Parade.

We went to the Parade last year (2012), it was really good and surprisingly big. How can you go wrong with Bagpipes and Irish Storm Troopers!

We parked in the library multistory, but I think next year it would be smart to park in the River Walk Garage or the one by the Museum of Discovery and Science and walk down to the Parade. It was really slammed in there!

St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley

The kids had a great time and got beads from the parade, there was also a festival in the park there on Los Olas. It’s a great parade because there is plenty of shade at noon along the road and you don’t have to stand out and cook in the sun!

My favorite was the green decorated Storm Troopers and Darth Vader! I think I filled half my camera card with them alone. Go on call me a dork! I just can’t help it sometimes!

This years Parade is today,  March 10th along Los Olas Blvd, from S.E. 8th Avenue to Andrews Avenue, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Oh, and there will be STORMTROOPERS on the Riverside LAWN for photos between 10am-11:30 before the parade!

See you there!

St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
St. Patricks Day Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley
Photo Credit: C Buckley