Vet Fest

Vet Fest


Saturday, November 2, 2019    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311

Event Type

This multi-faceted event which connects veterans and their families features live musical entertainment, complimentary lunch and resources for health, employment, housing opportunities, voter registration and the Veteran’s Hotspot Program. 

To receive these and other free benefits, participants need to bring military and civilian ID.

Saturday’s many events include:

  • Free food and food demonstrations
  • Free haircuts
  • Color Guard
  • Music & singing by Miss Broward Pageant winners
  • Family puppet show by Ooopsy Entertainment and magic show by Magic Jack
  • Spoken word performance by Combat Hippies
  • Colgate Bright Smile Bus will provide free dental exams for children
  • Record Your Story: Library of Congress history project
  • Veterans organizations’ information tables and expo
  • Computer flight simulator
  • “Coffee & Conversation with a Librarian” special session
  • Yoga with Connected Warriors, trauma-conscious yoga therapy for veterans
  • Creation Station Virtual Reality demo
  • Book giveaway for children and adults

Patriotic, military-themed family entertainment includes a mobile video game truck, live music, We Love Our Veterans talent show, puppet performance, Magic Jack family veteran magic show, face painter, balloon artist, family art workshop with Young At Art Museum, Marine Corps birthday cake celebration, Combat Hippies spoken word performance and more.

For additional information, including volunteer, sponsor and vendor opportunities, contact Michael Bryant,, 954-357-7435.

More information available HERE.