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7 Summer Events Happening In South Florida

Rock the Dock

Shooters Waterfront will host its fourth annual Rock the Dock concert series, taking place during a three-week stint this summer. Choose from July 20, Aug. 31 and Sept. 28 to listen to classic rock ‘n’ roll performances by South Florida bands like Southern Blood and Mr. Nice Guy. (free; shooterswaterfront.com)


Cirque du Soleil is bringing its performance of  “Corteo” to the BB&T Center from July 24 to Aug. 4. Corteo, Italian for cortége, is a festive parade imagined by a clown. (Tickets from $41; cirquedusoleil.com/corteo)

Boca Restaurant Month

Dive into greater Boca’s culinary scene during Boca Restaurant month, taking place in September with three-course meals for lunch and dinner offered at special pricing. From bar-centric bites at Crazy Uncle Mike’s to Mediterranean delights at Sardinia Enoteca, there’s a whole lot of flavor to explore. (From $21; bocarestaurantmonth.com)

Delray Beach Celebration

Bring the whole family to A1A and Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach for an annual Fourth of July celebration. Festivities will include musical performances, culinary samplings from food trucks, a beer garden and a fireworks show to end the evening. (free; thepalmbeaches.com)

Fourth of July Spectacular

End a day of grilling out and celebrating America’s independence by heading to Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Fourth of July Spectacular will culminate with an evening fireworks display. (free; fortlauderdale.gov)

Dine Out Downtown Delray

From Aug. 1 to Aug. 7 discover the area’s diverse dining scene during Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week, taking place at select restaurants along Atlantic Avenue, Pineapple Grove and the SOFA District. Enjoy prix fixe lunches and dinners from foodie favorites like 50 Ocean and Caffe Luna Rosa (Prices vary; downtowndelraybeach.com)

On Tour

The Backstreet Boys are performing on their biggest arena tour in 18 years and will make a stop at the BB&T Center on Aug. 23. Sing along to favorite songs from the ’90s boy band’s latest album, DNA. (Ticket prices vary; thebbtcenter.com)