Youth Day Celebration

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Event theme: Eco Explorers!
This year we're focusing on promoting environmental awareness and conservation. We're celebrating individuals and organizations that work to protect and preserve our natural spaces. Eco Explorers is a great way for kids to learn about the environment and become eco-conscious explorers of their own to inspire the next generation to be guardians of the planet and take action to protect the environment and our community.

Youth Day Celebration - Est. 1957


The City’s celebration of its youth features Broward County’s longest-running parade led by elected officials, community groups, local schools, and athletic teams.

The parade starts at Jaco Pastorius Park, then south on Dixie Highway, west on NE 38th Street, north on NE 5th Avenue to Wimberly Field. Road closures will take place along the parade route.

The parade will be followed by opening ceremonies and a celebration with carnival rides, live music, food, and fireworks.

10 a.m. - Parade starts 
11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Celebration at Wimberly Field 

PARADE - Starts at Jaco Pastorius Park at 4000 N. Dixie Highway and ends at Wimberly Field

CELEBRATION - Wimberly Field at 4000 NE 3rd Avenue.

No entry fee. For rides, see wristband info below.

(see parking locations on map on right on this page)

Free shuttle service will operate from City Hall at 3650 NE 12th Avenue to Wimberly Field from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

We strongly encourage ride share, carpooling, or public transportation to avoid delays or any inconvenience.

Wristbands for rides may be purchased in advance for $15 or the day of the event for $20 cash or credit.

Purchase wristbands (cash only) for $15 at these locations through March 3:

Collins Community Center
3900 NE 3rd Ave

  • Monday – Friday 
     10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Ethel M. Gordon OP Library 
 1298 NE 37th Street

  • Thursday
     12:00 noon – 8:00 pm
  • Friday
     9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Oakland Park City Hall
3650 NE 12 Avenue

  • Monday – Friday
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Event Guidelines:
    • No weapons, knives, firearms, or explosives are allowed
    • You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase/ sample/consume alcohol
    • Alcohol purchased or sampled on-site may not be taken out of the event area
    • Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wristbands must be worn at all times (if applicable)
    • The entry fee is non-refundable (if applicable)
    • Video surveillance cameras and photographers are present.
    • By entering this area you agree to be photographed, videotaped, and recorded for any and all future use by the City of Oakland Park
    • No outside foods or drinks allowed
Youth Day - Parade Map
Youth Day 202 - Flyer (Front) v6

Schedule of Events 

Youth Day 23 - Schedule of Events


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