Sunday, March 18, 2018
8:00 am registration opens
9:30 am pre-event ceremony
10:00 am walk
11:00 am live music starts
Join us to get down and give back with a 5K walk, food trucks, bars (with alcohol and non-alcohol options), a Festival Village, shade tents in the sand and an epic concert by Flo Rida! You can also visit the beneficiary organizations’ tents to learn more about their services in the community, as well as our sponsor tents for goodies and swag.
We’ll also have a selfie spot with fun photo opportunities for you and your friends, as well as a Memory Wall to reflect on why we’re here and remember those we have lost to HIV/AIDS.
South Beach Park on Fort Lauderdale Beach (just north of the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale). Visit the Maps and Parking page for further details.
City of Fort Lauderdale Public Parking Locations - http://fortlauderdale.gov/home/showdocument?id=16155
*Fort Lauderdale Beach Park Lot will be closed entirely for event
Prices may vary
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - $15 flat rate for day
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
B Ocean Fort Lauderdale - $20 flat rate for day
1140 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Donation Drop-Off and Fundraising Rewards
If you still have some donations to turn in: Stop by the Solutions Desk at the Check-In tent. Also, our website will be open for donations until December 31st.
If you have no additional donations to turn in: Stroll right by the Check-In tent and (if you’ve raised $100 or more) go straight to the Fundraising Rewards tent.
Make absolutely sure to bring your camera or phone. Tag all your social media posts with #FAW and #FAW2018. Follow us on Facebook here, Twitter here, Instagram here.
We anticipate that it will be sunny and warm on Sunday. It will be cooler in the morning for the walk, but things will heat up for a beautiful day on the beach once Flo Rida hits the stage. However, should the threat of severe weather become imminent we may need to delay or cancel in the name of safety. Please stay tuned to our Facebook Page for up to date information.
You can register or buy tickets for $30 at the Check-In tent beginning at 8:00 a.m. on March 18th. Look for the “Day-Of Registration/Ticket Sales” signage.
What to Bring
Sunblock, sunglasses, ID, comfortable shoes, your fully-charged phone and/or camera, and cash for food and drinks. Do Not Bring: Strollers, wagons, pets, coolers, beach umbrellas or picnic baskets.
Flo Rida, featured performer
Flo Rida grew up in Miami, exposed to all kinds of music. He found success as a rapper as a teenager, and in 2006 inked a deal with Atlantic Records. He founded his own management company in 2009 and launched his own record label in 2011. With his musical success, Flo Rida is able to give back with his nonprofit foundation, Big Dreams for Kids, which helps inspire future leaders.
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Based, Chart topping, award winning DJ/Producer/remixer Alex Ferbeyre returns for his 5th year as Official Florida Aids Walk and Music Festival DJ/Opening Act.
Over a 20+ year career; and with an uncanny ability to play to virtually any crowd and environment, his performances are a one of a kind experience feeding off the interaction of his audience at hand. Honing his skills at massive music festivals, chic intimate affairs and everything in between with equal vigor, he’s known for his signature cross-genre-multi-generational sets fusing all styles: House, vocal anthems and more. It’s no wonder why thousands of fans flock to his shows at coveted Festivals including Headlines for Winter Music Conference, Gay8 Festival, Miami Beach Gay Pride, White Party, Winter Party Festival, Art Basel, Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival, Gay Days Orlando, NYC Gay Pride, Gay Days Fort Lauderdale, Pride Fort Lauderdale, Stonewall Street Festival; Venues like Living Room Nightclub Fort Lauderdale, Manor Nightclub, Palace South Beach, HOUSE nightclub, Hunters Fort Lauderdale, Pulse Orlando, W Fort Lauderdale, and in cities including Orlando/Tampa, Washington DC, New York City, Palm Springs, Atlanta, the Bahamas and more.
Jody Hill and the Deep Fried Funk Band, Opening Band
One of the most prolific Drummers of this Generation deftly playing any genre of music; David "Jody" Hill possesses infinite talent that maintains his status in today’s music industry. His Deep Fried Funk Band delivers incredible stage presence with every performance, their musical genre consists of Hip Hop, Neo-Soul, Jazz, Funk, Disco, R&B, Pop, Reggae, Latin, Rock, Gospel and Country.
Hip Hop Kidz
The Nationally known Hip Hop Kidz Dance Crews take crowds by storm, from the moment they step on the stage! With their mission statement “No Drugs, No violence, Just Dance”, the Hip Hop Kidz Dance Troupes are major Icons in the dance community for the past 25 successful years! The Hip Hop Kidz dance program offers over $30,000 in scholarships each year to underserved and underprivileged kids/teens and is proud to be a company that helps these talented dancers achieve their dreams by giving them fee dance lessons, clothing and shoes. They are well known for their appearance in top recording artist Flo Rida’s videos “Going Down For Real” and “Once In A Lifetime.”