9th Annual Brazilian Festival moves to Fort Lauderdale.
2020’s only live Brazilian Celebration taking place in the entire United States.
The festival was created in 2012 and hosted for 8 years in a row in the City of Pompano Beach to celebrate South Florida’s vibrant Brazilian culture and foster community across cultural divides. In 2020, the Festival was embraced by the compassion of the City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis and the City Commission. The 9th Annual Brazilian Festival attracted a crowd of fans in desperate need of hope, faith and the belief of happier days ahead in the Horizon. The festival set new standards of safety and compliance in the Industry by meticulously addressing all the precautions, and adopting all the guidelines imposed by Broward County, and the CDC. The Brazilian Festival became an example of how the industry can survive in times of distress, and a model for outdoor events in the City of Fort Lauderdale during the pandemic. These precautions included temperature check at entry, a mandatory mask requirement, enforced social distancing, an extremely limited crowd size, admission with advanced online ticket sales only, free hand sanitizers to all the guests, liability waivers and sanitation policies for vendors. As a way to stop the spread of the CoronaVirus, the consumption of food and beverage was limited to table service only, and attendees sitting in front of the stage had spaces marked to enforce social distancing. More than 75 local performers and 45 workers received financial assistance. Local small businesses had a chance to stay in operations, and Brazilian local suppliers one more time had financial support from the Brazilian Festival.