LaudyPOP is putting the Fort Lauderdale culinary and arts scene on display. The first-ever event, which should appeal to art aficionados and foodies, features a combination of art, culture, food and libations. www.laudypop.com
The event will debut March 10 from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., and showcase displays of local art, interactive performances and live music. Taking place in Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (3109 E. Sunrise Blvd.), LaudyPOP will give guests an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the park. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Friends of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a non-profit organization that helps preserve, conserve and enhance the park through community support.
Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is a 180-acre former estate and current barrier island of trees and greenery. The park is a short walk from beachside restaurants, shops and hotels.
“We were inspired to develop an event that would show off Fort Lauderdale’s rising cultural and culinary scene in Birch State Park’s appropriately fun and whimsical setting,” said Danny Dapuzzo, founder of LaudyPOP. “We wanted to highlight the area’s hidden gems and give recognition to our local talent.”
LaudyPOP will feature local restaurants’ cuisine through food samples served on “pop”sicle-like sticks or skewers for an easy, grab-and-go experience. Guests can sample everything from appetizers to decadently sweet desserts. Featured libations of the night will include handcrafted cocktails, bubbly prosecco and locally-brewed craft beer.
Roving, interactive experiences will include musical performances from local DJs, live painting, art installations and more. Performances will take place intermittently during the event.
Early Bird Tickets ($55) to LaudyPOP are available now through January 31st, while General Admission tickets ($75) go on sale Feb. 1. VIP tickets ($125) include the benefits of general admission in addition to access to an express VIP entrance, parking pass, 30-minute early admission to the event and access to the VIP tasting tent and full open bar within it. https://laudypop.eventbrite.com/.