Opa Locka is located in y12086 off of US Hwy 95 north of Miami between Hialeah and Miramar.
Opa Locka has the largest collection of Moorish architecture in the Western hemisphere. The city was incorporated in 1926 as an "Arabian Fantasy" based on the book 1001 Arabian Tales, (Arabian Nights Festival held every March-April). Developer Glen Curtiss built 105 buildings with an array of domes, minarets and outside staircases between 1925-28 during Florida's land boom, which came to an end after the 1926 hurricane destroyed much of the city.
The city later became home to a U.S. Naval air station where World War II pilots were trained. As a result, the city has one of the country's largest communities of off-base military housing in the country.
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Delray Beach Affair Delray Beach FL April5-7 The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue and two city parks. The Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of fine art, great crafts and funky products from around the world.
Peace River Celtic Festival Punta Gorda FL April10 Our Festival is perpetually dedicated to the memory of David Parker, member of Elks Lodge 2606 and the founder of the Peace River Celtic Festival. David loved Celtic music, laughter, good friendship and good times! If you cherish these things as well, you'll want to be part of this special event!
Bike Night in Cape Coral Cape Coral FL April13 The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event!
Florida Keys Island Fest Islamorada FL April13-14 The Arts and Crafts show will feature the very best of both local and national artists including everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and fine crafts.
Tortuga Music Festival FORT LAUDERDALE FL April13-14 The beach will be transformed into an oceanfront music experience, featuring top country and rock artists and local culinary delights on the shores of the Florida coast. Together with Rock The Ocean, Tortuga will pair music with meaning by raising awareness about marine conservation and issues affecting the world’s oceans.
Cardboard Boat Regatta Cape Coral FL April20 The Regatta is open to participation from businesses, schools, youth groups, groups of friends, and non-profit organizations desiring to build a boat and participate. This is a wonderful team-building experience; giving employees an opportunity to work together toward a common goal and have a lot of fun doing it.