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From Boats To Art Numerous Events Lure Crowds To S. Fla.

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(Source: CBS4) An aerial view of Miami Beach and the boats gathered for the Miami International Boat Show 2011

(Source: CBS4) An aerial view of Miami Beach and the boats gathered for the Miami International Boat Show 2011

MIAMI – (CBS4) – Looking for something fun this weekend?

There won’t be a shortage of things to do. Events around South Florida range from the boat show to the arts festival. These events lure millions in tourist dollars to the local economy and also keep plenty of local residents entertained.

From looking at some of the most beautiful and expensive yachts in the world to watching renaissance fair entertainment, there’s a little bit of everything to do over the President’s Day weekend in South Florida. Here’s a small sampling of some of the best things you can do to enjoy the holiday weekend:

Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail, runs from February 17th to February 21st at a variety of locations. It’s a great place to go and dream of sailing off in one of the mega yachts that populate docks around a number of South Florida’s waterways. The event, now in its 70th year, rolls into South Florida and customers from around the world come to ooh and ah at the multi-million dollar liners. For a complete boat show guide, click here.

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival returns to South Florida this weekend with a three-day run.Coconut Grove has lured nature enthusiasts, bar goers and artists from all over the world. With its awe-inspiring lush greenery, there is no wonder why Coconut Grove is host to one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine arts festivals.  Click here for a complete guide to the Coconut Grove Arts festival.

Delray Beach International Tennis Championships run through February 26th. The 19-year-old ATP tournament is the only tournament in the world that showcases the games greatest talents across multiple eras when it simultaneously hosts the ATP Champions Tour and the ATP World Tour, creating a 10-day extravaganza in Palm Beach County, Florida. Click here for more information.

Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach runs every weekend for a month through March 13th. Behold glass blowing, hammered pewter, wooden toys, unique pottery, clothing and a wealth of other riches. Applaud Hundreds of Performers, not only on our twelve stages but literally all around you. Sword fighters, minstrels, magicians, wenches and more. Click here for information about hours, directions and admission prices.

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