MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida will be play host to several large events in the coming days.
Itâs one of the only places in the country where that can happen for the next few months.READ MORE: Florida Mom Making Angel Gowns For Families Who Lose Baby Unexpectedly
This weekend, Riptide Music Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Broward County calls it the 2019 Signature Event.
Organizers kicked off the event with a VIP event and fireworks Friday night.
The event celebrates fashion, art, culinary, and of course music. Unlike last year, the event is only two days.
âWe just wanted to consolidate the format of the music and really kind of go alternative pop and classic alternative because thatâs what the fans said.,â Festival Executive Producer Von Freeman said.
The headliners include âThe Killersâ, English group âThe 1975â, and âJimmy Eat Worldâ.READ MORE: South Florida Businesses Relying On Tourism Hope To Recover From Pandemic Lows
50,000 people are expected over the two days. K-9 officers were already there Friday for security and safety sweeps. Fans who have bags will be checked and the website says there will be pat-downs at the front gate.
âThereâs not a better place to be in America than Fort Lauderdale Beach,â Freeman said.
A few weeks from now, whatâs called âGronk Beachâ is making its way to Miami Beach the Saturday before the Super Bowl.
Itâs hosted by 3-time Super Bowl Champion Rob Gronkowski. He recently made the announcement about the music festival.
In March, Ultra Music Festival is making a comeback to Downtown Miamiâs Bayfront Park. It was initially booted from the park. The festival dealt with issues on Virginia Key, especially during night one with hundreds walking because of problems with the shuttle service.
In July, city leaders explained why the popular festival returned to its old stomping ground.MORE NEWS: BSO Clears Person Of Interest In Tamarac Burglary Where Thief Claimed To Be Deputy
âI think they have to look at the economic benefit of the festival. It has more than a $100 million economic benefit,â Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said.