Category Archives: Outdoors

Davie’s open space, parks, sports (yes, I am aware that some sports are played indoors) and trails.

FAMILY BIKE RALLY & BIKE SAFETY DAY on Saturday, April 14, 2012

Archive photo (T. Truex) - 2005 Bike Rally

Davie Florida: The Town of Davie will sponsor its annual Family Bike Rally and Bike Safety Day, on Saturday, April 14, 2012, beginning at Shenandoah Park, located at 14452 Shenandoah Parkway, Davie. This year’s ride will take us on a new bike path.

There will be a bike safety inspection prior to the ride and a Free Bike Safety Rodeo from 8-9 a.m.

Check in will begin at 8 a.m. and the rally begins at 9 a.m. Water, fruit, and maps will be supplied at registration. Preregistration is $2 per rider and walk-up registration is $3.

To preregister, you may download a registration form at and click on the Special Events link. This event will take place rain or shine.

There must be 30 preregistered riders or the event will be cancelled.

[source: Town of Davie Press Release]

74th Annual Seminole Tribe of Florida Orange Blossom Festival, Parade & Rodeo

Saturday, February 26, 2011 & Sunday, February 27, 2011

74th Annual Orange Blossom Parade

*Saturday, February 26, 2011*
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Davie Road between Orange Drive and SW 39 Street

The parade will kick off at 10:00 a.m. and will proceed down Davie Road, between SW 39 Street, south to Orange Drive. This Year’s Theme: “Dreams of the Future”

The Orange Blossom Parade is one the oldest and one of the very few events of its kind still in existence anywhere–much less in Southeast Florida. Pack up the family and head to Davie for a fun filled, old fashioned time!

Entertainment Schedule

*Saturday & Sunday, February 26 & February 27, 2011*

Festival Times:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat.)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun.)

Location: Town Hall, 6591Orange Drive
Admission: FREE
$5.00 on the festival grounds

Festival Both Days

The festival will feature over 250 displays and will take place down Orange Drive from Davie Rd. west to SW 66th Terrace. This portion of Orange Drive will be closed off during the festival. Free activities for both days includes an arts & crafts show, fine arts show, western town, musical entertainment, Native American display, animal farm, western carriage display, commerce corner, information displays green product displays and plant give-away. There will be a concert on Saturday, featuring The Ramblers and also Sunday, featuring Shane Duncan! There will also be a free kids’ corner that includes a bounce house, giant slide, and climbing wall. Admission to the festival is FREE.

How to receive an artist application
We are currently accepting vendor application for the 74th Annual Orange Blossom Festival. Click here for a 2011 Festival Application.

Calling all Bakers!… Orange Cook-off Contest
*Saturday, February 19, 2011*
Orange Cook-off Contest will be held on Saturday, February 19th in the Davie Woman’s Club building. This 11 year tradition is a must for serious bakers! Click here to download an application and mail it in today! Bring your entry between 10:00am and 12:00pm and judging will take place shortly after. Prizes will be awarded for the best “Orange” based recipes.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
On Saturday, beginning at 7:00am, there will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Davie Moose Lodge, 4483 Davie Rd, Davie, put on by the Kiwanis. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Davie Town Hall, Special Projects office.

Strawberry Shortcake Festival
On Saturday and Sunday there will be an old fashioned Strawberry Festival at the Davie Woman’s Club located on Orange Drive, on the festival grounds. Fresh strawberries and homemade shortcake will be served as well as other strawberry creations.

Annual Back to School Bluegrass Festival at Old Davie School

Town of Davie Press Release:

For Immediate Release

Annual Back to School Bluegrass Festival at Old Davie School

Old Davie School
Old Davie School

Davie, FL: The Old Davie School, located at 6650 Griffin Road, will be hosting its Third Annual Back to School Bluegrass and Bar-B-Que on Sunday, September 19, 2010, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Come and enjoy the music brought to you by the South Florida Bluegrass Association. Delicious bar-b-que, arts and crafts vendors, a rummage sale, and tours of the museum will be offered.

Admission is $1, and parking on site with admission is $5. Parking at Davie Town Hall is free. For more information, call Leslie Schroeder at 954-797-1044 or visit

Media Contact: Braulio Rosa, Public Information Officer

Office: 954-797-1027

Davie’s Orange Blossom Festival

Davie recently hosted another Orange Blossom Festival in Downtown Davie. The festival featured over 250 displays and took place down Orange Drive from Davie Rd. west to SW 66th Terrace. Free activities included an arts & crafts show, fine arts show, western town, musical entertainment, Native American display, animal farm, western carriage display, commerce corner, motorcycle show, military vehicle display, and information displays.

Teen Challenge
Members of Teen Challenge, @ Davie Orange Blossom Parade, 2-27-2010

Eric Blaut and Tom Truex
At the Orange Blossom Festival
Eric Blaut (left) advertises his magazine, DRW Magazine on his hat. Tom Truex advertises his candidate on his shirt.

Annual Waterway Cleanup Set for April 18th

EVENT: 13TH Annual Waterway Clean-Up
DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2009
TIME: 8:00am – 11:30am
PLACE: Davie Town Hall (6591 Orange Dr, Davie)
CONTACT: Bonnie Stafiej
PHONE: (954) 797-1166

The Town of Davie and the Central Broward Water Control District welcome you to participate in the 13th Annual WATERWAY CLEAN-UP, a public awareness campaign to keep our waterways clean. This event will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. along the C-11 Canal, between State Road 7 and Flamingo Road in Davie.

What started as a group of volunteers gathering on a Saturday every year has grown into a major event involving hundreds of volunteers. Last year’s WATERWAY CLEAN-UP campaign pulled 2 tons of trash from our waterways.

We are looking for groups, families, or individual residents to help clean and pickup trash from the canal banks. We are also looking for residents with small boats to clean the canal waters. Whether you are a nonprofit group or a local family, own a boat or not, you can play a role in helping us clean Davie’s waterway.

In return for your efforts, you will receive a free Waterway Hat and a ticket for admittance to the festive party called “TRASH SPLASH.”

This year’s “TRASH SPLASH” will be held at Pine Island Park Pool, located at 3800 SW 92 Avenue, Davie. There will be free hot dogs and other refreshments. There will be a GREAT D.J. spinning tunes all afternoon. The party will start at 11:30 a.m. on the same Saturday. Everyone who cleans is invited to attend!

To participate, you must pre-register by contacting Bonnie Stafiej, Town of Davie, Special Projects Director, at (954) 797-1163 no later than April 15, 2009, or click here for an application.

For information, call our hot line at 954-797-1166.

Family Bike Rally and Bike Safety Day

Family Bike Rally and Bike Safety Day
Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 9:00 AM
Robbins Open Space Park, 4005 Hiatus Road, Davie

Please join us for our Family Bike Rally and Bike Safety Day!

Check in will begin at 7:30am and the rally begins at 9:00am.  We will leave as a group;  please wait for the start signal.  It begins and ends at Robbins Open Space Park(4005 Hiatus Road).  The distance is approximately 10 to 12 miles.

Bike Safety Rodeo:  There will be a FREE Bike Safety Rodeo from 8:00am to 9:00am and from Noon to 1:00pm.

The pre-registration is $2.00 per rider and the walk-up fee is $3.00 per rider and includes:  water, fruit, route map, safety rules, and a cycle inspection.

This event will take place rain or shine.