Hillsboro Lighthouse Gala

Friday, March 22, 2024.

Calling all boat captains, sailors, fishermen & women, beach bums, Parrotheads, Coral Reefers and neighbors!!!

Join us at the Hillsboro Lighthouse to celebrate 117 years of Light on Friday, March 22, 2024, from Sunset to Moonrise (7-11 pm)

Enjoy and open bar and Hugh's Culinary will provide heavy appetizers, & dessert at the Hillsboro Lighthouse under the starts, all night long.

In keeping with the Jimmy Buffett-theme, dress to impress! (a white sports coat and a pink crustation with a pencil thin mustache) Leave the jeans and hoodie at home, as cocktail attire is requested—costumes are encouraged. A PRIZE will be awarded to the couple with the most authentic attire (costume) — whether you are A Son of a Sailor, a Pirate at 40, wear your finest Caribbean attire and go on your own adventure! If costumes aren’t your thing, the chic elegance of Black & White (to match the colors of the Lighthouse) attire is totally acceptable.

Sailors, Captains, & , please, leave your heels at home so you can safely, climb 175 steps to the top, for a rare opportunity to visit the lens room and see the brightest and only working second-order bivalve Fresnel lens in the world!

During the evening, you may participate in our live auction, climb to the top of the lighthouse, enjoy our open bar (liquor, beer & wine) & dance the night away under the full moon.

This year the we have 2 great items in our live auction. The Good Year Blimp and a spectacular work of Art on one of 13 original 117-year-old ceiling panel, created by local artist Dan Mathew. We will not have a silent auction this year. As guest check-in volunteers will register the guest credit card to a auction paddle. This "raise your paddle" auction will help us;

paint the exterior and interior of the lighthouse and repair and replace it’s bottom struts.

Details: Leave the driving to us! Park at Alsdorf Park.

This year, getting to the Gala is even easier and more fun. Leave your car at Alsdorf Park, located at 2901 NE 14th Street, Pompano Beach, and take the ferry at the dock to the Hillsboro Lighthouse. At the end of the evening, you will return via ferry to your car. This is the only way to get onto the private Lighthouse Property. The first of four ferry transports will leave the Alsdorf Park dock at 6:15 pm, followed by the second, third, and fourth in 25-minute intervals. The waiter-served hors d’oeuvres will begin promptly at 7:15 pm and continue for the next hour. If you don’t want to miss these mouth-watering morsels, please consider leaving early, parking early, and taking the earliest ferries possible.

Open bar, all night, passed Hors d'oeuvres: 7:00-8:15 PM - Dinner by Hugh's Catering

Guests will dine on waiter- served hors d’oeuvres, cheese burgers in paradise, Sheldon Voss & The Promise Band will entertain you all evening with his live band.

If you have any further questions, wish to be a corporate/business sponsor, or want to donate an item to the Silent Auction, please contact Debbie Divich via e-mail at [email protected] or phone (786) 251-0811


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Hillsboro Lighthouse
Preservation Society
P.O. Box 326
Pompano Beach, FL 33060