Attending the 2023 Orange Blossom Classic

Come Experience the Action On and Off the Field!

We’ve got an exciting weekend of events planned for your weekend in celebration of the Orange Blossom Classic. You won’t want to miss a moment!

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Friday, July 14

The Elevation Experience Presented by Visit Lauderdale

Location: Charles F. Dodge Center, 601 City Ctr Wy, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

Time: 11am to 4pm

The Elevation Experience presented by Visit Lauderdale is a diversity and inclusion initiative targeting women in leadership. At the core, is a driving mission to equip the hearts of female leaders nationwide. The latest female-owned business stats revealed there are now 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the US and even more are on the rise!

Hear from influential female leaders who have successfully cultivated corporate and entrepreneurial platforms to produce wealth while impacting and contributing to their communities. These leaders are committed to family, health, and wellness and understand the power of building a personal and professional brand while remaining true to their authentic values. Come prepared to leave with practical knowledge on how you can attain the same. This isn’t your ordinary conference, it’s a movement.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Allstate Career Recruitment Fair Hosted by CareerSource South Florida

Location: Florida Memorial University

Time: 10am – 1pm

Are you ready for a fresh start? Join us for the Allstate Career Recruitment Fair Hosted by CareerSource South Florida on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. You will have the opportunity to meet over 30+ employers ready to meet you and learn about your skills and what you would bring to their company. Whether you are interested in working for a startup or a large corporation, our event partner, CareerSource South Florida, has recruited a vast array of industries just for you. This is an opportunity to shine, interact, and network with reputable organizations capable of advancing your career path.

Admission to this event is by pre-registration only. Bring copies of your resume/CV or portfolio, come dressed in Business attire, and be ready to make some great connections.

Thursday, August 31

OBC Golf Tournament

Time: 8am

The Orange Blossom Classic (OBC) Golf Tournament is an annual event that kicks off OBC Weekend. The purpose of the event is to support OBC’s initiative to raise scholarship dollars to support participating schools and local high school student scholarship recipients. This event brings the who’s who of South Florida, Tallahassee, FL, Jackson, MS and beyond for a competitive, yet friendly round of golf.

Friday, September 1

GMCVB Commissioner's Welcome Reception and Luncheon
Presented by FPL

Location: JW Marriott Miami Turnberry, 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180

Time: Reception 11am; Luncheon 12pm-2pm

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is the proud sponsor of the Commissioner’s Welcome Reception and Luncheon. While enjoying a beautiful afternoon at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort in Aventura, FL over a charming spread, entertained by a Grammy Nominated Artist, we will honor amazing HBCU alumnae in Sports, Politics, Social Justice and Entertainment, as well as hear a special keynote address. This celebration confirms the importance of legacy and amplifies the rich history that is HBCU’s. Not only is this event a celebration, but also a pivotal opportunity in the weekend to reach our monetary goals for our scholarship fund, in which we will select qualifying students from both participating schools.

The Stompdown

Location: Charles F. Dodge Center, 601 City Ctr Wy, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

Time: 7:30pm

In partnership with the Orange Blossom Classic, The Stompdown is the nation’s largest touring step show competition comprised of Youth and Greek Fraternity/Sorority step teams from all over the country. The Stompdown is a SHOW STOPPER and has drawn THOUSANDS in attendance from coast to coast! The Stompdown is guaranteed to be ELECTRIFYING and will leave you on the EDGE of your seat! Get your tickets today!

Welcome to the OBC Weekend

HBCU Mixer Denim Party Part 2

Time: 9 PM

Music by the official DJs:

DJ Boweezy

DJ Tight

DJ Nasty305

Saturday, September 2

OBC Parade

Location: City of Miami Gardens

Time: 9am

A historic classic game deserves a staple fan-fest celebration! Join us in the beautiful City of Miami Gardens, in your favorite HBCU apparel and comfortable lounge chairs for the Orange Blossom Classic’s One Big Community Parade. This is a special moment to experience the true essence of the OBC, by spotlighting some of our local political figures, high school bands, social and civic entities, fierce traveling dance squads, and some legendary figures. The OBC Parade will make its way from Miami Carol City Senior High School to Betty T. Ferguson Center.

HBCU Reunion on the Yard Presented by Celsius

Location: Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Center, 3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Time: 11am – 2pm

HBCU Reunion on the Yard Presented by Celsius is a day of family fun for all! Relive your days ‘ on the yard‘ and represent your HBCU or Divine 9 organization at Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens on Saturday, September 2nd immediately following the OBC Parade. This event will feature live performances, music, food trucks, merchandise vendors, and more! This event is FREE and open to the public.

Battle of the Bands

Location: Watsco Center, 1245 Dauer Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Time: 6pm-9pm

2022 was a sell out! Get your tickets today and come watch local high school marching bands go head-to-head for bragging rights as the Best Band in The Land! This event is sure to keep fans entertained from start to finish! The grand finale will give a sneak peek into the OBC halftime show, as we feature an electrifying battle between the world-renowned Florida A&M “Marching 100” and the incomparable Jackson State “Sonic Boom of the South”.

Welcome to the OBC Weekend

The"Pre-Game" Greek Mixer

Time: 9 PM

Music by the official DJs:

DJ Boweezy

DJ Tight

DJ Nasty305

Sunday, September 3

Gameday Fan Fest

Location: Hard Rock Stadium, South Fountain Plaza

Time: 11am

Every football game needs a good tailgate party! A time-honored HBCU tradition, join the Orange Blossom Classic for fun, entertainment, food trucks, team pep rallies and merchandise chopping before taking your seat inside Hard Rock Stadium for the game

Denny's Orange Blossom Classic
Presented by Ready Life Football Game

Welcome to the OBC Weekend

The "Official OBC" After-Party

Time: 9 PM

Music by the official DJs:

DJ Boweezy

DJ Tight

DJ Nasty305


The Hard Rock Stadium Facilities

The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will host the Orange Blossom Classic. We are excited to celebrate this historical event’s legacy in this state of the art entertainment facility.

For details on stadium policies and up to date information as we countdown to game day, please refer to the links provided below.

Parking and Transportation


Parking Hotline: 305-943-7275 or [email protected]


Norwood Elementary School allows rideshare pickup and dropoff during Hard Rock Stadium events.


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