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Mango Mania

Everything is coming up Mango at Mango Mania! offered by the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce on July 14 and 15, 2018. The event will feature specialty foods and drink made with this succulent tropical fruit.

Mel Fisher Days

Today’s the Day!  Each year Mel Fisher’s family and friends celebrate the legendary treasure hunter’s anniversary discovering the motherlode of the Atocha.

Pensacola Beach Air Show

Red, White, and Blues Week featuring the Navy Blue Angels at the Annual Pensacola Beach Air Show takes place July 11 - 14, 2018 in Pensacola Florida!

Indialantic (Melbourne) Craft Festival

The 17th Annual Indialantic (Melbourne) Craft Festival takes place beside the Atlantic Ocean July 7 - 8, 2018.

Underwater Music Festival

The Underwater Music Festival is back for it’s 35th year. The zanniness that this event creates is well known and draws several hundred divers and snorkelers to the party. Marine-themed music, some created by local artists, is piped through the water by Keys radio station, US1 Radio and Lubell Labs, along with information about reef and ocean preservation.

Swim Around Key West

Join the master swimmers on June 30, 2018, as they swim 12.5 miles clockwise around the island Key West.  Its the Original FKCC Swim Around Key West and Swim Meet.

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament

Over $30,000 in cash and awards! The 46th Annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament will take place June 29 - July 1, 2017.  The tournament winner receives and invitation to fish the Offshore World Championship.

Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy

Join the oldest triathlon series in South Florida, the 16th Annual Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy, take places on June 18, July 15, August 12, and September 9, 2018 (Bonus Round).

Jacksonville Triathlon Series

The Jacksonville Triathlon Series is now an Olympic and Sprint event! The series will be held on three Saturdays this summer, June 16, July 14, and August 4, 2018 in Downtown Jacksonville.

Watermelon Festival

The 67th Annual Watermelon Festival will be held in downtown Monticello June 15 - 16, 2018.

Lionfish Derby Series

The invasive lionfish have been growing in large numbers in the Florida Keys.  This non-native lionfish are eating native fish and crustaceans in large quantities harming the coral reef and ecosystems in the Keys.  The 2018 Summer Lionfish Derby series takes place in 6 locations on different dates.

Don Hawley Invitaional Tarpon Tournament

Top fly-rod anglers compete in a 5-day tournament using fly tackle and either a 12- or 16-pound tippet.  The 44th Annual Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Fly Tournament takes place June 3 - 8 2018.

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival

The 25th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival comes to sunny St. Pete Florida June 2 -3, 2018.

Battle In the Bay Dragon Boat Festival

A fun and action packed Dragon Boat race held in Marathon Key benefiting local non-profit organizations.

Tour de Melon

Tour de Melon Charity Ride takes place June 2, 2018 in Chiefland, Florida.  Choose your distance between 20 - 100 miles, rides take place on Rails to Trails paved trails and road routes!  Following the ride is the 63rd Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival in Downtown Chiefland.

Wellborn Blueberry Festival

The 25th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival will be held in Andrews Square in downtown Wellborn on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Organized by the Wellborn Community Association, proceeds benefit the city of Wellborn.

Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament

Over $35,000 in cash, prizes, and awards for the top anglers!  The 25th Annual Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament will be held at Sugarloaf Key June 1 - 3, 2018.

Crystal River Triathlon Series

The Crystal River Sprint Triathlon is 3-part series taking place in Florida’s “Nature Coast” on Saturday, May 26, Saturday September 1, and Saturday September 29, 2018.

Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament

The 32nd Annual Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA) Fishing Tournament takes place Saturday, May 25 - 26, 2018 at Pirates Cove Marina in Port Salerno.

Florida Folk Festival

The 66th Annual Florida Folk Festival offers dance, craft square and workshops where you can learn traditional crafts such as whittling, henna tattooing, weaving of willow baskets, rug braiding, hand weaving, looming, and the carving of duck decoys.

Blue Crab Festival

In downtown Paltaka, the Blue Crab Festival draws large crowds for a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend of arts, crafts, beauty pageant ,parade, seafood cook offs and lots of great entertainment.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 24 with a Piano Competition at the Florida Theatre, and runs throughout the weekend with fabulous entertainment on three different stages. Continuing this year, “Jazz after Dark”, various bars and clubs will live Jazz from 10pm- 2am. Concerts, Competitions, Clinics, Art Festival fill this 3-day weekend.

Repticon Ft. Lauderdale

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Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Conventions bring reptiles and exotic pets from top breeders to cities throughout the United States.  Come to Ft. Lauderdale May 19, 2018 for live animal encounters and seminars.

Stuart Sailfish Regatta

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The Stuart Sailfish Regatta, the FASTEST event on the Treasure Coast is May 19 -20, 2018 to Stuart, Florida.

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo

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The Fishing Rodeo in Pompano Beach is a roundup of the most popular species for Florida fishing “Cobia, Dolphin, King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo.”  The event started in 1965 and takes place annually in May.

Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament

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The 36th Annual “Worlds Richest” Tarpon Tournament and Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament will be held May 17 - 18, 2018.

Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament Florida Keys

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Sponsored by Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center, Yamaha, Edge Water Power Boats, the 12th Annual Mother’s Day Tournament takes place May 11 - 12, 2018 in the Florida Keys!  Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Saltwater Showdown Fishing Tournament

South Florida’s largest tournament, The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, a 3-leg series takes place May - August 2018. Anglers throughout the nation compete for the Showdown Crown.  Boats can have as many anglers as they want. The fee is a boat registration only. 

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

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Art comes alive at the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts in historic Sanford, Florida May 5 - 6, 2018.

Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest

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Come see amazing sand castles and sand sculpting at the Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest held on the beach in Siesta Key Florida on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour

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Tour historic homes and gardens in Apalachicola, Florida and attend a symposium on preservation with nationally recognized architects, historians and preservationists.

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival

The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival takes place at the Americraft Expo Center located on the South Florida Fairgrounds.   

Pensacola Crawfish Festival

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One of the largest crawfish boils in Florida, the 34th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival will be held May 4 - 6, 2018 on downtown Pensacola’s beautiful waterfront.

SunFest

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SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival.  More than 280,000 visitors attend SunFest annually in downtown West Palm Beach Florida.

Suwannee River Jam

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The Suwannee River Jam, the South’s Largest Country Music Festival, takes place May 2 - 5, 2018 at the Suwannee River.  The line up of country musicians is awesome with award winning performers day and night.

Siesta Fiesta

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The 40th Annual Siesta Fiesta will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 - 29, 2018 on Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village, Florida, from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

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Florida’s Biggest Beach Party takes place at the 34th Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival from April 27 - 29, 2018 directly on the beach near Atlantic Boulevard.  Live concerts, great seafood and the Boardwalk Bazaar with arts and crafts make this 3 day festival non stop fun.

Alachua Spring Festival

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Bring the whole family to the 28th Annual Alachua Main Street Spring Festival , April 22, 2018 from 11am- 5pm.

Suncoast BBQ Bash

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The 9th Suncoast BBQ Bluegrass Bash will be held on April 20 - 21, 2018. This is a free event, gates open 5pm Friday and 10 am Saturday! There will be lots of great food and music, classic cars and trucks, with all proceeds going to the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc. 

Suncoast Boat Show

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Visit the 36th Annual Suncoast Boat Show where hundreds of boats from the leading Gulf Coast dealers will be on hand at Marina Jack’s, #2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota FL!

Cotee River Seafest

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The 19th Annual Cotee River Seafest combines top musical entertainment with tasty seafood, boat show, arts and craft fair and activities for the whole family.

Wanee Music Festival - Live Oak

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The Annual Wanee Music Festival will be held for 3 days April 19 -21, 2018 in Live Oak, Florida.  Over 16,000 people enjoy the 30 plus rock and blues bands.  2018 lineup includes Widespread Panic,  Phil Less and The Terrapin Family Band, As the Crow Flies, Dark Star Orchestra, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and many more!

7 Mile Bridge Run

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The 7 Mile Bridge Run is the only run that is completely surrounded by water.  Money raised by the race is donated youth of the middle Keys - schools and youth groups. Only 1500 entries are accepted.

Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival

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Cheer on the crab races, take a kayak tours, make fish printed t-shirts, and enjoy plenty of fun at the Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival that takes place every year at the Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Stuart Craft Festival

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The 21st Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival will be held April 14 - 15, 2018

Sharks Tooth Festival

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The Sharks Tooth Festival takes place in Venice Florida every April to benefits the athletes of Special Olympics of Sarasota County.

Sun ‘n Fun Annual Fly In

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Hosted by the City of Lakeland and the Lakeland Regional Airport, the 43rd annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly - In and Expo takes place from April 10 - 15, 2018 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.  Performances by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds!

City Place Art Fair (West Palm Beach)

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The 8th Annual City Place Art Fair takes place in West Palm Beach, Florida April 7 -8, 2018.

Bradford County Strawberry Festival

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The 20th Annual Bradford County Strawberry Festival takes place April 7 - 8, 2018 in Historic Downtown Starke Florida.

Florida Film Festival

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The 27th annual Florida Film Festival from April 6 - 15, 2018.  The Enzian theater located in Maitland Florida will feature cutting edge American independent and international films with fine cuisine and wine to be enjoyed by all.

Space Coast Warbird Airshow

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The Annual Space Coast Warbird Air Show takes place April 6 - 8, 2018 at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida. Enjoy the many ground displays, aerial performances, military reenactments, WWII parachute teams, and more.

Springing the Blues

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Springing the Blues is a free outdoor blues festival that takes place in April every year.  It has grown into one of the largest Blues events in the South and has been rated one of the top 50 Music Festivals in the World.

Bluegrass Festival

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Bluegrass bands from all over the Southeast are coming to Forest Capital State Park in Perry Florida in March for the 16th Annual Bluegrass Festival.  There will a chili cook off, great food, arts and crafts, free workshops, kid’s fun zone and lots of fun entertainment.

Flagler County Fair

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Join 1,000’s of visitors by attending the 30th Annual Flagler County Fair for entertainment and educational experience.  The Flagler County Fair and Youth Show is a great opportunity for area residents and visitors to learn about the many crops, livestock and other agribusiness that make up Florida’s agricultural industry.

Hooked on Music Festival

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The 10th Annual Hooked on Music Festival in Historic Downtown Ft. Pierce, Florida will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018.  In addition to many great Florida bands, visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, live animals from Busch Wildlife,  food, kids activities, and more.

Santa Rosa County Fair

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The Santa Rosa County Fair will be held March 29 - April 7, 2018 in beautiful Milton, Florida. Again this year they will be judging canned goods, livestock, recycled art, horticulture, handicrafts and photography.  The fair will be closed on April 2 -4, 2018.

Citrus County Fair

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The Citrus County Fair will take place from March 26 - April 1, 2018, in Inverness, Florida. The fair will offer many family friendly entertainers, magic shows,  livestock displays and a fabulous midway.

Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts

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The 30th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts will be held from March 24 - 25, 2018 on historic 5th Avenue South in Downtown Naples Florida.

Annual Spring Garden Festival

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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens hosts an annual Spring Garden Festival with more than 10,000 visitors, 150 booths, 2 stages, and numerous live gardening seminars.

Uptown Arts Expo

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Celebrate Art and Music at the annual Uptown Art Expo held March 24 - 25, 2018 in Almonte Springs, Florida.

St Pete Beach Corey Craft Festival

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The 15th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 - 25, 2018 on Corey Avenue in Downtown St. Pete Beach, Florida.  This festival is an outdoor event and will also feature a Green Market. 

Melbourne Air and Space Show

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The Melbourne Air and Space Show takes place March 24 - 25, 2018 in Melbourne, FL.  This action packed weekend headline entertainment will be the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds!

Englewood Fine Arts Festival

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Old Englewood Village will be the backdrop for the 37th Annual Englewood Fine Arts Festival March 24 - 25 , 2018.  Proceeds from this event benefit the Englewood Youth Foundation.

Palm Beach International Boat Show

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One of the top 5 boat shows in the US, the Palm Beach International Boat Show features more than $1.2 billion in boats, yachts, and marine accessories.  From 150 foot yachts to 8 foot inflatable boats, this Boat Show showcases more than 1,000 boats.

Suwannee Spring Reunion

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Come on out to the Annual Suwannee Spring Reunion at Suwannee Music Park. Three fun-filled days of fabulous music. Various artists available for your listening pleasure!

Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show

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The 32nd Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show takes place Sunday, March 18th at Bomnin’s Chevrolet in Miami, Florida.

Jazz in the Gardens

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The 13th Annual Jazz in the Gardens is a soulful music celebration held in Miami Gardens, Florida. There are pre-festival events and after parties. Hotel and travel packages are available to those attending.

Bike Florida Annual Spring Tour

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The Annual Spring Bike Tour is a week long bicycle adventure in a different part of the state each year. The 2018 Sand and Stars Tour is a fully supported vacation for cyclists of all ages and abilities.  It takes place April 17 - 23, 2018.  The tour, with over 500 riders explore the natural beauty of the Florida Coastline.

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts

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The 14th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts will be held on March 17 -18, 2018 at the The Walk in Coral Springs Florida.

St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival

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The 37th Annual St Augustine Lions Seafood and Music Festival will be held March 16 - 18, 2018 next to the Visitor Information Center in St. Augustine Florida.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

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! Celebrating 58 years, the prestigious Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival takes place March 16 - 18, 2018 along Park Avenue in Winter Park.The festival is ranked #5 in the Sunshine Artist’s annual list of Best 100 art festivals!  A showcase of 225 artists with 350,000 plus visitors will enjoy the 3 day event.

Fossil Fest

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The Tampa Bay Fossil Club hosts the 30th Annual Fossil Fest on March 10 - 11, 2018 at the State Fairgrounds.

Annual Art Fest by the Sea

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The 30th Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Art Fest by the Sea will be held March 10 - 11, 2018 in Jupiter and the Juno Beach area in Florida.

Marathon Seafood Festival

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Every March, Marathon is host to the annual Seafood Festival featuring lobster tails, stone crab, fish, shrimp and other great seafood from the Florida Keys.

Bike Week

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Bike Week in Daytona Beach has been a tradition since 1937 and is the World’s Largest Motorcycle Event. The 77th Anniversary of Bike Weeks takes place March 9 - 18, 2018 in Daytona Beach.

Will Mclean Music Festival

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Folk Music festival being held at Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, Florida March 9 - 11, 2018 , presented by some of Florida’s best songwriters and entertainers. 

Concours d’ Elegance Amelia Island

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The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance showcases vintage vehicles typically built before 1974.  For an automobile to be displayed, you have to be invited.  This prestigious event brings in 225 of the most innovative vintage autos from private collections focusing on race cars and their heritage.

Fairchild Annual Orchid Festival

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Fairfield’s 16th Annual International Orchid Festival showcases more than 10,000 orchid plants from 50 plus vendors. 

Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo

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Florida’s oldest Rodeo is held each year in Arcadia, Florida.  Top Cowboy athletes from all over the nation compete to advance to national finals. 

Trawler Fest - Stuart

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The Trawler Fest is returning to Stuart Florida March 8 - 11, 2018!  This annual Boat Show is organized by PassageMaker magazine with year round events in Anacortes, Annapolis, Baltimore, San Diego, and Seattle.

Las Olas Art Fair

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The 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II takes place on Las Olas Boulevard in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 -4, 2018.

Venice Art Classic

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The 17th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic will be held on March 3 - 4, 2018 in Downtown Venice Florida.

Grant Seafood Festival

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Over 50,000 visitors will attend the largest and longest running seafood festival in the Southeast.  The 52nd Annual Grant Seafood Festival takes place in Grant, Florida March 3 - 4, 2018.

Florida Azalea Festival

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The 72nd Annual Florida Azalea Festival takes place in historic downtown Palatka at Memorial Park on March 3 - 4, 2018.

Florida Strawberry Festival

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The Florida Strawberry Festival has taken place since the 1930’s in Plant City Florida. This festival is considered one of the top 30 festivals in North America and brings top musicians from around the country for its concerts. The 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival runs March 1st - 11th in Plant City, Florida.

Central Florida Fair

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The Central Florida Fair in Orlando offers family fun and food with over 100 thrill rides, delicious fair food and free entertainment.  There is also 8,000 free parking spaces.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The Annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival takes place February 28 - May 28, 2018 at Walt Disney World Epcot Theme Park.  You’ll enjoy millions of flowers in bloom, ask top horticulturists for advice, and kids can experience hands on gardening.

Old Island Days Art Festival Key West

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More than 100 fine artists will showcase their artwork in beautiful historic Key West.  Exhibitors display their art along Whitehead Street from Greene Street to Eaton, and on Caroline Street to the Truman Annex.

Annual Siesta Key Craft Fair

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The 24th Annual Siesta Key Craft Fair will be held on February 24 and 25 at Siesta Key Village in Sarasota, Florida.

Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

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The 28th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival will be held on Osceola Street in downtown Stuart on Saturday and Sunday, February 24 - 25, 2018.

St Lucie County Fair

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The St Lucie County Fair provides fun and entertainment for the whole family.  Come watch a rodeo, pig races, livestock shows, live music, or jump on a roller coaster.  This year’s line up of entertainment includes concerts, pig racing, demolition derby, pro rodeo, clowns, and more.

Concours d’ Elegance Boca Raton

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The vintage car show showcases some of the finest classic automobiles and motorcycles at the Boca Raton Resort and Club every February.  Before the cars are accepted into the Concours d’ Elegance Boca Raton, each vehicle must go through a review process for acceptance.

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

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Join the 20,000 visitors to the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival for wine tasting, great music, seminars, culinary demonstrations, kids kitchen, and guest appearances by Food Network’s top chefs.  The event takes place February 21 - 25, 2018 on Miami Beach.

Honda Classic

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The PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Florida is host to the 2018 Honda Classic from February 19 - 25, 2018.  The Honda Classic is a premier PGA Tour event and the first stop on the “Florida Swing.”  Golfers from around the world compete for a purse of over $6.4 million.

Pasco County Fair

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The 71st Annual Pasco County Fair will take place February 19 - 25, 2018, in Dade City, Florida. The fair will host a variety of livestock events, including the the Beef Heifer and Bull Show and Rodeo.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

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The Coconut Grove Art Festival takes place February 17 - 19, 2018.  Ranked in the Top 5 of America’s Best Art Fairs, the Coconut Grove Art Festival attracts more than 120,000 people over 3 days to enjoy the 360 artists exhibits.  Proceeds help fund year-round arts programs for Miami Dade students.

Cortez Village Fishing Festival

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The Cortez Fishing Festival is held the 3rd weekend in February every year.  Come and enjoy fresh seafood in Old Florida near Bradenton Florida for 2 days, February 17 - 18, 2018!

Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee

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Take a journey back in time where you can experience Union and Confederate armies in battle as well as life during 1864 at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park in the town of Glen St Mary outside of Jacksonville Florida.

West Palm Beach Spring Home Show

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Hundreds of exhibits with the latest ideas in remodeling, decorating, landscaping and more will be at the West Palm Beach Spring Home Show.

Palatka Bluegrass Festival

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The 14th Annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival is a 3-day event located in the heart of Putnam County, Florida.  Talented bluegrass artists will entertain the masses from 12 noon to 10:00 pm daily. Advanced tickets are available, as are chair placement numbers for those individuals with 3-day passes who are interested in early seating.

Mango Mania - Event Details

Date: July 14 , 2018 to July 15, 2018

Times: Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: German-American Social Club,   2101 Pine Island Drive, Cape Coral, FL 33901

Admission: Adults: $6.00, Advance purchase $5.00 Children: 10 years and under FREE

Contact: Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 325, Matlacha, FL 33993. Phone: 239-283-0888 Fax: 239-283-0336

Website:http://www.floridascreativecoast.com/MM-home.html

Mel Fisher Days - Event Details

Date: July 12 , 2018 to July 14, 2018

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Key West,  

Admission: Prices vary depending on event.

Contact: Mel Fisher Days, Phone: 305-295-7927.

Website:http://melfisherdays.melfisher.com

Pensacola Beach Air Show - Event Details

Date: July 11 , 2018 to July 14, 2018

Times: Blue Angels perform Saturday at 2:00 pm July 14.

Location: Pensacola Beach,  

Admission: Free to Attend

Contact: Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center, Phone: (800) 635-4803

Website:http://visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-blue-angels/

Indialantic (Melbourne) Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: July 07 , 2018 to July 08, 2018

Times: July 7 - 8, 2018. 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Location: Nance Park,   201 N Miramar Ave in Indialantic, FL

Admission: Free

Contact: Ph: (561) 746-6615 F: (561) 746-6528 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mailing Address: 270 Central Blvd, Suite 107B Jupiter FL 33458

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Underwater Music Festival - Event Details

Date: July 07 , 2018

Times: 10 am to 2 pm

Location: Looe Key Reef,   Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 6 miles south of Big Pine Key, FL

Admission: Free

Website:http://www.fla-keys.com/calendarofevents/?DACID=2&month=7&year=2016

Swim Around Key West - Event Details

Date: June 30 , 2018

Times: Check-in 7:30-8:15, race begins 8:30 am.

Location: Smathers Beach,   1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West, FL

Admission: http://www.fkccswimaroundkeywest.com/Images/2015%20FKCCswim%20Entry%20F%20orm.pdf>Registrations is available online - Fees range from $110 for solo swimmer to $540 for 6-person relay.

Contact: Phone: 305-809-3562. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.fkccswimaroundkeywest.com/

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament - Event Details

Date: June 27 , 2018 to July 01, 2018

Times: June 27 - July 1, 2018, times vary

Location: Pensacola Yacht Club,   1897 Cypress St Pensacola, FL 32502

Admission: Entries before May 31, 2017 $1100 per boat (4 anglers), after May 31, 2018 $1400 per boat (4 anglers).

For more information: PBGFC Phone : 850.453.4638 Yacht Club Phone : 850.433.8804

Website:https://www.pbgfc.com

Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy - Event Details

Date: June 17 , 2018 to September 09, 2018

Times: Start time- 6:45am, arrive before 6:15am.

Location: Miami Marine Stadium ,   3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149

Admission: Event Fees Based on Deadlines Dates: $99- $210

You must register in advance at https://triregistration.com/reg2/Race.php?eventid=405

Contact: Phone: 954-213-6699; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.triathlontrilogy.com

Jacksonville Triathlon Series - Event Details

Date: June 16 , 2018 to August 05, 2018

Times: Registration opens at 6:00 am and start time is 7:30 am.

Location: The Jacksonville Landing,   2 Independent Dr., FL

Admission: Discounts are available to USAT Members and pre-registration.

Registration is limited to 600 athletes. You can register online or download a form and mail it to DRC Sports, PO Box 70, Inverness FL 34451

Contact: DRC Sports Phone: 352-637-2475; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://drcsports.com

Watermelon Festival - Event Details

Date: June 15 , 2018 to June 16, 2018

Times: Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, times vary.

Location: Various Locations,   Monticello, Florida

Admission: FREE admission

Contact: Phone: 850-997-1020 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:https://monticellojeffersonfl.com/watermelonfestival/

Lionfish Derby Series - Event Details

Date: June 08 , 2018 to September 16, 2018

Times: Friday Night - 7:30 pm for Captains Meeting and Saturday at Sunrise the Lionfish Derby begins.

Location: Various locations,   Florida

Admission: Registratoin- $120 for a team of 2 - 4 people. .

http://www.reef.org/lionfish/derbiesregistrationform">Lionfish Derby online registration. You can also call 305-852-0030 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Contact: Phone: 305-852-0030. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.reef.org/lionfish/derbies

Don Hawley Invitaional Tarpon Tournament - Event Details

Date: June 03 , 2018 to June 08, 2018

Times: 5:45 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Lorelei Restaurant,   81924 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036

Admission: Entry fee (2017): $1,250, limited to 25 anglers

Contact: Guides Trust Foundation, PO Box 88, Islamorada FL 33036

Website:http://guidestrustfoundation.org/tournaments.cfm

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: June 02 , 2018 to June 03, 2018

Times: June 2 - 3, 2018, 10 AM - 4 PM.

Location: Cory Avenue and Gulf Blvd.,,   595 Corey Ave St., Pete Beach, FL 33706.

Admission: FREE Admission.

Contact: Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://artfestival.com/

Battle In the Bay Dragon Boat Festival - Event Details

Date: June 02 , 2018

Times: Race starts at 8:30 am on June 2, 2018.

Location: Sombrero Beach,   Marathon, Florida Keys

Admission: Free to watch. Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival Team Entry Fee: Local Team Entry Fee: $1,200 Visiting Team Entry Fee: $850 Breast Cancer Survivor Team Entry Fee: $650

http://www.HighFiveDragonBoat.com/marathon-registration.html

Contact: Phone: 813-426-3544 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mailing address: Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival, POB 430095, Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Website:http://www.battleinthebaydragonboat.com/

Tour de Melon - Event Details

Date: June 02 , 2018

Times: June 2: 6:30 check-in, 7:30 all rides start.

Location: Charles Strickland Recreational Park,   2340 Old Fannin Rd Chiefland, FL 32626

Admission: Fees: $60 until 5/20 $65 until 6/2 $70 day of event

Register online: https://raceroster.com/events/2015/4696/tour-de-melon?aff=0CWS4&aff=0CWS4

Contact: Contact: Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Phone- 352-490-4023

Website:http://www.tourdemelon.com

Wellborn Blueberry Festival - Event Details

Date: June 02 , 2018

Times: Saturday, June 2, 2018: 7 am to 3 pm.

Location: Andrews Square in downtown Wellborn, Florida,   Wellborn, Florida 32094

Admission: Free to attend.

Contact: Phone: 386-867-1761. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:https://wellborncommunityassociation.com/blueberry-festival/

Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament - Event Details

Date: June 01 , 2018 to June 03, 2018

Times: Friday: 5 pm registration; Saturday and Sunday: 7 am start with lines in

Location: Kiki's Sandbar,   Barry Ave., Little Torch Key 33042

Admission: $450 open division- 4 anglers/ boat.

Register online (download reg form) and mail to: Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 430511, Big Pine Key, FL 33043-0511

Contact: Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 305-872-2411 or 800-872-3722 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.lowerkeyschamber.com/tournaments.php

Crystal River Triathlon Series - Event Details

Date: June 26 , 2018 to September 29, 2018

Times: Check in on day of race is 6:00 am, First Wave is 7:30 am.

Location: Fort Island Gulf Beach Park,   14024 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, Florida 34428

Admission: Info- https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/FL/CrystalRiver/CrystalRiverTriathlonSeriesRace1.

Online- https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=5762#register.

Contact: Contact: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/CrystalRiver/CrystalRiverTriathlonSeriesRace1#raceContactFormSection

Website:http://www.drcsports.com/

Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 25 , 2018 to May 26, 2018

Times: Captains Meeting - Friday May 25,2018.

Location: Pirates Cove Marina, Port Salerno,   4307 SE Bayview Street, Stuart FL 34997.

Admission: Offshore Boat Entry- $295

Registration is open online at http://www.treasurecoastba.com/fishing_tournament.asp

Contact: For more information contact the TCBA office at 772-336-8222

Website:http://www.treasurecoastba.com/fishing_tournament.asp

Florida Folk Festival - Event Details

Date: May 25 , 2018 to May 27, 2018

Times: Times to be announced.

Location: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park,   11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096

Admission:

Purchase tickets online and save.
Adult:
Daily- $25
Weekend-$50
Child (6-16)
-$5 (good for entire weekend)
Under 6- FREE

For Participants, download an online application form.

Contact: Phone: 1-877-635-3655

Website:http://www.floridastateparks.org/folkfest/

Blue Crab Festival - Event Details

Date: May 25 , 2018 to May 28, 2018

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Blue Crab Festival ,   324 River St, Palatka, FL 32177

Admission: Admission is free, entertainment is free, and parking is free.

Contact: Blue Crab Festival Committee, PO Box 1351, Palatka, Florida 32178. Phone: 386-325-4406 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.bluecrabfestival.com/

Jacksonville Jazz Festival - Event Details

Date: May 25 , 2018 to May 27, 2018

Times: Varies daily.

Location: Florida Theater and Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront,   Jacksonville, Florida

Admission:

Event is Free but there are some preferred seating and VIP packages available.  Visit http://jacksonvillejazzfest.com  to purchase tickets.

Contact: City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events, 117 W. Duval Street Suite 280, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Phone: 904-630-3690. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website:http://jacksonvillejazzfest.com

Repticon Ft. Lauderdale - Event Details

Date: May 19 , 2018 to September 17, 2018

Times: Saturday, May 19 10 am - 5 pm.

Location: Universal Palms Hotel,   4900 Powerline Rd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Admission: Online/Early Admission purchase:- Adult $12, Child ( age 5-12) $5, Age 4 and under FREE. One-day ticket: Adult $10, Child (ages 5-12) $5 age 4 and under FREE.

Online ticket purchase: http://www.repticon.com/tickets.html

Website:http://www.repticon.com/ftlauderdale.html

Stuart Sailfish Regatta - Event Details

Date: May 19 , 2018 to May 20, 2018

Times: Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm..

Location: Stuart Causeway and Ernie Lyons Bridge.,   Sewall's Point Road and NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart FL 34996

Admission: Tickets can be purchased online at http://stuartsailfishregatta.ticketleap.com/ or at the gate. Saturday/Sunday- General admission-: Advance online purchase $15, Gate price: $20. Under 10 - FREE VIP: $60, Friday evening party: $75 Parking: FREE, shuttle service throughout the day from Witham Field- 2011 SE Airport Rd., Stuart

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stuart-Sailfish-Regatta-Inc/1575931365987028?ref=tn_tnmn

Contact: For information- http://www.stuartsailfishregatta.com/Contact-Us-Stuart-Sailfish-Regatta.html

Website:http://www.stuartsailfishregatta.com

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo - Event Details

Date: May 17 , 2018 to May 20, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: Sands Harbor Resort and Marina,   125 N Riverside Dr, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Admission: Registration: Registration fees 2018 TBD: 2017 fees- Boat Entry - $400, after May 12, $500. Drift Entry - $160.00

Fishing Rodeo Registration Phone: 954-942-4513 Download Entry Forms http://www.pompanofishingrodeo.com/

Contact: Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, P.O. Box 5584, Lighthouse Point, Florida 33074, Phone: 954-942-4513, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website:http://www.pompanofishingrodeo.com/

Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 17 , 2018 to May 18, 2018

Times: May 17 and 18, 2018

Location: Boca Grande, FL,  

Admission: Tournament registration is $5,000

Download application- http://worldsrichesttarpon.com/

Contact: Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce PO Box 704-Boca Grande, FL 33921 Phone:941-276-8648 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://worldsrichesttarpon.com/

Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament Florida Keys - Event Details

Date: May 11 , 2018 to May 12, 2018

Times: Friday: 6 pm meeting and Saturday: 7:30 am lines in.

Location: 7 Mile Marina,   MM 47.5 Bay Side, Marathon FL 33050

Admission:

2018 FEES TBD

2017 FEES-Pro - $175/angler
Weekend Warrior - $175/angler
Jr. Anglers - $75

Online registration available for Mother's Day Dolphin Tournament in Marathon, Florida Keys

Contact: PO Box 500067, Marathon, FL 33050, Phone 305-743-9828, Fax 866-457-9828, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://habitatmiddlekeys.org/dolphin-tournament.php

Saltwater Showdown Fishing Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 10 , 2018 to August 05, 2018

Times: Times Vary.

Location: Hillsboro Inlet,   Pompano Beach, Florida

Admission: Saltwater Showdown Tournament fees are $375 per boat.

Bluewater Movements, Phone: 954-725-4010. Register online- http://www.bluewatermovements.com/saltwater_shootout_schedule_of_events/

Contact: Sailfish Showdown Registration is with Bluewater Movements, Inc., PO Box 50114, Lighthouse Point, FL 33074

Website:http://www.bluewatermovements.com

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: May 05 , 2018 to May 06, 2018

Times: Saturday, May 5 10AM - 6PM. Sunday, May 6 10AM - 5PM.

Location: Downtown Sanford, Florida,   First Street, Sanford FL 32772

Admission: FREE

Contact: Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mail: St. Johns River Festival of the Arts, PO Box 223, Sanford FL 32772 Phone: 407-416-1779.

Website:http://www.stjohnsriverartfest.com/

Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest - Event Details

Date: May 05 , 2018

Times: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Siesta Key Beach,   948 Beach Road, Sarasota, Florida 34242

Admission: Free to attend.

Website:http://www.escape-to-sarasota.com/siesta-sand-sculpture-contest.html

Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour - Event Details

Date: May 04 , 2018 to May 05, 2018

Times: May 4 - 5, 2018

Location: Various locations in Apalachicola, FL,  

Admission: Tickets: Tour- $30 Luncheon-$12

To purchase tickets: http://www.apalachicolahistorichometour.org/#!purchase-tickets/c2429

Contact: Trinity Episcopal Church 76 5th St - P.O. BOX 667 Apalachicola, FL 32329-0667 850-653-9550 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website:http://www.apalachicolahistorichometour.org

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival - Event Details

Date: May 04 , 2018 to December 02, 2018

Times: Saturday general admission Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday;9:00 am - 5:00 pm; and, Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds,   9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

Admission: General daily admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors. Children under the age of 16 are admitted for free. Early Buyer 9am- 12pm 3-day pass $25. Check online for coupons and multi day discounts.

Contact: Event Organizer Contact Info: Mailing address- West Palm Beach Antiques Festival, 1733 Athens Court, Lakeland FL 33803. Phone: 941-548-4021. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.wpbaf.com

Pensacola Crawfish Festival - Event Details

Date: May 04 , 2018 to May 06, 2018

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Bartram Park,   211 W Main Street, Pensacola, Florida

Admission: Crawfish Festival: $5 for adults, $10 for weekend pass, free admission to children 12 and under.

Contact: Phone: 850-433-6512 or Fax: 850-438-5572.

Website:http://www.fiestaoffiveflags.org/pensacola-crawfish-festival

SunFest - Event Details

Date: May 03 , 2018 to May 06, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: Downtown Along the Intracoastal Waterway,   West Palm Beach, Florida

Admission: Tickets can be purchased online for Sunfest or call 800-786-3378. You can also stop by the Sunfest Store to purchase tickets at 525 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Contact: SunFest Organizers, 525 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach Florida 33401. Phone: 561-659-5980. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://sunfest.com/

Suwannee River Jam - Event Details

Date: May 02 , 2018 to May 05, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: Suwannee River Music Park,   3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Florida 32060

Admission: Ticket purchase is available online. Weekend pass- starting at $85, single day starts at $20. Limited VIP passes are available. Check online for discounts.

To reserve a campsite or rent a cabin, call 386-364-1683.

Contact: Event organizers are Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Florida 32060, Phone: 386-364-1683, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website:http://suwanneeriverjam.com/

Siesta Fiesta - Event Details

Date: April 28 , 2018 to April 29, 2018

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

Location: Siesta Key Village in Siesta Key,   5124 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34242

Admission: Free to the public.

Contact: Howard Alan Events, 270 Central Blvd Suite 107B Jupiter FL 33458. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Phone: 561- 746-6615.

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: April 27 , 2018 to April 29, 2018

Times: Friday, April 27th 5pm - 10 pm, Saturday, April 28th 10 am - 10 pm, Sunday, April 29th 11am - 8 pm

Location: Pompano Beach,   222 N Pompano Beach Blvd. , Pompano Beach, Florida.

Admission: Daily admission: Friday- $10, Saturday $20, and Sunday- $15. Three day pass- $30. Kids 12 & under FREE.

Vendor registration: http://pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com

Contact: Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce: 954-941-2940. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website:http://pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com/

Alachua Spring Festival - Event Details

Date: April 22 , 2018

Times: 11 am to 5 pm

Location: Main Street in Downtown Alachua,   Alachua, Florida

Admission: Free.

Contact: Vendors register through website.

Website:http://alachuabusiness.com/2017-main-street-festival/4662398

Suncoast BBQ Bash - Event Details

Date: April 20 , 2018 to April 21, 2018

Times: Friday, April 20 gates open 5pm, Saturday, April 21 gates open 10am.

Location: Venice Airport Festival Grounds,   Airport Avenue West, Venice, FL 34285

Admission: Free Admission and Parking.

Contact: Phone: 941-809-5232

Website:http://www.suncoastbbqbash.com/

Suncoast Boat Show - Event Details

Date: April 20 , 2018 to April 22, 2018

Times: Friday April 20, 10am - 7 pm; Saturday April 21, 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday April 22, 10 am - 5 pm

Location: Marina Jack's, #2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota FL,  

Admission: Show Admission: $15 at box office. Kids under 15 are free. Purchase tickets online and save.

Contact: Show Management, 1115 NE 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Phone: 954-764-7642 or 800-940-7642./

Website:http://www.showmanagement.com/suncoast_boat_show/event/

Cotee River Seafest - Event Details

Date: April 20 , 2018 to April 22, 2018

Times: Friday, April 20- 5pm-11pm. Saturday, April 21- 10am -11pm. Sunday, April 22 - 10am - 6pm.

Location: Sims Park,   Main and Bank Streets, New Port Richey, FL 34652

Admission: Admission is free.

Website:http://www.nprmainstreet.com/seafood-blues-boat-show/

Wanee Music Festival - Live Oak - Event Details

Date: April 19 , 2018 to April 21, 2018

Times: Gates open at 10 am.

Location: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park,   3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Florida

Admission: Tickets- $229.95- $599 (VIP) Kids 6 yrs and younger are FREE; Kids 6-12 years are half price.

Go to Wanee Muscial Festival online for more information.

Contact: For festival information,call Spirit of Suwannee Music Park at 386-364-1683. Ticketing questions please email at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.waneefestival.com/

7 Mile Bridge Run - Event Details

Date: April 14 , 2018

Times: Race Start Time: 7:20 AM - April 14, 2018

Location: Start Location for Race is the South End of the 7 Mile Bridge - the Pigeon Key Preservation.,  

Admission: $75 Non-Refundable Registration Fee.

Register for the 7 Mile Bridge Run

Contact: Contact the 7 Mile Bridge Run

Website:http://7mbrun.com

Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival - Event Details

Date: April 14 , 2018

Times: 11 am to 4 pm

Location: Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park,   4281 Hwy 20, Niceville, Florida 32578

Admission: Park entrance fee is waived for this event.

Contact: Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, 4281 Hwy 20, Niceville, Florida 32578, Event Phone: 850-729-6469. For more information email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Rocky-Bayou

Stuart Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: April 14 , 2018 to April 15, 2018

Times: Friday and Saturday, April 14 - 15, 2018. 10am - 5pm.

Location: Downtown Stuart,   26 SW Osceola St. in Stuart, FL

Admission: Free Admission

Contact: Howard Alan Events, 270 Central Blvd Suite 107B Jupiter FL 33458 Phone: 561-746-6615

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Sharks Tooth Festival - Event Details

Date: April 13 , 2018 to April 15, 2018

Times: Friday,April 13 from 4 pm - 9 pm , Saturday, April 14- 10 am -9 pm, Sunday, April 15-10am-5pm

Location: Airport Festival Grounds,   Venice Airport Festival Grounds, 610 E. Airport Ave., Venice FL 34285

Admission: Admission $4.00 per person. Children 12 & under free.

Contact: Phone: 941-412-0402 Email: http://www.sharkstoothfest.com/contact.html Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sharks-Tooth-Festival-121904567864383/

Website:http://www.sharkstoothfest.com

Sun ‘n Fun Annual Fly In - Event Details

Date: April 10 , 2018 to April 15, 2018

Times: Open daily, check website for event schedule

Location: Lakeland Linder Regional Airport ,   3900 Don Emerson Drive, Lakeland, FL 33811

Admission: Adult general admission for non-members is $150 for the week and $37 daily. Youth admission is $60 for the week and $15 daily. Children 10 and under are admitted for free. Refer to website for more details on discounts/special rates, VIP rates and advanced ticket sales.

Contact: Phone: 863-644-2431. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.sun-n-fun.org/

City Place Art Fair (West Palm Beach) - Event Details

Date: April 07 , 2018 to April 08, 2018

Times: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm.

Location: City Place in West Palm Beach, FL,   700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Admission: FREE admission

Vendors see online application.

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 561-746-6615.

Website:http://artfestival.com

Bradford County Strawberry Festival - Event Details

Date: April 07 , 2018 to April 08, 2018

Times: Saturday: 9 am -7 pm, Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm

Location: Main Street Starke,   4 Blocks of Call Street, East of US 301, Starke FL 32091

Admission: Free to attend.

Vendor registration call 904-964-5278. Download registration at http://www.mainstreetstarke.com/2011-Strawberry-Festival-Application.pdf

Contact: Phone: 904-964-5278

Website:http://www.bradfordcountystrawberryfestival.com/

Florida Film Festival - Event Details

Date: April 06 , 2018 to April 15, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: Enzian Theater,   1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751

Admission: Florida Film Festival Film and Party tickets range from $11 for an individual movie pass to $1500 for a Producer pass. Check website for package details http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/tickets/passes_packages/

Tickets can be purchased online for the Florida Film Festival.

Contact: Florida Film Festival, 1300 S. Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751; Phone: 407-629-1088.

Website:http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/

Space Coast Warbird Airshow - Event Details

Date: April 06 , 2018 to April 08, 2018

Times: Friday, gates open 12pm, Saturday and Sunday, gates open 8:30am, Airshow starts at 1:00 pm.

Location: Space Coast Regional Airport,   US 1 and Route 405, Titusville, Florida

Admission: Admission : Gate purchase: adult- $25, children (5-12) $10 Avance ticket purchase: adult- $20, children (5-12) $5.

Contact: Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum and Tico Airshow, 6600 Tico Road, Titusville, Florida 32780. Phone: 321-268-1941. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.nbbd.com/festivals/warbird/

Springing the Blues - Event Details

Date: April 06 , 2018 to April 08, 2018

Times: http://springingtheblues.com

Location: SeaWalk Plaza and SeaWalk Pavilion,   Beach Boulevard and Ocean Front, Jacksonville Beach, FL

Admission: Free event. VIP seating available.

Contact: Springing the Blues, PO Box 51348, Jacksonville Beach FL 32240 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Phone: 904-270-9301

Website:http://www.springingtheblues.com

Bluegrass Festival - Event Details

Date: April 05 , 2018 to April 07, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: Forest Capital State Park,   204 Forest Park Drive Perry, Florida 32348

Admission: Admission to the Florida State Bluegrass Festival: -Thursday -$5 -Friday - $15 -Saturday - $20 -Three day pass- advance purchase $20, at gate $25

Register online at https://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/bgs/Online/default.asp

Contact: Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, Box 892, Perry, FL 32348, Phone: 850-584-5366, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Website:http://www.floridastatebluegrass.com

Flagler County Fair - Event Details

Date: April 04 , 2018 to April 08, 2018

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Flagler County Fairgrounds,   150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell, Florida 32110

Admission:

Gate admission is not included with purchase of armbands or ride tickets.

Wednesday April 4 - Student Night 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Gate Admission FREE with non-perishable food item, Ride bands $20.00.

Thursday April 5th -  5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Gate Admission $5.00 for adults, children 10 and under FREE- $20.00 ride bands all night.

Friday April 6th - 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Gate Admission $5.00 adults, children 10 and under- FREE Ride Bands $20.00.

Saturday - April 7th- 
Gate Admission $5.00 adults, Children 10 and under- FREE. Afternoon armbands $20 from 12pm - 6pm. Regular ticket sales on Saturday night.

Sunday - April 8th - 1:00 to 6:00
Gate Admission FREE. 

Contact: Flagler County Fair, P.O. Box 517, Bunnell, FL 32110. Phone: 386-437-2551. Fax: 386-437-8444

Website:http://www.flaglercountyfair.com/

Hooked on Music Festival - Event Details

Date: March 31 , 2018

Times: Saturday, March 31 11am - 11pm

Location: Historic Downtown Ft. Pierce,   2 Avenue A, Ft Pierce, Florida 34950

Admission: Free to public. VIP tickets- $75 Green Room Pass- $40

Contact: Phone: 772-461-0880. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.hookedonmusic.org/

Santa Rosa County Fair - Event Details

Date: March 29 , 2018 to April 07, 2018

Times: March 29 - April 7, 2018. Times vary each day. Fair will be closed April 3 - 4.

Location: Santa Rosa Fairgrounds,   8604 Bobby Brown Rd, Milton, Fl 32583

Admission: Admission Gate: $5 Parking: $2 Check website for daily deals - http:/http://www.srcfair.com/pages/pid/9

Contact: P.O. Box 884, Milton, FL 32572. Phone: 850-623-1115. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.srcfair.com/index.php

Citrus County Fair - Event Details

Date: March 26 , 2018 to April 01, 2018

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Citrus County Fairgrounds,   3600 South Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450

Admission:

Tickets: 
Gate price: Adult $7, Child ages 4 - 10 $4, under 3 Free.  Check website for discounts and specials.

Contact:

Citrus County Fair Phone: 352-726-2993 and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Website:http://citruscountyfair.com

Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: March 24 , 2018 to March 25, 2018

Times: Saturday, 10am - 6pm, Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Location: Downtown Naples,   699 5th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102

Admission: Free to attend.

Contact: For more information call The von Liebig Art Center 239-262-6517 ext. 103

Website:https://naplesart.org/outdoor-shows/

Annual Spring Garden Festival - Event Details

Date: March 24 , 2018 to March 25, 2018

Times: March 24: 9 am to 5 pm; and March 25: 9 am to 5 pm

Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens,   SW Archer Road (State Rd. 24), 1 mile west of Interstate 75 (exit # 384)

Admission: Admission: Adults $8, Children 13 and under $5 --cash only. Discount of $2 for Kanapaha members.

Contact: Phone: 352-372-4981

Website:http://kanapaha.org

Uptown Arts Expo - Event Details

Date: March 24 , 2018 to March 25, 2018

Times: Saturday, March 24, 10am - 7:30pm. Sunday, March 25, 10am - 5:30pm.

Location: Cranes Roost Park,   274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Admission: Free admission, Free parking.

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call Festival Director: Jim Barton 407-592-0002

Website:http://www.uptownartexpo.com/

St Pete Beach Corey Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: March 24 , 2018 to March 25, 2018

Times: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Downtown St. Pete Beach ,   595 Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL

Admission: Free to public.

Contact: Howard Alan Events, 270 Central Blvd Suite 107B Jupiter FL 33458 , Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Phone: 561-746-6528.

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Melbourne Air and Space Show - Event Details

Date: March 24 , 2018 to March 25, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: Melbourne International Airport,   One Air Terminal Pkwy, Melbourne, Florida 32901

Admission: Online ticket purchase: Adult (13 and over)- $19.75 Child (6 - 12)- $10.75 VIP packages available.

Website:http://www.airandspaceshow.com

Englewood Fine Arts Festival - Event Details

Date: March 24 , 2018 to March 25, 2018

Times: Saturday, March 24, 2018 10am - 4pm. Sunday, March 25, 2018 10am - 4pm.

Location: Historic Downtown Englewood,   Dearborn Street, Englewood FL 34223

Admission: Free admission ($2 donations accepted), Free parking.

Contact: The Rotary Club of Englewood Fine Arts Festival P.O. Box 176 Englewood, FL 34295-0176

Website:http://www.englewoodrotary.org

Palm Beach International Boat Show - Event Details

Date: March 22 , 2018 to March 25, 2018

Times: Thurs. March 22, 12 noon - 7 pm Fri. March 23, 10 am - 7 pm Sat. March 24, 10 am - 7 pm Sun. March 25, 10 am - 6 pm.

Location: Palm Harbor Marina,   4200 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

Admission: Admission to the boat show is $24 for adults and $14 for children ages 6 to 15 years old. Children under 6 are free. Pre-purchase tickets online for discounts.

Contact: Show Management produces Palm Beach International Boat Show, you can contact them online. 1115 N.E. 9th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Ph: 954-764-7642 Toll Free: 800-940-7642 Fax: 954-462-4140

Website:http://www.showmanagement.com/palm_beach/event/

Suwannee Spring Reunion - Event Details

Date: March 22 , 2018 to March 25, 2018

Times: March 22- 25, ,2018, times to be announced.

Location: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park,   3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, FL 32060

Admission:

Event Fees follow:
Weekend Tickets- Prices start at $130, $180 at the Gate.
Military/Student- Prices start at $120, $130 at the Gate.
Kids under 12- Free with accompanied parent or guardian.

Online ticket sales- http://www.suwanneespringreunion.com

Website:http://www.suwanneespringreunion.com

Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show - Event Details

Date: March 18 , 2018 to March 18, 2018

Times: Sunday: March 18, 2018 - 9am to 3:30pm

Location: Bomnin Chevrolet,   11701 SW 152nd Street, Miami FL

Admission: The event is free to the public. To participate in the Corvette registration is required. Register before March 11th for a discount and show shirt.

To register your Corvette, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 305-274-7977. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website:http://www.sunshinecorvetteclub.com

Jazz in the Gardens - Event Details

Date: March 17 , 2018 to March 18, 2018

Times: Times to be announced.

Location: Hard Rock Stadium,   Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Admission:

Ticket Prices Vary, purchase online -http://www.jazzinthegardens.com/tickets/

Contact: Hotline- 1-561-681-5645

Website:http://www.jazzinthegardens.com/

Bike Florida Annual Spring Tour - Event Details

Date: April 17 , 2018 to April 23, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: St. Johns County Fairgrounds,   5840 SR 207 Elkton, Florida 32033

Admission: Event fees vary with packages. You'll also have the option of tent camping/ indoor camping or nearby hotels. For fees: http://bikeflorida.org/pricing/

Register online at http://oldsite.bikeflorida.org/index.php_Registration.php or download application.

Contact: Bike Florida Inc. P.O. Box 1425 High Springs, FL 32655 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://bikeflorida.org/

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: March 17 , 2018 to March 18, 2018

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

Location: The Walk in Coral Springs,   2874 North University Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065

Admission: Free event.

Contact: Phone- 954-340-5992

Website:http://www.csfoa.com

St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival - Event Details

Date: March 16 , 2018 to March 18, 2018

Times: Friday: 3 pm - 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

Location: Francis Field on Castillo Drive behind the Visitor Information Center,   29 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Admission: Admission- Adults $5, Children under 12 FREE.

Contact: St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival, 2109 Marsh Hen Court, St. Augustine, FL 32084, Phone: 904-825-0850. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://lionsfestival.com

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival - Event Details

Date: March 16 , 2018 to March 18, 2018

Times: Friday and Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm

Location: Winter Park's Central Park,   Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL

Admission: Free to the public.

Exhibitor Registration, Phone: 407-672-6390; Exhibitor Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Contact: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, P.O. Box 597, Winter Park, Florida 32790-0597; Phone: 407-644-7207; Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.wpsaf.org/

Fossil Fest - Event Details

Date: March 10 , 2018 to March 11, 2018

Times: March 10, Saturday: 9am to 5pm and March 11, Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds,   4800 US Hwy. 301 North, Tampa, Florida 33610

Admission: Admission Fees: $8 for adults, 12 and under FREE. Parking is $5 per car or $10 per RV or bus. Visitors should enter the Fairgrounds via the M.L.K., Jr. Blvd. entrance.

Public pays at door.

Contact: Tampa Bay Fossil Club, PO Box 280447, Tampa, Florida 33682; Phone: 813-909-9358; and, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.tampabayfossilclub.com/

Annual Art Fest by the Sea - Event Details

Date: March 10 , 2018 to March 11, 2018

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

Location: Juno Beach,   14200 U.S. 1 in Juno Beach, FL

Admission: Free to the public.

Contact: Howard Alan Events, 9695 West Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324

Website:http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/art-fest-by-the-sea

Marathon Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: March 10 , 2018 to March 11, 2018

Times: Saturday March 10: 10am - 9pm and Sunday March 11: 11am - 5pm

Location: Marathon Community Park,   200 36th Street, Marathon, FL, 33050

Admission: Admission $5 per person, kids under 12 are free.

Contact:

Marathon Seafood Festival phone: 1- 800-262-7284 and Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.marathonseafoodfestival.com/

Bike Week - Event Details

Date: March 09 , 2018 to March 18, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: Daytona Beach,  

Admission: No fee.

Website:http://officialbikeweek.com

Will Mclean Music Festival - Event Details

Date: March 09 , 2018 to March 11, 2018

Times: March 9 - 11, 2018

Location: Sertoma Youth Ranch,   85 Myers Rd., Brooksville FL 34602

Admission: Admission: Weekend advance ticket $45, at gate $50. Friday- $20, Sat $25, Sun $15. Children under 12 - FREE. Camping Hookup $25, Tent $10

Order advanced discounted tickets online or purchase at the gate. To order tickets by mail or phone: The Will McLean Foundation 12088 Palmetto Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34432; Phone: 352-465-2167.

Contact: Call Nikki Conners at 352-465-2167or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.willmclean.com

Concours d’ Elegance Amelia Island - Event Details

Date: March 09 , 2018 to March 11, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: Ritz Carlton Amelia Island,   4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034

Admission: Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the ticket window during the event.

You can purchase tickets online to attend The Porsche Driving Experience, The Iconic Car Seminar, Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, and other events.

Contact: Registration for the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, 3016 Mercury Road South, Jacksonville, Florida 32207; Phone: 904-636-0027. Hotel reservations for the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island; Phone: 904-277-1100.

Website:http://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Fairchild Annual Orchid Festival - Event Details

Date: March 09 , 2018 to March 11, 2018

Times: Friday thru Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden,   10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156

Admission: .. Admission: free to Fairchild members and children under 5. Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 ages 6 - 17. ECO Discount- Take $5 off admission if you walk, ride your bike, or take public transportation to Fairchild. Free admission to active military personnel and discounts to their families.

Contact: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Phone: 305-667-1651

Website:http://www.fairchildgarden.org/events/

Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo - Event Details

Date: March 08 , 2018 to March 11, 2018

Times: Gates open at 11am Rodeo performances begin at 2pm

Location: Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo,   2450 NE Roan Street, Arcadia FL 34266

Admission:

Tickets:
Premium seats = $26 - $31
Advanced ticket sales = $19

Contact: Phone: 1-800-749-7633 or visit their website online: www.arcadiarodeo.com

Website:http://www.arcadiarodeo.com/

Trawler Fest - Stuart - Event Details

Date: March 06 , 2018 to March 11, 2018

Times: March 8 - 11, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Location: Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort and Marina,   555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996

Admission: General Admission- $15 advance sales, $18 onsite. VIP package available- see website.

http://www.passagemaker.com/events/trawlerfest-riviera-beach-2016/

Contact: Phone: 410-990-9086 ext22. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:https://www.passagemaker.com/trawlerfest/stuart-fl-2018

Las Olas Art Fair - Event Details

Date: March 03 , 2018 to March 04, 2018

Times: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Las Olas Blvd in Downtown Fort Lauderdale,   600 East Las Olas Boulvard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Admission: Free to public.

Contact: Howard Alan Events, 270 Central Blvd Suite 107B Jupiter FL 33458. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.artfestival.com/

Venice Art Classic - Event Details

Date: March 03 , 2018 to March 04, 2018

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

Location: Downtown Venice Florida,   219 West Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida 34285

Admission: FREE admission.

Contact: Howard Alan Event - Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mailing Address: 270 Central Blvd, Suite 107B Jupiter FL 33458

Website:http://www.artfestival.com/

Grant Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: March 03 , 2018 to March 04, 2018

Times: Saturday: 9am to 7pm and Sunday: 9am to 6pm

Location: Grant Community Center,   4580 1st Street, Grant, FL 32949

Admission: Festival is free and parking is free.

Contact: Grant Seafood Festival, P.O. Box 44, Grant, FL 32949. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.grantseafoodfestival.com/

Florida Azalea Festival - Event Details

Date: March 03 , 2018 to March 04, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: Historic Downtown at Memorial Park,   Palatka FL 32177

Admission: Admission and parking is free.

Contact: Florida Azalea Festival, PO Box 550, Palatka, Florida 32178, Phone: 386-312-6266, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.flazaleafest.com/

Florida Strawberry Festival - Event Details

Date: March 01 , 2018 to March 11, 2018

Times: Gates open 10am daily, close at 10pm.

Location: Florida Strawberry Festival,   303 North Lemon Street, Plant City, FL 33563

Admission: Florida Strawberry Festival Ticket Sales and Discounts Online. Phone: 813-752-9194.Fair Admission: 2018 prices, Adults: $10.00 and Children (ages 6-12): $5.00. Discounts for advance ticket sales. Check website for special discount days and ride specials.

You can purchase tickets online.

Contact: The Florida Strawberry Festival, 2202 West Reynolds Street, Plant City, FL 33563-4706; Phone: 813-752-9194.

Website:http://flstrawberryfestival.com/

Central Florida Fair - Event Details

Date: February 01 , 2018 to March 18, 2018

Times: Times vary daily and weekend.

Location: Central Florida Fair ,   4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808

Admission: The Central Florida Fair Regular Gate Prices (advance tickets are discounted): Adult admission is $12 Child admission (ages 6 to 10) is $7 Child admission (age 5 and under) is Free Mega Pass $25 Advance Ride Wristband $20 Family Four Pack (4 admission and 4 ridebands) is $95 Check website for discounts and restrictions- https://tickets.centralfloridafair.com/event/2017-ADVANCED-TICKETS

Sponsorship Registration: 407-295-3247 or via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Contact: Central Florida Fair, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808; Phone: 407-295-3247; Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://centralfloridafair.com/

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - Event Details

Date: February 28 , 2018 to May 28, 2018

Times: During regular park hours.

Location: Epcot Theme Park, Walt Disney World,   Orlando, Florida

Admission: Epcot Theme Park Admission is required. All events are included in admission price with certain events have limited capacity.

Website:https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/

Old Island Days Art Festival Key West - Event Details

Date: February 24 , 2018 to February 25, 2018

Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Downtown Key West in the Truman Annex, Whitehead Street, and on Caroline Street,   Key West Florida

Admission: Free to attend.

Contact: Key West Art Center and Gallery, 301 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040. Phone: 305-294-1241.

Website:http://www.keywestartcenter.com/festival.html

Annual Siesta Key Craft Fair - Event Details

Date: February 24 , 2018 to February 25, 2018

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

Location: Siesta Key Village,   5124 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida 34242

Admission: Free.

Registration not required to attend the show.

Contact: Howard Alan Event, 270 Central Blvd Suite 107B Jupiter FL 33458; Phone: 561-746-6615 ; Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival - Event Details

Date: February 24 , 2018 to February 25, 2018

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

Location: Downtown Stuart,   26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart Florida 34994

Admission: Free.

Registration not need, free for public to attend.

Contact: Howard Alan Event- Mailing address- 270 Central Blvd, Suite 107B Jupiter FL 33458 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.artfestival.com/Festivals/Downtown_Stuart_Art_Festival_Stuart_Florida_February.ASPX

St Lucie County Fair - Event Details

Date: February 23 , 2018 to March 04, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: St Lucie Fairgrounds,   15601 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, Florida

Admission: Online sales- https://www.stluciefair.com Admission: Adult - Gate- $15 Advance sale -$8 Child- Gate -$5, Advance sale- $3 Season Pass- Gate $150, Advance sale- $35

Contact: St Lucie Fair Phone: 772-464-2910 and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.stluciecountyfair.org/

Concours d’ Elegance Boca Raton - Event Details

Date: February 23 , 2018 to February 25, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: Boca Raton Resort and Club,   501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Admission: 2018 ticket prices- $75 -$125 general admission. Purchase online at https://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/BGC/Online/default.asp?menu_id=DCFBF88E-D5BA-4693-A46D-4C70C6BFB401. Gala Dinner ticket prices vary.

Purchase tickets at https://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/BGC/Online/default.asp?menu_id=DCFBF88E-D5BA-4693-A46D-4C70C6BFB401

Contact: Concours d' Elegance, c/o The Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, 877 NW 61st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 3330; Phone: 954-537-1010. General Inquiries .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.bocaratonconcours.com/index.php

South Beach Wine and Food Festival - Event Details

Date: February 21 , 2018 to February 25, 2018

Times: Times vary.

Location: South Beach in Miami,   13th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida

Admission: Prices vary with event.

You can purchase tickets online for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Popular events sell out fast so order early!

Contact: Phone: 1-877-762-3933; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.sobefest.com

Honda Classic - Event Details

Date: February 19 , 2018 to February 25, 2018

Times: Kick off Party on Feb 15 and Golf Tournament from Feb 19 - 25, 2018.

Location: PGA National Resort and Spa's Champion Course,   400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Admission: Every ticket purchase benefits the South Florida charities under the Nicklaus Children's Healthcare Foundation.

Contact: The Honda Classic, 631 US Hwy 1, Ste 410, North Palm Beach FL 33408. Phone 561-799-2747

Website:http://www.thehondaclassic.com/

Pasco County Fair - Event Details

Date: February 19 , 2018 to February 25, 2018

Times: Monday, February 19, 2018 through Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Location: Pasco County Fairgrounds,   36722 S.R. 52, Dade City, FL 33526

Admission:

Tickets:

Adults:  $10.00
Students (6-12):  $5.00
Children under 5 are free
Ride Wristband- $20-$25
Check website for special event prices.
FREE parking.
Ride Wristbands purchase at gate or for advanced discounted prices, check website for details.

Ticket information is online. Parking is free.

Contact: Pasco Fair Association, 36722 S.R. 52, Dade City, FL 33526. Phone: 352-567-6678, Fax: 352-523-1807, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website:http://www.pascocountyfair.com/

Coconut Grove Arts Festival - Event Details

Date: February 17 , 2018 to February 19, 2018

Times: 10 am to 6 pm, every day

Location: Coconut Grove in Miami Florida,   South of downtown Miami, next to Biscayne Bay, runs along the streets of McFarlane Rd, South Bayshore Dr, and Pan American Dr.

Admission: Admission is $15 per person per day. Free to children under 12. Residents of Coconut Grove in the 33133 zip code can enjoy the festival at a special reduced price of $5 (proof of residency required). Tickets can be purchased onlinehttps://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/CGA/Online/default.asp or at the gate. Check website for ticket discounts.

Contact: Coconut Grove Arts Festival, 3390 Mary Street Suite 128, Coconut Grove, FL 33133, Phone: 305-447-0401. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.cgaf.com

Cortez Village Fishing Festival - Event Details

Date: February 17 , 2018 to February 19, 2018

Times: 10 am - 6 pm

Location: Village of Cortez,   4600 124th St. West, Cortez FL 34215

Admission: Admission to the Cortez Festival is $4 and children under 12 are free. Parking is free and round trip shuttle service is $3.

Website:http://www.cortez-fish.org/fishing-festival.html

Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee - Event Details

Date: February 16 , 2018 to February 18, 2018

Times: Activites scheduled 8:00 am - 10:00 pm daily.

Location: Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park,  

Admission: Adults are $10 and children are $5. Pre-school age- FREE

Pre-Registration for Re-Enactors http://www.battleofolustee.org/reenactment.html

Contact: Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Pre-recorded message is available at 386-758-0400.

Website:http://battleofolustee.org/reenactment.html

West Palm Beach Spring Home Show - Event Details

Date: February 16 , 2018 to February 18, 2018

Times: Friday, 10 am - 7 pm, Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm, and Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds,   9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach FL 33411

Admission: Admission- FREE Parking- FREE

Contact: American Consumer Shows, 6901 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 250, Syosset NY 11791, Phone: 888-433-EXPO. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.westpalmhomeshow.com/info-for-exhibitors

Palatka Bluegrass Festival - Event Details

Date: February 15 , 2018 to February 17, 2018

Times: 12 noon to 10 pm

Location: Rodeheaver Boy's Ranch,   380 Rodeheaver Boys Ranch Road, Palatka, Florida 32177

Admission:

Event Fees/ Tickets: 
Advance ticket purchase is discounted.
Gate prices:   
Adult/single day   $40-$5
Adult 3-day pass   $90-$95
Child (age 7-15)  $15
Child (age 7-15) 3-day pass $50
Under 7- free with parent.

Contact: Bluegrass Festival contact is Adams and Anderson LLC, PO Box 98, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Phone: 706-864-7203 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:https://adamsbluegrass.com/festivals-1/2017/6/20/14th-annual-palatka-bluegrass-festival


There will be Recipe Contests, mango-themed games and arts and crafts. Mango Mania tshirts and recipe books will be available for purchase, and a free mango tasting table will be available to all patrons.

Event Details:
*Food Recipe Contest/Amateur
*Professional Food Recipe Contest/Restaurants and Chefs
*Tropical Plant and Tree Sale
*Kids Activities Area
*Music
*Great Food and Beverages





Over 4 days, the fun events center around restaurants, dock party, treasure hunt boat tours, VIP tours of Fisher family private conservation,  music, , Mel trivia, cake contest to win an Atocha coin, raffles, and many more prizes and events around the Conch Republic. Proceeds from this annual charity support Wesley House family services.

If you are in Key West then stop by the Mel Fisher Museum and get the details on the daily activities for Mel Fisher Days.





The world famous Blue Angels will perform stunts and maneuvers over the Gulf of Mexico along with Navy flight team, civilian and other military aircraft performances during this airshow event.

Blues Angel Week Highlights-
July 11- Breakfast with the Blues 8am.
July 12- Practice flight demonstration with the Blue Angels 2pm.
July 13- Dress rehearsal begins at noon, Blue Angels at 2pm.
July 14- Pensacola Beach Air Show featuring the Blue Angels Show begins at noon, Blue Angels fly at 2pm.





Visit Indialantic, a quaint oceanfront town on Florida’s Mid-Atlantic coast for a weekend Craft Festival, July 7 - 8, 2018.  Meet local and regional crafters as you shop, and dine at the many local restaurants.




Florida Keys Underwater Music Festival

The underwater music festival is all about divers, snorkelers and wacky underwater musical instrument


Local Keys artist, August Powers, has sculpted numerous aquatic instruments to go along with the music. Past events have featured the Snorkeling Elvises, a longhaired mermaid playing the harp, and an underwater band.  The party begins Friday evening and continues on Saturday, please check website for updates.





This is the only sanctioned US Coast Guard Permitted Race around Key West. Swimmers and relay teams swim 12.5 miles clockwise around the island of Key West beginning and finishing on Higgs Beach (1000 Atlantic Blvd). Awards given to the the overall top- male and female finishers and the top 6 finishers in each age group.  Pre-race check is Friday, June 29 1 pm-7pm at the Florida Keys Community College pool.





Event Schedule:


Wednesday, June 27th 6pm - 9 pm
Registration/Captains Meeting
Pensacola Yacht Club

Thursday, June 28 - 4pm
Boats leave from any pass (GPS confirmation)
Lines in at 4:01pm.

June 30, 3pm - 8pm,
Grander Weigh in

Sunday, July 1 10 am.
Awards Brunch, Pensacola Yacht Club





Sprint Distance Course
The event begins with a 1/4 mile swim in the warm Atlantic Ocean, followed by a 11.5 mile scenic bike ride, and ending with a 3 mile trail/road.  Duathlon is also available which is Run, Bike, Run (no swimming.)  The rules are based on USA Triathlon rules.

International Distance Course
Begin with a .5 mile ocean swim, next a 23 mile bike ride, and finishing with a 6 mile trail run.

Duathlon:
Run 1 mile, followed by a 11.5 mile bike ride and finishing with a 3 mile run.

Packet Pickup

To pickup your packet, stop by Mack Cycle at 5995 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL
(305) 661-8363

Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy Dates
The multi-race trilogy dates follow:

Trilogy #1 - June 17
Trilogy #2 - July 15
Trilogy #3 - August 12
Bonus Round - September 9

Event begins and ends at:
Miami Marine Stadium - 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149





Sprint Course:
Swim - 1/4 mile swim with the current in the St. John’s River, a fresh water shower provided for transition #1. Swim caps are provided in your race packet and must be worn during the swim.

Bike - 15 miles on flat, fast, out and back closed course along the urban riverfront and Home of the Jaguars, EverBank Field.

Run - 5K out and back with water stations at mile marks. The course along the Riverside North Riverwalk.

Olympic Course:
Swim- 1.5K (0.93 miles) Swim with the current in the St. John’s River (dock start).

Bike- 40K (24.7 miles) Flat closed course along the urban riverfront and home of the Jaquars, EverBank Field.

Run- 10K (6.2 miles) Out and back course with water stations at mile marks. The course is along the Riverside North Riverwalk.





Jefferson County kicks off the beginning of every summer with a Watermelon Festival!  Activities are scheduled throughout the month of June ending on the 17th with a street celebration!  Visitors enjoy watermelon along with an antique car show, fashion show, children’s theater 5K run, parade, games/contests, live music and entertainment, and much more.




Lionfish Derby

A cooler full of Lionfish caught during the Lionfish Derby in the Florida Keys


Summer 2018 Lionfish Derby Series Dates

-June 8 - 10, 2018 Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Sciences, Miami FL
-July 6 - 8, 2018 Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota Florida.
- July 13 - 14, 2018 15th Street Fisheries, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- August 3 - 5, 2018 Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Palm Beach, Florida
-August 10 - 12, 2018 Beach Marine, Jacksonville, FL
-September 14 - 16, 2018—Pennekamp State Park, Key Largo, Florida

Over $3,500 in cash and prizes given away at each Lionfish Derby.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for most lionfish, largest lionfish, and smallest lionfish.

Schedule of Events
Registration: $120 for 2-4 person team.
Captain’s Meeting: 7:30 pm the evening before the event starts

Derby Day:

  • Check website for individual location details.
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  • All proceeds from the tournament go to the Guides Trust Foundation to support professional fishing guides and back country fishery conservation programs. 





    Local and National crafters fill Cory Avenue with displays of their handmade pottery, jewelry, paintings, and more!  In addition to crafts stroll through the green market featuring exotic live plants, homemade soaps, dips and gourmet sauces.





    The 10th Annual Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival will be held on June 2, 2018, on Sombrero Beach in Marathon, Florida Keys.  There are twenty paddlers per boat who paddle to the beat of a drummer seated inside the bow and are guided to the finish line by the steersman inside the stern.  A portion of this year’s event proceeds benefits Heron Peacock Supported Living. 





    The supported ride has convenient rest stops with water, food, and sag support.  Pick your distance of either 20, 40, 60 miles on Rails to Trails or 50, 100 mile road routes.  This event is perfect for anyone wanting to complete their first Century ride.





    This fun-filled family celebration is held the first weekend of June each year in Wellborn Florida, which is in Suwannee County. The growing number of visitors can feast on blueberries served every way imaginable.  Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, bake-off and talent contests, vendors, parade, games, Blueberry pancake breakfast,  and more.

    Blueberry Festival Events

    A few of the highlights of the Blueberry Festival in Wellborn include:

    • Amusements
    • Fresh Blueberries and Blueberry Bushes for sale
    • Bake Off
    • Childrens petting zoo, ponies and more
    • Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
    • Parade themed “Christmas in June” with Floats, Horses, Class Cars
    • Arts and Crafts Vendors
    • Car Show

     





    Schedule:

    Friday, June 1, 2018
    5 pm- Registration begins, Appetizers and Cash Bar
    7 pm- Mandatory Captains Meeting

    Saturday, June 2, 2018
    7 am- Lines in
    4 pm - Cash bar
    4:30 - 6:30 pm - Weigh-In

    Sunday, June 03, 2018
    7 am - Lines In
    3 - 5pm - Weigh-In
    4 pm - Cash Bar
    6 pm- Dinner followed by Awards Ceremony





    Dates

    Crystal River Sprint Triathlon:
    #1 - Saturday, May 26, 2018
    #2 - Saturday, September 1, 2018
    #3 - Saturday, September 29, 2018


    Triathlon Course
    Swim -  ¼ mile in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico with a fresh water shower into transition area.
    Bike - 15 miles out and back on this fast and flat course, running through the pristine estuaries of West Central Florida’s beautiful “Nature Coast”
    Run -  3 miles out and back with water available at miles 1 and 2

    All Triathlons start and finish at the Fort Island Gulf Beach Park in Crystal River, FL.  All participants must be USAT members.




    Pirates Cove Marina

    Pirates Cove Marina in Manatee Pocket has 50 wet slips for boats up to 75 feet and dry rack storage.


    2018 Schedule

    Friday, May 25:
    Registration at Pirate’s Cove from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, followed by the Captain’s Meeting at 6:30 which includes complimentary food, door prizes, Silent and Live Auction.

    Saturday, May 26:
    Check-Out from Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, or Jupiter Inlets at 6:15 am.
    Weigh-In at Pirate’s Cove from noon - 4:00 pm.
    Awards BBQ at 5:00 pm at Pirate’s Cove.





    Make sure you check out the Seminole Indian camp, where you can witness the traditional Seminole and Miccosukee Indian lifestyle. The Folk Life Program will feature the counties of Southwest Florida. Again this year, they will host a banjo and fiddle contest, and have a children’s area featuring Florida’s heritage, culture, music and crafts.

    Directions - Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

    The state park is located at 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs Florida 32096, just off U.S. 41. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Exit 439), travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41 at the State of Florida’s Nature & Heritage Tourism Center. Festival Walk-In Entrance is on the left. For Main Entrance and Festival Parking, proceed one mile north on U.S. 41 and turn left at Florida Folk Festival sign. From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Exit 301), travel 9 miles to town of White Springs.





    The Blue Crab Festival kickoff is Friday, May 25 at 5:30 pm with live music.  There are 7 city blocks of Arts and Crafts, Fine Arts, Antiques, Family Activities, and Food.  A Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony honoring our military takes place on Monday.

    Festivities include:

    Entertainment daily from May 25 to 28, 2017
    Seafood Cookoff: Saturday, May 26
    Fireworks: Saturday May 26 at 9:15pm
    Parade - Monday, May 28 Parade and Memorial Ceremonies.

    Directions:

    From Jacksonville:
    Take I-95 South to Route 207 and follow to Downtown Palatka
    OR Take Hwy 17 South to Downtown Palatka

    From Gainesville:
    Take Hwy 20 East to Downtown Palatka

    From Daytona:
    Take Hwy 100 North to Downtown Palatka
    OR take I-95 North to Route 207 and follow to Downtown Palatka





    For ongoing updates and changes to the schedule, visit the Jacksonville Jazz Festival event online

    Dates and Highlights:  Thursday, May 24 - Sunday, May 27, 2018

    Performers:

    Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
    Shiela E
    Lohai
    The Bad Plus
    Huge Groove
    The Pete Escovedo
    Jane Bennett and Maqueque
    Vijay Iyer Sextet
    Grace Kelly
    Linda Cole and the Joshua Bowlus Quartet
    Mica Bethea Big Band
    and many more!

    The Florida Theatre:  128 East Forsythe St., Jacksonville, FL 32205





    This event offers live animal presentations, educational seminars from local nature centers and wildlife hospitals, pet care instructions and much more.  The June show schedule will be released soon, please check online for updates.

    Show cities and dates Summer 2018:
    Ft. Myers: May 26, 2018
    Tampa: June 9 - 10, 2018
    Sarasota: August 4 - 5, 2018

     





    Feel the Rush! Hear the Roar!  Join over 20,000 spectators at the 6th Annual Stuart Sailfish Regatta May 19 - 20, 2018.  Over 75 race teams from across North America will thrill spectators with non stop action!  Saturday and Sunday enjoy live music, food, swimsuit contest, and more.  Races begin promptly at 9:30 am Saturday, 9:00 am Sunday. 





    The 53rd Anniversary of the Pompano Beach’s Fishing Rodeo takes place May 19, 2018.  The awards banquet takes place Sunday, May 20 at the Rusty Hook. The events take place at the Sands Harbor Resort and Marina.

    Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo History

    The Fishing Rodeo started in 1965 by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce to keep winter tourists in South Florida longer than the winter months.  The tournament was named the Fishing Rodeo because it is a “roundup” of the most popular fishing species. In 1978, the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo was incorporated as a non-profit corporation.




    Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament

    Big Tarpon and Big Money draw hundreds of people to Boca Grande, FL every May


    If you have ever wanted to visit Boca Grande Florida then this is the time. The weekend kicks off with the World Richest Tarpon Tournament, followed by the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament, and Downtown Festival.


    The Tournament is limited to 40 boats and there is a $5,000 entry fee.

    The 2018 tournament schedule will be released soon. Please check website for details:
    http://worldsrichesttarpon.com/





    Tournament Details:

    Captain’s Mandatory Meeting: Friday, May 11th, 6:00 pm
    Location: Key Colony Inn

    Fishing: Saturday, May 12th
    Lines in 7:30 am
    Lines out 3:30 pm
    Weigh In:  3:30 pm to 6 pm

    Awards Banquet and Ceremony:  Saturday, May 12th at 7:00 pm at Key Colony Inn





    The 2018 3-leg fishing tournament begins with the Saltwater Shootout, is followed by the Saltwater Slam, and finishes with the Saltwater Showdown .  Schedule of 2018 events are posted.. 
    Fishing teams accumulate points during the 3-leg series for the most prestigious award, The Showdown Crown.  One lucky winner will be awarded a 29 foot SeeVee!  Prizes total in excess of $400,000 with more than 200 cash prize categories!

    May 10 - 13, 2018:  Saltwater Shootout
    June 7 - 10, 2018:  Saltwater Slam
    August 2 - 5, 2018: Saltwater Showdown





    Stroll through historic Sanford interacting with over 150 local, regional, and national artists as they perfect their craft before your eyes.  Visitors will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the art- education venues as well as enjoy live music and culinary delights during the weekend.





    This annual event is a fun, sandy and popular sand sculpting contest on Siesta Key.  All day long you can enjoy watching the sand sculptures being created by artists of all ages.

    Registration begins at 8:30 am, judging at 1pm with winners announcement at 2 pm. There are cash prizes for first, second, and third place for each category.  The categories include adult - humorous, adult - miscellaneous, children - 10 years and younger, and children 11-17 years of age.

    Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Directions:
    Siesta Beach - Take Rt. 41 to Stickney Point, then west over the Stickney Point Bridge.  Turn right just over the bridge onto Midnight Pass Rd and follow it until it becomes Beach Road ending at Siesta Beach.




    See historic homes in Apalachicola

    The historic home and garden tour in Apalachicola takes you back in time to see homes over 100 years old.


    The 26th Annual Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour is presented by the Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola Florida on May 4 - 5, 2018.

    The Home and Garden Tours tickets may be pre-purchased online or church office:
    Tour- $25
    Lunch- $12
    Tour and Lunch- $37
    Tickets day of event- $30

    Schedule of Events


    Friday - May 4, 2018


    5:30- 6:30 pm- Evensong, a celebration of Worship and Song at the Trinity Episcopal Church
    6:30 - 7:30 pm- Reception at Benedict Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church

    Saturday - May 5,018
    10:00am to 4:00pm - Home & Garden Tour Showcasing Century-old Homes, together with Beautiful Gardens
    10:00am to 3:00pm-  Auction on Church grounds.

    Lunch will be available from 11:00am to 1:30pm in Trinity’s Benedict Hall, ticket required.

     





    Recognized as one of largest and best antique shows in the USA, the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival has been around over 20 years. Each month, the show features a variety of antiques, collectibles and accessories from dealers all over the country. 

    Antiques Festival Dates:  The 2018 dates are:  May 4 -6, June 1-3, July 6-8, August 3-5, August 31- September 2, October 5-7, November 2-4, and November 30- December 2. The times for the Antiques event are: Friday (early bird) 9:00am - 5:00 pm,  Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. 

    Event Location:  Americraft Expo Center at the South Florid Fairgrounds, located off of Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Event Fees:  General daily admission is $8 for adults.  Children under the age of 16 are admitted for free.  Check website for specials/ coupons.





    2018 Entertainment Schedule will be announced soon.

    Bartram Park will be the location of the 3 fun-filled days of crawfish craziness. Bring your appetite!

    The Pensacola Crawfish Festival brings a little of the Louisiana bayou right here to Pensacola Bay. There will be a wide range of Cajun fare such as crawfish poboys, crawfish pies, and 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish and the annual crawfish eating contest! Plenty of things to do for the whole family; crafts, games, family area, and the famous “NASCRAW” crawfish races.
    Pensacola Runners Assoc. will sponsor The 43rd Annual Fiesta 5K and 10K on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30am- free entrance to festival for all participants.





    SunFest Concerts

    4 Days - 3 Stages - 50 Bands
    2018 Musical Lineup includes Pit Bull, Zedd, Logic, Nick Jonas, Rae Sremmurd, Incubus, 311, Sublime with Rome, Partynextdoor, and many more.

    SunFest Activities and Dates

    SunFest
    Thursday, May 3: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Friday, May 4: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Saturday, May 5: 12 noon – 11 p.m.
    Sunday, May 6:  12 noon – 9 p.m.

    Fireworks Show closes the Festival with a bang on Sunday, May 6 at 9 p.m.

    Directions to SunFest

    SunFest takes place in downtown West Palm Beach along Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway extending along Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue.

    From Northbound Interstate 95:  Exit at Okeechobee Blvd. Go east to Tamarind Ave. (at railroad tracks). Proceed north (left) on Tamarind Avenue to Banyan Blvd. Turn east (right) on Banyan to downtown. Follow signs to downtown parking.

    From Southbound Interstate 95: Exit at Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. Go east about 1 mile to Australian Ave. Proceed south (right) on Australian about 1/2 mile to Banyan. Go east (left) on Banyan to downtown. Follow signs to downtown parking.

    From Southbound Florida’s Turnpike: Exit onto Okeechobee Blvd. and head east. Continue about 5 miles to Tamarind Ave. (at railroad tracks). Proceed north (left) on Tamarind Avenue to Banyan Blvd. Turn east (right) on Banyan to downtown. Follow signs to downtown parking.

    From Northbound Florida’s Turnpike: Exit onto Okeechobee Blvd. and follow directions above. Or, exit onto Southern Blvd. and head east. Continue approximately 6 miles to Parker Ave. Proceed north (left) on Parker. Parker will become Tamarind Ave. after crossing Okeechobee Blvd. Continue north on Tamarind to Banyan Blvd. Turn east (right) on Banyan to downtown. Follow signs to downtown parking.





    The Suwannee Music Park is about 700 acres with a mile of frontage on the famous Suwannee River. There is RV camping, tent camping, and luxury cabin rentals on the property.  This annual event draws 1,000’s of country music lovers and nature lovers.

    Featured Performers

    This year promises awesome country music from around the country, here’s a sampling of the 2017 headliners:

    -Alan Jackson
    -Easton Corbin
    -Josh Turner
    -Locash
    -Rodney Atkins
    -Kentucky Headhunters
    -Tyler Farr
    -Cody Johnson
    -The Lacs
    -Pam Tillis
    -Williams and Ree

    Directions to the Suwannee River Jam

    The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located on U.S. 129 North of Live Oak. The Music Park is about 1 hour from Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee. It is less than a 1 hour drive from Lake City and Valdosta Georgia.

    Here’s how you get there:

    From Interstate 10, take Exit 283 (Hwy 129) and go 4 ½ miles North.

    From Interstate 75, take Exit 451 (Hwy 129) and go 4 ½ miles South.





    The 40th Annual Siesta Fiesta is a breezy Arts and Craft Festival along the beach in Siesta Key Village in Sarasota, Florida. Over 200 talented artists and crafters will be in attendance.  A great opportunity to view or purchase unique and one-of-kind art, sculptures, photos and more.  There will be a green market featuring plants, body products, and specialty food items. 





    The Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival has drawn crowds of over 100,000 people to this major festival with music, art, crafts, children’s activities, and fabulous food.  Local restaurants prepare the fresh catch and offer samplings along the rows of food booths.  Proceeds benefit over 50 charities.

    Directions and Parking
    The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is located at the East end of Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach.  The main entrance to the festival is on the corner of Atlantic and A1A.  Other entrances are on Pompano Beach Boulevard about 300 feet South of the Pompano Pier and Britney Avenue and Atlantic.

    Parking is available at municipal lots on the beach across from the Pier at NE 2nd Street and on Riverside Drive.  There is paid parking on private lots and other areas on Atlantic Boulevard.  Free trolley service runs from the parking lots at both Wachovia and Washington Mutual Banks.





    Join the 1,000’s of visitors as they stroll along historic Main Street in Downtown Alachua during spring time.  Over 200 vendors sell home and garden accessories as well as local artists displaying crafts, jewelry and more. 

    Bring your appetite and sample local food vendors, homemade baked goods, and shop at the farmers market filled with produce.

    The family will enjoy the many free child-friendly activites and crafts. Live entertainment throughout the day on two stages includes easy listening, Country, Gospel, Church Choir, and Jazz bands as well as a local dance team.





    Bring the entire family to the 8th Annual Suncoast BBQ Blues Bash!  Enjoy award winning BBQ, chili, desserts and more.  The children will enjoy the Kids park bounce house, games, and face painting, while adults compete in sporting clays and a corn hole tournament. Enjoy Blue Grass Music with the following International Bluegrass Music Association award winning bands:
    - Volume 5
    -Russell Moore & Illrd Time Out
    -Lonesome River Band

    Directions to Suncoast BBQ Bash

    *I-95 to Exit 193/Englewood
    *Go West on Jacaranda/(cr-765)
    *Turn West on Center Road
    *Right on Tamiami Trail
    *Left on Avenida del Circo (first traffic light)
    *Left on Airport Road (follow signs to the BBQ Bash)





    Come enjoy the great outdoors, panoramic views of the marina, downtown, and the Sarasota Bay while viewing the hundreds of boats on display.  There will also be a full range of marine products and accessories, seminars, and FREE kids fishing clinics. On-site restaurants, plus plenty of downtown parking available for all visitors.

    Events at the Suncoast Boat Show

    Please check website for updates on events http://www.showmanagement.com/suncoast_boat_show/event/special_events/

    Directions to Suncoast Boat Show

    Take I-75 to S.R. 780 West exit, Exit 210 Sarasota/St. Armands/Mote Marine/Gulf Beaches.  Merge onto Fruitville Rd.  Turn left onto Tamiami Trail/US 41. Continue to follow US - 41. Turn Right into Marina Plaza or see downtown parking garages in the area.





    Live Concerts
    A great mix of local, regional and national Blues favorites.
    Come out to see musical headliners Barefoot Bob and The Hope, Greg Billings Band, Lauren Mitchell, Little Jake and the Soul Searches, Sugar and Spice Revue.  Live music all weekend to entertain the crowds as well as an art show, tasty seafood, “Miss Daisy” boat rides, Pirate Magician shows, and more!





    The Spirit of the Suwannee River Music Park is a 700 acre resort with three miles of riverbanks, horseback riding stables, swimming pool, restaurant, and canoe livery and conference room. There are 32 lodging units, and over 800 RV sites with water, electric and full hookup.

    Directions - Wanee Music Festival

    Between I-10 and I-75. From I-10, take Exit 283 and go north on US 129 for 4.5 miles. From I-75, take Exit 451 and go south 4.5 miles. Look for Spirit of Suwannee signs.





    Take a 6.8 mile run over the 7 Mile Bridge in Marathon with 1500 runners completely surrounded by the beautiful emerald waters of the Florida Keys.

    The 7 Mile Bridge Run is in its 37th year.

    The Race starts at 7:30 AM and runners are allowed 80 minutes to cross the bridge.

    Race Packets can be picked up on Friday, April 13th at the Holiday Inn Express.





    The 11th Annual Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival is fun and educational on topics about the coastal environment, local critters, ground water, and red tides.  It is hosted by the Friends of the Emerald Coast State Parks and the Mattie M. Kelly Cultural and Environmental Institute of Northwest Florida State College. 

    Driving Directions


    To drive to the Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in Niceville:

    From the West:
    Take Interstate 10 East to Highway 85 South until you reach Highway 20. Go East on Highway 20 and the park is approximately 5 miles on the left.

    From the East:
    Take Interstate 10 West to Highway 331 South until you reach Highway 20. Go West on Highway 20 approximately 25 miles until you see signs for park on right.





    Stuart’s quaint downtown with over 70 shops and restaurants is the backdrop for the 21st Annual Stuart Craft Festival.  Stroll along Downtown Stuart to see original wooden sculptures, paintings, jewelry, handmade baskets, crafts and much more!

    Directions:
    Directions: From I-95: Take Stuart exit (Rt. 76), and go east for several miles. Go across US 1, and across the railroad tracks. Make a right-hand turn on St. Lucie Avenue, and then take an immediate right on Osceola Street. 





    This event is a great weekend for families who enjoy fossils and interesting displays of shark teeth.  The festival also features food vendors, live music and fun activities for children.  The 8th Annual Shark’s Tooth 10K starts at 7:30 on Saturday, March 3, participants have free 1-day entry to festival. Check website for registration information.

    The City of Venice in Sarasota County Florida is nicknamed the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World” because of the millions of shark teeth that wash up on their sandy white beaches along the coast.

    Sharks Tooth Festival Directions

    From I-75: Exit 193, Jacaranda Boulevard From the South, go left off the exit; from the North go right off the exit. Take Jacaranda Blvd. to Center Rd. Right onto Center Rd. for 2.5 miles. Cross over by-pass 41 then right onto Tamiami Trail. Cross over the water-way bridge, left onto Avenida del Circo, then left onto Airport Ave. Follow signs to the Festival Grounds.





    Recognized as “Sun ‘n Fun”, this unique event is an annual fly - in and Expo with over 40,000 recorded aircraft movements and one of the largest aviation tradeshows (over 500 commercial exhibitors).  The 6 day event holds over 400 educational hands on workshops, forums, aviation lectures in addition to daily air shows, New Kid’s Zone,  car show, great dining, concerts and more. Night Airshow with fireworks! Performances from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and many more!!
    Proceeds raised go towards Aviation Scholarships and Educational Programs.





    Visitors and residents alike fill the streets of this downtown shopping district to enjoy the Fine Arts Festival as well as the quaint shops, cafes, and breath taking architecture of West Palm Beach.


    Directions:
    From I-95:
    Take exit 70 for Okeechobee Blvd/FL-704. Keep right at the fork to continue toward FL-704/Okeechobee Blvd and merge onto FL-704/Okeechobee Blvd. Turn left at S Rosemary Ave.




    Bradford County Strawberry Festival

    Strawberry everything at the Bradford County Strawberry Festival in Starke, FL


    This popular annual festival draws a crown of over 12,000 visitors.  Enjoy a family fun weekend in Bradford County with live entertainment, Kid’s Zone, Arts and Crafts, Free Train Rides,  Helicopter rides, and plenty of strawberries!





    The Florida Film Festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is host to more than 25,000 local and cultural tourists every year with 100 visiting directors, producers, and award-winning talent.

    Featured Menus

    Along with the great films, Enzian, Eden Bar and local restaurants serve fabulous foods for all patrons to dine on. 

    About Florida Film Festival

    The Florida Film Festival, a non-profit cultural arts organization, operates with support of national and local sponsors, government agencies, official providers, private foundations, nonprofit associations, and individual donors. Festival sponsorship dollars also supports the infrastructure with operational assistance, programming, marketing, volunteer services, transportation, and communications.




    The Tico Warbird Airshow

    See planes from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Modern Warplanes at the Tico Warbird Airshow in Titusville


    The Space Coast Warbird Airshow is a community sponsored event featuring Modern Military Fly-Bys and Demos, Strafing Runs, Vintage Warbirds, Static Displays, Dog flights, and free admission to Vintage Vehicles Car Show.

    Highlights - Space Coast Warbird Airshow

    - Friday night twilight show with fireworks.

    - Plane and Helicopter rides

    - Over 35 Vintage Warbirds on display!

    -Vintage Car Show - a vintage car show on display on Saturday.

    Airshow Hours - the Tico Warbird Air Show is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Gates open 2:00 pm on Friday and 8:30 on Saturday and Sunday.

    Warbird Museum - before or after the airshow visit the educational museum, dedicated to the preservation of aviation history for future generations.  It is closed during the Tico Warbird Airshow but is normally open 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm (except for holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years.) 

    Directions - Warbird Museum on the Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX)
    From I-95, traveling from the south, take Exit 212 (SR 407) to end; Turn right (East) toward Kennedy Space Center on SR 405.

    From I-95, traveling from the north, take Exit 215; Turn left (East) at end of ramp on SR 50; Merge into right lane; Turn right onto SR 405, toward KSC.

    Go East on SR 405, past the Sunoco and BP stations .8 mile; Turn right (South) onto Tico Rd, museum is on the right.





    Join more than 125,000 fans on Jacksonville Beach’s Florida Oceanfront SeaWalk Pavilion to listen to great Blues music.  For 3 days, the oceanfront location and cool weather brings some of the greatest performers of Blues music for the whole family to enjoy.  Celebrate music with great local food and fun activities. In addition to the great music, Surfing the Blues Spring Surf Fest, hosted by the Florida Surfing Assoc. will take place Saturday and Sunday.  Performance Running the Blues 5KRun/2.5Walk happens Saturday morning on the Beach.




    Pavillion at the Bluegrass Festival in Perry, FL

    The Pavilion at the Bluegrass Festival in Perry Florida


    From April 5 - 7, 2018, the Florida State Bluegrass Festival will host some of the best bluegrass talent in the Southeast USA. 

    Bluegrass Festival Schedule of Events

    Some of the top performers are:
    -Mountain Faith
    -Nothing Fancy
    -Dave Adkins
    -Lonely Heartstring Band
    -Jo Odom
    -Adventures of Annabelle
    and many more!

    Forest Capital State Park Directions

    The Florida State Park is located 1 mile south of Perry on US 19 - South Alternate 27. 

    Playing the Banjo - Bluegrass Festival, Perry FL

    Playing the Banjo at the Bluegrass Festival in Perry, Florida






    Entertainment

    Come to the Flagler County Fair, enjoy carnival rides, games, food, pony rides, petting zoo, free kid zone, live music and much more!  The annual Rockin Rib Fest takes place April 6 -8.





    2018 Entertainment Sample:

    Line up times to be announced:

    Ballyhoo
    Ripe
    The Movement
    Tom Jackson Band
    Moska Project
    Katastro
    Ryan Owens & The JMC
    Live Bait
    Felix Moss and the Easy People
    and many more!

    Directions to the Festival from I95/Turnpike

    *Exit 129 (I95)
    *Exit 152 (Turnpike)
    *Head East to USI
    *Turn left on USI(4th St)
    *Turn right on Orange Ave




    Santa Rosa County Fair

    The Santa Rosa County Fair


    Highlights - Santa Rosa County Fair
    - Amusements
    - Horse Shows
    -Large Animal Exhibits
    - Pro Rodeo March 31


    For ongoing updates, please check the Santa Rosa County Fair’s website.





    2018 Fair Highlights:
    - Midway Rides
    -Pageants
    -Karaoke Contest
    - Livestock Competitions
    and much more!
    Check website for schedule details.





    Enjoy a weekend of unique arts and crafts while experiencing a festival ranked as one of the 100 Fine Art Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine.  Over 230 local, regional, and national artists will showcase their unique art along 5th Avenue South in Downtown Naples. 




    Annual Spring Garden Festival, Gainesville FL

    A butterfly at the annual spring garden festival, Gainesville, FL


    Walk on the Wild Side is the theme of the 2018 Spring Garden Festival! The weekend festival, focusing on wildflowers, has educational seminars and live entertainment while offering live and silent auctions, and our walk-through butterfly conservatory.  With over 175 booths are many bargains on arts, crafts, plants, and gardening supplies. Children can take part in gardening arts and crafts, planting their own flower to take home, photo opportunities,  and much more.





    The 6th Annual Uptown Art Expo is held along the waterfront at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.  Over 150 juried artists will display their creations such as glass, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, and photos. Chalk Street Artists will create their masterpieces using the asphalt as their canvas. Enjoy children’s activities, international street cuisine, craft beers, wine, as well as, live music performances throughout the weekend. Featured Performances: My Generation, Saturday 7 -9pm and Ambrosia, Sunday 3:30pm.





    The 15th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival is held on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach, Florida, located near Clearwater and Tampa. Visitors will enjoy this outdoor event with more than 100 of the nation’s best artists.  The great shops and restaurants along Corey Avenue will add to the fun and excitement.  Crafts on display are handmade in the U.S.A include jewelry, ceramics, pottery, and more. 




    Planes at the Cocoa Beach Airshow

    An F86 and F16 at the Cocoa Beach Airshow


    2018 Air Show Highlights:

    U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
    B-2 Stealth Bomber
    Shockwave Jet Truck
    B-17 Flying Fortress
    P-51 Mustang Demo
    Panchito B-25 WWII Bomber

    The 2018 Schedule will be released soon.

    F18 at the Cocoa Beach Airshow

    The Cocoa Beach Airshow will have jets and other planes






    Over 100 local and national artists will be part of the 37th Annual Englewood Fine Arts Festival.  Meet the artists as you stroll through their displays of sculpture, paintings, jewelry, photography, pottery, ceramics and more.  Enjoy live music, craft beer, wine, and BBQ.
    Directions:
    DIRECTIONS: From I-75 take exit 191 - RiverRoad (old exit 34), head west - stay on RiverRoad for approximately 13 miles, RiverRoad becomes Dearborn Street.




    Palm Beach Boat Show

    The Palm Beach International Boat Show has every thing from 8 foot inflatables to 150 Super Yachts


    From March 22 - 25, 2018, the 33rd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will have the leading marine manufacturers at Palm Harbor Marina.  Boats and yachts of all sizes including power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft and super yachts will be at this boat show. 

    Show entrances are at the intersection of Evernia St and Flagler Dr. and the intersection of North Clematis St and Flagler Drive.

    Events

    There will be plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy - Kids’ Fishing Clinics, Fishing Seminars, TrawlerPort, music, food and drinks. The show has close to 1 million square feet of exhibit space on land, in tents and in water along Flagler Drive and the Intercoastal Waterway.  There is plenty of parking and docks available if you come on boat.

    Boat Manufacturers at the Palm Beach Boat Show

    Some of the boat manufacturers at the show are Jupiter, Scout, Sea Ray, Mastercraft, Grady White, Hydra Sports,  Broward, Donzi, Glacier Bay, Bahama.

    Schedule for the Palm Beach Boat Show

    The hours for the Palm Beach International Boat Show are:

    March 22 - 25, 2018: 
    Thurs. March 22, 12 noon - 7 pm
    Fri. March 23, 10 am - 7 pm
    Sat. March 24, 10 am - 7 pm
    Sun. March 25, 10 am - 6 pm.

    Directions to the Palm Beach Boat Show

    From I-95 North:  Take Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. EAST to Australian Avenue SOUTH to Okeechobee Blvd.

    From I-95 South:  Take Okeechobee Blvd. EAST to Quadrille Blvd. and follow signs to Boat Show parking, Show sites and to alternative parking lots.

    Show entrances will be located at Evernia Street and Flagler Drive (waterfront); North Clematis Street and Flagler Drive (waterfront)





    Performing artists are as follows, with more to come. Specific times to be announced.

    -The Infamous Stringdusters
    -David Bromberg Quintet
    -Donna the Buffalo
    -Larry Keel Experience
    -Dar Williams
    -Billy Strings
    -Amy Helm
    -Jim Lauderdale
    -Verlon Thompson
    -Shawn Camp
    -The Grass is Dead
    and many more!

    Directions to Suwannee Springfest

    Between I-10 and I-75. From Ii10, take Exit 283 and go north on US 129 for 4.5 miles.
    From I-75, take Exit 451 and go south 4.5 miles. Look for Spirit of Suwannee signs.




    Corvettes Lined Up

    Corvettes lined up at the Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show in Miami


    Come see some of the most beautiful and rare Corvettes in the Southeast.  There will be judging with awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in numerous categories.
    Enjoy music by “DJ Scott the Music Man”, many door prizes, and 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to a local charities. 

    Red Corvette at Spring Corvette Meet in Miami

    A red Corvette at the Annual Spring Corvette Meet in Miami






    Artists performing are as follows (specific time lineup will come out 2 weeks prior to the event):
    A. Randolph
    Trombone Shorty
    Smokey Robinson
    Fantasia
    ChakaKhan
    Tasha Cobbs Leonard
    Pieces of a Dream
    Avery Sunshine
    Walter Beasley
    Joe
    Anita Baker
    and many more.
    >Other Activities

    Food and Beverage: A variety of food and beverage will be served - Soul food, Jamaican, Haitian, Latin, Chinese and Bahamian. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Marketplace: Areas will be set up for purchase of items such as arts and crafts, CDs, t-shirts, souvenir items and gifts.

    Displays: Non-for-profit organizations and vendors.

    Interactive stations: Games, photos, and other exciting interactive activities will be on hand.




    Downtown Tallahassee

    The streets of downtown Tallahassee with the Capitol


    Bike Florida 2018 “Sand and Stars” of Florida.  The Sand and Stars takes riders throughout Edgewater and Titusville with the convenience of only two base camps throughout the week.  Riders enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Florida as they raise awareness in communities about improving local cycling trails and facilities.  Bike Florida was created to promote safe cycling practices. Bike Florida was established as a fundraising event to help support the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program with proceeds supporting bicycle safety education and a regional training team that hosts bicycle safety education workshops for school teachers, youth leaders and law enforcement officers.

    Bike Florida’s Course

    Cyclists choose their ride,  averaging 35 -100 miles/day.  Rides begin and end in Edgewater, FL March 17-19, then switch to Titusville, FL March 20- 23.  Bike Florida is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote safe cycling in Florida.





    The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is a two day festival showcasing art, culture and works from over 175 of the nation’s best artists.  You can walk among life size sculptures, view one of a kind paintings, and beautiful photography.  Also available is jewelry, ceramics, live music and a Green Market.




    Concert at the St Augustine Seafood Festival

    The St Augustine Lions Seafood and Music Festival


    The whole family will enjoy this 3 day annual event with fresh seafood, arts and crafts, rides, and live entertainment with bluegrass, folk and country music. All proceeds benefit the Lions Club charities.

    The St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival hours are Friday from 3 pm to 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Enjoy food prepared by award winning vendors such as Greek Flame, Hammerheads Seafood, Gypsy Fish Island, and a variety of food trucks. The 2018 Entertainment Schedule will be released soon. The Francis Field on Castillo Drive behind the Visitor Information Center in St. Augustine Florida. No pets or coolers are allowed on festival grounds.

    Kids Activities at the St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival

    Children’s activities included: Rock wall, mechanical bull, giant slide, human hamster ball. moon bounce, make your own crazy hat, the Gingerbear Shoppe, custom sign shop, spin art, eatable sand art.




    Winter Park Florida Art Festival Poster

    Poster for the Winter Park FL Art Festival


    Art Categories at the Winter Park Art Festival

    Only original work may be displayed at the Winter Park Art Festival.  There is a wide variety of outstanding artwork displayed at the art festival.  The art categories include Clay, Digital Art, Drawing and Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor and Wood.

    Winter Park Art Festival Hours

    The festival begins on Friday, March 16 from 9 am to 6 pm.  On Saturday, March 17, the art festival is from 9am to 6 pm.  On the last day, Sunday, March 18, the art festival is from 9 am to 5 pm.

    About the Festival

    Each year more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show.  This year about 1,100 artists from around the world applied and judges selected 225 national and international artists along with 3 emerging artists to exhibit at the show.  An all volunteer board of directors runs the annual Festival.

    Prize Money Over the 50 Years

    Since first starting in 1960, the Winter Park Art Festival has grown tremendously in prize money from $40 for Best of Show in 1960 to $10,000 for Best of Show in 2011.  Here’s a quick glimpse of how the prize money has grown over the years!

    1960 Awards = $ 100;  Best of Show, $ 40
    1969 Awards = $ 6,000;  Best of Show, $ 750
    1979 Awards = $ 10,550;  Best of Show, $ 1,500
    1989 Awards = $ 25,550;  Best of Show, $ 3,000
    1999 Awards = $ 59,250;  Best of Show, $10,000
    2009-Awards = $ 67,500;  Best of Show, $10,000
    2017- Awards= $72,500;  Best of Show, $10,000

    Winter Park Art Festival

    Park Ave during the Winter Park Florida Art Festival





    Armadillo Skeleton at the Fossil Fest, Tampa FL

    An Armadillo Skeleton at the Fossil Fest in Tampa, Florida


    Fossil Fest is Florida’s largest prehistoric show where the public can view countless fossils found right here in Florida, as well as artifacts from Florida’s prehistoric people. Fossil Fest features educational activities for both children and adults on saber-toothed cats, giant wolves, sharks the size of school buses, and cavemen. Gems, minerals and fossil shells, will also be on display and available to buy or trade. Free workshops by experienced collectors Saturday and Sunday.




    Art Festival by the Sea, Jupiter

    See life size sculptures, ceramics, and paintings at the Art Festival by the Sea in Jupiter, FL


    Held along the A1A oceanfront, the 30th Annual Art Fest by the Sea has become a popular festival with its beautiful location.  Festival attendees will view life size sculptures, ceramics, and paintings while enjoying a warm ocean breeze. 
    Directions:
    The festival is located on A1A (Ocean Boulevard) on Juno Beach overlooking the beach.  Take I-95 to Jupiter, and exit on Donald Ross Road (Exit 83.) Head east to A1A on the beach.  At Donald Ross Road and US 1, go north, and enter the show site through Loggerhead Park.  Free parking and shuttle service available at the FPL lot on Universe Blvd & Ellison-Wilson Road. Free shuttles will be running 10AM-5PM from parking lot to festival show site!





    More than 21,000 people attend this event. 

    Other events and highlights include:

    • Live music entertainment for the 2 day event
    • Games for children including a rock-climbing wall
    • Boat show and boat sales
    • 200 plus vendors selling jewelry, clothing, arts and crafts, and other great souvenirs
    • Raffles and other great prizes and games



    Harley Davidson of Daytona Beach

    Harley Davidson in Daytona Beach hosts Bike Week Events


    When you arrive at Bike Week, you need to stop by the Official Bike Week Welcome Center for free information on area events.  The welcome center is located at Riverfront Park, across from Daytona-Harley Davidson, Beach Street.  The Riverfront Park will be open from 9 am to 8 pm showcasing major motorcycle manufacturers, food court, live entertainment, and have Bike Week merchandise for sale.

    Ride The Loop

    Motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere enjoy the open road, sunshine, and graceful curves around the 22 miles called The Loop. The Loop begins with a northerly trek at the foot of the Granada Bridge on John Anderson Drive in Ormond Beach.  Bring your camera as you’ll come across Florida’s natural beauty along the Intercoastal water way, the Fairchild Oak tree (one of Florida’s oldest living Oaks), and Ormond Park.

    Fun and Entertainment at Bike Week

    Street Festival throughout Bike Week, check website for daily schedule.

    Iron Horse Saloon -  The infamous Wall of Death, burn out pit, and live entertainment, located at 1068 N. US1, Ormond Beach.

     





    The 29th Annual celebration of Florida and its folk music, The Will McLean Music Festival honors the work of native Floridian, Will McLean as well as others who write and sing about Florida. Held at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, Florida, the festival will feature Florida songwriting contests, entertainment, demonstrations, workshops, arts and crafts and storytelling. 




    39 Rolls Royce Phantom

    A 39 Rolls Royce Phantom at the Amelia Island Concours D’ Elegance


    The Concourse d’ Elegance takes place March 9 - 11, 2018 at the Gulf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach.  The host hotel is the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island. 2017 Best in Show- 1935 Duesenberg SJ-582.

    Ritz Carlton Amelia Island

    Located on the a barrier island in Northeast Florida in the Ritz Carlton is within 30 miles of Jacksonville International Airport.  This Ritz Carlton has been named on of the top 5 best resorts in North America by Conde Nast Traveler along with many other awards. 

    Show Parking

    Parking is available at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport on Saturday and Sunday of show weekend. The cost to park is $10- $20 per car and includes shuttle service to the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island.

    Charities that Benefit

    The Amelia Island Concous d’ Elegance benefits many local charities in the Jacksonville area including the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida which cares for hundreds of terminally ill children and adults in North Florida each year regardless of their ability to pay. This event has raised over $2.2 million for Hospice.  Other charities are the Spina Bifida Association of Florida at Jacksonville (SBAJ), Shop with Cops, Duval County 4-H Foundation, and Navy Marine Corps Relief Society.

     

    1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Racer

    A 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Racer at the Amelia Island Concours D’ Elegance





    Orchid

    See Orchids at Fairchild Gardens in Miami


    Every March, Fairchild is host to this Annual Orchid Festival with beautiful orchids from around the world.  The top orchids are judged by the American Orchid Society during this event.  You can also select and purchase orchids at the show while enjoying food and entertainment.

    Directions - Fairchild Tropical Gardens
    From the North or Miami Beach - Take I-95 South to US 1 (S. Dixie Hwy.) Go South on US 1 to SW 42nd Avenue (LeJeune Road). Turn left on SW 42nd Avenue, and drive South to roundabout.  Enter roundabout and take 2nd right onto Old Cutler Road. Drive 2 miles on Old Cutler Road. Fairchild entrance will be on your left. 

    From the South or the Florida Keys - Take US 1 (S. Dixie Hwy) North to SW 152 Street (Coral Reef Drive). Turn right, heading east on 152 Street to Old Cutler Road. Turn left onto Old Cutler Road heading North. Drive past SW 120 Street and to the intersection of SW 57 Avenue (Red Road) and Old Cutler Road. Turn right onto Old Cutler Road and continue North for one mile. Fairchild entrance will be on your right.





    Come to the 90th Annual Rodeo for 4-days of competition and entertainment.  Events at the new Mosaic Arena include Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Shoot-outs, and more!
    Gates open at 11 am, Shootout begins at 1pm, Rodeo takes place at 2pm—rain or shine!

     





    The popular Trawler Fest returns to Stuart, Florida February 28 - March 4, 2017 . Visit the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort and Marina to view in-water displays as well as see the industry’s latest products and services.  Tips by professionals, demonstrations,  seminars, and boating classes are held throughout the weekend.  Attendees and exhibitors can enjoy the end of day with with music, cocktails, and dinner and other activities.
    Schedule:
    Seminars- Tuesday-Saturday March 6 - March 22
    In-Water Boat Show- Thursday-Saturday, March 8 - 11.





    The Art Fair blends a unique mix of eclectic artists.  Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard is an exceptional backdrop for this festival showcasing many new contemporary artists. 





    Becoming just as popular as the Venice show in the fall, the 17th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic is held in Downtown Venice along West Avenue.  The Art Classic showcases a combination of older and more contemporary art.  Come see a one of a kind art show filled with sculptures, painting and unique jewelry.





    The Grant Seafood Festival offers a variety of freshly prepared seafood, live entertainment, over 125 crafters and vendors as well as book sale and community service exhibits. All proceeds from this event go to community improvements such as a Scholarship Fund, the Grant Library, Grant Historical House and more.

    Seafood featured at the Grant Seafood Festival:

    • Steamed Clams
    • Fried Shrimp
    • Shrimp and Tuna Kabobs
    • Linguini with Clam Sauce
    • Sweet Puppies
    • Manhattan Clam Chowder
    • New England Chowder
    • Deviled Crabs
    • Fried Scallops
    • Fried Oysters
    • Fish Market
    • Raw & Steamed Oysters
    • Conch Fitters
    • Fried Clam Strips
    • Calamari
    • Lobster Bisque

    Directions to Grant Seafood Festival

    From the North on I-95
    1. Take exit #173 (PALM BAY/MALABAR) and go 0.4 miles
    2. Bear LEFT on SR-514 E and go 4.2 miles
    3. Turn RIGHT on US-1 and go 5.8 miles
    4. Now just follow the signs to the festival.

    From the South on I-95
    1. Take exit #156 (FELLSMERE/SEBASTIAN) onto FELLSMERE RD and go 4.0 miles
    2. Bear LEFT on ROSELAND RD(CR-505) and go 4.7 miles
    3. Turn LEFT on US-1 and go 6.6 miles
    4. Now just follow the signs to the festival.




    Florida Azalea Festival

    The Florida Azalea Festival in Palatka


    Come out and enjoy one of Florida’s Oldest Festivals.  It is located along the banks of the beautiful St. John’s River.  This event is for the whole family with live entertainment, food cook offs, art and craft vendors, and magnificent azaleas in bloom.  The festival will have food, the Miss Florida Azalea Scholarship Pageant, Car Show, Bowling Tournament, Parade, and more! 

    Azalea Parade- Saturday, March 3rd, 10am on Main Street!




    Concert at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City

    One of the many concerts at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, FL


    There will be a Queen’s Pageant and also a Baby Contest.  Free entertainment for the whole family, and headline concerts take place at the Strawberry Festival. The Midway will be in full swing with great rides, food and games. The Hillsborough County elementary students will be displaying their shoebox floats, and a photography contest.

    This is a family oriented event featuring arts, crafts, horticulture, livestock, agriculture, fine arts, rides, entertainment, food and of course, strawberries!  More than 60 carnival rides, free entertainment, concerts by top artists, parades, contests and non-stop fun fill this annual event.

    Free Entertainment

    The Strawberry Festival has daily performers in tents and arenas around the festival.

    Headline Entertainment

    Live entertainment daily, the 2018 performers include the Oak Ridge Boys, Gary Allan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Justin Moore with Dylan Scott, Big and Rich with Cowboy Troy, Lee Greenwood, Reba McEntire, Josh Turner, Casting Crowns, Trace Adkins, Drifters, Platters, I Love 90’s Tour featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, and Tone Loc, Earth Wind, and Fire, Sawyer Brown, Chase Bryant,  Brad Paisley, and many, more!

    Neighborhood Village

    Come see the best of quilts, scrapbooking, porcelain dolls, baking, cake decorating, food preservation, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, and many other award winning home made and hand crafted items made by residents in Florida.  The Neighborhood Village is located in the Armory Building, just East of Lost and Found.

    Directions to Florida Strawberry Festival

    From Orlando:
    Take I-4 West towards Tampa
    Take the Thonotosassa Rd. Exit. Exit 19 SR 566
    Turn left on Thonotosassa Rd. and follow to traffic light
    At traffic light go straight onto Lemon St. and follow to 4 way stop at Oak St.
    Turn right on Oak St.
    Ticket Office is approximately 2 blocks on the left. (Sign out front)

    From Tampa:
    Take I-4 East towards Orlando
    Take the Thonotosassa Rd. Exit. Exit 19 SR 566
    Turn right on Thonotosassa Rd. and follow to traffic light
    At traffic light go straight onto Lemon St. and follow to 4 way stop at Oak St.
    Turn right on Oak St.
    Ticket Office is approximately 2 blocks on the left. (Sign out front)

    From Winter Haven/Bartow using Hwy 60:
    Take Hwy. 60 West towards Tampa
    Turn right on Hwy. 39 and follow to Alexander St.
    Turn left onto Alexander St. and follow to Reynolds St. (S.R. 574)
    Turn left onto Reynolds St. (S.R. 574)
    Turn right on Plum St.
    Turn left on Oak St.
    Ticket office is one block on the left side of Oak St. (Sign out front)

    From Tampa/Brandon using Hwy. 60:
    Take Hwy. 60 East
    Turn left onto Turkey Creek rd. and follow to S.R. 574
    Turn right on S.R. 574 (Reynolds Street)
    Turn left onto Woodrow Wilson and follow to Oak St.
    Turn right on Oak St.
    Ticket Office on the corner of Woodrow Wilson and Oak St. (Sign out front)

    From Lakeland on Hwy. 92:
    Take Hwy. 92 West towards Tampa
    Turn left at Lemon St. and follow to 4 way stop at Oak St.
    Turn right on Oak St.
    Ticket Office is approximately 2 blocks on the left. (Sign out front)

    From Tampa on Hwy. 92:
    Take Hwy 92 East towards Lakeland.
    Turn right at Lemon St. and follow to 4 way stop at Oak St.
    Turn right on Oak St.
    Ticket Office is approximately 2 blocks on the left. (Sign out front)

    Livestock at the Strawberry Festival, Plant City FL

    Livestock is a big part of the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, FL





    Central Florida Fair Roller Coaster

    Roller coaster at the Central Florida Fair


    The Annual Central Florida Fair takes place March 1 - 18, 2018.  Started in 1910, the Central Florida Fair averages 250,000 in attendance. The fair is located on 87 acres near downtown Orlando and will give out $200,000 in prize money for various competitions.

    Rides, Exhibits, and Entertainment

    There are more than 100 rides from stomach dropping thrillers for the adrenaline seekers to Kiddie Land for the youngest riders. Other exhibits and contests at the Central Florida Fair include:

    Creative Arts – with nearly 3,000 handmade items in over 200 categories, including Fine Arts, Needlework, and Crafts and Hobbies.
    Food Arts and Sciences – a feast of baked goods, canned fruits, decorated cakes, and decorative touches for the home, plus dozens of daily chef demonstrations on a state-of-the-art kitchen stage.
    Horticulture – lush displays of flowers and foliage, plus information on gardening, water conservation, landscaping, and more.
    FFA – local middle and high school chapters present educational booths on landscaping, animal husbandry, veterinary care, and more.
    4-H – this leadership-building organization presents a year’s worth of youth activities in informative booths and creative contests.
    Livestock – featuring over 2,000 cows, horses, sheep, hogs, goats, chickens, and rabbits.
    Entertainment – over 100 groups featuring 800 singers, dancers and musicians on three stages.

     

    Central Florida Fair Livestock

    The Central Florida Fair has been celebrating the agricultural heritage of Florida for over 100 years. More than 2,600 entries annually, the Central Florida Fair presents one of the largest livestock shows in the Florida region.  In 2006, a horse show was introduced.

     

    Bunny at Central Florida Fair

    A bunny at the Central Florida Fair, Orlando



    Horse at Central Florida Fair

    A horse with Denny Chapman at the Central Florida Fair, Orlando




    This springtime event is for everyone who loves Mother Nature.  Theme displays of topiary, including over 70 Disney characters will be abundant throughout the park.

    Events at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

    There are many areas to visit around Epcot during the Flower and Garden festival.  Here are some of the highlights:

    Locally grown topiaries featuring Disney characters are featured at the main entrance and throughout World Showcase.

    Outdoor kitchens offering seasonal delights.

    Exhibits, how-to demonstrations, seminars.

    Garden Rocks Concert Series.

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    Key West Art Show

    Art on display at the Key West Art Show


    The 53rd Annual Old Island Days Art Festival brings nationally recognized artists from around the country to display their beautiful paintings from watercolor to oil and acrylic, decorative sculptures, photography, and other fine art. 





    The Siesta Key Craft Fair is an all craft event that takes place along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road in Sarasota, Florida.  All of the crafts are handmade in the United States of America.  You’ll find lots of treasures including handmade jewelry, ceramics, stained glass, paintings, photography and more.





    Held in historic downtown Stuart on Osceola Boulevard, the Downtown Stuart Art Festival has become one of the main art fairs in the area. The show is set up along Osceola Street in Stuart’s historic downtown area. This 28th year event brings together some of the best artists in the nation, displaying life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one of a kind jewels, photography and more.





    Entertainment

    Some of the entertainment at the St Lucie Fair include:
    Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 pm - PRCA ProRodeo
    Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 pm- PRCA ProRodeo
    Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 pm - Demolition Derby

    Check website for daily updates.

     

    Other Entertainment: 
    Live Music
    Show Me Safari Petting Zoo
    Show Me Safari - Racing Pigs
    Magic Shows






    The weekend event begins February 23, 2018 with a kick off Friday night the “duPont Registry Live!” Hangar Party at the Boca Raton Airport.  On Saturday, a black tie gala dinner and show.

    On Sunday, February 25, the main event takes place,  200 of the finest automobiles and motorcycles built will will be judged by an expert panel.

    Boca Raton Resort and Club

    The Concours d’ Elegance from February 23 - 25 takes place at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.  The resort has a championship golf course, world class spa, beautiful beaches, and tennis facility.  Fine cuisine, great entertainment, and Florida sunshine make this Concours a memorable event.

    Driving Directions to the Concours d’ Elegance Boca Raton

    From Ft. Lauderdale International Airport:
    Take I-595 West approximately 3.2 miles to I-95 North. Take I-95 North approximately 17 miles to Hillsboro Boulevard East (Exit 42A). Turn right onto Hillsboro Boulevard East and drive approximately 1.5 miles to Federal Highway. Make left onto Federal Highway then drive approximately 1.5 miles to E. Camino Real. Turn right and the resort entrance is .6 miles ahead on the left ­hand side.

    From Palm Beach International Airport:
    Begin East on direct ramp from airport¹s exit. Take I-95 South for 24 miles to Palmetto Park Road (Exit 44). Make a left on Palmetto Park Road and continue straight for 2.8 miles to Federal Highway. Turn right onto N. Federal Highway. Go .6 miles to E. Camino Real. Turn left and the resort entrance is .6 miles ahead on the left ­hand side.




    Ocean Drive - Miami Beach

    Ocean Drive on Miami Beach is the site for the South Beach Food and Wine Festival


    The Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival is a 4 day star studded event focused on the talents of top chefs and culinary artists, and wine and spirits distributors.  Family and adult events are scheduled throughout the 4 day weekend.

    Day and Evening Events

    There are day and evening events with wine tasting, cooking classes and seminars, taste tests, and concerts.  Superstar chefs will be making appearances like Giada De Laurentiis,  Alton Brown,  Ann Burrell, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Marc Murphy, Rachael Ray, Robert Irvine, Roger Mooking and many more.  New for 2017, The David Grutman Experience!

    Tickets

    You can purchase tickets online and many events sell out fast.  The events include wine tasting, luncheons, dinner, and auctions.

     





    Come and see favorites compete and enjoy the fine food, live concerts, and fireworks at the end of the day. Money raised from the tournament benefits the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. Player field will be announced soon.

    The Honda Classic kicks off at a party at the Gardens Mall Grand Court on February 15 at 7:00 pm.  A full schedule is available online.





    There will be great entertainment for the entire faimly, featuring many local artists. Don’t forget to check out the daily Midway specials! 

    Fair Highlights - Pasco County Fair


    Magic and Illusion Show

    Little Roy and Lizzy

    Live Bands

    Rodeo

    Demolition Derby

    Sea Lion Splash Show

    Alligator Show

    Robinson’s Racing Pigs

    Directions - Pasco County Fair

    The Pasco County Fairgrounds is located at 36722 S.R. 52 in Dade City.  It is approximately 8 miles east of I-75 (Exit # 285).




    The Coconut Grove Arts Festival

    The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is one of the largest in Florida


    One of the nation’s premier outdoor fine arts festivals this event in South Florida offers visitors an opportunity to meet talented artists, sample fine cuisine and enjoy live entertainment.

    Coconut Grove Art Festival - Global Food Village

    Located in Myers Park along South Bayshore Drive, the Global Food Village has nearly a dozen exclusive vendors serving a wide variety of culinary treasures.  Along the show route, there will also be pushcart vendors snacks and drinks like soft pretzels, ice cream, soy nuts, lemonade, and fruit smoothies.

    Directions to the Coconut Art Festival

    The Festival is held annually in the streets of Coconut Grove, Florida which is a charming village within the city of Miami. The Festival is located just south of downtown Miami along beautiful Biscayne Bay.  The Coconut Grove Art Festival runs along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.

    Coconut Grove Art Festival Bus Shuttles

    Bus schedules will be posted on the festival website.

    Art at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival

    Glass Globe at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in Miami





    Fishing in Cortez Florida

    Fishing in Cortez Florida


    Cortez Village is located Bradenton, 50 miles south of Tampa, Florida.  Visitors and locals celebrate “Old Florida” heritage and pride in a fisherman’s life.  The Cortez Fishing Festival is a two day event with live entertainment, music, boat rides, marine life exhibits, arts, crafts and tons of delicious fresh seafood. 

    In 1981, there were about 500 attendess to the event.  Now there’s more than 25,000 visitors to this seafood extravaganza.

    Cortez Village and Things To Do

    An old town in Florida.  When you turn off the main road into Cortez Village you’re taking a step back in time. The houses are small cottages with collections of commercial boats and gear in the yards.

    Go two blocks down to the shoreline and you’ll discover a number of fish houses where local fishermen sell their catches. Cortez is located on the northern edge of Sarasota Bay and it might just be one of the most beautiful places on earth.

    Add great live music, nautical arts and crafts, children’s activities, environmental exhibits, tasty seafood to Cortez Village to make up a great festival in February every year.

    Directions to Cortez Village

    To find Cortez Village on a map, locate Bradenton which is about 50 miles south of Tampa. Find State Road 684, known locally as Cortez Road or 44th Avenue, and go west to the beaches. As you approach Cortez Bridge which leads to Bradenton Beach, you will turn left, or south, at 124th St. Ct. West, into Cortez Village.

    Parking near Cortez Village

    Some parking is available in Cortez Village if you arrive early enough. There is additional parking at Coquina Beach on the island and at Sugg Middle School at 3801 59th Street West, just north of the intersection of Cortez Road and 59th Street West. Buses shuttle visitors from both of these locations to Cortez for $3.00 round trip. New this year, remote parking with bus service ($3.00) at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton, 34209.





    Go back 150 years in time on February 16 - 18, 2018, to experience a reenactment of the largest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War at the Battle of Olustee.
    Activities scheduled daily from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm include Color Ceremonies, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, and Medical Demonstrations. Demonstration and Reenactment Battles scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Music, crafts, food, and more.

    History of the Battle of Olustee

    The Union troops commanded by General Truman A. Seymour left South Carolina with an objective to occupy Jacksonville Florida, their 4th occupation.  Their goals were to disrupt transportation links and deprive the Confederacy of food supplies from central Florida, gain black recruits for the Union army, and help Unionists in east Florida organize a loyal state government.

    The Union troops landed in Jacksonville on February 7, 1864.  During the month of January, the Confederate forces were preparing for an offensive. They positioned themselves at Olustee near a lake called Ocean Pond to narrow the passage of the Union troops.

    On February 20, 1864 the Union force of 5,500 men and 16 cannon marched westward from Macclenny until they met up with the Confederate troops. Battle casualties amounted to 1,861 Union and 946 Confederate soldiers. In proportion to the number of troops involved, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

    Directions to Olustee Battlefield Historic Park

    Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park is located on U.S. 90, 15 miles east of Lake City, Florida.  From I-10, take Exit #45 to U.S. 90, then West 5 miles.





    This will be a great show if you need to remodel or update your home or garden area.  Product demonstrations will include kitchen, flooring, furnishing, spa, pool, and sunroom displays.





    Festival Headliners:

    Gibson Brothers
    Dailey and Vincent
    Balsam Range
    Dry Branch Fire Squad
    Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
    Many, Many, More
    Check website for schedule updates.