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Downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Festival

Visit the gulf shores of Sarasota Florida to take in the 22nd Annual Downtown Sarasota Arts and Crafts Festival held on Main Street from Lemon Ave to Selby Five Points Park on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 - 23, 2016.

Florida International Air Show

See the Military Jets, Aerobatic Performers, Historic Aircraft, Parachute teams and more at The 36th AnnualFlorida International Air Show in Punta Gorda at the Punta Gorda Airport.

Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa

The Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa sponsored by Florida Sportsman magazine will be held October 8 - 9, 2016 at the Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall.)  Angler, boaters, and hunters can participate in ongoing demonstrations, contests, seminars, contests to win free prizes and more.

Walton County Fair

The Walton County Fair will be held October 3 - 8, 2016 in DeFuniak Springs, FL.  In addition to the various livestock shows, there are many great events for the children, including hotdog and pie eating contests, greased pig contests and a Cash Scramble. Also, lots of great entertainment for all ages. Check the Fair highlights for times.

Central Florida Peanut Festival

Every October, the 1st Saturday is all things nutty in Williston Florida near Gainesville and Ocala.  The 28th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival in Williston’s Heritage Park offers lots of fun, rides, crafts, music, petting zoo, and peanuts that roasted, boiled, fried, and baked!

Scallop and Music Festival

The 20th Annual Scallop and Music Festival, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held September 30 - October 1, 2016 in George Core Park in Port St. Joe, FL. This popular festival offers locally harvested bay scallops, live music and activities for the entire family.

Clearwater Super Boat National Championship

Experience the thrill of Offshore Racing September 30 - October 2, 2016 in Clearwater FL.  Throughout the weekend,  visitors can stop by Baystar Race Village in Clearwater to see the Powerboats Dry Pits area with awesome powerboats up close and meet the drivers, take pictures and collect autographs.

Pensacola Seafood Festival

The Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival is held by the waterfront historic Seville Square in downtown Pensacola.  Bring the whole family for a weekend of outstanding food, competitions, live music, and crafts.

Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

Home remodeling will be the focus of the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show from September 29 - October 2, 2016 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. 

Northwest Florida Fair

The Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair has been entertaining the masses for over 45 years. Come on out and checkout the 4H presentations, local exhibits, and Arnold Amusements.  Enjoy pig races, petting zoo, pony rides and the World of Wondors.  There will be nightly entertainment by local artists. Make sure to take some time to view the amazing art show, presented by the Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach.

Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest

The South Florida Fairgrounds will be hosting the 8th Annual Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest September 23 - 25, 2016.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

For 21 ghoulish nights, Busch Gardens Tampa transforms into a super scary adult attraction. 

Marathon International Bonefish Tournament

The longest running fishing tournament in the Florida Keys, the Marathon International Bonefish Tournament, takes place September 22 - 25, 2016.

Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios

Halloween Horror Night held at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida is a Halloween experience that includes live shows, haunted houses, and amusement for all who attend this popular theme park annual event.

Smokin’ Pig Fest

The 8th Annual Smokin’ Pig Fest, sanctioned by FBA and a Jack Daniels Qualifier, will be held on September 16 - 17 at Columbia County Fairgrounds. Four categories will be in play:  Chicken, ribs, pork and brisket, with $14,000 plus in prize money on the line. $2,500 goes to the Grand Champion.

Lobster Festival and Tournament

The 27th Annual Lobster Festival and Tournament is set to take place at Schooners in Panama City, ‘the Last Local Beach Club’, on September 12 - 18, 2016. This 7-day event is know through out the state of Florida as the largest lobster event, and draws thousands of divers and lobster-lovers from all over the Southeast.

I Like It Hot Festival

The I Like It Hot Festival is the largest spicy food event in the state of Florida. The event will take place in Largo, FL on September 10 - 11, 2016. In addition to being able to sample and purchase spicy food and sauces, there are also contests to enter:  Amateur Salsa, Amateur Hot Sauce, and Pepper Eating. There will also be a variety of hot pepper plants to purchase, and live music for your listening pleasure.

Tampa Boat Show

Come to Tampa’s largest and longest running boat show! The Tampa Boat show takes place from September 9 - 11, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. 

Florida BBQ Association Funcook

The 16th Annual Florida BBQ Association Funcook will take place at Forest Capital Museum State Park in Perry, Florida over Labor Day weekend.

Key West Lobsterfest

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Live music, cold drinks, and fresh lobster! The Annual Key West Lobsterfest takes place in August.  Lobster lovers will converge in Key West to take part of the three-day event.  Celebrations go on throughout the entire weekend, including the famous Duval Crawl on Friday night.  Lobsterfest benefits a scholarship fund for Key West High School Students.

Hemingway Days

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An annual Ernest Hemingway look alike contest and festival is held every July at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West Florida.  For the past 35 years, Ernest Hemingway’s legendary author work and lifestyle has been celebrated with look alike contests, literary readings, theatrical performances, short story competition, fishing tournament, a birthday bash. 

Mango Mania

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Everything is coming up Mango at Mango Mania! offered by the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce on July 16 and 17, 2016. The event will feature specialty foods and drink made with this succulent tropical fruit.

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 2016 Summer Lionfish Derby series takes place in 4 locations on different dates.

Underwater Music Festival

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The Underwater Music Festival is back for it’s 32nd 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.

Mel Fisher Days

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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

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The annual Pensacola Beach Air Show on July 15 - 16, 2016 is part of the action packed Red, White, and Blues Week at Pensacola Beach Florida that highlights the Navy Blue Angels.

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament

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Over $20,000 in cash and awards! The 45th Annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament will take place June 29 - July 3, 2016.  The tournament winner receives and invitation to fish the Offshore World Championship.

Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix

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The 2nd Annual Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix takes place June 24 - 26, 2016 in Marathon Florida, enjoy a full weekend schedule, races take place on Sunday.

Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy

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Join the oldest triathlon series in South Florida, the 14th Annual Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy, take places on June 29, July 17, August 14, and September 11, 2016 (Bonus Round).

Jacksonville Triathlon Series

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The Jacksonville Triathlon Series is now an Olympic and Sprint event! The series will be held on three Saturdays this summer, June 18, July 16, and August 6, 2016 in Fernandina Beach and along Amelia Island.

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 June 18, 2016 for live animal encounters and seminars.

Swim Around Key West

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Join the master swimmers on June 18, 2016, as they swim 12.5 miles clockwise around the island Key West.  Its the Original FKCC Swim Around Key West and Swim Meet.

Don Hawley Invitaional Tarpon Tournament

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Top fly-rod anglers compete in a 5-day tournament using fly tackle and either a 12- or 16-pound tippet.  The 42nd Annual Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Fly Tournament takes place June 5 -10 2016.

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival

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

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival

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The 23rd Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival comes to sunny St. Pete Florida June 4 - 5, 2016.

Tour de Melon

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Tour de Melon Charity Ride takes place June 4, 2016 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 61st Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival in Downtown Chiefland.

Watermelon Festival

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The 66th Annual Watermelon Festival will be held in downtown Monticello June 17 - 18, 2016.

Wellborn Blueberry Festival

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The 23rd Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival will be held in Andrews Square in downtown Wellborn on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Organized by the Wellborn Community Association, proceeds benefit the city of Wellborn.

Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament

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Over $35,000 in cash, prizes, and awards for the top anglers!  The 22nd Annual Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament will be held at Sugarloaf Key June 3 - 5, 2016.

Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues Festival

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The 6th Annual Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues Festival will take place June 3 -4, 2016, at beautiful Riverfront Park. There will be a BBQ competition open to both professional and backyard BBQ teams. Judging will cover People’s Choice, Best Sauce, Best Dessert and Anything Butt. In addition to the great eats, there will also be amazing music provided by regional blues artists.

Crystal River Triathlon Series

The Crystal River Sprint Triathlon is 3-part series taking place in Florida’s “Nature Coast” on Saturday, May 28, Saturday June 11, and Saturday September 3, 2016.

Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament

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The 30th Annual Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA) Fishing Tournament takes place Saturday, May 27 - 28, 2016 at Pirates Cove Marina in Port Salerno.

Florida Folk Festival

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The 64th 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

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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

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The Jacksonville Jazz Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 26 with a Piano Competition at the Florida Theatre, and runs throughout the weekend with fabulous entertainment on four 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.

Stuart Sailfish Regatta

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The Stuart Sailfish Regatta, the FASTEST event on the Treasure Coast returns May 21 - 22, 2016 to Stuart, Florida.

Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament

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The 34th Annual “Worlds Richest” Tarpon Tournament and Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament will be held May 19 - 20, 2016.

Battle In the Bay Dragon Boat Festival

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

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, tuna, and wahoo.”  The event started in 1965 and takes place annually in May.

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 7, 2016.

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.

Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament Florida Keys

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Sponsored by Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center, Yamaha, Edge Water Power Boats, the 10th Annual Mother’s Day Tournament takes place May 6 - 7, 2016 in the Florida Keys!  Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

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 April 20 - May 1, 2016.

Pensacola Crawfish Festival

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One of the largest crawfish boils in Florida, the 32nd Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival will be held April 29 - May 1, 2016 on downtown Pensacola’s beautiful waterfront.

Saltwater Showdown Fishing Tournament

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South Florida’s largest tournament, The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, a 3-leg series takes place May - August 2016. 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. 

Suwannee River Jam

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The Suwannee River Jam, the South’s Largest Country Music Festival, takes place April 27 - 30, 2015 at the Suwannee River.  The line up of country musicians is awesome with award winning performers day and night.

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.

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 23, 2016.

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

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Florida’s Biggest Beach Party takes place at the 32 Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival from April 22 - 24, 2016 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.

Cotee River Seafood and Blues Festival

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An award winning annual festival, the Cotee River Seafood and Blues Festival combines live Blues music performed by local, regional, and national legends all weekend along with tasty seafood, beautiful boats, arts and craft fair and activities for the whole family.

Miami Sportfishing Tournament

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The Annual Sportfishing Tournament (formally Billfish Tournament) in Miami raises awareness and money for Marine Conservation.  Marine enhancement programs in South Florida have received over $750,000 for marine conservation and education.

Alachua Spring Festival

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Bring the whole family to the 26th Annual Alachua Main Street Spring Festival , April 17, 2016 from 11am- 5pm.

Wakulla Wildlife Festival

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The annual festival highlighting Wakulla County’s nature and history takes place at Wakulla Springs State Park on April 16, 2016.  The Festival has living history demonstrators, wildlife tours, student art shows, musicians, and more.

Floria Blueberry Festival

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The 2016 Florida Blueberry Festival takes place April 16 - 17, 2016 in Historic Downtown Brooksville.  Enjoy street performers, live music, art exhibits while sampling fresh blueberry delicacies.  Kid’s Zone provides plenty fun for all ages!

Suncoast BBQ Bash

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The Suncoast BBQ Bash 2015 will be held on April 18, 2015. This is a free event, which opens at 10am on Saturday, April 18. There will be lots of great food and music, with all proceeds going to the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc. 

Suncoast Boat Show

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Visit the 34th 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!

Wanee Music Festival - Live Oak

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The Annual Wanee Music Festival will be held for 3 days April 14 - 16, 2016 in Live Oak, Florida.  Over 16,000 people enjoy the 30 plus rock and blues bands.  2015 Bands include Gregg Allman , Widespread Panic,  Gov’t Mule, Les Brers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, 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.

Bradford County Strawberry Festival

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The 18th Annual Bradford County Strawberry Festival takes place April 9 - 10, 2016 in Historic Downtown Starke Florida.

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 2016 Surf and Turf Tour is a fully supported vacation for cyclists of all ages and abilities.  It takes place April 9 - 15, 2016.  The tour begins with over 500 riders in Arcadia, travels through Sarasota, and ends in Englewood, Florida.

Siesta Fiesta

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The 38th Annual Siesta Fiesta will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 - 10, 2016 on Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village, Florida, from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Florida Film Festival

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The 25th annual Florida Film Festival from April 8 - 17, 2016.  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.

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.

Flagler County Fair

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Join 1,000’s of visitors by attending the 28th 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.

Sun ‘n Fun Annual Fly In

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Hosted by the City of Lakeland and the Lakeland Regional Airport, the 42nd annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly - In and Expo takes place from April 5- 10, 2016 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. 

Las Olas Art Fair

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The 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II takes place on Las Olas Boulevard in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 - 3, 2016.

St Pete Beach Corey Craft Festival

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The 13th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 - 3, 2016 on Corey Avenue in Downtown St. Pete Beach, Florida.  This festival is an outdoor event and will also feature a Green Market. 

Santa Rosa County Fair

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The Santa Rosa County Fair will be held April 1 - 9, 2016 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 4 - 5, 2016.

Melbourne Air and Space Show

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The Melbourne Air and Space Show takes place April 1 - 3, 2016 in Melbourne, FL.  This action packed weekend headline entertainment will be the U.S. Navy Blue Angels!

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 14th Annual Bluegrass Festival.  There will a chili cook off, great food, arts and crafts, free workshops, and lots of fun entertainment.

Hooked on Music Festival

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The 8th Annual Hooked on Music Festival in Historic Downtown Ft. Pierce, Florida will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016.  In addition to many great Florida bands, visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, live animals from Busch Wildlife,  food, kids activities, and more.

Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show

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The 30th Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show takes place Sunday, March 20th at Grand Prize Chevrolet in Miami.

Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts

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The 28th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts will be held from March 19 - 21, 2016 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, 175 booths, 2 stages, and numerous live gardening seminars.

Key Biscayne Art Festival

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The 52nd Annual Key Biscayne Art Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 19- 20, 2016 at The Village Green Park on Key Biscayne Florida.

Jazz in the Gardens

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The 11th 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.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

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Named Americas Best Art Fair in 2015! Celebrating 57 years, the prestigious Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival takes place March 18 - 20, 2016 along Park Avenue in Winter Park. A showcase of 200 plus booths with 350,000 plus visitors will enjoy the 3 day event.

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 Springfest

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Come on out to the 20th Annual Suwannee Springfest at Suwannee Music Park. Four fun-filled days of fabulous music. Over 30 artists available for your listening pleasure!

Fossil Fest

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The Tampa Bay Fossil Club hosts the 29th Annual Fossil Fest on March 12 - 13, 2016 at the State Fairgrounds.

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.

Annual Art Fest by the Sea

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The 28th Annual Art Fest by the Sea will be held March 12 - 13, 2016 in Jupiter and the Juno Beach area in Florida.

Will Mclean Music Festival

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Folk Music festival being held at Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, Florida March 11 - 13, 2016 , presented by some of Florida’s best songwriters and entertainers. 

Tico Warbird Airshow

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The 39th Annual Tico Warbird Air Show takes place March 11 - 13, 2016 at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida. Along with the many ground displays and aerial performances, this year’s show will highlight the Tuskegee Airmen and the missions they flew during WW II.

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 14th Annual International Orchid Festival showcases more than 10,000 orchid plants from 50 plus vendors. 

Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment

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Experience life during the Civil War at the 19th Annual Naturecoast Civil War Reenactment.

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. 

City Place Art Fair (West Palm Beach)

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The 6th Annual City Place Art Fair takes place in West Palm Beach, Florida March 5 - 6, 2016.

Downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: October 04 , 2014 to October 05, 2014

Times: 10am - 5pm

Location: Main Street in Downtown Sarasota,   1592 Main Street, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Admission: Free event.

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Florida International Air Show - Event Details

Date: October 21 , 2016 to October 23, 2016

Times: 2016 show times coming soon.

Location: Punta Gorda Airport,   28000 A-1 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, Florida 33982

Admission: Online ticket sales- 2016 prices: Adult tickets at gate is $20 and a child's ticket at gate is $5. Discounted tickets are available online, save $5 per ticket for adults. Ticket packages available online or at the gate.

Vendors.

Website:http://www.floridaairshow.com

Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa - Event Details

Date: October 08 , 2016 to October 09, 2016

Times: Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall,   4800 US 301 N, Tampa, FL 33610

Admission: Admission: $8 adults, children 12 and under with parent free. For more details and discount ticket information visit http://www.FloridaSportsman.com/Expo.

Contact: Florida Sportsman Magazine, 2700 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL, 34994, Phone: 772-219-7400.

Website:http://www.floridasportsman.com/expo/

Walton County Fair - Event Details

Date: October 03 , 2016 to October 08, 2016

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Walton County Fairgrounds,   790 Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433

Admission:

Adults:  $5.00
Children (6-12):  $3.00
Children (under 5):  Free
Armbands for Rides:  $18.00 (Exceptions:  Tues and Thurs, $15.00;  Sat $15.00 (Noon-5 pm), $18.00 (6 pm-Closing)

Contact: Walton County Fair, Inc., PO Box 550, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Phone: 850-892-5261. Phone: 850-892-5261. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.waltoncountyfair.com/

Central Florida Peanut Festival - Event Details

Date: October 01 , 2016

Times: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Heritage Park,   North Main Street, Williston, Florida 32696

Admission: Admission and Parking- FREE

Contact: City of Williston, phone: 352-528-5552

Website:http://willistonfl.com/

Scallop and Music Festival - Event Details

Date: September 30 , 2016 to October 01, 2016

Times: See schedule above.

Location: Waterfront at George Core Park,   Port St Joe, Florida

Admission: General Admission: Friday- Ages 6 and up- $5, under 6- FREE, active military- FREE Saturday-Ages 12 and up- $10, ages 6 -11 -$5. Children 6 and under FREE, active military FREE. Parking- FREE. VIP tickets for both Friday and Saturday evening available for $125.

Contact: Scallop Festival Phone: 850-227-1223. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.scallopfest.com/

Clearwater Super Boat National Championship - Event Details

Date: September 30 , 2016 to October 02, 2016

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Coachman Park (Powerboats Dry Pits, Meet the Drivers),   301 Drew Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756

Admission: Free admission for the public.

Contact: Super Boat International, 1323 20th Terrace, Key West, Fl 33040. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.clearwatersuperboat.com/

Pensacola Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: September 30 , 2016 to October 02, 2016

Times: Friday 11am - 11pm, Saturday 10am - 11pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm.

Location: Seville Square and Bartram Park in Downtown Pensacola,   S. Alcaniz Street and Bayfront Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32502

Admission: Free to attend.

Contact: Fiesta Office, 2121 W. Intendencia Street, Pensacola Florida 32502. Phone: 850-433-6512.

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

Jacksonville Home and Patio Show - Event Details

Date: September 29 , 2016 to October 02, 2016

Times: Thursday and Friday: 11 am to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm; and, Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Location: Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center,   1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Admission: Online Ticket Purchase- $9.00 Box Office: Regular Adult (age 13 and up)Admission: $11.00 Children (Ages 6-12) $5.00 Under 6- FREE Seniors (60+) $5.00 Thursday Only Veterans- FREE Friday Only Discount Tickets: Thursday - Senior Day,ages 60 plus: $5.00 Friday - Veteran's Day, Active and Retired with valid ID- FREE

http://www.jacksonvillefallhomeshow.com/JHPSF/Buy-Tickets/3.aspx

Contact: Phone: 877-871-7469

Website:http://www.jacksonvillefallhomeshow.com/JHPSF/EventsHome.aspx

Northwest Florida Fair - Event Details

Date: September 27 , 2016 to October 01, 2016

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Northwest Florida Fair,   1958 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Admission: 2015 Admission TBD

Contact: Northwest Florida Fair, contact phone: 850-862-0211. Email for CEO, Charles Rigdon, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website:http://www.nwffair.com/

Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest - Event Details

Date: September 23 , 2016 to September 25, 2016

Times: September 23 -25, 2016, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.

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

Admission: $10 - children under 12 are free. Discount tickets available online with advance purchase.

Contact: The Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest is organized by Under the Sun Promotions, 7040 W Palmetto Park Road, Suite 4# 362, Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Phone: 954-205-7813. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.flnauticalfleamarket.com/

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens - Event Details

Date: September 23 , 2016 to October 30, 2016

Times: September 23 - October 30, 2016, 7:30 pm - 1:00 am.

Location: Busch Gardens Tampa,   3000 East Busch Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33612

Admission: 2016 - Ticket packages available online. Promotional discount codes available throughout Florida at select retailers. Gate price per ticket is $45.

You can purchase tickets online for Florida resident discounts, wicked weekend packages,and bloodcurdling upgrades.

Contact: Busch Gardens Tampa Phone: 813-987-5082

Website:http://seaworldparks.com/en/howloscream-tampa/event-info/overview/

Marathon International Bonefish Tournament - Event Details

Date: September 22 , 2016 to September 25, 2016

Times: September 22 - 25, 2016, times vary.

Location: Marathon, Florida Keys,  

Admission: The Marathon International Bonefish Tournament registration is $225 per angler, $125 per junior angler. The funds raised benefit a Marathon charity.

To register: http://www.mibt59.com/

Contact: Phone: 305-304-8682 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.fla-keys.com

Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios - Event Details

Date: September 16 , 2016 to October 31, 2016

Times: Sept. 16 - October 31, 2016

Location: Universal Studios Florida,   1000 Universal Studios Plaza Orlando, Florida 32819

Admission: Halloween Horror Night regular admission is $104.99 plus tax but many different packages are available.

Call: 1-407-224-4233 or purchase tickets online.

Contact: Universal Studios Orlando, phone: 1-407-224-4233.

Website:http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/

Smokin’ Pig Fest - Event Details

Date: September 16 , 2016 to September 17, 2016

Times: Friday Opening: 5:00 pm and Saturday Opening: 10:00 am

Location: Columbia County Fairgrounds ,   438 SW State Road 247 Lake City, FL 32056

Admission:

Admission- $5.  Free admission Friday until 3pm.
Event Fees:
Early team registration for all 4 categories- $275
Vending Teams (Pro):  $150
Cook Sites:  $100
Fee per Category:  $80

Contact: Event Contact Information: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Phone: 386-752-8822 Fax: 386-752-7506

Website:http://www.columbiacountyfair.org/

Lobster Festival and Tournament - Event Details

Date: September 12 , 2016 to September 18, 2016

Times: Hours vary

Location: Schooners Restaurant ,   5121 Gulf Drive Panama City, Florida 32408

Admission: Check the Lobster Festival and Tournament for updates.

Contact: Event Contact Information: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Phone: 850-235-3555 Fax: 850-235-0737

Website:http://www.schooners.com/events/lobsterfestival.htm

I Like It Hot Festival - Event Details

Date: September 10 , 2016 to September 11, 2016

Times: Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

Location: Minnreg Hall,   6340 126th Ave North, Largo, FL 33773

Admission: Adults: $5.00 / Children 12 and under FREE. Parking FREE.

Contestants: Call 727-423-8433 or register on the official website.

Contact: Your Hot Sauce Company, PO Box 1691, Pinellas Park, FL 33780. Phone: 727-423-8433. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.ilikeithotfestival.com/

Tampa Boat Show - Event Details

Date: September 09 , 2016 to September 11, 2016

Times: Friday: 10:00 am–8:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am–8:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Location: Tampa Convention Center,   333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida 33602

Admission: Adult: 16 years & up $12, 15 and younger FREE. . Online ticket purchase- https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/a/12bf89

Contact: Tampa Boat Show Office- 813-517-1070

Website:http://www.tampaboatshow.com/

Florida BBQ Association Funcook - Event Details

Date: September 03 , 2016 to September 05, 2016

Times: Schedule varies.

Location: Forest Capita Museum State Park,   204 Forest Park Drive Perry, FL

Admission:

All entry forms for registration are on official website (Follow the ‘Contests’ link)
Fun Cook open to all teams (Pro and Backyard)
Check website for fees.

Contact: Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Send all entries to: Dennis Schmitz P. O. Box 762 Macclenny, FL 32063

Website:http://floridabbqassociation.org/fba-fun-cook-2015/

Key West Lobsterfest - Event Details

Date: August 11 , 2016 to August 14, 2016

Times: Times vary.

Location: Duval Street,   Key West, Florida

Admission: Free to attend. Food and vendors cost extra.

Contact: Key West Promotions 218 Whitehead St. Suite #2 Key West, FL 33040 PH (305) 294-7170 Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.keywestlobsterfest.com/

Hemingway Days - Event Details

Date: July 19 , 2016 to July 24, 2016

Times: Events and contests vary daily.

Location: Key West,  

Admission: No fee to attend, except for special events.

Contact: Hemingway Days Phone Contact: 305-296-2388 (for Look-Alike Contest) or 305-294-0320 (for Literary Contest.)

Website:http://www.fla-keys.com/hemingwaymedia/

Mango Mania - Event Details

Date: July 16 , 2016 to July 17, 2016

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

Lionfish Derby Series - Event Details

Date: July 09 , 2016 to September 13, 2016

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/derbies">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

Underwater Music Festival - Event Details

Date: July 09 , 2016

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

Mel Fisher Days - Event Details

Date: July 09 , 2015 to July 12, 2015

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Key West,  

Admission: Prices vary depending on event.

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

Website:http://www.melfisher.com/default.asp

Pensacola Beach Air Show - Event Details

Date: July 04 , 2016 to July 16, 2016

Times: Blue Angels perform Saturday at 2:00 pm July 15 and 16.

Location: Pensacola Beach,  

Admission: Free to Attend

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

Website:http://www.visitpensacolabeach.com/what/airshow.php

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament - Event Details

Date: June 29 , 2016 to July 03, 2016

Times: June 29 - July 3, 2016, times vary

Location: Palafox Pier Marina,   890 S Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32502

Admission: Entries before May 31, 2015 $1000 per boat (4 anglers), after May 31, 2016 $1300 per boat (4 anglers).

For more information: Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club, PO Box 401, Pensacola FL 32502 Phone: 850-453-4638

Website:http://www.pbgfc.com/international-billfish/

Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix - Event Details

Date: June 24 , 2016 to June 26, 2016

Times: June 24 9am-8pmm June 25 8am - 4pm, June 26 7:30am- 6pm.

Location: Marathon Airport,   Marathon Airport-US1, Aviation Blvd., Marathon Florida

Admission: Free to watch.

Contact: Super Boat International, 1323 20th Terrace Key West, Florida 33040. Phone: 305-296-6166. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.superboat.com

Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy - Event Details

Date: June 19 , 2016 to September 11, 2016

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: $89- $189

You must register in advance at http://www.multirace.us/events/54#register

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

Website:http://www.triathlontrilogy.com/race_details.htm

Jacksonville Triathlon Series - Event Details

Date: June 18 , 2016 to August 06, 2016

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

Location: Main Beach Park ,   99 N. Fletcher Ave. Fernandina Beach, 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

Repticon Ft. Lauderdale - Event Details

Date: June 18 , 2016

Times: Saturday, June 18 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

Swim Around Key West - Event Details

Date: June 17 , 2016 to June 18, 2016

Times: Check-in 6:45-7:15, race begins 7:30 am.

Location: Higgs 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/

Don Hawley Invitaional Tarpon Tournament - Event Details

Date: June 05 , 2016 to June 10, 2016

Times: 5:45 am - 3:00 pm

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

Admission: Entry fee (2016): $1,250, limited to 25 anglers

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

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

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival - Event Details

Date: June 05 , 2015 to October 04, 2015

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 "1st pick" ticket $10. Check online for coupons and multi day discounts.

Contact: Event Organizer Contact Info: Mailing address- West Palm Beach Antiques Festival,PO Box 27272, El Jobean FL 33927. Phone: 941-548-4021. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.wpbaf.com

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: June 04 , 2016 to June 05, 2016

Times: June 4 - 5, 2016, 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/

Tour de Melon - Event Details

Date: June 04 , 2016

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

Location: Chiefland, Florida,   Greenway Trail 102 North Main Street Chiefland, FL

Admission: Fees: $50 until 5/27 $55 until 6/3 $60 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

Watermelon Festival - Event Details

Date: June 04 , 2016 to June 18, 2016

Times: Friday, June 17 1:00pm- 9:00pm. Saturday June 18 8:00am - 9:00pm.

Location: Various Locations,   Monticello, Florida

Admission: FREE admission

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

Website:http://monticellojeffersonfl.com/event/watermelon-festival/

Wellborn Blueberry Festival - Event Details

Date: June 04 , 2016

Times: Saturday, June 4, 2016: 7 am to 5 pm.

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

Admission: Free to attend.

Contact: Phone: 386-748-1618. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.wellborncommunityassociation.com/Pages/BlueberryFestival.aspx

Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament - Event Details

Date: June 03 , 2016 to June 05, 2016

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

Location: Sugarloaf KOA Campground and Marina,   MM 20 Oceanside, Sugarloaf Key, FL 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

Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues Festival - Event Details

Date: June 03 , 2016 to June 04, 2016

Times: Friday, June 3: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Saturday, June 4: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Location: Cocoa Village's Riverfront Park,   401 River Edge Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922

Admission: Admission is free. VIP tickets available for purchase.

Contact: Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues Festival Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://cocoavillagebbqandblues.com/

Crystal River Triathlon Series - Event Details

Date: June 28 , 2016 to September 03, 2016

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

Location: Fort Island Gulf Beach Park,   16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, Florida 34429

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

Registration: Download form and mail to DRC Sports, P.O. Box 70, Inverness, FL 34451 or register online.. Application- http://www.drcsports.com/RACES/application/CRSeries.pdf

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

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

Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 27 , 2016 to May 28, 2016

Times: Captains Meeting - Friday May 27,2016.

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

Admission: Offshore Boat Entry- $295 Inshore Team Entry- $150

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 27 , 2016 to May 29, 2016

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 27 , 2016 to May 30, 2016

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Blue Crab Festival ,   210 St Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177

Admission: Admission is free, entertainment is free, and parking is free. Ride bands are available for $20/day.

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 26 , 2016 to May 29, 2016

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

Stuart Sailfish Regatta - Event Details

Date: May 21 , 2016 to May 22, 2016

Times: Saturday, May 21 9am - 4:30pm, Sunday, May 22 9am - 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-: Pre-Event Online $10, Gate $15, VIP and Pit viewing: $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

Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 19 , 2016 to May 20, 2016

Times: May 19 - 20, 2016

Location: Boca Grande, FL,  

Admission: Tournament registration is $2,500

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/

Battle In the Bay Dragon Boat Festival - Event Details

Date: May 14 , 2016

Times: Race starts at 9:00 am on May 14, 2016.

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: Mailing address: Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival, POB 430095, Big Pine Key, FL 33043

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

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo - Event Details

Date: May 11 , 2016 to May 15, 2016

Times: Times vary.

Location: Alsdorf Park Boat Ramp,   2850 NE 14th Street Causeway, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062

Admission: Registration: Registration fees 2016: Boat Entry - $400, after May 1, $500. Drift Entry - $150.00

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/

Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest - Event Details

Date: May 07 , 2016

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 06 , 2016 to May 07, 2016

Times: May 6 to May 7, 2016

Location: Various locations in Apalachicola, FL,  

Admission: $20 (advance purchase) $25 (day of event) for Home and Garden Tour $12 for Luncheon

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

Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament Florida Keys - Event Details

Date: May 06 , 2016 to May 07, 2016

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:

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

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: April 30 , 2016 to May 01, 2016

Times: Saturday, April 30 10AM - 6PM. Sunday, May 1 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/

Pensacola Crawfish Festival - Event Details

Date: April 29 , 2016 to May 01, 2016

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

Saltwater Showdown Fishing Tournament - Event Details

Date: April 28 , 2016 to August 07, 2016

Times: Times Vary.

Location: Hillsboro Inlet,   Pompano Beach, Florida

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

Bluewater Movements, Phone: 954-725-4010.

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

Website:http://www.bluewatermovements.com/saltwater-showdown.php

Suwannee River Jam - Event Details

Date: April 27 , 2016 to April 30, 2016

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: Ticket purchase is available online. Weekend pass- $90, Military pass- $75, Student pass- $75.

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/

SunFest - Event Details

Date: April 27 , 2016 to May 01, 2016

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/

Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival - Event Details

Date: April 23 , 2016

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:http://www.nwfsc.edu/MattieKellyInstitute/env-estuary-festival.cfm

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: April 22 , 2016 to April 24, 2016

Times: Friday, April 22nd 5pm - 10 pm, Saturday, April 23rd 10 am - 10 pm, Sunday, April 24th 11am - 8 pm

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

Admission: Daily admission: Friday- $10, Saturday 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/

Cotee River Seafood and Blues Festival - Event Details

Date: April 22 , 2016 to April 24, 2016

Times: Friday, April 22- 5pm-11pm. Saturday, April 23- 10am -11pm. Sunday, April 24 - 10am - 6pm.

Location: New Port Richey Main Street,   6231 Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey, FL 34652

Admission: Admission is free.

Website:http://www.nprmainstreet.com/events/

Miami Sportfishing Tournament - Event Details

Date: April 21 , 2016 to April 23, 2016

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Miami Beach Marina,   300 Alton Rd # 300 Miami Beach, FL 33139

Admission: Miami Sportfishing Tournament entry forms available online.

Contact: Phone: 305-598-2525

Website:http://miamisportfish.com/index.htm

Alachua Spring Festival - Event Details

Date: April 17 , 2016

Times: 11 am to 5 pm

Location: Main Street in Downtown Alachua,   Alachua, Florida

Admission: Free.

Contact: Vendors register through website.

Website:http://www.alachuabusiness.com/festivals-events/

Wakulla Wildlife Festival - Event Details

Date: April 16 , 2016

Times: Saturday, April 16 8:30 - 4:00pm.

Location: Wakulla Springs State Park,   550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327

Admission: Free activities are available at Wakulla State Springs Park with normal park admission fee of $6. The premium guided tours vary in price from $5 to $15-.

The guided tours are limited in space, you can register online or call 850-561-7286.

Contact: Wakulla Wildlife Festival - 850-561-7286.

Website:http://www.wakullawildlifefestival.org/

Floria Blueberry Festival - Event Details

Date: April 16 , 2016 to April 17, 2016

Times: April 16, 10:00am - 10:00 pm. April 17 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Location: Brooksville, FL,   201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601

Admission: Admission: Adult: $7 Ages 6 - 17- $5 Under 5 - FREE Purchase tickets online: https://floridablueberryfestival.ticketsocket.com

Contact: Phone 352-754-4173, Fax 352-593-5919, https://www.facebook.com/FloridaBlueberryFestival

Website:http://floridablueberryfestival.org/index.php

Suncoast BBQ Bash - Event Details

Date: April 18 , 2015

Times: Saturday, April 18 10 am to 7 pm.

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 15 , 2016 to April 17, 2016

Times: Friday April 15, 10am - 7 pm; Saturday April 16, 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday April 17, 10 am - 5 pm

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

Admission: Show Admission: $13 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/

Wanee Music Festival - Live Oak - Event Details

Date: April 14 , 2016 to April 16, 2016

Times: Gates open at 10 am.

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

Admission: Tickets- $209.00- $499 (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 09 , 2016

Times: Race Start Time: 7:30 AM - April 9, 2016

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

Admission: $65 Non-Refundable Registration Fee.

Register for the 7 Mile Bridge Run

Contact: Contact the 7 Mile Bridge Run

Website:http://www.7mbrun.com

Bradford County Strawberry Festival - Event Details

Date: April 09 , 2016 to April 10, 2016

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/

Bike Florida Annual Spring Tour - Event Details

Date: April 09 , 2016 to April 15, 2016

Times: Times vary.

Location: Turner Agricultural Center,   2250 NE Roan St., Arcadia FL 34266

Admission: Event fees vary with the 7, 5, 2, and 1 day 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/

Siesta Fiesta - Event Details

Date: April 09 , 2016 to April 10, 2016

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

Florida Film Festival - Event Details

Date: April 08 , 2016 to April 17, 2016

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: Florida Film Festival Film and Party tickets range from $10 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/

Sharks Tooth Festival - Event Details

Date: April 10 , 2015 to April 12, 2015

Times: Friday,April 8 from 4 pm - 9 pm , Saturday, April 9- 10 am -9 pm, Sunday, April 10-10am-5pm

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

Admission: Admission $3.00 per person. Children 12 & under free.

Contact: Special Athlete Boosters, Inc. 8716 Misty Creek Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34241. Phone: 941-927-5940. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sharks-Tooth-Festival-121904567864383/

Website:http://www.sharkstoothfest.com

Flagler County Fair - Event Details

Date: April 08 , 2016 to April 10, 2016

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 6 - Student Night 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Gate Admission FREE, Ride bands $15.00 with coupon or $20.00 without.

Thursday April 7th -  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 8th - 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Gate Admission $5.00 adults, children 10 and under- FREE Ride Bands $20.00.

Saturday - April 9th- Family Day 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Gate Admission $5.00 adults, Children 10 and under- FREE. Afternoon armbands $20 from 12pm - 6pm. Regular ticket sales on Saturday night.

Sunday - April 10th - 1:00 to 6:00
Gate Admission FREE.  All-day arm band $15.

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

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

Sun ‘n Fun Annual Fly In - Event Details

Date: April 05 , 2016 to April 10, 2016

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/

Las Olas Art Fair - Event Details

Date: April 01 , 2016 to April 02, 2016

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/

St Pete Beach Corey Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: April 02 , 2016 to April 03, 2016

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

Santa Rosa County Fair - Event Details

Date: April 01 , 2016 to April 09, 2016

Times: April 1 - 9, 2016. Times vary each day. Fair will be closed April 4 - 5..

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

Admission: New Prices 2016! Gate: $5 Parking: $2 Check website for daily deals - http://www.srcfair.com/index.php?mod=pages&pid=68.

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

Melbourne Air and Space Show - Event Details

Date: April 01 , 2016 to April 02, 2016

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: Online ticket purchase: Adult (13 and over)- $16 Child (6 - 12)- $10

Website:http://www.airandspaceshow.com

Springing the Blues - Event Details

Date: April 01 , 2016 to April 03, 2016

Times: Schedule of Events Online.

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

Website:http://www.springingtheblues.com

Bluegrass Festival - Event Details

Date: March 31 , 2016 to April 02, 2016

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: Admission to the Florida State Bluegrass Festival: -Thursday -$10 -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

Hooked on Music Festival - Event Details

Date: March 26 , 2016

Times: Saturday, March 26 1pm - 12am

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

Admission: Free to public. VIP tickets- $50 (price goes up after March 1)

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

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

Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show - Event Details

Date: March 20 , 2016 to March 20, 2016

Times: Sunday: March 20, 2016 - 9am to 3:30pm

Location: Grand Prize 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/

Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: March 19 , 2016 to March 20, 2016

Times: 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:http://www.artswfl.com/art-events-2/art-festivals/downtown-naples-festival-of-the-arts/downtown-naples-festival-of-the-arts

Annual Spring Garden Festival - Event Details

Date: March 19 , 2016 to March 20, 2016

Times: March 19: 9 am to 5 pm; and March 20: 10 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://www.kanapaha.org/index.htm

Key Biscayne Art Festival - Event Details

Date: March 19 , 2016 to March 20, 2016

Times: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: The Village Green in Key Biscayne,   400 Crandon blvd , Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

Admission: No fee to attend.

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

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

Jazz in the Gardens - Event Details

Date: March 18 , 2016 to March 20, 2016

Times: Times to be announced.

Location: Sun Life Stadium,   2269 Northwest 199th Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Admission:

Ticket Prices Vary, purchase online at ticketmaster http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&=&=&q=jazz+in+the+gardens

Contact: Hotline- 1-561-681-5645

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

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival - Event Details

Date: March 18 , 2016 to March 19, 2016

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/

Palm Beach International Boat Show - Event Details

Date: March 17 , 2016 to March 20, 2016

Times: Thurs. March 17, 12 noon - 7 pm Fri. March 18, 10 am - 7 pm Sat. March 19, 10 am - 7 pm Sun. March 20, 10 am - 6 pm.

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

Admission: Admission to the boat show is $21 for adults and $11 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 Springfest - Event Details

Date: March 17 , 2016 to March 20, 2016

Times: March 17- 20, ,2016, times to be announced.

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

Admission:

Event Fees follow:
Check website for discounted online tickets.
Gate Prices:
Weekend Pass-  $210
VIP - $350
Student/Military- $210
Single Day - $50 - $90
*Weekend Pass includes music and camping Thursday - Sunday. Taxes and fees included.

Registration information online.

Website:http://suwanneespringfest.com/

Fossil Fest - Event Details

Date: March 12 , 2016 to March 13, 2016

Times: March 12, Saturday: 9am to 6pm and March 13, Sunday: 10am to 4pm

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

Admission: Admission Fees: $7 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/

Marathon Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: March 12 , 2016 to March 13, 2016

Times: Saturday March 12: 10am - 9pm and Sunday March 13: 11am - 5pm

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

Admission: Admission $5 per person, kids 10 and under 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/

Annual Art Fest by the Sea - Event Details

Date: March 12 , 2016 to March 13, 2016

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/

Will Mclean Music Festival - Event Details

Date: March 11 , 2016 to March 13, 2016

Times: March 11 - 13, 2016

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

Admission: Admission: Weekend advance ticket $35, at gate $40. 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 20232 Palmetto Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34432; Phone: 352-465-7208.

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

Website:http://www.willmclean.com

Tico Warbird Airshow - Event Details

Date: March 11 , 2016 to March 13, 2016

Times: Gates open 8:30am, Flightline: 9:00 am to 12 noon, and Airshow starts approximately 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/

Concours d’ Elegance Amelia Island - Event Details

Date: March 11 , 2016 to March 13, 2016

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 11 , 2016 to March 13, 2016

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/

Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment - Event Details

Date: March 11 , 2016 to March 13, 2016

Times: Times vary.

Location: Kirby Family Farm, 19630 NE 30th Street, Williston FL 32696,   19630 NE 30th Street, Williston FL 32696

Admission: General Admission is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 8 to 17. Children 8 and under are admitted free of charge.

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

Website:http://www.naturecoastcivilwarreenactment.com/

Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo - Event Details

Date: March 10 , 2016 to March 13, 2016

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

Location: Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo,   124 Heard Street, Arcadia FL 34266

Admission:

Tickets:
Premium seats = $25 - $30
Reserved seats = $20
Advanced ticket sales = $18
Children (11 and under) = $15

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

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

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

Date: March 05 , 2016 to March 06, 2016

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

Downtown Sarasota Arts and Crafts Festival

The Arts and Crafts Festival in Sarasota Florida


Located along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota Florida is known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and exceptional architecture.  The annual Downtown Sarasota Arts and Crafts show has become a yearly tradition for many residents as well as spring time visitors. 

Over 100 crafters from all over the country will be displaying their original pieces of art in all price ranges.  In addition, the Green Market will offer plants, orchids, spices, food and more!  Come enjoy fine arts and crafts.




Air National Guard Aerobatic Plane

The Air National Guard Aerobatic Plane performs at airshows


Recently named one of the “10 best air shows around the world”,this annual Southwest Florida charity event is open to the public providing a fun family entertainment. 

Tickets to Florida International Air Show

You can buy a general admission ticket and have it upgraded for reserved seating. You can also purchase a Flight Deck Tent package.

The Flight Deck Tent package lets you enjoy the show by spending your day in the Florida International AirShow Flight Deck tent area. You’ll have special seating, hot buffet meal, and drinks while enjoying the Florida International Air Show. 

Featured Performers and Displays at the Florida International Air Show, updates will follow entertainers:/strong>

  • The Quick Silver P-51D Mustang
  • Korean War Hero F4U-4 Corsair
  • Randy W. Ball MiG-17PF
  • The Spirit of Aviation
  • McCart Jet Motorsports
  • Franklin’s Flying Circus
The AeroShell Aerobatic Team

The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team flies the AT-6 Texan



A-10 Warthog

A-10 Warthog will be at the Florida International Airshow



10,000 Gallon Pond at Florida Sportsman Fishing and Boating Show, Tampa

A flats boat in a 10,000 gallon pond at the Florida Sportsman Fishing and Boating Show, Tampa


Florida Sportsman Expo Highlights

The Florida Sportsman Expo has free ongoing seminars on five stages , kids events, and free lessons at a 100 foot indoor fly-casting pond. One of the biggest attractions is the Rigging it Right Academy for both offshore and inshore fishing.  There are also “learning stations” with supplies on hand including wire, mono, pliers, and fresh bait. The Florida Sportsman magazine team gives hunting tips, personal hands-on instruction on properly rigging baits and lures that work best in the Florida waterways. 

Florida State Fairgrounds Directions

The Florida Sportsman Expo in Tampa is located on Highway 301 right off of I-4.

 

 




Walton County Fair

The Walton County Fair


Highlights - Walton County Fair

Monday, Oct 3
5:00 pm   Doors Open
5:30 pm Introduction of Local Beauty Queens- Main Stage
5:30 pm Hot Dog/Pie Eating Contest - Arena
6:00 pm Baked Goods Auction - Stage
6:30 pm Goat Show - Arena
7:00 pm Entertainment - Main Stage

Tuesday, Oct 4:
5:00 pm Doors Open
5:30 pm K-9 Demonstration - Arena
6:15 pm Greased Pig (Children 7 and younger) - Arena
7:00 pm Musical Entertainment- Main Stage
7:00 pm Hog Show - Arena

Wednesday, Oct 5
5:00 pm Doors Open
5:15 pm Cash Scramble
5:30 pm Poultry Show/ Rabbit Show - Arena
6:00 pm -West DeFuniak Elem. School “BeeBops”-  Main Stage
        - Freeport Elem. School Show Choir “SophistiCats” - Main Stage
        - Paxton Elem. School Show Choir - Main Stage
     
7:00 pm   Live Music- Main Stage
         

Thursday, Oct 6- Senior Citizen Night
5:00 pm Doors Open
6:00 pm Bingo Begins- Entertainment Room
6:00 pm Southwide Baptist Church- Main Stage
6:15 pm Greased Pig Contest (Children 12 yrs and younger) - Arena
7:00 pm Walton High School “Concert Chorus”
7:00 pm Hog Sale - Arena

Friday, Oct 7
5:00 pm Doors Open
5:15 pm Treasures in a Haystack - Arena
6:00 pm Horse Show - Arena
6:30 pm Live Music -Main Stage

         

Saturday, Oct 8
12:00 pm Doors Open
1:00 pm Beef Show - Arena
4:00 pm Dairy Cattle Show- Arena
5:00 pm Sheep Show - Arena
5:30 pm Gospel Sing- Main Stage
7:00 pm Cash Scramble
9:00 pm Drawings - Stage

Directions - Walton County Fair
Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida

From South Walton County:
Take U.S. Highway 331 North into DeFuniak Springs.
Take Right onto Highway 90 (east) for about two blocks.
Left onto Highway 83 North at light (Police Station will be on corner).
Go about one mile.  Fairgrounds on right.

From Crestview:
Take Highway 90 East into DeFuniak Springs.
Left onto Highway 83 North at light (police station will be on corner).
Go about one mile.  Fairgrounds on right.

From Bonifay:
Take Highway 90 West into DeFuniak Springs.
Right onto Highway 83 North at light (police station will be on your right at light).
Go about one mile.  Fairgrounds on right.





More than 9,000 visitors come celebrate the Williston tradition with peanuts galore and a fun festival including the Little Peanut Royal Family.  The crowning of Little Peanut King and Queen and Baby Peanut is one of the highlights.  The Little Peanut King and Queen are between ages 3 to 6 years old.  The Baby Peanut contestants are infants and toddlers up to age 2.

The revenue generated from the Central Florida Peanut Festival goes right back into the community!





Dine on freshly harvested scallops and local dishes while enjoying live music, art & crafts, kid’s zone, educational activities and more. Scallops also available for purchase to cook at home.

Entertainment Schedule at the Scallop Festival:

  • Friday,  September 30: 4:30pm - 6:00pm The Krickets 6:30pm - 8:00 pm The Currys 8:30pm - 10:00pm McKenzie’s Mill
  • Saturday, October 1: 11:00am - NOON Cypress Trio 12:30pm - 2:00pm Jerry Thigpen Trio 2:30pm - 4:00pm Bo Spring Band 4:30pm - 6:00pm John Sutton Band 6:30pm - 8:00pm The Springs
  • The Kids Zone

    Bring the kids to the Scallop Festival there will be a bounce house, slide, a petting zoo, pony rides and arts and crafts activities.





    Daily Events - Clearwater Super Boat National Championship

    Friday, September 30
    12:00pm-10:00pm Come to Baystar Race Village to see the Powerboats Dry Pits and Meet Who’s in the Drivers Seat, family activities, live music, food and more.
    5:30pm - 10:30pm- 500 Block of Cleveland Street Party
    6:15pm - 7:00pm-  Superboat Parade, Cleveland Street
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm come to the Baystar Race Village VIP party.

    Saturday, October 1
    9am to 10pm:  Stop by Baystar Race Village to see the Powerboats Dry Pits, meet the racing teams, view the Super Boats on display and watch practice runs, enjoy seafood from local restaurants.  Also, at Clearwater Beach Peir 60 from 6pm - 9pm Sunsets at Pier 60 VIP event. Vendors, Ice Cream and Fireworks! 

    Sunday, October 2
    10am-6pm Baystar Race Village -Powerboats Dry Pits. See boats/teams up close, take photos and get autographs.
    10:00am-5:00pm Clearwater Beach Pier 60. Tickets available for race viewing.
    12:00- Super Boat Race Heat 1, Clearwater Beach
    1:30pm- Super Boat Race Heat 2
    2:30-  Super Boat Race Heat 3
    5:30- Awards Presentation at Baystar Race Village.





    Over 100,000 visitors will take part in the 39th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival.  There are more than 180 arts and crafts vendors and is recognized as one of the largest arts and crafts fair in Northwest Florida. A variety of seafood dishes are prepared by carefully selected vendors like grilled conch, oyster croquettes, soft shell crab, and coconut shrimp. There is a children’s play area, cooking demonstrations, and much more.




    Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

    Glass bowls at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show


    Highlights at the 2016 Home and Patio Show

    -Appearances from Matt Blashaw of HGTV’s Yard Crashers and Vacation House for Free! 

    - Serena Appiah, 2016 Home and Garden Trendsetter of the Year.


    The latest in home and patio products will be showcased in various categories: 
    Appliances
    Decorating Products and Services
    Flooring
    Greenhouses
    Kitchen Cabinets
    Landscaping
    Lawn and Garden Equipment
    Lighting
    Outdoor Furniture
    Paving Stones
    Pools and Spas
    Walter Filtration Systems
    and more

     

    Patio Stone at Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

    Stone on display at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show





    The Northwest Florida Fair

    Ride the Merry Goround at the Northwest Florida Fair


    2016 Fair Hours:

    Tuesday Sept. 27- 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Wednesday Sept. 28- 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday Sept. 29- 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday Sept. 30- 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday Oct 1- 2:00pm - 10:00pm

    2016 admission TBD. Children age 5 and under are always admitted free.

     

    Northwest Florida Fair Directions
    The Northwest Florida Aair is located on Lewis Turner Blvd., also known as Rt. 189 which is about 6 miles from Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach.





    The 8th Annual Nautical Flea Market will have antique collectibles and maps, marine artifacts, rods, reels, lures and lines, boating apparel, taxidermy, diving equipment, and much more. Visit the New and Used Boat Show and auction. The Seafood Festival will offer up some of the freshest seafood in South Florida as well as live musical entertainment, wine/ beer garden,and Kid’s marine zone.




    Howl O Scream, Busch Gardens

    A Vampire at Howl O Scream, Busch Gardens Orlando


    The screams will be everywhere, not just on the roller coasters.  Celebrating its 17th year, Howl-O-Scream promises to chill your bones as they unleash Howl-O-Scream- Unearthed!!  Seven haunted houses, scream zones, rides, and fiends show will have you jumping out of your skin.

    Haunted House, Howl O Scream, Busch Gardens

    Inside the Haunted House at Howl O Scream, Busch Gardens Orlando






    The tournament’s kick off is at 4 pm on Thursday, September 22 at the Key Colony Inn located at 700 W. Ocean Dr. in Key Colony Beach.  It’s a fun event with individual and team competitions for the largest bonefish and permit.  A 3 species slam is awarded to the top spin or fly angler who releases the largest bonefish, permit and tarpon.  A wet pants award is given to the angler who wades from shore with the best catch.




    Universal Studios Horror Theater

    Halloween at Universal Studios Orlando


    From September 16 to October 31, 2016, get the scare of your life when you attend Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios.  A live bone chilling experience can be had as the theme park is transformed into an American Horror Story.  Revisit The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Exorcist, Michael Meyers, and more!  As you walk through haunted houses and watch out for many of the unexpected zombies and freaks that unexpectedly creep out of every corner. This event is not recommended for young children. Age 13 years or older is best.

    Wolfman at Universal Studios

    The Wolfman at Universal Studios Horror Nights






    The Smoking Pig Fest will have live music, vendors, lots of games, outstanding food and special appearances.

    Event Details - 2016 Schedule of Events for Smokin’ Pig Fest will be released soon.


    Past Event Schedule
    Friday
    5:00 pm   Cook Team Meeting and VIP Dinner
    6:00 pm   Live Music begins, featuring Ben Carter Band
    6:00 pm   Entry:  Anything But and Dessert Contest

    Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm Games, Sand pit, Bounce houses, Vendors and more…
    Noon - 2:00 pm Entertainment Begins
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Live Entertainment Begins
    5:00 pm   Awards Ceremony

    Check the website for the latest updates.




    Lobster Festival and Tournament

    Lobster is the main attraction at the Lobster Festival and Tournament in Panama City, FL


    Lobster tournament divers will compete in a variety of catagories, including Spiny lobster, Shovelnose lobster, and Big 6. Sunday will host a huge smorgasbord of fresh lobster, prepared any way you desire:  Blackened, broiled, chilled, fried, grilled, halved, sauteed, skewered, steamed or whole! The event will be combined with the 15th Annual Schooners Sand Sculpting Contest, so come check it out!

    Event Details:

    17th Annual Sand Sculpting Contest takes place all week!

    Weigh-Ins:  Saturday and Sunday
    Lobster Feast and Awards:  Sunday
    More details to come!





    2016 Event Details will be released soon! Previous years visitors have enjoyed pepper eating contests, amateur hot sauce and salsa competitions, Lolly Lick-a-Thon, live music and entertainment, and more!





    The Tampa Boat show will have hundreds of boats in the convention center and in the water - special boat show pricing makes this a great way to great deal on boat. You can see every type of boat from personal watercraft, to bay boats, center consoles, all the way to luxury yachts.

    In addition to boats, the Tampa boat show will have:

    • On water Sailing and Boating Classes
    • Education Center- Free Seminars
    • Paddle Sport Demo
    • Interactive Learning Center

    Register early for the boating and sailing workshops!
    There will also be boating seminars, clinics, contests, giveaways, fishing experts, speakers and more!





    This 3-day event will consist of several categories:  chicken, pork, pork ribs, brisket, chili and dessert entry. The competition is open to Professional and Backyard teams, alike, and awards will be recognized for first through fifth place.

    Event Details -Florida BBQ Association Funcook Schedule of Events:

    2015 Schedule of Events- 2016 will be posted soon.
    Friday-
    All Day BBQ Flea Market
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: BBQ dinner sales
    5:00 pm :  Cook Team Meeting
    6:00 pm:  Suckling Pig Meeting      
    6:00 pm:  Judging Class
    7:00 pm:  Wings comp
    7:00 pm:  Margarita Challenge
    7:30 pm:  Dessert Challenge

    Saturday-

    Turn in Times:
    Chicken:  11:00 am
    Ribs: 12:00 pm
    Pork:  1:00 pm
    Brisket:  2:00 pm


    All Day:  BBQ Flea Market, Silent Auction
    9:00 am- 2:30 pm:  Fun cook
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm:  Raffles
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm:  Organizer Panel
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm:  BBQ dinner sales
    3:30 pm:  Anything Bacon Challenge
    4:00 pm:  Sculpting Challenge
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm:  Annual FBA Meeting
    7:00 pm:  Celebrate last year
    8:00 pm:  Fashion Show


    Sunday-
    9:00 am: Anything Breakfast
    All Day:  Flea Market
    10:00 am: Bloody Mary Challenge
    11:00 am:  Box Building comp
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm:  BBQ dinner sales
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  Kids Q
    4:00 pm: Awards



    Teams must enroll in advance/Registrations available on official website.




    Key West Lobster Fest

    Lobster season means the Key West Lobster Fest and tons of lobster, music, and partying on Duval Street.


    The Key West Lobsterfest schedule of events;

    Thursday, August 11 :
    -Lobster Boil at the Sunset Tiki Bar and Grille 5:00-8:00pm
    Guests receive over a pound of the boil including lobster, scrim, andouille sausage, crawfish, corn, and potatoes.  Drink specials throughout the evening.

    Friday, August 12:
    1:00pm- Reef and Ritas 3-hour Catamaran sail and snorkel trip.
    8:00pm - midnight-  Duval Crawl.  Drink specials! Everyone received a official Lobsterfest T-shirt and lanyard.  Hundreds join the party strolling down Duvall street, proceeds benefit Key West High School Scholarship Fund.

    Saturday, August 13:
    Noon- 11pm-Street Fair on Duvall Street- Arts,crafts, merchandise, and plenty of lobster!

    Sunday, August 14:
    11:00 am - 2:00pm- Lobster Brunch served at the Key West Marriott Beachside.




    Hemingway Days

    Hemingway Days in Key West is held at Sloppy Joes and is a look alike contest, as well as many other activities


    The Pulitzer Prize winning author, Ernest Hemingway, lived in Key West in the 1930’s at 907 Whitehead Street.  His home is now a registered National Historic Landmark and still has his writing studio where he spent hours and hours writing.  His home has the first pool every built in Key West. He also loved the Keys lifestyle by visting Sloppy Joe’s on a regular basis and deep sea fishing with family and friends.

    You’ll see amazing look a-likes to Ernest Hemingway during the festival with stocky white-bearded men resembling him.  There will be readings and book signings by nationally acclaimed authors, a museum exhibit of rare Hemingway memorabilia, a fun and crazy “Running of the Bulls” and a 3-day marlin fishing tournament.





    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




    Lionfish Derby

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


    Summer 2016 Lionfish Derby Series Dates

    -July 9, 2016—Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota Florida.
    - July 16, 2016—15th Street Fisheries, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    - August 13, 2016—Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Palm Beach, Florida
    - September 10—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.
    • .



    • 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.





      Over 4 days, the fun events center around restaurants, block party, music, bikini contests, 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 weekend airshow event. Aircraft and teams taking part in this thrilling weekend include Redline, Fat Albert, Gary Ward, Kevin Coleman, Skip Stewart.

      Blue Angels Week Events:
      July 4- Fireworks on the sound side at 8:30 pm.
      July 13 - Breakfast with the Blues at 8:00 am.
      July 14 - Practice flight demonstration with Blue Angels at 2pm.
      July 15 - Dress rehearsal with civilian acts and Blue Angels begins at noon, Blue Angels fly at 2pm.
      July 16- Pensacola Beach Air Show featuring the Blue Angels Show begins at noon, Blue Angels fly at 2pm.





      Event Schedule:


      Wednesday, June 29th - 9 pm
      Captains Meeting
      Sanders Beach Community Center
      913 South St., Pensacola FL 32502.

      Thursday, June 30 - 4pm
      Boats leave from any pass (GPS confirmation)
      Lines in at 4:01pm.

      Friday, July 1
      Fishing- Day 1
      Scales open at 5 pm and close at 8 pm. at Palafax Pier Marina.

      Saturday, July 2
      Fishing- Day 2
      Scales open at 3 pm at Palafax Pier Marina. All boats must be in line outside marina by 8 pm.

      Sunday, July 3 10 am.
      Awards Brunch, New World Landing, 600 S Palafox St. Pensacola FL 32502.





      Visitors and boat fans get to experience the excitement of Offshore racing as they watch the race boats pass beneath the Seven Mile Bridge at super fast speeds of over one hundred and fifty miles per hour.  Free Admission at the Marathon Airport, come out to see the boats and meet the teams.

      You can view the races from the Gulf Side from Tranquility Bay to Seven Mile Bridge. The finish line is at Faro Blanco Marina @ Hyatt Place, 1996 Overseas Hwy.  Hang around after the race for an opportunity to see the Race Awards Presentation 4pm -  6pm.  A fun time for the whole family.





      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 19
      Trilogy #2 - July 17
      Trilogy #3 - August 14
      Bonus Round - September 11

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





      Sprint Course:
      Swim - 1/4 mile swim in the Atlantic Ocean (beach start) with a fresh water shower for transition #1. Swim caps are provided in your race packet and must be worn during the swim.

      Bike - 16 miles on flat, fast, out and back course along the coastline of scenic Amelia Island on NE Florida’s beautiful Atlantic coastline.

      Run - 3 miles out and back with water stations at mile marks. The run course is out and back through the North Fletcher island community.

      Olympic Course:
      Swim- 1.5K (0.93 miles) Swim in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

      Bike- 40K (24.7 miles) Flat course with one bridge through scenic Amelia Island.

      Run- 10K (6.2 miles) Out and back shaded course through Fort Cinch.





      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 2016:
      Fort Meyers: June 25, 2016
      Sarasota: July 9, 2016
      Deland, July 23, 2016
      Pensacola: August 13, 2016

       





      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 17 11am-7pm at the Florida Keys Community College pool.





      All proceeds from the tournament go to the Guides Trust Foundation to support professional fishing guides and back country fishery conservation programs. 





      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 2014-2015 dates are:  July 4 - 6, August 1 - 3, Sept 5 - 7, Oct. 3 - 5, October 31- November 2, December 5 -7, January 2 -4, and February 6 - 8,  March 6 - 8, April 3 - 5, May 1 - 3, and June 5 - 7, July 3 - 5, July 31 - August 2, September 4 - 6, and October 2 -4.  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.  Available on Fridays, attendees who visit show from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm will be able to purchase an “Early Buyers ticket” for $10, which can be used to attend festival for the entire weekend.





      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 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.





      Jefferson County kicks off the beginning of every summer with a Watermelon Festival!  Activities are scheduled throughout the month of June ending on the 18th with a street celebration!  Visitors enjoy watermelon along with an antique car show, rodeo, fashion show, children’s theater 5K run, parade, games/contests, live music and entertainment, and much more.
      June 4- Watermelon Pageants
      June 10- Kickoff Dinner, Bed Race and Rodeo
      June 11- Rodeo
      June 17- Rotary BBQ, Street Dance and Children’s Theater
      June 18- FMB Breakfast, Kiwanis 5K run, Antique Car Show, Parade and Festival, Children’s Theater,  Wacky Contests, Games, and more!





      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 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 “Come Clown Around” with Floats, Horses, Class Cars
      • Arts and Crafts Vendors

       





      Schedule:

      Friday, June 3, 2016
      5 pm- Registration begins, Appetizers and Cash Bar
      5 pm- Mandatory Captains Meeting

      Saturday, June 04, 2016
      7 am- Lines in
      4 pm - Cash bar
      4:30 - 6:30 pm - Weigh-In

      Sunday, June 05, 2016
      7 am - Lines In
      3 - 5pm - Weigh-In
      4 pm - Cash Bar
      6 pm- Dinner followed by Awards Ceremony





      Enjoy two days of outstanding Blues Music and the best BBQ Florida has to offer!  The weekend begins with a Friday night bash and pub crawl. The BBQ competition along with vendors, kids zone take place all day Saturday. Competitors will win over $9,000 in cash and prizes.  Event schedule will be released soon.





      Dates

      Crystal River Sprint Triathlon:
      #1 - Saturday, May 28, 2016
      #2 - Saturday, June 11, 2016
      #3 - Saturday, September 3, 2016


      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.


      2016 Schedule

      Friday, May 27:
      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 28:
      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 coastline counties of the Panhandle. 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 27 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 27 to 30, 2016
      Seafood Cookoff: Saturday, May 28
      Fireworks: Saturday May 28 at 9:15pm
      Parade - Monday, May 30 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 26 - Sunday, May 29, 2016

      Thursday, May 26
      Piano Competition - The Florida Theatre

      Friday, May 27
      5:00 pm - 11:00 pm.
      MAIN STREET:
      -Chris Godber
      -Dr. John
      -Snarky Puppy
      HEMMING PARK
      -Longineu Parsons Ensemble
      -Benny Golson Quartet
      -McCoy Tyner
      JACKSONVILLE LANDING
      -UNF Jazz Ensemble I
      -Spice & the Po’ Boys
      -Jazz Jam Session-Hosted by the Lisa Kelly/JB Scott Quintet



      Saturday, May 28
      1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
        MAIN STREET
      -Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition winner
      -Aaron Diehl Quartet feat. Warren Wolf
      -Somi
      -Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
      -Jon Batiste & Stay Human
      HEMMING PARK
      -DA Jazz Band
      -Charenée Wade
      -Lizz Wright
      -Ken Ford
      -Yellowjackets
      JACKSONVILLE LANDING
      -JU Faculty Ensemble
      -The Chris Thomas Band
      -Terry “Doc” Handy
      -Mark Pender presented by Buffet Crampon
      -Generation neXt featuring Nicholas Cole,
      -Lin Rountree & Lebron

      JAZZ Fest Clinic- location TBD
      Sunday, May 29
      1:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
      MAIN STREET
      -John Lumpkin and The Covenant
      -Cyrille Aimée
      -Nathan East
      -KEM
      HEMMING PARK
      -Eric Carter & Co.
      -Jamison Ross
      -Dizzy Gillespie™ Afro-Cuban Experience
      JACKSONVILLE LANDING
      -Gary Starling Group feat. Russell George
      -Pierre & Co.
      -Bobby Lee Rogers Jazz Trio

      Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel.

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





      Feel the Rush! Hear the Roar!  Join over 20,000 spectators at the 5th Annual Stuart Sailfish Regatta May 21 - 22, 2016.  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. 




      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 50 boats and there is a $5,000 entry fee.

      The 2016 tournament schedule will be released soon. Please check website for details:
      http://worldsrichesttarpon.com/





      The 8th Annual Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival will be held on May 14, 2016, 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 51st Anniversary of the Pompano Beach’s Fishing Rodeo takes place May 11 - 15, 2016.  Fishing is on Friday and Saturday, May 13 -14.. The awards banquet takes place Sunday, May 15. The events take place at Alsdorf Park at the 14th Street Boat Ramps in Pompano Beach. NEW for 2016, Military appreciation night, Thursday, May 12.

      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.





      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 24th Annual Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour is presented by the Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola Florida on May 6 - 7, 2016.

      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 6, 2016


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

      Saturday - May 7, 2016
      10:00am to 4:00pm - Home & Garden Tour Showcasing Century-old Homes, together with Beautiful Gardens
      10:00am to 2:00pm-  Auction on Church grounds.

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

       





      Tournament Details:

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

      Fishing: Saturday, May 7th
      Lines in 7:30 am
      Lines out 3:30 pm
      Weigh In:  At Curley’s Dock 3:30 pm to 6 pm

      Awards Banquet and Ceremony:  Saturday, May 6th at 7:00 pm at Key Colony Inn





      Stroll through historic Sanford interacting with over 100 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.





      2016 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 41st Annual Fiesta 5K and 10K on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30am- free entrance to festival for all participants.





      The 2016 3-leg fishing tournament begins with the Saltwater Shootout, is followed by the Saltwater Slam, and finishes with the Saltwater Showdown .  Schedule of 2016 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 5 - 7, 2016:  Saltwater Shootout
      June 9 - 12, 2016:  Saltwater Slam
      August 4 - 7, 2016: Saltwater Showdown





      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 2016 headliners:
      -Lynyrd Skynyrd
      -Big and Rich
      -Chase Rice
      -Clay Walker
      -LOCASH
      -Chris Janson
      -Big Smo

      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.





      SunFest Concerts

      2016 Musical Lineup includes Duran Duran, Alabama Shakes, Meghan Trainor, Train, Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki, G-Easy, Slightly Stoopid, Death Cap for Cutie and many more.

      SunFest Activities and Dates

      SunFest
      Wednesday, April 27: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      Thursday, April 28: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      Friday, April 29: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
      Saturday, April 30: 12 noon – 11 p.m.
      Sunday, May 1:  12 noon – 9 p.m.

      Juried Fine Art and Craft Show
      Friday, April 29: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      Saturday, April 30:  12 noon – 10 p.m.
      Sunday, May 1:  12 noon – 9 p.m.

      Youth Park
      Open Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 1.

      Verizon Wireless Fireworks Show closes the Festival with a bang on Sunday, May 1 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 9th 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.





      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.





      Live Blues Concerts
      A great mix of local, regional and national Blues favorites.
      Come out to see musical headliners Greg Billings Band, Chris Duarte, and Betty Fox Band.  Live music all weekend to entertain the crowds as well as a car show, art show, tasty seafood and more!





      Top Boat Prize of $30,000!

      2016 Schedule

      Thursday, April 21, 2016:
      6:00 pm- 10:00pm - Final Registration, Capt. Meeting and Kick-Off Party at Miami Beach Marina. Captains meeting at 6:00pm.

      Saturday, April 23, 2016:
      7:00 am - 4:00 pm Fishing
      3:00 - 6:00 pm Dockside Party and Baywalk Festival, FREE, open to the public!
      4:00 - 6:00 pm Weigh-In at Miami Beach Marina
      5:30 - 7:30pm- Silent Auction
      6:30 - 8:30pm - Awards Buffet
      7:30pm- Awards presentation.





      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.




      Manatee at Wakulla Wildlife Festival

      A Manatee at the Wakulla Wildlife Festival


      The Wakulla Wildlife Festival events and activities celebrate the environment and heritage in this area.  This year’s theme, Go Native, highlights the importance of pollinators in our environment. Presentations and activities will inspire everyone to make an effort to improve pollinator populations.

      Wakulla Wildlife Festival Schedule

      Events take place at Wakulla Springs State Park with many guided tours in the surrounding areas.

      Wakulla Springs State Park Schedule:

      Saturday, April 16 -

      10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Art on the Terrace at the Wakulla Springs Lodge
      8:30 am - 3:00 pm:  “Edutainment” on the Green
      1:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Live Music and Presentations at the Lodge
      7:00 am - 3:00 pm: Tours

      Sulfur Butterfly at Wakulla Wildlife Festival

      A sulfur butterfly at the Wakulla Wildlife Festival in Wakulla Springs, FL






      Highlights:

      -Live Music
      -Fresh Blueberries
      -Island Grove Wine Bar and Beer Garden
      -Street Entertainment
      -Shopping
      -Kid’s Zone featuring a 1000 ft Urban Slide





      Bring the entire family to the 6th Annual Suncoast BBQ 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. Relax with an afternoon of bluegrass music featuring 2014 grammy nominated Boxcars and the Claire Lynch 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. 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.





      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 35th 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 8th at the Holiday Inn Express.




      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!




      Downtown Tallahassee

      The streets of downtown Tallahassee with the Capitol


      Bike Florida 2016 “Surf and Turf” travels throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida.. Riders will experience the rural scenery of Arcadia, Florida’s “Rodeo Capitol”, continue on to the natural parks, beaches, and shopping in Sarasota.  The last leg takes riders along the picturesque coastline of the Gulf Shore ending with a party in Englewood.  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 between a 7, 5, 2, and 1 day ride averaging 40 -100 miles/day.  The ride begins in Arcadia and ends in Englewood, Florida, biking through scenic routes to the host city.  The tour will stay two-nights at each host city in order to take advantage of local rides and southern charm. Indoor and outdoor camping is available.  Restaurants suggestions for meals are marked along the way, lunch vendors will be available each day, meal plans are available.  Bike Florida is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote safe cycling in Florida.





      The 38th Annual Siesta Fiesta is a breezy Arts and Craft Festival along the beach in Siesta Key Village in Sarasota, Florida. Over 250 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 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.





      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 6th Annual Shark’s Tooth 10K starts at 7:30 on Saturday, March 5, 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.





      Entertainment

      Come to the Flagler County Fair, enjoy carnival rides, games, food, pony rides, petting zoo, free kid zone, live music and much more!  On Saturday, April 9th the 3rd Annual Backyard BBQ Contest takes place.





      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 USAF Raptor Demo, US Army Golden Knights, Navy F-18 Super Hornet Demo, Breitling Jet Team, and many more!!





      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. 





      The 13th 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 many 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. 




      Santa Rosa County Fair

      The Santa Rosa County Fair


      Highlights - Santa Rosa County Fair
      - Amusements
      - Horse Shows
      -Large Animal Exhibits
      Car Show: Saturday, April 9.


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




      Planes at the Cocoa Beach Airshow

      An F86 and F16 at the Cocoa Beach Airshow


      2016 Air Show Highlights:

      -Breitling Jet Team
      -Friday Night Flight
      -Team AeroShell
      -Flight Line Club VIP
      -Subsonex Microjet
      -Kent Pietech

      The 2016 Schedule will be released soon.

      F18 at the Cocoa Beach Airshow

      The Cocoa Beach Airshow will have jets and other planes






      Join more than 150,000 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 March 31 -April 2, 2016, 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:
      -Sideline
      -Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
      -Florida State Bluegrass Band
      -Pure and Simple
      -Band of Ruhks

      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






      2016 Entertainment Sample:

      Line up times to be announced:

      The Southern Drawl Band
      The Movement
      Fresh Catch
      Moska Project
      Ryan and Friends
      Tom Jackson
      Kurt Stevens

      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




      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






      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 260 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


      The weekend festival has educational seminars and 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.





      Key Biscayne is a quaint island community in Miami Dade County and host to the 52nd Annual Key Biscayne Art Festival.  Come enjoy many one-of-a kind paintings, photos, jewelry and ceramics.





      Artists performing are as follows (specific time lineup will come out 2 weeks prior to the event):
      Usher
      Kool and the Gang
      Average White Band
      Brian Culbertson
      Michael McDonald
      Najee
      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.




      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 18 from 9 am to 6 pm.  On Saturday, March 19, the art festival is from 9am to 6 pm.  On the last day, Sunday, March 20, the art festival is from 9 am to 5 pm.

      About the Festival

      The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is named America’s Best Art Fair for 2015.  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
      2015- Awards = $72,500; Best of Show $10,000
      2016- Awards= $72,500; Best of Show $10,000

      Winter Park Art Festival

      Park Ave during the Winter Park Florida Art Festival





      Palm Beach Boat Show

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


      From March 17 - 20, 2016, the 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, IGFA 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 17 - 20, 2016: 
      Thurs. March 17, 12 noon - 7 pm
      Fri. March 18, 10 am - 7 pm
      Sat. March 19, 10 am - 7 pm
      Sun. March 20, 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.
      John Prine
      Brandi Carlile
      Railroad Earth
      The Del McCoury Band
      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.




      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.





      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



      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 28th 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!





      The 27th 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. 




      The Tico Warbird Airshow

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


      The Tico 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 - Tico 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.




      39 Rolls Royce Phantom

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


      The Concourse d’ Elegance takes place March 11 - 13, 2016 at the Gulf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach.  The host hotel is the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island. 2014 Best in Show- 1937 Horch 853.

      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 $15 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.





      This 3 day historical event provides great fun. Friday is Education Day, local schools visit and experience life during the Civil War. On Saturday or Sunday, bring a chair and prepare to see battles as they were back in the Civil War time. You will have an opportunity to visit camps and talk to re-enactors.  There will be a Ladies Tea on Saturday morning, a Soldiers Ball for reenactors on Saturday night and church services for all on Sunday morning.  Location: Kirby Family Farm, 19630 NE 30th Street, Williston,  FL 32696.

      Highlights for the Battle Reenactment

      -Battles on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm
      -Student education day on Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
      -Food Vendors
      -Saturday night ball with live band for reenactors
      -Ladies Tea Saturday
      -Daily Artillery Demonstrations

       





      Come to the 88th Annual Rodeo for 3-days of competition and entertainment.  Events include Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Shoot-outs, and more!

      Directions to Arcadia Championship Rodeo

      From Tampa/Bradenton/Sarasota:
      Take I-75 South to Exit # 217 onto Highway 70 East. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the Arcadia city limits. Turn right at the first traffic light, heading south on US Highway 17. Turn left onto Heard Street, where the rodeo arena is located.

      From Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda:
      Take I-75 South to exit #164 onto US Highway 17 North. It is approximately 25 miles to Arcadia, where you will take a right onto Heard Street at the rodeo arena.

      From Orlando or Florida’s East Coast:
      Take I-4 West to Highway 27. Go south to Avon Park; turn right onto Highway 64. Go to US Highway 17, turn left (heading south) to Arcadia. Turn left onto Heard Street at the rodeo arena.





      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.