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Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

Home remodeling will be the focus of the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show from October 2 - 5, 2014 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. 

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.

Clearwater Super Boat National Championship

Experience the thrill of Offshore Racing September 26 - 28, 2014 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.

Bike MS PGA Tour Cycle to Shore

Celebrate the 28th anniversary of Bike MS in North Florida!  During this 2-day event cyclists choose their distance up to 166 miles from TPC Sawgrass to Daytona and back while raising awareness and funds for MS.

Smokin’ Pig Fest

The 6th Annual Smokin’ Pig Fest, sanctioned by FBA and a Jack Daniels Qualifier, will be held on September 19 - 20 at Columbia County Fairgrounds. Four categories will be in play:  Chicken, ribs, pork and brisket, with $6,000 plus in prize money on the line. $2,000 goes to the Grand Champion.

Marathon International Bonefish Tournament

The longest running fishing tournament in the Florida Keys, the Marathon International Bonefish Tournament, takes place September 18 - 21, 2014.

Lobster Festival and Tournament

The 25th Annual Lobster Festival and Tournament is set to take place at Schooners in Panama City, ‘the Last Local Beach Club’, on September 18 - 21, 2014. This 4-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 13 - 14, 2014. 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 Jalapeno Pepper Eating. There will also be a variety of hot pepper plants to purchase, and live music for your listening pleasure.

Lionfish Derby Key Largo

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 Lionfish Derby series takes place in 3 locations on different dates.

Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa

The Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa sponsored by Florida Sportsman magazine will be held September 13 - 14, 2014 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.

Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest

The South Florida Fairgrounds will be hosting the 7th AnnualFlorida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest September 12 - 14, 2014.

Scallop Festival

The 18th Annual Scallop Festival, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held September 12 - 13, 2014 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.

Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival

Come to Tampa September 12 - 13, 2014 for the Annual Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival.

Tampa Boat Show

Come to Tampa’s largest and longest running boat show! The Tampa Boat show takes place from September 5 - 7, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. 

Crystal River Triathlon Series

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The Crystal River Sprint Triathlon is 3-part series taking place in Florida’s “Nature Coast” on Saturday, May 24, Saturday July 28, and Saturday August 30, 2014.

Florida BBQ Association Funcook

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The 14th Annual Florida BBQ Association Funcook will take place at Clearbrook RV Resort in beautiful Clermont, Florida over Labor Day weekend.

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.   

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 19 and 20, 2014. The event will feature specialty foods and drink made with this succulent tropical fruit.

Smokin’ on the Suwannee BBQ Festival

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The Smokin’ on the Suwannee BBQ Festival is an annual event held at the Suwannee County Fair Grounds in Live Oak, Florida. The two-day event is a Professional contest, sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association.

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 34 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. 

Underwater Music Festival

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The Underwater Music Festival is back for it’s 30th 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.

Jacksonville Fourth of July Celebration

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The Jacksonville Fireworks display takes place on July 4, 2014 over the St. Johns River in Jacksonville Florida..

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament

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$50,000 in cash and awards! The 43rd Annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament will take place July 2 - 6, 2014 The tournament winner receives and invitation to fish the Offshore World Championship.

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 28 - 29, 2014 for live animal encounters and seminars.

The Redfish Tour - Jacksonville

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The Redfish tour is a one day inshore tournament for Redfish that takes place in several Florida cities. The Jacksonville tournament is scheduled for June 21, 2014.

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 21, July 19, and August 9, 2014 in Fernandina Beach and along Amelia Island.

Swim Around Key West

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Join the master swimmers on June 14, 2014, as they swim 12.5 miles clockwise around the island Key West.  Its the Original FKCC Swim Around Key West and Swim Meet.

Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy

Join the oldest triathlon series in South Florida, the 13th Annual Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy, take places on June 8, July 20, August 17, and September 14, 2014 (Bonus Round).

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival

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The 21st Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival comes to sunny St. Pete Florida June 7 - 8, 2014.

Wellborn Blueberry Festival

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The 21st Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival will be held in Andrews Square in downtown Wellborn on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Organized by the Wellborn Community Association, proceeds benefit the city of Wellborn.

Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues Festival

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The 4th Annual Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues Festival will take place June 6 - 7, 2014, 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.

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 40th Annual Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Fly Tournament takes place June 1 - 6 2014.

Dolphin Masters Invitational

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The 13th Annual Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational will be held May 31, 2014 in historic Key West, Florida.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

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The Jacksonville Jazz Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 22 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, Youth Talent Showcase, Art Festival fill this 3-day weekend.

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.

Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament

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The 28th Annual Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA) Fishing Tournament takes place Saturday, May 23 - 24, 2014 at Pirates Cove Marina in Port Salerno.

Florida Folk Festival

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The 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.

Fiesta Sand Sculpture Contest

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Sand sculpting contest open to all ages Sunday, May 18, 2014 on Pensacola Beach.

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.

Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament

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Over $35,000 in cash, prizes, and awards for the top anglers!  The 21st Annual Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament will be held at Sugarloaf Key May 16 - 18, 2014

Stuart Sailfish Regatta

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The Stuart Sailfish Regatta, the FASTEST event on the Treasure Coast returns May 16 - 18, 2014 to Stuart, Florida.

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo

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The Fishing Rodeo in Pompano Beach is a roundup of the most popular species for Florida fishing “cobia, dolphin, king, tuna, and wahoo.”  The event started in 1965 and takes place every third weekend in May.

Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament

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The 32nd Annual “Worlds Richest” Tarpon Tournament and Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament will be held May 15 - 17, 2014.

Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament Florida Keys

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Sponsored by Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center, Yamaha, Edge Water Power Boats, the 7th Annual Mother’s Day Tournament takes place May 9th and 10th in the Florida Keys!  Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

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 2014. 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. 

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 3, 2014.

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

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Art comes alive at the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts in historic Sanford, Florida May 3 - 4, 2014

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.

Pensacola Crawfish Festival

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One of the largest crawfish boils in Florida, the 30th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival will be held May 2 - 4, 2014 on downtown Pensacola’s beautiful waterfront.

Suwannee River Jam

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The Suwannee River Jam, the South’s Largest Country Music Festival, takes place April 30 - 3, 2014 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 26, 2014.

Siesta Fiesta

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The 36th Annual Siesta Fiesta will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 - 27, 2014 on Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village, Florida, from 10 am to 5 pm. 

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.

Suncoast Boat Show

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Visit the 32nd 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!

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

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Florida’s Biggest Beach Party takes place at the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival from April 25 - 27, 2014 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.

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 19, 2014.  The Festival has living history demonstrators, boat excursions, bird watching, photography, art shows, musicians, and more.

Suncoast BBQ Bash

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The Suncoast BBQ Bash 2014 will be held on April 18 - 19, 2014. This is a free event, which opens at 5pm on Friday, April 18 and at 10am on Saturday, April 19. There will be lots of great food and music, with all proceeds going to the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc. 

Bradford County Strawberry Festival

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The 16th Annual Bradford County Strawberry Festival takes place April 12 - 13, 2014 in Historic Downtown Starke Florida.

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.

Wanee Music Festival - Live Oak

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The Annual Wanee Music Festival will be held for 3 days April 10 - 12, 2014 in Live Oak, Florida.  Over 16,000 people enjoy the 30 plus rock and blues bands.  2014 Bands include The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Anastasio Gov’t Mule, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ziggy Marley 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.

St Pete Beach Corey Craft Festival

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The 11th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 5 - 6, 2014 on Corey Avenue in Downtown St. Pete Beach, Florida.  This festival is an outdoor event and will also feature a Green Market. 

Florida Film Festival

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The Enzian Theater is host to the annual Florida Film Festival from April 4 - 13, 2014.  The theater located in Maitland Florida will feature cutting edge American independent and international films with fine cuisine and wine to be enjoyed by all.

Santa Rosa County Fair

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The Santa Rosa County Fair will be held April 4 - 12, 2012 in beautiful Milton, Florida. Again this year they will be judging canned goods, livestock, recycled art, horticulture, handicrafts and photography. The 6th Annual Car Show will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Springing the Blues

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Springing the Blues is a free outdoor blues festival that takes place the beginning of 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 April for the 12th Annual Bluegrass Festival.  There will a chili cook off, great food, arts and crafts, free workshops, and lots of fun entertainment.

Miami Billfish Tournament

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The 32nd annual Billfish Tournament in Miami raises awareness and money for Marine Conservation.  Last year, this annual billfish tournament raised over $650,000 for marine conservation and education.

Flagler County Fair

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Join 1,000’s of visitors by attending the 26th 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 40th annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly - In and Expo takes place from April 1 - 6, 2014 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. 

Alachua Spring Festival

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Bring the whole family to the 23rd Annual Alachua Main Street Spring Festival , March 30, 2014 from 11am- 5pm.

Hooked on Music Festival

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The 6th Annual Hooked on Music Festival in Historic Downtown Ft. Pierce, Florida will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  In addition to many great Florida bands, visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, live animals from Busch Wildlife,  food, kids activities, and more.

Uptown Arts Expo

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Celebrate Art and Music at the annual Uptown Art Expo held March 29 - 30, 2014 in Almonte Springs, Florida.

Florida International Air Show

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See the Military Jets, Aerobatic Performers, Historic Aircraft, Parachute teams and more at The Florida International Air Show in Punta Gorda at the Charlotte County Airport.

Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show

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The 28th Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show takes place Sunday, March 23rd at Grand Prize Chevrolet in Miami.

Annual Spring Garden Festival

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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens hosts an annual Spring Garden Festival with more than 10,000 visitors, 200 booths, 2 stages, and numerous live gardening seminars.

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 2014 Magical History Tour is a fully supported vacation for cyclists of all ages and abilities.  It takes place March 22- March 28, 2014.  The tour begins and ends in Palatka with stops in Daytona Beach and St. Augustine.

Hyde Park Village Art Fair

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The 25th Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 22 - 23, 2014 at the Hyde Park Village in Tampa, Florida.  This event is an outdoor festival that features many fine art and craft displays. 

Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts

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The 26th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts will be held from March 22-23, 2014 on historic 5th Avenue South in Downtown Naples Florida.

St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival

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The 34th Annual St Augustine Lions Seafood and Music Festival will be held March 21 - 23, 2014 next to the Visitor Information Center in St. Augustine Florida.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

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Named Americas Best Art Fair in 2013! Celebrating 55 years, the prestigious Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival takes place March 21 - 23, 2014 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 18th 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 Annual Fossil Fest on March 15 - 16, 2014 at the State Fairgrounds.

Key Biscayne Art Festival

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The 50th Annual Key Biscayne Art Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 - 16, 2014 at The Village Green Park on Key Biscayne Florida.

Jazz in the Gardens

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The 9th 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.

Tico Warbird Airshow

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The 37th Annual Tico Warbird Air Show takes place March 14 - 16, 2014 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.

Annual Art Fest by the Sea

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The 26th Annual Art Fest by the Sea will be held March 8 - 9, 2014 in Jupiter and the Juno Beach area in Florida.

Marathon Seafood Festival

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

Bike Week

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Bike Week in Daytona Beach has been a tradition since 1937 and is the World’s Largest Motorcycle Event. This year Bike Weeks takes place March 7 to 16 in Daytona Beach.

Will Mclean Music Festival

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Folk Music festival being held at Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, Florida March 7 - 9, 2014 , presented by some of Florida’s best songwriters and entertainers. 

Chiefland Spring Ride/Tour

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Three, fun-filled days of cycling at the Chiefland Spring Fest.  All rides start in Chiefland and tour through Florida’s Gulf Coast Trails. 

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. 

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.

Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment

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Experience life during the Civil War at the 17th Annual Naturecoast Civil War Reenactment.

Fairchild Annual Orchid Festival

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Fairfield’s 12th Annual International Orchid Festival showcases more than 10,000 orchid plants from 50 plus vendors. 

Cadillac Championship

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The Cadillac Championship takes place March 6 - 9, 2014 at Trump National Doral in Doral, Florida.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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The Annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival takes place March 5 - May 18, 2014 at Walt Disney World Epcot Theme Park.  You’ll enjoy millions of flowers in bloom, ask top horticulturists for advice, and kids can experience hands on gardening.

Las Olas Art Fair

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The 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II takes place on Las Olas Boulevard in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday and Sunday, March 1 - 2, 2014.

Jacksonville Home and Patio Show - Event Details

Date: October 02 , 2014 to October 05, 2014

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: 2010 Jacksonville Home and Patio Show Admission: Regular Adult Admission: $10.00 Online tickets- $8.00 Children ages 6 - 12: $5.00 Children age 5 and under: Free Discount Tickets: Senior Day Tickets on Thursday Only for ages 60 plus: $5.00 Group tickets (20 or more): $7.00

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

Contact: Phone: 877-871-7469

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

Pensacola Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: September 26 , 2014 to September 27, 2014

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

Clearwater Super Boat National Championship - Event Details

Date: September 26 , 2014 to September 28, 2014

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/

Bike MS PGA Tour Cycle to Shore - Event Details

Date: September 20 , 2014 to September 21, 2014

Times: Check-in/ Start times vary.

Location: TPC Sawgrass/ Daytona,   110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082

Admission: Range from $45 - $75 in addition to $200 minimum fundraising goal.

Call 904-332-6810 or register online.

Contact: Phone: 904-332-6810. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://bikefln.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/FLNBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=20286

Smokin’ Pig Fest - Event Details

Date: September 19 , 2014 to September 20, 2014

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:

Event Fees:
Vending Teams (Pro):  $100
Cook Sites:  $100
Fee per Category:  $75

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/

Marathon International Bonefish Tournament - Event Details

Date: September 18 , 2014 to September 21, 2014

Times: September 18 - 21, 2014, 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)

Lobster Festival and Tournament - Event Details

Date: September 18 , 2014 to September 21, 2014

Times: Thurs., Sept. 18 11am-10pm; Fri., Sept. 19 11am - 10pm; Sat, Sept. 20 8:30am - 10pm, Sun,Sept. 21, 11am - 8pm.

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 13 , 2014 to September 14, 2014

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/

Lionfish Derby Key Largo - Event Details

Date: September 13 , 2014

Times: Friday Night - 6:30 pm for Captains Meeting and Saturday at Sunrise the Lionfish Derby begins.

Location: John Pennekamp Park,   528 Caribbean Drive, Key Largo, FL 33037

Admission: Key Largo's Lionfish Derby registration fees are $120 for a team up to 4 people (includes a pair of puncture resistant gloves and 4 drink tickets.) .

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

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

Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa - Event Details

Date: September 13 , 2014 to September 14, 2014

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/shows/tampa//index.html

Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest - Event Details

Date: September 12 , 2014 to September 14, 2014

Times: Friday, September 12 - Sunday, September 14, 2014, 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.

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/

Scallop Festival - Event Details

Date: September 12 , 2014 to September 13, 2014

Times: See schedule above.

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

Admission: General Admission is $5 per person, children 6 and under and active military personnel- FREE Parking- free. VIP tickets for Saturday evening available for $50.

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

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

Tampa Bay Wine and Food Festival - Event Details

Date: September 12 , 2014 to September 13, 2014

Times: Friday 7pm to 11pm, Saturday: 1pm to 5pm;

Location: Straz Center for the Performing Arts,   1010 North W.C. McInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602

Admission: Ticket prices range from $75.00 - $175.00. Visit website for ticketing options https://www.xorbia.com/e/gbcf/tampa-bay-wine-and-food-fest

Contact: Greater Brandon Community Foundation, Inc., PO Box 3197, Brandon, FL 33509. Phone: 813-689-6889

Website:http://www.brandonfoundation.com/

Tampa Boat Show - Event Details

Date: September 05 , 2014 to September 07, 2014

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. Save $2 with advance online ticket purchase. Online ticket purchase- https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/a/12bf89

Contact: Phone: 954.441.3220.

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

Crystal River Triathlon Series - Event Details

Date: August 29 , 2014 to August 30, 2014

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

Florida BBQ Association Funcook - Event Details

Date: August 29 , 2014 to August 31, 2014

Times: Schedule varies.

Location: Clearbrook RV Resort,   2007 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711

Admission:

All entry forms for registration are on official website (Follow the ‘Contests’ link)
Fun Cook open to all teams (Pro and Backyard)
Each Category $30
Additional Category $15
Cooksite:  $25/Site/night

Contact: Phone: 407-854-7844

Website:http://www.flbbq.org/contest.htm

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival - Event Details

Date: August 01 , 2014 to August 03, 2014

Times: Saturday general admission Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Saturday;10:00 am - 5:00 pm; and, Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Location: South Florid 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.

Contact: Event Organizer Contact Info: Mailing address- West Palm Beach Antiques Festival,1733 Athens Court, Lakeland FL 33803. Phone: 941-697-7475. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.festivalofantiques.com/

Mango Mania - Event Details

Date: July 19 , 2014 to July 20, 2014

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

Smokin’ on the Suwannee BBQ Festival - Event Details

Date: July 18 , 2014 to July 19, 2014

Times: Friday gates open at 5:00 pm , Saturday 7:00 am.

Location: Suwannee County Fair Grounds,   1302 11th St., Live Oak, FL 32064

Admission: FREE admission. Team Fee- $300.00

Contact: Phone: 386-590-6038

Website:http://smokinonthesuwannee.com/

Hemingway Days - Event Details

Date: July 15 , 2014 to July 20, 2014

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/

Underwater Music Festival - Event Details

Date: July 12 , 2014

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.lowerkeyschamber.com/

Mel Fisher Days - Event Details

Date: July 10 , 2014 to July 14, 2014

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Key West,  

Admission: Prices vary depending on event.

Contact: Mel Fisher Days, Phone: 305-296-6534.

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

Jacksonville Fourth of July Celebration - Event Details

Date: July 04 , 2014

Times: July 4, 2014, 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: The Jacksonville Landing,   2 Independent Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32202

Admission: Free admission.

Contact: Phone: 904-630-2489.

Website:http://www.makeascenedowntown.com/Events/Fourth-of-July-Celebration.aspx

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament - Event Details

Date: July 02 , 2014 to July 06, 2014

Times: July 2 - 6, 2014, times vary

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

Admission: Entries before May 31, 2014 $860 per boat (4 anglers), after May 31, 2014 $1200 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/

Repticon Ft. Lauderdale - Event Details

Date: June 28 , 2014 to June 29, 2014

Times: Saturday, June 28 10am - 5pm, Sunday, June 29 10am - 4pm.

Location: War Memorial Auditorium,   800 NE 8th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Admission: Online purchase (two-day ticket)- Adult $12, Child ( age 5-12) $5, Age 4 and under FREE. Two-day ticket: Adult $15, Child (ages 5-12) $5. One-day ticket: Adult $10, Child (ages 5-12) $5.

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

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

The Redfish Tour - Jacksonville - Event Details

Date: June 21 , 2014 to June 21, 2014

Times: June 20 - 21, 2014.

Location: Beach Marine,   2315 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Admission: $250/team. $30 membership fee/angler.

Register online at- http://www.ifatours.com/registration/.

Contact: Beach Marine- 904-249-8288

Website:http://www.redfishtour.com/

Jacksonville Triathlon Series - Event Details

Date: June 21 , 2014 to August 09, 2014

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://www.drcsports.com/RaceCalendar/index.php

Swim Around Key West - Event Details

Date: June 14 , 2014

Times: Check-in 6:15-6:45, race begins 7:00 am.

Location: Smathers Beach Boat Ramp,   S. Roosevelt, Key West FL.

Admission: Registrations is available online - Fees range from $100 for solo swimmer to $480 for 6-person relay.

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

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

Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy - Event Details

Date: June 08 , 2014 to September 14, 2014

Times: 7:00 am (please arrive by 6:30am)

Location: Virginia Key,   1895 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd.., Key Biscayne FL 33149

Admission: Event Fees Based on Deadlines Dates: Sprint $79 Sprint Relay $129 International $119 Duathlon $70 International Relay $189

You must register in advance. Phone: 954-213-6699; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

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

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: June 07 , 2014 to June 08, 2014

Times: June 7 and 8, 2014, 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/

Wellborn Blueberry Festival - Event Details

Date: June 07 , 2014 to June 08, 2014

Times: Saturday, June 8, 2014: 7 am to 5 pm.

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

Admission: Free to attend.

Contact: Phone: 386-963-1157. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues Festival - Event Details

Date: June 06 , 2014 to June 07, 2014

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: Entry fees vary.

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

Website:http://cocoavillagebbqandblues.com/

Don Hawley Invitaional Tarpon Tournament - Event Details

Date: June 01 , 2014 to June 06, 2014

Times: 5:45 am - 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Dolphin Masters Invitational - Event Details

Date: May 31 , 2014

Times: Time TBD.

Location: Seaport,   Key West FL 33040

Admission: $750 per boat

Contact: Phone: 305-304-7674. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://web.keywestchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=2845

Jacksonville Jazz Festival - Event Details

Date: May 22 , 2014 to May 25, 2014

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://www.makeascenedowntown.com/Events/Event-SubPages/Jacksonville-Jazz-Festival/VIP-Packages.aspx  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://www.makeascenedowntown.com/Events/Jacksonville-Jazz-Festival---05-28.aspx

Blue Crab Festival - Event Details

Date: May 23 , 2014 to May 26, 2014

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

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

Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 23 , 2014 to May 24, 2014

Times: Captains Meeting - Friday May 23,2014.

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

Admission: Early Entry for up to 4 anglers: $275 Entry for up to 4 anglers (after May 19) $325

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 23 , 2014 to May 25, 2014

Times: Times to be announced.

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

Admission:

Advanced Tickets
Age           One Day     Weekend
Children 0-6     Free         Free
Children 6-16     $ 5 (good for the entire weekend)
Adults             $25           $50

At the Gate:
Children 0-6     Free         Free
Children 6-16     $ 5 (good for the entire weekend)
Adults             $30           $60

Phone Orders (credit cards):  1-877-635-3655
Mail Orders (check or money order):  Make Payable to Florida Folk Festival, send to:  Florida Folk Festival, PO Box G, White Springs, FL 32096

For Participants, download an online application form.

Contact: Phone: 1-877-635-3655

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

Fiesta Sand Sculpture Contest - Event Details

Date: May 18 , 2014

Times: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Pensacola Beach Pavilion,   Seaside, Florida

Admission: Free for public to attend.

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

Website:http://www.fiestaoffiveflags.org/fiesta-sand-sculpture-contest

Battle In the Bay Dragon Boat Festival - Event Details

Date: May 17 , 2014

Times: Race starts at 9:00 am on May 17, 2014.

Location: Sombrero Beach,   Marathon, Florida Keys

Admission: Free to watch. Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival Team Entry Fee: $50 each for 24 member team ($1200).

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/

Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 16 , 2014 to May 18, 2014

Times: Friday: 5 pm registration; Saturday and Sunday: 8 am start with lines in

Location: Sugarloaf KOA Campground and Marina,   MM 20 Oceanside, Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042

Admission: $150 open division, $50 youth

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/calendar.cfm

Stuart Sailfish Regatta - Event Details

Date: May 16 , 2014 to May 18, 2014

Times: Saturday, May 17 9am - 4pm, Sunday, May 18 9am - 4pm.

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. Friday- Pit Stop Regatta Rally: $65 Saturday/Sunday- General admission-: Online $12, Gate $15, VIP and Pit viewing: $50, Upgraded beachfront with pit viewing: $25, Parking ($2 donation) with free shuttle service at Witham Field- 2011 SE Airport Rd., Stuart

Contact: For information call: 772-245-7654

Website:http://stuartsailfishregatta.com/

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo - Event Details

Date: May 15 , 2014 to May 18, 2014

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: Registration: Registration fees 2014: Per Boat with 6 angler - $275 Drift Boat - $125.00

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

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

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

Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 15 , 2014 to May 17, 2014

Times: May 15th to May 17, 2014

Location: Boca Grande, FL,  

Admission: Tournament registration is $2,000

Website:http://worldsrichesttarpon.com/

Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament Florida Keys - Event Details

Date: May 09 , 2014 to May 10, 2014

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 - $200/angler
Weekend Warrior - $175/angler
Jr. Anglers - $75

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

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

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

Saltwater Showdown Fishing Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 08 , 2014 to August 10, 2014

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

Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest - Event Details

Date: May 03 , 2014

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

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: May 03 , 2014 to May 04, 2014

Times: Saturday, May 3 10AM - 6PM. Sunday, May 4 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

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

Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour - Event Details

Date: May 02 , 2014 to May 03, 2014

Times: May 2 to May 3, 2014

Location: Various locations in Apalachicola, FL,  

Admission: $50 for Literary Luncheon $20 (advance purchase) $25 (day of event) for Home and Garden Tour $10 for Luncheon

You can register online

Contact: Trinity Episcopal Church 76 5th St - P.O. BOX 667 Apalachicola, FL 32329-0667 850-653-9550

Pensacola Crawfish Festival - Event Details

Date: May 02 , 2014 to May 04, 2014

Times: Times vary daily.

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

Admission: Daily admission to the 2014 will be announced soon. 2013 prices for the Pensacola Crawfish Festival: $5 for adults, with free admission to children 12 and under. A weekend pass for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, $10..http://www.fiestaoffiveflags.org/CrawfishFestival/index.html

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

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

Suwannee River Jam - Event Details

Date: April 30 , 2014 to May 03, 2014

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- $70, 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 30 , 2014 to May 04, 2014

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 26 , 2014

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

Siesta Fiesta - Event Details

Date: April 26 , 2014 to April 27, 2014

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, 9695 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Phone: 954-472-3755.

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

Cotee River Seafood and Blues Festival - Event Details

Date: April 25 , 2014 to April 27, 2014

Times: Times vary daily.

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

Admission: Admission is free.

Website:http://www.nprmainstreet.com/cotee-river-seafest/

Suncoast Boat Show - Event Details

Date: April 25 , 2014 to April 27, 2014

Times: Friday April 25, 10am - 7 pm; Saturday April 26, 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday April 27, 10 am - 5 pm

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

Admission: Show Admission: $10 online, $12 at the door. Kids under 15 are free.

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/

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: April 25 , 2014 to April 27, 2014

Times: Friday, April 25th 5pm - 10 pm, Saturday, April 26th10 am - 10 pm, Sunday, April 28nd 11am - 8 pm

Location: Pompano Beach,   East End of Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, Florida.

Admission: Daily admission $15. Kids 12 & under FREE.

Vendor registration at http://www.pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com/2010VendorApplicationLinks.html or call: 954-570-7785.

Contact: Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce: 954-941-2940

Website:http://pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com/

Wakulla Wildlife Festival - Event Details

Date: April 20 , 2014 to April 20, 2013

Times: Friday, April 20 10:30 - 6:00pm.

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 Phone Contact is Jeff Hugo at 850-561-7286.

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

Suncoast BBQ Bash - Event Details

Date: April 18 , 2014 to April 19, 2014

Times: Friday, April 18 5pm - 9pm, Saturday, April 19 10 am to 7:30 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/

Bradford County Strawberry Festival - Event Details

Date: April 12 , 2014 to April 13, 2014

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/

Sharks Tooth Festival - Event Details

Date: April 11 , 2014 to April 13, 2014

Times: Friday,April 11 from 4 pm - 9 pm , Saturday, April 12- 10 am -9 pm, Sunday, April 13-10am-5pm

Location: Airport Festival Grounds,   Venice Airport Festival Grounds, 120 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.

Website:http://www.sharkstoothfest.com

Wanee Music Festival - Live Oak - Event Details

Date: April 10 , 2014 to April 12, 2014

Times: Gates open at 10 am.

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

Admission: Tickets$205.00. 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 information, contact Michelle Gabriel on email at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

7 Mile Bridge Run - Event Details

Date: April 05 , 2014

Times: Race Start Time: 7:30 AM - April 5, 2014

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

Admission: $60 Non-Refundable Registration Fee.

Register for the 7 Mile Bridge Run

Contact: Contact the 7 Mile Bridge Run

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

St Pete Beach Corey Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: April 05 , 2014 to April 06, 2014

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

Florida Film Festival - Event Details

Date: April 04 , 2014 to April 13, 2014

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 $1000 for a Movie Star 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/

Santa Rosa County Fair - Event Details

Date: April 04 , 2014 to April 12, 2014

Times: April 4-12, 2014. Times vary each day.

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

Admission: Ticket prices vary each day, check website 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

Springing the Blues - Event Details

Date: April 05 , 2014 to April 06, 2014

Times: Schedule of Events Online.

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

Admission: Free event.

Contact: Springing the Blues, PO Box 51348, Jacksonville Beach FL 32240

Website:http://www.springingtheblues.com/index.cfm?page=about

Bluegrass Festival - Event Details

Date: April 03 , 2014 to April 05, 2014

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.perryfl.com/bluegrass/

Miami Billfish Tournament - Event Details

Date: April 03 , 2014 to April 05, 2014

Times: Times vary daily.

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

Admission: Miami Billfiish Tournament entry forms available online.

Contact: Phone: 305-598-2525

Website:http://www.miamibillfish.com/

Flagler County Fair - Event Details

Date: April 02 , 2014 to April 06, 2014

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 2 - Student Night 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Gate Admission FREE, Ride bands $15.00 with coupon or $20.00 without.

Thursday April 3th -  5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Gate Admission $5.00 for adults, children 10 and under FREE- $20.00 ride bands all night.

Friday April 4th - 5:00 pm to 1:00 am
Gate Admission $5.00 adults, children 10 and under- FREE Ride Bands $20.00.

Saturday - April 5th- 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 6th - 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 01 , 2014 to April 06, 2014

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/

Alachua Spring Festival - Event Details

Date: March 30 , 2014

Times: 11 am to 5 pm

Location: Main Street in Downtown Alachua,   Alachua, Florida

Admission: Free.

Contact: Vendors register through website. For more information .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

Hooked on Music Festival - Event Details

Date: March 29 , 2014

Times: Saturday, March 29 1pm - 10pm

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

Admission: Free to public.

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

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

Uptown Arts Expo - Event Details

Date: March 29 , 2014 to March 30, 2014

Times: March 29-30th, 2014 Expo Art Hours: Saturday 10-8pm, Sunday 10-5pm Expo Entertainment Hours: Saturday 2-9pm, Sunday 1-5pm.

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

Admission: Free admission, Free parking.

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

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

Florida International Air Show - Event Details

Date: March 28 , 2014 to March 30, 2014

Times: 2014 show times coming soon.

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

Admission: Online ticket sales- 2014 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.

Contact: Air Show Ticket Hotline 941-575-9007.

Website:http://www.floridaairshow.com

Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show - Event Details

Date: March 23 , 2014 to November 10, 2015

Times: Sunday: March 23, 2014 - 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 show, early registration before March 12th is $20 and the day of show is $25.

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/

Annual Spring Garden Festival - Event Details

Date: March 22 , 2014 to March 23, 2014

Times: March 22: 9 am to 5 pm; and March 23: 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. Sunday is family day, children are admitted for 1/2 price.

Contact: Phone: 352-372-4981

Website:http://www.kanapaha.org/index.htm

Bike Florida Annual Spring Tour - Event Details

Date: March 22 , 2014 to March 28, 2014

Times: Times vary.

Location: C.L. Overturf Center,   1100 S 18th St, Palatka, FL

Admission: Event fees vary with full week and 2 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: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://bikeflorida.org/

Hyde Park Village Art Fair - Event Details

Date: March 22 , 2014 to March 23, 2014

Times: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Hyde Park Village,   1622 Snow Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606

Admission: Free.

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

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

Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: March 22 , 2014 to March 23, 2014

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

St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival - Event Details

Date: March 21 , 2014 to March 23, 2014

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

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

Admission: Admission is only $4 for adults and free for children under age 12.

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

Website:http://www.lionsfestival.com/Index.shtm

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival - Event Details

Date: March 21 , 2014 to November 17, 2015

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 20 , 2014 to March 23, 2014

Times: Thurs. March 20, 12 noon - 7 pm Fri. March 21, 10 am - 7 pm Sat. March 22, 10 am - 7 pm Sun. March 23, 10 am - 6 pm.

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

Admission: Admission to the boat show is $18 for adults ($16 in advance online) and $8 for children ages 6 to 15 years old. Children under 6 are free.

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 20 , 2014 to March 23, 2014

Times: March 20 - 23, ,2014, times to be announced.

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

Admission:

Event Fees follow:

Weekend Passes
Aug. 2 - Jan. 4:  $140
Jan 5 - Feb. 12:  $155
Feb. 13 - Gates:  $170
At the Gate:  $190
*Weekend Pass includes music and camping Thursday - Sunday. Taxes and fees included.

Saturday and Sunday pass:  $125
*Includes two days of music and camping. Available only at the gate.

Single Day Passes:
Thursday:  $50
Friday:  $75
Saturday:  $75
Sunday:  $50
Student and Military( with ID) - advance $140, at gate $190
Kids 12 and under - FREE

Registration information online.

Website:http://suwanneespringfest.com/

Fossil Fest - Event Details

Date: March 15 , 2014 to March 16, 2014

Times: March 15, Saturday: 9am to 6pm and March 16, Sunday: 10am to 4pm

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

Admission: Admission Fees: $6 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/

Key Biscayne Art Festival - Event Details

Date: March 15 , 2014 to March 16, 2014

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) Howard Alan Event, Ltd. 9695 West Broward Blvd. Plantation, FL 33324

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

Jazz in the Gardens - Event Details

Date: March 15 , 2014 to March 16, 2014

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- 1-877-640-Jazz (5299)

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

Tico Warbird Airshow - Event Details

Date: March 14 , 2014 to March 16, 2014

Times: Gates open 2:00 pm on Friday, 8:30am Saturday and Sunday, Flightline: 9:00 am to 12 noon, and Airshow starts at 1:00 pm.

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

Admission: Admission : TBD

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/

Annual Art Fest by the Sea - Event Details

Date: March 08 , 2014 to March 09, 2014

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

Location: Jupiter,   4050 S. US Highway 1, Jupiter, Florida 33477

Admission: Free to the public.

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

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

Marathon Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: March 08 , 2014 to March 09, 2014

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

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

Admission: Free to attend.

Contact:

Marathon Seafood Festival phone: 305-743-5417 and Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

Bike Week - Event Details

Date: March 07 , 2014 to March 16, 2014

Times: Times vary.

Location: Daytona Beach,  

Admission: No fee.

Will Mclean Music Festival - Event Details

Date: March 07 , 2014 to March 09, 2014

Times: March 7 - 9, 2014

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

Chiefland Spring Ride/Tour - Event Details

Date: March 07 , 2014 to March 09, 2014

Times: Thursday, 8:30am, Friday, 8:00am, 8:30am, 4:00pm, Saturday, 8:00am, 8:30am, Sunday, 8:30am.

Location: Chiefland, Florida,  

Admission: $80 for 3 days and $30 for 1 day. Late registration after February 28 add $5.

Register online at: http://www.chieflandbicyclefest.com/ChieflandSpringReg.pdf

Contact: Contact Glen Morey via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Phone: 727-457-6994.

Website:http://www.chieflandbicyclefest.com/

Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo - Event Details

Date: March 07 , 2014 to March 09, 2014

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/

Concours d’ Elegance Amelia Island - Event Details

Date: March 07 , 2014 to March 09, 2014

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 Battle for the World Championship for Sports, The Great Endurance Drivers Seminal, 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/

Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment - Event Details

Date: March 07 , 2014 to March 09, 2014

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.

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

Fairchild Annual Orchid Festival - Event Details

Date: March 07 , 2014 to March 09, 2014

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/

Cadillac Championship - Event Details

Date: March 06 , 2014 to March 09, 2014

Times: Tee times are usually posted the day before the tournament begins.

Location: Trump National Doral ( Blue Monster) at Doral,   4400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33178

Admission: Ticket prices vary, depending on package.

Tickets available online at http://www.cadillacchampionship.com/

Contact: Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Phone: 305-513-4653

Website:http://www.cadillacchampionship.com/

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - Event Details

Date: March 05 , 2014 to May 18, 2014

Times: During regular park hours.

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

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

Website:http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/epcot/special-events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival/

Las Olas Art Fair - Event Details

Date: March 01 , 2014 to March 02, 2014

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, 9695 West Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

Glass bowls at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show


Highlights at the 2014 Home and Patio Show

-Josh and Brent, the “Beekman Boys” will make three appearances Friday and Saturday.

- Todd Wilbur, author of “Top Secret Recipes” will make three appearances on the Jacksonville Magazine Cooking Stage Friday and Saturday.

-DIY tips from Chris Tice

Mary Edwards of Couponers United shares her tips on ways to maximize your coupons!

Jacksonville Home and Patio Show Products

-Mary Edwards of Couponers United shares tips on how to maximize coupons

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






Over 100,000 visitors will take part in the 37th 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.





Daily Events - Clearwater Super Boat National Championship

Friday, September 26 from 12p-10p 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.  From 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm come to the Baystar Race Village VIP party.

Saturday, September 27 from 10am 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 come for Ice Cream and Fireworks!  Enjoy live music at Cleaveland Street District from 7pm-10:30pm during the Start Spectacular as well as, Shepards VIP party from 10pm-3am!

Sunday, September 28-  10am-6pm Baystar Race Village
10:00 - 6:00 Powerboats Dry Pits. See boats/teams up close, take photos and get autographs.
10:00-5:00 Clearwater Beach Pier 60. Tickets available for race viewing.
12:00- 1st race begins
2:00- 2nd race begins
4:00- Miss Clearwater Super Boat Corona Girl Pageant after Race Beach Party at Shephard’s Park.





Registration and check-in:
Main Start/ Finish Location- The Players Club (TPC), Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Check-in begins at 6am, ride begins at 7:15am.
Pedro Mendez Start Location: 600 State Road 206 W, St. Augustine FL 32086. Check-in begins at 6:30am, ride begins at 7:45am.
Along the route bikers enjoy fully stocked rest stops, entertainment and safety support. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and post-ride parties included.

Cyclists choose distance:
-36 or 59 miles: Start at Marineland, 1- Day Route, return shuttle available.
-83 miles: Start at TPC Sawgrass.  1- Day Route, return shuttle available.
-72 or 95 miles (150K): Start/Finish Marineland, 2- Day Route.
-119 miles, 2-day route, start at TPC Sawgrass, finish at Marineland.
-166 miles: Start/Finish at TPC Sawgrass, 2-Day Route, Finish Marineland.
-Century option available on day 1.





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

Event Details - Schedule of Events for Smokin’ Pig Fest

Thursday
7:00 pm   Cooking Class- Thomas Henry Extension Office

Friday
5:00 pm   Cook Team Meeting and VIP Dinner
6:00 pm   Live Music begins, featuring TBA

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
3:00 pm   TBA
5:00 pm   Awards Ceremony

Check the website for the latest updates.





The tournament’s kick off is at 4 pm on Thursday, September 18 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.




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:

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





2014 Event Details will be released soon.  The 2013 event:

Saturday
2:00pm- Pepper Eating Contest
2:00 pm- Amateur Hot Sauce Competition
3:00 pm - Winner for the Hot & Spicy Vendor Competition Announced

Sunday
1:00 pm- Hot Hula Hoop Competion
2:00 pm- Lolly Lick-A-Thon
3:00 pm- Amateur Salsa Competition
3:00 pm- Winner of Favorite Vendor Competition announced




Lionfish Derby

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


The Key Largo Lionfish Derby is September 14, 2014 at Pennekamp State Park, Key Largo FL.  Over $10,000 in cash and prizes given away during Lionfish Derby Series.

Schedule of Events
Captain’s Meeting: 6:30 pm the evening before the event starts

Derby Day:

  • Sunrise - Teams can begin collecting lionfish.
  • Until 5 pm - Turn lionfish in at the scoring station.
  • 6 pm - Award Ceremony.
  • Lionfish Derby Series Dates The 2014 Derby series dates are: July 19- Fort Lauderdale at 15th Street Fisheries, Fort Lauderdale August 16- Palm Beach at Sailfish Marina, Singer Island, Palm Beach County September 13- Pennekamp State Park, Key Largo


    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.  Visitors will love the tricked-out swamp buggy and airboat as well as the kayak stage.

    Florida State Fairgrounds Directions

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

     

     





    The 7th 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.





    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.

    A few activities at the Scallop Festival include:

    • Friday, September 12 -Gates open at 11am. Over 80 vendors showcasing their art, crafts, and food.  Battle of the Bands begins at 6pm on the Bayside stage.
    • Saturday September, 13 - Gates open at 11 am. Food Vendors, Arts and Crafts and Kids Zone and live music all day, Joe Diffie concert begins at dark.
    • 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.





      On Friday, September 12, the Annual Southern Charm Wine and Food Gala, presented by the Greater Brandon Community Foundation, will be held at the Straz Center. Tampa Bay’s finest wines and food will be offered from over 40 Bay Area restaurants. Black Tie optional.
      Saturday, September 13, the Grand Tasting will be held at the Straz Center. Guests mingle in the relaxed atmosphere while sampling the finest cuisine and beverages that Tampa has to offer.
      2014 Participants will be posted soon.

      Dates and Times: 
      Friday, September 12, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
      7:00-8:00 pm:  A VIP Event
      8:00-10:00 pm:  Southern Charm Wine and Food Gala

      Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      The Grand Tasting





      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 (Jet Skis), to bay boats, center consoles, all the way to luxury yachts.

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

      • Boating Gear
      • Marine Electronics
      • Fishing Equipment
      • Boat Engines

      There will also be boating seminars, clinics, contests, giveaways, fishing experts, speakers and more!





      Dates

      Crystal River Sprint Triathlon:
      #1 - Saturday, May 24, 2014
      #2 - Saturday, June 28, 2014
      #3 - Saturday, August 30, 2014


      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.





      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:

      Friday, August 29th
      8:00 am       Team check-in
      12:00 pm Meat Inspections
      5:30 pm       Check-in for Judge Seminar at clubhoue
      5:00 pm       Cook Team Meeting
      6:00 pm       Dutch Oven Cooking Class
      6:00 pm - 10:00 pm   Judges Seminar

      Saturday, August 30th
      9:00- 9:30 am   Judge Check in at clubhouse/meeting
      11:00 am Chicken Turn-in
      12:00 pm Ribs Turn-in
      1:00 pm Pork Turn-in
      2:00 pm Brisket Turn-in
      3:00 pm Wings Turn-in
      4:00 pm Dessert Turn-in
      7:00 pm   Celebrate Last Year Dinner

      Sunday, August 31st
      9:00 am - 1:00 pm   Dutch Oven Competition
      1:00 pm - 2:30     Kids Que
      4:00 pm Award Ceremony


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





      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.  The times for the Antiques event are: Friday (early bird) 12:00 pm - 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 12:00 pm - 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.





      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




      Smokin on the Suwannee Barbeque Festival

      The Smokin’ on the Suwannee BBQ Festival is an annual event held at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida


      There is $13,000 in prizes overall, with $2,000 going to the Grand Champion.  In addition to award winning BBQ, there will be family-friendly events including a Family Fun Zone for the kids.

      2014 Event Schedule:
      Thursday, July 17:
      Texas Hold’em (proceeds go to charity) and potluck dinner- times TBD
      Friday, July 18
      12:00 pm- Set up
      5:00 pm - BBQ vendors open to the public
      6:00 pm - Entertainment
      Saturday, July 18
      7:00 am - Hog Jog Registration
      7:00 am - Hog Jog start
      10:00 am - Human Foosball Tournament
      10:00 am - People’s Choice Turn In
      11:00 am - 1:00 pm - People’s Choice Tickets available for purchase
      1:00 pm - People’s Choice sales close
      5:00 pm - Contest Awards
      Entertainment (small cover charge) in Coliseum-TBD

      *Professsional Contest, Sanctioned by FBBQA
      *$13,000 in prizes. $2,000 to Grand Champion, with a chance to qualify for the World Food Championship




      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.




      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.





      Celebrate the 4th of July in Jacksonville, FL. Beginning at 4 pm at The Landing, come by boat, car, or skyway to enjoy live entertainment, interactive displays, food and drink specials all day.

      The highlight of this event is the grand firework display which takes place at 9:45pm. 





      Event Schedule:


      Wednesday, July 2, 2014 – 6 pm - 9 pm
      Captains Meeting
      Seville Quarter
      130 E. Government St., Pensacola.

      Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 4pm
      Boats leave from any pass (GPS confirmation)
      Lines in at midnight.

      Friday, July 4, 2014
      Fishing- Day 1
      Scales open at 5 pm and close at 8 pm. at Palafax Pier Marina.

      Saturday, July 5, 2014
      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 6, 2014 10 am.
      Awards Brunch at Heritage Hall, Downtown Pensacola.





      This 2-day 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 2014:
      Orlando: May 10 - 12
      Tampa: June 14 - 15
      Pensacola: July 5 -6
      Fort Meyers: July 19 -20
      Jacksonville:  August 2 -3
      New Port Richey: September 6 - 7





      The IFA Redfish Tournament East Coast Division will be held in Jacksonville on June 21. This is a one day fishing tournament for Redfish with two angler teams that launches at Beach Marine.

      Bait is limited to artificial lures

      The Redfish Tour is a collection of one day tournaments.

      Captains Meeting 5:00 pm - 7:00pm

      Nippers Beach Grille
      2309 Beach Blvd.
      Jacksonville Beach FL 32250
      904-247-3300

       





      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 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 at the Smathers Beach Boat Ramp. Awards given to the the overall top- male and female finishers and the top 6 finishers in each age group.





      Sprint Distance Course
      The event begins with a 1/4 mile swim in the warm Atlantic Ocean in Sandy Key, followed by a 10 mile scenic bike ride in Virginia Key Historic Park, and ending with a 3.1 mile run along the natural landscape of the Atlantic coastline.  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 starting in Sandy Key, next a 20 mile - 4 lap course in Virginia Key Historic Park, and finally a 2 mile run along the natural landscape of the Atlantic Coastline.

      Duathlon:
      Run 1 mile, followed by a 10 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 8
      Trilogy #2 - July 20
      Trilogy #3 - August 17
      Bonus Round - September 14

      Event begins and ends at:
      Virginia Key
      1895 Arthur Lamb Jr. Rd.
      Key Biscayne, FL 33149





      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.





      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 “Together We Can” with Floats, Horses, Class Cars
      • Arts and Crafts Vendors

       





      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.





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





      Open to all Anglers, the one day tournament gives prizes totaling $13,000. First place goes to the angler scoring the highest combined weight of three dolphin catches.  No limit on the number of participating boats, entry fee is $750 per boat.





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

      Dates and Highlights:  Thursday, May 23 - Sunday, May 25, 2014

      Thursday, May 23
      Piano Competition - The Florida Theatre

      Friday, May 24
      5:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
      “Off Jazz” Concert at the Florida Theatre, artist and show time to be released soon.
      Saturday, May 24
      1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
        Youth Jazz Talent Showcase held at the Groovin’ Stage at Hemming Plaza, times TBD..
      Sunday, May 25
      1:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
      Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel.

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





      The Blue Crab Festival kickoff is Friday, May 23 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 23 to 26, 2014
      Seafood Cookoff: Saturday, May 24
      Parade - Monday, May 26 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




      Pirates Cove Marina

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


      2014 Schedule

      Friday, May 23:
      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 24:
      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 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.





      This annual sand sculpting contest is part of the Fiesta of Five Flags celebration held in Pensacola, Florida.  It takes place along Pensacola Beach as one of the most popular sand sculpting events in Florida.  The event is FREE! Registration begins at 8 am at the Pensacola Beach Pavilion and judging begins at 2 pm. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in Youth, Teen, and Adult categories.





      The 6th Annual Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival will be held on May 17, 2014, 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 Reef Relief, an organization dedicated to preserving living coral reef ecosystems. 





      Schedule:

      Friday, May 16, 2014
      5 pm- Registration begins, Appetizers and Cash Bar
      7 pm- Mandatory Captains Meeting

      Saturday, May 17, 2014
      8 am- Lines in
      4 pm - Cash bar
      4:30 - 6:30 pm - Weigh-In

      Sunday, May 18, 2014
      8 am - Lines In
      3 - 5pm - Weigh-In
      4 pm - Cash Bar
      5 pm- Dinner followed by Awards Ceremony





      Feel the Rush! Hear the Roar!  Join over 20,000 spectators at the 3rd Annual Stuart Sailfish Regatta May 16 - 18, 2014.  Over 75 race teams from across North America will thrill spectators with non stop action!  The weekend begins Friday with the Pit Stop Regatta.  Saturday and Sunday enjoy live music, food, swimsuit contest, and more.  Races begin promptly at 9:30 am. 





      Pompano Beach’s Fishing Rodeo takes place May 15 - 18, 2014.  Fishing is on Saturday and Sunday, May 17- 18.. The awards banquet takes place Sunday, May 18. The events take place at Alsdorf Park at the 14th Street Boat Ramps in Pompano Beach.

      Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo History

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




      Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament

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


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


      The Tournament is limited to 50 boats and there is a $2,500 entry fee.

      The 2014 tournament schedule will be released soon. Please check website for details:
      http://worldsrichesttarpon.com/





      Tournament Details:

      Captain’s Mandatory Meeting: Friday, May 9th, 6:00 pm
      Location: Tarpon Creek Bar and Grill

      Fishing: Saturday, May 10th
      Lines in 7:30 am
      Lines out 3:30 pm
      Weigh In:  At 7 Mile Marina 3:30 pm to 6 pm

      Awards Banquet and Ceremony:  Saturday, May 10th at 7:00 pm at Tarpon Creek Bar and Grill





      The 2014 3-leg fishing tournament begins with the Saltwater Shootout, is followed by the Saltwater Slam, and finishes with the Saltwater Showdown .  Schedule of 2014 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!  The 2010 Jackpot winners collected nearly$100,000 in prizes and cash!

      May 8 - 11, 2014:  Saltwater Shootout
      June 5 - 8, 2014:  Saltwater Slam
      August 7 - 10, 2014: Saltwater Showdown





      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.

      The judging starts 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.





      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.




      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 Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour is presented by the Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola Florida on May 2nd and 3rd.

      There are two different events - The Literary Luncheon on Friday, which costs $50 and the Home and Garden Tours, which costs $20 (advance purchase), $25 day of tour, $10 lunch.

      Schedule of Events


      Friday - May 2, 2014

      11:30 am - 1:30 pm- Willoughby Marshall Lecture: A Literary Luncheon featuring author Cassandra King
      5:30 pm- Evensong, a celebration of Worship and Song at the Trinity Episcopal Church

      Saturday - May 3, 2014
      10:00am to 4:00pm - Home & Garden Tour Showcasing Century-old Homes, together with Beautiful Gardens
      10:00am to 2:00pm- Sealed Bid Auction

      Lunch will be available from 11:00am to 1:30pm in Trinity’s parish hall for a fee of $10/each.
      Shrimp or Chicken Salad together with Fruit Roll, Bean Salad, Roll, Dessert and Iced Tea





      2014 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 40th Annual Fiesta 5K and 10K on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30am- free entrance to festival for all participants.





      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 2014 headliners:
      -Brantley Gilbert
      -Colt Ford
      -Justin Moore
      -Charlie Daniels Band
      -Montgomery Gentry

      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

      2014 Musical Lineup includes Kid Rock, Ellie Goulding, Robin Thicke, Goo Goo Dolls,Pretty Lights, Young the Giant, J. Cole, Alice in Chains, Doobie Brothers, Austin Mahone, Daughtry and many more.

      SunFest Activities and Dates

      SunFest
      Wednesday, April 30: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      Thursday, May 1: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      Friday, May 2: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
      Saturday, May 3: 12 noon – 11 p.m.
      Sunday, May 4:  12 noon – 9 p.m.

      Juried Fine Art and Craft Show
      Friday, May 2: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      Saturday, May 3:  12 noon – 10 p.m.
      Sunday, May 4:  12 noon – 9 p.m.

      Youth Park
      Open Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 4.

      Verizon Wireless Fireworks Show closes the Festival with a bang on Sunday, May 4 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 7th 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.  There is also an amateur photo contest.

      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 36th 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. 





      Live Blues Concerts
      A great mix of local, regional and national Blues favorites.
      Come out on Friday to see The Bob Hope Band, Circle Sky and U S Stones.  Saturday features the Fresh Catch, The Mighty Ones, The Steve Arvey Band and Lauren Mitchell Band.  On Sunday, Franc Robert and the Boxcar Tourists and The Blue Lightning Band will entertain the crowds.





      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 30th 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.




      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.  Previously it was a Song Bird Festival but has expanded with a wide range of diverse programs and tours. 

      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 219 -

      10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Art on the Terrace at the Wakulla Springs Lodge
      10:00 am - 4:00 pm:  Living History Demonstrations
      10:00 am - 3:30 pm: Live Music Concerts

      Sulfur Butterfly at Wakulla Wildlife Festival

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






      Bring the entire family to the 5th 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!

      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)




      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, rides, arts and crafts, 5K run, and plenty of strawberries!





      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 4th Annual Shark’s Tooth 10K starts at 7:30 on Saturday, April 12. 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.





      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 33rd 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 4th at the Holiday Inn Express.





      The 11th 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. 





      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.




      Santa Rosa County Fair

      The Santa Rosa County Fair


      Highlights - Santa Rosa County Fair

      5th Annual Car Show:  Saturday, April 13,2013


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





      Join 1000’s 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.




      Pavillion at the Bluegrass Festival in Perry, FL

      The Pavilion at the Bluegrass Festival in Perry Florida


      From April 3 - 5, 2014, 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:
      -Delta Reign
      -Mountain Heart
      -Florida State Bluegrass Band
      -Little Roy and Lizzy Show
      -The Roys

      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






      Over $150,000 in cash prizes awarded in 2013!

      2014 Schedule

      Thursday, April 3, 2014
      6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Final Registration, Capt. Meeting and Blanchard Machinery/ Doosan Kick-Off Party
      7:45 pm Captain Meeting

      Friday, April 4, 2014
      7:00 am - 8:00 am Checkout
      8:00 am - 4:00 pm Fishing
      3:00 - 6:00 pm Dockside Party and Baywalk Festival
      4:00 - 6:00 pm Weigh-In

      Saturday, April 5, 2014
      7:00 am - 8:00 am Checkout
      8:00 am - 3:00 pm Fishing
      3:00 - 5:00 pm Weigh-In
      2:00 - 5:00 pm Dockside Party and Baywalk Festival
      4:30 - 6:30 pm Silent Auction
      6:00 - 8:00 pm Awards Buffet
      6:30 - 7:30 pm Awards Presentation





      Entertainment

      Come to the Flagler County Fair, enjoy carnival rides, games, food, pony rides, petting zoo, free kid zone and much more!
      Live Entertainment includes Southern Chaos and The Porchdogs!  Please check website for the latest updates!





      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, evening movies, great dining, concerts and more. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform April 4th, 5th, and 6th!!





      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.





      2014 Entertainment TBD

      2013Featured Entertainment (Line up times to be announced):

      Out on Bail
      Moska Project
      Resinated
      Fresh Catch
      Burnin Smyrnans
      Tom Jackson
      Ant’s Don’t Sleep

      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





      The 3rd Annual Uptown Art Expo is held along the waterfront at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.  Over 150 juried artists will display their creations such as glass, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, and photos. Live music performances throughout the weekend at the Eddie Rose Amphitheatre. Smooth jazz saxophonist, Mindi Abair will perform a free concert Saturday evening at 7:30, VIP tickets for sale.




      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.  The air show encourages aviation education and motivation, and provides a positive environment for military recruitment while supporting local charities.

      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

      • USAF Thunderbirds
      • Lima Lima Flight Team
      • The Quick Silver P-51D Mustang
      • Panchito B-25
      • US Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team
      • OV-1 Mohawk
      • F4U Corsair
      • Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny”
      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



      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





      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.  With over 200 booths are many bargains on arts, crafts, plants, and gardening supplies. Children’s area includes bounce house, face painting, arts and crafts, cookie walk and much more.




      Downtown Tallahassee

      The streets of downtown Tallahassee with the Capitol


      Bike Florida 2014 ” Magical History Tour” is a celebration of Bike Florida’s 20 Anniversary. Riders will have the opportunity to ride the Daytona Speedway, visit America’s oldest city and the Fountain of Youth. 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 travel 30 to 68 miles a day with a three century options from each of the host cities. completing a total of 175 - 475 miles.  The ride begins and ends in Palatka, 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 Hyde Park Village Art Fair is the place to be if you plan on visiting Tampa or nearby St. Petersburg on March 22 - 23, 2014.  This lively event is held in the downtown area of Hyde Park Village, a beautiful area for this festival.  On display will be paintings, jewelry, ceramics and unique photos. 





      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. 




      Concert at the St Augustine Seafood Festival

      The St Augustine Lions Seafood and Music Festival


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

      The St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival hours are Friday from 3 pm to 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Enjoy food prepared by award winning vendors such as Peerce’s Crabcakes, Tony’s Cedar Key Chowder, The Laughing Crab, Seafood Unlimited and more! The 2014 Entertainment Schedule will be released soon. The Francis Field on Castillo Drive behind the Visitor Information Center in St. Augustine Florida. No pets or coolers are allowed on festival grounds.

      Kids Activities at the St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival

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




      Winter Park Florida Art Festival Poster

      Poster for the Winter Park FL Art Festival


      Art Categories at the Winter Park Art Festival

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

      Winter Park Art Festival Hours

      The festival begins on Friday, March 21 from 9 am to 6 pm.  On Saturday, March 22, the art festival is from 9am to 6 pm.  On the last day, Sunday, March 23, 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 2013.  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- Present Awards = $ 67,500;  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 20 - 23, 2014, 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, Seacraft, Mastercraft, Grady White, Midnight Express, Broward, Donzi, Hinkley, Bahama.

      Schedule for the Palm Beach Boat Show

      The hours for the Palm Beach International Boat Show are:

      March 20-23, 2014: 
      Thurs. March 20, 12 noon - 7 pm
      Fri. March 21, 10 am - 7 pm
      Sat. March 22, 10 am - 7 pm
      Sun. March 23, 10 am - 6 pm.

      Directions to the Palm Beach Boat Show

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

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

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





      Performing artists are as follows, with more to come. Specific times to be announced.
      The Avett Brothers
      Punch Brothers
      Sam Bush Band
      Del McCoury Band
      Southern Soul Assembly
      Jason Isbell
      Travelin McCoury Jam
      Donna the Buffalo
      Steep Canyon Rangers
      Jim Lauderdale
      Greensky Bluegrass
      Willie Sugarcapps
      The Duhks
      Aoife O’Donovan
      Floodwood
      Ralph Roddenbery
      Rumpke Mountain Boys
      David Gans
      The Honeycutters
      and many, 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.





      Key Biscayne is a quaint island community in Miami Dade County and host to the 50th 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):
      LL Cool
      Jamie Foxx Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
      Trey Songz
      Kelly Rowland
      Mint Condition
      Anthony Hamilton
      Stanley Clarke
      Rachelle Farrell
      Boney James

      >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.




      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.




      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 25th 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.  The Jupiter Art Fest is held on A1A between Donald Ross Road and Marcinski.





      More than 21,000 people attend this event. 

      Other events and highlights include:

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



      Harley Davidson of Daytona Beach

      Harley Davidson in Daytona Beach hosts Bike Week Events


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

      Ride The Loop

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

      Fun and Entertainment at Bike Week

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

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

      Bike Week Hotels

      Hilton Daytona Beach - Bike Week’s official hotel directly on Daytona’s traffic free beach, 7 restaurants and lounges, sports bar, one block from Main Street, located at 100 N Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, phone is 386-254-8200.





      An 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 supported ride has convenient rest stops with water, food, and sag support. Tent camping is included in fees.  RV camping and hotel accommodations available along with a meal plan.
      Thursday- 8:30 am optional ride to Horse Shoe Beach (70 miles)
      Friday- 8:00 am- Metric Century Ride to Trenton and continue to Horse Shoe Beach and return.
              8:30am- ride to Trenton (38 -41 miles)
              4:00pm- ride to Cross City (36 -38 miles)
      Saturday- 8:00 am Metric Century Ride to Cedar Key and return then to Cross City
                8:30 am- to Cedar Key (63 miles)
      Sunday0 8:30 am- ride to Cross City (36 - 38 miles)





      Come to the 86th 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.




      39 Rolls Royce Phantom

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


      The Concourse d’ Elegance takes place March 7 - 9, 2014 at the Gulf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach.  The host hotel is the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island. 2013 Best in Show- 1936 Duesenberg SJN and 1968 Ford GT 40.

      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






      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.  New location for 2014, 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 - 2:00 pm.
      -Food Vendors
      -Saturday night ball with live band for reenactors
      -Ladies Tea Saturday
      -Daily Artillery Demonstrations

       




      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.





      Since 2007, the Cadillac Championship, one of four World Golf Championship tournaments, has been played on the Trump National Doral (Blue Monster) in Doral Florida.  A field of 70 top professional golfers from around the world will compete for a purse valued over $8 million.

      A full schedule and updates are available online.





      This springtime event is for everyone who loves Mother Nature.  Theme displays of topiary, including over 75 Disney characters will be abundant throughout the park.

      Events at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

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

      Muppet themed topiaries featuring Kermit and Miss Piggy in World Showcase along with Goofy, Donald and Daisy Duck in a butterfly hunt at the main entrance.

      DIY at the HGTV Designers’ Stage

      Garden Marketplaces at World Showcase

      America Gardens Theater is host to the outdoor Flower Power Concert Series.

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      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.