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Clearwater Jazz Holiday

The 38th Annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday will be held on October 19 - 22, 2017. Over the years, this event has grown to include a line up of the hottest musicians in the jazz world today. This 4-day event draws tens of thousands of jazz enthusiasts to the Clearwater waterfront.

Biketoberfest

Biketoberfest is a long weekend event taking place October 19 - 22, 2017 in Daytona Beach Florida. Thousands of bikes roar into town for this weekend show.

Treasure Coast Boat Show, Marine Fea Market, Seafood and Air Fest

October 14 - 15, 2017 the Indian River Fairgrounds will be hosting the Treasure Coast Boat Show, Marine Flea Market, Seafood, and Art Fest. 

Oktoberfest

Discover the best of Germany at the 44th Annual Oktoberfest! 

Oktoberfest Tampa

Spend a weekend along the beautiful waterfront as you celebrate German traditions at the 7th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa.  Held at Curtis Hixon Park October 13 - 15, 2017.

Walton County Fair

The Walton County Fair will be held October 9 - 14, 2017 in DeFuniak Springs, FL.  In addition to the various livestock shows, there are many great events for the children, including hotdog and pie eating contests, greased pig contests and a Cash Scramble. Also, lots of great entertainment for all ages. Check the Fair highlights for times.

Central Florida Peanut Festival

Every October, the 1st Saturday is all things nutty in Williston Florida near Gainesville and Ocala.  The 29th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival in Williston’s Heritage Park offers lots of fun, rides, crafts, music, petting zoo, and peanuts that roasted, boiled, fried, and baked!

Harbor Sounds Oktoberfest on Main

Visit downtown Safety Harbor, Florida October 7, 2017 for the 13th Annual Octoberfest!

Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa

The Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa sponsored by Florida Sportsman magazine will be held October 7 - 8, 2017 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.

Scallop and Music Festival

The 21st Annual Scallop and Music Festival, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held October 6 - 7, 2017 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.

Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic - Florida Keys

A weekend to benefit Mariners Hospital and other local charities with great parties, fishing and prizes, October 6 - 7, 2017. 

Ghost Train Adventures

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! presents Ghost Train Adventures 2017. This haunting adventure takes you to the most haunted locations in the Nation’s Oldest City, St. Augustine!  Continue your paranormal experience at the Haunted Castle tour.

The Redfish Tour - New Smyrna Beach

The Redfish tour is a one day inshore tournament for Redfish that takes place in several Florida cities. The New Smyrna tournament is scheduled for September 30, 2017.

Pensacola Seafood Festival

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

Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

Home remodeling will be the focus of the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show from September 28 - October 1, 2017 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. 

Northwest Florida Fair

The Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair has been entertaining Okaloosa, South Walton, and Santa Rosa Counties for over 45 years. Come on out and checkout the 4H presentations, local exhibits, and Arnold Amusements.  Enjoy the pig races, petting zoo, pony rides, and great food!  There will be nightly entertainment by local artists.

Marathon International Bonefish Tournament

The longest running fishing tournament in the Florida Keys, the Marathon International Bonefish Tournament, takes place September 21 - 24, 2017.

Smokin’ Pig Fest

The 9th Annual Smokin’ Pig Fest, sanctioned by FBA and a Jack Daniels Qualifier, will be held on September 15 - 16 at Columbia County Fairgrounds. Four categories will be in play:  Chicken, ribs, pork and brisket, with $14,000 plus in prize money on the line. $2,500 goes to the Grand Champion.

Lobster Festival and Tournament

The 28th Annual Lobster Festival and Tournament is set to take place at Schooners in Panama City, ‘the Last Local Beach Club’, on September 11 - 17, 2017. This 7-day event is know through out the state of Florida as the largest lobster event, and draws thousands of divers and lobster-lovers from all over the Southeast.

Miami International Auto Show

The 44th Annual South Florida International Auto Show showcasess more than 1,000 of the industry’s latest vehicles from September 9 - 17, 2017.

The Redfish Tour - Ruskin

The Redfish Tour is a one day inshore tournament for Redfish that takes place in several Florida cities.  The Ruskin tournament is scheduled for September 9, 2017.

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 9 - 10, 2017. In addition to being able to sample and purchase spicy food and sauces, there are also contests to enter:  Amateur Salsa, Amateur Hot Sauce, and Pepper Eating. There will also be a variety of hot pepper plants to purchase, and live music for your listening pleasure.

Tampa Boat Show

Come to Tampa’s largest and longest running boat show! The Tampa Boat show takes place from September 8 - 10, 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. 

Downtown Venice Craft Festival

Visit Venice, Florida September 2 - 3, 2017 for the 9th Annual Venice Craft Festival.

Mount Dora Seafood Festival

Enjoy the Seafood Festival along the Waterfront in downtown Mount Dora August 26-27, 2017.

Key West Lobsterfest

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

Hemingway Days

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An annual Ernest Hemingway look alike contest and festival is held every July at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West Florida.  For the past 36 years, Ernest Hemingway’s legendary author work and lifestyle has been celebrated with look alike contests, literary readings, theatrical performances, short story competition, fishing tournament, a birthday bash. 

Mango Mania

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Everything is coming up Mango at Mango Mania! offered by the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce on July 15 and 16, 2017. The event will feature specialty foods and drink made with this succulent tropical fruit.

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.

Indialantic (Melbourne) Craft Festival

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The 16th Annual Indialantic (Melbourne) Craft Festival takes place beside the Atlantic Ocean July 8 - 9, 2017.

Pensacola Beach Air Show

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The annual Pensacola Beach Air Show on July 8, 2017 in Florida highlights the Navy Blue Angels.

Lionfish Derby Series

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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 2017 Summer Lionfish Derby series takes place in 4 locations on different dates.

Underwater Music Festival

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The Underwater Music Festival is back for it’s 33rd 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.

Jacksonville Fourth of July Celebration

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The Jacksonville Fireworks display takes place on July 4, 2017 over the St. Johns River in Jacksonville Florida..

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament

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

Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy

Join the oldest triathlon series in South Florida, the 15th Annual Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy, take places on June 18, July 16, August 13, and September 10, 2017 (Bonus Round).

Jacksonville Triathlon Series

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The Jacksonville Triathlon Series is now an Olympic and Sprint event! The series will be held on three Saturdays this summer, June 17, July 15, and August 5, 2017 in Fernandina Beach and along Amelia Island.

Watermelon Festival

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The 67th Annual Watermelon Festival will be held in downtown Monticello June 16 - 17, 2017.

Swim Around Key West

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Join the master swimmers on June 10, 2017, as they swim 12.5 miles clockwise around the island Key West.  Its the Original FKCC Swim Around Key West and Swim Meet.

Don Hawley Invitaional Tarpon Tournament

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Top fly-rod anglers compete in a 5-day tournament using fly tackle and either a 12- or 16-pound tippet.  The 43rd Annual Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Fly Tournament takes place June 3 - 9 2017.

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival

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The 24th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival comes to sunny St. Pete Florida June 3 - 4, 2017.

Tour de Melon

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Tour de Melon Charity Ride takes place June 3, 2017 in Chiefland, Florida.  Choose your distance between 20 - 100 miles, rides take place on Rails to Trails paved trails and road routes!  Following the ride is the 62nd Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival in Downtown Chiefland.

Wellborn Blueberry Festival

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The 24th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival will be held in Andrews Square in downtown Wellborn on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Organized by the Wellborn Community Association, proceeds benefit the city of Wellborn.

Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament

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Over $35,000 in cash, prizes, and awards for the top anglers!  The 24th Annual Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament will be held at Sugarloaf Key June 2 - 4, 2017.

Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues Festival

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The 7th Annual Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues Festival will take place June 2 - 3, 2017, at beautiful Riverfront Park. There will be a BBQ competition open to both professional and backyard BBQ teams. Judging will cover People’s Choice, Best Sauce, Best Dessert and Anything Butt. In addition to the great eats, there will also be amazing music provided by regional blues artists.

Crystal River Triathlon Series

The Crystal River Sprint Triathlon is 3-part series taking place in Florida’s “Nature Coast” on Saturday, May 27, Saturday September 2, and Saturday September 30, 2017.

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 31st Annual Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA) Fishing Tournament takes place Saturday, May 26 - 27, 2017 at Pirates Cove Marina in Port Salerno.

Florida Folk Festival

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The 65th Annual Florida Folk Festival offers dance, craft square and workshops where you can learn traditional crafts such as whittling, henna tattooing, weaving of willow baskets, rug braiding, hand weaving, looming, and the carving of duck decoys.

Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament

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The 35th Annual “Worlds Richest” Tarpon Tournament and Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament will be held May 25 - 26, 2017.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

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The Jacksonville Jazz Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 25 with a Piano Competition at the Florida Theatre, and runs throughout the weekend with fabulous entertainment on three different stages. Continuing this year, “Jazz after Dark”, various bars and clubs will live Jazz from 10pm- 2am. Concerts, Competitions, Clinics, Art Festival fill this 3-day weekend.

Repticon Ft. Lauderdale

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Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Conventions bring reptiles and exotic pets from top breeders to cities throughout the United States.  Come to Ft. Lauderdale May 20, 2017 for live animal encounters and seminars.

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.

Stuart Sailfish Regatta

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The Stuart Sailfish Regatta, the FASTEST event on the Treasure Coast is May 20 - 21, 2017 to Stuart, Florida.

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo

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

Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament Florida Keys

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Sponsored by Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center, Yamaha, Edge Water Power Boats, the 11th Annual Mother’s Day Tournament takes place May 12 - 13, 2017 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 2017. Anglers throughout the nation compete for the Showdown Crown.  Boats can have as many anglers as they want. The fee is a boat registration only. 

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

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Art comes alive at the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts in historic Sanford, Florida May 6 - 7, 2017.

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 6, 2017.

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.

Miami Sportfishing Tournament

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

SunFest

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

Suwannee River Jam

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The Suwannee River Jam, the South’s Largest Country Music Festival, takes place May 3 - 6 2017 at the Suwannee River.  The line up of country musicians is awesome with award winning performers day and night.

Siesta Fiesta

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The 39th Annual Siesta Fiesta will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 - 30, 2017 on Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village, Florida, from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

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Florida’s Biggest Beach Party takes place at the 33rd Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival from April 28 - 30, 2017 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.

Pensacola Crawfish Festival

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One of the largest crawfish boils in Florida, the 33rd Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival will be held April 28 - 30, 2017 on downtown Pensacola’s beautiful waterfront.

Floria Blueberry Festival

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The 2017 Florida Blueberry Festival takes place April 22 - 23, 2017 in Historic Downtown Brooksville.  Enjoy street performers, live music, art exhibits while sampling fresh blueberry delicacies.  Kid’s Zone provides plenty fun for all ages!

Florida Film Festival

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The 26th annual Florida Film Festival from April 21 - 30, 2017.  The Enzian theater located in Maitland Florida will feature cutting edge American independent and international films with fine cuisine and wine to be enjoyed by all.

Suncoast Boat Show

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Visit the 35th Annual Suncoast Boat Show where hundreds of boats from the leading Gulf Coast dealers will be on hand at Marina Jack’s, #2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota FL!

Cotee River 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.

Wanee Music Festival - Live Oak

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The Annual Wanee Music Festival will be held for 3 days April 20 - 22, 2017 in Live Oak, Florida.  Over 16,000 people enjoy the 30 plus rock and blues bands.  2017 lineup includes Bob Weir and the Campfire Band , Widespread Panic,  Gov’Mule, Matisyahu, Papadosio, and many more!

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 15, 2017.  The Festival has living history demonstrators, wildlife tours, student art shows, musicians, and more.

Suncoast BBQ Bash

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The 8th Suncoast BBQ Bluegrass Bash will be held on April 14 - 15, 2017. This is a free event, gates open 5pm Friday and 10 am Saturday! There will be lots of great food and music, hot-air balloons, with all proceeds going to the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc. 

Alachua Spring Festival

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Bring the whole family to the 27th Annual Alachua Main Street Spring Festival , April 9, 2017 from 11am- 5pm.

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 8, 2017.

Bradford County Strawberry Festival

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The 19th Annual Bradford County Strawberry Festival takes place April 8 - 9, 2017 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.

Springing the Blues

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

Bluegrass Festival

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Bluegrass bands from all over the Southeast are coming to Forest Capital State Park in Perry Florida in March for the 15th Annual Bluegrass Festival.  There will a chili cook off, great food, arts and crafts, free workshops, and lots of fun entertainment.

Flagler County Fair

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Join 1,000’s of visitors by attending the 29th Annual Flagler County Fair for entertainment and educational experience.  The Flagler County Fair and Youth Show is a great opportunity for area residents and visitors to learn about the many crops, livestock and other agribusiness that make up Florida’s agricultural industry.

Sun ‘n Fun Annual Fly In

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Hosted by the City of Lakeland and the Lakeland Regional Airport, the 42nd annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly - In and Expo takes place from April 4 - 9, 2017 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.  Performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels!

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.

City Place Art Fair (West Palm Beach)

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The 7th Annual City Place Art Fair takes place in West Palm Beach, Florida April 1 -2, 2017.

Melbourne Air and Space Show

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The Melbourne Air and Space Show takes place April 1 - 2, 2017 in Melbourne, FL.  This action packed weekend headline entertainment will be the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds!

Santa Rosa County Fair

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The Santa Rosa County Fair will be held March 31 - April 8, 2017 in beautiful Milton, Florida. Again this year they will be judging canned goods, livestock, recycled art, horticulture, handicrafts and photography.  The fair will be closed on April 3 -4, 2017.

Citrus County Fair

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The Citrus County Fair will take place from March 28 - April 3, 2017, in Inverness, Florida. The fair will offer many family friendly entertainers, magic shows,  livestock displays and a fabulous midway.

Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show

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The 31st Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show takes place Sunday, March 26th at Bomnin’s Chevrolet in Miami, Florida.

St Pete Beach Corey Craft Festival

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The 14th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 25 - 26, 2017 on Corey Avenue in Downtown St. Pete Beach, Florida.  This festival is an outdoor event and will also feature a Green Market. 

Uptown Arts Expo

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Celebrate Art and Music at the annual Uptown Art Expo held March 25 - 26, 2017 in Almonte Springs, Florida.

Hooked on Music Festival

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The 9th Annual Hooked on Music Festival in Historic Downtown Ft. Pierce, Florida will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2017.  In addition to many great Florida bands, visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, live animals from Busch Wildlife,  food, kids activities, and more.

Englewood Fine Arts Festival

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Old Englewood Village will be the backdrop for the 35th Annual Englewood Fine Arts Festival March 25 - 26 , 2017.  Proceeds from this event benefit the Englewood Youth Foundation.

Palm Beach International Boat Show

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

Suwannee Spring Reunion

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

Annual Spring Garden Festival

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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens hosts an annual Spring Garden Festival with more than 10,000 visitors, 175 booths, 2 stages, and numerous live gardening seminars.

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 2017 Gullah Geechee SpringTour is a fully supported vacation for cyclists of all ages and abilities.  It takes place April 18 - 24, 2017.  The tour, with over 500 riders explore the beauty and history of St. Augustine, Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, and Palatka, Florida.

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts

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The 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts will be held on March 18 - 19, 2017 at the The Walk in Coral Springs Florida.

Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts

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The 29th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts will be held from March 18 - 19, 2017 on historic 5th Avenue South in Downtown Naples Florida.

Jazz in the Gardens

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The 12th Annual Jazz in the Gardens is a soulful music celebration held in Miami Gardens, Florida. There are pre-festival events and after parties. Hotel and travel packages are available to those attending.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

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! Celebrating 58 years, the prestigious Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival takes place March 17 - 19, 2017 along Park Avenue in Winter Park.The festival is ranked #5 in the Sunshine Artist’s annual list of Best 100 art festivals!  A showcase of 200 plus booths with 350,000 plus visitors will enjoy the 3 day event.

Fossil Fest

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The Tampa Bay Fossil Club hosts the 30th Annual Fossil Fest on March 11 - 12, 2017 at the State Fairgrounds.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday - Event Details

Date: October 19 , 2017 to October 22, 2017

Times: Times vary.

Location: Coachman Park,   150 Drew Street, Clearwater, Fl

Admission: Prices vary, order tickets online at Clearwater Jazz Festival website .

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

Website:http://www.clearwaterjazz.com/

Biketoberfest - Event Details

Date: October 19 , 2017 to October 22, 2017

Times: Times vary.

Location: Daytona Beach,  

Admission: Free to public.

Contact: Biketoberfest, 126 East Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: 386 255-0415, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.biketoberfest.org/

Treasure Coast Boat Show, Marine Fea Market, Seafood and Air Fest - Event Details

Date: October 14 , 2017 to October 15, 2017

Times: October 14 - 15, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Location: Indian River Fairgrounds,   7955 58th Ave, Vero Beach FL 32967

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

Contact: The Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest is organized by Under the Sun Promotions, 7040 W Palmetto Park Road, Suite 4# 362, Boca Raton, Florida 33433. Phone: 954-205-7813.

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

Oktoberfest - Event Details

Date: October 13 , 2017 to October 22, 2017

Times: Oct. 13 - 15, 2017 and October 20 - 22, 2017

Location: American German Club,   5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33463

Admission: Admission $10, children 12 and under FREE with paying adult. Parking- $10 Unlimited ride band- $20

Contact: Phone: 561.967.6464

Website:http://www.americangermanclub.org/oktoberfest/

Oktoberfest Tampa - Event Details

Date: October 13 , 2017 to October 15, 2017

Times: October 13 - 15, 2017

Location: Curtis Hixon Park,   600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

Admission:

General Admission - $10
Weekend Pass - $25

Tickets can be purchased online or day of event.

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Phone : 727-518-4397.

Website:http://www.oktoberfesttampa.com/

Walton County Fair - Event Details

Date: October 09 , 2017 to October 14, 2017

Times: Times vary daily.

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

Admission:

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

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

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

Central Florida Peanut Festival - Event Details

Date: October 07 , 2017

Times: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

Admission: Admission and Parking- FREE

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

Website:http://willistonfl.com/

Harbor Sounds Oktoberfest on Main - Event Details

Date: October 07 , 2017 to October 07, 2017

Times: October 7, 2017 12:00pm- 10:00pm.

Location: Main Street, Safety Harbor FL,   200 Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Admission: Free to attend.

Contact: Phone- 727-726-2890 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://members.safetyharborchamber.com/events/

Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa - Event Details

Date: October 07 , 2017 to October 08, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Scallop and Music Festival - Event Details

Date: October 06 , 2017 to October 07, 2017

Times: See schedule above.

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

Admission: General Admission: Friday- Ages 6 and up- $5, under 6- FREE, active military- FREE Saturday-Ages 12 and up- $10, ages 6 -11 -$5. Children 6 and under FREE, active military FREE. Parking- FREE. VIP tickets for both Friday and Saturday evening available for $100.

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

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

Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic - Florida Keys - Event Details

Date: October 06 , 2017 to October 07, 2017

Times: Friday - 5pm is Kick Off Party and Saturday - 7 am Fishing Begins

Location: Postcard Inn (MM 84),   84001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036

Admission: Registration and fees are available online.

Registration: $600/ boat. $500 before Sept. 22, 2017

Contact: Phone: 305-667-0399. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.maddogclassic.com/fl-keys/

Ghost Train Adventures - Event Details

Date: October 01 , 2017 to October 31, 2017

Times: Nightly at 8:00 pm

Location: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum,   19 San Marco Avenue, St Augustine, FL 32084

Admission:

Adults:  Single tickets starting at $24.00.
Children Single tickets starting at $13.00.
Combination ticket packages available online.

Contact: Ghost Train Adventures- Phone: 904-824-1606

Website:http://www.ghosttrainadventure.com/

The Redfish Tour - New Smyrna Beach - Event Details

Date: September 30 , 2017 to September 30, 2017

Times: September 9, 2017

Location: IFA Trailer,   200 Boatyard St.New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

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

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

Contact: Phone: 478-836-4266 Alt Phone: 941-266-5338 Fax: 478-836-3886 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Alt Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

Pensacola Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: September 29 , 2017 to October 01, 2017

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

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

Admission: Free to attend.

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

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

Jacksonville Home and Patio Show - Event Details

Date: September 28 , 2017 to October 01, 2017

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

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

Admission: Online Ticket Purchase- $9.00 Box Office: Regular Adult (age 13 and up)Admission: $11.00 Children (Ages 6-12) $5.00 Under 6- FREE

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

Contact: Phone: 877-871-7469

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

Northwest Florida Fair - Event Details

Date: September 26 , 2017 to September 30, 2017

Times: Times vary daily.

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

Admission: 2017 Admission TBD

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

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

Marathon International Bonefish Tournament - Event Details

Date: September 21 , 2017 to September 24, 2017

Times: September 21 - 24, 2017, times vary.

Location: Marathon, Florida Keys,  

Admission: The Marathon International Bonefish Tournament registration fees TBD. The funds raised benefit a Marathon charity.

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

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

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

Smokin’ Pig Fest - Event Details

Date: September 15 , 2017 to September 16, 2017

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:

2017 details will be posted soon.
2016 Admission- $5.  Free admission Friday until 3pm.
Event Fees:
Early team registration for all 4 categories- $275
Vending Teams (Pro):  $150
Cook Sites:  $100
Fee per Category:  $80

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

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

Lobster Festival and Tournament - Event Details

Date: September 11 , 2017 to September 17, 2017

Times: Hours vary

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

Admission: Check the Lobster Festival and Tournament for updates.

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

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

Miami International Auto Show - Event Details

Date: September 09 , 2017 to September 17, 2017

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Miami Beach Convention Center,   1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Admission: Admission: $15 for adults and $6 for children, ages 6 to 12 years old. Discount tickets available online : http://www.sfliautoshow.net/index.html

Website:http://www.sfliautoshow.net/index.html

The Redfish Tour - Ruskin - Event Details

Date: September 09 , 2017

Times: September 9, 2017

Location: Resort at Little Harbor,   611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin, FL 33570

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

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

Contact: Phone: 478-836-4266 Alt Phone: 941-266-5338 Fax: 478-836-3886 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Alt Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

I Like It Hot Festival - Event Details

Date: September 09 , 2017 to September 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tampa Boat Show - Event Details

Date: September 08 , 2017 to September 10, 2017

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

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

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

Contact: Tampa Boat Show Office- 813-498-9162

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

Downtown Venice Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: September 02 , 2017 to September 03, 2017

Times: Saturday and Sunday, September 2 - 3, 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Location: Downtown Venice, Florida,   220 Miami Ave W. in Venice, FL

Admission: Free

Contact: Phone: 561-746-6615 Fax: 561-746-6528 Mailing Address: 270 Central Blvd Suite 107B Jupiter FL 33458

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Mount Dora Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: August 26 , 2017 to August 27, 2017

Times: Saturday, August 26 11:00am - 9:00pm. Sunday, August 27 11:00am - 5:00pm.

Location: Elizabeth Evans Park,   100 S Donelly St., Mount Dora FL 32757

Admission: Free to attend.

Contact: http://www.mountdoraseafoodfestival.com

Website:http://www.mountdoraseafoodfestival.com

Key West Lobsterfest - Event Details

Date: August 10 , 2017 to August 13, 2017

Times: Times vary.

Location: Duval Street,   Key West, Florida

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

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

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

Hemingway Days - Event Details

Date: July 18 , 2017 to July 23, 2017

Times: Events and contests vary daily.

Location: Key West,  

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

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

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

Mango Mania - Event Details

Date: July 15 , 2017 to July 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Mel Fisher Days - Event Details

Date: July 13 , 2017 to July 15, 2017

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Key West,  

Admission: Prices vary depending on event.

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

Website:http://melfisherdays.melfisher.com

Indialantic (Melbourne) Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: July 08 , 2017 to July 09, 2017

Times: July 8 - 9, 2017. 10:00am - 4:00pm.

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

Admission: Free

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

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Pensacola Beach Air Show - Event Details

Date: July 08 , 2017

Times: Blue Angels perform Saturday at 2:00 pm July 8.

Location: Pensacola Beach,  

Admission: Free to Attend

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

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

Lionfish Derby Series - Event Details

Date: July 07 , 2017 to August 13, 2017

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

Location: Various locations,   Florida

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

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

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

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

Underwater Music Festival - Event Details

Date: July 07 , 2017 to July 08, 2017

Times: 10 am to 2 pm

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

Admission: Free

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

Jacksonville Fourth of July Celebration - Event Details

Date: July 04 , 2017

Times: July 4, 2017, 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: June 29 , 2017 to July 01, 2017

Times: June 29 - July 1, 2017, times vary

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

Admission: Entries before May 31, 2017 $1000 per boat (4 anglers), after May 31, 2017 $1300 per boat (4 anglers).

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

Website:https://www.pbgfc.com

Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy - Event Details

Date: June 18 , 2017 to September 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Website:http://www.triathlontrilogy.com

Jacksonville Triathlon Series - Event Details

Date: June 17 , 2017 to August 05, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Website:http://drcsports.com

Watermelon Festival - Event Details

Date: June 16 , 2017 to June 17, 2017

Times: Friday, June 16 2:00pm- 9:00pm. Saturday June 17 8:00am - 9:00pm.

Location: Various Locations,   Monticello, Florida

Admission: FREE admission

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

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

Swim Around Key West - Event Details

Date: June 09 , 2017 to June 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Don Hawley Invitaional Tarpon Tournament - Event Details

Date: June 03 , 2017 to June 09, 2017

Times: 5:45 am - 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: June 03 , 2017 to June 04, 2017

Times: June 3 - 4, 2017, 10 AM - 4 PM.

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

Admission: FREE Admission.

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

Website:http://artfestival.com/

Tour de Melon - Event Details

Date: June 03 , 2017

Times: June 3: 6:30 check-in, 7:30 all rides start.

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

Admission: Fees: $50 until 5/21 $55 until 6/2 $60 day of event

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

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

Website:http://www.tourdemelon.com

Wellborn Blueberry Festival - Event Details

Date: June 03 , 2017

Times: Saturday, June 3, 2015: 7 am to 3 pm.

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

Admission: Free to attend.

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

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

Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament - Event Details

Date: June 02 , 2017 to June 04, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues Festival - Event Details

Date: June 02 , 2017 to June 03, 2017

Times: Friday, June 2: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Saturday, June 3: 11:00 am - 9:15 pm.

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

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

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

Website:http://cocoavillagebbqandblues.com/

Crystal River Triathlon Series - Event Details

Date: June 27 , 2017 to September 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue Crab Festival - Event Details

Date: May 26 , 2017 to May 29, 2017

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.

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

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

Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 26 , 2017 to May 27, 2017

Times: Captains Meeting - Friday May 26,2017.

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

Admission: Offshore Boat Entry- $295

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

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

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

Florida Folk Festival - Event Details

Date: May 26 , 2017 to May 28, 2017

Times: Times to be announced.

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

Admission:

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

For Participants, download an online application form.

Contact: Phone: 1-877-635-3655

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

Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 25 , 2017 to May 26, 2017

Times: May 25 - 26, 2017

Location: Boca Grande, FL,  

Admission: Tournament registration is $5,000

Download application- http://worldsrichesttarpon.com/

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

Website:http://worldsrichesttarpon.com/

Jacksonville Jazz Festival - Event Details

Date: May 25 , 2017 to May 28, 2017

Times: Varies daily.

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

Admission:

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

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

Website:http://jacksonvillejazzfest.com

Repticon Ft. Lauderdale - Event Details

Date: May 20 , 2017 to September 17, 2017

Times: Saturday, May 20 10 am - 5 pm.

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

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

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

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

Battle In the Bay Dragon Boat Festival - Event Details

Date: May 20 , 2017

Times: Race starts at 8:30 am on May 20, 2017.

Location: Sombrero Beach,   Marathon, Florida Keys

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

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

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

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

Stuart Sailfish Regatta - Event Details

Date: May 20 , 2017 to May 21, 2017

Times: Saturday, May 20 9:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday, May 21 9:00am - 4:30pm.

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

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

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

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

Website:http://www.stuartsailfishregatta.com

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo - Event Details

Date: May 17 , 2017 to May 21, 2017

Times: Times vary.

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

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

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

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

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

Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament Florida Keys - Event Details

Date: May 12 , 2017 to May 13, 2017

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

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

Admission:

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

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

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

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

Saltwater Showdown Fishing Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 11 , 2017 to August 06, 2017

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

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: May 06 , 2017 to May 07, 2017

Times: Saturday, May 6 10AM - 6PM. Sunday, May 7 10AM - 5PM.

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

Admission: FREE

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

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

Siesta Key Sand Sculpture Contest - Event Details

Date: May 06 , 2017

Times: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

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

Admission: Free to attend.

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

Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour - Event Details

Date: May 05 , 2017 to May 06, 2017

Times: May 5 - 6, 2017

Location: Various locations in Apalachicola, FL,  

Admission: Tickets: Tour- $25 Luncheon-$12

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

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

Website:http://www.apalachicolahistorichometour.org

Miami Sportfishing Tournament - Event Details

Date: May 04 , 2017 to May 06, 2017

Times: Times vary daily.

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

Admission: Miami Sportfishing Tournament entry forms available online.

Contact: Phone: 305-598-2525

Website:http://miamisportfish.com

SunFest - Event Details

Date: May 05 , 2017 to May 07, 2017

Times: Times vary.

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

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

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

Website:http://sunfest.com/

Suwannee River Jam - Event Details

Date: May 03 , 2017 to May 06, 2017

Times: Times vary.

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

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

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

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

Website:http://suwanneeriverjam.com/

Siesta Fiesta - Event Details

Date: April 29 , 2017 to April 30, 2017

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

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

Admission: Free to the public.

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

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: April 28 , 2017 to April 30, 2017

Times: Friday, April 28th 5pm - 10 pm, Saturday, April 29th 10 am - 10 pm, Sunday, April 30th 11am - 8 pm

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

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

Vendor registration: http://pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com

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

Website:http://pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com/

Pensacola Crawfish Festival - Event Details

Date: April 28 , 2017 to April 30, 2017

Times: Times vary daily.

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

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

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

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

Floria Blueberry Festival - Event Details

Date: April 22 , 2017 to April 23, 2017

Times: April 22, 10:00am - 10:00 pm. April 23 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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

Admission: Admission: Adult - $10 Ages 13 -17 - $5 Under 12 - FREE Purchase tickets online: https://floridablueberryfestival.ticketsocket.com

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

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

Florida Film Festival - Event Details

Date: April 21 , 2017 to April 30, 2017

Times: Times vary.

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

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

Tickets can be purchased online for the Florida Film Festival.

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

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

Suncoast Boat Show - Event Details

Date: April 21 , 2017 to April 23, 2017

Times: Friday April 21, 10am - 7 pm; Saturday April 22, 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday April 23, 10 am - 5 pm

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

Admission: Show Admission: $14 at box office. Kids under 15 are free. Purchase tickets online and save.

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

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

Cotee River Seafood and Blues Festival - Event Details

Date: April 21 , 2017 to April 23, 2017

Times: Friday, April 21- 5pm-11pm. Saturday, April 22- 10am -11pm. Sunday, April 23 - 10am - 6pm.

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

Admission: Admission is free.

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

Wanee Music Festival - Live Oak - Event Details

Date: April 20 , 2017 to April 22, 2017

Times: Gates open at 10 am.

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

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

Go to Wanee Muscial Festival online for more information.

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

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

Wakulla Wildlife Festival - Event Details

Date: April 15 , 2017

Times: Saturday, April 15 8:30 - 4:00pm.

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

Admission: Free activities are available at Wakulla State Springs Park with normal park admission fee of $6. The premium guided tours are an additional fee.

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

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

Website:http://www.wakullawildlifefestival.com

Suncoast BBQ Bash - Event Details

Date: April 14 , 2017 to April 15, 2017

Times: Friday, April 14 gates open 5pm, Saturday, April 15 gates open 10am.

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

Admission: Free Admission and Parking.

Contact: Phone: 941-809-5232

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

Alachua Spring Festival - Event Details

Date: April 09 , 2017

Times: 11 am to 5 pm

Location: Main Street in Downtown Alachua,   Alachua, Florida

Admission: Free.

Contact: Vendors register through website.

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

Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival - Event Details

Date: April 08 , 2017

Times: 11 am to 4 pm

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

Admission: Park entrance fee is waived for this event.

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

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

Bradford County Strawberry Festival - Event Details

Date: April 08 , 2017 to April 09, 2017

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 07 , 2017 to April 09, 2017

Times: Friday,April 7 from 4 pm - 9 pm , Saturday, April 8- 10 am -9 pm, Sunday, April 9-10am-5pm

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

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

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

Website:http://www.sharkstoothfest.com

Springing the Blues - Event Details

Date: April 07 , 2017 to April 09, 2017

Times: http://springingtheblues.com

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

Admission: Free event. VIP seating available.

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

Website:http://www.springingtheblues.com

Bluegrass Festival - Event Details

Date: April 06 , 2017 to April 08, 2017

Times: Times vary.

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

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

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

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

Website:http://www.floridastatebluegrass.com

Flagler County Fair - Event Details

Date: April 05 , 2017 to April 09, 2017

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

Thursday April 6th -  5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Gate Admission $5.00 for adults, children 10 and under FREE- $20.00 ride bands all night.

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

Saturday - April 8th- 
Gate Admission $5.00 adults, Children 10 and under- FREE. Afternoon armbands $20 from 12pm - 6pm. Regular ticket sales on Saturday night.

Sunday - April 9th - 1:00 to 6:00
Gate Admission FREE. 

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

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

Sun ‘n Fun Annual Fly In - Event Details

Date: April 04 , 2017 to April 09, 2017

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/

7 Mile Bridge Run - Event Details

Date: April 01 , 2017

Times: Race Start Time: 7:20 AM - April 1, 2017

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

Admission: $75 Non-Refundable Registration Fee.

Register for the 7 Mile Bridge Run

Contact: Contact the 7 Mile Bridge Run

Website:http://7mbrun.com

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

Date: April 01 , 2017 to April 02, 2017

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

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

Admission: FREE admission

Vendors see online application.

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

Website:http://artfestival.com

Melbourne Air and Space Show - Event Details

Date: April 01 , 2017 to April 02, 2017

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: Online ticket purchase: Adult (13 and over)- $18 Child (6 - 12)- $10 VIP packages available.

Website:http://www.airandspaceshow.com

Santa Rosa County Fair - Event Details

Date: March 31 , 2017 to April 08, 2017

Times: March 31 - April 8, 2017. Times vary each day. Fair will be closed April 3 - 4.

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

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

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

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

Citrus County Fair - Event Details

Date: March 27 , 2017 to April 02, 2017

Times: Times vary daily.

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

Admission:

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

Contact:

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

 

Website:http://citruscountyfair.com

Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show - Event Details

Date: March 26 , 2017 to March 26, 2017

Times: Sunday: March 26, 2017 - 9am to 3:30pm

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

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

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

Website:http://www.sunshinecorvetteclub.com

St Pete Beach Corey Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: March 25 , 2017 to March 26, 2017

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

Uptown Arts Expo - Event Details

Date: March 25 , 2017 to March 26, 2017

Times: Saturday, March 25, 10am - 7:30pm. Sunday, March 26, 10am - 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/

Hooked on Music Festival - Event Details

Date: March 25 , 2017

Times: Saturday, March 25 11am - 11pm

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

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

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

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

Englewood Fine Arts Festival - Event Details

Date: March 25 , 2017 to March 26, 2017

Times: Saturday, March 26, 2017 10am - 4pm. Sunday, March 26, 2017 10am - 4pm.

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

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

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

Website:http://www.englewoodrotary.org

Palm Beach International Boat Show - Event Details

Date: March 23 , 2017 to March 26, 2017

Times: Thurs. March 23, 12 noon - 7 pm Fri. March 24, 10 am - 7 pm Sat. March 25, 10 am - 7 pm Sun. March 26, 10 am - 6 pm.

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

Admission: Admission to the boat show is $22 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 15 years old. Children under 6 are free. Pre-purchase tickets online for discounts.

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

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

Suwannee Spring Reunion - Event Details

Date: March 23 , 2017 to March 25, 2017

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

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

Admission:

Event Fees follow:
Weekend Tickets- Prices start at $99, $155 at the Gate.
Military/Student- Prices start at $89.45, $155 at the Gate.
Kids under 12- Free with accompanied parent or guardian.

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

Website:http://www.suwanneespringreunion.com

Annual Spring Garden Festival - Event Details

Date: March 18 , 2017 to March 19, 2017

Times: March 18: 9 am to 5 pm; and March 19: 9 am to 5 pm

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

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

Contact: Phone: 352-372-4981

Website:http://kanapaha.org

Bike Florida Annual Spring Tour - Event Details

Date: April 18 , 2017 to April 24, 2017

Times: Times vary.

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

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

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

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

Website:http://bikeflorida.org/

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: March 18 , 2017 to March 19, 2017

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

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

Admission: Free event.

Contact: Phone- 954-340-5992

Website:http://www.csfoa.com

Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: March 18 , 2017 to March 19, 2017

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

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

Admission: Free to attend.

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

Website:http://www.artswfl.com

Jazz in the Gardens - Event Details

Date: March 17 , 2017 to March 19, 2017

Times: Times to be announced.

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

Admission:

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

Contact: Hotline- 1-561-681-5645

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

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival - Event Details

Date: March 17 , 2017 to March 19, 2017

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

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

Admission: Free to the public.

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

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

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

Fossil Fest - Event Details

Date: March 11 , 2017 to March 12, 2017

Times: March 11, Saturday: 9am to 5pm and March 12, Sunday: 10am to 4pm

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

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

Public pays at door.

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

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

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

The Clearwater Jazz Holiday includes the hottest Jazz artists such as Al Jarreau, The Neville Brothers, Little Feat, Tony Bennett, David Sanborn.


2017 Headliners include:  The Temptations, Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox, Kenny Loggins, and the Avett Brothers!
Past performers have included names such as Al Jarreau, Boney James, The Neville Brothers, Little Feat, Tony Bennett, David Sanborn, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Patti Austin, George Benson, Natalie Cole, Dizzie Gillespie, Kenny G, Manhatten Transfer, and many, many more.
Check website for the entire 2017 lineup.

Dates and Times:  October 19 - 22, 2017
Thursday:  Gates open at 3:30 pm / Last performance ends at 10:00 pm
Friday:  Gates open at 4:00 pm / Last performance ends at 11:00 pm
Saturday:  Gates open at 1:00 pm / Last performance ends at 10:45 pm / Fireworks at 10:45 pm
Sunday:  Gates open at 1:30 pm / Last performance ends at 10:00 pm





Biketoberfest is an international award winning motorcycle festival offers participants an extended weekend get away with plenty of sun, beaches, bikes and fun.  Activities include motorcycle shows and rallies showcasing new, custom, and vintage bikes; demonstration rides on the newest motorcycles from top manufacturers; and on track motorcycle action at the world famous Daytona International Speedway.

There will be great food, live music and people watching everywhere.





Walk through the air conditioned showroom to see new models and close-out boats, great prices, ready to buy on site.  The ArtFest will showcase Marine and Wildlife art and crafts.
The 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. The festival will offer up some of the freshest seafood in South Florida as well as live musical entertainment, and Kid’s zone.





Bring the entire family to the American German Club in Lake Worth, Florida for 2 weekends of fun, live music, dancing, food, drinks, crafts, entertainment, kids zone, carnival rides and more!

Date and Time

October 13 - 15 and October 20 - 22:
Fridays: 5 pm - 11 pm
Saturdays: 12 noon to 11pm
Sundays: 12 noon to 8 pm

Directions to Oktoberfest in Lake Worth

From I-95

Use Exit 61, Lantana Road, Proceed West for app. 3,5 miles. Look for the American German Club Sign on the right side across the street from Buttonwood County Park. Festival on the North side of Lantana Road.

From Florida’s Turnpike

From the North
Lantana Road is between the Lake Worth and Boynton Beach exits. Exit at the Lake Worth Exit; drive east 3.8 miles to Jog Road. Turn south on Jog, and proceed to Lantana Road, turn east on Lantana and proceed 1.3 miles to # 5111. The clubhouse is on your left across the street from Buttonwood County Park.

From the South
Exit at the Boynton Beach Exit; drive east 1.6 miles to Jog Road. Turn north on Jog, and proceed 6.1 miles to Lantana Road, turn east and proceed 1.3 miles to # 5111. The clubhouse is on your left across the street from Buttonwood County Park.





Thousands come each year to the annual Oktoberfest Tampa.  Enjoy German music, dancing, food and drinks.  Individuals and teams can participate in the games such as barrel roll, stein race, brat toss and bucket toss.  Kid’s zone and games are open until 8pm on Friday and Saturday, 6pm on Sunday.

Dates and Times

Friday,Oct. 13 - 4:00pm 11:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 14 -11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday Oct. 15 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm




Walton County Fair

The Walton County Fair


Highlights - Walton County Fair

Monday, Oct 9
5:00 pm   Doors Open
5:30 pm Introduction of Local Beauty Queens- Main Stage
5:30 pm Hot Dog/Pie Eating Contest - Arena
6:00 pm Baked Goods Auction - Stage
6:30 pm Goat Show - Arena
7:00 pm Entertainment - Main Stage

Tuesday, Oct 10:
5:00 pm Doors Open
5:30 pm TBD- Arena
6:15 pm Greased Pig (Children 7 and younger) - Arena
7:00 pm Musical Entertainment- Main Stage
7:00 pm Hog Show - Arena

Wednesday, Oct 11
5:00 pm Doors Open
5:15 pm Cash Scramble
5:30 pm Poultry Show/ Rabbit Show - Arena
6:00 pm -West DeFuniak Elem. School “BeeBops”-  Main Stage
        - Freeport Elem. School Show Choir “SophistiCats” - Main Stage
        - Paxton Elem. School Show Chorus “Sound of Pride” - Main Stage
        -Maude Saunders Elem. School- “Kids of Distinction” - Main Stage
         

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

Friday, Oct 13
5:00 pm Doors Open
5:15 pm Treasures in a Haystack - Arena
6:00 pm Horse Show - Arena
6:30 pm Live Music -Main Stage

         

Saturday, Oct 14
12:00 pm Doors Open
1:00 pm Beef Show - Arena
4:00 pm Dairy Cattle Show- Arena
5:00 pm Sheep Show - Arena
5:30 pm Gospel Sing- Main Stage
7:00 pm Cash Scramble
9:00 pm Drawings - Stage

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

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

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

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





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

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





The Annual Octoberfest takes over 9 blocks of Main Street as visitors enjoy fine arts, crafts, food, and entertainment. The Gazebo filled with German entertainment during the afternoon, with the Black Honkeys beginning at 8:30pm.  Enjoy authentic cuisine, beer garden, car show, and much more!




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

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


Florida Sportsman Expo Highlights

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

Florida State Fairgrounds Directions

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

 

 





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

Entertainment Schedule at the Scallop Festival:

  • Friday,  October 6th 6:00pm - 7:30 pm Dirty Bird and The Flu 8:00pm - 9:30pm Tobacco Road
  • Saturday, October 7: 2:00pm - 3:30pm The New 76ers 4:00pm - 5:30pm Southern Satisfaction 6:00pm - 7:30pm Stevie Monce 8:00pm - 9:30pm Love and Theft
  • 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.

    Scallop Gallop 5K Run/Walk

    Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9:00am along the St. Joseph Bay through Port St. Joe.





    The 10th Annual Mad Dog Fishing Classic has its kick-off cocktail party Friday, October 6th beachside at Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina.  Saturday, October 7th, fishing begins at 7am.  Weigh in begins at the Postcard Inn at 4pm followed by a Dock Party,Silent Auction, Dinner Buffet, Awards Ceremony and Celebration Party, Prizes also awarded to top boat, top angler, lady, junior, and more..





    Take in creepy burial grounds, spooky whispers and paranormal sightings that will mess with your mind! Don’t forget your digital camera and any recording devices you desire to capture all the evidence of a truly haunting experience.

    Dates and Times:  The Train runs nightly, 7 days a week,starting at 8:00 pm. Arrive to the Museum Parlor fifteen minutes prior to departure. If it sells out, an additional train may be scheduled, tours take approximately 80 minutes.





    The New Smyrna Beach IFA Redfish Tournament East Coast Division will be held on September 30, 2017. This is a one day fishing tournament for Redfish with two angler teams that launches at New Smyrna Beach.

    Bait is limited to artificial lures

    The Redfish Tour is a collection of one day tournaments.

    Captains Meeting 5:00 pm - 7:00pm

    New Smyrna Marina 200 Boatyard St.New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169





    Over 100,000 visitors will take part in the 40th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival.  There are more than 180 arts and crafts vendors and is recognized as one of the largest arts and crafts fair in Northwest Florida. A variety of seafood dishes are prepared by carefully selected vendors like grilled conch, oyster croquettes, soft shell crab, and coconut shrimp. There is a children’s play area, cooking demonstrations, and much more.




    Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

    Glass bowls at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show


    Highlights at the 2017 Home and Patio Show

    -Appearances from Kevin O’Connor, host of Emmy Award-winning series, This Old House and Ask This Old House. 

    - Kitchen Wars, see the latest kitchen design and trends as designers and re-modelers compete for your vote!

    - Inspiration Stage- Stage presentations by local and national experts.


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

    Patio Stone at Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

    Stone on display at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show





    The Northwest Florida Fair

    Ride the Merry Goround at the Northwest Florida Fair


    2017 Fair Hours:

    Tuesday Sept. 26- 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Wednesday Sept. 27- 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday Sept. 28- 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday Sept. 29- 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday Sept. 30- 2:00pm - 10:00pm

    2017 admission TBD. Children age 5 and under are always admitted free.

     

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





    The tournament’s kick off is at 4 pm on Thursday, September 21 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.





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

    Event Details - 2017 Schedule of Events for Smokin’ Pig Fest will be released soon.


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

    Saturday

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

    Check the website for the latest updates.




    Lobster Festival and Tournament

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


    Lobster tournament divers will compete in a variety of catagories, including Spiny lobster, Shovelnose lobster, and Big 6. Sunday will host a huge smorgasbord of fresh lobster, prepared any way you desire:  Blackened, broiled, chilled, fried, grilled, halved, sauteed, skewered, steamed or whole! The event will be combined with the 17th Annual Schooners Sand Sculpting Contest, so come check it out! Proceeds benefit the Florida Aquatic Marine Institute and Toys for Kids Foundation.

    Event Details:

    17th Annual Sand Sculpting Contest takes place all week!

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




    South Florida International Auto Show

    The South Florida Auto Show


    Event Highlights
    Main Attractions - 1,000’s of latest car models including cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and concept cars.
    -Camp Jeep- See in person the capabilities of Jeep vehicles as they push their limits on off-road driving courses.
    -Million Dollar Alley- The most expensive address in Miami! A must collection; from Ferrari to Lamborghini!
    -Topless in Miami- See the latest models of convertibles!
    -Memory Lane - 20 plus classic cars dating 50 years back.


    South Florida International Auto Show Directions
    Southbound:
    I-95 south to I-195, then east across Julia Tuttle Causeway to Miami Beach. Take Alton Road south to 17th Street, then east to Convention Center Drive.

    Northbound:
    US-1 and I-95 north, then I-395 east across MacArthur Causeway to Miami Beach. Take Alton Road north to 17th Street, then east to Convention Center Drive.

    Eastbound:
    From West Dade or the Turnpike Extension, use 836 X-Way. It becomes I-395 at I-95 and crosses MacArthur Causeway to Miami Beach. Take Alton Road north to 17th Street, then east to Convention Center Drive.





    The September 9, 2017 Ruskin Tournament is part of the IFA Redfish Tournament West Division.  This is a one day fishing tournament for Redfish with two angler teams that launches at the Resort at Little Harbor.

    Bait is limited to artificial lures

    The Redfish Tour is a collection of one day tournaments.

    Captains Meeting 5:00 pm - 7:00pm

    IFA Trailer Resort at Little Harbor 611 Destiny DriveRuskin, FL 33570





    2017 Event Details will be released soon! Previous years visitors have enjoyed pepper eating contests, amateur hot sauce and salsa competitions, Lolly Lick-a-Thon, live music and entertainment, and more!





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

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

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

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





    Celebrate the long weekend at the 2-day Venice Craft Festival.  Shop for affordable art and crafts!  A wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, metal works will be for sale.  The green market offers live flora, vegetables, gourmet spices, sauces, fresh popped kettle corn and more!





    The 3rd Annual Mount Dora Village Market Seafood Festival is a 2-day event featuring fresh seafood, more than 100 vendors with their specialty items.  Live music all weekend with a free concert Saturday evening.  Something for the entire family to enjoy!




    Key West Lobster Fest

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


    The Key West Lobsterfest schedule of events;

    Thursday, August 10 :
    -Lobster Boil at the Sunset Tiki Bar and Grille 5:00-8:00pm
    Guests receive over a pound of the boil including lobster, scrim, andouille sausage, crawfish, corn, and potatoes.  Drink specials throughout the evening.

    Friday, August 11:
    1:00pm- Reef and Ritas 3-hour Catamaran sail and snorkel trip.
    8:00pm - midnight-  Duval Crawl.  Drink specials! Everyone received a official Lobsterfest T-shirt and lanyard.  Hundreds join the party strolling down Duvall street, proceeds benefit Key West High School Scholarship Fund.

    Saturday, August 12:
    Noon- 11pm-Street Fair on Duvall Street- Arts,crafts, merchandise, and plenty of lobster!  Free Concert!

    Sunday, August 13:
    11:00 am - 2:00pm- Lobster Brunch served at the Key West Marriott Beachside.




    Hemingway Days

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


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

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





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

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





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

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





    Visit Indialantic, a quaint oceanfront town on Florida’s Mid-Atlantic coast for a weekend Craft Festival, July 8 - 9, 2017.  Meet local and regional crafters as you shop, and dine at the many local restaurants.





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


    July 8- Pensacola Beach Air Show featuring the Blue Angels Show begins at noon, Blue Angels fly at 2pm.




    Lionfish Derby

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


    Summer 2017 Lionfish Derby Series Dates

    -July7 - 9, 2017—Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota Florida.
    - July 14 - 15, 2017—15th Street Fisheries, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    -July 28 - 29, 2017—Pennekamp State Park, Key Largo, Florida
    - August 11 - 13, 2017—Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Palm Beach, Florida


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

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

    Derby Day:

    • Check website for individual location details.
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    • 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.





      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, June 28th 6pm - 9 pm
      Captains Meeting
      Pensacola Yacht Club

      Thursday, June 29 - 4pm
      Boats leave from any pass (GPS confirmation)
      Lines in at 4:01pm.

      Friday, June 30
      Fishing- Day 1
      Scales open at 5 pm and close at 8 pm. at the Pensacola Yacht Club.

      Saturday, July 1
      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 2 10 am.
      Awards Brunch, Pensacola Yacht Club





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

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

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

      Packet Pickup

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

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

      Trilogy #1 - June 18
      Trilogy #2 - July 16
      Trilogy #3 - August 13
      Bonus Round - September 10

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





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

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

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

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

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

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





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





      This is the only sanctioned US Coast Guard Permitted Race around Key West. Swimmers and relay teams swim 12.5 miles clockwise around the island of Key West beginning and finishing on Higgs Beach (1000 Atlantic Blvd). Awards given to the the overall top- male and female finishers and the top 6 finishers in each age group.  Pre-race check is Friday, June 9 1 pm-7pm at the Florida Keys Community College pool.





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





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





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





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

      Blueberry Festival Events

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

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

       





      Schedule:

      Friday, June 2, 2017
      5 pm- Registration begins, Appetizers and Cash Bar
      7 pm- Mandatory Captains Meeting

      Saturday, June 3, 2017
      7 am- Lines in
      4 pm - Cash bar
      4:30 - 6:30 pm - Weigh-In

      Sunday, June 04, 2017
      7 am - Lines In
      3 - 5pm - Weigh-In
      4 pm - Cash Bar
      6 pm- Dinner followed by Awards Ceremony





      Enjoy two days of outstanding Blues Music and the best BBQ Florida has to offer!  The weekend begins with a Friday night bash and pub crawl. The BBQ competition along with vendors, kids zone take place all day Saturday. Competitors will win over $15,000 in cash and prizes.  Event schedule will be released soon.





      Dates

      Crystal River Sprint Triathlon:
      #1 - Saturday, May 27, 2017
      #2 - Saturday, September 2, 2017
      #3 - Saturday, September 30, 2017


      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.





      The Blue Crab Festival kickoff is Friday, May 26 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 26 to 29, 2017
      Seafood Cookoff: Saturday, May 27
      Fireworks: Saturday May 27 at 9:15pm
      Parade - Monday, May 29 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.


      2017 Schedule

      Friday, May 26:
      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 27:
      Check-Out from Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, or Jupiter Inlets at 6:15 am.
      Weigh-In at Pirate’s Cove from noon - 4:00 pm.
      Awards BBQ at 5:00 pm at Pirate’s Cove.





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

      Directions - Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

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




      Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament

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


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


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

      The 2017 tournament schedule will be released soon. Please check website for details:
      http://worldsrichesttarpon.com/





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

      Dates and Highlights:  Thursday, May 25 - Sunday, May 28, 2017

      Thursday, May 26
      Piano Competition - The Florida Theatre

      Friday, May 27
      5:00 pm - 11:00 pm.
      MAIN STREET:
      -DJ NickFresh
      -Jazzmeia Horn
      -ELEW
      -Damien Escobar
      -Lucky Chops

      JACKSONVILLE LANDING
      -Jax Jazz Collective
      -Blake Aaron
      -Parker Urban Band
      -Marcus Anderson

      HEMMING PARK
      - Catch the Groove
      -Freddy Cole Quartet
      -Jane Monheit
      -The Blind Boys of Alabama

      HYATT REGENCY
      10pm - 1am
      -Jazz Jam



      Saturday, May 27
      1:00 pm - Midnight
        MAIN STREET
      -Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition winner
      -Akia Uwanda
      -Roman Street
      -Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
      -Gregory Porter
      -Kamasi Washington

      JACKSONVILLE LANDING
      -Ben Adkins
      -Elio’s Quartet
      -Stank Sauce
      -Party in a Box feat.  Allana Southerland
      -Clay Benjamin
      -Eric Carter

      HEMMING PARK
      Leon Foster Thomas
      Taylor Roberts
      Morgan James
      Airmen of Note Band
      The Rippingtons
      Main Stage Video Stream

      RITZ THEATRE AND MUSEUM
      JAZZ FEST CLINIC:
      Elio Piedra (Drums)
      Jazzmeia Horn (Vocals)
      Eric Carter (Bass)


      Sunday, May 28
      1:00 pm - 11:00 pm.

      MAIN STREET
      -UNF Jazz Ensemble I
      -Sorin Zlat Trio
      -Joey Alexander Trio
      -Chick Corea Trio
      -The Commodores

      HEMMING PARK
      -Gregory Agid Quartet
      Pacific Mambo Orchestra
      Second Line Jazz Parade
      Bria Skonberg
      Lalah Hathaway

      JACKSONVILLE LANDING
      -Brandon Robertson
      -Brian Tarquin
      -Doug Carn West Coast Organ Band
      -The Katz Downstairz

      OMNI HOTEL
      - Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch

      SECOND LINE JAZZ PARADE
      5:00pm Corner of Monroe and Laura Streets.

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





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

      Show cities and dates Summer 2017:
      Melbourne: June 17, 2017
      Ft. Myers: July 1, 2017
      Ft. Lauderdale: September 2, 2017





      The 9th Annual Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival will be held on May 20, 2017, on Sombrero Beach in Marathon, Florida Keys.  There are twenty paddlers per boat who paddle to the beat of a drummer seated inside the bow and are guided to the finish line by the steersman inside the stern.  A portion of this year’s event proceeds benefits Heron Peacock Supported Living. 





      Feel the Rush! Hear the Roar!  Join over 20,000 spectators at the 6th Annual Stuart Sailfish Regatta May 20 - 21, 2017.  Over 75 race teams from across North America will thrill spectators with non stop action!  Saturday and Sunday enjoy live music, food, swimsuit contest, and more.  Races begin promptly at 9:30 am Saturday, 9:00 am Sunday. 





      The 52nd Anniversary of the Pompano Beach’s Fishing Rodeo takes place May 17 - 21, 2017.  Fishing is on Friday and Saturday, May 19 - 20. The awards banquet takes place Sunday, May 21. 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.





      Tournament Details:

      Captain’s Mandatory Meeting: Friday, May 12th, 6:00 pm
      Location: Key Colony Inn

      Fishing: Saturday, May 13th
      Lines in 7:30 am
      Lines out 3:30 pm
      Weigh In:  At Curley’s Dock 3:30 pm to 6 pm

      Awards Banquet and Ceremony:  Saturday, May 13th at 7:00 pm at Key Colony Inn





      The 2017 3-leg fishing tournament begins with the Saltwater Shootout, is followed by the Saltwater Slam, and finishes with the Saltwater Showdown .  Schedule of 2017 events are posted.. 
      Fishing teams accumulate points during the 3-leg series for the most prestigious award, The Showdown Crown.  One lucky winner will be awarded a 29 foot SeeVee!  Prizes total in excess of $400,000 with more than 200 cash prize categories!

      May 11 - 14, 2017:  Saltwater Shootout
      June 8 - 11, 2017:  Saltwater Slam
      August 3 - 6, 2017: Saltwater Showdown





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





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

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

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




      See historic homes in Apalachicola

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


      The 25th Annual Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour is presented by the Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola Florida on May 5 - 6, 2017.

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

      Schedule of Events


      Friday - May 5, 2017


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

      Saturday - May 6, 2017
      10:00am to 4:00pm - Home & Garden Tour Showcasing Century-old Homes, together with Beautiful Gardens
      10:00am to 2:00pm-  Auction on Church grounds.

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

       





      Top Boat Prize of $30,000!

      2016 Schedule

      Thursday, May 4, 2017:
      6:00 pm- 10:00pm - Final Registration, Capt. Meeting and Kick-Off Party at Miami Beach Marina. Captains meeting at 6:00pm.

      Saturday, May 6, 2017:
      7:00 am - 4:00 pm Fishing
      3:00 - 6:00 pm Dockside Party and Baywalk Festival, FREE, open to the public!
      4:00 - 6:00 pm Weigh-In at Miami Beach Marina
      5:30 - 7:30pm- Silent Auction
      6:30 - 8:30pm - Awards Buffet
      7:30pm- Awards presentation.





      SunFest Concerts

      2016 Musical Lineup includes Blink-182, Weezer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Widespread Panic, Marshmello, Snoop Dogg, Dirty Heads, Ziggley Marley, Tori Kelly, Flo Rider, and many more.

      SunFest Activities and Dates

      SunFest
      Wednesday, May 3: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      Thursday, May 4: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      Friday, May 5: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
      Saturday, May 6: 12 noon – 11 p.m.
      Sunday, May 7:  12 noon – 9 p.m.

      Juried Fine Art and Craft Show
      Friday, May 5: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      Saturday, May 6:  12 noon – 10 p.m.
      Sunday, May 7:  12 noon – 9 p.m.

      Youth Park
      Open Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7.

      BB&T Fireworks Show closes the Festival with a bang on Sunday, May 7 at 9 p.m.

      Directions to SunFest

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

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

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

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

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





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

      Featured Performers

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

      -Billy Currington
      -Randy Houser
      -Hunter Hayes
      -Montgomery Gentry
      -Jerrod Niemann
      -Sammy Kershaw
      -Collin Raye
      -Aaron Tippin

      Directions to the Suwannee River Jam

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

      Here’s how you get there:

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

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





      The 39th Annual Siesta Fiesta is a breezy Arts and Craft Festival along the beach in Siesta Key Village in Sarasota, Florida. Over 250 talented artists and crafters will be in attendance.  A great opportunity to view or purchase unique and one-of-kind art, sculptures, photos and more.  There will be a green market featuring plants, body products, and specialty food items. 





      The 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.





      2017 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 42nd Annual Fiesta 5K and 10K on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30am- free entrance to festival for all participants.





      Highlights:

      -Live Music
      -Fresh Blueberries
      -Island Grove Wine Bar and Beer Garden
      -Street Entertainment
      -Shopping
      -Kid’s Zone





      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.





      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.





      Live Blues Concerts
      A great mix of local, regional and national Blues favorites.
      Come out to see musical headliners Barefoot Bob and The Hope, Sean Chambers, Albert Castiglia, Eric Gales, Selwyn Birchwood, and Betty Fox Band.  Live music all weekend to entertain the crowds as well as an art show, tasty seafood, “Miss Daisy” boat rides, Pirate Magician shows, and more!





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

      Directions - Wanee Music Festival

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




      Manatee at Wakulla Wildlife Festival

      A Manatee at the Wakulla Wildlife Festival


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

      Wakulla Wildlife Festival Schedule

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

      Wakulla Springs State Park Schedule:

      Saturday, April 15 Highlights:

      -Art on the Terrace at the Wakulla Springs Lodge
      -“Edutainment” on the Green
      -Live Music and Presentations at the Lodge
      -Tours

      Sulfur Butterfly at Wakulla Wildlife Festival

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






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

      Directions to Suncoast BBQ Bash

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





      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.





      The 10th Annual Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival is fun and educational on topics about the coastal environment, local critters, ground water, and red tides.  It is hosted by the Friends of the Emerald Coast State Parks and the Mattie M. Kelly Cultural and Environmental Institute of Northwest Florida State College. 

      Driving Directions


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

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

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




      Bradford County Strawberry Festival

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


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





      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 7th Annual Shark’s Tooth 10K starts at 7:30 on Saturday, March 4, participants have free 1-day entry to festival. Check website for registration information.

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

      Sharks Tooth Festival Directions

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





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




      Pavillion at the Bluegrass Festival in Perry, FL

      The Pavilion at the Bluegrass Festival in Perry Florida


      From April 6 - 8, 2017, the Florida State Bluegrass Festival will host some of the best bluegrass talent in the Southeast USA. 

      Bluegrass Festival Schedule of Events

      Some of the top performers are:
      -Sideline
      -Hillbenders
      -Kenny Stinson and Perfect Tym’n
      -Lonely Heartstring Band
      -Edgar Loudermilk
      -Pure and Simple
      and many more!

      Forest Capital State Park Directions

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

      Playing the Banjo - Bluegrass Festival, Perry FL

      Playing the Banjo at the Bluegrass Festival in Perry, Florida






      Entertainment

      Come to the Flagler County Fair, enjoy carnival rides, games, food, pony rides, petting zoo, free kid zone, live music and much more!  The annual Rockin Rib Fest takes place April 7 -8.





      Recognized as “Sun ‘n Fun”, this unique event is an annual fly - in and Expo with over 40,000 recorded aircraft movements and one of the largest aviation tradeshows (over 500 commercial exhibitors).  The 6 day event holds over 400 educational hands on workshops, forums, aviation lectures in addition to daily air shows, New Kid’s Zone,  car show, great dining, concerts and more. Night Airshow with fireworks! Performances from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, L39 Harrier Demo, The French National Team, and many more!!





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

      The 7 Mile Bridge Run is in its 35th year.

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

      Race Packets can be picked up on Friday, April 8th at the Holiday Inn Express.





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


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




      Planes at the Cocoa Beach Airshow

      An F86 and F16 at the Cocoa Beach Airshow


      2017 Air Show Highlights:

      U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
      -Patrouille de France
      -GEICO Skytypers
      -Harrier Demo
      -Kent Pietech

      The 2017 Schedule will be released soon.

      F18 at the Cocoa Beach Airshow

      The Cocoa Beach Airshow will have jets and other planes





      Santa Rosa County Fair

      The Santa Rosa County Fair


      Highlights - Santa Rosa County Fair
      - Amusements
      - Horse Shows
      -Large Animal Exhibits
      - Pro Rodeo March 31 and April 1..


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





      2017 Fair Highlights:
      - Midway Rides
      -Pageants
      -Karaoke Contest
      - Livestock Competitions
      and much more!
      Check website for schedule details.




      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






      The 14th 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 5th Annual Uptown Art Expo is held along the waterfront at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.  Over 150 juried artists will display their creations such as glass, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, and photos. Chalk Street Artists will create their masterpieces using the asphalt as their canvas. Enjoy children’s activities, international street cuisine, craft beers, wine, as well as, live music performances throughout the weekend. Featuring Rick Derringer, Storyteller Alive and Well Concert, Saturday at 7:30pm.





      2017 Entertainment Sample:

      Line up times to be announced:

      Katchafire
      Ballyhoo
      The Movement
      Tom Jackson Band
      Tobacco Road
      Moska Project
      Ryan and Friends
      Felix Moss and the Easy People
      and many more!

      Directions to the Festival from I95/Turnpike

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





      Over 100 local and national artists will be part of the 36th Annual Englewood Fine Arts Festival.  Meet the artists as you stroll through their displays of sculpture, paintings, jewelry, photography, pottery, ceramics and more.  Enjoy live music, craft beer, wine, and BBQ.
      Directions:
      DIRECTIONS: From I-75 take exit 191 - RiverRoad (old exit 34), head west - stay on RiverRoad for approximately 13 miles, RiverRoad becomes Dearborn Street.




      Palm Beach Boat Show

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


      From March 23 - 26, 2017, the 32nd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will have the leading marine manufacturers at Palm Harbor Marina.  Boats and yachts of all sizes including power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft and super yachts will be at this boat show.

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

      Events

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

      Boat Manufacturers at the Palm Beach Boat Show

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

      Schedule for the Palm Beach Boat Show

      The hours for the Palm Beach International Boat Show are:

      March 23 - 26, 2017: 
      Thurs. March 23, 12 noon - 7 pm
      Fri. March 24, 10 am - 7 pm
      Sat. March 25, 10 am - 7 pm
      Sun. March 26, 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.

      -Donna the Buffalo
      -Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester
      -Peter Rowan Band
      -Jim Lauderdale
      -Verlon Thompson
      -Jeff Mosier with Pickled Holler
      -Quartermoon
      -Joe Craven
      -Turtle Duhks
      -Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
      -Sloppy Joe

      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.




      Annual Spring Garden Festival, Gainesville FL

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


      The weekend festival has educational seminars and live entertainment while offering live and silent auctions, and our walk-through butterfly conservatory. The Bamboo Gardens will highlight the 2017 show!  With over 175 booths are many bargains on arts, crafts, plants, and gardening supplies. Children can take part in gardening arts and crafts, planting their own flower to take home, photo opportunities,  and much more.




      Downtown Tallahassee

      The streets of downtown Tallahassee with the Capitol


      Bike Florida 2017 “Gullah Geechee” of Florida.  The Wagon Wheel Tour takes riders throughout St. Johns and Putnam counties with the convenience of returning to the same base camp each evening.  Riders learn about the Gullah Geechee culture in Florida as they raise awareness in communities about improving local cycling trails and facilities.  Bike Florida was created to promote safe cycling practices. Bike Florida was established as a fundraising event to help support the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program with proceeds supporting bicycle safety education and a regional training team that hosts bicycle safety education workshops for school teachers, youth leaders and law enforcement officers.

      Bike Florida’s Course

      Cyclists choose their ride,  averaging 35 -100 miles/day.  St. Johns Fairgrounds check-in begins Saturday, March 18. Indoor and outdoor camping, RV hookup as well as nearby hotels are available to riders.  Various meal plans by the Dixie Grille, local restaurants, and beverage tents on site will provide a variety of meals.  Bike Florida is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote safe cycling in Florida.





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





      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. 





      Artists performing are as follows (specific time lineup will come out 2 weeks prior to the event):
      Will Downing
      Marion Meadows
      Chante Moore
      Betty Wright
      Robin Thicke
      Herbie Hancock
      Morris Day and the Time
      Jill Scott
      Smokie Norful
      Experanza Spalding
      The Roots
      Andra Day
      Common
      LL Cool J
      and many more.
      >Other Activities

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

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

      Displays: Non-for-profit organizations and vendors.

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




      Winter Park Florida Art Festival Poster

      Poster for the Winter Park FL Art Festival


      Art Categories at the Winter Park Art Festival

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

      Winter Park Art Festival Hours

      The festival begins on Friday, March 17 from 9 am to 6 pm.  On Saturday, March 18, the art festival is from 9am to 6 pm.  On the last day, Sunday, March 19, the art festival is from 9 am to 5 pm.

      About the Festival

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

      Prize Money Over the 50 Years

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

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

      Winter Park Art Festival

      Park Ave during the Winter Park Florida Art Festival





      Armadillo Skeleton at the Fossil Fest, Tampa FL

      An Armadillo Skeleton at the Fossil Fest in Tampa, Florida


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