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Festival of Chocolate Tampa

For all the Chocoholics in the Tampa Bay Area, the Festival of Chocolate takes place April 18 - 19, 2015 at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI.) 

Las Olas Art Fair

The 27th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II takes place on Las Olas Boulevard in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday and Sunday, March 28 - 29, 2015.

Palm Beach International Boat Show

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.

Hyde Park Village Art Fair

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**FESTIVAL DATE CHANGED- OCTOBER 2015**The 25th Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 22 - 23, 2014 at the Hyde Park Village in Tampa, Florida.  This event is an outdoor festival that features many fine art and craft displays. 

Fossil Fest

The Tampa Bay Fossil Club hosts the Annual Fossil Fest on March 21 - 22, 2015 at the State Fairgrounds.

Melbourne Air and Space Show

The Melbourne Air and Space Show takes place March 21 -22, 2015 in Melbourne, FL.  This action packed weekend headline entertainment will be the U.S. Navy Blue Angels!

Key Biscayne Art Festival

The 51st Annual Key Biscayne Art Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 21- 22, 2015 at The Village Green Park on Key Biscayne Florida.

Jazz in the Gardens

The 10th 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.

Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts

The 27th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts will be held from March 21-22, 2015 on historic 5th Avenue South in Downtown Naples Florida.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Named Americas Best Art Fair in 2014! Celebrating 56 years, the prestigious Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival takes place March 20 - 22, 2015 along Park Avenue in Winter Park. A showcase of 200 plus booths with 350,000 plus visitors will enjoy the 3 day event.

Suwannee Springfest

Come on out to the 19th Annual Suwannee Springfest at Suwannee Music Park. Four fun-filled days of fabulous music. Over 30 artists available for your listening pleasure!

Marathon Seafood Festival

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

Will Mclean Music Festival

Folk Music festival being held at Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, Florida March 13 - 15, 2015 , presented by some of Florida’s best songwriters and entertainers. 

Tico Warbird Airshow

The 38th Annual Tico Warbird Air Show takes place March 14 - 16, 2014 at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida. Along with the many ground displays and aerial performances, this year’s show will highlight the Tuskegee Airmen and the missions they flew during WW II.

Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo

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

Concours d’ Elegance Amelia Island

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

Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment

Experience life during the Civil War at the 18th Annual Naturecoast Civil War Reenactment.

Fairchild Annual Orchid Festival

Fairfield’s 13th Annual International Orchid Festival showcases more than 10,000 orchid plants from 50 plus vendors. 

Venice Art Classic

The 14th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic will be held on March 7 - 8, 2015 in Downtown Venice Florida.

Florida Azalea Festival

The 69th Annual Florida Azalea Festival takes place in historic downtown Palatka at Memorial Park on March 7 - 8, 2015.

Annual Art Fest by the Sea

The 27th Annual Art Fest by the Sea will be held March 7 - 8, 2015 in Jupiter and the Juno Beach area in Florida.

St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival

The 35th Annual St Augustine Lions Seafood and Music Festival will be held March 6 - 8, 2015 next to the Visitor Information Center in St. Augustine Florida.

Bike Week

Bike Week in Daytona Beach has been a tradition since 1937 and is the World’s Largest Motorcycle Event. This year Bike Weeks takes place March 6 to 15 in Daytona Beach.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The Annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival takes place March 4 - May 17, 2015 at Walt Disney World Epcot Theme Park.  You’ll enjoy millions of flowers in bloom, ask top horticulturists for advice, and kids can experience hands on gardening.

Cadillac Championship

The Cadillac Championship takes place March 4 - 8, 2015 at Trump National Doral in Doral, Florida.

City Place Art Fair (West Palm Beach)

The 5th Annual City Place Art Fair takes place in West Palm Beach, Florida February 28 - March 1, 2015.

Delray Beach Craft Festival

The 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Show will be held in downtown Delray Beach February 28 - March 1, 2015. The craft show takes place at Pineapple Grove, 2nd Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.

Grant Seafood Festival

Over 50,000 visitors will attend the largest and longest running seafood festival in the Southeast.  The 49th Annual Grant Seafood Festival takes place in Grant, Florida February 28 - March 1, 2015.

St Lucie County Fair

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

Florida Strawberry Festival

The Florida Strawberry Festival has taken place since the 1930’s in Plant City Florida. This festival is considered one of the top 30 festivals in North America and brings top musicians from around the country for its concerts. The 2015 Florida Strawberry Festival runs February 26 through March 8 in Plant City, Florida.

Central Florida Fair

The Central Florida Fair in Orlando offers 11 days of family fun and food with over 100 thrill rides, delicious fair food and free entertainment.  There is also 8,000 free parking spaces.

Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

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The 25th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival will be held on Osceola Street in downtown Stuart on Saturday and Sunday, February 21-22, 2015.

Old Island Days Art Festival Key West

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

Southwest Florida Seafood Festival and Car Show

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The 15th Annual Southwest Florida Seafood Festival and Car Show will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Sun Splash Family Water Park in Cape Coral Florida. 

West Palm Beach Spring Home Show

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

Concours d’ Elegance Boca Raton

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

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

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Join the 20,000 visitors to the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival for wine tasting, great music, seminars, culinary demonstrations, kids kitchen, and guest appearances by Food Network’s top chefs.  The event takes place February 19 - 22, 2015 on Miami Beach.

Palatka Bluegrass Festival

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The 11th Annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival is a 3-day event located in the heart of Putnam County, Florida.  Talented bluegrass artists will entertain the masses from 12 noon to 10:00 pm daily. Advanced tickets are available, as are chair placement numbers for those individuals with 3-day passes who are interested in early seating.

Honda Classic

The PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Florida is host to the 2015 Honda Classic from February 23 to March 1, 2015.  The Honda Classic is a premier PGA Tour event and the first stop on the “Florida Swing.”  Golfers from around the world compete for a purse of over $5.6 million.

Pasco County Fair

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The 68th Annual Pasco County Fair will take place February 16 - 22, 2015, in Dade City, Florida. The fair will host a variety of livestock events, including the the Beef Heifer and Bull Show and Rodeo.

Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts

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The 27th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts will be held February 14-15, 2015 on Main Street in Downtown Sarasota Florida.

9 Mile Music Festival

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The 22nd Annual 9 Mile Music Festival (formerly known as Caribbean Festival). Come to the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Key Biscayne, FL Saturday, February 14, 2015. Join the Marley family in celebrating the spirit of Bob Marley with a day of great entertainment. The Annual food drive will be in full force, with a donation of 4 cans of food required with each admission ticket.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

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The Coconut Grove Art Festival takes place February 14 - 16, 2015.  Ranked in the Top 5 of America’s Best Art Fairs, the Coconut Grove Art Festival attracts more than 120,000 people over 3 days to enjoy the 380 artists exhibits.  Proceeds help fund year-round arts programs for Miami Dade students.

Cortez Village Fishing Festival

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The Cortez Fishing Festival is held the 3rd weekend in February every year.  Come and enjoy fresh seafood in Old Florida near Bradenton Florida for 2 days, February 14 - 15, 2015!

Old Florida Outdoor Festival

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The Old Florida Outdoor Festival in Apopka celebrates the outdoors lifestyle with fishing, kayaking, hunting, birding, Highwayman art, farmers market, BBQ cook off and much more.  The evenings feature country concerts for all to enjoy.

Daytona 500

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The Daytona 500 is the most popular event in motorsports and has traditionally been a sell out since the inaugural event in 1959.  On February 22, 2015, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season begins with the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach Florida.

Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee

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

Martin County Fair and Youth Livestock Show

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The 56th Annual Martin County Fair is the largest single event held in Martin County with more than 70,000 people from around the Treasure Coast attending.

26.2 with Donna -The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer

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26.2 with Donna, The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer 8th annual marathon , half- marathon, and marathon relay will begin on February 15, 2015 at 7:30 am.  The race takes you on the beach and through the beach towns of Jacksonville, ending at Runners Village near the Mayo Clinic. 100% of proceeds go to breast cancer research and care!

Miami Boat Show

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A premier Florida’s event, The Miami International Boat Show features more than 3000 boats and 2000 exhibitors in three locations.  Come to the Miami Beach Convention Center, New Yacht & Power Boat Show at the Sea Isle Marina, and Strictly Sail at the Miamarina at Bayside to see the latest that boating offers!

Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler

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The 19th annual Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler takes place at Fort Coombs Armory on Sunday, February 8, 2015 in Apalachicola Florida.

Annual Siesta Key Craft Fair

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The 21st Annual Siesta Key Craft Fair will be held on February 7 and 8 at Siesta Key Village in Sarasota, Florida.

Mt Dora Arts Festival

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The 40th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival is ranked in the Sunshine Artist’s Top 100 Festivals.  There is something for everyone at this popular 2-day event.

Delray Beach Garlic Fest

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The 16th Annual Garlic Fest takes place in Downtown Delray Beach from Feb. 6 - 8, 2015.  Try out awesome garlic inspired dishes, kids enjoy a fun activity area with rides, and listen to some great concerts.

Civil War Heritage Days

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Civil War Heritage Days are celebrated at the Fort Zachary Taylor Historic Park in Key West, Florida every February.

North Florida Home Show

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The 23rd Annual North Florida Home Show takes place February 6 - 8, 2015 at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee, Florida.

Florida State Fair

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For 12 days, more than 500,000 visitors come by the 111th Annual Florida State Fair!  The Florida State Fair salutes the state’s best in agriculture and equestrian industry with shows, music, rides, food and shopping.

Gasparilla Pirate Fest

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The Gasparilla Pirate Fest has been part of Tampa history for over 100 years. Thousands of visitors come to this all-day event to celebrate the re-enactment of the Pirate Invasion, Parade, Pirate Fest, and more.

Lakeland Pigfest

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Professional and amateur BBQ teams compete for prizes in four categories: ribs, chicken, pork and brisket.  The 19th Annual Lakeland Pigfest is January 30 - 31, 2015 in Lakeland Florida at the Tiger Town Sports Complex. 

Key West Harbour King Mackerel Tournament

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The 19th Annual Key King Mackerel Tournament will be held at the beautiful Key West Stock Island Marina January 29 - 31, 2015.

Key West Food and Wine Festival

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Enjoy fun, eclectic, and extravagant events over 4 days in Key West while tasting delicious foods and wines during the Key West Food and Wine Festival.  Choose from events held during the day and evening while riding the Old Town Trolleys and walk around events.

Manatee Festival

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Fun for the whole family at Valentine Park in Orange City.  On January 24 and 25, the 30th annual Manatee Festival features entertainment for everyone.

Port Salerno Seafood Festival

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The 9th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival will be held Saturday, January 24th along the waterfront docks of Port Salerno, Florida

Childrens Gasparilla Festival

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The Children’s Gasparilla Featival is a day long alcohol-free event along Tampa’s waterfront, celebrating the beginning of the Gasparilla season.  Bring the family to enjoy the extravaganza, parade, bicycle rodeo, and more!

Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

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The 13th annual   Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon will take place on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 6:15 am.  Join thousands of runners as you begin your journey at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Sarasota Bradenton Spring Home Show

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Need to remodel or update your home?  If so, the Spring Home Show held January 23 - 25, 2015 in Sarasota will have demonstrations of remodeling, decorating, landscaping, and more.

Taste of Italy at Tradition Square

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Celebrate Italian culture, music, food, and more with your friends and family!  The annual Taste of Italy will be held January 23 - 25, 2015 at Tradition in Port St. Lucie Florida.  Immerse yourself in a weekend of Italian Tradition

Capt John Breuggeman Memorial Grouper Tournament

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The annual fundraiser started in 2005 to honor John Breuggeman’s life and his passion for grouper fishing while raising money for local scholarships.  The 11th Annual Capt John Breuggeman Memorial Grouper Tournament is a fun, one-day event that ends with a delicious barbecue and prize announcements at the Cape Haze Marina in Englewood Florida.

Florida Keys Seafood Festival

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Eat some of the freshest seafood in town at the 10th annual seafood festival in Key West.

DeSoto County Fair

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The annual DeSoto County Fair is located in Arcadia, Florida. It will host a pageant for the young ladies, and a talent show for both youth and adults. A variety of livestock will be on display for judging:  Beef, swine, rabbits, poultry, and goats. An auction will be held for the beef and swine.

Frog Leg Festival

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The Annual Frog Leg Festival in Fellsmere Florida draws over 80,000 people in four days!  Bring the family out to enjoy live music, crafters, games, rides, and of course, the main event - Frog Legs and Gator Tail!

Manatee County Fair

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The Manatee County Fair is coming to Palmetto, FL from January 16-26, 2014. There will be plenty of entertainment and attractions for the entire family. 

HITS Horse Shows

HITS Ocala Winter Horse Show Circuit is held at the HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala Florida from January 13, 2015 through March 23, 2015.

Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival

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The 18th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 10 -12, 2015, on Main Street in Downtown Dunedin Florida.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

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A spectacular and unforgettable race, the Walt Disney World Marathon offers a weekend of fun, fitness, and a truly magical experience January 7 - 11, 2015.

Gator Bowl Parade

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The annual Gator Bowl Parade takes place in downtown Jacksonville on December 31 at 3:00 pm.

Annual Slime Drop

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Countdown to the New Year at the Annual Slime Drop on December 31 at the Nick Hotel in Orlando!

Keys Community Concert Band- Holiday Traditions

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Enjoy “Winter Wonders” on December 20 by Keys Community Concert Band as part of their 2014-2015 concert series in Founders Park, Islamorada FL.

Holidays at McKee

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Celebrate the holiday season at the McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach.  “Holidays at McKee” will be held December 20 - 22 and Nights of Lights December 27 - 29, 2014

Holiday Express Festival of Lights - Fort Myers

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Join us in celebrating the season with a festive ride through the train village in Fort Myers. Event runs nightly from December 14 - 30, 2014.  Closed Dec. 24, and Dec. 25. 

Breakfast with the Kringles at Veterans Park

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Come to the Veterans Community Park in Lehigh Acres, Florida and have breakfast with the Kringles on Saturday, December 13th from 10am to 1pm! 

Sandy Claws Beach Run - Sarasota

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A fun beach run for all ages on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota.  The 38th Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run will take place on December 13, 2014.

Holiday on the Harbor and Boat Parade of Lights

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Kick off the holiday season on the Coast at the Carrabelle Holiday on the Harbor and the Boat Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 13th.

Winter Fest - Fire and Ice

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Come to Pointe West Heritage Park in Vero Beach as it’s transformed into a Winter Fest with snow, ice skating, and Santa on Saturday, December 13 from 2 pm to 6 pm. 

Cocoa and Rockledge Holiday Parade

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The annual Cocoa and Rockledge parade takes place Saturday, December 13th starting at 6:00 pm.

Key Largo Holiday Boat Parade

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Join this annual fun Key Largo holiday boat parade on Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 pm.  The Key Largo boat parade is at MM 104, Blackwater Sound. 

Boat Parade of Lights

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Spectacular evening boat parade along the water in Panama City Florida on Saturday, December 13th from 4pm - 10 pm.

Christmas Parade - Christmas in Our City

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A tradition for over 59 years on December 13 at 5:30 pm the Ocala Marion County Christmas Parade attracts over 60,000 spectators to watch this annual parade.

Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Festival

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The Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Festival offers two days of great Blues riffs, tasty BBQ, arts, crafts, and camping.

Key West Holiday Historic Inn Tour

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Tour the beautifully decorated historic inns of Key West during two holiday weekends from 6pm to 8pm:  Friday,December 12 and Friday,December 19, 2014.

Santa Over the Rainbow - Dunnellon

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Greet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the dock as they arrive off the boat!  Children follow along with Santa and Mrs. Claus up the trail to Santa’s House in Dunnellon Florida.

Marathon of the Palm Beaches

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The 11th annual Palm Beach Marathon and Half- Marathon Festival takes place the weekend of December 5-7, 2014. 

Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship

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Anglers from all over the world compete for cash prizes and the coveted Gold Cup Trophy in this premier event sailfish tournament in the Florida Keys.

Sights and Sounds on Second

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Holiday festivities and lighting of the tree in downtown Fort Pierce on December 8 from 1 pm to 6:00 pm.

Light up Venetian Gardens

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Drive or walk through Leesburg’s Holiday Season largest display featuring over 500,000 mini lights, the Annual Light Up of Venetian Gardens.

St. Augustine Christmas Parade

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Come out for St. Augustine’s 60th annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6 beginning at 10 am.

Panama City Jaycees Christmas Parade

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Downtown Panama City will have its 69th Annual Jaycees Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 pm.

Caroling the Ravines

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Enjoy Christmas caroling from local church and school groups, a wagon ride, and local vendors from 6 pm to 9 pm, Saturday, December 6 in Palatka.  Santa will be there, food available for purchase.

Winter Celebration in Mandarin

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Bring the family on Saturday, December 6 from 11 am to 4pm to the annual Winter Celebration at the Walter Jones Historical Park in Jacksonville.

Leesburg Main Street Christmas Parade

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The 47th Annual Leesburg Main Street Christmas Parade takes place on Saturday, December 6 at 7pm.

Festival of Chocolate Tampa - Event Details

Date: April 18 , 2015 to April 19, 2015

Times: Saturday and Sunday April 18 and 19; 9am- 6pm.

Location: Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI),   4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida

Admission: Tickets are on sale in advance online or onsite. Daily entrance to the Festival of Chocolate Weekend is complimentary with paid admission to MOSI. The interactive classes and demonstrations cost additional. Adult- $21.95, Senior- $19.95, Child (ages 2 -12)- $17.95.

Website:http://tampa.festivalofchocolate.com/

Las Olas Art Fair - Event Details

Date: March 28 , 2015 to March 29, 2015

Times: 10 am to 5 pm

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

Admission: Free to public.

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

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

Palm Beach International Boat Show - Event Details

Date: March 26 , 2015 to March 29, 2015

Times: Thurs. March 26, 12 noon - 7 pm Fri. March 27, 10 am - 7 pm Sat. March 28, 10 am - 7 pm Sun. March 29, 10 am - 6 pm.

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

Admission: Admission to the boat show is $20 for adults ($18 in advance online) and $10 for children ages 6 to 15 years old. Children under 6 are free.

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

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

Hyde Park Village Art Fair - Event Details

Date: March 22 , 2014 to March 23, 2014

Times: 10 am to 5 pm

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

Admission: Free.

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

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

Fossil Fest - Event Details

Date: March 21 , 2015 to March 22, 2015

Times: March 21, Saturday: 9am to 6pm and March 22, Sunday: 10am to 4pm

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

Admission: Admission Fees: $6 for adults, 12 and under FREE. Parking is $5 per car or $10 per RV or bus. Visitors should enter the Fairgrounds via the M.L.K., Jr. Blvd. entrance.

Public pays at door.

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

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

Melbourne Air and Space Show - Event Details

Date: March 21 , 2015 to March 22, 2015

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: 2015 gate admission: Adult (13 and over)- $20 Child (6 - 12)- $15

Website:http://www.airandspaceshow.com

Key Biscayne Art Festival - Event Details

Date: March 21 , 2015 to March 22, 2015

Times: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

Admission: No fee to attend.

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

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

Jazz in the Gardens - Event Details

Date: March 21 , 2015 to March 22, 2015

Times: Times to be announced.

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

Admission:

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

Contact: Hotline- 1-561-681-5645

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

Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: March 21 , 2015 to March 22, 2015

Times: 10 am to 5 pm

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

Admission: Free to attend.

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

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

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival - Event Details

Date: March 20 , 2015 to March 22, 2015

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

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

Admission: Free to the public.

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

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

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

Suwannee Springfest - Event Details

Date: March 20 , 2015 to March 23, 2014

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

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

Admission:

Event Fees follow:

Weekend Passes
$145- $175
At the Gate:  $200
*Weekend Pass includes music and camping Thursday - Sunday. Taxes and fees included.

Saturday and Sunday pass:  $130
*Includes two days of music and camping. Available only at the gate.

Single Day Passes:
Thursday:  $50
Friday:  $80
Saturday:  $80
Sunday:  $50
Student and Military( with ID) - advance $150.
Kids 12 and under - FREE

Registration information online.

Website:http://suwanneespringfest.com/

Marathon Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: March 14 , 2015 to March 15, 2015

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

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

Admission: Admission $5 per person, kids 10 and under free.

Contact:

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

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

Will Mclean Music Festival - Event Details

Date: March 13 , 2015 to March 15, 2015

Times: March 13 - 15, 2015

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

Admission: Admission: Weekend advance ticket $35, at gate $40. Friday- $20, Sat $25, Sun $15. Children under 12 - FREE. Camping Hookup $25, Tent $10

Order advanced discounted tickets online or purchase at the gate. To order tickets by mail or phone: The Will McLean Foundation 20232 Palmetto Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34432; Phone: 352-465-7208.

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

Website:http://www.willmclean.com

Tico Warbird Airshow - Event Details

Date: March 13 , 2015 to March 15, 2015

Times: Gates open 8:30am, Flightline: 9:00 am to 12 noon, and Airshow starts approximately at 1:00 pm.

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

Admission: Admission : Gate purchase: adult- $22, children (5-12) $12 Avance ticket purchase: adult- $17, children (5-12) $7.

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

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

Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo - Event Details

Date: March 13 , 2015 to March 15, 2015

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

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

Admission:

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

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

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

Concours d’ Elegance Amelia Island - Event Details

Date: March 13 , 2015 to March 15, 2015

Times: Times vary.

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

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

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

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

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

Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment - Event Details

Date: March 13 , 2015 to March 15, 2015

Times: Times vary.

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

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

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

Fairchild Annual Orchid Festival - Event Details

Date: March 13 , 2015 to March 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Venice Art Classic - Event Details

Date: March 07 , 2015 to March 08, 2015

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

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

Admission: FREE admission.

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

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

Florida Azalea Festival - Event Details

Date: March 07 , 2015 to March 08, 2015

Times: Times vary.

Location: Historic Downtown at Memorial Park,   Palatka FL 32177

Admission: Admission and parking is free.

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

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

Annual Art Fest by the Sea - Event Details

Date: March 07 , 2015 to March 08, 2015

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

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

Admission: Free to the public.

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

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

St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival - Event Details

Date: March 06 , 2015 to March 08, 2015

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

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

Admission: Admission is only $3 for adults and free for children under age 12.

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

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

Bike Week - Event Details

Date: March 06 , 2015 to March 15, 2015

Times: Times vary.

Location: Daytona Beach,  

Admission: No fee.

Website:http://www.daytonachamber.com

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - Event Details

Date: March 04 , 2015 to May 17, 2015

Times: During regular park hours.

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

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

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

Cadillac Championship - Event Details

Date: March 04 , 2015 to March 08, 2015

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

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

Admission: Ticket prices vary, depending on package.

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

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

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

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

Date: February 28 , 2015 to March 01, 2015

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

Delray Beach Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: February 28 , 2015 to March 01, 2015

Times: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Downtown Delray Beach,   4th Avenue & Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, Florida 33483

Admission: Free event.

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

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

Grant Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: February 28 , 2015 to March 01, 2015

Times: Saturday: 9am to 7pm and Sunday: 9am to 5pm

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

Admission: Festival is free and parking is free.

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

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

St Lucie County Fair - Event Details

Date: February 27 , 2015 to March 08, 2015

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: St Lucie Fair tickets are for sale online.

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

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

Florida Strawberry Festival - Event Details

Date: February 27 , 2015 to March 08, 2015

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: Florida Strawberry Festival Ticket Sales and Discounts Online. Phone: 813-754-1996.Fair Admission: 2014 prices, Adults: $10.00 and Children (ages 6-12): $5.00. Discounts for advance ticket sales. Check website for special discount days and ride specials.

You can purchase tickets online.

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

Website:http://flstrawberryfestival.com/

Central Florida Fair - Event Details

Date: February 26 , 2015 to March 08, 2015

Times: Times vary daily and weekend.

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

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

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

Contact: Central Florida Fair, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808; Phone: 407-295-3247; Fax: 407-295-2082; Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://centralfloridafair.com/

Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival - Event Details

Date: February 21 , 2015 to February 22, 2015

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

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

Admission: Free.

Registration not need, free for public to attend.

Contact: Howard Alan Event, 9695 West Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324; Phone: 954-472-3755; Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

Old Island Days Art Festival Key West - Event Details

Date: February 21 , 2015 to February 22, 2015

Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

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

Admission: Free to attend.

Contact: Key West Art Center and Gallery, 301 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040. Phone: 305-294-1243.

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

Southwest Florida Seafood Festival and Car Show - Event Details

Date: February 21 , 2015

Times: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Location: Sun Splash Family Water Park,   400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, Florida 33991

Admission: Advance online car registration is $15. Car registration at the gate is $20. General admission is $7 and kids ages 11 and under are free with a paid adult. FREE PARKING

Register online.

Contact: For further information: Vendor and Car Show info: 239-699-9393, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.matlachamariners.org

West Palm Beach Spring Home Show - Event Details

Date: February 20 , 2015 to February 22, 2015

Times: Friday, 11 am - 8 pm, Saturday, 10 am - 8 pm, and Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm

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

Admission: Admission- FREE Parking- FREE

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

Website:http://www.acshomeshow.com/

Concours d’ Elegance Boca Raton - Event Details

Date: February 20 , 2015 to February 22, 2015

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: 2015 ticket prices- $100 - $125. Purchase online at https://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/BGC/Online/default.asp?menu_id=DCFBF88E-D5BA-4693-A46D-4C70C6BFB401. Gala Dinner ticket prices vary.

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

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

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

South Beach Wine and Food Festival - Event Details

Date: February 19 , 2015 to February 22, 2015

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission: Prices vary with event.

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

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

Website:http://www.sobewineandfoodfest.com

Palatka Bluegrass Festival - Event Details

Date: February 19 , 2015 to February 21, 2015

Times: 12 noon to 10 pm

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

Admission:

Event Fees/ Tickets:     
Reserved Adult/single day               $40
Reserved Adult/3-day pass             $90
Reserved Child/single day               $15
Reserved Child/3-day pass             $50
General Admission Adult/single day     $35
General Admission Adult/3-day         $90
General Admission Child/single day     $15
General Admission Child/3-day         $45
*Children under the age of six are free with a paying adult. 

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

Website:http://www.adamsandandersonbluegrass.com/Palatka-Bluegrass-Festival.html

Honda Classic - Event Details

Date: February 19 , 2015 to March 01, 2015

Times: Kick off Party on Feb 19 and Golf Tournament from Feb 23 to March 1, 2015.

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

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

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

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

Pasco County Fair - Event Details

Date: February 16 , 2015 to February 22, 2015

Times: Monday - Friday: 3 pm to 11 pm; Saturday: 10 am to midnight; and, Sunday: 12 noon to 8 pm

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

Admission:

Fair Admission 2015:

Adults:  $8.00
Students (6-12):  $5.00
Children under 5 are free
Check website for special event prices.
FREE parking.
Ride Wristbands purchase at gate or for advanced discounted prices, check website for details.

Ticket information is online. Parking is free.

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

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

Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: February 14 , 2015 to February 15, 2015

Times: 10am to 5pm

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

Admission: Free to the public.

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

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

9 Mile Music Festival - Event Details

Date: February 14 , 2015

Times: 12:30 pm to 11 pm

Location: Miami Date County Fairgrounds,   10901 SW 24th Street, Miami FL 33165

Admission:

General:  $52.83
VIP:  $173.74 (Includes backstage access, premium concert viewing)
In addition to ticket, 4 canned goods are required for admission.

Contact: Event Contact via email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Phone: 877-440-8499

Website:http://www.9milemusicfestival.com/

Coconut Grove Arts Festival - Event Details

Date: February 14 , 2015 to February 16, 2015

Times: 10 am to 6 pm, every day

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

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

Contact: Coconut Grove Arts Festival, 3390 Mary Street Suite 128, Coconut Grove, FL 33133, Phone: 305-447-0401.

Website:http://coconutgroveartsfest.com

Cortez Village Fishing Festival - Event Details

Date: February 14 , 2015 to February 15, 2015

Times: 10 am - 6 pm

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

Admission: Admission to the Cortez Festival is $3 and children under 12 are free. Parking is free and round trip shuttle service is $2.50.

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

Old Florida Outdoor Festival - Event Details

Date: February 14 , 2015 to February 15, 2015

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Old Florida Outdoor Festival,   3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway, Apopka FL 32712

Admission: Tickets available online.

Contact: Old Florida Outdoor Festival Contact Information: Phone: 407-703-1809, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Online Facebook

Website:http://oldfloridaoutdoorfestival.com/

Daytona 500 - Event Details

Date: February 13 , 2015 to February 22, 2015

Times: 1:00 pm EST

Location: Daytona International Speedway,   1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Admission: Tickets range from $65 to $4,000 depending on what package you want. There are multi day packages, RV packages, Fanzone, Green Club Flag, and many other options with hotels, car rentals, and more.

Daytona 500 Ticket Office: 1-800-PIT-SHOP Ticket Office Fax: 386-947-6866 Ticket Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST Monday through Sunday Ticket Office Phones Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days a week

Contact: Daytona International Speedway Address: 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Phone: 386-254-2700 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://daytona500.com/

Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee - Event Details

Date: February 15 , 2015 to February 17, 2015

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

Location: Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park,  

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

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

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

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

Martin County Fair and Youth Livestock Show - Event Details

Date: February 13 , 2015 to February 21, 2015

Times: Hours to be determined.

Location: Martin County Fairgrounds,   2616 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34996

Admission: Advanced ticket sales available online at http://www.martincountyfair.com/tickets

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

Website:http://www.martincountyfair.com/

26.2 with Donna -The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer - Event Details

Date: February 13 , 2015 to February 15, 2015

Times: Expo is on Friday and Saturday. The races are on Sunday at 7:30 am.

Location: Race begins near the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville,   4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville FL 32224

Admission: Marathon fees: $125. Half-marathon: $100., Relay team:$300. 5K: $35 Family Fun Run - $15.

Registration is online at http://www.breastcancermarathon.com/run/register/.

Contact: 26.2 with Donna, 2107 Mango Place, Jacksonville, FL 32207; Phone: 904-355-PINK (7465)

Website:http://www.breastcancermarathon.com/

Miami Boat Show - Event Details

Date: February 12 , 2015 to February 16, 2015

Times: Thursday - 10am to 6pm,Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 8pm, Monday 10am to 6pm.

Location: Two Locations listed above.,  

Admission: NEW- 5-day pass- $85.00 Premier Day, Thursday $35.00 Friday-Monday - Two day pass- $35.00 Single-day pass- Adults- $20.00, Youth- under 15 are free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Contact: Phone (active Feb. 7-20, 2013) 786-276-BOAT Local FL Office- 954-441-3220

Website:http://www.miamiboatshow.com/

Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler - Event Details

Date: February 08 , 2015

Times: 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Fort Coombs Armory,   4th Street and Avenue D, Apalachicola FL

Admission: Tickets are $60.

Contact: Phone: 850-653-9419 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.apalachicolabay.org/index.cfm/m/14/locationSectionId/0/Calendar_of_Events

Annual Siesta Key Craft Fair - Event Details

Date: February 07 , 2015 to February 08, 2015

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

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

Admission: Free.

Registration not required to attend the show.

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

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Mt Dora Arts Festival - Event Details

Date: February 07 , 2015 to February 08, 2015

Times: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Mount Dora,   Dowtown Mt Dora, Florida

Admission: Free.

Contact: Mount Dora Center for the Arts, phone: 352-383-0880

Website:http://mountdoracenterforthearts.org/art-festival/

Delray Beach Garlic Fest - Event Details

Date: February 06 , 2015 to February 08, 2015

Times: Friday: 4:00 pm to 11 pm; Saturday: 11 am to 11 pm; and, Sunday: 11 am to 8:00 pm

Location: Delray Beach Florida Downtown Delray Beach 64-A SE 5th Avenue Delray Beach FL 33483 ,   Delray Beach Florida Downtown Delray Beach 64-A SE 5th Avenue Delray Beach FL 33483

Admission: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 - from 4:00pm to 11pm - $20 advance ticket purchase, $30 at gate. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 - from 11am to 11pm - $10 advance ticket purchase, $20 at gate Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 - from 11am to 8pm - $10 all day. Children 10 and under- FREE

Contact: Garlic Fest Event Director is Nancy Stewart. Address is Delray Beach Arts., Inc., 64-B SE 1st Avenue, Delray Beach FL 33483. Phone: 561-279-0907 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.dbgarlicfest.com/

Civil War Heritage Days - Event Details

Date: February 06 , 2015 to February 08, 2015

Times: Times vary each day.

Location: Fort Taylor Historic State Park, Key West, Florida ,   Fort Taylor Historic State Park, Key West, Florida

Admission: State Park Admission Fees.

Contact: Fort Taylor, PO Box 6560, Key West, FL 33041, Phone: 305-292-6713, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.floridastateparks.org/forttaylor/events.cfm?viewevent=7017#7017

North Florida Home Show - Event Details

Date: February 06 , 2015 to February 08, 2015

Times: Friday: NOON - 7:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm; and, Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center,   505 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Admission: Adults $7.00 and Children under 16 Free with Adult. Discount coupon available online.

Contact: East Coast Shows, Phone: Toll Free: 772-631-7920

Website:http://www.eastcoastshows.com/homeshows.html

Florida State Fair - Event Details

Date: February 05 , 2015 to February 16, 2015

Times: Opens at 9:00 am daily with varied closing times.

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds,   4800 Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610

Admission: 2015 Discounted Advance ticket sales available online at http://www.floridastatefair.net/. Gate admission tickets prices: Mon-Fri $11 Adults, $6 Ages 6 - 11, FREE 5 and under, Saturday-Sunday $13 Adults, $7 Ages 6 - 11, FREE 5 and under. Ride tickets/ Arm Bands/ Coupon books available. Check website for Special Value Days.

Contact: Florida State Fairground 4800 Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610. Phone: 813-621-7821 or toll free 1-800-345-FAIR.

Website:http://www.floridastatefair.com

Gasparilla Pirate Fest - Event Details

Date: January 31 , 2015

Times: 10 am to 10 pm

Location: Downtown Tampa,   Along Ashley Drive from Kennedy Boulevard to Cass Street

Admission: Admission is Free.

Reserved seating.

Contact: Event Fest, Inc., 1200 W. Cass Street, Suite 110, Tampa, FL 33606. Phone: 813-251-8844.

Website:http://www.gasparillapiratefest.com/

Lakeland Pigfest - Event Details

Date: January 30 , 2015 to January 31, 2015

Times: Friday, 3:00 pm- 10:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Location: Tiger Town Sports Complex,   2301 Lakeland Hills Boulevard Lakeland, Florida 33805

Admission: Admission is FREE.

Online applications are available for competitors.

Contact: For contact by email: http://lakelandpigfest.org/contact-pigfest/ Mailing address: Lakeland Pigfest, P.O. Box 8814, Lakeland FL 33806.

Website:http://www.lakelandpigfest.net/

Key West Harbour King Mackerel Tournament - Event Details

Date: January 29 , 2015 to January 31, 2015

Times: Fishing Hours - 7am to 4pm Saturday, 7am to 3:30pm Sunday

Location: Key West Harbour,  

Admission: 2015 Fees- $375, after January 11- $425

Online Registration

Contact: Lee at Murray Marine, 305-296-0364 or SKA, 904-819-0360

Website:http://www.fishska.com/

Key West Food and Wine Festival - Event Details

Date: January 27 , 2015 to February 01, 2015

Times: Events vary daily.

Location: Key West, Florida,  

Admission: Tickets for VIP Pass and Individual Events can be purchased online.

Website:http://www.keywestfoodandwinefestival.com/default/index.cfm

Manatee Festival - Event Details

Date: January 24 , 2015 to January 26, 2015

Times: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Valentine Park,   1595 W. French Avenue, Orange City, Florida

Admission: Admission: $8 for adults ($10 additional with dogs). $2 for ages 4 to 10 and free for ages under 3 years.

Contact: Phone: 386-775-9224. Email- .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.themanateefestival.com/

Port Salerno Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: January 24 , 2015

Times: 10 am to 8 pm

Location: Port Salerno,   SE Park Dr, Port Salerno, FL 34997

Admission: Adults are $5. Ages 12 and under are Free. Water taxi and trolley shuttles- free of charge.

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

Website:http://www.portsalernoseafoodfestival.org/

Childrens Gasparilla Festival - Event Details

Date: January 24 , 2015

Times: Times vary.

Location: Vendors and Children's activities open along Bayshore Blvd., from Bay to Watrous/Orleans Avenues.,   Extravaganza located at Bayshore Blvd, Show Center at Howard, Tampa, FL

Admission: Admission is free.

Information on reserved seating and Gasparilla parade on website.

Contact: The Gasparilla Pirate Fest is managed by Event Fest, 1200 W. Cass St., Suite 110, Tampa FL 33606. Phone: 813-251-8844

Website:http://www.gasparillapiratefest.com/

Miami Marathon and Half Marathon - Event Details

Date: January 23 , 2015 to January 25, 2015

Times: Tropical 5K- Saturday January 24, 2015, 7:30am , Marathon and Half-Marathon: Sunday, January 25, 2015- 6:15 am start.

Location: Health and Fitness Expo: Miami Beach Convention Center,   1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Admission: Registration for running events is available online at http://www.usroadsports.com/Signature/Miami/. Fees: Marathon: $135, Half-Marathon: $110 . Tropical 5K- $40, Shuttle only- $20, Hard Rock Pasta Party- $25.

Registration for running events is available onlin- http://www.usroadsports.com/Signature/Miami/ No registration the day of event.

Contact: US Road Sports & Entertainment Group of Florida, LLC, PO Box 56-1081, Miami FL 33256; Phone:305-278-8668; Fax: 305-278-4166; and, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.usroadsports.com/Signature/Miami/

Sarasota Bradenton Spring Home Show - Event Details

Date: January 23 , 2015 to January 25, 2015

Times: Friday and Saturday, Jan 23 and 24: 10 am - 7 pm; and Sunday, January 25: 10 am - 6 pm

Location: Robarts Arena at the Sarasota Fairgrounds,   3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota FL 34237

Admission: FREE admission. FREE parking.

Contact: American Consumer Shows, 6901 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 250, Syosset NY 11791, Phone: 888-433-EXPO. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Those interested in being an exhibitor call 888-560-3976.

Website:http://www.acshomeshow.com/

Taste of Italy at Tradition Square - Event Details

Date: January 23 , 2015 to January 25, 2015

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Tradition Square,   10799 SW Civic Lane, Port St Lucie, FL 349987

Admission: Admission $7.00. Children 12 and Under Free. Free Parking. Multi-day pass available.

Contact: Phone: 561-427-0500.

Website:http://www.tasteoflittleitaly.net/

Capt John Breuggeman Memorial Grouper Tournament - Event Details

Date: January 18 , 2015

Times: Jan 17 (Saturday) at 6:30 pm is Captain's Meeting and Jan 18 (Sunday) at 7:00 am fishing lines are in.

Location: Cape Haze Marina,   6950 Placida Road, Englewood, Florida 34223

Admission:

Pre-registration is required.
Entry Fee:  $150 per for boat for 4 anglers (additional anglers $25)

 

Registration forms and rules are available online.

Contact: Connie Breuggeman, Phone: 941-473-4018. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.captainjohnb.com/index.html

Florida Keys Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: January 17 , 2015 to January 18, 2015

Times: January 17, 2015 from 11 AM until 8 PM, January 18, 2015 from 11AM until 5PM.

Location: Bayview Park in Key West,   Truman Ave and Eisenhower Drive

Admission: Free Admission. Parking, $5.00/car at Horace O'Bryant Middle School

Contact: Event Coordinator, Vicki Gale (305) 872-9026 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://monroe.ifas.ufl.edu/environment/env_seafood_fest.shtml

DeSoto County Fair - Event Details

Date: January 16 , 2015 to January 25, 2015

Times: Times vary.

Location: DeSoto County Fair Association, Inc. 100 Heard Street PO Box 970 Arcadia, FL 34265,   DeSoto County Fair Association, Inc. 100 Heard Street PO Box 970 Arcadia, FL 34265

Admission:

2015 Ticket price- $5.00 for everyone.
Student Day:  All students get in free with ID on Tuesday, January 20th.
Midnight Madness:  Friday from 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Contact: DeSoto County Fair Association 863-494-5678

Website:http://desotocountyfair.org

Frog Leg Festival - Event Details

Date: January 15 , 2015 to January 18, 2015

Times: Festival Hours - Thursday and Friday: 4 pm to 11 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 11 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm

Location: Frog Leg Festival,   22 South Orange Street, Fellsmere, FL 32948

Admission: Free Admission. Free Parking. Free Shuttle Parking at MESA park Saturday 1pm - 11:30pm and Sunday 1pm - 6:30 pm

Contact: Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, Inc., P.O. Box 67, Fellsmere, FL 32948. Phone 772-571-0250

Website:http://www.froglegfestival.com/home.html

Manatee County Fair - Event Details

Date: January 15 , 2015 to January 25, 2015

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Manatee County Fairgrounds (Across for Palmetto High School),   1303 17th Street West, Palmetto FL 34221

Admission:

Check the website for discount days.
Admission prices 2014, 2015 TBD:
Adult (13 and up) - $8
Senior(55 and up)- $7
Children( 6-12) $5
Kiddies (5 and under) FREE
Active Military $5

Contact: Daniel W. West, 1303 17th Street West, Palmetto, Florida 34221. Phone: 941-722-5054

Website:http://www.manateecountyfair.com/

HITS Horse Shows - Event Details

Date: January 13 , 2015 to March 23, 2015

Times: January 13, 2015 through March 23, 2015, times vary

Location: HITS, Inc. Post Time Farm,   13710 NW U.S. Hwy. 27, Ocala, Florida

Admission: Admission FREE Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday $5 per person, children 12 and under FREE

Contact: Phone: 352-620-2275; Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.hitsshows.com/

Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: January 10 , 2015 to January 11, 2015

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

Location: Downtown Dunedin Main Street,   271 Main Street, Dunedin, Florida 34698

Admission: Free to public.

Registration is not required, free for public to attend.

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

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend - Event Details

Date: January 07 , 2015 to January 11, 2015

Times: Times vary with event.

Location: Disney World and Epcot,   Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Admission: Register Online for the Disney World Marathon.

Contact: Disney World Marathon Online Contact Information.

Website:http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/rundisney/wdw-marathon/

Gator Bowl Parade - Event Details

Date: December 31 , 2014

Times: Wednesday, December 31 at 3 pm

Location: Downtown Jacksonville (Northbank),  

Admission: Free with special reserved seating for $10.

Annual Slime Drop - Event Details

Date: December 31 , 2014

Times: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Location: Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn,   14500 Continental Gateway, Orlando, FL 32821

Admission: Call for reservations and rates.

Call Reservations at 1-877-642-5111 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Contact: Email the Nick Hotel in Orlando at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website:http://www.nickhotel.com/slimedrop.aspx

Keys Community Concert Band- Holiday Traditions - Event Details

Date: December 20 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4 pm

Location: Founders Park, MM 87 ,   87000 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL

Admission: Free.

No registration.

Contact: Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 305-853-7294.

Website:http://www.keyscommunityconcertband.org/KeysCommunityConcertBand/Home.html

Holidays at McKee - Event Details

Date: December 20 , 2014 to December 30, 2014

Times: December 20-22 from 6 pm to 8 pm and December 27 - 29 from 6 - 7:30pm.

Location: McKee Botanical Garden,   350 U.S. Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32962

Admission: Admission fees: Adults- $12, Seniors- $11, Children- $8, Members free. Tickets can be pre-purchased at McKee Botanical Garden.

Register at the door or call 772-794-0601.

Contact: Please call McKee Botanical Garden at 772-794-0601.

Website:http://www.mckeegarden.org/

Holiday Express Festival of Lights - Fort Myers - Event Details

Date: December 14 , 2014 to December 30, 2014

Times: Daytime Hours: Mon- Fri 10am-2pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. Evening Hours: 6pm to 9:00pm

Location: Railroad Interpretive Center, Lakes Regional Park,   7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33908

Admission: Tickets prices are $5.00 for 6 years and older. For ages 1 year to 5 years, ticket prices are $2.00.

Contact: Contact: 239-533-7578.

Website:http://host2.evanced.info/leecounty/parks/eventcalendar.asp?Lib=ALL

Breakfast with the Kringles at Veterans Park - Event Details

Date: December 13 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 10 am to 1 pm

Location: Veterans Community Park,   Veterans Community Park, Multi-purpose room, 55 Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936

Admission: $3.00 per adult and $5.00 per child to age 13.

Limited to 100 participants. Register in advance online.

Contact: Phone: 239-369-1521

Sandy Claws Beach Run - Sarasota - Event Details

Date: December 13 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 7 am to 10 am

Location: Siesta Key Beach,   946 Beach Road, Sarasota, Florida

Admission: Pre-registration is $25 for 5K and $20. Race day registration is $30 for 5K and for fun run.

Register online at http://www.parksonline.scgov.net. Or download application and mail-https://www.scgov.net/parks/Documents/2012%20Sandy%20Claws%20Beach%20Run.pdf

Contact: 941-861-5000

Website:https://www.scgov.net/Pages/default.aspx

Holiday on the Harbor and Boat Parade of Lights - Event Details

Date: December 13 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 13 from 5 pm to 10 pm

Location: Carrabelle Harbor and Marine Street ,  

Admission: Free

Contact: Contact: 850-697-2585. Email- .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.carrabelle.org/

Winter Fest - Fire and Ice - Event Details

Date: December 13 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 13 from 2 pm to 6 pm

Location: Pointe West Heritge Park,  

Admission: Free admission.

Contact: Phone: 772-794-9912

Website:http://www.pointewestflorida.com/files/PWeventswebOnlySize2012-13.pdf

Cocoa and Rockledge Holiday Parade - Event Details

Date: December 13 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 6pm.

Location: Cocoas Central Brevard Library to Rockledge High School.,  

Admission: No fee.

Contact: Phone: 321-633-1874.

Website:http://www.cityofrockledge.org/Pages/RockledgeFL_WebDocs/Parade

Key Largo Holiday Boat Parade - Event Details

Date: December 13 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Location: Mouth of Dusenbury Creek, Channel 41 on Blackwater Sound,   MM 104, Key Largo, Florida

Admission: Free.

Register boats for the parade online. Mail forms to Key Largo Boat Parade, 103900 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida 33037

Contact: Contact: 305-451-4502

Website:http://www.keylargoboatparade.com/

Boat Parade of Lights - Event Details

Date: December 13 , 2014

Times: Saturday December 13, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club,   218 Bunkers Cove Road, Panama City, FL 32401

Admission: No fee.

Contact: Contact: 850-872-7208.

Website:http://www.historicstandrews.com/

Christmas Parade - Christmas in Our City - Event Details

Date: December 13 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: East Silver Springs Boulevard,  

Admission: Free

Contact: Contact: Phone: 352-897-0198. Fax: 352-237-2040.

Website:http://www.ocalamarionchristmasparade.com/

Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Festival - Event Details

Date: December 12 , 2014 to December 13, 2014

Times: Gates at 4:00 PM on Friday and 11:00 AM on Saturday

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

Admission: 2014 admission: TBD

Contact: Taylor Community Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 850-584-5366. Mailing address: PO Box 892, Perry FL 32348

Website:http://www.southernpinesblues.com/

Key West Holiday Historic Inn Tour - Event Details

Date: December 12 , 2014 to December 19, 2014

Times: Tour are from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 2 weekend evenings: December 12 and December 19, 2014.

Location: Key West Historic Inns,   Key West, Florida

Admission: Key West Holiday Historic Inn Tour tickets are: $30, free trolley transportation between homes.

Register online at http://keystix.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=457

Website:http://keystix.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=457

Santa Over the Rainbow - Dunnellon - Event Details

Date: December 12 , 2014 to December 27, 2014

Times: December 12,13,14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 2014; Sunset - 8:30 pm

Location: Rainbow Springs State Park,   19158 SW 81st Place Road Dunnellon Florida

Admission: $2.00 per person and photo with Santa is additional.

Contact: Phone: 352-465-8555.

Website:http://www.floridastateparks.org/rainbowsprings/events.cfm

Marathon of the Palm Beaches - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014 to December 07, 2014

Times: Times Vary.

Location: Palm Beach Area,   Palm Beach County, Florida

Admission: 2014 Prices: -Marathon $110 -Half-Marathon-$95 For more information and gto register online Register online- http://www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=1922559

Registration: Online http://www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=1922559 Online Registration closes on 12/01/13.

Contact: Marathon of the Palm Beaches, 401 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Website:http://www.usroadsports.com/Signature/PalmBeach/

Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014 to January 22, 2015

Times: Times vary per tournament.

Location: Florida Keys,   Islamorada, Florida

Admission: $700 for the first angler, additional anglers can be added for $600 each.

Contact: Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, PO Box 462, Islamorada, FL 33036. Phone 305-852-2102. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.islamoradasailfishtournament.com/gcoverview.php

Sights and Sounds on Second - Event Details

Date: December 07 , 2014

Times: Sunday, Dec 7 from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: Downtown Fort Pierce,   Orange Avenue and Second Street, Fort Pierce, FL

Admission: Free.

Contact: Call the Main Street Fort Pierce office at 772-466-3880.

Website:http://mainstreetfortpierce.org/events.htm

Light up Venetian Gardens - Event Details

Date: December 07 , 2014 to December 31, 2014

Times: 7:00 pm from December 7 through December 31

Location: Venetian Gardens ,   109 E. Dixie Avenue, Leesburg, FL

Admission: Free.

No registration required.

Contact: Phone: 352-728-9885

Website:http://www.leesburgpartnership.com/

St. Augustine Christmas Parade - Event Details

Date: December 06 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 6 beginning at 10 am.

Location: Mission of Nombre de Dios, Downtown St. Augustine,   27 Ocean Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Admission: Free.

Contact: Phone: 904-824-4997.

Panama City Jaycees Christmas Parade - Event Details

Date: December 06 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 6 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Downtown Panama City,   10 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida

Admission: No fee.

Contact: Phone: 850 763-8282. email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.pcfljaycees.com

Caroling the Ravines - Event Details

Date: December 06 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Ravine Gardens State Park,   1600 Twigg Streetm Palatka, Florida 32177

Admission: Event is free, park admission is free for annual pass holders. Non-pass holders $2 per person or $5 per vehicle.

To attend, no registration required.

Contact: Phone: 386-329-3721.

Website:http://www.floridastateparks.org/RAVINEGARDENS/default.cfm

Winter Celebration in Mandarin - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 5 from 11 am to 4 pm

Location: Walter Jones Historical Park,   11964 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, Florida

Admission: Free admission and some activities have a fee.

Contact: Phone: 904-268-0784.

Website:http://www.mandarinmuseum.net/

Leesburg Main Street Christmas Parade - Event Details

Date: December 06 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 pm

Location: Historic Downtown,   W. Main Street between Canal Street and 11th Street, Leesburg, Florida

Admission: Free

No registration required.

Contact: Call (352) 365-0053.

Website:http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/calendar/


The largest Chocolate Event in the Southeastern United States features:

  • Chocolate Vendor Showcase -  Tastes and treats from the area’s best restaurants and stores, vendor list coming soon.
  • Demonstrations by World Class Pastry Chefs
  • Live Competitions by Pastry Professionals
  • Chocolate and Wine Pairings Classes
  • Cocoa Couture Fashion Show on the “Yum Way”
  • Chocolate Themed Museum
  • Chocolate Game Show
  • Kids-4-Chocolate Workshop
  • Crazy Chocolate Contests for Adults and Children
  • Interactive Chocolate Classes and more

 





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




Palm Beach Boat Show

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


From March 26 - 29, 2015, the Palm Beach International Boat Show will have the leading marine manufacturers at Palm Harbor Marina.  Boats and yachts of all sizes including power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft and super yachts will be at this boat show.

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

Events

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

Boat Manufacturers at the Palm Beach Boat Show

Some of the boat manufacturers at the show are Jupiter, Scout, Seacraft, Mastercraft, Grady White, Midnight Express, Broward, Donzi, Hinkley, Bahama.

Schedule for the Palm Beach Boat Show

The hours for the Palm Beach International Boat Show are:

March 26 - 29, 2015: 
Thurs. March 26, 12 noon - 7 pm
Fri. March 27, 10 am - 7 pm
Sat. March 28, 10 am - 7 pm
Sun. March 29, 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)





The Hyde Park Village Art Fair is the place to be if you plan on visiting Tampa or nearby St. Petersburg on March 22 - 23, 2014.  This lively event is held in the downtown area of Hyde Park Village, a beautiful area for this festival.  On display will be paintings, jewelry, ceramics and unique photos. 




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.




Planes at the Cocoa Beach Airshow

An F86 and F16 at the Cocoa Beach Airshow


Weekend Schedule:

Saturday, March 21, 2015

9:00 am     Gates Open to the Public

10:00 am   Flight Line Club and Corporate Hospitality Chalets open

11:30 am   Performer Hot Ramp closes for spectator viewing

12:00 pm   Melbourne Air & Space Show - Melbourne Int’l Airport (north side)

3:00 pm     U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform

Sunday, March 22, 2015

9:00 am     Gates Open to the Public

10:00 am   Flight Line Club and Corporate Hospitality Chalets open

11:30 am   Performer Hot Ramp closes for spectator viewing

12:00 pm   Melbourne Air & Space Show - Melbourne Int’l Airport (north side)

3:00 pm     U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform

F18 at the Cocoa Beach Airshow

The Cocoa Beach Airshow will have jets and other planes






Key Biscayne is a quaint island community in Miami Dade County and host to the 51st Annual Key Biscayne Art Festival.  Come enjoy many one-of-a kind paintings, photos, jewelry and ceramics.





Artists performing are as follows (specific time lineup will come out 2 weeks prior to the event):
Maxwell
R. Kelly
Erykah Badu
Toni Braxton
Run DMC
Men of Soul
Sheila E.
Brian Culbertson
Valerie Tyson
>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.





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. 




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 20 from 9 am to 6 pm.  On Saturday, March 21, the art festival is from 9am to 6 pm.  On the last day, Sunday, March 22, the art festival is from 9 am to 5 pm.

About the Festival

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is named America’s Best Art Fair for 2014.  Each year more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show.  This year about 1,100 artists from around the world applied and judges selected 225 national and international artists along with 3 emerging artists to exhibit at the show.  An all volunteer board of directors runs the annual Festival.

Prize Money Over the 50 Years

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

1960 Awards = $ 100;  Best of Show, $ 40
1969 Awards = $ 6,000;  Best of Show, $ 750
1979 Awards = $ 10,550;  Best of Show, $ 1,500
1989 Awards = $ 25,550;  Best of Show, $ 3,000
1999 Awards = $ 59,250;  Best of Show, $10,000
2009-Awards = $ 67,500;  Best of Show, $10,000
2015- Awards = $72,500; Best of Show $10,000

Winter Park Art Festival

Park Ave during the Winter Park Florida Art Festival






Performing artists are as follows, with more to come. Specific times to be announced.
Lucinda Williams
John Hiatt
Del McCoury and David Grisman
The Wood Brothers
Shovels and Rope
Hot Rize w/Red Trail Blazers
and many more.

Directions to Suwannee Springfest

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





More than 21,000 people attend this event. 

Other events and highlights include:

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




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




The Tico Warbird Airshow

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


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

Highlights - Tico Warbird Airshow

- Friday night twilight show with fireworks.

- Plane and Helicopter rides

- Over 35 Vintage Warbirds on display!

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

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

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

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

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

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





Come to the 87th Annual Rodeo for 3-days of competition and entertainment.  Events include Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Shoot-outs, and more!

Directions to Arcadia Championship Rodeo

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

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

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




39 Rolls Royce Phantom

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


The Concourse d’ Elegance takes place March 13 - 15, 2015 at the Gulf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach.  The host hotel is the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island. 2014 Best in Show- 1937 Horch 853.

Ritz Carlton Amelia Island

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

Show Parking

Parking is available at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport on Saturday and Sunday of show weekend. The cost to park is $15 per car and includes shuttle service to the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island.

Charities that Benefit

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

 

1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Racer

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






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

Highlights for the Battle Reenactment

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

 




Orchid

See Orchids at Fairchild Gardens in Miami


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

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

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





Becoming just as popular as the Venice show in the fall, the 14th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic is held in Downtown Venice along West Avenue.  The Art Classic showcases a combination of older and more contemporary art.  Come see a one of a kind art show filled with sculptures, painting and unique jewelry.




Florida Azalea Festival

The Florida Azalea Festival in Palatka


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




Art Festival by the Sea, Jupiter

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


Held along the A1A oceanfront, the 27th Annual Art Fest by the Sea has become a popular festival with its beautiful location.  Festival attendees will view life size sculptures, ceramics, and paintings while enjoying a warm ocean breeze.  The Jupiter Art Fest is held on A1A between Donald Ross Road and Marcinski.




Concert at the St Augustine Seafood Festival

The St Augustine Lions Seafood and Music Festival


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

The St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival hours are Friday from 3 pm to 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Enjoy food prepared by award winning vendors such as David’s Seafood Shack, Chowder Shack, Greek Flame, St. Thomas Cookery, Sea Daddy’s and more! The 2015 Entertainment Schedule will be released soon. The Francis Field on Castillo Drive behind the Visitor Information Center in St. Augustine Florida. No pets or coolers are allowed on festival grounds.

Kids Activities at the St Augustine Seafood and Music Festival

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




Harley Davidson of Daytona Beach

Harley Davidson in Daytona Beach hosts Bike Week Events


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

Ride The Loop

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

Fun and Entertainment at Bike Week

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

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

Bike Week Hotels

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





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

Events at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

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

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

Outdoor kitchens offering seasonal delights.

Garden Marketplaces at World Showcase

America Gardens Theater is host to the outdoor Garden Rocks Concert Series.

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Since 2007, the Cadillac Championship, one of four World Golf Championship tournaments, has been played on the Trump National Doral (Blue Monster) in Doral Florida.  A field of 70 top professional golfers from around the world will compete for a purse valued over $9 million.

A full schedule and updates are available online.





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.




Delray Beach Craft Show

The Delray Beach Craft Show


Known for it’s unique shops and eateries, Downtown Delray Beach is a great setting for the 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft show.  There is something for every budget with items ranging from $15 to $3,000.  You’ll find wall hangings, personalized gifts, and a Green Market offering plants, exotic flowers, and homemade soaps.





The Grant Seafood Festival offers a variety of freshly prepared seafood, live entertainment, over 100 crafters and vendors as well as book sale and community service exhibits. All proceeds from this event go to community improvements such as a Scholarship Fund, the Grant Library, Grant Historical House and more.

Seafood featured at the Grant Seafood Festival:

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

Directions to Grant Seafood Festival

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

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





Entertainment

Some of the entertainment at the St Lucie Fair include:
Friday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 pm - PRCA ProRodeo
Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 pm- PRCA ProRodeo
Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 pm - Randy Houser
Check website for daily updates.

 

Other Entertainment: 
Demolition Derby
Horses! Horses! Horses!
The Tiger Encounter
Show Me Safari Petting Zoo
Show Me Safari - Racing Pigs





Concert at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City

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


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

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

Free Entertainment

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

Headline Entertainment

Live entertainment daily, the 2015 performers include Alabama, Mel Tillis, Scotty McCreery, MercyMe, Kevin Costner, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Sawyer Brown, Ronnie Milsap, Sara Evans, Ricky Skaggs, Craig Morgan,Tommy Dorsey, Oak Ridge Boys, Loretta Lynn, Boyz II Men, Dan and Shay, John Legend, Parmalee, Reba and many many more!

Neighborhood Village

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

Directions to Florida Strawberry Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

Livestock at the Strawberry Festival, Plant City FL

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





Central Florida Fair Roller Coaster

Roller coaster at the Central Florida Fair


The Annual Central Florida Fair takes place February 26th- March 8th.  Started in 1910, the Central Florida Fair averages 250,000 in attendance. The fair is located on 87 acres near downtown Orlando and will give out $200,000 in prize money for various competitions.

Rides, Exhibits, and Entertainment

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

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

 

Central Florida Fair Livestock

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

 

Bunny at Central Florida Fair

A bunny at the Central Florida Fair, Orlando



Horse at Central Florida Fair

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




Held in historic downtown Stuart on Osceola Boulevard, the Downtown Stuart Art Festival has become one of the main art fairs in the area. The show is set up along Osceola Street in Stuart’s historic downtown area. This 25th year event brings together some of the best artists in the nation, displaying life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one of a kind jewels, photography and more.




Key West Art Show

Art on display at the Key West Art Show


The 50th Annual Old Island Days Art Festival brings nationally recognized artists from around the country to display their beautiful paintings from watercolor to oil and acrylic, decorative sculptures, photography, and other fine art. 





Hundreds of cars will compete for trophies as festival goers sample seafood from local restaurants and vendors.  Enjoy live music from multiple bands, arts and crafts, kids events, prizes and more.

Events - Southwest Florida Seafood Festival and Car Show

Live Entertainment All Day - Music at the Band Shell throughout the day

4:00 pm - Trophies and awards presented for best cars. 

This event is organized by the Matlacha Mariners and proceeds benefit local charities around the Greater Pine Island area.





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





The weekend event begins February 20, 2015 with a kick off Friday night the “duPont Registry Live!” Hangar Party at the Boca Raton Airport.  On Saturday, a black tie gala dinner, live auction and show. This year’s featured comedian is Wayne Brady.

On Sunday, February 22, the main event takes place,  200 of the finest automobiles and motorcycles built will will be judged by an expert panel.

Boca Raton Resort and Club

The Concours d’ Elegance from February 20 - 22 takes place at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.  The resort has a championship golf course, world class spa, beautiful beaches, and tennis facility.  Fine cuisine, great entertainment, and Florida sunshine make this Concours a memorable event.

Driving Directions to the Concours d’ Elegance Boca Raton

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

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




Ocean Drive - Miami Beach

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


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

Day and Evening Events

There are day and evening events with wine tasting, cooking classes and seminars, taste tests, and concerts.  Superstar chefs will be making appearances like Ann Burrell, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Marc Murphy, Emeril Lagasse, Masaharu Morimoto, Halie Duff, Aaron Sanchez and many more. 

Tickets

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

 





Festival Headliners:

-Daily and Vincent
-The Gibson Brothers
-Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
-Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
-Jimmy Fortune with Daily and Vincent
-Marty Raybon
-Russell Moore and Tyme Out
-The Little Roy and Lizzie Show
-The Boxcars
Many, Many, More
Check website for schedule updates.





Come and see favorites such as Henley, Palmer, McIlroy, Knox and Hurley compete and enjoy the fine food, live concerts, and fireworks at the end of the day. Money raised from the tournament benefits the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.

The Honda Classic kicks off at a party at the Gardens Mall Grand Court on February 19 at 7:00 pm.  A full schedule is available online.





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

Fair Highlights - Pasco County Fair


Magic and Illusion Show

Little Roy and Lizzy

Live Bands

Rodeo

Demolition Derby

Sea Lion Splash Show

Alligator Show

Robinson’s Racing Pigs

Directions - Pasco County Fair

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





Repeatedly ranked one of the top 100 Fine Art shows by the Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 27th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts is the area’s biggest art festival.  Held along Main Street in downtown Sarasota it spans from 5 Points Selby Park to Orange Avenue.





Featuring Musicians: 
Stephen Marley
Damian Marley
Julian Marley
Jo Mersa Marley
Soja
Capleton
Tanya Stephens
The Green
Jesse Royal
Iqulah Rastafari
Future Prezidents




The Coconut Grove Arts Festival

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


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

Coconut Grove Art Festival - Global Food Village

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

Directions to the Coconut Art Festival

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

Coconut Grove Art Festival Bus Shuttles

Bus schedules will be posted on the festival website.

Art at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Glass Globe at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in Miami





Fishing in Cortez Florida

Fishing in Cortez Florida


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

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

Cortez Village and Things To Do

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

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

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

Directions to Cortez Village

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

Parking near Cortez Village

Some parking is available in Cortez Village if you arrive early enough. There is additional parking at Coquina Beach on the island and at Sugg Middle School at 3801 59th Street West, just north of the intersection of Cortez Road and 59th Street West. Buses shuttle visitors from both of these locations to Cortez for $2.50 round trip. New this year, remote parking with bus service ($2.50) at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton, 34209.




Old Florida Outdoor Festival - Apopka

There will be great music, food, fishing, hunting, biking, art, and more at the Old Florida Outdoor Festival in Apopka


Outdoor Pavilions

Fishing and Hunting Pavilion - Seminars from local captains and experts on on and off shore fishing, gator hunting, lady angling, and more.  Kids can “hook” up with Teen Sports Fishing Assoc. and learn to cast.

Shoot Straight Pavilion - Hunters and sportsmen can see trick shooting displays as area experts put their shooting skills to test. Take the opportunity to meet and talk with experts and gun reps.

National Dock Dogs Competition - On Saturday and Sunday, dogs from around the country will compete for the Dock Dogs championship with contests such as Big Air, Extreme Vertical, Speed Retrieve, and Iron Dog. 

Wildlife and Conservation Pavilion - The CARE Foundation will give educational seminars and photo opportunities with a Florida Panther, spider monkey, alligators, birds, and more.

Florida Landscape and Wildlife Art - Come see displays of wildlife and native Florida landscapes along with decoys and knife crafters and artists work.

Bird and Nature Observation - The Audobon Society will lead 2 hour tours to 20,000 plus restoration areas of wetlands and bird populations of over 346 different species. 

Country Concerts

Montgomery Gentry - Saturday, February 14 at 6:00 pm.
Joe Nichols- Sunday, February 15 at 3:00 pm.

Festival Location

  • Northwest Recreation Center, 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway, Apopka, FL 32712
  • Where to Stay

    Recommended Hotels for Festival:
    Holiday Inn Express, Apopka, Florida
    Hampton, Apopka, Florida

    Recommended Campgrounds:
    Kelly Park Rock Springs, Apopka Florida
    Wekiwa Springs, Apopka Florida
    Magnolia Park, Apopka Florida




    Daytona International Speedway

    Daytona Super Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL


    The Daytona 500 is a 200 lap, 500 mile race.  The start time is set for 1:00 pm.  The winner of the Daytona 500 receives the Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane, and the winning car is displayed for one year at Daytona 500 Experience, a museum and gallery next to the Daytona International Speedway.

    Schedule for the Speedweek 2015

    • Thursday Feb 19 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Budweiser Duel
    • Friday Feb 20, - Nascar Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 mile race
    • Saturday Feb 21, Nascar Xfinity Series Alert Today Florida 300
    • Sunday Feb 22, Daytona 500

    Qualifying for the Daytona 500

    Qualifying is unique for the Daytona 500. Some teams must race their way into the Daytona 500 field but since 2005, all exempt teams (the top 35 teams of the previous year in owner points) are guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500. The first row is set by one round of qualifying which is held one week before the race.

    Multiple Victories at the Daytona 500

    Richard Petty is the top multiple winner for the Daytona 500.  He won 7 Daytona 500s in 1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, and 1981.

    Top Earnings

    In 1959, Lee Petty won $19,050 for 1st place.  In 2008, Ryan Newman won $1,543,045 for taking the #1 spot at the Daytona 500.

    Need for Speed

    Over the years, the average speed has ranged from 124 miles per hour (1960) to 177 miles per hour (1980.)

    Daytona International Speedway Tower

    The Sprint Tower at Daytona Speedway






    Go back 150 years in time on February 13 - 15, 2015, to experience a reenactment of the largest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War at the Battle of Olustee.
    Activities scheduled daily from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm include Color Ceremonies, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, and Medical Demonstrations. Demonstration and Reenactment Battles scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Music, crafts, food, and more.

    History of the Battle of Olustee

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

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

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

    Directions to Olustee Battlefield Historic Park

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





    The 2015 Martin County Fair will feature rides, concerts, great food, fun activities for all ages, and a showcase of the area’s agricultural heritage.

    Directions - Martin County Fairgrounds

    From the South:
    I-95 to Exit 101, turn right on SR 76 (Kanner Hwy)
    SR 76 to 4th traffic light, turn right on Indian Street
    Continue East Indian Street to 4th traffic light, turn left on A1A (Dixie Hwy)
    A1A north to Martin County Fair

    OR-
    US 1 North to Indian Street
    Turn right on Indian Street
    Continue East on Indian Street to next traffic light, turn left on A1A (Dixie Hwy)
    A1A north to Martin County Fair

    From the North:
    I-95 to Exit 110, turn left on SR 714 East (Martin Downs Boulevard)
    SR 714 East (8 miles) to Stuart
    Cross US 1 (SE Federal Hwy) continue straight on Monterey Road, cross tracks to A1A (Dixie Hwy)
    Turn right on A1A, South, continue to Martin County Fair

    OR-
    US 1 South to Monterey Road
    Turn left on Monterey Road
    Straight on Monterey Road, cross tracks to A1A (Dixie Hwy)
    Continue south to Martin County Fair





    Join the 12,000 of participants from all 50 states to raise funds to Finish Breast Cancer!  Enjoy the cool February temperature of Jacksonville, Florida as you run through the unique beach communities, 2.5 miles of the course will take you the the hard sand packed beach!  Water, restrooms, fuel and aid stations will be positioned throughout the course.  The course will remain open for 7 hours.  If you don’t want to run, but want to help the cause, please volunteer your time.

    262. Donna Marathon - Date and Times

    Marathon and Half-Marathon: Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7:30am





    The Miami International Boat Show is one of the largest in the world. This year the Miami Boat Show takes place at 3 locations all connected by free shuttle buses and water taxi.

    Miami Beach Convention Center
    1901 Convention Center Drive
    Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center
    1635 N. Bayshore Drive
    Miami, FL 33132

    Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside
    400 Biscayne Blvd
    Miami, FL 33132


    You can also use the Park and Ride service at the Marlins Park.

    Miami Beach Convention Center will have runabouts, sport boats, fishing boats, cruisers, personal watercraft, jet boats, inflatables, luxury yachts and high-performance boats.

    At Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center there will be over 300 boats in the water that you can board and get a demonstration ride on.

     

     

     





    Sample plates from the many restaurants of the “Forgotten Coast”!  Each table at Historic Fort Coombs will be uniquely decorated by local design teams and chefs will prepare creative dishes throughout the evening.





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





    Artists from all over the world are selected to attend this nationally ranked art festival with close to 300 artists.  Over 250,000 visitors come to the historic village of Mount Dora to see a variety of oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography, acrylics, clay, and more. In addition to art, there is live music on stage at Donnelly Park, dining at local restaurants and various food courts.




    Delray Beach Garlic Festival

    Cooking everything with Garlic at the Delray Beach Garlic Festival


    Garlic Fest Activities

    Delicious garlic recipes and Chef competitions make the Garlic Fest a fabulous and fun festival in Delray Beach.  Some highlights include:

    Gourmet Alley - Feast on unique garlic dishes including favorites like flaming shrimp scampi. You can also devour garlic crab cakes, garlic bruschetta, garlic pizza, garlic Argentine BBQ with garlic black beans and rice, garlic portobello sandwich and many more including topping it off with garlic ice cream.

    Children’s Area - The Children’s Area has rides and activities for the whole family.

    Garlic University - An interactive area for kids and fun. Guests are invited to participate in art activities.

    Garlic Chef Stadium Schedule

    2015 schedule will be released soon.

    Delray Beach Garlic Fest Mainstage Schedule

    2015 Event Schedule:

    Friday, February 6, 2015
    6:00 - 7:30 Bushwood
    8:30 - 10:00 Rebelution

    Saturday, February 7, 2015
    11:30 – 12:00 Banyan Creek Drumline
    12:30 – 1:30 Andy Childs Band
    2:00- 3:30 Tim Charron ‘Country Rock with a Twist of Lime’
    4:00- 5:30 The Kinected
    6:30 - 8:00 Fabulous Fleetwoods
    9:00 - 10:30 Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

    Sunday, February 8, 2015
    10:00 - 10:45 The Avenue Church Service
    11:00 - 11:30 Ocean’s Edge School of Worship
    12:00 – 1:30 Ethan Parker Band
    2:00 – 3:30 Andy Childs
    4:00 – 5:30 Red Skies
    6:00- 7:30 Fiction 20 Down

    What Not To Bring

    Please do not bring pets, coolers, chairs, outside refreshements, and no refunds.

    Directions to Downtown Delray Beach

    The Garlic Fest starts at the beginning on North Swinton Avenue and the grounds of the Historical Old School Square. 

    From Ft.Lauderdale Airport: Travel I-95 North to Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. Head East (Right) and continue to SE 1st Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Event entrance will be on left.

    From West Palm Beach Airport: Travel I-95 South to Atlantic Avenue Exit in Delray Beach. Head East and continue to SE 1st Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Event entrance will be on left.

    Parking (fee) is Available at the Old School Square Parking Garage (located on NE 1st St, adjacent to the Garlic Festival) and at the South County Parking Garage (located on W. Atlantic Ave, next to the Police Station and behind the Delray Beach library). Proceeds benefit Delray Beach Police Explorers and the City of Delray Beach.

    Free parking at Delray Beach City Hall, located at 100 NW 1st Avenue.

    Chef at Delray Beach Garlic Festival

    Professional Chefs at the Delray Beach Garlic Festival






    The 29th Annual Civil War Heritage Days features a sea battle with schooners, re-enactors dressed in period costumes, demonstrations and Kid’s day!  Come south and enjoy crafts from the Civil War era and experience a land and sea battle.  This event that will have you experiencing life in the Florida Keys as it was back in the mid 1800’s. 

    Fort Taylor was the guardian of the shipping lanes to ports on the Gulf of Mexico.  The Fort was placed under a blockade by President Lincoln in 1861. Blockade runners captured by Union navy vessels were forced to anchor in front of the fort as captured “war prizes.” Federal and CSA troops will have an opportunity to be aboard authentic 1860s schooners in Key West Harbor to engage in battle.

    Directions to Fort Zachary Taylor Park

    Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is located at the end of Southard Street thru the Truman Annex in Key West





    Over 200 booths in 40,000 sq. ft. showcasing all the latest in home furnishing, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, landscaping, security, decks, additions, and remodels.  Free seminars on how to design and build a custom home or addition.




    Florida State Fair

    Sunset at the Florida State Fair in Tampa


    From February 5 - 16, 2015, your admission ticket lets you enjoy tons of free entertainment on a daily basis.

    Directions - Florida State Fairgrounds
    There are 3 entrances into the Florida State Fairgrounds property:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., US Hwy. 301 and Orient Road. 

    From Tampa - Travel on I-275 North toward I-4/Orlando and merge onto I-4 East via Exit 45B.  Next, take Exit #5 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd./SR-574 West) and turn right off the ramp. Proceed past the Orient Road light and the Fairgrounds entrance is on the left-hand side.





    10:00 am - 10:00 pm:  The Pirate Fest takes place on Ashley Drive (from Kennedy to Cass Streets) and is an all day street festival featuring multiple stages for live music, food, vendors, and more.
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm:  Jose Gasparilla sails north from Hillsborough Bay and “invades” the City of Tampa as it docks at the Tampa Convention Center.
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm:  Brunch (ticket required) in the Convention Center.
    2:00 pm - approx 5:30 pm:  Parade of Pirates





    The Lakeland Pigfest is a sanctioned (Kansas City Barbeque Society- KCBS) barbeque competition.  You’ll be eating world-class barbecue! Come out and enjoy a weekend of great food, fun, live music while supporting local charities in Polk County! 

    Directions to Lakeland Pigest

    From the East (Orlando)
    Get off I-4 at Exit 33.
    Stay left and take Socrum Loop Road – South (left).
    Stay right on to FL-33 – South (Lakeland Hills Blvd).
    Drive 2 miles – Tiger Town will be on the left.

    From the West (Tampa)
    Get off I-4 at Exit 33.
    Stay right and merge onto FL-33 – South (Lakeland Hills Blvd).
    Drive 2.5 miles – Tiger Town will be on the left.

    From the South (Bartow)
    Take US-98 North to Massachusetts Ave N.
    Turn right on Massachusetts Ave N. which becomes FL-33 North (Lakeland Hills Blvd.)
    Drive 1.7 miles – Tiger Town will be on the right.

    From the South (Mulberry)
    Take FL-37 North to Memorial Blvd. in Lakeland.
    Turn right on Memorial Blvd. and keep left.
    Turn left on to Lakeland Hills Blvd.
    Drive 1.5 miles – Tiger Town will be on the right.





    Presented by the Southern Kingfish Association, the Key West Kingfish Tournament (King Mackerel) is in it’s 19th year.

    The tournament includes Junior, Ladies, and Senior Divisions and pays cash prizes.

    Event Headquarters: Key West’s Stock Island Marina
    Registration: 3pm to 7pm Thursday, Jan 29
    Captains Meeting: 7pm Thursday
    Fishing Hours: 7am to 4pm Friday, 7am to 3:30 Saturday
    Checkout: Channel Marker South of Key West Airport

    Scales Open: 3pm Friday & 2pm Saturday

    This tournament has no boundaries but pay attention to restricted fishing areas in Key West

    Dockage Suggestions

    If you need a location to dock your boat here are a few suggestions: Stock Island Marina Village (305) 294-2288, Oceanside Marina (305) 294-4676, Key West City Marina (305)809-3981, Key West Harbour 305-292-3121, Murray Marine 305-296-0364.




    Key West Food and Wine Festival

    Great food and Wine along with the charm of Key West make for a great event


    Attendees can choose from a VIP Pass ticket or individual event tickets.  Several of the events have limited attendance so purchasing tickets early is important! 

    Schedule for Key West Food and Wine Festival (partial schedule, subject to change):

    • Kick off you Flip Flops Beach Party at Key West’s “South Beach”  dance and mingle with the locals
    • “Wine around Neighborhoods Stroll” - Bahama Village Stroll, Historic Seaport Stroll, and Southernmost Stroll
    • Seminars include Santa Barbara County Wines, wine tasting led by winemaker, Karen Steinwachs of Buttonwood Vineyards and Richard Dore, Owner of Foxen Winery, “Bonao Cacao Wow” presented by Turtle Kraals and Chef Michael Schultz
    • Duval Uncorked is a 4 hour walk around down Duval Street tasting wines, appetizers, and desserts at numerous restaurants, shops, and bar locations

    For a full schedule of updated events, visit the Key West Food and Wine Festival online.

    Lobster and Yellowtail Snapper at Key West Food and Wine Festival

    Local favorites Florida Lobster and Yellow Tail Snapper on Display



    Wine at Key West Food and Wine Festival

    Wine on Display at Key West Food and Wine Festival




    Activities at the Manatee Festival

    Some of the activities at the Manatee Festival are:
    Arts and Crafts
    Central Florida Zoo animal presentation
    Dancing
    Face Painting
    Food and Drinks
    Sand Sculpting
    Shows and Rides
    Shuttle Rides to the Blue Spring State Park
    SPCA Adopt-a-Pet
    Walk-on-Water Balls

     





    Over 35,000 visitors come out each year to enjoy the Port Salerno Seafood Festival!  Spend the day along the waterfront in beautiful Martin County while enjoying fresh seafood, live music, art vendors, Kid’s Zone and more.





    This exciting annual event begins with a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Rodeo.  Free helmets (while supplies last) given to the children and then they ride through the fun safety course. The preschooler stroll is next with Tampa’s youngest pirates stroll down Bayshore Drive. 

    Watch the Gasparilla Air Invasion parachute jump by the U.S. Special Operations Command Jump Team followed by the Children’s Gasparilla Parade.  Lastly, the “Piratechnic” Extravaganza, a recreation of the imaginary sea battle between pirates and the City of Tampa!





    Miami’s largest running event takes place on January 25, 2015.  Join the melting pot of over 22,000 runners representing many countries around the world as well as the 50 states.  The flat , fast course takes runners through the many neighborhoods in Miami recognizable from TV shows or movies.  The race starts in front of the American Airlines Arena.  Water, restrooms, fuel and aid stations will be positioned throughout the course.  More than 15 Entertainment Stations will delight you along your way.

    Dates and Times
    Tropical 5K:  Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:30am.

    Marathon and Half-Marathon: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 6:05 am (wheelchair start) and 6:15 am field start.   

    Health and Fitness Expo: Friday January 23, 2015 and Saturday, January 24, 2015.                                         

    Marathon Location
    Health and Fitness Expo:  Miami Beach Convention Center, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139  
    Start Line:  601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131
    Finish Line: 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131





    There will be 100’s of exhibits with the latest ideas for home remodeling and landscaping.  Product demonstration and expert advice from the pros along with kitchen, flooring, furnishing, spa, pool, and sunroom displays.





    Three days of nonstop live entertainment, seminars, eating contests, rides, crafts, art, and of course authentic Italian cuisine. 2015 Entertainment schedule will be announced soon.

    Dates and Times

    January 23, 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    January 24, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
    January 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm




    Biggest Fish Award at John Breuggeman Grouper Tournament

    The Biggest Fish award is presented at the John Breuggeman Memorial Grouper Tournament


    Schedule of Events

    Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 pm:  Captain’s Meeting

    Sunday, Jan 29:
    7:00 am:  Fishing lines in
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm:  Official weigh in at Cape Haze Marina
    4:00 pm:  Celebration Barbecue
    5:00 pm:  Prizes awarded

    Cash prizes for the biggest catch (weight of best three), 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes, and a trophy for the largest weighing grouper. 

    The Winning Team at the John Breuggeman Memorial Fishing Tournament

    The Winning Team at the John Breuggeman Memorial Fishing Tournament in Englewood Florida






    Shrimp, crab, lobster, and many kinds of fish will be on the menu at the Florida Keys Seafood Festival in Key West.

    Florida is famous for fresh seafood and this is your chance to get Stone Crabs, Sweet Pink Shrimp, Lobster, Grouper, Conch fritters,  Conch chowder, Conch salad, and much more. As you would expect, along with ice cream and desserts, there will be Key Lime Pie!  Beverages include beer, wine, soda, and water.

    The seafood is caught, cooked, and served by local fishermen so you know it can’t be any fresher..

    Arts & Crafts

    Entertainment from local bands and dancers.  Children’s activities include a bounce house, giant slide, rock wall, bungee jumping, and more.
    Local artists will be displaying their artwork, much of which depicts life in Florida and fishing.





    Directions - DeSoto County Fair

    Located about 1 hour east of Sarasota and Bradenton, or 1 hour north of Fort Myers, Arcadia is at the intersection of several highways.

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

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

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




    Frog Leg Festival in Fellesmere

    Eat frog legs at the Frog Leg Festival in Fellsmere, FL


    In addition to the outstanding menu of Frog Legs and Gator Tail come for the live music, rides for all ages, games, and over 100 craft vendors.  Money raised at this event goes towards the recreational needs of the children of Fellsmere.

    Festival Hours:
    Thursday an Friday 4 pm to 11 pm
    Saturday 10 am to 11 pm
    Sunday 11 am to 6 pm

    Frog Leg and Gator Tail Dinner Hours:
    Thursday and Friday 4 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday 10 am to 9 pm
    Sunday 11 am to 6 pm




    Manatee County Fair

    Pig racing at the Manatee County Fair


    Highlights - Manatee County Fair

    The Manatee County Fair website has the latest information on the activities and entertainment. The below list is subject to change.
    Fair Highlights:
    Daily—please check for show times:  Rock-It the Robot,The Dennis Lee Show, Steve the Pretty Good, Barnyard Review, petting zoo, pig races, magic shows, and much more. 
    Musical Entertainment Highlights include:  Maddie and Tae, Jason Gray, City Harbor, John King, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage,  and more.

     





    National and International competitors come to Ocala, FL each year for the ten-week hunter/jumper show circuit. Participants take part in 14 Grand Prix events and win a total of $575,000 in prize money!

    2015 HITS Ocala Official Show Program

    From January 23 to March 23, 2015 HITS offers ten weeks of show jumping, including the all Ocala Celebration at the end of the circuit.

    2015 DATES
    - Ocala January Classic I - January 13-18
    - Ocala January Festival II - January 20-25
    - Ocala Premiere III - January 28 - February 1
    - Ocala Winter Classic IV February 3 - 8
    - Ocala Winter Festival V - February 10 - 15
    - Ocala Masters VI- February 17 - 22
    - Ocala Tournament VII- February 24 - March 1
    - Ocala Winter Finals VIII- March 3 - 8
    - Ocala Winter Celebration IX- March 10 - 15
    - Ocala Championship X - March 17 - 22
    -Great American $1Million Grand Prix- March 23





    Don’t miss an opportunity to attend a terrific art and craft with a Green Market too. The country’s finest artists will display ceramic planters, functional pottery, hair accessories, handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry and more.





    The fun starts with Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo and ends at the finish line with an exclusive Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, or Goofy medal! 

    Schedule of Events - 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
    Every year, Disney Sports organizes a weekend full of races and challenges for the whole family including:
    Walt Disney World Marathon
    Walt Disney World Half Marathon
    Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge
    Disney Family Fun Run 5K
    Disney Kids’ Races
    Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo
    Pasta in the Park Party





      Colorful floats, entertainment units, giant helium balloons along with high school and college marching bands will delight the crowds. The Gator Bowl Parade is routed through the Northbank in downtown Jacksonville





    Make reservations to stay at the Nick Hotel and your family will experience the best pool party ever at the Lagoon Pool. Slide down one of many water slides, join in poolside games and …

    GET SLIMED! Get soaked by their 400-gallon dump tank in green slime and ring in the New Year during the Annual Slime Drop. Enjoy music, food, live Nickelodeon entertainment, games and more. Watch live TV as the ball drops in New York City.





    Bring your chair or blanket to enjoy this outdoor concert in Islamorada.  Holiday music for the whole family!





    You’ll experience thousand of twinkling lights and luminously lit garden pathways around McKee Botanical Garden.  Children will enjoy hopping on Santa’s lap along with a magical mailbox for sending their wishes to the North Pole.  Swing by for sweets at Mrs. Claus’ Serendipity Shop and there will be tantalizing treats like apple cider and holiday cookies.  The Garden Gift Shop will have unique holiday gifts.
    Nights of Lights!! December 27 - 29, 2014 6pm - 7:30pm. Visitors and residents enjoy the holiday lights, water displays, large-scale train display, gift shop, treats, and more!

     





    Tickets prices are $5 for 6 years and older; and, $2 for 1 year to 5 years. 
    Hours:  Mon. - Fri. 10 am - 2 pm and 6 pm - 9 pm.
            Sat. - Sun. 10 am - 4 pm and 6pm - 9 pm.

    (Note:  For your safety, infants and pregnant women are restricted from the train rides.)





    This holiday event includes a continental style breakfast, crafts, gift, and visit with Mr. and Mrs. Kringle.  Register in advance, limited to 100 children.  Admission $5 children, $3 adult. Bring your camera to capture the moment.





    One mile fun run starts at 8:00 am and the 5K starts at 8:20 am.

    Pre-registration fee is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run. Register by calling 941-861-5000 or online at http://www.parksonline.scgov.net.

    Race Day Registration:  Race Day registration fee is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run. T-shirts race day while supply lasts.

    Age Groups:  5K age groups: 9 & under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100 & over.

    Awards:  Masters and Grandmasters Awards to overall male and female winners. Awards to age group winners 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Ribbons to age group winners 4th-6th place.





    The town of Carrabelle and Marine Street along the riverfront are lighted up and decorated for the season. The Boat Parade of Lights is exciting and growing each year, with Santa, live music, food, the grand finale of fireworks! Great family event! http://www.carrabelle.org





    Admission is free to this annual event with the theme of Fire and Ice.  There will be an ice skating rink, snow slide, bunny slope, music, dance performances, photos with Santa, inflatable game area, and a fireworks finale.

    Directions to Pointe West
    A few minutes West of the Indian River Mall on State Road 60 in Vero Beach Florida.





    Come enjoy this great annual parade where judges will be selecting the best floats.  The parade starts at 6:00 pm at the Central Brevard Reference Library in Cocoa and ends at Rockledge High School.

     





    Watch parade from your boast or by land.  After the parade, visit Sundowners for the Winners’ Party!  Prizes for decorated boats in many categories.  Participating boats must register with the parade committee to be eligible for prizes.





    The Parade begins at the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club,  then proceeds to Panama City Marina, and ends at St. Andrews Marina.  The first boats begin to arrive at St. Andrews Marina at 6:15.  The parade consists of sail boats, power boats, commercial and city boats which are decorated with festive holiday lights and themes.  Participating boat owners are entered in contest of which there are 9 award categories.

     





    The parade is 2 miles long down East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala, the 2104 theme is “Home for the Holidays”.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy this annual tradition.





    The Festival takes place at the Forest Capital Museum State Park in Perry, Florida. Located on US 19, just south of Perry.  If you are interested in camping, call 850-584-5366.

    2013 Schedule of Events - Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Festival

    The BBQ teams set up and cook all day on Friday, December 12 from 10 am to 4 pm.  The BBQ teams must be done cooking by no later than 5 pm on Friday.  On Saturday, the tasting competition begins.  There will be the People’s Choice, Chicken, Pork Ribs, Brisket, and other featured BBQ tasted and judged.

    Main Stage entertainment on Friday and Saturday:

    Friday:
    6:30 pm:  Ben Prestage
    8:00 pm:  Johnie Marshall Band

    Saturday:

    12:30: Jonnie Marshall
    2:00 pm:  JP Soars and The Red Hots
    3:30 pm:  Ben Prestage
    5:00 pm:  AWARDS CEREMONY
    6:00 pm:  JP Soars and The Red Hots
    7:30 pm: Ben Prestage
    9:00 pm:  Johnnie Marshall





    The Holidays are a perfect time to visit Key West.  Each evening from 6pm to 8pm stroll through the designated historic inns, bed and breakfasts, and guest houses decorated for the holidays with the tropics in mind. The inns feature art, fine food and refreshments.

    Free trolley transportation between inns.





    Rainbow Springs State Parks hosts this fun Santa experience every year for the children.  The park is decorated in Christmas lights and decorations.  There will be elves and music around for the children to enjoy while interacting with Santa and getting their photo taken. 





    The course starts in downtown West Palm Beach and winds through the historic city and along the waterfront.  Sports Expo is Friday 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Saturday 9:30am - 6:00pm

    Marathon - The full marathon begins on Sunday at 6:30 am and starts and ends at the corner of Evernia Street and Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach.

    Half Marathon - The half marathon begins at the same time as the full marathon at 6:30 am on Sunday. 

     





    The Gold Cup Sailfish Championship is limited to 30 teams of fishermen. Anglers compete individually for the championship ring and as a team for cash prizes of up to $25,000 and the Gold Cup Trophy.  Proceeds from the tournament are supporting the Islamorada Charter Boat Association. 

    The three events that make up this competition are:

    • The Islamorada Sailfish tournament,  December 5 - 7, 2014
    • The Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament, January 16 - 17, 2015
    • The Islamorada Fishing Clubs’ Sailfish Tournament on January 22, 2015




    The 26th Annual Sights and Sounds on Second Christmas Festival will begin at 1:00 pm on Orange Avenue and North Second Street in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. Activities during the Sights and Sounds Festival include entertainment by community groups, the official grand entrance of Santa Claus by fire engine at 1:30pm, children’s crafts, games, balloon bounce houses, pony rides, arts and craft vendors, food vendors, and much more.

    Sights and Sounds Parade
    The Christmas Parade starts at 4:30 pm. The parade begins at Tickle Tummy Hill on North Second Street continues along Avenue A, Indian River Drive, and Orange Avenue.  It is sponsored by the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis.

    Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Light Ceremony
    Immediately following the Christmas Parade will be the lighting of the City of Fort Pierce’s Community Christmas Tree located at the Avenue A and Indian River Drive Roundabout. Our Mayor and Santa Claus will need everybody’s help to illuminate the 28 foot tree.

    This is always a wonderful hometown celebration to kick off the holiday season.





    Beginning Sunday, December 7th at 7:00 pm, this fantastic light display is open nightly from through December 31st and is presented by the City of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department. 





    St. Augustine’s Christmas Parade has grown into one of the largest parades in North Florida.  This parade includes floats, marching bands, entertainment, horses, cars, and of course, Santa. Pictures with Santa are available after the parade.  The parade begins at the Mission of Nombre de Dios and continues through downtown St. Augustine.





    Bring your family to the annual Panama City Christmas Parade.  The 2014 theme is “A Frozen Christmas”!  You’ll enjoy marching bands and floats!





    The Ravine Gardens invites everyone to join us for our 7th Annual Christmas event.  This year the state park has partnered with the Pilot Club of Palatka for Caroling featuring Luminaries from the Pilot Club.  You’ll enjoy a wagon ride tour while listening to old-fashioned Christmas Carols.
    Holiday refreshments will be also available for purchase as well as photos with Santa.

    A ravine was created over thousands of years by water flowing from the sandy ridges on the shore of the St. Johns River. In 1933, this ravine was transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration. Much of the original landscaping still exists as formal gardens and an extensive trail system. A 1.8-mile paved road winds around the ravine, offering motorists and bicyclists a view of the gardens. The Ravine Loop is closed to vehicle traffic one hour before sunset, but remains open for pedestrians, bicycles, and wheelchairs. The garden’s peak flowering period is azalea season, late January to April.

    Directions: Ravine Gardens State Park is located in Palatka, Florida. From US17/SR100, turn south onto Moseley Avenue, then turn east onto Twigg Street.  Ravine Gardens State Park is located in Putnam County FL.




    Train Ride at Winter Celebration, Jacksonville

    The train ride at the Winter Celebration in Jacksonville FL


    You’ll experience “Old Florida” winter celebration at the Walter Jones Historical Park.  Live music, hayrides, craft making, nature exhibits, and visits with Santa are just a few of the activities for the whole family. 

    Refreshments available, tours of the historical farmhouse and civil war re-enactors throughout the day.




    Main Street Christmas Leesburg

    A float in the Main Street Christmas Parade, Leesburg Florida


    Fun for the whole family!  The Christmas Parade route is on Main Street from 11th Street to Canal.  The parade begins at 7 pm and features marching bands, twirler and dance groups, and lighted floats.  Presented by the Leesburg Partnership.