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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.) 

Key West Food and Wine Festival

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

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

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

Childrens Gasparilla Festival

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!

Sarasota Bradenton Spring Home Show

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.

Capt John Breuggeman Memorial Grouper Tournament

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

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

DeSoto County Fair

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

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

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.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

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

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

Annual Slime Drop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Santa Fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

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The 32nd Annual Santa Fest and Holiday Parade takes place Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa.

Florida Keys Holiday Festival

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Join the Holiday Fest festivities of the Christmas tree lighting followed by a parade with Santa at Founders Park in Islamorada on December 5 from 4pm to 10:00pm!  An enormous holiday tree will be blowing magical snow through its branches with carolers singing traditional holiday songs.

Christmas Festival of Lights

More than 5 million lights are displayed at the annual Festival of Lights at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs Florida. The White Springs Christmas Parade takes place on Friday, December 5, beginning in downtown at 6:00 pm, ending at the park. 

British Night Watch

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The 40th Annual British Night Watch will be held in St. Augustine, Florida December 5 - 6, 2014. Join in for the reenactment of the British Period in St. Augustine from 1763 - 1783.

Hallstrom Planetarium - Star of Wonder

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Christmas star gazing and study Friday, December 5 &12 at 6pm and 7:30pm and Saturday, December 6 & 13 at 1pm and 2:30pm at the Hallstrom Planetarium in Fort Pierce.

Santa Fest - Fort Myers

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Join us for a fun filled evening of holiday cheer with Santa on Friday, December 5 at Wa-ke Hatchee Park in Fort Myers, FL.

Highlands Bike Fest

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This three day annual event, December 5 - 7, 2014 is for riders of all levels. Pick your pace and distance then enjoy the cool fall weather as you discover the natural beauty Highlands County has to offer - rolling hills, citrus groves, small towns and more. After a day of riding, relax at the lodge or start your holiday shopping at nearby stores.

Camellia Christmas Celebration

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Start your holiday season by visiting Maclay Gardens in Tallahassee on Friday, December 5th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for the 26th Annual Camellia Christmas.

Symphony Under the Lights

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Join us for a dose of Holiday Cheer as the Ocala Symphony Orchestra celebrates the holiday season at Citizens’ Circle behind City Hall!

Festivals of Speed Orlando

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The Festivals of Speed offer luxury lifestyle weekends while supporting local charities. Spectacular venues display the worlds finest aircraft, watercraft, automobiles and motorcycles.  Guests are dine on fine food and wine while viewing luxury displays of art, jewels, fashion, and more.

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

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The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament is the first in three sailfish events in the Florida Keys and takes place December 4 - 7, 2014.  The Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series is the premier sailfish tournament in the Florida Keys. 

Holiday Hayride at Wickham Park

Enjoy an old fashioned hayride with Santa through lighted holiday displays at Wickham Park on December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

St Petersburg Powerboat and Sailboat Show

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The best in Power Boating and Sailboating will be on display in St Petersburg December 4 -December 7, 2014.

Simply Grand Christmas

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Join us Wednesday and Thursday evenings December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18 at the Florida Carriage Museum and Resort in Weirsdale to enjoy some Christmas traditions!  Tours take place every 15 minutes starting at 5:30 pm..

Deering Holiday Wonderland

Throughout the month of December come by the Deering Estate at Cutler in Miami to enjoy holiday celebrations for families of all ages. 

Victorian Christmas Stroll

Experience the holiday season with a Victorian Christmas Stroll in Tampa from December 1 through 23, 2014 between 10 am and 8 pm daily.

Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon

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Florida’s oldest marathon, the Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon, takes place Sunday, November 30, 2014. 

Annual Tarpon Springs Craft Festival

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The Annual Tarpon Springs Thanksgiving Art/Craft Festival will be held November 29 - 30, 2014 in beautiful Tarpon Springs Florida.  The crafts at the festival will be jewelry, signs, kids clothing, furniture, paintings, pottery, photography, quilts, gourmet foods, holiday themed and many more.

Jacksonville Light Parade

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Start the holiday season with Jacksonville Light Parade at Downtown Riverfront at the Landing on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7 pm! Watch by land or sea as the sky is lit up with decorated boats and firework display!

Christmas at Pinewood

The Christmas at Pinewood Holiday Home Tour in Lake Wales, FL takes place November 28 - through January 4, 2015.

Holidays Around the World

Celebrate the holiday season around the globe at Epcot in Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista near Orlando. 

Holidays Around the World takes place at The American Gardens Theatre Epcot from November 28 through December 30 and includes the nightly breathtaking Candlelight Processional and a special holiday themed finale to the dazzling IllumiNations - Reflections of Earth.

Edison and Ford Holiday Nights

Visit the seasonally decorated winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in Fort Myers in the evenings from 5:30 pm to 9pm, November 28 through January 2, 2014.

Daytona Turkey Run

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Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with the family at the Daytona Speedway.  The 41st Annual Daytona Turkey Run will be held at the Daytona International Speedway November 27 - 30, 2014.

Polar Express at SeaWorld

Climb aboard an amazing ride at Orlando’s SeaWorld amusement park for a fun and incredible holiday experience, The Polar Express Experience, runs on select dates from November 22 through December 31, 2014.

Miami Harvest Festival

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The Annual Harvest Festival in Miami is a great event for the whole family, rain or shine as this event is mostly indoors.

Yankeetown Arts Crafts and Seafood Festival

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The annual Yankeetown Arts and Crafts and Seafood Festival will be held in Downtown Yankeetown on November 22 - 23, 2014. 

Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Holiday Street Party kicks off the season in downtown Hyde Park,Tampa on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Santa himself lights the 30 foot tree!

Night of Lights Celebration

Over 2 million lights are displayed around historic downtown St. Augustine for the holidays from November 22, 2014 through February 1, 2015.

Nick Hotel Holidays - Orlando

Deck the halls in green slime at Nickelodeon Family Lot’s of Holiday fun in Orlando as the Lagoon Pool becomes at kids’ winter playground.  Lights, entertainment, treats to eat, music, and SNOW!  Slide down the 55 ft. ice slide, enjoy hot chocolate and yummy s’mores while the snow is falling. 

Broward County Fair

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The 39th Annual Broward County Fair takes place November 21 - 30, 2014, in Pompano Beach, Florida. There will be livestock presentations, horticultural presentations, artwork and entertainment for the entire family.

Space Coast Lightfest

Drive through Wickham Park and enjoy the hundreds of thousands of holiday lights displayed from November 17, 2014 through January 1, 2015. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and save $2 on admission.

Stuart Seafood Festival

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The Annual Stuart Seafood Festival is held at Memorial Park in Stuart November 15 - 16, 2014.  Visitors will enjoy two-days of live music, fresh seafood, vendors and activities for the entire family.

Florida Freewheelers Horrible Hundred

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Join the 2000 cyclists as they pedal their way through the “mountains” of central Florida’s Lake County around Clermont.

Ice at Gaylord

From November 15, 2014 through January 4, 2015 visit the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando for an incredible walk-through attraction featuring “The Nutcracker”  hand-carved ice sculptures with nearly 2 million pounds of ice.

Annual DeLand Original Music Festival

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The 14th Annual DeLand Original Music Festival, and 2014 SSA Music Festival Awards, will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The event will take place in historic downtown DeLand from 1:00 pm to 2:00 am.

The Florida Half- Marathon, 10K, and 5K

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The Florida Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K takes place in the beautiful Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont, Florida!

Ladies Let’s Go Fishing!

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For beginner to advanced anglers, the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing seminar series in the Florida Keys offers hands on training and for women to learn how to fish, and a chance to go fishing on the water.  There are classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced anglers.

Tampa Bay International Auto Show

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The hottest new cars are coming to Tampa!  Come by the Tampa Convention Center to see the latest autos and industry trends at the Tampa Bay International Auto Show.

Fort Myers Boat Show

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The 42nd Annual Ft Myers Boat Show takes place November 13 - 16, 2014 at the Harborside Event Center and City Yacht Basin.

Florida Professional Golf Tour

The Florida Professional Golf Tour organizes golf events throughout Florida each year from November thru March.  Professional golfers from around the world compete in mini-tours for cash prizes.  It was established in 2006 by Rick Hendershot and Mac Snow as a developmental tour for professional golfers in the Central Florida area.

Annual Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival

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Visit Delray Beach for it’s kick-off to the tourist season and enjoy a 2-day Wine and Seafood Festival on November 8 - 9, 2014

Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean

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Located along the Atlantic Coast in Palm Beach County Florida, the 13th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean takes place at Loggerhead Park in the seaside community of Juno Beach on November 8 - 9, 2014.

St. Armands Art Festival

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The 26th Annual St. Armands Art Festival will take place in Sarasota Florida November 8 - 9, 2014.

Key Largo Bridge Run

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Enjoy the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean on top of the newly built Jewfish Creek Bridge.  The Key Largo Bridge Run takes place Saturday, November 8, 2014.  The run takes you over part of the historic 18 mile stretch called “The Gateway to the Keys.”  The run includes Half Marathon, 10k and 5k Run/Walk.

You’ll get a bird’s eye view where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Gulf waters while running over the 1 1/2 mile bridge.  Then you’ll enjoy the unspoiled Everglades through the flat portion of the course while enjoying the beginning of the Florida Keys.

Annual Downtown Festival and Art Show

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Downtown Gainesville is celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the nationally recognized Downtown Festival and Art Show on November 8 - 9, 2014

Feast of Little Italy

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The 12th annual Feast of Little Italy will be held on November 7 - 9, 2014 in Jupiter, FL.  Bring the family to enjoy authentic Italian food, music, culture and tradition.

Miami International Auto Show

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The 43rd Annual South Florida International Auto Show showcasess more than 1,000 of the industry’s latest vehicles from November 7 - 16, 2014.

Redbone Celebrity Tournament Trilogy

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Join celebrities and local anglers in the final event of the Redbone Trilogy for a 3-day bonefish and redfish tournament.  Money raised goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Volusia County Fair and Youth Show

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It’s time again for the Volusia County Fair and Youth Show from November 6 - 16, 2014.  Come check out the livestock and arts and crafts. The midway will be open for the thrill-seekers, and there will be great entertainment throughout the fair!

Riverhawk Music Festival

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Riverhawk Music Festival is coming to Brooksville, FL, November 6 - 9, 2014.

Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival

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The 7th Annual Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival will be held on November 6 - 8, 2014, in beautiful Palatka, Florida.

Greater Jacksonville Fair

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The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair takes place November 5 - 16, 2014. Bring the family to the fair for 12 days of rides, food, live entertainment, shows,educational exhibits and more at the Greater Jacksonville Fair and Expo Center. Visit the website for the daily schedule. There will be nightly entertainment at 8:00 pm.

Emerald Coast Cruizin

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Chrome, hot colors and deep rumbling kicks off the Annual Emerald Coast Cruizin, a week long fun event for the entire family. 

Key West World Championship Offshore Race

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Key West is host to the 34th Annual World Championship powerboat races November 2 - 9, 2014. 

Ruskin Seafood Festival

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The 26th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival is held the first weekend of November and promises a ton of fresh delicious seafood, fine arts and crafts, a boat show, live entertainment, and exhibits for the whole family to enjoy. Over 25,000 in attendance in 2013!

Ironman Florida

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The Ironman Florida 16th Annual race takes place along the beautiful beaches of Panama City Florida on November 1, 2014.  The race begins on the beach at the Boardwalk Beach Resort.

Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival

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The boating village of Venice is host to the 27th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival on November 1 -2, 2014.

Halifax Art Festival

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The 52nd annual Halifax Art Festival will be held November 1 - 2, 2014 at the Historic Riverfront Park in downtown Daytona Beach, Florida.

BubbaFest Bike Tour

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From Key Largo to Key West and back, bicycling enthusiasts peddle through the scenic Florida Keys for a week long event.  The days of biking are about 45 miles a day on a mostly flat roadways along the Overseas Highway.

Downtown Historic Sebring Craft Festival

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The 48th Annual Downtown Historic Sebring Craft Festival will be held on November 1, 2014 on the Circle in Downtown Sebring Florida.

Apopka Halloween House

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A creepy Haunted House experience at the Apopka Halloween House in Apopka, Florida.

Annual Florida Seafood Festval

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The 51st Annual Florida Seafood Festival will be held in the historic town of Apalachicola Florida. The festival features outstanding seafood, arts, crafts, and entertainment for the entire family.

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

Santa Fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park - Event Details

Date: December 06 , 2014

Times: Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park,   600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, Florida

Admission: Free.

No registration required.

Contact: Contact the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department at 813-251-3378.

Website:http://www.tampagov.net/special-events-coordination/news-and-events/santa-fest

Florida Keys Holiday Festival - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014

Times: Friday, December 5, 2014 from 4 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: Founders Park, MM87 ,   87000 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL

Admission: Free.

Contact: For more information, contact the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce at 305-664-4503.

Website:http://www.islamoradachamber.com/events.cfm

Christmas Festival of Lights - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014 to December 31, 2014

Times: Parade is Friday, December 5 starting at 6:00 pm.

Location: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park,   Post Office Drawer G, White Springs, Florida 32096

Admission: $3 per person which includes complimentary hot chocolate and popcorn.

No registration required.

Contact: Phone: 386-397-4331

Website:http://floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster/events.cfm

British Night Watch - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014 to December 06, 2014

Times: Friday: 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm

Location: Francis Field,   29 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Admission: No registration or admission fee.

Contact: Phone: 904-829-5318

Website:http://www.britishnightwatch.org/

Hallstrom Planetarium - Star of Wonder - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014 to December 13, 2014

Times: December 5 & 12-,6pm and 7:30pm, December 6 & 13, 1pm and 2:30pm

Location: Hallstrom Planetarium at Indian River State College ,   3209 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, Florida

Admission: Cost to attend is $3.00.

Contact: Phone: 1-800-220-9915.

Website:http://www.irsc.edu/visitors/shows/planetarium/planetarium.aspx?id=1273

Santa Fest - Fort Myers - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014

Times: Friday, December 05, 2014 from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm.

Location: Community Room, Wa-ke Hatchee Park and Center,   16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Admission: Admission is a non-wrapped child's toy per child or $5.

Contact: Contact: 239-432-2154

Website:http://www.leeparks.org/pdf/facility-info/WKH_calendar.pdf

Highlands Bike Fest - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014 to December 07, 2014

Times: Start time is 7:30/ 8:10 am

Location: Kenilworth Lodge,   1610 Lakeview Drive, Sebring FL 33870

Admission: 2014 Fees: Three Day Registration: Adults- $110, Juniors (ages 13 - 17)- $80, Children (ages 6 -12)- $55, 5 and under, FREE. One or Two Day Registration: Friday Adult- $45, Junior- $35, Child- $25 Saturday, Adult- $55, Junior- $40, Child- $30, Sunday Adult- $45, Junior- $35, Child- $25.

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Contact: Kenilworth Lodge Phone: 800-423-5939.

Website:http://www.highlandsbikefest.com

Camellia Christmas Celebration - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014

Times: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday, December 5

Location: Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park,   3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309

Admission: Park entrance fee waived for Camellia Christmas Celebration event.

No registration needed.

Contact: Phone: 850-487-4115

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

Symphony Under the Lights - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014

Times: Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

Location: Citizens Circle,   151 SE Osceola Ave., Ocala, Florida 34471

Admission: Free

no registration required

Contact: none

Website:http://ocalasymphony.com/

Festivals of Speed Orlando - Event Details

Date: December 05 , 2014 to December 07, 2014

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes,   4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837

Admission: Orlando Festivals of Speed ticket information available online.

Contact: Festivals of Speed, PO Box 1130, Eustis FL 32727. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://festivalsofspeed.com/orlando/

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament - Event Details

Date: December 04 , 2014 to December 07, 2014

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Islamorada, Florida,  

Admission: Early Registration- BEFORE Nov. 15, 2014: Entry Fee $600 for first angler, $500 each additional angler Junior Anglers under 16 years of age $200.00 each Registration- AFTER November 15, 2014: Entry fee $700 for first angler, $500 each additional angler.

Download application: http://www.islamoradasailfishtournament.com/tenter.php

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

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

Holiday Hayride at Wickham Park - Event Details

Date: December 04 , 2014 to December 19, 2014

Times: December 4,5,11,12,18, and 19 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Location: Wickham Park ,   2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935

Admission: Limited Tickets Available: $5 per person or $20 for a family, children under 2 free.

Contact: Call 321-614-6286 for more information

Website:http://www.spacecoastlightfest.com

St Petersburg Powerboat and Sailboat Show - Event Details

Date: December 04 , 2014 to December 07, 2014

Times: Thur., Dec. 4, 10 am-6 pm; Fri., Dec. 5, 10 am- 6:pm; Sat., Dec. 6, 10 am - 7 pm; Sun., Dec. 7, 10 am - 5 pm.

Location: Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park,   St. Petersburg, Florida

Admission: Adults are $12, Children age 15 and under are Free. Discount- $2 off each online ticket purchase.

Contact: Phone: 954-764-7642

Website:http://www.showmanagement.com/st_petersburg-boat-show/event/

Simply Grand Christmas - Event Details

Date: December 03 , 2014 to December 18, 2014

Times: December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2014 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Location: Florida Carriage Museum and Resort,   3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale Florida 32195

Admission: $16.50 per person.

Book online at http://www.TheGrandOaks.com or call 352-750-5500.

Contact: Phone: 352-750-5500

Website:http://www.fcmr.org/

Deering Holiday Wonderland - Event Details

Date: December 03 , 2014 to December 31, 2014

Times: December 3 through December 31, 2014: Day end Evening events.

Location: Deering Estate at Cutler,   16701 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, FL 33157

Admission: Varies with event.

For tickets or additional information, please call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Contact: Phone: 305-235-1668.

Website:http://www.deeringestate.org/

Victorian Christmas Stroll - Event Details

Date: December 01 , 2014 to December 23, 2014

Times: December 1 - 23 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Location: Henry B. Plant Museum at the University of Tampa,   401 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL

Admission: Admission fee is $15 for adults, $13 seniors, and $9 for youth (4 - 18 years). Discount days are December 1,2,8,9,15 and 16. Group tours welcome, reservations requested for parties of 20 or more.

Contact: Phone: 813-258-7302

Website:http://www.plantmuseum.com/

Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon - Event Details

Date: November 30 , 2014

Times: 6:00 am - Race start for half-marathon. 6:30 am- Race start for full-marathon

Location: Cocoa Village,   430 Delannoy Avenue, Cocoa FL 32922

Admission: Register online for the Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon. Fees: Marathon- After Oct. 31 -105. After Nov. 1 - $110 Half Marathon- After October. 31- $95. After Nov. 1 - $105

Mail In and Online Registration Available http://www.spacecoastmarathon.com/register

Contact: Running Zone, Inc., 3680 N Wickham Road, Unit C, Melbourne FL 32935. Phone: 321-751-8890 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website:http://www.spacecoastmarathon.com/

Annual Tarpon Springs Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: November 29 , 2014 to November 30, 2014

Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: 111 E.Tarpon Avenue in Tarpon Springs Florida,   111 E Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Admission: Admission is free.

Contact: Suzanne King- Phone: 727-322-5217 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Website:http://sikpromotions.com/applicants/fall/tarpon-springs-artscraft-show

Jacksonville Light Parade - Event Details

Date: November 29 , 2014

Times: Saturday, November 29 at 7:00 pm

Location: Downtown Riverfront at the Jacksonville Landing,   Jacksonville, FL

Admission: Free.

Contact: Phone: 904-630-3690 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.jaxeventcalendar.com/signature-events/jacksonville_light_parade

Christmas at Pinewood - Event Details

Date: November 28 , 2014 to January 04, 2015

Times: Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015, Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday noon - 5pm; Christmas Eve 10am - 2 pm; Christmas 1pm - 5pm

Location: Bok Tower Gardens,   1151 Tower Boulevard, Lake Wales, FL 33853

Admission: Holiday Home Tour: Adults $20, Children 5-12, $9. Members: Adults $7. Carillon Concert Daily included with admission. Sunset and Symphony Holiday Concert: Adults $20, Children 5-12 $8, 5 and under FREE Moonlight Concert and Holiday Home Tour. Concert: Adults $5, members FREE. Concert and Tour Adults $13, Members $7.

Contact: Phone: 863-676-1408. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://boksanctuary.org/

Holidays Around the World - Event Details

Date: November 28 , 2014 to December 30, 2014

Times: November 28 through December 30, 2014 at 5 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:15 pm

Location: Epcot,   1200 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Admission: Epcot admission fee.

Reservations for the Candlelight Processional dinner packages can be made by calling 407-939-3463.

Contact: Phone: 407-939-3463.

Website:http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/epcot/special-events/candlelight-processional/

Edison and Ford Holiday Nights - Event Details

Date: November 28 , 2014 to January 02, 2015

Times: November 28, 2014 - January 2, 2015 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm. Closed December 24 and 25.

Location: Edison and Ford Winter Estates,   2350 McGregor Boulveard, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Admission: Admission for a self-guided tour is adults $20, students 13- college $10.00, children 6-12 $2, 5 and under FREE.. Historic guided tours are $20 for adults and $8 for children ages 6 - 12, FREE to Edison Ford members. Group discounts available.

Contact: Phone: 239-334-7419

Website:http://www.efwefla.org/

Daytona Turkey Run - Event Details

Date: November 27 , 2014 to November 30, 2014

Times: Thursday to Saturday: 8am - 4pm; and Sunday: 8am - 2pm

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

Admission:

Admission $15 per day on Thursday to Saturday. 
Sunday is $10. 
For a 4 day ticket = $50.
Children 11 and under free.

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

Website:http://www.turkeyrun.com/

Polar Express at SeaWorld - Event Details

Date: November 22 , 2014 to December 31, 2014

Times: Select nights November 22, 2014 through December 31, 2014.

Location: SeaWorld Orlando,   7007 SeaWorld Dr. Orlando, FL 32821

Admission: General park admission.

http://seaworld.com/Tickets/Residents.aspx

Contact: Local Phone: 407-351-3600 Toll Free U.S.: 800-327-2424

Website:http://seaworldparks.com/en/sitecore/content/christmas_promo/Orlando

Miami Harvest Festival - Event Details

Date: November 22 , 2014 to November 23, 2014

Times: Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Miami Dade Fair Expo,   10901 Coral Way (SW 24th Street), Miami, FL

Admission:

Miami Harvest General Admission:

Adults = $10
Children ages 4 to 12 years = $2
Coupon = “http://miamiharvest.webs.com/printablecoupons.htm” rel=“nofollow”>download an online discount coupon.

Miami Harvest Early Bird Shopping Admission:
Adults = $12 in advance and $15 onsite (no discounts apply)
*Only 2,000 tickets are being sold for Early Bird Shopping.

Contact: Miami Harvest Festival contact is Buckler Promotions, 1697 Doyle Rd, Deltona, FL 32725, Phone: 386-860-0092. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.miamiharvest.com/

Yankeetown Arts Crafts and Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: November 22 , 2014 to November 23, 2014

Times: Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm

Location: Riverside Drive in Downtown,   Yankeetown, Florida

Admission: FREE admission and FREE parking.

Contact: Phone: 352-505-7936 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://yankeetownseafoodfestival.com/

Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony - Event Details

Date: November 22 , 2014 to November 22, 2014

Times: November 22, 2014 from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Location: Hyde Park Village,   Hyde Park Village is located at Swann and Dakota Avenues, Tampa, Florida

Admission: Free.

No registration required.

Contact: Phone: 813-251-3500

Website:http://www.hydeparkvillage.com/

Night of Lights Celebration - Event Details

Date: November 22 , 2014 to February 01, 2015

Times: November 22, 2014 - February 01, 2015

Location: Downtown St. Augustine,   St. Augustine, FL 32084

Admission: Free.

Not needed.

Contact: Phone: 800-653-2489.

Website:http://www.getaway4florida.com/nights/

Nick Hotel Holidays - Orlando - Event Details

Date: November 23 , 2014 to January 01, 2015

Times: November 22, 2014 - January 01, 2015.

Location: Nickelodeon Suites Resorts,   14500 Continental Gateway, Orlando, FL 32821

Admission: Call for rates.

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

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

Broward County Fair - Event Details

Date: November 21 , 2014 to November 30, 2014

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Festival Flea Market,   2900 W Sample Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33073

Admission: Fair admission.

Contact: Fair Contact - 3389 Sheridan St, Suite 411, Hollywood, FL 33021. Phone: 954-674-9768 Fax: 954-272-7074.

Website:http://www.browardcountyfair.com/

Space Coast Lightfest - Event Details

Date: November 17 , 2014 to January 01, 2015

Times: November 17 through January 1 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm nightly.

Location: Wickham Park,   2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, Florida 32935

Admission: Cost: Car (Mon.-Thur.)- $10 15- Passenger van (Mon.-Thur.)-$20 Bus (Mon.-Thur.) -$40 Car (Fri.,Sat., Sun., Holidays) $15 15- Passenger van (Fri., Sat., Sun, Holidays) - $25 Bus (Fri.,Sat., Sun., Holidays) $50 Hayride- $5 per person, $20 per family, Ages 2 and under FREE. Stroll thru the lights on Dec. 6, $5 per person, $20 per family, Ages 2 and under FREE.

No pre-registration.

Contact: Phone: 407-703-0268

Website:http://www.spacecoastlightfest.com

Stuart Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: November 15 , 2014 to November 16, 2014

Times: Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm and Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm

Location: Memorial Park,   100 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34994

Admission: Adults- $5 advance, $7 at the gate. 12 and under- FREE Parking is FREE.

Website:http://www.stuartseafoodfestival.com/

Florida Freewheelers Horrible Hundred - Event Details

Date: November 15 , 2014 to November 16, 2014

Times: Sunday, Open start time from 7:30 am - 9:00 am.

Location: Clermont Waterfront Park,   East Avenue, Clermont, Florida 34711

Admission: Online registration is available.

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

Website:http://www.horrible-hundred.com

Ice at Gaylord - Event Details

Date: November 15 , 2014 to January 04, 2015

Times: November 15, 2014 thru January 4, 2015, Times Vary.

Location: Gaylord Palms Resort ,   6000 W Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Admission: Advance Ticket Pricing- Children ages 4 to 12 are $14.99. Adults are $28.99. Seniors are ages 55 and older - $26.99. Florida resident discounts available. Check website for get away packages.

Discounts for advance registration online.

Contact: Phone: 407-586-4423.

Website:http://www.marriott.com/hotel-info/mcogp-gaylord-palms-resort-and-convention-center/christmas-at-gaylord-palms/csyr9pd/ice.mi

Annual DeLand Original Music Festival - Event Details

Date: November 15 , 2014

Times: 1:00 pm to 2:00 am

Location: Main Gate in Historic Downtown Deland,   105 W Indiana Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720

Admission: Advanced Tickets: $10 and Gate Price: $15

Musicians can register online to be considered for this event.

Contact: Phone: 386-308-2694 and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://ssa.cc/deland.htm

The Florida Half- Marathon, 10K, and 5K - Event Details

Date: November 14 , 2014

Times: Start Time: 7:30 am for the Half-Marathon, 7:45 am for 10K, and 7:50 for 5K.

Location: Lake Louisa Sate Park,   7305 US Hwy 27 Clermont, FL 34714

Admission: Half-Marathon- $50 - $75. 10K- $35 - $60. 5K- $20 -$45.

Register online at http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=16496&z=1377711320472

Contact: National Training Center, Phone: 352-241-7144

Website:http://www.usantc.com/

Ladies Let’s Go Fishing! - Event Details

Date: November 14 , 2014 to November 16, 2014

Times: See schedule above.

Location: Elks, Tavernier FL,   92600 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida

Admission: Ladies Let's Go Fishing registration: Regular: $135 Fishing option: -party boat- $55 -back country/flats fishing- $220 -offshore sportfishing boat- $200 -guided kayak fishing- $135 -guided kayak fishing (including tackle rental)- $186 Bonus fishing day rates $240 - $250.

Ladies Let's Go Fishing registration is available online.

Contact: Ladies Let's Go Fishing, P. O. Box 550429, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33355, Phone: 954-475-9068, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://ladiesletsgofishing.com/

Tampa Bay International Auto Show - Event Details

Date: November 14 , 2014 to November 16, 2014

Times: Friday, Nov. 14 - 12 noon to 10 pm, Saturday, Nov. 15 - 10 am to 10 pm, and Sunday, Nov 16 - 10 am to 6 pm

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

Admission:

Tampa Bay International Auto Show Admission:

$12 - Adults
$5 - Seniors (age 62 and older); Military with ID; and Children (ages 7-12)
Free - Children under 6.

Family day- Sunday Nov. 24-  All children 12 and under FREE with paying adult.

Contact: Tampa Bay International Auto Show, event contact is Motor Trend Auto Shows, Phone: 323-782-2216.

Website:http://www.motortrendautoshows.com/tampa/

Fort Myers Boat Show - Event Details

Date: November 13 , 2014 to November 16, 2014

Times: 10 am to 6 pm Thursday thru Saturday; and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday

Location: Harborside Event Center and City Yacht Basin,   1375 Monroe Street, Ft Myers, Florida 33901

Admission: Boat Show Admission: $10.00 and children under 16 are free with paid adult admission.

Website:http://fortmyersboatshow.com/

Florida Professional Golf Tour - Event Details

Date: November 09 , 2014 to March 22, 2015

Times: Nov. 9, 2014 to March 22, 2015

Location: Florida (throughout the state),   Varies by Tournament

Admission: For information on tournament fees, visit the FPG Tour website.

Contact:

FPGTour, LLC
dba/ Florida Professional Golf Tour
c/o Rick Hendershot
P.O. Box 916473
Longwood, FL 32791-6473

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 407-619-4778

Website:http://www.floridaprofessionalgolftour.org/Pages/default.aspx

Annual Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: November 08 , 2014 to November 09, 2014

Times: Sat., Nov. 8, 11am-10pm and Sun., Nov. 9, 11am - 7:00pm.

Location: Downtown Delray Beach,   East Atlantic Avenue beginning at Intracoastal to Bronson Avenue

Admission: Festival admission is FREE. Seminars: Sat. 12p-Taste of Sonama $45 Sun. 11a-Interactive Chef Panel $50.

Vendor Coordinator: Suzanne Haley .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Contact: Phone- 561-279-0907

Website:http://www.dbwineandseafood.com/

Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean - Event Details

Date: November 08 , 2014 to November 09, 2014

Times: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach,   4050 S US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477

Admission: Admission is free.

Contact: Howard Alan Events, 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/Festivals/Holiday_Craft_Festival_on_the_Ocean_Jupiter_Juno_Beach_Florida_November.ASPX

St. Armands Art Festival - Event Details

Date: November 08 , 2014 to November 09, 2014

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

Location: St. Armands Circle,   411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236

Admission: Free admission and parking.

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

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

Key Largo Bridge Run - Event Details

Date: November 08 , 2014

Times: Run Starts at 7:00 am on Saturday, November 8, 2014

Location: Key Largo,   835 Largo Road, Key Largo, Florida 33037

Admission: Race prices: $25 - $70

Register online at http://www.keylargobridgerun.com/Home/

Contact: Key Largo Bridge Run Phone: 305-451-1642

Website:http://www.keylargobridgerun.com/Home/

Annual Downtown Festival and Art Show - Event Details

Date: November 08 , 2014 to November 09, 2014

Times: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: 200 East University Ave.,   Gainesville, Florida

Admission: Free to the public.

Artists applications are available online.

Contact: Station 30, PO Box 490, Gainesville FL 32602

Website:http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org/website/programs_events/DFAS/downtown_art_fest.html

Feast of Little Italy - Event Details

Date: November 07 , 2014 to November 09, 2014

Times: Friday: 3 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm; and Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm

Location: Abacoa Town Center,   1200 University Boulevard, Jupiter FL 33458

Admission: Admissions $7.00 and children 12 and under are free. Free parking.

Contact: Phone: 561-427-0500. Mailing Address: 810 Saturn St., Suite 16 -123 Jupiter, FL 33477

Website:http://feastoflittleitaly.com/index.php

Miami International Auto Show - Event Details

Date: November 07 , 2014 to November 16, 2014

Times: Times vary daily.

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

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

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

Redbone Celebrity Tournament Trilogy - Event Details

Date: November 07 , 2014 to November 09, 2014

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Islander Resort,   MM 82.1 Oceanfront, Islamorada FL 33036

Admission: Team $3,700 (two people fishing as a team)per tournament.

Applications are available online.

Contact: Phone 305-664-2002 and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.redbone.org/tourn_sched.html

Volusia County Fair and Youth Show - Event Details

Date: November 06 , 2014 to November 16, 2014

Times: Schedule varies daily.

Location: Volusia County Fair and Expo Center,   3150 E State Road 44, Deland, Florida 32724

Admission: Gate prices: Adult (13 and over) $10 Child ( 6 -12 years old) $5 Advance ticket puchase available at a discount http://www.volusiacountyfair.com/tickets-and-deals.aspx

Contact: Volusia County Fair contact is David C. Viers, 3150 East New York Avenue, Deland, Florida 32724. Phone: 386-734-9514

Website:http://www.volusiacountyfair.com/

Riverhawk Music Festival - Event Details

Date: November 06 , 2014 to November 09, 2014

Times: Times vary.

Location: Sertoma Youth Ranch,   85 Myers Road Brooksville, FL 34602

Admission:

Music/Camping Packages            
4-day/3-night- $139
3-day/2-night- $115
2-day/1-night-$80
1-day youth (13 -17)- $13
4-day youth (13-17) -$45
13 Years and Under:  Free
See website for Campsite fees


Music Only                            
Thursday -$20
Friday- $40
Saturday-$50

Phone- 863-984-8445

Contact: Riverhawk Music Festival, PO 694, Polk City, FL 33868. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.riverhawkmusic.com/

Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival - Event Details

Date: November 06 , 2014 to November 08, 2014

Times: Thurs: 11:00 am to 9:15 pm; Friday: 11:00 am to 9:15 pm; and, Saturday: 11:00am to 9:00 pm

Location: Rodeheaver Boys' Ranch,   380 Boys Ranch Road, Palatka, FL 32177

Admission:

Tickets
Reserved:
Adult:
$35 per day
$85 for 3-day pass
Child (ages 6 - 13)
$20 per day
$50 for 3-day pass

General Admission:
Adult:
$30 per day
$75 for 3-day pass (advance purchase)
$85 for 3-day pass (at gate)
Child (ages 6 - 13)
$15 per day
$45 for 3-day pass
Children under 6:  Free  

For online ticket purchase http://www.adamsandandersonbluegrass.com/Tickets.html

Contact: Bluegrass Festival Phone: 706-864-7203 and for Camping, Call: 386-328-1281. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

Greater Jacksonville Fair - Event Details

Date: November 05 , 2014 to November 16, 2014

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Jacksonville Fairgrounds,   510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Admission: Greater Jacksonville Fair tickets available online.

  • Adults are $8.
  • Children ages 6-12: $5.
  • Children 5 and under free (admitted free during the normal working hours of the Fair with a parent or guardian.)
. Advance purchase tickets are discounted.

Contact: Greater Jacksonville Fair Contact Information: 510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Phone: 904-353-0535

Website:http://www.jacksonvillefair.com/

Emerald Coast Cruizin - Event Details

Date: November 03 , 2014 to November 08, 2014

Times: 8:00am to 5:00pm daily.

Location: Aaron Bessant Park, next to Pier Park,   West side of Pier Park between Back Beach and Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach FL 32413

Admission: Emerald Coast Cruising: 1 day- $10 Saturday and Concert- $15 3 day pass (including concert) -$30 Vehicle registration includes 2 tickets to the concert. FREE PARKING

Contact: Emerald Coast Cruizin, Phone: 662-587-9572. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.emeraldcoastcruizin.com/homepage.html

Key West World Championship Offshore Race - Event Details

Date: November 02 , 2014 to November 09, 2014

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Truman Waterfront,   202 Southard Street Key West, Florida 33040

Admission:

The Race Village is located at Truman Annex, end of Southard Street.  Spectators can see the boats and teams up close.

Admission: $15 per person Race Day or $5 per person Non Race Day.  There is Special VIP Spectator Seating and packages available. Parking is available at $10 per vehicle on Race Day and $5 per vehicle on Non Race Days.

Website:http://superboat.com/

Ruskin Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: November 01 , 2014 to November 02, 2014

Times: Saturday, November 1 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, November 2 -10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: E.G. Simmons Park,   2401 19th Avenue, N.W., Ruskin, FL 33570

Admission: Admission Adults - $5.00 Children(under 12) - FREE Active Military - FREE (with id) Parking FREE Parking! Free Shuttle from parking area to main gate. VIP and Handicap parking at main gate. Or park inside the EG Simmons Park for $2. Group Rates (advance purchase only) $3.00 per person

Contact: Ruskin Seafood Festival, c/o Ruskin Chamber of Commerce, 315 S. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, Florida 33570. Phone: 813-645-3808. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.ruskinseafoodfestival.org/

Ironman Florida - Event Details

Date: November 01 , 2014

Times: Check the website for the latest event schedule updates.

Location: Race begins on the beach at the Boardwalk Beach Resort,   9600 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City FL 32408

Admission: Free for spectators, sold out for 2014 participants.

Website:http://www.ironmanflorida.com/

Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival - Event Details

Date: November 01 , 2014 to November 02, 2014

Times: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: West Venice Ave in Downtown Venice,   219 W Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285

Admission: Event is free.

Contact: Event Contact: 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

Halifax Art Festival - Event Details

Date: November 01 , 2014 to November 02, 2014

Times: Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm; and Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Downtown Riverfront Park,   Beach Street between Bay Street and Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, FL

Admission: Free to public.

Vendor information is available.

Website:http://halifaxartfestival.com/

BubbaFest Bike Tour - Event Details

Date: November 01 , 2014 to November 08, 2014

Times: Daily schedule varies.

Location: Start at Key Largo Holiday Inn,   99701 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida

Admission: The BubbaFest Bike Tour fee is $735 per rider. This includes six nights of tent lodging at beachside campgrounds, six breakfasts and five dinners, a private open-air trolley tour of Key West. It also includes social events like beach parties and a farewell dinner, and services of a baggage truck and support vehicle. Motel lodging and Pampering service are available for an additional fees.

Limited to 200 participants so register early online.

Contact: Bubba Barron, P.O. Box 560189, Rockledge, FL 32956 Phone: 321-759-3433

Website:http://www.bubbafestbiketours.com/

Downtown Historic Sebring Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: November 01 , 2014

Times: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Circle Park in Downtown Sebring,   Circle Park Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870

Admission: No fee to attend.

Contact: Event Organizers: Highlands Museum of the Arts Phone: 863-385-6682 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://highlandsartleague.org/

Apopka Halloween House - Event Details

Date: October 31 , 2014

Times: October 31, 2014 at dusk.

Location: Apopka Halloween House XV,   541 Mt. Argyll Court, Apopka, Florida 32712

Admission: Free Halloween event.

Website:http://apopkahalloween.com

Annual Florida Seafood Festval - Event Details

Date: October 31 , 2014 to November 01, 2014

Times: Friday, Oct. 31: 10:00 am to 10:30 pm, and Saturday, Nov. 1: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm

Location: Apalachicola Battery Park,   Apalachicola, Florida

Admission: 2014: Friday- No admission Charge Saturday- $5 admission, kids 12 and under are free.

Contact: Florida Seafood Festival, PO Box 758, Apalachicola FL 32329, Phone: 888-653-8011. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.floridaseafoodfestival.com/


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

 




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!





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.




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





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.




Grinch at Santa Fest, Ybor City

The Grinch at Santa Fest in Ybor City, Tampa FL


Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed into a winter wonderland on December 6th. Santa Fest is sure to get you in the holiday mood as Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with Ice Skating, make-n-take crafts, continuous holiday entertainment, and Holiday Parade. The young, and the young at heart, can visit with Santa and enjoy holiday entertainment.

The festival begins at 11:00 am, with the Rough Riders Holiday Parade. The Holiday Parade features over 40 units including colorful floats, local school marching bands, antique cars and dance troops. The parade begins at Morgan Street and Madison Street, west to Ashley Drive, turns north and ends at Ashley Drive and Cass Street.

 




Keys Holiday Festival

Snow at the Keys Holiday Festival, Islamorada


A fun family annual event that welcomes the holiday season. “Snow Mountain” will appear once again. Have the little ones bring their mittens for hours fun in real snow! The Holiday Parade featuring floats, bands, antique cars, and Santa Claus begins at 7pm. Food, activities, live entertainment from local dance schools, contests and more.  Bring Fido for the Santa Paws Contest.

Silent auctions with ornaments created by local artists, gift bazaar, and food are just part of this wonderful evening.  Bring your mittens and enjoy the snow!





Celebrate the holiday with an evening bonfire and festive lighting of the park as part of the White Springs Annual Christmas Parade. Santa Claus and other festivities will highlight the evening.  December 5 through December 31 enjoy the light display nightly from sunset until 9pm .  White Springs is located in Hamilton County Florida.


Driving Directions: Located on U.S. 41 in White Springs. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Milepost Exit 439 - Old Exit 84), travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41. Park entrance is on the left. From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Milepost Exit 301 - Old Exit 43), travel 9 miles to White Springs. Park entrance is on the left.





The British Night Watch Grand Illumination Parade is held in historic downtown St. Augustine. This unique public parade encourages everyone to join in and march behind the British Redcoats. Activities begin Friday, Dec. 5 at Francis Field and continue throughout the day Saturday.

During this weekend in St. Augustine visitors can also enjoy St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights and annual Christmas parade, Saturday Dec. 6 at 8pm.

Activities on Friday and Saturday take place in Francis Field on 29 W. Castillo Dr.St. Augustine, FL 32084,parade begins in front of the Government House on St. George Street.





Search for the star that may have guided the Three Magi’s to Bethlehem over two thousand years ago. Find out how an astronomer might explain this great mystery. Located at 3209 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, Florida in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center (T-Building) on the east side of the IRSC Main Campus.





Enjoy arts and crafts, cookies and juice, and a chance to see the jolly ole man himself.  Bring your camera for a great photo opportunity from 6:30 - 8:30pm.





Rides of various distances begin and end at the Kenilworth Lodge each day. Three full mid-day meals in addition to continental breakfast are included in registration. Highlands Bike Fest provides rest stops, hydration, restrooms,and bike support. Check back at the lobby for available massage therapist, vendors, photos, and entertainment.

Choose between 3 days of rides with a diversity of routes:
Friday, December 5th - 10, 20, 36, 53 mile rides

Saturday, December 6th - Highlands County Century, 10, 20, 38, 62, 100 mile rides

Sunday, December 7th - 10, 20,31, 63 mile rides





The Department of Environmental Protection’s Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park invites the public out for the 26th Annual Camellia Christmas celebration.This wonderful old fashion holiday kick off features a candlelight stroll with performances by local musicians, hot apple cider, Santa,cookies, and a silent auction of wonderful items donated by local merchants to benefit your state park. There will also be a tour of the Maclay House decorated in holiday decor.

Directions: Maclay State Gardens is located one half mile north of I-10 on U.S. 319.





Bring your own lawn chair and grab a spot on the Circle under the beautiful holiday lights.  An Ocala tradition for over 10 years!




Festival of Speed

Super Cars will be on Display at Festivals of Speed in Orlando


Festivals of Speed begins on Friday with exotic and high performance aircraft, cars, motorcycles, and watercraft displayed inside and aircraft hangar.  A live band will entertain guests as they dine on fine food and cocktails.

Saturday evening enjoy the award winning Norman’s Ritz-Carlton Restaurant, open only to guests of the festival, will serve specially paired food and wine dishes. 

Sunday, at the Ritz-Carlton, will be a wide variety of vintage and contemporary automobiles, motorcyles, and race boats.  Guests will enjoy live music, wine tastings, cafes, fashion, art and more.

Schedule - Festivals of Speed in Orlando
Friday, December 5, 2014 from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm : Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception at the Orlando International Airport.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Wine Connoisseurs’ Dinner, Norman’s Ritz-Carlton Restaurant

Sunday, December 7, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Motorsports Collection and Luxury Lifestyle Display




Islmorada Sailfish Tournament

The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament is the first in three sailfish events in the Florida Keys


The three tournaments in the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series are:

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

Anglers from all over the world compete for cash prizes and the coveted Gold Cup Trophy during this 3 fishing tournament series.  It the premier event sailfish tournament in the Florida Keys.

Early registration is important as 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 $30,000 and the Gold Cup Trophy.  Proceeds from the tournament are supporting the Islamorada Charter Boat Association.

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament Daily Schedule

Thursday, December 4, 2014
5:00 PM Pre-registration, Whale Harbor, Seafood Buffet
6:00 PM Registration, Cocktails, Whale Harbor, Seafood Buffet
7:00 PM Gala Kick-off Banquet, Whale Harbor, Seafood Buffet
7:30 PM Rules Meeting

Friday, December 5, 2014
8:30 AM Lines In! First Day of Fishing!
4:30 PM Lines Out!
5:30 PM Deadline for fun fish weigh-in at Whale Harbor Marina
6:00 PM Standings party Whale Harbor Radio Show


Saturday, December 6, 2014
8:30 AM Lines In! Second Day of Fishing!
4:30 PM Lines Out!
5:30 PM Deadline for fun fish weigh-in at Whale Harbor Marina

Sunday, December 7, 2014
8:30 AM Lines In! Third and Final Day of Fishing!
3:00 PM Lines Out!
4:30 PM Deadline for fun fish weigh-in at Whale Harbor Marina
6:00 PM Cocktails, Whale Harbor
7:00 PM Gala Awards Banquet, Whale Harbor
8:00 PM Awards Presentation and Raffle

 





This holiday event features songs, crafts, games, photo opportunities, and refreshments for your family to enjoy.

About Wickham Park
The park is adjacent to the Brevard Community College Melbourne Campus.  It is a 391.04 acre regional park with many recreational facilities. A scenic drive winds through open areas, pine woods and lakes. Nestled in the pine forest are 88 campsites with water and electric hookups, as well as 25 overflow campsites. Shower rooms, laundry, group camping site, and fire pit are nearby.

Recreational amenities include 2 seasonally guarded swimming lakes, disc golf course, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, playground, multipurpose and soccer fields (home of Space Coast United Soccer). An exercise trail, nature trails, a dog park, and horse trails offer additional attractions, with an equestrian area at the southwest corner of the park.

Directions:
From US Highway 1 at Eau Gallie Blvd/SR-518, go north 2.1 miles on US Hwy 1. Turn left and go 1.2 miles on Parkway Drive. The park entrance is on the right.

From I-95 take the Eau Gallie Blvd/SR-518 Exit-183 east 2.6 miles, turn left on N Wickham Rd, go 2.0 miles, turn right on Parkway Dr and go 0.5 miles. The park entrance is on the left.





The 37th Annual St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show, the largest on the Gulf Coast, will be held December 4 - 7, 2014. There will be family cruisers, fishing boats, sailing yachts, runabouts, personal watercrafts and much more.  The event offers a youth fishing clinic hosted by the non-profit Hook the Future, marine seminars, live music, food, drinks and more!
Schedule of Events
Thursday, Dec. 4: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday, Dec. 5: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, Dec 6: 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday, Dec 7: 10 am - 5 pm





Highlights - Simply Grand Christmas
Enjoy the history and tales of Victorian Christmas past presented by period dressed storytellers as you are guided through beautifully decorated galleries in the Carriage Museum. 
NEW in 2014- Christmas Karaoke Contest on Dec 3, 7, 10, 11, and 17th at the Bistro Grand Oaks.

The Florida Carriage Museum and Resort in Weirsdale, FL has over 400 acres of beautiful land in Central Florida’s horse country. Visitors to the Museum re-live history as they experience one of the finest collections of horse carriages in the world.




Holiday Tree at the Deering Estate

The Deering Estate in Miami will be decorated for the holiday season


Celebrate the holidays at the Deering Estate with an exciting line-up of events for the entire family to enjoy!

Schedule of Events - Deering Holiday Wonderland

Friday, December 5, 2014 7:00- 9:00 pm:  “Tree Lighting Ceremony”
Enjoy some of your favorite holiday music in the courtyard! Children can also participate in the lighting of the tree in the historic Stone House Ballroom. $12 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14).

Friday, December 12, 2014 7:00 - 9:00 pm:  Greater Miami Youth Symphony Concert.
Enjoy the holiday concert and recital in the historic Stone House ballroom. Admission $7.


Saturday, December 13 and 20, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 pm:  “Santa Story-time and Kids Crafts”
Santa Claus will be visiting the Estate for story-time in the historic Stone House Ballroom. Free with Estate admission.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  “Holiday Bay Cruise”
For those who want to unwind, take a relaxing Bay Cruise! $35 per person. Space is limited. Reservations are required.

December 3 –  December 31, 2014 10:00 am – 5:00 pm:  “Deering Holiday Wonderland”
Guests can tour the historic houses and grounds that are decorated for the holidays. Decorations are created by local garden clubs and community organizations. Guided tours daily, free with Estate admission.

Santa at the Deering Estate

The Deering Holiday Wonderland has several events for the Holidays in Miami





Victorian Christmas Stroll in Tampa

The Victorian Christmas Stroll in Tampa recreates a circa 1891 Hotel


The extravagant and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas takes place at the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel with 14 magnificent rooms adorned with authentic Victorian-style decorations, elaborately trimmed trees, lush greenery, antique toys and imaginative ornaments. Complimentary spiced cider and cookies will be served on the veranda every day.  Soloists and ensembles each evening will perform music for our merriment.


Directions: The Henry B. Plant Museum is located at 401 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606, approximately one mile off I-275 on the campus of The University of Tampa.

Victorian Christmas  in Tampa

Experience a Victorian Christmas at the Henry Plant Museum in Tampa






The full and half-marathoners start together in the historic Cocoa Village near the Kennedy Space Center and then wind along the banks of the Indian River.  The waterfront course takes you through spaced themed aid stations on its partially shaded flat course.  Bart Yasso, will be the keynote speaker and present awards.

Schedule of Events - Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon
Monday - Friday (except Thanksgiving)
Packet Pickup at Running Zone
Saturday, November 29
9:00 am to 5:00 pm- The Health First and Fitness Expo, packet pickup available. 
5:30 pm- Pre-race pasta dinner at host hotels
6:30 pm- Keynote speaker presentation by Bart Yasso at pre-race dinner
 

Sunday, November 30
4:15 am- Bus pickup at host hotels (4:15am and 5:00 am)
4:30 am- Bag Check Opens
6:00 am- Race Start for Half-Marathon
6:30 am- Race Start Full-Marathon
9:30 am- Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
11:30 am- Marathon Awards Ceremony
1:30 pm- Course Closes

For more schedule details, visit the race’s website.





Take in the natural beauty of Florida waterways and landscape when you visit the Tarpon Springs Craft Festival.  Crafters from all over the country will display their original pieces of artwork. There is something for every budget!

Directions:

From the East:  From Tampa, take I-275 south to 688.  Take 688 west to US 19N. Turn north to Tarpon Springs. Make a left on Tarpon Avenue. The show is on Tarpon Avenue.

From the North: Take I-75 to Hwy. 52.  Take Hwy. 52 west to US 19.  Turn South on US 19 to Tarpon Springs. Turn right on Tarpon Avenue.  The show is on Tarpon Avenue.




Light Parade

Boats in the Light Parade, Jacksonville FL


Boats of all sizes decorate Jacksonville’s waterways in this annual event.  Participants use their imaginations as they compete for the grand prize.  Following the parade, there will be a brilliant firework display lit from barges in front of the Landing.

Parade Viewing - The parade can be seen from both the northbank and southbank of the downtown riverfront. Families can bring their chairs, blankets to the riverfront for this magical evening.

Parade Route - The parade begins at Metropolitan Park and travels along the Northbank past the Jacksonville Landing and circles to the Southbank. The route continues along the Southbank, under the Main Street Bridge, past the Navy Memorial statue and down to the Duval County School Board Building.

Light Parade Fireworks

Fireworks at the Light Parade, Jacksonville FL






The 20th Annual Holiday Home Tour at Christmas at Pinewood is a wonderful holiday celebration for the whole family to enjoy.  This event features a traditional holiday home tour along with a concerts, family days, Santa visits and Shop at Bok night events.

Pinewood Estate’s 1930s Mediterranean style mansion is the highlight of the annual event. The home tour will showcase stunning holiday decor that accentuates the mansion’s antique furnishings and architectural elements.

Events - Bok Tower Gardens

More Holiday Events at Bok Tower Gardens in December:

November 28 - January 4: Poinsettia Display

November 28 - Januaray 4 at 1 pm and 3 pm:  Seasonal Carillon Music will be performed from the Singing Tower.

December 6 at 6:00 pm: Sunset and Symphony Holiday Concert and Home Tour.

Holiday Traditions Workshop Series:
December 6- 9am - 11am
December 13- 9am - 11am

 

November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Guided Winter Walking Tours.


Directions - Bok Tower Gardens
From Orlando, Take I-4 West or From Tampa, Take I-4 East:

Proceed on I-4 to Exit 55.
Take Exit 55 and proceed south on U.S. Highway 27 for approximately 23 miles.
Proceed two traffic lights past Eagle Ridge Mall.
Turn left on Mountain Lake Cut Off Road.
At the caution light, turn right (south) onto County Road 17 (also known as Scenic Highway).
Proceed on CR 17 for 3/4 miles.
Turn left (east) onto Burns Avenue (also known as County Road 17-A).
Proceed on Burns Avenue for 1.3 miles.
On your left you’ll see a main entrance sign to Historic Bok Sanctuary.
Turn left and proceed to the entrance gate.

 





Your family will enjoy a mass choir with a 50-piece live orchestra with narrated Christmas stories during the Candlelight Processional.  It is held in the America Gardens Theatre with 3 shows every evening that last for 40 minutes at 5 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:15 pm.

The Candlelight Processional is a Disney tradition now for the last 42 years. Some of the narrators are Blair Underwood, Whoopi Goldberg,  Neil Patrick Harris, Steven Curtis Chapman, Edward James Olmos, Jodi Benson, Jonathan Groff, Levar Burton, and Marlee Matlin.

Admission is free of charge with your admission to Epcot. A dinner package is available for purchase that includes a ticket to Reserved Seating for the Candlelight Processional.  If you do not purchase the dinner package, seating is on a first come, first serve basis for each show.  Visitors line up 45 minutes or longer before the show and seating opens up 15 minutes before each show.  Epcot is located in Osceola County Florida.

 





The Estates holiday tradition continues for the 39th year with “Edison and Ford Holiday Nights.”  annual event. The winter homes will be decorated with antique toys from the 1920’s and 1930’s. The Edison Botanic Lab and Estates Museum will be open every evening with special exhibits, Artists and Authors night, as well as nightly holiday performances by area students and groups. Refreshments available for purchase at the Estates Banyan Cafe’.  Visitors have an option of choosing self- guided or guided tours.

Families will enjoy Santa visits (certain dates) and the “Children’s Tree Trail”  The “Trail”, free to the public, is a lighted pathway of trees decorated with handmade ornaments from Lee County students

 

Hours: Open year -round (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day) 7 days a week 9 am to 5:30 pm.  December open till 9 pm. 

 





This annual weekend includes a car show, swap meet, car corral, food, the latest in car art and fashion and more.  Event highlights include a salute to the troops, meet veteran Kentuckyana Jones from A&E Show Extreme Treasure Hunt, take part in a treasure hunt!  Also, Lazydays RV show and Sale, Cristy Lee All Girls Garage, Little Gobblers Play Zone for the kids, and much more!





You’ll relive classic moments from the beloved Christmas classic movie with a thrilling ride to the North Pole. Brace yourself for a unique multi-sensory experience that combines this holiday movie with an actual winter wonderland.  Classic scenes from the film with an amazing combination of light, sound, scent and motion. You’ll be transported to the fabled Santa Town complete with a towering Christmas tree, a sleigh filled with gifts and Santa. SeaWorld’s biggest star, Shamu, will be entertaining families with a “Shamu Christmas…Miracles” Other exciting entertainment includes Elmo’s Christmas Wish, Winter Wonderland on Ice, Fireworks and Fountains Finale.




Miami Harvest Festival

Blown Glass at the Miami Harvest Festival


Event Highlights:
For entertainment, The Harvest has live music, kids zone, free petting zone, great food, and antique cars.  Or you can go shopping for arts and crafts, holiday decorations, hand crafted furniture, jewelry, quilts, orchids, dolls, Cuban art, stained glass, pet items, baby items, and more.

Harvest Festival Hours for November 22 and 23:
Saturday, November 22 - Early Bird Shopping Hours are 8 am -10 am (no discounts apply) and general Saturday hours are 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, November 23 -  Hours are 10 am to 5 pm

Directions to the Miami Dade Fair Expo (Free Parking):
From the Turnpike, towards Homestead -
Go South to exit 25 (US 41- SW 8th St); turn right (east);
Go to 107th Ave.; turn right (south);
Go to Coral Way (SW 24th st); turn right (west);
Go to main gate #4 Tamiami Fairgrounds.

From I-95 -
Go to exit 3A - 836 (west) to 107th Ave. south exit;
Turn right onto Coral Way (24th Street)





The 33rd Annual Yankeetown Arts and Crafts and Seafood Festival takes place along Riverside Drive in the coastal village of Yankeetown, Florida. Over 100 vendors,  fine art, crafts, games, seafood and live entertainment will provide the entire family with a weekend of fun.





Celebrate the Holidays at Hyde Park Village on Saturday, November 22 from 5 pm - 9pm with live entertainment, train rides, bounce house, arts and crafts, food and of course, Santa!

Directions: Hyde Park Village is located at Swann and Dakota Avenues minutes from downtown Tampa. The Village lies in the heart of the historic district of Hyde Park.  It is accessed by I-275, I-75, and Tampa’s Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.




Nights of Lights Celebration - St Augustine

See over 1 million lights at the Night of Lights Celebration in St Augustine, FL


It’s a memorable event in our Nation’s oldest city.  The historic streets of St. Augustine are aglow as visitors take in the special seasonal events downtown. Other Holiday events in St. Augustine include, art exhibits, Santa’s train tour, fresh markets, Santa’s village, trolly tours and more.




Nick Hotel Holidays - Orlando

The Nickelodeon Hotel, Orlando Florida


Visit with Santa Daily
Perfect time for a family photo while visiting with Santa and Nickelodeon characters.

Holiday Karaoke
Sing Holiday favorites inside Studio Nick. Select nights only.

Sponge Bob at the Nick Hotel

Sponge Bob will at Nick Hotel Holidays in Orlando



Dora the Explorer Holiday Show

Dora the Explorer at the Holiday Show at Nick Hotel Holidays in Orlando



Broward County Fair

There are livestock, rides, food, and much more at the Broward County Fair in Pembroke Pines, FL


Bring the whole family Broward County Fair!  Visitors will enjoy thrilling Midway rides, carnival games, thrill shows, tasty treats and more.  Presented on the new stage will be live music, talent competitions, and pageants.  Area schools will showcase educational exhibits, live animals will compete for the blue ribbon.  NEW Location in 2014, Festival Flea Market, Sample Rd. at the Turnpike.

Broward County Fair Hours
Hours vary daily, please check website.





A drive through 1.1 miles of holiday festival lights including Santa and Mrs. Claus, his sleigh and reindeer, toy soldiers, elves, circus animals, holiday trees and wreaths, tunnel of lights, and more. The popular 5K run is back, kicking off the season on Sunday,November 16th at 6pm.  Back again this year is the “Stroll Through the Lights” on December 6.  Check the website for details.

Space Coast Lightfest Hours
November 17 through January 1: 6pm -10:00 pm

Directions to Wickham Park
From US Hwy 1 -  At Eau Gallie Blvd/ SR -518, go north 2.1 miles on US Hwy 1 then turn left and go 1.2 miles on Parkway Drive. The park entrance is on the right.

From I-95 - Take the Eau Gallie Blvd/ SR-518 Exit-183 east 2.6 miles, turn left on N Wickham Road, go 2.0 miles, turn right on Parkway Drive and go 0.5 miles. The park entrance is on the left.





Visitors will stroll along the historic waterfront community of Stuart enjoying a wide variety of freshly prepared seafood along with live music, vendors, and family activities. Proceeds will go towards Rivers Coalition.

Musical Lineup:

November 15
11am- Uproot Hootenany
2pm- Spred the Dub
5pm- Wonderama
8pm- U2 by UV- U2 Tribute Band

November 16
11am- Brews Brothers
2pm - Andrew Morris Band
5pm - The Boss project- Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band





The 35th Annual Horrible Hundred, presented by Florida Freewheelers Inc., offers course option lengths of 35, 70, and 100 miles.  Rest stops every 20 miles will provide water, sports drinks, fruit, and snacks. There will be pre- and post- ride meals provided. 

A 2-day expo will be located at Clermont’s Waterfront Park featuring national cyclist vendors, live music, and great food.  The Waterfront Park is located along Lake Minneola, nestled between East Avenue and Eighth Street.  The park has restroom facilities, picnic areas, beach front swim area and fishing piers. 

Directions to Clermont Waterfront Park
To get to the Waterfront Park, take SR 50 to East Avenue, north to Palm Lane, and then turn left.




Ice Sculptures at ICE Orlando

Sculptures carved in ice at Gaylord Palms, Orlando


The breathtaking ice sculptures are brought to life by a team of 40 artisans from Harbin, China, (a place known for it’s annual International Ice and Snow Festival), who spend over a month in Kissimmee creating the ice sculptures. The exhibit has spectacular fluorescent and fiber optic lights within the ice sculptures. The attraction is kept at 9 degrees Fahrenheit so guests are provided with hooded winter coats to keep warm. 

The theme this season is The Nutcracker!  Another guest favorite is the ICE castle and slides which are designed to celebrate Santa’s Christmas Eve flight with reindeer.  Gaylord Palms Resort is located in Osceola County Florida.  Room night and package deals are available.

Ice Candy House, Gaylord  Palms, Orlando

The Ice Candy House at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando



Ice Slide Gaylord Palms

Slide made of ice at Gaylord Palms, Orlando




For 12 hours -rain or shine- you’ll enjoy every genre of music including Rock, Folk, Blues, Americana, Jazz, Punk, Electronic, Hip Hop, Country and more. There will be 27 stages promoting more than 175 acts.





This National Training Center event takes place on paved roads and some trails in Lake Louisa State Park.  Aid stations, water and electrolytes will be available throughout the course.  Awards for the top 3 overall winners an winners in each ages group, medals given to Half Marathon and 10K finishers. The NTC is offering a 16 week training program for those interested.




Ladies Let's Go Fishing

A weekend seminar just for ladies to learn how to fish in Islamorada


Schedule of Events
Friday, November 14, 2014 - Meet and Greet Happy Hour from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Elks, Tavernier Florida (MM82). Cash bar and appetizers. Master Chef Appetizer Contest- bring your favorite appetizer. Raffle and beginning of Silent Auction. Complimentary entry for registrants. Spouses and guests may also attend.
Bonus Fishing Day- choose from Inshore or Offshore excursions- check website bonus fishing rates.
 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:00 am- 4:30 pm - Classroom presentations on offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing, followed by lunch and hands-on fishing skills until 4:30 pm at the Elks. Raffle and conclusion of silent auction. Party at Redbone Gallery!
 
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Fishing adventure is optional for an additional fee. A fish fillet demonstration follows.

Monday, November 17- bonus fishing day.

Where to Stay
You need to make your own hotel accommodations. Ladies Let’s Go Fishing has secured discounted rates at:
- Breezy Palms Resort, MM 80, Oceanside, Islamorada, Florida. Phone: 305-664-2361.
-Ragged Edge, MM86.5 (305) 852-5389

Hands on Fishing Seminar for Ladies

Ladies get hands on training as part of the Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Seminar in Islamorada



All Ladies Fishing Tournament

After the seminar Ladies have the option of fishing off Islamorada



Honda Fit

A Honda Fit on display at the Tampa Bay Auto Show


The Auto Show has the newest cars, crossovers, SUVs, trucks, hybrids and more. There will also be specialty displays, newest technology, and automotive trends.

Show Hours - Tampa Bay International Auto Show:
Friday, November 14:  12 Noon – 10 pm
Saturday, November 15: 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday, November 16:  10 am – 6 pm

Directions - Tampa Bay International Auto Show:
The Tampa Convention Center is located directly on the waterfront in the heart of downtown Tampa.

From Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and Naples: Take I-75 North to Exit 256, Highway 618 West (Toll Road). Exit 7 Downtown West. Go west on Brorein Street to Tampa Street. Turn left on Tampa Street into the parking garage.

From St. Petersburg and Clearwater:  Take I-275 North. Exit 44. Follow signs for Tampa Street. Stay in the middle lane and enter the Tampa Convention Center Garage.

From Orlando, Lakeland, Plant City, Daytona, and Jacksonville: Take I-4 West to Tampa to I-275 Junction. Exit 45A. Follow signs for Tampa Street. Stay in the middle lane and enter the Tampa Convention Center Garage.

From Brandon and Riverview: Take Highway 618 West (Toll Road) to Exit 7 Downtown West, West on Brorein Street to Tampa Street. Turn left on Tampa Street into the parking garage.

From Ocala and Gainesville:  Take I-75 South to I-275 Junction. Exit 45A. Follow signs for Tampa Street. Stay in the middle lane and enter the Tampa Convention Center Garage.

Tampa Bay International Auto Show

A lotus at the Tampa Bay International Auto Show






One of the top boating shows on the Florida’s West coast with hundreds of boats and marine gear being showcased.  The Main Entrance is on the Dean Street side of the Convention Center. The Marina Entrance is at Lee Street and Edwards Drive.

Schedule of Events
Thursday through Saturday:  10 am to 6 pm
Sunday:  10 am to 5 pm





Upcoming Florida Professional Golf Tour Tournaments

November 9 - 11, 2014
Seasoner Opener
Alaqua Country Club
Longwood, FL

November 18 - 19, 2014
Sweetwater Country Club
Longwood, FL

November 29 - 30, 2014
NEW EVENT
Thanksgiving Classic
Green Valley Country Club
Clermont, FL

December 6 - 7, 2014
54th Annual Riviera Open
Riviera Country Club
Ormond Beach, FL

December 11 - 12, 2014
NEW EVENT
Walt Disney World/ LBV Course
Lake Buena Vista, FL

December 19 - 20, 2014
Grand Cypress Golf Club (North/South)
Orlando, FL

January 3 -4, 2015
NEW WEEKEND EVENT
2015 New Years Open
Walt Disney World (Palm Course)
Lake Buena Vista, FL

January 12 - 14, 2015
Black Bear Golf Club
Eustis, FL

January 17 - 18, 2015
Kissimmee Open at Kissimmee G.C.
Kissimmee, FL
407-847-2816

January 24 - 25, 2015
Volusia County Open
Venetian Bay
New Smyrna Beach

February 7 - 8, 2015
Indian River Open at NSB Golf Club
New Smyrna Beach

February 12 - 13, 2015
2-Man Team Championship
Stoneybrook East
Orlando, FL

February 20 - 22, 2015
Wildwood Open and Pro-Am
Continental Country Club
Wildwood, FL
$5,000 added money

February 27 - March 1, 2015
Crane Lakes Invitational and Pro-Am
Port Orange, FL
$5,000 added money


March 10 - 13, 2014—2015
Ocala Open
Candler Hills Golf Club
Ocala, FL

March 20 - 22, 2015
5th Annual Daytona Beach Open
Daytona Beach Golf Club
Daytona Beach, FL

Coming Soon…..Extended Season Events





Discover the best of Delray Beach at Annual Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival. Local restaurants pair their specialties with a variety of fine wines. In addition to this culinary delight,  there will be art, crafts, live music, and more throughout the weekend.

A full schedule can be found online.
FREE admission and parking.





The annual Craft Festival offers one-of-a-kind jewelry, glass, woodwork and more.  It’s a great time to shop for that special holiday gift.





Scenic St. Armands Key with its quaint shops and dining will be the backdrop for the annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival.  Over 150 artists will display their original artwork including sculpture, glass, jewelry, photography, paintings and more.





Schedule of Events

November 6- 2:00pm - 7:00pm: Packet pick up at Sole Runners in Miami
              4:00pm - 7:0pm: Packet pick up at Cafe Largo/Bayside Grill in Key Largo
November 7-  2:00pm - 7:00pm: Packet pick up at Cafe Largo/Bayside Grill in Key Largo
November 8- RACE DAY
                5:45am:Bus transportation from host hotels
                6:45am: Participants walk to start line
                6:50am: Opening Ceremonies
                7:00am:  Race Start (all events start time)
                7:30am:  Free Pancake Breakfast for race participants

Key Largo Bridge Run Charities

All proceeds from 2014 Key Largo Bridge Run go directly towards the purchase of new playground equipment for Key Largo School.  Funds will also go to the Key Largo Bridge Run Scholarship program and Key Largo Baptist Church.

Host Hotel is the Ocean Pointe Suites at Key Largo- 305-853-3000




Annual Downtown Festival and Art Show

Live entertainment and original artwork in various mediums will be on display at the Art Show in Gainesville, FL


Ranked among the top 100 festivals and art shows in the nation, Downtown Festival and Art Show draws a crowd of over 100,000.  Visitors stroll through historic downtown to see original artwork in various mediums; oils, watercolors, sculptures, ceramics , photography, jewelry and more.  In addition, festival goers will enjoy live entertainment performed on three stages as well as favorite local and international cuisine from more than 20 food vendors.

For a full schedule of events.





Feast of Little Italy lines the streets of Abacoa with over 140 vendors.  Visitors feast on mouthwatering food while watching cooking demos, wine seminars, and listening to live entertainment.

Musical headliners for 2014 include Ray Massa’s Eurorhythms, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, and Sal Richards, A Show filled with Comedy and Music. The stage is also set for Copa, an Italian Dance youth touring company, Seans dance factory, lasagne and meatball eating contests.  Take part in the Bocce tournament children’s rides, activities and more.

Feast Schedule:
Friday, November 7, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Parking Information
Parking is free and there is easy and convenient parking located around the Feast of Little Italy. Parking is available at the Rodger Dean Stadium parking areas located on Main Street, FAU parking lots, and the Town Center parking garages located on University Blvd and Edna Hibel Way.




South Florida International Auto Show

The South Florida Auto Show


Event Highlights
Main Attractions - 1,000’s of latest car models including cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and concept cars.
-Camp Jeep- See in person the capabilities of Jeep vehicles as they push their limits on off-road driving courses.
-Million Dollar Alley- The most expensive address in Miami! A must collection; from Ferrari to Lamborghini!
-Topless in Miami- See the latest models of convertibles!
-Memory Lane - 20 plus classic cars dating 50 years back.
-Havana Classics- A trip back to 1950’s driving in Cuba with local antiques collections.

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

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

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





Entry fee is $3,700 for a two man team.  Registration includes social functions for two anglers and a guest, plus the guide and their guest.
Registration is online at- http://www.redbone.org/purchase-tourn-trilogy-redbone-2014.html





Volusia County Fair Highlights

Entertainment Highlights:

  • Saturday, November 8 at 8pm - Parmalee in Concert (FREE with paid gate admission, seating is limited)
  • Tuesday, November 11th, Senior Day 4pm and 7pm -Rockin 60’s Concert Tour (FREE with paid Gate Admission, seating is limited)
  • Saturday, November 15th at 8pm- Cole Swindell Concert (FREE with paid Gate Admission)

Schedule of Events:
Thurs, Nov 6th:

  • 7:00 Opening Ceremony
  • 7:30 Miss Volusia County Queen Pageant

Fri, Nov 7th:

  • 7 pm Breeding Ewe Show

Sat, Nov 8th:

  • 3 pm and 6 pm Beef Breeding Show
  • 8pm Parmalee Concert

Sun, Nov 9th:

  • 12 pm Rabbit, Guinea Pig, and Poultry Day Contests

Mon, Nov 10th:

  • Family Night
  • 7pm Market Lamb Show

Tues, Nov 11th:

  • 4 pm and 7pm Rockin 60’s Concert

Wed, Nov 12th:

  • 7 pm Steer Show

Thurs, Nov 13th:

  • 4 pm Market Auction

Fri, Nov 14th:

  • 7 pm Goat Showmanship

Sat, Nov 15th:

  • 12 pm, 4 pm Goat Shows
  • 8 pm Cole Swindell Concert

Sun, Nov 16th:

  • 11 amPoultry Contest
  • 5:30 pm Small Animal Awards



The Riverhawk Music Festival in Brooksville Florida

The Riverhawk Music Festival in Brooksville Florida has a many musicians and plenty for kids including hayrides, pinatas, arts and crafts, parade, games, ping-pong ball race down the stream, face
painting and much more.


This 4-day musical event is packed with great entertainment: 

  • Nicolas David
  • Steeldrivers
  • The Black Lillies
  • Town Mountain
  • Driftwood
  • The Horseflys
  • Chris Smither
  • Acoustic Syndicate
  • Nora Jane Struthers & Party Line
  • Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
  • Many,many more
  • There is plenty for the kids to do, too:  Hayrides, pinatas, arts and crafts, parade, games, ping-pong ball race down the stream, face painting and much more.


    Palatka Blues Festival

    Enjoy 15 talented bluegrass musicians in downtown Palatka


    This 3-day event presents 17 talented bluegrass musicians for your listening pleasure. Check website for camping and hotel accomodations.

    Event Details - Schedule of Events for the Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival

    Thursday, Nov. 6th
    11:00 am Open Stage
    12:00 pm The Marksmen
    12:50 pm Flatt Lonesome
    1:40 pm Little Roy and Lizzy Show
    2:30 pm The Larry Stephenson Band
    3:30 pm Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
    4:30 pm Intermission
    5:30 pm Marksmen
    6:20 pm Flatt Lonesome
    7:10 pm The Little Roy and Lizzy Show
    8:00 pm The Larry Stephenson Band
    9:00 pm Rhonda Vincent and The Rage

    Friday, Nov. 7th
    11:00 am Open Stage
    12:00 pm Adkins and Loudermilk
    12:50 pm Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice
    1:45 pm Balsam Range
    2:40 pm Roni and Donna Stoneman
    3:30 pm Jackson, Cordle and Salley
    4:30 pm Intermission
    5:30 pm Adkins and Loudermilk
    6:20 pm Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice
    7:15 pm Balsam Range
    8:10 pm Roni and Donna Stoneman
    9:00 pm Jackson, Cordle and Salley


    Saturday, November 8th
    11:00 am Open Stage
    12:00 pm Clinton Gregory Bluegrass Band
    12:50 pm The Farm Hands
      1:40 pm The Gary Waldrep Band
      2:30 pm The Isaacs
      3:30 pm Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
      4:30 pm Intermission
      5:30 pm Clinton Gregory Bluegrass Band
      6:20 pm The Farm Hands
      7:10 pm The Gary Waldrep Band
      8:00 pm The Isaacs
      9:00 pm Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver




    Jacksonville Fair

    Alligator wrestling, dog jumping, and great rides are a few of the things at the Jacksonville Fair.


    Greater Jacksonville Fair Events

    -Amusement Rides
    -Fire Fighter Show
    -Youth Horse Show
    -Robinson’s Racing Pigs
    -Jump the Dog Show
    -No Jo Clown Circus
    -Kachunga- in the Park
    -Youth Beef Show
    -Poultry Judging Contest
    -Horticulture Judging Contest
    -Live Entertainment each night

    Greater Jacksonville Fair Directions

    The Jacksonville Fairgrounds are located in the sports complex in the city of Jacksonville.  The facility is located adjacent to Jacksonville Municipal Football Stadium, the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, and the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.





    Thousands of custom and classic cars, trucks and hot rods roll into beautiful Panama City Beach Florida, the week of November 3, 2014.  There will be food, music, vendors, and special awards during the day and evening.  Check website for the latest events and entertainment lineup.

     




    Superboat Racing off Key West

    The World Championship of Superboat Racing is held off Key West and is a week long of activities for racers and visitors


    Come enjoy a Race Village located in Truman Annex in Key West along with many opportunities to see these awesome powerboats up close, meet the drivers, and watch the races.

    Overview of Events
    Sunday, Nov. 2:
    9 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Annex
    4 pm - Boat Parade down Duval Street

    Monday, Nov. 3:
    8:30 am - Mandatory Drivers Meeting
    9 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Annex
    6 pm to 9 pm: Welcome Party for US and International Teams, Truman Annex.

    Tuesday, Nov. 4:
    9 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Annex
    9 am to 4 pm:  Testing for Race Boats off Truman Annex

    Wednesday, Nov. 5:  Race Day 1
    7 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Annex
    10 am:  1st Race off Truman Annex
    12:30 pm:  2nd Race off Truman Annex
    2:00 pm:  3rd Race off Truman Annex


    Thursday, Nov. 6:
    9 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Annex
    9 am to 4 pm:  Testing for Race Boats off Truman Annex


    Friday, Nov. 7:  Race Day 2
    7 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Annex
    10 am:  1st Race off Truman Annex
    12:30 pm:  2nd Race off Truman Annex
    2:00 pm:  3rd Race off Truman Annex
    7:00 pm to 11:00 pm:  Race Party on Duval Street

    Saturday, Nov. 8:
    9 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Annex
    9 am to 5 pm:  Testing for Race Boats off Truman Annex


    Sunday, Nov. 10:  Race Day 3
    7 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Annex
    10 am:  1st Race off Truman Annex
    12:30 pm:  2nd Race off Truman Annex
    2:00 pm:  3rd Race off Truman Annex
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm:  Race Awards Ceremony





    Bring the entire family (and leashed pets)  to South Hillsborough County’s largest community event!
    NEW this year is the Ruskin Seafood Festival 5K Run starting at 8am on Saturday, Nov. 1!

    Hours - Ruskin Seafood Festival
    The hours for the Seafood Festival are:
    Saturday, November 1 - 10 am to 5 pm
    Sunday, November 3 - 10 am to 4 pm





    The average November weather in Panama City Florida is a high 72 and low 48.  Humidity is about 45% with winds from the northeast at about 8 mph.  The water temperature average ranges from 68 to 72 degrees.

    Ironman Florida Course

    The Ironman Florida starts off with a 2.4 mile swim on the beach behind the Boardwalk Beach Resort, in the Gulf of Mexico. The course is a 2.4 mile two-loop swim.  The water temperature is typically between 68 to 72 degrees this time of the year. The beach is open for spectators to watch the swim event.

    Second, participants in the Ironman take a 112 mile bike ride. The bike portion of this event is flat and fast with possible winds being a factor., although wiind can play a factor in the race. The ride begins and ends at the Boardwalk Beach Resort. The bike course is one loop making it difficult for spectators to view the Ironman due to traffic regulations. The best place to connect with athletes is in the bike transition area.

    Last is the 26.2 mile marathon run which is a 2 loop course with a turnaround at St. Andrews State Park. The run course has mile markers and aid stations about every mile. Traffic cones will be used to separate the runners from the traffic where necessary. The run course travels through Panama City Beach and spectators can line the streets to watch athletes run to the finish.





    Over 150 artists will display their paintings, sculptures, ceramics,glass, jewelry and more.  View a full list of craft artists and vendors online for the Venice Art Festival.

    Directions:

    From Ft Lauderdale:  Take 595 West to I-75 (Alligator Alley) to Exit 193 (Jacaranda Blvd.)  Take Jacaranda Blvd. to W. Venice Ave. and make a right. The show is located on West Venice Ave.

    From Tampa: Take I-75 to Exit 193 (Jacaranda Blvd.)  Take Jacaranda Blvd. to W. Venice Ave. and make a right. The show is located on West Venice Ave.




    Halifax Art Festival

    Jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal, glass, and photography will be on display at the Halifax Art Festival in Daytona Beach


    Halifax Art Festival, the 2nd oldest festival in Florida draws a crowd of over 45,000 visitors each year.  Come to Riverfront Park to view the works of over 200 juried local and national fine artists. Displayed art for purchase will include jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal, glass, and photography.  In addition there will be live entertainment, student competitions, kids activities, food from vendors and local cafes.




    Bubba Fest Bike Tour

    Bike from Key Largo to Key West with Bubba Fest


    Events - BubbaFest Bike Tour
    The BubbaFest Bike Tour begins in Key Largo on Saturday, November 2, with a 1:00 to 4:00 pm registration at the Holiday Inn, 99701 Overseas Highway. There will be a welcome beach party following registration.

    On Sunday, cyclists bike to the Knights Key area with a Monday layover to enjoy Marathon’s watersports offerings and environmental attractions.  On Tuesday, it’s off to Key West for a couple of days of fun.  On Friday, it’s time to jump back on the bikes to head back towards Key Largo with one stop over in Knights Key before arriving in Key Largo on Saturday.

    Bubba Fest Key Largo Dancing

    Dancing at Bubba Fest Bike Tour from Key West to Key Largo






    Bring the family to the 48th Annual Historic Downtown Sebring Craft Festival.  You’ll enjoy the variety of arts and crafts, and unique gifts.  This year’s festival will include a Children’s Street tent filled with activities, Culinary Street tent filled with food vendors, Chamber of Commerce Street tent featuring local businesses, and highlighted by The Circle of Artists crafters and fine artists who have made this a premier event over the years.





    A free and fun private haunted house put on by the owners every Halloween Night since 2003.  This Halloween event is filled with many scary props, music and a graveyard.  Attend only if you dare! 





    This event will draw thousands of visitors who will enjoy not only delicious seafood but two full days of activities. Live musical entertainment fills the air during the day as seafood eating contests, the festival parade, antique and classic car show, and photo contest take place. Get and early start on Saturday and participate in the 5K run/walk.

    Schedule of Events - Florida Seafood Festival

    The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola river under the shady oaks of Apalachicola’s Battery Park.
    Friday, Oct. 31:
    -10am, Park Opens (No Admission Charge)
    -12:30pm - 3:30pm,  Musical Entertainment
    -4 pm,  Blessing of the Fleet
    -5 pm - 10:30 pm, Musical Entertainment

    Saturday, Nov 1:
    -8 am - 5k Redfish Run (registration opens at 7 am)
    -10 am, Gates open- $5 admission, 12 and under FREE
    -10 am - Parade
    -12 pm - 1 pm, Musical Entertainment
    -1 pm - Oyster Eating and Shucking Contest
    -3 pm - 7:45 pm, Musical Entertainment
    -8 pm - Headline Entertainment- Craig Campbell