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Trawler Fest - Stuart

The Trawler Fest is returning to Stuart Florida February 28 - March 4, 2017!  This annual Boat Show is organized by PassageMaker magazine with year round events in Anacortes, Annapolis, Baltimore, San Diego, and Seattle.

Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

The 27th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival will be held on Osceola Street in downtown Stuart on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 - 26, 2017.

Pasco County Fair

The 70th Annual Pasco County Fair will take place February 20 - 26, 2017, in Dade City, Florida. The fair will host a variety of livestock events, including the the Beef Heifer and Bull Show and Rodeo.

Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is the most popular event in motorsports and has traditionally been a sell out since the inaugural event in 1959.  On February 28, 2017, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season begins with the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach Florida.

Cortez Village Fishing Festival

The Cortez Fishing Festival is held the 3rd weekend in February every year.  Come and enjoy fresh seafood in Old Florida near Bradenton Florida for 2 days, February 18 - 19, 2017!

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

The Coconut Grove Art Festival takes place February 18 - 20, 2017.  Ranked in the Top 5 of America’s Best Art Fairs, the Coconut Grove Art Festival attracts more than 120,000 people over 3 days to enjoy the 380 artists exhibits.  Proceeds help fund year-round arts programs for Miami Dade students.

Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee

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

Palatka Bluegrass Festival

The 13th Annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival is a 3-day event located in the heart of Putnam County, Florida.  Talented bluegrass artists will entertain the masses from 12 noon to 10:00 pm daily. Advanced tickets are available, as are chair placement numbers for those individuals with 3-day passes who are interested in early seating.

Miami Boat Show

A premier Florida’s event, The Miami International Boat Show features more than 1,200 boats with 400+ slips, exhibit space in closed and open air tents. Come to Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, and Strictly Sail at the Miamarina at Bayside to see the latest that boating offers!

Florida Renaissance Festival

The Florida Renaissance Festival takes place weekends February 11 though March 26, 2017 in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts

The 29th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts will be held February 11 - 12, 2017 on Main Street in Downtown Sarasota Florida.

Martin County Fair and Youth Livestock Show

The 58th Annual Martin County Fair is the largest single event held in Martin County with more than 70,000 people from around the Treasure Coast attending.

26.2 with Donna -The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer

26.2 with Donna, The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer 10th annual marathon , half- marathon, and marathon relay will begin on February 10 - 12, 2017 at 7:30 am.  The race takes you on the beach and through the beach towns of Jacksonville, ending at Runners Village near the Mayo Clinic. 100% of proceeds go to breast cancer research and care!

South Florida Garlic Fest

The 18th Annual South Florida Garlic Fest takes place at Prince Park in Lake Worth, Florida from January 10 -12, 2017.  Try out awesome garlic inspired dishes, kids enjoy a fun activity area with rides, and listen to some great concerts.

North Florida Home Show

The 26th Annual North Florida Home Show takes place February 10 - 12, 2017 at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee, Florida.

Old Florida Outdoor Festival

The Old Florida Outdoor Festival in Apopka returns with concerts, car show, State BBQ Championship,
expanded kid"s zone,  and much more. 

Florida State Fair

For 12 days, more than 500,000 visitors visit the 113th Annual Florida State Fair!  The Florida State Fair salutes the state’s best in agriculture and equestrian industry with shows, music, rides, food and shopping.

Mt Dora Arts Festival

The 42nd Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival is ranked in the Sunshine Artist’s Top 100 Festivals.  There is something for everyone at this popular 2-day event.

Civil War Heritage Days

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

Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

The 15th annual Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 6:00 am.  Join thousands of runners as you begin your journey at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Port Salerno Seafood Festival

The 11th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival will be held Saturday, January 28th along the waterfront docks of Port Salerno, Florida

Manatee Festival

Fun for the whole family at Valentine Park in Orange City.  On January 28 - 29, the 32nd annual Manatee Festival features entertainment for everyone.

St. Armands Circle Art Festival

The 14th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival takes place January 28 - 29, 2017 at St. Armands Key, near Sarasota Florida.

Gasparilla Pirate Fest

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

Taste of Italy at Tradition Square

Celebrate Italian culture, music, food, and more with your friends and family!  The annual Taste of Italy will be held January 27 - 29, 2017 at Tradition in Port St. Lucie Florida.  Immerse yourself in a weekend of Italian Tradition

Lakeland Pigfest

Professional and amateur BBQ teams compete for prizes in four categories: ribs, chicken, pork and brisket.  The 21st Annual Lakeland Pigfest is January 27 - 28, 2017 in Lakeland Florida at the Sun ‘N Fun Expo Campus. 

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.

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.

Sebastian Riverfront Art and Music Festival

The annual Sebastian Riverfront Art and Music Festival will be held along the picturesque Indian River Lagoon in Sebastian, Florida. The two day event features over 100, professional artists, live music,  local food, beer and wine.

Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival

The 20th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival will be held January 21- 22, 2017.

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 20 - 22, 2017 in Sarasota will have demonstrations of remodeling, decorating, landscaping, and more.

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!

HITS Horse Shows

HITS Ocala Winter Horse Show Circuit is held at the HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala Florida from January 17, 2017 through March 26, 2017.

Florida Keys Seafood Festival

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Eat some of the freshest seafood in town at the 12th annual seafood festival in Key West.

Stuart Boat Show

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The Stuart Boat Show, held January 13 - 15, 2017 will feature over 190 exhibitors displaying hundreds of boats on land and in water. as well as, electronics, engines, and accessories from all major manufacturers.

Manatee County Fair

The Manatee County Fair is coming to Palmetto, FL from January 12 - 22, 2017. There will be plenty of entertainment and attractions for the entire family. 

Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival

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The 20th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 7 - 8, 2017, on Main Street in Downtown Dunedin Florida.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

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A spectacular and unforgettable race, the Walt Disney World Marathon offers a weekend of fun, fitness, and a truly magical experience January 4 - 8, 2017.

Tax Slayer Bowl

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Visit Jacksonville for the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl and enjoy two days of celebration!

Jacksonville Light Parade

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The Annual Light Parade at Downtown Riverfront at the Landing on Friday, December 30 at 7 pm! Watch by land or sea as the sky is lit up with decorated boats and firework display!

Holidays at McKee

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Celebrate the holiday season at the McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach.  “Holidays at McKee” will be held December 21 - 23 and Nights of Lights December 28 - 30, 2016

Key Largo Holiday Boat Parade

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Join this annual fun Key Largo holiday boat parade on Saturday, December 17 at 7:30 pm.  The Key Largo boat parade is at MM 104, Blackwater Sound. 

Light Show at Ravines Gardens

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Visit the park after dark!  On Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 24 the Ravine Gardens Christmas Light Show synchronized to holiday music will be on display from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

Santa Fest - Fort Myers

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Join us for a fun filled evening of holiday cheer with Santa on Friday, December 16 at Wa-ke Hatchee Park in Fort Myers, FL.

Cocoa and Rockledge Holiday Parade

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The annual Cocoa and Rockledge parade takes place Saturday, December 10th starting at 5:30 pm.

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 10th from 10am to 1pm! 

Keys Community Concert Band- Holiday Traditions

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Enjoy “Holiday Suites” on December 10 by Keys Community Concert Band as part of their 2015-2016 concert series in Founders Park, Islamorada FL.

Boat Parade of Lights

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

Sandy Claws Beach Run - Sarasota

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A fun beach run for all ages on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota.  The 40th Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run will take place on December 10, 2016.

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 10th.

Christmas Parade - Christmas in Our City

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A tradition for over 60 years, on December 10 at 5:30 pm the Ocala Marion County Christmas Parade attracts over 60,000 spectators to watch this annual parade.

Highlands Bike Fest

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This three day annual event, December 9 - 11, 2016 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.

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 9 and Friday, December 16, 2016.

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.

St. Augustine Christmas Parade

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Come out for St. Augustine’s 62nd annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3 beginning at 9 am.

Winter Celebration in Mandarin

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Bring the family on Saturday, December 3 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 49th Annual Leesburg Main Street Christmas Parade Festival takes place on Saturday, December 3 from 3 pm - 9pm.  Parade begins at 6pm.

Santa Fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

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The 35th Annual Santa Fest and Holiday Parade takes place Saturday, December 3 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa.

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.

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 2 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

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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. 

Hallstrom Planetarium - Star of Wonder

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Christmas star gazing and study Friday, December 2 &9 at 6pm and 7:30pm and Saturday, December 3 & 10 at 1pm and 2:30pm at the Hallstrom Planetarium in Fort Pierce.

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.

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 Tuscawilla Park!

Victorian Christmas Stroll

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Experience the holiday season with a Victorian Christmas Stroll in Tampa from December 1 through 23, 2016 between 10 am and 8 pm daily.

Deering Holiday Wonderland

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

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 1 - 4, 2016.  The Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series is the premier sailfish tournament in the Florida Keys. 

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 1 - 4, 2016.

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 27, 2016. 

Annual Tarpon Springs Craft Festival

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The 26th Annual Tarpon Springs Thanksgiving Art/Craft Festival will be held November 26 - 27, 2016 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.

Christmas at Pinewood

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The Christmas at Pinewood Holiday Home Tour in Lake Wales, FL takes place November 25 - through January 8, 2017.

Edison and Ford Holiday Nights

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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 25 through January 1, 2017.

Seaworld’s Christmas Celebration

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Visit Orlando’s SeaWorld amusement park for their Christmas celebration!  New this year, meet Rudolph, the red nose reindeer along with live shows, winter wonderland, shopping, dining, and snow!  The celebration runs on select dates from November 25 through December 31, 2016.

Holidays Around the World

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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 25 through December 30 and includes the nightly breathtaking Candlelight Processional and a special holiday themed finale to the dazzling IllumiNations - Reflections of Earth.

Daytona Turkey Run

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Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with the family at the Daytona Speedway.  The 43rd Annual Daytona Turkey Run will be held at the Daytona International Speedway November 24 - 27, 2016.

Space Coast Lightfest

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Drive through Wickham Park and enjoy the hundreds of thousands of holiday lights displayed from November 21, 2016 through January 1, 2017. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and save $2 on admission.

Holiday Hayride at Wickham Park

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Enjoy an old fashioned hayride with Santa through lighted holiday displays at Wickham Park from 6 -8 pm every Thursday and Friday evening in December.

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 19 - 20, 2016. 

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.

Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Holiday Street Party kicks off the season in downtown Hyde Park,Tampa on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Santa himself lights the 30 foot tree!

Ice at Gaylord

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From November 18, 2016 through January 1, 2017 visit the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando for an incredible walk-through attraction featuring “A Charlie Brown Christmas”  hand-carved ice sculptures with nearly 2 million pounds of ice.

Fort Myers Boat Show

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The 44th Annual Ft Myers Boat Show takes place November 17 - 20, 2016 at the Harborside Event Center and City Yacht Basin.

St. Armands Art Festival

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The 28th Annual St. Armands Art Festival will take place in Sarasota Florida November 12 - 13, 2016.

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 12, 2016.  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.

Craft Festival on the Ocean

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Located along the Atlantic Coast in Palm Beach County Florida, the 14th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean takes place at Loggerhead Park in the seaside community of Juno Beach on November 12 - 13, 2016.

Riverhawk Music Festival

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Riverhawk Music Festival is coming to Brooksville, FL, November 10 - 13, 2016.

Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival

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The 9th Annual Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival will be held on November 10 - 12, 2016, in beautiful Palatka, Florida.

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 36th Annual World Championship powerboat races November 6 - 13, 2016. 

Halifax Art Festival

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The 54th annual Halifax Art Festival will be held November 5 - 6, 2016 at the Historic Riverfront Park in downtown Daytona Beach, Florida.

Ruskin Seafood Festival

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The 28th 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 2015!

Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival

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The boating village of Venice is host to the 29th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival on November 5 - 6, 2016.

Ironman Florida

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The Ironman Florida 18th Annual race takes place along the beautiful beaches of Panama City Florida on November 5, 2016.  The race begins on the beach at the Boardwalk Beach Resort.

Annual DeLand Original Music Festival

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The 16th Annual DeLand Original Music Festival will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The event will take place in historic downtown DeLand from 1:00 pm to 1:00 am.

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 at most 38 miles of flat roadways along the Overseas Highway.

Spanish Springs Art and Craft Festival

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The 20th Annual Spanish Springs Craft Festival will be held at The Villages November 5 - 6, 2016.

Highlands Fine Arts Festival

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The 50th Annual Highlands Fine Arts Festival will be held on November 5 - 6, 2016 on the Circle in Downtown Sebring Florida.

Feast of Little Italy

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The 14th annual Feast of Little Italy will be held on November 4 - 6, 2016 in Jupiter, FL.  Bring the family to enjoy authentic Italian food, music, culture and tradition.

Trawler Fest - Stuart - Event Details

Date: February 28 , 2017 to March 04, 2017

Times: February 28 - March 4, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Location: Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort and Marina,   555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996

Admission: General Admission- $15 advance sales. VIP package available- see website.

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Contact: Phone: 410-990-9086 ext22. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival - Event Details

Date: February 25 , 2017 to February 26, 2017

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

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

Admission: Free.

Registration not need, free for public to attend.

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

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

Pasco County Fair - Event Details

Date: February 20 , 2017 to February 26, 2017

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

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

Admission:

Fair Admission 2016, 2017 ticket prices TBD

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

Ticket information is online. Parking is free.

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

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

Daytona 500 - Event Details

Date: February 18 , 2017 to February 26, 2017

Times: 2:00 pm EST

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

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

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

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

Website:http://daytona500.com/

Cortez Village Fishing Festival - Event Details

Date: February 18 , 2017 to February 19, 2017

Times: 10 am - 6 pm

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

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

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

Coconut Grove Arts Festival - Event Details

Date: February 18 , 2017 to February 20, 2017

Times: 10 am to 6 pm, every day

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

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

Contact: Coconut Grove Arts Festival, 3390 Mary Street Suite 128, Coconut Grove, FL 33133, Phone: 305-447-0401. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://coconutgroveartsfest.com

Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee - Event Details

Date: February 17 , 2017 to February 19, 2017

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

Location: Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park,  

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

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

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

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

Palatka Bluegrass Festival - Event Details

Date: February 16 , 2017 to February 18, 2017

Times: 12 noon to 10 pm

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

Admission:

Event Fees/ Tickets:     
Reserved Adult/single day               $40
Reserved Adult/3-day pass             $90
Reserved Child/single day               $15
Reserved Child/3-day pass             $50
General Admission Adult/single day     $40 at gate, $35 advance purchase
General Admission Adult/3-day         $90 at gate, $85 advance purchase
General Admission Child/single day     $15
General Admission Child/3-day         $50 at gate, $45 advance purchase
*Children under the age of 7 are free with a paying adult. 

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

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

Miami Boat Show - Event Details

Date: February 16 , 2017 to February 20, 2017

Times: Thursday, February 16 through Monday, February 20 10am to 6pm.

Location: Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin,   3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami FL 33149

Admission: Premier Day, Thursday, $40 Five day Pass, $100 Two Day Admission (Friday - Monday), $45 Friday-Monday -Adults- $25, Youth- under 15 are free (must be accompanied by an adult)

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

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

Florida Renaissance Festival - Event Details

Date: February 11 , 2017 to March 26, 2017

Times: Saturdays and Sundays February 11 through March 26, 2017. 10:00 and - Sunset.

Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida,   Quiet Waters Park 401 S Powerline Road Deerfield Beach FL 33442

Admission: Admission: Adult (12 and over)- $21 Child (ages 6 - 11)- $9 Child (5 and under) FREE. Check website for discounted tickets, group rates, season passes, VIP.

Contact: Toll Free: 1-800-3-REN-FES. Online- http://www.ren-fest.com/about/contact-us/

Website:http://www.ren-fest.com

Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts - Event Details

Date: February 11 , 2017 to February 12, 2017

Times: 10am to 5pm

Location: Main Street Sarasota,   1718 Main Street, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Admission: Free to the public.

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

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Martin County Fair and Youth Livestock Show - Event Details

Date: February 10 , 2017 to February 18, 2017

Times: Hours to be determined.

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

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

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

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

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

Date: February 10 , 2017 to February 12, 2017

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

Location: Race begins at The Players Championship Parking Venue,   Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Admission: Marathon fees: $115. Half-marathon: $100., Relay team:$300. 5K: $35 Family Fun Run - FREE

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

Contact: 26.2 with Donna, 11762 Marco Beach Dr. Suite 6, Jacksonville, FL 32207; Phone: 904-355-PINK (7465)

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

South Florida Garlic Fest - Event Details

Date: February 10 , 2017 to February 12, 2017

Times: Friday: 5:00 pm to 11 pm; Saturday: 11 am to 11 pm; and, Sunday: 11 am to 7:00 pm

Location: John Prince Park, Lake Worth,   4759 South Congress Ave.

Admission: Friday, Feb 10 - from 5:00pm to 11pm - $20 at gate Saturday, Feb. 11 - from 11am to 11pm - $10 advance ticket purchase, 11am - 6pm, $20 at gate from 6pm - 11pm. Sunday, Feb.12 - from 11am to 6pm - $10 all day. Children 10 and under- FREE

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

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

North Florida Home Show - Event Details

Date: February 10 , 2017 to February 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Old Florida Outdoor Festival - Event Details

Date: February 10 , 2017 to February 11, 2017

Times: Times vary daily.

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

Admission: Admission- FREE Parking- $10 Kids Fun Zone w unlimited rides $10

Contact: Old Florida Outdoor Festival Contact Information: Phone: 407-703-1641, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address),

Website:http://www.theoldfloridaoutdoorfestival.com

Florida State Fair - Event Details

Date: February 09 , 2017 to February 20, 2017

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

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

Admission: 2017 Discounted Advance ticket sales available online at http://www.floridastatefair.net/. Gate admission tickets prices: Mon-Fri $11 Adults, $6 Ages 6 - 11, FREE 5 and under, Saturday-Sunday $13 Adults, $7 Ages 6 - 11, FREE 5 and under. Ride tickets/ Arm Bands/ Coupon books available. Check website for Special Value Days.

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

Website:http://www.floridastatefair.com

Mt Dora Arts Festival - Event Details

Date: February 04 , 2017 to February 05, 2017

Times: 9 am to 5 pm

Location: Mount Dora,   Dowtown Mt Dora, Florida

Admission: Free.

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

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

Civil War Heritage Days - Event Details

Date: February 03 , 2017 to February 05, 2017

Times: Times vary each day.

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

Admission: State Park Admission Fees.

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

Website:https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Fort-Taylor

Miami Marathon and Half Marathon - Event Details

Date: January 27 , 2017 to January 29, 2017

Times: Tropical 5K- Saturday January 28, 2017, 7:30am , Marathon and Half-Marathon: Sunday, January 29, 2017- 6:00 am start.

Location: Health and Fitness Expo: Mana Wynwood ,   Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd ST Miami, FL 33137

Admission: Registration for running events is available online at http://www.usroadsports.com/Signature/Miami/. Fees: Marathon: $135, Half-Marathon: $115 . Tropical 5K- $45, Shuttle only- $20.

Registration for running events is available online:http://www.themiamimarathon.com/registration/ No registration the day of event.

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 305.278.8668

Website:http://www.themiamimarathon.com

Port Salerno Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: January 28 , 2017

Times: 10 am to 8 pm

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

Admission: Advance Tickets are $5. Ages 12 and under are Free. Tickets at the gate are $10. Water taxi and trolley shuttles- free of charge.

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

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

Manatee Festival - Event Details

Date: January 28 , 2017 to January 29, 2017

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/

St. Armands Circle Art Festival - Event Details

Date: January 28 , 2017 to January 29, 2017

Times: January 28 - 29, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Location: St. Armands Key,   411 St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, FL

Admission: Free Admission

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

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Gasparilla Pirate Fest - Event Details

Date: January 28 , 2017

Times: 9 am to 9 pm

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

Admission: Admission is Free.

Reserved seating.

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

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

Taste of Italy at Tradition Square - Event Details

Date: January 27 , 2017 to January 29, 2017

Times: Times vary daily.

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

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

Contact: Phone: 561-427-0500.

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

Lakeland Pigfest - Event Details

Date: January 27 , 2017 to January 28, 2017

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

Location: Sun 'N Fun Expo Campus,   4175 Medulla Rd Lakeland, FL 33811

Admission: Admission is FREE.

Online applications are available for competitors.

Contact: For contact by email:info@lakelandpigfest.org Mailing address: Lakeland Pigfest, P.O. Box 8814, Lakeland FL 33806.

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

DeSoto County Fair - Event Details

Date: January 27 , 2017 to February 04, 2016

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:

Admission- $5.00 for adults and students.
Student Day:  All students get in free with ID on Tuesday, January 19th.
Midnight Madness:  Friday from 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Contact: DeSoto County Fair Association 863-494-5678

Website:http://desotocountyfair.org

Key West Food and Wine Festival - Event Details

Date: January 25 , 2017 to January 29, 2017

Times: Events vary daily.

Location: Key West, Florida,  

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

Website:https://www.keywestfoodandwinefestival.com/home.html

Sebastian Riverfront Art and Music Festival - Event Details

Date: January 21 , 2017 to January 22, 2017

Times: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Riverview Park,  

Admission: Free

Contact: Sebastian Riverfront Art and Music Festival 1125 US Highway 1, Sebastian Florida 32958. Phone: 772-581-2626. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.sebastianartshow.com/

Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: January 21 , 2017 to January 22, 2017

Times: Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Location: Sullivan Street in Downtown Punta Gorda,   331 Sullivan St. in Punta Gorda, FL

Admission: FREE

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

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

Childrens Gasparilla Festival - Event Details

Date: January 21 , 2017

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 20 , 2017 to January 22, 2017

Times: Friday and Saturday, Jan 20 and 21: 10 am - 7 pm; and Sunday, January 22: 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/

Frog Leg Festival - Event Details

Date: January 19 , 2017 to January 22, 2017

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

HITS Horse Shows - Event Details

Date: January 17 , 2017 to March 26, 2017

Times: January 17, 2017 through March 26, 2017, times vary

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

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

Contact: Phone: 845-246-8333; Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

Florida Keys Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: January 14 , 2017 to January 15, 2017

Times: January 14, 2017 from 11 AM until 8 PM, January 15, 2017 from 11AM until 5PM.

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

Admission: Admission $5 adults, ages 12 and under - FREE. Parking, $5.00/car at Horace O'Bryant Middle School

Contact: Event Coordinator: Caitlin Hemphill, phone: 813-362-9555, or e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address),

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

Stuart Boat Show - Event Details

Date: January 13 , 2017 to January 15, 2017

Times: Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm; and, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Location: 54-290 N Dixie HWY, Stuart FL 34994,  

Admission: General Admission $12 Seniors and Veterans $10 Children under 12 $6 FREE parking.

Contact: AllSports Productions, Inc.,Phone: 954-522-5515. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.allsportsproductions.net/stuart-boat-show/

Manatee County Fair - Event Details

Date: January 12 , 2017 to January 22, 2017

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.
2017 Admission prices:
Adult (13 and up) - $8
Senior(55 and up)- $7
Children( 6-12) $5
Kiddies (5 and under) FREE
Active Military $5
Check website for special pricing days.

Contact: Information Line: 941-722-8951. Phone: 941-722-1639. Fax: 941-722-5054

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

Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: January 07 , 2017 to January 08, 2017

Times: 10 am - 5 pm

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

Admission: Free to public.

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

Website:http://www.artfestival.com

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend - Event Details

Date: January 04 , 2017 to January 08, 2017

Times: Times vary with event.

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

Admission: Varies for each event.

Register at- http://www.rundisney.com/disneyworld-marathon/?

Contact: Disney World Marathon Online Contact Information.

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

Tax Slayer Bowl - Event Details

Date: December 30 , 2016 to December 31, 2016

Times: Friday, December 30 and Saturday December 31, 2016

Location: Jacksonville Landing,   2 W Independent Drive Jacksonville, FL 32202

Admission: Tailgate party and Bowl Game- Check website for ticket information.

Contact: Ever Bank Field- One EverBank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Website:http://www.taxslayerbowl.com

Jacksonville Light Parade - Event Details

Date: December 30 , 2016

Times: Friday, December 30 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

Holidays at McKee - Event Details

Date: December 21 , 2016 to December 30, 2016

Times: December 21-23 from 6 pm to 8 pm and December 28 - 30 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/

Key Largo Holiday Boat Parade - Event Details

Date: December 17 , 2016

Times: Saturday, December 17, 2016 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/

Light Show at Ravines Gardens - Event Details

Date: December 16 , 2016 to December 24, 2016

Times: Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 24, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

Admission: Event is free, with paid admission to park.

To attend, no registration required.

Contact: Phone: 386-329-3721.

Website:https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Ravine-Gardens

Santa Fest - Fort Myers - Event Details

Date: December 16 , 2016

Times: Friday, December 16, 2016 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

Cocoa and Rockledge Holiday Parade - Event Details

Date: December 10 , 2016

Times: Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 5:30pm.

Location: Rockledge High School to Wenner Park.,  

Admission: No fee.

Contact: Phone: 321-633-1874.

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

Breakfast with the Kringles at Veterans Park - Event Details

Date: December 10 , 2016

Times: Saturday, December 10, 2016 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

Keys Community Concert Band- Holiday Traditions - Event Details

Date: December 10 , 2016

Times: Saturday, December 10, 2016 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

Boat Parade of Lights - Event Details

Date: December 10 , 2016

Times: Saturday December 10, 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/

Sandy Claws Beach Run - Sarasota - Event Details

Date: December 10 , 2016

Times: Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 7 am to 10 am

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

Admission: Pre-registration is $30 for 5K and $25 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 10 , 2016

Times: Saturday, December 10 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/

Christmas Parade - Christmas in Our City - Event Details

Date: December 10 , 2016

Times: Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: East Silver Springs Boulevard,  

Admission: Free

Contact: Contact: Phone: 352-624-2022.

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

Highlands Bike Fest - Event Details

Date: December 09 , 2016 to December 11, 2016

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

Location: Sebring Civic Center,   335 West Center Ave. and Lakeview Dr., Sebring FL 33870

Admission: 2016 Fees: $40 - $115.

Highlands Bike Fest Registration .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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

Website:http://www.highlandsbikefest.com

Key West Holiday Historic Inn Tour - Event Details

Date: December 09 , 2016 to December 16, 2016

Times: Tour are from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 2 weekend evenings: December 11 and December 18, 2015.

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

Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Festival - Event Details

Date: December 09 , 2016 to December 10, 2016

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: Free Admission

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

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

St. Augustine Christmas Parade - Event Details

Date: December 03 , 2016

Times: Saturday, December 3 beginning at 9 am.

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

Admission: Free.

Contact: Phone: 904-824-4997.

Winter Celebration in Mandarin - Event Details

Date: December 03 , 2016

Times: Saturday, December 3 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 03 , 2016

Times: Saturday, December 3, 2016, Festival 3pm - 9pm, Parade 6:00 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:christmasparade.leesburgpartnership.com

Santa Fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park - Event Details

Date: December 03 , 2016

Times: Saturday, December 3 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

Tampa Bay International Auto Show - Event Details

Date: December 02 , 2016 to December 04, 2016

Times: Friday, Dec. 2 - 12 noon to 10 pm, Saturday, Dec. 3 - 10 am to 10 pm, and Sunday, December 4 - 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- Buy online, save $1 on adult tickets.
$5 - Seniors (age 62 and older); Military with ID; and Children (ages 7-12).
Free - Children under 6.

 

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

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

Florida Keys Holiday Festival - Event Details

Date: December 02 , 2016

Times: Friday, December 2, 2016 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. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

Christmas Festival of Lights - Event Details

Date: December 02 , 2016 to December 24, 2016

Times: Parade is Friday, December 2 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

Hallstrom Planetarium - Star of Wonder - Event Details

Date: December 02 , 2016 to December 10, 2016

Times: December 2 & 9-,6pm and 7:30pm, December 3 & 10, 1pm and 2:30pm

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

Admission: Cost to attend is $5.00.

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

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

Festivals of Speed Orlando - Event Details

Date: December 02 , 2016 to December 04, 2016

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/

Symphony Under the Lights - Event Details

Date: December 02 , 2016

Times: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

Location: Tuscawilla Park,   Sanchez Ave & NE 4th St Ocala, FL 34470

Admission: Free

no registration required

Contact: none

Website:http://ocalasymphony.com/

Victorian Christmas Stroll - Event Details

Date: December 01 , 2016 to December 23, 2016

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). Group tours welcome, reservations requested for parties of 20 or more. Discount Days- December 5,6,12, and 13.

Contact: Phone: 813-258-7302

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

Deering Holiday Wonderland - Event Details

Date: December 01 , 2016 to January 06, 2017

Times: December 1, 2016 through January 6, 2017: 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/

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament - Event Details

Date: December 01 , 2016 to December 04, 2016

Times: Times vary daily.

Location: Islamorada, Florida,  

Admission: Early Registration- BEFORE Nov. 14th: Entry Fee $650 for first angler, $550 each additional angler Junior Anglers under 16 years of age $250.00 each

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/

St Petersburg Powerboat and Sailboat Show - Event Details

Date: December 01 , 2016 to December 04, 2016

Times: Thur., Dec. 1, 10 am-6 pm; Fri., Dec. 2, 10 am- 6:pm; Sat., Dec. 3, 10 am - 7 pm; Sun., Dec. 4, 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 $16, Children age 15 and under are Free.

Contact: Phone: 954-764-7642

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

Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon - Event Details

Date: November 27 , 2016

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 September 30 - $110 Half Marathon- After September 30- $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 26 , 2016 to November 27, 2016

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

Christmas at Pinewood - Event Details

Date: November 25 , 2016 to January 08, 2017

Times: Nov. 25, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017, Daily 10am - 5pm. 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, Adult- Holiday Concert and Tour $28. -Holiday Workshop: $70 reservation required. See website for December 25 free tour details.

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

Website:http://boksanctuary.org/

Edison and Ford Holiday Nights - Event Details

Date: November 25 , 2016 to January 01, 2017

Times: November 25, 2015 - January 3, 2016 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 $25, teens $10, children 6-12 $2, 5 and under FREE.. Historic guided tours Adults $30, teens $12,children ages 6 - 12 $8, Edison Ford members $5. Group discounts available.

Contact: Phone: 239-334-7419

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

Seaworld’s Christmas Celebration - Event Details

Date: November 25 , 2016 to December 31, 2016

Times: Select nights November 25, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

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/seaworld-orlando/events/seaworlds-christmas-celebration/?from=Top_Nav

Holidays Around the World - Event Details

Date: November 25 , 2016 to December 30, 2016

Times: November 25 through December 30, 2016 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/

Daytona Turkey Run - Event Details

Date: November 24 , 2016

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/

Space Coast Lightfest - Event Details

Date: November 21 , 2016 to January 01, 2017

Times: November 21 through January 1 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm nightly.

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

Admission: Cost: Car (Mon.-Thur.)- $15 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. 3 - 4, $5 per person, $20 per family, Ages 2 and under FREE.

No pre-registration.

Contact: Phone: 407-703-0268

Website:http://www.spacecoastlightfest.com

Holiday Hayride at Wickham Park - Event Details

Date: December 01 , 2016 to December 30, 2016

Times: Thursday and Friday evenings in December, 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

Miami Harvest Festival - Event Details

Date: November 19 , 2016 to November 20, 2016

Times: Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, Nov. 20 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 = $12 in advance, $15 at door
Children 5 and over = $5
Coupon = “http://miamiharvest.webs.com/printablecoupons.htm” rel=“nofollow”>download an online discount coupon.

Purchase tickets online- http://www.miamiharvest.com/tickets.php

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 19 , 2016 to November 20, 2016

Times: Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm

Location: Riverside Drive in Downtown,   1 Riverside Dr.,Yankeetown, Florida34498

Admission: FREE admission and FREE parking.

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

Website:http://yankeetownseafoodfestival.com/

Florida Freewheelers Horrible Hundred - Event Details

Date: November 19 , 2016 to November 20, 2016

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

Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony - Event Details

Date: November 19 , 2016 to November 19, 2016

Times: November 19, 2016 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/

Ice at Gaylord - Event Details

Date: November 18 , 2016 to January 01, 2017

Times: November 18, 2016 thru January 1, 2017, 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. Check website for Ice and Snow Tubing packages. 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

Fort Myers Boat Show - Event Details

Date: November 17 , 2016 to November 20, 2016

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.

Contact: phone: 239-656-7083

Website:http://fortmyersboatshow.com/

St. Armands Art Festival - Event Details

Date: November 12 , 2016 to November 13, 2016

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 12 , 2016

Times: Run Starts at 6:45 am on Saturday, November 12, 2016

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

Admission: Race prices: $20 - $70

Register online at http://keylargobaptistchurch.com/key-largo-bridge-run/

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

Website:http://keylargobaptistchurch.com/key-largo-bridge-run/

Craft Festival on the Ocean - Event Details

Date: November 12 , 2016 to November 13, 2016

Times: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach,   14200 S US 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

Riverhawk Music Festival - Event Details

Date: November 10 , 2016 to November 13, 2016

Times: Times vary.

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

Admission:

Music/Camping Packages            
4-day/3-night- $135
3-day/2-night- $108
2-day/1-night-$72
1-day youth (13 -17)- $10
4-day youth (13-17) -$40
12 Years and Under:  Free
See website for Campsite fees


Music Only                            

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 10 , 2016 to November 12, 2016

Times: Thurs: Noon to 10:00 pm; Friday: Noon to 10:00 pm; and, Saturday: Noon to 10:00 pm

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

Admission:

Tickets
Reserved:
Adult:
$40 per day
$90 for 3-day pass
Child (ages 6 - 13)
$20 per day
$50 for 3-day pass

General Admission:
Adult:
$35 per day
$85 for 3-day pass (advance purchase)
$90 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

Emerald Coast Cruizin - Event Details

Date: November 07 , 2016 to November 12, 2016

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- $12 3 day pass (including concert) -$30 Vehicle registration includes 2 tickets to the concert. Ages 12 and under- FREE FREE PARKING

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

Website:http://www.emeraldcoastcruizin.com

Key West World Championship Offshore Race - Event Details

Date: November 06 , 2016 to November 13, 2016

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/

Halifax Art Festival - Event Details

Date: November 05 , 2016 to November 06, 2016

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/

Ruskin Seafood Festival - Event Details

Date: November 05 , 2016 to November 06, 2016

Times: Saturday, November 5 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, November 6 -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/

Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival - Event Details

Date: November 05 , 2016 to November 06, 2016

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

Ironman Florida - Event Details

Date: November 05 , 2016

Times: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/florida.aspx#/axzz4NLsihDaJ

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 2016 participants.

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

Annual DeLand Original Music Festival - Event Details

Date: November 05 , 2016

Times: 1:00 pm to 1:00 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

BubbaFest Bike Tour - Event Details

Date: November 05 , 2016 to November 12, 2016

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, seven breakfasts and six 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: Mail:Bubba Barron, P.O. Box 292157, Tampa FL 33687 Phone: 321-759-3433 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Website:http://www.bubbaspamperedpedalers.com/bubba-fest

Spanish Springs Art and Craft Festival - Event Details

Date: November 05 , 2016 to November 06, 2016

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

Location: The Villages,   1181 Main Street, The Villages, FL 32162

Admission: Free Admission

Contact: For more details- 813-962-0388

Website:Artfestival.com

Highlands Fine Arts Festival - Event Details

Date: November 05 , 2016 to November 06, 2016

Times: Saturday,10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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

Admission: FREE.

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/

Feast of Little Italy - Event Details

Date: November 04 , 2016 to November 06, 2016

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


The popular Trawler Fest returns to Stuart, Florida February 28 - March 4, 2017 . Visit the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort and Marina to view in-water displays as well as see the industry’s latest products and services.  Tips by professionals, demonstrations,  seminars, and boating classes are held throughout the weekend.  Attendees and exhibitors can enjoy the end of day with with music, cocktails, and dinner and other activities.
Schedule:
Seminars- Tuesday-Saturday Feb. 28 - March 4
In-Water Boat Show- Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4





Held in historic downtown Stuart on Osceola Boulevard, the Downtown Stuart Art Festival has become one of the main art fairs in the area. The show is set up along Osceola Street in Stuart’s historic downtown area. This 27th year event brings together some of the best artists in the nation, displaying life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one of a kind jewels, photography and more.





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

Fair Highlights - Pasco County Fair


Magic and Illusion Show

Little Roy and Lizzy

Live Bands

Rodeo

Demolition Derby

Sea Lion Splash Show

Alligator Show

Robinson’s Racing Pigs

Directions - Pasco County Fair

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




Daytona International Speedway

Daytona Super Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL


The Daytona 500 is a 200 lap, 500 mile race.  The start time is set for 2:00 pm.  The winner of the Daytona 500 receives the Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane, and the winning car is displayed for one year at Daytona 500 Experience, a museum and gallery next to the Daytona International Speedway.

Schedule for the Speedweek 2017

  • Thursday Feb 23 -Can-Am Duel
  • Friday Feb 24, -  NextEra Energy Resources 250
  • Saturday Feb 25, Powershares QQQ 300
  • Sunday Feb 26, Daytona 500

Qualifying for the Daytona 500

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

Multiple Victories at the Daytona 500

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

Need for Speed

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

Daytona International Speedway Tower

The Sprint Tower at Daytona Speedway





Fishing in Cortez Florida

Fishing in Cortez Florida


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

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

Cortez Village and Things To Do

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

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

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

Directions to Cortez Village

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

Parking near Cortez Village

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




The Coconut Grove Arts Festival

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


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

Coconut Grove Art Festival - Global Food Village

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

Directions to the Coconut Art Festival

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

Coconut Grove Art Festival Bus Shuttles

Bus schedules will be posted on the festival website.

Art at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Glass Globe at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in Miami






Go back 150 years in time on February 17 - 19, 2017, to experience a reenactment of the largest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War at the Battle of Olustee.
Activities scheduled daily from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm include Color Ceremonies, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, and Medical Demonstrations. Demonstration and Reenactment Battles scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Music, crafts, food, and more.

History of the Battle of Olustee

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

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

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

Directions to Olustee Battlefield Historic Park

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





Festival Headliners:

Gibson Brothers
Daryle Singletary
Del McCoury Band
Little Roy and Lizzie Show
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
Many, Many, More
Check website for schedule updates.





The Miami International Boat Show is one of the largest in the world. Across the bay from Downtown Miami on Virginia Key, the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin provides easy access by land or sea. Water taxi service provided from major downtown hotels.
More than 1200 boats of all sizes on land and in the water, workshops, seminars, as well as, great food, drink, electronics, accessories, nautical gifts and more.

Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami FL 33149

Strictly Sail Miami will remain at Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace and will be open 10am - 6pm daily.
400 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

 

 

 





Experience a day in the 16th Century!  Bring the entire family to the Annual Florida Renaissance Fair, stroll through the enchanted craft village, participate in games of skill,  enjoy performances on 12 stages,  feast on hearty food fit for a King!





Repeatedly ranked one of the top 100 Fine Art shows by the Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 29th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts is the area’s biggest art festival.  Held along Main Street in downtown Sarasota it spans from 5 Points Selby Park to Orange Avenue.





The 2017 Martin County Fair will feature rides, concerts, great food, fun activities for all ages, and a showcase of the area’s agricultural heritage.

Directions - Martin County Fairgrounds

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

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

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

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





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

262. Donna Marathon - Date and Times

Marathon and Half-Marathon: Sunday, Feb. 12 at 7:30am




Delray Beach Garlic Festival

Cooking everything with Garlic at the Delray Beach Garlic Festival


Garlic Fest Activities

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

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

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

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

Garlic Chef Stadium Schedule

Five local chefs and their teams compete using mystery ingredients for the title of “Garlic Chef”.

Garlic Fest Mainstage Schedule

2017 Event Schedule:

Friday, February 10
6:30 - 8:00 The Fabulous Fleetwoods
9:00 - 10:30 Kongos

Saturday, February 11
12:00 - 1:30 Jerry Leeman from Big Medicine
2:00 - 3:30 One Mile Final
4:00 - 5:30 The Jeffrey James Gang
6:30 - 8:00 Joe Lasher Jr.
9:00 - 10:30 Michael Franti and Spearhead


Sunday, February 12
9:00 - 10:00 Ocean’s Edge School of Worship
10:00 - 10:45 Journey Church Service
10:45 - 11:00 Ocean’s Edge School of Worship
12:00 - 1:30 The Flyers
2:00 - 4:00 Taylor Phelan
4:30 - 5:30 Andy Childs

What Not To Bring

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

Directions to John Prince Park

JOHN PRINCE PARK – 4759 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida

FROM I95 (Heading south to Lake Worth):
Take I-95 South to 6th Avenue South; head west/right to Congress; turn south/left on Congress and then left onto Prince Drive at John Prince Park; entrance will be on the left.

FROM I95 (Heading north to Lake Worth):
Take I-95 North to Lantana Road; head west to Congress; turn north/right on Congress and then left onto Prince Drive at John Prince Park; entrance will be on the right.

Palm Beach State College Parking from I-95:
SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY. Take 6th Avenue South; head west/right to Congress; turn right on Congress and then right into the college.

From West Palm Beach Airport (PBIA): Get on I-95 in West Palm Beach from James L. Turnage Blvd. Follow I-95 S to 6th Ave S. in Lake Worth. Take exit 63 from I-95 S. Drive to 6th Ave S. Take 6th Ave to Congress Ave, turn left on Congress. Entrance to John Prince Park will be on the left

From Ft. Lauderdale Airport (FLL): Get on I-595 W from Terminal Dr. Take I-95 N to Lantana Rd, go west on Lantana Rd. Take exit 61 from I-95 N. Continue on FL-812/W Lantana Rd. Turn right onto Congress Ave. John Prince Park entrance will be on your right.

 

Chef at Delray Beach Garlic Festival

Professional Chefs at the Delray Beach Garlic Festival






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




Old Florida Outdoor Festival - Apopka

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


Festival Highlights:

-Steak Cook off on Friday, winners qualify for national competition
- Kid’s Fun Zone- $10 for unlimited rides, petting zoo, and activities.
-Car Show- Saturday 11am - 3pm View dozens of Central Florida’s classic cars and trucks
-Sonny’s BBQ Blast- Cooking starts Friday, judging and awards Saturday. Teams computer for top money and prizes at the FBA Florida State BBQ Championship
- Concerts:
Friday- Jill’s Cashbox and Fireworks
Saturday- David Nail, Rodney Atkins, and Alex Hayes

Where to Stay

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

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




Florida State Fair

Sunset at the Florida State Fair in Tampa


From February 9 - 20, 2017, your admission ticket lets you enjoy tons of free entertainment on a daily basis.

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

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





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





The 31st Annual Civil War Heritage Days features a sea battle with schooners, re-enactors dressed in period costumes, demonstrations and Kid’s day!  Come south and enjoy crafts from the Civil War era and experience a land and sea battle.  This event that will have you experiencing life in the Florida Keys as it was back in the mid 1800’s. 

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

Directions to Fort Zachary Taylor Park

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





Miami’s largest running event takes place on January 29, 2017.  Join the melting pot of over 22,000 runners representing many countries around the world as well as the 50 states.  The flat , fast course takes runners through the many neighborhoods in Miami recognizable from TV shows or movies.  The race starts in front of the American Airlines Arena.  Water, restrooms, fuel and aid stations will be positioned throughout the course.  More than 15 Entertainment Stations will delight you along your way.

Dates and Times

Tropical 5K:  Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7:30am.

Marathon and Half-Marathon: Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5:50 am (wheelchair start) and 6:00 am field start.   

Health and Fitness Expo: Friday January 27, 2017 and Saturday, January 28, 2017.                                         

Marathon Location
Health and Fitness Expo: 
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami FL 33125

Start Line: American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131
Finish Line: 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131





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.





Activities at the Manatee Festival

Some of the activities at the Manatee Festival are:
Disc Connected K9s- World Famous Frisbee Dogs
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





The tropical island of St. Armands Key, is the perfect setting for visitors to experience a weekend of the latest in contemporary art, including pottery, jewelry, paintings and more. According to Sunshine Artist Magazine, St. Armands Art Show is ranked as one of the best in the country!

 

Directions:  From I-75, take exit 210 (Fruitville Rd.) west to US41 (Tamiami Trail).  Turn left (south), and then make an immediate right onto Gulfstream Blvd. Take Gulfstream Blvd. over the causeway to St. Armands Circle.





9:00 am - 9:00 pm:  The Pirate Fest takes place on Ashley Drive (from Kennedy to Cass Streets) and is an all day street festival featuring multiple stages for live music, food, vendors, and more. New for 2017, pre- and post- parade live entertainment on four stages along Riverfront in Downtown Tampa.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm:  Jose Gasparilla sails north from Hillsborough Bay and “invades” the City of Tampa as it docks at the Tampa Convention Center.
9:30 am - 1:00 pm:  Brunch (ticket required) in the Convention Center.
2:00 pm - approx 5:30 pm:  Parade of Pirates





Three days of nonstop live entertainment, seminars, eating contests, rides, crafts, art, and of course authentic Italian cuisine.
2017 Headline Entertainment:
Friday, January 27-  8:00pm - 9:30 pm Tommy Mara and the Crests
Saturday, January 28 8:00pm - 9:30 pm Salvatore Valentinetti
Sunday, January 29 6:00pm - 7:30 pm The Atlantic City Boys

Dates and Times

January 27, 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
January 28, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
January 29, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm





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

Directions to Lakeland Pigest

I-4 East – Exit 22 South
Continue South on Park Rd. At third light, turn East (left) on Coronet Rd. Follow Coronet, turn East (left) on Medulla Rd. At the light turn South (right) on County Line Rd. and then East (left) on W. Pipkin Rd. and proceed to the Public Parking Area

I-4 East / West – Exit 25
Proceed South on County Line Road and turn East (left) on West Pipkin Rd. and proceed to the Public Parking Area.





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.




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 the weekend at Henry Flagler’s Welcome Party followed by an after dinner cocktail cruise. 
  • “Wine around Neighborhoods Stroll” - Bahama Village Stroll, Historic Seaport Stroll, and Southernmost Stroll
  • Enjoy Sunset tastings, Brunch, Key West Kitchen Tour, Shrimp Boil and much more
  • 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




2017 Music schedule:
Saturday:
10:00 am - 11:30 am: High School Jazz Combo
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm:  Nikki Talley
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm:  Kat Riggins and Blues Revival

Sunday:
10:00 am - 11:30 am:  Zion Quest
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  Chris O’Leary Band





Located along the banks of the Peace River and Gulf of Mexico, this charming downtown is host to the 20th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival.  Visitors will enjoy a weekend of wide variety of crafts, food, and entertainment.


Directions:
Take I-75 to Exit 164 at US-17. Head west on US-17 and go approximately one mile to Sullivan Street, which is 1 block west of US-41.  The show is on Sullivan St. - See more at: http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/Punta-gorda-sullivan-street-craft-festival#sthash.Knott6fV.dpuf





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.




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 11 am to 9 pm
Sunday 11 am to 6 pm





National and International competitors come to Ocala, FL each year for the ten-week hunter/jumper show circuit. Participants take part in extensive hunter/ jumper class events and with prize money totaling over 3 million dollars!

2017 HITS Ocala Official Show Program

From January 17 to March 26, 2017 HITS offers ten weeks of show jumping, including the all Ocala Celebration at the end of the circuit.

2017 DATES
- Ocala January Classic I - January 17 - 22
- Ocala January Festival II - January 24 - 29
- Ocala Premiere III - January 31 -February 5
- Ocala Winter Classic IV February 7 - 12
- Ocala Winter Festival V - February 14 - 19
- Ocala Masters VI- February 21 - 26
- Ocala Tournament VII- February 28 - March 5
- Ocala Winter Finals VIII- March 7 - 12
- Ocala Winter Celebration IX- March 14 - 19
- Ocala Championship X - March 21 - 26
-Great American $1Million Grand Prix- March 26





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.





The Stuart Boat Show 2017 features seminars for the novice and seasoned boater:
-Vessel Boarding by the Coast Guard, what to expect.
-Using Emergency/Safety Equipment
-Bahamas Bound, Destination Abacos
-Navigation Made Easy
-“Hook the Future” Kids Fishing Clinic
-Cruising South- Florida Keys
-Apparel- UV Protection and Rain Gear
-Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway
-much more!

Stuart Boat Show - Location
North and South Entrances:
-290 N. Dixie Highway, Stuart, Florida 34994
- 54 N. Dixie Highway, Stuart, Florida 34994

 

 




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 Bears of Bearadise Ranch, Dennis Lee show,, petting zoo, pig races, magic shows, and much more. 
Musical Entertainment Highlights include:  Ricky Skaggs, Matt Maher, Little Texas, and more.

 





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





Visit Orlando as Disney celebrates the 20th Anniversary of their Half Marathon! The fun starts with Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo and ends at the finish line with a medal from your race! 

Schedule of Events - 2017 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
Dopey Challenge
Castaway Cay Challenge
10K
5K
runDisney Kids’ Races
Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo
Pasta in the Park Party





Friday, December 30, 2016

-2:00 pm - VyStar 5k Run
-3:30 pm - Georgia Tech Pep Rally
-6:00 pm - Kentucky Pep Rally
-7:00- 9:00 pm -Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade, Fireworks at 9:00pm.

Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Ever Bank Field:

- 9:00 am - 10:30 pm - Touchdown Party at a private tent outside EverBank Field
- 11:00 am - 2016 Taxslayer Bowl
- 4:00 pm - NYE Bash FREE Concert featuring Brothers Osborne. Main Stage Ocean and Forsyth in Downtown Jacksonville.




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






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 28 - 30, 2016 6pm - 7:30pm. Visitors and residents enjoy the holiday lights, water displays, large-scale train display, gift shop, treats, and more!

 





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 Ravine Gardens invites everyone to enjoy the gardens illuminated in holiday colors while enjoying music of the season!

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.





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.





Come enjoy this great annual parade where judges will be selecting the best floats.  The parade starts at 5:30 pm at Rockledge High School, proceeds on Florida Ave through Cocoa Village to Lee Wenner Park.

 





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.





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





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.

 





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

Pre-registration fee is $30 for the 5K and $25 for the fun run. Register by calling 941-861-5000 or active.com

Race Day Registration:  Race Day registration fee is $35 for the 5K and $30 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





The parade is 2 miles long down East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala, the 2106 theme is “Star Spangled Christmas”.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy this annual tradition.





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 9th - 10, 20, 36, 53 mile rides

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

Sunday, December 11th - 10, 20,31, 63 mile rides





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.





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.

2016 Schedule of Events - Southern Pines Blues and BBQ Festival

The BBQ teams set up and cook all day on Friday, December 9 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, John Boy and Billy Sauce Contest, KIDZ-QUE Grillmaster Contest and more.

Main Stage entertainment on Friday and Saturday:

2016 Lineup will be released soon.





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.




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 5th. 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.

 




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, December 2:  12 Noon – 10 pm
Saturday, December 3: 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday, December 4:  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





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 season December 2 through December 24 while enjoying the light display nightly from sunset until 9pm .  White Springs is located in Hamilton County Florida.
Opening Night:  December 2-Classic Festival and Parade.
Classic Festival of Lights-  December 3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18,19,20,21 and 23.
Holiday Drive Through- December 5,6,7,8,12,13,14,15, and 24.

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.





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.




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 2, 2016 from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm : Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception at the Orlando International Airport.


Sunday, December 4, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Motorsports Collection and Luxury Lifestyle Display





An Ocala tradition for over 10 years!  The Ocala Symphony Orchestra and Ocala Youth Symphony will perform this year at the Jenkins Auto Group Open Air Pavilion at Tuscawilla Park at 7:30 pm.




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, Carolers perform nightly at 6pm.


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





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 2, 2016 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.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 3:30- 6:00 pm at the visitor center, Santa Paws @ the Park.  FREE & open to the public, photos additional fee.

Saturday, December 10 and 17, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm:  “Santa Story-time and photos with Santa.
Santa Claus will be visiting the Estate for story-time in the historic Stone House Ballroom. Free with Estate admission.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Holiday Lights at Deering. Free for members.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  “Holiday Bay Cruise”
For those who want to unwind, take a relaxing Bay Cruise! Space is limited. Reservations are required., $35 per person.

December 1, 2016 –  January 6, 2017 10:00 am – 5:00 pm:  “Historic Holidays” & “Formal and Fanciful Works” by Ramon Casas” Exhibits. Free with Estate admission.

Santa at the Deering Estate

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





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 1 - 4, 2016
  • Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament from January 19 - 21, 2017
  • Islamorada Fishing Clubs’ Sailfish Tournament on January 25 - 26, 2017

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 1, 2016
5:00 PM Pre-registration, Whale Harbor
6:00 PM Registration, Cocktails, Whale Harbor
7:00 PM Gala Kick-off Banquet, Whale Harbor
7:30 PM Rules Meeting

Friday, December 2, 2016
8:30 AM Lines In! First Day of Fishing!
4:00 PM Lines Out!
5:45 PM Deadline for fun fish weigh-in at Whale Harbor Marina
6:00 PM Standings party Whale Harbor Radio Show


Saturday, December 3, 2016
8:30 AM Lines In! Second Day of Fishing!
4:00 PM Lines Out!
5:45 PM Deadline for fun fish weigh-in at Whale Harbor Marina

Sunday, December 4, 2016
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

 





The 39th Annual St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show, the largest on the Gulf Coast, will be held December 1 - 4, 2016. 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. 1: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday, Dec. 2: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, Dec 3: 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday, Dec 4: 10 am - 5 pm





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 26
9:00 am to 5:00 pm- The Health First and Fitness Expo at the Radisson Resort, packet pickup available. 
5:30 pm- Pre-race pasta dinner at host hotels
6:30 pm- Keynote speaker presentation at pre-race dinner
 

Sunday, November 27
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.





The 22nd 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 25 - January 8: Poinsettia Display, Guided Winter Walking Tours, Seasonal Carillon Music from the singing tower (1pm and 3pm), 1940’s Holi-DAYS.

Gingerbread House Decorating:  November 27 and December 11 2pm - 4pm.

Sunset and Symphony Holiday Concert and Home Tour: December 3 6pm.

Holiday Traditions Workshop: December 10, 9am-12pm or 1pm - 4pm.


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.

 





The Estates holiday tradition continues for the 41st 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, as well as nightly holiday performances by area students and groups.  New for 2016, the walzing water Holiday display. 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. 

 

 





The Christmas Celebration is included with your general admission ticket.
Highlights include:
-Shamu Christmas Miracles
-O Wondrous Night
-Winter Wonderland on Ice
-Meet Rudolph
-Elmos Christmas Wish
-Sea of Trees
-Clyde and Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas





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 Steven Curtis Chapman, Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Edward James Olmos, Robby Benson, Meredith Vieira, Jim Caviezel, Joe Morton, Ming-Na Wen, Jodi Benson, Cal Ripken Jr.

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.

 





This annual weekend includes a car show, swap meet, car corral, food, the latest in car art and fashion.  Check website for evening activities.
Event highlights include:
The Munsters 50th Anniversary Tribute Tour, meet ” Eddie Munster” , see tribute cars and memorabilia.  Meet Courtney Hansen, automotive host and TV personality.
See Black Beauty #2 featured in Green Hornet.
Little Gobblers Play Zone for the kids, and much more!





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 20th at 6pm.  Back again this year is the “Stroll Through the Lights” on December 3 -4.  Check the website for details.

Space Coast Lightfest Hours
November 21 through January 1: 6:30pm -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.





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.




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 19 and 20:
Saturday, November 19 - Early Bird Shopping Hours are 8 am -10 am (no discounts apply) and general Saturday hours are 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, November 20 -  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 35th 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.





The 37th 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.





Celebrate the Holidays at Hyde Park Village on Saturday, November 19 from 5 pm - 9pm with live entertainment, Kids Zone, face painting, arts and crafts, food and beer trucks,  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.




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 ” ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas”.  TWO Million pounds of hand carved ice sculptures in six rooms,  along with 4 ice slides,The Frostbite Factory carving zone make this fun for the entire family!  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




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





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 10- packet pick up 4:00pm - 7:00pm
November 11- packet pick up12:00pm - 9:00pm
November 12- RACE DAY
                5:00am: Race Registration
                6:45am:  Race Start (all events start time)
                After race enjoy food, refreshments, and music at Key Largo Baptist Church.

Key Largo Bridge Run Charities

All proceeds from the race go to local charities, organizations, and scholarships.

Host Hotels:
-Hampton Inn Key Largo
-The Hilton Key Largo
-Ocean Pointe Suites Key Largo





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.




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: 

  • Delta Rae
  • The Travelin’ McCourys
  • Solas
  • Cornmeal
  • Driftwood
  • Shiny Ribs
  • Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen
  • Darrell Webb Band
  • Mipso
  • Eastman String Band
  • 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 talented bluegrass musicians for your listening pleasure. Check website for camping and hotel accomodations.

    Event Highlights -

    Thursday, November 10

    - Trinity River Band
    -Goldwing Express
    - The Primitive Quartet
    - Connie Smith

    Friday, November 11th
    -Reno and Harrell
    -Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out
    -Flatt Lonesome
    -The Inspirations
    -Larry Stephenson Band

    Saturday, November 12th
    -The Churchman
    -The Edgar Loudermilk Band
    -The Little Roy and Lizzy Show
    -Balsam Range
    -The Isaacs





    Thousands of custom and classic cars, trucks and hot rods roll into beautiful Panama City Beach Florida, the week of November 7, 2016.  There will be parade, swap meet, food, music, live 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 Waterfront 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. 6:
    9 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Waterfront
    4 pm - Boat Parade down Duval Street

    Monday, Nov. 7:
    8:30 am - Mandatory Drivers Meeting
    9 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Waterfront
    6 pm to 9 pm: Welcome Party for US and International Teams, Truman Waterfront

    Tuesday, Nov. 8:
    9 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Waterfront
    9 am to 4 pm:  Testing for Race Boats off Truman Waterfront

    Wednesday, Nov. 9:  Race Day 1
    7 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Waterfront
    10 am:  1st Race off Truman Waterfront
    12:30 pm:  2nd Race off Truman Waterfront
    1:30 pm:  3rd Race off Truman Waterfront
    2:30 pm: 4th Race off Truman Waterfront


    Thursday, Nov. 10:
    9 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Waterfront
    12 pm to 4 pm:  Testing for Race Boats off Truman Waterfront


    Friday, Nov. 11:  Race Day 2
    7 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Waterfront
    10 am:  1st Race off Truman Waterfront
    12:30 pm:  2nd Race off Truman Waterfront
    1:30 pm:  3rd Race off Truman Waterfront
    2:30 pm:  4th Race off Truman Waterfront
    7:00 pm to 11:00 pm:  Race Party on Duval Street

    Saturday, Nov. 12:
    9 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Waterfront
    12 pm to 4 pm:  Testing for Race Boats off Truman Waterfront


    Sunday, Nov. 13:  Race Day 3
    7 am to 5 pm:  Race Village at Truman Waterfront
    10 am:  1st Race off Truman Waterfront
    12:30 pm:  2nd Race off Truman Waterfront
    1:30 pm:  3rd Race off Truman Waterfront
    2:30 pm:  4th Race off Truman Waterfront
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm:  Race Awards Ceremony




    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.





    Bring the entire family (and leashed pets)  to South Hillsborough County’s largest community event!

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





    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.





    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.





    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 28 stages promoting more than 160 acts.




    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 5, registration from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the Holiday Inn, 99701 Overseas Highway. Starting at 5pm a welcome reception and dinner.
    Riding Schedule:
    Sunday, Nov. 6- Bike 30 miles from Key Largo to Fiesta Key.
    Monday, Nov. 7 - Bike 36 miles from Fiesta Key to Camp Sawyer in Big Pine Key
    Tuesday, Nov. 8 - Bike 29 miles from Camp Sawyer to Stock Island in Key West.
    Wednesday, Nov. 9- Layover day in Key West.
    Thursday, Nov. 10- Bike 29 miles from Key West to Stock Island.
    Friday, Nov. 11-Bike 36 miles from Camp Sawyer to Fiesta Key
    Saturday, Nov 12 - Bike 30 miles from Fiesta Key to Key Largo.

    Bubba Fest Key Largo Dancing

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






    Visit the vibrant Spanish Springs Town Square in the Villages Community for the annual Craft Festival!  Shop for original hand crafted art, paintings, glassworks, leather goods, photography, all made in the USA.  In addition to the festival Spanish Springs offers indoor and outdoor dining, live entertainment, and much more!





    Visit historic downtown Sebring for the Highlands Fine Arts Festival.  Expanded to 2-days in 2016, patrons can enjoy a weekend of entertainment, live music, fine art, unique gifts, and crafts from 80 artists.  This year’s festival will include a Family Arts Activities Center with children’s art tent, Culinary Street tent filled with food vendors, Chamber 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.





    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 2016 include Salvatore Valentinetti, Joe Piscopo, Tommy Mara and the Crests. The stage is also set for Copa, an Italian Dance youth touring company, Seans dance factory, lasagne and pizza eating contests.  Take part in the Bocce tournament children’s rides, activities and more.

    Feast Schedule:
    Friday, November 4, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Sunday, November 6, 2016 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.