Events in Florida

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Events in Florida


Apr 2016

Saltwater Showdown Fishing Tournament

April 28 , 2016 to August 07, 2016

South Florida’s largest tournament, The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, a 3-leg series takes place May - August 2016. Anglers throughout the nation compete for the Showdown Crown.  Boats can have as many anglers as they want. The fee is a boat registration only. 

May 2016

Crystal River Triathlon Series

June 28 , 2016 to September 03, 2016

The Crystal River Sprint Triathlon is 3-part series taking place in Florida’s “Nature Coast” on Saturday, May 28, Saturday June 11, and Saturday September 3, 2016.

Jun 2016

Jacksonville Triathlon Series

June 18 , 2016 to August 06, 2016

The Jacksonville Triathlon Series is now an Olympic and Sprint event! The series will be held on three Saturdays this summer, June 18, July 16, and August 6, 2016 in Fernandina Beach and along Amelia Island.

Jul 2016

Lionfish Derby Series

July 09 , 2016 to September 13, 2016

Lionfish Derby

The invasive lionfish have been growing in large numbers in the Florida Keys.  This non-native lionfish are eating native fish and crustaceans in large quantities harming the coral reef and ecosystems in the Keys.  The 2016 Summer Lionfish Derby series takes place in 4 locations on different dates.

Aug 2016

Key West Lobsterfest

August 11 , 2016 to August 14, 2016

Key West Lobster Fest

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

Sep 2016

Florida BBQ Association Funcook

September 03 , 2016 to September 05, 2016

The 16th Annual Florida BBQ Association Funcook will take place at Forest Capital Museum State Park in Perry, Florida over Labor Day weekend.

I Like It Hot Festival

September 10 , 2016 to September 11, 2016

The I Like It Hot Festival is the largest spicy food event in the state of Florida. The event will take place in Largo, FL on September 10 - 11, 2016. In addition to being able to sample and purchase spicy food and sauces, there are also contests to enter:  Amateur Salsa, Amateur Hot Sauce, and Pepper Eating. There will also be a variety of hot pepper plants to purchase, and live music for your listening pleasure.

Lobster Festival and Tournament

September 12 , 2016 to September 18, 2016

Lobster Festival and Tournament

The 27th Annual Lobster Festival and Tournament is set to take place at Schooners in Panama City, ‘the Last Local Beach Club’, on September 12 - 18, 2016. This 7-day event is know through out the state of Florida as the largest lobster event, and draws thousands of divers and lobster-lovers from all over the Southeast.

Smokin’ Pig Fest

September 16 , 2016 to September 17, 2016

The 8th Annual Smokin’ Pig Fest, sanctioned by FBA and a Jack Daniels Qualifier, will be held on September 16 - 17 at Columbia County Fairgrounds. Four categories will be in play:  Chicken, ribs, pork and brisket, with $14,000 plus in prize money on the line. $2,500 goes to the Grand Champion.

Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest

September 23 , 2016 to September 25, 2016

The South Florida Fairgrounds will be hosting the 8th Annual Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest September 23 - 25, 2016.

Oct 2016

Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa

October 08 , 2016 to October 09, 2016

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

The Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa sponsored by Florida Sportsman magazine will be held October 8 - 9, 2016 at the Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall.)  Angler, boaters, and hunters can participate in ongoing demonstrations, contests, seminars, contests to win free prizes and more.