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One Daytona Plaza Victory Cir. Join our crayon crew on their quest to discover rare, Halloween colors and meet monster-ific characters as you go! Every weekend enjoy a DJ […]. Our Annual Corn Maze in October is a family fun filled day from finding your way through our largest corn maze in central Florida, to enjoying all the extra fun activities on the acre farm, including the pumpkin patch, giant hay fort, corn cannon, round bale racers, duck races, corn hole, corn box, post […].

This is a place where everyone can be themselves and enjoy some quality time with our mix of mini goats. Here at Alaska Farms our animals are our priority and we take pride in each and every one of our animals. Whether we are dealing with our pet cows, goats, donkeys, horses, emus, and more! So bring friends or the whole family to enjoy some wicked decor, ghoulishly-good treats, themed Foto Spots, and more!

In a effort to help out the local families in these though times we have reduced our Pumpkin Patch tickets for A structured class, the toddlers develop and refine their fine and gross motor skills, body awareness and coordination while learning social and listening skills.

Basic gymnastics, combined with music and games create a fun and healthy atmosphere. Fables on the Farm is a children’s fun time here at Wildflower Farm. We will read a children’s book in our pasture pavilion.

After the book reading, the baby goats will come join us for a meet and greet! We will ask for you to help to us give the «kids» a bottle of warm […]. Join us on the farm, for some family fun this Fall. Our iconic Big Orange will be transformed into Big Jack A perfect photo opportunity or a unique, awesome picture.

Shop with 90 vendors while you eat from 15 Amazing local food trucks. Live DJ and kids area at this awesome event For more info, please email us directly at Specialtypopupevents gmail. Join us for the 30th year of Osceola County’s premier Latin festival featuring entertainment, food, fun, and games for the whole family, Viva Osceola From authentic Latin food and traditional Hispanic pastries, to a live mural artist, and headliner Domino Saints coming in hot to perform some of their hit songs like «Buya» this FREE […].

Admission tickets must be purchased online in advance, admission payments will NOT be accepted at the farm. Dezerland Action Park Orlando is kicking off the fall season with a family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration. During regular park hours on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays from Sept. Guests can choose from mouthwatering options such […]. With over 5, attendees in , we anticipate continued growth in […]. We offer families the ability to see and experience a real working family farm with animals, activities and of course, the Corn Maze!

Harvest Holler is a place where you can explore nature, have adventures outside and unplugged. Relax and enjoy the slow-paced farm life: Sit on a hay bale, drink some true southern sweet tea […].

Locomotion centers on an year-old boy whose life moves from tragedy to hope as he struggles with foster care after the death of his parents. Lonnie Collins Motion, nicknamed Locomotion, finds that the power of poetry provides the perfect outlet for expressing his feelings about his sister, his new life, and the fire that took his […]. Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing! He takes her laptop in the cold barn with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets.

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This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over! Featuring an all-woman cast and all-woman band, SIX […].

Show your love for Halloween with themed decorations made by you! Recommended for families with children 9 and up. Get your lederhosen ready for Mount Dora’s Inaugural Oktoberfest! Get tickets online to speed up check-in at event! Tickets are available now! Scheduled for Saturday, October 8, from 3 — 8 p. Carpooling […]. The City is proud to host this free family-friendly concert series in Limited vendors will be available. Seating will be social distanced in both the Amphitheater […].

The City of Longwood presents the Concert in the Park series sponsored by Orlando Health featuring a kid’s fun zone, food trucks, and vendors courtesy of Ladies Bring your family and friends to Reiter Park from pm to pm on the dates listed above for a night of fun! We can’t wait […]. Join us Saturday or Wednesday evenings for Family time on the Farm. Our baby goats will be among you meeting and greeting, snuggling and jumping, clearing your mind of the past week’s work.

We will ask for you to help to us give the «kids» a bottle of warm milk! Then we will supply fresh […]. The fun begins in the Discovery Center at p. Everyone will get to enjoy meeting cool animals up close and taking a flashlight tour of the Zoo. Rebounderz is proud to announce our latest addition to our growing list of unique attractions – All new colorful and UV black lights!

It’s truly a sight to be seen. From dancing colors in sync with high energy music to mood setting UV Black Lights, we are certain our Glow Nights will create memories that […].

This new location allows for a bigger and improved experience, in a more convenient destination. When night falls, things take an ominous turn as a cast of creepy characters emerge […]. Winner of the Los Angeles […]. On select nights Sept. You and your family are […]. Enjoy a relaxing and cozy movie night under the stars! Bring chairs and blankets for the whole family to watch the animated version of The Addams Family in Cranes Roost Park. This event is free to the public. Concessions are available.

The Longwood Haunted History Tour is being resurrected for its third consecutive year, raising community spirits and funds for the Longwood Historic Society! Hidden behind locked doors lurk disturbing secrets that want nothing more than to remain buried in the shadows. Some doors should never be unlocked and once opened, can […]. If you find any inaccuracies with any event, please contact us by clicking the email: Brandi MyCentralFloridaFamily.

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The Olustee Festival features more than arts and crafts vendors, pig races, a parade and the Skirmish on Lake Desoto. Pick a winner during the festival-favorite Fiddler Crab races, take a boat tour along the winding Steinhatchee River, dance to live music during the Suwannee River Jam, compete in the Lots of Spots Fishing Tournament and chow down on lots of great eats during the Swampwater Cookoff. Where: Steinhatchee Web: steinhatcheeriverchamber.

Also includes an author expo, author presentations and book signings. Where: Amelia Island, various venues Web: ameliaislandbookfestival. This three-day fest features guest appearances by sci-fi celebrities. If you want a boat, need a boat or you like to fantasize about boats, the Palm Beach International Boat Show is for you.

Other events Carnival events include: Carnaval on the Mile street fair, cooking contest, domino tournament, golf tournament and a 5K run. Where: Various locations in Miami Web: carnavalmiami. Web: festivaloftheartsboca.

The former features more than 20 events, such as pool parties, dance parties and the grand finale known as the sexiest beach party on the planet. The latter has a full slate of exceptional live music, fine merchandise from booth vendors and a great selection of food from many local restaurants.

Web: jazzinthegardens. On the right coast, there is the Original Marathon Seafood Festival. Web: fortmyersbeachshrimpfestival. Pig out pun intended! Seminars and great live music, too. Also includes the annual Trash Bash that features food, drinks, raffle prizes and live music.

Where: Various locations in Broward County Web: miasf. Also included: a white-sand lakeside-swimming beach and bar, wooded VIP camping areas, immersive art installations, great food trucks, craft beer makers and yoga and meditation sessions.

Where: Sunshine Grove, Okeechobee Web: okeechobeefest. Also includes an acrobatic equestrian show, an extreme motorcycle show and an amazing balloon stunt show. Good food and lots of entertainment, too. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: twkw. Also: a full lineup of accessories and nautical fashions. Web: For more info, let your fingers do the walking through the internet.

Head to the workshop tent for pointers on honing your own skills, or head to the vendor tables to admire the works of painters, jewelers and craftsmen. Also: Native American food, live music, alligator wrestling, snake show, Seminole stomp dancing and much more. Where : Sarasota Web : floridawinefest. And it always features the popular Jazz Trolley Pub Crawl.

Where: Various locations in Sarasota Web: jazzclubsarasota. Thousands of products and services for upscale residential decorating, remodeling and home improvements will be featured. Web: miamiopen. Web: colliercountyfair. The marquis event is the Star Class race for the prestigious Bacardi Cup. Where: Rodeo Arena, Arcadia Web: arcadiarodeo. Who knows, you might even wind up adopting a Keys four-legged critter. In addition to adoptions, there will also be live music, food and beverages, goodie bag give-aways, vendor booths and doggie competitions.

Where: Islamorada Web: keyswoofstock. Plenty of beer and food vendors will be on hand to serve the masses, as well as bounce houses and face painters for the kids. Where : Myakka City Web : ranchjam. Where : Munn Park, Lakeland Web : springobsession. Where : St. Petersburg Web : sunlitfestival. Kids will love the street performances, sweet treats and lemonade stands. Petersburg Web : gpstpete. Arrive early and hit the business and craft expo booths or stay late and watch a movie under the stars.

Where : Port Orange Web : familydays. Tampa continues its tradition of drawing hundreds of food trucks to one location for a weekend, giving guests tasty options from Philly cheesesteaks to fried ice cream. Where : Tampa. Keep your belly full with tacos, BBQ and other festival foods, and finish it all off with a cigar, hand-rolled right in front of you. Pete Beach Web : visitstpeteclearwater. Roam the streets and find vintage cycle shows, rock music concerts, biker breakfasts and planned rides.

Where : Daytona Beach Web : officialbikeweek. Where : Downtown Tampa Web : gasparillamusicfestival. This festival aims to settle the debate — at least until the next year — with its annual three-day competition spotlighting sandwich makers from both regions, working their magic with pork, Swiss cheese and whatever other secret ingredients the competitors slip between slices of fresh-baked Cuban bread. Complimentary tastings and tours are included. Where : Clermont Web : lakeridgewinery. New moms can visit a play area with their little ones and moms-to-be can get free 3D and 4D sonograms of their growing bumps.

Where : Orlando Web : thepregoexpo. Plus, check out carnival rides, livestock shows, the fried candy bar truck and performances by nationally known headline artists. Where : Plant City Web : flstrawberryfestival.

March through mid-May. Where : Lake Buena Vista Web : disneyworld. The Italian Garden, designed in the s, is the showstopper with its reflecting pools, cypress trees, azaleas and marble sculptures all overlooking the St. The museum offers guided tours of the gardens, as well as outdoor concerts, a dance performance, lectures and a plein air watercolor workshop.

So take aim Where: Seville Square, Pensacola Web: smokininthesquare. Great live music will have toes tapping and hips swaying. Where: Francis Field, St. Augustine Web: lionsfestival. Where: Palatka Web: flazaleafest. Johns County Fairgrounds, Elkton Web: floridashistoriccoast. Check out all that gleaming chrome on a gorgeous golf course. Also included: a chance to test drive cars and a seminar with the auto designers of General Motors, Mercedes Benz and Porsche. Pair featured Southern dishes with craft brews and make time to peruse the arts and crafts market.

Where: Bonifay. Also included: beer gardens, a beach party and fantastic food. Where: Blountstown, Marianna and Port St. To see these treasures explore historic downtown Trenton, where the quilts will be displayed in stores and town buildings both inside and out. Where: Trenton Web: trentonquiltfestival.

There are two prize categories. Where: Kleman Plaza, Tallahassee Web: springtimetallahassee. More than 50 top live acts will be on hand. Also: a juried art and craft show, three floating bar barges, fireworks and tons of kids activities.

Events include a fine wine tasting, craft beer tasting and an interactive dinner, at which a celebrity chef guides you and your guests to help make your own gourmet dinner. Activities include a silent auction for an exclusive piece and a make-and-take craft session for kids and adults Where: J. Judge for yourself at this day Conch Republic tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek birthday bash.

Events include: a drag race not cars , a wacky bed race, a light-hearted sea battle featuring tall ships and a cruiser car show. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: conchrepublic. Web: www. Where : Downtown Delray Beach Web: delrayaffair.

The lineup always includes the very best country and country-rock bands. Where: Fort Lauderdale Beach Web: tortugamusicfestival. Web: Respectively: sarasotafilmfestival. While oyster lovers get their fill, festival goers will also contribute to a better ecosystem as shells will be gathered for oyster reef restoration projects.

Where: Downtown Fort Pierce Web: ftpierceoysterfest. Top national acts always appear at this this all-evening outdoor show that also has plenty of food and merchandise vendors. Tellers have been bringing their best stories from all over the world for more than 30 years.

Where : Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora Web : flstory. Watch fighter jets soar and hot air balloons float after visiting entertaining and educational programs and expos. Where: Lakeland Web: www. Refreshments are plentiful, with seafood, barbeque, Cuban cuisine, beer, wine, and mixed drinks on the menu.

Where: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg Web: tampabaybluesfest. Pets welcome! Where: Lake Eola, downtown Orlando Web: fiestainthepark. Where: Sandpoint Park, Titusville Web: nbbd. But not at this annual festival, which features blueberry desserts, blueberry wines, blueberry vinegars and jams, as well as a beer garden, dog show, car show and a Blueberry Kids Zone. Where: Brooksville Web: floridablueberryfestival. Small businesses show off their handmade products, pastry chefs and chocolatiers work their artistry and magic and chocolate advocacy groups yes, these exist educate guests on all that is wonderful about chocolate.

Where: Tampa Web: festivalofchocolate. The showcase is a 21,square-foot structure that transforms into an art gallery of sand sculptures created by master sculptors from around the world. Where: Pier 60, Clearwater Beach Web: sugarsandfestival. Dunellon Pageant, which is the highlight event among other entertainment, crafts vendors and delicious BBQ and fair food tents.

Where: Historic Dunnellon Web: ocalamarion. Also included: Live music, a tattoo expo, a classic bike show, bikini contests and more. Where: Leesburg Web: leesburgbikefest. Admire or buy paintings, glass art, metalwork, jewelry, sculptures and photography, or check out the live bands and nearby shops. Each practice session is an hour long. The festival also includes a concert benefitting regional waterway conservation , paddling demos and an evening ghost tour.

The Easter Brunch features an elaborate spread that includes a seafood bar, prime rib carving station, omelets and a dessert station with sweets to die for. The work of more than authors and musicians will be featured. Where: Cascades Park, Tallahassee Web: wordofsouthfestival.

Where: downtown Sopchoppy Web: wormgruntinfestival. Attend vegan cooking demos, sample vegan food from veg-friendly restaurants or food purveyors and attend lectures by nationally known speakers and authors.

Where: Cascades Park, Tallahassee Web: northfloridavegfest. Augustine Web: rhythmandribs. Where: downtown Starke Web: bradfordcountystrawberryfestival. There are nightly wine dinners with celebrity chefs, a champagne and seafood cruise and live music. The finale is the Grand Tasting event. Where: Madison, various venues Web: madisonfl. Also on display: authentic oyster boats, steam engine demos and model boat building for kids. Where: Water Street, Apalachicola Web: apalachicolabay.

The event includes speakers, demos, as well as a marketplace full of plant and garden accessory vendors.

Where: downtown Blountstown Web: facebook. Where: Downtown Tallahassee Web: springtimetallahassee. Take time for a family photo along the waterfront, enjoy live music on the festival stage and take in the arts and crafts vendors who set up shop along the downtown streets.

Where: Downtown Fernandina Beach Web: shrimpfestival. Scatting, trombone solos and improv are all the rage during the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, an annual free music festival that showcases three days of live music on three stages.

They will be all around town during the week. It features fab fishing, prize money and trophies for the winners, and an awards banquet complete with door prizes and an auction.

Where: Marathon, Florida Keys Web: habitatmiddlekeys. This festival always gets a great lineup. Where: Various locations in Naples Web: stayinmay. At the Annual Punta Gorda Hibiscus Festival, specialty hibiscus and other exotic plants, trees and organics will be displayed and up for sale.

The Redland International Orchid Show is one of the largest in the country, featuring more than 50 booths of orchid vendors and educational events and material.

At the Key Largo Original Music Festival , hit songwriters from Nashville and around the country perform on multiple stages and a variety of on-the-water venues. Web: Respectively, keywestsongwritersfestival. Highlights include: Speed eating and seed spitting competitions, community showcase exhibition area, live entertainment on two stages, stilt walkers, skill games, balloon animals and, of course, mouth-watering watermelon.

Open to paddlers on standup paddleboards, prone boards, outrigger canoes, dory boats, surf skis and kayaks. Web: fla-keys. Work featured will highlight the connections of tradition and innovation as they meld with utility and comfort. Live concerts are also featured.

Where : Stuart Web : facebook. Where : Melbourne. It all begins with a kick-off party that features beer and wine tastings, music and fireworks. Where : Various restaurants in Clearwater Beach Web : clearwaterbeachrestaurantweek.

Where : New Smyrna Beach Web : fishstock. Spend a day listening to music, taking your kids to the on-site playground, checking out various crafts vendors, and of course, trying the delicious Florida sweet corn. Where : Mt. Spend a day or roll up in your RV and spend the whole long weekend listening to original and cover tunes and eating BBQ, vegan dishes and other concessions.

Where : Sertoma Ranch, Brooksville Web : orangeblossomjamboree. Where : New Smyrna Beach Web : nsbfla. Kids Fringe for children and families features entertaining performances by Fringe artists, workshops, hands-on art activities. Where : Orlando Web : orlandofringe.

Attend workshops to help hone your own filmmaking skills. Petersburg Web : sunscreenfilmfestival. Enjoy hand crafted food at the Culinary Arts Court and see live artist demonstrations.

Where : Historic Downtown Sanford Web : stjohnsriverartfest. Where : Oveido Web : bbqblowout. Where: Ybor City, Tampa Web: tropicalheatwave. Each fest also features live music and family activities. Where: Fernandina, Pensacola and Panacea Web: shrimpfestival. Augustine Amphitheatre Web: gamblerogersfest.

Lucia, Taiwan, Venezuela and the Bahamas. Where: Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville Web: makeascenedowntown. This day event features workshops, guest speakers and painting stations along the Gulf of Mexico. Web: pleinairfl. Then things turn a little more mellow chill at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Where: downtown Jacksonville Web: funkfesttour. Where: various venues, Pensacola Web: fiestaoffiveflags. Channel your artistic skills during one of the zucchini-carving contests, cheer on the contestants of the Duke of Zuke and Zuqueenie Pageant and sample unusual zucchini-flavored treats like cornbread and ice cream.

A biologist will speak about the historical significance of this ecosystem and identify rare carnivorous native plants.

Purchase locally-made products featuring the honey, attend the Miss Tupelo pageant, participate in a 5K run and enjoy live music. Web: floridastateparks. Where: downtown Palatka Web: bluecrabfestival. Attendees will enjoy great music set against the backdrop of historic waterways and top restaurants Where: Huizenga Plaza on the New River, Fort Lauderdale Web: lauderdalelivemusic. Colors of the Caribbean is a free family-friendly festival celebrating Caribbean culture. Event features live music, A Caribbean Travel Expo, a Kids Zone, arts and crafts, a food village and smaller stages featuring folk dancing and steel bands.

Armands Circle on St. This annual event features the best acts that were popular in that decade. With a little luck and weather permitting you might just see a pound loggerhead venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs.

Where: Various locations in Key West Web: fla-keys. You can enter by yourself or as part of a team up to five. Where: Downtown Delray Beach Web: seekinthecitydelray. Vendor booths will feature local wines and yummy foods. Children age 11 and under get in free. Demos for kids and adults help even the paddle-weary learn to enjoy this accessible and popular sport. Where : Siesta Key Beach Web : sarasotasupchampionships. There will also be food trucks, frozen drink tents and a Kids Zone.

The festival integrates music, art and cultural tourism. Festival audiences are invited to any of the concerts or lectures, including the Thursday afternoon Artist Showcase concerts, Friday Festival chamber concerts, and Saturday Symphony orchestra concerts. Where : Sarasota Web : sarasotaorchestra. Great live music, too. Petersburg Web : carnivaltampa. Where : Lake Buena Vista Web : onemagicalweekend. The grand finale is the evening night parade and family- and pet-friendly street festival on the last weekend of Pride.

Petersburg Web : stpetepride. Treasure hunters delight in one-of-a-kind finds for their home and garden, as well as unique items of clothing, funky antique jewelry, repurposed bikes, furniture and more. See kite demonstrations and kite club competitions and get free lessons by the pros. A kid’s zone offers free kites to the first children each festival day. Where : New Smyrna Beach Web : new-smyrna-beach-kite-festival.

Local artists and crafters show off their goods while patrons may sample dozens of types of wine and beer, as well as soft drinks, food and desserts. Where : Lakeridge Winery, Clermont Web : lakeridgewinery. Where : Historic Cocoa Village Web : cocoavillagebbqandblues. REPTICON — This long-running annual features tub-loads of slithery, cold-blooded creatures for petting, handling, photographing, purchasing or watching in one of the many educational lecture events devoted to snakes, geckos, iguanas, toads, turtles and more.

Petersburg Web : fine-arts. In addition to the pirate ship landing and family festival, other swashbuckling events include a Pirate Pub Crawl, Fireworks and Torchlight Parade. Where: Fort Walton Beach Web: billybowlegsfestival.

Where: various venues, Amelia Island Web: rendezvousfestival. Augustine and burned the city. The highlight of this two-day reenactment is a battle between the British and Spanish in the historic district, ending at Plaza de la Constitucion. Where: Fountain of Youth Park, St.

Augustine Web: hfm. On the east coast, make your way to Jacksonville Beach for a taste of the Bold City at the Seawalk Music Festival which emphasizes all things local: music, food and culture. The day includes the crowning the blueberry queen and king, water walkers, ponies, the blueberry parade, the blueberry bake-off and a blueberry pancake breakfast.

Blueberry bushes will be for sale. Where: Andrews Square, Wellborn Web: wellborncommunityassociation. All include parades, live music, running 5K or 10K and, of course, a seed-spitting contest. Where: Chiefland, Monticello and Chipley, respectively Web: chieflandchamber. Workshops include traditional dance styles from the Congo, Senegal and Guinea taught by renowned instructors.

Where: Tallahassee Community College Web: fadf. DJs will spin merengue and reggae tunes, the Tallahassee Salsa Dancers will perform as will other well-known Latin-American acts. Where: downtown Jasper Web: facebook. Where: Everbank Field, Jacksonville Web: floridacountrysuperfest.

Caddy Shack. Where: World Golf Village, St. Augustine Web: nfca. The top three teams receive medals and a monetary award for the charity of their choice. Where: Pensacola Bay Center. Where: Prime F. George Island Web: blueparrotsgi. Where: Monticello Web: monticellojeffersonfl. East coast: Fairchild International Mango Festival. Web: Respectively, fairchildgarden. Where: Various luxury spas throughout Miami-Dade County. Web: miamispamonth.

Where: Various locations in Key West Web: keylimefestival. Classic rock is piped in underwater via speakers suspended from boats hovering above the third largest reef in the world. Also included: bug hunting seminars, a wreck-diving workshop, underwater photo and video contests, a lobster cook-off and much more.

Hotels are offer 10 per cent off their already lower summer rates. The designers will show case their latest swim-suit creations at various locations in and around Miami Beach, including four fabulous runways that protrude over the water. Where: Various locations in Miami Beach Web: funkshion. The hot music will go great with your cold beers. Fisher fans, past and present crew members, Fisher family members and treasure-hunting enthusiasts will gather to celebrate the discovery.

Where: Various locations in Key West Web: melfisherdays. Five hundred performers. Five thousand fans. Miami Salsa Congress presents non-stop salsa action, showcasing world-renowned international dancers strutting their stuff and showing others how they do it. Highlights include dance workshops, concerts, all-star DJs, parties and exhibition dances. Participants can also buy tickets to workshops and seminars.

Where : Haines City Web : visitcentralflorida. Ease your fears of these saw-toothed beasts by learning more about their fascinating history, psychology, physiology, habits and pop culture significance at the returning SharkCon, a weekend of education and interactive fun honoring the ocean.

See displays featuring touch tanks, paddleboard lessons and even mermaids. Grab some BBQ and drinks before settling near the lake to watch a dazzling nighttime fireworks display. Petersburg Coliseum with ceramics, jewelry, photography, paintings, sculpture and multimedia works. Food and drinks, including beer and wine, are also on the menu. Petersburg Web : pava-artists. Where : Clearwater Beach Web : majorbeachsoccer. Live music provided by colorful bands, artists and artists will lead up to a spectacular fireworks display set to a sci-fi soundtrack.

Where : Downtown Celebration Web : celebrationtowncenter. Where : Madeira Beach. Petersburg Web : vanswarpedtour. Be sure to stay for the huge fireworks display after the race. Where : Venetian Gardens, Leesburg Web : 4thofjuly.

Sample some contest entries in the local restaurant Mojo cook-Off Contest, or try some fruity ice cream, smoothies and juice blends. Where : Dunedin. All you need is a saltwater fishing license, snorkel, mask and dive flag — all readily available from local outfitters. Scallops love making their home amid the gorgeous grass beds of the Florida Aquatic Preserve. Once you find a cache, drop the dive flag and start collecting.

George and St. Vincent Islands for almost 30 years. Learn from experts during this lecture series that addresses the nesting habits of turtles, identification and protection of these nests and how you can help. Sea turtle nesting season begins in May and extends through October. The concert series mainly features acts that represent Florida or the downhome beat of the South.

Where: Destin Commons Web: destinchamber. No, they are not rowing boats that resemble the edible Mexican snack made famous by Taco Bell. This is a different kind of chalupa — the long boat that Spaniards used to navigate the waters around St. Augustine in the 16th century. Where: Bayfront in St. Augustine between the Castillo and Bridge of Lions, St.

Augustine Web: staugmaritimeheritage. After dinner, sink into your favorite seat for fireworks along the beachfront. Although the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show features other high-flying acts, the Blues are the stars. Where: Pensacola Beach Web: visitpensacolabeach. Where: Tallahassee Museum Web: tallahasseemuseum. More than boats and 20, spectators participate in the five-day tournament that also features a contest for future anglers under 16 years old.

Hallelujah for AC! Skip the sports bar trivia night for a more refined, yet no less competitive evening in the state capitol. Runners are required to wear a white shirt, white pants and a red neckerchief. Where: Seville Quarters, Pensacola Web: sevillequarter. Where: Live Oak Web: smokinonthesuwannee. Florida goes to the dogs in the Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic in Jupiter Beach, which features doggie surfing and paddle boarding competitions as well as agility shows, doggie surfing lessons, live bands, a kids zone and good eats.

There are seminars, too, on reef eco-systems, coral restoration and fish identification. Make sure to climb the tower for a spectacular view of the area. Waterfront watering holes and eateries are great viewing areas. Bonuses: Live music and, of course, a great Keys sunset. This exciting, colorful fest has dance workshops with live drumming, a street fair and culminates with a gala performance featuring guest artists and the IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Company.

Free with estate admission. Where: Deering Estate, Miami Web: deeringestate. Celebrate the opening of the season with a beach party, lobster boil, free concert and street fair and more in the southernmost city in the continental U.

Where: Key West Web: keywestlobsterfest. Where: Downtown Delray Beach Web: downtowndelraybeach. Included are workshops, presentations, panel events with renowned crime fiction and true-crime authors and one-on-one consultations with publishing industry experts. Where : Downtown Stuart Web : facebook. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: tropicalheatkw. In addition to doggie surfing and doggies on paddle boards, there are live bands, face painting, good eats, ice cream, cowabunga cocktails by Perfect Vodka and a whole lot more.

This is a fiercely competitive tournament for skilled inshore and offshore anglers yielding impressive results snapper, trout and other tough catches to weigh in and compete for money prizes. Anglers and a dockside BBQ and party for competitors and guests. Where : Marina Jack, Sarasota Web : sarasotaslam. The all-night-long street party includes Latin-style food and music, tropical and exotic birds, dancing, street performers, a classic car cruise-in and a tropical beer garden.

Where: Historic downtown New Port Richey. Soft drinks are also on-hand for the kiddos, as well as food for purchase. Also includes a food court, music video wall, photo booth and great after-parties.

Where : Melbourne Auditorium, Melbourne Web : 80sinthepark. Patrons have the option of partying outdoors for a true tropical experience or cooling off indoors, with music and dancing throughout. Teens can learn makeup techniques, kids can play laser tag and parents can learn more about party planning, daycare and other innovative offerings.

Where : ZooTampa at Lowry Park. Any catch will be placed in an onboard aquarium and identified before being released back into the wild. Where: Fernandina Beach Web: ameliarivercruises. Where: Wausau Web: wausaupossumfestival.

Each chef has geared their menus toward local and seasonal ingredients. Where: Various restaurants in Pensacola Web: greatsouthernrestaurants. Kids will enjoy the shark-themed crafts and Stingray Bay and penguin animal experiences.

The festivities also include a night Groove at the Zoo with live music and dancing. Where: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Web: jacksonvillezoo. Celebrities abound. Where: Florida Theatre, Jacksonville Web: floridatheatre. This family-focused event also includes games, activities and live music. Civil War reenactors will bring the battle to life and the Matheson House will be open for tours. Where: Sweetwater Park, Gainesville Web: mathesonmuseum.

Yes, what you serve to eat is still important creativity counts! Kick off your shoes. Let down your hair. And squish some grapes. The grape stomp is just one part of the wine festival, which opens up 45 acres of muscadine grapes to visitors to festival goers.

In the Miami area, close to restaurants and bistros off three-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Further north, more than 50 eateries from Boca Raton to Jupiter will also offer three-course prix fines menus for lunch and dinner. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: keywestbrewfest.

Also on tap: specialty-themed food sections, food trucks and a VIP lounge, at which you can get great eats and beers not found elsewhere on the grounds. Participants will discover hidden gems of the park, as well as completing tasks along the route which make a positive impact on the environment Where: Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach Web: floridastateparks. This festival features fall-themed carnival games, activities and competitions. Also on hand: great live music and an assortment of vendors and food trucks.

All the activities take place in the bigger and better Biker Village, which will host all the bike shows, contests, vendors, food and drink offerings and more. REEF FEST — Activities include seminars, social gathering, silent and live auctions and diving events along some of the best coral reef sites in the country.

All seminars are free, but pre-registration is recommended. Where: Various locations in and near Key Largo Web: reef.

Happenings include Native American music and dance and food, a Miccosukee fashion show, airboat rides, tribal arts and crafts and, of course, alligator wrestling shows. Where: Various locations throughout Miami Beach Web: brazilianfilmfestival. This annual event always features some of the best. This event is so big it has been expanded to three locations over 11 days.

Where: Miami Beach Cinematheque Web: miafff. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: womenfest.

 
 

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We will have adult and children beverages, as well as some new, fun, and exciting adventures! Our activities are fun and affordable for all to […]. This event is running from July 14 -November 19, and includes 25 food booths throughout the park. Come experience natural Florida on one of our guided hikes. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through a variety of beautiful ecosystems and highlight the special habitats and the plants and creatures who live there. If you are lucky, you might even get to meet a […].

Visit our website to see our fun paintings! Bring the family to the Lake Mary Fire Department for a free event! The event not only provides fun activities for kids of all ages but also important life safety information for parents. The Open House will offer live demonstrations, firefighter-related games, vehicle displays from surrounding agencies, information booths, station tours, and much more! Grande Lakes Orlando’s Fall on the Farm will feature family-friendly offerings celebrating the season, all taking place at Whisper Creek Farm, an 18,square-foot farm located on-property at Grande Lakes Orlando.

Saturdays, Sundays and pm. It’s Fall Ya’ll! We will have local merchant vendors, hayrides, gem mining, over-sized sling shot, petting zoo, horse rides, pumpkin activities, food vendors and so much […]. There are whispers in the wind that the fairies will be returning to the gardens in late summer! This means Fairy Doors are coming back! Check out this charming exhibit which runs from August 5, thru October 31, The biggest, fun-est yes, we said it! A Lot of Pumpkins pumpkin patch and activities are open for our 15th straight year!

Weekends beginning September 24th through October 30th and Thursdays and Fridays in October, get out of the house and play on the farm! Please see our Hours for details. In a effort to help out the local families in these though times we have reduced our Pumpkin Patch tickets for […]. The Fall Sale will be October 7th – 9th! One Daytona Plaza Victory Cir. Join our crayon crew on their quest to discover rare, Halloween colors and meet monster-ific characters as you go!

Every weekend enjoy a DJ […]. Our Annual Corn Maze in October is a family fun filled day from finding your way through our largest corn maze in central Florida, to enjoying all the extra fun activities on the acre farm, including the pumpkin patch, giant hay fort, corn cannon, round bale racers, duck races, corn hole, corn box, post […].

This is a place where everyone can be themselves and enjoy some quality time with our mix of mini goats. Here at Alaska Farms our animals are our priority and we take pride in each and every one of our animals. Whether we are dealing with our pet cows, goats, donkeys, horses, emus, and more! So bring friends or the whole family to enjoy some wicked decor, ghoulishly-good treats, themed Foto Spots, and more! In a effort to help out the local families in these though times we have reduced our Pumpkin Patch tickets for A structured class, the toddlers develop and refine their fine and gross motor skills, body awareness and coordination while learning social and listening skills.

Basic gymnastics, combined with music and games create a fun and healthy atmosphere. Fables on the Farm is a children’s fun time here at Wildflower Farm. We will read a children’s book in our pasture pavilion. After the book reading, the baby goats will come join us for a meet and greet!

We will ask for you to help to us give the «kids» a bottle of warm […]. Join us on the farm, for some family fun this Fall. Our iconic Big Orange will be transformed into Big Jack A perfect photo opportunity or a unique, awesome picture.

Shop with 90 vendors while you eat from 15 Amazing local food trucks. Live DJ and kids area at this awesome event For more info, please email us directly at Specialtypopupevents gmail. Join us for the 30th year of Osceola County’s premier Latin festival featuring entertainment, food, fun, and games for the whole family, Viva Osceola From authentic Latin food and traditional Hispanic pastries, to a live mural artist, and headliner Domino Saints coming in hot to perform some of their hit songs like «Buya» this FREE […].

Admission tickets must be purchased online in advance, admission payments will NOT be accepted at the farm. Dezerland Action Park Orlando is kicking off the fall season with a family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration. During regular park hours on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays from Sept. Guests can choose from mouthwatering options such […].

With over 5, attendees in , we anticipate continued growth in […]. We offer families the ability to see and experience a real working family farm with animals, activities and of course, the Corn Maze! Harvest Holler is a place where you can explore nature, have adventures outside and unplugged.

Relax and enjoy the slow-paced farm life: Sit on a hay bale, drink some true southern sweet tea […]. Locomotion centers on an year-old boy whose life moves from tragedy to hope as he struggles with foster care after the death of his parents. Lonnie Collins Motion, nicknamed Locomotion, finds that the power of poetry provides the perfect outlet for expressing his feelings about his sister, his new life, and the fire that took his […].

Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing! He takes her laptop in the cold barn with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets. The […]. Companies Sherlock Holmes is missing, and the streets of London are awash with crime. The Baker Street Irregulars—a gang of street kids hired by […]. This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!

Featuring an all-woman cast and all-woman band, SIX […]. Show your love for Halloween with themed decorations made by you! Recommended for families with children 9 and up. Get your lederhosen ready for Mount Dora’s Inaugural Oktoberfest! Get tickets online to speed up check-in at event! Tickets are available now! Scheduled for Saturday, October 8, from 3 — 8 p. Carpooling […].

The City is proud to host this free family-friendly concert series in Limited vendors will be available. Seating will be social distanced in both the Amphitheater […]. The City of Longwood presents the Concert in the Park series sponsored by Orlando Health featuring a kid’s fun zone, food trucks, and vendors courtesy of Ladies Bring your family and friends to Reiter Park from pm to pm on the dates listed above for a night of fun!

We can’t wait […]. Join us Saturday or Wednesday evenings for Family time on the Farm. Our baby goats will be among you meeting and greeting, snuggling and jumping, clearing your mind of the past week’s work. We will ask for you to help to us give the «kids» a bottle of warm milk!

Then we will supply fresh […]. The fun begins in the Discovery Center at p. Everyone will get to enjoy meeting cool animals up close and taking a flashlight tour of the Zoo. Rebounderz is proud to announce our latest addition to our growing list of unique attractions – All new colorful and UV black lights!

Where: Various luxury spas throughout Miami-Dade County. Web: miamispamonth. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: keylimefestival. Classic rock is piped in underwater via speakers suspended from boats hovering above the third largest reef in the world.

Also included: bug hunting seminars, a wreck-diving workshop, underwater photo and video contests, a lobster cook-off and much more. Hotels are offer 10 per cent off their already lower summer rates.

The designers will show case their latest swim-suit creations at various locations in and around Miami Beach, including four fabulous runways that protrude over the water. Where: Various locations in Miami Beach Web: funkshion. The hot music will go great with your cold beers. Fisher fans, past and present crew members, Fisher family members and treasure-hunting enthusiasts will gather to celebrate the discovery.

Where: Various locations in Key West Web: melfisherdays. Five hundred performers. Five thousand fans. Miami Salsa Congress presents non-stop salsa action, showcasing world-renowned international dancers strutting their stuff and showing others how they do it. Highlights include dance workshops, concerts, all-star DJs, parties and exhibition dances. Participants can also buy tickets to workshops and seminars. Where : Haines City Web : visitcentralflorida. Ease your fears of these saw-toothed beasts by learning more about their fascinating history, psychology, physiology, habits and pop culture significance at the returning SharkCon, a weekend of education and interactive fun honoring the ocean.

See displays featuring touch tanks, paddleboard lessons and even mermaids. Grab some BBQ and drinks before settling near the lake to watch a dazzling nighttime fireworks display. Petersburg Coliseum with ceramics, jewelry, photography, paintings, sculpture and multimedia works.

Food and drinks, including beer and wine, are also on the menu. Petersburg Web : pava-artists. Where : Clearwater Beach Web : majorbeachsoccer. Live music provided by colorful bands, artists and artists will lead up to a spectacular fireworks display set to a sci-fi soundtrack. Where : Downtown Celebration Web : celebrationtowncenter. Where : Madeira Beach. Petersburg Web : vanswarpedtour. Be sure to stay for the huge fireworks display after the race. Where : Venetian Gardens, Leesburg Web : 4thofjuly.

Sample some contest entries in the local restaurant Mojo cook-Off Contest, or try some fruity ice cream, smoothies and juice blends. Where : Dunedin. All you need is a saltwater fishing license, snorkel, mask and dive flag — all readily available from local outfitters. Scallops love making their home amid the gorgeous grass beds of the Florida Aquatic Preserve. Once you find a cache, drop the dive flag and start collecting. George and St. Vincent Islands for almost 30 years.

Learn from experts during this lecture series that addresses the nesting habits of turtles, identification and protection of these nests and how you can help. Sea turtle nesting season begins in May and extends through October.

The concert series mainly features acts that represent Florida or the downhome beat of the South. Where: Destin Commons Web: destinchamber. No, they are not rowing boats that resemble the edible Mexican snack made famous by Taco Bell. This is a different kind of chalupa — the long boat that Spaniards used to navigate the waters around St.

Augustine in the 16th century. Where: Bayfront in St. Augustine between the Castillo and Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine Web: staugmaritimeheritage. After dinner, sink into your favorite seat for fireworks along the beachfront. Although the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show features other high-flying acts, the Blues are the stars. Where: Pensacola Beach Web: visitpensacolabeach.

Where: Tallahassee Museum Web: tallahasseemuseum. More than boats and 20, spectators participate in the five-day tournament that also features a contest for future anglers under 16 years old. Hallelujah for AC! Skip the sports bar trivia night for a more refined, yet no less competitive evening in the state capitol.

Runners are required to wear a white shirt, white pants and a red neckerchief. Where: Seville Quarters, Pensacola Web: sevillequarter. Where: Live Oak Web: smokinonthesuwannee. Florida goes to the dogs in the Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic in Jupiter Beach, which features doggie surfing and paddle boarding competitions as well as agility shows, doggie surfing lessons, live bands, a kids zone and good eats. There are seminars, too, on reef eco-systems, coral restoration and fish identification.

Make sure to climb the tower for a spectacular view of the area. Waterfront watering holes and eateries are great viewing areas. Bonuses: Live music and, of course, a great Keys sunset. This exciting, colorful fest has dance workshops with live drumming, a street fair and culminates with a gala performance featuring guest artists and the IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Company. Free with estate admission.

Where: Deering Estate, Miami Web: deeringestate. Celebrate the opening of the season with a beach party, lobster boil, free concert and street fair and more in the southernmost city in the continental U. Where: Key West Web: keywestlobsterfest. Where: Downtown Delray Beach Web: downtowndelraybeach.

Included are workshops, presentations, panel events with renowned crime fiction and true-crime authors and one-on-one consultations with publishing industry experts. Where : Downtown Stuart Web : facebook. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: tropicalheatkw.

In addition to doggie surfing and doggies on paddle boards, there are live bands, face painting, good eats, ice cream, cowabunga cocktails by Perfect Vodka and a whole lot more. This is a fiercely competitive tournament for skilled inshore and offshore anglers yielding impressive results snapper, trout and other tough catches to weigh in and compete for money prizes.

Anglers and a dockside BBQ and party for competitors and guests. Where : Marina Jack, Sarasota Web : sarasotaslam. The all-night-long street party includes Latin-style food and music, tropical and exotic birds, dancing, street performers, a classic car cruise-in and a tropical beer garden. Where: Historic downtown New Port Richey. Soft drinks are also on-hand for the kiddos, as well as food for purchase. Also includes a food court, music video wall, photo booth and great after-parties.

Where : Melbourne Auditorium, Melbourne Web : 80sinthepark. Patrons have the option of partying outdoors for a true tropical experience or cooling off indoors, with music and dancing throughout. Teens can learn makeup techniques, kids can play laser tag and parents can learn more about party planning, daycare and other innovative offerings. Where : ZooTampa at Lowry Park. Any catch will be placed in an onboard aquarium and identified before being released back into the wild.

Where: Fernandina Beach Web: ameliarivercruises. Where: Wausau Web: wausaupossumfestival. Each chef has geared their menus toward local and seasonal ingredients. Where: Various restaurants in Pensacola Web: greatsouthernrestaurants. Kids will enjoy the shark-themed crafts and Stingray Bay and penguin animal experiences. The festivities also include a night Groove at the Zoo with live music and dancing.

Where: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Web: jacksonvillezoo. Celebrities abound. Where: Florida Theatre, Jacksonville Web: floridatheatre. This family-focused event also includes games, activities and live music. Civil War reenactors will bring the battle to life and the Matheson House will be open for tours. Where: Sweetwater Park, Gainesville Web: mathesonmuseum. Yes, what you serve to eat is still important creativity counts!

Kick off your shoes. Let down your hair. And squish some grapes. The grape stomp is just one part of the wine festival, which opens up 45 acres of muscadine grapes to visitors to festival goers. In the Miami area, close to restaurants and bistros off three-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Further north, more than 50 eateries from Boca Raton to Jupiter will also offer three-course prix fines menus for lunch and dinner. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: keywestbrewfest.

Also on tap: specialty-themed food sections, food trucks and a VIP lounge, at which you can get great eats and beers not found elsewhere on the grounds. Participants will discover hidden gems of the park, as well as completing tasks along the route which make a positive impact on the environment Where: Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach Web: floridastateparks.

This festival features fall-themed carnival games, activities and competitions. Also on hand: great live music and an assortment of vendors and food trucks. All the activities take place in the bigger and better Biker Village, which will host all the bike shows, contests, vendors, food and drink offerings and more. REEF FEST — Activities include seminars, social gathering, silent and live auctions and diving events along some of the best coral reef sites in the country.

All seminars are free, but pre-registration is recommended. Where: Various locations in and near Key Largo Web: reef. Happenings include Native American music and dance and food, a Miccosukee fashion show, airboat rides, tribal arts and crafts and, of course, alligator wrestling shows. Where: Various locations throughout Miami Beach Web: brazilianfilmfestival. This annual event always features some of the best. This event is so big it has been expanded to three locations over 11 days.

Where: Miami Beach Cinematheque Web: miafff. Where: Various locations in Key West Web: womenfest. Also included will be raffle prizes, grand prizes and a poker run. Watch art students take part in a community mural project outside of a bar along Central Avenue or take one of the trolley or walking tours.

Petersburg Web : shineonstpete. Where : Tampa Theatre, downtown Tampa Web : tampatheatre. Enjoy the sounds of bands and artists from around the country. Where : Busch Gardens, Tampa Web : seaworldparks. Where : Englewood Web : englewoodpioneerdays. This festival brings together the pilot and aviation community with Florida families. Where : Wesley Chapel Web : festivalofflightwesleychapel. Then relax and enjoy live music, wine tasting, a corn maze and other fun grown-up activities.

Where : Lakeside Ranch, Brooksville Web : kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge. GECKOFEST — A month of gecko-themed fundraiser events finishes with the well-attended, daylong Geckofest, which takes over the waterfront streets of quirky Gulfport with residents and visitors dressed up as the reptiles. The day consists of a walking parade, a costume contest, street performers, food vendors, two musical stages and arts and crafts tents.

Where : Downtown Gulfport Web : geckofest. Where : Downtown Orlando Web : artinoddplaces. Entrants make their way toward the finish line while being doused with brightly colored powder that tastes like blueberry, strawberry, orange, banana, watermelon and grape.

Where : Grand Central District, St. Petersburg Web : stpeteoktoberfest. Where : Universal Studios, Orlando Web : universalorlando. The toughest of palates, as well as those who like it considerably milder, can try hundreds of gourmet and novelty foods, including beef jerky, sauces, salsas, jellies, rubs, lollipops and straight-up raw hot peppers. Where : Minnreg Hall, Largo Web : ilikeithotfestival. The offerings include gelato, doughnuts, kabobs, pizza, lobster rolls, tacos, chowders, hummus and more.

Where: Flora-Bama, Pensacola Web: florabama. The regatta boasts a handful of categories from long-distance racing featuring multihull sailboats to one-man Hobie Wave timed-beach races. More than 50 shops and communities are signed up to participate in the event, which stretches along Highway 90 in the northern part of the state.

Where: Live Oak to Pensacola. Stroll the beautiful grounds at Kanapaha Gardens until you find the perfect scene for your masterpiece during the 13th Annual Worldwide Artist Paint Out.

Or, attend a three-day, instructor-led workshop Field Studies to Studio Painting in that spends the first half doing field studies and the second half creating a larger studio painting from the smaller work. Friday and Saturday evening the workshop instructors will put on a show. Either get in on the action entry fees are a charitable donation or head out to watch crews paddle along the waterfront in Pensacola. Where: Bayview Park in Pensacola Web: pensacoladragonboatfestival.

More than cars compete for more than 30 awards. You also might want to practice your map reading skills — or at least make sure you know how to use the compass feature on your smartphone for the treasure hunt.

Also includes a poker run, mini-golf pirate tourney and family dinner. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum Web: facebook. Take the pledge this year to help make our oceans a healthier and trash-free environment. Where: Various locations from St. Augustine across the Panhandle to Perdido Web: oceanconservancy. Hence the classification as a 5K-ish run. With more than entries in the annual show, it is hard not to be inspired by the color play, intricate stitching and creativity expressed through fabric that has moved well beyond retro sewing circles to high-end art.

Each year has a new fun, theme and benefits charity. Arts and crafts vendors will be displaying their unique wares, many items reflective of our area’s unique Gulf Coast lifestyle.

A children’s area is filled with activities for all ages. The Fiesta Seafood Grille offers cooking demonstrations where you can watch area chefs prepare local delicacies. Where: Pensacola, various venues Web: fiestaoffiveflags. Head to the beach to harmonize with thousands of your new best friends, as this fest always attracts an eclectic, fun lineup. Web: artfestival. Where: Where else but Key West various locations Web: fantasyfest.

The festival kicks off with two days of tours at the best SoFla bird habitats. It showcases multi-media creations representing and encompassing the culture, essence and creativity of the Caribbean and the Americas. Hundreds of experts will be on hand under one roof to give you great ideas. This one has it all: windows, flooring, cabinets, patios, spas, landscaping, home entertainment and much more. An added bonus: a sports bar on the sand showing the best college football matchups.

Features free tours via tram, foot, kayak and paddle boards , birding and kids crafting. Where: J. Where: Various venues at the University of Miami Web: festivalmiami. Enjoy live concerts or watch a pirate ship canon battle. Wear your best pirate garb and you could win some serious booty.

Besides the flicks, other activities are: cocktail receptions, round table discussions and tours on the original African Queen. Where: Various locations in Key Largo Web: bogartfilmfestival. Two stages will feature internationally-known Brazilian bands and solo performers and also the best of the local bands. Where: Payne Park, downtown Sarasota. Or, just go watch as the sky over Miami Beach displays a marvelous array of colors and figures from hundreds of kites, wind socks and wind spinners of all sizes.

Also included: Live music, paper-kite building classes, demonstrations, and competitions for kids and adults. Enjoy spooktacular activities and see rescued bats and creepy crawlies on select days. Where : Naples Web: stonecrabfestival. Butt-kicking live music! Kids activities! Bavarian beauties! More beer! Two big weekends of fun! The experience will span 13 acres and will feature four different themes that portray the diverse fauna and wildlife found at the iconic attraction in addition to emblematic scenes around the Miami destination: Birds and Bloom, Biscayne Bay, Jungle Trail and Miami Style Where: Jungle Island, Miamia Web: jungleisland.

Get the chance to screen a colorful variety of documentaries, music videos, animation, narratives and other creative forms of film, each running no longer than 15 minutes.

Bring your dog, pet a pig, take a yoga class and sample creative and delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes. Think adorable costumes, critters, corn mazes and characters that will make for great photo ops and create nice memories rather than nightmares. Where : Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa. Check out the impressive costume contest and sample a treat from a cupcake bake-off, all in the name of a mythical turtle named Cooter.

Where : Liberty Park, Inverness Web : www. Vendors will be serving up currywurst, warm pretzels and German baked goods. Petersburg and its thriving craft beer scene, introducing around 90 local, national and international artisanal beer, cider, and mead makers through tastings and workshops. Web : sheltonbrothers. A series of workshops, field trips and hands-on experiences introduce guests to red cockaded woodpeckers, scrub jays, star blooms, carnivorous plants and other Florida wonders. Where : Venetian Gardens, Leesburg Web : wingsandwildflowers.

Where : Downtown Titusville Web : artandalgorithms. Where : Mount Dora Web : mountdorabicyclefestival. Kids can also enjoy activity stations and entertainment and holiday shoppers can get an early start at the crafts and gifts tents.

Where : Downtown Ocala Web : fafo. Where : Coachman Park, Clearwater Web : clearwaterjazz. The tiny Northwest Florida town of Bonifay has hosted the event since Where: Memorial Field, Bonifay Web: bonifaykiwanisrodeo. Despite our love for German things like beer and brats, we also go gaga for Greek eats like pierogis and gyros stuffed with shaved lamb and feta. Tallahassee gets the party started with its Greek Festival — make sure you budget enough time to take a tour of the church sanctuary and try out a folk dancing lesson.

Meanwhile both Pensacola and St. Augustine are hosting their own dueling festivals the next weekend. Augustine Web: hmog. Joseph Bay is scallop country. This annual food fest honors the tasty bivalves. Where: George Core Park, Port.

Joe Web: scallopfestfl. Also includes trunk shows and champagne shopping. Where: Sandestin and various venues throughout South Walton Web: swfw.

Festival goers should expect family-friendly films that transcend stereotypes and begins a dialogue about the LGBT experience. Where: various venues, Pensacola Web: stampedfilmfest.

Instead, prepare yourself for two weekends of German food, music, themed contests like stein holding and pumpkin bowling, and, of course, beer to welcome fall. During Jaxtoberfest there will be a daily keg tapping and family-friendly Kinderfest area. Beaches Oktoberfest kicks off their festivities with a Craft-Toberfest party featuring 40 craft breweries and 10 food trucks. This special event honors Hispanic Heritage Month as guests learn what it meant to defend home, family and country centuries ago at Castillo de San Marcos.

Where: Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine Web: nps. More than 40 Americana-style musical acts — from national starts to locals — play on four stages. VIP packages available. Where: Suwannee River Web: paddleflorida. Then there are the alligators, which will have special feeding at p. Where: McIntosh Web: friendsofmcintosh. Grab your beach chair, fill the cooler and slather on sunscreen for your chance to enjoy a day of sand and surf while the Blue Angels perform their daring tricks along the coast.

Where: Jacksonville Beach. Marks National Wildlife Refuge near Tallahassee. Web: fws. The Southeastern Circuit Rodeo Finals in Davie features some of the top rodeo performers in exciting events that include bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Where: Various locations in Fort Lauderdale Web: flibs. No matter which one you attend, you will be awed by the amazing out-of-sand creations.

Web: Respectively, fmbsandsculpting. Special guests and celebrities always abound. Web: Respectively, naplesfilmfest. High-speed offshore powerboats race for 6. Where: Key West Web: superboat. Either one will take you back to days of yore, with living chess games, jousting competitions, battling knights, jesters, jugglers, birds of prey and lots of good grub and grog. Where: Respectively, T. Web: Respectively, camelotdays. Some of the top rodeo performers in the country take part in all the exciting events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

The big prize: Top all-around cowboy. Winners will advance to the Nationals in Las Vegas later in the year. Upgrade your experience with the Pre-Race Pit Pass. An array of crafters and artists, a food and wine pairing seminar and great live music are also on the menu. Experts from Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley and Italy will be on hand to make you get the most out of the event. You may see both at this annual tongue-in-cheek race as costumed five-member teams barrel their homemade beds on wheels through the streets.

Where: The streets of Coconut Grove Web: thegreatgrovebedrace. Included will be seasonal cooking classes, home gardening demonstrations, and a beer garden — all mixed in with the usual Ramble traditions, such as art, antiques, rare books, gourmet food and more than 15, plants for sale. Highlights include live mural painting, gallery openings and showcases, performance art, theater and musical performances.

Where: Various locations in Key West. Packed with holiday activities for the entire family, this event includes nightly entertainment, tree lightings, Junkanoo Parade, Santa visits, a decorated golf cart parade, musical performances, fireworks and much more.

Where: Various locations on Captiva Island Web: captivaholidayvillage. ZOOFARI — More than 50 local restaurants serve up their best dishes and recipes at this popular zoo fundraiser, where participants enjoy an open bar, live music and dancing. STONE CRAB JAM — Shrimp, fish, and, of course, stone crab, are the cornerstone of the feast served at this rotary club festival and fundraiser, which also features vendors selling handmade wood furniture, embroidered clothing and other crafts and gifts.

Where : Crystal River Web : kingsbayrotary. Shop for anything, including water lilies, olive trees, raw honey and hand-painted pots. Where : Downtown Mount Dora Web : mountdoraplantandgardenfair. Plus, hot dogs, funnel cakes, Texas fries and other fun foods.

The event also draws big musical names. Petersburg Web : ribfest. Stick around for the impressive Warbird fly-in. Sample some Sunshine State specialties such as gator tail and conch fritters. Where : Historic Old Homosassa Web : homosassaseafoodfestival. Those just looking can enjoy the live music and demonstrations. Where : Bradenton Web : mixon. Where : Daytona International Speedway Web : turkeyrun. For more thatn 40 years, this multi-day annual festival has featured authentic traditional Greek food, music, dancing and libations.

Held every November on the Halifax River, the event is free and open to the public, which includes parking and shuttle service. Featuring juried artisans from all over the country, it is the second oldest continual art festival in the state of Florida. Taste traditional Latin dishes, smoke a Cuba cigar and visit the beer garden or one of the many educational or health displays or the arts and crafts tents.

So why not hold a chowder cook off in Florida? More than 30 St. Tastes are only a buck. Where : Conch House Marina, St. Augustine Web : conch-house. Where : Seaside Web : seeingredwinefestival. Enjoy miles of powder-sand beaches, fantastic seafood and, 11 days of unforgettable music.

Web : frankbrownsongwriters. Other than the typical fair standards such as rides and skill games, stick around for the live performances. Where : various venues, Pensacola Web : foofoofest. The menu features all things oysters; thankfully, no shucking required for attendees.

Try them raw on the half shell, roasted or served in a creamy artichoke and thyme soup. Where : downtown Apalachicola Web : apalachicolabay. Includes a Funky Buddha and dessert pairing and a cheese and Cigar City pairing. Where : various venues, Jacksonville Web : jaxbeersociety. Enjoy the nostalgic blast from the past while checking out hot rods, cruisers and other classic cars.

Check out more than auto vendors, the swap meet and the car corral. Where : Fernandina Beach Web : petanque-america-open. The show, which features show-stopping jewelry, ceramics and painting, has been named one of the top 30 fairs and festivals for the past three years from Sunshine Artist magazine.

Where : downtown Gainesville Web : visitgainesville. Meet and talk with the farmers and get culinary ideas for your own kitchen from local chefs who will be at each farm demonstrating cooking techniques using the harvested produce. Where : various farms in St. Augustine gets the star treatment with millions of twinkling lights for almost two months. Wander the brick streets of the old city center and the tree-lined sidewalks of the neighborhoods to take in the magical atmosphere.

Augustine Web : floridashistoriccoast. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron speed by overhead while defying physics with their dazzling aerial feats. The Homecoming Show is traditionally the last performance of the year before the Blue Angels return to their winter training facility in California.

Leading galleries from all over the world will show historical work from masters of modern and contemporary art. Painting, sculptures, drawings, photographs and films also will be on display. Web: santasenchantedforest. Both are used to full advantage during the holidays. Christmas on Las Olas is a great, all-ages kick-off to the holiday season, featuring more than 60 food and beverage booths, sledding down the two-story ice-covered Snow Mountain, ice skating, street performers, strolling carolers and multiple stages with choirs and other performances.

Use Google for dates and times. Anybody can drop a glitter ball and call it a year. Not Key West — no way, no how. The annual event that is some 60 years old features marching bands, floats and much more. Where: Hollywood Beach, Hollywood Web: visithollywoodfl. Gingerbread Man. Web: pbfoodwinefest. The three-day event also offers pony rides, hula hoopers, jugglers, DJs and other holiday entertainment. Where : Payne Park, downtown Sarasota. Warning: No one and nothing is safe from parody and satire.

Nutty characters welcome! After the parade, the King Mango Music Massacre begins with many top local bands participating.

Where: Downtown Coconut Grove Web: kingmangostrut. Web: Respectively — sarasotacraftshow. Featured: nonstop entertainment, arts, crafts, music, native goods and more. Embrace the holiday spirit with festive lights, kid friendly activities and Sea of Light boat cruises during extended evening hours.

In addition to the unique collection of exotic orchids and plants sold by more than 40 local vendors, also featured will be gourmet food trucks, libations, orchard care lectures, live music and cooking and gardening demonstrations. ATOMIC HOLIDAY BAZAAR — Continuing its decade-long tradition of bringing weird, wild and uniquely local goods and gifts together in one place, this bazaar market returns with an array of jangly handmade jewelry, unconventionally shaped cookie cutters, cheeky postcards and paper goods, pop art handbags and T-shirts, one-of-a-kind stuffed animals, skull-themed scarves and more.

Where : Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota Web : atomicholidaybazaar. Local vendors, wine and quilt raffles, and tasty treats round out the offerings. Where: Manatee County Web: www. Bring your earmuffs and mittens to play in the falling snow. Take a tour of the living museum and late s buildings, homes and shops, then enjoy the music, craft shows, hay rides with Santa and shopping.

Petersburg Web: pinellaspioneersettlement. Check out this impressive display that includes a foot Christmas tree made of , tiny plastic bricks, a life-size Santa and reindeer sleigh. Kids can make their own structures in an activity area and can participate in a LEGO scavenger hunt. Artists and crafters display their wares, local bands entertain and vendors serve wine, beer, soft drinks and food.

Where : Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton Web : bradentonbluesfestival. Concertgoers can play games, enter contests and visit food and drink tents in between acts.

Patrons can spend all day walking the fest while sampling seafood dishes, BBQ, ice cream and other treats. Claus and a nighttime street parade. HOLIDAY HOOPLA — Gulfport brings back its annual street event of holiday creativity, hosting arts, crafts and boutique vendors selling original gifts, a Christmas costume contest with prizes for best family, adult, kid and pet costumes and a lighted boat parade to end the evening. Where : Gulfport Web : gulfportma. Where : Historic Ybor City Web : snowon7th.

Get a glimpse into the past through pantaloons, corsets and bustles at this exhibit featuring how upper class men and women would have dressed when staying at the Hotel Ponce de Leon the year it opened its doors. Augustine Web : flagler. You may not need the stocking hat and mittens as you would as at Rockefeller Center in New York, but here you can play at the beach during the day and go ice skating at night.

Top drivers will compete on the half-mile loop in hopes of completing the lap event and taking the checkered flag. Enjoy live music, food and fireworks. The Elks Lodge also serves free lunches to these families and the city offers free parking downtown.

Augustine Web : augustine. Let your imagination run wild because the entrants sure do, like a golf cart disguised as a fishing boat. Where : Shell Point. Where : Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Web : jacksonvillezoo. Web : ameliaislandinns. Both events conclude with a fireworks extravaganza. Web : carrabelle. After all, Key West drops a drag queen in a shoe.

Fernandina has a LED-lit shrimp — totally appropriate for a city with shrimping as one of its top trades. Where : Fernandina. The family-friendly event features face painting, fireworks and live music. Back Florida Events, Month by Month. Put some of these events on your must-do list and make the most of your Florida experience. Armands Circle Art Festival downtown Sarasota; artfestival.

Where : Tampa ST. Miami Beach.

 
 

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