Florida Events

Some of Florida's significant events.  Check back - this is a newly active page and will be updated considerably over the next months with some of Florida best events and activities  (May 2013).

 

Monster Jam

Tampa, January and/or February

The monster trucks converge on Raymond James Stadium and run races around and over cars and trucks to the delight of many fans young and old alike.  monsterjam.com/Events/


Daytona 500

February 24, 2013 (will update when 2014 schedule is known)

This prestigious 500 mile race kicks off NASCAR's Sprint Cup season with forty-three of the finest stock car drivers competing to take the checkered flag. Speedweek at Daytona also kicks off the season for the NASCAR's Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series. This superspeedway track is two and one half miles long and is one of NASCAR's most exciting tracks. The Gatorade Duels and a 24 hour race are also held during this time. Many NASCAR fans stay in campers on the infield for the duration of Speedweek.   Daytona 500

 

Busch Gardens Bands, Brew and BBQ

Tampa,  each Sunday Feb 10 - Mar 3, 2013 (will update for 2014 when known)

Sample nearly 100 craft beers, savor barbecue and enjoy live music by some of the biggest names in rock and classic rock.  Bands Brew and BBQ


Florida Strawberry Festival

Late February/Early March

Everything strawberry including the finest strawberry shortcake. Exhibits, concerts by Foreigner, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, Bret Michaels, Bobby Vinton and many more. Music, entertainment and lots of fun!

Plant City - flstrawberryfestival.com

 

Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Grand Prix St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, March 22-24, 2013 (will update for 2014)

High-horsepower, adrenalin-pumping, IndyCar Grand Prix racing among the streets of St. Petersburg.   The 1.8 mile course runs along the waterfront district and downtown St. Petersburg with 14 winding turns passing Pioneer Park, Salvador Dali Museum, Progress Energy Center for the Arts and onto the runways of Albert Whitted Airport!


The event features multiple races and several qualifying and practice series over the 3 days from Friday through Sunday.  See superstar drivers and promising young talent in fierce competition in this IZOD IndyCar series.

Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

 

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Epcot,  April 28 - May 19, 2013

One of the most impressive flower,  garden and topiary festivals in the country. Gaze at the spectacular scenery plus sample tasty and diverse treats as well and enjoy some peace, live and rockin' tunes from the '50s through the '90s on weekend performances.  international-flower-and-garden-festival/


Suwannee River Jam

Live Oak,  May 1 - 4, 2013

Suwannee River Jam/The South's largest country jam.  This year featuring Sheryl Crow, Locash Cowboys, Rodney Atkins, Randy Houser, Easton Corbin, Eli Young Band and more.  suwanneeriverjam.com

 

World of Nations Celebration

Jacksonville, May 2 - 5, 2013

North Florida's largest multicultural festival, and features exhibitions and events from a variety of countries.  Experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far.  facebook.com/WorldofNationsCelebration

 

Kissimmee Blue Skies & Silver Spurs Festival

Kissimmee,  May 31 - June 2, 2013

Four festivals rolled in to one with something for everyone to enjoy including Silver Spurs Rodeo, Blue Skies Balloon Festival, Blue Skies Adventure Race and Endless Summer Songwriters Festival.  kissimmeeblueskiesfestival.com/

 

Busch Gardens Summer Nights

Tampa, June 8 - Aug 18, 2013

Ride the Cheetah Hunt and other adrenalin pumping rides under the start light and the moon.  Embrace the potent Rock n Roll music punctuated to the finally closing each night to spectacular fireworks.  Summer Nights

 

Theme Parks and Amusement Parks

Florida is definitely the home of theme parks and amusement parks with Orlando being host to such attractions as Disney - Magic Kingdom where fantasy comes alive. SeaWorld where you are invited to join the undersea world. Busch Gardens and Lowry Park Zoo where you can see animals from all over the world. Lion Country Safari where you can drive amongst the lions, rhinos, giraffes, etc in your own car. Discovery Cove where you can swim with the magnificent dolphins. You can ride roller coasters to your hearts content at the many amusement parks.

You can indulge your wild side if you dare.


Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup Race

Daytona Beach,  July 6, 2013

This race is NASCAR's favorite night race. This 400 mile race is usually held the weekend closest to Fourth of July. The fireworks on the track are followed with an awesome display of fireworks in the air.   Coke Zero 400

 

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Epcot,  Sep 27 - Nov 11, 2013

Outstanding food, fun and entertainment. Nearly 30 international food and beverage Marketplaces, Signature dining experiences with celebrated chefs, and Culinary demonstrations and wine seminars.  Eat to the Beat concert series, with nightly performances.

epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival/


Nascar Ford Ecoboost 400 Sprint Cup Race

Homestead, Nov 17, 2013

The final Nascar, Sprint Cup Series race of the season - for the championship!  400 miles of ultimate pushing and sliding, bumping and passing.  The Chase ends here!

homesteadmiamispeedway.com

 

Celebrate Brevard- Food and Wine Gala

Palm Bay, FL - Dec 14, 2013

Cuisines from around the world, wine tasting, music, games, contests, antique cars, shows, raffles.  5:30PM-9:00PM The Unity Center of Palm Bay 1771 Agora Circle. Theme: The Great Gatsby (Black and White Party)
Celebrate Brevard- Food and Wine Gala

 


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