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Planning a visit to Florida? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.

 

South Florida & the Keys Events

November 2014

November 16, 2014
Ford EcoBoost 400 Watch as Jeff Gordon defends his title at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

December 2014

December 4-7, 2014
Art Basel View art from all around the world at Miami Beach. Times vary.

East Central Florida Events

October 2014

October 16-19, 2014
22nd Annual Biketoberfest A international festival full of motorcycle races, charity rides, and fun events that accompany street fairs. Event times vary.

Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Events

May 2014

May 1 - December 31, 2014
Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures Join in on one of Captain Steve’s tours for a unique view of the Everglades. There are many different types of tours and he is fairly flexible, just ask. Tour times vary.
May 1 - October 31, 2014
Corey Billie's Airboat Rides Take a tour through the Everglades on an Airboat with a native Seminole as your guide. Check for a convenient tour time that suits you.

May 2014

May 1 - December 31, 2014
Naples Trolley Tours Hop onto a vintage trolley for a one-of-a-kind narrated tour of Naples. Tours depart daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

November 2014

November 21-30, 2014
American Sand Sculpring Championships Head down to Fort Myers Beach and watch as it is turned into a magnificent art gallery. Event times vary.

Jacksonville & Northeast Florida Events

April 2014

April 26 - August 24, 2014
The New York Times Magazine Photographs Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art to view these unique photos that each have a unique story to tell. Check for exhibit times.

August 2014

August 14, 2014
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Enjoy this feature-length documentary as it is shown at the Sun-Ray Cinema. The film starts rolling at 7 p.m.

October 2014

October 11, 2014
4th Annual North Florida YogaFest Join the group yoga class at the Riverside Arts Market amphitheater and browse through booths by studio owners, instructors, and fellow enthusiasts. The meditation begins at 10 a.m.

Tallahassee & North Central Florida Events

October 2014

October 25, 2014
St. Marks Stone Crab Festival Enjoy live music, art, and fresh crabs in St. Marks. Event times vary.

November 2014

November 8-9, 2014
Downtown Festival and Art Show Wander through Downtown Gainesville and immerse yourself in art from all over the country. There will be physical art such as sculptures and paintings as well as artists performing beautiful dances or music. The festivities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Orlando & Central Florida Events

June 2014

June 21 - August 10, 2014
Summer Nights at SeaWorld Enjoy this nighttime spectacular with special shows. Check for event times.

September 2014

September 19 - November 10, 2014
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Experience food and wine from all around the world while walking around Epcot.
September 20-21, 2014
Leesburg Fine Arts Fest Explore the many different booths displaying unique works of art. It starts at 10 a.m.

September 2014

September 5-6, 2014
Rock the Universe Join one of the biggest Christian music festivals in Florida at Universal Studios. Event times vary.

October 2014

October 4-26, 2014
SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular Put on your costume and watch special Halloween shows. Check for event times.

Pensacola & the Florida Panhandle Events

October 2014

October 17-19, 2014
38th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival Fun for the entire family with many different food concessions and fun in Niceville. Event times vary.

Tampa & West Central Florida Events

July 2014

July 10 - August 3, 2014
Jobsite Theater presents: Inventing Van Gogh This moving drama pulls into light the fine line that separates fact from myth as a contemporary artist is commissioned to forge the never seen final self portrait of Van Gogh. Show times are at 8 p.m. with Sunday showings at 4 p.m.
Saturdays
July 12 - August 23, 2014

Light Up Channelside: Summer Fireworks Series Live music and great food fills the Channel District as people gather for the firework finale. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.
July 31, 2014
Margarita Wars Help decide the winner of this fun competition by sampling margaritas by 10 of the best mixologists in the Tampa area. The mixing begins at 6 p.m. at the TPepin Hospitality Centre.

August 2014

August 1-3, 2014
Tampa Bay Comic Con 2014 Fans of The Doctor, Captain Kirk, Captain Mal Reynolds, and Sherlock converge on the Tampa Convention Center for this Nerdvana.

September 2014

September 20, 2014
Chillin Music Fest Curits Hixon Park in the heart of Tampa fills with multiple stages of music, great food and drinks, and an unbeatable atmosphere from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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