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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.
Tampa & West Central Florida Events
2016 Channelside Bay Plaza Fresh Artisan Market
On the first of every month this summer, visitors are invited to enjoy the Channelside Bay Plaza's artisan market in Tampa, which features live music, locally grown and handpicked produce, handcrafted goods, and more. It all starts at 11 a.m.
2016 Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival
Main Street in downtown Dunedin is set to become a hub for handrafted goods and talented crafters this summer. Come grab some homemade jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and more. This event is free of admission.
2016 Beer Camp Across America
Brew lovers, head on over to Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa and enjoy the collection of tasty brews, food trucks, live music, and commemorative tastings. It all starts at 6 p.m.
East Central Florida Events
23rd Annual Blue Water Open Offshore Fishing Tournament
Prove your worth with a rod and reel – it's the 23rd Annual Blue Water Open Offshore Charity Fishing Tournament. Head for Sebastian's Capt'n Butcher's Seafood Grille & Bar June 3rd and 4th for a chance to win great prizes.
Sebastian's Freedom Festival
Celebrate the Fourth this year in Sebastian. Make your way to the Lion's Club of Sebastian and enjoy Sebastian's Freedom Festival. There's a parade, craft booths, food, and much more.
Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Events
MLT Sarasota Triathlon
Make your way to Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota for the MLT Sarasota Triathlon. Held on June 18th, starting at 8 a.m., this event will test even the braun-iest of super athlete – swim, bike, and run your way to the finish line.
Brian Wilson Live
See the legendary musician, and former Beach Boy, Brian Wilson perform live in Sarasota. On September 11th, head for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 7 p.m. and catch Wilson perform his biggest hits.
Sarasota Medieval Fair
Don't miss this year's Sarasota Medieval Fair. Held on November 5th and 6th at the Historic Asolo Theater, the Sarasota Medieval Fair is one of the city's premier events.
Les Stroud: An Evening of Music, Conversation & Video
Fans of the popular Discover Channel program Survivorman will not want to miss this event in Fort Myers. Les Stroud: An Evening of Music, Conversation & Video live at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall should be a real treat. Hear Les tell stories of his explorations and adventures, and listen to his authentic songs.
Jacksonville & Northeast Florida Events
2016 Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise
Planning a trip to scenic Jacksonville? Into cars? Then check out this classic car show, hitting the streets near the Sea Walk Pavillon on the third Tuesday of each month, all year long. It all starts at 5 p.m. Come check out the unique festivities.
2016 North Beaches Art Walk
Beaches Town Center is the place to be in Jacksonville on the third Thursday of each month, as a collection of artists set up shop to showcase their greatest creations and cultural offerings. Bring the whole family check it out – it starts at 5 p.m.
Orlando & Central Florida Events
Celebrate the Fourth this summer in Winter Park, near Orlando, with a run – it's a the Watermelon 5K. The run starts at 7 a.m., and the money raised here directly benefits the local Track Shack Foundation.
2016 Fireworks at the Fountain
Celebrate our nation's independence at Eola Park in Orlando with an evening of music, kids' activities, food and drinks, and a dazzling fireworks show to top it off. The event is free, and it begins at 4 p.m.
Summer Nights at SeaWorld
This summer, check out SeaWorld Orlando – at night! For nearly three months, you and the family can explore SeaWorld Orlando well beyond the normal closing hours.
3rd Annual Glo with the Flo 5K
Citizen's Circle in downtown Ocala is set to host this fun-filled 5K race, with all proceeds going to a great cause. Sign up today.
Don't miss the greatest living band touring today – Maroon 5. Head for the Amway Center in Orlando on September 9th for this most excellent show. Show starts at 7:30, and tickets range from $28.50 to $123.50.
7th Annual Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
The world famous theme park hosts the 7th rendition of this classic event. There will be tons of food, activities, seminars, and more. It all begins at 5:30 p.m.
2016 Kissimmee Valley Farmer's Market
Main Street in Kissimmee transforms into a hub for locally grown produce and handcrafted gifts and goods each Tuesday afternoon. It all begins at 3 p.m.
Pensacola & the Florida Panhandle Events
ACME Rhythm & Blues w/ the FZB Horns
Visit the American Legion Post 13 at Lake Ella in Tallahassee for the ACME Rhythm and Blues night – featuring the FZB Horns. On August 26th, from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., enjoy this soul and funk revue. $10 at the door.
Tallahassee Kids & Family Expo
Check out the Tallahassee Kids & Family Expo during your next visit. Head to the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at FSU on September 17th at 10 a.m. for a full day of demonstrations, exhibits, hands-on fun, and great entertainment.
Don Williams Live
See the iconic country western star Don Williams live on stage in Pensacola. On September 14th, head for the Saenger Theatre at 7:30 p.m. to catch this legend perform hits like Cryin' Eyes, I've Been Loved by the Best, and We're All the Way.
Tar Heels v. Seminoles – college football
Head for Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee for a premier college football matchup. On October 1st, the North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Florida State Seminoles, starting at 1 p.m.
South Florida & the Keys Events
2016 National Parks Adventure 3D
Explore America's National Parks without ever leaving Fort Lauderdale by visiting IMAX Fort Lauderdale. Exploratory nature films filmed in beautiful 3D will be shown all summer long. Check the showtimes during your visit.
2016 Shakespeare by the Sea
Bill's best stories come to Carlin Park in Jupiter for two straight weekends. There will also be plenty food and other festivities. Bring a blanket and enjoy. Showtimes are TBA.
2016 Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest
Head over to the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach for an afternoon of delicous brews, food trucks, live music, festival activities, and more. Event start time is TBA.
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