The Dock Jam Seafood Music Festival 

The Dock Jam pairs a good selection of craft beer from Ormond Brewing Company, Sweetwater, Fat Tire and Budweiser to match up perfect with seafood and a great view of the marina on May 20-21st.

Plan to stay and play some of the best cornhole players in the Harborside Cornhole Tournament. Kids’ cornhole boards and team signups are available throughout the day with winner’s and prizes.

Plus the area’s largest boat show and some very cool in-water activities like the stand up paddle board and kayak relay races and obstacle courses and sailing demo’s available in the Harbor Marina. One of the biggest show highlights is always the Ms. Florida Boat Show Bikini Contest.

As a bonus when you come out to The Dock Jam, attendees also get to experience The Florida Boat Show with a variety of new power boats, sail boats, kayaks, marine accessories and service exhibitors of all types featured throughout the marina.

The 2-day Dock Jam Seafood Music Festival host an Arts Village full of art and exhibitors showcasing glass, jewelry, woodworking, clothing, furniture and other hand-crafted items.

More info visit: thedockjam.com

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Lakeland Craft Beer & Food Festival 

Come taste beers from some of the best breweries out there, plus food from popular local vendors, during The Brass Tap Lakeside Village’s Lakeland Craft Beer & Food Festival on March 25th.

Local and regional breweries will be in attendance and food will be available for purchase onsite. Pre-sale tickets include unlimited beer tastings and VIP tickets offer access to the VIP lounge, special beers, a food buffet and more. Tickets may be available day of also.

More info visit: visitcentralflorida.org

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 

The Tampa Bay Margarita Festival returns May 27th at Curtis Hixon Park.

Listen to live music from the Barenaked Ladies on the main stage, chill and play games with your friends while you sip and drink on a “HUGE” variety of margarita drinks available for purchase. From the classic to top shelf to extreme margaritas, make sure you visit all the featured bars.

More info visit: www.tampamargaritafest.com

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Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout 

Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout presented by Sonny’s BBQ and Oviedo Roofing is smokin’ ready for its fifth year on May 27th at Oviedo Mall.

BBQ Blowout has quickly become a signature event in the community and is free to attend. Sample delicious barbeque from professional BBQ teams and peruse local vendors at the same time. The kids area will have plenty of fun for our younger attendees with water rides and bounce houses. Live music on the main stage.

More Info visit: BBQBlowout.org

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Country 500 

The Country 500 festival May 26-28th will feature the biggest stars in country music spread over three days and nights, programmed on multiple performance stages.

It’ll take place on the infield of the world-famous Daytona International Speedway, which will allow fans to actually camp out in the infield, literally inside the festival. Fans at the festival will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of their favorite country stars at artist meet-and-greets located throughout pit road and the garages.

There will also be food booths and food trucks, carnival rides, arcade games, country-and-western merchandise, fireworks and more.

More info visit: www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

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TICO Warbird AirShow

The TICO Warbird AirShow a 3-day event returns March 10th until March 12th.

Opening the 2017 US AirShow season, the TICO Warbird AirShow is famous for it’s busy and fast paced flying program with a mix of historic warbirds, modern jets and aerobatic teams.

This year’s show promises to be a memorable experience. Friday afternoon and evening shows will included static display and flights by modern and vintage warbirds, acrobatic flyers, and both the US Navy F/A-18 TAC Demo, and the Air Force’s famous Thunderbirds. That show will continue with a fantastic dusk flying show and conclude with a fireworks display.

All performers will return for on Saturday and Sunday for the daytime shows. You’ll also see classic and exotic cars, a carnival for the children, and displays of operating military equipment and tanks.

More info visit: nbbd.com

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Florida Blueberry Festival 

The Florida Blueberry Festival takes over the historic downtown streets of Brooksville on April 22nd and 23rd. Enjoy some fresh Florida blueberries, fresh blueberry pies, and tasty festival fare.

When roaming the streets watch out for the jugglers and the stilt people. Have a glass of blueberry wine at the Island Grove Wine Café.

Meander through the art exhibits and specialty retail tents. Sit in and listen to entertainment by tribute bands along with array of other talented musical and entertainment acts. A beer garden, blueberry kids area plus more.

More info visit: www.floridablueberryfestival.org

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