Zephyrhills SummerFest

Zephyrhills SummerFest is the only fireworks show in Downtown Zephyrhills at Zephyr Park on June 23rd.

The events kicks off with a DJ Xpress running dance and watermelon eating contest for the kids and ends with 30 minutes of fireworks over the lake. Plus Food, bounce houses, family games and more.

For the first time this year they will be having a SummerFest Morning Vendor Market before the festival. 30+ vendors will be selling their arts, products, décor and more. This is a great summer event to get you in the patriotic mood.

More info visit: www.simplyeventsfl.com

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Charity Challenge XXXIII

Charity Challenge is back for the 33rd year of tough competition that gives back to the community on May 19th at the Camping World Stadium.

Charity Challenge is a non-profit organization that brings together over 100 teams for a day of hard competition. Help support these teams and give back by coming out and raising money for the ones who need it.

Events to include basketball, hotshots, a kayak relay, multiple obstacle courses, a tubing relay, volleyball and tug-of-war. Also many vendors and sponsors as well.

More info visit: charitychallengeinc.org

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Mascot Games

Celebrating their 25th anniversary The Mascot Games returns to the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando presented by Wawa on June 22-23rd.

It will feature up to 30 mascots from sports teams across the country competing in a variety of games and see if your favorite comes out on top.

Join more than 18,000 other sports fans as they enjoy a thrilling and pulse-pounding competition, with mascots from the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, and the Arena Football League battle through gladiator themed games. See who the true champions of the mascot world are.

All proceeds to benefit New Hope for Kids, which provides support to children and families grieving the death of a loved one and to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida.

More info visit: mascotgames.org

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Tampa RiverFest

Join the City of Tampa at the Tampa Riverwalk as they celebrate all the sights, sounds and action that surround it. RiverFest is happening May 4-5th it’s a FREE public event with live entertainment, food festivals, family-friendly activities and fireworks.

The evening activities will include the hugely popular Hot Air Balloon Glow, Wiener Dog Derby, Asia Fest, Food Festival, Live Music, Gasparilla Stand up Paddle Board Invasion and more

 The event stretch’s all along the river with main activities taking place at a Curtis Hixon Park, MacDill Park and the Sail Pavilion near the Tampa Convention Center docks. You can also travel by Pirate Water Taxi.

More info visit: thetampariverwalk.com

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Science of Wine

Sip, savor and support the mission of Orlando Science Center at the 8th Annual Science of Wine. One of Orlando’s most memorable food and wine events on April 28th. Science of Wine is presented by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.

Taste 150 of the finest wines around the world and plates from 30 different food partners around Orlando. Plus culinary experts, silent auction, live music, entertainment and more.

Science of Wine benefits Orlando Science Center, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire science learning for life.

More info visit: www.osc.org

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Daytona Truck Meet

The LARGEST truck meet in the country returns to Daytona Beach June 1-3rd at Daytona International Speedway.

Join over 15,000 spectators, 100s of vendors and 1,000s of custom pick up trucks from around the country for a weekend of fun. Get up close and personal with the BIGGEST truck builds around and get a chance to connect with the personalities behind the monster machines.

More info visit: daytonatruckmeet.com