AIMExpo

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Nearly 19,000 people and over 360 exhibitors will flock to Orlando for the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) at the Orange County Convention Center on October 13-14th for trade and media. Open to public, trade and media on October 15-16th.

Don’t miss the AIMExpo it is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling experience that brings together enthusiasts and industry insiders in one arena. Demos from the latest models at the innovative AIMExpo Outdoors. See and purchase the newest motorcycling products directly on the show floor, meet celebrities, learn tips and tricks from the pros and much more.

AIMExpo Outdoors is the most expansive and exciting powersports outdoor demo and festival area you’ll ever experience, and it’s open to everyone who attends the show – dealers, media, the general public and even exhibitor staff. Only at AIMExpo Outdoors can you test ride new 2017 models from the major powersports manufacturers.

Love playing in the dirt? Jump on a quad or SxS and zip around two off-road courses at AIMExpo Outdoors street bike demos available also. Plus FREE motorcycle parking in south lot B.

More info visit: www.aimexpousa.com

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Biketoberfest

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Each year, nearly 125,000 motorcyclists roll into the Daytona Beach area for a multi-day, annual event called Biketoberfest October 13-16th. This extended weekend of fun and sun includes motorcycle shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides along A1A and other historic roadways, racing at Daytona International Speedway and vendors offering everything from the latest models to parts and accessories.

Established more than 20 years ago by the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Biketoberfest is typically held the weekend immediately following Columbus Day with most visitors staying throughout the week. The event features a 12-mile ride along a series of scenic state and county highways in Volusia County known as the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail or ‘Loop’. Other popular rides include up and down Main Street and Beach Street, through various state parks such as Tomoka State Park and DeLeon Springs State Park and to the historic Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, located just south of Daytona Beach in Ponce Inlet.

There’s also plenty of vibrant nightlife for Biketoberfest revelers. Famous Main Street bars like Froggy’s, Dirty Harry’s, Main Street Station and the Boot Hill Saloon offer food and drinks, as well as live entertainment and giveaways. And whether you’re beachside, on Beach Street, downtown, Midtown, along International Speedway Boulevard, in South Daytona or just north in Holly Hill and Ormond Beach, it’s nearly impossible not to find a happening place to wet your whistle and relax after a long day’s ride.

If you have the need for speed, there are also multiple motorcycle races and demos on the high banks of the newly repaved Daytona International Speedway. The party is not complete without a stop at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, home of Daytona Harley-Davidson the world’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership and mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts.

More info visit: www.officialbikeweek.com

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Oktoberfest Tampa

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Entering their 7th Annual event this year Oktoberfest Tampa will welcome 10,000 thirsty patrons over the festival weekend October 7-9th where once again Curtis Hixon Park will turn into Tampa’s largest, waterfront biergarten. The festival serves up tons of friendly competition with dozens of Outrageous Bavarian Games. Also will feature live entertainment and oompah bands all day every day, authentic food, music, traditional Schuplattler dancers, alphorn players, multiple game zones and more.

With over a dozen different Ourageous Bavarian Games every minute of the festival, all throughout the weekend. The games are free for guests to play with prizes and bragging rights on the line. Games include: stein hoisting, keg stacking, tug-o-war, carry the wench, tricycle races, grain sack toss, corn hole, brat toss, mustache competitions, Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest competitions, etc.

In addition to working with a charity (Are You Safe, Inc.), one way Oktoberfest Tampa is able to give back to the community is by offering free entry to our service men and women. Every year, they offer free general admission entry for veterans, military members or first responders and their guest. That is valid for any of the military branches (active or retired) and is also valid for any first responder departments, EMS/Fire/PD.

The returning signature beer that Coppertail Brewing brews “Oktoberfest Tampa Dunkel”.  Last year was the first year of this signature beer, which was a very big hit with the crowd. During the last two weeks of September and the first week of October they will be hosting special pre-event keg tappings with the famous dunkel at participating bar locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. Offering a variety of traditional beer styles at Oktoberfest Tampa, including: pils, märzens, dunkel, and wheat. Plus white and red wine, as well as non-alcoholic beverages (sodas, water) and fresh-squeezed lemonade. 

Additionally, all throughout September Oktoberfest Tampa will be marketing a special Oktoberfest Test-Drive promotion with Audi. During any day in September, you are invited to test drive an Audi for free to not only receive a custom Oktoberfest Tampa package (includes: 2 weekend passes to the event, commemorative stein, 2 drink tickets, 2 brat tickets, 2 pretzel tickets), guests will also be automatically entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Germany. The trip will include airfare with Lufthansa to either Frankfurt or Munich with 3 nights at the Aloft Hotel in either city.

 Oktoberfest Food offers a full variety of authentic fare, that includes, but is not limited to: chicken schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, sauerbraten, spätzle, goulash, cucumber salad,  traditional potato salad, warm pretzels, apple strudel and a few other delicacies.

More info visit: www.oktoberfesttampa.com
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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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Taste your way around the world at Walt Disney World’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival September 14th until November 14th.

Discover delicious global cuisines, wines and beers. Enjoy tastings and demonstrations from world-famous chefs. And kick back at concerts from top-name artists.

You’ll be able to taste your way across countries and continents as you experience dozens of international marketplaces. Plus rock out to “Eat to the Beat” from top-name artists. There will also be culinary demos, mixology seminars, beverage seminars, beverage boot camp, cheese seminars plus much more.

More info or to purchase tickets visit: disneyworld.disney.go.com

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Mount Dora Bicycle Festival

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The Mount Dora Bicycle Festival is a 3-day weekend filled with multiple routes, festivities, a beer garden and excitement galore. From a friendly ghost ride to crushing hill climbs, and fourteen routes to choose from, you are sure to find what you are looking for in Mount Dora.

New this year: Special guest George Hincapie will be there to ride Saturday and you can visit him during lunch at the beer garden. Back 2 Back Century Challenge (Friday and Saturday), Three new routes, FREE t-shirt with registration and more. This event is rain or shine.

To register visit: mountdorabicyclefestival.com

80s in the Park

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80’s in the Park will be a 3 day concert with 20 bands all 80’s at Melbourne Auditorium August 25th to the 28th.

Stryper, Great White, Quiet Riot, Kip Winger, Feme Fatale Pretty Boy Floyd, Faster Pussycat,TED POLEY of danger danger, Nova Rex, Burning Star, The Cult Revolution (Cult Tribute) and more to come.

You can also purchase V.I.P tickets to include V.I.P seating, private V.I.P shows at the Crown Plaza Hotel, after parties with the band members, one hour kill the keg reception each day plus more.

Visit: 80sinthepark.wix.com

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Summer Nights at SeaWorld

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As the summer sun goes down, the fun heats up at SeaWorld Orlando. Summer Nights gives families and friends the chance to stay in the park for more thrills and laughs.

From June 18th to August 7th guests can enjoy nightly festivities featuring a high-energy Shamu show, awe-inspiring celebrations and late-night thrills on everyone’s favorite coasters. To plan your visit to SeaWorld Orlando Summer Nights visit:seaworldparks.com

Follow @SeaWorld on twitter for the latest updates on Summer Nights!

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