Join the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for the 3rd annual Space Race benefiting United Way of Brevard on January 18th.
This year’s Space Race is a 3k course throughout the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Run or walk throughout the course, with views including the historic Rocket Garden, the booster stack at the entrance of Space Shuttle Atlantis and Heroes and Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
More info visit: www.kennedyspacecenter.com
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Habitat Strawberry Festival on March 2nd is hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Marion County to raise funds to build a home for a family in need.
This is an annual event has over 200 vendors, kids zone, car show, pie eating contest, baking contest, pet contest, live bands, strawberry treats and flats of strawberries for sale, live entertainment plus more.
More info visit: www.habitatocala.org
The Florida Strawberry Festival is back for it’s 84th year and the 2019 theme is “It’s A Hit” happening February 28th – March 10th in Plant City.
This 11-day strawberry festival a.k.a “berryfest” attracts over 500,000 strawberry fanatics. It’s a community event that celebrates the official strawberry season in Florida with fresh from Florida strawberries, strawberry shortcake and just when you think there’s no other way to enjoy strawberries? Brace yourself.
Plus headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, special day discounts, carnival rides, exhibits, enter to win brand-new 2019 Corvette Z06 from Stingray Chevrolet more.
Live concerts from:
Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra
The Oak Ridge Boys
Kool & the Gang
Chicks with Hits
Also check out Florida Strawberry Festival’s Battle of the Bands.
More info visit: flstrawberryfestival.com
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Join the Florida Key Lime Pie Company for the 8th Annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival on January 19th at Veterans Memorial Park in Merritt Island.
The Florida Key Lime Pie Company will be offering their world-famous key lime pie as “key lime pie in a cup”, “key lime pie by the slice”, and whole key lime pies.
Plus a key lime pie hula hoop challenge, key lime pie toss competition and back by popular demand the key lime pie eating contest.
Enjoy live music, spectacular nationally featured street performers and local Florida vendors throughout the festival as well as an inclusive kids zone, pony rides and wildlife show.
Also this year’s festival will have array of some of the Space and Treasure Coast’s best food trucks and Florida hand crafted beers and key lime libations.
The main feature of the festival, the Florida Key Lime Pie Company will be featuring “Show No Mercy for the Sheriff” where key lime pie lovers will challenge Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey the “Pie Expert” in a key lime pie chow down – show down.
More info visit: floridakeylimepiecompany.com
Get your Mardi Gras on at Florida’s BIGGEST Mardi Gras party at Universal Orlando February 9th to April 4th.
Enjoy nightly parades with awesome street performers, colorful costumes and thousands of beads flying through the air. Catch some of the best names in music LIVE (to be announced soon) on selected nights.
Also spice things up with some of the best Cajun food that’ll make your mouth water.
More info visit: www.universalorlando.com
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The Florida Food and Brews Festival takes over Tampa Bay February 23-24th
This HUGE festival is jam packed with tons of food, craft brews, live music and stand-up comedy. Entertainment lineup includes Reno Collier, the Bearded Brothers Band, Betty Fox Band, Holey Miss Moley and lots more.
Sample from local food trucks, restaurants, dessert vendors, and nearly all food is available for $5 or less.
More info or to purchase tickets visit: www.foodandbrewsfestival.com
The Florida State Fair is back February 7-18th at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
The Florida State Fair attracts up to 500,000 people each year. Check out your local Florida residents as they create exhibits for aquaculture, horticulture, woodcarving, needlework and more. Over 90 years the fair has celebrated with a prized bull contest, best pie contest and the most beautiful quilt contest.
Plus check out the Midway rides were you can experience all the thrills and chills that you’ve come to expect. As the first state fair of the year, they’ve got the latest and greatest in fair foods such as the pizza cone, redneck burger, bacon ice cream and way more.
More info visit: www.floridastatefair.com
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