Special Olympics of Florida Polar Plunge 

Break out them swimsuits and join Special Olympics of Florida for the annual Polar Plunge at Aquatica at SeaWorld Orlando on February 11th.

Each year, the Polar Plunge challenges thousands of brave jumpers at numerous locations around the state and benefits for a good cause. If you think you got what it takes register today and take the plunge to benefit Special Olympics of Florida.

More info visit: specialolympicsflorida.org

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Orlando Chili Cook-off 

The Orlando Chili Cook-off is back February 18th at Festival Park in Orlando.

Enjoy tasty chili samples, live bands all day, a Massive kid’s zone, capture memories in the paparazzi zone, beer and wine. Do not forget it is all for a good cause, proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand a childhood cancer foundation. Dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.

Plus don’t miss the World Chili Eating Challange with 10 major league teams, 6 minutes and only one will come out on top.

Stay tuned to see which bands will be there…

More info visit: orlandochilicookoff.com

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Cars for the Cure

The 13th Annual ” Cars for the Cure” Heathrow automotive festival will be held on February 11th at Colonial TownPark in Lake Mary.

This charitable event, hosted by the American Lung Association in Florida, promises to be like no other. Central Florida’s 2017 Cars for the Cure will showcase an array of the most distinctive and unforgettable cars around the world such as Lamborghinis, Bugattis, Porsche, and Aston Martins that will line up the street of Colonial TownPark for the largest charitable car show in Southeast United States.

 Free to the public and the street is lined with great shops, restaurants, attractions, and a variety of sponsor booths.

More info visit: www.carsforthecure.com

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Pigz in Z’hills BBQ & Blues Festival

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The Zephyrhills Annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues festival is the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce signature event. BBQ & Blues features a friendly BBQ competition amidst a background of the blues music. You can sample the culinary creations of both local and out-of-town BBQ chefs on January 21st.

Top o’ the line BBQ and sensational live blues music car and motorcycle show and shine, concessionaires, gift vendors, and business showcase kidz zone games and activities by East Pasco YMCA.

More info visit: zephyrhillschamber.org

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival 

Like Beer? Like Bourbon? Like BBQ? The you won’t want to miss the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on February 18th in Tampa.

This is the original. This is the one that started it all…there are no substitutes. Enjoy a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an All-You-Care –To-Taste sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and live music all day.

  • All guests receive a Souvenir Glass For Tastings.
  • All You Care To Taste Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table and tent to tent. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap.
  • BIG V. I. P. area on the Mezzanine and stocked full of specialty tastes and lots of local restaurants showing off their BBQ and bacon dishes.
  • The first 200 Guests in line for each session receive a FREE “Collectible BBBQ” Bag to celebrate the show.
  • Gaming Area with trike races, giant jenga, cornhole and more.
  • Back this year – The Shrine of Swine. Enjoy whole hogs every hour and worship the Pork Gods.
  • BBQ Galore – Enjoy the great barbeque selection with pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixin’ you could imagine.
  • Seminars in the tasting theater with master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters from the Deep South.
  • Listen to live rock and blues music and bluegrass on the Main Stage.
  • Contests on the Main Stage like Tampa’s best beer belly competition and the daisy dukes and boots contest.
  • Browse cool exhibits of brewerania, hot sauces, bbq accessories, and even a cigar tent for all guests.

Plus more just visit: www.beerandbourbon.com

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Daytona Beach Half Marathon

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Volusia county Government and Daytona International Speedway are again partnering to bring this iconic race to the community. The Daytona Beach Half Marathon returns February 5th. Registration is now open.

Named one of the seven scenic half  marathons in America by Active.com, this is one of the most unique courses in the running world. The course starts and finishes at the World Center of Racing, taking runners from the historic flat asphalt surface of Daytona International Speedway’s racing apron, onto the main thoroughfare, to a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean from high atop the International Speedway Boulevard bridge. The course will continue east to the sparkling, white, hard-packed sands of Daytona Beach, then back to the start/finish line.

 The 2016 marathon drew 2,748 runners from throughout the United States and seven countries.

More info visit: www.daytonabeachhalf.com

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Taste of the World 

Taste of the World is happening at Clermont Water Front Park on December 17th.

The mission of Taste of the World is to bring tasty international foods, along with great beer, wine and entertainment to the beautiful city of Clermont. It’s a great day for people to spend with their family and friends eating amazing food, enjoying the great weather, and engage in a melting pot of culture on the beautiful lake front park during the festive holiday season.

The atmosphere will be entertaining, interactive, and engaging with something for everyone. Vendors will have small plates for sale for approx $3-$5-$7 and we will be serving some great beers and wine from local, national companies. There will also be a children’s area with lots of treats and activities.

More info visit: www.totwfest.com

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