What’s happening in November?

Another month, more festivals and events to make the eleventh month of the year a fun one.

November 5th-15th DeLand

Lifestock and rides are the main attractions at the Volusia County Youth Fair with awards given for art and craft projects and a full slate of musicians performing.

November 6th-7th Plant City

Love flea markets? Then you might want to try The Fancy Flea, described as an upscale flea market specializing in furniture, antiques, artwork and shabby chic decor.


Or there’s a second date for this event in Madison one week later on November 14th.

November 7th Coconut Grove

Crowds, costumes and mayhem describe the Great Grove Bed Races. Awards are given for fastest, best-decorated and crowd favorite bed in this competition of mattresses on wheels.


November 8th-15th Key West

High speed, off-shore, powerboat racing as well as the warm weather of the Keys will draw spectators to the 34th Annual Key West World Championship Racers.

November 13th-17th Sarasota

Master sculptors will create masterpieces in the pristine white sand for display in the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Festival. The competition phase of the festival ends on Sunday with scupltures left on the beach Monday and Tuesday for viewing.

2013 First Place Sculpture

And while in Sarasota, you might want to take in the Chalk Festival in nearby Venice where artists will be creating works to illustrate this year’s theme: Eat, Drink and Be Merry!


November 15th-22nd Miami

Readers and writers can join in an eight day literary party at the Miami Book Fair. Activities such as the Street Fair, Festival of Authors and Children’s Alley are a few of the highlights of this annual event.

November 21st-January 31st St. Augustine

Florida’s Historic Coast glows with holiday merriment during the two months known as Night of Lights. Selected by the National Geographic as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the beaches should not be missed during the holidays.

November 27th-28th Panama City Beach

The lighting of the Christmas tree on Friday and a Christmas Concert by the Panama City POPS Orchestra on Saturday begin a month long series of events known as Beach Home for the Holidays.

November 28th Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Light Parade marks one of the state’s earliest holiday boat parades of the year, with the parade beginning at 7:00 and a fireworks display featuring the signature bridge “waterfalls” capping off the festivities.

November a time to be thankful for so many ways to enjoy Florida fun.

September: What’s Happening?

With September only a week away, it’s time to start making plans so you can enjoy some of the fun events taking place around the state next month.

Flavor: The Restaurant Month of the Palm Beaches

Event runs the entire month of September with 51 participating restaurants

What a great way to try new restaurants in the Palm Beaches while supporting the Palm Beach County Food Bank! Good food at a good price for a good cause for a whole month: Flavor

Music by the Sea September 2nd

St. Augustine Beach Pier

Free concert featuring the local band, Papercutt, for those who enjoy the music of the ’80s. Food from the South Beach Grill will be available for $10. If the 2nd doesn’t fit in your schedule, check the website for bands and restaurants featured each Wednesday at the weekly Music By the Sea.


Gulf Coast Jam: Country on the Beach September 4th-6th

Panama City Beach

Country music on the white sand beaches of Panama City, the Gulf Coast Music Jam is the Labor Day Weekend event for music lovers. Gulf Coast Music Jam

Second Annual Key Largo to Key West Cycle Challenge September 12th

Key Largo

Spanning more than 100 miles of the Florida Keys, this event is more than a race. It’s a challenge! Riders and their support crews navigate the Florida Keys Heritage Trail and Overseas Highway as solo, 2-person or 4-person relay teams. The course begins at Key Largo Bike & Tour Adventures Cycle Shop, located at 91946 Overseas Highway (MM 92). All riders are to be awarded medals and event t-shirts.

O-Town MacDown September 12th

Kissimmee; Osceola Heritage Park Exhibit Hall

A mac-n-cheese cooking competition featuring celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, kid’s fun zone, and best of all…all you can eat macaroni and cheese. Event supports Give Kids the World Village

Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 19th

Ocala; Tuscawilla Park (other locations in the state throughout the month)

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Team B.Lou – 2014

For the third year Team B. Lou will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Lace up your shoes or donate to a team. Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Join our team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival; September 25 – November 16th

Orlando; Epcot; Walt Disney World

This is the 20th year Epcot has presented the Food and Wine Festival, an opportunity for guests to experience a culinary adventure with samples of incredible dishes from all over the world. Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet September 26th

Everglades City Rod and Gun Club Lodge

Everglades City, the Stone Crab Capital of the World, will host a festival with music, crafts, a frog jumping contest and the annual Coconut and Guava Cake Baking Contest as part of the Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet. This free event takes place on the bank of the Barron River at the Rod and Gun Club Lodge.