Upcoming Events

Florida Citrus Parade

Date: Dec 29, 2016
Location: Downtown Orlando
The Florida Citrus Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports-affiliated parades in the nation, held annually in downtown Orlando. ...Read More

Pink & Swine

Date: Apr 07, 2017
Location: Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Stroll around to over twenty paired stations featuring delicious small plates from various restaurants, as well as beverages. ...Read More

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

Date: Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Location: Grand Boulevard at Sandestin
A best-in-class event in a world-class beach location makes South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival the premier wine and food event in the Southeast. ...Read More

Key West Songwriters Festival

Date: May 10, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Location: Various Venues
The Key West Songwriters Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world, both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. Staged at an array of Key West’s most popular beaches, ...Read More

PAST EVENTS

Autos & Oysters

Apalachicola | October 29, 2016
The Autos and Oysters Car Show and sock hop is a free event features antique classics, hot rods and sports cars, paired with local oysters and seafood for a fun, family-friendly weekend.

College Park JazzFest

Orlando | October 22, 2016
College Park JazzFest features 10 Bands on 3 Main Stages, for a night of smooth, funky and soulful jazz to enjoy with friends and family. Edgewater Drive is shut down to accommodate the thousands of people who join in on this exciting night.

Cows ‘n Cabs

Winter Park | October 22, 2016
Cows ‘n Cabs is an event benefiting the Community Food & Outreach Center of Elevate Orlando. The event features culinary “talent” from 28 Central Florida chefs. The event features food, wine, spirits, and craft beer.

Blast on the Bay

Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Indian Pass | October 20-23, 2016
Florida’s Gulf Coast played host to a group of talented musicians and songwriters direct from the streets of Nashville. There were festival performances of 30+ musicians who collectively have written hundreds of hit songs from Faith Hill and George Strait to Jason Aldean and Garth Brooks. This premier boutique songwriters’ festival is a great weekend of music and storytelling. 2016 was the biggest and best Blast on the Bay yet!

Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour

Sandestin | October 7-8, 2016
FRLA in conjunction with Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, VISIT FLORIDA and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) is thrilled to present a FREE concert series at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. This seventh annual event will showcase BMI songwriters who will sing country’s biggest hits and share the stories behind the songs.

Florida FanFest

Orlando | September 24, 2016
Church Street District joins the community for Florida FanFest, an event dedicated to watching the UCF vs. FIU, FSU vs. USF and UF vs. UT games. Guests enjoyed food, drinks, games, tailgating and prizes awarded to the most spirited fans.

Florida Jazz & Blues Festival

Tallahassee | September 23-25, 2016
In the grand tradition of world-renowned Jazz & Blues festivals, the inaugural Florida Jazz and Blues Festival is bringing world-class, GRAMMY Award-winning artists, high-octane blues, lift-your-feet jazz, and some of the best international, national, regional and local Jazz and Blues artists to the Capital City Amphitheater in Cascades Park.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, Downtown Fort Myers | September 23 – October 3, 2016
Enjoy more than 70 musicians and songwriters in 138 performances at 24 venues throughout the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. This ten-day “Fest” in tropical Southwest Florida boasts headliners, musicians and songwriters.

Nashville Songwriters at Al’s Beach Club 

Okaloosa Island | September 4, 2016
The Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour came to Al’s Beach Club & Burger Bar at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island on Sunday, September 4 during Labor Day Weekend. Nationally-renowned songwriters performed and told stories about their biggest hits written for the stars of the music business.

Dine Out Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale | August 15 – September 30, 2016
Dine Out Lauderdale is a six-week celebration of the Fort Lauderdale area’s top restaurants, chefs and cuisine, August 15 through September 30. Discover the mouthwatering ingredients that make dining there so LauderLicious.

Annual Main Street Conference

Deland | August 8-10, 2016
Come learn and experience the local flavor of Florida Main Streets! If you want to know more about Florida’s Main Street communities and all that they have to offer, or if you want to possibly become involved in this historic preservation initiative, attend the Annual Main Street Conference.

Orlando Main Street Restaurant Week

Orlando | July 30 – August 13, 2016
Orlando Main Streets hosts its second Main Street Restaurant Week to promote their culinary members from Orlando’s 8 Main Street districts, with select prix fixe menu with established price points of $5, $10, $20 and $30.

Coastal Living Program

Stuart | June 25-26, 2016
Coastal Living Magazine named Stuart, Florida America’s Happiest Seaside Town. Stuart Main Street hosted the Coastal Living team through the city’s downtown, market and river walk to enjoy everything Stuart has to offer.

Tallahassee Takeover

Tallahassee | June 25, 2016
Meet Jacksonville Jaguars, and FSU Champions, Rashad Greene, Jalen Ramsey and Telvin Smith in Tallahassee. This free event features a Q&A with the players, photo and autograph opportunities and the chance to meet Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville.

Peter Frampton Concert

Tallahassee | May 28, 2016
Leon County & Scott Carswell present Peter Frampton live in Tallahassee at the Capital City Amphitheater, featuring one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history.

An Evening with Chris Janson & LOCASH

Fort Walton Beach | May 12, 2016
Country music sensations Chris Janson & LOCASH team up on stage for this cannot-miss concert at the Emerald Coast Convention Center.

Key West Songwriters Festival

Key West | May 4-8, 2016
Since 1997, BMI has been a presenting sponsor of the The Key West Songwriters Festival and has helped it grow into both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights where live music bliss introduces crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

Miramar Beach | April 28 – May 1, 2016
The South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is the premier wine and food event in the Southeast, with four days of lively tastings, seminars, winemaker dinners and musical performances. The festival showcases more than 800 wines as a result of the relationships with the Mondavi family and many other prestigious vintners from around the world.

SunFest

West Palm Beach | April 27 – May 1, 2016
Founded in 1982, SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival. Held annually in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida the first week in May, SunFest attracts more than 175,000 visitors.

Savor the EDGE

Saint Petersburg | April 21, 2016
The eclectic Edge District celebrates local restaurants and retail offerings in downtown St. Petersburg. Savor the EDGE features live music, tastings from 9 EDGE restaurants, a fashion stroll, and an after-party in the gulf coast sun.

4th Annual Downtown Brew

Orlando | April 16, 2016
The award winning Downtown Brew is in its fourth year, providing Church Street with the best Craft Beer Festival in Orlando. Enjoy unlimited samplings of over 40 different craft beers. Admission includes a sampling cup, music, entertainment, and access to food vendors. Bring your friends and your pretzel necklaces, because this is an event you don’t want to miss.

Vilano Beach Dish N Fish

Saint Augustine | April 16, 2016
Dish N Fish is a new culinary tourism event in the Vilano Beach Town Center. A collaborative partnership with Vilano Beach Main Street, the event raises awareness of the coastal community and area dining.

FSU Spring Game

Orlando | April 8-9, 2016
There are several events surrounding the Spring Game including the Friday Night Block Party on “I” Drive featuring a free concert with the Velcro Pygmies.  The Marching Chiefs and FSU Cheerleaders are there, too, to heat up the Nole spirit!  The morning before the game, enjoy the FSU Spring Game FanFest at the Citrus Bowl’s Tinker Field.  This event is free and offers games, inflatables, face painting and a lot more!

SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

Lakeland | April 5, 2016
The Fly-In and Expo is the second largest aviation event of its kind in the world. Every April, thousands of aviation enthusiasts travel to the area to watch the fantastic air show, see old and new airplanes, peruse new products, attend educational programs, and more! This family-friendly Fly-In is something that you won’t want to miss!

Downtown Food & Wine Fest

Orlando | February 26-28, 2016
Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest features mouth-watering dishes from over 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines, and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds benefit the FRLA Educational Foundation.

Clearwater Beach Uncorked

Clearwater Beach | February 6-7, 2016, 2016
Enjoy fabulous food from the area’s most delicious restaurants, ‘boutiquey’ hot-spots, and world-class hotels. Taste over 100 wines from across the globe and enjoy the best brews available. Sip, savor and be seen on Clearwater Beach at this paparazzi-filled event nestled on one of the most exquisite beaches on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Crab Smash & Oyster Bash Seafood Jubilee

Port Canaveral | January 30, 2016
The kids are the stars at this fundraiser for Brevard County’s High School Culinary Programs as they prepare a seafood feast for you at the historic shrimp dock at Port Canaveral, FL. Enjoy live music while dining on Florida seafood.

Florida Citrus Parade

Orlando | December 30, 2015
The Florida Citrus Parade is one of the largest sports-affiliated parades in the country held in conjunction with the Florida Citrus Bowl that offers floats made of Florida citrus!

Shades of Pink Installation & Awards Gala

Orlando | October 7, 2015
Join industry leaders for a fabulous evening of networking and entertainment! Held in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show, this is THE Florida hospitality gathering of the year. This year, we’re highlighting the hospitality industry’s greatest achievements at our Shades of Pink Awards & Installation Gala. During the celebration, FRLA will install the Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee. In addition, FRLA’s Hall of Fame winners, prestigious Hotelier, Restaurateur and Supplier of the Year, will be recognized and outstanding hospitality industry employees will be recognized for their accomplishments and service in the industry. After the Awards Dinner, don’t miss the After Party featuring the BuzzCatz, the premier Central Florida party band!

Endless Summer Music Festival

Miramar Beach | October 1-3, 2015
The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) in conjunction with Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) presents a free concert series at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The sixth annual event will showcase more than a dozen BMI songwriters who will sing country’s biggest hits and share the stories behind the songs.

Bulls on the Beach

Perdido Key | September 11-12, 2015
Head to the Flora-Bama in September for Bulls on the Beach, TWO nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding! This family-friendly, high-energy, rock-and-roll rodeo will feature professional bull riders from across the Southeast!


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