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 | 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.
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 | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 | 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.
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!
Winter Park | October 24, 2015
Cows ‘n Cabs is an event benefiting the Community Food & Outreach Center of Elevate Orlando. The event features culinary “talent” from 25 Central Florida chefs. The event features food, wine, spirits, and craft beer.
Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Indian Pass | October 15-18, 2015
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. 2015 was the biggest and best Blast on the Bay yet!
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!
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.
Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, Downtown Fort Myers | September 17-27, 2015
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.
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!