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Upcoming Events

Blast on the Bay

Date: Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Celebrating our 9th anniversary in 2016, Florida’s Gulf Coast will play host to a group of talented musicians and songwriters direct from the streets of Nashville. ...Read More

Friday Night Block Party

Date: Oct 20, 2017
Location: CollegeTown
The Friday Night Block Party is the official tailgate event and will feature live music along with onsite vendors and special appearances! ...Read More

Florida Jazz & Blues Festival

Date: Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Location: Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park
The 2017 Florida Jazz & Blues Festival dates have been set - and we're doing it AGAIN! October 28-29, at beautiful Cascades Park. ...Read More

Autos & Oysters

Date: Oct 28, 2017
Don’t miss the award-winning Autos and Oysters Car Show on Saturday, October 28, 2017! ...Read More

Friday Night Block Party

Date: Nov 03, 2017
Location: CollegeTown
The Friday Night Block Party is the official tailgate event and will feature live music along with onsite vendors and special appearances! ...Read More

College Park JazzFest

Date: Nov 04, 2017
Location: Edgewater Drive
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. ...Read More

Cows ‘n Cabs

Date: Nov 11, 2017
Location: Winter Park’s West Meadow
Cows 'n Cabs is a charity-focused, food and wine event created to benefit local charities while highlighting Central Florida's culinary talent. ...Read More

Friday Night Block Party

Date: Nov 17, 2017
Location: CollegeTown
The Friday Night Block Party is the official tailgate event and will feature live music along with onsite vendors and special appearances! ...Read More

Naples Restaurant Week

Date: Nov 30, 2017 - Dec 13, 2017
Location: Naples, FL
Naples Restaurant Week (NRW) celebrates the BEST dining at an affordable price. The Winter Edition is November 30 - December 13. ...Read More

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Date: Feb 21, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018
Over 350 chefs, winemakers, spirits producers & culinary personalities come together for this star-studded gourmet gathering February 22 – 26. ...Read More

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

Date: Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
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 09, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Location: Various Venues
The Key West Songwriters Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world with more than 200 performers and more than 50 shows- come enjoy yourself in Florida’s southernmost point! ...Read More

National Salute to America’s Heroes

Date: May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
National Salute to America’s Heroes launches Memorial Day weekend designed to pay tribute, honor and encourage military and first responder heroes. ...Read More



Panama City Beach | March 24-25, 2017
Raise a glass while you mix and mingle with elite chefs, mixologists, and top tastemakers of the South as Garden & Gun ushers in this incredible weekend in Panama City Beach.

Gullah Geechee Spring Tour

St. Johns County | March 18-24, 2017
Learn about the Gullah Geechee culture and become part of a movement to improve local cycling facilities and trails. Live music entertainment, beer and wine gardens, and camping under the stars with 600 friends old and new will make this a week to remember!

Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival

Fort Pierce | March 18, 2017
Above Average Entertainment & Main Street Ft Pierce proudly brings you the 7th Annual Bev Smith Toyota Automotive Group’s Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival. Local Florida seafood specialties, live music, family fun area, maritime exhibitors, arts and crafts and more in historic downtown Ft Pierce along the waterfront on Indian River Dr at Veteran’s Memorial Park.


Fort Lauderdale | March 10, 2017
LaudyPOP was created to complement food, beverage, culture & entertainment in an unparalleled experience. Showcasing the rising scene for culinary & libations in South Florida, LaudyPOP will highlight the hottest performing artists and local vibes.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

South Florida | February 22-26, 2017
Join us on the beach this February to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. at the 16th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival! Over 350 chefs, winemakers, spirits producers and culinary personalities will come together for this star-studded gourmet gathering.

NFL Pro Bowl Pregame

Orlando | January 29, 2017
In partnership with the NFL and ESPN Radio, Church Street District is set to host the NFL Pro Bowl Block Party. Free and Family friendly, the event will feature free fan autographs, food vendors, drink specials, giant jenga, life-size connect four, cornhole, live music, DJs, giveaways and much more.

Florida Georgia Tailgate

Orlando | January 28, 2017
Going to the Florida Georgia Line concert at Amway Center? We’ve got the ultimate tailgate for you. Tobacco RD Band live performances, Mechanical Bull, K92.3 and Budweiser party tents, giveaways, Bud Light and Jim Beam Specials, Tailgate games, and much more.

Florida Citrus Parade

Orlando | December 29, 2016
The Florida Citrus Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs each year between the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl games, with signature floats made of citrus fruit, high school and college marching bands, specialty units and other exciting performances.


Ormond Beach | November 19-20, 2016
Whether you prefer active water play or just sitting back and enjoying the view with a plate of fresh seafood, Riverfest has something to love. There will be music all day long on the main stage, plenty to eat and lots of vendors.  This much anticipated event drew more than 12,000 area residents and visitors in 2015.

Florida Seafood Festival

Apalachicola | November 4-5, 2016
The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event drawing tens of thousands of visitors annually to the historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County. The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola river under the shady oaks of Apalachicola’s Battery Park, featuring delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood-related events and musical entertainment.

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.

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.

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!