Upcoming Events

Downtown Food & Wine Fest

Date: Feb 27, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016
This two-day food and wine festival in the heart of downtown Orlando is where you want to be! ...Read More

SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

Date: Apr 05, 2016 - Apr 10, 2016
SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo offers jet teams, aerospace related exhibits, educational forums, aircraft static displays, professional gatherings, daily and evening airshows that include ...Read More


Date: Apr 27, 2016 - May 01, 2016
South Florida's premier music festival. Where music meets the waterfront featuring over 50 bands on 3 stages. ...Read More

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

Date: Apr 29, 2016 - May 02, 2016
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 04, 2016 - May 08, 2016
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

Bulls on the Beach

Date: Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016
Bulls on the Beach is TWO nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding! ...Read More

2016 Fall Board Meeting & Installation

Date: Sep 27, 2016 - Sep 29, 2016
Board Meeting: FRLA board members include chapter presidents and representatives, past State chairmen, and at-large directors from large and small national restaurant and hotel ...Read More

Blast on the Bay

Date: Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
Celebrating our 8th anniversary in 2016, Florida’s Gulf Coast will play host to a group of talented musicians and songwriters direct from the streets of Nashville. Festival performances will consist ...Read More


Capital Cuisine Restaurant Week

Tallahassee | May 2015
If you are traveling to the Capital City, May is a great time to go and enjoy the beauty of this Southern city. If you time it right, you should plan to visit Tallahassee during Capital Cuisine and Restaurant Week. Local chefs and restaurants prepare awesome food at great prices during this celebration of culinary creations!

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!

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

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.

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.

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!

Blast on the Bay

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!

Cows ‘n Cabs

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.

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!


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