Upcoming Events

Friday Night Sound Waves

Date: Mar 18, 2016 - Nov 18, 2016
Location: The Hub at Fort Lauderdale Beach
Friday Night Sound Waves is a FREE live music series taking place at The Hub on Fort Lauderdale Beach every Friday night 5:30 – 8:30 PM through November 18, 2016. ...Read More

Orlando Main Street Restaurant Week

Date: Jul 30, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016
Orlando Main Street Restaurant Week promotes restaurants from Orlando’s 8 Main Street districts with prix fixe menus for lunch & dinner all week. ...Read More

2016 Annual Main Street Conference

Date: Aug 08, 2016 - Aug 10, 2016
Location: Volusia County Historic Courthouse
Come learn and experience the local flavor of Florida Main Streets at the 2016 Annual Main Street Conference! ...Read More

Bulls on the Beach

Date: Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016
Location: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Bulls on the Beach is TWO nights of adrenaline-filled bull riding! ...Read More

Downtown Getdown

Date: Sep 09, 2016 - Nov 25, 2016
Capital City Bank and United Way of the Big Bend present your favorite Friday night pre-game tradition from 6:00 to 10:00 PM on the Adams Street Commons! ...Read More

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

Date: Sep 23, 2016 - Oct 02, 2016
Enjoy more than 70 musicians and songwriters in 138 performances at 24 venues throughout the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel at the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. ...Read More

2016 Fall Board Meeting & Hospitality Stars of the Industry

Date: Sep 27, 2016 - Sep 28, 2016
Location: Orange County Convention Center
Join us at the Fall Board Meeting to stay up-to-date with FRLA. Join us at the Installation Dinner to welcome the 2017 officers and incoming Chairmen. Join us for the After Party to mingle and dance ...Read More

Pink & Swine

Date: Sep 30, 2016
Location: Dovers Eagle Hill
We are proud to participate in Pink & Swine, a night of extraordinary food and fine wine under the stars. ...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. ...Read More


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.


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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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