Things to Do In Florida Right Now!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Things to Do in Florida this Weekend - Friday, November 9th thru Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Suwannee River - photo Mother Jones

Florida…Just For Fun!
Things to Do in Florida Right Now

Want to do something interesting in Florida this weekend?     
 Here are some suggestions!

Friday, November 9th thru Sunday, November 11th, 2012   

Key West World Championship Race – Sunday, November 4th thru Sunday, November 11th
Key West, Florida

31st annual high-speed offshore powerboat race is held in Key West Harbor and surrounding waters.  This race is known as the Indianapolis 500 of powerboat racing.

Bear Creek Music Festival (Spirit of the Suwannee) – Thursday, November 8th thru Monday, November 12th
Live Oak, Florida

Come rock out to the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, Beebs & Her Money Makers and Billy Iuso.  Kids are welcome to enjoy arts & crafts in the staffed children’s area. 

Veteran’s Day Powwow – Thursday, November 8th thru Monday, November 12th
Chipley, Florida

Join the members of the North Bay Clan of the Lower Creek Muskogee Tribe as the honor Veteran’s Da with intertribal drumming and dancing.  

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! – Friday, November 9th thru Sunday, November 11th
Islamorada, Florida

Register for a weekend of fishing geared toward the gals.  There will be hands-on skill stations to visit and a group-wide raffle for participants. 

23rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival and Car Show – Saturday, November 10th
Pensacola, Florida
9AM to 3PM

Fun, food and music will be enjoyed as locals show off their hot rods.  Arts, crafts, and baked goods will be sold by more than 100 vendors.  Nashville artist Ron Jeffers will perform.  Come enjoy the cars and the fresh air fun.

Music and Motorcycles – Saturday, November 10th
Zephyrhills, Florida

It will be 5 hours of music and motorcycles in Downtown Zephyrhills on Saturday.  Contests include antique motorcycles and kid’s choice categories. 

ArtSlam2012 – Saturday, November 10th
Bradenton, Florida

This is the third annual ArtSlam event.  Teams of creative individuals work to create temporary works of public art and performance art along Bradenton’s beautiful Riverwalk.

Moosehaven Annual Chili Cookoff – Saturday, November 10th
Moosehaven, Florida

Known as the City of Contentment, Moosehaven becomes the City of Spice during the full fire cookoff.  Event runs from 10AM to 4PM. 

Gainesville Cell Phone Tours 
Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Various - see website, Gainesville, FL 32601

Use your cell phone for a Free tour of Gainesville's nature, arts and historical attractions. You control what you hear and when. The tour is Free. (cell phone minutes do apply)

Print out a guide and start your adventure. Pick from one of the tours available.

Tours include Historic Downtown Gainesville, Historic Thomas Center, Matheson Museum, Paynes Prairie, Evinston, Dudley Farm and Oleno State Park.

Tour the Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai 
Key Largo, FLORIDA
Kona Kai Resort, Gallery and Botanic Gardens
97802 Overseas Hwy., MM 97.8, Key Largo, FL 33037
Fee: 15.00

Enjoy a guided visit to the only sub-tropical botanic garden between Miami and Key West. A memorable 90 minute interactive tour with their ethno-botanist. 

Learn Something New - Take A Class!  
Current Offerings from Your County Extension Agent

Saturday Farmers Markets

Wildwood Growers' Market
Saturdays- Year 'Round
Wildwood, Florida
City Hall Grounds - 100 N. Main Street
9AM to 1PM

 Wildwood Growers' Market is a community market sponsored by the City of Wildwood in partnership with UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension.

The market is open 9:00 AM - 1:00PM every Saturday year round.

The Wildwood Growers' Market has been going strong since October 2009 and features only homegrown and homemade foods and products.

The market is located on the beautiful grounds of Wildwood City Hall on 301 in downtown Wildwood.  The street address is 100 North Main Street.   

There is easy access from I-75 or the Florida Turnpike.  The Market is only a few miles from the retirement community, The Villages.

They are always seeking local growers and artisans, within a 100 mile radius of Wildwood.

Contact Market Manager, Jerry Townsend at (352) 330-1330 x122 for a vendor application.

St. Andrews Waterfront Market 
Saturdays and Sundays
Panama City, Florida
Thru November 24, 2012
St. Andrews Marina

St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers Market first began as a seasonal market in 2004. Later that year, the community erected a pavilion to house the Market. 

In September, 2010 a group of dedicated volunteers took the Market on as a challenge and transformed it into the current vibrant, bustling year-round market with a unique Make-It-or-Grow-It atmosphere.   

In April, 2011 the market became host to St. Andrews Community Garden and together they work to promote our local agriculture, inspire healthy living and improve our regional economy. 

The first market expansion occurred on September 10, 2011 and put the market on BOTH sides of the water - at St. Andrews Marina and at Smith's Yacht Basin on Beck Ave. 

For $1.00 each way, shoppers enjoy  3-minute ferry service between the two market sites on beautiful St. Andrew Bay.  The  Market is proud to be America's only farmers market to offer ferry service to its shoppers!

On April 15, 2012, the market expanded to include the Grand Lagoon at Pirate's Cove operating on Sundays.

Saturday from 8am to 1pm in St. Andrews and every Sunday at Grand Lagoon from 1 to 6pm. 

Ocala Farmers Market
Ocala, Florida
Downtown - Ocala Square
8 AM - 1 PM

Chiefland Farmers and Flea Market 
Chiefland, Florida

Fresh produce, cool stuff. Come on out!

Boynton Beach Community Farmers Market
Saturdays through December 22nd
Boynton Beach, FL
9AM to 2 PM

Fresh produce, plants, unique food & artisanal goodies. Corner of Boynton Beach Blvd and Federal Hwy - Vendor Info: Call Jerry at 561-714-2745

Sopchoppy Harvest Grower’s Market
Every Saturday
Sopchoppy, Florida
Corner of Rose Street & Winthrop Avenue
Downtown Sopchoppy
11 AM – 3 PM

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