Great Florida Events Update

FRLA’s Great Florida Events program, is sponsoring several events this spring designed to draw Florida residents to unique events happening across the state.

Stay and play!

Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, Lakeland

Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo will be held April 5-10, 2016 in Lakeland.  This event celebrates all things aviation.  Click here for details.

Sun N Fun

FSU Spring Game, Orlando

Next is the FSU Spring Game in Orlando at the Citrus Bowl.   This is a big weekend in Orlando on 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 will be there, too, to heat up the Nole spirit!  Saturday 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!  The game starts at 3pm and is sure to be a great time!  Find out more here.

FSU Spring Game

Vilano Beach Dish N Fish, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine

Head to St. Augustine on April 16, 2016 to enjoy the fun at the Vilano Beach Dish N Fish.  Touted as a “culinary tourism” event, this food and music festival also includes a culinary competition for high school students.  Don’t miss it!  For more information visit Vilano Beach.  Vilano Beach is a Florida Main Street community.

Vilano Beach

Downtown Brew, Orlando

Visit the historic Church Street District, a Main Street program, to enjoy the 4th Annual Downtown Brew on April 16, 2016.  Known as the Best Beer Festival in Orlando, head on over to take part in the festivities!  There will be more than 40 different types of beer, food and fun.  Stay and play at local hotel partners to have a big time!  Find out more here.


Savor the EDGE, St. Petersburg

Enjoy all that the EDGE District, a Florida Main Street program, has to offer on April 21, 2016.  Hit the Green Bench Brewing Company and enjoy music, a fashion show, craft beer, food specialties from the EDGE District restaurants and an After-Party.  Play and then stay in this unique area of St. Petersburg.  Need more information?  Visit the EDGE.

Savor the Edge


SunFest, West Palm Beach

SunFest is the largest waterfront concert in the Southeast.  Held from April 27-May 1, 2016, you are sure to find one of your favorite bands in concert.  Musicians from the 80’s through today will be playing:  Duran Duran, Alabama Shakes, Meghan Trainor, Train, Death Cab For Cutie, Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki, G-Eazy, The Roots, Fitz & The Tantrums, Rick Springfield, and more will be playing.  Visit SunFest for more information.


South Walton Wine & Food Festival, South Walton Beaches

SOWAL Wine & Food Festival is a favorite of Floridians and for good reason.  With more than 800 wines, bunches of celebrity wine makers and special guests, a culinary village, wine and food seminars, a charity wine auction, songwriters and so much more, you won’t want to miss this destination event.  The Festival is held April 28-May 1, 2016. Click on for more information.

SoWalWine Pour

Key West Songwriters’ Festival, Key West

KWSF is the largest songwriters’ festival of its kind in the world.  The schedule includes 200 performers, 50 shows and 5 days and nights of great music and the story behind the songs.  Held May 4-8, 2016 in the southernmost spot in the US, you won’t want to miss this one!  Need more info?  Visit the Festival here.

Guthrie Trapp and Jack Ingram perform at the Ocean Key Sunset Pier Kick Off Party presented by SunTrust Bank during the Key West Songwriter's Festival on May 6, 2015, in Key West, FL. (Erika Goldring Photo)


Spring Concert Series, Tallahassee

“Do you feel like I do?”  Peter Frampton will be playing at the Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park in Tallahassee on May 28, 2016.  This new outdoor venue has hosted some great shows since opening, and Peter Frampton is certain to be fun.  Spend the weekend in Tallahassee.  Watch one of the greatest guitarists in rock and roll history in a new outdoor venue!  Need more information?  Go to Visit Tallahassee


Stay tuned to for more information about our upcoming events!