Wiregrass Ranch Sports Complex - Florida’s Sports Coast - On July 10, 2020, Florida’s Sports Coast will open the doors to Wiregrass Ranch Sports Complex, a brand new 98,000 square-foot indoor sporting event center. This state of the art facility will include Eight basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, Cheer and dance studios, Fitness Center, Sports medicine and athletic training offerings, Event space for large banquets to intimate meetings, Adjacent to the sports complex, teammates and event guests, will enjoy comfortable quarters within walking distance from all the action at the on-property Residence Inn by Marriott slated to open 2021.
World Equestrian Center - Ocala - The highly anticipated international destination located in the “Horse Capital of the World” is becoming reality, as the largest equestrian and multi-purpose event complex in the United States moves toward its Fall 2020 completion and January 2021 grand opening. The centerpiece of the state-of-the-art World Equestrian Center is the 248 room 5-story luxury hotel complete with retail shopping, bakery, spa, unique food and beverage options, and much more. The hotel’s 350 seat outdoor VIP terrace overlooks the immense Grand Center Court arena and plaza. On-site event venues include more than 700,000 sq. ft. of climate controlled indoor arenas, climate controlled stabling for 2,200 horses, 17 outdoor arenas, and the 7,500 seat outdoor Derby Field. The beautifully landscaped grounds will enhance the serenity of the on-site Chapel, as well as miles of walking and jogging trails all within easy access to the planned 4,000 acre World Equestrian Estates community. When complete, this world-class facility will accommodate multiple equestrian disciplines as well as high-caliber expo & trade shows, canine, youth sports, social gatherings, weddings and other events.
Silver River Museum - Ocala - Coming in February of 2020 - The Silver River Museum is expanding with the addition of a new 3,000 ft.² exhibition wing. The new wing will house the special exhibit “Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas.” The Silver River Museum is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm and most holidays. The grand opening of the new exhibit will coincide with the Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival on the weekend of February 15-16, 2020.
Sanford Food Tours - Sanford - has a new walking tour in Historic Downtown Sanford: “The Around the World Tour” featuring tastings at several of the city’s ethnic restaurants such as the authentic cuisine of Ireland, Italy, Germany and Mexico along with great Soul Food and Belgian influenced pub fare too. This expands upon their original “Celery City Tour” celebrating southern farm-to-fork fare. Private and group tours available.
Brevard Zoo’s New “Rainforest Revealed” Exhibit - Melbourne - TBD - The Brevard Zoo will be opening a brand new exhibit showcasing the most beautiful creatures from the rainforest. The exhibit will include the giant otter, a venomous snake building with glass walls and ceilings, an elevated walkway and a “skytrail” for monkeys to travel overhead. This exhibit should be open to the public in November of 2020.