What's New: Events

NORTHERN REGION

Big Dill Destin Pickleball Tournament - Destin - January 29 - 30, 2020 - Participants will compete in the ultimate sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis! The fun-filled tournament, taking place at the Destin Community Center, is $45, per person.

The Shrimp ‘N Grit Festival - Destin - February 29, 2020 - One of the best food and drink events to take place all year, the festival features local restaurants, breweries, bourbon tastings, live music, kid friendly activities, and so much more!

Bourbon, Burgers, & Beer - Destin - September 19, 2020 - One of Destin’s famous food and drink festivals taking place on September 19, 2020. The event will include food from local restaurants, local breweries and bourbon tastings, live music, kids activities and more.

CENTRAL REGION

Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival - Fellsmere - January 16-19, 2020 - Every January for the past 26 years, the Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival puts Fellsmere, Florida, on the map. This festival has become a huge draw for visitors who want to experience homespun, Florida-fun, and of course locals who want to join their family and friends enjoying the best the sunshine state offers.

Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival - Sebastian - January 18-19, 2020 - Artists and musicians come together at Riverview Park and along the Sebastian riverfront for an interesting and lively event January 18-19, 2020 during Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival. Paintings, jewelry, ceramics, glass blowing, wood carving, photography, pottery and metalwork are on display.

Craft Brew and Wingfest - Vero Beach - February 15, 2020 - The craft brew effect seems to be taking hold in Vero Beach, as more than 10,000 festival goers attend the annual Craft Brew and Wingfest celebration at Royal Palms Point on February 15, 2020. The community is dedicated to giving back, and this charitable festival benefits the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise. A pre-party event, craft brew competitions, live music, and a kid friendly pavilion, and dancing water fountains keep active children engaged.

Vero Beach Food, Wine & Music Festival - Vero Beach - February TBD 2020. Come down to Riverside Park and find your culinary personalities. Paired with fine wines, exotic spirits, entertaining musical artist and much more. Taste, toast and celebrate at the Vero Beach Food, Wine & Music Event! All proceeds go to charity.

54th Annual Grant Seafood Festival - Grant - February 29th - March 1, 2020 - Free admission, free parking, over 125 crafters exhibiting, live continuous entertainment, along with a scrumptious menu of succulent seafood makes this a weekend no one wants to miss. What sets this seafood festival apart from others is that it runs through a 100% volunteer effort! All preparation, whether it be on the grounds or with the purchasing, cooking or serving of the various menu items is accomplished by volunteers of the community. We do not have any food vendors on site.

Pelican Island Wildlife Festival - Sebastian - March 7, 2020 - This festival honoring the area’s natural resources is also a birthday party for the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, the USA’s first national refuge (dedicated in 1903). This 28th annual event visitors will celebrate a day (10am-4pm) devoted to the environment while enjoying pontoon boat tours, live wildlife shows, jaw-dropping photography displays and non-stop family fun in Sebastian.

Under the Oaks - Vero Beach - March 13-15, 2020 - Riverside Park is a wonderful gathering place, and Under the Oaks is one of America’s premier art shows. From March 13-15, more than 80,000 visitors will descend on the park as Under the Oaks gets underway with 200 vendors: artists, painters, jewelers, sculptures, pottery and ceramic, glass artists and more gather to unveil treasures both small and grand. Florida Magazine readers voted it the “best arts and crafts festival in Florida," and it was rated #2 in the 25th edition of Sunshine Artist’s “100 Best Fine Arts and Design Shows in America.”

Brushes, Blues and Bites Inaugural Art Festival - Daytona - April 4-5, 2020 - ONE DAYTONA is hosting its inaugural art festival- Brushes, Bites & Blues in partnership with Gallery 500. The juried and non-juried outdoor fine art show welcomes residents and visitors to experience a weekend of art and culture highlighted by multiple fine artists and fine craft artisans, live entertainment and a vintage car show. Attracting fine artists nationwide, ONE DAYTONA will award $15,000 in cash. This event will be FREE and open to the public inviting savvy collectors and shoppers from throughout the region.

Welcome to Rockville - Daytona Beach - May 8-10, 2020 - After welcoming sold-out crowds of 90,000 the past three years, Florida’s biggest rock music festival experience will move to its new home in Daytona Beach at Daytona International Speedway, May 8-10, 2020. The 10th anniversary celebration of Welcome to Rockville will feature a star-studded line-up with the World Center of Racing as the backdrop.

Coke Zero Sugar 400 - Daytona Beach - August 29, 2020 - The Coke Zeros Sugar 400 is moving from the July 4 th holiday weekend to August 29 in 2020. While race day takes place on August 29, Daytona International Speedway celebrates all weekend long. From August 27-29, fans enjoy the festivities and exploring the World’s Most Famous Beach. Be a part of one of the most anticipated races of the season as the stars and cars of the NASCAR Cup Series battle for victory under the lights. The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is one of the cornerstone events on the NASCAR schedule. Serving as the regular-season finale, the 160-lap, 400-mile race will now provide one last exciting opportunity for drivers to qualify for the NASCAR playoffs.

Golden Retriever National Specialty Show - Ocala - October 16-28, 2020 - This much 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. The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club has been named as the US national host of the 2020 AKC Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty Show, which will include nearly 800 dogs, 13 days of competition, social events, clinics, seminars, shopping and more. This national event will span October 16-28, 2020 at the beautiful new World Equestrian Center in Ocala, FL.