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65th Daytona 500 kicks off NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary - Daytona - February 2023: The 65th annual DAYTONA 500, NASCAR’s biggest and most prestigious event, will kick off NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season. It will mark the 42nd straight year since 1982 that The Great American Race has started off NASCAR’s season. Fans will again see the NASCAR’s Next Gen cars in competition on the 31-degree banking during the Bluegreen Vacations Duel races, kicking off the races in February 2023. NASCAR plans on year-round activities surrounding the 75th anniversary celebration.
Gate River Run - Jacksonville - Early 2023: As one of the great running events in the United States, the Gate River Run is an iconic annual event in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville that attracts several thousand runners every year. First held in 1978, the run is a 15-kilometer road track. Featuring both competitive and recreational runners, it was voted one of the top U.S. Road Races for the past 20 years by Runner’s World Magazine. The top competitive runners can receive awards and recognitions while recreational runners and spectators can explore games and activities and live musical performances at the post-race celebration.
The Lightner Museum's 75th Anniversary - St. Augustine - 2023: In 2023, the Lightner Museum celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding, and the 135th anniversary of its iconic St. Augustine building. Throughout 2023, the museum’s diamond anniversary celebration will feature a series of new exhibitions, events, and opportunities to connect with art, history, culture, and community.
Live from The Waterworks: A Gamble Rogers Concert Series - St. Augustine- 2023: The St. Johns Cultural Council and Gamble Rogers Music Festival presents a new concert series honoring the legacy of legendary St. Augustine performer, Gamble Rogers. Concerts take place on the Saturday of the third full weekend of each month and feature a local musician opening for a nationally known act ongoing throughout 2023. The concerts take place at the 1898 St. Augustine Waterworks, a venue that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
25th Anniversary of Fun Spot America - Kissimmee & Orlando - 2023: To celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2023, we’re now offering two ways to play all year: the 2023 Season Pass and the all-new 2023 Ultimate Season Pass! There is something to do for everyone at Fun Spot America. Whether you are a thrill-seeker who wants “Bigger! Faster!” or someone who prefers the lights and sounds of the arcade, we have exactly what you are looking for. Come #FindYourFun at Fun Spot!
Florida Emancipation Day at Chinsegut Hill Historic Site - Brooksville - May 2023: The History Center leads preservation efforts and educational programming at Chinsegut Hill Historic Site, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville, Fla., and presents Florida Emancipation Day: A Family Reunion as a free family event, thanks to the support of Hernando County, Florida’s Adventure Coast Visitors Bureau, and Pasco-Hernando State College. This celebration features living history and historical reenactments, an active archaeological dig tour, outdoor games for all ages, Brooksville’s favorite food vendors, and live music all afternoon.
Hogtown Craft Beer Festival - Micanopy - March 2023: The 2023 Hogtown Craft Beer Festival goes back to nature with this year's location at Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center, 210 SE 134 Ave, Micanopy, FL 32667! Sample hundreds of beers, meads and ciders from different Florida craft breweries and homebrew clubs and enjoy some delish food from various food trucks. Tickets on sale now!
¡ARTE VIVA! Festival - Naples and Marco Island - Now through May 2023: A celebration of Hispanic art and culture is the proposal of ¡Arte Viva! Festival, with a schedule of more than 50 events, exhibitions, presentations, lectures and seminars until May 31, 2023 in Naples and Marco Island. Among the highlights are two tributes to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo: the recreation of La Casa Azul, the artist's iconic residence in Coyoacán, Mexico City, transported to the Botanical Garden of Naples, with monumental sculptures representing animals that influenced her life and artwork, and Frida Fest, a giant, colorful mural in the Naples Art District. In the same place there will be works by local artists inspired by Frida Kahlo's color palette, style and life.
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary's 40th Anniversary of Wildlife Rehabilitation - Jupiter - 2023: Busch Wildlife Sanctuary has more than one milestone to celebrate this year. Along with its big move to Jupiter Farms, the nonprofit is commemorating its 40th anniversary of caring for our fragile wildlife. Since it’s founding in 1983, the Sanctuary has admitted over 570 native species. The generations of families who have visited the Sanctuary can attest to the importance of environmental education and the impact the community has had on the growth of the facility. Now, entering its 40th year, Busch Wildlife will embark on quite possibly its most remarkable endeavor, moving to a new, larger campus in West Jupiter.
Key West LGBTQ Celebrations - Key West - June 2023: The Key West Business Guild is planning a 20th anniversary celebration to commemorate the island city’s famed 1.25-mile-long sea-to-sea rainbow flag, billed as the world’s longest rainbow flag, with events to take place during the guild-produced Pride festivities set for June 7-11, 2023. The flag was sewn in Key West in 2003 by original rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker to mark the 25th anniversary of his original banner’s debut. Baker spent three months in Key West while he and helpers sewed approximately 17,600 linear yards of fabric weighing more than 3 tons.