Fleet Week Port Everglades – Port Everglades; Fort Lauderdale
This annual event makes it possible for 12,000 lucky people who manage to get one of the coveted reservations to tour active Navy and Coast Guard ships at no charge. Tour a nuclear submarine, an amphibious assault ship, a destroyer or a Coast Guard Cutter. Unable to get a reservation this year? Add it to your 2017 calendar now.
Food and Wine on Pine – Anna Maria
May 7 (May 8 in case of rain)
Anna Maria showcases its best food, wine, art and music at Food and Wine on Pine. For only a $5 admission guests receive a glass of wine and a buffet tray. Then purchase food tickets for $1 each and start sampling…food and drink can be purchased for 2-10 tickets. Warning: This is a cash only event so get some green before you make your way to Pine Avenue.
Papio’s Kinetic Sculpture Parade – Key West
Join the inaugural event of human-powered, family-friendly, art-inspired float parade through the streets of Key West. This is not only a parade for viewing, but one in which you can participate. With an entry fee of $15, anyone can enter their own Art human powered Art Bike in the 1.5 mile parade.
Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam – Apalachicola and St. George Island
Three days of water based activities including a 3-mile, 6-mile, and 14-mile races for kayaks and standup paddleboards. In addition, there will be boat blessings, live entertainment, exhibitors and outfitters, and what else but a BBQ competition.
Tupelo Honey Festival -Wewahitchka
What could be more old Florida than a festival for honey in a place called Wewahitchka. Featuring plenty of local honey products and the crowning of Miss Tupelo, plan to spend the day listening to music, eating and playing.
Florida Folk Festival – Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
This three day celebration takes place annually on Memorial Day weekend at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. The state’s cultural heritage is the focus of the festival, celebrating everything from storytelling, the art of pine needle basket making, square dance, native plants and animals, and Florida foods. It’s also the site of the annual Fiddle Contest.
What do you have on your calendar for May?