Hello ladies! Here is the list of events in Florida (by region) this week. There are markets, art stuff, zoos, food, etc. I tried to pick stuff that you could bring the kids to. I saw that some of you added more events last week. Thanks for sharing! What is your family doing this week?
WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater)
Rock the Park Tampa
Thursday, Oct 4 6:30p to 9:30p
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, FL
Rock The Park, is downtown's FREE monthly music event scheduled the first Thursday of every month. Located at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. 600 Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.
Horse Power for kids 5th annual fall festival fund raising
Saturday, Oct 6 11:00a to 5:00p
at Horse Power For Kids, Tampa, FL
Pony rides, hayrides, train rides, farm animals, face painting, bonfire, games, kiddy haymaze, bonfire, live music, pumpkin patch, hot dog and drink. All included in price of admission. Pumpkin purchase extra. Enter the scarecrow contest, cash prices. Children $10 adults $8.00
EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA (Orlando, Kissimmee, Cocoa Beach)
Family Fun Nights Movie in the Park
at Behind City Hall - Lake Concord Park, Casselberry, FL
6:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012
Attention everyone … looking for something to do with your family on Friday nights? Then come on out to Lake Concord Park in Casselberry on October 5 and November 2 from 6-9 pm, and on December 12 from 8-10 pm for a special holiday movie. This event is FREE for everyone, bring your chairs and blankets and sit under the stars to enjoy the movie. For more information about Movie in the Park contact Maria Ehrlich at 407-262-7700 ext 1507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebration's 6th Annual Oktoberfest
at Celebration Town Center, Kissimmee, FL 34747
5:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
On October 5th and 6th, Celebration Town Center transforms before your very eyes as the falling leaves of the season drop on Market Street in the Fall Festival known as Oktoberfest. Listen for the rustling of leaves, relax by the lakeside and rock your troubles away, and enjoy the live music with family and friends in this one-of-a-kind themed extravaganza. It is Central Florida’s premier family-friendly Oktoberfest event. On Friday October 5th: Oktoberfest will be celebrated in the old-world German tradition featuring the sounds of Dan Witucki & Heimatland Musikanten. Come join in on the interactive live show featuring everything from yodeling to crowd sing-a-long fun. Then, come back on October 6th: as Celebration Town Center welcomes a host of rock and roll entertainment for a night of “Rock”toberfest featuring national recording artist Ryan Cabrera (“On the Way Down” & “True” & more) as well as Jordyn Kane, and The Reflections Band. Hop on a hayride, dance to terrific live music, paint a pumpkin, or just stroll and enjoy the crisp fall air and enjoy the great savings at the lakeside promenade. Leaves fall daily at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 PM.
Parking and Admission are FREE!!!
SOUTHEAST FLORIDA (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood)
Movies for Moms
11:00 a.m. every Wed.
at Hialeah 18 Theatre, Hialeah, FL
Moms, here's your chance to see a movie without having to worry about finding a babysitter. Every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., the Crown Theatre provides a dedicated auditorium showing current blockbusters for parents and their children under the age of 2. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show without worrying about your little one disturbing anyone.
Club X Miami
Friday October 5, 7-9:30 pm
at Super Wheels Skating Center, Kendall, FL
“Five days you work, one whole day to play. Come on, everybody, wear your roller skates today!” All right, maybe we’re a day too early to quote De La Soul’s classic “A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays,” but the feeling’s the same no matter what the calendar says. Strapping wheels to your feet makes you feel free and takes even the most irritable adult back to the days of double-dutch in the park and chasing the ice-cream man. So indulge in your favorite childhood pastime at Super Wheels.
Tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m., it’s Fantastic Friday, an all-ages skate session in which kids can bust the moves they’ve been practicing in grocery store aisles. Forget Heelys; these are the real deal – four-wheel booties made for speed. Grown folks should stick around: From 9:45 to midnight, the tempo picks up for Club X Miami, where you can bust a move to freestyle and old-school for the first hour or so and then move on to newer dance hits for the rest of the night. Admission is $12 for the double session, and that includes skate rental. — By PATRICE ELIZABETH GRELL YURSIK
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA (Naples, Ft. Myers, Marco Island)
Naples Fine Art and Folk Festival & 4Hers Rockin & Rollin
at Collier County Museums, Naples, FL
Saturday October 6, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
As part of the CityFest activities, the Naples Fine Art and Folk Festival will be held on October 6 & 7, on the grounds of the Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S. The event will feature fine artists working in a variety of media, orchid vendors, and artist demonstrations by ceramic artists, painters, jewelers and others. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sat & Sun. In conjunction with this, the 4H Club of Collier County will be rockin and rollin to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Food donations are welcomed. Admission to the festival and museum is free. For more information, please call (239) 293-9448 or visit www.boulderbrook.net.
TASTE OF COCONUT POINT
at Coconut Point Mall, Estero, FL
Sunday October 7, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Come and enjoy tasty morsels from over 20 restaurants and shop the tables of our top retailers, live music, a children's play area and more!
NORTHEAST FLORIDA (Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Tallahassee)
Reggae on the River
Sunday, Oct 7 12:00p to 4:00p
at Jacksonville Landing, Jacksonville, FL
Featuring live music in the Courtyard by Pili Pili, vendor expo and $2, $3 and $4 drink specials. Reggae on the River takes place on the first Sunday of every month.
Sunday, Oct 7 12:00p to 4:00p
at MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
ArtFusion provides a creative and supportive environment for children to work with their parents or adult caregivers. Join us this fall for hands-on projects that relate to the featured exhibition, ReFocus: Art of the 1980s.
NORTHWEST FLORIDA (Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Panama City)
34th Annual Destin Seafood Festival
October 5th, 6th, & 7th, Friday 4 PM-10 PM, Saturday 10 AM-10 PM, Sunday 11 AM-4 PM
at Harborwalk Village, Destin, FL
The 34th Annual Destin Seafood Festival returns to its original home on the Destin Harbor. Enjoy fresh local seafood, live music, artists, and more.
Price: Free Admission
“Dash Around the Table” Cooking Show & Expo, featuring chef Jon Ashton
Saturday, Oct 6 3:00p to 9:00p
at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort,Destin, FL
Chef Ashton will combine culinary skill, British charm, passion for food and a strong sense of humor to create an interactive and entertaining show. Chef Ashton will demonstrate to audience members how to prepare reliable, delicious dishes at home. His recipes are highly approachable – able to be executed by typical home cooks – while also innovative, healthy and fresh.