Search

Follow us

          YouTube  News & Updates
Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts

February 8, 2018

FLORIDA - ‘Sun and Fun’ Highlight the Sombrero Beach Run Weekend March 2-4

MARATHON, Florida Keys — Florida Keys sunshine, athletic action and family fun attract hundreds of avid runners and walkers from the U.S., Canada and Europe for the annual Sombrero Beach Run weekend, set for Friday through Sunday, March 2-4.

In recognition of the outdoor run/walk’s popularity and to encourage families to participate in the healthful weekend together, organizers are offering specially priced online registration fees. 

Until 11:59 p.m. (ET) Friday, March 2, registration for the combined 15k is $30 per adult age 18 and over. Students 17 and under and U.S. military personnel can enter for $15. For each of the 10k and 5k events, registration is only $20 per adult age 18 and up and $10 for students.

After midnight March 3, the 15k entry fees increase to $35 per adult, and 10k and 5k entry fees increase to $25 per adult. Student fees remain the same.

The first 500 pre-registered participants are to receive a custom logo T-shirt and neck wallet.

January 22, 2018

FLORIDA - DEANA MARTIN KICKS OFF 2018 PERFORMANCES VALENTINE’S WEEK AT THE COLONY HOTEL IN PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

“It’s no wonder she is hailed as an important voice in the annals of popular music. As an all-around entertainer, Deana Martin is without equal.” – AXS’s Allen Foster

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The legend continues as Deana Martin takes her audience on a contemporary and exciting musical journey through the Great American Songbook and the legendary superstars of the twentieth century. In this electrifying musical revue, Deana Martin sings hot new arrangements of enduring hits popularized by Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole and others, including her iconic father Dean Martin and “Uncle” Frank Sinatra and “Uncle” Sammy Davis Jr.
 

January 21, 2018

FLORIDA - U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® to Welcome Dr. Thomas D. Jones and Captain Scott D. Altman

Space Shuttle Astronauts to be Inducted
at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in April 2018 

CAPE CANAVERAL (January 18, 2017) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER  Veteran astronauts Dr. Thomas D. Jones and Capt. Scott D. Altman, who have both demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in furthering NASA’s mission of exploration and discovery, have been selected to receive one of the highest honors in their industry. This April, they will be inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame® to become two of only 95 individuals to ever receive this esteemed honor. The announcement was released in a video from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and made by Curt Brown, board chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which oversees the selection process.

January 17, 2018

FLORIDA - PGA National Resort and Spa Offers ‘Sunsational’ Golf and Spa Getaways


Opportunity to Play Newly Renovated Palmer Course 
Headlines ‘Gold Golf’ Stay-and-Play Package 

 
(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.)  
PGA National Resort and Spa – South Florida’s world-class golf, vacation and spa destination – announces a trio of exceptional packages ideal for fun and relaxing getaways this winter and spring.
 
Resort guests can now take full advantage of the newly transformed Palmer Course after undergoing a recent comprehensive renovation. Through April 30, players can experience The Palmer through the popular 
Gold Golf stay-and-play offer starting at $319 (per person, per night, double occupancy). Additionally, nightly luxury accommodations are included with private balcony or terrace, full breakfast daily in the Palm Terrace, one round per day as well as unlimited range balls and complimentary bag storage.

January 15, 2018

FLORIDA - Oceanfront Romance is in the Air at Atlantic Hotel and Spa, with Distinctive Couples Valentine’s Day Packages, Starting at Only $120


Gourmet Picnic Dinner on the Beach, Oceanfront Dinner at Coastal, and Three Spa Atlantic Packages

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Jan 12, 2018 — Beckoning with romantic ocean views, exquisite cuisine and a sea-and-citrus-inspired day spa, the Atlantic Hotel & Spa, located on beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach, is enticing couples with unique Valentine’s Day packages. Starting at only $120, the alluring offerings include a Gourmet Picnic Dinner on the Beach, Oceanfront Dinner at Coastal, and three Spa Atlantic packages. All packages are available from February 11 to February 18. No overnight stay required.

January 11, 2018

FLORIDA - Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter to Host Annual Leo Geller Golf Tournament Celebrating 20 Years on March 26 at Boca Rio Golf Club

Who/What:
Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter will host its Annual Leo Geller Golf Tournament Celebrating 20 Years at Boca Rio Gulf Club on Monday, March 26. Guests will begin the day with lunch before hitting the links with a shotgun start. Caddy is included per foursome at no additional cost. The day will end at the 19th hole with a raffle, awards and lavish cocktail reception. This year’s honorary chairperson is Leo Geller and the co-chairs are Paul Kelly, Ciaran Swords and Jim McClung. 
               
When:
Monday, March 26, 2018
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where:
Boca Rio Golf Club
22041 Boca Rio Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33433

December 22, 2017

FLORIDA - Marathon’s 2018 Pigeon Key Art Festival to Add Music and Live Auction


MARATHON, Florida Keys — Described as “a big show for a tiny island,” the annual Pigeon Key Art Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, 2018, and attendees can expect new elements added to the artistry on display.

As in the past, the festival is to transform the open-air Marathon Community Park into a tropically themed oasis of exemplary artwork in the mediums of pottery, painting, glass, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more.  

The show is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday — a departure from its past Saturday-Sunday format.

December 18, 2017

FLORIDA - 2018 Key West Food and Wine Festival to Tempt Appetites Jan. 24-28


KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Fans of fine food and vintages can indulge their appetites for both at the 2018 Key West Food and Wine Festival. Scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 24-28, the edible extravaganza bears the lighthearted slogan “Flip Flops Required” in salute to its subtropical island setting.

The annual festival is to feature gourmet galas and tastings, cuisine seminars and only–in–Key West experiences that spotlight the region’s lively culinary scene, talented chefs, indigenous ingredients and multifaceted flavors.  

December 4, 2017

FLORIDA - Monster Energy Fort Rock Band Lineup Announced

South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience
To Feature Performances From
Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack,
Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin & More
Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018
At The Festival’s New Home In Greater Fort Lauderdale
At Markham Park In Sunrise, FL


Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Five Finger Death PunchStone Sour, Shinedown, and Breaking Benjamin lead a powerful talent lineup for the 6thannual Monster Energy Fort Rock, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018Monster Energy Fort Rock moves to its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida, in greater Fort Lauderdale, expanding its capacity and providing an enhanced festival experience. In association with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hello Sunny Underground Music program, South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience features rock’s top artists performing on two stages during the 2-day festival.

Monster Energy Fort Rock presale and Early Bird community ticket offers are available now and the general ticket onsale begins Friday, December 8 at Noon EST. Visit www.FortRockFestival.com for details.

The daily band lineup for Monster Energy Fort Rock is as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, April 28: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Halestorm, Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, Trivium, Hatebreed, Texas Hippie Coalition, Power Trip, ‘68, Bad Wolves

Sunday, April 29: Ozzy Osbourne, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Hollywood Undead, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, Avatar, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Toothgrinder

Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin exclaims, “Hey Ft. Lauderdale! It’s Shannon from Godsmack, here to announce the band’s return to Fort Rock on April 28th. It’s been a couple years since we’ve played in Florida, and 3 out of 4 of us call the Sunshine State our home, so we are STOKED to jam with all our homies and all the great rock fans that have supported us for 20 years! Get ready to get Smacked!!”

Clay Busch, Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship for festival co-producers Danny Wimmer Presents said, “Monster Energy Fort Rock is moving to its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise / Fort Lauderdale for its sixth year, as the site provides a larger space and room to grow, which will allow us to provide attendees with a bigger Fort Rock experience. We truly appreciate the support shown by Fort Rockers over the past five years, and encourage fans in the Fort Myers / Naples area to join us again in 2018 just across ‘Alligator Alley’.”

November 30, 2017

FLORIDA - Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Officially Opened Its 2017 Christmas City Centre Tree Lot Sponsored by Swire Properties Inc with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Nov. 20


Santa Claus, Swire Properties Inc Executives and Distinguished Board Members Joined the Festivities

Miami, Fla. – Nov. 29, 2017 – Hundreds of children attending Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s after-school program gathered around Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, for the official opening of the 2017 Christmas City Centre Tree Lot on Nov. 20, 2017.

For more than 36 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been selling Christmas trees and wreaths to help bring holiday cheer into many South Florida households. The tradition continues in 2017 with the great addition of Swire Properties Inc as this year’s tree lot sponsor and the new name of Christmas City Centre.

November 21, 2017

FLORIDA - Florida Keys Celtic Festival Returns to Marathon Jan. 5-7

MARATHON, Florida Keys — Celtic rock and traditional music await attendees at the fifth annual Florida Keys Celtic Festival set for Friday through Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2018, at the Marathon Community Park, mile marker (MM) 49.

A return of the Scottish band Albannach headlines a diverse musical lineup for the family-friendly event. Also to be featured are The Screaming Orphans, an encore performance from West of Galway and a live acoustic performance by Marcille Wallis & Friends.

A free-admission “Kilts in the Keys” celebration kicks off the weekend, featuring Irish music from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Marathon Grill and Ale House located at MM 53.

The festivities continue at the Marathon Community Park Saturday, Jan. 6, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Other highlights of the weekend event include sheepdog herding demonstrations, the bagpipes and drums of Police Pipe and Drum of Florida, Highland athletics in a sanctioned women’s competition and men’s demonstrations, and the Florida State Haggis Hurling Championship. All events are open for public viewing.

Celtic merchandise, food, beverages, local craftspeople and vendors as well as children’s activities round out the weekend’s festivities.

Advance online purchase is available for single-day Saturday or Sunday admission tickets for only $5 per person per day. Tickets are $10 per person at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

Parking at the event is free. Specially priced Marathon accommodations are available.

Event information: floridakeyscelticfestival.com
Marathon visitor information: fla-keys.com/marathon or 1-800-262-7284
Social: Facebook • Twitter • Instagram • Youtube • Keys Voices blog

November 18, 2017

FLORIDA - Winterfest Boat Parade 2017: Enjoy the Show at Bokamper’s!

Who/What:
Perched right on the Intracoastal Waterway, Bokamper’s Fort Lauderdale is the perfect spot to watch this year’s Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. With prime seating in a casual setting, Bokamper’s is offering a relaxing atmosphere for those looking to take in the show while enjoying delicious food and drinks.

VIP seating offers front row access to the magnificent light displays aboard this year’s mega yachts which will parade down the waterway in a dazzling spectacle of light and sound – transforming the Intracoastal into a floating stage. Seating includes a four-course menu featuring:
  • First Course: Tuna Poke or Keys Crab Chowder
  • Second Course: Winterfest Salad
  • Third Course: Boneless Beef Short Ribs or Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese or Chicken Piccata
  • Fourth Course: Harvest Cheesecake or Florida Key Lime Pie

November 15, 2017

FLORIDA - Celebrate the holidays in Tampa Bay


This year, the Season of Lights is the reason to be in Tampa Bay! Experience Florida's Most diverse destination with special holiday flavor. From the historic brick streets of Ybor City to the modern high-rises lining the sparkling Hillsborough River, Tampa Bay twinkles with life. Treasure awaits.

November 11, 2017

FLORIDA - Storm Wreck, a 1782 St. Augustine shipwreck, added to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – On Friday, November 3rd, Florida Department of State Secretary Ken Detzner announced three Florida resources on the National Register of Historic Places.  Amongst the three was Storm Wreck, a wrecked British Loyalist ship from 1782 discovered by St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) archaeologists in 2009.  The site now joins only a handful of other inaccessible offshore wrecks given this designation of distinction due to the level of its historical significance.

In a press release from the State of Florida on Friday, Secretary Detzner says, “I am pleased to announce the designation of these three resources on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Michigan Avenue Bridge is one of the last bobtail swing span bridges in our state, and Oaklawn Cemetery, the first public cemetery in Tampa, has been a consistent presence in the city’s history. The Storm Wreck, a mile off the shore of St. Augustine, dates back to the American Revolution. These resources demonstrate the wide variety of historic sites throughout Florida.”

November 7, 2017

FLORIDA - Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Band Lineup Announced

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville
Band Lineup Announced
With Headlining Sets From Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens Of The Stone Age, Along with Billy Idol, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Stone Sour & More

Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience Expands To Three Days – Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 – At Metropolitan Park In Jacksonville, FL

General Tickets, VIP Packages, Hotel and Camping Options On Sale Now


Foo FightersOzzy Osbourne, Avenged SevenfoldQueens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol, Godsmack, Stone Sour, and Five Finger Death Punchlead the bill for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, as Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience grows to three days – Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29 – at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL.

Corey Taylor says, “Stone Sour is stoked to return to Jacksonville for the first time since Welcome To Rockville in 2013. See you fxckers soon!”

Sully Erna of Godsmack says, “We’re really excited to be headlining Welcome To Rockville this year! 2018 is the 20th anniversary of Godsmack, so we’re gonna make this year’s shows bigger, louder and more off the hook than ever. See ya there!”

November 5, 2017

FLORIDA - Lower Keys Island Art Fest to Blend Seasonal Cheer and Community Spirit

BIG PINE KEY, Florida Keys — Local artisans’ wares, live music and edible temptations await visitors at the annual Big Pine & Lower Keys Island Art Festival scheduled Saturday, Nov. 25, in a show of seasonal spirit in the midst of ongoing recovery from Hurricane Irma.

Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan Miller said the chamber’s annual holiday festivities, traditionally held Thanksgiving weekend, are more important than ever after the hurricane’s Sept.10 impact on the area.

“The festival is a chance for the community to come together, celebrate local creativity and welcome the upcoming holiday season,” Miller said. “It’s also a way for visitors to support and recognize the Lower Keys’ recovery from the storm.”

The open-air fair is to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the chamber headquarters at mile marker 31 oceanside in Big Pine.

October 29, 2017

FLORIDA - Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter to Host ‘Rock the Runway’ Fashion Show on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Boca Rio Golf Club

Who/What:
Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter will host its ‘Rock the Runway’ Fashion Show at the Boca Rio Golf Club on January 19, 2018. ‘Rock the Runway,’ chaired this year by Gail Milhous, is a fun evening of elegance featuring men’s and women’s fashions that helps to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease. Fashion items will be provided by Chukkers, Boca’s finest women’s specialty shop with clothing for all occasions, and European specialty men’s store Guy La Ferrera that sells brands such as Brioni, Ermenegildo Zegna, Zilli and Cole Haan. Exquisite and custom-made jewelry will be showcased by the 80-year-old, family-run Van Dell Jewelers.

When:
Friday, January 19, 2018
6:30

Where:
Boca Rio Golf Club
22041 Boca Rio Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33433

FLORIDA - iFLY Empowers People with All Abilities to Take Flight Differently-abled People Realize the Dream of Flight at Monthly ‘All Abilities’ Event on November 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Who/What:
iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operator, is encouraging all individuals, despite physical and cognitive barriers, to push past limitations and take flight at iFLY Fort Lauderdale’s All Abilities Event. This event has been custom designed for those with physical and cognitive challenges to create an environment of support and inclusion by making the dream of flight a reality for those in the special needs community.

The event package includes a pre-flight training session, all the necessary flight gear (suit, helmet, goggles) and two, one-minute flights at the special event price of $39.95. Each flyer also gets a FREE video! All flyers will be assisted by specially trained Flight Instructors with extra attention and accommodations based on participant needs. To see All Abilities flights in action, a video is available here.

October 23, 2017

FLORIDA - ‘Tis the Season for Christmas Trees! Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade “Christmas Tree Lot” Sponsored by Swire Properties an Over 35-Year Tradition of Selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths


‘Tis the Season for Christmas Trees! Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade “Christmas Tree Lot” Sponsored by Swire Properties an Over 35-Year Tradition of Selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths

Tree Lot’s 2017 Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to be Held Nov. 20;
Santa Claus, Local Dignitaries, Swire Properties Executives and More to Attend

Who/What:       
For more than 36 years, Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been selling Christmas trees and wreaths to help bring holiday cheer into many South Florida households. The tradition continues in 2017 with the great addition of Swire Properties as this year’s tree lot sponsor.

FLORIDA - Welcome To Rockville Kicks Off The World’s Loudest Month 2018 With Foo Fighters and More

Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience
Expands To Three Days
April 27, 28 & 29, 2018
At Metropolitan Park In Jacksonville, FL



Foo Fighters lead the bill for Welcome To Rockville 2018, as Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience grows to three days -- April 27, 28 & 29 – at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL. Look for the full lineup for the eighth annual edition of Welcome To Rockville to be announced Monday, November 6.

“Next year’s Rockville promises to be the biggest rock weekend Florida has ever seen, and Foo Fighters are only the beginning,” says festival producer and creator Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “I can’t wait to announce the full lineup for 2018.”