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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.”

October 18, 2017

FLORIDA - Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill, Owned by Former Miami Dolphins Player Kim Bokamper, Offers Great Deals in an “All Things Sports” Destination

Locations in Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, Plantation, Naples, and Estero

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — (October 18, 2017) — Fans of all sports can enjoy great deals on everything from drinks to smokehouse ribs and wings at Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill, which has five Florida locations: Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, Plantation, Naples, and Estero. Founded and owned by former Miami Dolphins player Kim Bokamper, the restaurants are a go-to destination for all sports lovers.

The perfect place to gather with friends, family, and sports fans of all ages, Bokamper’s has televisions covering every wall for maximum sports enjoyment. Guests enjoy exceptional service, great food, and an unparalleled, fun-filled atmosphere. Bokamper’s offers many deals throughout the week, including:

October 11, 2017

FLORIDA - iFLY Fort Lauderdale To Host Not-So-Spooky “Halloween Boogie” Saturday, October 28 at 6 p.m.


Who/What:
iFLY Fort Lauderdale Indoor Skydiving is kicking off Halloween weekend for ghouls of all ages on Saturday, October 28, 2017. First time and experienced flyers are invited to a family-friendly event with gentle frights, flying heights, and savory bites. Park your brooms at the door and participate in our spooktacular festivities including an indoor costume flight and pumpkin grab!

  • Costume Flights will take place from 7-8 p.m. Don your most horrific, hilarious, or original costume for a chance to win fun prizes! (Must be a level 1 to participate in Costume Flight.)
  • The Pumpkin Grab will take place at 8 p.m. Flyers have 60 seconds to grab and hold as many pumpkins as they can!

October 9, 2017

FLORIDA - A Party for All the Senses - MOCA Shakers Silent Disco Party Takes Place Oct. 25

Attendees to Enjoy After-Hours Access to “Edouard Duval-Carrié: Metamorphosis” Exhibition

What/Who:
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami invites guests to become a MOCA Shaker on Wednesday, October 25 and enjoy a Silent Disco Party. The MOCA Shakers series features unique, after-hours experiences for those who enjoy art, culture and meeting new people.  Attendees will enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition “Edouard Duval-Carrié: Metamorphosis,” as well as drinks from Oak & Cane American Craft Rum, and bites from Café Crème.  Event partners include Soundoff™, Oak & Cane American Craft Rum, and Café Crème. 

The MOCA Shakers enjoy a schedule of unique and exclusive events centered on cultural happenings and exhibition openings.

“Metamorphosis” features 37 new paintings and sculptures by Edouard Duval-Carrié, who is Haitian-born but calls Miami home. Centering on the symbolic and cultural histories of Haiti and the Caribbean, Duval-Carrié’s artistic themes are many variations on the historic life of the region, blending his distinct aesthetic with the everyday. Curated by Anthony Bogues, Ph.D. and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, the exhibition is on display Sept. 7–Nov. 5, 2017.

October 4, 2017

FLORIDA - Florida Panthers Announce Bokampers Return as the Official Watch Party Location

Who/What:
Hockey is back! The Florida Panthers have announced that Bokampers will return as the team’s official watch party location for the 2017-2018 season.

Want to watch Friday’s season opener surrounded by Panthers fans? We’ve got you covered. The first watch party will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Bokampers in Plantation when the Panthers play their intrastate rivals the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa Bay. Bokampers will host seven watch parties throughout the Panthers season.

In addition to the action on TV, Bokampers will offer specials, giveaways, and games for guests including:

  • $9.99 “Panther Burger”
  • 5 for $15 Coors Light Buckets
  • $7.99 New Amsterdam Doubles
  • 10% Team Discount when in your Panther gear!

October 3, 2017

FLORIDA - Unique research, conservation and visitor lab space opens at St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

Museum opens new Maritime Archaeology & Education Center as part of the progress of the Maritime Heritage Park

Lisa Olschewske Photography

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – On Thursday, September 28th the Museum celebrated a project twenty years in the making with the opening of a new building that houses an education and exhibit space as well as conservation labs, research library, an x-ray room and offices.  Over one hundred people including elected officials, the Museum’s Board of Trustees, Museum members and longtime supporters attended the celebration.   

“I began working on the restoration of the Keepers’ House through my involvement in the Junior Service League in the early ‘80s so it is truly a dream come true to see the archaeology and education center open,” said Judy Burnett Albright, a longtime volunteer, board member and now Trustee Emeritus. “Here, we are saving history, teaching children and providing new opportunities to locals and visitors to learn about our shared connection to the ocean all while we keep the light shining.  I couldn't be prouder to be a small part of this exciting project that is making a difference in our community!”

September 30, 2017

FLORIDA - Florida Keys Open to Visitors, KeysCaribbean Resorts Offer Post-Irma ‘Keys Strong’ Special


KEY LARGO, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2017) – The Florida Keys are open to visitors on Oct. 1 and KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas in the Keys are offering a post-Irma “Keys Strong” special: now through Dec. 21, 2017, visitors will receive 25 percent off of the resorts’ best available rate with a three-night minimum (some restrictions apply) by using the promotional code KEYS.

KeysCaribbean Resort Villas fortunately suffered little to no damage from Hurricane Irma. Luxury resorts managed by KeysCaribbean in the Florida Keys include:
  • Mariner’s Resort Villas & Marina in Key Largo
  • Angler’s Reef Resort Villas & Marina in Islamorada
  • Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina in Marathon
  • Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina in Marathon
  • Village at Hawks Cay Villas & Marina in Duck Key

September 20, 2017

FLORIDA - PGA National Resort & Spa Announces Fall Golf Vacation Packages

Highlights Include Five Championship Courses, First-Class Amenities, Deluxe Accommodations 


(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa – the world-class vacation, meetings and golf destination – announces a trio of golf packages ideal for fun and relaxing fall getaways in South Florida.

PGA National is a golf lover’s dream. The legendary locale offers 90 holes of high-caliber golf on five courses including the famed Champion Course, home to the popular PGA TOUR Honda Classic and past host of the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and several Senior PGA Championships. The resort’s superb Palmer Course reopens Nov. 1 after undergoing a renovation over the summer.

September 19, 2017

FLORIDA - Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Club-to-Club Florida Keys Relief Runs Sept. 18 - Oct. 13, 2017

Collection to Deliver Much-Needed Supplies to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Keys Area Affected by Hurricane Irma


FREE Entrance to Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) 
With Hurricane Irma Relief Donation Through September 26

Who/What:       
Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is spearheading Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Club-to-Club Florida Keys Relief to collect critical supplies to deliver to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Keys Area, Inc. that were devastated by Hurricane Irma.

The two Clubs in the Keys affected by Hurricane Irma are the Southernmost Boys and Girls Club in Key West and Big Pine Key Boys and Girls Club. Both are desperately in need of essential supplies for the children and teens who attend these clubs.

All five Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade locations are accepting items starting Monday, September 18, 2017 through Friday, October 13, 2017. The locations are as follows.

September 14, 2017

FLORIDA - STAN LEE IS COMING TO MEGACON TAMPA BAY™ TO SUPPORT HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF EFFORTS - SEPTEMBER 29 TO OCTOBER 1

MegaCon Tampa Bay to donate $5 per ticket to Feeding Florida


Tampa Bay, FL – September 14, 2017 – MegaCon™, the Southeast’s fan convention, has announced Comic Book Legend Stan Lee will appear at MegaCon Tampa Bay to meet his fans and support Hurricane Irma relief in Florida. For the next 2,000 MegaCon Tampa Bay tickets sold online, the convention will donate $5 per ticket to Feeding Florida, a statewide network of food banks working on the ground to provide families impacted by Hurricane Irma with food and emergency supplies.

“The generous support of the MegaCon Tampa Bay community will allow Feeding Florida to provide necessary supplies to our families directly impacted by Hurricane Irma,” said Robin Safley, Executive Director of the Feeding Florida. “Partnerships like this allow our statewide network of food banks to continue to support every community and provide many of the front-line services required during response and recovery efforts.”

August 30, 2017

FLORIDA - Schedule of Events is Released for Parkinson’s Foundation’s Fundraising Events for the 2017-2018 Season


Who/What:
The Parkinson’s Foundation, making life better for people with Parkinson’s by improving care and advancing research toward a cure, will be hosting avariety of fun and exciting fundraising events throughout the 2017-2018 season.