Broward & Palm Beach Counties
Through July 30 BugFest-By-The-Sea, Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Kick off the lobster mini season with a party, a lobster hunting class and a workshop before The Great Florida Bug Hunt Contest. Prizes will be given in several categories, including biggest lobster. $20 registration includes a BugFest T-shirt and goody bag. bugfestbythesea.com.
Through July 30 Florida Supercon, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, floridasupercon.com.
August, ongoing Lost World of Dinosaurs exhibit, Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie, 954-473-2955, flamingogardens.org.
Aug. 1 Foreigner & others, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach, 561-795-8883, livenation.com.
Aug. 1-7 Downtown Delray Beach Restaurant Week, downtowndelraybeach.com/restaurantweek.
Aug. 4 First Friday Art Walk, Atlantic Avenue, Northeast Second Avenue and Artists Alley in downtown Delray Beach, downtowndelraybeach.com/artwalk.
Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 Friday Night Sound Waves, A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, fridaynightsoundwaves.com.
Aug. 6 (and Sept. 3) Suntrust Sunday Jazz Brunch, Fort Lauderdale. Live outdoor concert series bringing the area’s best local jazz artists to the city’s scenic Riverwalk the first Sunday of each month. Listen to the soulful sounds on four different stages. Everyone is welcome to attend, including well-behaved, leashed pets; and there is ample room to set up chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. 954-828-5363, fortlauderdale.gov.
Aug. 7 (and Sept. 6) Jupiter Lighthouse Moonrise Tour, Jupiter. Take in the spectacular view of a full moon from the top of the tower. Tour lasts approximately 75 minutes. $20. jupiterlighthouse.org.
Aug. 8 Blondie and Garbage “The Rage and Rapture Tour,’’ with special guest Deap Vally, Hard Rock Live, 7 p.m. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 866-502-7529, seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
Aug. 10 Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey, BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway, Sunrise, thebbtcenter.com.
Aug. 12 John Mayer, BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway, Sunrise, thebbtcenter.com.
Aug. 12-13 Back 2 School Weekend, Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie, 954-473-2955, flamingogardens.org.
Aug. 19 Downtown Hollywood Artwalk, Hollywood. Recurring every third Saturday, this event features pop-up shops, artist showcases, vintage shopping, boutique goods live music and more. Stroll through downtown Hollywood on a guided tour to learn about Hollywood and the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project. 5-10 p.m. Free. 1945 Hollywood Blvd., 954-924-2980, floridashollywood.org.
Aug. 20 Sunday on the Waterfront, Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia St., West Palm Beach, 561-822-1515, wpb.org.
Aug. 26 FAT Village ArtWalk, Fort Lauderdale, fatvillage.com/art-walk.
Orlando & Central Florida
Aug. 5 (and Sept. 2) First Saturday Jam, Barberville. On the first Saturday of each month visit the Barberville Pioneer Settlement for entertainment and fun for the entire family. Includes informal folk music jams, free music lessons, a chili cook-off and a yard sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 1776 Lightfoot Lane. 386-749-2959, pioneersettlement.org.
Aug. 4 (and Sept. 1) Jazz Friday at Foosaner Museum of Art, Melbourne. Every first Friday of the month the Foosaner Museum of Art hosts Jazz Friday in their galleries. Expect great music from local favorites, and beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase with cash. Free. 1463 Highland Ave., 321-674-8916, foosanerartmuseum.org.
July 28-30 Caladium Festival,
Stuart Park on Interlake Boulevard,
July 28-30 Vero Beach Pirate Fest, verobeachpiratefest.com.
July 30 Rebelution Good Vibes Summer Tour, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A S., St. Augustine, 904-209-0367, staugamphitheatre.com.
Miami & The Keys
Aug. 1-Sept. 30 Miami Spice, participating restaurants in Miami-Dade County offer three-course meals for lunch and dinner, miamiandbeaches.com/special-offers/monthly-deals/miami-spice-month.
Aug. 4-6 Dance Africa Miami, Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, littlehaiticulturalcenter.com.
Aug. 10-13 Key West Lobsterfest, Key West. To celebrate the start of lobster season, festivities include Thursday’s Lobster Boil, Friday’s sail and snorkel trip, Saturday’s street fair and free concert and Sunday’s Lobster Brunch. Advance reservations required. 305-294-7170, keywestlobsterfest.com.
Aug. 14-19 Ife-Ile Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, 2705 SW Third St., Miami, 786-704-8609, ife-ile.org.
Aug. 17 Art Walk, Morada Way Arts & Cultural District, Mile Marker 81 and Mile Marker 82, Islamorada, moradaway.org.
Aug. 25 Viernes Culturales, arts & music festival, Southwest Eighth St., Miami, 305-643-5500, viernesculturales.org.
Aug. 30 Ed Sheeran, AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-777-1000, aaarena.com.
Aug. 31-Sept. 4 Eighth Annual Key West Brewfest, Key West. More than 150 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this annual event benefiting the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy-hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the offered activities. $40 in advance, $50 day of. Located in various establishments throughout Key West. 800-354-4455.fla-keys.com.
Aug. 1 Nickelback and Daughtry, Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301, Tampa, fairgroundsamphitheatre.com.
Aug. 2 Foreigner & others, Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301, Tampa, fairgroundsamphitheatre.com.
Aug. 12 Fisherman’s Village TikiFest 2017, Punta Gorda. The second annual TikiFest will feature hula dancers, music, games, crafts and food and drink specials. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. 941-639-8721. Fisherman’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, charlotteharbortravel.com.
Aug. 19 SummerJazz on the Gulf at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, 239-261-2222, NaplesBeachHotel.com.
Orlando & Central Florida
Aug. 12 Henscratch Farms Grape Stomp, Lake Placid,
Aug 25-27 Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show, Orlando. The three-day event at the Orange County Convention Center will feature areas for home design, garden, new products, shopping and healthy living, kid’s zone and live birds of prey and pet zone. Registration prices vary, on-site parking is $10. showtechnology.com/event/orlando-fall-home-garden-show.
Aug. 26-27 Mount Dora Seafood Festival, Mount Dora. This third annual festival features seafood, music, kids’ activities and pirates. Begins at 11 a.m. both days. Free. Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 N. Donnelly St., 352-217-8390, visitlakefl.com.
Aug. 30 Goo Goo Dolls, Hard Rock Live Orlando, 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-351-5483, hardrock.com/live/locations/orlando.
Aug. 31 Ed Sheeran, 400 W. Church St., Orlando, 407-440-7000, amwaycenter.com.
Aug. 31-Nov. 13 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, Walt Disney World. The annual food and wine lover’s paradise offers beverages from nearly 30 global marketplaces. Also on tap are celebrity chef demonstrations and rock star performances during the Eat to the Beat concert series. Festival comes with Epcot admission and plates range in price. 407-939-5277, disneyworld.com/foodandwine.
Aug. 1, 8, 15 Bands on the Beach, Pensacola, visitpensacolabeach.com.
Aug. 4 First Friday Art Walk, St. Augustine. One of the city’s most popular cultural events held the first Friday of each month, visitors can enjoy new exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at participating galleries. Trolleys offer complimentary shuttle service to most galleries. 5-9 p.m. Free. Tours begin at Rembrandtz American Craft Gallery. 832-779-2781, artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.
Aug. 5 Guided Tour at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville. Take a guided tour of the state’s largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast. Offered the first Saturday of every month. Begins at 10 a.m. Included with admission price. 4700 SW 58th Drive, 352-372-4981, kanapaha.org.
Aug. 5 Sandstock, Perdido Key. It’s not Woodstock, it’s “Sandstock the Flora-Bama way.” Music, food and good times at the bar on the border of Florida and Alabama. Customers are encouraged to dress up in hippie-style threads and will receive free peace-sign beads for dressing up, while supplies last. Noon. Free. At Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar, 17401 Perdido Key Drive, 850-492-0611, florabama.com.
Aug. 6, 20 Blues on the Bay Concert Series, Pensacola. This summer series holds concerts on Sunday nights when the Blues Wahoos baseball team isn’t playing in the park. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. Free. Community Maritime Park, 301 W. Main St., 850-436-5670, visitpensacola.com.
Aug. 10-13 Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival, jacksonvillecarnival.com/parade.
Aug. 19 Paddle at the Porch, Destin, destinchamber.com.
Broward & Palm Beach Counties
Sept. 1-30 Flavor Palm Beach, prix fixe menus at participating restaurants, flavorpb.com.
Sept. 1 First Friday Art Walk, Atlantic Avenue, Northeast Second Avenue and Artists Alley in downtown Delray Beach, downtowndelraybeach.com/artwalk.
Sept. 3 Suntrust Sunday Jazz Brunch, Fort Lauderdale. Live outdoor concert series bringing the area’s best local jazz artists to the city’s scenic Riverwalk the first Sunday of each month. Listen to the soulful sounds on four different stages. Everyone is welcome to attend, including well-behaved, leashed pets; and there is ample room to set up chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. 954-828-5363, fortlauderdale.gov.
Sept. 3 Dream Classic Car Show, Hollywood. The Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic Car Show features dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles of interest lining Hollywood Boulevard. Vehicles compete for awards for the Top 30 vehicles and the People’s Choice Award. Vehicle registration is $20. Attendance is free. 954-825-1027. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. sunny.org.
Sept. 1-4 Lost World of Dinosaurs exhibit, Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie, 954-473-2955, flamingogardens.org.
Sept. 3 Green Day, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach, 561-795-8883, livenation.com.
Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Friday Night Sound Waves, music at the beach Friday evenings, A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, fridaynightsoundwaves.com.
Sept. 6 Adam Ant, Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-0222, parkerplayhouse.com.
Sept. 6 Jupiter Lighthouse Moonrise Tour, Jupiter. Take in the spectacular view of a full moon from the top of the tower. Tour lasts approximately 75 minutes. $20. jupiterlighthouse.org.
Sept. 15 Brad Paisley Tour, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach, 561-795-8883, livenation.com.
Sept. 16 Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk on Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street, floridashollywood.org.
Sept. 17 Sunday on the Waterfront, Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia St., West Palm Beach, 561-822-1515,
Sept. 22-23 Zac Brown Band, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach, 561-795-8883, livenation.com.
Sept. 23-24 Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival on Atlantic Avenue, artfestival.com.
Sept. 30 FAT Village ArtWalk, Fort Lauderdale, fatvillage.com/art-walk.
Miami & The Keys
Sept. 6-10 Womenfest Key West, 305-294-4603, womenfest.com.
Sept. 21 Art Walk, Morada Way Arts & Cultural District, Mile Marker 81 and Mile Marker 82, Islamorada, moradaway.org.
Sept. 23 Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, Islamorada. Swimmers participate in an eight-mile race from Islamorada to the Alligator Lighthouse and back during the Islamorada Swim for Alligator Lighthouse. Proceeds benefit the “Friends of the Pool” in Islamorada to help provide scholarship opportunities to those in need and preserve treasured historic lighthouses on Florida’s coastal waterways. Registration is $150. swimalligatorlight.com.
Sept 28.-Oct. 1 REEF Fest, Key Largo. Join Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) in a celebration of marine conservation. Morning activities include ocean adventures of kayaking, snorkeling and diving, all alongside marine life experts. Afternoons feature free seminars from renowned experts in such topics as Marine Mammals, Shark Behavior, Deep Sea Exploration and Emerging Ocean Issues. Evenings feature food, drinks and fun. All events are open to the public. Various locations throughout Key Largo. 305-852-0030, fla-keys.com.
Sept. 29-30 Conch Life Scramble, Islamorada. A wacky on-the-water charity golf tournament that brings together four-person teams for a game of nine holes by boat. Proceeds benefit Keys charities.
Sept. 29 Viernes Culturales, arts & music festival, Southwest Eighth St., Miami, 305-643-5500, viernesculturales.org.
Sept. 1-4 Tampa Salsa & Bachata Festival, downtown Tampa Bay, tampasalsabachata.com.
Sept. 2-3 Downtown Venice Craft Festival, 220 Miami Ave. W., artfestival.com.
Sept. 2-4 Sponge Docks Art and Craft Festival, Tarpon Springs. The nation’s top artists and crafters showing off U.S.-made creations, including jewelry, ceramics, plants, photography, paintings and homemade soap. At The Sponge Docks. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. 15 Dodecanese Blvd., spongedocks.net.
Sept. 9-10 Palm Harbor Craft Festival, 1023 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor, artfestival.com.
Sept. 9-10 I Like it Hot! Festival, Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave., Largo, 727-423-8433, ilikeithotfestival.com.
Sept. 16 Brad Paisley & others, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301, Tampa, fairgroundsamphitheatre.com.
Sept. 16 SummerJazz on the Gulf at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, 239-261-2222, naplesbeachhotel.com.
Sept. 16-17 Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival, 331 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, artfestival.com.
Sept. 22-Oct. 1 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, various venues in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Island, islandhopperfest.com.
Sept. 24 Zac Brown, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301, Tampa, fairgroundsamphitheatre.com.
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Super Boat International, Clearwater Beach. The weekend features the races, as well as parties, fireworks, concerts, a beauty pageant and the chance to see the boats and drivers up close. 727-593-5536, superboat.com.
Orlando & Central Florida
Sept. 2-4 Tour of Sebring biking event, tourofsebring.com.
Sept. 8-9 Rock the Universe, Christian Music Festival, Universal Orlando, universalorlando.com.
Sept. 15-17 Sebring Thunder, auto show in Sebring, sebringthunder.net.
Sept. 18-24 Global Peace Film Festival, various events in Orlando, peacefilmfest.org.
Sept. 23-24 Craft & Quilt Show, DeLand. Artists, crafters and quilters from around the state will display and sell their handmade items along Woodland Boulevard in downtown DeLand. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. 386-738-0649, mainstreetdeland.org.
Sept. 28-Oct. 1 Port Orange Family Days, Port Orange. With a carnival, food truck and car show, a movie at the amphitheater and a parade: Port Orange City Center, 1999 City Center Circle, Port Orange; free admission and parking (carnival rides extra); 386-506-5935, familydays.com.
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Klingon Feast, Daytona Beach. No vendors or celebrity guests will be at this event, now in its 18th year, just fans celebrating Star Trek with a feast, games and more. $45 for preregistered guests, $55 at the door. At Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, 2225 S. Atlantic Ave., klingonfeast.com.
Sept. 21-24 New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, nsbjazzfest.com.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 The Pinellas Plaza Craft Festival, The Villages, artfestival.com.
Sept. 1 First Friday Outdoor Concert, Thomasville (just across the border from Tallahassee in Georgia). Featuring Beau & Luci, these two young sisters focus on folk-rock sounds with a singer-songwriter’s heart and a special attention to lyrics. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and spend a fun evening in Downtown Thomasville. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free admission. 131 S. Stevens St., Thomasville, Ga., 229-228-7977, visittallahassee.com.
Sept. 1-3 Greek Festival, Fort Walton Beach. Visitors can “travel” to Greece without leaving Florida during Fort Walton Beach’s Greek Festival at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. Greek foods, dances and music are on the agenda as well as a variety of vendors. The Emerald Coast Convention Center is at 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, greekfestivalfwb.com.
Sept. 1-3 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, Panama City Beach, 888-512-7469, gulfcoastjam.com.
Sept. 8-10 Spanish Wine Festival, St. Augustine. The Old City sets the scene for the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival. The festival features Spanish foods and wines presented at a variety of special events and restaurants. Highlights include Vino Veritas, during which guests learn the secrets of authentic Spanish recipes and Spanish wine pairings from Spanish food and wine experts; the Grand Tasting for sampling more than 100 different types of wines made in Spain; and the Batalla de Vinos, during which participants spray one another with wine for charity, as well as other events. Ticket prices vary. Festival venues are in various locations in St. Augustine. SpanishWineFestival.com.
Sept. 12 Jax Beach Art Walk, betterjaxbeach.com.
Sept. 15-16 Taste of the Beach, Pensacola Beach, 850-932-1500, tasteofpensacolabeach.com.
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Pensacola Seafood Festival, Pensacola. Treat your taste buds to a variety of dishes from carefully selected food vendors bordering the park. Food choices include grilled conch, seafood gumbo, oyster croquettes, soft shell crab, coconut shrimp, Caribbean crab cakes and more. 850-433-6512, fiestaoffiveflags.org.
Compiled by Orlando Sentinel staff and Patti Roth