Randy Wayne White, the creator of Doc Ford.
Summer's Edge: Labor Day Weekend Celebration. September 2-4. The Merchants of Seaside host an end of summer celebration with a host of events ranging from music to movies to a farmers market. Enjoy a Friday evening movie under the stars, then the Saturday morning Seaside Farmers Market, followed by a
night of live music! Close out the weekend with another movie on Sunday night!.
NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA
7th annual Suwanee Old Time Music Weekend, September 9-11. Friends of Florida Folk sponsor this event which has lots of workshops by nationally renowned musicians. A real celebration of old-time music at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.
Gainesville and Tallahassee. The Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles each have 3 home games in September on the 3rd, 10th and 17th. Look for some busy weekends and make sure you have your rooms booked early. Here is the Gator Football Schedule and the Seminole
Florida Heritage Book Festival. September 23-24. Downtown St Augustine. This year Peter Matthiessen and Randy Wayne White will be honored at the Literary Legends Banquet. In addition to the banquet, events include author presentations, children's and young adult programs and a writers conference.
CENTRAL EAST FLORIDA
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. September 9-25. Surfside Players. This play by Tennessee Williams is directed by Jennifer Wolf. In an elegant southern plantation home, the members of the family gather to celebrate the sixty-fifth birthday of "Big Daddy," the patriarch of the family. This play is a
classic study of human interaction, fear and denial of truth.
The Secret Garden. August 19-September 4. Highlands Little Theater, downtown Sebring. This enchanting children's literature classic is reimagined in brilliant style by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman. Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with Uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past. Songs include "Lily's Eyes" and "Hold On". Orchestration provided by The MT Pit.
CENTRAL WEST FLORIDA
Gulfport Art Walk. First Friday and Third Saturday of each month
from 6-10pm. This little community is tucked into the middle of the St. Pete - Clearwater metro area. Check out the artists and soak in Gulfport’s authentic “Old Florida” atmosphere. View and buy works from over 50 artists and crafters, as well as authors, antique dealers and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Enjoy Gulfport’s unique shops, boutiques and galleries, and enjoy dinner at one of over a dozen fine restaurants within the Art District.
Jazz On The Gulf. September 24, 7-10 pm. This is the last jazz event of the "off season" at the Naples Beach Hotel and Gulf Club. This is one of the best attended events, especially by locals, in southwest Florida. It is free, just bring your music ears and a chair to sit on. The concert takes place on the green next
to the beach on the hotel grounds.
Miami Home Show. September 2-6. Miami Beach Convention Center. The Southeast's largest home improvement event returns on Labor Day weekend. Thousands of products and services will be on display. The Home Design & Remodeling Show is a unique marketplace that enables homeowners to experience the products and services first hand, talk one-on-one with the experts and get personalized advice to plan individual home improvement projects. The wide variety of displays will provide inspiration to improve, update and renovate the home. Consumers can shop onsite, compare products in person and save with the special show prices offered throughout the event.
on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at Florida Towns.
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In our current slow economy, some events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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Regards, Mike Miller
Chief Backroads Traveler