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Jacksonville Caribbean Festival

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

 

JACKSONVILLE CARIBBEAN

FESTIVAL

Weekend of August 13th, 2016

Jacksonville Caribbean CarnivalNot going to the Caribbean this year? No worries…come visit the Jacksonville Caribbean Festival to enjoy new experiences, celebrate and get to know all the diverse Caribbean cultures, and spoil yourself in the festivities!

The Jacksonville Caribbean Festival celebrates all Caribbean cultures with a day of live music, dancing, authentic cuisine, artists, vendors and a parade. Before heading to the festival portion of this event, grab a spot for the parade and check out the vibrant costumes, elaborate floats, and traditional dance troupes while the sounds of calypso, soca and steel drums can be heard throughout the area. Finish your day with a Caribbean-style Mardis Gras festival that doubles as an elaborate food festival showcasing the exquisite flavors and aromas of authentic Caribbean cuisine as well as Caribbean craft displays, catchy steel drum music and live performances.

For additional information click on Jacksonville Caribbean Festival . This year’s event you don’t want to miss! Make your reservations today!

Looking for an alternative to your traditional hotel stay?  Try one of the Florida Bed & Breakfast Inns they are sure not to disappoint!

Club Continental SuitesClub Continental Suites, nestled on the banks of the St. John’s River under towering, moss draped oaks, this former private estate is now a romantic and intimate bed & breakfast and private club. Fifteen oversized river suites & seven rooms in the original 1923 mansion beckon you to step back in time to Old World Florida.

Riverdale InnRiverdale Inn Bed & Breakfast In Jacksonville at the turn of the century, 50 mansions lined Riverside Avenue in an area known as “The Row”. Today, only two of these fabled homes remain. The Riverdale Inn is one of them. A beautifully restored Victorian style Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of Riverside, in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Summer in Paradise

Friday, July 8th, 2016

When vacationing in the West Palm Beach area there is plenty to do…here is a short list of things you don’t want to miss!

Lion Country SafariSpend the day at Lion Country Safari Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park. Spend the day on safari with over 900 animals; animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experiences, 5 rides, water sprayground, food, shopping and more. Fun for all ages…you are sure to have a memorable experience at Lion Country Safari.

Norton Museum of ArtNorton Museum of Art – Since its founding in 1941, The Norton Museum of Art has grown and evolved to become one of Florida’s major cultural institutions. The Museum is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. Its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O’Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. Come visit the current exhibition in the spotlight – Lichtenstein and Monet.

CityPlaceDining, Shopping and Entertainment is not lacking in this area… Visit CityPlace a premier destination in West Palm Beach, offering a mix of over 80 national stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.  Enjoy a spectacular daily fountain show in an open-air plaza reminiscent of a European town center and live music performed every Friday and Saturday nights. Diva Duck TourGet a great view of the city and the opportunity to see some of the mansions on Palm Beach Island by taking a Diva Duck Tour from CityPlace to the Intracoastal Waterway.

 

Clematis by Night Clematis By Night – chill out South Florida style every Thursday evening in downtown West Palm Beach at the east end of Clematis Street.  Sponsored by the City, this free event caters to music-lovers, families, and a social network of canines and their owners.  As music spills out across the fountain and the main lawn, local artists exhibit their wares while folks sample from the beer and food trucks or any of the surrounding eateries.  Relax, have a beer, and enjoy.

Make it memorable by staying at a Florida Bed & BreakfastSouthern Palm Bed and BreakfastSouthern Palm Bed & Breakfast, situated on a rural peaceful setting on 20 acres with urban amenities close by. Stroll around this private tropical paradise and admire the surroundings. Grandview Gardens Grandview GardensBed & Breakfast In the heart of West Palm Beach, nestled in a tropical garden on Howard Park. The property has been transformed into one of the Palm Beach area’s most intimate resorts with accommodations that are luxurious and yet homey, featuring private entrances and terraces facing towards the pool or gardens. Palm Beach Hibiscus a Boutique Bed & Breakfast  With so many Palm Beach hotels to choose from the alternativePalm Beach Hibiscuschoice is The Palm Beach Hibiscus, a charming boutique Bed and Breakfast with a Key West style ambiance. A hidden tropical oasis offering elegant room accommodations in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. Casa Grandview Historic Luxury Inn Cottages & Suites Experience the modern Casa Grandviewconveniences of a downtown historic city retreat, privacy of a luxury vacation home, state-of-the-art technology, boutique style amenities, and character of an intimate inn, tucked away in a casual tropical Old Florida style, in a prime West Palm Beach urban location anchored by CityPlace, Clematis Districts, and two miles to Palm Beach.

ST. PETE CRAB & MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Monday, June 13th, 2016

 

ST. PETE CRAB AND MUSIC FEST. 2016ENJOY SEAFOOD AND MUSIC ALL DAY AT THE BEAUTIFUL, WATERFRONT VINOY PARK IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETE.

On June 18th, 2016, celebrate the 1st annual Crab and Music Festival hosted in downtown St. Petersburg Vinoy Park, where taste buds and bodies alike will be dancing at this seafood and music festival!  Celebrate the area’s diverse crab and seafood cuisine with live music, tons of food, craft booths, raffles, a children’s zone, cooking demonstrations and more. The festival happens from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and tickets start at $20 for General Admission.  Benefits Bristol Temple Ministries and Children’s Dream Fund. crab claws

 

 

 

 

LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY WHERE YOU WILL LEAVE RESTED AND HAPPY?Sea Breeze Manor B&B

Check out the Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast.  Lori Rosso, owner of Sea Breeze Manor knows how to make you feel right at home not only at the inn, but also in the beautiful waterfront small town of Gulfport. The Sea Breeze Manor, is situated across the street from the quiet and relaxing Gulfport Beach on Boca Ciega Bay and a short walk to Gulfport’s famous Beach Blvd. with several popular restaurants and an eclectic collection of shops and boutiques. Sea Breeze Manor is conveniently located just minutes from a great variety of activities, is the perfect place to stage your Tampa Bay getaway.

BLUES & BREWS BENEFITTING CRYSTAL RIVER AQUARIUM PROJECT

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Blues & Brews on the Bay - LogoBlues and Brews On The Bay Summer Fun For The Entire Family!

 

Where:  Downtown Crystal River – Bayside Citrus Avenue & Kings Bay Park

When:  Saturday June 11, 2016, 10am-10pm

Admission:  $5 for everyone over 12

Benefiting:   The Crystal River Aquarium Project – First goal $1.5 million to purchase property.

The Crystal River Aquarium

Blues and Brews On The Bay is a one day street festival hosted by One Rake at a Time Inc., a non profit organization located in Crystal River, FL. This organization has a plan to bring a first class aquarium to Crystal River.

One Rake at a TimeJoin One Rake at a Time for a street festival featuring craft beer, blueberries, live entertainment and more.  Participate in the craft beer walk and taste over 25 craft beers from Florida breweries and wine from three Florida wineries.  Bring the kids for plenty of children’s activities including Kid Zone at Kings Bay Park & various children’s activity vendors. Live music all day including Blues, Bluegrass, Drum Circle, Southern Rock, Reggae & Country down at the bandshell in Kings Bay Park.  Enjoy all the water activities at Kings Bay Park with Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals all day, Kayak Race, Paddleboard Rides, Boat tours of the Bay, and Sunset Cruises.

Nature Coast Inn - fullNature Coast Inn situated in an area with one of the most breathtaking natural areas of Florida and includes the picturesque Withlacoochee river and is only minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Nature Coast Inn offers plenty of privacy and luxury to allow you to unwind in a comfortable warm and friendly atmosphere. Here you’ll find a relaxing and comfortable get-away from which to explore many nearby parks, shops and attractions. Indulge yourself in the peacefulness of our rooms or cottages in a tranquil, quiet environment.  Contact Nature Coast Inn for events and activities happening during the summer months.

 

SunFest 2016…You Don’t Want To Miss This!

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

SunFest 2016

SunFest 2016 – Celebrating 33 years!!! SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival. Returning to downtown West Palm Beach along Florida’s Beautiful Intracoastal Waterway, on April 27th – May 1st, 2016, extending along Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue. This year’s event boasts what could be the most diverse lineup of the year. You can view the line up at SunFest 2016. Between music sets, you may wander the art show and shop the galleries as you stroll down Flagler Drive and appreciate the Fine Art and Craft Show featuring the work of more than 150 national artists. Their works include jewelry, painting, pottery & ceramics, photography, sculpture, wood, arts and crafts, and more. If your feeling athletic…you can register for the “TGI5K” – Palm Beach County’s only 5K that includes access to the “Biggest Post Race Party”. As the festivities conclude enjoy a spectacular Fireworks show on the Intracoastal Waterway…you don’t want to miss

 

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Looking for a place to stay??? Check out Bed & Breakfast Inns in the West Palm Beach Area as an alternative to a hotel stay.  Visitors find West Palm Beach Florida Bed and Breakfasts welcoming and hospitable.  Everyone is welcome to explore the expansive Intracoastal Waterway, beautiful beaches and activities, dine in the restaurants, and take advantage of the arts and culture. Indeed, there is no shortage of entertainment for guests of West Palm Beach Florida Bed & Breakfasts.

 

Tampa Bay Blues Fest

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

 

Blues FestivalTampa Bay Blues Fest – April 8th -10th, 2016. The Tampa Bay Blues Festival prides itself on providing the very best in live blues entertainment, in a beautiful tropical setting. Each year since 1995, some of the biggest names in blues music have taken the stage at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida. Blues enthusiasts from all over the world come to scenic Vinoy Park to watch this spectacular showcase of American Blues music, performed right on the waterfront. Over the years our stage has welcomed legends such as Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, Taj Mahal, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Los Lobos, and so many others. It has truly become a magnificent celebration of music! In addition to great music and warm weather, you will also enjoy visiting downtown St. Petersburg, with its many restaurants, clubs, and art museums, including the world famous Dali Museum.

 

Watergarden Inn at the BayWatergarden Inn At The Bay – Tampa Bay’s elegant oasis. With over half an acre of lush landscaping and two restored buildings, you will forget you are in the heart of the city. Steps away from everything downtown has to offer: trendy Beach Drive shops and restaurants, fabulous museums, exciting sports venues, Tampa Bay’s picturesque waterfront and marinas. This is not your typical bed and breakfast, they offer modern amenities as well as quaint antiques in each of the 14 rooms and suites. Enjoy free on-site parking, wireless internet and great coffee. Whatever your plans, you will have an exceptional St. Petersburg lodging experience with welcoming innkeepers.

Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

The 20th Annual Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival takes place April 9 and 10, 2011, at the Tallahassee Museum outdoor stage. Fans, mark your calendars. Tallahassee FL Bed and Breakfasts are ready to welcome you.

Expect to hear all types of jazz and blues at the Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival: fusion and swing, classic and contemporary. There’ll be piano based jazz and horn driven blues, tight ensembles and loud big bands. Bring your dancing shoes – you may find it hard to stay seated.

April 9 and 10, 2011.

The Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival line-up includes:

  • Royal Garden Dixieland Band
  • Swingin’ Harpoon Blues Band
  • Riverbreeze

The Jazz and Blues Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Sleep in and then indulge in a gourmet breakfast at your Tallahassee Bed and Breakfast before the show; relax on the porch of your inn with a cool drink in your hand afterwards.

Additional information about the Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival is available at the Tallahassee Museum.

The Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

If you should tire of relaxing on the beach, boating, and playing in the surf during your next Melbourne Beach Florida Bed and Breakfast Vacation, consider a trip to the Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens.

The Rossetter House

The museum and gardens include the James Wadsworth Rossetter House (built in 1908), the William P. Roesch House (1901), and the 1865 Houston Family Memorial Cemetery. The homes have been restored to their original condition, and provide an interesting glimpse into how successful families lived in the early 1900s. (more…)

Tarpon Springs: Greeks and Sponges

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Tarpon Springs was settled by enterprising Greek immigrants at the end of the 19th century. Located at the mouth of the Anclote River in Central West Florida, Tarpon Springs was an ideal place for them to practice sponge diving, a trade their families had practiced for generations in Greece.

sponges

Sponge diving is alive and well in Tarpon Springs.

Indeed, sponges were abundant in the Gulf of Mexico at the turn of the 20th century, and Tarpon Springs thrived. Dodecanese Street, where shops and eateries face rows of docks, positively bustled with activity. So long as the sponges were healthy and numerous, so were the businesses of Tarpon Springs. (more…)

Fantasy of Flight in Central East Florida

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Flight museums hold an inexplicable allure for many people, perhaps because the fact that people can fly continues to be astonishing even now, more than 100 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight.

Guests of Central East Florida Bed and Breakfasts will find Fantasy of Flight, in Polk City Florida, to be a unique aviation museum, and one well worth a visit. Visitors may examine more than 40 rare and vintage aircraft housed in a lovely Art Deco facility. In addition, guided tours of the working restoration and maintenance areas are offered – a rare treat, indeed. (more…)

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