Introducing The 2016 Florida State Fair

The 112th Florida State Fair is scheduled for February 4 – 15 at the Florida State Fairgrounds located at I-4 and US Hwy 301 in Tampa. This year’s theme, “So Much More to Explore,” reminds everyone that there are seemingly endless activities to discover and enjoy including rides, food, exhibits, entertainment, animals, attractions and shopping. The Florida State Fair offers non-stop fun AND an excellent value with more than 112 free things to do and always free parking.

This year, music lovers will tap their toes to headliner concerts by 1960s sensation Gary Puckett; up-and-coming country singer Colt Ford; jazz and blues artist Robert Cray; and Dove Award-winning group Tenth Avenue North. Other concerts include the harmonies of Matt’s Family Jam and Indie artist Aranda. Lazy Bonez, an ‘80s tribute band, is back for their second Florida State Fair, along with B

Coconut Grove Arts Festival Coming This Month

The 53rd annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival® presented by the Terra Group will showcase the works of 360 nationally recognized artists along the scenic streets of Coconut Grove this Presidents Day Weekend, February 13-15.

Artists from across the United States, Argentina, Canada, Georgia and Hungary are among those representing the Arts Festival’s 13 main categories: 2D Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Digital Art, Printmaking & Drawing, Watercolor, Claywork, Glass, Fiber, Jewelry & Metalwork, 3D Mixed Media, Sculpture and Wood.

The Arts Festival’s “New & Emerging Artist” category has once again invited a few artists, between the ages of 18 and 29, to exhibit at their first outdoor, fine arts festival.

All 45 of last year’s award winners will also return to this year’s event, while nearly 23 percent of participants are brand new artists to the festival. On the local register, 83 artists are from Florida with 24 of these artists represe