May 31 to June 2, Key Largo
Fifth annual Skippers Dolphin Tournament
More than $60,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to winners in ladies, junior and senior divisions. Spectators can watch weigh-ins Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Skippers Dockside.
June 1, Pensacola
Fiesta of Five Flags
Begin Fiesta activities with a traditional ecumenical prayer service at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 6 East Wright St. Then decorate your boat and join one of the largest boat parades on Pensacola Bay. Boats depart from the mouth of Bayou Chico at 1 p.m. Make your way to the Quietwater Beach Amphitheater on the Portofino Boardwalk at Pensacola Beach at 3 p.m. for the DeLuna Landing Ceremony—a parody of conquistador Don Tristan DeLuna’s claiming of Pensacola under the flag of Spain.
June 1, Avon Park
15th annual Fishing Derby
Kids 16 years old and younger are invited to a free fishing derby at Tomlin Lake. Bring your own gear and bait. Registration opens at 7 a.m. The derby is from 9 to 11 a.m. A free lunch follows, along with an awards ceremony. Trophies are awarded in four age classes for biggest fish, most fish and casting. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
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June 1, Marathon
Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival
The waters off Sombrero Beach are transformed into a swift racecourse as 20 paddlers move in unison in 40-foot-long race boats. The festival is free and open to the public. Food, beverages, merchandise and entertainment are available shoreside.
June 5, Pensacola
Movie Under the Stars
A free showing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will be at From the Ground Up Community Garden, 501 N. Hayne St., at 7:15 p.m. Gates open at 6:45 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. Space for seating is limited. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Dogs are not allowed.
June 7-8, Islamorada
Seventh annual Ladies Dolphin Tournament
Florida Keys Elks Lodge 1872 hosts this annual event, which kicks off with a silent auction Friday. Prizes are awarded to the winning teams and the top junior anglers. Everyone is welcome to come bid on items and watch the ladies weigh in their catches.
June 7-23, Sebring
On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island they visited 20 years earlier. The show at Lakeside Playhouse may not be suitable for children under 13. Performances are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for youth and $20 to $30 for adults.
June 8, Key Largo
Fifth annual Coralpalooza: Plant a Coral, Restore a Reef
Celebrate World Oceans Day with a family fun day of reef-saving adventures. Certified divers are invited to join the Coral Restoration Foundation on Friday for hands on training, followed by a day of reef restoration activities Saturday. Register online. Other activities are open to snorkelers. Join Captain Coral and unlock mysteries of the deep in a land-based treasure hunt at the Exploration Center.
June 8-9, Sebring
Swim in the clear, spring-fed waters of Lake Jackson, ride on the smooth, fast bike course on the open roads north of Sebring and run the historic downtown Sebring Circle Park to the finish line in sprint, Olympic and youth races.
June 10, Pensacola
Music Under the Stars
Honkey-tonk singer Nikki Talley performs from 7 to 9 p.m. at From the Ground Up Community Garden, 501 N. Hayne St. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
June 12-23, Bradenton
Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding
Based on a traditional Italian-American wedding and reception, the show features exaggerated stereotypes for comic effect. Performances are 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees, at Manatee Performing Arts Center’s Stone Hall.
June 13-16, Pensacola
49th annual Bill Hargreaves Fishing Rodeo
Headquartered at the Grand Lagoon Yacht Club, fishing starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ends at 8 p.m. Saturday, with prizes distributed after a mouth-watering fish fry Sunday. There are door prizes, a silent auction and fun for all. Kids 12 and younger fish free. Tickets for adults are $40, which includes a fish fry ticket.
Manatee County Youth Rowing
Learn to row as a team in competitive racing shells while having fun on the beautiful Manatee River at weeklong summer camps for students entering sixth through 12th grade in the fall. Sessions are at Ft. Hamer Park in Parrish during June and July. Full-day camps run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $295 a week. Sessions are June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21 and July 8-12. A half-day camp from 8 a.m. to noon July 15-19 is $150. For more information, visit www.manateeyouthrowing.com.
June 15, Key West
FKCC Swim Around Key West
Florida Keys Community College’s officially sanctioned 12.5-mile swim begins and ends at Smathers Beach. It is open to individual swimmers and relay teams of all ages. Open water swims of 800 yards, 1 mile, 2 miles and 10K are available.
June 19, Islamorada
Captain Dick Magaldi, a maritime historian, will speak about “Discovery of the HMS Edinburgh” at 7 p.m. at the History of Diving Museum, 82990 Overseas Highway.
June 21-22, Bradenton
Junie B. Jones Jr.
The Kidz Camp production tells the story of Junie’s first day of first grade. The show is at 7 p.m. June 21 and 2 p.m. June 22 at Manatee Performing Arts Center’s Stone Hall.
June 26-27, Islamorada
IFC Captains Cup Dolphin Tournament
Just three fish are all that’s needed to capture the $25,000 winner-take-all grand prize, but the aggregate weight of the three dorado must be the highest in the tournament.
June 27, Ona
Learn about smutgrass management options using the weed wiper and practices to improve warm-season grass haylage quality from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center. Participation is free, but limited to the first 80 registrations by June 20.
June 28-29, Chipley
63rd annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival
Country artists William Michael Morgan, Sara Evans, Jimmy Fortune and the local Drummond Family headline the free musical event at Pals Park. Other attractions include a parade, free watermelon slices, an auction, arts and crafts vendors, a pancake breakfast, a 5K race, an antique car show and activities for children.
June 29, Pensacola
Raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida. Wear your most patriotic attire to run or walk at 7 a.m. at Seville Square Park. A free kids’ fun run follows the 5K.
June 29-July 4, Palmetto
Admission and parking are free to the show at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and July 4, and
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. all other days.
June 30, Port St. Joe
Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival
Enjoy live music, mermaids, games, art vendors, ice cream & more beginning at 11 a.m. at George Core Park. Bring a blanket or chair.