Smilemaker Dental Fair

Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with the Waypoint Foundation’s Party With a Purpose Friday, February 14, from noon to 5 p.m. at MM 102.9 in Key Largo. Fun, educational and free festivities include a tooth fairy costume parade at 3 p.m., live music, refreshments, prizes and a raffle. A traveling tooth fairy art exhibit opens with a ribbon-cutting and refreshments at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 1, in the Key Largo Library Community Room. Inspired by the tooth fairy theme, kindergartners through second graders will make drawings displayed at the library throughout the month. For more information, visit


February 1-2, Lake Placid
Lake Placid Arts and Crafts County Fair
Make what you will, with more than 100 booths, entertainment and demonstrations at Devane Park.; 863-465-4335


February 5, Islamorada
Lecture Series
Author and retired law enforcement officer Bob Lee talks about “Bad Guys, Bullets and Boat Chases” at 6 p.m. at the Keys History & Discovery Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Reservations should be made at; 305-922-2237


February 8, Tavernier
Annual Italian Dinner
The San Pedro Women’s Guild offers homemade spaghetti with meat sauce, choice of meatballs or eggplant rollatini, bread, salad and dessert from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, MM 89.5. The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. There will be music and a silent auction.


February 8, Port St. Joe
Winter Bay Day
Tour the St. Joseph Bay Preserves and its rare and endangered plants, and take part in the shrimp boil and open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $10.; 800-299-1787


February 8-9, Okeechobee
Top of the Lake Art Fest
Okeechobee Main Street supports local galleries and artists, with a kids’ art zone and live entertainment scattered among the booths. At night, Park Street turns into the Taste, where you can sample dishes from local businesses. Taste of Okechobee admission is $25.; 863-357-6246


February 9, Key West
Canellakis-Brown Duo
A piano-cello duo heralded by The New York Times takes the stage at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at
4 p.m., playing classics and original arrangements. Tickets are $20.


February 9, Islamorada
Moose March Against Cancer
Don your best bras for a poker/pub run to raise money for the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys. Registration for the walk is at The Whistle Stop from 10 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $25, which includes a poker hand. The finish line is at the Moose Lodge, with music, food, auctions, raffles, and prizes for the best poker hands and bras. (search Islamorada Moose March Against Cancer)


February 11, 2020, Pensacola
Black Violin: Impossible Tour
The classically trained duo of Kev Marcus and Wil B. plays hip hop on the violin and viola at the Saenger Theater. Tickets start at $25.; 850-595-3380


February 12, Panama City
Sidewalk Stargazing
Bring binoculars or a telescope for an outdoor constellation viewing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet outside the Bay County Public Library.; 850-522-2100


February 12, Key Largo
Lecture Series
Dr. Donald F. McNeill from the University of Miami takes his turn in the Florida State Parks lecture series, exploring “The Geologic History of the Florida Keys” at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park visitor center and aquarium from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; 850-245-2157


February 13, Panama City
Writer’s Gallery: Love Edition
Bring your love-themed work or just listen at open mic night at 6 p.m. at the Panama City Center for the Arts, 19 East 4th St. Admission is $5, or free if you wear red, pink or hearts.; 850-640-3670


February 14-15, Palmetto
51st annual Suncoast Antique Bottle and Collectible Show
See antique bottles—most made before 1900 and some before 1700—stoneware, insulators, pottery, artifacts, advertising of all types, fossils, old tins, postcards, coins and more at the Manatee River Fair Association Building, 1402 14th Ave. West. Early buyers are welcome Friday from 2 to
7 p.m. Admission is $25 for both days. Free appraisals and free items are offered at entrance on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-only admission is $4. Children 16 and younger get in free when accompanied by an adult.;
Linda, 941-565-0593 or 941-722-7233; George, 727-804-5957




Dive Into Art: The Beauty of Recycling

A colorful seahorse crafted from wire, old paper and reused items collected from the beach and ground is one of the exhibits featured at the History of Diving Museum, MM 82.9, Islamorada, through March 18. In collaboration with the museum and Art Guild of the Purple Isles, art and science departments at four Upper Keys schools are studying the impacts of waste in our ocean environment and creating art from recycled materials. The goal is to highlight the importance of recycling and protecting aquatic environments. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Museum admission applies. For more information, visit or



February 15, Pensacola
Kids and Kritters Parade
Catch some beads and join the Mardi Gras walking procession for children and pets at 2 p.m. starting from the Casino Beach parking lot. A pre-parade show is at 1:40 p.m. Children participate for free. Pets are $5 each. Parking is free.; 850-748-6878


February 15, Key Largo and Plantation Key
40th annual Garden Walk
Presented by the Garden Club of the Upper Keys, the self-guided tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. offers a chance to visit a variety of island garden styles not otherwise available for viewing. Stroll through the Francis Tracy Garden Center grounds, MM 94, while enjoying a complimentary tea party, an art show, plant sales, artisan wares, mobile food vendor and educational exhibits. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event.; 305-451-8137


February 15, Marathon
Fourth annual Coral Head Music Festival
Nationally recognized bands and Keys favorites perform from noon to 10 p.m. at Marathon Community Park. All proceeds from the American Legion Riders event benefit local charities. Tickets are $27 in advance; $35 at the gate. Children 12 and younger are admitted for $5.


February 15, Panama City Beach
PCB Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Pizzas, tacos, sweets and, of course, craft beers will line Aaron Bessant Park from noon to 5 p.m. Admission starts at $5.; 617-254-9500


February 17, Pensacola
Sea Turtle Presentation
Cathy Holmes from the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center will talk about sea turtles in the Pensacola area at 1:30 p.m. at the visitor center in Wayside Park near the Pensacola Bay Bridge.


February 19, Islamorada
Lecture Series
Author Peggy Macdonald talks about “Florida’s First Ladies” at 6 p.m. at the Keys History & Discovery Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Reservations should be made at; 305-922-2237


February 19, Islamorada
Immerse Yourself!
Author John Christopher Fine talks about sunken ships and the inhabitants of La Martinique in the French West Indies after the eruption of Mount Pelee. The free presentation begins at 7 p.m.; 305-664-9737


February 19-22, Fort Meade
Antique Flywheel Engine and Tractor Show
The Flywheelers Antique Engine Club’s largest show of the season features flywheel engines, functioning sawmills, antique construction equipment, parades, a Model T put-together and tractor pulls. Gates are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 7000 Avon Park Cutoff Road.; 863-285-9121


Beginning February 21
Grapefruit League Spring Training
Hear the crack of the bat and the first sounds of spring as the national pastime returns with 15 teams, including the World Series Champion Washington Nationals.


February 21, Indian Lake Estates
Tribute to George Strait
Enjoy a journey through the life and music of legend George Strait with Gordy and Debbie at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission starts at $20. For tickets, visit (no refunds). The 19th Hole Bar and Grill will be open.; 863-692-1433


February 21-22, Panama City Beach
Mardi Gras and Music Festival
Enjoy live music, a kids’ zone and the Krewe of Dominique Youx’s parade at Pier Park.


February 21-23, Pensacola
Ballet Pensacola’s Paquita and Rocket Man
Classic and contemporary music come together with a performance of the 19th Century Paquita and a retelling of the life of Elton John at the Pensacola Little Theatre. Tickets start at $17.; 850-432-2042


February 23, Pensacola
Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade
Celebrate Mardi Gras at 2 p.m. with a parade by the boardwalk. The route begins at Avenida 10 and Via DeLuna, and runs west to the Casino Beach parking lot.; 850-932-1500


February 25, Panama City
African Americans and the Vote
Michael Grady and the New Gulf Coast Choir perform at the Bay County Public Library at 6 p.m.


February 27-29, Zolfo Springs
52nd annual Pioneer Park Days
The antique engine and tractor show features more than 200 items, vintage vehicles, a pioneer village with a working blacksmith shop, music, food vendors and more. Admission is $5 daily or $10 for all three days. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.; 863-767-9999


February 28-March 1, Panama City Beach
Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show
From paddleboards and outdoor kitchens to quad outboard boats, find anything you could want for a day of fun on the water at Aaron Bessant Park. Tickets start at $10.; 580-348-1498


February, 29, Islamorada
Pops in the Park
Animal-themed music is featured at the Keys Community Concert Band show at 4 p.m. at Founders Park, MM 87. Bring your puppy for the annual pet parade and your favorite stuffed animal for a special surprise.; 305-451-4530


February 29, Bradenton
The Parkinson’s Expo
National experts gather at the Bradenton Area Convention Center to talk about a disease that afflicts as many as a million Americans. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 941-926-6413


February 29, Key West
Sixth annual Cow Key Channel Bridge Run
Join zany-dressed participants for the world’s only Zero K. Registration for the noon race is $10. Proceeds benefit The Monroe County Sheriff’s Animal Farm.



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