Events

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Jun
23
Sat
Artopia 2018 @ Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
Jun 23 all-day
Artopia 2018 @ Donald L. Tucker Civic Center |  |  |

Artopia is a charity art fundraising event that benefits Big Bend Cares. Local and regional artists donate their artwork for this event, which includes a few signed and numbered limited editions. With art and media including painting, sculpture, photography, arts and crafts, and more, Artopia has become a must-attend event, drawing approximately 650 participants per year. Artopia features both silent auctions, and a rousing live auction at the end of the evening. But you don’t need to be an art critic to enjoy this lively event! As a matter of fact, there’s just about something for everyone—beautiful art at a reasonable price—in just about every form you can think of! Last year Artopia featured more than 300 pieces of original artwork, including oils, pastels, acrylics, photography, scenography, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, mixed-media and much, much more. In addition to all of the artwork, local businesses and individuals donate gift certificates or other goodies that you can bid on.

27th Annual Tallahassee Model Railroad Show & Sale @ North Florida Fairgrounds
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
27th Annual Tallahassee Model Railroad Show & Sale @ North Florida Fairgrounds | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Be sure to “Get on Board” when the Big Bend Model Railroad Association brings you the 27th Tallahassee Model Railroad Show and Sale!

The event will take place on June 23, 2018 at the North Florida Fairgrounds, Buildings 2 & 4, 441 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301 located at the corner of Paul Russell Road and South Monroe Street.

We’ll have more vendors, displays, tables and operating layouts than previous years. We’ve increased our square footage to bring you the very best the area has to offer in model railroading.

Come and see vendor-displayed new and used items on sale ranging from the tiny “Z” to the large “G” scale. Products from LGB, Aristocraft, Lionel, American Flyer, Atlas, Kato, Walthers, Broadway Limited, Bachmann, Con-Cor, Life-Like, Micro Trains and much more will be available.

This is an outstanding event with exciting operating train exhibits provided by many exhibitors in a range of model scales including “N”, “HO”, “O”, “G” & “Z” scales and “Live Steam”. It’s a family-friendly setting where kids can go “Hands-On” with “Thomas & Friends” or “HO Joe’s Switching Yard”. Bring your family and a friend or two!

Experts on model train layout design, equipment, construction, landscaping and technology will be on hand along with vendors featuring a wide range of trains and other model railroad items and apparel.

Everything is inside the air-conditioned buildings (including areas for you to sit and eat or just rest your feet). Food will be available for purchase on the premises. On-site Parking is Free.
See you at the Fairgrounds!!

Admission: Adults & Children 13 and over $6, Scouts in uniform and Children under 13 are Free.

Frenchtown Farmers Market
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Frenchtown farmers market will reopen on March 5th at 524 North MLK Blvd. In partnership with the Community Redevelopment Agency, the farmers market represents a first step in plans to develop a local food business incubator on the property.

The project, led by Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, is an effort to improve opportunity for people of color, women, veterans and students. The goal is to diversify the local economy, both by product and proprietor, in order to create more resilient, engaged, safe and thriving communities.

And what better place to start than Frenchtown.

Opening day will feature live music, guest speakers and host of local vendors with handmade and locally grown products. The Frenchtown market will open every Saturday, from 9am to 1pm throughout the year.

Vendor Information

Vendor inquiries from across the Big Bend region are also welcome. The Frenchtown farmers market is the only food retail opportunity in the area with purchase incentive programs that improve families’ ability to purchase fresh food, and also expand the sales potential for market vendors.

Vendor info sessions will be held Wednesday, February 17th @ 12:30pm and Saturday, February 20th at 3:00pm, at the market’s new location, 524 North MLK Blvd. in Tallahassee.

Videos: Frenchtown Market Vendors

Jun
24
Sun
Pippin at YAT @ Young Actors Theatre
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Pippin” is an absolute technical and visual spectacle, featuring a vibrant musical score by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked) and extremely creative, original choreography by Bob Fosse.
We meet Pippin, a charming young prince, who spends most of the show searching for his place in the universe, his significance – the meaning of his life. He longs to become or do something important. The journey of self-discovery sends the impressionable Pippin through trials and tribulations from childhood to adulthood. Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un- extraordinary moments that happen every day.

There are multiple shows for this event that run from June 22 – July 1

Jun
26
Tue
The Book is Better Book Club @ LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm

The Book Is Better book club will meet at the Collins Main Library on Tuesday, June 26th at 6:00 PM. The club’s focus is on books that have been adapted to film and is open to everyone in the community. This month we will discuss Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman (copies are available at the library). Light refreshments will be served.

Jun
30
Sat
Frenchtown Farmers Market
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Frenchtown farmers market will reopen on March 5th at 524 North MLK Blvd. In partnership with the Community Redevelopment Agency, the farmers market represents a first step in plans to develop a local food business incubator on the property.

The project, led by Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, is an effort to improve opportunity for people of color, women, veterans and students. The goal is to diversify the local economy, both by product and proprietor, in order to create more resilient, engaged, safe and thriving communities.

And what better place to start than Frenchtown.

Opening day will feature live music, guest speakers and host of local vendors with handmade and locally grown products. The Frenchtown market will open every Saturday, from 9am to 1pm throughout the year.

Vendor Information

Vendor inquiries from across the Big Bend region are also welcome. The Frenchtown farmers market is the only food retail opportunity in the area with purchase incentive programs that improve families’ ability to purchase fresh food, and also expand the sales potential for market vendors.

Vendor info sessions will be held Wednesday, February 17th @ 12:30pm and Saturday, February 20th at 3:00pm, at the market’s new location, 524 North MLK Blvd. in Tallahassee.

Videos: Frenchtown Market Vendors

Jul
4
Wed
Light Up The Sky @ Wild Adventures Theme Park
Jul 4 all-day
Light Up The Sky @ Wild Adventures Theme Park |  |  |

oin us as we celebrate summer like never before and Light Up The Sky in July beginning with fireworks on Independence Day July 4th, and continuing July 14th, 21st and 28th! Whether you find a hard seat for optimal viewing or look to the sky while floating along the cool tide of the Paradise River, there’s nothing like an exciting fireworks display to conclude a day of fun!

36th Annual Firecracker 5K @ Cascades Park
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

It’s the 36th Annual running of the Capital City Kiwanis Club Firecracker 5K Race and 1-Mile Sparkler Run at Cascades Park in downtown Tallahassee, Florida on July 4th, 2018. This year the Virtual Kiwanis Club of the Big Bend has joined forces with Capital City Kiwanis Club to bring you the 5k and 1-mile Fun Run.

Jul
7
Sat
Frenchtown Farmers Market
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Frenchtown farmers market will reopen on March 5th at 524 North MLK Blvd. In partnership with the Community Redevelopment Agency, the farmers market represents a first step in plans to develop a local food business incubator on the property.

The project, led by Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, is an effort to improve opportunity for people of color, women, veterans and students. The goal is to diversify the local economy, both by product and proprietor, in order to create more resilient, engaged, safe and thriving communities.

And what better place to start than Frenchtown.

Opening day will feature live music, guest speakers and host of local vendors with handmade and locally grown products. The Frenchtown market will open every Saturday, from 9am to 1pm throughout the year.

Vendor Information

Vendor inquiries from across the Big Bend region are also welcome. The Frenchtown farmers market is the only food retail opportunity in the area with purchase incentive programs that improve families’ ability to purchase fresh food, and also expand the sales potential for market vendors.

Vendor info sessions will be held Wednesday, February 17th @ 12:30pm and Saturday, February 20th at 3:00pm, at the market’s new location, 524 North MLK Blvd. in Tallahassee.

Videos: Frenchtown Market Vendors

Jul
13
Fri
Contra Dance @ Tallahassee Senior Center Ballroom
Jul 13 @ 7:15 pm – 10:30 pm
Contra Dance @ Tallahassee Senior Center Ballroom |  |  |

Join us for great contra dances always to live music! A caller teaches each dance before the music begins and provides prompts. No experience necessary. You do not need to bring a partner as we dance with everyone. Wear comfortable clothes and flat soft-soled shoes. Newcomers should arrive by 7:15 for the introductory lesson.

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