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Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest @ Wild Adventures Theme Park
Apr 21 all-day
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest @ Wild Adventures Theme Park |  |  |

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs has teamed up with the International Federation of Competitive Eating to bring a feast of a competition to Wild Adventures! Professional Eaters will compete for hot dog eating glory at Lakeside Showplace for the ultimate main event that will determine one male and one female top-dog to move on to NYC for the finals!

Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour departs from Cascades Park
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saving Wakulla Springs Overland Tour @ Tour departs from Cascades Park | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Go behind the scenes with Jim Stevenson, Florida springs expert as he guides you through the scenic basin area of Wakulla Springs. Follow the journey of water as it flows from Tallahassee through one of the longest and deepest cave systems in the world to Wakulla Springs! Visit lakes, sinkholes and areas not open to the public on this fascinating tour.
Car caravan/walking tour departs from Cascades Park with 7 stops of interest on the way to Wakulla Springs State Park. Join the 800+ others who have already taken the tour and are making a difference to save the springs!
Tour proceeds benefit two local non-profit organizations working to protect Wakulla Springs. $18 per person. $10 students. Spaces limited. 8AM-Noon. Registration required @ or 850-926-3376

Frenchtown Farmers Market
Apr 21 @ 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

Tallahassee Genealogical Society – Family Heritage Expo @ LeRoy Collins Library - Program Room A
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tallahassee Genealogical Society - Family Heritage Expo @ LeRoy Collins Library - Program Room A |  |  |

The Annual Family Heritage Expo offers the public an opportunity to view a variety of “treasures” on a Sunday afternoon. Family history enthusiasts will be showcasing their family heirlooms and projects. The displays are expected to include items such as family trees and histories, memorabilia, and photos. You are welcome to ask questions, as society members enjoy explaining the historical and genealogical significance of their displays.

Browse, at your leisure, through the lives of generations gone by. You may just be inspired to share stories of your own family heirlooms with the younger generations.

Weaving Our Stories (FSU) @ Strozier Library-107-K Study Room
Apr 23 – Apr 27 all-day
Weaving Our Stories (FSU) @ Strozier Library-107-K Study Room |  |  |

The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV) invites you to Weaving Our Stories. Weaving Our Stories is a clothing exhibit that will travel to different Tallahassee sites during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) April of 2018. The MeToo Movement has created national discussion and allowed people of various backgrounds to come together and share the ways that they too have been impacted by sexual violence. Our display was inspired by The University of Arkansas’ What Were You Wearing? survivor art installation. Our exhibit’s aim is to further unify the experiences of survivors to build momentum for change.
Our exhibit is titled Weaving Our Stories, to symbolize the strength that comes from sharing our stories, creating community, instilling hope, and promoting healing across our entire state. This powerful display features the outfits, or similar outfits to those, worn by survivors during their assaults. These outfits represent various individuals and cities throughout our state, via our certified sexual assault centers. To learn more about sexual violence and what you can do on an individual level, please come out to one of our events and visit us online.

FSU- Strozier Library
107-K Study Room
Exhibit: April 23-27
Talk-Back: April 25, 7-8pm

Weaving Our Stories: FSU Talk Back @ Strozier Library-Café
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Weaving Our Stories: FSU Talk Back @ Strozier Library-Café |  |  |

Join us for a discussion about the Weaving Our Stories display–an exhibit that features outfits, or similar outfits, that were worn by survivors of sexual violence during their assaults. Let’s come together as a community to share our stories, instill hope, and promote healing and change across our entire state.

45th Annual Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta @ Shell Point Beach Park
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm
45th Annual Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta @ Shell Point Beach Park | Crawfordville | Florida | United States

The 45th Annual Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta takes place April 27-29, 2018, at Shell Point Beach located on the Gulf of Mexico in southern Wakulla County. Stephen C. Smith was a local sailor who died at the very early age of 29 from a rare form of leukemia. All proceeds from this event will help continue the fight against cancer and provide services to those stricken with cancer in the Big Bend region of Florida.

The Regatta has drawn as many as 200 registered participants and hundreds more spectators from all over the southeast. The event includes: races for yachts rated under the PHRF handicapping system, catamarans such as Hobie Cats, smaller day sailors including Sunfish, and windsurfers, the most numerous and arguably the most colorful participants in the Regatta.

The windsurfing fleet will be competing for points in their national standings. Catamarans and one design day sailors, and small and large (22 feet and over) monohulls will race over their own courses. Races are held both Saturday and Sunday, with other events for sponsors, spectators, and participants on Saturday night.

The public is invited to view the races on Saturday and Sunday, the epic Parrothead Parade, now in golf carts, on Sunday morning, and to participate in the auction of thousands of dollars’ worth of donated items on Sunday afternoon beginning after the trophy presentations (about 2:00 pm).

Everyone can have a great time and pick up some great deals while making a contribution to help us all fight cancer.

To find out more visit

FAMU: Igniting Rattlers through Scholarship Gala @ Florida A&M University Grand Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
FAMU: Igniting Rattlers through Scholarship Gala @ Florida A&M University Grand Ballroom  | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

The Leon County Chapter of Florida A&M University (FAMU) National Alumni Association will host “Igniting Rattlers through Scholarship,” the 12th annual scholarship gala providing financial assistance to FAMU students and athletes Friday, April 27,2018 at the FAMU Grand Ballroom at 7 p.m.

Contributions will go to programs and awards such as the V.L. Elkins Scholarship, awarded to incoming FAMU freshmen from our Leon County Schools and various scholarships and awards to students in the FAMU Summer Band Camp and Athletics.

Tickets are $75 per person or $600 per table. Tables purchased by Saturday, April 7, 2018 will be included in a souvenir program.

Contra Dance @ Tallahassee Senior Center Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 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.

Jazz & Blues Festival & Pioneer Breakfast @ Tallahassee Museum
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day
Jazz & Blues Festival & Pioneer Breakfast @ Tallahassee Museum | United States

Start off a great Jazz and Blues Festival weekend with good eatin’ for a good cause!

On Saturday, April 28th , between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. enjoy a hearty, outdoor meal at our Pioneer Breakfast on the 1880’s-style farmstead. This down-home fundraiser features Register’s freshly grilled sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes and real Bradley’s Country Store grits. The Museum’s Board of Trustees will serve up heaping helpings, along with coffee, juice and milk.


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