Florida

FLORIDA GULF COAST CLUSTER DOG SHOWS 

Thru Jan. 24/ BROOKSVILLE – At the FloridaClassic Park. Bring your camping gear, RVs and lawn chairs and settle into one of the largest multi-day dog show events in the U.S. which includes American Kennel Club All-Breed shows, agility trials, junior showmanship, obedience trials, puppy competition, and coursing ability tests. Visitors can enjoy the vast outdoor space as they learn more about the breeds and their handlers, shop for pet products, attend seminars and meet other dog lovers.>MORE

BREVARD RENAISSANCE FAIR

Jan 25-27, 30, Feb. 1, 6-7 / MELBOURNE – History meets fantasy meets old Florida landscapes in this 16th century time-travel adventure, complete with live armored jousting, sheep tossing, dancing gypsies and fairy contests. Held at the Wickham Park, each weekend has a different theme – fantasy, Celtic, pirate or Highland – and there are 70 shows daily with various types of revelry, food and fun. This year’s fair requires masks and proper distancing, and guests who are creatively following the guidelines will be entered into daily contests and could receive random spot rewards. >MORE

DAYTONA 500

Feb. 14/DAYTONA BEACH – Daytona International Speedway. One of auto racing’s most famous contests will look a little different this year with limited capacity and socially distanced fan seating, as well as limited attendance for the Speedweeks events and restricted camping. But the high-thrill, 63-year-old race will still deliver all the adrenaline, fun, and memorable excitement for both its live and TV audiences and visitors from all over will enjoy lots of sunshine, beach time, restaurants and more along the way. >MORE

MOUNT DORA ARTS FESTIVAL

Feb. 6-7/MOUNT DORA – Returning for a 46th year, this outdoor arts festival (located downtown) takes full advantage of February’s cool and sunny weather, drawing visitors from all over the country to Mount Dora’s quaint streets to showcase artists of all disciplines, including clay, digital, glass and photography. Along with the artwork, there will be plenty to eat and drink, and bring some dollars to shop at the various booths selling crafts and gifts. Leave yourself some extra time to explore the town’s parks, museums and tours. >MORE