Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Florida State Fair 2014

The theme for this year's Florida State Fair is "1st Place for Fun" and the fair runs from February 6th through February 17th. This 110th Florida State Fair is the first state fair of the year in the country.  The old favorites are back - learn about Florida history in "Cracker Country", watch the livestock shows and horse shows, and get new craft ideas at the Arts and Crafts Showcase. In addition, there are many free special attractions and daily shows, including:
  • Florida Cattlemen’s Exhibit
  • Florida's Learning Garden
  • Concerts and Entertainment
  • Mounted Police Training and Demo
  • NockAir FMX Flying Motorcycle Extreme Show
By clicking on a particular day in the events calendar, you can see a list of fair events for that day.  Although some concert events require an additional charge for tickets, there are over 110 free things to do at the fair. The gates open at 9 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and at 10 am the rest of the week. The admission cost is lower for Seniors on "Senior Days" (see below).

Senior Days
February 10th-13th
55+ Gate Admission $9.00
Advance Tickets $7.00

You can get directions to the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa here

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Upcoming Snowbird Extravaganza

The Snowbird Extravaganza is a mature lifestyles event with hundreds of exhibits, keynote speakers, and live entertainment. The event is free, but the parking is $7.00. It will be held:

 Tues, January 28th and Wed, January 29th
9:00 am to 4:30 pm 
The Lakeland Center
701 W. Lime St
Lakeland, FL 33815

For more information, click here or call 1-800-265-3200.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest

The Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest will be held on Thursday, January 23rd at the Florida State Fairgrounds from 10:00am - 3:00pm. Admission is free, but parking is $3.00. The event will feature:
  • Free Health Screenings
  • Live Music
  • Sports Center
  • Free coffee and goodies
  • Free bingo and giveaways
            Florida State Fairgrounds           
             Martin Luther King entrance 
             Tampa, FL 33771
             813-653-1988 or 1-888-670-0040

For more information, you can click here for the event flier. You can click here for directions or call 813-621-7821.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bright Stars Senior Talent Show

Bright House Networks and Lifestyles after 50 are sponsoring a Senior Talent Show in Pasco County. This talent show raises money for Senior charities in the Tampa Bay area. Participants must be at least 55 years of age and the acts must be solo or duo - no group acts. The auditions will be held:
          January 24 at 3:00pm
          Care Elfers Center
          4136 Barker Dr
          New Port Richey , Fl 34652

Ten acts will be chosen to perform at the Senior Talent Show 2014, which will be held:
          February 15th - 3:00pm
          Center For The Arts
          River Ridge High School
          11646 Town Center Road
          New Port Richey, FL 34652

For more information, please call: Vicki Chansler at 727-326-1255 or 727-847-1290. You can also read more here.