Unexpected Events in Late-Summer Florida

Summer in Florida

Summer time in Florida is a tourist’s hay day, but as August comes to a close and kids go back to school, Floridians can take back their state. As a longtime area moving company, Orlando movers and Tampa movers of E-Z Movers have a few interesting, unexpected activities for late-summer entertainment this weekend around Florida.

  • Although Florida means “flower” in Spanish, Lake Placid, Florida is known for another type of plant. Halfway between Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, the “Caladium Capital of the World,” celebrates annually with a Caladium Festival. This year’s event is this weekend, Aug. 24-26, and features bulbs for sale, food, live entertainment, a caladium festival art competition and arts and crafts.
  • Although it’s hot, hot, hot in Florida in August, get a chill at the IMAX 3D Experience, “To the Arctic” at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science. The exploration of the polar bear’s ecosystem runs this weekend through September 20.
  • Although it’s usually over by now, scallop season in Hernando County has been extended this year through September 25th. So for another month, you can dive for your dinner just north of Tampa at the state’s “Nature Coast”, which was named one of the 10 Coolest Places You’ve Never Been in America.
  • Although the rest of the country celebrated arts and culture all summer, Orlando’s art season is just kicking off with the 8th Annual Red Chair Affair kick-off this weekend at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. Featured artists for this weekend’s event include the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, the Orlando Ballet, and the Orlando Philharmonic on the main stage.
  • Although open all-year around, the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in Orlando is hosting a Gala Day this Saturday only, which features vendors, arts and crafts and first-come-first-serve readings by camp mediums.

Do you know of any unexpected or unusual events in your Florida hometown this weekend? Let us know about it in the comments!


Posted on August 23, 2012, in Interesting to know, Moving. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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