May - November 2009

Aug. 7-9. Balloon Championships, Baton Rouge, La.

Louisiana
Through May 1. “Chagall for Children.” Children’s Museum of Acadiana, 201 E. Congress St., Lafayette, 337-232-8500, Childrensmuseumofacadiana.com
Through May 3. 40th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Fair Grounds, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, 504-522-4786, Nojazzfest.com
Through May 10. Contraband Days Pirate Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, 337-436-5508, Contrabanddays.com
Through May 30. Rendez-Vous des Cajuns Cajun Radio & TV Show. Liberty Theatre, Eunice, 337-457-7389, Eunice-la.com
Through May 30. “Pistols: Dazzling Firearms at the Autry National Center.” Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, 337-482-2278, Museum.louisiana.edu
Through May 31. Opelousas Spring Music and Market Series. Farmer’s Market, Opelousas, Cityofopelousas.com
Through June 13. “Memories of World War II.” 1911 Historic City Hall, Lake Charles, 337-491-9147
Through June 13. Second Saturday ArtWalks. Lafayette, 337-291-5566
Through June 13. Ronnie Collins Exhibit. W. H. Tupper Museum, Jennings, 337-821-5532
Through June 28. Sunday Dance at Vermilionville. Lafayette, 337-233-4077, 866-992-2968
Through July 11. Jam Sessions at Vermillionville. Lafayette, 337-233-4077, Vermilionville.org
Through Aug. 15. “We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.” 1911 Historic City Hall, Lake Charles, 337-491-9147
Through Sept. 13. “Louisiana Women Artists from the Early 19th Century to the Present.” New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, New Orleans, 504-658-4128, Noma.org
Through Sept. 15. “George Rodrigue: Images of Home.” Paul and Lulu Hillard University Art Museum, Lafayette, 337-482-2278, Museum.louisiana.edu
Through Oct. 8. Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series. Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans, 504-483-9386
Through Nov. 28. Arts Market of New Orleans. Palmer Park, New Orleans, 504-523-1465
May 1. Zoo-to-Do. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, 504-861-6160, Auduboninstitute.org
May 1. Dance, Comedy, Fried Chicken, Beer & Art Sale. Parra Ballroom, Lake Charles, 337-475-5123, Banners.org
May 1-3. Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge, 337-332-6655, Bbcrawfest.com
May 2. 13th Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens. Sunset, 337-662-5225, Cajuntravel.com
May 2-3. Fest for All. Baton Rouge, 225-344-8558, Artsbr.org/fest-for-all.html
May 2-3. “The Marriage of Figaro.” Angelle Hall, Lafayette, 337-232-4277, Acadianasymphony.org
May 2-4. “The Velveteen Rabbit.” Central School Theatre, Lake Charles, 337-433-7323
May 7. “Hansel & Gretel.” ACTS Theatre, Lake Charles, 337-433-2287
May 8. Chorale Acadienne presents “Moonlight & Music.” The City Club at River Ranch, Lafayette, 337-269-8874, Choraleacadienne.com
May 8. “America Dance!” Lake Charles-Boston Academy of Learning, 1509 Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles, 337-217-4390
May 10. Mother’s Day/ International Migratory Bird Day. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, 504-861-2537
May 14-16. Starks Mayhaw Festival. Highways 12 & 109, Starks, 337-742-6297
May 16. McNeese State University Graduation. Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, 337-526-4040
May 17. Les Jardins Des Fleurs tour of gardens. New Iberia, 2-5 p.m., 337-365-6843, Iberiatravel.com
May 17. Art & Soul 2009 Gala. New Orleans, 504-940-2900
May 19-23. New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. New Orleans, 504-529-9463, Nowfe.com
May 21. NOWFE Inaugural Celebrity Chef Gala. Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, New Orleans, 504-533-6600, Nowfe.com
May 22-23. Heritage Days. Heritage Square, Sulphur, 337-527-4500
May 22-24. Plaquemines Parish Heritage and Seafood Festival. Louisiana’s Medal of Honor Park, Belle Chasse, 504-394-6328, Plaqueminesparishfestival.com
May 23-31. Cajun Heartland State Fair. Cajundome, Lafayette, 337-265-2100, Cajundome.com
May 24. Lafayette Concert Band presents “Songs of Remembrance.” Lafayette, 337-989-1279, Lcband.org
May 24. Bunk Johnson Jazz Fest. New Iberia, 337-560-5595, Bunkjohnson.org
May 25. Memorial Day Avenue of Flags. Orange Grove/Graceland Cemetery, Lake Charles, 337-437-7807
May 30. Cajun French Music Association’s Annual Music Festival. Northwest Pavilion, Eunice, 337-580-3417, Cajuntravel.com
May 30. Splash Bash 2009. City Park, New Iberia, 337-367-7627, Iberiatravel.com
June 1-29. Catch-a-Concert Mondays. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, 337-474-7968
June 5-7. Fifth Annual Opelousas Spice & Music Festival. Evangeline Downs, Opelousas, 337-948-5227, Opelousasspiceandmusicfestival.com
June 12-14. Louisiana Seafood Festival/New Orleans Vieux-to-Do. 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, 504-587-7788, 504-952-4168, Louisianaseafood.com
June 20. Juneteenth Folklife Celebration. Farmer’s Market, Highway 190 W., Opelousas, 337-948-9884, Cajuntravel.com
June 30-July 4. Erath Fourth of July Celebration. Erath, 337-937-5585, Erath4.com
July 3-5. 72nd Annual Fourth of July Fishing Rodeo. Prien Lake, Lake Charles, 337-485-1540
July 3-5. 15th Annual Essence Music Festival. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, 504-587-3822
July 4. Red, White, Blue and You! Lake Charles, 337-436-9588, Visitlakecharles.org
July 8-12. Seventh Annual Culinary Cocktail. New Orleans, 504-343-4285, Talesofthecocktail.com
July 10-12. San Fermin in Nueva Orleans. French Quarter, New Orleans, Nolabulls.com
July 18. Summer Pops. Civic Center, Lake Charles, 337-433-1611
July 18-19. 22nd Annual Cajun Food & Music Festival. Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, 337-477-4752, 337-436-9588, Cfmalakecharles.org
July 30-Aug. 2. Satchmo Summer Fest. French Quarter, New Orleans, 504-522-5730, 800-673-5725, Fqfi.org
July 31-Aug. 1. Marshland Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, 337-762-3554, 337-762-3876, Marshlandfestival.com
Aug. 1-Sept. 30. COOLinary New Orleans dining celebration. New Orleans, 504-566-5011, Coolinaryneworleans.com
Aug. 7-9. Balloon Championships. Brec’s Perkins Road Park, 7505 Independence Blvd., 225-933-2027, Laballooning.com
Aug. 22. Family Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, 337-436-9533
Sept. 2-7. Southern Decadence gay pride celebration. French Quarter, New Orleans, 504-522-8049, Southerndecadence.net
Sept. 12. La Familia Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, 337-474-7793
Sept. 27. Calca-Chew Food Festival. St. Margaret Family Center, 1103 17th St., Lake Charles, 337-439-4585
Oct. 7. Fourth Annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. Lafayette Square Park, New Orleans, 504-558-6100, Jazzandheritage.org/bluesfest
Oct. 10. Vinton Heritage Festival. City Park, Vinton, 337-589-7453, Cityofvinton.com
Oct. 14. “Hollydays” presented by the Junior League of Baton Rouge. River Center, 275 River Road S., Baton Rouge, 225-924-0298, Juniorleaguebr.org
Oct. 14-18. 85th Annual Cal-Cam Fair. Cal-Cam Fairgrounds, Sulphur, 337-527-9371
Oct. 17. Louisiana Book Festival. Louisiana State Capitol and State Library of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, 225-219-0946, Louisianafestival.org.
Oct. 17. Sixth Annual Ethel Precht HOPE Breast Cancer 3K. Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr., Lake Charles, 337-598-2093
Oct. 17. Oak Alley Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival. Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, 800-442-5539, Oakalleyplantation.com
Oct. 17. Ragley Heritage and Timber Festival. Ragley Historical Square, Ragley, 337-725-3444
Oct. 17. Rouge et Blanc Wine Festival. 1911 Historic City Hall, Lake Charles, 337-475-5123
Oct. 31. Arts Fest. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, 337-439-2787
Nov. 7. The Louisiana Theatre Festival. Central School Arts & Humanities Center, Lake Charles, 337-309-6332

Mississippi
Through May 10. “The Lady from Maxim’s” by Georges Feydeau. Center Stage, 240 Eisenhower Dr., Biloxi, 228-388-6258
May 1-3. “Barefoot in the Park” by Neil Simon. Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave., Gulfport, 228-864-7261
May 1-30. “Déjà Vu — Spring Art Exhibition.” Jolly McCarty Depot Art Gallery, 504 Yon St., Pascagoula, (228) 938-6752
May 2. 10th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Kite Festival. Long Beach Harbor, Highway 90, Long Beach, 228-604-0014, Mscoastchamber.com
May 2. Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” Tour. Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi 800-726-2781, 228-594-3700, Mscoastcoliseum.com
May 3. 31st Annual Tour of Homes & Tea. Pass Christian, 228-452-2419, Tour.passchristian.net
May 3. Mississippi Coast Jazz Society Dance. American Legion & Elks Lodge, 12010 Klein Road, Gulfport, 228-392-4177, 228-897-2330
May 7-9. Fourth Annual Bluff Creek Bluegrass Festival. Vancleave Multipurpose Arena, 5400 Ballpark Road, Vancleave, 228-826-1179, 228-217-9688
May 9. Seabee Day 2009. Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, 228-871-2699
May 9. “American Classics” presented by the Gulf Coast Symphony. Saenger Theatre, 170 Reynoir St., Biloxi, 228-435-9800
May 14. Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art Gala. IP Casino Resort & Spa, 875 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, 228-374-5547
May 15-17, 21-23. “The Matchmaker” presented by Biloxi Little Theatre. Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee Street, Biloxi, 228-432-8543
May 16. Bridge Fest. Bay St. Louis, 228-467-9048, 228-463-9222
May 16. 12th Annual Krewe of Tri-Cities River Run. Little River Marina, 3200 Dumas Road, Moss Point, 228-762-2173, 228-475-5260
May 16. Third Annual Mayfest. Government Street, Ocean Springs, 228-369-4582
May 16. Relay For Life. Gulfport Sportsplex, Gulfport, 228-896-2005
May 16-17. 14th Annual Billy Creel Memorial Gulf Coast Wooden Boat Show. Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 228-435-6320
May 23. “Sounds by the Sea” – Harrison County. Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport, 228-435-9800, Gulfcoastsymphony.net
May 24. “Sounds by the Sea” – Jackson County. Beach Park, Pascagoula, 228-896-4276, Gulfcoastsymphony.net
May 28-31. St. Paul’s Seafood Festival and 5K Run. St. Paul’s Church & School, 140 East Beach, Pass Christian, 228-596-1896, 228-452-4686
June 4-14. 23rd Annual Coast Coliseum Summer Fair. Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 228-594-3700, Mscoastcoliseum.com
June 5. Gallagher, live. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 777 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 877-877-6256, 228-374-7625
June 5-7, 12-14. “Lost in Yonkers.” Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Ave., Gulfport, 228-864-7983, Gulfportlittletheatre.org
June 6. Red, White and Blueberry Festival. Ocean Springs, 228-875-4424, Oceanspringschamber.com
June 6-7. 80th Annual Blessing of the Fleet. Biloxi, 228-435-6339
June 6. 80th Annual Great Biloxi Schooner Race. 367 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 228-435-6320
June 12. The Commodores, live. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 888-566-7469 or 228-386-7111
July 2-5. 61st Annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. J.L. Scott Marine Center, Highway 90, 228-863-2713
July 3-6. Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival. Our Lady of the Gulf Church, Bay St. Louis, 228-467-6509
July 4. 29th Annual Wesson Run. 1810 Government St., Ocean Springs, 228-875-6855, 228-875-5050
July 4. Fourth of July Bike Parade. Main Street, Bay St. Louis, 228-466-5853
July 4. Fifth Annual Ocean Springs Music Festival. Front Beach, Ocean Springs, 228-818-2878
July 4. Fourth of July Fireworks Display. Biloxi Town Green, Highway 90, Biloxi, 228-617-3112
July 4. Fire in the Sky Freedom Fest fireworks, 8:45 p.m. Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport, 228-831-0701
July 4. Ocean Springs Fourth of July Celebration. Front Beach, Ocean Springs, 228-875-8665
July 4. Fourth of July Celebration 2009. Beach Park, Pascagoula, 228-938-6604
July 4. The Molly Ringwalds, live. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 777 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 877-877-6256, 228-374-7625
July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4. Mississippi Coast Jazz Society Dances. American Legion & Elks Lodge, 12010 Klein Road, Gulfport, 228-392-4177, 228-897-2330
July 10-11. Air Supply, live. Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 877-877-6256, 228-374-7625
July 17-19. “Shake the Lake!” Seaway Road, Gulfport, 228-276-1500
Aug. 14. Michael Bolton, live. Beau Rivage Theatre, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 888-567-6667, 228-386-7111
Aug. 21-23, 27-29. “Sordid Lives.” Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee St., Biloxi, 228-432-8543
Aug. 29. Fourth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina observance. Biloxi Town Green, Highway 90, Biloxi, 228-435-6254
Sept. 12-13. 28th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival. Biloxi Town Green, Highway 90, Biloxi, 228-604-0014
Sept. 19. Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum $10,000 Drawdown. Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 228-435-6320
Sept. 25-27. Slavic Invitational Golf Tournament. Sunkist Country Club, 2381 Sunkist Country Club Road, Biloxi, 228-861-1569, 228-388-3961, Slavicinvitational.com
Sept. 27. “Chefs of the Coast.” Oak Creek Mansion Inn, Pineville Road, Pass Christian, 228-380-5162, Chefsofthecoast.com
Oct. 1-31. Trinity’s Pumpkin Patch. Trinity Episcopal Church, Pass Christian, 228-452-4563
Oct. 2-3. Seventh Annual Cajun, Country, and Swamp Pop Music Festival. Harrison County Fairground, 15321 County Farm Road, Gulfport, 228-831-2814, 228-547-7323
Oct. 3. Third Annual Feast of Flavors. Ocean Springs, 228-875-4424
Oct. 3. Sixth Annual Bay Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Mississippi Fundraiser. Bay Waveland Yacht Club, 666 N. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, 228-806-1073, 601-268-5534
Oct. 3-4. 16th Annual George Ohr Fall Festival of Arts. Biloxi Town Green, Biloxi, 228-374-5547, Georgeohr.org
Oct. 4-11. 13th Annual Cruisin’ the Coast showcase. Coastal Mississippi, 228-385-3847, Cruisinthecoast.com
Oct. 9. Wayne Newton, live. Beau Rivage Casino Resort, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 888-566-7469, 228-388-7111
Oct. 23. The Four Tops & The Temptations. Beau Rivage Casino Resort, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, 888-566-7469, 228-388-7111
Oct. 31. 16th Annual Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour. Cedar Rest Cemetery, Second Street, Bay St. Louis, 228-467-4090
Oct. 31. Bay St. Louis Trick or Treat in Old Town. Main Street, Bay St. Louis, 228-466-5853
Oct. 31. D’Iberville Trunk or Treat. D’Iberville Sports Complex, Broadie Road, D’Iberville, 228-392-2293
Oct. 31. Ocean Springs Trick or Treat Down the Street. Ocean Springs, 228-875-4424
Oct. 31. Pascagoula Trunk or Treat. Pascagoula, 228-938-2356
Nov. 1. Mississippi Coast Jazz Society Sadie Hawkins Dance. Elks & American Legion Lodge, 12010 Klein Road, Gulfport, 228-897-2330,  228-392-4177
Nov. 7-8. 31st Annual Peter Anderson Arts, Crafts & Food Festival. Ocean Springs, 228-875-4424
Nov. 14. Sixth Annual Bear Creek Bluegrass Festival. Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport, 228-897-6039
Nov. 14-15. Ron Meyers Christmas City. Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, Biloxi, 228-896-9336
Alabama
Through May 3. “The Art of Theatre.” Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Dr., Mobile, 251-208-5200, Mobilemuseumofart.com
Through May 3. “Enchanted April” by Matthew Barber. Theatre 98, Fairhope, 251-928-4366, Theatre98.org
Through May 24. “Picturing Health: Norman Rockwell and the Art of Illustration.” Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Dr., Mobile, 251-208-5200, Mobilemuseumofart.com
Through July 4. Pirates! Exhibit.. Museum of Mobile, 111 S. Royal St., Mobile, 251-208-7569, Museumofmobile.com
Through July 25. Opening Day: Saturday Spring Market on Cathedral Square. Mobile, 251-470-7730, Ncsmobile.org
May 1-2. 12th Annual Wooden Boat Festival. Pirates Cove Marina, Josephine, 251-987-1547, Piratescoveriffraff.com
May 1-3. Southern Breeze Wine & Culinary Festival. The Wharf, Orange Beach, 800-239-9880, Southernbreeze.com/winefest
May 1-3, 8-10. “Cabaret.” 14 N. Lafayette St., Mobile, 251-433-7513, Mobiletheatreguild.org
May 1-Nov. 6. First Friday Art Walks. Fairhope, 251-928-2228, Esartcenter.com
May 3. Atlantic Brass Quintet. Mobile Public Library, 701 Government St., Mobile, 251-476-8794, Mobilechambermusic.org
May 9. Arthritis Walk. Bay Bears Stadium, Mobile, 251-639-9722
May 9-10. 37th Annual Art in the Park. John B. Foley Park, Foley, 251-943-4381
May 10. Sixth Annual Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra Mother’s Day Concert. Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, 251-973-2217, 251-973-2365 Bellingrath.org
May 15-17, 22-24. “Company, a Musical.” Mobile, 251-471-1534, Joejeffersonplayers.com
May 28. Opening Day, Spring Market in the Park. Mobile, 251-470-7730, Ncsmobile.org
May 29-31, June 5-7. “The Secret Garden.” Chickasaw Civic Theatre, Chickasaw, 251-457-8887, Cctshows.com
May 31. Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Dr. Java Coffeehouse, 5821 Old Shell Road, Mobile, 251-340-8484, Drjava.com
June 13. “We Found the Bay” Regatta & Party. Pirates Cove Marina, Josephine, 251-987-1119
June 19-21. Fifth Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival. Foley Soccer Fields, Foley, 251-943-3291, Gulfcoastballoonfestival.com
June 21. Patriotic Celebration Concert. Spring Hill College, St. Joseph Chapel, 4000 Dauphin St., 251-434-9325
July 10-19. “A Nice Family Gathering.” Theatre 98, Fairhope, 251-928-4366, Theatre98.org
Aug. 6. Kenny Chesney, live. The Wharf, 23325 Amphitheater Dr., Orange Beach, 800-745-3000, Thewharfal.com
Aug. 29. 12th Annual International Beer Festival. Dauphin Street, Mobile, 251-470-7730, Ncsmobile.org
Sept. 11. 2009 Greater Mobile Arts Awards. Mobile, 251-432-9796, Mobilearts.org
Sept. 19. Second Annual “GO” for Gynecologic Oncology 5K and Fun Run. USA Intramural Field Pavilion, Mobile, 251-460-6993, Usamci.com
Sept. 19. 22nd Annual Coastal Clean Up. Coastal locations, 251-621-1216, Alcoastalcleanup.org
Oct. 2-4. 15th Anniversary Bay Fest. Mobile, 251-470-7730, Bayfest.com
Oct. 3. Market on the Square Fall Opening. Mobile, 251-470-7730, Ncsmobile.org
Oct. 8-11. 38th Annual National Shrimp Festival. Main public beach, Gulf Shores, 251-968-4237, Nationalshrimpfestival.com
Oct. 10. 22nd Annual “Lost Bay Regatta” – GYA Open Event. Pirates’ Cove, Josephine, 251-987-1119
Oct. 15-18. Sixth Annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal Birdfest. Various locations, 251-621-1902, Alabamacoastalbirdfest.com
Oct. 17-18. 28th Annual Grand Festival of Art by the Bay. Pier Park, Fairhope, 251-928-2228, Esartcenter.com
Nov. 6-8. South Alabama Film Festival. Mobile, 251-490-4356, Southalabamafilmfestival.org

Florida
Through May 2. “Wit.” Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St., Pensacola, 850-432-2042
Through May 3. Thunder Beach Spring Rally. Panama City Beach, 850-249-7627, 888-396-1638, Thunderbeachproductions.com
Through May 25. “Our Body: The Universe Within.” Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, 350 S. Duval St., Tallahassee, 850-513-0700, Thebrogan.org
Through June 5. “Blue Blue” Exhibit. Artel Gallery, 505 S. Adams St., Pensacola, 850-432-3080
Through Nov. 21. Saturday Port St. Joe SaltAir Farmers’ Market. Port St. Joe, 850-541-3981
May 1. Miguel Zapata exhibit opening. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St., Pensacola, 850-432-6247, Pensacolamuseumofart.org
May 1, 3. “Aida.” Saenger Theatre, Pensacola, 850-433-6737, Pensacolaopera.com
May 1-3. 25th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival. Bartram Park, Pensacola, 850-433-6512, Fiestaoffiveflags.org
May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7. First Fridays Fine Art & Music Series. Port St. Joe, 850-227-2516
May 2. Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Event. The Leaning Post Ranch, 617 S. Palafox St., Pensacola, 850-516-9154
May 2. “Music of the Night” presented by Panama City POPS. Panama City Beach, 850-785- 7677, Panamacitypops.org
May 2. Quincy Fest Open House. Gadsden Arts Center, 13 N. Madison St., Quincy, 850-875-4866, Gadsdenarts.org
May 2. 17th Annual Spring Tour of Historic Homes. Apalachicola, 850-653-9550
May 2. 34th Annual Blue Crab Festival. Panacea, 850-984-2722, Bluecrabfest.com
May 5. Cinco de Mayo benefit for Franklin County Humane Society. St. George Island, 850-927-7744
May 7-17. Plein Air Painters. Mexico Beach to St. George Island, 850-653-9419
May 8-June 14. Robert DeWitt Smith exhibit. Gadsden Arts Center, 13 N. Madison St., Quincy, 850-875-4866, Gadsdenarts.org
May 9. Gulf Coast Triathlon. Panama City Beach, 850-233-0720
May 15. 25th Anniversary Franklin County Relay for Life. Carrabelle, 850-323-0560
May 15-16. Seventh Annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament. Port St. Joe, 850-227-9393
May 16. 18th Annual Tupelo honey Festival. Wewahitchka, 850-639-2605
May 25. Cypress Green Concert Series. Market Shops at Sandestin, 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway W., Destin, 850-837-6241
June 3-9. Juan Sebastian de Elcano docks in Pensacola. Plaza de Luna, Pensacola, 850-432-1450
June 3-July 29. Wednesday Kid’s Days at Pier Park. Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach, 800-722-3224, 850-233-5070
June 4. Fiesta Days Celebration. Seville Quarter, Government Street, Pensacola, 850-433-6512, Fiestaoffiveflags.org
June 4-11. 60th Annual Fiesta Days Celebration and Boat Parade. Pensacola, 850-432-1450
June 4-Aug. 20. Thursday Night Concerts in the Park. Pier Park Amphitheatre, Panama City Beach, 800-722-3224, 850-233-5070
June 6. DeLuna Landing Ceremony. Pensacola Beach, 850-433-6512, Fiestaoffiveflags.org
June 6. Fiesta Boat Parade. Pensacola, 850-433-6512, Fiestaoffiveflags.org
June 6. Annual St. George Island Mullet Toss. St. George Island, 850-927-2987
June 12-14. Big Bend Saltwater Classic Fishing Tournament. Carabelle, 850-926-2628
June 26-Aug. 9. Gary Abernathy/Terry Arthur. Gadsden Arts Center, 13 N. Madison St., Quincy, 850-875-4866, Gadsdenarts.org
July 2-5. 39th Annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament. Pensacola, 850-453-4683, Pbgfc.com
July 4. July 4th Fireworks. Panama City Beach, 850-233-5100
July 4. Independence Day Celebration. Marina, Port St. Joe, 850-227-1223
July 4. Best Blast on the Beach. Mexico Beach, 888-723-2546
July 4. Independence Day Celebration. Sopchoppy, 850-962-4611
July 15-19. 26th Annual Bay Point Invitational Billfish Tournament. Panama City Beach, 850-233-1633, Baypointbillfish.com
July 18. Dog Days of Summer Pet Festival. Panama City Beach, 800-722-3224, 850-233-5070
July 24-25. Marquardt’s Marina Fishing Tournament. 850-648-8900
Aug. 1-2. 17th Annual Port St. Joe Scallop Festival. Port St. Joe, 850-227-1223
Aug. 1-9. “The Wizard of Oz.” Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola 850-484-1847
Aug. 12-16. Grand Lagoon National Fishing Tournament. Panama City Beach, 850-522-0955
Aug. 29. 13th Annual MBARA King Mackerel Tournament. Mexico Beach, 888-723-2546, 888-723-2546
Sept. 5. 20th Annual Faces & Facets. Visual Arts Center, 19 E. 4th St., Panama City, 850-769-4451
Sept. 3-24. September Music Thursdays. Sunset Park, Mexico Beach, 888-723-2546, Mexicobeach.com
Sept. 12. Beach Blast Sprint Distance Triathlon/Duathlon. Mexico Beach, 888-723-2546
Sept. 25. National Estuaries Day. Apalachicola Visitor Center, Apalachicola, 850-653-8063
Sept. 25-27. 32nd Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival. Seville Square, Pensacola, 850-433-6512, Fiestaoffiveflags.org
Oct. 2-4. 31st Annual Destin Seafood Festival. Destin, 850-837-6241
Oct. 9, Nov. 12. Grand Panama “Bands at the Grand.” 11525 Hutchinson Blvd., Panama City Beach, 800-722-3224, 850-233-5070,
Oct. 9-10. Oyster Spat Festival. St. George Island, 850-323-0072, Oysterspat.com
Oct. 9-11. Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine & Music Festival. Panama City Beach, 850-233-5070, Panamacitybeachfest.com
Oct. 17. 11th Annual Mexico Beach Fall Festival of the Arts. Driftwood Inn, Mexico Beach, 888-723-2546
Oct. 17. Annual Stone Crab Fest. Riverside Café, Riverside Drive, St. Marks, 850-925-5668, 850-925-5668
Oct. 17. St. Marks River Festival. St. Marks, 850-559-9609, 850-528-3812
Oct. 18. Wood Stork Music Festival. Wooley Park, Panacea, 850-363-2351
Oct. 24. Boo at the Beach. Panama City Beach, 800-722-3224, 850-233-5070
Oct. 24. Monarch Butterfly Festival. St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, St. Marks, 850-925-6121
Oct. 31. Ghost on the Coast. Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, 850-227-1223
Nov. 6. “Taste of the Beach” wine tasting. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, 800-722-3224, 850-233-5070
Nov. 6. Downtown Oyster Roast. Commerce Street, Apalachicola, 850-653-9419
Nov. 6-7. 46th Annual Florida Seafood Festival. Battery Park, Apalachicola, Floridaseafoodfestival.com
Nov. 6-8. Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival. Seville Square, Pensacola, 850-432-9906, Ggaf.org
Nov. 7. Ironman Triathlon. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, 800-224-4853, Ironmanflorida.com
Nov. 6-7. 45th Annual Florida Seafood Festival. Battery Park, Apalachicola, 888-653-8011, Floridaseafoodfestival.com
Nov. 14-16. Madonnaro Italian Street Painting Festival. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, 800-722-3224, 850-233-5070

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