BEHIND THE SCENES toursBehind the Scenes Tours of events will be held once per month in different regions throughout the State.
Each Tour will include:
This is your opportunity to get new ideas for your event and see FFEA vendor members in action!
November 9th | 9:30am - 1:00PM | Cape Coral Coconut Festival
The Cape Coral Coconut Festival is an annual celebration of Cape Coral's uniqueness to the Southwest Florida area. This event includes bands, entertainment, carnival rides and games, food, contests, crafts, and much more. The kick-off will start Thursday night with a Sneek Peek. Then on Friday evening a national recording country performer will be on the main stage plus the Toa Tropical Polynesian Dance Team and a Capital Bank Fireworks Spectacular. Festivities will continue on Saturday with national recording rock performer on the main stage, and a second Capital Bank Fireworks Spectacular. The event will conclude with “Coco Family” Sunday featuring a variety of community groups on the main stage.
February 1st | 9:30am - 1:00PM | Art Fest Fort Myers
On the first weekend in February, ArtFest enlivens the Fort Myers waterfront with exceptional art, entertainment and children’s art activities. At ArtFest, you’ll discover high-quality, Made-in-USA original art by more than 200 artists. Whether you’re a new or experienced art lover, you’ll find something wonderful to add to your personal collection.
Watching your budget? You’ll find beautiful art in a wide range of prices — truly something for everyone.
February 8th| 9:30am - 1:00PM | Delray Beach Garlic Fest
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Now in its 15th year, Delray Beach’s Garlic Fest is the signature food and entertainment event in the city. In addition to great food, music, artists and crafters, the Garlic Fest continues to be a successful fundraiser for local non-profit organizations raising over $390,000. This unique event crosses all cultural boundaries and ages, providing something for everyone featuring; National Act Entertainment, a Wine Garden, full liquor bars, the House of Appliances Garlic Chef Stadium, garlic-inspired gourmet food, over 180 unique vendors, children’s activities and rides, cooking competitions and demonstrations and Garlic University. The Garlic Fest draws international media attention including a featured spot on the Food Networks “Unwrapped”. It has been featured in over 40 national magazines, two network appearances and countless hours of local media coverage. Locals call it the “Best Stinking Party in Town” and a walk past the festival grounds will send your olfactory glands into hyper drive.
March 8th | 9:30am - 1:00PM | Florida Renaissance Festival, Deerfield Beach, FL
April 26th | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Leesburg Bikefest, Leesburg, FL
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The City of Leesburg, Florida will once again be rumbling in 2014 during the 18th Annual Leesburg Bikefest, April 25 – 27. This year's event will welcome back both show participants and visitors Friday through Sunday from around the area and across the nation. It is expected that the more than 275,000 people will be arriving in Leesburg for the three-day+ festival that features 30 blocks of vendors,, indoor and open-air bars, and live music day and night on 8 stages with over 68 concerts.
*This Behind the Scenes Tour is specifically for Emergency Management Operations. Attendees will get to experience all aspects of the operations through multi-agency police briefings, tours of security and risk management operations and more. Because of the nature of this tour the spaces are extremely limited and are first come, first serve. RSVP is required.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PAST HOSTS!