Festivals in Palmetto

Breeders Cup at the Ranch for One or Two at Premier Sports Campus on November 1, at 12 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Derby Day at the Ranch

Premier Sports Campus

$150 $99

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Watch the Breeders Cup World Championships on a giant LCD screen, with music from local favorites

Entry for Two or Four to the Tampa Bay International Curry Festival on October 4 (Up to 73% Off)

Tampa Bay International Curry Festival

Vinoy Park

$27.50 $10

Come taste chefs from around the world demonstrate their famed curry dishes while enjoying a fun day filled with entertainment

$20 for Oktoberfest Weekend Pass with Beer from German American Friendship Society of Pinellas ($40 value)

German American Friendship Society of Pinellas

Pinellas Park

$40 $20

Commemorative beer boot is filled with German beers at a festival that includes Oompah music, dancing and authentic German food

South Shore Music Festival & Chili Cook-Off at International Showmans Club on November 8 (Up to 48% Off)

South Shore Music Festival & Chili Cook-off

International Showmans Club

$17.25 $9

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Country stars Gwen Sebastian and Jason Michael Carroll headline outdoor charity festival featuring a chili cook-off and cornhole tournament

$25 for a Halloween-Themed Bar Crawl from The Beer Crawl on Saturday, October 18 ($40 Value)

The Beer Crawl

Tampa

$40 $25

Racers don their favorite costumes during Halloween-themed crawl through bars such as World of Beer, The Lodge, and MacDinton's

3, 5, or 10 Weeks of Theater Classes at Kairoi Performing Arts Cultural Center (Up to 56% Off)

Kairoi Performing Arts Cultural Center

Tampa

$225 $99

In collaboration with multiple art professionals, teachers lead classes in vocals, acting, script writing, drums, and dance

$22 for Music and Craft Beer for Two at Dunedin Celtic Festival on Saturday, November 22 ($37.30 Value)

Dunedin Celtic Festival

Highlander Park

$37.30 $22

Six bands, five breweries, and a market with food, clothes, and other wares; proceeds go to Dunedin middle and high schools and pipe band

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The Sarasota Film Society's two theaters—foreign-and-independent-film-spotlighting Burns Court Cinemas and mainstream-flick-running Lakewood Ranch Cinemas—function as a nonprofit organization dedicated to heightening film entertainment and education options in the area. A one-year single membership grants a free pass for one movie (an $8 value) and one popcorn (a $4 value), as well as $5 tickets and free popcorn refills (a $4 value each) at all regular screenings for the remainder of the year. Early access to tickets means members never have to feel the shame of being the last person they know to cry about a Pixar movie, and discounted tickets to all Film Society festivals and special events allows members to compare their Sergio Leone trivia thresholds. Alternatively, two movie tickets (a $16 value) and one large popcorn (a $4 value) valid at either theater rescue customers from another night of staying in to watch their DVR's directorial debut about the living room's seedy underbelly.

10715 Rodeo Dr
Lakewood Ranch,
FL
US

As a part of its continuing mission to promote the cultural and economic impacts of independent filmmaking, the not-for-profit St. Petersburg–Clearwater Film Society hosts the annual Sunscreen Film Festival. Each day of the four-day festival packs in more than 12 hours of short- and feature-film screenings, as well as workshops on the filmmaking process, such as "Tips for Creating a Talking Picture." Local documentarians and producers of comedic shorts, genre pieces, or feature-length films showcase their work for eager audiences and industry professionals. Myriad workshops cover aspects of screenwriting and acting as well as promotional arts such as how to land an agent or how to use social media as an advertising and networking tool. Many nights also feature concerts and after parties, allowing auteurs, musicians, and audience members to mingle.

128 3rd Street South
St. Petersburg,
FL
US

The SPIFFS 40th Annual International Folk Fair brings all the world's cultures together for a four-day festival. On the general admission day (Saturday, November 1), the festival takes over the grounds at Vinoy Park with booths set up to honor the food, clothing, and culture of a variety of nations including Scotland, Taiwan, Ethiopia, and Ukraine. To keep visitors entertained?and to keep them from eating too much haggis?there will be folk dance groups performing and speakers giving talks on language, ethnic costumes, and more.

330 5th St. N
St. Petersburg,
FL
US

The German American Friendship Society of Pinellas brings together locals with a connection to Germany whether that connection is being of German descent or having served in Germany in the military. Whatever their background, all society members have one important thing in common: they love German culture. The society runs Saturday-night dances with rotating themes and a live band, and also participates in a number of folk festivals across the state. Members can also look forward to a number of events to celebrate German heritage including the always popular Oktoberfest. The festival showers participants in authentic German food and beer, live Oompah music and dancing, and a beer-mug-holding contest to see who can go the longest without snorkeling in their glass.

8098 66th St N
Pinellas Park,
FL
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Reporters at this bimonthly lifestyle magazine sift through the local dining, art, and social scenes to present the gems to readers on glossy, colorful pages. Each issue carries an expansive dining guide that curates the city's culinary landscape, turning readers on to chic new bistros, hidden gems, and bars that have the most elegant spittoons.

4537 Lowell Road
Tampa,
FL
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Located near I-75 at 11315 N. 46th St., the annual fair (now in its 32nd year) features 20 entertainment stages, plenty of food options, and a host of vendors in the merchant marketplace. Shop for old-fashioned wares including leather, metal, and musical instruments, or gorge on traditional turkey drumsticks, ye olde foot-long corn dogs, and roasted corn. This year's festival marks the introduction of the Medieval Monster Museum, where guests will come face to face with fairies, trolls, and vampires while marveling at archaic creature-fighting weaponry. Prolong merriment for an additional fee at the Pirates' Feast, offering a three-course meal and live entertainment, or head to the Royal Smoker for an early-evening, adults-only soirees with snacks, cigars, sips, belly dancing, limericks, comedy, and sounds.

4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa,
FL
US