Snowbird Local Event Calendar

Check out our new local event calendar for Canadian snowbirds, highlighting some of the best events for snowbirds taking place in select U.S. and European snowbird destinations this winter, including Florida, Arizona, Texas, Hawaii, South Carolina and Portugal!

The calendar is currently updated in October, December and February.

Snowbird Local Events Calendar

Arizona

Where:
Mesa
When:
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Mesa Music Festival

The annual Mesa Music Festival welcomes over 200 performances from industry veterans and emerging artists on multiple stages along Main Street in Downtown Mesa making it the largest, FREE emerging artist festival of its kind in the country.

This family-friendly festival is a great opportunity for music lovers to enjoy performances from their favorite bands while exploring new music. Watch headliner, Grey Daze on Friday, April 19 at 10pm, along with dozens of other groups throughout the weekend.

 

Florida

Where:
Bradenton
When:
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Annual Historical Crosley Estate Open House

Be a VIP by exploring the historical marvel that is the Powel Crosley Estate. Splashed by the Sarasota Bay, the two-and-a-half story Mediterranean-style mansion is typically closed to the public apart from two days a year. The 11,000-square-foot home was ahead of its time with its fixtures and “modern” amenities designed to meet the needs of prolific innovator Powel Crosley.

On the National Register of Historic Places since 1982, the Crosley Estate is a must-see for turn-of-the-century architecture enthusiasts and those seeking an exclusive experience.

Located at One Seagate Drive, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243.

Where:
Delray Beach
When:
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Delray Affair

Nicknamed the “Greatest Show under the Sun”, the Delray Affair is one of the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 10 city blocks.

The Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of art, great crafts and funky products from around the world. Artists and crafters from all around the US exhibit at the Delray Affair. Visit the Delray Affair as you stroll the streets of The Most Fun Small Town in US! 

Where:
Fort Lauderdale Beach
When:

Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

Greater Fort Lauderdale paints the town green for its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival.

The parade features decorative floats, bagpipers, marching bands, street performers, classic automobiles and more. The festival features live music, a kid’s zone, exhibitors, interactive games, cultural activities, Irish food and beverages.

Located at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park (The LOOP)

Parade: 12pm- 2pm Festival: 10am – 7pm

Where:
Fort Lauderdale Beach
When:
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Fort Lauderdale Air Show

Fort Lauderdale Air Show

Experience a thrill like no other during the Fort Lauderdale Air Show at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

This annual spectacle showcases precision flying teams and military demonstrations, captivating spectators with daring displays of aviation skill.

Where:
Fort Myers
When:
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ECHO Global Food and Farm Festival

ECHO Global Food and Farm Festival

Spend the day at our 57-acre Global Farm and tour a tropical rainforest demonstration or learn about alternative energies as they are demonstrated in the appropriate technology area!

Kids of all ages can taste, touch, and experience their way around the world as they learn about world hunger and ways they can make an impact!

Where:
Fort Myers
When:

34th Annual “Ding” Darling Day Conservation Carnival

Celebrate the annual "Ding" Darling Day and Earth Day.

This year's family-centric event once again will be making the “great migration” across the Causeway to bring the Refuge to our local communities and a wider audience. The move is part of a larger Refuge System-wide Community Connection Initiative.

Where:
Kissimmee
When:
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Kissimmee Birding Club

Kissimmee Birding Club

The Experience Kissimmee mobile map of birding hot spots in the area is the perfect guide for any birding enthusiast.

With this handy guide, you'll have all of Kissimmee's best birding locations right at your fingertips.

From natural spaces to attractions, the maps will help you spot a wide variety of bird species. The more places you visit, the more points you'll collect towards winning amazing prizes!

Sign up online for FREE by clicking on the link below.

Where:
Kissimmee
When:
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Wine tasting with a Master Sommelier at Wine Bar George

Wine tasting with a Master Sommelier at Wine Bar George

Enjoy a memorable event with George Miliotes, one of 273 Master Sommeliers in the world, and owner of Wine Bar George at Disney Springs. Guests will learn to taste wine like a professional with a "blind" tasting of six different wines.

Hear firsthand from George about his journey through the wine world and what it takes to become a Master Sommelier.

Where:
Kissimmee
When:
-

The Downtown St. Cloud Monthly Market

St. Cloud Monthly Market

The Downtown St. Cloud Monthly Market takes place on the last Wednesday of every month.

St. Cloud is short drive from Kissimmee. During the market, the brick-and-mortar shops will stay open late, where you can also check out handmade crafts and delicious food. The vendors are local artisans who offer one-of-a-kind creations from handcrafted jewelry to custom clothing to unique plants.  

Where:
Kissimmee
When:
-

Shopping, Dining & Classic Amusement

Shopping, Dining & Classic Amusement

With unique attractions & classic all-American car shows, and best of all – FREE admission, Old Town Kissimmee is a destination like no other in Central Florida.

This quirky, cool entertainment district was built in 1986 as a re-creation of a classic Florida town at the turn of the century. Walk down the brick streets & spot historical architecture & distinctive storefronts at this 18-acre, open-air entertainment district.  Drive down memory lane on Saturdays throughout the year with show-quality 1985 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Come by during the day to view the cars up close and personal, and then see them cruise Old Town’s brick Main Street at 8:30 p.m. You can also stay until 11 p.m. for live entertainment and late-night beverages & bites including the new Maw’s Mountain Moonshine opening this spring; a five generations Adkins moonshine family bringing a second location of their Craft Cocktail Distillery to Old Town.

Visit the website to download a $300 savings booklet.

When: Saturdays year round

Where:
Naples
When:
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Musical Swings at the Naples Botanical Garden

Musical Swings is a collaborative music-making art installation at the Naples Botanical Garden that invites people of all ages to participate in an unexpected creative performance.

Visitors will create a musical composition of unique melodies through a responsive, interactive soundtrack. Included with Garden admission. Created by Daily tous les jours. 

Where:
Orlando
When:
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Mardi Gras

Experience the spirit of New Orleans at Universal Orlando Resort, included with your park admission ticket & featuring a nighttime parade and star-studded live concerts (select nights) as well as authentic Cajun-style cuisine from New Orleans and additional dishes inspired by diverse tastes and flavours from around the world at locations throughout the park.

Where:
Panama City Beach
When:
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Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show

Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show

This three-day event showcases a array of classic and custom vehicles, drawing participants and attendees from across the region.

From March 7-9 in Aaron Bessant Park, the Emerald Coast Cruizin’ car show celebrates the rich automotive heritage while fostering a sense of community among individuals who share a passion for all things automotive. While you weave through dozens of rows of iconic vehicles, keep your ears alert for cash and swag! With an electric atmosphere, engaging activities, and a diverse display of automobiles, the Emerald Coast Cruizin’ car show has become a must-attend spectacle. 

Where:
Pensacola
When:
-

Flora-Bama Insterstate Mullet Toss & Greatest Beach Party

Flora-Bama Insterstate Mullet Toss & Greatest Beach Party

Taking place the last full weekend in April, the annual Interstate Mullet Toss & Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party is legendary.

What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in the Mullet Toss will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida into Alabama to see who gets the farthest. People travel from across the globe to see what all the fuss is about here at the Flora-Bama; the memories are priceless. 

 

Where:
Sarasota
When:
-

Clyde Butcher: Nature Through the Lens

Clyde Butcher: Nature Through the Lens

Selby Gardens is excited to present the extraordinary imagery of photographer and conservationist Clyde Butcher throughout the grounds of the Historic Spanish Point campus.

Large-scale prints on aluminum of Butcher’s beautiful photographs of plants, animals, and habitats of Florida will be exhibited amid the natural landscape of the 30-acre waterfront preserve.

In the tradition of earlier landscape photographers like Ansel Adams, Butcher captures the beauty and majesty of America’s natural treasures in dramatic black and white.

The unique environments of Florida have been subjects of particular interest to Butcher since the 1980s, when he was first introduced to the magic and mystery of sites such as Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park.

Nature Through the Lens will include Butcher’s photographs of regional locales such as Myakka River State Park and Casey Key.

Where:
Sarasota
When:
-

The 26th Annual Sarasota Film Festival

Held annually in Sarasota, FL, The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 200 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks.

Where:
Sarasota
When:

Sarasota Sunday Polo Matches

Sarasota Sunday Polo Matches

Polo is a community sport like no other. The Sarasota Polo Club is one of the largest, most dedicated, and enthusiastic polo communities in the world. An estimated 50,000 spectators will be on hand during our 2024 Sarasota Polo Season, which will run Sunday December 31st 2023 through Saturday April 13th 2024.

Hawaii

Where:
Maui
When:
-

Celebration of the Arts

Celebration of the Arts

Celebration of the Arts features native Hawaiian artisans, educators, cultural practitioners and entertainment which culminate in a grand, traditional lu‘au.

Where:
Maui
When:

Maui Marathon and Half Marathon

The Maui Marathon is Hawai‘i’s longest consecutively-held running event and oldest marathon west of the Mississippi River.

Runners can participate in a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K or a newly added full marathon relay. The full marathon and marathon relay begin in Kahului and end on Maui’s westside Kā‘anapali resort area with scenic coastline views greeting runners along much of the course.

Portugal

Where:
Lisbon
When:
-

Millennium Estoril Open 2024

Millennium Estoril Open 2024

The largest professional men's tennis tournament on the ATP circuit and played on clay-courts at the sports complex of Clube de Ténis do Estoril (Cascais).

The busy tourist scene in Estoril has everything from beaches to historical landmarks. The event brings today's best tennis players to Portugal and allows fans to see them up-close on the court fighting for victory.

 

Where:
Lisbon
When:

The World of Hans Zimmer - A New Dimension

The World of Hans Zimmer - A New Dimension

Empowering. Beautiful. Dramatic. Breathtaking. Powerful. Thrilling. Such is the music of two-time OSCAR® winner Hans Zimmer.

This will be a completely new selection from Hans' own magnificently diverse collection of musical scores during which the audience will be taken on a unique musical journey that will dip them into entirely new dimensions. He is known for composing numerous international blockbusters such as the films “Dune”, "James Bond - No Time To Die”, “The Lion King", "Gladiator", "Pirates of the Caribbean",  "Interstellar" among others.  At the Altice Arena.

South Carolina

Where:
Myrtle Beach
When:
-

63rd Annual CAN-AM DAYS

63rd Annual CAN-AM DAYS

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Myrtle Beach are excited to welcome our Canadian friends back to The Beach for Can-Am Days!

Myrtle Beach is all about reconnecting with loved ones, exploring the 100 km of Grand Strand natural splendor, learning coastal culture in the 14 different communities, playing your best game of golf, and finding that perfect bite.  With deals and events specifically for Can-Am Days, you can enjoy the beach vacation you deserve.

Where:
Myrtle Beach
When:
-

Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival

Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival

This two-day event showcases the fine craftsmanship and quality art being produced regionally and throughout the nation. 

Come and enjoy the work of talented artists and artisans at the annual Brookgreen Art Festival. Painting, sculpture, fabric art, pottery, glass, and more will be available to browse under the oaks.

Texas

Where:
Port Aransas
When:
-

Texas Sandfest

Texas Sandfest

Texas SandFest is the largest native-sand sculpture competition in the USA. What began as a small local competition in 1997 has grown into an internationally recognized three-day family event that draws renowned sand sculptors and tens of thousands of visitors from around the world each year to Port Aransas.

Texas SandFest attendees enjoy amazing sand sculptures, food, live music, kids’ activities, and shopping for arts & crafts, apparel, jewelry, furniture, souvenirs, and more. Their mission? To give back to the community by raising funds for local charities and scholarships for high school students.

Where:
South Padre Island
When:

40th Annual Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

40th Annual Causeway Run & Fitness Walk

This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than ever. The course will follow the 6.2 miles (10K) starting at the Port Isabel Community Center, continuing on to the Queen Isabella Causeway and over the Laguna Madre Bay, and ending in front of Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island. The awards will be presented immediately after the race/walk, with snacks and drinks provided. Be sure to come out and enjoy a scenic view like no other!

Where:
South Padre Island
When:

South Padre Island Crawfish Festival

South Padre Island Crawfish Festival

Join in the fun at the inaugural SPI Crawfish Festival! Come and experience the delicious flavors prepared by local chefs, with live music and games that the whole family can enjoy.

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