AAA is predicting that more Floridians will be traveling this Labor Day weekend. Just where will all these Floridians be traveling to? If they plan to stay in Florida, here a few best bets.
American Music Festival (Daytona Beach): This four-day event features concerts by the likes of Tony Bennett, Usher, the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Blake Shelton and Huey Lewis and the News. Apparently Daytona is trying to revive its image to be something more than just NASCAR and Bike Week, and music seems to be its answer.
Surfing for a Cause (Cocoa Beach): This is the 25th annual National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Pro Am Surf Festival. Competitors will be male and female, amateur and pro. In addition to the weekend long competition, there will be concerts, karate and surfing demonstrations, and lots of free stuff (from advice to surfboards). There will also be mini-health clinics, and massages for a buck a minute. The festival is touted as the largest charity event in the world.
Brewfest (Key West): This three-day brewfest will provide attendees access to 60 beers and ales, including the likes of Holy Mackerel, Monk in the Trunk, Magic Hat and UFO White. On Sunday, attendees can attend the six-course Samuel Adams Beer Dinner and have a little chilled lobster gazpacho and grilled swordfish with their complimentary ale, lager or stout.
Other events going on around the state:
St. Augustine is celebrating its 445th birthday with a reenactment of the landing, a large birthday cake, and music on the Plaza de la Constitution. On Sunday, Toby Keith will be performing at the Ampitheater.
In Downtown Jacksonville you can learn to shag, enter your kids in a hula hoop competition, dig in the sand for Jaguar home game tickets, eat some famous gumbo and enjoy live music.
Amelia Island starts their celebration with a beach cleanup, followed by a surf competiiton, reggae music concert, sand castle contest and giveaways.