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February 9, 2019 |Saturday
South Florida 20th Annual Garlic Festival - “The Best Stinkin’ Party In Town”
The South Florida Garlic Fest has the reputation of being the premier food and entertainment event in South Florida. The event is dedicated to exploring the numerous health and culinary possibilities of garlic. Countless recipes and unique dishes have been created by professional chefs in the Garlic Chef cooking competition and by the Gourmet Alley concessionaires including Garlic Ice Cream, Argentinean Garlic BBQ and Garlic Fest crab cakes. The Garlic Fest has been featured on the Food Network and in countless national newspapers and magazines, over 200 artist and craft vendors, Garlic Chef cooking competition, the Cloves & Vines Wine Garden and full liquor bars. Not only is this an opportunity to enjoy some delicious garlic treat, but there are lots of other things to see and entertainment to enjoy. Now in its 20th year, the South Florida Garlic Fest has become an institution in Palm Beach County and is affectionately named “The Best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida”.
Trip includes deluxe motor coach transportation, admission to the Fest, and breath mints for the ride home!
February 12, 2019 | Tuesday
Little Havana Food Tour
Taste authentic Cuban cuisine while learning about Little Havana’s culture and heritage. This exciting Little Havana Food & Cultural Tour explores the rich history and culinary delights of a vibrant neighborhood. We will taste authentic Cuban cuisine and listen to the stories behind those doing the cooking. We’ll learn about spiritual beliefs the community practices including Santeria, visit a cigar factory, explore Domino Park and The Cuba Ocho Art Museum.
And - We will savor some of the Best Bites in Town such as a picadillo-stuffed empanada at one of the oldest restaurants in the area. Filled with rustic charm and graced by a large illustration of Cuba across the walls, this establishment forms part of the daily routine of most Little Havana locals. Although the El Pub Restaurant isn’t La Bodeguita in Cuba, Hemingway’s favorite watering hole, the drink at this local Taverna is as close as you can get without a passport. Virgin drinks are also available. Next we’ll visit the Ball and Chain, an authentic Cubano restaurant painted with music memorabilia from Cuba’s glorious past. According to the Travel Channel, you must have a Ventanita - This dark, potent liquid is Miami’s everyday fuel. Similar to an espresso, this ultra-sweet and revitalizing shot of energy is a Cuban staple. For a sweet bite we’ll sample a guava pastelito from the Yisell Bakery. All this and so much more! What a fun and delicious way to learn about our Cuban neighbors.
February 13, 2019 | Wednesday
Gulfstream Casino & Racing - | $ Play & Earn Up To $50 Free Play
Gulfstream Park has South Florida’s hottest casino. Open 365 days a year, it features not only one, but two floors of high energy entertainment with almost 800 Las Vegas style slots, a live action poker room with stakes ranging from casual to ultra high, captivating promotions and tournaments. The Good Luck Player’s Club offers exclusive benefits, such as free entries to giveaways and rewards to all members. Note: No Live Racing October thru December; Live Racing resumes in January.
February 13, 2019 | Wednesday
Where Shopaholics of the World Unite!!
Discover the Festival Marketplace Pompano Beach Shopping. The Festival Marketplace is more than a Florida flea market or mall, it’s a marketplace! We think of it as a charming town that captures the best from around the world. This is the essence of the South Florida culture all within this Pompano Beach mall. Outlet Shopping in Florida is nothing compared to the Festival Marketplace, one of the best Florida shopping malls. Everyone will receive a $20 festival dollars
Depart PSL 9am
Return @ 4:30pm
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Donna Zee c/o Goodtime Getaways
1600 26th Street, Suite 1
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
February 14, 2019 | Thursday
St. Johns River Valentine Paddleboat Cruise
Treat that “special someone” to a lovely Valentine’s Day aboard the Rivership Barbara Lee. The Barbara-Lee is the only authentic sternwheeler sailing the St. Johns River and features ornate wrought iron railings, massive wooden paddle wheels, and recalls the elegance of the steamers that once plied the St. Johns River between Jacksonville and Sanford. Your cruise begins with a light brunch that includes Barbara Lee’s famous, yummy sticky buns. You’ll choose your lunch from several delectable entrees that are prepared on board, in the ship’s galley. The captain narrates the river cruise and tells interesting bits of history and talks about the ecology of the area. Meanwhile, inside the air conditioned dining area, there’s music, dancing and other entertainment for your relaxation pleasure. A truly delightful way to spend the day with your sweetheart or friends. This date sells out quickly - we were able to get the very last of the seats - so sign up right away!
February 19, 2019 | Tuesday
Everglades National Park
We start our adventure with an exciting Airboat Ride at Everglades Safari Park. The Park was recently acquired by the National Park Service and is now part of the Everglades National Park system operated by knowledgeable park rangers. Lunch following our ride will be right there in the Park. Next we’re off for our two-hour Everglades Tram Tour through the Shark Valley section of the Everglades. Park naturalists escort and narrate all tours, and besides giving insight into the ecosystem as a whole, our naturalist will point out “hidden” aspects of the Everglades that help make this a world-renowned wetlands. The open vehicles used on the tram tours allow wildlife viewing within the sawgrass prairies on either side of the tram. At the halfway point of our tour, a 45-foot high observation deck provides the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil vistas of the Everglades, which extend outward 20 miles in all directions. A gradually sloped ramp provides easy access to the observation tower deck. Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended.
February 20, 2019 | Wednesday
Rock Dinner Show
Orlando's Hottest new Show featuring Vegas-level entertainment has now opened at the Orlando Forum in the heart of International Drive's tourist district. 'The Rock Show' is an unrivaled, one-of-a-kind, dining and entertainment experience that brings audiences of all ages through a high-energy musical journey of the most iconic rock and pop artists of all time.
You'll feel like royalty as you join the Kings of Rock and Pop, along with an all star cast of legendary performers for an unforgettable night that will amaze the senses with energizing music that will transform you to another place and time, sensational dancing that will captivate your eyes, and electrifying visual effects that have earned The Rock Show a standing ovation each and every time. Accompanied by award-winning cuisine by renowned Executive Chef Russel T. Booth, 5-star service, and world class entertainment, for the perfect evening of fantastic fun and a delicious meal with choice of entrees.
February 24, 2019 | Sunday
Lake Worth Street Painting Festival - A SOUTH FLORIDA SIGNATURE EVENT!
Join the tens of thousands of art lovers who will attend the annual two day Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. With more than 600 artists on the pavement, music on the mainstage, restaurants, shops, festival food court and bistro, you’re sure to get caught up with the excitement.
Since its creation in 1995 by a small group of Lake Worth residents the Street Painting Festival has grown into one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in South Florida. Modeled after a Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival in Santa Barbara, California, the art of street painting has attracted onlookers since the 16th century, when crowds would gather to watch as itinerant artists created masterworks on the cobblestones. Now in its third decade, the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival attracts 100,000 visitors each year.
February 25, 2019 | Monday
Victorian Luncheon Experience at the Chesterfield
Journey into history and visit the Victorian Era at a special luncheon at The Chesterfield Hotel in Palm Beach. You will be greeted by two Victorian Hostesses in costume in a setting that is charming and purely Victorian, from the elegant room decor to the beautiful Chesterfield china. A delicious afternoon luncheon is served including Salad, Coffee or Iced Tea, and of course the Chesterfield’s famous secret recipe Scones and a Choice of Three Entrees: salmon served with chef’s selected vegetable and potato; grilled chicken served with chef’s selected vegetable and potato; pasta primavera.
You’ll have the opportunity to interact with the hostesses and learn how women were supposed to be seen and not heard . . . however, the language of the fan, the umbrella and even flowers helped them make their wishes known, loud and clear, without uttering a word! The hostesses take you on a romp through Victorian Times with a close-up view of the life of a Victorian Lady against the backdrop of the historic Chesterfield Hotel, an oasis of Old-World charm. Get into the spirit of the Victorian Era and wear your favorite chapeau, shawl, jewelry or whatever assists you into the theme of the day. Let’s Play!
February 27, 2019 | Wednesday
Daytona Quilt Show
Don’t miss this opportunity to see hundreds of beautiful quilts on exhibit in Daytona Beach, shop for fabric, machines, & quilting supplies, and learn from renowned quilting experts instructors at AQS QuiltWeek. The word quilt comes from the Latin culcita meaning a stuffed sack. The origins of quilting remain unknown, but historians do know that quilting, piecing, and applique were used for clothing and furnishings in diverse parts of the world in early times. You will be amazed to discover how modern quilting has evolved into a magnificent art form.
February 28, 2019 | Thursday
Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp & Rivertown Vintage Market & Mini-Reading
Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp is a 122 year old community of spiritually-minded people located in Central Florida. Join us to learn about the town’s historic, unique and mysterious beginnings, its unusual architecture, and the spirit activity that still goes on in the homes of present day mediums. Cassadaga, dubbed, “The Psychic Capital of the World,” is no ordinary place. The story of Cassadaga is strange and shrouded in mystery. Its unusual beginnings all started with a small boy, baptized in the frigid waters of Minnesota, and a rather pushy Indian spirit guide named Seneca. During the winter of 1860, when George was twelve, he was baptized in a nearby lake so frozen a hole needed to be cut in the ice. Shortly after, George claimed to be visited by the spirit of his uncle who told him he was a great psychic and would later found a great spiritual center in the south. To hear the rest of the story join us on this interesting day as we take an historical, walking tour of this mysterious town. To make our day even more fascinating, each participant will be treated to a fifteen minute mini-reading by an authentic Cassadaga spiritualist. Lunch is included, and after our readings, if time permits, we’ll visit the Marketplace at Rivertown, a unique mall featuring Antique - Mid Century - Shabby Chic and Vintage items of all kinds.
February 28, 2019 | Thursday
Florida Strawberry Festival Featuring The Oak Ridge Boys
The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake. This year we’ll see The Oak Ridge Boys, one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. The group has scored 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album—plus one double platinum single—and had more than a dozen national Number One singles and over 30 Top Ten hits. Tour includes motorcoach, admission and reserved seating for The Oak Ridge Boys concert.
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