Festivals in Northwest Florida November 2011 Events Calendar
Where will you find food festivals and a Native American pow wow?On the Festivals in Northwest Florida November 2011 Events Calendar. This is a great time of year to Explore the region and there are so many events taking place from the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival in Pensacola to the Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola, you're sure to find plenty of flavors to tickle your tastebuds.
Fall is also the time of year when the Native American tribes host their annual and semi-annual pow wows. These gatherings are open to the public and offer an opportunity to purchase handmade crafts and learn Native American culture through dance and music.
The weather is perfect for outdoor activities, so get out there and attend a festival this month before the Thanksgiving Day rush.
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Note: All times listed on the Festivals in Northwest Florida November 2011 Events Calendar are U.S. Central Time Zone unless otherwise indicated.
48th Annual Florida Seafood Festival
Florida's oldest maritime event, this two-day festival draws thousands of seafood lovers each year to participate in Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contests, Blue Crab Races, a parade, the 5k Redfish Run, and the Blessing of the Fleet. There'll be arts and crafts vendors and maritime exhibits all under the ancient oaks of Battery Park overlooking the Apalachicola Bay.
Greek Festival 2011
Live Greek music, Greek folk dancing and tours of the church surround the main activity which is Greek food and lots of it. From Greek salads, stuffed grape leaves and gyros to a variety of pastries there's lots to eat. There's also an Imports Booth featuring unique, imported goods from Greece and Russia, cookbooks, dolls, T-Shirts, and more, and a Taverna serving beer, Greek wines and Ouzo, soft drinks and water. This is one of Tallahasee's top food festivals, so enjoy and Stin iyia mas.
Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
This three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation’s best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. See live music, dance and theater performances on several stages and watch heritage crafter demonstrate traditional arts. The Children’s Arts Festival features numerous free, hands-on artistic opportunities for kids. Food and beverages are available from a variety of vendors, including some of Pensacola’s best-known restaurants and chefs.
24TH Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow
Spend the day with Native American craft makers, singers, dancers, flute players, storytellers, and exhibits, then enjoy intertribal dancing into the night. There will be craft competitions, dance competitions, special performances, a Grand Entry and Opening Ceremonies and intertribal dance exhibitions. Sunday church Service at 10:00 a.m.
Taste of the Beach, Wine|Dine|Donate
This three-day wine festival features multiple events at locations in South Walton and Panama City Beach. The schedule includes UNwineD at Pier Park (a 2-day event), Al Fresco Reserve Tasting at Ruskin Place, Seeing Red Wine Festival at Seaside, a Progressive Vintner Dinner at Seagar’s, Hilton Sandestin Beach, Taste of The Beach After Dark at Finz, Sandestin, and the Taste of The Beach & Charity Auction at the Hilton Sandestin Beach. Tickets to Taste of the Beach events are sold separately and proceeds benefit area children's charities.
Veteran’s Day Powwow
The North Bay Clan of Lower Creek Muskogee Tribe sponsors this intertribal event that includes drumming, intertribal & exhibition dancing, arts & crafts, food and more. Primitive camping is available.
27th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival
During this 11 day festival, concerts featuring Grammy Award winning songwriters and the up and coming stars of tomorrow will be held in various locations in Pensacola and Perdido Key, and in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. Most performances take place in small, intimate venues and include two to four writers sharing the stage singing songs and sharing the stories behind the writing. Enjoy ten days of great music memories.
10th Annual Festival of Nations
Experience the diversity of cultures in downtown Panama City. Browse the vendors' booths, listen to live music, and enjoy the foods and crafts of many cultures.
34th Annual Christmas Creations Arts and Crafts Show
Sponsored by the First United Methodist Church, this show incudes over 60 artisans and crafters showcasing and selling their creations. It also includes the popular "Gingerbread House" in which yummy homemade holiday goodies are sold. On Saturday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., you can purchase a Holiday menu luncheon for $12.00.
Creek Indian Tribe Indian Day Celebration
This annual two day event of intertribal dancing, drumming, displays and teaching of Native American heritage and customs features great food (try the Indian fry bread) and Native American vendors with authentic crafts.
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