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Featured Tallahassee Events

April 1-3, 2016

Springtime Tallahassee

The two day event kicks off on Friday night with a Music Festival on Kleman Plaza featuring national entertainment acts, beer garden and a wide selection of food. Saturday begins with the Grand Parade featuring over 100 entries followed by the famous Jubilee in the Park made up of hand crafted items, Children’s Park, and local entertainment stages in Downtown Tallahassee. For a calendar of events, please visit http://www.springtimetallahassee.com/events/.


FAMU International Food & Cultural Awareness Festival

This international festival provides a platform for participants to showcase the culture of their country through food, tables, performances and cultural activities. Promoting diversity and friendship among different cultures, the event is free and open to the public. In addition to the opening ceremony, the festival feature a variety of performances, information about various countries, and food sampling. If you would like to be a participant, contact Dr. Wilson by March 15th.


First Friday at Railroad Square

On the first Friday of each month thousands of visitors attend the First Friday Gallery Hop at Railroad Square from 6pm to 9pm. Most of the shops and studios in Railroad Square are open for this lively event. At Railroad Square, you can visit more galleries and art studios in a single location than anywhere else in the city. Live music is played at several locations throughout the Park.

Some of the galleries offer refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Larger galleries may feature exhibits from a variety of artists while smaller ones display their own new works. The belly dance studio may put on a show and a drumming circle enlivens the evening. Come and join us for one of the best regularly occurring forms of entertainment in the whole city!


Imagination Fountain Nighttime Finale Light Show

Perhaps the place where you’ll hear the most laughs and giggles is at Imagination Fountain. Located on the west side of the Prime Meridian Plaza, Imagination Fountain offers a fun, water-park atmosphere for children. The fountain, which features 73 jets, randomly shoots filtered water into the air, wetting even the most suspecting children. Once your little ones have had enough fun, they can change into dry clothes in the public changing rooms right next to the fountain area.

While the fountain offers a fun way to cool off in the daytime, it’s equally cool at night. After dark, Imagination Fountain is not only a water feature, it’s a show! Programmed to music and lights, the fountain performs a magnificent, repeating, seven-minute show beginning at dusk. Some of the hit songs featured in the show are “Celebrate” by Kool & The Gang and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, who once lived in Tallahassee.


Young Actors Theatre Presents: Into the Woods

This is where everyone’s favorite storybook characters are brought together for a timeless, piece and a rare modern classic. The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.


April Fools’ and Ghouls

Calling all cool kids, goof troops, professionals, presidents, superheroes, movie stars, monsters, vixens, celebrities, body builders, models, athletes, sexy cops, soldiers, firemen, bunnies, zombies or whomever/whatever you decide you want to be that day… It’s a costume party and you’re invited. I’m celebrating the big 3-0! I WONDER if I will see you there… Costume Mandatory.


Fools Gold – the Ultimate Flag Party

feat. all the latest & greatest in Reggae, Soca, Afro Beats & Hip Hop music plus much more. Something for the true Reggae music & Island vibe lovers.Enjoy Premium Hookah, Fried/Crack Conch, Conch Salad, International Beers & Wine, Shaved Ice. $10 Pitchers. Kitchen open late.


The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD-Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly broadcasts live. Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.


Imagination Fountain Nighttime Finale Light Show

Perhaps the place where you’ll hear the most laughs and giggles is at Imagination Fountain. Located on the west side of the Prime Meridian Plaza, Imagination Fountain offers a fun, water-park atmosphere for children. The fountain, which features 73 jets, randomly shoots filtered water into the air, wetting even the most suspecting children. Once your little ones have had enough fun, they can change into dry clothes in the public changing rooms right next to the fountain area.

While the fountain offers a fun way to cool off in the daytime, it’s equally cool at night. After dark, Imagination Fountain is not only a water feature, it’s a show! Programmed to music and lights, the fountain performs a magnificent, repeating, seven-minute show beginning at dusk. Some of the hit songs featured in the show are “Celebrate” by Kool & The Gang and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, who once lived in Tallahassee.


Young Actors Theatre Presents: Into the Woods

This is where everyone’s favorite storybook characters are brought together for a timeless, piece and a rare modern classic. The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.


3 Jes Bel Jes

Live with ETPS DJS & DJ509, DJ touchemdous will be in the building


7th Annual Southside Health and Fitness Fair

As always, the Fair will provide fun for the entire family; bounce houses and games and educational exercises for the kids, musical guests and, of course, the free food and clothing distribution. Come take part in this special event for our community.


Young Actors Theatre Presents: Into the Woods

This is where everyone’s favorite storybook characters are brought together for a timeless, piece and a rare modern classic. The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.


Gwen Everett | Ready- To-Wear Spring Summer 2016

This show will feature looks designed and produced right here in Tallahassee FL. You will see these pieces up close as they parade the runway. After social following the show where you can meet the models, order looks seen on the runway, or purchase your favorite pieces. This is a show you don’t want to miss. VIP tickets include Front row seats, goodie bag.


Imagination Fountain Nighttime Finale Light Show

Perhaps the place where you’ll hear the most laughs and giggles is at Imagination Fountain. Located on the west side of the Prime Meridian Plaza, Imagination Fountain offers a fun, water-park atmosphere for children. The fountain, which features 73 jets, randomly shoots filtered water into the air, wetting even the most suspecting children. Once your little ones have had enough fun, they can change into dry clothes in the public changing rooms right next to the fountain area.

While the fountain offers a fun way to cool off in the daytime, it’s equally cool at night. After dark, Imagination Fountain is not only a water feature, it’s a show! Programmed to music and lights, the fountain performs a magnificent, repeating, seven-minute show beginning at dusk. Some of the hit songs featured in the show are “Celebrate” by Kool & The Gang and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, who once lived in Tallahassee.


April 08-10, 2016

Word of the South

WORD OF SOUTH Festival of Literature and Music is a two-day event where words and music get married and scrunched up, spit out and jammed and made into something unique that both surprises and entertains. Designed to be the signature event of Tallahassee’s Cascades Park, Word of South offers a wide variety of musical and literary performances for children, teens, and adults on four stages throughout the park. Food, drink, book and music vendors, and children’s tent are available throughout the weekend. Most events are free to the public. For a detailed schedule of artists, visit www.wordofsouthfestival.com/schedule/.


Imagination Fountain Nighttime Finale Light Show

Perhaps the place where you’ll hear the most laughs and giggles is at Imagination Fountain. Located on the west side of the Prime Meridian Plaza, Imagination Fountain offers a fun, water-park atmosphere for children. The fountain, which features 73 jets, randomly shoots filtered water into the air, wetting even the most suspecting children. Once your little ones have had enough fun, they can change into dry clothes in the public changing rooms right next to the fountain area.

While the fountain offers a fun way to cool off in the daytime, it’s equally cool at night. After dark, Imagination Fountain is not only a water feature, it’s a show! Programmed to music and lights, the fountain performs a magnificent, repeating, seven-minute show beginning at dusk. Some of the hit songs featured in the show are “Celebrate” by Kool & The Gang and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, who once lived in Tallahassee.


Young Actors Theatre Presents: Into the Woods

This is where everyone’s favorite storybook characters are brought together for a timeless, piece and a rare modern classic. The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.


Spring on Stage 2016 featuring: Dawes

Dawes, an American folk-rock band from Los Angeles, California, is composed of brothers Taylor (guitars and vocals) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), along with Wylie Gelber (bass) and Duane Betts (guitar).

On their latest album, All Your Favorite Bands, Dawes manages to transcend their well-documented Southern California influences establishing their own sound and themes, which range from the glass half full optimism of the first single, “Things Happen” and the minor-chord tension of “I Can’t Think About It Now” (featuring background vocals from Gillian Welch and the McCrary Sisters) to the soulful gospel of “Waiting for Your Call,” the rocking tongue-in-cheek lyrics of “Right On Time” and the epic, Dylan-esque set piece, “Now That It’s Too Late, Maria.”


Theatre Tallahassee Presents: West Side Story

Set in New York’s Upper West Side in the mid-1950s this musical (based on Romeo and Juliet) tells the tragic story of the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theater.


Imagination Fountain Nighttime Finale Light Show

Perhaps the place where you’ll hear the most laughs and giggles is at Imagination Fountain. Located on the west side of the Prime Meridian Plaza, Imagination Fountain offers a fun, water-park atmosphere for children. The fountain, which features 73 jets, randomly shoots filtered water into the air, wetting even the most suspecting children. Once your little ones have had enough fun, they can change into dry clothes in the public changing rooms right next to the fountain area.

While the fountain offers a fun way to cool off in the daytime, it’s equally cool at night. After dark, Imagination Fountain is not only a water feature, it’s a show! Programmed to music and lights, the fountain performs a magnificent, repeating, seven-minute show beginning at dusk. Some of the hit songs featured in the show are “Celebrate” by Kool & The Gang and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, who once lived in Tallahassee.


Young Actors Theatre Presents: Into the Woods

This is where everyone’s favorite storybook characters are brought together for a timeless, piece and a rare modern classic. The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.


Spring on Stage 2016 featuring: Jason Isbell

Dawes, an American folk-rock band from Los Angeles, California, is composed of brothers Taylor (guitars and vocals) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), along with Wylie Gelber (bass) and Duane Betts (guitar).

On their latest album, All Your Favorite Bands, Dawes manages to transcend their well-documented Southern California influences establishing their own sound and themes, which range from the glass half full optimism of the first single, “Things Happen” and the minor-chord tension of “I Can’t Think About It Now” (featuring background vocals from Gillian Welch and the McCrary Sisters) to the soulful gospel of “Waiting for Your Call,” the rocking tongue-in-cheek lyrics of “Right On Time” and the epic, Dylan-esque set piece, “Now That It’s Too Late, Maria.”


Theatre Tallahassee Presents: West Side Story

Set in New York’s Upper West Side in the mid-1950s this musical (based on Romeo and Juliet) tells the tragic story of the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theater.


Young Actors Theatre Presents: Into the Woods

This is where everyone’s favorite storybook characters are brought together for a timeless, piece and a rare modern classic. The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.


Theatre Tallahassee Presents: West Side Story

Set in New York’s Upper West Side in the mid-1950s this musical (based on Romeo and Juliet) tells the tragic story of the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theater.


A New Stage Play “Choices”

AIA Productions Presents “CHOICES” a New Play by Aceia Anderson. Young college junior, Cassidy Langston, finds out the hard way some choices we make can prove the hardest to escape. As she struggles to handle the emotional and physical reality of college life, will she be the next victim of her CHOICES?


Imagination Fountain Nighttime Finale Light Show

Perhaps the place where you’ll hear the most laughs and giggles is at Imagination Fountain. Located on the west side of the Prime Meridian Plaza, Imagination Fountain offers a fun, water-park atmosphere for children. The fountain, which features 73 jets, randomly shoots filtered water into the air, wetting even the most suspecting children. Once your little ones have had enough fun, they can change into dry clothes in the public changing rooms right next to the fountain area.

While the fountain offers a fun way to cool off in the daytime, it’s equally cool at night. After dark, Imagination Fountain is not only a water feature, it’s a show! Programmed to music and lights, the fountain performs a magnificent, repeating, seven-minute show beginning at dusk. Some of the hit songs featured in the show are “Celebrate” by Kool & The Gang and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, who once lived in Tallahassee.


Young Actors Theatre Presents: Into the Woods

This is where everyone’s favorite storybook characters are brought together for a timeless, piece and a rare modern classic. The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.


April 15-17, 2016

Southern Shakespeare Festival

Southern Shakespeare is a year-round education program that culminates in our annual Spring Festival. This year, the Southern Shakespeare Festival will start at 5:30pm on Friday, April 15th, at 5:30pm on Saturday, April 16th, and at 2:30pm on Sunday, April 17th. There will be a children’s area with face-painting and other activities for the young ones, performances by theater groups such as Mickee Faust and Theater With a Mission, and a special presentation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest by our junior company, The Bardlings. Additionally, look for fencing demonstrations from the Society for Creative Anachronism, and a special guest appearance by The Sonnet Man, with his hip-hop renderings of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Check back here soon for our full Spring Festival Program Schedule.

The Edison Restaurant will be open during the Festival, and we will have several Food Trucks to choose from. We are also proud to have GrassLands Brewery ready to pour our very own special brew of Southern ShakesBeer.

The Southern Shakespeare Festival will produce The Comedy of Errors, set in a 1950s Midway Carnival. It’s full of mistaken identities, two sets of twins, magicians, barkers, jesters, a sword-swallower, jugglers and a colorful bunch of sideshow characters. Show times are 8 pm on Friday, April 15th, 8 pm on Saturday, April 16th, and 5 pm on Sunday, April 17th. And, of course, it is FREE!


Imagination Fountain Nighttime Finale Light Show

Perhaps the place where you’ll hear the most laughs and giggles is at Imagination Fountain. Located on the west side of the Prime Meridian Plaza, Imagination Fountain offers a fun, water-park atmosphere for children. The fountain, which features 73 jets, randomly shoots filtered water into the air, wetting even the most suspecting children. Once your little ones have had enough fun, they can change into dry clothes in the public changing rooms right next to the fountain area.

While the fountain offers a fun way to cool off in the daytime, it’s equally cool at night. After dark, Imagination Fountain is not only a water feature, it’s a show! Programmed to music and lights, the fountain performs a magnificent, repeating, seven-minute show beginning at dusk. Some of the hit songs featured in the show are “Celebrate” by Kool & The Gang and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, who once lived in Tallahassee.


Theatre Tallahassee Presents: West Side Story

Set in New York’s Upper West Side in the mid-1950s this musical (based on Romeo and Juliet) tells the tragic story of the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theater.


Tallahassee Salsa Dancers: Bachata vs. Salsa Battle

Tallahassee Salsa Dancers is hosting a special 2 day affair. This is a battle between Bachata and Salsa with workshops and dancing for the weekend. There are 5 hours of workshops and 2 nights of dancing. There will be giveaways and contest. Those who buy full passes will be placed in a drawing for tickets to the Unity of Dance Festival held May 5-9th in Orlando, Florida.


Tallahassee Salsa Dancers: Bachata vs. Salsa Battle

Tallahassee Salsa Dancers is hosting a special 2 day affair. This is a battle between Bachata and Salsa with workshops and dancing for the weekend. There are 5 hours of workshops and 2 nights of dancing. There will be giveaways and contest. Those who buy full passes will be placed in a drawing for tickets to the Unity of Dance Festival held May 5-9th in Orlando, Florida.


LeMoyne Chain of Parks Arts Festival

Annual two-day juried art festival held beneath the moss-draped oak trees in the downtown Chain of Parks. Browse exhibits of artwork for purchase from more than 150 artists from around the country. Live music and food.


Breakout Magazine Presents: “What Do Men Want” Pool Party & Singles Mixer

Breakout Magazine presents its third installment of the What Do Men Want Panel Series! The 2016 Spring Break Edition will feature a fun poolside ambiance, live music, food, drinks, fun, games and giveaways. Guests are encouraged to wear swimwear and be prepared to make a splash with deep and tantalizing conversation and activities centered around Christian dating, love, sex and relationships. This singles mixer, pool party and panel discussion will cater to guests 21 years of age and up. Ticket Price Includes: Signature Drink, Heavy Appetizers and Breakout Bag


Imagination Fountain Nighttime Finale Light Show

Perhaps the place where you’ll hear the most laughs and giggles is at Imagination Fountain. Located on the west side of the Prime Meridian Plaza, Imagination Fountain offers a fun, water-park atmosphere for children. The fountain, which features 73 jets, randomly shoots filtered water into the air, wetting even the most suspecting children. Once your little ones have had enough fun, they can change into dry clothes in the public changing rooms right next to the fountain area.

While the fountain offers a fun way to cool off in the daytime, it’s equally cool at night. After dark, Imagination Fountain is not only a water feature, it’s a show! Programmed to music and lights, the fountain performs a magnificent, repeating, seven-minute show beginning at dusk. Some of the hit songs featured in the show are “Celebrate” by Kool & The Gang and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, who once lived in Tallahassee.


Theatre Tallahassee Presents: West Side Story

Set in New York’s Upper West Side in the mid-1950s this musical (based on Romeo and Juliet) tells the tragic story of the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theater.


Theatre Tallahassee Presents: West Side Story

Set in New York’s Upper West Side in the mid-1950s this musical (based on Romeo and Juliet) tells the tragic story of the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theater.


Imagination Fountain Nighttime Finale Light Show

Perhaps the place where you’ll hear the most laughs and giggles is at Imagination Fountain. Located on the west side of the Prime Meridian Plaza, Imagination Fountain offers a fun, water-park atmosphere for children. The fountain, which features 73 jets, randomly shoots filtered water into the air, wetting even the most suspecting children. Once your little ones have had enough fun, they can change into dry clothes in the public changing rooms right next to the fountain area.

While the fountain offers a fun way to cool off in the daytime, it’s equally cool at night. After dark, Imagination Fountain is not only a water feature, it’s a show! Programmed to music and lights, the fountain performs a magnificent, repeating, seven-minute show beginning at dusk. Some of the hit songs featured in the show are “Celebrate” by Kool & The Gang and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, who once lived in Tallahassee.