Best of Cultural Florida Events: February 1 – February 8

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Best of Cultural Events in Florida

Best of Cultural Events in Florida

What To Do for culture from February 1 – February 8, 2013

From civil war to art exhibits, there’s something cultural in every region of Florida – if you’re traveling through February 1- February 8, check out one of these great cultural events.

1. Civil War Heritage Days

For 3 days, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park comes alive with re-enactment of a land and sea battle. From schooners and patrol skirmishes to re-enactors in period dress to kids activities, there’s something interesting for the whole family.

  • Highlight: Historical re-enactment
  • When: February 8-10, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Friday & Sarurday), 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Sunday)
  • Where: 601 Howard England Way, Key West, Florida 33040
  • Cost: Regular park admission

2. Picasso Art Exhibit

See dozens of original Picassos,  many never been seen in the US. There are 39 art pieces, created between 1929 and 1961, that have travelled from the Fundación Picasso, Museo Casa Natal of Málaga, Spain. The collection showcases the Spanish culture when Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles set foot on Floridian soil with soldiers in the 1500s and founded St. Augustine.

  • Highlight: Original Picassos
  • When: February 1, 2013, 9 am – 5 p.m.
  • Where: St. Augustine Visitor Center,10 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, Florida
  • Cost: $10/adults, $8/seniors; $5/kids 7-12; free/7 and under

3. Treasure Coast ESA Surf Contest

You may not associate Florida with surfing but we get big waves here too! Come to Fort Pierce Inlet State Park this weekend and check out the waves during the Eastern Surfing Association Treasure Coast Competition.

  • Highlight: Waves and surfing
  • When: February 3 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Where: 905 Shorewinds Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida 34949
  • Cost: Park admision

Tell us…

Which of these activities are you going to try this week?