Inaugural Events 2017

CENTRAL REGION

UNwineD: Vines to Steins - Panama City Beach – March31-April, 2017. The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to host UNwineD: Vines to Steins in Panama City Beach, a premier wine, craft beer, and gourmet coastal fare experience at Aaron Bessant Park, adjacent to Pier Park shopping mall. Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through Aaron Bessant Park and savor the flavors of fine craft beer, award-winning wine, and delicious local cuisine pairings. Live musical entertainment will also be available.

Seven Seas Food Festival- SeaWorld Orlando – February 2017.  SeaWorld and Busch Gardens deliver year-round fun with special events at each park. Seven Seas Food Festival, a popular music and food event at SeaWorld in San Diego and San Antonio, is now coming to Orlando in 2017. SeaWorld Orlando’s popular music and food events will expand to a total of 14 weekends and roll-up under the Seven Seas brand.

Electric Ocean – SeaWorld Orlando – Summer 2017. Electric Ocean will debut next summer at SeaWorld Orlando as a brand new, end-of-day spectacle event. As the sun goes down, the lights and energy go up, offering guests a different kind of fun after dark. The ocean comes to life with bioluminescent lighting, music and pathway entertainment, immersing guests in a glowing sea of wonder.

NFL Pro Bowl Game – Orlando – January 29, 2017. The NFL Pro Bowl game returns to the traditional NFC – AFC conference matchup with the inaugural game scheduled at the Camping World Stadium in downtown Orlando on Sunday January 29, 2017. Along with the game, the NFL is also introducing a brand new Pro Bowl Week, which will include accessible team practices at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, along with a variety of youth football and family fun activities across Orlando.

SOUTHERN REGION

2017 World Rowing Championship - Bradenton – Sept. 23-Oct.1,2017. For the first time in over twenty years, the World Rowing Championships will return to the United States and, more specifically, to the Bradenton Area’s own Nathan Benderson Park – a unique 600-acre community park quickly becoming North America’s premier 2,000-meter sprint rowing course and Regatta Center. The World Rowing Championship regatta is the biggest annual World Rowing event and the most important of the season, held over the course of eight days from September 23 through October 1, 2017

MLB All-Star Game - Miami – July 17, 2017. The City of Miami will become a first-time host of the Midsummer Classic when the 88th All-Star Game is played at Marlins Park, which opened in 2012, on July 17. The 2017 season will mark the Marlins franchise’s 25th season of play.