Whether you’re a Seminole, Gator, Hurricane, Rattler, Bull or rooting for another Florida team, the start of college football season is a magical time of year! Pack your coolers because we’re tailgating through some football history…
August is Back to School Month… Better set your alarm, you don’t want to miss the bus!
Scallop season is in full swing in the Florida Panhandle! Visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission’s website for more information on bay scallops, currently in season, and calico scallops. Check out a few historic photos of the scallop industry in Florida.
Happy National Lighthouse Day! On August 7, 1789, the Federal Government took over the responsibility for building and maintaining lighthouses in the United States. More than 30 still operate in Florida today, including several offshore lighthouses in South Florida.
Watermelons are the perfect summer treat! Juicy, refreshing, and delicious all summer long – watermelon deserves a day all to itself.
Author Ernest Hemingway, born on this day in 1899, is perhaps the most famous former resident of Key West. Only one of his books, To Have and Have Not (1937) was set in the southernmost city, but Hemingway logged many hours perfecting his craft at his Whitehead Street home. An avid fisherman and boater, Hemingway enjoyed all that Key West had to offer.
July is National Hot Dog Month!
Summer is hot dog season. According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day alone. That’s about 818 hot dogs consumed every second from the last week of May to the first week of September. Enjoy your summer with one of America’s favorite meals!
The bikini first went on sale July 5, 1946 after debuting at a Paris fashion show, changing Florida’s beaches forever.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Park Service is celebrating Great Outdoors Month in June! Explore the Florida Park Service Photographic Collection, and experience the great outdoors from the comfort of your computer. Then, go out and enjoy all that Florida’s award-winning parks have to offer.
These photographs represent some of the hotels built in Jacksonville between the 1880s and 1940s. Before and after the Civil War, the earliest travelers to the east coast of Florida came to Jacksonville via steamship. The more intrepid visitors used Jacksonville as a base for exploring the chain of lakes that make up the St. Johns River.