Events Calendar

In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.

Alert: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

Rhythm in Humanities: The Blue Roots Underground

COPA 1047 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL

From Ray Charles to Gloria Estefan to the Adderley Brothers to the Allman Brothers, Florida's musical roots run deep. This engaging pop-up series explores Florida's music and culture through storytelling and performance, hosted by Tampa Bay musician and teaching artist J.J. Pattishall and friends. Join us for an evening of cuisine, cocktails and soaking up soulful sounds and stories from across the Sunshine State. Pattishall will be joined by Aron

Florida Humanities Director’s Book Club: “On The Road”

Kerouac House 5169 10th Ave N, St. Petersburg, Florida
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Jack Kerouac, famed American author and poet, lived his final days in St. Petersburg, Florida. His most popular novel, On the Road, is listed as one of the greatest American novels  and represents a landmark shift in the power of popular culture and influence in the 1960s. Taking place at Keroauc's home, Florida Humanities Executive Director Nashid Madyun and retired literature professor Dr. Ken Burchenal will explore Kerouac's life in

Florida Trivia with Tampa Bay Dream Team

Grand Central Brewhouse 2340 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida Humanities and the popular Tampa Bay Dream Team are joining forces for a very special Florida-themed #TriviaNight at Grand Central Brewhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 16 starting at 7 pm! Whether you are a Florida native, newbie or somewhere in between, this will be a fun-filled evening of pop culture, current happenings, and all things Florida! Top three Teams WIN either $30, $20, or $10 in GCB DOLLARS, and the

Trivia Night with Tampa Bay Dream Team and Florida Humanities

Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill 1320 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida Humanities and the popular Tampa Bay Dream Team are joining forces for a very special Florida-themed #TriviaNight at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill on Wednesday, Dec. 14th starting at 7 PM! Whether you are a Florida native, newbie or somewhere in between, this will be a fun-filled evening of pop culture, current happenings, and all things Florida! Top three Teams WIN either $30, $20, or $10 in Ferg's gift

POSTPONED: Florida Humanities Director’s Book Club: “Matrix” by Lauren Groff

Shelf Indulgence Used Book Cafe 2805 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida

Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed. Stay tuned for any updates on future book clubs. Join Florida Humanities Executive Director Nadshid Madyun for a discussion on Lauren Groff's exhilarating book, Matrix, a New York Times bestseller, finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction, listed on former President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2021" and winner of the 2021 Florida Book Award in General Fiction. The

SOLD OUT! Tarpon Springs Gathering 2023

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks 735 Dodecanese Boulevard, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Named after the fish that can be found in abundance off shore, Tarpon Springs is home to one of the largest Greek communities in the United States. The "Sponge Capital of the World" has been fundamentally influenced by water and possesses a rich Gulf Coast heritage. From March 3-4, 2023 join Florida Humanities as we travel to Tarpon Springs to soak up the fascinating history and culture of this waterfront

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