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Flagler Rotary Club’s Labor Day Celebration in Town Center Aug. 30: Craft Beer, Fireworks and Music

| August 18, 2014

The Rotary Club of Flagler County is hosting an all-day Labor Day Celebration at Palm Coast’s Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. The event features entertainment, food and play for all ages, and live music.

Flagler Film Festival Prepares For 2nd Edition, But More Foreigners Than Locals Send Flicks

| July 18, 2014

Flagler Film Festival Co-Founder Kathy Barry can’t figure it out: of 65 film submissions so far for the January festival, only 20 are from Florida, and none from Flagler-Palm Coast, though she wants the involvement of the much-vaunted video department at FPC.

Flagler Beach Fireworks Scheduled for July 4, Palm Coast on July 3

| July 4, 2014

Flagler Beach fireworks and parade schedule and route, and other 2014 Independence Day activities on July 4th in Flagler Beach and July 3rd in Palm Coast’s Town Center.

Wings Over Flagler-Rockin the Runways Raises $16,000 in Scholarships and Eyes New Heights

| June 2, 2014

Wings Over Flagler-Rockin the Runways, held the last week of April at the Flagler County Airport, had been organized in just 60 edays in a rapid partnership between county government, WNZF, and Bill Mills of TBD Partners, Mills Aviation Charities and Blue Sky Yakrobatics.

Flagler Beach Museum Taking Over Pier for “Jazz, Cheese & Cheer!” Fundraiser Saturday

| May 27, 2014

The Flagler Beach Museum’s “Jazz, Cheese & Cheer!” fundraiser Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. will feature Linda Cole & Co, enjoy small samples of wine, craft beer, cheese, sweets and food from numerous local eateries while gazing at the best ocean view in town.

Palm Coast Will Expand Indian Trails Sports Complex Again to Capitalize on Tournament Growth

| May 7, 2014

The Indian Trails Sports Complex is expanding for the second time in three years, a reflection of Palm Coast’s success in attracting quality sports tournaments that draw thousands of out-of-town visitors to the county, filling restaurants and hotels. The Palm Coast City Council Tuesday evening unanimously approved expanding the complex from eight fields to 10, just three years after the complex was expanded from four fields to eight.

Jacksonville Symphony Returns for Sunday Picnics and Pops Concert, With a Prayer to the Rain Gods

| April 25, 2014

Last year’s Picnics and Pops concert in Palm Coast’s Central Park had to be cancelled because of rain. The Jacksonville Symphony is bringing essentially the same program that was rained out, under the direction of Morihiko Nakahara.

Ribs Over Flagler: Palm Coast and WNZF End Event Partnership as County Offers New Home

| February 21, 2014

Palm Coast and WNZF have ended the partnership that produced the annual Rock ‘n Ribfest every spring and the Seafood Festival every fall in Town Center. The Ribfest will be reborn as part of a fly-in at the county airport called Rockin’ the Runways in late April. In an unrelated move, the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce is ending its annual Taste of Flagler and replacing it with Restaurant Week.

Sweet Waters Smokehouse, With Grand Opening Saturday, Adds to Restaurant City in Flagler Beach

| January 31, 2014

The Tuscan Grille restaurant owners were approached by the property owner of the former Hurricane Patty’s in Flagler Beach and asked to take over. They agreed. After Sweet Waters Smokehouse’s soft opening Oct. 1, the restaurant launches in earnest with a grand opening Saturday, Feb. 1, starting at 11 a.m.

Inaugural Flagler Film Festival Draws Mixed Crowds and Promise Over 3 Days in Palm Coast

| January 13, 2014

The first Flagler Film festival was held at the Hilton Garden Inn from Friday through Sunday, packing dozens of screenings of films from around the world and ending with an award ceremony late Sunday evening, and the promise of a second festival next year.

Flagler Film Festival Featuring 4 Local Productions Among Dozens from Around the World

| January 11, 2014

The inaugural Flagler Film Festival is scheduled for Jan. 10-12 at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn. Fourteen of the 46 submissions originated in Florida. Four from Flagler filmmakers were ultimately selected, including a horror flick filmed in Flagler Beach.

Sports Events Specialist Matt Dunn Is Named Tourism Director in Place of Georgia Turner

| January 6, 2014

Matt Dunn, 39, named Vice President for tourism today–he’ll be in charge of a $900,000 budget controlling Flagler’s marketing–owned his own events company in St. Johns County, worked with Flagler’s tourism council previously, and was Executive Director of the Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau and the Ocala/Marion County Sports Commission.

Record-Breaking Skateboard Mile Among 3 Saturday Races in Flagler Beach and Palm Coast

| December 30, 2013

The International Distance Skateboard Association is hosting a one-mile skateboard race down A1A for the Guiness record, along with a longboard half-marathon starting at Wadsworth Park and a kids and beginners challenge, all Saturday morning, Jan. 4.

Dawn to Starlight: Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and the Hammock Warm Up Christmas Parades

| November 27, 2013

Palm Coast’s annual Starlight parade is scheduled for Dec. 14. Flagler Beach’s Holiday at the Beach Parade is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 1 p.m., and businesses in the Hammock will be lighting up A1A with special events, lights and Christmas cheer for the first two week-ends of December.

A Little Less Stingy, a Lot More Conditional: Palm Coast Approves $25,000 in Culture Grants

| November 6, 2013

Eleven cultural organizations applied and all 11 got cultural grants from Palm Coast government, but with many strings attached even though none of the grants exceeds $2,370, and the total awarded is still a far cry from the $40,000 budget of six years ago.

“Girl Rising”: Karen Barchowski’s Movie Event for Palm Coast, In Education’s Name

| October 10, 2013

Karen Barchowski, the co-owner of Sally’s Ice Cream in Flagler Beach, succeeded through word of mouth and more than a little conviction in organizing one showing of “Girl Rising,” the groundbreaking documentary about the importance of girls’ education, at Epic Theater in Palm Coast on Oct. 13.

Runs, Flags and Shirts: Pink Armies Invading Flagler County for Breast Cancer Awareness

| October 4, 2013

Highlights of this month’s Pink Army events in Palm Coast and Flagler include a 5K run or walk on Oct. 13, pink flag-raising ceremonies, and allowances, on Oct. 13, for school district students who participated in the run to wear their pink shirts instead of the required uniform.

Florida Festivals and Events Association Hosting Workshop at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn

| September 17, 2013

The Florida Festivals and Events Association (FFEA), the state’s primary professional organization for producers, vendors, and sponsors of festivals, fairs and special events, is hosting a workshop and seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast on Thursday, October 10, for all those interested either in learning the ropes or capitalizing on special events.

Flagler County, Palm Coast, Habitat for Humanity and Stetson Line Up 9/11 Events

| September 4, 2013

Several local organizations and local governments, including Flagler County, Palm Coast, Habitat for Humanity, Stetson University and others are commemorating the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Palm Coast Food and Wine Festival Returns, This Time With Wine, and Free Admission

| August 27, 2013

The Palm Coast Food and Wine Festival at Town Center’s Central Park is scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, with no gate admission, a dozen wines and more than a dozen food vendors from several countries, along with cultural and other entertainments.

Bikers’ Annual 9/11 Memorial Ride and Ceremony Set for Sept. 8 Starting in Bunnell

| August 5, 2013

The annual and free 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride and Ceremony, marking the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Government Services Building in Bunnell.

6-Mile Tour de Palm Coast Highlights New Sculptures and Trail Riches

| July 18, 2013

A cycling tour, a discovery of the four new ‘Flight of Life’ sculptures of herons at Waterfront Park, and interactivity with the city’s new QR codes along its Waterfront trail highlight the annual Tour de Palm Coast Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m.

Independence Day Weekend Ruffles Tricolor Blasts From Palm Coast to Flagler Beach

| July 5, 2013

Palm Coast celebrated July 4 with a complete reading of the Declaration of Independence at Heroes Park before Flagler Beach let loose with its parade, its booze, food and fights, though only one person ended up incarcerated against his will, and mostly for his benefit.

Flagler Film Festival Broadens Palm Coast’s Cultural Frame–and Seeks Local Filmmakers

| June 14, 2013

The first annual Flagler Film Festival will be held Jan. 10-12 at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn, and will include shorts and feature films, totaling about 24 hours worth of reels, from filmmakers around the world and the States, but organizers are pressing for Flagler County entrants.

Juneteenth Celebration at Palm Coast’s African American Cultural Center Saturday

| June 13, 2013

The African American Cultural Society Inc., will again host an observance of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 15, starting at 1 p.m. at the AACS on U.S. 1. All are welcome to join this free cultural event, the only national holiday commemoration the abolition of slavery.

Pink Ladies in a Mud Run, On the Other Side of Flagler’s Beaches

| May 10, 2013

Mud runs in Flagler County–such as Saturday’s FL.ROC Mud Run on Cemetery Road in Bunnell–are a mostly unknown sub-specialty of Flagler County special events. Casey Ryan takes you into the mud on her October run, as she prepares for Saturday’s.

Palm Coast’s Arbor Day Moves Back to Central Park on May 18

| May 7, 2013

Palm Coast is bringing back its rescheduled Arbor Day celebration to Central Park (from Waterfront Park), on May 18. the event will be featuring a tree give-away, butterfly release, food drive, walk and run, exhibits and activities for children including a petting zoo, character visits and rock-climbing wall. Admission and parking are free.

Jacksonville Symphony’s Sunday Concert in Town Center Cancelled

| May 4, 2013

The Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s 7th Picnic and Pops concert with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will feature the usual favorites, surprises and a celebration to Cinco de Mayo as the big event takes over Palm Coast’s Central Park on May 5.

Forget Rio: Palm Coast Lands Soccer Academy in Planned Expansion of Economic “Niche”

| April 30, 2013

The New Jersey-based Player Development Academy will build up to six fields on 65 acres west of U.S. 1 that will link with the Indian Trail Sp[orts Complex–and with Palm Coast’s sports-niche market, which has turned into an engine of economic development.

Flagler Lands Its 1st Statewide Horseshoe Pitching Tournament at New Old Dixie Park

| April 19, 2013

The Flagler County Horseshoe Pitching Club will host a Florida-wide horseshoe tournament at the 18-pit Old Dixie Park the county built last year. The tournament is another addition to a growing list of specialty sports tournaments bringing visitors the county.

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