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Comic Con Revolution West Palm Beach

Recently, The Event Magazine attended the Comic Con Revolution in West Palm Beach. This was the first time that it was held down here and it was pretty well put together. A charity group brought in the 1989 Batmobile, you could get a picture with it for $5 or in it for $10. That was super cool. There were also scenes where you could get a picture either in a GI Joe scene, in the original captain’s chair from Star Trek or in a scene from Star Trek. They had a display for an Escape room where a person would be put in a chair, in a small container and they would need to answer questions to get out. This was very unique item. Another item at the con was the new Tomb Raider movie coming out which had pictures with Lara Croft.

The panels were great and were fun to go to. We enjoyed hearing the stories and ideas and the fans at each one enjoyed them.

The guests themselves were great for a first year. Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti were solid and hope to see them again in the futureThey would sign three things for free but would charge $5 after that, which is very reasonable. Most of the other guests didn’t charge. All the guests were easy to talk to and each made the show a nice experience.

Overall, this convention was well done. Like most first time conventions down here, there are areas that it needs to improve on, but as the con grows and evolves, we can only see it getting better each. We had a great experience and hope to be invited each and every year. In the end, we give this convention 4 caps out of 5. For more information, go to www.comicconrevolution.com/westpalmbeach/.

Ren Fest 2018

Seven Fun-Filled Themed Weekends, Variety of Acts & Performances. February 10th through March 25th in the vast open land of Deerfield Beach's Quiet Waters Park.

The iconic Florida Renaissance Festival will ring in its 26th season, and, for the third year in a row, will offer an extraordinary SEVEN theme-filled weekends as well as a fantastical journey back in time with a variety of fan favorite acts and performances. Upon stepping inside the gates of our village, attendees will be transported back to 16th-century Europe where they will find jesters, jugglers and jousting knights along with music, costumed characters, human powered games, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast! It's a full day of fun and entertainment where the entire family can experience the magic of the Renaissance era through an immersive interactive, real audience-participation scenario.

For more information, go to www.ren-fest.com.

Butterfly World 30th Anniversary Celebration

We will be holding two "30th Anniversary Celebration Weekends" on March 3-4, 2018. Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 11-5.

$10 Admission per person!
ALL AGES, plus tax. Children 2 and under are free.
Tradewinds Park gate fee will be in effect.

We will have a cash only line available.
$10.60 per person including tax.

No additional discounts or coupons accepted this weekend.

Members will receive a 20% gift shop discount. Some exclusions apply
Tote bags for the first 50 paying guests or members on each day!
There will be FREE drawings for Butterfly Cases by "Nature's Beauty", T-shirts, Jewelry and more!!!

Come Celebrate with us! But most of all, know that we will always be grateful for YOU and your patronage through the years. For more information, go to www.ButterflyWorld.com

Discover Broward Parks

Make 2018 your year of discovery. Parks' countywide network of regional parks, nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas foster preservation and offer recreational and educational opportunities for all ages. Glide on the river of grass, give back to the community, learn about endangered sea turtles, take a class, train on a mountain bike trail, and go to a festival or concert. Discover Broward County Parks at www.broward.org/Parks/ThingsToDo/Pages/Default.aspx.

War Memorial presents Legends of Salsa

March 3rd, witness history as Bobby Valentin, Willie Rosario and the great Sammy Marrero meet on one day, one stage to bring Salsa Gala Concert entertainment to all South Florida music lovers. It is the 55 Year Anniversary for these Salsa LEYENDS! War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale FL 33304. Please call 954-828-5380 or go to www.axs.com/events/349055/clasico-salsero-tickets

Second Annual Family Fun Day

Support your Broward County Parks at the Second Annual Family Fun Day at Tradewinds Park North on Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include crafts, face painting, games, music, food trucks, recreational/educational demonstrations, & more. $5/person (children 2 a& under free). The park's weekend entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect. Sponsored by the Parks Foundation of Broward County, event proceeds will benefit Broward County Parks.

Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Celebrate Scottish Heritage at the Scottish Festival and Highland Games, presented by the Scottish American Society of South Florida — Featuring Scottish food, Pipe bands, and drumming competition, Scottish Heavy Athletics, children's games, sheep dog demonstrations and more.

Saturday March 3rd
9am to 6pm

Plantation Heritage Park
1100 S Fig Tree Ln,
Plantation, FL 33317

Visit www.SASSF.org for more information.

Celebrate Japan's Doll Festival with Morikami

Join us for a fun-filled day of craft activities celebrating Doll's Day, Hina Matsuri! Why is Doll's Day a big deal in Japan? Click here to find out!

DATE: Saturday, March 3, 2018
TIME: 10:00am–5:00pm

PRICE: Activities included with paid museum admission
(FREE for Morikami members)
Come see a traditional Doll Festival display, customarily set out by families with daughters to wish good health and happiness for girls. Get the chance to meet and learn about Miss Gunma, Morikami's own Japanese Friendship Doll, and wish her a happy 91st birthday!

All children are welcome to bring their favorite doll, action figure or stuffed animal to join in the festivities! For more informatiom, go to morikami.org

Disney Junior Tour

Your favorite Disney Junior friends are coming to a city near you! Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Presented by Pull-Ups® Training Pants! is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. Sing along to Disney Junior's greatest hits with your favorite characters: Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia The First, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, The Lion Guard and more! Kids of all ages and their families are invited to get up and dance, play games and join the biggest dance party around! For more information, go to disneyjuniortour.com/events.

Homestead National Parks Trolley - Free Every Weekend

Homestead invites its residents, neighbors, and visitors to explore Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, and Homestead Bayfront Park with a free guided trolley ride from Historic Downtown Homestead EVERY WEEKEND November 25, 2017 through April 29, 2018. Board the Trolley at Losner Park in Historic Downtown Homestead and start and end your day by enjoying authentic local cuisine. Take advantage of this special Homestead National Parks Trolley service running every weekend through April 29th. Schedules and more info at www.cityofhomestead.com/gateway

World Class Vintage Rock & Roll By Phil Dirt & The Dozers

Remember when life was simpler, the world was smaller, and the cost of a new Chevy was only $2,000? How about cruisin' in that Chevy past the local teenage hangout with the radio turned up loud rockin' to the latest tunes?
Phil Dirt & The Dozers will transport you to that place and time! The Dozers perform the intricate vocal harmonies of The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, and many more to absolute perfection! If you're ready to experience the good old days of Rock 'n Roll, lace up your saddle shoes, hang the fuzzy dice from the rear-view mirror, and come experience a show that you're sure to enjoy! For tickets or info, go to LPACFL.COM.

World Happiness Summit

March 16-18, 2018, Miami at University of Miami, Official Host of Summit 2018

3-Day Experiential Event Featuring: yoga, meditation, keynotes & breakout sessions from top experts in happiness & well-being

Learn the science-based Tools to take positive action in your life.

6 Reasons to come to the World Happiness Summit:
•Reduce anxiety & stress
•Increase productivity
•Improve work/life balance
•Build better relationships
•Digitally detox your life
•Develop a positive mindset

Speakers include: Tal Ben-Shahar, Mo Gawdat, Stefan Sagmeister, Alina Villasante & Ismael Cala

Join the Global Happiness Movement!
15% off with code Happiness2018
Get your Pass at www.happinesssummit.world

Nascar Hall Of Fame Upcoming Events

The hunt is on! Hop over to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 31, for the fourth annual Easter Egg 400. During this festive morning, little ones join the Easter Bunny for a morning full of entertainment and games—bubble performances, balloon twisting, face painting, a magic show, egg relays and more—plus a photo opportunity. And during the signature egg hunt, each child will take home a carton of eggs filled with candy and prizes.

Get in on the high speed thrills as the race season returns with a full schedule of Race Viewing Parties at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The 278-seat High Octane Theater features high-back seating, a 64-foot-wide curved projection screen with surround sound and direct-from-track, in-car video feeds of two drivers. Tickets are free for Hall of Fame members, and general admission tickets cost $10.

Rev up the excitement and get in on this exclusive all-access tour! The Racing Insiders Tour is an in-depth day trip throughout the city of Charlotte's racing community. Relish in VIP treatment and exclusive access to NASCAR attractions as a private motorcoach takes you to neighboring race shops and lunch. This is your chance to see NASCAR like an insider.

For more information, go to nascarhall.com

Sci-Fi Valley Con

Sci-Fi Valley Con is more than just a convention of 300 exhibitors and thousands of attendees, it's a family. We put so much love, hard work, and attention into our show throughout the year to develop a heartfelt and memorable experience for everyone to adore. We invite you to join us on June 8-10 in Altoona, PA at the Blair County Convention Center. We pride ourselves on not being like the other corporate, cookie cutter celebrity guest flea markets. Sci-Fi Valley Con is designed for everyone to have a more personal and intimate experience with all our celebrity guest actors, the exhibitors, and the staff. You will cherish the memories and relationships that will blossom here. Mark your calendars; it's time to finally come home. We are the convention with culture. For more information, go to www.scifivalleycon.com

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

Home to 100+ artists, camping, art, swimming, yoga, workshops & so much more at beautiful Sunshine Grove.

A 4 day surreal experience, filled with multi-genre music, immersive art and transformative events, deep in the heart of Florida's wild wilderness. A gathering of all walks of life where the common ground is music, magic and mystery from dusk til dawn. Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will be taking place March 1st - 4th, 2018 at Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, FL. For more information, go to okeechobeefest.com.

Rock Ranch Spring Events

2018 is flying by, already! The Rock Ranch is preparing for another amazing year of memories, beginning with the spring season! 55,000 Easter eggs, Spring Break days, and juicy strawberries! Get excited, we will see y'all soon!

Easter Eggstravaganza
Come to the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on the farm! This FREE event offers a massive egg hunt for all ages - 55,000 prize filled eggs! Buy a Farm Fun Wristband for $10/tax and enjoy unlimited Carousel, Pony Rides (weight limit of 100 lbs, weather permitting), Jumping Pillow, Locomotive Train Rides, Ball Toss Sports Challenge & Speed Pitch, Tiny Town, and Pedal Carts all day.

Strawberry Festival
You're invited to the 8th Annual Strawberry Festival! Enjoy 35+ attractions like the brand new gemstone mining and ball toss sports challenge, great live music, visits with Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Steve, and the Strawberry Princess, shopping in our Georgia Grown market and gift shop, and our famous homemade strawberry ice cream and other delicious strawberry treats.

For more information, go to therockranch.com.

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