February/March 2017 Haute Happenings

Tallahassee Marathon and Half Marathon

February 4–5, 2017 | Kleman Plaza            

From 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., join over 1,400 runners and thousands of volunteers and spectators for the 43rd year of the Tallahassee Marathon and Half Marathon. The race is a running tour throughout Tallahassee, taking runners from downtown and finishing the race at Kleman Plaza. It starts on February 4th with a Health and Fitness Expo, and after the race, the finish line festival is held to celebrate the runners’ achievement. For more information about the marathon and half marathon, call (850) 284-9098 or visit Tallahassee Marathon’s page on eventbright.com.

Valentine’s Day Soiree

February 11, 2017 | University Center Club            

Liven up your Valentine’s Day by attending this premier event from
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event will include a complimentary cocktail hour, a champagne toast, a chef-inspired dinner and a rose for each lady. All proceeds benefit the Brian Jackson Dystonia Research and Discovery Program. To purchase tickets and make donations, visit valentinesdaysoiree.com.

Living Fashionably Well           

February 14, 2017 | Goodwood Carriage House           

The sixth annual Living Fashionably Well luncheon to benefit Joanna Francis Living Well includes an art auction, a luncheon and a fashion show featuring 30 breast cancer survivors who will showcase styles from a variety of local boutiques. Event details, tickets and sponsorships can be purchased at joannafrancislivingwell.ticketleap.com.

Tallahassee AIDS Walk

February 18, 2017 | Cascades Park

Individuals, school groups and faith groups will collect pledges for Big Bend Cares and then will meet for a morning of healthy exercise and fun at the beautiful Cascades Park from 10 a.m.–
2 p.m. Live music, testimonials and food will follow a memorial walk around the park. Free rapid HIV testings and learning opportunities about HIV and AIDS will be offered throughout the day. All proceeds go to direct-care services for clients and for HIV prevention and education in the Big Bend area. For more information, visit bigbendcaresaidswalk.org.

Field Day Music Fest

February 18, 2017 | Apalachee Regional Park

Bring a blanket and chairs to this cozy spot for a night of live music, a wine and beer garden with local Tallahassee Brewery options, food trucks and family-friendly games. Local and out-of-town bands will be performing; VIP tickets are available and include a full dinner, bar and covered seating areas. This event will be held from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and is presented by Capital City Bank and benefits the Judy Field Memorial Foundation, fighting pancreatic cancer in Tallahassee and beyond. To see details, check out fielddaytallahassee.com.

Tallahassee Heart Ball

March 3, 2017 | Centre of Tallahassee

Each year, community members gather to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. Proceeds from this event will assist with fighting heart disease while working towards the goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans. This unforgettable evening of hope and entertainment will last from 6:30 p.m. until midnight. For more information, visit GSATallahassee@heart.org.    

Red Hills International Horse Trials

March 10–12, 2017 | Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park      

At this three-day equestrian event, viewers experience riders and horses competing in dressage, cross-country and stadium jumping. Call (850) 580-4020 or visit online at rhht.org for additional information and to purchase tickets.

Springtime Tallahassee           

March 31–April 1, 2017 | Downtown Tallahassee            

Join the fun this spring for Tallahassee’s annual springtime festival. Jubilee in the Park, starting at 9 a.m., will include music, street vendors and plenty of local food. The Grand Parade, starting at 10:30 a.m. on Monroe Street, will feature floats, marching bands and dance groups as it weaves its way through downtown Tallahassee. For more information, visit springtimetallahassee.com.