After a year of being cooped up in the house, nobody wants to waste the precious summertime being bored. Luckily, in Florida, there is plenty to do to keep you busy! Check out these family-friendly events to make the most of the summer sun!

BUGFEST BY-THE-SEA

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When: July 27-29

Where: Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Web: discoverlbts.com/bugfest/

The lobster hunt is on! Join in the festivities and show off your “bug” catching skills. You can catch up to 12 lobsters per day and win your share of the $10,000 of money and prizes. If you’re not much of a bug hunter yourself, check out the lobster catching seminars, enter the underwater photography competition, or eat your fill of fresh lobster and the cook-off.

MIAMI SALSA CONGRESS

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When: July 24-28

Where: Eden Roc Nobu Hotel, Miami Beach

Web: miamisalsacongress.com

Viva Miami! Celebrate Florida’s vibrant Latin culture by attending the Miami Salsa Congress. Over five days, watch world-renowned Salsa dancers perform and enjoy the talent of amazing Latin bands and DJs. Join in on the fun with dance parties, events for kids, dance lessons, and much more. 

18TH ANNUAL KINGFISH SHOOTOUT

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When: August 7-8

Where: C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle

Web: http://www.c-quartersmarina.com

Calling all anglers! It’s time to put your fishing prowess to the test in the 18th Annual Kingfish Shootout. Total cash prizes for the tournament amount to $16,500, and the fisher with the largest kingfish catch will win $5,000. The tournament also hosts Women and Youth contests. The anglers with the top three Spanish Mackerel catches will take home $3,500.

ORLANDO FALL BOAT SHOW

When: August 27-29

Where: Universal Blvd, Orlando

Web: https://orlandoboatshow.com/

Check out the Orlando Boat Show because “life is better with a boat!” Look at the latest models and brands from Florida’s best boat dealers. Listen to engaging seminars, watch an impressive water-skiing squirrel, and update your fishing gear at the new “fishing zone.” There is something for everyone at the Orlando Boat Show! Bring your kids along to get a caricature drawing, catch live trout, and participate in a virtual saltwater fishing simulation game.

After you buy your beautiful new boat at the Orlando Boat Show or take yours out for the Bugfest By-The-Sea, don’t forget to take proper care for it while it’s docked. The elements can do a number to your boat. To keep it in tip-top shape, make sure you use a boat lift cover when you dock it for the night.

At Waterway, we protect your boat so that you can keep enjoying the water. Our trusted boat lift covers are one-of-a-kind and made with durability and ease-of-use in mind. Get yours today so you can keep soaking up the Florida summer sunshine!

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