Downtown Tallahassee Events

October 2014

Second Saturday Space Mission Simulation: Think you have what it takes to be an astronaut?  You can experience the next best thing to space travel at the Challenger Learning Center Space Mission Simulator  – now open to the public.  On the second Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm you will have the opportunity to be a part of a NASA mission to the moon, voyage to Mars or rendezvous with a comet. You’ll take on the role of a life support scientist, navigator, probe engineer, medic or communications specialist inside the mission control room and onboard the space station lab. The cost for your trip to outer space is $10 per-person for CLC members and $15 per-person for non-members. These opportunities are first-come, first-serve and...

2nd Saturday Family Programs at the Museum of Florida History offer hands-on history for every member of the family. The program, admission, and parking are free.

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Every Wednesday members of the Tallahassee Food Truck Association gather at the Downtown Food Truck Court for a weekly lunch roundup. The Food Truck Court is located just off Gaines Street at 725 S Brunough Street. Each week from 11am to 2pm you will find a gathering of some of the city's best Food Trucks! 

The Wednesday Roundup is the perfect place to grab a quick bite and enjoy the beauty of Tallahassee's Downtown. The Food Truck Court is convient to everyone working Downtown and makes for a unique place to take in lunch each Wednesday.

Come on out and give the Wedensday Roundup a try! You can learn more about which trucks will be there each week by following the Tallahassee Food Truck Association on Facebook at ...

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month the Downtown Business Association meets to review items of interest for those doing business Downtown. Every meeting begins at 8:30am and is hosted by Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown. Members, potential members, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend!


Mark your calendar to unwind at the Museum of Florida History on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A palette for all your senses, 3rd Thursday is a great way to experience Florida history. Come and listen to great live music, meet local artists, mingle with an eclectic mix of people, and enjoy cultural happenings in Tallahassee.

Learn more about what programs are scheduled each month at

Capital City Bank and United Way of the Big Bend present your favorite Friday night pre-game tradition from 6:00 to 10:00 PM on the Adams Street Commons!  Each week features a performance from a local band, acts from community groups, food from the best vendors in the Big Bend region, activities for kids, and fun for all ages. We’ll see you at the GetDown!


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The Friday Night Block Party is the official tailgate event and will feature live music along with onsite vendors and special appearances! Join thousands of Seminole fans every Friday before home football games from 5-10pm on Kleman Plaza!

Former acts include: Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, Easton Corbin, Lee Brice, Florida-Georgia Line, Justin Moore, Corey Smith, Jon Pardi, Chris Janson, Tyler Reeve, Parmalee, LoCash Cowboys, Houston Deese and many more!

2014 Block Party Lineup:

Friday, September 5 - The Citadel - TBA

Friday, September 19 - Clemson - TBA

Friday, October 3 - Wake Forest - TBA

Friday, October 17 - Notre Dame - TBA

Friday, November 7 - Virginia - TBA

Friday, November 21 - Boston College - TBA


Open from 9am until 2pm every Saturday from March through November, the Downtown Marketplace features fresh homegrown produce and organic items. Fresh bread and eggs are available. Look for fresh cut flowers and native plants. These are our local farmers offering Mother Nature's best. Most of our farmers welcome WIC checks.

In this tranquil setting, celebrated local musicians play their music on stage, authors and poets present readings of their latest books, and regional artists show their fine arts and crafts. Special events bring hands-on art activities for children or sneak previews of upcoming cultural events.

Look forward to a great season continuing all the special events you'd expect and some new features to 

Third Saturday Kids FREE Day: The third Saturday of every month is Kid's Free Day at the CLC! At 10:30am & 11:45am hands-on and/or demonstrational science activities are conducted by members of Alpha Chi Sigma (FSU's professional chemistry fraternity), FAMU-FSU College of Engineering students and professors, and/or by Challenger Learning Center education staff.  At 11:00am, join us for a FREE IMAX OR Planetarium show for kids 12 and under (with a paying adult).


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Season Opener: Power and Prowess
Sunday October 19, 2014october
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
3:00 p.m., followed by a reception for all concertgoers and musicians*

Katherine Chi, piano

Lutoslawski:  Little Suite
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100

The first concert of the season will feature music by two musical powerhouses, Russians Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev.  Pianist Katherine Chi, winner of the prestigious Honens Piano Competition, will demonstrate her technical ferocity in performing one of the great virtuoso works for piano and orchestra—Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.  This will be followed by Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, about which the composer...