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Vol 1 | Issue 1 Summer 2022

Discovering Life In Your City Owner Ferron Jones

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On behalf of our participating hotels, I would like to thank you for downloading the Florida Guest Directory App and opening the link to our new magazine, “Discovering Life in Your City”. We hope that you find the time to explore our amazing parks, places of worship and restaurants. Once you engage with our community’s diverse culture it will be a rich experience. Discovering Life in Your City Magazine is a resource guide in the palm of your hand. We help you locate parks, places to eat, and churches to worship while you visit Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. The magazine will help guests locate places off the beaten path like the great restaurants in Tallahassee, the Antique Village in Havana, beaches at St. George Island, the amazing seafood at Apalachicola, just to name a few. We will help you navigate through the new upcoming FAMU and FSU football seasons. Finally, we hope that when you read our magazine that you will learn just how unique, and wonderful it is to explore Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. We look forward to Discovering Life In Your City magazine helping you on your journey to find that slice of paradise that you are seeking. Believe!

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Sunny Beaches


Day Tripper


Parks Galore

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Summer Eats


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Happenings n 16

Things To Do Late Fall


Art, Theater, Music


Local Liturgy

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FSU Schedule


FAMU Schedule

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Places to Go

Sunny Beaches

There are so many great beaches within driving distance from Tallahassee. We will list them according to distance from the city center in miles starting with the closest destination. There’s something for everyone in the panhandle from secluded beaches to bustling beachside towns.

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (21 miles) – This one is off the beaten path, so there is a good chance that you won’t meet many people while you are visiting this narrow, sandy white beach. The beach is located near the historic lighthouse. Ensure that you bring chairs, snacks, water and anything else you will need because this beach does not feature any amenities. You are likely to see lots of wildlife, including alligators here. It is $5 per carload to enter the park. Mashes Sands (36 miles) – This secluded beach is perfect for families and has shallow water that is great for splashing, swimming or fishing. Mashes Sands has restrooms and a boat ramp, but you should pack anything you would need for the day. The Mashes Sands Pier is currently being re-built after being destroyed by Hurricane Michael, but should be complete by late summer 2022. Bald Point State Park (43 miles) – Bald Point is located on Alligator Point where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay. Bald Point offers access to two Apalachee Bay beaches for swimming, fishing and kayaking. Make sure you pack snacks and chairs! The facilities include a fishing dock and picnic pavilions. The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily and it’s $4 per vehicle. Carrabelle Beach (53 miles) – This one is a bit further out, but it is still only about an hour away from Tallahassee. This white-sand beach is easily accessible and located just west of the City of Carrabelle on Hwy 98. It has convenient parking, which sometimes fills up fast on the weekend, outdoor showers, bathroom facilities and covered picnic tables. There are some restaurants near Carrabelle Beach, but make sure you pack snacks for the day. St. George Beach (83 miles) – St. George is one of the favorite beaches of Tallahassee residents, but it is not as busy as beaches along the Emerald Coast. St. George is a white-sand beach along a 22-mile barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. St. George Island features an array of art galleries, boutiques, shops and restaurants that feature fresh, local seafood. Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park has nine miles of undeveloped shoreline, dunes, forest and salt marshes. The State Park has hiking trails, boardwalks and observation platforms. It is $6 per carload to visit the park, and it is open 8 a.m. to sundown year-round. Discovering Life In Your City | 6 Summer

Day Tripper

While Tallahassee is awesome, there’s also many great towns and cities within a quick drive. We have you covered on beaches (also featured in this edition), but there are tons of other places to see if the beach isn’t your thing. Havana is nicknamed “Florida’s Friendliest Small Town”

and is just over 16 miles from Tallahassee’s city center. Havana, a historic tobacco town, is home to more than 30 specialty shops that sell furniture, vintage collectibles, and art. Visitors can also tour the Shade Tobacco Museum for more information on Havana’s history and ties to the tobacco industry.

Monticello is less than 30 miles away from Tallahassee’s

city center and is a quaint little town that is packed with history and has even been dubbed “America’s Most Haunted Small Town.” You won’t even have to wait around for Halloween to go on a ghost tour. Visitors can look forward to ghost tours and walking tours year-round. You can also take in a show at the Monticello Opera House or grab an afternoon tea at the Daffodale Estate, which is also rumored to be haunted. If ghosts aren’t your thing, then you can look forward to an afternoon of shopping in downtown Monticello.

Thomasville, Georgia is a favorite destination for

Tallahassee visitors and is just over 30 miles from the city center. The downtown area is home to brick-lined streets that are full of shops and restaurants. Our favorite stores include The Bookshelf, a magical bookstore that has tons of options for adults and children; Firefly, a store full of unique goods; Toscoga Market Place, a multi-level antique store and Imagination Emporium, a toy store devoted to expanding the imagination of children. You can’t miss the great restaurants downtown, including Liam’s, Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop and Chophouse, among others.

Wakulla Springs is only 15 miles away from Tallahassee’s

city-center. Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, a 6,000acre wildlife sanctuary, is home to one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs. The park offers a 45-minute river tour where visitors can see native birds, snakes, alligators, turtles and other wildlife. Make sure that you bring your swimsuit because there is a designated swimming area near the spring with a diving platform at the spring head that allows an unfettered view of the spring. Recreational open water diving is allowed at Cherokee Sink for those who have open water certification and certified cave divers may cave dive at Emerald Sink or Clearcut Sink.

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Parks Galore!

Tallahassee is home to over 100 state, county and city parks that cover more than 4,000 acres. The City of Tallahassee plans to add nine more parks within the next two years. The following parks are some local favorites that are great for adults, children and pets. Florida State Parks

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens (Maclay) 3540 Thomasville Road – Maclay is home to beautiful ornamental gardens, two short walking trails and Lake Hall, where visitors can swim, fish, canoe and kayak. Pavilions and grills surround the lake. The Lake Overstreet portion of the park offers five miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding. Maclay also has three miles of designated bike trails that provide scenic biking. The price of admission is $6 per vehicle. Maclay offers a limited number of kayaks and bicycles for rent. Hours are 8 a.m. until sunset, daily. St. Marks Historic Railroad State Park (St. Marks) 1358 Old Woodville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327 – Although not located within the city limits, the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail runs 16 miles from Tallahassee proper to the coastal community of St. Marks. The Tallahassee-St. Marks State Trail is a completed section of the 120-mile loop along the Big Bend Scenic Byway. St. Marks is the perfect park for horseback riding, hiking and bicycling enthusiasts. St. Marks includes a mostly level trail with a scenic journey that goes to the Florida coast. It also includes an off-road option for mountain biking. Off-road cyclists can travel the paved multi-use trail and the Munson Hills/Twilight Mountain Bike Trails located in the Apalachicola National Forest and accessible from the Capital Circle trailhead. There are 21 miles of off-road loop trails managed by the U.S. Forest Service. There is no fee for admission. Hours are 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year. Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park (LJM) 3600 Indian Mounds Road – The park encompasses six of the seven known earthen temple mounds. LJM is one of Florida’s most important archaeological sites, where Native Americans lived more than eight centuries ago. LJM offers a 0.75-mile interpretive trail that meanders past an early 1800s grist mill at Butler Mill Creek and a more challenging 2.2-mile nature trail. LJM offers a one-hour ranger-guided interpretive tour with two weeks' notice. Admission is $3 per vehicle, which is submitted via honor box. Hours are 8 a.m. to sundown, 365 days a year.

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Tallahassee City Parks

Cascades Park 1001 South Gadsden – Cascades Park is perfect for children and adults alike. Cascades has miles of trails for walking, jogging, blading and biking. There are three main trails, including the whole park loop, Bocha Chuba pond loop and the Smokey Hollow Pond loop. Altogether, the trails make up 2.3 miles of paved pathways. One of the most notable features of Cascades Park is the Imagination Fountain, which offers a water-park atmosphere for children. The fountain features 73 jets, which randomly shoot filtered water into the air. Cascades also has a Discovery play zone, which includes nature-inspired play areas and a butterfly garden. Cascades Park is the home to a state-of-the-art amphitheater adjacent to Prime Meridian Plaza, featuring a canopied 80 feet by 55 feet stage that hosts a variety of events and acts. Cascades Park is open 24-hours and there is no fee to enter. Concerts at Cascades Amphitheater may have a separate charge. Imagination Fountain is open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. Tom Brown Park 501 Easterwood Dr. – Tom Brown Park has many offerings for children, adults and dogs. This park is home to Lake Leon, dog parks with fenced-in areas separated for small and large dogs, a 24-hole disc golf course, 12 racquetball courts, five softball fields with lights, three baseball fields, four sand volleyball courts, eight multi-size soccer fields-converted from baseball/softball fields, two full-length outdoor basketball courts, two soccer fields and a remote-control car track. Tom Brown Park is open from sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year. Jack McLean Park and Jack McLean Community Center (JMP/JMCC) 700 Paul Russell Road – JMP is an expansive park that covers 52 acres with five covered picnic shelters with grills, a playground, four basketball courts, two tennis courts, a 24-station fitness trail, two bike trails, two sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and a 24-hole disc golf course. Additionally, JMCC is located at the park and is a 20,386 square foot recreation center that includes an air-conditioned gymnasium, weight room and aquatics complex. The aquatics complex features a beach-like zero depth entry pool with in-pool play equipment and a 22-foot-high water slide, along with a 25-yard, 8-lane pool for lap swimming, water aerobics, swim lessons and open swimming. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For a full list of City of Tallahassee Parks, please visit

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20. Earley’s Kitchen Capital Circle East


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The Food Scene

Summertime Eats

Tallahassee is home to many great restaurants that cover a variety of cuisines from around the world and cater to a variety of budgets. If you’re looking for quick bites on the go, please see our story “As Truck Would Have It” in this same edition. When you’re looking for a restaurant for a special occasion, pastry chef, Sylvia Gould, was nominated for a James Beard the Capital City has you covered. Our top picks for fine dining Foundation Award. Located at 921 Thomasville Road. Open or special occasion restaurants are as follows: for dinner Mon., Wed.-Sat. Lunch Mon., Wed.-Friday. Brunch on Sun. Closed on Tues. Backwoods Crossing—This is truly a farm to table il Lusso—If you are craving a delightful combination of fine experience with seasonal vegetables grown right on site. cuts of beef, pasta, small plates, expansive wine and cocktail The menu changes, but often feature locally caught soft shell selection and desserts, this is the place! il Lusso focuses crabs, sausage and duck. You can look forward to specialty on rustic and refined Italian techniques with a bit of French craft cocktails and daily specials. Located at 6725 Mahan Dr. influence in the pastas and side dishes. Location 201 E Park Open Mon.-Sat. for lunch and dinner. Ave #100. Open for dinner Mon.-Sat. Closed on Sun. Kool Beanz Cafe—Variety is the spice of life, and KBC Tallahassee is still very much the south. You can’t miss some delivers with their menu that changes daily and corresponds of the best southern eats in town. with seasonal ingredients. With their motto, “Eat, Drink & Talk Loud – You’re Among Friends!”, you really can do just Earley’s Kitchen—Earley’s has been a Tallahassee staple that and get an amazing appetizer, meal and dessert. KBC’s for over 30 years! Earley’s cafeteria-style eatery has a rotating

FARM to FORK The Garden Creations menu changes every week as the best local producers supply their seasonal foodstuffs and the gardens brings forth their bounty.

6725 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee Monday - Thursday : 11 am - 9 pm Friday - Saturday : 11 am - 10 pm Sunday : CLOSED

850-765-3753 Please call the restaurant for reservations for parties of 6 or more.

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menu of daily specials including fried chicken, oxtails, fried 1410 Market St. Ste. C1, 1416 W. Tennessee St. and 1641 W. chicken livers and gizzards and homemade desserts. It’s one Pensacola St. Open for lunch and dinner daily at all locations. of the only places where you can still get a meat and three for Munchies Pizza—You can get a NY style or Chicago under $10! Located at 1458 S. Monroe St. Open Mon.-Sat. for style deep-dish pizza at Munchies! We also love the stuffed breakfast and lunch. Closed Sun. cheesy knots and meatball bake. Located at 695 W. Virginia Olean’s Café—Olean’s, another cafeteria-style Tallahassee St. and 2475 Apalachee Parkway Unit 101. Open for dinner staple, has been around for nearly three decades. Olean’s is and late-night Mon.-Th. and lunch until late-night Fri.-Sun. at known for its fried chicken and catfish and smothered pork the Virginia. St. location. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun. chops, but we dare say that the sides are the real stars! You at the Apalachee location. must try the collard greens, mac and cheese and cheese Solle’s—Solle’s is an awesome hidden Tallahassee gem! grits. Located at 1605 S. Adams St. Open for Mon.-Sat. for This pizza joint quickly became a neighborhood favorite. Our breakfast and lunch. Closed Sun. favorite is the white pie. They also have daily pasta specials, Table 23—Table 23 is self-described as a “Southern porch, including chicken parm, tortellini and other Italian favorites. table and bar.” This restaurant is mostly porch with tons of Solle’s is home to authentic NY style pizza. Located at 4019 ambience. They serve up tons of handhelds including a Fred George Rd. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Southern Reuben but also offer ribeyes, filets and trout. They There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than cooling also have a cocktail menu with Southern-adapted staples like down with an ice cream! mules, palomas and mojitos. Located at 1215 Thomasville Rd. Lofty Pursuits—You feel like you’ve stepped back in time Open for dinner Mon.-Sat. and brunch Sun. once you enter Lofty Pursuits. This is a bonified soda fountain, Sometimes after a long summertime day at the pool or ice cream shop, restaurant and toy store. Lofty Pursuits has a beach, you just want something easy to eat. Who doesn’t love 12-page ice cream menu and offers over 30 flavors daily! You pizza? Tallahassee is home to many amazing local pizzerias. can also watch the lost art of candy making in real time. Located Momo’s—We hope you’re not cruising in a two-door sports at 1355 Market Street A11. Open daily from lunch to dinner. car when you go to pick up your Momo’s pizza. It can easily fill Sugar Rush Bar—These milkshakes range from ordinary an entire car! You almost need three hands to eat one of their to wild! If you can’t decide between cake, ice cream or a massive slices. You can’t go wrong with a classic pepperoni, cookie, why not indulge in a milkshake that can satisfy all three cheese or any of their specialty pizzas. Did we mention that it’s cravings? Located at 414 All Saints St Unit 114. Open noon to also home to a massive calzone? Yeah, it’s huge. Located at midnight Sat. and Sun. and 3 p.m. to midnight Mon.-Fri.

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As Truck Would Have It

Tallahassee is lucky to have a rich and diverse restaurant scene, but as truck would have it, it also has many food trucks moving about the Capital City. You may see them on First Fridays at Railroad Square, Frenchtown or downtown farmer’s markets, events, permanent locations or just popping up around town. These are some of our favorites, but there are many more that cater to a variety of cuisines.

Permanent Locations

Chile & Chili’s Taqueria 5750 W. Tennessee St. – Who doesn’t love authentic tacos? In addition to the amazing Oaxaca Mexican style tacos, they also serve pupusas, cornmeal pancakes with a stuffed center, sopes, with thick handmade and fried tortillas, burritos, quesadillas and more. Open M-Th 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and F-Sat. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sun. Dejavu 3537 Thomasville Rd. – This permanent setup is perfect for enjoying the outdoors. There is a shaded picnic table setup for dining, and the food offerings are plentiful. Our personal favorites include agüita de sapo, a delicious fried arepa filled with pulled pork, fried cheese, cabbage, ketchup, and special sauce, arepas, or pastelitos. Open M-T and Th-F 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; W 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and Sat. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Sun. Mo-Betta BBQ 3105 Apalachee Pkwy – This BBQ promises to “Break Yo Mouth,” and we absolutely agree. You can’t go wrong by ordering the fall-off-the-bone ribs, chopped pork or beef brisket, but we cannot get enough of the nachos and chicken salad. Open T-Th 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and F-Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sun. and Mon.

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Rotating Locations

Big Easy Snowballs – This is the perfect food truck for a hot summer day! They specialize in New Orleans-style snowballs and offer more than 75 flavors. They also offer stuffed and topped snowballs that are divine. Although the food truck hours may vary, you can also visit their permanent location at 1621 N Monroe St., which is open M, W-Sun. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Tues. Frother’s Daughter – Although the locations regularly rotate, we like to haunt the Frother’s Daughter on Tuesday mornings at Tallahassee nurseries. They have many of your common coffee staples, including lattes and cappuccinos, but they also have a monthly rotating custom creations menu that corresponds with holidays and seasons. Julio’s Food On The Move – Julio’s specializes in Puerto Rican and American food. Try their Cuban with a side of plantains two ways as maduros or tostones. If you’re craving black beans and rice or ham croquettes, you’ve come to the right truck. Pineappetit – Although they specialize in pineapple bowls, which are pineapples split in half and filled with rice and your choice of toppings, Pineappetit packs a ton of flavor into anything that you order. The offerings are subject to change, but they usually have a variety of Caribbean patties and Rasta Pasta, penne noodles tossed in jerk alfredo sauce, choice of protein and veggie and served with garlic bread. Hours may vary on the food truck, but you can also visit their permanent location at 2037 W Pensacola St. The restaurant is open T-F 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sat. noon to 9 p.m. Closed Mon. Street Chefs – You’ll recognize this bright orange and blue truck dubbed Stella all over town. They specialize in taking new spins on old classics. Our favorite is Not Your Mama’s Grilled Cheese, an aptly named cheddar, provolone, muenster, and herbed creamed cheese sandwich with tomato and fresh basil on homemade white bread. You’ll also love the Shepherd’s Pie and Super Steak wraps and Chicken Melt. Download the Street Food Tallahassee App. to hunt down all your local favorites.

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Happenings T H I N G S



MidTown Farmers Market at Lake Ella 229 Lake Ella Drive 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Weekly

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Bannerman Farmers Market 6668 Thomasville Road 3-7 p.m. Weekly.

Wonderful Wednesday at Goodwood Museum 1600 Miccosukee Road 6-8 p.m. This monthly event features a band, food trucks, sommelier-selected wines, craft beer, hard seltzer and soft drinks. It is held on the third Wednesday of every month.



Downtown Getdown Adams Street, between Park Avenue and the Capitol complex 6-10 p.m. The downtown street fair is held every Friday night prior to FSU home games. This fair features food stands, live music, games and other activities for kids. First Friday Railroad Square Art District 6-11 p.m. On the first Friday of each month, Tallahassee’s largest small business shopping community hosts live music, live art, art galleries, craft beer and food. Friday Night Block Party Collegetown 5-10 p.m. The official tailgate event of Florida State football happens every Friday before home games and features live music along with on-site vendors. Northtown Getdown Bannerman Crossings 5-10 p.m. This northside getdown before every FSU home game includes food, drinks, extended shopping hours, live music, DJs and kidfriendly activities for the entire family.

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Tallahassee Downtown Marketplace 115 E. Park Avenue 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Weekly Frenchtown Heritage Market 524 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Weekly MidTown Farmers Market at Lake Ella 229 Lake Ella Drive 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Weekly Tallahassee Farmers Market 2904 Kerry Forest Parkway 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Weekly happens every Friday before home games and features live music along with on-site vendors. Northtown Getdown Bannerman Crossings 5-10 p.m. This northside getdown before every FSU home game includes food, drinks, extended shopping hours, live music, DJs and kidfriendly activities for the entire family.


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Sep. 9

JJ Grey & Mofro live in concert at Capital City Amphitheater 1001 S. Gadsden Street 7-10 p.m.

November 3-13

Earth, Wind & Fire live in concert at Capital City Amphitheater 1001 S. Gadsden Street 7-10 p.m.

North Florida Fair North Florida Fairgrounds, 441 Paul Russell Road This grand agricultural fair features home and fine arts, county and commercial displays, food vendors and a large midway for the entire family.

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November 24

Sep. 21

2nd Annual BIA of the Big Bend Home & Garden Show North Florida Fairgrounds, 441 Paul Russell Road 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

December 3-4

Market Days North Florida Fairgrounds, 441 Paul Russell Road Market Days One of the Southeast’s largest and best-juried arts and crafts shows, featuring the unique, handmade creations of over 300 artists and top-quality artisans and craftspeople.

Tallahassee Turkey Trot Esplanade Way (4055) between Merchants Row and Shumard Oak The Turkey Trot consists of four races all run on Thanksgiving morning starting at 8 a.m.


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Art Exhibitions Artport, Tallahassee International Airport, 3300 Capital Circle SW

Lemoyne Arts, 125 North Gadsden Street

Nature’s Gems: Featuring Quincie Hamby, Rene Lynch, and Anne Hempel

Looking on the Bright Side: Artworks by Sara Lea Miller

June 3 - July 9, 2022; Tuesday Saturday, 11am-6pm

June 15-August 22, 2022; Hours: Daily 8am-11:30pm, Free & Open to the Public

Focused Moments: Featuring Stanley Johnson, Cynthia Rose, and Katie Clark

City Hall Art Gallery, 300 South Adams Street

July 14 - August 5, 2022; Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm

Quilter’s Unlimited Fiber Arts Exhibition on display at the City Hall Art Gallery

Brewtiful Designs: Sponsored by PROOF Brewing Co.

June 29 - September 5, 2022; Hours: M-F 8am-5pm, Free & Open to the Public

July 14 - August 5, 2022; Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm A New Renaissance: Featuring Jason John and Amy Bennion August 11 - September 24, 2022; Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm Beam with PRIDE: Featuring Dan Taylor September 29 - October 31, 2022; Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm


Free Concert Series: Universal Funk Orchestra

Friday, November 4, 2022; 5-8pm

Public Art Walks Downtown Public Art Walk - Start at The Sunday Paper sculptures on Kleman Plaza at 306 South Duval Street. The route is about 3 miles long and highlights more than 30 works of art through downtown Tallahassee. Gaines Street Public Art Walk - Start at the Birds Bus Shelter at 280 West Gaines Street. This route is roughly 2 miles and encompasses over 60 pieces of art.

Thursday, June 9 - Saturday, June 11 at 8pm; Sunday, June 12 at 2pm Friday, June 17 & Saturday, June 18 at 8pm; Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19 at 2pm Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25 at 8pm; Sunday, June 26 at 2pm Tickets available for $25 at

Trolls Live! Donald L. Tucker Center, 505 West Pensacola Street Performances: July 19 & 20, 2022 at 6pm Prices from $35 The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy Young Actors Theatre, 609 Glenview Drive

Friday, September 9 at 7pm Tickets starting at $55.

Collective Soul Donald L. Tucker Center, 505 West Pensacola Street Sunday, September 18 at 7pm

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 8pm Rock the Roost - Luke Bryan with Special Guest Riley Green

Opening Reception: Deco Lyricism by Dr. Selena Nawrocki


Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street

The Moon, 1105 East Lafayette Street Tickets starting at $70.

Friday, September 2, 2022; 5-8pm

Theatre Tallahassee, 1861 Thomasville Road

JJ Grey & Mofro

Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 7pm

The Mountain Goats

Opening Reception: In The Light of Day by Michelle Wilcox

Deathtrap written by Ira Levin

Performances: July 22 - 31, 2022

The Warrior on the River, 9330 West Tennessee Street Tickets are FREE.

Venvi Art Gallery, 2901 East Park Avenue, Unit 2800


Tickets starting at $50.

Earth, Wind & Fire

Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive

Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street

Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 4pm

Wednesday, September 21 at 7pm

Tickets starting at $55.

Tickets starting at $70.

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Local Liturgy Tallahassee houses many places of worship, but we’ve listed a few congregations that date back as early as the 1800s when it became the Capital City and some newer ministries as well. Each with their own rich history, style and space here in Tallahassee, you’re certain to find the perfect sanctuary for your soul. 1200 Church 1200 West Tharpe Street – Established in 2017, 1200 Church, a non-denominational congregation which grew to love God through worship, spiritual family and outreach. 1200 Church has a diverse congregation of many backgrounds, but a common desire to love God and be authentic in their Christianity. Pastor Anthony Battle has extended his reach to local prison inmates offering a place of support and unconditional love through his disciples. Lead Evangelist Anthony Battle of 1200 Church holds worship service on Sundays at 10am. Live Stream Service | Website: Bethel AME Church 501 West Orange Avenue – Bethel AME Church of Tallahassee embodies the African Methodist Episcopal Church which was originally the Free African Society in 1787, the result of a walk out, led by Richard Allen, of black Christians from the segregated St. George Methodist Episcopal Church in Pennsylvania. In 1865, a group of black Christians walked out of a Methodist Church in Tallahassee, led by Reverend Robert Meacham. They began worship near a brush arbor at the corner of Duval and Virginia Streets and later built a wooden building to replace the brush arbor. The current structure, built in 1984 on West Orange Avenue, is a very spacious, multi-purpose facility used for worship, bible study, education, and community activities. Some of the stained-glass windows, pews, and altar rails were restored from the Virginia Street location and are now housed in the current building. Reverend Dr. Julius H. McAllister of Bethel AME, holds a Divine Worship Service on Sunday’s at 7:45am and 11am. Bethel AME holds a Noon-Day Bible Study on Tuesday at 12pm and a Prayer Meeting & Bible Study at 6:30pm. Live Stream Service | Website:

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... Local Liturgy continued. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 224 North Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd – Bethel’s origins date back to the early 1830’s when enslaved blacks worshiped together on the Parkhill Plantation void of a physical structure until the late 1840’s when they built a small church on the plantation. Finally, in 1870, Reverend Page and his members raised funds to purchase land and construct a church in northwest Tallahassee and soon thereafter, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church opened its doors for worship. This building stood for over a century until a new church was built in 1976 on North Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Reverend Dr. R.B. Holmes, Jr., pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, holds Sunday Worship Service at 10am. Daily Prayer is held at noon each day and Wednesday night prayer and worship service is held at 7pm. Live Stream Service: Sunday at 10am | Website: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 624 Miccosukee Road – The original Blessed Sacrament Church was built and dedicated in 1898 at North Monroe and Carolina Streets. By 1952, the Catholic congregation in Tallahassee had grown substantially and Blessed Sacrament Parish erected a 500-seat church at its current location on Miccosukee Road as well as the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School. In 1982, the present day church was built and the previous building became the church’s Parish Hall. Until the 1960’s, Blessed Sacrament was the only Catholic Church in Tallahassee. Since that time, they have helped start three other parishes. Father Pete Zalewski, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, holds Mass on Saturdays at 8:30am with a Vigil Mass at 5pm and on Sundays at 8am, 10:30am, 12:15pm, and 7pm with a Life Teen Mass at 5pm. Monday - Friday, Mass is held at 8:30am and 5:30pm. On the first Friday of every month, the Men of Blessed Sacrament (MOBS) have Mass at 7am and all are invited to attend. Live Stream Service: Sunday at 8am & Monday at 8:30am | Website: First Baptist Church of Tallahassee 108 West College Avenue – In 1849, nine founders organized the Baptist Church of Tallahassee. The original church building was situated on the south side of College Avenue on a lot purchased for $500. In 1894, the name of the church was changed to The First Baptist Church of Tallahassee followed by building renovations and more growth resulting in a new church construction in 1915. After seeing more growth during World War II and local university developments, First Baptist’s second-century church was constructed in 1957. Dr. Gary L. Schultz, Jr., senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Tallahassee holds Worship Services on Sundays at 9am and 11:15am. Sunday Morning Bible Study starts at 10am. On Wednesday’s, both Women’s & Adult Bible Study begin at 6pm and College Bible Study starts at 8pm. Live Stream Service | Website: First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee 110 North Adams Street – Built in 1838, the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary is historically one of Tallahassee’s oldest public buildings in continuous use. The church incorporates a preserved heart pine table top in the church entryway which was the original entrance door sill and the church steeple holds the original bell which was gifted from notable church founder, Elder David C. Wilson. The bell was proposed to the Confederacy during the Civil War to be melted down to create cannons, but the offer was declined. Previously, the sanctuary was used to protect women and children during the Seminole Wars. The foundation walls contain rifle slots which are not visible from the outside. The trustees’ deed also secured the north gallery for slaves who attended services as members of the church. First Presbyterian Church recently said farewell to their installed pastor, Margaret Orr Fox, and are currently taking steps to call an interim pastor while reflecting on who to call as their new installed pastor. FPC holds worship services on Sundays at 11am. Live Stream Service | Website:

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New Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church 1401 Old Bainbridge Road – While the New Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church’s present location was built in 1995, the history of this congregation runs deep. The congregation is actually a merger of two, Zion Hill and Mount Moriah, which both existed in the late 1800s. Zion Hill’s original structure was a plantation church built from palmetto branches in 1890 shortly after slaves were emancipated and the original Mount Moriah church built its location on the corner of Miccosukee and Riggins Roads. In 1953, the two congregations officially merged, embraced the name “New Mount Zion” and moved into their Fifth Avenue location and continued to grow into a new building on Fourth Avenue in the late 1960’s. Eventually, the flourishing community outgrew this location as well and moved into a new structure on Old Bainbridge Road in 1995. Reverend Anton Elwood, senior pastor of New Mount Zion, holds Sunday Morning Glory Service at 7:45am with Worship Service at 9:30am, and Celebration Worship Service at 11:30am. Live Stream Service | Website: Pisgah United Methodist Church 7000 Pisgah Church Road – The Pisgah United Methodist Church, also called the Old Pisgah Church, was built in 1858 at the cost of $5,200. The Greek Revival style building is on both the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Methodist Structures. Pisgah was one of the leading churches in Florida during the Antebellum period and its cemetery is the resting place for many Confederate soldiers as well as local victims of the 1841 yellow fever epidemic. Services are presently held in the original church with an outdoor area available for worship as well. Pastor Rodney West of the Old Pisgah Church holds a traditional worship service on Sundays at 11am. Live Stream Service | Website: Restoration Place Tallahassee 3881 North Monroe Street – In 2010, Restoration Place Tallahassee, a nondenominational church, was launched by Lead Pastor Richard Ledford. His first service had nearly 700 people in attendance and has now grown to approximately 3000 men, women, and children from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. Restoration Place Tallahassee focuses on bringing together those from different backgrounds and cultures and life challenges - and giving a message of hope, healing and restoration to their lives. Lead Pastor Richard Ledford of Restoration Place Tallahassee holds a worship service on Sundays at 10am. Live Stream Service, Small Group Meetings Calendar | Website: St. John’s Episcopal Church 211 North Monroe Street – While the original church was built in 1835, most of its contents were destroyed during a fire in 1879; however, the baptismal font was salvaged and remains in the current building (built in 1881) on the corner of Call and Monroe Streets which is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years, the church has been renovated and restored to preserve the history and also better serve the congregation which includes The Lively Cafe, a dining area serving soups, salads, sandwiches, family dinners, and desserts. Reverend Abigail W. Moon, interim rector of St. John’s, holds a Traditional Eucharist on Sundays at 8am, a family-friendly Eucharist at 10am, and a contemporary Holy Eucharist at 5:30pm. Holy Eucharist is also offered on Wednesday’s at 12:10pm. In August, St. John’s will be welcoming Reverend Thomas Alonzo “Lonnie” Lacy II as their new rector. Live Stream Service | Website:

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Abrie Jane Sellers - Editor & Contributing Writer Abrie graduated from Louisiana State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and followed her heart to Thomasville, Georgia in 2007. She co-owns Thomasville CrossFit with her husband, Nicholas and is a certified nutrition coach, strength and conditioning coach, and yoga instructor. When Abrie isn’t coaching, managing the gym’s social media, or wrangling her two small boys, Julian (4) and Wren (9 months), she likes to have brunch with friends at Tallahassee’s Canopy Road Cafe or grab some tasty tacos from El Cocinero for date night - typically followed by one of her favorite treats, a Big Easy Sno-Ball. Previously, she was the managing editor and a contributing writer for the Broad St. Chronicle as well as a contributor for the Thomasville Townie. Follow Abrie on Instagram @abriejane or @thomasvillecrossfit!

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Bob O’lary - Photographer Bob O’Lary moved to Tallahassee in 1975 to finish his Music Education degree at Florida State University, and never left town. He immediately got a photographer job at the Florida Flambeau Newspaper while attending FSU, working with them for ten years, as photographer, and photo editor. He then worked for two years at the Tallahassee Democrat as a photojournalist and then worked with United Press International and the Florida Capital Press Corps, covering the Florida Legislature, and the surrounding geographical area for news. From trips to Plains, Georgia to photograph President Carter and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat meeting at the farm to exchange friendship gifts, to covering sporting events around the south east, Bob has seen and photographed every subject imaginable. Having pursued professional photography for almost 50 years, he has now established FOTO Studio in Tallahassee, and concentrates on portrait and commercial photo work there. His work has been seen in People Magazine, Newsweek, Time, Stern, and newspapers across the nation like the N.Y. Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal and magazine, and regional papers across the country.

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