TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, September 28.
(1) Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in Florida
Vice President Joe Biden will kick off a two-day tour through Florida on Friday.
Mr. Biden will attend two grassroot campaign events today in Boca Raton and Tamarac. On Saturday the Vice President will attend a rally in Ft. Myers.
While in Florida, the Obama for Florida campaign says Mr. Biden will highlight the philosophical differences between President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The Vice President is expected to lay out what is at sake for middle-class families in the November election.
The event in Boca Raton will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Century Village Clubhouse. That will be followed by a 3:20 p.m. event at the Palace Theater at Kings Point in Tamarac.
Saturday's rally in Ft. Myers is scheduled to start at 11:40 a.m. at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Park Recreation Center.
For more information on any of the events, visit www.barackobama.com .
(2) Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Epcot will celebrate the best in culinary adventures during the 17th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival which begins on Friday.
The event features celebrity chef demonstrations, wine and beverage seminars, nightly musical performances, and other unique dining events.
Epcot admission is required to attend the Food & Wine Festival. Most events require ticket fees in addition to theme park admission. Ticket availability is limited for some events.
The Eat to the Beat Concert series features Night Ranger (September 28-30), Smash Mouth (October 11-12), and the Pointer Sisters (October 24-25).
The International Food & Wine Festival runs through November 12.
For more information, visit disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/epcot/special-events/epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival/ .
(3) Tampa Bay Boat Show
The three-day Tampa Bay Boat Show returns to the Tampa Convention Center of Friday.
The show gives people of all ages a chance to discover boating, from on-the-water boat training to scuba lessons to do-it-yourself maintenance seminars.
Attendees can also find exclusive deals on hundreds of boats from the region's top retailers and shop the marine industry's newest accessories and electronics.
The Recreational Powerboating Association will offer one- and three-hour powerboating clinics. The American Sailing Association will teach the basics in their Introduction to Sailing course.
The Dive Equipment & Marketing Association's 15,000-gallon heated pool is open to anyone 10 years and older who wants a free diving lesson.
Show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. today and Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults 16 years and older. Children 15 years and younger are free.
For more information, call (954) 441-3220 or visit www.tampaboatshow.com .
(4) Brad Paisley in concert
County music singer Brad Paisley performs in concert at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre on Friday as part of the Hooters Country Megaticket.
The 39-year-old singer-songwriter is known for his distinct style blending traditional country music, Southern rock with humorous popular culture references.
Paisley won CMA Entertaintainer of the Year in 2010 and CMA Male Vocalist of the Year in 2008.
Paisley last six studio albums reached number one on the Billboard U.S. County music chart, including 2003's Mud on a Tire, 2008's Play and 2011's This is Country Music.
He also set a record with 10 consecutive singles reaching number on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Doors open for tonight's show at 4:30 p.m. with the 'Virtual Opry' second stage show beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Joining Paisley on the main stage will be The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery.
For more information on tonight's concert, visit (813) 740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com .
To learn more about Brad Paisley, visit his official website at bradpaisley.com .
(5) ZooBoo "Shriek Peek"
Lowry Park Zoo will host a "Shriek Peek" of Zoo Boo, Tampa's largest family Halloween event, on Friday.
The Zoo's signature spooktacular event haunted houses, seasonal displays and lights, mysterious music, costumed characters and night rides.
The haunts are each assigned a "skull" rating with the attractions that are scarier receiving a higher skull number.
Children ages 11 and under are invited to come to ZooBoo in costume. Toy weapons of any kind are not permitted. Adults and children ages 12 and up are prohibited from wearing any costumes, masks or wigs at ZooBoo.
Admission for the Shriek Peek preview weekend (tonight at Saturday, September 29) is just $10 per person.
Regular ZooBoo admission is $17 for adults and $14 for children ages 3 to 11. There is no charge for children 2 and under.
ZooBoo continues, October 5-7, 11-14, 18-21 and 25-28.
For more information, call (813) 935-8552 or visit www.lowryparkzoo.com/zooboo .
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