FSU Spring Game Itinerary
A Weekend Filled with Live Music, Sports, Culture and Entertainment
The FSU Spring game is an exciting time of the year for both students and parents – a signaling of the return of football, the beginning of the end of college semesters, and a time for students and families to make a long-awaited reconnection. This 3-day itinerary will set you up for a fun-filled Spring Game weekend.
The spring party starts on Friday, April 8 at Cascades Park where Jamey Johnson will kick off Word of South Festival at the Capital City Amphitheater. Enjoy the outdoor concert under the stars as Johnson lights up the stage with his southern country style that has earned him eleven Grammy-nominations. The singer-songwriter is regarded as “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to The Washington Post. Click here for tickets.
Saturday is Game Day!
Fuel up for the big game at The Egg Café & Eatery one of the most expansive and most delicious breakfast menus in town. Customers rave in the reviews for this breakfast café located conveniently close to CollegeTown.
Grab a cold one at Oyster City Brewing Co. Founded in 2014 in Apalachicola, Oyster City Brewing, opened their CollegeTown location in 2021, right in the heart of the action on Gaines Street. The brewery with its comfortable tasting room and expansive beer garden has quickly joined the ranks of the favorite local breweries in Tallahassee.
Brought the kids along? District 850 is perfect for parents and families looking for a gaming and activity experience involving an arcade, bowling, obstacle courses, delicious food, drinks, and more! This 40,000 sq. foot entertainment destination has quickly become one of the most entertaining spots in town.
Explore Before the Game
In what many consider the most interesting historical site in Tallahassee, Mission San Luis is a living piece of history where parents and kids alike can see both excavations and accurate reconstructions of the community in which Spanish settlers and Apalachee Native Americans lived together. Not far from downtown on Tallahassee’s popular West Tennessee Street, participants can see historical exhibits and recreations of historical practices that make you feel as if you have traveled back to early 18th Century Tallahassee!
FSU Spring Game and Doak After Dark Concert
The premier event of the weekend has arrived! Tailgate and celebrate as best as you know how as you enjoy the debut of the Florida State Seminoles football team in the Garnet vs. Gold scrimmage game followed by Doak After Dark, featuring country music star Chris Janson in Concert. The concert is free with admission to the game. Click here for tickets.
Rise and shine as your weekend continues with a exquisite dining experience with brunch at one of Tallahassee’s most popular restaurants, Kool Beanz Café. With an expansive menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and imaginative recipes, you’re sure to leave with a full stomach for the trip back home.
If you feel like sleeping in, you can enjoy lunch at one of Tallahassee’s premier pizza joints, Gaines Street Pies located on the north side of CollegeTown, close to the FSU campus and many of the area hotels.
Take in Some Music & Literature
Return to Cascades Park to soak up some culture at Word of South, a Festival of Literature and Music. Set amongst the backdrop of the Capital City skyline at Cascades Park, Word of South features authors who write about music, musicians who also are also authors and everything in between. The family-friendly event also boasts a children’s ‘Literacy Lane’ offering tales from local authors, as well as literary and musical performances on multiple stages.
Spring weather is gorgeous so why not go for a walk at Tallahassee’s beautiful Lafayette Heritage Trail Park? Located just 10-minutes drive away from downtown, Lafayette Heritage Trail Park sits between Lake Lafayette and Piney Z Lake offering a wide variety of activities for visitors of all interests, including mountain biking, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, and kayaking!
Visit Railroad Square Art District In a place adored by the students and residents of Tallahassee, and host of the famous First Friday festival, Railroad Square Art District is a center of urban art and creativity offering food, drinking, and shopping options. Once you’ve shopped ’til you drop, enjoy a cocktail and a bite to eat at Railroad Square Craft House, a bar and eatery that offers outside seating and live music.