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2018 Kickoff Parties


Kick off football season with your local Seminole Club at one of the following exciting events! (All times are local.)


Want more information on your local club or chapter, including game watching parties and special events in your area? Find a Seminole Club or Chapter near you.


Don't see an event near you? Check back soon - new kickoff parties are being added every week!



Hosted by NW Arkansas Seminole Chapter


Playa del Rey

Hosted by Los Angeles Seminole Club


Hosted by Sacramento Seminole Chapter

September 8 | 4 p.m. PST

Royer Park
190 Park Dr
Roseville, Ca 95843

Advance registration available but not required.

Join Sacramento Seminoles for a Kickoff picnic and party. Please RSVP to get a count for food, and please plan to bring sides, apps and/or beverages.

For more information, contact the club at sacnoles@gmail.com

San Francisco

Hosted by San Francisco Seminole Club


Hosted by Tri-County Seminole Chapter

September 3 | 4 p.m.

17th Street Grill
17320 17th Street
Tustin, CA 92780

Free to attend.

Join fellow 'NOLES to adopt bylaws, elect officers, meet one another, etc.

For more information, contact Sheila Kay Riley at sheilaandruss@aol.com or 951-201-3689, or visit the chapter's website or Facebook page.

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Hosted by Manatee Seminole Club

August 4, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Motorworks Brewing
1014 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Early Bird ticket cost: $10 each or $15 at the door. 20 & Under FREE. Club t-shirts: $10 each online or $20 at the door. Tickets and t-shirt can be purchased here.

FSU Football season is just around the corner, which means it's time to warm up for tailgating and cheering on our Seminoles! We're all excited about new Head Coach and Manatee native, Willie Taggart, leading the team. Special Guests James "Big Game James" Coleman, former FSU RB, and Josh Newberg of Noles 24/7 will update us on the team! And more:

  • NEW Manatee Noles T-Shirts will debut!
  • Bows & Arrows pop-up shop with great game day merchandise
  • Silent Auctions and Raffles for FSU merchandise
  • Food trucks will be serving up great game day food
  • Kid friendly

For more information, contact the club at manateeseminoleclub@gmail.com, or visit the club's website or Facebook page.


Hosted by Brevard Seminole Club

Aug. 18 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

City of Cocoa Riverfront Park
430 Delannoy Ave.
Cocoa, FL 32922

Free to attend. RSVP requested here.

As a member of the Brevard Seminole Club you and your family are cordially invited to the Annual Brevard Seminole Club Family Picnic Tailgate Party ON August 18th at the City of Cocoa Riverfront Park. We are asking all attendees to bring the following:

  • Side Dish (Beans, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, etc.)
  • Chairs, Folding Table and a FSU Tent if you have one.

The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Attendance at the tailgate is limited to 98 attendees.

For more information, contact David Treffer at treffer@digital.net, or visit the club's Twitter or Facebook page.


Hosted by Destin Seminole Club

August 15 | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Harry T's
46 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541

Free to attend. RSVP requested but not required; contact Nicole Browning at nicole@theppg.net.

Come join the Destin Seminole Club for their annual football kickoff party on the Destin Harbor! We will have a free appetizer buffet along with other food and drink specials. Our speaker this year is the one and only Ira Schoffel from Warchant.com. He is going to give us an in depth look into our upcoming season. This event is free to all. Harry T's will reimburse the $10 parking fee by giving you back 10% up to $10 off your bill with your paid parking receipt. Please invite and share with all our Destin area Seminoles! Go Noles!

For more information, contact Nicole Browning at nicole@theppg.net or 850.598.0844, or visit the club's Facebook page.


Hosted by Lake-Sumter Seminole Chapter

August 17 | 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Eustis Community Center
601 Northshore Drive
Eustis, FL 32727

Please, RSVP by August 13. Tickets may be purchased at Grand Gator in downtown Leesburg or on our website. They can also be purchased by mail: P.O. Box 887, Mount Dora, FL 32757. Tickets purchased by mail or website will NOT be mailed; there will be a check-in table at the door. Walk-ups are allowed but pre-sales are preferred. Cost is $30 for youth and adults; $15 for children 10 years and under.

Our annual scholarship fundraiser. Allen Durham, former Osceola and Director of the Renegade Team will be our main featured guest speaker. Also featured will be Dave Westberry, Voice of the Marching Chiefs and Ira Schoffel of Warchant.

Dinner will be provided by Oakwood Smokehouse and Grill. There will be a Silent Auction, Grand Gator with FSU merchandise, Cash Bar and 50/50 drawing. New Club t-shirts and koozies available for sale. All proceeds benefit our scholarship fund.

Reserved table for 8 can be purchased for $275 for those who want to make sure they sit together. We request that there be 1 host for the table, responsible for payment and handing out their tickets. Call for more info. Sponsorships still available.

For more information, contact Carleen Shepp at lakeseminoles@gmail.com or 352.874.8446, or visit the club's website, Twitter or Facebook page.

Ft. Lauderdale

Hosted by Broward County Seminole Club

August 25 | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Lucky's Tavern
214 SW 2nd St.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

$20. We recommend purchasing tickets in advanced.

Calling all Broward Noles! The countdown to the 2018 football season has begun. Join the Seminole Club of Broward County for our Annual kickoff party. Wear your Garnet and Gold and come celebrate with fellow Noles and The Shane Duncan Band.

  • $20 admission fee includes the Shane Duncan Band performance, 1 free drink, drink specials, & 5 prize giveaway tickets.
  • Raffle items include a pair of Florida State vs UM tickets, other FSU/Miami Dolphins tickets, signed memorabilia from Willie Taggart, and much more.
  • Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for an additional charge. All proceeds for the event stay in Broward County to support local scholarships and events.

For more information contact us at browardseminoleclub@gmail.com, or visit our websiteFacebook or Twitter page.


Hosted by Jacksonville Seminole Club

August 10 | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

TIAA Bank Field East Club
1 TIAA Bank Field, Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202

$40 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets can be purchased here.

Hey Jacksonville Seminole Fans! Join the Jacksonville Seminole Club at our #KickOff2018 event featuring 1993 Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward and guest speaker legendary Defensive Coordinator Mickey Andrews! Charlie Ward will be signing purchased copies of his book, "The Athlete: Greatness, Grace and the Unprecedented Life of Charlie Ward" at the event. Sponsorship's are available and include 2 tickets, VIP seating and a signed copy of "The Athlete: Greatness, Grace and the Unprecedented Life of Charlie Ward". Stay tuned! We’ve got more special guest announcements coming soon! As always, #GoNoles

For more information contact Bobby Siddell at jaxnolesclub@gmail.com, or visit our website, Facebook or Twitter page.


Hosted by Pinellas Seminole Club


Hosted by Panhandle Seminole Club

August 16 | 6:30 p.m.

Rivertown Community Church
4534 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446

Free for FSU Alumni Association members, $5 for non-members.

Get excited for the 2018 football season over a meal with fellow Noles fans and hear from special guest speaker Stan Wilcox, FSU Athletic Director, who will provide an overview of the athletic department at FSU and current trends in collegiate athletics. Additionally, the club's annual scholarship awards will be presented and the recipients will share their plans and aspirations at FSU. The banquet will be catered by Sweet Stuff Catering.

For more information contact George Sweeney at sweenem@embarqmail.com or 850.482.5526, or visit the club's website or Facebook page.


Hosted by Miami Seminole Club


Hosted by Seminole Club of Naples

Aug. 18 | 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Pelican Larry's Raw Bar and Grill
1046 Pine Ridge Rd,
Naples, Florida 34108

Buy tickets today

Trolleys will leave Pelican Larry's at 1 p.m. and return at approximately 6 p.m. Stops will include the following:

  • Naples Beach Hotel
  • Paddy Murphy's
  • Harold's Place
  • Rusty's Raw Bar

For more information, visit the club's Facebook page.


Hosted by the Seminole Club of Greater Orlando

August 25 | 3 p.m.

Ferg's Depot
78 W. Church St.
Orlando, FL 32801

Free to attend. Advance registration is available but not required.

Join Orlando Noles for the Seminole Club® of Greater Orlando’s Fourth Annual Oyster Roast Fall Kickoff Party! Come enjoy delicious oysters and entertainment at Ferg's Depot!

For more information, contact us at orlandoseminoles@gmail.com, or visit the club's website, Twitter or Facebook page.

Panama City

Hosted by the Panama City Seminole Club

August 18 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m

Sharky's Beachfront Restaurant
15201 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

$20 for adults and $10 for kids in advance. $25 for adults and $15 for kids at the door. Advance registration is available but not required. Use this link to purchase your tickets.

Join Panama City Noles for the Panama City Seminole Club® Kickoff Party to jump start the FSU Football season! Food, drink specials, silent auction, give aways and more!

For more information, contact Connie Warren at connie.warren@pcnoles.com, or visit the club's website or Facebook page.


Hosted by Greater Pensacola Seminole Club

August 23 | 5:30 p.m

Seville Quarter
130 E Government St.
Pensacola, FL 32502

Join the Greater Pensacola Seminole Club for the 2018 kickoff party with special guest Gene Williams, CEO of Warchant.com, who will be giving us the inside scoop on the Seminoles’ upcoming season. Enjoy food and drink specials, giveaways and door prizes including two tickets to the Florida State vs. Virginia Tech game!

For more information, contact the club at pensacolaseminoles@gmail.com, or visit the club's website or Facebook page.


Hosted by Sarasota Seminole Club

August 18 | 6 p.m.

Evie's Tavern & Grill
1560 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

$15 in advance, $20 at the door. Use this link to RSVP and get your tickets.

The 4th Annual Nole Stroll hosted by the Sarasota Seminole Club is the perfect way to kickoff the 2018 Florida State Football Season! Join Sarasota Seminole fans for a night in beautiful downtown Sarasota. Enjoy some great drink and food specials, and feel free to wear your favorite Garnet and Gold attire!

For more information please contact Amanda Myhrberg at sarasotaseminoleclub@yahoo.com, or visit the club's website or Facebook page.


Hosted by Tampa Bay Seminole Club

West Palm Beach

Hosted by Palm Beach County Seminole Club

August 25 | 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, 12:30 p.m. luncheon

Breakers West Country Club
1550 Flagler Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

  • $550 golf foursome (includes banquet)
  • $150 individual golf (includes banquet)
  • $50 banquet only
  • $30 banquet for children 12 and under

Tickets can be purchased here.

Join us for the Palm Beach County Seminole Club's annual Seminole Scramble & Kickoff Party on Saturday, August 25 at Breakers West Country Club. Former first-round NFL draft pick Bobby Butler will be the keynote speaker for this year's scholarship golf tournament and banquet. We are also pleased to welcome special guest Lonni Alameda, Head Coach of the 2018 Women's College World Series champions! Golf check-in and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.; the cocktail reception begins at 12:30 p.m. immediately followed by the luncheon.

For more information, contact Peter Burke at peter.burke@pbnoles.com or 904.349.4450, or visit the club's website, Twitter or Facebook page.

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Rock Spring

Hosted by Chattanooga Seminole Club

August 26 | 4 p.m.

Pie Slingers Pizzeria
56A Fieldstone Parkway
Rock Spring, GA 30379

Free to attend. Please RSVP by August 25 to save a seat and for a free door prize ticket.

Come hang out with fellow Noles before football kicks off on September 3 against Virginia Tech.

For more information, contact Natalie Blackwell at chattanoles@gmail.com or 423.315.0228, or visit the club's Facebook.

Talking Rock

Hosted by North Georgia Seminole Chapter

August 3, 2018 | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Chateau Meichtry
1862 Orchard Lane
Talking Rock, GA 30175

Kickoff the 2018 FSU Football season with a gathering at Chateau Meichtry. For this event, Chateau will give a 10% discount on all purchases, whether a glass or a bottle, to the purchaser. The winery does not provide food service and individuals are encouraged to bring their own snacks or picnic baskets. Please note this is a winery. There is no hard liquor or beer. It is wine only – good wine – but wine only. Please do not bring other spirits. The evening promises to be exciting with lots of war chants and great moments in Seminole history being broadcast on the wineries TV’s.

For more information, contact Dale Greene at ngseminoles@gmail.com or 404.273.2834, or visit the chapter's Facebook page.

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Hosted by Windy City Seminole Club

August 10 | 7 p.m.

The Country Club
3462 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657

Free to attend. RSVP not required. Just show up ready to have fun and get ready for football season!

Get ready for football season with a hosted bar from 7-9 p.m. that includes complimentary appetizers, Bud Light, Goose Island and well drinks. Plus friendly faces. Go Noles!

For more information, contact Trent Modglin at WindyCitySeminoles@gmail.com, or visit the club's website, Twitter or Facebook page.

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Hosted by Kentucky Seminole Club

August 19 | 3 p.m., dinner served at 5 p.m.

At the Home of Gary and Susan Kreps
10814 Taylor Lakes Rd.
Goshen, KY 40026

Free to attend.

Please come and say hello to old friends or meet new ones - we've all got something BIG in common. We're fans of the Florida State Seminoles! Meats will be provided by the club but you are asked to bring a dish to share: appetizer, salad or dessert. A few beverages will be provided but for the most part, it's BYOB. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Plenty of time to swim, play bocce ball, cornhole and talk Seminoles!

For more information, contact Jennifer Mulligan at jenndmulligan@gmail.com or 502.296.9272, or visit the club's website or Facebook page.

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Hosted by Boston Seminole Club

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Hosted by Twin Cities Seminole Club

August 18 | 9 a.m.

US Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Tickets are $30 and they include a ticket to the game in our group section as well as access to the tailgate which will include food and non-alcoholic beverages. Purchase your ticket here.

The 2018 football season is just around the corner and what a fitting way to kick it off. The Twin Cities Seminoles are hosting a group outing to the Minnesota Vikings vs Jacksonville Jaguars pre-season game on Saturday August 18, 2018 at noon. We will have a tailgate prior to the game starting at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are $30 and they include a ticket to the game in our group section as well as access to the tailgate which will include food and non-alcoholic beverages. If you wish to bring your own alcoholic beverages you are welcome to do so. We will also have a raffle during the tailgate for FSU swag and potentially other items! We look forward to seeing everyone out there and enjoy watching FSU players from both teams put on a fun game for us. GO NOLES!

For more information, contact the club at twincitiesseminoles@gmail.com, or visit the club's website, Twitter or Facebook page.

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Las Vegas

Hosted by Las Vegas Seminole Club

August 11 | 1 p.m. - 4p.m.

Citrus Pool at Downtown Grand
206 N. 3rd St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Free to attend. Open to all friends and family. Visit the Las Vegas Seminoles Facebook page to RSVP(not required).

Join the Las Vegas Seminoles for their annual kickoff party at Downtown Grand's rooftop pool! It's time to meet new friends and see your favorite Seminoles while celebrating the start of the season. They will have a few cabanas reserved for the afternoon - family and friends are invited! The event is free and light food/snacks and beverages will be provided with the option to purchase more per person. In addition to pool fun and games galore, they will also be releasing their brand new shirts!

For more information, contact Dara Cohen at lasvegasseminoles@gmail.com, or visit the club's website, Twitter or Facebook page.


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New York

New York

Hosted by the Seminole Club of New York City

August 18 | 7:30 p.m.

The Three Monkeys
236 W 54th St.
New York, NY 10019

The Seminole Club of NYC 2018 football season kickoff party.

For more information, contact Jake Jarczynski at jarczynski11@gmail.com, or visit the club's website, Twitter or Facebook page.

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North Carolina


Hosted by Triangle Seminole Club

South Carolina


Hosted by Upstate SC Seminole Club



Hosted by Memphis Seminole Club

August 18 | 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Junior League of Memphis Community Resource Center
3475 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111

$10 per person; kids under 13 get in for free. Let us know if you plan to attend. We will have swag, t-shirts and more!

Join the Memphis Seminole Club Kickoff event with other alumni clubs/chapters in Memphis. Get your gameday outfit ready and enjoy a day of tailgating. The SEC, ACC and other conferences will be represented. This event will also benefit the mission of the Junior League of Memphis as they serve the community.

For more information, contact Molly Polatty at mcpolatty@hotmail.com or 901-237-5683, or visit the club's Facebook page.


Hosted by Nashville Seminole Club


Hosted by Chattanooga Seminole Club

August 5 | 4 p.m.

Beef O'Brady's
5958 Snow Hill Rd #100-112
Ooltewah, TN 37363

Free to attend. Please RSVP by Saturday, August 4, for a seat and a free door prize ticket.

Come hang out with fellow Noles before football kicks off on September 3 against Virginia Tech.

For more information, contact Natalie Blackwell at chattanoles@gmail.com, or visit the club's Facebook.



Hosted by the Houston Area Seminole Club

August 18 | 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Christian's Tailgate - White Oak
2820 White Oak Dr.
Houston, TX 77007

Please RSVP via our Facebook Page Event.

Join the Houston Area Seminole Club to kick-off the #TaggartEra at Christian's Tailgate White Oak! We will have HASC shirts for sale and a giveaway benefiting the Houston Area Seminole Club, so bring some cash for a ticket! Get ready for some reminiscing, a few Tomahawks and an overall great time!

For more information, contact Sarah Preston at houstonareaseminoles@gmail.com or 904.327.4279, or visit the club's Twitter or Facebook page.


Hosted by the Seminole Club of North Texas

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Hosted by the Seattle Seminole Club

August 18 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Jefferson Park (Beacon Hill neighborhood) - near the splash park and the play area.
3801 Beacon Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98108

Free to attend. Please, RSVP through our Facebook event.

FSU Football season is just around the corner, which means it's time to warm up for tailgating and cheering on our Seminoles!

  • Who: All FSU Alumni, Fans and Friends are Invited. (Kid Friendly).
  • When: Saturday, August, 18th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Jefferson Park (Beacon Hill neighborhood) - near the splash park and the play area.

The Seattle Seminole Club will provide hotdogs, and their fixings. We ask that you please bring a side dish to share. Also, please provide your own drinks, chairs and blankets. Seating areas are limited. The park is very dog friendly, but please make sure that your furry FSU fan is leashed and you clean up after them.

For more information, contact Club President Kristin at SeattleNoles@yahoo.com or visit the club's website, Facebook or Twitter page.

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Washington, D.C.


Hosted by the Seminole Club of Greater Washington, DC

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