Football in Tallahassee
For most, football defines fall in the South. Some view it an obsession. Southerners regard it as a passion. The excitement of a national championship contender and the highly acclaimed Marching "100" make fall weekends special in Tallahassee. There are other factors – great events, concerts and splendid weather – which enhance the fun far beyond the stadium seats. And yes, leaf colors do change in Florida – at least around here. Here are some ideas for planning your trip whether it is following the football Seminoles or Rattlers or desires for invigorating your soul with music or the magic of nature.
Let’s get your 'Game Plan' started. You can also check out this suggested Game Day Weekend Itinerary for when you're in Tallahassee during football season, or year-round.
A Tallahassee (Party) Tradition
Enjoy everything from concerts, clubs, plays or a rocking good time at Florida's only spot on the National Blues Trail.
- Tap into the latest beer creations at Tallahassee's award-winning craft breweries: DEEP, Lake Tribe Brewing, Ology and Proof. Amazing beers, food trucks, live music and pet-friendly atmospheres guarantee you'll have a good time. To learn more about the craft beer scene in Tallahassee, click here.
- Tennessee Strip evokes memories of college years for returning alumni and friends. The mention of hot spots like Ken's, Yanni's, Bullwinkles and Poor Paul's Poorhouse produce stories and smiles.
- Midtown mixes some of the area's most popular restaurants with favorite watering holes like Finnegan's, Fifth & Thomas Kitchen and Musichouse, Waterworks and the Wine Loft.
- Downtown/Collegetown offers new and traditional favorites, from Andrew's, the scenic views offered at Level 8 in Hotel Duval to the contemporary refined look and feel at Wxyz Bar in the Aloft Hotel. For near-campus fun, try Madison Social and Township in Collegetown.
For a complete list, visit our nightlife page.
For the serene and scenic, try the area’s more than 600 miles of trails for running, hiking, paddling or biking or just birding or wildlife viewing. Your personal pathfinder is Trailahassee.com.
Lower temperatures and humidity make enjoying Tallahassee’s outdoors even more enjoyable for those seeking a peaceful, natural escape or for the adrenalin-fueled set that test their limits on technical rides and long runs. Fall migration, especially for shore birds and raptors, keeps birders busy spotting treasured finds among of hundreds of species who remain here throughout the year.
Color changes usually come with cooler temperatures in November when red maples, black and sweet gums, black cherry, sourwood and beech trees and beautyberry bushes paint the landscape in shades of yellow, orange, purple and red. Ornamentals like the leaves on crepe myrtles and camellia blooms provide colorful accents.
FAMU Football Schedule
August 29 - FAMU at UCF, 6:00pm
September 14 - FAMU vs Fort Valley State 6:00pm
September 21 - FAMU vs Southern, 6:00pm
September 28 - FAMU at Norfolk State, 4:00pm
October 5 - FAMU vs North Carolina Central, 2:00pm
October 12 - FAMU at South Carolina State 1:30pm
October 19 - FAMU vs North Carolina A&T, 6:00pm
October 26 - FAMU at Morgan State, TBA
November 2 - FAMU vs Delaware State, 4:00pm
Novemeber 16 - FAMU vs Howard, 4:00pm
November 23 - FAMU vs Bethune-Cookman, 2:00pm
FSU Football Schedule
August 31 - FSU vs Boise State, 12:00pm
September 7 - FSU vs UL Monroe, 5:00pm
September 14 - FSU at Virigina, 7:30
September 21 - FSU vs Louisville, TBD
September 28 - FSU vs NC State, TBD
October 12 - FSU at Clemson, TBD
October 19 - FSU at Wake Forest, TBD
October 26 - FSU vs Syracuse, TBD
November 2 - FSU vs Miami, TBD
November 9 - at Boston College, TBD
November 16 - FSU vs Alabama State, TBD
November 30 - FSU at Florida, TBD