In a calendar of events that stretches through 10 months of the year, the 2017 Sunshine State Games features 32 sports, being contested at 21 different venues statewide for more than 11,000 athletes.

Now in its 38th year, the Sunshine State Games is the longest-running State Games competition in the United States. It is a Florida Sports Tradition promoting sportsmanship and excellence through amateur competition.

While many sports on the roster can be found being contested every four years at the Olympic Games, a variety of other sports are offered to broaden the participatory opportunities for Floridians.

Highlighting the calendar are three multi-sport Olympic-Style Festivals, which are the tradition of the Games dating back to 1980. The Spring Festival will be held May 19-21 in Manatee County with Canoe/Kayak events, Figure Skating and Rugby.

The Summer Games Festival is schedule for June 17-18 in four Southeast Florida counties, Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie County with 15 sports being offered.

Now in its third year, the International Beach Games will be held September 29-October 1 on the sands of Clearwater Beach with eight beach-oriented sports being contested.

“Besides the wide variety of sports offered in the Sunshine State Games, these Olympic-Style Sports Festivals and Championships give Florida amateur athletes the opportunity to compete in some of the finest athletic venues the state has to offer,” said Stephen Rodriguez, Sr. Vice President of the Florida Sports Foundation. “Indoor or outdoor sports, in the water, on grass fields or inside a gymnasium, the Sunshine State Games covers it all.”

Besides the multi-sports festivals, the 2017 Calendar of Events also features 12 individual sports championships throughout the year. The annual Sunshine State Games Water Polo Championships has grown to a field of 70+ teams playing in ages ranging from 12 and under through Adult Open divisions.

Online registration is currently open for Volleyball, Figure Skating, Canoe/Kayak, Rugby and more. Registration fees vary by sport. For more info visit or call toll free 1-866-354-2637 or email

2017 Sunshine State Games Event Schedule
All Sports, Dates and Locations Subject to Change

April 16, 2017
Sunshine State Games Artistic Roller-skating Championships
Semoran Skateway, Casselberry, Florida

April 22-23, 2017
Sunshine State Games – AAU Volleyball Super Regional
Lee County, Florida

May 19-21, 2017
Sunshine State Games – Spring Festival
Manatee County, Florida
Sports offered: Canoe/Kayak – Marathon, Figure Skating, Rugby

May 13-14, 2017
Sunshine State Games Basketball Championships
Alachua County, Florida

May 19-21, 2017
Sunshine State Games – Lacrosse Championship
Parkland, Florida

June 9-11, 2017
Sunshine State Games Swimming Championships
Gainesville, Florida

June 17-18, 2017
Sunshine State Games – Summer Games
Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties
Sports offered: Archery, Baton Twirling, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Karate, Powerlifting, Racquetball, Sailing, Synchronized Swimming, Taekwondo, Track & Field, Ultimate, Weightlifting, Wrestling 

June 17-18, 2017
Sunshine State Games – Paddling Sprints and Rowing
Lake Minneola, Clermont, Florida

June 17-18, 2017
Sunshine State Games Table Tennis Championships
Simpson Recreation Center, Lakeland, Florida

June 23-25, 2017
Sunshine State Games Water Polo Championships
Coral Springs and Pompano Beach, Florida

July 15-16, 2017
Sunshine State Games Badminton Championships
Shula’s Athletic Club, Miami Lakes, Florida

September 29-October 1, 2017
Sunshine State Games – International Beach Games
Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Florida
Sports offered: Beach Powerlifting, Beach Tennis, Beach Ultimate, Beach Volleyball, Beach Weight Throw, Beach Wrestling, Highland Games, Open Water Swim

September – November, 2017
Sunshine State Games Sport Shooting Festivals
9/23 – International Pistol, Hernando Sportsman Club
9/24 – Bullseye Pistol, Hernando Sportsman Club
9/30 – USPSA, Volusia Hunt & Gun Club
10/1 – Smallbore Metallic Silhouette, Hollywood Rifle & Pistol
10/14 – Smallbore Prone & 3P, Hollywood Rifle & Pistol
10/21 – International Air Rifle, Sarasota Military Academy
10/22 – Pistol, Hollywood Rifle & Pistol
10/28 – Rimfire/Benchrest, Hollywood Rifle & Pistol
More to be added

November 4-5, 2017
Sunshine State Games Lacrosse Fall Classic
Vero Beach, Florida

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