News & Events
Black History Month 2019
The Florida Department of State commemorates the challenges and celebrates the achievements of African Americans in Florida during Black History Month.
Join us! Check out the resources available from the State Library and Archives, discover the people, places and events significant to Florida's Black History in the Florida Black Heritage Trail Guide, or take to social media and celebrate your way with #BlackHistoryMonth.
File Early, Florida!
Annual Report filing season for business entities in Florida is January 1 to May 1 every year.
Mark your calendar and be sure to file your annual report on or before May 1 to avoid late fees.
Florida Music Tours
Florida Music Tours is an educational, travel and media website that spotlights Florida’s important role in American musical history and promotes the state as a top destination for music enthusiasts. The website makes it easy to listen to Florida’s traditional music (rock, blues, folk, etc.), learn about influential performers and visit music festivals, venues and historical sites throughout Florida. Buckle up, roll your windows down and enjoy the journey!
Find Us on Social Media
Many of the Florida Department of State's divisions and programs maintain a presence on today's most popular social networking sites. This list will make it easy for you to find and follow your favorite groups.
January 26 - Museum of Florida History - 36th Annual Children's Day
February 2 - The Grove Museum - Backyard Discovery
February 14 - Knott House Museum - "My Heart Leaps Up" - Romantic Era in Word and Music
February 21 - Museum of Florida History - An Evening with George Robinson
In the News
The Florida Department of State and the Florida Historic Golf Trail appreciates the support of late golfing legend, Arnold Palmer.
- 2/8/2019 - Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee Announces the Designation of USS Narcissus Shipwreck Site on the National Register of Historic Places
- 2/7/2019 - Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee Designates the Grand Central District Association as the Florida Main Street Program of the Month
- 2/6/2019 - Vinoy Golf Club Featured as Florida Historic Golf Trail Course of the Month
- 1/24/2019 - The Museum of Florida History Hosts 36th Annual Children’s Day this Saturday
- 1/15/2019 - Secretary of State Announces Recipients of the 2019 Florida Folk Heritage Awards