Here you can keep up with a variety of special events and programs by and for Florida FIRST teams. “Special Events” listings may have admission fees, but all FIRST specific events listed here are free and open to the public, and offer great opportunities to see FIRST in action!
Please visit our Calendar page for dates and information about tournaments and other events.
FIRST LEGO League Challenge Release – August 30
- Visit our FIRST LEGO League page to contact partners in your area for kick off events
FIRST Tech Challenge Kick Off Events – September 10
FIRST Robotics Competition Kick Off – January 7, 2017
- Florida Kick Off Locations TBA
Fall Off-Season & FIRST Showcase Events
Starting in September there are three opportunities for FIRST Robotics Competition teams to enjoy post event game play, and a two day event for FIRST LEGO League Jr, FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge teams to enjoy workshops and scrimmages. Click below to learn more about each event. Registration discounts are available to FIRST Robotics Competition teams participating in more than one event.
Register FRC teams for the off-season(s) of your choice by clicking the Registration icon at left. FLL Jr. , FLL, and FTC teams can register to participate in ROBOTICON Tampa Bay by visiting the ROBOTICON website below.
Look for FIRST teams exhibiting at these fine upcoming events throughout Florida in 2016:
- SPC Library Pinellas ComicCon & MakerCon, Seminole – Sept.10
- St. Petersburg Science Festival – October 21 & 22
- Orlando Maker Faire – October 22 & 23
- Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire (B&N stores near you!) – Nov 5-6
- I/ITSEC Simulation and Modeling Conference – Nov 28-Dec 1
Teams interested in registering for any Outreach Events , or at FIRST tournaments and Regionals to provide cross program support (i.e. FRC team demos at FTC or FLL events, or FTC team demos at FLL or FRC events), please register here.
Find tournament schedules for all our programs on our Calendar Page. If you’re on a team and would like to provide cross program support at FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge or FIRST Robotics Competition, please register at the link above to let us know what event you’d like to attend, to provide outreach.