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Spring Break

Spring Break
Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000...
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Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000 and the drinking and partying became too excessive.

Panama City Beach in Florida, South Padre Island in Texas, and Cancun, Mexico have since become other popular Spring Break destinations. Spring Break in Daytona Beach persists as a small, quieter event.
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  • Family-friendly house party

    Family-friendly house party
    Join us Friday at the Central Florida Home + Garden Show for Family Day, a celebration of all things home and family. In the midst of spring and Spring Break, now's the time to bring the kid out in all of us. Join in special activities and stage...
  • Cops: Man punched police horse for no apparent reason

    Cops: Man punched police horse for no apparent reason
    Key West cops working a mounted patrol Spring Break detail said Yeorgo Carl Brooklyn Kapiris, 28, interrupted an investigation into underage drinking and allegedly punched a police horse named 'Smoke' for no apparent reason, reports Keysnet.com in the...
  • Spring Break Shootout: Woman mad at boyfriend fired 18 shots in hotel room, cops say

    Spring Break Shootout: Woman mad at boyfriend fired 18 shots in hotel room, cops say
    More Spring Break fun. Apparently this gal packed more than a bathing suit, suntan lotion and flip-flops for her Spring Break vacation -- she also packed heat. On Wednesday afternoon cops were dispatched to the Sun and Surf Motel after getting a...
  • Panhandle Sheriffs are on a roll: No break for Spring Breakers

    Panhandle Sheriffs are on a roll: No break for Spring Breakers
    These Panhandle Sheriffs sure mean business. Sheriffs from Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties held a joint news conference on Wednesday to lay down the law to druggies and Spring Breakers: “We don’t want college students coming in from...
  • Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses

     Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses
    Welcome to what college students once called Alternative Spring Break — which, these days, is not so alternative and really isn't much of a break. Though there may be no shortage of vacationing young people at Daytona Beach or Panama City this...
  • January - April 2013 Contest Winners

    Every contest KY3 Inc runs has winners, sometimes lots of them! Here is where you can search for your name once a contest is over. If you see your name and haven't been contacted, feel free to contact us at digitalmediadepartment@ky3.com or 417-268-3000....
  • The 1930s: Tourists arrive and the population doubles, despite hardships

    The busted land boom gave Fort Lauderdale an early taste of the Great Depression years before the rest of the country experienced it. But the city's main draw, its waterways, proved an economic lifeline. While not yet a regular port of call for passenger...
  • The 1960s: Swinging Sixties bring Spring Breakers and broken barriers

    The beach loomed strong in the '60s on two very different fronts: desegration and debauchery. But Fort Lauderdale continued to build and expand. It also felt the pull of history and the sting of civic unrest. One unusual, and controversial,...
  • The 1980s: Rowdy students chased away, but well-heeled visitors welcomed

    Spring Break helped define Fort Lauderdale, bringing it national attention as well as profit. But by mid-decade it had overstayed its welcome. It had to be crushed. In 1985, Spring Break's peak year, more than 300,000 students mobbed the beach and what...
  • The story of Fort Lauderdale

    The story of Fort Lauderdale
    In the beginning, it was sanitation, or the lack of it, that inspired pioneers to found the city of Fort Lauderdale. The approximately 400 residents of the mosquito-ridden outpost at the swamp's edge craved basic services, particularly clean streets and...
  • Adventure Bay Spring Break & Summer Camp

    Adventure Bay Spring Break & Summer Camp
  • Party Places

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