Upcoming events

    • February 29, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM


    This event is in the planning stages and the registration process is turned off.  Club members with questions or suggestions are encouraged to contact me, Larry Chanin at lfchanin@gmail.com.

    Hang out with Florida Tesla Enthusiasts for fun at Drive Shack in West Palm Beach.

    If you are interested, please pencil this date in on your calendar.  More details to follow.

    On Saturday, February 29th, (THIS IS A TENTATIVE DATE) join us for lunch, interactive golf, and good fellowship at Drive Shack in West Palm Beach.

    You will be paying in advance for lunch and two hours of golf. The pricing includes the cost of food, soft drinks, two hours of golf play, service fees, taxes, and online payment transaction fees.  There is no markup for profit. Payments are non-refundable unless the event is canceled.

    The lunch will be Lite Fare comprised of:

    House Salad with Ranch or Honey Mustard, Chicken Tenders, Bruschetta with Crostini, Meatballs, Housemade Potato Chips, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites, Soft Drinks, Iced Tea, Lemonade, and Water.

    There will be a Cash Bar, a 20% service charged will be automatically added to your bar bill.

    Drive Shack is the ultimate entertainment spot with all the elements needed for a great time! You can expect three levels of cutting-edge interactive golf, chef-inspired food options, multiple bar and lounge areas, a retro arcade, and the perfect space for big and small events. From happy hours to weekend brunches, birthday parties to group outings, Drive Shack is your one-stop destination to play, party, chill, and celebrate. So come on over, and LIGHT IT UP!

    Electric Charging

    The West Palm Beach Supercharger is about 9 miles north of Drive Shack.

    The Delray Beach Supercharger is about 33 miles south of Drive Shack.

    Nearby Hotels

    The Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Central is .1 miles from Drive Shack.

    The Quality Inn Palm Beach International Airport is .4 miles from Drive Shack.

    • February 29, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • March 01, 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Radisson Resort at the Port | 8701 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920

    Tesla Owners Club of Atlanta and Florida Tesla Enthusiasts are collaborating on a Tesla Southeast Meetup. 

    Note: The SpaceX launch that we were planning to view, has slipping to March 6 at 11:50  pm and is no longer a part of this event.

    The following official sanctioned Tesla clubs have expressed an interest in this event.  If other sanctioned club express an interest we will add them to the list.

    Although you do not need to be a member of an official Tesla Owners Club to attend, we encourage you to join the appropriate club in your geographic area by clicking on one of the links above. 

    Preliminary Agenda (Subject to change)

    Caravan to Florida -------------------------------------------------------------February 28 - 29
    Meetup at the Radisson Resort at the Port ------------------------February 29
    Group Dinner --------------------------------------------------------------------February 29
    Kennedy Space Center group tour ---------------------------------------March 1

    Radisson Resort Group Hotel Rate

    We are proceeding with this event.

    The Radisson Resort by the Port has reserved a block of rooms for us.

    • 9 Suites at $229+ taxes
    • 20 standard rooms at $199+ taxes

    After you register you will receive an automated message providing you with instructions on how to make your reservation.

    The cut-off date to make reservations in this block was January 31

    Kennedy Space Center Tour

    We've looked at the feasibility of pursuing group rates, but the complexity and inconvience of paying as a group is not worth the modest discount. So each family should pay for their tour individually. Likewise, each family should arrange for their own transportation to and from the Radisson to the Kennedy Space Center.  We will probably have a caravan to the Space Center.

    Please note that we still plan to do a group tour of the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, March 1st and that requires daily admission.


    (age 3-11)

    (age 12+)

    Click here to buy the standard daily pass: Tickets

    Click here to learn about Add-On Enhancements to the standard daily pass.

    Registration Process

    At this time we feel that there is sufficient information to ask our members if they are seriously interested in attending this event.

    To assist us in planning, the registration process is set up to collect registrations by club.  If you are not a member of any of the clubs listed above, select the registration type that best cooresponds to where you live.  If none of the types match your situation, select Other.

    If you are a member of a non-Florida club, or live in a state other than Florida, enter your city and zip code in the "Florida City" and "Florida Zip code" fields of the registration form.

    We will be contacting each of the club leaders on the list and asking them to email their membership to provide them with the link to this event.

    If you are a TOC club leader and you would like your club added to the list, please contact Larry Chanin at lfchanin@gmail.com.

    There is no cost to register, and although we are requesting that only people serious about attending register, you will not be making a financial commitment by registering.  

    We will periodically update this event description to add or change information. In addition, if you register we will send you updates directly to your inbox.

    If you have any questions or suggestions, email Tyler Young, at ty.young1230@gmail.com, or Larry Chanin at lfchanin@gmail.com.

    Electric Chargers

    The West Melbourne Supercharger Station is about 33 miles south of the Radisson Resort.

    The Orlando Supercharger Station at North Alafaya Trail is about 41 miles west of the Radisson Resort.

    The Port Orange Supercharger Station is about 65 miles north of the Radisson Resort.

    The Radisson Resort has one Tesla Connector.

    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has two Tesla Connectors.

    • March 08, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Whole Foods Marketplace | 3490 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608

    Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts at the Gainesville Cars & Coffee

    Join us once again for a combined event with Florida Tesla Enthusiasts and Gainesville Cars & Coffee. This event is the perfect opportunity to both meet other car enthusiasts as well as other Tesla owners and those looking to learn more about Tesla. Our previous events in combination with the Gainesville Cars & Coffee have been a great success, with an excellent turnout from club members from all over the state and lots of interest from the attending public.

    The Gainesville Cars & Coffee meet is free to attend. We will be joining them for their March 8th 2020 event from 9 AM to 11 AM. Following the Cars & Coffee event, we will be reserving the Whole Foods patio area until 1:00 PM for a continuing brunch/lunch Tesla club meet-up.

    Cars will be parked in the lot on the west side of the Whole Foods building next to the covered patio area. Free coffee and parking will be provided to attendees. The Whole Foods pay-by-weight hot bar will be open offering breakfast and lunch items for sale.

    The Gainesville Tesla Supercharger is also located in the parking lot of the Whole Foods where the event is being held.

    The 10 - Supercharger Terminals are located in the Whole Foods parking lot nearby where the Cars & Coffee meet is held.  The location of the Supercharger Station is programmed into your Tesla's navigation system. 

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    Open to the Public

    This event is open to the public, but you must register for free at the Florida Tesla Enthusiasts (FTE) website to permit us to obtain a headcount for the restaurant. Responding to a Facebook invitation is not sufficient.

    For non-members of FTE, we collect emails in order to notify registrants if things change. We never use this information for any other purpose.

    • March 14, 2020
    • 11:30 AM
    • March 15, 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • OK Corral Gun Club Resort, Okeechobee FL

    Join Tesla Enthusiasts for lunch in a beautiful setting at the OK Corral Gun Club Resort in Okeechobee.

    On Saturday, March 14th we are having a lunch meet-up at 11:30 am at the OK Corral Gun Club Resort at 9449 NE 48th Street, Okeechobee FL 34972. 

    About Ok Corral Gun Club Resort

    The OK Corral Gun Club is Florida's premier shooting sports club and western town hosting 10 outdoor shooting venues, mining town cabins, recreational activities and event facility. It is situated on 350 acres in natural surroundings just north of Lake Okeechobee. The club features overnight cabins, RV campsites, Sporting Clay Courses, Covered Stand, Wobble Deck, Covered Pistol/Rifle Ranges, Competition Shooting Park, Cowboy Action Shooting and Trap & Skeet.

    This event is open to non-members

    This event is open to the public, but non-members who wish to attend must pay $5 extra for each person and each guest. You can avoid paying the extra charges by joining the club. Memberships start at $18 for an individual membership. To join, click on the “Join Us” main menu item at the top of this page.

    For non-members of FTE, we collect emails to notify registrants if things change. We never use this information for any other purpose.

    Registration Instructions:

    Although you will be dealing directly with the Resort representatives to arrange for meals, shooting options, and to reserve cabins, we would appreciate it if you would register here to provide us with headcounts and aid in planning this event.

    After you register you will receive an automated message providing you with registration instructions to schedule the length of your overnight stay and to contact OK Corral directly. 


    Buffet Lunch

    Join us on Saturday for a luncheon meet-up where you can engage in Tesla talk with fellow enthusiasts while enjoying the beautiful and unique setting. The buffet lunch will cost $18.99.  The price includes taxes and gratuity.

    Shooting Sports (Optional)

    After lunch starting at 1:00pm the Shooting Begins!  For those interested there will be optional shooting packages available. You will be able to select and pay for the package at the resort. Here are a few of the available packages.

    Taxes on shooting is 7%.

    Doc’s .22 Gallery: $25.00 per person for round of 50 shots including gun and ammo.

    Daily Static Range Fee: $35.00 Per Shooter

    Sporting Clay Package: (Experienced only/no novices)

    $65.00 includes Instruction, 50 Sporting Clays, 2 boxes of Shotgun Shells (50 Shots), Shotgun Rental, and Golf Cart.  

    Complimentary Eye and Ear Protection with every package.

    Private Cocktail Reception and Dinner (Optional)

    For those who wish to hang out longer, join us for a private cocktail reception and dinner Saturday evening.  The appetizers and cocktails will begin to flow at 5:30 pm and dinner will follow at 6:00 pm.  The private cocktail reception and dinner are $76.20 per person, tax and gratuity are included. The Menu will consist of: 2 appetizers, choice of beef short ribs, chicken picatta or chef's special selection, asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes, spinach risotto with mushrooms, and rolls. Salad and dessert also included, drinks additional.

    Saturday Night Stay (Optional)

    Overnight cabins are available. Each family will book their overnight cabin directly with OK Gun Club Resort. The rate is $199 per night plus 10% tax. If we have 8 or more reserved cabins, the rate is $179 per night plus 10% tax. If we have 10 or more reserved cabins, the rate is $159 per night plus 10% tax.

    A continental breakfast on Sunday morning is included in the fee for the cabins. The breakfast includes: coffee, orange juice, waffles, egg quiche, bagels with cream cheese, and yogurt with granola.

    For those staying overnight we will be hanging out at the fire pit having drinks and s'mores.  

    Friday Night - Eat/Shoot/Stay Package (Optional) 

    If you want to enjoy live entertainment and dancing or just stay another night, the resort has offered us a special package rate of $299 plus 10% tax for the Friday evening stay over.  This rate includes the cabin, dinner for 2 (steak, chicken or chef's special), continental breakfast, clay shooting with 100 sporting clays (or can be switched for pistol/rifle shooting static range), eye/ear protection and a complimentary golf cart.  Each family will book their overnight cabin directly with OK Gun Club Resort. NOTE: Clay Shooting is for experienced shooters only, novices are invited to join us Saturday afternoon for clay shooting instruction if desired. 

    Electric Chargers

    This is a Tesla destination charging location with two full capacity HPWCs and a J1772 charger.  The location is programmed into your Tesla navigation system.

    The resort is 32 miles from the Port Saint Lucie Superchargers. The resort also has RV facilities with electric hookups so bring your mobile connector to provide additional on-site charging options if you plan to stay overnight. 

    • March 22, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Laurel Oak Country Club | 2700 Gary Player Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34240

    On Sunday, March 22, starting at noon, we will be having a club luncheon at the Laurel Oak Country Club at 2700 Gary Player Blvd, Sarasota.  Enter at the main gate, drive to the guard building and tell the guard that you are attending the Chanin luncheon at the club house. From the guard building drive to the 4-way stop and continue straight.

    After lunch, Morgan Harding, Store Leader of the Sarasota Tesla Store, will be providing a presentation on Tesla'a Energy and Solar products. Following the presentation she will be taking questions from the audience.

    Important note about registering

    You will have to register multiple times to select individual entrees for your guest(s). 

    Please select the registration type corresponding to one of the four entrée selections. Tax and gratuity are included in price. After you register, select your meal, and complete payment, you must register again separately for each of your guests so that they can make their entrée selection. Select “New registration", and you can continue using your email address and city. Then change the box with your name to that of your guest. Next, select the entrée for your guest, confirm and complete payment. Repeat this for each guest. 

    Open to the public

    This event is open to the public, but both club members and non-club members must register at our website and pay in advance for their lunch to get on the admittance list.  We will check names at the door.  You will not be able to register and pay at the door. You can only pay online at our website. If you cancel, payments are non-refundable, unless the event is canceled.

    For non-members, we collect emails to notify registrants if things change. We never use this information for any other purpose.

    About the event

    The price of the meal is provided at actual cost. The registration fee includes the cost of the meal, gratuity, sales tax, and online payment transaction fees.  There is no markup for profit.

    The luncheon will start at approximately noon. There will be a cash bar with individual checks for your bar bill. The lunch is a sit-down meal. Dress is business casual.


    The Sarasota Supercharger, with 20 - 120 kW charging terminals, is less than 10 miles from the Country Club.

    Overnight Stays

    For attendees wishing to stay overnight, the Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota University Park/Lakewood is across the street from the Superchargers. 

    Comfort Suites Sarasota - Siesta Key is about 6 miles from the Country Club and has two Tesla destination chargers. 

Past events

February 22, 2020 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts to Celebrate the opening of the Clearwater version 3 Supercharger
February 08, 2020 MEMBERS ONLY: Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts aboard the Sky Princess – February 8, 2020
February 08, 2020 Florida Tesla Enthusiasts have been invited to participate in EVs & Tea Event
February 08, 2020 MEMBERS ONLY: Display your Tesla at the Transportation Expo at the Central Square at Seaside
January 11, 2020 Florida Tesla Enthusiasts Meet-up at Whispering Oaks Winery in Oxford
December 17, 2019 Join us for Happy Hour at Cob & Pen in Lakeland
December 14, 2019 Meet-up at True Food Kitchen at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville
December 08, 2019 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts at the Gainesville Cars & Coffee
December 06, 2019 Tesla Owners Meet-up for Dinner at Sonny's BBQ & Drag Racing at the Homestead Miami Speedway
November 24, 2019 Luncheon & Live Tesla Podcast at Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota
November 17, 2019 MEMBERS ONLY: A Special Afternoon with Mr & Mrs T on Tour
October 19, 2019 Ceramic Pro Sarasota is hosting a Tesla Cars & Coffee Event – Oct 19
October 04, 2019 MEMBERS-ONLY: Join US for a Weekend Getaway at Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys
September 21, 2019 MEMBERS-ONLY: Blue Ridge Parkway Tesla Drive hosted by Tesla Owners Club of NC Triangle - Asheville, NC
August 29, 2019 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts at Tatts & Tacos Beer Garden for a meetup and car display
August 01, 2019 MEMBERS-ONLY: Join us for a cocktail reception, dinner and a private viewing of "Revenge of the Electric Car" at CinéBistro in Sarasota
July 14, 2019 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts at the Gainesville Cars & Coffee
July 13, 2019 MEMBERS-ONLY: Join us in a parade to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
May 18, 2019 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts for a lunch meet-up near the Delray Supercharger
April 20, 2019 Join us for a lunch meet-up after the Sarasota Earth Day event
February 03, 2019 Cars & Coffee for Tesla enthusiasts featuring Trevor Page, Founder of Model 3 Owners Club
September 29, 2018 Join Us to Celebrate the Opening of the Altamonte Springs Supercharger Station
August 25, 2018 Join Us to Celebrate the Opening of the Tampa Hyde Park Supercharger
August 04, 2018 Join Us to Celebrate the Opening of the New Fort Myers Supercharger Station at Dani Dr
July 21, 2018 Blake Fuller, Pike’s Peak Record Holder, to speak at Luncheon at Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota
June 23, 2018 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts to celebrate the opening of the Aventura Mall Supercharger Station
April 07, 2018 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts & Tesla for a Cars & Coffee at Ace Cafe Orlando
March 24, 2018 Gulf Coast Maker & ComicCon Festival
March 24, 2018 Come join us at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
February 25, 2018 ECO FUN FESTIVAL - Clearwater
February 04, 2018 Cars & Coffee Event to View a New Model 3
January 20, 2018 Celebrate the Opening of the West Melbourne Supercharger Station
January 14, 2018 Baygrass Bluegrass & Craft Beer Festival
December 01, 2017 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts for Dinner and Christmas Reflections in DeFuniak Springs
October 28, 2017 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts at the Seaside Farmers Market
September 22, 2017 Celebrate the opening of the Sarasota Superchargers at Stonewood Grill
July 08, 2017 Tesla Weekend Social followed by Club Meet-up & Lunch
March 04, 2017 Meet-up for lunch at Brio Tuscan Grille Naples
September 02, 2016 Dinner Meet-up at the Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort
June 24, 2016 Join Florida Tesla Enthuiasts for a meet-up at 1 Hotel South Beach
April 30, 2016 Lunch at Kona Grill plus tour of Siesta Key Rum
April 01, 2016 FTE Members Only Event with Public Viewing
March 30, 2016 FTE Public Event
March 29, 2016 FTE Mixed Event

Florida Tesla Enthusiasts, Inc. is an enthusiast club and 501(c) 7 non-profit organization. It is registered with the Florida Department of State and is also registered to do business in Florida as Tesla Owners Florida.

The use of the trademarked name "Tesla" in our club names is strictly for the nominative purposes of description and identification as granted by the Lanham Act for fair use of trademarks. Its use is in no way intended to imply any business affiliation with Tesla Motors, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Our club participates in the Tesla Owners Club Program. While it is recognized and sanctioned by Tesla Motors through the program, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts, a/k/a Tesla Owners Club of Florida, is an independent enthusiast organization and is not affiliated with Tesla Motors, Inc. or its subsidiaries. TESLA, MODEL S, MODEL X, MODEL 3, POWERWALL and the “TESLA,” “T” and “TESLA and T Flag” designs, and certain other marks, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tesla Motors, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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