The Longest Table
This year's Longest Table is history but you can be first in line
in 2022 by adding your name to our list.
past event | Along Duval Street, behind City Hall
the longest table


The Longest Table, hosted by The City of Tallahassee, Leon County Government, The Village Square, and Leadership Tallahassee, is a free event that allows us to come together to break bread and have an honest discussion about our community over dinner at one continuous table. This Tallahassee tradition gives residents the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships across diverse communities to move our community forward together.

Last year 1,000 people gathered after Hurricane Michael, sharing conversations about our hometown. We are delighted to invite you to participate in the fifth year of this unique community event.

Free Admission, RSVP required by clicking here. Contact (850) 891-2000 for questions and more information. We hope to see you soon at The Longest Table! (#LongestTable)

(Photo credit, header photo: Rick Minor)


Event Sponsors

The Longest Table was one of only 37 projects in cities across America to win the Knight Cities Challenge for innovation. From CNNMoney: "This year, 37 projects from 19 cities won a total of $5 million. But the scope of the projects was even greater: More than 4,500 groups submitted their takes on innovation."

Innovation is happening in cities across the country

Unrest and discord can show up in our daily lives when we're unable to see one another as people. With this in mind, our community came together to explore a simple, yet powerful idea - that meaningful connections could be built among people who might not otherwise cross paths.

"Breaking bread at one continuous and symbolic dinner table."

A lot can be discussed over sweet tea and Southern barbecue, especially among more than 400 strangers gathered around a 350-foot-long table in Tallahassee, Florida. Diners poured in from all parts of town; some were new residents, while others were longtime Floridians. Click to read article.

CityLab: 'The Longest Table' Helps Tallahassee break down barriers