There is no better time for a festival in Florida than Autumn. With gorgeous weather and plenty of reasons to celebrate, this is the time you want to be outside enjoying all the season has to offer! No matter what you want to celebrate, there are plenty of festivals during this time of year in every different category. Enjoy some delicious food, listen to excellent music, and spend time with the people you love! Here are some of our favorite festivals in Central West Florida that you should definitely check out this fall!
Centennial Park in Historic Ybor City, Tampa
October 7, 2018
Celebrate Tampa Bay’s Hispanic community with this fun festival in Ybor City. Delicious food, amazing music and dance performances, and awards recognizing hispanic leaders in the community are the perfect way to honor Tampa’s diversity and the Hispanic culture this autumn!
DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park, Arcadia
Celebrate Halloween with the whole family at this fun festival. Dress up and come prepared for all kinds of great holiday fun including costume contests, zip lines, delicious food, carnival rides, hay riding, trick or treating, a pumpkin maze, and so much more. There is something here for everyone to love!
Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin
October 11 - 14, 2018
This festival has everything you want in a fall festival. Carnival rides, prizes, food, and a flea market make it fun for people of all ages. Plus, the proceeds go to benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, so you can feel good about the money you’re spending too!
Liberty Park, Inverness
October 26 - 28, 2018
Music is the star at Cooter Festival, a growing festival in a small town. You’ll enjoy all kinds of great music, but you will also get carnival rides, food trucks, and all kinds of other entertainment. For a super fun Halloween experience stay on Friday night for the Cooter Zombie Run and add a little bit of terror to your fun.
Coachman Park, Clearwater
October 18 - 21, 2018
Liston to tons of local and national jazz musicians and bands at this four day festival. You can purchase tickets by the day, or get a four day pass to have a truly unforgettable experience. No jazz fan should miss this, one of the biggest jazz festivals in the state!
Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg
November 9 - 11, 2018
Ribs, amazing music, and charity that gives money to children’s organizations? What more could you want from a festival? Bring your whole family to enjoy delicious food and a family fun zone that will entertain kids of all ages!
Venice Airport Fairgrounds, Venice
November 9 - 12, 2018
Chalk is an art that rarely gets the attention it deserves. It is fleeting, but that doesn’t make it any less fun, which is why this 4 day event is the perfect way to celebrate it! Amazing chalk artists from all over convene here in Venice, Florida to show you their amazing street art that can only truly be experienced by festival attendees, so make sure you don’t miss this one!