April Events and Festivals in Florida

By
Cortney Tarell
April Events and Festivals in Florida

Spring has sprung here in Florida, so it's a great time to be out and about going to festivals all across the state. And there are so many great events to choose from!

Theme Parks

There are two big theme park events going on right now. Check them out for delicious food and a unique time at a familiar park. 

EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL

March 6 - June 3, 2019

Location: Epcot

SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL

Saturday and Sunday, February 9 - May 5, 2019

Location: Sea World, Orlando, Florida

 

Blueberry Harvest Festivals

Blueberries are in full bloom here in Florida this month, so don't miss all of these festivals that will allow you to celebrate them and eat some at their freshest

Keel and Curley Blueberry Festival

April 6 - 7, April 13 - 14, 2019

Location: Keel and Curley Winery, Plant City, Florida

Avon Park Blueberry Festival

April 27, 2019

Location: Avon Park, Florida

Bostwick Blueberry Festival

April 27, 2019

Location: Bostwick, Florida

Mount Dora Blueberry Festival

April 27 - 28, 2019

Location: Elizabeth Evans Park, Mount Dora, Florida

 

Barbecue Festivals

It's the perfect time to be outside eating food, and Barbecue is the best kind of food to eat outdoors, so there are tons of events based on Barbecue food.

Grant BBQ Fest

April 5 - 7, 2019

Location: Grant, Florida

Rhythm and Ribs

April 5 - 7, 2019

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival

April 6, 2019

Location: Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead, Florida

BBQ, Bands & Brew

April 7, 2019

Location: Centennial Park, Fort Myers, Florida

 

Other Food Events

As always, there are tons of great food events happening throughout Florida even if you aren't a barbecue fan. Here are some of the best ones:

Las Olas Wine & Food Festival

April 5, 2019

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sprung! Spring Beer Festival

April 6, 2019

Location: Wynwood, Miami, Florida

Brick City Beer & Wine Fest

April 20, 2019

Location: Downtown Ocala, Florida

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

April 25 - 28, 2019

Location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Pensacola Crawfish Festival

April 26 - 28, 2019

Location: Bartram Park, Pensacola

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

April 26 - 28, 2019

Location: Pompano Beach, Florida

SoFlo Cake and Candy Expo

April 26 - 28, 2019

Location: Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, Florida

Cocoa Beach Uncorked

April 27 - 28, 2019

Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

Pinellas Pepper Fest

April 27 - 28, 2019

Location: England Brothers Bandshell Park, Pinellas Park, Florida

Sweet Corn Fiesta

April 28, 2019

Location: Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach, Florida

 

Film Festivals

Film festivals happen throughout the year in Florida, but April certainly has a lot of them to look forward to.

Sarasota Film Festival

April 5 - 14, 2019

Location: Sarasota, Florida

Tallahassee Film Festival

April 5 - 7, 2019

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Florida Film Festival

April 12 - 21, 2019

Location: Maitland, Florida

Fort Myers Beach Film Festival

April 24 - 28, 2019

Location: Fort Myers Beach, Florida

 

Music Festivals

What a great month to be outside enjoying music with your loved ones. There are tons of music festivals in a variety of genres during April in Florida.

Springing The Blues Music Festival

April 5 - 7, 2019

Location: Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Pensacola Jazzfest

April 6 - 7, 2019

Location: Seville Square, Downtown Pensacola, Florida

Tampa Bay Blues Festival

April 12 - 14, 2019

Location: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

Tortuga Music Festival

April 12 - 14, 2019

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Word of the South

April 12 - 14, 2019

Location: Cascades Park, Tallahassee, Florida

Blues at the Winery

April 13 - 14, 2019

Location: Lakeridge Winery, Clermont, Florida

Seabreeze Jazz Festival

April 24 - 28, 2019

Location: Pier Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

Lakeside Jazz Festival

April 26 - 27, 2019

Location: Port Orange, Florida

Sandjam Music Festival

April 26 - 28, 2019

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

 

Art Festivals

Art festivals are a super fun way to get out of the house in the gorgeous Florida Spring weather. Here are some you should definitely check out:

Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival

April 6 - 7, 2019

Location: Downtown Gainesville, Florida

Spring Fiesta in the Park

April 6 - 7, 2019

Location: Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida

St. George Island Paint Out

April 7 - 13, 2019

Location: St. George Island, Florida

Delray Affair

April 12 - 14, 2019

Location: Downtown Delray Beach, Florida

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

April 12 - 28, 2019

Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida

Brownwood Paddock Square Art & Craft Festival

April 20 - 21, 2019

Location: Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages, Florida

Downtown Melbourne Festival of the Arts

April 20 - 21, 2019

Location: New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, Florida

Mainsail Art Festival

April 20 - 21, 2019

Location: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

Stay in May

April 24 - May 7, 2019

Location: Naples, Florida

Wynwood Life

April 25 - 27, 2019

Location: Wynwood, Miami, Florida

Chain of Parks Art Festival

April 27 - 28, 2019

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

 

Looking for something different?

There are tons of unique events and festivals in April if none of the above events are for you. These are the ones you don't want to miss:

Miami Beach Gay Pride

April 1 - 7, 2019

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Clay County Agricultural Fair

April 4 - 13, 2019

Location: Clay County Fairgrounds, Green Cove Springs, Florida

Suwannee River Paddling Festival

April 5 - 7, 2019

Location: Suwannee River State Park, Live Oak, Florida

7 Mile Bridge Run

April 6, 2019

Location: 7 Mile Bridge, Marathon, Florida

Black Gold Jubilee Festival

April 6, 2019

Location: Torry Island Recreation Center & Campground, Belle Glade, Florida

Morikami’s Hatsume Fair

April 6 - 7, 2019

Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida

Orchid & Plant Festival

April 6 - 7, 2019

Location: Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital, Coral Springs, Florida

Sharks Tooth Festival

April 12 - 14, 2019

Location: Venice Airport Festival Grounds, Venice, Florida

Lagoonacy

April 13, 2019

Location: Marine Discovery Center, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Worm Gruntin' Festival

April 13, 2019

Location: Sopchoppy, Florida

Conch Republic Independence Celebration

April 19 - May 4, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

Central Florida Earth Day

April 20, 2019

Location: Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida

Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival

April 20, 2019

Location: Esplanade Park, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival

April 20, 2019

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida

Florida's Birding and Photo Fest

April 24 - 28, 2019

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach at The GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

April 26 - 28, 2019

Location: The Coliseum, St. Petersburg, Florida

Interstate Mullet Toss

April 26 - 28, 2019

Location: Flora-Bama, Perdido Key, Florida

Leesburg Bikefest

April 26 - 28, 2019

Location: Leesburg, Florida

Ocean Adventure Expo

April 27 - 28, 2019

Location: Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Southeast BunFest

April 27, 2019

Location: Kane Center, Stuart, Florida

Tallahassee PRIDEFEST

April 27, 2019

Location: Tallahassee, Florida