August is a great month to experience the variety of festivals that Florida has to offer. From conventions to food and drink festivals to cultural events, there’s something for everyone this month!
See our August Event Guide for more on Events and Festivals happening in August.
Outdoor Events in Florida in August
August is the second month after July known as the hottest months in Florida. If the heat is too much for you and you want to be outdoors, check out cool waters of Florida’s plethora of Water Parks. And if you love the water, get to any of the beaches around Florida and enjoy the nice warm waters this time of year. You can also avoid the heat by checking out indoor museums. See what events are happening on their websites.
Theme Parks & Attractions
August is an exciting month as Florida starts getting into the fall season and fall holidays. Disney starts its two popular fall festivals in August, but if you can’t get to them now, don’t worry. Both of these events run through November.
With all the heat this summer, if you’re going to be outside for a festival you want to do it with a cold drink in hand. Here are some of the best events to keep you hydrated:
As always, there are tons of great food events happening throughout Florida. Here are some of the best ones:
There are lots of events at this time of year to celebrate some of the diversity that makes Florida great. Check them out to explore the food and entertainment of different cultures!
- African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival of Florida
- Fishermen’s Village Tikifest
- Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival
- Emerald Coast Greek Festival
Music, Art, and Theater Events
Experience the best of Florida’s art scene at these fun events and festivals
- International Ballet Festival of Miami
- Arts in August
- Florida Scallop & Music Festival
- Gulf Coast Jam
- Tampa Bay Theatre Festival
- Downtown Venice Craft Festival
There are tons of unique events and festivals in August if none of the above events are for you. These are the ones you don’t want to miss:
- Tampa Bay Comic Con
- Wausau Possum Festival
- Anime Festival Orlando
- Orlando Boat Show
- Orlando Truck & Jeep Fest
- Orlando Home and Garden Show
- National Kidney Foundation Surf Fest
- Okeechobee Labor Day Festival
See our August Event Blog for more content about Events and Festivals happening this month.