August Events and Festivals in Florida

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.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Drink Events

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:

Food Events

As always, there are tons of great food events happening throughout Florida. Here are some of the best ones:

Cultural Festivals

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!

Music, Art, and Theater Events

Experience the best of Florida’s art scene at these fun events and festivals

Other Events

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:


See our August Event Blog for more content about Events and Festivals happening this month.

For a complete listing of August events, click here

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Florida Events strives to provide the most comprehensive Event & Festival listings in Florida. This column includes events, festivals, fairs, parades, holiday happenings, conventions and big events from around the state including all regions in Florida. The events listed may change without notice. Please check the event website for up to date information. Corrections or additions let us know at [email protected]