May Events and Festivals in Florida

By
Cortney Tarell
Megacon
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MegaCon Orlando

 

It's almost summer here in Florida, and there are so many festivals all across the state that are the perfect way to celebrate!

 

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

 

Seafood Festivals

Florida is one of the best places to eat delicious seafood. Check out some of these Florida festivals for the best and the freshest seafood you can get.

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

May 3 - 5, 2019

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

Panacea Blue Crab Festival

May 3 - 4, 2019

Location: Woolley Park, Panacea, Florida

Venice Seafood & Music Festival

May 4 - 5, 2019

Location: Centennial Park, Venice, Florida

Fish to Fork

May 9 - 12, 2019

Location: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida

St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival

May 24 - 26, 2019

Location: St. Armands Circle Park, Sarasota, Florida

 

Beer Festivals

This is the time of year you definitely want to have an ice cold beer in your hand if you're going to be outside. These Festivals in Florida make it easy.

Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest

May 10, 2019

Location: Old School Square Pavilion and Grounds, Delray Beach, Florida

New Times Brew At The Zoo

May 11, 2019

Location: Zoo Miami, Miami, Florida

Beer ‘Merica Orlando

May 18, 2019

Location: Gaston Edwards Park, Orlando, Florida

Temple Terrace Brewfest

May 18, 2019

Location: Historic Woodmont Park, Temple Terrace, Florida

Venice Brew Bash

May 25, 2019

Location: Venice, Florida

 

OTHER FOOD EVENTS

As always, there are tons of great food events happening throughout Florida even if you don't want seafood or beer. Here are some of the best ones:

Sarasota Veg Fest

May 4, 2019

Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, Sarasota, Florida

Taste of the Beach

May 5, 2019

Location: Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Key Lime Festival

May 11, 2019

Location: Fisherman's Village, Punta Gorda, Florida

Windsor Zucchini Festival

May 11, 2019

Location: Windsor, Florida

Newberry Watermelon Festival

May 18, 2019

Location: CountryWay TownSquare, Newberry, Florida

Tupelo Honey Festival

May 18, 2019

Location: Lake Alice Park, Wewahitchka, Florida

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

May 25, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, Florida

Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival

May 27, 2019

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, Florida

 

Music and Theatre Festivals

If you want amazing entertainment from your Florida festival, here are some of the best to check out.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

May 23 - 26, 2019

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Best of the Best Music Fest

May 26, 2019

Location: Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami, Florida

Suwannee River Jam

May 1 - 4, 2019

Location: The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground, Live Oak, Florida

Sunfest

May 2 - 5, 2019

Location: Downtown West Palm Beach, Florida

Tampa International Fringe Festival

May 2 - 11, 2019

Location: Historic Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

Gamble Rogers Music Festival

May 3 - 5, 2019

Location: Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine, Florida

Welcome to Rockville Festival

May 3 - 5, 2019

Location: Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, Florida

Key West Songwriters Festival

May 8 - 12, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

Rolling Loud

May 10 - 12, 2019

Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Jazz On the Vineyard Green

May 11 - 12, 2019

Location: Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, Clermont, Florida

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival

May 14 - 27, 2019

Location: Orlando, Florida

Orange Blossom Jamboree

May 15 - 19, 2019

Location: Sertoma Ranch, Brooksville, Florida

Key Largo Original Music Festival

May 16 - 19, 2019

Location: Key Largo, Florida

Sunset Music Festival

May 25 - 26, 2019

Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

 

Garden Festivals

Everything is in bloom here in Florida during May. Check out some of these festivals in Florida for a look at the true Land of the Flowers

Hibiscus Festival

May 3 - 5, 2019

Location: City Marketplace, Punta Gorda, Florida

Platinum Coast Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show

May 3 - 5, 2019

Location: Kiwanis Island Park Gymnasium and Annex, Merritt Island, Florida

Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens Garden Show & Spring Festival

May 4 - 5, 2019

Location: Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, Williston, 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:

Stay in May

April 24 - May 7, 2019

Location: Naples, Florida

Art Month South Walton

May 1 - 31, 2019

Location: South Walton, Florida

Romanza Festivale of the Arts

May 3 - 12, 2019

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade

May 3 - 5, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

Siesta Sand Sculpture Contest

May 4, 2019

Location: Siesta Key Beach, Florida

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

May 4 - 5, 2019

Location: Downtown Sanford, Florida

MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

May 11 - 12, 2019

Location: Lake Morton, Lakeland, Florida

Digital Graffiti

May 17 - 18, 2019

Location: Alys Beach, Florida

 

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT?

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

MegaCon Orlando

May 16 - 19, 2019

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Conch Republic Independence Celebration

April 19 - May 4, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

Thunder Beach Spring Rally

May 1 - 5, 2019

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

Miami Web Fest

May 2 - 3, 2019

Location: Miami, Florida

Fort Lauderdale Air Show

May 4 - 5, 2019

Location: Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Harvey Milk Festival

May 4 - 11, 2019

Location: Five Points Park, Sarasota, Florida

Cinco de Mayo Brickell

May 5, 2019

Location: Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida

Great Dock Canoe Race

May 11, 2019

Location: Naples, Florida

Riding into History

May 11, 2019

Location: World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Florida

Jeep Beach Jam

May 14 - 19, 2019

Location: Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

Unifest

May 17 - 18, 2019

Location: Vincent Torres Park, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

Wild Amelia Nature Festival

May 17 - 19, 2019

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

Sizzle Miami

May 23 - 27, 2019

Location: Miami, Florida

Florida Folk Festival

May 24 - 26, 2019

Location: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, Florida

Orlando Carnival Downtown

May 26, 2019

Location: Downtown Orlando, Florida

Fiesta of Five Flags

May 29 - June 7, 2019

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Miami Fashion Week

May 29 - June 2, 2019

Location: Miami, Florida

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

May 31 - June 1, 2019

Location: The Fort Walton Beach Landing, Fort Walton Beach, Florida