September Events and Festivals in Florida

By
Cortney Tarell
September Events and Festivals in Florida

With Fall starting and the weather beginning to turn less extreme, September is a great month for festivals in Florida. There's tons of great food events this month including several city-wide food celebrations.

 

Theme Park Events

With Halloween coming in October, all of the main theme parks have Halloween-related events in September. Plus Epcot's Food and Wine Festival continues.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

August 16 - November 1, 2019

Location: Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

August 29 - November 23, 2019

Location: Epcot World Showcase, Walt Disney World

Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

September 6 - November 2, 2019 (Select Nights)

Location: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

September 20 - November 2, 2019

Location: Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida

 

City-Wide Dining Months

Several cities in Florida have dining months in September where many restaurants offer special discounts and menus so you can sample their food at lower costs.

Miami Spice

August 1 - September 30, 2019

Location: Miami, Florida

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month

August 23 - September 30, 2019

Location: Orlando, Florida

Boca Restaurant Month

September 1 - 30, 2019

Location: Boca Raton, Florida

Flavor Palm Beach

September 1 - 30, 2019

Location: Palm Beach, Florida

 

Other Food and Drink Events

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

Key West BrewFest

August 29 - September 2, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

Emerald Coast Greek Festival

August 31 - September 1, 2019

Location: Emerald Coast Convention Center, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Brevard Caribbean Festival

September 1, 2019

Location: Wickham Park, Melbourne, Florida

Emerald Coast Beer Festival

September 5 - 6, 2019

Location: Pensacola, Florida

I Like It Hot Festival

September 14 - 15, 2019

Location: Minnreg Hall, Largo, FL

Pensacola Seafood Festival

September 27 - 29, 2019

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest

September 27 - 29, 2019

Location: Wynwood Marketplace, Miami, Florida

Mount Dora Seafood Festival

September 28 - 29, 2019

Location: Simpson's Cove & Gilbert Park, Mount Dora, Florida

 

Music Festivals

There are lots of Music Festivals taking place during the month of September, so enjoy the weather while you dance to all kinds of music.

Florida Scallop & Music Festival

August 30 - September 1, 2019

Location: George Core Park, Port St. Joe, Florida

Gulf Coast Jam

August 30 - September 1, 2019

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

LOTOS Music Festival

September 1, 2019

Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida

Sing Out Loud Festival

September 6 - 29, 2019

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

September 20 - 29, 2019

Location: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Florida

New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival

September 26 - 29, 2019

Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida

 

Craft Festivals

Now that the weather is nicer, it's the perfect time to be outside browsing craft vendors at a craft show!

 

Downtown Venice Craft Festival

August 31 - September 1, 2019

Location: 401 W Venice Ave, Venice, Florida

Palm Harbor Craft Festival

September 7 - 8, 2019

Location: Palm Harbor, Florida

Marine and Wildlife Art Festival and Craft Show

September 14 - 15, 2019

Location: Indian River Fairgrounds, Vero Beach, Florida

Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival

September 14 - 15, 2019

Location: Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, Florida

Quiltfest

September 19 - 21, 2019

Location: Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Other Events

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

National Kidney Foundation Surf Fest

August 30 - September 2, 2019

Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

Tampa Bay Theatre Festival

August 30 - September 1, 2019

Location: Tampa, Florida

Okeechobee Labor Day Festival

August 31 - September 2, 2019

Location: Lake Okeechobee, Florida

Womenfest Key West

September 4 - 8, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

Central Florida Film Festival

September 6 - 8, 2019

Location: Epic Theatres, Mount Dora, Florida

Global Peace Film Festival

September 16 - 24, 2019

Location: Orlando, Florida

Jacksonville Dragon Boat and Paddle Festival

September 21, 2019

Location: Metropolitan Park Marina, Jacksonville, Florida

Klingon Feast

September 27 - 29, 2019

Location: Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, Daytona Beach, Florida

Space Coast Pride & Parade

September 28, 2019

Location: Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne Florida

Sweetfields Farm Corn Maze

September 28 - November 3, 2019 (Select Dates)

Location: Sweetfields Farm, Masaryktown, Florida