Florida Events & Festivals

With its diverse people and plentiful cultures, Florida is one of the best places to celebrate. Year round, there are events and festivals happening all over the Sunshine State. Because of the amazing weather, there are Florida Fairs, Art & Craft shows, Food & Drink FestivalsMusic Festivals, Music ConcertsFilm Festivals, Exhibits & DisplaysConvention & Trade Shows and more happening all across the state at any given time. And don't miss all of the Holiday Events, Holiday Parades and Holiday Boat Parades happening to celebrate those special times of year. 

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Holiday Season November 2019 through New Years

Location: Walt Disney World, Florida

Disney has so many different holiday celebrations all throughout the parks. One of the highlights is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom. Also make sure to check out Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays and Hollywood Studio's Sunset Seasons Greetings.

 

Select Dates in December

Location: Legoland, Florida

Visit Legoland during the weekends in December for special Christmas events and Holiday shows for kids of all ages to celebrate the season!

March 4 - June 1, 2020

Location: Epcot

A beautiful time of year to visit Epcot during this springtime event that includes brilliant blooms, wildlife habitats and walkways, delicious food in the outdoor kitchens featuring small plates and non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, interactive playgrounds and entertainment. 

May 16 - 19, 2020

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

MegaCon is the Southeast's premier Comic Book, Anime, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, & Pop Culture event! If you are a fan of just about anything in todays pop culture, this is the event to be at with 4 days of your favorite movies and TV show celebrity panels, workshops, comic artists and more. 

May 24, 2020

Location: Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami, Florida

North America’ largest Caribbean music festival Best of the Best Concert (BOTB) returns to the striking landscapes of Bayfront Park and the Miami Beach skyline with a huge lineup of artists featuring pop, R&B, socca, reggae, hip hop and Caribbean music. 

August 23 - September 30, 2019

Location: Orlando, Florida

This month long event gives people the opportunity to explore Orlando's amazing culinary landscape. During this month restaurants will offer three course, prix fixe dinners for just $35!

August 24, 2019

Location: Fishermen's Village, Punta Gorda, Florida

This celebration of local artists features live demonstrations as well as a marketplace of vendors selling their art. Come prepared for lots of browsing, shopping, and dining.

August 29 - November 23, 2019

Location: Epcot World Showcase, Walt Disney World

This is the event Floridians look forward to all year and people plan vacations around. Disney knows how to do Food & Wine and bring the flavors of the world to the countries in the World Showcase in Epcot. 

August 29 - September 2, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

This event has lots of beer-related activities throughout the weekend for beer lovers of all kinds. The signature event happens on Saturday, but you don't want to miss the Hangover Brunch and Pool Party the day after or any of the fun pre-events on the days leading up to the main event!

 

August 30 - September 1, 2019

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

On the shores of St. Joseph Bay in historic Port St. Joe features top notch entertainment, a 5k race, Scallop Cook-Off, educational exhibits, the popular Kids Zone, and more than 50 great vendors featuring food, art & crafts, and more!

August 30 - September 2, 2019

Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

Come to Cocoa Beach for the largest charitable surfing festival in the world! Both pro and amateur surfing competitions happen here every year to benefit the National Kidney Foundation.

August 30 - September 1, 2019

Location: Tampa, Florida

Experience powerful, informative workshops led by trained professionals, in addition to scene, monologue, and short play competitions, and theatrical entertainment that will leave audiences with a memorable experience.

August 31 - September 1, 2019

Location: 401 W Venice Ave, Venice, Florida

Browse arts and crafts of all kinds as you stroll along vibrant downtown Venice. It features lots of vendors and a Green Market that offers live flora, freshly popped kettle corn, gourmet spices, and sauces.

August 31 - September 1, 2019

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

Celebrate Greek culture with tons of delicious Greek food. Here you will also find Greek music and dance as well as lots of local vendors with all kinds of unique finds.

August 31, 2019

Location: Gulfport, Florida

Calling all flower children, hippies and tree huggers! Come out for a day of peace, art and music celebrating the end of summer at this waterfront village honoring the village's unofficial mascot and favorite reptile, the Gecko. Geckofest features live music, woodstock festival style, plus a host of hippie-themed festivities, a quirky walking parade and so much more. "It’s going to be far-out and outta sight, man!"

August 31 - September 2, 2019

Location: Lake Okeechobee, Florida

This community 2 day event includes local business owners, clubs and talent to say a fond farewell to summer with a parade, fun events, contests, vendors with great food, arts and crafts, and more. 

August 31, 2019

Location: Julian B. Riverfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Every rum lover should make their way to Tampa for this fun labor day weekend celebration. Here you will find all kinds of rum drinks perfect for closing out the summer with a bang!

September 1 - 30, 2019

Location: Boca Raton, Florida

Explore the diverse culinary scene in Boca all through the month of September! Participating restaurants will have 3-course prix fixe dinner menus at affordable prices.

September 1, 2019

Location: Wickham Park, Melbourne, Florida

Brevard's largest caribbean festival featuring live reggae bands and performers, caribbean food vendors, games, bounce houses and lot of entertainment for the whole family. 

September 1 - 30, 2019

Location: Palm Beach, Florida

Experience some of Palm Beach's best restaurants at affordable prices throughout the month of September. Participating restaurants offer 3 course meals at fixed prices.

September 5 - 6, 2019

Location: Pensacola, Florida

With seven different rooms and two courtyards, each dedicated to its own unique style of entertainment, this Pensacola street party offers beer tasting, beer pairing and lots of fun events. 

September 6 - 8, 2019

Location: Epic Theatres, Mount Dora, Florida

The Central Florida Film Festival is an opportunity for Floridians to celebrate the art of film. It gives filmmakers a chance to enjoy each others works and interact with their audience.

September 6 - 29, 2019

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Enjoy free concerts throughout most of the month of September. More than 200 local and regional acts in several different venues around St. Augustine.

September 6 - November 2, 2019 (Select Nights)

Location: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Universal famously throws one of the best Halloween parties in the world. This is a celebration for people who love the scary side of Halloween. Come ready for the scare of your life and an experience you won't soon forget!

September 7 - 8, 2019

Location: Palm Harbor, Florida

Head to main street to shop at some of the best craft vendors from all around the country. Stroll along the streets near the gulf of Mexico while you look at art of all kind!

September 13 - November 2, 2019 (Select Days)

Location: Dade City, Florida

There is so much to do at SCREAM-A-GEDDON! From indoor attractions like Blackpool prison to Zombie Paintball Assault coming this year.

September 14 - 15, 2019

Location: Minnreg Hall, Largo, FL

One of the Largest Gourmet Spicy Food Fests in Florida featuring Hot & Spicy food vendors from all around Florida, competitions, Pepper Eating Contest, Intensity Academy's Spicy Lolly Lick-A-Thon, Hot Hula Hoop Contest and much more. It's all about the Pepper!

September 14 - 15, 2019

Location: Indian River Fairgrounds, Vero Beach, Florida

This unique art festival celebrates art that highlights marine and wildlife themed art.

 

September 14 - 15, 2019

Location: Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, Florida

This constantly growing festival is a popular summer tradition in Punta Gorda. You can meet tons of amazing crafters and other vendors while you shop for all kinds of unique items.

September 16 - 24, 2019

Location: Orlando, Florida

Films can have a powerful effects on viewers. This festival celebrates films that use that power to promote peace around the world!

September 19 - 22, 2019

Location: Wertheim Performing Arts Center at FIUMiami, Florida

This festival celebrates musical heritage from around the world. It features all kinds of different performances by world class artists from many different countries.

September 19 - 21, 2019

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

Quilts from all over the world are brought together to be viewed and even judged for a cash award. Browse, shop and buy quilt supplies and ready-made quilts. Food Court, kids corner and more. 

September 20 - November 2, 2019

Location: Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida

Home to lots of terrifying haunted houses, this event is the West Coast's best Halloween celebration. Enjoy the park's thrill rides while you enjoy their additional scares throughout the season!

September 20 - October 26, 2019

Location: Newberry, Florida

"Laugh by day, Scream by night" this Florida maze brings new fun to the fall festivities with a maze that is fun during the day and becomes haunted at night. 

September 18 - 27, 2020

Location: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Florida

Festival featuring nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters brought to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel by BMI & iHeart Radio. This award-winning festival includes over 100 live performances, more than 60 songwriters, and 20 unique venues! 

September 21, 2019

Location: Metropolitan Park Marina, Jacksonville, Florida

Dragon boating is a great alternative to the usual corporate outing and offers a team sport uniting people to achieve a common goal.  Dragon boating promotes teamwork and camaraderie in and out of the boat. Sign up your team, come out and support your team or just come out and watch the excitement. 

 

September 21, 2019

Location: Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Get into the fall spirit at this fun fall festival! Here you will find carnival-themed games, competitions, face painting, train rides, live music, and lots more fun stuff.

 

September 26 - 29, 2019

Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida

One of Central Florida’s premier music events this three day affair includes jazz, food and lots of fun.  

September 27 - 29, 2019

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

This is a gathering organized by fans for fans. It's not a convention, it's just an opportunity for Star Trek fans to come together and have some fun together!

September 27 - 29, 2019

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola has some of the best seafood in the world! This festival lets you enjoy that seafood while you listen to live music and browse arts and crafts vendors.

September 27 - 29, 2019

Location: Wynwood Marketplace, Miami, Florida

Sam Adams Octoberfest is a true Bavarian experience in Miami with 3 days of beer, great food, live bands and entertainment.

September 28 - 29, 2019

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

Eat fresh seafood from more than 100 exhibitors next to the water at this family friendly event. 

September 28, 2019

Location: Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne Florida

The Space Coast Pride Festival & Parade honors the LGBTQ community. Several different vendors will be there, so come out and celebrate pride with the Space Coast community!

Sept 28 - November 3, 2019

Open Saturday's. – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Sundays -11 a.m. to 5 p.m,  Friday nights 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Closed Weekdays.. 

The event gives families the opportunity to enjoy a day on the Farm. Visitors can spend time navigating their way through an over 8-acre corn maze, playing on over 25 types of fun farm themed activities, including a cow train, beeline zipline, corn popper jumping pillow, hayride, barnyard ball, farm games, playground and more!  Plenty of food on site including the farm bakery, fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade caramel apples, roasted sweet corn, and more!  The farm is available for group bookings, field trips and other special events.

September 28 - November 3, 2019 (Select Dates)

Location: Sweetfields Farm, Masaryktown, Florida

Featuring 5 acres of a life-sized living corn crop labyrinth, harvest crop and activities for the whole family. Come check out this farm for a day of fall family fun. 

October - December, 2019

Location: Miami, Florida

This celebration of public art promotes video, film, and performance in urban spaces every year!

October 3 - 6, 2019

Location: Miami, Florida

A festival for women who love women, celebrating women and the issues that affect them. 

October 3 - 27, 2019 (Thursday - Sunday)

Location: Bonita Springs, Florida

Offering both a non-haunted maze and a haunted maze with 2 scary themes. This corn maze with make you scream! 

October 3 - 6, 2019

Location: Mount Dora, Florida

Fun-filled weekend, with multiple scenic routes in beautiful Mount Dora, festivities, and excitement galore! Lots of rides and options with included breakfast, festival jersey, concert in the park and more. 

October 4 - November 2, 2019 (Select Nights)

Location: Altamonte Springs, Florida

One of Central Florida's haunted areas that features scare trails, live music, and food trucks at the event starting in October.

October 4 - 26, 2019 (Weekends)

Amazing Grace Family Farms, Green Cove Springs, Florida

Open every Friday and Saturday in October, Journey through their Crop Maze, Pumpkin Patch, and farm attractions

October 4 - 5 and 25 - 26, 2019

Location: German American Society Clubhouse, Casselberry, Florida

Authentic and traditional German music, food, beer, and entertainment to our patrons.

October 4 - 6, 2019

Location: Destin Harbor, Destin, Florida

3 Days of Entertainment & Fun at the Destin Harbor includes the best local and coastal musician's on the beach on 3 stages featuring Rock, Reggae, Country, and tropical music. Enjoy the music and great food at the restaurants and bars throughout the Harbor. 

October 4-6, 2019

Location: Jaco Pastorius Park, Oakland Park, Florida

Sponsored by Funky Buddha Brewery, enjoy live German music, authentic German-style beer and Bavarian cuisine in the Biergarten. Fun for all ages with amusement rides, games, activities, dance floor, and master yodler.

October 4 - 27, 2019 (Weekends)

Location: Plant City, Florida

An outdoor haunted trail which features 3 trails, an escape game, and laser tag. 

October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2019

Location: German American Society, Pinellas Park, Florida

Authentic and traditional German music, food, beer, and entertainment 3 weekends, Friday and Saturdays in October sponsored by the German American Society of Pinellas Park. 

Weekends October 5 - 27, 2019

Location: Plant City, Florida

Corn Maze, pumpkin patch, animals, activities, food and everything fun for your family for a fall outing. 

October 5 - November 10, 2019 (Weekends)

Location: Masaryktown, Florida

Come get lost in their 5 acre maze with a new design each year. And that's not all. This farm has a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, pony rides, hill slide, and more. 

October 5 - December 8, 2019 (Weekends)

Location: Long and Scott Farms, Mount Dora, Florida

Open in the Fall on weekends featuring two Corn Mazes, a 1 acre and a 6 acre corn maze, with lots of paths and plenty of room. 

October 6 - 13, 2019

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

This week-long festival features world-class jazz music in many styles performed by jazz greats as well as fresh, up-and-coming young talent. Performances are staged in several venues around Amelia Island including Saint Michael Parish Hall, Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar & Grill, Amelia Park, Arte Pizza, the Florida House Inn, Horizons, OMNI Hotels & Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. 

October 6, 2019

Location: Tampa, Florida

This festival celebrates Hispanic heritage in the Tampa Bay area. Celebrate with amazing music, food, and so much more!

October 10 - November 2, 2019 (Thursday - Saturday)

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, Florida

Every year there are different houses to experience, this year there are new haunts and scares that are awaiting for you to visit.

October 10 - 13, 2019

Location: Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin, Florida

For over forty years, the OLL Fall Festival has been an integral part of the Dunedin community. Every October, volunteers from our parish and school come together to put up the “big tent” and fill our campus with rides, games, music, laughter, and fun! Dozens of rides cater to children of all ages with a special section of “kiddie rides” for the little ones. This year we are also pleased to announce our “Craft Beer and Sports Tent”
Enjoy seasonal, craft beer while watching TVs showing the weekends big sporting events.

October 11 - 12, 2019

Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin, Florida

Come out to The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin for the 10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest featuring American specialty beers from around the nation, more than 200 domestic and international craft beers, brewery representatives offering an opportunity to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles and live music.

October 11-13, 18-20, 2019

Location: German American Social Club, Miami, Florida

Oktoberfest Miami® is a great cultural event celebrating authentic German culture, German beers, live German music, German food, and German folk dancing with family friendly fun bounce houses, magicians, and activities. Held on the second and third full weekends of October at the German American Social Club on Miller Drive in Miami's horse country.

October 11-13, 18-20, 2019

Location: American German Club, Lake Worth, Florida

Authentic German Fest with Bavarian food, german beer, entertainment, and carnival.

October 11-13, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Celebrating with german cheer, dancing and singing to cooler weather and colder beer along the Hillsborough river downtown at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

October 11 - 13, 2019

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

Columbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Family activities include a scavenger hunt, pirate invasions, a kids parade and main parade, live music, fireworks and so much more! 

October 12-13, 2019

Location: Sea Walk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Huge event featuring Stein Hoisting Competition, Annual Cornhole Tournament, Bratwurst Eating Competition, Beach Clean Up on Sunday, Dogtoberfest Yappy Hour & Pet Costume Contest.

October 12, 2019

Location: Earl Brown Park, DeLand, Florida

What could be better than a day full tasty bacon and beer? Come here to enjoy lots bacon and beer from various different vendors all while benefitting charity!

October 12-13, 2019

Location: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Come out to a German countryside at the park as the park is transformed into a village with biergartens, festive décor and a tented dining area. A German-American menu, featured Breweries, German music, dancing and activities for the whole family. 

October 12, 2019

Location: Regatta Park, Miami, Florida

Come on out for a craft beer experience that marries the love of craft beer to an incredible social atmosphere. Back in the Grove this year as one of the largest Beer Fests in Florida. 

October 12-13, 2019

Location: Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Jacksonville, Florida

Entertainment and traditional German music and dance and great brew.

October 12 - November 3, 2019 (Weekends)

Location: Partin Ranch, Kenansville, Florida

5-acre maze and smaller mazes for the younger ones, a pumpkin patch, barrel train, animals, kiddie zip line, food & drinks, this ranch opens up the fall to you for fun fall festivities. 

October 12, 2019

Location: Downtown Windermere, Florida

Whether you identify as a craft beer lover or a craft beer snob, we have something for you! This is your chance to try some new brews and check out what's going on in the Florida craft beer scene. Live music and food vendors.

October 17 - 24, 2019

Location: Orlando, Florida

Named one of the top “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine, this festival brings many amazing filmmakers together to showcase their films.

October 18 - 20, 2019

Location: Niceville, Florida

Welcome to Boggy Country!  What’s our recipe for success?  Start with a savory assortment of food, including tons of tasty mullet.  Add a unique selection of handmade arts and crafts, then throw in thrilling amusement rides and games.  Top it all off with top-notch musical entertainment, and you’ve got one of the most enduring festivals in the Southeast!  It’s three days full of fun for the whole family, and you won’t want to miss a minute!

October 18 - 27, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

Past ..future…Present let your mind wander! This year’s Fantasy Fest theme, Time Travel Unravels, takes your imagination to anywhere on the time-space continuum. There are limitless possibilities!!! Let your inspiration guide you as you cultivate your costumed revelry into the past colonial era , roman empire, Italian renaissance …or catapult your creativity to a future era of living in the cosmos. You can set your time machine to go where your whim and imagination takes you.

October 18-20 & 25-26, 2019

Location: Tampa Bay Downs, Florida

Authentic German Food, Drink, Music, Dancing, Carnival, Arts & Crafts and Contests. 

October 19 - 20, 2019

Location: Miami Marine Stadium, Key Biscayne, Florida

Experience some of the country's best seafood in this oceanfront community. Not only will you find delicious food, but you will also get to experience Florida culture at its finest.

October 19 - 20, 2019

Location: Orange Park, Florida

The Town of Orange Park Fall Festival is Clay County’s oldest and largest Arts and Crafts Festival featuring 2 days of fun family activities with over 200 artists, vendors, entertainment, kids zone and great food. 

October 19, 2019

Location: Eau Gallie Arts District/Eau Gallie Square, Melbourne, Florida

The Rocky Water Brew Fest is in the heart of the Eau Gallie Arts District at the Eau Gallie Square sponsored by the Eau Gallie Rotary Club. Come out and try some of the best breweries in Florida with unlimited tastings with your ticket to the event. Find a new favorite brew this October.

 

Saturday and Sunday, October 19 - 20, 2019

Location: Winter Springs Town Center, Blumberg Blvd, Winter Springs FL

ARToberFEST celebrates exceptional art, tasty German food, rockin’ entertainment, kids’ crafts and much more. This event takes a new twist on October fest and combines the German spirit with art and family activities. 

 

October 22 - 26, 2019

Location: South Beach, Miami, Florida

Stroll the beach while you try all kinds of delicious seafood from many venues at the South Beach Seafood Festival that spans four blocks and welcomes over 13,000 seafoodies!

April 29 - May 3, 2020 Spring

Oct 23 - 27, 2019 Fall

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

Bikers descend from around the country to Panama City Beach Florida for this week of live music, entertainment, motorcycle events and more. 

October 23 - 27, 2019

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

This is one of the biggest and best gatherings of bikers in North Florida. 

 

October 24 - 27, 2019

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

Set on the banks of Florida's most famous river, this festival is a great way to celebrate Halloween with dazzling lights, art installations, and performance art, all of which come together to make this music festival a completely unique experience.

October 25 - 27, 2019

Location: Liberty Park, Inverness, Florida

Come out to this emerging music festival that takes place in the small town of Inverness, located in Central Florida and enjoy 3 days of live music, family-friendly activities, rides, vendors, food trucks, street performers and the beautiful nature of the lush city park on Lake Henderson that runs along the Withlacoochee State Trail. 

October 25 - 27, 2019

Location: Orlando, Florida

Calling all Horror Freaks, Fans, and Filmmakers!  Kickstart your Halloween festivities at the original FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival.

October 25 - 27, 2019

Location: Naples, Florida

The annual Stonecrab Festival is a weekend of food and fun starring of course, the stone crab. It’s also your chance to explore the beautiful Naples waterfront with activities on land and by water in and around Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina, Tin City and Naples Transportation and Tours General Store/Heritage Museum.

October 26, 2019

Location: Orlando Festival Park, Orlando, Florida

Central Florida Veg Fest is one of the largest and longest-running vegetarian festivals in the world!

October 26 - 27, 2019

Location: Regatta Park, Coconut Grove, Florida

Pick your perfect pumpkin from more than 5,000 pumpkins!, Full Carnival For All Ages, Pumpkin Decorating, Kids Corn Stalk & Hay Bale Maze, Scarecrow Dress Up Village, Shows & Activities, Pumpkin Food Court & Beer Bars.

October 26 - 27, 2019

Location: Mount Dora, Florida

The Streets of Mount Dora fill with amazing vendors selling all kinds of unique art during this fun and artsy festival!

October 26, 2019

Location: St. Marks, Florida

This annual event kicks off the fall season with a celebration of the stone crab. "We know fall has arrived when our fishermen start hauling in the Stone Crabs". Come enjoy the live music, parade, local vendors and artisans, children's activities and fun for the whole family.

October 17 - 20, 2019

Location: Key Largo, Florida

This is a celebration of marine conservation with a perfect home in Key Largo! Enjoy tons of great activities such as educational seminars, social gatherings, diving, and eco-adventures with some of the best names in diving and marine science.

October 31, 2019

Location: Wynwood, Miami, Florida

Celebrate Halloween in Miami's art district for an experience unlike any other. This is a party that you definitely don't want to miss!

November 1 - 3, 2019

Location: Cedar Key, Florida

Cedar Key is invaded by pirates one weekend every year at this fun event! 

November 1 - 3, 2019

Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox of Greater Orlando, Maitland, FL 

Here you will find authentic Greek foods, dancing, live music, church tours, iconography presentations, and so much more fun for the whole family!

 

November 1 - 3, 2019

Location: Gainesville, Florida

Join this predominantly Punk Rock festival for both the main festival in Gainesville and the Pre-Fest in Ybor City (transportation available), or you can choose one or the other. Either way, this is one of Florida's best way to experience music up close and personal!

 

November 1 - 3, 2019

Location: Downtown Pensacola’s Historic Seville Square

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is a three-day, juried art show that draws more than 200 of the nation's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists.

November 2 - 3, 9 - 10, & 16 - 17, 2019

Location: T.Y. Park, Hollywood, Florida

Explore our kingdom full of musicians, artisans, eateries, knights and jesters. Cheer for your favorite side at the living chess game and joust! Feast like a King on hearty food and drink. Shop for fine handcrafted treasures in the Artists’ Market. Enjoy challenging games and entertaining shows for all ages.

November 2 - 3, 2019

Location: Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida

Twice a year, Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando hosts one of the state's largest art festivals. Here you will find tons of food, craft, and other types of vendors surrounding the lake once in the Spring and once in the Fall.

November 2, 2019

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida

This is an art and dance festival celebrating Indian culture and heritage. It showcases performers and artists of all ages!

November 2 - 3, 2019

Location: Cholokka Boulevard, Micanopy, Florida

Fall festival with the true Florida small town traditions. Local artists, crafters, musicians, and lots of activities for the whole family. 

November 2 - 10, 2019

Location: Orlando, Florida

Don't miss this opportunity to be at Orlando's big fashion event. If you love fashion, this is the place to be this week in Florida. 

November 7 - 9, 2019

Location: Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch, Palatka, Florida

Come to listen to all kinds of amazing bluegrass music while you enjoy concessions and other amenities on this beautiful campground.

November 7 - 10, 2019

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Seed Food and Wine is not just a festival, we are a movement, a community of ideas and passionate people committed to elevating the conversation around plant-based foods, sustainability, conscious living and the welfare of animals.

November 8 - 9, 2019

Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida

This is a festival to celebrate new and independent surf documentary films.

November 8 - 10, 2019

Location: Melbourne, Florida

Three day festival during Native American Heritage Month honors the culture of the indigenous peoples of the Americas through music, and especially the music of the Native American Flute.

November 8 - 10, 2019

Location: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Tampa Bay, Florida

One of Hillsborough County’s oldest cultural celebrations, The Tampa Greek Festival was established more than 30 years ago to  share its heritage, its Orthodoxy and its wonderful food with the Tampa Bay community. Throughout the weekend, guests can enjoy strolling through the Grand Hall, indulging in inventive spirits at the Opa! Party Tent,  and discovering market treasures.

November 9, 2019

Location: Sanborn Square Park, Boca Raton, Florida

The Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival features chefs from the tri-county area as they converge upon the festival grounds for the Best Florida Food Festival event the Grand TastingA Culinary Affair; 6 PM to 10 PM. Craft Brew lovers join the special area inside the Grand Tasting for the 4th Annual Craft Brew BattleA Hoppy Affair!.

November 10, 2019

Location: Miramar Regional Park, Sunrise, Florida

Excite your palate and explore spicy jerk delicacies as well as tasty Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy hot music, traditional and contemporary cultural presentations and bask in the cool vibes of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.

November 13 - 17, 2019

Location: Gateway Park, Miami, Florida

This festival is a celebration of Jazz and R&B music featuring world class musicians and artists!

November 15 - 18, 2019

Location: Venice Airport Fairgrounds, Venice, Florida

Mark your calendars and come out for the largest gathering of eminent pavement artists creating masterpieces on pavement in chalk. 

November 15, 2019 - January 11, 2020

Location: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, Florida

Come to one of Miami's most beautiful outdoor spaces for a holiday experience like no other. Starting in November, the garden is illuminated at night with spectacular special effects you won't find anywhere else. You will also find special activities like an illuminated maze, talking to trees, and a difficult scavenger hunt as well as food and drinks served by some of Miami's top eateries.

November 16 - 17, 2019

Location: Downtown Gainesville, Florida

Come out to historic downtown Gainesville for a celebration of art and creativity, live music, performing arts and great food. 
 

November 16 - December 30, 2019

Location: Hoffman's Chocolates Factory, Greenacres, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with everyone's favorite celebratory treat: Chocolate! Here you will find one of South Florida's only outdoor ice skating rinks, incredible light displays, live entertainment, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and of course lots of delicious holiday treats. Take a factory tour and holiday chocolate class to get up close and personal with the special treat Hoffman's is known for. 

November 16, 2019

Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida

This festival (formally the Legends of the Old School concert) allows people to come together to listen to all kinds of great music from some iconic musical artists.

November 16 - 24, 2019

Location: Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida

During this event, Christmas trees are like their own art form. Here you will find designer Christmas trees as well as other Christmas favorites like gingerbread houses, holiday wreathes, and table decor. All the trees are available for purchase and proceeds go to support the Orlando Museum of Art. Special events take place throughout the events.

November 16, 2019

Location: St. Mark United Methodist Church, Pensacola, Florida

St. Mark United Methodist Church hosts a Holiday Market each year where local vendors come together to sell artwork, baked goods, and other holiday-related goodies.

November 17 - 19, 2019

Location: Jensen Beach, Florida

This festival was originally a celebration of the pineapple heritage of this area. It has since grown into so much more. It is one of Florida's biggest street festivals with amazing music, food, carnival rides and so much more.

November 18, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location: Wickham Park, Melbourne, Florida

Come to this drive through event every night during the season including holiday nights for a spirited experience like no other. Over 3 million lights turn the park into a winter wonderland. In addition to the main event you can also book a private hay ride.

November 20, 2019

Location: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

Kick off the holiday season at the Ybor City tree lighting ceremony. In addition to the lighting there will also be a holiday shopping market, Christmas caroling, and holiday treats.

November 22 - December 1, 2019

Location: Wyndham Garden
8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Featuring 10 days of master sand sculptors competing on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world plus family fun and activities. 

November 22 - December 29, 2019

Location: WestShore Plaza, Tampa, Florida

Get all your Christmas shopping done while supporting local artists and craftsmen. Each weekend 50+ unique creators will be around to get your shopping done even at the last minute.

November 22 - 24, 2019

Location: Riverside Theater, Vero Beach, Florida

See tons of beautiful decorated trees to get into the Christmas spirit. You will also find Santa's Village, an ice skating rink, a grand festival hall, and great Christmas shopping at holiday vendor booths. All proceeds go to benefit the theater's scholarship and youth programs.

November 22 - January 1, 2019

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida

Come to the Speedway for over a mile of top-of-the-line drive through lighting displays that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car. Multiple themes come to life with lights and animations you have to see to believe.

November 22 - 24, 2019

Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida

This festival allows you to enjoy music from morning until night in several different venues on the beautiful gulf coast

November 22 - 24, 2019

Location: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, Florida

Celebrate Thanksgiving with bluegrass, camping, and a ranch full of people who love those things as much as you do at this unique event!

November 23 - 24, 2019

Location: Deland, Florida

Voted “Best Florida Outdoor Fine Art Festival” by Florida Living, this festival is an event that shouldn't be missed by any art lovers!

November 23 - 24, 2019

Location: Tamiami Park, Miami, Florida

Celebrate the fall season and South Florida's best weather of the year with a harvest festival that's fun for the whole family!

November 27, 2019

Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida

This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season with the whole family. Come for the tree lighting, stay for the carnival games, ice rink, the world's largest snowman, and tons of great live entertainment.

November 27 - December 31, 2019

Location: Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, Florida

This drive through Christmas light display is one of the best places to get in the holiday spirit! Enjoy their giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees from the comfort of your car!

November 28 - December 2, 2019

Location: Tampa, Florida

This festival is a celebration of Latin culture through live music and dance.

November 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Location: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida

Find great holiday events and activities at the gardens throughout the holiday season. This includes holiday home tours at the Pinewood Estate, Christmas concerts, walking tours, and lots of other great activities you don't want to miss.

November 29 - December 28, 2019 (Friday and Saturday)

Location: Heathcote Botanical Garden, Fort Pierce, Florida

During the holiday season Heathcote’s five acres of Gardens are decorated with thousands of lights to give you a festive walk through environment. Live music and delicious s'mores treats make it a night to remember.

November 29 - December 30, 2019

Location: Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo, Florida

Head to the botanical gardens nightly for one of the Tampa Bay area's best Christmas light attractions. You will also find refreshments, holiday themed gifts, entertainment, and visits from Santa.

November 29 - December 23, December 26 - 30, 2019

Location: Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers, Florida

Visit the homes formally owned by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford during the holidays for a special, festive experience. You'll find holiday foods, live music, visits from Santa, and special events throughout the season. Don't miss the nightly liquid fireworks show at the fountain.

November 29 - December 30, 2019 (Select Dates)

Location: Kirby Family Farm, Williston, Florida

Take a 20 minute train ride to get a Christmas experience like no other. Here you will see thousands of Christmas lights, Visit with Santa and friends, and find so many other rides and activities for the whole family.

November 29 - December 23, 26 - 30, 2019, January 1 - 5, 2020

Location: Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida

Visit the botanical gardens during the holidays for a special experience unlike any other. The natural beauty of the garden is enhanced by amazing lighting designs and live performances from Opera Naples and the Naples Ballet.

November 29 - December 30, 2019 (Select Dates)

Locations: Hillsborough River, Tampa, Florida

Every holiday season Pirate Water Taxi provides special holiday cruises that give you the perfect way to experience Tampa's festivities from the water. The cruise includes sing along christmas carols, a free hot chocolate and christmas cookie, beer and wine available for purchase, and whimsical narration.

November 29 - December 1, 2019

Location: Siesta Key, Florida

This festival features a unique blend of seafood creations and delicious drinks prepared by the top restaurants in Siesta Key and Sarasota. Live entertainment, crafts, and more. 

November 29 - December 29, 2019 (Friday and Saturday nights)

Location: Zoo Miami, Miami, Florida

Animal encounters, river boat rides, photos with Santa, and lots of other fun events are available for all at the Zoo on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the holiday season. Each weekend has a different theme kids can dress up for to participate in special events and entertainment.

November 30, 2019

Location: Viera High School, Viera, Florida

The Light Up Viera Parade starts and ends at Viera High School and winds around the USSSA Space Coast Complex. 

November 30, 2019

Location: Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

Celebrate Christmas with the whole family at the convention center. It will feature a tree lighting, a visit from Santa, and tons of additional entertainment.

November 30, 2019

Location: Main Street, Downtown Miami Lakes, Florida

Gather in downtown Miami Lakes to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Main Street lights up with holiday cheer while you enjoy live entertainment and browse local vendors.

November 30 - December 1, 2019

Location: Francis Field in Uptown, St. Augustine, Florida

Outdoor art fair that is a Thanksgiving tradition attracting thousands of visitors, discerning art collectors and savvy holiday shoppers. The event helps support the Art Association programs, while animating the local arts scene and boosting the economy of the nation's oldest city.

November 30, 2019

Location: Downtown Venice, Florida

Kick off the Christmas season with this parade that cuts through downtown Venice.

Holiday Season, 2019

Location: Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Celebrate holidays in Lakewood Ranch with all kinds of great events, decorations, and activities. Every Thursday carriage rides, carolers, and visits from Santa come to the Ranch. You will also find periodic breakfast and lunch with Santa events throughout the season.

December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019

Location: One Daytona, Daytona Beach, Florida

Every Sunday One Daytona comes to life with Christmas spirit. Come every week for different special features and visits from fun Christmas characters.

December 3, 2019

Location: Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

For one day during the holiday season, Las Olas Boulevard becomes a winter wonderland. Christmas music from live performers fill the air while tons of vendors and activities entertain the whole family.

December 5, 2019

Location: Clematis, West Palm Beach, Florida

Celebrate the holidays in the most Florida way possible at this event that lights a Christmas tree made of sand lovingly known as Sandi. The event will also feature lots of family friendly activities and entertainment.

December 5, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location: Delray Beach, Florida

Throughout the holiday season, Floridians and tourists alike can visit the tall tree that has been named one of the "10 Best Christmas Trees in America". Everyday you can come to see the tree and you will also find visits from Santa everyday before Christmas Eve, Ice Skating, a Carousel, and tons of other activities plus special events happening throughout the season.  It is a great place to celebrate Christmas, but don't worry, everyone can celebrate together here with Hanukkah and Kwanzaa events as well!

December 6, 14, 2019

Location: Orange City, Florida

Come to city hall to kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting event that takes place on November 30. On December 8 you can enjoy the Christmas Village and Parade from Dickinson Park.

December 6 - 8, 2019

Location: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, Florida

Come to the Festival of Trees to see all kinds of festive trees decorated by local businesses to raise money for Goodwill. Each day has its own individual events for you to enjoy.

December 6 - 8, 2019

Location: Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida

You support both local creators and the arts as a whole when you buy your Christmas essentials at this Christmas Market. You'll find everything from gifts and decorations to delicious holiday treats, all made by local artists. 

December 6, 2019

Location: St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, Florida

This event kicks off the holiday season at St. Armands Circle Shopping center with a tree lighting ceremony, live performances, and Santa's arrival for the season.

December 6, 2019

Location: City Hall, Holly Hill, Florida

Listen to Christmas music from carolers while the Holly Hill tree is lit up. It also includes a holiday parade that cuts downtown.

December 6, 2019

Location: Founders Park Beach, Islamorada, Florida

Here you can have an Island feel and a play in the snow all at the same time. You can also shop at the Holiday Gift Bazaar, eat delicious treats, and participate in lots of other fun activities!

December 6 - 7, 13 - 14, 2019

Location: Volusia County Baptist Church, Orange City, Florida

Experience the story of Christmas firsthand here where you will witness the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection. Entrance is free, so you don't want to miss it!

December 6, 2019

Location: Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall, Lake Mary, Florida

At this tree lighting event thousands of lights illuminate the park and the Christmas tree. You will also find Dancing light shows, snow, lots of entertainment, food vendors, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

December 6 - 7, 2019

Location: Waterfront Park, Clermont, Florida

This two day celebration is exactly what you need to get into the holiday spirit. The first day has a tree lighting ceremony, and on the second day, the holiday parade takes place. Throughout the event you will find live music and delicious food as well.

December 6, 2019

Location: Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida

Kick off the Christmas season with your local community here at Naples' tree lighting. Local choirs, bands, and other groups are there to provide entertainment.

December 6, 2019

Location: Gazebo at John Wilson Park, Safety Harbor, Florida

Kick off the holiday season in Safety Harbor with a tree lighting event. The event also features choirs singing Christmas carols and a visit from Santa Claus.

December 6, 2019

Location: Magnolia Square, Sanford, Florida

Come to Magnolia Square for a holiday celebration for the whole family. Watch the tree lighting and enjoy live entertainment, activities, and a visit from Santa.

December 6, 2019

Location: Sanibel Island, Florida

Stroll along the island for a Florida Christmas celebration like no other. Local businesses participate to make the festivities happen.

December 6, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Get ready for December with this beautiful tree lighting ceremony. The event includes a free movie in the park for you to enjoy with your loved ones.

December 6, 2019

Location: Downtown Tarpon Springs, Florida

There's Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs is a Christmas tree lighting to kick off the holiday season, but it's also so much more than that. You will also find hay rides, a snow play area, live music, a visit with Santa, an illuminate boat parade, and so much more.

December 7, 2019

Location: Downtown Safety Harbor, Florida

A Harbor Holiday is a unique event that allows you to take a trolly to 6 holiday themed attractions around the city. Enjoy vintage Christmas at the museum, check out Santa's workshop and a night time market at the gazebo, enjoy family friendly activities at the Waterfront Wonderland, Listen to holiday stories at the the library, visit a gingerbread house where you can meet Santa, and find even more holiday activities at the Holiday Acres. 

December 7, 2019

Location: Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte, Florida

Watch the park and its 60-foot Christmas tree illuminate with 200,000 lights. You can also enjoy live music, an ice skating rink, fireworks, train rides, and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

December 7, 2019

Location: Founder's Square, Babcock Ranch, Florida

Enjoy a tree lighting ceremony that comes with live music and delicious food and drinks. You can also take advantage of photo opportunities with the Whispering Pines Clydesdale horses and Santa Claus!

December 7, 2019

Location: Boynton Beach, Florida

A holiday parade that features performances from local schools and groups kicks off the season in Boynton Beach. Following the parade, the Banyan Trees in Dewey Park will be lit up spectacularly and entertainment, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, will be available.

December 7, 2019

Location: Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral, Florida

Kick off the holiday season at one of the biggest celebrations in the region! Come for family friendly rides, live music on 4 stages, 3 food courts of festival foods, and an official tree lighting.

December 7, 2019

Location: Lake Concord Park, Casselberry, Florida

Casselberry kicks off the holiday season with this tree lighting. Here you can listen to live music and watch a holiday movie while you enjoy the festive decorations.

December 7, 2019

Location: Gulfport, Florida

Spend time with family while you celebrate the holidays here at the Holiday Hoopla! Here you will find great Christmas shopping at local vendors, beautiful decorations, and live entertainment and Christmas music.

December 7, 2019

Location: Largo Central Park, Largo, Florida

During the holiday season Largo Central Park comes alive with Christmas spirit with special events and beautiful decorations. In addition to Christmas lights, you will find crafts, concessions, a ferris wheel, and a carousel.

December 7, 2019

Location: Golden Gate Community Center, Naples, Florida

One of the area's biggest events of the year, come for a day of family fun and festive activities. Featuring tons of real snow you can play in!

December 7, 2019

Location: O'Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, Pensacola, Florida

O'Riley's Santa Pub Crawl is Pensacola's largest pub crawl, and you get to do it dressed like Santa Claus! You must be 21 years or older and be wearing a Santa costume to participate.

December 7, 2019

Location: International Fishing Pier, Deerfield Beach, Florida

Celebrate the winter season right here on the beach at this fun family event. Stroll along the shore while you enjoy a lights display, snow flurries, live reindeer, an ice skating rink, a visit from Santa, and so much more.

December 7, 2019

Location: Palmetto Historical Park, Palmetto, Florida

Spend your time in a Christmas atmosphere unlike any other you'll find in the area. Decorations, activities, and food and drink make this an event you don't want to miss. Plus, your kids can write a letter to Santa and he will write them back!

December 7, 2019

Location: Charles F Dodge City Center, Pembroke Pines, Florida

Enjoy some snow in South Florida at this fun event. Play in the snow, visit with Santa, and enjoy tons of entertainment and activities throughout the day.

December 7, 2019

Location: Port St. Lucie Civic Center, Port St. Lucie, Florida

Get your shopping done locally by browsing the vendors here while live holiday music is played. You will find great gifts, decoration, and also delicious food. The Snowflakes & Snowman parade takes place later in the day.

December 7, 2019

Location: Sanford, Florida

See some of Florida's history on this Sanford tour. On this self-guided walking tour you can see many of Florida's historic homes decorated for the holidays. 

December 7, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with a parade that starts at 11AM. Stick around for Santa Fest and fun for the whole family. The festival includes pictures with Santa, arts and crafts, and fun activities.

December 7, 2019

Location: Milander Park, Hialeah, Florida

50 tons of snow come to Hialeah to bring a winter wonderland to South Florida. You will also find carnival rides, games, food, live entertainment, and more.

December 7, 2019

Location: Vero Beach, Florida

Come support your local community while you celebrate the season at this fun event. Look out for a visit from Santa!

December 8, 2019

Location: Lover's Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Hang out with Santa on the beach and have lunch (provided free for children). This is an opportunity for you to donate presents for needy children and your own children to get a present from Santa.

December 10 - 22, 27 - 29, 2019

Location: McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida

Come to the gardens during the holidays to see them lit up with Christmas cheer. In addition to beautiful light displays you will also find live music, a large scale model train, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

December 11, 2019

Location: Sample Road, Coral Springs, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with your local community at this fun parade. It will feature school marching bands and lots of other local businesses and groups.

December 13 - 15, 20 - 22, 27 - 29, 2019

Location: Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida

Check out the Garden of Lights on nights during this event to see the gardens lit up and enjoy special activities like their interactive life sized snow globe. Come earlier in the day on select dates for Santa's Little Helpers, where you can meet lots of animals and enjoy tons of family friendly activities.

December 13, 2019

Location: 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida

Celebrate a small town Christmas here in Inverness. You can visit Santa, get free train rides, and enjoy lots of entertainment and refreshments,

December 13, 2019

Location: Margate, Florida

Enjoy winter in Florida to celebrate the holiday season! Here you will find real snow to play in, kiddie rides, lots of activities, and pictures with Santa.

December 13 - 29, 2019

Location: Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach, Florida

Come to the gardens every night during the season for beautiful light displays and illuminated walkways. Special performances by local musical artists and groups will take place throughout the season.

December 13 - 15, 2019

Location: Fort Cooper State Park, Inverness, Florida

Thousands of lights decorate the park for this great Christmas celebration. Live music and a visit from Santa provide the entertainment and s'mores will be available for a delicious snack.

December 13, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location: Pinecrest Gardens, Pinecrest, Florida

During the holiday season, Pinecrest Gardens becomes an illuminated winter wonderland with thousands of lights. Entertainment for the whole family includes carnival rides, live entertainment on select evenings, and so much more.

December 14, 2019

Location: Arts Park, Hollywood, Florida

Visit this free festival for a holiday celebration like no other. You'll find a 40-foot Christmas tree that hosts a Christmas pageant, gift giveaways, a visit from Santa, live entertainment, and lots more right here near the ocean.

December 14, 2019

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade is a parade that marches through Downtown Pensacola. The parade brings in crowds of over 50,000 people each year.

December 14, 2019

Location: Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, Davie, Florida

Welcome to winter wonderland right here in Florida! Here you will find real snow to play in, an ice skating rink, inflatable rides, a visit from Santa, and so much more!

December 14, 2019

Location: Flora-Bama, Perdido Key, Florida

Want to visit Santa this Christmas? The Flora-Bama Santa Drop brings Santa to you... after he skydives onto the beach that is! There will be activities and sweets for the kids and a bar for the adults.

December 14, 2019

Location: Melbourne, Florida

You don't want to miss one of the Space Coast's biggest and best holiday parades. Local community groups, businesses, and schools join Santa to bring this lighted parade to the area.

December 14, 2019

Location: Pinellas Park, Florida

Celebrate the season with the local communities featuring local businesses and school groups marching down Park Boulevard.

December 14, 2019

Location: Downtown Sanford, Florida

Celebrate the holiday in style at this illuminated parade, where floats light up the night to get you into the spirit of the season.

December 14, 2019

Location: City Hall, North Miami Beach, Florida

Come to City hall for a play in the real snow and a parade to celebrate the holidays. You will also find carnival rides and games in addition to music and arts and crafts.

December 14, 2019

Location: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

This parade features local children's groups and school marching bands bringing in holiday cheer alongside Santa Claus. Snowfall from the rooftops makes this Florida winter celebration different from the others.

December 14, 2019

Location: Downtown Tarpon Springs, Florida

The Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade travels through downtown. After it ends a Candy Cane hunt will take place in Craig Park.

December 15, 16, 21, 22

Location: Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

The Christmas ZOOBilee is a great way to celebrate Christmas with the animals! Here you will find winter-themed bounce stations, live entertainment, a Christmas Market, and visits from Santa.

December 21, 2019

Location: Main Street, Safety Harbor, Florida

Celebrate with the local community at this parade where you'll find floats, old fashioned cars, Shriners, and Santa!

December 22 - 23, 27 - 28, 2018

Location: Key West, Florida

Key West is a great place to take a trolley tour and explore the history and culture of the area. During the holiday season you can take a Christmas tour and see all the best of celebrating the holidays here on the island. 

December 24, 2019

Location: Fort Myers, Florida

Enjoy Christmas island style this Christmas Eve on a dolphin cruise from Adventures in Paradise. See dolphins while you cruise out to visit with Santa where he will be waiting with gifts for all the children.

January 9 - 19, 2020

Location: Islamorada and Key Largo

There is no better way to sample all the best flavors of the keys than attending the Key Largo Food And Wine Festival. Enjoy wine tasting events, cooking demonstrations, wine dinners, live music, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, and art and wine shows throughout the 11 day event!

January 10 - 12, 2020

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Thousands of square feet of exhibits help you explore all the latest products and services in home decor and gardening.

January 11 - 12, 2020

Location: Cape Coral, Florida

This festival has been serving as the top cultural festival for Lee county since its conception in 1985. Here you can listen to music to music from all different genres and be immersed in a world of art.

January 17 - 26, 2020

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

Explore the delicacies of Amelia Island with this ten day long event that allows local restaurants to show off their most delicious meals. Restaurants will be serving set price prix-fixe menus for both lunch and dinner.

January 17 - 19, 2020

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Celebrate the artistic style of art deco in one of the most art deco places in the world. This festival features over 85 individual events within three action packed days. This cultural festival certainly has something everyone can enjoy!

January 18 - 19, 2020

Location: Downtown Crystal River, Florida

The Florida Manatee Festival has a little bit of something for everyone. Her you will find live music, boat tours of the bay, tons of vendors, a huge Kid Zone, and free access and shuttles to Three Sisters Springs!

January 18 - 19, 25 - 26, 31, February 1 - 2, 2020

Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville, Florida

The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire is a great way to feel like you are in a different time. The entire fairgrounds become a bustling medieval marketplace. You will also find jousting knights, living chess boards, delicious food, and other fun activities for the whole family.

January 24 - 26, 2020

Location: Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

This highly regarded art festival brings over 200 artists from all over the country together to showcase tons of amazing artwork. Here you will also find live music and hands on art projects to help you really get involved.

January 24 - 25, 2020

Location: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Head to Universal for Florida's largest Christian music festival! Rock, ride, and rejoice with some of today's most popular Christian artists. You can also participate in a moving candlelighting ceremony during your fun day in the parks!

January 25 - 26, 2020

Location: German-American Social Club, Cape Coral, Florida

This is event is a celebration for the entire family. Enjoy delicious seafood as well as other local foods, arts and craft vendors, and live music.

January 25, 2020

Location: Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa, Florida

This celebration is a reenactment of Tampa's historic pirate invasion the Gasparilla Flotilla. The invasion is free to the public and is followed by an epic pirate themed party at the Hard Rock, so make sure you get your ticket!

January 25 - 26, 2020

Location: Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida

What could be more worth celebrating than delicious chocolate? This festival brings together chocolate samples from local bakeries and shops. Here you can also learn more about the art of chocolate with lectures from all kinds of master chefs and chocolatiers.

 

January 25 - 26, 2020

Location: Whitehead and Caroline Streets, Key West, Florida

This outdoor craft festival brings talented artists to beautiful downtown Key West to show off their works. browse over 100 vendors while you enjoy the other amazing things this island has to offer!

January 25 - February 2, 2020

Location: Eatonville, Florida

Celebrated Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston was born in 1891 in Eatonville, Florida. Since 1990, her hometown has been holding this arts festival in her honor. It celebrates arts of all kind and its effect on the town of Eatonville.

January 28 - February 1, 2020

Location: Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheatre, Key West, Florida

This festival celebrates Red Dirt & Americana music with amazing artists from all over the country. Check out the main stage performers at the amphitheater and then take a stroll down Duval street where other musicians will be playing at theaters and bars throughout the weekend.

February 1 - 2, 2020

Location: Downtown Fort Myers, Florida

Head to Fort Myers for the biggest art festival in Southwest Florida! This waterfront festival offers amazing art of all kinds from artists all over the country. You'll also find great food, fun activities for the whole family, and plenty of opportunities to meet the artists.

February 1 - 2, 2020

Location: Florida Classic Park, Brooksville, Florida

This festival celebrates the Native American culture of Brooksville and across the nation! Here you will find Native American performers and vendors selling tons of authentic Native American art and hand crafted goods. 

February 1 - April 2, 2020

Location: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Visit Universal during the Mardi Gras celebration for an even more exciting theme park experience! Parades are put on each night with outrageous street performers, colorful costumes and countless beads. You will also find Cajun food and tons of authentic New Orleans bands for your entertainment.

February 7 - 8, 2020

Location: The Villages Polo Club, The Villages, Florida

This new Hot Air Balloon Festival will be hosted by the Villages Polo Club and offer a variety of events and entertainment.  From rides in a hot air balloon to a variety of food trucks and vendors - even a miniature pony petting zoo! - this festival has something for everyone!

 

February 7 - 9, 2020

Location: Lakeridge Winery, Clermont, Florida

Lakeridge Winery holds this festival each year to celebrate the previous years harvest. It is a must for any wine lover who wants to experience local Florida wines and culture. In addition to a complimentary wine tasting and winery tour, you will also find live music and a wide range of art and craft vendors!

February 8 - 9, 2020

Location: Downtown Sarasota, Florida

This festival takes over downtown Sarasota for a weekend of amazing art and culture. It is consistently ranked one of the top 100 Fine Art Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine. It will feature amazing art by artists from all over the country!

February 8 - 9, 2020

Location: John Prince Park, Lake Worth, Florida

This festival has a little bit of everything in honor of everyone's favorite flavor. It is affectionally nicknamed “The Best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida”. Come for amazing musical acts, fun carnival rides, and of course tons and tons of delicious garlicky food. Come hungry and you'll be sure to leave satisfied!

February 14 - 15, 2020

Location: Miami, Florida

Featuring diverse jazz expressions and artists throughout the Greater Miami area. 

February 14 - 15, 2020

Location: Baytowne Wharf, Destin

This two day food extravaganza kicks off with a seafood boil at Hammerheads Bar and Grill on Friday night. Come back the next day to sample tons of amazing gumbo made by local Gulf Coast chefs and vote for your favorite! While you eat you can listen to live music by local artists.

February 15 - 16, 2020

Location: Sanibel Island, Florida

This festival brings together amazing artists from all over the country. Bid on amazing one-of-a-kind art works as you walk through the tree lined art show. All proceeds go to support the arts in the local community and beyond. 

February 21 - 23, 2020

Location: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Fort Myers, Florida

Love Greek food? This is the best place to get the most authentic Greek food in town! In addition to delicious homemade food, you will also find carnival rides and games for the kids, dance performances, live music, raffles, and much more!

February 22 - 23, 2020

Location: Cypress Grove Park, Orlando, Florida

This is a festival to celebrate the rich culture and history of the Pine Castle area. Here you can vanish into the past with demonstrations, wild west shootouts, and carriage rides, plus tons of other activities for the whole family. In addition, delicious food and fun musical entertainment can also be found throughout the festival. 

February 27 - March 8, 2020

Location: Plant City, Florida

One of the biggest harvest festivals around, this is a celebration of the local strawberry harvest! Here you will find many farms from the area offering up their strawberries and other products. Plus tons of entertainment and activities for people of all ages.

February 28 - March 1, 2020

Location: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

Come enjoy the delicious seafood creations from top restaurants in St. Petersburg. Live musical performances, arts and crafts and more. 

February 29 - March 1, 2020

Location: Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Tampa, Florida

One of the most prestigious art festivals in the country, Gasparilla brings together some of the best artists from all over the country to show their work and compete for over $70,000 of prize money.

February 29 - March 1, 2020

Location: Grant, Florida

Celebrate delicious seafood from all kinds of local vendors while you support the community of Grant. You will also find exhibits by crafters, tons of entertainment, and other activities for people of all ages!

March 1 - 25, 2020

Location: Sanibel, Florida

Attend one the area's best events for classical music to support local musicians and all kinds of classical music throughout the month of March!

March 5 - 8, 2020

Location: Sunshine Grove, Okeechobee, Florida

This is one of Central Florida's biggest music festivals. Each year you will find some of the biggest musicians from around the world while you enjoy an immersive experience that also brings Wild Art, Swimming, Yoga, Meditation, and Earth-Arts Workshops! 

March 6 - 15, 2020

Location: Miami, Florida

The mission of Miami Film Festival is to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, the Festival presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent.

March 6 - 8, 2020

Location: Weeki Wachee, Florida

Swamp Fest features tons of music as well as vendors and delicious food. Every part of this growing festival highlights what makes this area special while showcasing vendors from all around!

March 7 - 8, 2020

Location: Floral City, Florida

This festival celebrates local agriculture and the many things local farmers produce, including of course, delicious strawberries! In addition to lots and lots of strawberries you will also find live entertainment, children's activities, arts and crafts, and much more!

March 7, 2020

Location: Fort Myers Regional Library Campus, Fort Myers, Florida

Meet lots of famous authors of both adult and children's literature and attend talks to learn about their process here at Florida's largest reading festival! You will also find plenty of activities for readers of all ages!

March 7 - 8, 2020

Location: Oval Park, Lake Mary, Florida

This festival is one of Seminole County's best art events of the year, promoting arts of all kinds! It will feature tons of artists from the local area and beyond, plus live entertainment and food trucks!

March 14, 2020

Location: Winter Park, Florida

A day devoted to readers, writers and authors at the Winter Park Book Festival! Meet great authors and hear them speak; share stories and ideas with fellow writers; make new friends of like-minded readers. 

March 14 - 15, 2020

Location: Francis Field, St. Augustine, Florida

Enjoy one of the best Celtic festivals in the US in it's oldest Celtic city. Here you will find a whiskey tasting event, Highland Games, Delicious Celtic food, Celtic performers from around the world, and so much more!

March 14 - 15, 2020

Location: Fort Myers Beach, Florida

This festival celebrates delicious local shrimp! It will also include a parade, an exhibition, a Queens Pageant and a shrimp-eating contest!

March 14 - 15, 2020

Location: Miami Gardens, Florida

Jazz In The Gardens is the top Jazz music festival in Florida, which spans two days and features the biggest jazz artists in the country.

March 14 - 15, 2020

Location: Marathon, Florida

The Florida Keys are one of the best places in the world for amazing fresh seafood! This family friendly event gives you a chance to sample some of the area's best seafood at reasonable prices while you enjoy tons of live entertainment and kid's activities!

March 20 - 22, 2020

Location: Veteran’s Park, Marco Island, Florida

This 3 day food and music festival is the largest yearly event on Marco Island! Attend to try tons of local food while you listen to local musicians and enjoy the beachside environment!

March 20 - 22, 2020

Location: Central Park and along Park Avenue, Winter Park, Florida

One of the nations oldest outdoor art festivals, this event has been going strong since 1960. It is a juried display of some of the best artists from all around the world. Here you can enjoy the beauty of downtown Winter Park while you enjoy amazing art!

March 20 - 22, 2020

Location: Miami, Florida

Ultra Music Festival is the largest electronic dance music festival in the United States, spanning over three days with performances from the biggest electronic dance DJ's in the world.

March 21 - 22, 2020

Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, Florida

This festival is the most popular gardening event in Gainesville! Check it out for tons of vendors offering all kinds of colorful plants you can add to your own garden! Here you will also find other supplies and accessories for your garden, live entertainment, delicious, and a children's activity area.

March 27 - 29, 2020

Location: Francis Field, Saint Augustine, Florida

This festival has a little something for everyone! Featuring tons of activities like kiddie rides, magic shows, and heroes and princesses that will keep you kids entertained while you enjoy tons of great live music and of course all kinds of delicious local seafood!

March 27 - 29, 2020

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

If you love music and delicious barbecue food, this is the fest for you! A top tier musical line up meets fantastic local food for an experience unlike any other!

March 27 - April 5, 2020

Location: Sarasota, Florida

The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) is recognized as a world-class platform for thought-provoking films from some of the best known and emerging independent voices. Named one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by Moviemaker Magazine, the Sarasota Film Festival celebrates international artists, storytellers while enriching Sarasota's cultural landscape.

March 27 - 28, 2020

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

This event kicks off with one of the largest and most celebrated parades in the southeast. After the parade, join us for the Jubilee in the Park featuring hand crafted items, a Children's Park, local entertainment stages, and national entertainment acts.

March 27 - 28, 2020

Location: Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds, Venice, Florida

Award winning barbecue food and amazing bluegrass music come together for this unique event. Come for two days of fun guaranteed to leave you with a full stomach.

March 28, 2020

Location: Baldwin Park, Orlando, Florida

Enjoy some of Central Florida's best culinary offerings at this special festival right in the center of Baldwin Park. Proceeds go to benefit the James Beard Foundation.

March 28 - 29, 2020

Location: Frost Park, Dania Beach, Florida

Check out this event for amazing live music, a juried art show, tons of delicious seafood, and more family friendly activities to enjoy.

March 28 - 29, 2020

Location: Downtown Gainesville, Florida

Sponsored by Santa Fe College, this festival is a celebration of all kinds of art in the center of downtown Gainesville.

March 29, 2020

Location: Historic Centennial Park, Tampa, Florida

Here you can enjoy all kinds of entertainment, art, food. The real star of the show is, of course, the Cuban sandwich. Cuban sandwich contestants from all over the world show off their skills!

March 30 - April 5, 2020

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach Gay Pride is an incredible party celebrating LGBT+ pride! It involves a parade, festival, and beach party, plus LGBT+ friendly vendors, celebrities, live performances, and food.

April 2 - 11, 2020

Location: Clay County Fairgrounds, Green Cove Springs, Florida

This is the clay county event of the year! Come for Livestock Exhibits, an Early Florida Village, and so much more entertainment for the whole family.

April 3 - 5, 2020

Location: Downtown Delray Beach, Florida

This is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. Stroll the palm tree lined streets of downtown while you browse an eclectic mix of arts and crafts!

April 3, 2020

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sip, sample and enjoy dishes from South Florida's finest restaurants, wineries, spirits brands and breweries. 

April 3 - 5, 2020

Location: Suwannee River State Park, Live Oak, Florida

Paddle two of Florida's most beautiful rivers while you camp out along them with tons of like minded people. This festival will also feature live music, outdoor meals, an evening ghost tour through nearby ruins, and an opportunity to hear from local experts dedicated to preserving North Florida's environment.

April 3 - 5, 2020

Location: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

right on the shores of Tampa Bay, this festival allows you to enjoy the tropical setting while you listen to some amazing blues music!

April 3 - 5, 2020

Location: Cascades Park, Tallahassee, Florida

This is an occasion to celebrate music and literature of all kinds. It features tons of writers and musicians and explores how the two disciplines can work together.

April 3 - 5, 2020

Location: Zen Fields North, Wildwood, FL

Zen Awakening Festival is Florida’s only transformational, music and arts festival featuring DJ’s, Jam Bands, Yoga, 100 acres of nature, Meditation, Spiritual Teachers, Holistic Teachers, Cirque Performers, Flow Dancers, Drum Circle, Group Chants, Fire Performers, Central Fire, Healing Sanctuary, Workshops, Theme Campsites, 24 Ft Waterslide, Permaculture, Kirtan, Camping, Organic Food Vendors and Art Installations. Zen Fields North is a 100 acre camp grounds situated in beautiful Wildwood Florida offers breathtaking views, hiking and bike trails, lush green pasture surrounded by pristine ponds and majestic oak forest.

April 3 - 5, 2020

Location: Key West, Florida

Human-Powered art sculptures take over Key West during this amazing festival! This is a parade unlike any other that features art in motion. You can make a sculpture to be a part of parade yourself, or you can simply enjoy it from the sidelines!

April 4, 2020

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

This festival celebrates the fertile soil of this region and the end of harvest season. It has something for everyone! A 5k run/walk, Main Street parade, and live entertainment join tons of family friendly activities and rides for an amazing experience that is not to be missed.

April 4 - 5, 2020

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

Come to one of Florida's best Japanese gardens for a celebration of Japanese culture! This festival features taiko drumming, martial arts demos, artisan booths, plant sales, Japanese street fair food vendors, children’s activities, and much more.

April 4 - 5, 2020

Location: Bonnet House, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Here you will find orchid, plant, and garden art vendors selling everything a gardener could want. Plus delicious food, entertainment, and wildlife!

April 4 - 5, 2020

Location: Seville Square, Downtown Pensacola, Florida

Tons of amazing jazz artists from around the world and the local area come together for this one-of-a-kind event.

April 4 - 5, 2020

Location: Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead, Florida

Barbecue food is the star of this event which also features great blues and country music, children's activities, and a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show.

April 5, 2020

Location: Centennial Park, Fort Myers, Florida

Live music, delicious barbecue, and beers come together for a family friendly event that has something for everyone. Sample all kinds of barbecue and vote for your favorite to win the People's Choice Award.

April 10 - 26, 2020

Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida

A 10-day Fun 'n Sun Festival to celebrate the famous beaches of Clearwater that features the notorious sand sculpture exhibit from the best sand sculptors around the world, music, entertainment, live concerts, street performers, sand sculpting classes and so much more. Beach fun for the whole family! 

April 11, 2020

Location: Downtown Ocala, Florida

Local beer and wine sellers gather in downtown Ocala for this fun event! Sample all kinds of beer and wine and enjoy food from local food trucks and live entertainment.

April 11 - 12, 2020

Location: Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages, Florida

One of the best annual traditions of the area, this festival gives locals and visitors the chance to meet artists from all over the nation and purchase their art work.

April 11, 2020

Location: Esplanade Park, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This growing pirate festival has something for everyone. With competitions and tons of children's and adults activities throughout the day, you don't want to miss this one!

April 11, 2020

Location: Sopchoppy, Florida

One of Florida's weirdest and most wonderful festivals celebrates an old Sopchoppy tradition. Worm Grunting is a technique that brings earthworms to the surface to be collected and used as bait. This festival does include a worm grunting contest, plus so many other fun activities such as a 5k, live music, and vendors!

April 17 - 26, 2020

Location: Key West, Florida

This event celebrates everything that makes Key West a special place. It is a celebration of the anniversary of Key West's brief secession from the United States. Here you will find all kinds of unique events such as a shell blowing contest, a bed race, and a harbor battle. If you want to get a good idea of what the culture of Key West is like, this is the place to do it!

April 17 - 26, 2020

Location: Maitland, Florida

The Florida Film Festival, with over 25 years of annual festivals, is an Oscar®-qualifying festival, premiering the best in current, independent, and international cinema. Mingle with filmmakers and celebrities throughout this 10 day event.

April 17 - 19, 2020

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

An amazing line up of musicians representing many different genres make this festival a must see for any music lover! Everything at this beachfront event goes to help conservation efforts for turtles, the festival's namesake, and the ocean in general.

April 18 - 19, 2020

Location: Lakeridge Winery, Clermont, Florida

Listen to amazing blues music while you taste the delicious wine and cheese this area has to offer!

April 18 - 19, 2020

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Enjoy the beautiful northern Florida spring while you stroll downtown Tallahassee at this fun art festival. Here you will find live entertainment, local food trucks and vendors, and libations served at the WXYZ Bar by Aloft.

April 18, 2020

Location: Marine Discovery Center, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Marine Discovery Center's annual fundraiser has fun for the whole family. It's a celebration of the Indian River Lagoon that includes an array of activities such as kayaking, archery, face painting, arts & crafts, a live mermaid, a cardboard boat race, local vendors, food trucks, beer, games, live music, and much more.

April 18 - 19, 2020

Location: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

This is one of the best cultural events of the year in this area! Performing arts and visual arts come together for an amazing experience.

April 22 - 26, 2020

Location: Saint Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Nature, Bird and Photo lovers unite at this event that features 5 days of workshops, tours, photo contest and learning. 

April 22 - 26, 2020

Location: Aaron Beasant Park Amphitheater, Panama City Beach, Florida

Celebrating it's 19th year with Kenny G and top jazz musicians as well as rising stars. This is one of the top Jazz Festivals in the U.S. and features 5 days of jazz along the beautiful white sandy beaches of Panama Beach. 

April 23 - 26, 2020

Location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida

This festival brings together tons of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, brew masters and entertainers for a completely unique culinary experience! 

April 24 - 26, 2020

Location: The Coliseum, St. Petersburg, Florida

The oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeastern United States, third largest in the nation. 100+ Booksellers from all over the country bring volumes of every description from very rare to reading copies on every conceivable subject.

April 24 - 26, 2020

Location: Leesburg, Florida

This is the world's largest 3 day motorcycle and music event! It will involve 55+ Concerts, 200+ Vendors, 6 Hotbody Contests, Amazing Bike Shows, Stunt Shows, 8 Venues and lots of fun. 

April 24 - 26, 2020

Location: Pompano Beach, Florida

Enjoy the best in beachside living with this festival on the ocean front. Here you will find live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, and of course tons and tons of delicious seafood.

April 24 - 26, 2020

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

This festival brings together amazing popular artists from the adult-alternative rock genre. It is located right on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, so you can enjoy the ocean while you enjoy the music.

April 24 - 26, 2020

Location: Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, Florida

Celebrate what makes South Florida sweet at this unique event! Here you will find vendors selling baking supplies and tools, classes where you can learn from the best in the industry, and of course lots of candy and cake.

April 25, 2020

Location: Avon Park, Florida

Everyone is Welcome! Come out and enjoy live entertainment, vendors, raffles, kids zone and Blueberries! 

April 25 - 26, 2020

Location: Brooksville, Florida

Brooksville celebrates Florida’s fastest growing specialty crop of edibles at the Sixth Annual Florida Blueberry Festival featuring 2 stages of live concerts, kids zone, water slide and vendors with yummy blueberry-infused decadence. 

April 25, 2020

Location: Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida

Presented by Vegetarians of Central Florida, this is a great way to celebrate Earth Day with the whole family. Here you will find Speakers, Food Preparation Demonstrations, Environmental Education, Humane Education, Earth Kids Zone, Food, Artist Corner, Animal Haven, Music on hybrid and acoustic stages, Mind Body Spirit, lots of other Activities, and many Earth-friendly Sponsors and Vendors.

April 25, 2020

Location: Kane Center, Stuart, Florida

Hosted by the Humane Society to bring awareness to Rabbits and Guinea Pigs featuring educational seminars, rabbit playground, kids zone, adoptable critters, and vendors. 

April 25, 2020

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida

This festival welcomes visitors from around the sunshine state and the world to share in celebration of music, entertainment, exhibits, crafts steeped in Caribbean American heritage with multi-culturism being it's central focus. 

April 26, 2020

Location: Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach, Florida

Sweet corn vendors and live music come together for this family friendly festival. Compete in corn shucking and corn eating competitions or just enjoy corn at your own pace all through the day.

April 29 - May 3, 2020 Spring

Oct 23 - 27, 2019 Fall

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

Bikers descend from around the country to Panama City Beach Florida for this week of live music, entertainment, motorcycle events and more. 

April 29 - May 3, 2020

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

This is one of the biggest and best gatherings of bikers in North Florida. 

April 30 - May 3, 2020

Location: Downtown West Palm Beach, Florida

The largest 5 day waterfront music & art festival in Florida, with 3 stages that span across the West Palm Beach waterfront featuring 50 bands, arts and crafts, and great food. 

April 30 - May 10, 2020

Location: Historic Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

The Tampa International Fringe Festival is Tampa’s first open-access, uncensored, international fringe theatre festival. Winner of the 2017 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay award for BEST MOMENT WHEN LOCAL THEATER TURNED A CORNER!

If you're an artist, you can perform on the fringe! If you're a member of the public, we have loads of events and shows for you to check out!

May 1 - 3, 2020

Location: Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine, Florida

The 22nd Gamble Fest celebrates the Florida musician with performances, sing alongs, a children's area and more. 

May 1 - 3 2020

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

Come to Amelia Island for the 54th Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival where there will be plenty of shrimp to eat, live music and arts and crafts. 

May 2 - 3, 2020

Location: Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

The Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds headline with a lineup that includes the U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet, the Air Force F-16 Viper and more.  

May 2, 2020

Location: World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Florida

Bring your motorcycle to the oldest city in the US for a ride through history! There will be hundreds of classic American motorcycles to view as well as vendors, exhibitors, and entertainment.

 

May 2 - 3, 2020

Location: Downtown Sanford, Florida

A Fine Arts & Fine Crafts event with live artist demonstrations, workshops, gourmet foods and acoustic performers line the brick streets in beautiful downtown Sanford. 

May 3, 2020

Location: Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Enjoy tasty samples from local restaurants offering their signature dishes. 

May 4 - 10, 2020

Location: Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fleet Week Port Everglades is the signature event for Broward Navy Days each spring when the Navy ships come in and activities are planned for welcoming those who serve. 

May 6 - 10, 2020

Location: Key West, Florida

Celebrating its 22nd year, the Key West Songwriters Festival is the largest of its kind in the world with over 200 performers, 50 shows and 5 nights of live music bringing the faces and stories behind the songs to the surface. 

May 7 - 10, 2020

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

Enjoy the freshest Florida seafood you can find at this unique event. Here famous chefs will prepare fish they have caught themselves off beautiful Amelia Island. VIP guests can join the chefs on their fishing excursions to be even more up close and personal with their dinner.

May 8 - 10, 2020

Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida

This convention has something for every geek to love! Costume contests, video game tournaments, tons of entertainment, and so much more make this a one-of-a-kind experience.

May 8 - 10, 2020

Location: Centennial Park, Venice, Florida

Enjoy great food featuring mouth-watering seafood by the top restaurants in Venice along with music and entertainment and arts and crafts. 

May 8 - 10, 2020

Location: Daytona Beach, Florida

Featuring Soundgarden, Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle and MORE, this 2 day festival is one of Florida Largest Rock Fests featuring music from over 40 artists and great food along the St. Johns River. 

May 9 - 10, 2020

Location: Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, Clermont, Florida

Come enjoy some of Florida's best local wine while you listen to amazing jazz artists from around the area! 

May 9 - 10, 2020

Location: Lake Morton, Lakeland, Florida

One of Florida's oldest and largest art festivals, Mayfaire wows tons of art lovers in downtown Lakeland every Mother's Day weekend.

May 12 - 25, 2020

Location: Orlando, Florida

This festival highlights Orlando's thriving theater community and makes performances accessible to everyone while giving performers a chance to show off their best work. Fringe festivals take place all over the world with a few major goals: they must be 100% unjuried, 100% uncensored, 100% inclusive, 100% accessible for artists and audiences alike, 100% of ticket sales given back to the artists. The Orlando Fringe festival is now the longest running Fringe festival in US!

May 13 - 16, 2020

Location: Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

Join your fellow jeep enthusiasts for this spectacular 5 day music event with it's 2nd year featuring more vendors, more music, and more family fun! 

May 13 - 17, 2020

Location: Sertoma Ranch, Brooksville, Florida

This well-known music fest features 60+ bands including Florida's best in several genres. Bring your RV's, tents and stay for this 4 day event and enjoy the complete experience. 

May 14 - 18, 2020

Location: Key Largo, Florida

Featuring multiple stages and entertainment areas with songwriters from Nashville and around the U.S. including genres of pop, rock, blues, jazz and country. 

May 14 - 17, 2020

Location: Miami, Florida

In the modern internet age, the film industry is changing. These days, many of the best independent filmmakers in this time are making web series' instead of films. This is a modern film festival that celebrates the web series!

May 15 - 16, 2020

Location: Alys Beach, Florida

This festival celebrates a new kind of graffiti. During the festival, the white walls of Alys Beach are covered with projected images for a whole new way to view art work!

May 21 - 25, 2020

Location: Miami, Florida

Party-seekers from around the world come together for America’s most celebrated and anticipated urban gay event! It is a 5-day smorgasbord of captivating day-time events, and pulsating nightlife, not to be missed!

May 22 - 24, 2020

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

Learn about old Florida and the folk traditions of this great state at this festival. Jam sessions, demonstrations, and workshops are held throughout the weekend to teach you the ways of our ancestors.

May 22 - 24, 2020

Location: St. Armands Circle Park, Sarasota, Florida

Inaugural seafood festival in Sarasota featuring delectable seafood dishes prepared by local Sarasota restaurants. Enjoy the entertainment from a mixture of musical genres, crafts and more from local vendors. 

May 23, 2020

Location: Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, Florida

5th annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival includes an awesome lineup of bands, a huge variety of Margaritas, tequila tasting and a fireworks show to end the night. 

May 24, 2020

Location: Downtown Orlando, Florida

An exciting downtown parade is followed by a fun party that features live music and tons of other fun things to do!

May 27 - 29, 2020

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Come out to the Orlando Boat Show and enjoy different boating events with Captain's and boaters. Each day there will be a different schedule of events. 

May 30 - June 21, 2020

Location: Holley Hall at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota, Florida

This 2 weeks event is a magical combination of youthful promise and acclaimed talent and is known as one of the finest classical music events in the nation. 

 

June 3 - 7, 2020

Location: Key West, Florida

Celebrate PRIDE in the Florida Keys and "discover how one island’s One Human Family philosophy has created one of the most integrated and unique communities in the world".

June 6, 2020

Location: Wellborn Community Center, Wellborn, Florida

A pancake breakfast kicks off this celebration off all things blueberries that also includes a parade, a car show, local entertainment, and over 100 vendors!

June 11 - 14, 2020

Location: Vero Beach, Florida

4 day event with the theme "A Life Worth Living", features filmmakers and industry talent from all over the world, young filmmakers competition, multi-award winning films and premieres, 30+ exclusive wine tasting experiences and Hollywood and WINE celebrity winemakers showcase, and more! 

June 12 - 14, 2020

Location: International Palms Resort, Cocoa Beach, Florida

3 days of fun filled family friendly piracy is taking over Cocoa Beach with the Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest which is held in conjunction with the Florida Pirate Con. Featuring Pirate themed vendors, pirate ships, live music and entertainment, treasure hunts and activities for the kids and an adult's only Pirate's Ball. 

June 17 - 21, 2020

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event held each year in June in Miami, Florida. Festivals began in 1997 dedicated to showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent, and supporting emerging artists to diversify the images and storytellers working in the entertainment industry.

June 26 - 27, 2020

Location: Pals Park, Chipley, Florida

A huge lineup of musical performances, lots of great food, the Hot Trot, parade, arts and crafts, rides, pageant and so much more.

June 26 - 28, 2020

Location: St. Pete, Florida

Celebrate Florida's largest LGBT Pride festival with events that promote unity, visibility, self-esteem, and a positive image of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of Tampa Bay. Events include the SP2 concert, nighttime parade, and streetfest. 

July 3, 2020

Location: Crane's Roost Park, Altamonte Springs, Florida

This is one of the best Independence Parties in Central Florida hosted by The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 FM. It features tons of amazing music by popular music artists, plus great food and fireworks you don't want to miss!

July 4, 2020

Location: Delray Beach, Florida

Head to Delray Beach for one of the best Independence Day celebrations in Florida! It features a sand castle contest, tons of great entertainment, local vendors to browse, and lots of other entertainment.

July 4, 2020

Location: Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida

Celebrate Independence Day in the heart of Orlando at this fun event! Here you will find a kids play area, live music, a beer garden, lots of great food, and a spectacular firework finish!

July 4, 2020

Location: Naples Pier, Naples, Florida

Check out the Independence Day fireworks all along Naples Pier. The amazing fireworks display is musically choreographed to patriotic selections for a unique experience.

July 8 - 11, 2020

Location: Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach, Florida

Features the world-famous Blue Angels performing over Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island.

July 11 - 12, 2020

Location: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida

This is South Florida's chance to celebrate tropical fruits that do not usually get any recognition. It features the Mangos of Haiti and so many other tropical fruits that are hard to find anywhere else. Plus you will find mango and fruit trees for sale, classes on how to grow them, cooking demonstrations, mango tastings,  vendors with food and garden-related products, live music, activities for kids and so much more!

July 13 - 18, 2020

Location: Jim King Park and Boat Ramp, Jacksonville, Florida

One of the largest kingfish tournaments, includes live entertainment, food festival and much more. 

July 25, 2020

Location: Days Inn & Suites Navarre Conference Center, Navarre, Florida

Here you will find over 40 exhibitors practiced in the psychic and healing arts. Featuring intuitive readers, life coaches, speakers, products, healers, chair massage, yoga, fitness, and much more!

August 1 - September 30, 2020

Location: Miami, Florida

Miami has an amazing culinary scene, and Miami Spice is your best chance to explore it. Participating restaurants will offer set three-course menus for low prices. Lunch/Brunch meals are $23 and Dinner meals are $39.

August 6 - 9, 2020

Location: Key West, Florida

Celebrate the start of lobster season with a city-wide extravaganza of all things lobster! It brings lobster lovers from all over the world together for four days in Key West.

August 8, 2020

Location: Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Downtown Jacksonville transforms into a Caribbean celebration. Music, dance, food, costumes, and more create an island environment you don't want to miss out on!

August 10 - 12, 2020

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida

Fans of comic books, stories, art and pop-culture unite in Tampa Bay for this family friendly convention that features exhibitors, celebrities, cosplay and more. 

August 15 - 16, 2020

Location: Lakeridge Winery and Vinery, Clermont, Florida

It's time for the grape harvest, which means it's time for the annual grape stomp. This family friendly event has lots of fun activities, food, and music for you to enjoy in addition to grape stomping.

September 2 - 6, 2020

Location: Key West, Florida

Come to Key West for one of the largest events for lesbians and friends in North America. Gay Key West sponsors this event that allows women to get together and enjoy all the great features of the island.

September 4 - 6, 2020

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is on Panama City Beach, one of Florida’s most beautiful beach locations, featuring 3 days of Country music and festivities.

October 15 - 18, 2020

Location: Daytona Beach, Florida

Motorcycle enthusiasts converge on Daytona Beach every year for Biketoberfest to enjoy the beautiful weather, live music, live racing at Daytona International Speedway's motorcycle races, and lots of great company! 

October 15 - 18, 2020

Location: Coachman Park, Clearwater, Florida

Since 1980, this festival has been bringing Floridians some of the best jazz music every year.

October 16 - 18, 2020

Location: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, Florida

Listen to amazing blues music while you camp out with people who share your passion at this unique event!

 

October 16 - 18, 2020

Location: Hamel Park at Gulfstream and Main Street, Sarasota, Florida

Authentic German food, beer, music and dancers and live music performances in rock, soul, big band, R&B and more! 

October 19 - 25, 2020

Location: Schooners Local Beach Club, Panama City Beach, Florida

Eat delicious lobster while you participate in sandcastle competitions and lobster tournaments during this fun week long celebration of everything lobster!

October 23 - 25, 2020

Location: River District in downtown Fort Myers, Florida

A true authentic Oktoberfest experience, new to the Fort Myers area, come out and enjoy a weekend celebrating German culture, craft beers, music, food, arts, crafts and activities. 

November 3, 2019

Location: Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, Florida

Celebrate Caribbean culture with a jerk cook off and tons of fun for the whole family!

November 20 - 21, 2020

Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

This is an expo perfect for every kind of ocean lover! Here you will find vendors selling all kinds of ocean goods including marine art, surf products, beach apparel, boating and fishing gear, and so much more.

This is A great gathering place for the community to come and share local foods and vendors. Family friendly and all around a good place to visit on a Monday night.

Local farmer's market near Disney World, has unique vendors with fresh produce, handmade crafts, and much more. 

Downtown Farmers Curb Market is located in Downtown Lakeland where the community invites locals for food, live music from a featured local artist, and handmade goods.

Featuring over 60+ vendors Downtown Clermont Farmers Market is the place to go to get handmade items and products from locals on Sunday morning and afternoon.

Lake Mary Farmers Market is a local market for all ages and sells organic and fresh produce for locals and visitors to come and enjoy on Saturdays.

Orlando's Farmers' Market in Lake Eola Park isn't your regular farmers' market. There is different types of things to shop for. For example, food, handmade items, local produce, and other various items that are from other locals.

At Sanford Farmers Market, community comes together to bring fresh food and produce to the residents and visitors. 

Saturday Morning Market is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, where there is local food, produce and live music for all to enjoy. 

Winter Garden Farmers’ Market is a staple for those who are local and those who are visiting Winter Garden. It is a family event so even your four-legged friends can attend as well.

Winter Park Farmer's Market is voted number one in Central Florida and is known for their produce, plants, and various other items. This is the place where community comes together once a week and shares locally made items and produce.

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