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 2018 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 6 - June 3, 2019

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, 2019

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 26, 2019

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. 

May 1 - 5, 2019 Spring

Oct 24 - 28, 2018 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 24 - 25, 2018 (Ybor City)

October 26 - 28, 2018 (Gainesville)

Location: Gainesville, Florida; Ybor City, Tampa, 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!

 

October 24 - 28, 2018

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

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

 

October 25 - 28, 2018

Location: John’s Pass Village, Madeira Beach, Florida

Huge Seafood festival in the St. Pete/Clearwater area featuring large selection of seafoods, arts & crafts, fishing tournament and family fun.

 

October 26 - 28, 2018

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 26 - 28, 2018

Location: Orlando, Florida

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

October 26 - 28, 2018

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 - 28, 2018

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 27, 2018

Location: Orlando Festival Park, Orlando, Florida

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

October 27, 2018

Location: Lake Helen Equestrian Center, Lake Helen, Florida

Carnival Games & Prizes, Trunk or Treat, a Costume Contest, Hayrides, Market Vendors, Food Trucks, and so much more fall fun make this festival fun for the whole family!

October 27 - 28, 2018

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. 

October 27 - 28, 2018

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 27, 2018

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 31, 2018

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 2 - 4, 2018

Location: 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 2 - 4, 2018

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 3 - 4, 2018

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 3, 2018

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 4 - 11, 2018

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 - 11, 2018

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 - 10, 2018

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 9 - 12, 2018

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 9 - 10, 2018

Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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

November 9 - 11, 2018

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 9 - 18, 2018

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 9 - 11, 2018

Location: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

Features the some of the best BBQ ribbers in the world, national touring bands playing classic southern rock & country hits, and fun activities for kids.

November 9 - 11, 2018

Location: 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 10, 2018

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 - 11 & 17 - 18, 2018

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 10, 2018

Location: Downtown Miami, Florida

Enjoy a stroll along the Miami River while you browse vendors and experience so much of what makes Miami culture unique including a boat parade.

November 10 - 11, 2018

Location: Historic Virginia Key, Miami, Florida

This festival is a celebration of music of many genres including indie-rock, electronic, and pop!

November 10 - December 31, 2018

Location: CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida

You CAN have snow in Florida here at CityPlace every night throughout the holiday season. Bring the whole family here for a night of fun!

November 11, 2018

Location: Markham 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 16 - December 31, 2018

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 16 - 18, 2018

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 16 - 18, 2018

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 16 - 18, 2018

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.

November 17 - 18, 2018

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 17 - 18, 2018

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 17 - 18, 2018

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 18 - December 30, 2018

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 19, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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 - 25, 2018

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 21 - December 31, 2018

Location: Key West, Florida

The Key West Holiday Fest includes a holiday parade, a lighted bike parade, a boat parade, and a car show. Visit the Key West harbor for lights and holiday cheer all throughout the season.

November 21, 2018

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 21, 2018 - January 1, 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 21, 2018

Location: Las Olas and A1A, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Kick off the holiday season with this lighted event right on the beach. When the sun goes down the beach and its giant snowman will be illuminated. You will also find live entertainment and activities for the whole family.

November 22, 2018 - January 1, 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, each night you will find crafts, concessions, a ferris wheel, and a carousel. Other events include:

Rockin' Lights Family Fun Night, December 1, 6:30-9pm

Let It Snow, December 15, 6:30-9pm

Holiday Gift Market, December 1 & 15, 3-9pm

November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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 23 - December 16, 2018

Location: Canal Street Historic District, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Canal street has a lot going on over the holidays so you'll always find something to do. The event kicks off with Spark the Spirit, a tree lighting ceremony that is fun for the whole family. The season will also see a Coastal Christmas Market, a Christmas parade, a Boat Parade, and a Christmas Train.

November 23 - December 29, 2018 (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 23 - December 30, 2018

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 23 - December 23, 2018 (Friday - Sunday)

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 23 - December 23, December 26 - 30, 2018

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 23 - December 30, 2018 (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 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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 23 - December 29, 2018 (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 24, 2018

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 24, 2018

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 24 - December 30, 2018

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.

November 24 - 25, 2018

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 24, 2018

Location: Downtown Venice, Florida

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

November 27, 2018

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.

November 28 - December 1

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.

November 28, 2018

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 29 - December 30, 2018

Location: Plantation Baptist Church, Plantation Acres, Florida

Celebrate the reason for the season at Plantation Baptist Church's christmas lights display. It's a beautiful place to celebrate the holidays with the local community.

November 29, 2018

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.

November 29, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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!

November 30 - December 2, 2018

Location: Cedar Key, Florida

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

November 30, December 8, 2018

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.

November 30 - December 2, 2018

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. 

November 30, 2018

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.

November 30 - December 1, 2018

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.

November 30 - December 30, 2018 (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 30, 2018

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.

November 30, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

Location: Florentine Plaza, Coconut Grove, Florida

Kick off the holiday season at this fun tree lighting event. Here you will also find lots of family friendly activities such as a visit from Santa and arts and crafts. 

December 1, 2018

Location: Downtown DeLand, Florida

The parade travels across downtown with lots of local community groups coming together to celebrate the holidays.

December 1 - 2, 2018

Location: Downtown Gainesville, Florida

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

Holiday Season, 2018

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, 2018

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.

December 1, 2018

Location: Cleveland Street, Clearwater, Florida

Presented by Macy's and Ruth Eckerd Hall, this event takes 400+ blocks of downtown Clearwater and turns it into a winter wonderland. Falling snow surrounds you here while you enjoy an ice skating rink, horse drawn carriage rides, a giant gingerbread house, pictures with Santa, and so much more!

December 1, 2018

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 1 - 23, 26 - 30, 2018, January 1 - 3, 2019

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.

December 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1 - 2, 2018

Location: Siesta Key

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. 

December 1, 2018

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 2, 2018

Location: The Avenue Viera, Viera, Florida

Celebrate Chanukah in your community with tons of delicious traditional food and fun entertainment. This includes snow tubing and an ice slide, plus a menorah lighting.

December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

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 5, 2018

Location: CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida

The event kicks off with a menorah lighting and then continues with 4 hours of family fun. Here you will find lots of activities including a Rock Climbing wall, a Digital Graffiti wall, a balloon twister, a bounce house, crafts, latkes, and more.

December 6, 7 , 9, 11, 12, 13-17, 19 & 21-23, 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 6, 2018

Location: Downtown Venice, Florida

Celebrate Christmas while you get your shopping done and support local businesses. Shops in downtown Venice offer lots of discounts and special deals to help your holiday shopping go smoothly.

December 7, 2018

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 7, 2018

Location: Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida

Holmes Beach lights its tree each year with a celebration you don't want to miss. Shopping will remain open late to give a great chance to stroll the streets. You will also find carolers, food and drink, and a visit from Santa.

December 7, 2018

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 7, 2018

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 7, 2018

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 7, 2018

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 7 - 9, 2018

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 7, 2018

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 7, 2018

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 7 - 8, 2018

Location: Port Charlotte Beach Recreational Center, Port Charlotte, Florida

This event is created for the whole family to enjoy with games, beautiful decorations, holiday movies, and pictures with Santa available. The first night of the event is for children with disabilities and their families to enjoy in a quieter environment.

December 7 - 8, 2018

Location: Port Charlotte Beach Recreational Center, Port Charlotte, Florida

This event is created for the whole family to enjoy with games, beautiful decorations, holiday movies, and pictures with Santa available. The first night of the event is for children with disabilities and their families to enjoy in a quieter environment.

December 7, 2018

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 8, 2018

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 8, 2018

Location: St Pete Beach, Florida

Local groups come together for a fun parade that includes a visit from Santa. The parade ends at the library, where lots of other activities for the whole family take place.

December 8, 2018

Location: Cocoa Beach Main Street, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with a Blizzard at the Beach! Here you'll find Santa Claus available for pictures, A Christmas Train, and real snow in front of city hall in conjunction with the Christmas parade.

December 8, 2018

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 8, 2018

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 8, 2018

Location: Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum, Boca Grande, Florida

Lots of towns have tree lightings, but you have to go to Boca Grande to find a lighthouse lighting! Kick off your holiday season here on the beach with live music and close friends.

December 8, 2018

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 8, 2018

Location: Pinellas Park, Florida

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

December 8, 2018

Location: Anna Maria Island, Florida

This holiday parade travels the entire length of Anna Maria Island. It ends at Coquina Beach, where Santa will be available for pictures.

December 8, 2018

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 8, 2018

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 8, 2018

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 8, 2018

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 8, 2018

Location: Tri-Rail's Miami Airport Station, Miami, Florida

Even the commute is fun at this holiday event! Costume characters entertain you on the ride there. The fun continues when the train arrives at the Miami Airport Station, which becomes a winter wonderland of exciting activities, food, and real snow.

December 9, 2018

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 12, 2018

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 12 - 15, 2018

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 14, 2018

Location: Anna Maria, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with great food, entertainment, and shopping provided by the local community.

December 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, 2018

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 14, 2018

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 14, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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 15, 2018

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 15, 2018

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 15, 2018

Location: Downtown Sanford, Florida

Downtown Sanford is taken over by holiday spirit during the Jingle Jam. Several streets of downtown join in the festivities with lots of holiday vendors, live music on three stages, carnival games, food truck, and a visit from Santa.

December 15, 2018

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 16, 2018

Location: Centennial Park, Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

Support local vendors with your Christmas shopping here at this holiday market. You will also find live music, tons of food vendors, fashion previews from local boutiques, and pictures with Santa.

December 18, 2018

Location: Hillsboro Park, Deerfield Beach, Florida

Bring the whole family for a day of winter fun. Come for a real snow field, horse-drawn hay rides, pictures with Santa, and lots more!

December 20, 2018

Location: Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee, Florida

Lion Country Safari's annual holiday event gives you the ability to celebrate with the animals. Santa Claus comes to the chimp islands this day to bring wrapped gifts to the chimps.

December 20 - 23, 2018

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 24, 2018

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 3 - 13, 2019

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 12 - 13, 2019

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 12, 2019

Location: Big Top Flea Market, Thonotosassa. Florida

This auto themed festival is a unique one because it focuses on cars from movies and TV. You can see vehicles that have featured in some of your favorite movies and meet their owners as well.

January 12, 2019

Location: Navarre Conference Center at the Comfort Inn, 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!

January 18 - 20, 2019

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 19 - 20, 2018

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 25 - 27, 2019

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 25 - 27, 2019

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 26 - 27, 2019

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 26, 2019

Location: Seminole Hard Rock

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 26 - 27 & February 1 - 3, 2019

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 26 - 27, 2019

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 26 - February 3, 2019

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 29 - February 2, 2019

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 mainstage performers at the amphitheater and then take a stroll down Duval street where other musicians will be playing at theatres and bars throughout the weekend.

February 1 - 3, 2019

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 2 - 3, 2019

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 2 - 3, 2019

Location: Marathon Community Park, Marathon, Florida

This festival allows you to enjoy amazing art and to help support the tiny historic island in the keys, Pigeon Key. It is a great way to meet amazing artists and see some of their work while you enjoy the perfect weather of the keys in the winter!

February 9 - 10, 2019

Location: Downtown Sarasota

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 9, 2019

Location: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach, Florida

This day is fun for the whole family in the heart of the Everglades. Enjoy food trucks, wildlife presentations, music, and activities while you and your kids learn more about the Everglades and how we can help preserve it.

February 9 - 10, 2019

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 15 - 16, 2019

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 - 17, 2019

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 16 - 17, 2019

Location: Sanibel Island

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 22 - 24, 2019

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 23 - 24, 2019

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 28 - March 10, 2019

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.

March 1 - 10, 2019

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 1 - 3, 2019

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.

March 1 - 3, 2019

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 2 - 10, 2019

Location: Miami, Florida

Originally called the Calle Ocho Festival, this fun event quickly grew to be the largest Hispanic festival in the country! It is a celebration of all things Miami, especially the colorful hispanic culture found here.

March 2 - 3, 2019

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 2 - 3, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa + Kiley Garden, 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.

March 2 - 3, 2019

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 2 - 26, 2019

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 2, 2019

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 2 - 3, 2019

Location: North Straub Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

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

March 2 - 3, 2019

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 8 - 10, 2019

Location: Francis Field, St. Augustine

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 9 - 10, 2019

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 9 - 10, 2019

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 15 - 17, 2019

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 22 - 24, 2019

Location: Francis Field

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 22 - 24, 2019

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 23 - 24, 2019

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 28 - 31, 2019

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. 

March 29 - 30, 2019

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 29 - 30, 2019

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 30, 2019

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 30 - 31, 2019

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 30, 2019

Location: Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs, Florida

Come to this festival to enjoy the beautiful park while you experience cultures from all over the world. This will include cuisine, live performances from multiple stages, cultural arts including music and dance, traditional dress and customs, and a global marketplace!

March 31, 2019

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!

April 4 - 13, 2019

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 5 - 7, 2019

Location: Grant, Florida

This is a can't miss event for barbecue lovers in Florida! You will also find an arts and craft marketplace and tons of live entertainment.

April 5, 2019

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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

April 5 - 14, 2019

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.

April 5 - 7, 2019

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 5 - 7, 2019

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Throughout Tallahassee during the weekend, you can join fellow movie lovers and filmmakers in this celebration of all things film! Screenings for all kinds of independent movies can be enjoyed all weekend!

April 6, 2019

Location: 7 Mile Bridge, Marathon, Florida

Run seven miles along one of the longest bridges in the country to help raise money for the local youth of the Middle Keys. This one-of-a-kind event is the only known run that is completely surrounded by water from start to finish.

April 6, 2019

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 6 - 7, 2019

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 6, 2019

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 6 - 7, 2019

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.

April 6, 2019

Location: Wynwood, Miami, Florida

150+ breweries come to Wynwood's art walk for one amazing day featuring unlimited craft beer samples! This is the perfect way for beer lovers to try all kinds of different beers.

April 7, 2019

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 12 - 14, 2019

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 12 - 21, 2019

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 12 - 28, 2019

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 12 - 14, 2019

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 12 - 14, 2019

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 12 - 14, 2019

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 13 - 14, 2019

Location: Lakeridge Winery, Clermont, Florida

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

April 13, 2019

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 13, 2019

Location: Orlando Festival Park, Orlando, Florida

Come to this festival to experience the diverse cultures of Soul Food Cooking! You will also find live music, arts and craft vendors, a children's fun area, and so much more.

April 20, 2019

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 20 - 21, 2019

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 20, 2019

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 20 - 21, 2019

Location: New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, Florida

This is a juried art show featuring more than 140 artists from the local area and around the country. Enjoy the art while you enjoy the beautiful outdoor environment.

April 20, 2019

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 20 - 21, 2019

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 24 - 28, 2019

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach at The GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center

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

April 24 - 28, 2019

Location: Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Independent film fans, filmmakers, and distributors come together for this fun five day film event. 

April 24 - 28, 2019

Location: Pier Park, 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 25 - 28, 2019

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 25 - 27, 2019

Location: Wynwood, Miami, Florida

This festival celebrates everything that makes Miami's art district special! Live music and live painting demonstrations from top artists provide the entertainment while local craft vendors and food trucks give you a taste of the area.

April 26 - 28, 2019

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 26 - 28, 2019

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 26 - 28, 2019

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 26 - 28, 2019

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 26 - 28, 2019

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 27, 2019

Location: Avon Park, Florida

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

April 27 - 28, 2019

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 27 - 28, 2019

Location: Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, 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.

April 27 - 28, 2019

Location: England Brothers Bandshell Park, Pinellas Park, Florida

Love spicy food? You don't want to miss out on this spicy celebration! Live entertainment and vendors are joined by an amateur hot sauce competition and a pepper eating contest.

April 27, 2019

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 28, 2019

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 6, 2019

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 1 - 4, 2019

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

Camp out in one of Florida's most beautiful spaces while you listen to music by some of the world's best country artists.

May 1 - 5, 2019

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

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

May 2 - 3, 2019

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 2 - 5, 2019

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. 

May 2 - 11, 2019

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!

Our second annual festival takes place May 3-12, 2018, right in the heart of Tampa's Ybor City historic district, and we will be holding our annual lottery on December 11th at Bad Monkey in Ybor City.

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 3 - 5, 2019

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 3 - 5, 2019

Location: Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, 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 3 - 5, 2019

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!

May 4 - 5, 2019

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 4 - 11, 2019

Location: Five Points Park, Sarasota, Florida

This festival celebrates the life of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay Americans elected to public office. It brings together musicians and artists to promote equality for LGBTQ people in Sarasota and all across the country!

May 4 - 5, 2019

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 4 - 5, 2019

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 5, 2019

Location: Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida

Head to downtown Miami for a party unlike any other! Here you can enjoy margaritas and mariachi bands while Miami’s top DJ’s take over the stage on Brickell Ave!

May 8 - 12, 2019

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 9 - 12, 2019

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 11 - 12, 2019

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 11 - 12, 2019

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 14 - 19, 2019

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 14 - 27, 2019

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 15 - 19, 2019

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 16 - 19, 2019

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 17 - 18, 2019

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 17 - 19, 2019

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

Learn all about natural Florida and how to keep it beautiful at this unique family-friendly event. Come to Amelia Island for Eco Tour, a sea turtle release, a sunset river cruise, and an Eco expo featuring over 30 conservation exhibitors, plus so much more!

May 24 - 26, 2019

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. 

June 3 - 22, 2019

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 5 - 9, 2019

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 5 - 9, 2019

Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, hosted by the Hyatt Regency Pier 66

The World’s Most Authentic Tiki Event! 5 days of Tiki & Polynesian events including great music, mermaid show, pool party, and more. 

July 3, 2019

Location: Liberty Park and Wallace Brooks Park, Inverness, Florida

Inverness offers two great ways to celebrate Independence Day! Patriotic Evening is an adults only event that offers lots of food and drinks plus adult activities. Rock the Park is a kids friendly event perfect for the whole family. Both parks offer spectacular views of the fireworks show over Lake Henderson.

July 3, 2019

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, 2019

Location: Sanibel Island, Florida

Enjoy Sanibel Island's amazing fireworks show from out in the waters of San Carlos Bay. Viewing the fireworks from the water will give you a uniquely Florida Independence Day celebration.

July 4, 2019

Location: Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida

This event is home to the largest fireworks display in Miami as well as 4th of July activities for people of all ages, food, and so much more!

July 4 - 7, 2019

Location: Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, 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.

July 4 - 7, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

Celebrating the citrus that is part of Key West culture, the Key Lime. Celebrate 4 days of culinary events for every taste and lots of Key West style fun. The event ends with a fireworks display on July 4th. 

July 10 - 13, 2019

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

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

July 13 - 14, 2019

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida

Shark-Con is an event dedicated to raising awareness about shark and ocean conservation. This is the place to be if you love the ocean with a huge interactive exhibit from presenting sponsor The Florida Aquarium which includes games, trivia, and a shark tooth sand dig as well as exhibits from Busch Gardens and Clearwater Aquarium. 

July 15 - 20, 2019

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

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

August 2 - 4, 2019

Location: The Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Miami, Florida

Learn about African culture in this fun environment by experiencing all kinds of African dance! This is a high-spirited, family friendly, multi-cultural arts and educational event.

August 8 - 11, 2019

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 10, 2019

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 30 - September 1, 2019

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.

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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