Florida Historical Festivals & Events

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.

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. 

March 2 - 3, 2019

Location: Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds, Milton, Florida

This festival has everything a history a buff could ever hope for! Here you will find tons of history, music, food, arts, crafts, and games. Plus constant live entertainment!

April 19 - May 4, 2019

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!

May 24 - 26, 2019

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 29 - June 7, 2019

Location: Pensacola, Florida

This is a celebration of the founding of Pensacola by Spanish Conquistador, Don Tristan de Luna in 1559. Since then, the flags of five different countries have flown over the city: Spanish, French, British, Confederate, and American. The fiesta celebrates the multi-cultural heritage of Pensacola and its long history.

May 31 - June 1, 2019

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

Head to the panhandle for one of the longest-running and most popular pirate festivals in the country! Check it out for a fun-filled weekend that ends in an unforgettable parade.