Florida Events and Festivals
Florida has some exciting events going on. We’ve compiled a list of events that you can attend while on vacation. We’ve provided a description and contact information. Try to attend some of these events during your visit. It’s a chance to see some things that are uniquely Florida!
Below is a list of events and festivals taking place in locations all around the state of Florida.
Sat21Jan2017Sat04Mar2017All dayTampa, Florida
The annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival is one of the most unique events in Florida, held in January of each year. The festival honors the legend of a pirate said to have worked on the shores of Florida. Today it features events for children and adults alike, complete with costumes, ships, a parade and music. Runs from January 21st & 28th thru March 4th, 2017
Wed25Jan2017Sun29Jan2017All dayKey West, FL
The Key West Food and Wine Festival is a series of wine and food themed events.
Sun29Jan20178:00 pmCamping World Stadium, Orlando FL
The 2017 NFL Pro Bowl game will feature a return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC game format.
Sat04Feb2017Sun05Feb2017All dayDowntown Mount Dora
There may be no more lovely time to visit the cozy town of Mount Dora than in early February when the air is cooler than usual and the sun sets early. This outdoor arts festival takes full advantage of timing, drawing visitors from all over the country to its quaint streets and showcasing artists of all disciplines, including clay, digital, glass and photography.
Sat04Feb2017Sat25Mar2017All dayUniversal Studios - Orlando
Every night of Mardi Gras festive floats and spectacular performers parade through the streets as countless strands of colorful beads are tossed into the crowd. And on select nights you can catch big-name headliners live in concert. Lasting for 50 nights, it’s the biggest party of the year—and everyone’s invited.
Thu09Feb2017Mon20Feb2017All dayFlorida State Fairgrounds, Tampa
Much has changed since Tampa began hosting this state fair more than 100 years ago, though some things have stayed the same. The games, the popcorn, the sugary treats and the prized livestock still remain. The Florida State Fair now attracts up to 500,000 people over 12 days, a testament to its exciting thrill rides, unusually decadent fair foods such as the pizza cone and bacon ice cream and its timeless, old-fashioned fun.
Fri10Feb2017Sun12Feb2017All dayEverglades City
This freebie packs ’em in for fresh seafood, country music, carnival rides and crafts booth, as this small town of 500 swells to 50,000 folks! While you are there, check out this off-the-beaten path pocket of Old Florida with many original buildings and a rich history steeped in the lore of pirates and smugglers and murder and mayhem.
Fri10Feb2017Sun12Feb2017All day Lake Worth, Florida - John Prince Memorial Park
The South Florida Garlic Fest is the epitome of homegrown talent and a cultural showcase providing an outlet for local artists and chefs to express themselves. In a variety of mediums, Garlic Fest serves as a gathering festival focal point for musicians, artist of every genre and culinary artists. Each year over 40,000 local South Floridians attend to enjoy the premier food and entertainment event in South Florida.
Sat11Feb2017Sun19Feb2017All dayFort Myers
Thomas Edison wintered in Fort Myers from 1885 until his death in 1931 and this almost month-long fest pays homage to the great inventor. Highlights include: the Thomas Alva Edison Science & Inventors Fair, Strolling Flower Show, Antique Car Show, Thomas Edison Birthday Party, Crafts on the River & Vintage Market, Grand Parade, Classic Car Show and the don’t-miss-it Mutt Strutt.
Thu16Feb2017Mon20Feb2017All dayMiami Marine Stadium Park & Basin
At the Progressive Miami International Boat Show, you’ll preview the latest in powerboats, sailboats, engines, cutting-edge marine electronics, accessories and nautical apparel in a show that features more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world.
Sat18Feb2017Mon20Feb2017All dayCoconut Grove, Miami
Nearly one mile of great art, gourmet eats at the Global Food Village, fun and an eclectic mix of live music. This annual affair will feature 360 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. Don’t miss the show within the show: The St. Stephen’s Art Show, featuring the work of more than 150 artists, a children’s area and an international food court. All off this wonderful art, food and culture is set amidst the bay-front backdrop with beautiful views.
Sat18Feb2017Mon20Feb2017All dayMiami, FL
Miami hosts this annual festival that brings artists and art admirers from near and far. Hundreds of artists gather here to sell their work, whether it involves creating visual art, performances, music or food. Vendors sell paintings, jewelry, photography and sculptures.
Wed22Feb2017Sun26Feb2017All daySouth Beach and Fort Lauderdale
This star-studded affair showcases the talents of famous chefs, culinary personalities and wine and spirit producers. Events include brunches and lunches, grand tastings and demos, seminars, intimate dinners, walk-around tastings and late-night parties. It’s great for people-watching, too, as celebrities abound.
Sun26Feb20172:00 pmInternational Speedway, Daytona Florida
THE DAYTONA 500 RETURNS FOR ITS 59TH EDITION IN SPECTACULAR FORM.
Fresh off of a sold-out crowd witnessing the closest finish in DAYTONA 500 history against the backdrop of the world's only motorsports stadium, the 59th running of the DAYTONA 500 is sure to be another for the record books.
Thu02Mar2017Sun12Mar2017All dayPlant City, Florida
When you visit the Florida Strawberry Festival, we want you to see, taste and smell all that the strawberry has to offer! There are food vendors, exhibits and demonstrations that puts their own unique spin on the strawberry.
Tue07Mar2017Tue21Mar2017All daySharkey's Beach Club 15201 Front Beach Road, Panama City, FL
The Beach Bash Music Fest is the “biggest daytime beach party in the USA!” This amazing event features the biggest national performers performing on the largest stage on the beach for two consecutive days. It’s a party you can’t afford to miss out on!
Fri10Mar2017Sun19Mar2017All dayDaytona Beach, Florida
The 76th celebration of Bike Week (a spectacular mid-March motorcycle rally). It is a special event, one of the biggest and best biker parties of them all! Bike Week is more than just Daytona Beach, other local cities also participate, such as Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Ponce Inlet, DeLand, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, and Bunnell.
Wed19Apr2017Sat22Apr2017All dayDowntown Orlando Florida
Florida Music Festival was founded in 2002 by aXis Magazine & Promotions as a three-day music festival and conference, showcasing unsigned talent and promoting major national acts. More than 150 bands will rock over 15 locations throughout Downtown Orlando each night from Thursday, April 20th – Saturday, April 22nd. Stages indoor and outdoor including Wall St Plaza, Church Street Station, Cheyenne Saloon, The Social, Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts and more host all genres of music, showcasing unsigned artists to hundreds of industry reps from Nashville, Los Angeles and New York City. A 14 year old Taylor Swift had one of her first showcases at FMF2003
Fri28Apr2017Sun30Apr2017All dayFlora Bama - Perdido Key in Pensacola, Florida
The Interstate Mullet Toss & Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party is legendary. The Annual Interstate Mullet Toss, where individuals compete on the beach throwing a mullet (fish) from a 10 foot circle in Florida across the state line into Alabama. Not only is the Mullet Toss a great excuse to throw a weekend long party, but contributions are made to local charities, mostly to youth organizations.
Thu27Jul2017Sun30Jul2017All dayFort Lauderdale Convention Center
Florida Supercon is the LARGEST Comic Con in South Florida. Supercon takes place JULY 27-30, 2017 at THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION CENTER
Find the best in Comic Books, Media Guests, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture in South Florida. Florida Supercon is 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!
Fri01Sep2017Sun03Sep2017All dayPanama City Beach, Florida
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, a three-day celebration of sun, fun and country music, will host its 5th annual festival on the Gulf Coast shores of Panama City Beach, Florida, from Friday, Sept. 1 - Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will provide the best of today's country music for an audience of more than 15,000 people on the coast. Festival-goers will stand on the white sugar sand beach and dip their toes in the water during the day and watch their favorite performers at night. As the sun begins to set, patrons will ride free shuttles to the stage at Frank Brown Park.