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 Fairs happening to celebrate those special times of year. 

May 26-29, 2017

Location: Palatka

Held each year on Memorial Day weekend, this festival celebrates with music, arts and crafts, carnival rides, a parade, fireworks and great food. 

March 01 - May 29, 2017

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 18-21, 2017

Location: Miami

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

October 1, 2017

Location: Winter Park, Florida

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

May 20, 2017

Location: Sombrero Beach, Marathon, Florida

One of a kind dragon boat festival features the traditional ancient Chinese dragon boat racing with a modern flair. Form your own team or come out to the beach to watch and enjoy food and entertainment on the shores of Sombrero Beach. 

October 19-22, 2017

Location: Daytona Beach, Florida

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

Sunday, September 3 (Labor Day Weekend)

Location: Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa Beach, Florida

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

November 11-12 & 18-19

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.

September 15-17 2017

Location: Cedar Key, Florida

 

June 16-18, 2017

Location: International Palms Resort in Cocoa Beach, Florida

3 days of fun filled family friendly piracy is taking over Cocoa Beach with the Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest which is in it's 5th year and held in conjunction with the Florida Pirate Con. Featuring Pirate themed vendors, pirate ships, live music and entertainment, treasure hunts and activities for the kids and an adult's only Pirate's Ball. 

October 20, 21, & 22, 2017

Location: Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, Florida

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

October 14-15, 2017

Location: DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park, Arcadia, Florida

Arcadia's own Pumpkin Festival with fun new thrills including Zip Lines, Costume Contests, Local Company Demonstrations, Business and Craft Vendors, Amazing Cuisine, Pony Rides, Carnival rides and games, art & crafts, Live entertainment, delicious food vendors, pie eating contest, FREE hay rides, safe trick or treating, pumpkin patch, pumpkin maze, over 50 Free Shows and more.

Saturday, November 

Location: Downtown Miami

 

October 20-29, 2017

Location: Key West, Florida

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

May 1-7, 2017

Location: Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale

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. 

June 8-10, 2017

Location: Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida

FADF is a 3-day conference that features internationally renowned artists in dance and drum workshops, and an exciting performance concert.

April 21-23, 2017

Location: The Coliseum, St. Petersburg

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.

September 23, 2017

Location: St. Augustine’s Flagler College

 

September 30, 2017

Location: Downtown Orlando, Florida

The parade is a cultural expression that allows the Hispanic community to walk together and showcase each other's customs.

April 26-30, 2017

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. 

May 6-7, 2017

Location: Fort Lauderdale Beach

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.  

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Gulfport, Florida

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

May 6, 2017

Location: Naples, Florida

Featuring traditional canoe races along with many different competitions with activities and live music. 

July 17 - 22, 2017

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

One of the largest kingfish tournaments, now in it's 37th year, includes live entertainment, food festival and much more. 

October

Location: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

 

Monday, October 31st starting at 7pm.

Location: Miami, Florida

 

May 19-20, 2017

Location: History Park in Punta Gorda, Florida

The  bright and beautiful gardens come alive with the addition of world class hibiscus, exotic florals, fun fauna and beautiful music as we celebrate the 13th annual Hibiscus Festival. 

November

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida

July 1-2, 2017

Location: Fairchild Garden in Coral Gables, Florida

Celebrate Florida's tropical summers with the juiciest event: The International Mango Festival. Enjoy two days of the King of Tropical Fruit featuring cooking demonstrations, tips for your mango trees, artisan vendors, delicious food and drink and more.  

September 23, 2017

Location: Metropolitan Park Marina, Jacksonville, Florida

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

 

June 7-11, 2017

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".

October 15-16, 22-23, 2017

Location:  Jacksonville FL

Lots of fall activities for the whole family including Pony & Hay Rides, Inflatable Games & Rides, Hay Maze, Haunted Walk, Music, Rockwall Climbing, ZOMBIE FRIGHT NIGHTS @ the Farm!, Budweiser Sponsored Sports Tent, FOOD TRUCKIES and more. 

May 31-June 3, 2017

Location: several locations in Miami, Florida

The fashion industry's international platform for Resort Collections featuring fashion and accessory designers from around the world. 

October 5-8, 2017

Location: Mount Dora

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

June 3 - 4, 2017

Location: On the Beach just south of Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Get ready for a high-flying weekend of colorful fun at the New Smyrna Beach Kite Festival with kite demonstrations, free lessons, free kite kits and decorating stations, kites for sale, or bring your own kite. 

September 3 - 4, 2017

Location: Lake Okeechobee, Florida

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

Friday, October 6, 2017 & Saturday October 7, 2017

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

One Spark 2017 will usher in a new era of innovation, energy and excitement with this two-day festival featuring the brightest new ideas in technology, health, education, social good and much more. Beginning at 6 p.m. the festival transforms into the One Spark After Dark that attendees have come to love and expect since the festival’s inception.

May 3-7, 2017 Spring

Oct 25-29, 2017 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. 

July 8, 2017

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

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

April 14-23, 2017

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! 

October 6-8, 2017

Location: Panama City Beach

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

July 8 - 9, 2017

Location: Tampa, Florida at the Florida State Fairgrounds

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. 

June 2-3, 2017

Location: Osceola Heritage Park/Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida

The largest rodeo east of the Mississippi and an event for the whole family.

May 20, 2017

Location: Stuart

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

May 12-14, 2017

Location: Cascades Park, Tallahassee

 

June 23-25, 2017

Location: St. Pete, Florida

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

April 25-May 14, 2017

Locations throughout Naples

Stay in may's concept is to keeps the snowbirds longer in Florida by bringing the "arts to you." Featuring 3 weeks of performers and exhibitions from around the globe at various locations around the Naples, Florida area. Events include everything from classical to pop music, art, food and wine, health and wellness, film festival and a Night in Paris. 

May 20-21, 2017

Location: Stuart Causeway

Get ready for an exciting weekend with hydroplanes, race boats and powerboats competing for prize money and bragging rights. Activities include live music, kid zones, a swimsuit contest and viewing of the race from the top of the bridge. 

April 22, 2017

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

November 16-19, 2019

Location: Sunshine Center, St. Petersburg

September 1-3, 2017

Location: Tampa Bay

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

November

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.

May 11-14, 2017

Location: Historic Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

Tampa's own fringe performing arts festival featuring theatrical performances, stand-up comedy, dance and other performances that are un-juried.

September 1-4, 2017

Location: Tampa, Florida

June 9 - 11, 2017

Location: Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Celebrate Greek heritage and culture with live music, dancing, seminars, workshops, food, pastries, spirits, kids play are and more. 

 

June 7-11, 2017

Location: several locations in 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. 

November 17, 18, 19, 2017

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.