The Northwest Region of Florida includes the Panhandle and the Big Bend and boarders the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Georgia and Alabama to the North. Florida's capital city, Tallahassee, is part of this region. The culture of the panhandle is more closely related with the deep south of the boarding states.

Some of the most beautiful beaches and natural coastlines are located in this region and includes the Emerald Coast, the Forgotten Coast and the Nature Coast.

Northwest Florida Region Map

Official Listings

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is one of the most unique and exquisite state parks in north florida. The garden itself is beautiful, especially during the months of January through April when the garden is in high blooming season making it absolutely stunning. The park however, features much more than just the garden itself. There are two lakes within the park, offering all sorts of water enjoyment throughout the year including swimming, kayaking, boating, and fishing. If that wasn't enough, this park is put over the top with several miles of walking, biking, and equestrian friendly trails that overlook both lakes making the possibilities at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park endless.

Bald Point State Park is a 4,065 acre chunk of wildlife hanging off of the western end of the Florida panhandle right on the Golf of Mexico. The park is perfect for nature goers and birdwatchers with much of Florida's intricate habitats to explore. Not too mention the amazing wildlife on display including bald eagles in the fall, among other Florida birds migrating south for the winter. The parks beaches are also great for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, or simply relaxing near the ocean water. 

May 12-20, 2017

Location: South Walton, Florida

Art Week is a cultural arts alliance that brings communities, organizations and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Featuring the Northwest Florida Theatre Festival and Artsquest Fine Arts Festival among others throughout the week. 

 

May 14, 2016

Location: Bronson, Florida

The 2nd Annual Blueberry Pageant & Festival takes place in Levy County is activities and food for the whole family. 

June 3, 2017

Location: historic downtown Chiefland, Florida

63rd Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival features Family fun, crafts, food, parade, and a Watermelon Pageant and Watermelon contests.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) was founded in 1887 as a small college of only 15 students. After over 120 years, FAMU has grown to over 9000 students and is one of twelve colleges part of Florida's State University System. It is located in Tallahassee.

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.

Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous institution of higher education in Florida. It is located in Florida's capital, Tallahassee. FSU is an elite university with high GPA and SAT expected scores for incoming freshmen. With over 40,000 students, FSU offers students a welcoming environment, challenging courses, and personal attention to students. 

May 17-21, 2017

Location: Frank Brown Park in 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 6-7, 2017

Location: Williston, Florida

2 days of family fun and lots of blueberries by the Red, White & Blues Farm. 

May 5-6, 2017

Location: Woolley Park in Panacea, Florida

43rd Annual Blue Crab Festival kicks off each year by a parade followed by the gates opening to Woolley Park for a family fun-filled day. 

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. 

June 23-24, 2017

Location: Pals Park in Chipley, Florida

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

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 28-30, 2017

Location: Bartram Park, Pensacola

Bring your appetite and dig in at the 33rd annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival featuring crawfish, cajun dishes, boudin balls, seafood gumbo, jambalaya and more. 

Port Pensacola, strategically positioned along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, is a diverse business focused, full service deep-water port offering stevedoring and marine terminal services for all descriptions of bulk, break-bulk, unitized freight, and special project cargo. most diverse and business focused deep-water port. 

Port of Port St. Joe is a deepwater seaport on the Gulf Coast of Florida suited for bulk and cargo shipments, offering access to rail, the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and state and U.S. highways.

Port Panama City located on the Gulf Coast in Northwest Florida handles over a million tons of cargo per year and provides essential support service for major manufacturing companies in the area.

April 19-23, 2017

Location: Pier Park in Panama City Beach

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. 

May 12-14, 2017

Location: Cascades Park, Tallahassee

 

University of West Florida opened it's doors in 1967 as an upper classmen university for Juniors and Seniors in Pensacola. Today more then 12,000 students attend UWF with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs.