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

May 2-6, 2018

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

 

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.

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. 

 

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. 

October 13-14, 2017

Location: Sandestin, Florida

Come out to The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin for the 10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest featuring American specialty beers from around the nation, more than 200 domestic and international craft beers, brewery representatives offering an opportunity to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles and live music.

October 20-22, 2017

Location: Niceville, Florida

Welcome to Boggy Country!  What’s our recipe for success?  Start with a savory assortment of food, including tons of tasty mullet.  Add a unique selection of handmade arts and crafts, then throw in thrilling amusement rides and games.  Top it all off with top-notch musical entertainment, and you’ve got one of the most enduring festivals in the Southeast!  It’s three days full of fun for the whole family, and you won’t want to miss a minute!

October 28, 2017

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

The Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary Club presents our 11th annual fundraising event featuring beer tasting at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Have fun and enjoy beer tasting while supporting this charitable event. 

 

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. 

September 15-17 2017

Location: Cedar Key, Florida

 

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.

October 7-8, 2017

Location: Marina Civic Center, Panama City, Florida

Panama City Creative Con fosters career development for aspiring artists and creatives to encourage people to pursue their passions and develop the valuable tools they already have in their love for the creative realms. 

October 6-8, 2017

Location: Destin Harbor in Destin, Florida

3 Days of Entertainment & Fun at the Destin Harbor includes the best local and coastal musician's on the beach on 3 stages featuring Rock, Reggae, Country and tropical music. Enjoy the music and great food at the restaurants and bars throughout the Harbor. 

September 7-8, 2017

Location: Rosie O' Grady's Good Time Emporium" entertainment complex, Pensacola, Florida

With seven different rooms and two courtyards, each dedicated to its own unique style of entertainment, this Pensacola street party offers beer tasting, beer pairing and lots of fun events. 

The Florida Caverns are the only above ground cavern in all of Florida accessible to tourists - and for the only cave in Florida, they are absolutely amazing. The park itself is massive and contains caves, beautifully diverse trails, and even a small yet deep spring that is available to swim in. 

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.

October 6-7, 2017

Location: George Core Park, Port St. Joe, Florida

On the shores of St. Joseph Bay in historic Port St. Joe features top notch entertainment, a 5k race, Scallop Cook-Off, educational exhibits, the popular Kids Zone, and more than 50 great vendors featuring food, art & crafts, and more!

September 1-3, 2017

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

 

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. 

September 29 - October 1, 2017

Location: Pensacola, Florida

 

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! 

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

 

October 28, 2017

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 27-29, 2017

Location: Live Oak, Florida

 

November 3, 4, 5, 2017

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.

October 25-29, 2017

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

 

Website Listings

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.

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. 

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.

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.