With Fall starting and the weather beginning to turn less extreme, September is a great month for festivals in Florida. There’s tons of great food events this month including several city-wide food celebrations.
See our September Event Guide for a complete listing of Events and Festivals happening in September.
Outdoor Events in Florida in September
September is an exciting month for events in Florida. This month is when there is finally a break in the high summer temperatures with a feeling of fall in the air.
Theme Parks & Attractions
With Halloween coming in October, all of the main theme parks have Halloween-related events in September. Plus Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival continues. Also be sure to check out museums in your area for special events.
- Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
- Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
- Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights
- Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
City-Wide Dining Months
Several cities in Florida have dining months in September where many restaurants offer special discounts and menus so you can sample their food at lower costs.
Other Food and Drink Events
As always, there are tons of great food events happening throughout Florida. Here are some of the best ones:
- Key West BrewFest
- Emerald Coast Greek Festival
- Brevard Caribbean Festival
- Emerald Coast Beer Festival
- I Like It Hot Festival
- Pensacola Seafood Festival
- Samuel Adams Oktoberfest
- Mount Dora Seafood Festival
There are lots of Music Festivals taking place during the month of September, so enjoy the weather while you dance to all kinds of music.
- Florida Scallop & Music Festival
- Gulf Coast Jam
- LOTOS Music Festival
- Sing Out Loud Festival
- Island Hopper Songwriter Fest
- New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival
Now that the weather is nicer, it’s the perfect time to be outside browsing craft vendors at a craft show!
- Downtown Venice Craft Festival
- Palm Harbor Craft Festival
- Marine and Wildlife Art Festival and Craft Show
- Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival
There are tons of unique events and festivals in September if none of the above events are for you. These are the ones you don’t want to miss:
- National Kidney Foundation Surf Fest
- Tampa Bay Theatre Festival
- Okeechobee Labor Day Festival
- Womenfest Key West
- Central Florida Film Festival
- Global Peace Film Festival
- Jacksonville Dragon Boat and Paddle Festival
- Klingon Feast
- Space Coast Pride & Parade
- Sweetfields Farm Corn Maze