Florida Events & Festivals

The #1 Florida Event listing with events and festivals happening all over the Sunshine State Year Round. 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 Boat Parades happening to celebrate those special times of year. 

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November  - January 

Location: Deland, Florida

Step into a historical Christmas wonderland when you visit the Stetson Mansion during the holidays. The mansion puts together elegant designer decorated Christmas displays every year.

Holiday Season November 11 through New Years

Location: Walt Disney World, Florida

Disney has so many different holiday celebrations all throughout the parks. One of the highlights is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom. Also make sure to check out Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays and Hollywood Studio's Sunset Seasons Greetings.

 

November 11, 2022

Location: Brickell Ave at the First Presbyterian Church of Miami

Brickell's biggest culinary event of the year features Miami's finest restaurants and the Islands of the Caribbean. Live music, auto showcase, exhibitors and vendors, and of course, fine wine, craft beer and lots of great food. 

November 11 - December 31, 2022

Location: Seaworld, Orlando, Florida

Seaworld's Christmas celebration lets you enjoy beautiful decorations and music along with all kinds of holiday shows inspired by the natural world. 

November 2022 - January 2023

Location: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Both Universal parks feature fun ways to celebrate the holidays during your visit. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is transformed to bring the excitement of the holidays into the world of Harry Potter. Grinchmas™ Who-liday Spectacular is always a fun part of the Universal celebrations and the Macy's parade is a holiday favorite. 

 

November 18 – January 1, 2023

Location: Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is an experience in itself, and the ICE! Experience is an unforgettable experience that is worth visiting with the whole family. You’ll Journey through more than 2 million pounds of hand carved ice sculptures for a true walk in a winter wonderland. Each year features a different theme, so you can have a new experience every winter! 

 

Select Dates in December

Location: Legoland, Florida

Visit Legoland during the weekends in December for special Christmas events and Holiday shows for kids of all ages to celebrate the season!

November - January 

Location: UCF, Orlando, Florida

You don’t have to attend the University of Central Florida to enjoy this community celebration. Enjoyed by families, friends and those seeking a fun holiday time every year. UCF features free holiday light shows, rides, a large ice-skating rink, and other fun winter attractions.

 

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Location: Fisherman's Village, Punta Gorda, Florida

Explore the world of cultural entertainment, arts & crafts, and food at this fun celebration of cultures around the world!

July 14 - November 19, 2022

Location: Epcot World Showcase, Walt Disney World

This is the event Floridians look forward to all year and people plan vacations around. Disney knows how to do Food & Wine and bring the flavors of the world to the countries in the World Showcase in Epcot. 

July 14 - 23, 2022

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

One of the largest kingfish tournaments, includes live entertainment, food festival and much more. 

July 16-17, 2022

Location: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida

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. 

July 19 - 24, 2022

Location: Key West, Florida

Famed author, Ernest Hemingway called Key West home for many years. The island celebrates his legacy each year on his birthday with look alike contests, prose and poetry readings, the “Running of the Bulls”, symposium presentations, a museum exhibit, and a three-day marlin tournament!

July 23 - August 14, 2022

Location: Miami, Florida

This is one of the only ballet festivals in the country! It is a great way to see artists from all over the world perform in some of Miami's best venues.

July 26 - 30, 2022

Location: Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida

This is the biggest lobster diving event of mini lobster season here in Florida. Join hundreds of other divers as they take place in the Bug Hunt and compete for prizes.

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Location: Lummus Park, Miami Beach, Florida

Delicious Mangos grow in South Florida during every summer, so this is the perfect time to celebrate them! By Mangos, eat mango desserts, and learn how to cook them while you enjoy tons of great music and ocean breezes.

July 29-31, 2022

Location: Stuart Park, Lake Placid, Florida

A caladium is a plant of the jack-in-the pulpit family known for its brilliant colors and large leaf shapes. This festival celebrates the plant as well as so much more of what this area has to offer. Check out its car show, Floral Arrangement Competition, Art & Craft booths, and so much more!

July 29 - 31, 2022

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida

Fans of comic books, stories, art and pop-culture unite in Tampa Bay for this family friendly convention that features exhibitors, celebrities, cosplay and more. 

August 1 - September 30, 2022

Location: Miami, Florida

Miami has an amazing culinary scene, and Miami Spice is your best chance to explore it. Participating restaurants will offer set three-course menus for low prices. 

 

August 5 - 7, 2022

Location: The Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Miami, Florida

Learn about African culture in this fun environment by experiencing all kinds of African dance! This is a high-spirited, family friendly, multi-cultural arts and educational event.

August 6-14, 2022

Location: Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Downtown Jacksonville transforms into a Caribbean celebration. Music, dance, food, costumes, and more create an island environment you don't want to miss out on!

August 11 - 14, 2022

Location: Key West, Florida

Celebrate the start of lobster season with a city-wide extravaganza of all things lobster! It brings lobster lovers from all over the world together for four days in Key West.

August 12 - October 31, 2022

Location: Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida

During the Halloween season, Magic Kingdom shuts down to the regular public early to put on a festive party like no other! Disney characters help the whole family celebrate the holiday with special shows, candy, and tons of great decorations. This Frightfully Fun Event is only on select nights. Be sure to check Disney's website for details and to reserve your night! 

August 27,2022

Location: Morean Arts Center, St. Pete, Florida

Join the search for the best cupcake in the area! Awards are given for professional, novice, and youth cupcakes, so you can compete no matter who you are.

August 27-28, 2022

Location: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Orlando Truck & Jeep Fest is North America’s largest off-road touring show. Featuring 100,000 square feet of parts as well as custom trucks and Jeeps, product demonstrations, factory direct pricing and amazing giveaways!

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Location: Tampa, Florida

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.

September 1 - 30, 2022

Location: Boca Raton, Florida

Explore the diverse culinary scene in Boca all through the month of September! Participating restaurants will have 3-course prix fixe dinner menus at affordable prices.

September 1 - 30, 2022

Location: Palm Beach, Florida

Experience some of Palm Beach's best restaurants at affordable prices throughout the month of September. Participating restaurants offer 3 course meals at fixed prices.

September 1 - 5, 2022

Location: Key West, Florida

This event has lots of beer-related activities throughout the weekend for beer lovers of all kinds. The signature event happens on Saturday, but you don't want to miss the Hangover Brunch and Pool Party the day after or any of the fun pre-events on the days leading up to the main event!

 

September 2 - 6, 2022

Location: Key West, Florida

This event celebrates the famous $450 million dollar treasure discovery in the water's of Key West by Mel Fisher. It includes VIP tours of the Fisher Family’s Private Conservation Laboratory, a Schooner Wharf Bar Dock Party, and Treasure Hunting Boat Tours. 100% of all net proceeds from these events will benefit Wesley House Family Services, Inc.

September 2 - October 31, 2022 (Select Nights)

Location: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Universal famously throws one of the best Halloween parties in the world. This is a celebration for people who love the scary side of Halloween. Come ready for the scare of your life and an experience you won't soon forget!

September 3 - 4, 2022

Location: 401 W Venice Ave, Venice, Florida

Browse arts and crafts of all kinds as you stroll along vibrant downtown Venice. It features lots of vendors and a Green Market that offers live flora, freshly popped kettle corn, gourmet spices, and sauces.

September 3, 2022

Location: 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!"

September 3 - 5, 2022

Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

Come to Cocoa Beach for the largest charitable surfing festival in the world! Both pro and amateur surfing competitions happen here every year to benefit the National Kidney Foundation.

September 5, 2022

Location: Lake Okeechobee, Florida

This community 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. 

September 7 - 11, 2022

Location: Key West, Florida

Come to Key West for one of the largest events for lesbians and friends in North America. Gay Key West sponsors this event that allows women to get together and enjoy all the great features of the island.

September 8 - 9, 2022

Location: 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. 

September 9 - October 31, 2022

Location: Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida

Home to lots of terrifying haunted houses, this event is the West Coast's best Halloween celebration. Enjoy the park's thrill rides while you enjoy their additional scares throughout the season!

September - October 31 (Select Days)

Location: Dade City, Florida

There is so much to do at SCREAM-A-GEDDON! From indoor attractions like Blackpool prison to Zombie Paintball Assault coming this year.

September 15 - 17, 2022

Location: Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, Jacksonville, Florida

Quilts from all over the world are brought together to be viewed and even judged for a cash award. Browse, shop and buy quilt supplies and ready-made quilts. Food Court, kids corner and more. 

September 16 - 25, 2022

Location: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Florida

Festival featuring nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters brought to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel by BMI & iHeart Radio. This award-winning festival includes over 100 live performances, more than 60 songwriters, and 20 unique venues! 

September 17 - 19, 2022

Location: Hilton Ocala, Ocala, Florida

Come out to the Ocala comic con! There will be several guests each year from all kinds of nerdy categories.

September 17 - 18, 2022

Location: Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, Florida

This constantly growing festival is a popular summer tradition in Punta Gorda. You can meet tons of amazing crafters and other vendors while you shop for all kinds of unique items.

September 19 - 25, 2022

Location: Orlando, Florida

Films can have a powerful effects on viewers. This festival celebrates films that use that power to promote peace around the world!

September 24 - October 30

Location: Newberry, Florida

"Laugh by day, Scream by night" this Florida maze brings new fun to the fall festivities with a maze that is fun during the day and becomes haunted at night. 

September 24, 2022

Location: Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne Florida

The Space Coast Pride Festival & Parade honors the LGBTQ community. Several different vendors will be there, so come out and celebrate pride with the Space Coast community!

September TBD 2022

Location: Simpson's Cove & Gilbert Park, Mount Dora, Florida

Eat fresh seafood from more than 100 exhibitors next to the water at this family friendly event. 

September - November on Select Weekend Dates

The event gives families the opportunity to enjoy a day on the Farm. Visitors can spend time navigating their way through an over 8-acre corn maze, playing on over 25 types of fun farm themed activities, including a cow train, beeline zipline, corn popper jumping pillow, hayride, barnyard ball, farm games, playground and more!  Plenty of food on site including the farm bakery, fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade caramel apples, roasted sweet corn, and more!  The farm is available for group bookings, field trips and other special events.

September 29 - October 2, 2022

Location: Miami, Florida

In the modern internet age, the film industry is changing. These days, many of the best independent filmmakers in this time are making web series' instead of films. This is a modern film festival that celebrates the web series!

September 30 - October 2, 2022

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

This festival brings together amazing popular artists from the adult-alternative rock genre. It is located right on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, so you can enjoy the ocean while you enjoy the music.

October (Select Nights)

Location: Altamonte Springs, Florida

One of Central Florida's haunted areas that features scare trails, live music, and food trucks at the event starting in October.

October 2022 (Weekends)

Amazing Grace Family Farms, Green Cove Springs, Florida

Open every Friday and Saturday in October, Journey through their Crop Maze, Pumpkin Patch, and farm attractions

October 1 and 22, 2022

Location: German American Society Clubhouse, Casselberry, Florida

Authentic and traditional German music, food, beer, and entertainment to our patrons.

September 30 - October 2, 2022

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

This festival brings together amazing popular artists from the adult-alternative rock genre. It is located right on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, so you can enjoy the ocean while you enjoy the music.

October 2022 (Select Dates)

Location: Sweetfields Farm, Masaryktown, Florida

Featuring 5 acres of a life-sized living corn crop labyrinth, harvest crop and activities for the whole family. Come check out this farm for a day of fall family fun. 

October TBD 2022

Location: German American Society, Pinellas Park, Florida

Authentic and traditional German music, food, beer, and entertainment 3 weekends, Friday and Saturdays in October sponsored by the German American Society of Pinellas Park. 

October (Weekends)

Location: Plant City, Florida

An outdoor haunted trail which features 3 trails, an escape game, and laser tag. 

Weekends October 

Location: Plant City, Florida

Corn Maze, pumpkin patch, animals, activities, food and everything fun for your family for a fall outing. 

October - November  (Weekends) TBD

Location: Masaryktown, Florida

Come get lost in their 5 acre maze with a new design each year. And that's not all. This farm has a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, pony rides, hill slide, and more. 

October - December  (Weekends)

Location: Long and Scott Farms, Mount Dora, Florida

Open in the Fall on weekends featuring two Corn Mazes, a 1 acre and a 6 acre corn maze, with lots of paths and plenty of room. 

October 7 - 9, 2022

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Celebrating with german cheer, dancing and singing to cooler weather and colder beer along the Hillsborough river downtown at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

October TBD

Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf, 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 TBD

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

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! 

October TBD

Location: American German Club, Lake Worth, Florida

Authentic German Fest with Bavarian food, german beer, entertainment, and carnival.

October  - November 2022 (Thursday - Saturday)

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, Florida

Every year there are different houses to experience, this year there are new haunts and scares that are awaiting for you to visit.

October TBD

Location: Tampa, Florida

This festival celebrates Hispanic heritage in the Tampa Bay area. Celebrate with amazing music, food, and so much more!

October November  (Weekends) TBD

Location: Partin Ranch, Kenansville, Florida

5-acre maze and smaller mazes for the younger ones, a pumpkin patch, barrel train, animals, kiddie zip line, food & drinks, this ranch opens up the fall to you for fun fall festivities. 

October 13 - 16, 2022

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! 

October 13 - 16, 2022

Location: Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin, Florida

For over forty years, the OLL Fall Festival has been an integral part of the Dunedin community. Every October, volunteers from our parish and school come together to put up the “big tent” and fill our campus with rides, games, music, laughter, and fun! Dozens of rides cater to children of all ages with a special section of “kiddie rides” for the little ones. This year we are also pleased to announce our “Craft Beer and Sports Tent”
Enjoy seasonal, craft beer while watching TVs showing the weekends big sporting events.

October 13 - 16, 2022

Location: Key Largo, Florida

This is a celebration of marine conservation with a perfect home in Key Largo! Enjoy tons of great activities such as educational seminars, social gatherings, diving, and eco-adventures with some of the best names in diving and marine science.

October 14 - 16, 2022

Location: Coachman Park, Clearwater, Florida

Since 1980, this festival has been bringing Floridians some of the best jazz music every year.

October TBD, 2022

Location: Schooners Local Beach Club, Panama City Beach, Florida

Eat delicious lobster while you participate in sandcastle competitions and lobster tournaments during this fun week long celebration of everything lobster!

October 15 - 16, 2022

Location: Winter Springs Town Center, Blumberg Blvd, Winter Springs FL

ARToberFEST celebrates exceptional art, tasty German food, rockin’ entertainment, kids’ crafts and much more. This event takes a new twist on October fest and combines the German spirit with art and family activities. 

 

October 18 - 22, 2022

Location: South Beach, Miami, Florida

Stroll the beach while you try all kinds of delicious seafood from many venues at the South Beach Seafood Festival that spans four blocks and welcomes over 13,000 seafoodies!

October 19 - 23, 2022

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

This is one of the biggest and best gatherings of bikers in North Florida. 

 

October 21 - 30, 2022

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.

October 21 - 23, 2022

Location: Tampa Bay Downs, Florida

Authentic German Food, Drink, Music, Dancing, Carnival, Arts & Crafts and Contests. 

October 22 - 23, 2022

Location: Mount Dora, Florida

The Streets of Mount Dora fill with amazing vendors selling all kinds of unique art during this fun and artsy festival!

October 22, 2022

Location: Eau Gallie Arts District/Eau Gallie Square, Melbourne, Florida

The Rocky Water Brew Fest is in the heart of the Eau Gallie Arts District at the Eau Gallie Square sponsored by the Eau Gallie Rotary Club. Come out and try some of the best breweries in Florida with unlimited tastings with your ticket to the event. Find a new favorite brew this October.

 

October 27 - November 3, 2022

Location: Orlando, Florida

Named one of the top “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine, this festival brings many amazing filmmakers together to showcase their films.

October 27-30, 2022

Location: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Florida

Set on the banks of Florida's most famous river, this festival is a great way to celebrate Halloween with dazzling lights, art installations, and performance art, all of which come together to make this music festival a completely unique experience.

October 28 - 30, 2022

Location: Liberty Park, Inverness, Florida

Come out to this emerging music festival that takes place in the small town of Inverness, located in Central Florida and enjoy 3 days of live music, family-friendly activities, rides, vendors, food trucks, street performers and the beautiful nature of the lush city park on Lake Henderson that runs along the Withlacoochee State Trail. 

October TBD

Location: Orlando, Florida

Calling all Horror Freaks, Fans, and Filmmakers!  Kickstart your Halloween festivities at the original FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival.

October 29 - 30, 2022

Location: Cholokka Boulevard, Micanopy, Florida

Fall festival with the true Florida small town traditions. Local artists, crafters, musicians, and lots of activities for the whole family. 

October TBD, 2022

Location: Naples, Florida

The annual Stonecrab Festival is a weekend of food and fun starring of course, the stone crab. It’s also your chance to explore the beautiful Naples waterfront with activities on land and by water in and around Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina, Tin City and Naples Transportation and Tours General Store/Heritage Museum.

October TBD

Location: Gainesville, Florida

Join this predominantly Punk Rock festival for both the main festival in Gainesville and the Pre-Fest in Ybor City (transportation available), or you can choose one or the other. Either way, this is one of Florida's best way to experience music up close and personal!

 

November Select Day TBD 2022

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.

November TBD

Location: Orlando, Florida

Don't miss this opportunity to be at Orlando's big fashion event. If you love fashion, this is the place to be this week in Florida. 

November 2 - 6, 2022

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Seed Food and Wine is not just a festival, we are a movement, a community of ideas and passionate people committed to elevating the conversation around plant-based foods, sustainability, conscious living and the welfare of animals.

November 4 - 6, 2022

Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox of Greater Orlando, Maitland, FL 

Here you will find authentic Greek foods, dancing, live music, church tours, iconography presentations, and so much more fun for the whole family!

 

November 4 - 6, 2022

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.

November 5 - 6, 2022

Location: Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida

Twice a year, Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando hosts one of the state's largest art festivals. Here you will find tons of food, craft, and other types of vendors surrounding the lake once in the Spring and once in the Fall.

November 9 2022 - January 8, 2023

Location: Miami, Florida

Here you'll enjoy holiday fun for people of all ages. The tallest Christmas tree in south florida, tons of rides, games, animal shows, and so much more make this the place to be for holiday cheer!

November TBD 2022

Location: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 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.

November 11 - 13, 2022

Location: Melbourne, Florida

Three day festival during Native American Heritage Month honors the culture of the indigenous peoples of the Americas through music, and especially the music of the Native American Flute.

Select Nights in November/December

Location: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, Florida

Come to one of Miami's most beautiful outdoor spaces for a holiday experience like no other. Starting in November, the garden is illuminated at night with spectacular special effects you won't find anywhere else. You will also find special activities like an illuminated maze, talking to trees, and a difficult scavenger hunt as well as food and drinks served by some of Miami's top eateries.

November 13, 2022

Location: Miramar Regional Park, Sunrise, Florida

Excite your palate and explore spicy jerk delicacies as well as tasty Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy hot music, traditional and contemporary cultural presentations and bask in the cool vibes of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.

November & December

Location: Hoffman's Chocolates Factory, Greenacres, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with everyone's favorite celebratory treat: Chocolate! Here you will find one of South Florida's only outdoor ice skating rinks, incredible light displays, live entertainment, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and of course lots of delicious holiday treats. Take a factory tour and holiday chocolate class to get up close and personal with the special treat Hoffman's is known for. 

November TBD 2022

Location: Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida

During this event, Christmas trees are like their own art form. Here you will find designer Christmas trees as well as other Christmas favorites like gingerbread houses, holiday wreathes, and table decor. All the trees are available for purchase and proceeds go to support the Orlando Museum of Art. Special events take place throughout the events.

November TBD

Location: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

Kick off the holiday season at the Ybor City tree lighting ceremony. In addition to the lighting there will also be a holiday shopping market, Christmas caroling, and holiday treats.

November 18 - 20, 2022

Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida

This festival allows you to enjoy music from morning until night in several different venues on the beautiful gulf coast

November 19 - 20, 2022

Location: Deland, Florida

Voted “Best Florida Outdoor Fine Art Festival” by Florida Living, this festival is an event that shouldn't be missed by any art lovers!

November 19 - 20, 2022

Location: Downtown Gainesville, Florida

Come out to historic downtown Gainesville for a celebration of art and creativity, live music, performing arts and great food. 
 

November  - December

Location: Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, Florida

This drive through Christmas light display is one of the best places to get in the holiday spirit! Enjoy their giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees from the comfort of your car!

November - December

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida

Come to the Speedway for over a mile of top-of-the-line drive through lighting displays that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car. Multiple themes come to life with lights and animations you have to see to believe.

November 19 - 20, 2022

Location: Tamiami Park, Miami, Florida

Celebrate the fall season and South Florida's best weather of the year with a harvest festival that's fun for the whole family!

November 19, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Beginning the Saturday before Thanksgiving, St. Augustine lights up for the holidays. Head downtown at night to experience Christmas spirit all through December!

TBD

Location: Wickham Park, Melbourne, Florida

Come to this drive through event every night during the season including holiday nights for a spirited experience like no other. Over 3 million lights turn the park into a winter wonderland. In addition to the main event you can also book a private hay ride.

November - December  (Friday and Saturday nights)

Location: Zoo Miami, Miami, Florida

Animal encounters, river boat rides, photos with Santa, and lots of other fun events are available for all at the Zoo on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the holiday season. Each weekend has a different theme kids can dress up for to participate in special events and entertainment.

November TBD

Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida

This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season with the whole family. Come for the tree lighting, stay for the carnival games, ice rink, the world's largest snowman, and tons of great live entertainment.

November TBD

Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

This is an expo perfect for every kind of ocean lover! Here you will find vendors selling all kinds of ocean goods including marine art, surf products, beach apparel, boating and fishing gear, and so much more.

TBD 2022

Location: Wyndham Garden
8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL

Featuring 10 days of master sand sculptors competing on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world plus family fun and activities. 

November - December 

Location: Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo, Florida

Head to the botanical gardens nightly for one of the Tampa Bay area's best Christmas light attractions. You will also find refreshments, holiday themed gifts, entertainment, and visits from Santa.

November 24 - 26, 2022

Location: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, Florida

Celebrate Thanksgiving with bluegrass, camping, and a ranch full of people who love those things as much as you do at this unique event!

November 26, 2022

Location: Viera High School, Viera, Florida

The Light Up Viera Parade starts and ends at Viera High School and winds around the USSSA Space Coast Complex. 

November  - December TBD

Location: Key West, Florida

The Key West Holiday Fest includes a holiday parade, a lighted bike parade, a boat parade, and a car show. Visit the Key West harbor for lights and holiday cheer all throughout the season.

November  - January TBD

Location: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida

Find great holiday events and activities at the gardens throughout the holiday season. This includes holiday home tours at the Pinewood Estate, Christmas concerts, walking tours, and lots of other great activities you don't want to miss.

November - December TBD

Location: Canal Street Historic District, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Canal street has a lot going on over the holidays so you'll always find something to do. The event kicks off with Spark the Spirit, a tree lighting ceremony that is fun for the whole family. The season will also see a Coastal Christmas Market, a Christmas parade, a Boat Parade, and a Christmas Train.

November - December  (Friday and Saturday)

Location: Heathcote Botanical Garden, Fort Pierce, Florida

During the holiday season Heathcote’s five acres of Gardens are decorated with thousands of lights to give you a festive walk through environment. Live music and delicious s'mores treats make it a night to remember.

November  - December TBD

Location: Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers, Florida

Visit the homes formally owned by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford during the holidays for a special, festive experience. You'll find holiday foods, live music, visits from Santa, and special events throughout the season. Don't miss the nightly liquid fireworks show at the fountain.

November - December  (Select Dates)

Location: Kirby Family Farm, Williston, Florida

Take a 20 minute train ride to get a Christmas experience like no other. Here you will see thousands of Christmas lights, Visit with Santa and friends, and find so many other rides and activities for the whole family.

November  - December 

Location: CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida

You CAN have snow in Florida here at CityPlace every night throughout the holiday season. Bring the whole family here for a night of fun!

December

Location: Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, Florida

Celebrate your holidays with the animals at the Brevard Zoo for a fun experience for the whole family. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy educational programs to learn while you have fun!

December select dates

Location: Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida

Check out the Garden of Lights on nights during this event to see the gardens lit up and enjoy special activities like their interactive life sized snow globe. Come earlier in the day on select dates for Santa's Little Helpers, where you can meet lots of animals and enjoy tons of family friendly activities.

December 3 - 4, 2022

Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

This oceanside event showcases local chefs, restaurants, and breweries right on the beach. It is the perfect example of everything this amazing area has to offer.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Location: Matanzas Harbor and the first two canals of Siesta Isles, Fort Myers, Florida

Enjoy this parade of over 30 decorated boats on the shore, or you can enjoy it from one of the many restaurants and other locals along the bay.

December 3, 2022

Location: Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Florida

A Zambelli traveling fireworks display leads off this boat parade, making it one of the most festive ways to celebrate the holiday season in South Florida.

April TBD, 2023

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

This week-long festival features world-class jazz music in many styles performed by jazz greats as well as fresh, up-and-coming young talent. Performances are staged in several venues around Amelia Island including Saint Michael Parish Hall, Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar & Grill, Amelia Park, Arte Pizza, the Florida House Inn, Horizons, OMNI Hotels & Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. 

June 1 - 4, 2023

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is on Panama City Beach, one of Florida’s most beautiful beach locations, featuring 3 days of Country music and festivities.

June 3, 2023

Location: 23 SE 2nd Avenue, Chiefland, Florida

65rd Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival features Family fun, crafts, food, parade, and a Watermelon Pageant and Watermelon contests.

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