Florida Festivals 2016, 2017

Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2016

May 21, 2016

Multiple Locations in Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Held in Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville every May, this famous musical extravaganza celebrates Jazz Music. It has grown since 1979 to become the second largest jazz festival in the United States. In the past, artists such as Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie have performed at this event. .. Read More
Sunset Music Festival 2016

May 28, 2016

Raymond James Stadium North Lot, Tampa, Florida

Take to the streets in Tampa while listening to international performers. This is an electronic dance festival with many upbeat songs that will have people in the crowds waving glow sticks and celebrating. The event takes place over two days. Performers who have been at the festival include Slander and Skrillex... Read More
Destin Seafood Festival 2016

October, 2016

Destin Harbor Board Walk , Destin, Florida

Located right at the water's edge in picturesque Destin Harbor, the Destin Seafood Festival features a tantalizing selection of fresh-caught seafood served up by the area’s local restaurants. .. Read More
Bear Creek Music and Art Festival 2016

November, 2016

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL 32060, Live Oak, Florida

The Bear Creek Music Festival became an instant hit with people who love music and the feel of a boutique styled festival. Held in the little town of Live Oak, Florida on the first weekend of October each year, this festival is filled with many different musical performances,.. Read More
Florida Seafood Festival 2016

November, 2016

Battery Park, Apalachicola, Florida

The Florida Seafood Festival is an annual two day event that has been running for over the last 50 years. Visitors flock to historic Apalachicola, FL, and gather at Battery Park, near the Apalachicola River for the festival. Festivities include seafood, arts, crafts, and music... Read More
30A Songwriters Festival 2017

January, 2017

South Walton, FL, South Walton, Florida

The 30A Songwriters Festival is one of the hottest Southern Events in the USA. The three day festival features some of the most well-known singer/songwriters and showcases a talented crop of newcomers. Over 150 artists will be performing more than 230 shows at 25 venues along scenic highway 30A in northwest Florida... Read More
70000 Tons of Metal 2017

January, 2017

Miami, FL, Miami, Florida

The world's biggest heavy metal cruise is ready for you to come aboard. This 4 day cruise is all about metal. With 60 bands performing, cruisers get unrestricted access to all live shows on board plus the All Star jam, clinics and workshops with the musicians, shore excursions, and more... Read More
Florida Manatee Festival 2017

January, 2017

Downtown , Crystal River, Florida

For almost three decades now, Florida Manatee Festival remains the best of the best local event in downtown Crystal River, Florida. The colourful festival comes with multiple thrills that range from boat tours on the beautiful waterways.. Read More
311 Caribbean Cruise 2017

February, 2017

Miami, FL, Miami, Florida

Set sail with 311 in the Caribbean. While on board the ship, you can hear music by the group, enjoy food and play various games that are offered. You can relax on the ship as you would on any other cruise, but an advantage is a DJ and a few other bands to listen to as you lounge in the sun or spend time with friends... Read More
Bonita Springs National Art Festival 2017

March, 2017

Riverside Park & Surrounding Streets , Bonita Springs, Florida

The Bonita Springs National Art Festival has featured artists and their work for over 35 years. Made up of three festivals held over three weekends, visitors can find more than 200 national and international artists displaying their work. .. Read More
Florida Strawberry Festival 2017

March, 2017

Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds, Plant City, Florida

The beginning of spring in central Florida means it's strawberry time. Since 1930, the Florida Strawberry Festival has offered food, fun and delicious strawberry short-cake for all who enter the gates. Set in the heart of Plant City, the Strawberry Festival has a variety of agricultural exhibits,.. Read More
Ultra Music Festival 2017

March, 2017

Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida

This is a festival featuring some of the best DJs and bands as they provide guests with various kinds of music. There is an outstanding light show from the stage as well as a few surprises after the festival. The event is held outdoors. Musicians have included David Guetta and Justin Bieber... Read More
Chasco Fiesta 2017

March, 2017

Sims Park , New Port Richey, Florida

The Chasco Fiesta is a thrilling nine-day family-friendly festival that provides numerous forms of entertainment along the banks of the picturesque Pithlachascotee River. This an annual Native American festival that features a boat parade.. Read More
AURA Festival 2017

March, 2017

Live Oak, FL, Live Oak, Florida

Live Oak is home to the AURA Music and Arts Festival. Located on the campgrounds of the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, this two day festival features high quality craft vendors and a host of national and local bands. There is also a canned food drive at the event. Donors will receive a commemorative festival poster for their contribution... Read More
Tortuga Music Festival 2017

April, 2017

Fort Lauderdale Beach Park , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Tortuga Music Festival is a large music party held on the beach. A large stage is set up in the stand, and guests can have fun in the sun while listening to some of the best country music in the area. There are vendors along the beach with food and beverages. Noted performers include Blake Shelton and Little Big Town... Read More
Pompano Beach Seafood Festival 2017

April, 2017

Atlantic Boulevard on the Beach , Pompano Beach, Florida

For over 30 years, the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival has delighted South Floridians with this three-day event in mid-April that provides every type of seafood imaginable. The heart of the festival is the pier that features more than 30 food booths offering grilled, sauteed and fried fish, shrimp, lobster, many varieties of crab,.. Read More
Suwannee River Jam 2017

April, 2017

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park , Live Oak, Florida

One of the south's biggest country music festivals is located in beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. This weekend event features an all-star line up of today's biggest country music stars, camping and outdoor family activities, contests like the Ultimate Cowboy Challenge, and even a chance to audition for your very own spot on the stage!.. Read More
SunFest 2017

April, 2017

West Palm Beach Waterfront, West Palm Beach, Florida

The Sunfest in West Palm Beach Florida has the sun on call for you. Visit the Captain Morgan Floating Oasis and enjoy the excitement. There will be plenty of shopping and food so bring your appetite. Most of don’t forget your sunscreen for some Fun in the Sun with great music... Read More
Arts Quest Fine Arts Festival 2016

May 6, 2016

Grand Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Jacksonville Funk Fest 2016

May 6, 2016

Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, Florida

MidFlorida Mayfaire by 2016

May 7, 2016

Lake Morton , Lakeland, Florida

Classic Car Round 2016

May 8, 2016

Bergeron Rodeo Grounds , Davie, Florida

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 2016

May 12, 2016

Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, Sanibel, Florida

Thirty 2016

May 14, 2016

Windsor Fire Station Grounds , Gainesville, Florida

Barns & Beer Craft Beer Festival 2016

May 14, 2016

Old McMicky's Farm, Odessa, Florida

Orlando International Fringe Festival 2016

May 18, 2016

Loch Haven Park , Orlando, Florida

Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival 2016

May 20, 2016

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show 2016

May 27, 2016

Broward County Convention Center , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Florida Folk Festival 2016

May 27, 2016

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, Florida

Country 500 2016

May 27, 2016

Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

About Festivals in Florida

The sunny and warm climate of Florida is ideal for many festivals all year around. Festivals in Florida come in a wide variety of styles and genres. Latin, country western, oldies, jazz, arts and crafts, and foods from many cultural backgrounds, are well represented.

Florida music festivals come in many forms and are mostly outdoors. There are over fifty jazz and blues festivals around the state from small towns like Bradenton's and Venice's' blues festivals, as well as the major jazz festivals in Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville. One of the largest popular music festivals is Orlando's Florida Music Festival and Conference. If country is your twang, then attend Punta Gorda's Country Life festival the largest country music festival in south west Florida.

There are many other festivals to choose from. For arts and crafts, the Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival is a great example. The Daytona Health and Senior Expo is a favorite for the senior set and bike enthusiasts will love the Mad Beach Spring Bike Fest on Madeira Beach featuring every kind of bike imaginable. Other Florida events like Tampa Bay's Gasparilla Pirate's Fest involve many attractions including food, music, parades, and even a pirate invasion. Festivals are a favorite activity all over the state of Florida.