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.