Festivals

2018-2019 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

2018-2019 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

Nothing says Florida like a seafood festival. They are fun, authentic, and the seafood is fresh, often from local waters. Our calendar is our most popular feature. (Updated)

Florida Harvest Festivals: 2018-2019 Calendar

Florida Harvest Festivals: 2018-2019 Calendar

There are few things more authentic than Florida’s status as the nation’s winter vegetable garden. Celebrate our state’s many harvest seasons with this comprehensive harvest festival calendar.

Florida Craft Beer Festival and Oktoberfest Calendar

Florida Craft Beer Festival and Oktoberfest Calendar

A guide to Oktoberfests and craft beer festivals throughout Florida.

2009 Freedom Swim. Photo courtesy the Sun Herald.

2018 Charlotte Harbor Freedom Swim: Cool 4th of July ‘happening’

The 2018 Charlotte Harbor Freedom Swim begins at 11 a.m. July 4, but while folks cross the 1.5-mile wide Peace River, this isn’t a race. It’s a “happening” and one of the few ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in Florida and stay cool.

Stomp the grapes at this Florida winery Aug. 11, 2018

Stomp the grapes at this Florida winery Aug. 11, 2018

Join 1,000 barefoot people to stomp the grapes at this funky Florida winery. Henscratch Farms Vineyard and Winery makes a great stop on a weekend exploring the rural cow country of Central Florida.

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Wrap up the season with these popular spring seafood festivals

Enjoy your last big seafood fling with festivals in Fernandina Beach, Pompano, Palatka and a few more. But just a few!

Drinks at the Maikai. Photo courtesy Slammie Productions.

Celebrate tiki culture in Fort Lauderdale at Hukilau, June 6-10, 2018

Hukilau is a festival of tiki culture that attracts more than a thousand people to Fort Lauderdale every year to celebrate rum drinks, tiki trinkets and nostalgia for the 1950s. If you don’t attend, you still might want to visit the unique bars and restaurants that attract the tikiphiles.

Everglades Seafood Festival

Everglades City Seafood Festival: Feb. 9-11, 2018

Seafood lovers mark their calendars for the annual Everglades Seafood Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 9-11, 2018, in Everglades City, gateway to the Ten Thousand Islands. This free event packs ’em in for fresh seafood, country music, carnival rides, crafts booths — with an estimated 50,000 people expected to attend this year’s event in a remote corner of Florida.