The Marathon Seafood Festival calls itself the Original Marathon Seafood Festival to emphasize it’s the real deal – indigenous and authentic. Marathon is a fishing town, and you don’t get fish any fresher than here, unless you catch it yourself.
La Belle — You can get gator tail and swamp cabbage at this festival. But the real reason to go is to revel in a last corner of small town America in Florida — beauty pageants, high school bands, armadillo races and a rodeo.
The Grant Seafood Festival is put on by community volunteers and has been held every year since 1966 in this riverside enclave between Melbourne and Sebastian.
Two large manatee festivals celebrate Florida’s beloved manatee every January – one in Orange City and one in Crystal River. These two locations are probably the best places in the state to see manatees well and in great numbers. First up: Jan. 13 and 14 in Crystal River.
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.
Homestead rodeo is the southernmost rodeo in the continental United States. You may be surprised to learn that Florida has a rich history of rodeos in its small towns.
The definitive guide to authentic Florida pirate festivals, kicking off with January’s spectacularly colorful Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Tampa.
Florida loves a good festival. Here are 50 hand-picked festivals around the state that range from funky local bashes to huge nationally known cultural events.
Florida’s seafood festival season kicks into full gear. Here’s the October schedule.
Harvest time in 88 degree August? Grapes in Florida? You bet. For the next few weekends, Florida wineries celebrate their harvests with grape stomping festivals.