Festivals

Roll out the oysters and crabs for Florida’s oldest seafood festival Nov. 3-4, 2017

Roll out the oysters and crabs for Florida’s oldest seafood festival Nov. 3-4, 2017

Apalachicola celebrates its local seafood industry, and oysters take center stage (along with country music star Rodney Atkins)

Naples fest Oct. 26-28 kicks off stone crab season

Naples fest Oct. 26-28 kicks off stone crab season

This Gulf Coast community’s annual Stone Crab Festival marks the beginning of Florida’s stone crab season while showing off the city’s historic center and bayfront attractions. Let’s get crackin’.

Festival Poster by Sarah Turner

Pensacola kicks off 2018 seafood festival season Sept. 28-30

Pensacola is one of the premier fishing ports on the Gulf of Mexico, and they celebrate with the fresh, local catch each year at the end of September.

Yankeetown Seafood Festival, Nov. 17-18, 2018

Yankeetown Seafood Festival, Nov. 17-18, 2018

The weather is perfect for getting outdoors, and there’s no better way to enjoy Florida in the Fall than a good, old-fashioned seafood festival. Free parking; Free admission. Camping, fishing, kayaking nearby.

Mount Dora Bicycle Festival

Florida bike festivals: Bicyclists take to country roads every fall

Organized bike festivals create safer longer rides for bicyclists while giving them beautiful places to explore and enjoy the scenery.

Kayaking behind Dock Street on Cedar Key. Photo by Kellie Parkin.

Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Oct. 20-21, 2018

Seafood festivals are common in Florida, but Cedar Key Seafood Festival is uncommonly appealing. Not only is Cedar Key historic and charming, it’s also clam capital of America.

2018 Tour of Sebring: Labor Day bike ride is a Florida classic

2018 Tour of Sebring: Labor Day bike ride is a Florida classic

Labor Day brings together about 600 bicyclists from around the country to enjoy pedaling on scenic roads over gentle hills with friendly drivers.

Florida Folk Festival: May 25 – 27, 2018

Florida Folk Festival: May 25 – 27, 2018

The Florida Folk Festival marks its 64th year at Stephen Foster State Park over Memorial Day Weekend. The annual event celebrates Florida’s land, people and diverse cultural heritage.

Characters created to embody Florida blueberries

Florida Blueberry Festival, April 27-28, 2019: Explore wild Brooksville

The Florida Blueberry Festival highlights not just Florida’s blueberry crop but also Brooksville, a lovely unspoiled region of Florida that is a great place for hiking, biking, kayaking and exploring.

Grant Seafood Festival marks 52nd year March 2-3, 2019

Grant Seafood Festival marks 52nd year March 2-3, 2019

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.