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Whether you're a Florida local, a frequent visitor or a first-time tourist; here are just a few of the events going on across Florida. Enjoy your stay!

 

Tampa & West Central Florida Events

February 2016

February 28 - April 2, 2016
2016 Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training

Calling all baseball fans – Florida Grapefruit League spring training action is just around the corner. Be sure to plan your trip today so you don't miss any of the action.

February 6 - March 20, 2016
2016 Bay Area Renaissance Festival

Huzzah! Over one month of fun and activities will be held at the MOSI in Tampa near University of South Florida. Hundreds of merchants, period dress, hilarious shows, and so much more. The festival begins at 10 a.m. each day.

April 2016

April 15-25, 2016
2016 Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

Tampa and west central FL visitors won't want to miss this get together of epic proportions held at Pier 60 in Clearwater. Don't miss the one-ton sugar sand-sculpted exhibit as it's on display for almost two weeks.

May 2016

May 6 & 7, 2016
2016 Clearwater Beach Taste Fest

West central Florida gets its grub on in Clearwater, near Dunedin and Tampa, as local hot spots offer specialty meals and unique cuisine at the Beach walk Promenade. Festivities will also include a fireworks show. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

May 7 & 8, 2016
2016 Pickin' Picnic

Bradenton is set to celebrate, as this two-day festival features everything from the Battle of the Food Trucks to live music to select beers provided by the Darwin Brewing Company. Don't miss the fun – the festival is held in downtown Bradenton.

South Florida & the Keys Events

February 2016

February 28 - April 2, 2016
2016 Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training

Calling all baseball fans – Florida Grapefruit League spring training action is just around the corner. Be sure to plan your trip today so you don't miss any of the action.

March 2016

March 4-16, 2016
2016 Festival of the Arts BOCA

Boca Raton hosts this mult-week cultural festival, featuring dazzling jazz, opera, dance, and art performances at the Mizner Part Amphitheater and Mizner Park Cultural Center. Check the schedule during your visit.

April 2016

April 8 & 9, 2016
2016 Wine & Culinary Celebration

Fort Lauderdale hosts its annual Wine & Culinary Celebration this season, where over 50 of south Florida's restaurants and wineries offer special creations for two straight days. The event is hosted at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.

April 9 & 10, 2016
35th Annual 7 Mile Bridge Run

Experience sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding water during this annual Key West event. The race features runners embarking on a seven-mile run across the the Keys' longest stretch. More details are TBA.

East Central Florida Events

February 2016

February 28 - April 2, 2016
2016 Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training

Calling all baseball fans – Florida Grapefruit League spring training action is just around the corner. Be sure to plan your trip today so you don't miss any of the action.

Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Events

February 2016

February 28 - April 2, 2016
2016 Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training

Calling all baseball fans – Florida Grapefruit League spring training action is just around the corner. Be sure to plan your trip today so you don't miss any of the action.

Jacksonville & Northeast Florida Events

March 2016

March 6, 2016
2016 St. Augustin Lions Seafood Festival

Be sure and visit St. Augustine hungry this March, as the 35th annual Lions Seafood Festival is set to be underway. Food, rides, arts and crafts, live music, and more will be hosted at Francis Field, beginning at 3 p.m. Friday & 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

March 12, 2016
2016 St. Augustine's St. Patricks Day Parade

One of the largest events in northeast Florida, the St. Augustine St. Patrick's Day Parade is a must-see for visitors and residents alike. Don't' miss the festivities all weekend long – the parade is part of the larger Celtic Music and Heritage Festival.

March 5 & 6, 2016
20th Annual Azelea Days

Experience the beauty of northeast Florida at Ravine Gardens, when over 100,000 azaleas are in bloom. Take a ranger-lead hike around the 1.8-mile loop alongside food and refreshments, music, vendors, and more.

May 2016

May 21-24, 2016
2016 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Enjoy some soothing and eclectic jazz sounds in the heart of downtown Jacksonville during this free festival. Over 20 artists will take to stages on Bay Street, Marsh Street, the Shipyards, and Jacksonville Landing.

May 6-15, 2016
2016 St. Augustine's Romanza Festivale of the Arts

Music, dance, theatre, art, cuisine, and so much more is all set to take shape in St. Augustine in the form of over 100 events. Generally there will be over 10 events each day spread all across the city. Check the schedule during your visit for details.

Tallahassee & North Central Florida Events

March 2016

March 12, 2016
2016 Can You Dig It?

Grab the family and head over to the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainsville for a day of hands-on activities, thrilling volcanic demonstrations, and more, all free of admission charges with an on-site food vendor. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

March - April, 2016
2016 Concerts at the Spirt of the Suwannee

The festival grounds, the Spirit of the Suwannee, located just east of Madison in Live Oak hosts several music festivals this spring, including Aura Music Fest, Suwannee Springfest, and Wanee Music Festival. Check the grounds' schedule during your visit.

April 2016

April 16 & 17, 2016
2016 LeMoyne Chain of Arts Festival

An annual, two-day art festival held at Chain of Parks underneath the massive oak trees. More than 150 artists will have their work on display for purchase, alongside live music and food. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

April 8-11, 2016
2016 Word of South Festival

New to Tallahassee, this festival celebrates literature and music with four days of performances, readings, children's activities, and more at Cascades Park. Event times vary by day, so be sure to check the festival schedule.

Orlando & Central Florida Events

February 2016

February 28 - April 2, 2016
2016 Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training

Calling all baseball fans – Florida Grapefruit League spring training action is just around the corner. Be sure to plan your trip today so you don't miss any of the action.

March 2016

March 18-20, 2016
2016 Runaway Country Music Fest

Some of country music's biggest names take the stage over the course of three days at Heritage Park in Kissimmee. Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, Eric Church, and plenty of festival fun await. Show times are TBA.

Pensacola & the Florida Panhandle Events

March 2016

March 18 & 19, 2016
2016 Smokin' in the Square

Delicious smoked BBQ, live music, raffles, and so much more, all held at Seville Square in Pensacola this season. The festivities begin at noon and 10 a.m.

April 2016

April 29 - May 1, 2016
32nd Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival

Enjoy three days of authentic Cajun fare throughout downtown Pensacola and on Pensacola Bay this spring. The fun begins at noon, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively.

April 2016

April 2 & 3, 2016
2016 Apalachicola Art Walk & Wine Festival

Local and regional artists and musicians showcase their crafts throughout downtown Apalachicola for two days. Don't miss the wine tasting and finale at Dixie Theatre for even more fun. Event times vary by day.

April 1-3, 2016
2016 Springtime Tallahassee Festival & Grand Parade

Celebrate the coming spring with Tallahassee residents with three days of concerts, parades, an art show, and a 5K. The festivities are held at venues like Jubilee in the Park and othe rdowntown areas.

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