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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

May 2015

May 8 - December 12, 2015
2015 North Tampa Market

Held on the second Saturday of each month, the North Tampa Market brings a wealth of handcrafted goods, locally grown produce, unique gifts, and more to the Carrollwood Cultural Center. The market opens at 10 a.m.

November 2015

November 27 - December 31, 2015
2015 Holiday Lights in the Garden

Over 750,000 lights are set to illuminate the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo – just south of Dunedin. Head over during the holiday season and enjoy the scenery. The lights come on at 5:30 p.m.

December 2015

December 26, 2015
2015 St. Petersburg Bowl

Another great NCAA bowl game is set to kickoff in St. Petersburg. Cheer on either the Conference USA or the American Athletic Conference at Tropicana Field. Kickoff is TBD.

January 2016

January 31, 2016
2016 Outback Bowl

Two of the NCAA's best football teams take the field at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay. Whether you're an SEC type of person, or you're a Big 10 lifer, this is sure to be an excellent matchup. Kickoff time is TBA.

January 14-17, 2016
2016 Sarasota Art & Antiques Show

Held at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, this annual art show is set to feature a collection of over 45 eclectic dealers looking to showcasing their most popular creations. The show start time is TBA.

East Central Florida Events

January 2015

January - December 2015
Super Swap Sunday Car & Motorcycle Swap Meet

Held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, this Ormond Beach event features the southeast's largest car & motorcycle swap meet.

March 2015

March 15 - December 15, 2015
Forever Fest

Every 3rd Sunday of the Month, Forever Florida near Kissimmee and Cocoa offers free food, live music, horse rides, and more.

December 2015

December 11, 2015
2015 Let It Snow

A fundraising event held in Historic Downtown Titusville, featuring food, entertainment, and more. Festival goers are encouraged to bring unwrapped holiday gifts as a donation. Festival begins at 5 p.m.

Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Events

December 2015

December 7, 2016–
2016 Caribbean Classic Car Show

The first annual Caribbean Car Show, set to feature live music, tasty food, and prize giveaways – all alongside classic and antique cars. The event is held along Main Street in Fort Myers Beach.

January 2016

January 2 & 3, 2016
20th Annual Naples New Year's Art Fair

Over 250 professional artists will showcase their greatest pieces for two days in Naples. The art show will be held along downtown's Fifth Avenue South district starting at 10 a.m. each morning.

January 2016

January 23 & 24, 2016
2016 Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

Local entertainment, bands covering all sorts of genres, food vendors, arts and crafts, kids' activities, and plenty of delicious seafood, all at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.

February 2016

February 6 & 7, 2016
2016 ArtFest

The downtown Fort Myers riverfront is decorated in various pieces of artwork for two days. There will also be plenty of entertainment, a 5K, kids' activities, art contents, and so much more. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

Jacksonville & Northeast Florida Events

January 2015

January 7 - December 30, 2015
2015 Wednesday Market at the Pier

The historic city of St. Augustine hosts a colorful market every Wednesday at the St. Augustine Pier – featuring handcrafted goods, locally grown produce, jewelry, baked goods, and more. The market opens at 8 a.m.

December 2015

December 31, 2015
2015 New Year's Eve Celebration in Downtown Jacksonville

Live music, a collection of vendors, and a dazzling fireworks display all are set to impress at the Jacksonville Riverfront. 

January 2016

January 1 & 2, 2016
2016 TaxSlayer Bowl

Two of the NCAA's best football teams will take the field at Everbank Field in Jacksonville. Kickoff is at noon. Don't miss the pregame activities on New Year's Day at Jacksonvilel Landing. Pregame fun takes place at 12:30 p.m.

February 2016

February 6 & 7, 2016
2016 Birds of a Feather Festival

You know what they say, birds of a feather flock together. And in Palm Coast, over 125 miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails will features plenty of opportunities for birding. Whether you're an expert or novice, there will be something for everyone in Palm Coast.

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.

Orlando & Central Florida Events

March 2015

March 15 - December 15, 2015
Forever Fest

Every 3rd Sunday of the Month, Forever Florida near Kissimmee and Cocoa offers free food, live music, horse rides, and more.

Pensacola & the Florida Panhandle Events

December 2015

December 12, 2015
2015 Havana Holiday Festival

Just north of Tallahassee, the community of Havana celebrates the holidays with a fun-filled day of decorations, shopping, restaurant specials, and more. This is an all-day event.

December 3-6, 2015
48th Annual Snowball Derby

One of the country's largest short-track racing events is held at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola. Race time varies by day.

December 2015

December 12 & 13, 2015
2015 Winter Solstice Celebration

A different kind of holiday celebration – featuring Native American culture, crafts, demonstrations, lectures, and many more living history exhibits and fun celebrations. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Mission San Luis in Tallahassee

South Florida & the Keys Events

December 2015

December 12, 2015
Santa Pet Photos

Bring your furry friend to the Palm Beach Outlets this holiday season for Pet Photos with Santa.

December 19, 2015
CHANUKAH Family Festival

Head to the Palm Beach Outlets for the free CHANUKAH Family Festival, featuring Chanukah-themed gifts, games, food, raffles, and live entertainment like "Glow in The Dark Shtick."

December 2015

December 5, 2015
2015 Holiday Festival

Bring the holidays with this musical celebration held at Pinecrest Gardens in Miami. Holiday classics like the Nutcracker will be performed by the Miami Children's Theater and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. The concert starts at 11 a.m.

January 2016

January 24, 2015
2015 Miami Marathon & Half Marathon

Take part or cheer on the runners during the annual Miami Marathon. The route takes runners through some of the most scenic parts of the city, while spectators can watch from the Omni Station Cheering Zone. The run begins at 6 a.m.

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