Events in Florida

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Events in Florida

May 2016

Crystal River Triathlon Series

June 28 , 2016 to September 03, 2016

The Crystal River Sprint Triathlon is 3-part series taking place in Florida’s “Nature Coast” on Saturday, May 28, Saturday June 11, and Saturday September 3, 2016.

Jul 2016

Lionfish Derby Series

July 09 , 2016 to September 13, 2016

Lionfish Derby

The invasive lionfish have been growing in large numbers in the Florida Keys.  This non-native lionfish are eating native fish and crustaceans in large quantities harming the coral reef and ecosystems in the Keys.  The 2016 Summer Lionfish Derby series takes place in 4 locations on different dates.

Sep 2016

Florida BBQ Association Funcook

September 03 , 2016 to September 05, 2016

The 16th Annual Florida BBQ Association Funcook will take place at Forest Capital Museum State Park in Perry, Florida over Labor Day weekend.

Tampa Boat Show

September 09 , 2016 to September 11, 2016

Come to Tampa’s largest and longest running boat show! The Tampa Boat show takes place from September 9 - 11, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. 

I Like It Hot Festival

September 10 , 2016 to September 11, 2016

The I Like It Hot Festival is the largest spicy food event in the state of Florida. The event will take place in Largo, FL on September 10 - 11, 2016. In addition to being able to sample and purchase spicy food and sauces, there are also contests to enter:  Amateur Salsa, Amateur Hot Sauce, and Pepper Eating. There will also be a variety of hot pepper plants to purchase, and live music for your listening pleasure.

Lobster Festival and Tournament

September 12 , 2016 to September 18, 2016

Lobster Festival and Tournament

The 27th Annual Lobster Festival and Tournament is set to take place at Schooners in Panama City, ‘the Last Local Beach Club’, on September 12 - 18, 2016. This 7-day event is know through out the state of Florida as the largest lobster event, and draws thousands of divers and lobster-lovers from all over the Southeast.

Smokin’ Pig Fest

September 16 , 2016 to September 17, 2016

The 8th Annual Smokin’ Pig Fest, sanctioned by FBA and a Jack Daniels Qualifier, will be held on September 16 - 17 at Columbia County Fairgrounds. Four categories will be in play:  Chicken, ribs, pork and brisket, with $14,000 plus in prize money on the line. $2,500 goes to the Grand Champion.

Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios

September 16 , 2016 to October 31, 2016

Universal Studios Horror Theater

Halloween Horror Night held at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida is a Halloween experience that includes live shows, haunted houses, and amusement for all who attend this popular theme park annual event.

Marathon International Bonefish Tournament

September 22 , 2016 to September 25, 2016

The longest running fishing tournament in the Florida Keys, the Marathon International Bonefish Tournament, takes place September 22 - 25, 2016.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

September 23 , 2016 to October 30, 2016

Howl O Scream, Busch Gardens

For 21 ghoulish nights, Busch Gardens Tampa transforms into a super scary adult attraction. 

Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest

September 23 , 2016 to September 25, 2016

The South Florida Fairgrounds will be hosting the 8th Annual Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Fest September 23 - 25, 2016.

Northwest Florida Fair

September 27 , 2016 to October 01, 2016

The Northwest Florida Fair

The Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair has been entertaining the masses for over 45 years. Come on out and checkout the 4H presentations, local exhibits, and Arnold Amusements.  Enjoy pig races, petting zoo, pony rides and the World of Wondors.  There will be nightly entertainment by local artists. Make sure to take some time to view the amazing art show, presented by the Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach.

Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

September 29 , 2016 to October 02, 2016

Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

Home remodeling will be the focus of the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show from September 29 - October 2, 2016 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. 

A Petrified Forest

September 30 , 2016 to October 29, 2016

Petried Forest

A haunted Halloween drive and walk through the woods in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Pensacola Seafood Festival

September 30 , 2016 to October 02, 2016

The Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival is held by the waterfront historic Seville Square in downtown Pensacola.  Bring the whole family for a weekend of outstanding food, competitions, live music, and crafts.

Clearwater Super Boat National Championship

September 30 , 2016 to October 02, 2016

Experience the thrill of Offshore Racing September 30 - October 2, 2016 in Clearwater FL.  Throughout the weekend,  visitors can stop by Baystar Race Village in Clearwater to see the Powerboats Dry Pits area with awesome powerboats up close and meet the drivers, take pictures and collect autographs.

Scallop and Music Festival

September 30 , 2016 to October 01, 2016

The 20th Annual Scallop and Music Festival, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held September 30 - October 1, 2016 in George Core Park in Port St. Joe, FL. This popular festival offers locally harvested bay scallops, live music and activities for the entire family.

Oct 2016

Ghost Train Adventures

October 01 , 2016 to October 31, 2016

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! presents Ghost Train Adventures 2016. This haunting adventure takes you to the most haunted locations in the Nation’s Oldest City, St. Augustine!  Continue your paranormal experience at the Haunted Castle tour.

Central Florida Peanut Festival

October 01 , 2016

Every October, the 1st Saturday is all things nutty in Williston Florida near Gainesville and Ocala.  The 28th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival in Williston’s Heritage Park offers lots of fun, rides, crafts, music, petting zoo, and peanuts that roasted, boiled, fried, and baked!

Pick a Pumpkin at Hydro Harvest Farms

October 02 , 2015 to November 01, 2015

Every October, organic pumpkins are ready for picking at the Hydro Harvest Farm in Ruskin Florida about 30 minutes south of Tampa!  Visit on Saturday, October 24, for the 11th Annual Boo Fest, a free Halloween Party for all ages!

Walton County Fair

October 03 , 2016 to October 08, 2016

Walton County Fair

The Walton County Fair will be held October 3 - 8, 2016 in DeFuniak Springs, FL.  In addition to the various livestock shows, there are many great events for the children, including hotdog and pie eating contests, greased pig contests and a Cash Scramble. Also, lots of great entertainment for all ages. Check the Fair highlights for times.


October 07 , 2016 to October 16, 2016

Discover the best of Germany at the 43rd Annual Oktoberfest! 

Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa

October 08 , 2016 to October 09, 2016

10,000 Gallon Pond at Florida Sportsman Fishing and Boating Show, Tampa

The Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa sponsored by Florida Sportsman magazine will be held October 8 - 9, 2016 at the Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall.)  Angler, boaters, and hunters can participate in ongoing demonstrations, contests, seminars, contests to win free prizes and more.

Florida International Air Show

October 21 , 2016 to October 23, 2016

Air National Guard Aerobatic Plane

See the Military Jets, Aerobatic Performers, Historic Aircraft, Parachute teams and more at The 36th AnnualFlorida International Air Show in Punta Gorda at the Punta Gorda Airport.

Downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Festival

October 04 , 2014 to October 05, 2014

Downtown Sarasota Arts and Crafts Festival

Visit the gulf shores of Sarasota Florida to take in the 22nd Annual Downtown Sarasota Arts and Crafts Festival held on Main Street from Lemon Ave to Selby Five Points Park on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 - 23, 2016.