Events in Florida

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Events in Florida

Sep 2016

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.

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. 

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.

Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic - Florida Keys

September 30 , 2016 to October 01, 2016

A weekend to benefit Mariners Hospital and other local charities with great parties, fishing and prizes, September 30 - October 1, 2016. 

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.

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.

Fright Nights at South Florida Fairgrounds

October 07 , 2016 to October 30, 2016

Fright Nights at South Florida Fairgrounds

Evenings of horror and trickery await you at Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds, October 6 - October 30, 2016!


October 07 , 2016 to October 16, 2016

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

Oktoberfest Tampa

October 07 , 2016 to October 09, 2016

Spend a weekend along the beautiful waterfront as you celebrate German traditions at the 6th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa.  Held at Curtis Hixon Park October 7 - 9, 2016.

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.


October 13 , 2016 to October 16, 2016

Biketoberfest is a long weekend event taking place October 13 - 16, 2016 in Daytona Beach Florida. Thousands of bikes roar into town for this weekend show.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

October 13 , 2016 to October 16, 2016

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

The 37th Annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday will be held on October 13 - 16, 2016. Over the years, this event has grown to include a line up of the hottest musicians in the jazz world today. This 4-day event draws tens of thousands of jazz enthusiasts to the Clearwater waterfront.

Northeast Florida Fair

October 13 , 2016 to October 23, 2016

The Northeast County Fair

The Northeast Florida Fair in Callahan Florida (30 minutes north of Jacksonville, FL) offers educational and agricultural entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.

Uncle Donalds Farm Fall Fun Nights

October 14 , 2016 to October 22, 2016

Enjoy a fun fall evening at Uncle Donald’s Farm in Lady Lake which begins with a joyful hayride through the farm.

Magnolia Fest

October 15 , 2016

The 20th Annual Magnolia Fest will take place in St. Augustine Fl, on October 15, 2016.  Current musical acts include JJ Grey and Mofro, The Infamous Stringdusters, Keller Williams, Zach Deputy, Billy Bragg, Sarah Lee Guthrie, This Frontier Needs Heros, and many more!

Paddle Florida

October 17 , 2016 to October 24, 2016

Paddle Florida

Join in the fun with the 9th Annual Paddle Florida on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail event.  Up to 75 paddlers make a 103 mile trip over six days from Big Shoals State Park, Florida to beautiful Ivey Memorial Park in Branford, Florida.

Night Terrors Haunted House

October 19 , 2016 to October 29, 2016

The 38th Annual Haunted House, a fun and exciting attraction hosted by the Orange City Sorosis Club. 

Hillsborough County Fair

October 20 , 2016 to October 30, 2016

Hillsborough County Fair

Bring the entire family to the Annual Hillsborough County Fair in Brandon, Florida, October 20- 23 and October 27 - 30 2016.

The Fair at Pensacola Interstate

October 20 , 2016 to October 30, 2016

Pensacola Fair Roller Coaster

The Pensacola Fair is recognized as one of the Gulf Coast greatest annual events and runs for 11 days.  This fair attracts numerous visitors and vendors from all over the country. Highlights of the Pensacola Fair include a variety agricultural and live stock exhibits, numerous kid amusements, great food and entertainment. 

Fantasy Fest

October 21 , 2016 to October 30, 2016

Villains, vixens, and vampires you’ll find in Key West every October!  The infamous 10 day Fantasy Fest takes place on and around downtown Key West on Duval Street with contests, dances, live music, and parades. 

Key West Goombay Festival

October 21 , 2016 to October 22, 2016

Goombay Festival Parade

The Goombay Festival is a fun street festival for all ages that takes place on the streets of Key West every October.  The festival brings the cultural celebration from the Bahamas to Key West, taking place in the Bahamas Village area of Key West.

West Palm Beach Fall Home Show

October 21 , 2016 to October 23, 2016

The West Palm Beach Fall Home Show will be held at the South Florida Fairgrounds on October 21 - 23, 2016.

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.

Annual Haunted Woods Event

October 21 , 2016

Scary Costume - Annual Haunted Woods Event

Spooky haunted trails with ghouls, goblins, and ghosts come alive at the 24th Annual Haunted Woods!  Visit Hillsborough River State Park, which is 9 miles north of Tampa on US Highway 301. 

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.

Bike MS PGA Tour Cycle to Shore

October 22 , 2016 to October 23, 2016

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bike MS in North Florida!  During this 2-day event cyclists choose their distance up to 166 miles from TPC Sawgrass and Marineland to Daytona and back while raising awareness and funds for MS.

Florida Forest Festival

October 22 , 2016

The 61st Annual Florida Forest Festival celebrates the beauty of the forest - Green Forest Forever!  Come to Perry, Florida and enjoy the beautiful outdoors with a festival, live music, games and the world’s largest fish fry!

South West Florida Yard and Garden Show

October 22 , 2016 to October 23, 2016

Master gardeners and backyard gardeners are welcome to come out and enjoy the 14th annual SouthWest Florida Yard and Garden Show, part of the University of Florida, the last weekend of October. 

Haunted House Walking and Trolley Tour

October 22 , 2016 to October 29, 2016

Annual Hanted House Tour

The 26th annual Haunted House Walking and Trolly Tour of famous and historical homes in Pensacola Florida is taking place October 22,28,29, 2016. 

John’s Pass Seafood Festival

October 27 , 2016 to October 30, 2016

Visit historic John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk to the 35th Annual Seafood Festival and Halloween Block Party.  John’s Pass Seafood Festival will be held in historic Madeira Beach, FL October 27 - 30, 2016.

Sarasota Pumpkin Festival

October 28 , 2016 to October 30, 2016

Sarasota Pumpkin Festival

Fall Fun for all ages at the 8th Annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival,  which takes place Oct. 28 - 30, 2016 NEW location!  Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch. Money raised benefits the Lazarus Foundation and Kids Force of Sarasota, FL.

Ocala Pumpkin Run

October 28 , 2016 to October 30, 2016

A family fun weekend takes place October 29 - 30, 2016 in Ocala Florida at the 6th Annual Classic Car Show, the Ocala Pumpkin Run.

Pumpkin Patch Express

October 29 , 2016 to October 30, 2016

Autumn is in the air which means it is time to make plans to get aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express! This deisel-powered locomotive trainride is the perfect way for children and adults alike to celebrate the approach of Halloween!