Events in Florida

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Events in Florida


Oct 2014

Santas Enchanted Forest

October 30 , 2014 to January 04, 2015

Miami is host to the world’s largest Christmas Theme Park and Carnival.  Come by October 30, 2014 - January 4, 2015 to enjoy the holiday festivities from 5 pm to 12 midnight.

Nov 2014

Florida Professional Golf Tour

November 09 , 2014 to March 22, 2015

The Florida Professional Golf Tour organizes golf events throughout Florida each year from November thru March.  Professional golfers from around the world compete in mini-tours for cash prizes.  It was established in 2006 by Rick Hendershot and Mac Snow as a developmental tour for professional golfers in the Central Florida area.

Ice at Gaylord

November 15 , 2014 to January 04, 2015

Ice Sculptures at ICE Orlando

From November 15, 2014 through January 4, 2015 visit the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando for an incredible walk-through attraction featuring “The Nutcracker”  hand-carved ice sculptures with nearly 2 million pounds of ice.

Space Coast Lightfest

November 17 , 2014 to January 01, 2015

Drive through Wickham Park and enjoy the hundreds of thousands of holiday lights displayed from November 17, 2014 through January 1, 2015. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and save $2 on admission.

Nick Hotel Holidays - Orlando

November 23 , 2014 to January 01, 2015

Nick Hotel Holidays - Orlando

Deck the halls in green slime at Nickelodeon Family Lot’s of Holiday fun in Orlando as the Lagoon Pool becomes at kids’ winter playground.  Lights, entertainment, treats to eat, music, and SNOW!  Slide down the 55 ft. ice slide, enjoy hot chocolate and yummy s’mores while the snow is falling. 

Night of Lights Celebration

November 22 , 2014 to February 01, 2015

Nights of Lights Celebration - St Augustine

Over 2 million lights are displayed around historic downtown St. Augustine for the holidays from November 22, 2014 through February 1, 2015.

Polar Express at SeaWorld

November 22 , 2014 to December 31, 2014

Climb aboard an amazing ride at Orlando’s SeaWorld amusement park for a fun and incredible holiday experience, The Polar Express Experience, runs on select dates from November 22 through December 31, 2014.

Edison and Ford Holiday Nights

November 28 , 2014 to January 02, 2015

Visit the seasonally decorated winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in Fort Myers in the evenings from 5:30 pm to 9pm, November 28 through January 2, 2014.

Holidays Around the World

November 28 , 2014 to December 30, 2014

Celebrate the holiday season around the globe at Epcot in Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista near Orlando. 

Holidays Around the World takes place at The American Gardens Theatre Epcot from November 28 through December 30 and includes the nightly breathtaking Candlelight Processional and a special holiday themed finale to the dazzling IllumiNations - Reflections of Earth.

Christmas at Pinewood

November 28 , 2014 to January 04, 2015

The Christmas at Pinewood Holiday Home Tour in Lake Wales, FL takes place November 28 - through January 4, 2015.

Dec 2014

Victorian Christmas Stroll

December 01 , 2014 to December 23, 2014

Victorian Christmas Stroll in Tampa

Experience the holiday season with a Victorian Christmas Stroll in Tampa from December 1 through 23, 2014 between 10 am and 8 pm daily.

Deering Holiday Wonderland

December 03 , 2014 to December 31, 2014

Holiday Tree at the Deering Estate

Throughout the month of December come by the Deering Estate at Cutler in Miami to enjoy holiday celebrations for families of all ages. 

Holiday Hayride at Wickham Park

December 04 , 2014 to December 19, 2014

Enjoy an old fashioned hayride with Santa through lighted holiday displays at Wickham Park on December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Christmas Festival of Lights

December 05 , 2014 to December 31, 2014

More than 5 million lights are displayed at the annual Festival of Lights at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs Florida. The White Springs Christmas Parade takes place on Friday, December 5, beginning in downtown at 6:00 pm, ending at the park. 

Light up Venetian Gardens

December 07 , 2014 to December 31, 2014

Drive or walk through Leesburg’s Holiday Season largest display featuring over 500,000 mini lights, the Annual Light Up of Venetian Gardens.

Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship

December 05 , 2014 to January 22, 2015

Anglers from all over the world compete for cash prizes and the coveted Gold Cup Trophy in this premier event sailfish tournament in the Florida Keys.

Santa Over the Rainbow - Dunnellon

December 12 , 2014 to December 27, 2014

Greet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the dock as they arrive off the boat!  Children follow along with Santa and Mrs. Claus up the trail to Santa’s House in Dunnellon Florida.

Key West Holiday Historic Inn Tour

December 12 , 2014 to December 19, 2014

Tour the beautifully decorated historic inns of Key West during two holiday weekends from 6pm to 8pm:  Friday,December 12 and Friday,December 19, 2014.

Holiday Express Festival of Lights - Fort Myers

December 14 , 2014 to December 30, 2014

Join us in celebrating the season with a festive ride through the train village in Fort Myers. Event runs nightly from December 14 - 30, 2014.  Closed Dec. 24, and Dec. 25. 

Holidays at McKee

December 20 , 2014 to December 30, 2014

Celebrate the holiday season at the McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach.  “Holidays at McKee” will be held December 20 - 22 and Nights of Lights December 27 - 29, 2014

Keys Community Concert Band- Holiday Traditions

December 20 , 2014

Enjoy “Winter Wonders” on December 20 by Keys Community Concert Band as part of their 2014-2015 concert series in Founders Park, Islamorada FL.

Annual Slime Drop

December 31 , 2014

Countdown to the New Year at the Annual Slime Drop on December 31 at the Nick Hotel in Orlando!

Gator Bowl Parade

December 31 , 2014

The annual Gator Bowl Parade takes place in downtown Jacksonville on December 31 at 3:00 pm.

Jan 2015

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

January 07 , 2015 to January 11, 2015

A spectacular and unforgettable race, the Walt Disney World Marathon offers a weekend of fun, fitness, and a truly magical experience January 7 - 11, 2015.

HITS Horse Shows

January 13 , 2015 to March 23, 2015

HITS Ocala Winter Horse Show Circuit is held at the HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala Florida from January 13, 2015 through March 23, 2015.

Manatee County Fair

January 15 , 2015 to January 25, 2015

Manatee County Fair

The Manatee County Fair is coming to Palmetto, FL from January 16-26, 2014. There will be plenty of entertainment and attractions for the entire family. 

Frog Leg Festival

January 15 , 2015 to January 18, 2015

Frog Leg Festival in Fellesmere

The Annual Frog Leg Festival in Fellsmere Florida draws over 80,000 people in four days!  Bring the family out to enjoy live music, crafters, games, rides, and of course, the main event - Frog Legs and Gator Tail!

DeSoto County Fair

January 16 , 2015 to January 25, 2015

The annual DeSoto County Fair is located in Arcadia, Florida. It will host a pageant for the young ladies, and a talent show for both youth and adults. A variety of livestock will be on display for judging:  Beef, swine, rabbits, poultry, and goats. An auction will be held for the beef and swine.

Florida Keys Seafood Festival

January 17 , 2015 to January 18, 2015

Eat some of the freshest seafood in town at the 10th annual seafood festival in Key West.

Capt John Breuggeman Memorial Grouper Tournament

January 18 , 2015

Biggest Fish Award at John Breuggeman Grouper Tournament

The annual fundraiser started in 2005 to honor John Breuggeman’s life and his passion for grouper fishing while raising money for local scholarships.  The 11th Annual Capt John Breuggeman Memorial Grouper Tournament is a fun, one-day event that ends with a delicious barbecue and prize announcements at the Cape Haze Marina in Englewood Florida.

Sarasota Bradenton Spring Home Show

January 23 , 2015 to January 25, 2015

Need to remodel or update your home?  If so, the Spring Home Show held January 23 - 25, 2015 in Sarasota will have demonstrations of remodeling, decorating, landscaping, and more.

Childrens Gasparilla Festival

January 24 , 2015

The Children’s Gasparilla Featival is a day long alcohol-free event along Tampa’s waterfront, celebrating the beginning of the Gasparilla season.  Bring the family to enjoy the extravaganza, parade, bicycle rodeo, and more!

Port Salerno Seafood Festival

January 24 , 2015

The 9th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival will be held Saturday, January 24th along the waterfront docks of Port Salerno, Florida

Manatee Festival

January 24 , 2015 to January 26, 2015

Fun for the whole family at Valentine Park in Orange City.  On January 24 and 25, the 30th annual Manatee Festival features entertainment for everyone.

Key West Food and Wine Festival

January 27 , 2015 to February 01, 2015

Key West Food and Wine Festival

Enjoy fun, eclectic, and extravagant events over 4 days in Key West while tasting delicious foods and wines during the Key West Food and Wine Festival.  Choose from events held during the day and evening while riding the Old Town Trolleys and walk around events.

Apr 2015

Festival of Chocolate Tampa

April 18 , 2015 to April 19, 2015

For all the Chocoholics in the Tampa Bay Area, the Festival of Chocolate takes place April 18 - 19, 2015 at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI.)