As one of the world's top tourist destinations, Florida features an abundance of things to do. Every month, Florida's calender is packed with a diverse slate of activities, including quirky folk festivals, exciting sports events, spectacular parades and more. People rarely need to ask about what's happening in Florida; it's harder to decide between events in Florida than find them.
Each July, bookworms from all across the world attend Hemingway Days in Florida. Many Hemingway fans dress up as the author in an effort to win a look-alike contest. Many bars also offer music and drink specials to honor the writer.
Over 40 worldwide automotive manufacturers showcase more than 1,000 of the latest innovations in cars, trucks, SUVs and vans at this annual November event. For 10 days the local convention center attracts consumers and automotive dealers alike.
The festival takes place in the downtown region and celebrates the abundance of fresh seafood found in local waters. During the last weekend in September the food lover's delight offers numerous dishes that include Caribbean crab cakes, coconut shrimp, seafood gumbo and oyster croquettes.
One of Key West's most popular events is the October Fantasy Fest. It is a festival designed for adults, featuring parades, drag queen contests and crazy costume contests. Today it is considered one of the biggest Halloween parties in the world, lasting longer than one week.
Every year in November, the downtown area comes alive as crafters demonstrate a wide array of skills from blacksmithing to weaving. The celebration of the arts continues with live musical performances. Local restaurants offer a variety of foods and a children's area encourages creative ex<x>pression.
November is the time to visit this historic downtown Gainesville to view hundreds of art displays and performances. Children can make their own crafts while adults shop for jewelry, paintings, ceramics, food and more.