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.
The annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival is one of the most unique events in Florida, held in January of each year. The festival honors the legend of a pirate said to have worked on the shores of Florida. Today it features events for children and adults alike, complete with costumes, ships, a parade and music.
Florida is home to one of the country's biggest cultural and heritage festivals. The annual World of Nations Celebration is held each spring and features a wide array of food, art and entertainment. Guests do not need to bring their passports to experience the unique heritage of these cultures.
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This gala celebration spans 11 days every May and encompasses the entire 87 acres of the local fairgrounds. See livestock exhibits, food offerings and arts and crafts booths. A midway has over 100 rides and arcades. Other events include live exotic animal exhibits, knife and gun shows, auto shows and numerous live musical presentations.
This spring motorcycle festival has attracted bikers from the four corners of the world since the 1930s. It offers races and live music in addition to nights of wild parties attended by thousands of bike fans.
Held every March for approximately two weeks, the open house represents a mass celebration of the Latin culture expressed through music and dance. The extensive 23 block street party brings local and celebrity musicians who perform on various stages. Food and beverages flow in abundance and the location constructs a kid's zone for younger visitors.
Primarily designed as a trade show for members of the music industry, the gala event also attracts music lovers who enjoy a number of live performances. Every March for 10 days, thousands of artists and industry representatives from around the world along with spectators attend hundreds of parties held in numerous locations.