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 2020 Festival & Art Show is going virtual: 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.
For an entire weekend in January, the event commemorates the art, architecture, fashion, film and furnishings of the Art Deco era that began after WWII. For 10 blocks along Ocean Drive, visitors encounter antique shows, film screenings, live performances and parades along with food.
The prestigious NASCAR event takes place every February. Attractions include live concerts, garage tours and special kid's areas in addition to celebrity driver presentations.
Miami hosts this annual festival that brings artists and art admirers from near and far. Hundreds of artists gather here to sell their work, whether it involves creating visual art, performances, music or food. Vendors sell paintings, jewelry, photography and sculptures.
This annual fair spans 12 days in February with events that evolve around the agricultural and equestrian industries. FHA and 4H members exhibit livestock and compete in horse shows and rodeos. An expansive midway offers dozens of rides and arcade games while vendors offer various carnival treats and handmade crafts.
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.