Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival 2019

Celebrate art at Cedar Key! This is a juried art festival. WIth over 120 artists and artisans. The Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival is in its 55th year.

There will be yummy food, live music, kids activities in beachfront city park. Artist demonstrations both afternoons. Family-friendly! Pet-friendly!

Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival 2019

When
Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where Cedar Key,
2nd Street (between D St & A st.),
Cedar Key, FL 32625

Admission
Admission is free.

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Make a date with Cedar Key to saunter down Historic 2nd Street while enjoying fine art from a select group of incredibly talented artists; featuring award-winning fine art: paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, ceramics, textiles, photography, and more. Plan on indulging your senses on home-made goodies from local vendors and fresh local seafood from our casual and fine dining seaside restaurants, topped off by beautiful coastal scenery in this astounding Old Florida setting. See you there for an unforgettable experience!

Learn more about Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival here.

Spring Arts Festival 2019

Enjoy art this Spring season at the annual Spring Arts Festival in Gainesville.

The festival is one of the three largest annual events in Gainesville and is known for its high quality, unique artwork. Each year, more than 100,000 attendees partake in the festival.

2019 Spring Arts Festival

When
Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday, April 7, 2019 Noon – 5:00pm

Where Gainesville Downtown Historic District,
NE 1st St,
Gainesville, FL 32601

Admission
Admission is free.

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More about Gainesville Spring Arts Festival
The Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival unofficially began in 1969 with a gathering of a few local artists organized by Barbara Kirkpatrick at the Thomas Center grounds near downtown Gainesville, Florida. The first official festival was launched in 1970 and has since become one of the community’s largest annual cultural arts events.

Learn more about Spring Arts Festival here.

Hogtown Beer Festival 2019

Enjoy a day sampling over beer from over 100 breweries. There’ll be breweries and brewpubs from across the United States, majority hailing from Florida. Other activities: live music, homebrewing demonstrations, food and beer pairings from Gainesville restaurants and caterers.

What you’ll find the at the beer festival:
National and local breweries and brewpubs
There’ll be excellent food and craft beer pairings from Gainesville restaurants and caterers
Live local bands
Homebrewing demonstrations

2019 Hogtown Beer Festival

When
Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:30am – 5:15pm

Where Alachua County Fair,
3100 NE 39th Ave,
Gainesville, FL 32609

Admission
Tickets for the 2019 festival are $45.00 until Feb 28, 2019.
After that date, ticket price is $55.00!

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More about Hogtown Beer Festival
The organizers of The Hogtown Craft Beer Festival is The Hogtown Brewers, Gainesville’s local non-profit homebrew club.

The Hogtown Brewers have been promoting brewing and craft beer through classes since 1985, they also have educational brewing events, competitions, and beer & food pairings.

Learn more about the Hogtown Beer Festival here.

Strawberry Fest – Clay County

Time to celebrate that sweet, cute looking fruit we all adore and love – the Strawberry. In Green Cove Springs, Florida, at the Clay County Fairgrounds, the 3rd annual Strawberry Fest will be welcoming all strawberry lovers to come together to enjoy all the delicious combinations made from the berry.

There will be: family fun activities. Free Bounce Houses. Petting Farm. Contests. Face Painting and Games. Live Music. Berry Cute Baby Contest at 1pm on Sat. & Sun. Delicious Food & Strawberries.

3rd Annual Strawberry Fest

When
Saturday, March 9, 2019 10am – 5pm
Sunday, March 10 2019 10am – 5pm

Where Clay County Fair,
2497 SR 16 W,
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Admission
Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free.
Receive $1 off admission
visit Strawberry Fest website for coupon
or bring a canned good for discount.

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More about Strawberry Fest
Strawberries Galore! Family Fun & Festivities, Strawberry Shortcake, Art & Crafts, Entertainment.
Learn more about Strawberry Fest here.

Yesterday’s Festival 2019

Yesterday is coming around again – that’s the Yesterday Festival in Keystone Heights.

Go back in time where life was bit simpler. Where the only apps you get to play are the ones that require you to turn a handle for about fiver hours. Come experience Yesterday at one of Florida’s first state parks – Mike Roess Gold Head State Park.

Yesterday’s Festival

When
Saturday, January 26, 2019 9am – 4pm

Where Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park,
6239 State Road 21,
Keystone Heights FL 32656

Admission
Free with park admission of $5 per vehicle (up to 8 people)

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“Take a Walk Back in Time” and see historic demonstrations, antique cars, tractors, and steam engines. Learn the old-fashioned way of cast iron cooking, meet Civil War reenactors, and hear the firing of cannons. Take a park tram tour or just sit back and enjoy the live music. Food concessions will be on site.

See images from last year’s Yesterday’s Festival.

More about Yesterday’s Festival
Sponsored by The Gold Head Associates; a non-profit friends group that helps to promote and enhance programs at Gold Head Branch State Park. Learn about festival here.

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Christmas Boat Parade 2018 | Fleming Island

Christmas comes to Florida via boats! Catch all the lit boats this christmas at Fleming Island. The lighted boat parade will be held at night, where you’ll be to feast your eyes on the beautiful decorated floating boats chug along the Doctor’s Lake in Fleming Island.

More about the Fleming Island’s Lighted Christmas Boat Parade
The boat parade is in its 16th year. The parade is driven to do good, by supporting Safe Animal Shelter. Cash prizes go to the best Christmas themed boat. Learn more here.

16th Annual Christmas Boat Parade

When
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 6.30pm

Where Fleming Island, 2032 County Rd 220, Fleming Island, FL 32003

Admission
Free

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Florida Manatee Festival 2019

Manatees, Florida’s sea pet. Join Florida to celebrate its favorite sea mammal in all out festival all about the manatee.

The 32nd annual Florida Manatee Festival is back to celebrate with great food, fine art, arts & craft, beer & wine. There’ll be live entertainment on 3 stages, car show, kids zone and lots more centered around the Florida manatee.

More about the Florida Manatee Festival
The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Crystal River are excited to welcome you to the 32nd Annual Florida Manatee Festival.
Consistently voted Best Festival by Citrus County Chronicle readers, the festival promises a wonderful experience in downtown Crystal River. Learn more here.

32nd Annual Florida Manatee Festival

When
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9am – 5pm
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 9am – 4pm

Where Downtown Crystal River, Crystal River, FL 34428

Admission
$5 per person
12 and under are free

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Hawthorne Christmas Festival & Parade

Santa is keeping busy this holiday by attending Christmas festivals and parades across Florida. He’ll be making his appearance in Hawthorne on December 8 at 11am.

Along with Santa there’ll be vendors displaying their holiday gift ideas, a parade celebrating the holiday, and a tree lighting at City Hall.

There will also be live music and delicious food.

36th annual Hawthorne Christmas Festival and Parade 2018

When
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 11am – 5pm
Parade: 3pm
Santa Pics: 4pm-5pm

Where SE 221st St.,
Hawthorne, FL 32640

Admission
Free

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Other events may include a donut eating contest, which last year the Mayor of Hawthorne went belly to belly with the Alachua County Sheriff Department. This year’s Christmas festival should be loads of fun and surprises.

More about Hawthorne Christmas Festival & Parade
Learn more about parade here.

Green Cove Springs Christmas Festival and Parade

Santa is making his rounds Florida this season, one of his first stops is at Green Cove Springs, where they’ll be celebrating Christmas coming with a parade and tree lighting.

At the festival there will also be food, arts & crafts vendors along with local businesses. There will be entertainment – singing your favorite Christmas songs!

There parade will be held during nighttime, which should be an dazzling sight. The parade will end at the city Christmas Tree where the city of Green Cove Springs will light their tree.

Green Cove Springs Christmas Festival and Parade 2018

When
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 5:45pm – 8:45pm

Where Downtown Green Cove Springs,
Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Admission
Free

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Schedule for Green Cove Springs Christmas Festival and Parade
2:00 pm Event Start and Vendors Open at Spring Park
3:00 – 5:00 pm Pics w/ Santa & Workshop at Spring Park Pool Pavilion
4:30 pm Jingle Bell Fun Run – Sign in at Courthouse Parking Lot
7:30 – 8:30 pm Live Music at City Emblem on Walnut St
5:45 pm Jingle Bell Fun Run Starts at Courthouse Parking Lot
6:00 pm Lighted Christmas Parade Starts
8:30 pm Lighting of City Christmas Tree & Parade of Trees
8:45 pm Announce Awards for Parade Entry Contest & Decorated Home Contest at City Emblem on Walnut St

Florida Strawberry Festival 2019

Ready for Strawberry everything!? Florida Strawberry Festival is back with your favorite fruity concoctions: Strawberry Pizza, Strawberry Milkshakes, Strawberry Parfait, Deep Fried Strawberry Cheese Burst, Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Kettle Korn…and it goes on.

Along with food, the festival is a great place for the entire family to enjoy strawberry themed rides, music, agricultural exhibits, strawberry contests like strawberry spaghetti eating contest – mmm, yummy!

Florida Strawberry Festival 2019

When
Thursday, February 28, 2019 to
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Where Florida Strawberry Festival,
2209 W Oak Ave, Plant City, FL 33563

Admission
$10 Age 13+
$5 Age 6-12
Free Ages 5 and under, with paid Adult

Find discounted tickets at participating Publix stores
Discounted Admission Tickets
$8 Age 13+
$4 Age 6-12

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Headline acts will be performing like Kool & the Gang, Pat Boone, Keith Sweat and many more. A different act every day. There will be a battle of the bands – non-stop music!

More about the Florida Strawberry Festival
The festival began in 1930. Brain child of the Plant City Lions Club, that wanted to celebrate the harvest of strawberries. In 1948, the American Legion Post #26 gave life to the event, when the Florida Strawberry Festival went on a six-year hiatus because of World War II. The Lions Club and other civic organizations have participated in the Festival ever since.

Learn more about the Florida Strawberry Festival here.

St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival

St. Augustine ends 2018 with a spectacular finale for art & craft lovers. The St. Augustine Art Association presents the 53rd annual Art & Craft Festival, which will be held at Francis Field on Saturday and Sunday.

This outdoor festival welcomes all local and tourist art lovers to browse and celebrate vendors work. This event is great for Christmas gifts.

The festivals artwork will feature paintings, pottery, jewelry, glassware, sculptures, fiber art, photography, and fine hand-crafted creations…

There will be a Kids Zone, which will allow the young ones to create their own masterpieces; also, a visit from Santa Claus on Sunday at 1pm.

There’ll also be international foods, music, beer and wine.

53rd Annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival

When
10am-5pm, Sat No. 24, 2018
10am-4.30pm, Sun. Nov. 25, 2018

Where Francis Field, St. Augustine, FL 32656

Admission
$2 donation at gate

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Parking:
Ameris Bank on the corner of US1 & W Castillo Dr ($10/day – all proceeds benefit the art programs of the St. Augustine Art Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization)

All-day parking available at Downtown Parking Facility, across from festival, $15 per vehicle.

Saturday only: free park and ride shuttle will operate beginning at 1pm from these locations north of downtown:

More about St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival
The St. Augustine Art Association, with support of many community volunteers, has been hosting the annual St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival for over five decades.
Learn more about festival here.

Middleburg Christmas Parade 2018

A Christmas parade comes to Middleburg! This year the Christmas Parade will be held on Blanding Boulevard.

More about Middleburg Christmas Parade
The Parade’s fate was bleak when the city decided to stop 2018’s parade. But from the support of locals and locals businesses the parade has found a resurgence of hope. The Middleburg Christmas parade is alive and well! For Registration Info please email Claycountybusiness.event@gmail.com.

Middleburg Christmas Parade 2018

When
6pm-9pm, Saturday, December 15, 2018

Where Blanding Boulevard, Middleburg, FL 32656

Admission
Free

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Keystone Heights Christmas Parade 2018

Santa and his merry little elves are back! Be sure to wave at him as he visits Keystone Heights.
Along with Santa, there’ll be over 30 Christmas themed parade floats.
Food and hot apple cider vendors.

This year’s parade theme is: 12 days of Christmas. Parade will follow Lawrence Blvd. to highway 100. The reviewing stand will be at City Hall.

Keystone Heights Christmas Parade 2018

When
6pm – 7pm, Saturday, December 8, 2018

Where Downtown Keystone Heights,

Keystone Heights, FL 32656

Admission
Free

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Events before parade
The Lake Region Kiwanis Club’s Communty Band will perform its family friendly fall concert on Saturday, December 8, at 2PM. Concert will be in the pavilion at Keystone Beach. Music selections will include Christmas, “big band” and popular favorites. Concert is FREE. .

View last year’s 2017 Keystone Heights Christmas Parade photos.

Learn more about parade here.

Scottish Games & Festival 2019

Once again Scotland visits the Northeast Florida with the Scottish Games and Festival. Come out to experience how the Scottish play games and demonstrate their athleticness; you’ll be able to taste Scottish food and listen to their music. Great for the whole family!

The Games continue to grow and reflect the deep connections and effects the Scots and their descendants have had on the United States as well as Northeast Florida in particular. – from Scottish Games & Festival website

There will also be 2 Guinness Beer Garden Tent’s (11:00 am to 9:00 PM), where you’ll be able to enjoy a cold beer while listening to Celtic music.

Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games & Festival

When
9am – 10pm, Saturday, February 23, 2019

Where Clay County Fairgrounds, Green Cove Srpings, FL 32043

Admission
Adult: $15.00 (buy tickets online)
Purchase tickets before the event at participating stores.
Children 10 years and younger are free.
FREE PARKING.

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Events Include:

    • Clahneart or “Stone of Strangth”
    • Hammer Throw
    • Weight Toss
    • Weight Throw
    • Wright Toss for Height
    • Turning the Caber/ Caber Toss
    • Sheaf Toss
    • Disc-Connected K9’s
    • Scottish Dogs

    • Scottish Wares
    • Gaelic
    • Gypsy Vanner
    • Scots Dumpy Chickens
    • Belted Galloway
    • Tartan Museum
    • Highland Coos

  • Traditional Music
  • Scottish Clans and Societies
  • Scottish Genealogy
  • Scottish Food

Concert Times
Competitions Begin 9:00AM
Opening Ceremonies 12:00PM (Noon)
Closing Ceremonies 5:00PM
Scottish Musical Evening 6:00PM

More about Northeast Florida Scottish Games & Festival

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Event and area Map for Northeast Florida Scottish Games & Festival 2019

Learn more about festival here.

Ocala Jockey Club International Three-day Event

The Ocala Jockey Club 3-Day International Event is a stepping stone to riders seeking to qualify for 4* competitions around the world. The Individual Bronze Medal rider from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Phillip Dutton, competed at the 2017 Event, indicating the caliber of competition to expect here.

Hat Day during horse races!

Along with big horse racing, there is another spectacle to wonder – big hats! The Florida sunshine is so bright we need glamorous hats to show off.  If you are into modern and hip styles, show off what you’ve got. And if odd and weird is what strikes your fancy, we can’t wait to see your creativity at work.  All the fun is slated for Saturday, November 17th. There will be prizes for the top entries!

Vendors present
There will be horse-related items such as saddles, tack, horse health and unique offerings not easily found in permanent tack stores.

Ocala Jockey Club International Three-day Event

When
8.30am – 6pm, Thursday, November 15, 2018
8.30am – 6.30pm, Friday, November 16, 2018
8am – 6.30pm, Saturday, November 17, 2018
8am – 3pm, Saturday, November 18, 2018

Where Ocala Jockey Club, Reddick, FL 32686

Admission
Adult admission is free on Thursday
$5 on Friday
$10 on Saturday and Sunday.
Parking is $5.

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Vendors present
There will be horse-related items such as saddles, tack, horse health and unique offerings not easily found in permanent tack stores.

 Sunday November 18th, the Family Focus Day of the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event
Some of the family activities to include:

  •           Bouncy horse races
  •           Stick horse races and jump courses
  •           Musical chairs
  •           Arts and crafts area
  •           Face painting
  •           Balloon dart game
  •           Knock bottles over game
  •           Educational area with horse and pony – Teaching parts of and tack pieces
  •           Equine Simulator for kids to try riding on a mechanical horse

Family activities to enhance the already action-packed 3-Day event. The activities will include horse themed games, scavenger hunt and  other games and prizes.

Learn more about Ocala Jockey Club International 3 Day Event here.

31st Sponge Docks Seafood Festival, Tarpon Springs

Celebrate a Florida tradition – seafood festivals! In November 9-11, 2018, the 31st annual Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Festival will amaze attendees with food, entertainment and crafts.

New this year, specifically selected artisans, craftsmen and other vendors will show and sell nautical and food related art, crafts, fishing apparel, kitchen and cooking items, samples and much more.

Historic Tarpon Springs is famous not only for the world’s finest sponges, (hence the apropos name Sponge Docks), markets, and bakeries in the country. The 3 day festival will feature fresh local seafood, an art & craft show, continuous live music, unique retail shops and complimentary festivities for the whole family.

Sponge Docks Seafood Festival

When
12pm – 10pm, Friday, November 9, 2018
10am – 10pm, Saturday, November 10, 2018
10am – 5pm, Sunday, November 11, 2018

Where Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Admission
FREE

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More about Tarpon Springs Seafood Festival
Hosted by The Tarpon Springs Merchant’s Association. For general information, follow Tarpon Springs Seafood Festival on Facebook or call 727-322-5217.

Saint Petersburg CraftArt Festival 2018

The 20th annual CraftArt Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida will be held on November 17-18, 2018. Enjoy the festivities and learn about the different types of artistic crafts.

120 of the nation’s top fine craft artists. Enjoy demos in glass-blowing, wood-turning and wheel-thrown ceramics, kids’ activities, food trucks, wine, craft beers and music.

Thousands will come to see the nation’s top contemporary craft artists from across the country to display and sell their art creations at the festival. There will be juried fine craft art, featuring nationally established and emerging fine craft artists with handmade works in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, paper and mixed media.

St. Petersburg CraftArt Festival

When
10am – 5pm, Saturday, November 17, 2018
10am – 4pm, Saturday, November 18, 2018

Where Downtown Saint Petersburg, Between 4th and 6th Street, Downtown St. Petersburg, FL

Admission
FREE

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More about Saint Petersburg, Florida CraftArt Festival
Producers mission: is to grow the statewide creative economy by engaging the community and advancing Florida’s fine craft artists and their work.

Founded in 1951, Florida CraftArt helps advance, mentor and support Florida’s artists and is the only statewide nonprofit representing Florida’s fine craft artists.
It is a vibrant, nonprofit organization that has been at the center of St. Petersburg’s artistic renaissance.
Learn more about festival here.
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37th Downtown Gainesville Festival and Art Show 2018

The 37th Annual Downtown Gainesville Festival and Art Show draws more than 80,000 art enthusiasts to celebrate local, international and children art creations. Downtown Gainesville will transform into an entertaining mix of art, music and performances.

There’ll be several stages for live music, hundreds of art, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics and photography vendors, along with a kid’s area for the kids to run off that kettle corn popcorn. Gainesville’s largest art show!

37th Gainesville Downtown Festival and Art Show

When
10am – 5pm, Saturday, December 1, 2018
10am – 5pm, Sunday, December 2, 2018

Where Downtown Gainesville, Gainesville, FL

Admission
FREE

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More about Downtown Gainesville Festival and Art Show
The festival is recognized not only for its art but also for its entertainment. Music from local bands and solo musicians features a blend of folk, jazz, country, pop and soul genres on four stages of continuous entertainment throughout the weekend. Dance companies also catch the eyes of the crowd with ballet, jazz, modern and international dance performances.

Map of Gainesville Downtown Festival and Art Show 2018
Map of Gainesville Festival and Art Show 2018

The Festival weekend kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. in downtown Gainesville at the Bo Diddley Plaza with a free Downtown Blues Concert presented by the North Central Florida Blues Society. Learn more about festival here.

Ocala Arts Festival 2018

Enjoy the 2018 Ocala Arts Festival! The Ocala Arts festival, now in its 52 year, is a fun, family event which draws more than 25,000 visitors to the beautiful historic district in downtown Ocala. You’ll be able to browse original art from artists & craftsmen. Two stages of live music, food trucks, a children’s activities area, and so much more!

The 52nd Annual Ocala Arts Festival is free.

The Ocala Arts Festival has been voted as one of the most loved events in the area. Artists are chosen by an independent panel of four judges. There’ll be around 155 artists from across the United States , showcasing their art.

52nd Annual Ocala Arts Festival

When
10am – 6pm, Saturday, October 27, 2018
10am – 5pm, Saturday, October 28, 2018

Where Downtown Ocala, Ocala, FL

Admission
FREE

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More about Ocala Arts Festival
Formed in 1972 with a simple mission; to promote the appreciation of the fine arts and to enhance art education within our community. FAFO continues to support arts education through scholarships and various community programs. Learn more about the festival here.

The Art Festival is produced by an all-volunteer board.