Winter Festivals

Florida and winter may seem like an oxymoron, but this odd couple is what makes Florida so popular during the winter season. While all of North America experiences record breaking temperature drops, Florida is virtually unscathed – allowing Floridians and visitors to experience the outdoors in a more pleasant mood.

Along with winter comes  celebration, winter fests, Christmas and New Years.

Find below popular  winter festivals in the North Florida area.

Winter Festivals

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 … Continue reading Strawberry Fest – Clay County

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 – … Continue reading Yesterday’s Festival 2019

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 … Continue reading Christmas Boat Parade 2018 | Fleming Island

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 … Continue reading Florida Manatee Festival 2019

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 … Continue reading Hawthorne Christmas Festival & 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 … Continue reading Green Cove Springs Christmas Festival and Parade

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 … Continue reading Florida Strawberry Festival 2019

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 … Continue reading Middleburg 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 … Continue reading Keystone Heights Christmas Parade 2018

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 … Continue reading Scottish Games & Festival 2019

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 … Continue reading 37th Downtown Gainesville Festival and Art Show 2018

Just down the street from Keystone Height’s downtown is an actual wormhole – it literally takes you back into time! Well, it did this past weekend. At Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, one of Florida’s first state park (how befitting), the Yesterday’s Festival was held. Yesterday’s Festival is a celebration of the past. … Continue reading Yesterday’s Festival