The Sunshine State is full of an eclectic array of events and festivals all year long. Here are just a few that are sure to be a hit in 2020…
The Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival, an annual January event, promises a unique blend of food, music and visual performances – with everything from Scottish bagpipes to calypso music, circus performances, an outdoor gallery of fine art and oceans of scrumptious seafood.
Tampa will host the Florida State Fair in February – a celebration which has showcased Florida agriculture and history for over 100 years.
Naples, Florida holds a March celebration designed to preserve traditions and highlight the people and events that have shaped South Florida’s history. Over 5,000 attendees will enjoy re-enactments, demonstrations, historical artifact displays and a wide array of vendors offering art, food and gifts.
The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is the ultimate rum tasting event with over 200 rums from around the world.
Revel in the beauty of thousands of waterlilies in full bloom at the June Waterlily Celebration in Vero Beach, Florida.
Hemingway Days, held in July in Key West, will feature a Hemingway look-a-like contest, a fanciful “Running with the Bulls” affair, as well as various engaging literary events.
Then there is Biketoberfest in Daytona in mid-October (and Bike Week in March) which provides live music, bike events and vendors for motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country.
The Great Gulf Coast Art Festival in Pensacola, Florida hosts the top talent from the worlds of music and art to perform and exhibit for thousands of visitors in November each year.
St. Augustine’s famous “Night of Lights” illuminates this charming city with over three million white lights from mid-November through January.
The list goes on and on!