February is one of the best times to visit Florida! The rush of the holiday season is over, the weather is usually less humid and temperatures average around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, there are endless events and festivals to enjoy around the state!

If you’re traveling to one of these events, make sure to check with their destination’s convention and visitor’s bureau for more information about the area, accommodations, and things to do before or after the event or festival!

 

North

Florida RV Trade

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FRVTA RV Mega Show

This FREE event is a must see show for RV and travel enthusiasts with prizes and more!

When: February 6 – 8, 2020 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Jacksonville Equestrian Center, 13611 Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, 32221
Info: https://www.frvta.org/show/jacksonville-rv-show/

 

World Culture Festival Logo

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World Culture Festival, Tallahassee

Enjoy delicious global cuisine, exciting performances, unique shopping and free classes from around the world.

When: February 8, 2020 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Good Samaritan UMC, 3720 Capital Circle, SE, Tallahassee, FL, 32301
Info: https://www.visittallahassee.com/events/288845/good-samaritan-umcs-third-annual-world-culture-festival/

 

Mummenschanz

The Swiss physical theater troupe brings pure emotion to the stage without uttering a word, showing their faces or playing any music.

When: February 9, 2020 at 2:00pm
Where: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Info: https://www.visitgainesville.com/event/mummenschanz/

 

Florida Reining Horse Association Classic Reining Horse Show

Watch exquisite horsemanship as contestants compete for grand prizes in reining.

When: February 19 – 23, 2020 starting at 8:00am daily
Where: Jacksonville Equestrian Center, 13611 Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, 32221
Info: https://www.visitjacksonville.com/events/frha-classic-reining-horse-show1/

 

Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival

Hosted on the sugar white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, enjoy live music, vendors, parades, entertainment, fireworks and more!

When: February 21 – 22, 2020
Where: Pier Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Info: https://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/event/pcb-mardi-gras-%26-music-festival/25079/

 

Riverside Craft Beer Festival

Experience live music while sampling over 100 local and national craft beers and enjoy delicious food from top local food trucks. All proceeds will benefit the Community PedsCare and Riverside Rotary Foundation.

When: February 22, 2020 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32204
Info: https://www.visitjacksonville.com/events/riverside-craft-beer-festival1/

 

Pensacola’s Mardi Gras Parades

Enjoy three festive Mardi Gras parades at different locations throughout Pensacola, including the area’s only nighttime parade! The Annual Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade, Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade and the Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade.

When: February 21-23, 2020
Where: Throughout Pensacola – check the website for more details
Info: https://www.visitpensacola.com/events/?startDate=02%2F01%2F2020&categories%5B0%5D=&page=3&endDate=02%2F29%2F2020

 

Monster Jam

The ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement at Monster Jam, Jacksonville.

When: February 29, 2020 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: TIAA Bank Field, 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Info: https://www.visitjacksonville.com/events/monster-jam/

 

South

 

South Florida Fair

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South Florida Fair

One of the top fairs in Florida, the South Florida Fair delights guests with bands, fair foods, entertainment, rides, racing pigs, and the historical reenactments of life before 1940 at the Yesteryear Village.

When: January 17, 2020 – February 2, 2020
Where: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL, 33421
Info: https://www.thepalmbeaches.com/top-event/south-florida-fair 

 

Third Annual Mile 0 Fest

Mile 0 fest is an intimate Red Dirt / Americana Music Festival with music on the main stage and various smaller venues throughout Key West. 

When: January 28 – February 1, 2020
Where: Key West
Info: https://mile0fest.com/

 

ArtFest Fort Myers

ArtFest Fort Myers is Southwest Florida’s premier art festival with hundreds of vendors, food, fun, and entertainment.

When: February 1 – 2, 2020 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Where: Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront
Info: https://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/event/artfest-fort-myers/50835

 

National Football League’s Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIV is the 54th Super Bowl, the 50th modern-era National Football League championship game, and the 11th time played in South Florida, which will decide the league champion for the league’s 2019 and 100th season.

When: February 2, 2020
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Opa Locka, FL, 33056
Info: https://www.sunny.org/event/super-bowl-liv/29585/

 

21st Annual Garlic Fest

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South Florida Garlic Fest

The best “stinkin’” party in South Florida! This popular food and entertainment event features national act entertainment, gourmet food, amusement area with rides, arts and craft vendors, and full liquor bars. This year’s lineup includes the Expendables, The Wailers, and G Love and Special Sauce.

When: February 8, 2020 11:00am-11:00pm & February 9, 2020 11:00 am – 6:00pm
Where: John Prince Park, 4759 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL, 33461
Info: https://www.thepalmbeaches.com/top-event/south-florida-garlic-fest

 

Coral Gables Mega Festival Of the Arts

Seven festivals at the same place and time including Craft Beer Festival, Fashion Festival, Coral Gables Home Show, Kids Fest, Coral Gables Food, Wine & Spirits Festival, Bo’s Dogs & Pets Fest. Over 400 exhibitors including music, food, music and more. 

When: February 8 – February 9, 2020 at various times depending on which festival you’re attending
Where: Alhambra from Ponce De Leon to Lejeune street – 355 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL, 33134
Info:
https://www.miamiandbeaches.com/events/detail/miami-coral-gables-art-mega-festival/f3039a54-11fa-4e01-a0ac-393531e5d4b8?date=2020-02-09&category=2

 

Forbidden Kingdom Music Festival 2020

Florida’s premier all bass and dubstep music festival in Boca Raton.

When: February 15 – February 16, 2020
Where: Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton, FL, 33498
Info: https://forbiddenkingdomfest.com/

 

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Coconut Grove Arts Festival is an annual three-day outdoor event celebrating fine arts, live performances and culinary arts. More than 360 internationally recognized and jury-selected artists showcase their arts, and enjoy food, music and fun!

When: February 15 – 17, 2020 from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Where: 2700 S. Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL, 33133
Info: https://www.miamiandbeaches.com/events/detail/coconut-grove-arts-festival/16fbcede-a474-4492-9cf0-2b61f88d1143?date=2020-02-16&category=2

  

Gay8 Festival

The largest Hispanic / Latino LGBTQ Festival in America featuring art, music, dance, food and culture including free movies, a doggie village, best Miami sandwich competition, fashion shows and more.

When: February 16, 2020
Where: Miami’s Calle Ocho – Miami’s SW 8th street from 14th – 17th avenue, Miami, FL, 33135
Info: http://www.gay8festival.com/

 

Major League Baseball Spring Training

Watch practice and exhibition games before the start of the regular season. You’ll be able to have up-close encounters with veteran and rookie baseball stars in intimate ballparks.

When: February 21, 2020 – March 24, 2020 at varying game times
Where: Varying baseball stadiums in Port St. Lucie, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Port Charlotte, and Fort Myers.
Info: https://www.mlb.com/spring-training

 

Mardi Gras Celebration, Hollywood

Downtown Hollywood Florida will host a festival and parade with costume contests, live music, food, drinks and vendors!

When: February 23, 2020 from 1:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Downtown Hollywood FL
Info: https://www.sunny.org/event/mardi-gras-celebration/30683/

 

Central

Woman in colorful outfit on colorful mardi gras float with people cheering

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Universal Studio’s Mardi Gras Festival in Orlando

Join the biggest party in Orlando for family fun with festive parades, authentic Louisiana Jazz and food, and headline musical acts on select nights. 

When: February 1 – April 2, 2020
Where: Universal Studios, Orlando – 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32819
Info: https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/things-to-do/events/mardi-gras

 

Florida State Fair

For over 90 years, the Florida State Fair has been a gathering place for families throughout Florida as they come together to showcase skills in agriculture, horticulture, crafts and more. Today enjoy live music, fair foods, rides, exhibitions, a circus, foot race, attractions and more!

When: February 6 – 17, 2020
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US Hwy. 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610
Info: www.floridastatefair.com

 

Daytona Speedweek & Daytona 500

This year celebrates the 62nd Daytona 500 NASCAR race. Boasted as Nascar’s “Great American Race,” it’s a race you’ll want to experience and see in person!

Where: Daytona International Speedway, 1801 West International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
When: February 7 – February 16, 2020, Daytona 500 on February 16, 2020
Info: https://www.daytonabeach.com/event/daytona-speedweeks-%26-daytona-500-2020/40583/

 

Celebration Foundation’s Concert Series

Celebration Foundation’s concert series was founded in 2001 to bring great, live music to Celebration in an intimate setting. This month’s concert features the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra.

When: February 8, 2020 at 7:00pm
Where: Community Presbyterian Church – 511 Celebration Ave, Celebration, FL, 34747
Info: https://celebrationfoundation.org/what-we-do/concert-series/

 

Space Coast Food Festival Featuring 35th Chowder Cook Off Presented by Boniface Hiers

Enjoy food, vendor displays, entertainment, bar service and a silent auction while the area’s best chefs and restaurants compete to win the Best Chowder, Best Twist, and Best Dessert on the Space Coast.

When: February 8, 2020, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal 1 – 9050 Discovery Road, Port Canaveral, FL, 32920
Info: http://business.cocoabeachchamber.com/events/details/space-coast-food-festival-featuring-the-35th-annual-chowder-cook-off-presented-by-boniface-hiers-57600

 

22nd Annual Thunder By The Bay

Thunder By The Bay is a live music and motorcycle festival benefitting the Suncoast Charities for Children.

When: February 14 from 5:00pm – 10:00pm, February 15 from 10:00am-10:00pm, Friday February 16 from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL, 34237
Info: http://thunderbythebay.org/

 

Orlando Wine Festival 2020

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Orlando Wine Festival at Icon Park

With over 35 vineyards and 100 wines to try, the 3rd annual Orlando Wine Festival is THE festival for wine lovers. Tickets include a ride on the Wheel, food trucks, live music, entertainment, biergarten, and benefits the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

When: February 15, 2020 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Icon Park, 8375 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819
Info: https://www.orlandowinefestival.com/ 

 

Florida Blue Grass Classic

Enjoy the best of Bluegrass and classic country music with national and local touring artists, a classic car show on Saturday, vendors, camping, and hot food.

Where: 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville, FL, 34602
When: February 18 – 23, 2020
Info: https://floridasadventurecoast.com/florida-bluegrass-classic/

 

Major League Baseball Spring Training

Watch practice and exhibition games before the start of the regular season. You’ll be able to have up-close encounters with veteran and rookie baseball stars in intimate ballparks.

When: February 21, 2020 – March 24, 2020 at varying game times
Where: Varying baseball stadiums in Orlando, Lakeland, Dunedin, Bradenton, Clearwater, and Tampa.
Info: https://www.mlb.com/spring-training

 

Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City

Since 1930, the strawberry festival has brought the community together to celebrate the strawberry harvest. Today you can enjoy parades, rides, attractions, headlining entertainment, contests, livestock and educational programs. It was named one of the top 40 festivals in the USA. This year’s top headliners include Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Patti Labelle, Lynryd Skynyrd, Eli Young Band and MORE.

When: February 27 – March 8, 2020 from 10:00am – 10:00pm
Where: Adelson Field, 303 BerryFest Place, Plant City, Florida
Info: https://flstrawberryfestival.com/

 

Beer and taps

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Sea World’s Seven Seas Food Festival

Sip and sample your way around the world of international street food traditions and enjoy special live music performances. 

When: 2020 Dates have not been confirmed yet
Where: Sea World Orlando – 7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando, FL, 32821
Info: https://seaworld.com/orlando/events/seven-seas-food-festival/