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Florida Harvest Festivals: 2018-2019 Calendar

Florida Harvest Festivals: 2018-2019 Calendar

There are few things more authentic than Florida’s status as the nation’s winter vegetable garden. Celebrate our state’s many harvest seasons with this comprehensive harvest festival calendar.

Florida Craft Beer Festival and Oktoberfest Calendar

Florida Craft Beer Festival and Oktoberfest Calendar

A guide to Oktoberfests and craft beer festivals throughout Florida.

Flock to a wonderland of birds on tiny Pelican Island

Flock to a wonderland of birds on tiny Pelican Island

The nation’s first wildlife refuge was created by President Teddy Roosevelt to stop plume-hunters from wiping out several species of birds. The birds are back, and spring is a great time to visit. (You’ll need a kayak for a closeup look.)

2018-2019 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

2018-2019 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

Nothing says Florida like a seafood festival. They are fun, authentic, and the seafood is fresh, often from local waters. Our calendar is our most popular feature. (Updated)

Everglades Seafood Festival

Everglades City Seafood Festival: Feb. 9-11, 2018

Seafood lovers mark their calendars for the annual Everglades Seafood Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 9-11, 2018, in Everglades City, gateway to the Ten Thousand Islands. This free event packs ’em in for fresh seafood, country music, carnival rides, crafts booths — with an estimated 50,000 people expected to attend this year’s event in a remote corner of Florida.

Fort Myers Beach shrimp boat by Albert Heaps via Flickr

Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival, March 9-10, 2019

This isn’t frozen shrimp or imported shrimp or farmed shrimp. The huge boiling pots at the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival are filled with fresh, right-off-the-boat Gulf pink shrimp. Members of the Lions Club have perfected the cooking technique over 50 years of Shrimp Festivals.

Brad Paisley

Florida Strawberry Festival: Feb. 28-March 10, 2019 in Plant City

Florida Rambler’s guide to the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Entertainment line-up, places to stay, places to eat, places to camp and things to do nearby. This year’s headliners include Brad Paisley, Reba MacEntire, Charley Pride, Jerry Lee Lewis, Josh Turner, Trace Adkins, Earth Wind and Fire, and many more.

Cortez Fishing Festival celebrates its maritime roots: Feb. 16-17, 2019

Cortez Fishing Festival celebrates its maritime roots: Feb. 16-17, 2019

This tiny fishing village wedged between Bradenton and Anna Marie Island celebrates its rich heritage as a commercial fishing hub.