From January to December, there is always something exciting happening in Florida. Take a look at these particular months that host some spectacular events that you shouldn’t miss.
Orange Bowl (New Year’s Day) Miami – fans of college football flock to Miami for the big post season game.
Florida State Fair (mid-February) Tampa – carnival rides, corn on the cob, big-name performers and even alligator wrestling can be enjoyed at this big fair. Silver Spurs Rodeo (mid February) Kissimmee – the state’s oldest and wildest rodeo.
Miami Carnival (second Sunday) – a 9-day street party in Miami’s Latin district. Florida Strawberry Festival (March 2-12)- performances, parades and of course strawberries, make for a tasty trip out.
July 4th Celebration – picnics during the day and fireworks at midnight in the biggest Independence day celebration in South Florida. Hemingway Day’s Festival (July 18-24) Key West – Key lime pie eating contests, street fairs and look-alikes in abundance.
Annual Wausau Possum Festival (first Saturday)
Wausau, north of Panama City Beach – A festival that honours the possum with activities such as greased pole climing and corn bread baking. Plus the chance to try possum-based dishes.
Guavaween (last Saturday) Tampa – a zany Halloween parade that pokes fun at the life and history of the city. Especially an early attempt to grow guavas in the area.
Winterfest Boat Parade (early December)
Fort Lauderdale – boats decked with lights cruise the Intercoastal Waterway in a magical night-time display.