Florida Strawberry Festival
Feb 27-March 8th
2209 W Oak Ave, Plant City, FL
The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day event that celebrates the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. 500,000 visitors each year enjoy livestock shows, small vendors, arts, live music, great food, and strawberry shortcake. Have a great time without breaking the bank. Adults pay $10, children under age 12 $5, while children aged five and under are free.
Up Up and Away Florida Hot Air Balloon Festival
Feb 28-March 1st
SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus
4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL
Come check out giant hot air balloons and watch them fly off in the Florida night. You can even take a scenic hot air balloon ride. Live music, beautiful scenery, arts and crafts, food trucks, and helicopter rides are all available at the Up Up and Away Hot Air Balloon Festival. One day passes are $15, children under 12 come free.
Seafood Fest Miramar
Feb 29-March 1
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Pl, Miramar, FL
Crabs, lobster, conch, fish, seafood boils, and more. There’s nothing else that needs to be said except make sure you bring your appetite.
Florida BBQ Challenge
April 18th, 10 AM-3 PM
Regency Square Mall
9501 Arlington Expy Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL
Get your grub on and check out the Florida BBQ Challenge. This is a live cooking competition, so you know you’ll be eating the best. Live entertainment, vendors, and arts and crafts, there’s sure to be something for everyone. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Child Cancer Fund.
Winter Party Festival
1130 Ocean Dr. Miami Beach, FL
Winter Party Festival will be taking over Miami Beach. This annual party is one of the biggest LGBTQ-themed events in the world and is a massive event with the hottest DJs on the planet. Proceeds from the six-day party will be donated to the LGBTQ community.