Florida: All Year Round Events Calender

Florida: All Year Round Events Calender

Fireworks at Mayport, Florida

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From January to December, there is always something exciting happening in Florida.

January
Orange Bowl (New Year’s Day) Miami – fans of college football flock to Miami for the big post season game.

February
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.

March
Carnival Miami (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
America birthday party (July 4) Miami – 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.

August
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.

October
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.

December
Winterfest Boat Parade (early December)

Fort Lauderdale – boats decked with lights cruise the Intercoastal Waterway in a magical night-time display.

Florida Tit Bits
The Walt Disney World Resort is the most popular honeymoon destination in the United states.

Florida has 70 million visitors each year.

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