Fall Florida Festivals

Find a Florida fall festival to attend in 2022. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2022 has things to do across Florida including activities in Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and Tampa. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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We're in the process of updating events and are through all events that happened previously in September and October. November will be updated in its entirety soon.

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2022 Festivals

John’s Pass Seafood Festival - Madeira Beach, FL - Jan 13 to Jan 15, 2023
One of the largest seafood festivals in the US, featuring samples from a Chef Showdown and live music, arts & crafts, and Flavors of the Gulf (a ticketed event).

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for every event for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Holiday Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park - Miami, FL -
The Village will be open throughout the holiday season and host great entertainment options: a collection of hand-picked shops where you can pick out that perfect gift, roller skating rink around the tree and fountain, top food truck eating options, scavenger hunts and even a Santa Paws Dog Park so you can bring your furry friend along to the festivities.

Mount Dora Seafood Festival - Mount Dora, FL - Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2019
Canceled for 2022, look for their return in 2023. Normally: Annual event returns to the Mount Dora waterfront and will feature more seafood and entertainment than ever before. There is a pirate’s ball the Thursday before.

St. Peter Catholic Church Oktoberfest - Deland, FL - Oct 3 to Oct 6, 2019
A four day carnival that acts as a fundraiser for St. Peter Catholic Church. They have food, drinks, rides, bingo and products for sale.

Mims Mullet Festival - Mims, FL - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Entertainment includes rock climbing, bouncy house, horse rides, kids’ games, a car show with 50+ autos, a craft fair, big cat display, and music all afternoon, and food including the famous mullet, a kind of fish

St. Marks Stone Crab Festival - St. Marks, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Live music, family fun and fresh from the Gulf stone crabs are the hallmarks of this Florida festival.

Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival - Jensen Beach, FL - Nov 22 to Nov 24, 2019
This Treasure Coast event, a favorite for over 30 years, recently returned! Revamped and offering free admission, festivalgoers can enjoy local artists and musicians, plus learn about the area’s history, eat pineapple themed food, beverages and try their hand at pineapple themed contests!

ThanksVEGAN Feast - Tampa, FL - Nov 28, 2019
Canceled for 2021.

Lake Lillian Fall Festival - Belleview, FL - Sep 26, 2020
Festival goers can meet and shop with many types of vendors, including art and crafts, business and food. Arts and crafts vendors work with many mediums including ceramics, fiber, wood, leather, metalwork, jewelry, and much more. The llittle ones won’t want to miss the Kid Zone, featuring children’s activities including face painting, inflatable fun, and more! Hosted by the Belleview/South Marion Chamber of Commerce, this admission-free, family-friendly event features something for everyone.

Destin Seafood Festival - Destin, FL - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: A free event on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk with three stages of live music and fresh seafood by food vendors and local restaurants. Since 1978.

Oakland Park Oktoberfest - Oakland Park, FL - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: The City of Oakland Park invites you to celebrate its annual Oktoberfest! Enjoy authentic German food and beer, traditional entertainment including music, dancing, amusement rides and games. Two days of Oompha fun featuring Oktoberfest bands plus Dachshund races, beer barrel races, carnival rides, stein races and the Schuhplattler dancers! Jaco Pastorius Park 4000 North Dixie Highway. Free parking is available.

Palm City Fall Fest - Palm City, FL - Nov 14, 2020
Annual event with food, live entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s area, car show and cruise, booths and more! Held at Citrus Grove Park

Miami Harvest Festival - Miami, FL - Nov 21 to Nov 22, 2020
Canceled for 2022, look for their return in 2023. Normally: Fun for the whole family including arts & crafts, bounce houses, food, car show, pony rides, contests, live entertainment, petting zoo, model train village, face painting, and more!

Brevard Caribbean Fest - Melbourne, FL - Sep 5, 2021
Come on down to Wickham Park for free admission to Caribbean Festival! Enjoy an awesome combination of Caribbean food, music, dance, art, and flava in Melbourne for a display of what the Caribbean is all about.

Sam Adams Octoberfest - Miami, FL - Sep 9 to Sep 12, 2021
Wynwood’s Octoberfest presented by Samuel Adams will provide beer aficionados with seasonal brews, live music, beer games, photo shoots, and scrumptious food, and so much more. Fans of the three-day festival, which takes place at the The Wynwood Marketplace, will enjoy a GRAND photo booth and beer hall, pumpkin-themed everything, dog-friendly activities, stein hoisting competitions and more

Festival of Flight - Jacksonville, FL - Sep 26, 2021
The Annual fundraiser of Angels for Allison, a charity that helps families who have lost a child, is an outdoor music and arts festival.

Fondo Clermont - Clermont, FL - Oct 3, 2021
Clermont will again host the popular Fondo cycling event, attracting both recreational and competitive cyclists who choose from one of three distances: 30 miles, 50 miles or 75 miles. While more recreational in nature, several timed King of the Mountains (KOM) sections along each route offer a competitive element for cyclists looking for a challenge

Southwest Fall Festival - Orlando, FL - Oct 21 to Oct 24, 2021
Free admission to this annual event featuring carnival food and a food court, bingo & 50/50, nightly music and entertainment, beer garden, amusements with unlimited wristbands available.

All Black National Convention - Orlando, FL - Oct 29 to Nov 1, 2021
An event for those who want progress in their community. A selectin of events (the VIP pass gets you into all of them) including film screenings, provate sessions, and Master classes with Dr Boyce Watkins. Held in the evenings and weekends at Houston Marriott

Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair - Mount Dora, FL - Nov 13, 2021
Vendors and nurseries from all over the state convene in Donnelly Park to sell a wide variety of FL native as well as exotic plants and garden ware at this annual event. Experts will be on hand to give gardening advice and volunteers will help cart plants to your car.

Thanksgiving Eve at Howl at the Moon Orlando - Orlando, FL - Nov 24, 2021
Turkey is good, but booze is better! Celebrate the long holiday weekend with some live music, dancing and drinks, with featured drinks, games, dancing and a great night out!

Fall Crawl: Brickell’s Thanksgiving Eve Party - Miami, FL - Nov 24, 2021
Enjoy 5 FREE drinks and delicious holiday drink specials at 5 participating bars in Brickell

Pre Turkey Day 5K - Miami, FL - Nov 24, 2021
Fundraiser for Toys for Tots

The Gobbler 5K at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando - Orlando, FL - Nov 25, 2021
All ages and fitness levels are invited to walk, run, gobble and wobble the 5K course encircling Grande Lakes. Chair massages, light refreshments and snacks will be available after the race.

Post-Thanksgiving Mass Community Bike Ride - Orlando, FL - Nov 26, 2021
Orlando Critical Mass is the city’s largest on-going group bicycle ride and takes place the last Friday of EVERY month. There is no better way to see the City Beautiful than via Orlando Critical Mass

Mannheim Steamroller at Universal - Orlando, FL - Dec 4 to Dec 12, 2021
2021 – Celebrate the season with the sensational scores of the best-selling holiday artist of all time. Live performances at Universal Studios Florida Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12.

Chalk Festival - Venice, FL - Apr 4 to Dec 31, 2022
2022 – Avenue of Art runs all year in place of Chalk Festival. Normally: An annual festival of incredible chalk drawings around Venice, FL.

Florida Surf Film Festival - New Smyrna Beach, FL - Jun 17 to Jun 18, 2022
The event invigorates Florida’s surf culture through film appreciation and artistic expression by exhibiting contemporary films from filmmakers far and wide.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - Orlando, FL - Jul 14 to Nov 19, 2022
Enjoy demonstrations and tastings of food and beverages from top chefs as Disney World celebrates global cuisine.

Key West Brewfest - Key West, FL - Sep 1 to Sep 5, 2022
Try tasting more than 200 beers in one long weekend at a variety of beer-themed events created by the Southernmost Beach Resort team.

Gulfport Geckofest - Gulfport, FL - Sep 3, 2022
Come on down for two stages of live music, hundreds of vendors serving up food, arts and crafts, lots of kids activities, and street performances of all kinds. Parking is free!

Labor Day Festival - Okeechobee, FL - Sep 5, 2022
A community celebration of the end of summer.

Emerald Coast Beer Festival - Pensacola, FL - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2022
26th annual. Beer tasting and pairing dinner. Doors open at 5:30pm CST and event ends at 8:30pm.  A souvenir tasting glass is included with a full admission ticket purchase for the first 2,500 entrants.

The I Like it HOT! Festival - Largo, FL - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2022
The largest gourmet spicy food show in Florida. Sample and purchase hundreds of spicy foods from around Florida.

QuiltFest - Jacksonville, FL - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2022
Quilting demonstrations, special displays and more.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest - Fort Myers Beach, FL - Sep 16 to Sep 25, 2022
A three-part event taking part on Captiva Island, Downtown Fort Myers, and Fort Myers Beach, and featuring performers who write their own songs

Ancient City Con - St Augustine, FL - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
Guests, cosplayers, gaming, panels, and more! Held at World Golf Village in St Augustine.

Brütoberfest - Tavares, FL - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
For 2022 – a celebration for Bru’s birthday with Oktoberfest and seasonal beer offerings, food and more. Normally: 40+ breweries and unlimited tastings of more than 80 beers at Brü Tap House. This is their 4th year hosting this event and they haven’t run out of beer yet! They will have some great live music and tons of fun will be had by all.

Coral Gables Oktoberfest - Coral Gables, FL - Sep 17 to Oct 31, 2022
A German festival with beer, food, live music, yodel contest, nailing contest, brat eating contest and cycle party.

Night Nation Run – Bay Area - Tampa, FL - Sep 17, 2022
The world’s first running music festival, supporting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), will feature DJs on a main stage, plus party zones along the route with DJs, dancers, light shows, selfie stations, and Glow Gear giveaways!

Global Peace Film Festival - Orlando, FL - Sep 19 to Sep 25, 2022
A carefully curated selection of movies to help further the cause of peace on earth. Multiple venues across Orlando, check out the Venues tab of the event’s website for Venues and Parking.

Clearwater Super Boat and Seafood Festival - Clearwater, FL - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
Last year over 180,000 people filled the beaches and shores of the 2.5 mile race course, including those on over 2500 boats, as they watched super boats race each other over the three-day festival.

Pensacola Seafood Festival - Pensacola, FL - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
Over 100,000 attend this three day event in downtown Pensacola.  Named one of the Top 20 Festivals by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Bluewater Bay Oktoberfest - Niceville, FL - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
German food, music, beer and other activities. Admission is free. Features include a German Band, and the High Steppers. There are also children’s rides and clowns at this family oriented event. Hosted by the Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club.

CEOtaku - Orlando, FL - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
CEOtaku is one of the largest anime fighting game tournaments in the world, showcasing the best players from the most popular anime fighters! For attendees, they have full access to the action broadcast on stage while hosting a fully sponsored cosplay contest, dealer’s room, artist alley, panels and more!

SWFL Steamcon: A Steampunk & Fantasy Convention - Cape Coral, FL - Sep 24, 2022
This event based in Fort Myers features authors, craftmakers, artists, and steampunk themed activities like the Splended Teapot Race, costume contests, and live music! Rain or shine with air conditioning, on site bar, tea and food for sale. Dressing in your steampunk finest or as a mythical creatures encouraged. 10-6pm. Tickets are only $10 for age 13+, one free child per paying adult and $5 for additional children ages 0-12.

SWFL Steam Con - Cape Coral, FL - Sep 24, 2022
Experience the world of steampunk at SWFL Steam Con. Stroll through the halls in your steampunk finery, or modern day duds and enter a world where the Victorian Era, Industrial Revolution, and fantasy collide. Meet authors, cosplay performers and artists, and other steampunk enthusiasts, plus musicians, vendors, crafters, and activities and contests in a one-day event at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Fort Myers.

German American Society Oktoberfest - Hollywood, FL - Sep 24, 2022
4 great Oktoberfest celebration days with the Bavarian Schuhplattlers, live music, authentic German food and beer. Door donation of $7. Kids under 12 are free.

Ocala Oktoberfest - Ocala, FL - Sep 24 to Oct 1, 2022
Come out to the World Equestrian Center for some German themed fun! Enjoy Food, live music, beer and games in the Grand Plaza.

German American Society of Pinellas Oktoberfest - Pinellas Park, FL - Sep 30 to Oct 15, 2022
Weekends. Fun for the whole familyincluding learning to dance like a German, German food and beer, vendors, keg tapping, parade of flags, bier stein hoisting competition, live music and more. For our youngsters, there’s always a Kiddie Corner with things to keep the children busy for a while.

Port St. Lucie Oktoberfest - Port St. Lucie, FL - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2022
The German American Club of the Treasure Coast hosts this outdoor event with craft show, food vendors, entertainment and kids activities. Admission is Free. Opening ceremony and parade of flags on both Friday evening and Saturday.

Mount Dora Bicycle Festival - Mt Dora, FL - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2022
A three day weekend of cycling.

Green Cove Springs Soul Food Festival - Green Cove Springs, FL - Oct 1, 2022
The Soul Food Festival is an annual celebration of local foods, dance, contests, children’s activities, entertainment and fun. There is also a parade to start the day.

Miami Broward Carnival - Lauderhill, FL - Oct 1 to Oct 9, 2022
A family festival that shares the Caribbean culture, promotes cultural exchange and builds economic cooperation in the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment of South Florida.

German American Society of Central Florida Oktoberfest - Casselberry, FL - Oct 1 to Oct 22, 2022
Select dates only. German American Society of Central Florida hosts this Oktoberfest open to the public at the beginning and end of October. Live music, Biergarten with German beer, authentic German food, folk dancing, flag parade and kid’s fun zone. 381 Orange Ln, Casselberry

Amelia Island Jazz Festival - Fernandina Beach, FL - Oct 2 to Oct 9, 2022
A week long event with world class jazz that kicks off with a free concert.

Pirates of the High Seas Fest - Panama City, FL - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
Free festival for the whole family over Columbus Day Weekend. Events include a scavenger hunt, pirate invasion, parades, live music and more.

Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival - Miramar Beach, FL - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2022
Sample and savor more than 200 domestic and international craft beers.

Avalon Park Oktoberfest - Orlando, FL - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2022
Free family event from 5-10 pm on Friday and Saturday night. Beer garden for adults and root beer garden for kids. Games, contests, German music and alpine dancing.

Oktoberfest Tampa - Tampa, FL - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
Keg tapping on Friday. Over 20 games including Oktoberfest Olympiad, keg toss, stein holding, carry the wench and corn hole. German beer, food and live music (including lots of polka). Admission is $10 for one day or $25 for the weekend with a VIP pass available and free general admission to Armed Forces members with ID.

Lantana Oktoberfest - Lake Worth, FL - Oct 7 to Oct 16, 2022
Annual Oktoberfest with two weekends of family fun. More than 35,000 visitors are expected over the course of the two weekends. Live music, dancers, food, beer and entertainment. Authentic German food includes Pork Schnitzel, rotisserie chicken, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, apple strudel, black forest cake and more. Original Hofbrau beer is served along with domestic beer and soft drinks. Schnapps and Jager also have samples and specials. This Florida Oktoberfest is held by the American German Club of the Palm Beaches on the second and third weekend of October. Adult admission is $8. Kids under 12 admitted free with paying adult. Location: 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33463

Beaches Oktoberfest - Jacksonville Beach, FL - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2022
General Admission to the festival grounds, food trucks, and concert are free and open to the public. VIP and Ultra VIP passes available for bonuses like exclusive viewing areas, private restrooms, private bar and more.

River of Beers - Port St Lucie, FL - Oct 8, 2022

A charitable organization matching beer festivals with good causes brings you their premier event. 12 different and unique craft beers (some of them created just for this event) and wine options, each paired with 12 gourmet dishes from local chefs. 

Night Nation Run – Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FL - Oct 8, 2022
The world’s first running music festival, supporting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), will feature DJs on a main stage, plus party zones along the route with DJs, dancers, light shows, selfie stations, and Glow Gear giveaways!

Pumpkinfest - Havana, FL - Oct 8, 2022
This is an all day family event. Lots of fun activities such as pony rides, train rides, face painting and carriage rides will be available for children. Lots of arts and crafts, homemade goodies and food vendors will be lined up along the streets for your enjoyment.

GIPA Oktoberfest - Miami, FL - Oct 8, 2022
GIPA’s annual Oktoberfest is family-friendly Oktoberfest and features carnival rides, game booths with prizes, German food and drink, delicious baked goods, entertainment, activities for kids, and more. Admission and parking are free. Tickets for rides/games/food are $1.00 per ticket.

Oktoberfest on the Beach - Indian Rocks Beach, FL - Oct 8, 2022
Annual Oktoberfest with live music and dancing, art exhibit, and contests for stein carrying and keg throwing. Kinder fest has bounce house, face painting, clown, balloon artist and arts & crafts booths. Free admission. Location: Kolb Park, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Oktoberfest Tallahassee - Tallahassee, FL - Oct 9, 2022
Held at Cascades Park, this annual Oktoberfest featurs authentic German cuisine, unlimited drinks, live games, and entertainment. Oktoberfest is the signature fundraiser for Elder Care Services, and proceeds support critical programs such as Meals on Wheels, senior adult day care, and caregiver respite services to improve the quality of life for seniors in the community.

Flora-Bama Oktoberfest - Perdido Key, FL - Oct 9, 2022
Receive a free drink upon entry for those 21 and up, free stein to the early arrivers (until depleted), 25% off in the gift shop, and complimentary German food from the buffett (while supplies last). Food is served at 2pm and the menu includes beer brats, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. Plus try your hand at the stein hoisting competition, enjoy live music and more.

Biketoberfest - Daytona Beach, FL - Oct 13 to Oct 16, 2022
A weekend of live music, motorcycle racing and other festival events for the bike enthusiast.

Our Lady of Lourdes Fall Festival - Dunedin, FL - Oct 13 to Oct 16, 2022
Dozens of rides for all ages, games, music, $3,000 raffle, flea market and more, with free admission and free parking.

CommunityFest - Altamonte Springs, FL - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022
Food, rides, entertainment and more, since 1967

Clearwater Jazz Holiday - Clearwater, FL - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022
A diverse lineup of musical styles including smooth jazz, swing and more enjoyed over four days and nights.

Octoberfest Miami - Miami, FL - Oct 14 to Oct 23, 2022
One of the longest running Oktoberfests in the US, this Oktoberfest is held at the German American Social Club and has been running since 1958. German food and beer, dancing, free carnival rides and entertainment.

Freak Show Horror Film Fest - Orlando, FL - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022
This film festival supports independent filmmakers in the international horror genre.

Tarpon Springs Brewtoberfest - Tarpon Springs, FL - Oct 15, 2022
Live music, craft breweries, food vendors and more

Orange Park Fall Festival - Orange Park, FL - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2022
Annual arts, crafts, and music event held at the Orange Park Town Hall grounds. It started in 1982 and has grown from 12 craft booths and some guitar players to include over 200 artists & vendors, two stages, kids area, and food.

Thunder Beach Autumn Motorcycle Rally - Panama City Beach, FL - Oct 19 to Oct 23, 2022

Pensacola Interstate Fair - Pensacola, FL - Oct 20 to Oct 30, 2022
Pensacola’s longest running fair started in 1935 and now includes more than 60 rides, entertainers, exhibits and plenty of food to enjoy.

Fantasy Fest - Key West, FL - Oct 21 to Oct 30, 2022
An annual 10 day party in paradise for grownups that has been described as the wildest extravaganza around!

Celebration Oktoberfest - Celebration, FL - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2022
Hayrides, pumpkin painting, or stroll along the lakeside promenade. Leaves fall each day at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Entertainment starts at 5:30. Parking and admission are free.

Top of the Bay Oktoberfest - Tampa, FL - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2022
The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Oktoberfest located at Tampa Bay Downs. German food, beer, arts and crafts, carnival, and contests including keg toss, stein holding and barrel rolling. Live music and dancing. Join 20,000 visitors to this long running tradition. Admission is $5. Kids and Military ID get in for free.

Oktoberfest Cape Coral - Cape Coral, FL - Oct 21 to Oct 30, 2022
Annual Florida Oktoberfest held over two weekends hosted by the German-American Social Club of Cape Coral. Huge tent and outdoor biergarten with 3 stages and 2 dance floors enjoyment of non-stop live bands. German food and beer including sausage platters, bratwurst, schweinhaxen, potato pancakes and other items. Carnival area for kids has rides and games. There are also hand made crafts for purchase from the vendors and exhibitors. 5K run. Miss Oktoberfest pageant is held in July for ages 21 to 45. Tickets are priced at $5-6 with free parking. Children under 12 receive free admission.

Bike MS Cycle to the Shore - Saint Augustine, FL - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2022
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

Central Florida Veg Fest - Orlando, FL - Oct 22, 2022
A family and dog friendly vegetarian festival with free admission for those interested in vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

Tallahassee Oktoberfest: Beer, Brats, Blessed - Tallahassee, FL - Oct 22, 2022
The organizers are shutting down Township and turning it into a beer drinkers paradise. They are tapping up their 32 draft lines with some of the finest German and German style beers, and will also be featuring German style / Oktoberfest beers from many of the local breweries. All tickets include unlimited beer sampling

Kiteober - Miami Beach, FL - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2022
Hundreds of kites will take the skies at Haulover Park, with demonstrations, competitions, bounce houses, face painters, DJs, games, and more.

Mount Dora Craft Fair - Mount Dora, FL - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2022
Two days of amazing outdoor shopping against the backdrop of historic, downtown Mount Dora featuring more than 400 world-class exhibitors complementing local retail shops, boutiques and restaurants.

Tierra Verde Oktoberfest - Saint Petersburg, FL - Oct 23, 2022
Oktoberfest community party with market and beer garden.

Naples’ Stone Crab Festival - Naples, FL - Oct 28 to Oct 30, 2022
A weekend of food and fun with activities both on land and in and around the water, starring the stone crab. Free admission!

Fest 20 - Gainesville, FL - Oct 28 to Oct 30, 2022
20th annual. An independent, underground music festival held annually in Gainesville. There is a Pre-Fest in Ybor City the two days before the festival starts in Gainsville.

Cooterfest – Inverness Country Jam - Inverness, FL - Oct 28 to Oct 30, 2022
New for this year, a focus on country music for Cooter Fest

Micanopy Fall Festival - Micanopy, FL - Oct 29 to Oct 30, 2022
A fall arts and crafts festival under the oak trees of this quiet town for more than 40 years.

Wesley Chapel Fall Festival - Wesley Chapel, FL - Oct 29 to Oct 30, 2022
Carnival with rides, live music, food, a business expo, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, arts and crafts, pageant, and pet adoptions. Admission is free (rides not included). Hosted by the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce.

Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival - Pensacola, FL - Nov 3 to Nov 13, 2022
Songwriters of all levels perform original songs in Perdido Key and Pensacola, Florida, and Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Grovetoberfest - Miami, FL - Nov 5, 2022
The largest beer festival in South Florida, with over 500 local craft beers up for sampling, live music, games, and more!

Treasure Coast Beer Fest - Port St Lucie, FL - Nov 5, 2022
A Veterans’ Day weekend tradition at Tradition Square, where attendees can sample more than 300 beers from 50+ breweries, plus wine, food trucks, live music, games for all. If you aren’t sampling beer and wine, admission is free! Proceeds benefit organizations helping veterans and their families, Operation 300, as well as other local causes.

Disney Very Merriest After Hours - Orlando, FL - Nov 8 to Dec 22, 2022
Celebrate the holidays in the very merriest way at a new event featuring a themed parade, fireworks and more! This is the 2021 replacement for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest - Hialeah, FL - Nov 9 to Jan 8, 2023
Over 100 rides, games, shows and attractions throughout the holiday season

Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival - Palatka, FL - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2022

Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld - Orlando, FL - Nov 11 to Jan 3, 2023
SeaWorld transforms into a winter wonderland sparkling with holiday cheer, excitement, and over 3 million beautiful lights. Experience award-winning entertainment like the show-stopping ice-skating extravaganza Winter Wonderland on Ice. Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or head to Wild Arctic® and visit with Santa himself.

Native Rhythms Festival - Melbourne, FL - Nov 11 to Nov 13, 2022
This three day festival during Native American Heritage Month honors the culture of the indigenous peoples of the Americas through music, and especially the music of the Native American Flute.

Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal - Orlando, FL - Nov 12 to Jan 1, 2023
Catch larger-than-life balloons floating through the streets of Universal Studios Florida, along with appearances by the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and some of your favorite characters

Grinchmas at Universal - Orlando, FL - Nov 12 to Jan 1, 2023
During the holiday season, Seuss Landing™ is decorated with the holiday charm and cheer of Dr. Seuss’s Who-ville. Get together with the resident Whos and put a little snark in your holiday spirit with The Grinch™. Enjoy the music and fun of The Grinchmas™ Who-liday Spectacular, plus meet the maven of mischief himself for a photo opportunity at All The Books You Can Read Bookstore.

Boca Raton Wine and Food Festival - Boca Raton, FL - Nov 12, 2022
Chefs from the tri-county area converge upon the grounds of Sanborn Square Park for the south Florida wine and food festival event of the year

Broward County Fair - Margate, FL - Nov 17 to Nov 27, 2022
Something for everyone, from children’s rides and sweets, to teenage thrill-rides and carnival-foods, to classic adult rides, games and culinary treats

Downtown Festival & Art Show - Gainesville, FL - Nov 19 to Nov 20, 2022
More than 100,000 will descend upon the streets of historic downtown Gainesville from City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre for a celebration of art and creativity complete with several stages of live music and the performing arts and a spectacular array of food, plus and over 240 local and national artists. Kids will love the Imagination Station, a free hands-on area where they can enjoy sidewalk chalk, painting, clay, puppet and mask creation, and more!

DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts - DeLand, FL - Nov 19 to Nov 20, 2022
Live music, street performers, youth activities, wine bars, pubs, and great restaurants.

Winternational Thanksgiving Day Parade - North Miami, FL - Nov 24, 2022
Enjoy spectacular bands, dance float and parade floats!

Baptist Health South Florida Turkey Trot Miami - Miami, FL - Nov 24, 2022
Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite at the Baptist Health Turkey Trot Miami 5K/10K & Kids Race

Turkey Trot For Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Nov 24, 2022
Featuring a 5k run/walk race, the course runs along beautiful and scenic A1A, Fort Lauderdale’s iconic beach road. Enjoy the ocean breeze and the majestic colors of a South Florida sunrise as you run, walk, or jog the course. This event is perfect for novice to elite participants. Thanksgiving-themed costumes are welcomed and encouraged!

Track Shack Seniors First Turkey Trot 5K - Orlando, FL - Nov 24, 2022
Held at beautiful Lake Eola bright and early Thanksgiving morning to burn some calories before you feast! Participate as runners, joggers and walkers, many dressed in full costumes or Thanksgiving themed hats. Hit the 3.1 mile course for a morning of fun to raise money for Meals on Wheels and other programs that support seniors in our community.

Sanford Turkey Day 5K - Sanford, FL - Nov 24, 2022
Seminole County’s largest Thanksgiving Day fun run. This event is open to all participants – competitive runners, joggers and walkers as a great annual tradition for all families and friends. Costume contest at 7:35am

Avalon Park Foundation Turkey Trot - Orlando, FL - Nov 24, 2022
Put a little gobble in your wobble this Thanksgiving with this annual family fun run! Proceeds from this event go to support local food pantries and the community Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Space Coast Turkey Trot 5K/10K - Melbourne, FL - Nov 24, 2022
No 10K this year due to a course reroute because of the construction on the railroad bridge over Melbourne Ave.

Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K - Cocoa Beach, FL - Nov 24, 2022
A Cocoa Beach road race for runners and walkers through residential Cocoa Isles, with a free youth run for Little Gobblers. Start your Thanksgiving off with a healthy tradition and help support Cocoa Beach High School track and cross country and scholarships. Don’t forget to check our the Cocoa Beach Art Show Thanksgiving weekend.

Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot - Clearwater, FL - Nov 24, 2022
5K and 1 mile on Thanksgiving morning

Tampa Turkey Gobble - Tampa, FL - Nov 24, 2022
Starting from humble beginnings 10+ years ago, when a group of joggers met at the Downtown YMCA to run before starting their Thanksgiving Day festivities, this once small gathering has turned into a cherished Tampa tradition. Now, the Tampa Turkey Gobble (Formerly known as the Goody Goody Turkey Gobble) transcends generations of participants as they gather to celebrate the holiday with families, friends and co-workers while furthering the cause of the Tampa YMCA to strengthen the foundations of community through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Wiregrass Turkey Trot - Wesley Chapel, FL - Nov 24, 2022
The Wiregrass Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving morning at the Shops at Wiregrass. Registrants will experience all the fun, frolic and benefits you’ve come to expect since 2013.

Waterset Turkey Trot - Apollo Beach, FL - Nov 24, 2022
Thanksgiving morning. Proceeds of the Turkey Trot will benefit our local schools: Doby Elementary, Eisenhower Middle School and East Bay High School. Chip timed, flat course 5K

New Smyrna Beach Turkey Day 5K Run/Walk - New Smyrna Beach, FL - Nov 24, 2022
Gobble gobble! What better way to enjoy your Turkey Day than by burning those calories before the big meal?! Bring the whole family down to the Flagler Avenue Boardwalk for Turkey Day Beach 5k

Zoo Lights Miami - Miami, FL - Nov 25 to Dec 30, 2022
Select nights. Cruise the zoo beneath a million dazzling holiday lights, including a 26-foot tall LED lit Christmas tree. Kids can write letters to Santa, indulge in cookies and hot chocolate, take part in arts and crafts and embark on a river ride. And jolly old Saint Nick – along with plenty of zoo animals – are promised to make appearances throughout the evening

Now Snowing - Celebration, FL - Nov 26 to Dec 31, 2022
Now Snowing, Central Florida’s original and premier “Snowing” event, offers one of the area’s only synthetic ice rinks, special community performances by some of the area’s top young talent, and special concert events throughout the season. Now Snowing is a month-long Winter Wonderland Spectacular featuring strolling Charles Dickens style Carolers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, ice skating, and nightly snowfall at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 PM. It’s a true throwback to the traditional family style holiday.

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes – Amelia Island - Amelia Island, FL - Dec 1 to Dec 5, 2022
Cycle over pristine beaches, over marshlands and maritime forests for up to 100 miles while raising money for juvenile diabetes research and awareness. Amelia Island is also home to dozens of artisanal shops, restaurants and a charming historical district.

Find other fun things to do in Florida in Fall:

Oktoberfest in Florida

Florida Corn Mazes

Florida Ghost Tours

Haunted Houses in Florida

Pumpkin Patches in Florida

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