The Amelia Island Wellness Festival - Amelia Island - In Spring 2020, escape the fast pace of daily life and focus on yourself in a serene, oceanfront setting with 13 miles of beaches. The Amelia Island Wellness Festival features a weekend of experiences with wellness masters from the fields of yoga, mindfulness, dance and fitness. A variety of entertainment and inspiring activities will stimulate your mind and senses, while the Festival culminates in a vision of how you can live in the moment with a sense of well-being.
Bands on the Beach - Pensacola - Each Tuesday from April to October the Bands on the Beach concert series lets you enjoy live music while the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico. A diverse line up of local and regional artists take the stage at the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach each week at 7 p.m.
Bourbon, Burgers, & Beer - Destin - One of Destin’s famous food and drink festivals taking place on September 19, 2020. The event will include food from local restaurants, local breweries and bourbon tastings, live music, kids activities and more
Dickens on Centre festival - Amelia Island - Travel back in time December 2020 during the 6th annual Dickens on Centre festival in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. Free to the public, enjoy costumed characters, themed entertainment and performances, visits from Saint Nick and a variety of vendors selling seasonal gifts and wares.
Digital Graffiti – Alys Beach - This festival, May 15-16, is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach. Underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies for many years to cast dynamic images onto urban structures as a means of artistic expression.
Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival - Pensacola - The Frank Brown Songwriters’ Festival is the oldest festival of its kind and has been referred to as the largest gathering of songwriters at one time anywhere in the world. Festival attendees will enjoy an up close and personal concert experience this November. Attendees are often able to learn the stories behind some of their favorite songs as told by the original author.
Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival - Pensacola - The three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the country's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. It is held each year beginning on the first Friday in November. It's the perfect time and place to begin holiday shopping or to treat yourself to a handmade treasure.
Gulf Breeze Arts Festival - Gulf Breeze - Gulf Breeze High School parking hosts 115+ local, regional and national fine artists and heritage artists, who will be setting up and selling their fine art March 28-29. An art raffle tent, a Children’s Alley, live performance artists and live art demonstrations will all be part of the action as well. Proceeds from the festival benefit school programs throughout Santa Rosa and Escambia counties.
Jay Pro Rodeo - Jay - Bareback Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, all held by the Professional Cowboy Association in the Ted May Arena from April 24-25. Children can enjoy the show plus the calf scramble, free bounce houses, free face painting, the petting zoo, cow patty bingo and more. Every dollar from this event goes to local youth programs.
The Lodge at Wakulla Springs Spooky Cruise - Wakulla Springs - While dinner cruises at The Lodge at Wakulla Springs are a monthly attraction, no event sends fear into the hearts of guests quite like the Spooky Springs Cruise. On October 26, dive into the history behind the filming of Creature from the Black Lagoon while floating in a glass-bottom boat above the monster’s lair and learn about the legends of some of the Lodge’s spirited, permanent guests.
Pensacola Interstate Fair - Pensacola - For more than 80 years, families have flocked to the fair for good, old-fashioned entertainment including dozens of rides on the Reithoffer Midway, games of skill and chance, livestock exhibits and auctions, arts and crafts shows, live entertainment and the ever-popular fair food delicacies that only come once a year at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds. This year, the fair will be Oct. 22-Nov. 1.
Pensacola Seafood Festival - Pensacola - The annual Pensacola Seafood Festival takes over the town each fall, attracting more than 100,000 attendees during the three-day event that takes place the last weekend in September. The Festival is also one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in Northwest Florida, with more than 130 vendors.
Sandestin Wine Festival – South Walton -The Sandestin Wine Festival is held April 11-14 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. The event gets under way with the Official Kickoff Party in the Village Thursday night. Wine seminars and dinners round out day one of the events. Friday, guests can enjoy an elaborate four-course seafood menu paired with premium champagnes aboard the Solaris. Saturday will feature hundreds of domestic and international wines and offers excellent eats from local restaurants with the Savor South Walton experience.
Science Spooktacular by the Sea - Navarre Beach - Join us for our annual fundraiser Science Spooktacular from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m on October 31. Science stations are set up for you to enjoy and are led by outstanding Santa Rosa County teachers. The family friendly event features glow in the dark science demonstrations, spine chilling dissections, haunted beach walk, hands-on activities and crafts for children.
Seagrass Awareness Festival - Gulf Breeze - Learn about seagrasses, marine creatures that live in seagrasses and how to protect the coastal resources this March at the 20th Annual Seagrass Awareness Festival this March 6, 2020. This family-friendly event invites kids and adults to come feel marine life, eat a “seagrass bed,” make shark tooth necklaces, play games, create art and crafts, learn about boat safety, go kayaking and more!
Sonshine Family Farms Corn Mazes and Mini Golf - Milton - This September, experience mazes, a playground area with swings, slides and a kiddie train ride! The farm also includes a zip line, horse and pony rides, tether ball courts, corn toss board and a concession stand with refreshments and food. On October 26 the farm will host a “Monster Maze” from 8 p.m. until midnight with a live band, bonfire, costume contest, candy and “Monsters.”
Taste of the Beach - Pensacola - Taste of the Beach brings the best of Pensacola’s restaurants right down to the sandy shoreline for a weekend celebration of all things southern, seafood, savory and sweet this fall, 2020. Throughout the weekend, local chefs whip up their favorite dishes and even a few new culinary experiments featuring oysters, shrimp, crawfish and the most delicious seafood the gulf has to offer.
Tunes by the Dunes - Navarre Beach- The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 12th Annual Free Summer Concert Series at the Sand Crab Pavilion in Navarre Beach Park. The summer concert series will offer an exciting line-up of 12 free outdoor concerts every Thursday from May to August.
The Shrimp ‘N Grit Festival - Destin - - One of the best food and drink events to take place all year is coming back February 29, 2020. The festival features local restaurants, breweries, bourbon tastings, live music, kid friendly activities, and much more!
WinterFEST at Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach - Jacksonville - Jacksonville is hosting its 8th annual WinterFEST celebration featuring a spectacular outdoor ice-skating rink and ice slide. To make the season extra merry, Adventure Landing is transforming its Shipwreck Island Water Park and wave pool into a cozy Alpine experience complete with ice skating, Blizzard Bluff Village, Crystal Creek Lodge and the Mistletoe Marketplace.
39th Annual St. Rose of Lima International Fall Festival - Milton - The 39th Annual St. Rose of Lima International Fall Festival draws in a crowd with signature international and fair food including Filipino, Polish, Italian, BBQ, Cajun, Funnel Cakes and more! Work up your appetite on Saturday morning 5K Run/Walk then head on over to dig into some fantastic food! Dates to be announced.