FLORIDA EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY

Everything you need to know about the February events and festivals in Florida – from the Florida State Fair in Tampa, to Plant City's two-week Florida Strawberry Festiva famed for its Strawberry Shortcake.

Scroll down through the list of events and festivals below to find the event to match your occasion and destination.




Coral Springs
Taste of Coral Springs
This is a sampling of the entertainment, food, fine wines, premium spirits and quality cigars available in South Florida and brings a little Mardi Gras flavor to Coral Springs.

Cutler Ridge
SoBay Festival of the Arts
This annual February celebration of the literary, performing and visual arts at Deering Estate includes art exhibits, dance, drama, and musical performances. [Cutler Ridge hotels]

Deerfield Beach
Florida Renaissance Festival
Recreation of 16th Century village. There are jousters, crafts, food, and entertainment.

Fort Myers
ArtFest Fort Myers
Juried Fine Art Festival of 200 artists, entertainment and children's activities.

Gainesville
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
For two weekends, step back in time to the middle ages with over 120 artisans, entertainment, food, jousting, and a living chess match.

Islamorada
Women's Sailfish Tournament
Women anglers challenge one of fishing's most famous tail-dancers every February to win trophies and prizes.

Key West
Civil War Heritage Festival
Colorful Civil War re-enactments and tours of Key West's historic Civil WarÐera Fort Zachary Taylor every February highlight the journey into the islandÕs past.

Lake Worth
Street Painting Festival
Hundreds of artists transform Lake Worth's downtown streets into works of art on the last weekend of every February. The festival includes street performers and strolling minstrels.

Marathon
Pigeon Key Art Festival
Artists and craftspeople exhibit their works at Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 on US 1 in February. The event includes food, music, and a children's corner.

Marco Island
Celebrate the Arts Festival
The Art League of Marco Island presents an arts festival which features food, drinks and live entertainment, fine-art works, an antique car show, children's discovery area and "Marco Idol" finale.

Palatka
Palatka Bluegrass Festival
A 3-day event on the banks of the St. John River.

Plant City
Florida Strawberry Festival
Famed for its Strawberry Shortcake, the two-week Florida Strawberry Festival late February/early March attracts many strawberry vendors, also flea market-style craft and item stalls, a beauty pageant, concert performances, even livestock activities.

Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda Arts & Crafts Festival
Located in beautiful Gilchrist Park in historic downtown along the Peace River.

Siesta Key
Annual Siesta Fiesta
Some 100 artists and crafters gather in this beautiful venue for this annual combination art and craft show.

Tampa
Florida State Fair
With daily parades, horse shows, livestock competitions, roving entertainers, concerts and Fair food, it's a time when family and friends gather.

Venice
Venice Craft Festival
Over 100 Artists and Crafters gather in Centennial Park in Venice for this annual event.





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