Festivals are plentiful in Florida, often offering opportunities for wallet-friendly family-friendly fun, dates and solo outings.
Many outdoor festivals in the Sunshine State are free, or relatively inexpensive.
Events include Pride festivals, Art festivals, Spring festivals & others.
- November 3-4 Sebring Art, Wine & Jazz Festival, free entry
- November 3-4 Spanish Springs Art & Craft Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1181 Main Street in The Villages. information online, free
- November 2-4 Harvest Festival & Fair, Sanford, 407-688-5000, free entry, tickets required for rides
- November 3-4 Fall Fiesta In The Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lake Eola Park, art, entertainment, & food vendors, kids activities, free entry. 407-855-0606
- November 3-4 Downtown Venice Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 401 West Venice Ave., Venice, information online, free
- November 10 – 18 Festival of Trees, Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 North Mills Avenue, Orlando 32803, 407-896-4321, $5-$15 entry
- November 10 Orlando Beer Festival, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Orlando Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson Street, Orlando 32803. For ages 21 & older. Pet Friendly. Tickets on sale. $24.49 – $72.28, including fees
- November 10 Great Day In The Country arts & crafts festival, Oviedo on the Park, 299 Center Lake Lane, Oviedo 32765, info online, free entry
- November 10 & 11 Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair, Donnelly Park, 530 N. Donnelly St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- November 10-11 St. Armands Circle Art Festival, 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, information online, free
- November 10-11 Juno Beach Craft Festival On The Ocean, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach, information online, free
- November 10 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 11, 352-729-2170, Information online. free entry
- November 10 Longwood Chili Cook-Off 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., $5 Tasting tickets before the event, $7 at the event.
- November 16-17 Mount Dora Scottish Festival. Includes music, games and dancing. 7 p.m. concert November 16 at Sunset park. Includes Celtic Music & Irish Dancing. Highland Festival & Games 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 17 at Gilbert Park, 310 S. Tremain. Information online, free entry
- November 17-18 Longwood Fall Festival in Downtown Historic Longwood. Includes vendors, carnival rides, entertainment and food. Free entry. Fee for rides
- November 17-18 Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, 271 Main St., Dunedin, information online, free
- November 21 Light Up Boca , 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 561-367-7073 Includes carnival rides, artificial ice rink, bounce house, variety show, aerial performances, free
- November 24 Light Up Mount Dora, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Downtown Mount Dora, 352-735-7183, free
- November 30 Christmas in the Square Annual Tree Lighting in Sanford, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Magnolia Square on First Street. Includes entertainment, Santa, face painting, Information online. Free.
- November 30 Light Up Winter Garden
- November 30-December 1 Light Up Clermont
- Highlands Bike Fest
- December 8 Winter Spark Parade & Festival, , 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. festival in Harbor Park, 4990 New Broad St., Orlando, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., parade on New Broad Street, vendors and food trucks. monetary or toy donations in exchange for Photos with Santa
- December 15 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Snow Day, tons of snow at Sugar Sand Park, slide, food vendors, strolling performers, sock skating rink, activities. Intended for kids ages 5 to 10. Early fee for kids is $12. Regular fee for kids is $15. One adult free with paying youngsters. Others are $5. 561-347-3900
- December 22 Holiday Boat Parade 6:30 p.m. on the Intracoastal Waterway from Boca Raton-Delray Beach border south to Hillsboro Bridge, 561-367-7073, free
- Las Olas Art Fair is free event in Fort Lauderdale January 5 & 6