April 7 & 9
Frozen and Florida don’t usually appear in the same phrase, but this year Tampa hosts one of the brackets of the NCAA Men’s Division I hockey championship. This is a great opportunity to see high quality collegiate hockey in the Sunshine State.
Worm Gruntin’ Festival – Sopchoppy
Starting at 7:00am and not concluding until 10:00pm, the Worm Grunting’ Festival provides a full day of activities beginning with a 5K and including art, craft, and food vendors and a worm grunting demonstration by Snap Revell. Live music will add to the fun throughout the afternoon, and the day concludes with the Worm Grunters’ Ball so don’t forget your dancing shoes.
Florida Blueberry Festival – Brooksville
With live music, street entertainment, a kids zone, a wine bar and a beer garden, it sounds like the Blueberry Festival’s covered all bases. The events begin Saturday morning and continue until 4:00 Sunday afternoon. And of course, this is the place for blueberry muffins, blueberry ice cream, blueberry honey and baskets of fresh berries.
23rd Annual Downtown Crawfish Festival – Tallahassee
Located in the state’s capital, the Downtown Crawfish Festival celebrates seafood and New Orleans style music. Live musical performances, eating competitions, a kids’ activity center and a group of featured chefs add to the fun of a crawfish boil.
Sunfest 2016 – West Palm Beach
April 27- May 1
Since 1982, the first weekend of May has been the time for Sunfest, the largest waterfront music and art festival in Florida. Fifty bands will be playing on three stages over the five days of the festival including Alabama Shakes, Duran Duran, and The Roots. The art show runs Friday – Sunday and there’s even a 5K.
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival – Fernandina Beach
April 28-May 1
This annual celebration of Fernandina Beach’s history in shrimping includes a Miss Shrimp Pageant, a Pirate Parade, a boat parade and a riverfront fireworks show. This is the place to be for all shrimp lovers.