The Best in Florida Events and Festivals July 2023
Florida hosts some amazing events and festivals. Each month I hope to take a look at a dozen or so of these in hopes of bringing you fun, exciting, and unexpected ways to enjoy our state.
If you have an event or know of one coming up that you feel should be highlighted, please drop me a line with as much information, including a website, as you can. I’ll be glad to include your suggestions in future posts.
Posts are listed in date order.
June 30-July 4 Key Lime Festival Key West
2023 is shaping up to be the best Key Lime Festival yet. We’re pleased to offer a full 5 days of culinary events for every taste, including favorites from past years like the Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll and Key Lime Pie Hop and new favorites for Key Lime lovers! We’ve also added a few intimate culinary events for our VIP Key Lime lovers!
July 1-July 5 Key West Mermaid Festival Key West
Welcome To the home of the 2023 Key West Mermaid Festival!
Join Key West native, Mermaid Kristi Ann, her Pod, and her crew, for 4 days of splish-splashing mermaid fun! Come swim with us as mermaids from around the nation take over the enchanted island of Key West.
July 5-July 8 Pensacola Beach Air Show Pensacola
Locals and visitors from all over look forward to the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show held in the summer. The show highlights our hometown heroes — the Blue Angels — the U. S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron stationed at Forrest Sherman Field aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.
The Blue Angels hold several practice sessions along the beach in the days leading up to the big event on show day.
You can follow the Blue Angels on their YouTube channel HERE or sample their videos through the embedded video below.
July 8-July 9 Mango Festival Miami
Fairchild Garden is home to The Tropical Fruit program and the world’s largest mango collection. Our annual Mango Festival is a celebration of the more than 400 varieties of mangos in our prized collection, and it all culminates in a dazzling weekend filled with mango madness.
You can keep up with Fairchild Garden on their YouTube channel HERE.
July 14-July 16 Trailblazer Country Music Festival Elkton
A celebration of all things country from crafts to music to food, the festival will present exhibitor booths featuring exhibits, crafts, fashions, truck art, and food. The Trailblazer Country Music Festival includes the Trailblazer Craft Beer Fest. Those who purchase a ticket for this festival within a festival may enjoy unlimited samples of beer, wine, and spirits.
July 18-July 24 Hemingway Days Key West
The annual celebration salutes the Nobel Prize–winning author’s writing achievements, sporting pursuits and enjoyment of the island’s easygoing lifestyle.
The festival’s undisputed highlight is the Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, 201 Duval St., a frequent hangout for the writer during his 1930s residence in Key West.
Looking for that perfect Hemingway book for yourself or as a gift? Look no further, click HERE to find everything Hemingway.
July 21-July23 Rolling Loud Miami
Everything is bigger for this Miami festival. Featuring 100+ of your favorite hip-hop artists from all over the world. This is a festival lineup built uniquely for our fans.
Find the best prices and get your tickets to the Rolling Loud Miami festival by click the image above or using THIS LINK.
July 22-July 23 Cool Art Show St. Petersburg
The Professional Association of Visual Artists was formed in 1988, when a group of artists on a social outing, discussed the idea of hanving an indoor art festival to pass the time in the hot Florida summer. On a couple of cocktail napkins, the Cool Art Show was born.
July 28-July29 Caladium Festival Lake Placid
While caladiums are the heart of our popular Caladium Festival, the event also highlights our creative community as well as our local heritage and culture.
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