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Winter Festivals in FL - January 2024

Dylan McLeod

Dylan McLeod is a top producing real estate agent and the owner/team lead of The McLeod Team, a rapidly growing Team of Real Estate professionals serv...

Dylan McLeod is a top producing real estate agent and the owner/team lead of The McLeod Team, a rapidly growing Team of Real Estate professionals serv...

Dec 29 5 minutes read


Have you caught yourself wondering how to make the most out of winter in Florida? 🌴❄️☀️


From artsy markets to parades and family-friendly fairs, we've rounded up the must-attend events along Florida’s Nature Coast throughout the month of January 2024. Get ready to mark your calendars and make this year the best one yet!

1. FL Manatee Festival

Spanning both sides of Citrus Avenue, the 2024 Florida Manatee Festival boasts live entertainment on multiple stages, 2 food courts, 2 beer & wine gardens, manatee boat tours, guided kayak tours, a fine art walk, craft vendors, a kid's zone, and more!

Location: Downtown Crystal River

Date(s) & Times: 

January 13, 2024 from 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

January 14, 2024 from 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm


For all event details, click here. 

2. St. Pete Bacon & BBQ Festival

The 7th Annual St Pete Bacon & BBQ at Vinoy Park is a festival full of rich & smoky brisket, thick crispy bacon cheeseburgers, fall-off-the-bone ribs, delicious craft beer and cocktails along with lots of LIVE music.

Location: Vinoy Park, Downtown St. Pete

Date(s) & Times: 

January 13, 2024 from 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

January 14, 2024 from 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm


For all event details, click here.

3. John’s Pass Seafood Fest

For the last 42 years, the historic John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk in Madeira Beach Florida becomes a venue for a large celebration of fresh gulf seafood, the John's Pass Seafood Festival. The three-day outdoor event features hundreds of local vendors offering a plethora of seafood, an art and crafts show, live music and various family-friendly activities.

Location: 12902 Village Blvd, Madeira Beach, Florida 33708

Date(s) & Times: 

January 19, 2024 from 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

January 20, 2024 from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

January 21, 2024 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


For all event details, click here.

4. St. Armand’s Food Truck Rally and Music Festival

Gather your family and friends and join us for a weekend full of good food, fantastic music, a marketplace of arts, crafts, and specialty products and great company at the St. Armands Food Truck Rally & Music Festival. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Location: Ken Thompson Park - 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy. Sarasota, Florida 34236

Date(s) & Times: 

January 19, 2024 from 4:00 pm– 10:00 pm

January 20, 2024 from 11:00 am– 10:00 pm

January 21, 2024 from 11:00 am– 6:00 pm


For all event details, click here.

5. Kumquat Festival 

Come enjoy the unique, quaint and family fun of "old Florida" during our 2024 Annual Kumquat Festival® - it's one of a kind!  You'll have the opportunity to listen to music, eat delicious food, visit hundreds of arts and crafts vendor booths including our Sponsors and learn about kumquats, "the little gold gems of the citrus industry".  Dade City is pleased to host this event every year.  Enjoy the Kumquat Festival and come back and visit Dade City again!

Location: Downtown Dade City

Date & Times: 

January 27 from 9:00 am -5:00 pm


For all event details, click here.

5. Gasparilla Invasion & Parade

With the Key to City assuredly in hand, the Captain and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla mark the city’s surrender with a festive Parade of Pirates. Presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla annually since 1904, the parade features approximately 140 units of krewes, floats, marching bands, and social organizations.

Location: Downtown Dade City

Date & Times: 

January 27 from 9:00 am -5:00 pm


For all event details, click here.

All this winter fun left you wanting more of what the area has to offer?

 If so, why not consider making a move to the sunshine state and becoming a part of this vibrant community? Whether you're captivatd by the charm of this season and considering a new home or simply looking for more information on local real estate trends, just know that The McLeod Team is here to help.

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