Five Fab Festivals in Florida

18 Mar 2018, Posted by 1st Residential Funding in Florida

If you are considering a move to Florida or if you live here already, you know about of the obvious perks of the Florida Lifestyle: the weather, beach, sunshine, attractions, and outdoor living. However, for those of you who have moved recently, you may be unaware of one of the most enjoyable parts of our state… the award-winning festivals! Central Florida, and the surrounding areas, boasts some of the top festivals in the country. Artists and patrons travel from all over to be a part of what we have right here.

And guess what? Many of these festivals are occurring right now! Below are five of our favorite March Events:


Winter Park Art Festival

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals. The Festival debuted in March 1960 as a community project to bring local artists and art lovers together. It is produced by an all-volunteer board and draws more than 350,000 visitors each year.  The Festival consistently ranks as one of the top  fine-art festivals in the country. Recent accolades include the #4 ranking in Art Fair Calendar’s “2016 Best Art Fairs” and Art Fair Source Book’s listing in their “Top 10 Fine Art Shows, 2016”. The Festival is also listed in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s “Top 100”.

The Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Fest in Disney Springs

If you love live music, this is your chance to discover incredible Irish entertainment that rivals anything you’ll find on the Emerald Isle. Featuring Celtic rock bands, inspiring musicians, and traditional Irish house bands, this festival brings in acclaimed Irish music that everyone will love.

Runaway Country Music Festival

Runaway Country Music Festival hosts largest gathering of country music stars in Florida. The 2018 Festival will be held on March 23- 25 with headliners like Florida-Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, and Brett Young.

Florida Wildflower and Garden Festival

This event is a forum to promote environmentally-friendly and sustainable gardening practices, and features speakers, demonstrations and plant & gardening supply vendors!  The festival is organized by the MainStreet DeLand Association,in cooperation with the Florida Wildflower Foundation, University of Florida IFAS, Quality Green Specialists and the Museum of Art-DeLand.

Sanford After Dark

If you are looking for a great ongoing festival, Sanford After Dark is a monthly street market with music, art, vendors, food and drink and more. Sanford is more than just a city rich in history. Sanford is a place where everyone feels like they belong and the spirit of southern hospitality is experienced on every street corner. Take the time to get to know Sanford every 4th Saturday of the month!




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