Since 1953 the Stephen Foster State Folk Cultural Center has held this enormous heritage festival, with hundreds of Florida musicians – from gospel singers to banjo pickers – plus storytellers and Seminole craft dem…
On the first weekend of November, the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts hosts Florida's best pioneer-heritage festival, with folk music and demonstrations of Cracker (rural Floridian) life.
Over a week in February a bunch of races lead up to the big event, the Daytona 500. At the same time, 200,000 rowdy folks do a lot of partying.
Hosts the state championship for chowder and gumbo. Yes, it's that good. There's also music, food stalls and lots of outdoor entertainment.
Pirates (the fake, fun kind, not the real, scary version) invade Amelia Island for shrimp and a juried art show in late April or early May.
NASCAR fans fly the checkered flag at this 400-lap race.
Lots of drinking, loud bikes, burly blokes and all the rest. It generally begins the weekend following Columbus Day.
For 10 days in March, 500,000 bikers drool over each other's hogs and party around the clock.