Music in North Central Florida

Florida Folk Festival

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…
Music in North Central Florida

Barberville Jamboree

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.
Sports in Daytona Beach

Budweiser Speedweeks

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.
Food & Drink in Palatka

Palatka Blue Crab Festival

Hosts the state championship for chowder and gumbo. Yes, it's that good. There's also music, food stalls and lots of outdoor entertainment.
Food & Drink in Amelia Island

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

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.
Sports in Daytona Beach

Coke Zero 400

NASCAR fans fly the checkered flag at this 400-lap race.
Cultural in Daytona Beach


Lots of drinking, loud bikes, burly blokes and all the rest. It generally begins the weekend following Columbus Day.
Cultural in Daytona Beach

Bike Week

For 10 days in March, 500,000 bikers drool over each other's hogs and party around the clock.