On the last Saturday in January, pirates invade and parade in Tampa's version of Mardi Gras.
This monthly art event takes place on the second Saturday of each month and involves all the major downtown galleries. You can easily walk the route or you can hop aboard the free trolley service.
Get the full dose of Gulfport's wry local sensibilities during the twice-monthly art walk, essentially a low-key street party.
Classic Americana for more than 100 years; enjoy rides, food and livestock for two weeks in February.
St Petersburg; three days, mid-November. Three words: ribs, rock, Harleys.
Live music, food and kids' activities sit alongside 200 art-and-craft exhibitors at this two-day art extravaganza.
A four-day fair in late October showcasing different cultures through traditional foods, crafts and folk dancing.
The Tuesday fresh morning market lines Bayshore Dr and is a fun local shindig.
Music and cigars in Centennial Park in early December.
Three days of first-rate blues in early April.