Get ready to spice up your calendar because Homes by Deltona has the lowdown on the hottest local Florida events you absolutely can’t miss in 2024. Bursting with plenty of things to do, Florida is a sea of options, but we’re here to help you navigate events month to month. Let’s ensure your social calendar stays as sizzling as the summer sun with fun and unique events near your favorite cities.

From Sunshine to Spectacle: Homes by Deltona’s Handpicked 2024 Florida Events


January 2024: Florida Events

January in Florida is a stellar time, especially for space enthusiasts, as Kennedy Space Center offers an array of captivating events. Take a guided tour behind the gates of Kennedy Space Center, gaining exclusive insights into the epicenter of space exploration. This month you can attend the Fly with An Astronaut event. This event allows you to share lunch and launch into space aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® with a real astronaut. And for those with a penchant for running, the 2024 Space Race presents an exhilarating 3K course winding through the iconic complex. It’s a unique opportunity to combine fitness with space exploration. What’s more, don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with several astronauts during special astronaut appearance events. Get firsthand knowledge and anecdotes from those who’ve ventured beyond our atmosphere. January at Kennedy Space Center promises an immersive and educational experience for all space aficionados. Be sure to check out their scheduled launches and events.

Nasa Space Center

February 2024: Florida Events

February beckons with a splendid invitation to embrace the outdoors in Florida. As much of the country battles winter’s chill, the Sunshine State basks in a more temperate climate, offering a perfect setting for outdoor adventures. With mild temperatures and a gentle breeze, February sets the stage for exploring local u-pick farms and festivals, including the Florida Strawberry Festival which opens on February 29th this year. This is one of the most anticipated Florida events and takes place annually in Plant City. This iconic event encapsulates the essence of Florida events, blending agriculture, commerce, arts, entertainment, and more. Celebrate the rich heritage of the Florida strawberry while enjoying parades, contests, and top-name entertainment. It’s a time-honored tradition that weaves together the fabric of American life, fostering community spirit and a celebration of harvests.

March 2024: Florida Events

March is filled with St. Paddy’s Day festivals and celebrations, all of which we love. Our homes promote the best parts of Florida lifestyle living, but we’re not just about building homes. At Homes by Deltona, we’re deeply committed to the well-being of our communities. Because our Glen Aire and Marion Oaks communities are in Ocala, we have to highlight the Brick City Beer and Wine Festival. Indulge in the vibrant spirit of Ocala at this annual celebration of craft beverages presented by the World Equestrian Center. On March 30th, from 2 pm to 6 pm, Citizens’ Circle at 151 SE Osceola Avenue transforms into a haven for connoisseurs and community champions alike. Hosted by the Ocala-Silver Springs Rotary Club and the Ocala-Sunset Rotary, this charity event benefits three vital causes: Interfaith Emergency Services, Marion County Literacy Council, and Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection. This event is guaranteed to create lasting memories and support causes that truly matter.

April 2024: Florida Events

In April, immerse yourself in the flavors of the Sunshine State by attending the Brooksville Blueberry Festival. This delightful event, a highlight among Florida events, is a haven for blueberry enthusiasts. Stroll down Blueberry Lane to discover a plethora of blueberry delights, from pies and cheesecakes to jams and honey. The festival has a vibrant atmosphere with live music and showcases local arts and crafts. Indulge your taste buds in the sweet offerings and enjoy the community spirit that surrounds this celebration of Florida’s blueberry harvest. Mark your calendar for April 27th and 28th, 2024, and head to 1112 E. Jefferson St., Brooksville, FL, for a weekend filled with blueberry-infused delights. And if blueberries aren’t your thing, there are tons of fun things to do in Timber Pines.

Florida events at Tampa Riverwalk

May 2024: Florida Events

Tampa Riverfest is the ultimate celebration for May, delivering two days of family-friendly festivities along the enchanting Riverwalk. Brought to you by Publix Super Markets, this event takes place from Friday, May 3rd through Saturday, May 4th, 2024. Enjoy a delightful showcase of Tampa’s rich cultural scene, with events featuring local musicians, restaurants, and cultural institutions. Friday night brings the tantalizing Taste of Riverwalk, while Saturday unfolds with the vibrant RiverFiesta. The Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park hosts a concert series featuring tribute bands, culminating in a mesmerizing balloon glow at sunset on both nights. Get ready for an eclectic mix of events, from a wiener dog derby and lantern parade to yoga, a water ski show, and the grand finale—a paddle invasion!

June 2024: Florida Events

June kicks off summer, and since the 1st is National Trails Day It’s a perfect time to immerse yourself in nature. June marks the beginning of summer, and many trails showcase vibrant wildlife, adding an extra element of excitement to your hiking experience. For our Sunny Hills residents, the nearby Terrace Trail at Falling Waters State Park in Chipley, FL, offers a perfect escape into nature. Deltona Homes in Citrus Springs are situated along the longest paved trail in Florida, the Withlacoochee State Trail. Meanwhile, our Marion Oaks and Glenn Aire residents can find solace in the shaded trails of Baseline Road Trailhead. This June, celebrate the beauty of Florida’s trails, breathe in the fresh air, and connect with the serene landscapes.

July 2024: Florida Events

July not only brings beachside bonfires and firework celebrations but also hosts unique Florida events. For comic book and pop culture enthusiasts, the Florida Supercon is a must-attend extravaganza featuring celebrity guests, panels, and a vast exhibitor hall. This event takes place July 12th – 14th. Here comic, anime, and gaming enthusiasts gather for a weekend of cosplay, panels, and interactions with industry guests. And if that event excites you, you can also attend the Tampa Bay Comic Convention and Sarasotacon in August.

August 2024: Florida Events

August on the Space Coast is enchanting, especially if you’re seeking a magical encounter with nature. Experience the captivating bioluminescence that transforms the waters of the Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River, and Indian River Lagoon into a celestial spectacle. Glittering dinoflagellates and pulsating Comb Jellies create a mesmerizing light show, turning the water into a canvas of stars. The peak of the bioluminescence season is between July and September, making this period ideal for witnessing this mystical phenomenon. You can experience this to the fullest by booking a kayak guided tour. It’s a surreal and unforgettable experience that adds a touch of magic to your summer. If you’re residing in Deltona Communities in St. Augustine, FL, this celestial display is just a short trip away, making it a must-see event during the Florida summer. And if you’re local, be sure to check out the 4th of July Fireworks in St. Augustine too!

St Augustine, Florida events

September 2024: Florida Events

September in Florida means the arrival of the Sing Out Loud Festival, a spectacular celebration of live entertainment in the Nation’s Oldest City, St. Augustine. This month-long extravaganza features over 100 national, regional, and local artists performing across various venues, offering a mix of free and ticketed shows. Organized by St. Johns County Cultural Events in collaboration with the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, Sing Out Loud was introduced in 2016 and has since become St. Augustine’s Official Month of Music. Beyond the music, the festival holds true to its core values of community and philanthropy, having raised over $300,000 for local non-profit organizations. It is a must-see addition to this year’s festivities. Get ready to immerse yourself in a diverse musical tapestry that captures the spirit and soul of St. Augustine during this extraordinary month of music.

October 2024: Florida Events

Undoubtedly, the weather is perfect and there are a ton of fun things to do during the fall in Florida. However, there is nothing quite as quintessential to the Florida lifestyle as the Destin Seafood Festival. This event is among the best Florida events that seamlessly blend seafood, the arts, and community. From October 6th to 8th, 2023, this festival captures the essence of Destin’s maritime heritage, signaling the start of the Destin Fishing Rodeo. Originating in 1978, the event has evolved into a grand celebration, now hosted on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Beyond the joy it brings to attendees, the Destin Seafood Festival serves as a crucial fundraiser for the Destin Charter Boat Association. As you indulge in delectable seafood, peruse artistic displays, and revel in community spirit, remember that this iconic event is conveniently close to our Deltona Homes in Sunny Hills. Join the festivities and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Destin’s coastal charm.

November 2024: Florida Events

Experience the enchantment of the 2024 Sarasota Chalk Festival, one of the most unique of our favorite Florida events. The artwork comes to life over 2 1/2 days. From November 8th to 10th, downtown Sarasota will become a “Museum in Motion.” Visitors can step into the paintings for an immersive encounter, and November’s mild weather makes it the perfect setting. Marvel at the artists’ creativity as they craft traditional paintings and mesmerizing 3D illusions using chalk. Don’t miss this cultural celebration, showcasing world-class pavement art on the streets of Sarasota. Join in the festivities, support the artists, and enjoy the magic of November in Sarasota. And if you want to make this area your permanent home, check out our nearby Deltona Homes in North Port.

FL events - Chalk Festival

December 2024: Florida Events

Florida offers a ton of unique Christmas activities during December, and among the must-see experiences is the Christmas Mansion. Located in DeLand, the “Christmas Spectacular!” Holiday Home Tour unfolds in the historic 1886 Stetson Mansion. This Victorian marvel from the Gilded Age is renowned as Florida’s most historic home. The mansion is the largest and most innovative dwelling constructed in the state before 1900. Once the residence of hat magnate John B. Stetson, this opulent estate boasts Edison electricity, steam heat, indoor plumbing, and a call bell system — all pioneering features in its time. The mansion’s rich history includes 16 mosaic parquet wood floor patterns, 10,000 panes of antique glass, and exquisite handcrafted wood embellishments. Although a private residence, the mansion opens its doors for Christmas Tours from November 1 to January 20, providing a rare glimpse into this historic gem’s lavish holiday decorations and timeless beauty. And if you are nearby St. Augustine, home of the Nights of Lights tour. This is undoubtedly one of the best places to see Christmas lights in Florida and definitely worth a visit.

Mark Your Calendars & Plan Your Next Move

As your guide to the top local Florida events in 2024, Homes by Deltona is committed to ensuring your calendar is filled with unforgettable experiences. With its myriad options, Florida can be a challenge to navigate, but we’ve got you covered month to month. We invite you to keep your social calendar sizzling as the summer sun by participating in the fun and unique events happening near your favorite cities.

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