North Central Florida art festivals, art shows, folk festivals and other outdoor events are among the most enjoyable things you can do. 

In this part of the state they take place in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Cedar Key and many other towns.

I have attended hundreds of these festivals over my years in Florida, and have enjoyed every single one of them.

Most of the stuff from my modest Florida art collection was purchased at Florida art shows.

Many of my music CD's were purchased at Florida festivals. This is a partial list of annual North Central Florida art festivals, art shows, folk festivals and other outdoor events arranged by month and weekend within the month.

North Central Florida Art Festivals


No art shows reported.


Last Weekend
Winter Fine Art Fair @ Tioga - Gainesville.

Third Weekend
North Florida Fine Arts Festival -  Lake City.


Third Saturday
Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival - Trenton


First Weekend
Old Florida Celebration Of The Arts - Cedar Key

Second Weekend
Santa Fe Community College Spring Arts Festival - Gainesville.


No art shows reported.


Third Weekend
Annual Alligator Warrior Festival,  O'Leno State Park - High Springs
Annual Seafood Festival- Cedar Key


First Weekend
Sunday Afternoon With The Arts - Marianna.

Second Weekend
Downtown Festival & Art Show - Gainesville.

Saturday Before Thanksgiving
Madison County Tellabration (Storytelling) - Madison


First Weekend
O'Connell Center Holiday Craft Show - Gainesville.

If you know of an event that should be included on our list, please let me know. Also, if you have attended one of these festivals you can write about it and inform other visitiors.

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