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Events & Entertainment

 

 

January

 

Freedom Blues Festival:

Held in early – mid January

Location: The Moon

850-668-5863

Honor and celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend in Tallahassee with the first Blues Festival of the New Year!  A week-long celebration of America's original art form, the blues, culminating in a two-day concert series.

 

February

 

Seven Days of Opening Nights

Held mid February

Location:  Florida State University

850-644-1151

From bluegrass to opera and Shakespeare to folk art, this year’s schedule is packed with art and cultural events to suit every taste.

 

March

 

Red Hills Horse Trials

Held mid March

Location: Elinor Klapp- Phipps Park

850-385-3956

The Horse Trials features a challenging cross-country course designed by Captain Mark Phillips, Chef d'Equipe and Technical Advisor for the United States Equestrian Team and a former member of the Great Britain Olympic team. It features a variety of formidable obstacles, including water, banks and ditches, which wind through Phipps' arboretum.

Four dressage rings, the stadium course, stabling, the "Red Hills Avenue of Shops", "Red Hills Food Court", and a variety of exhibits and educational demonstrations are staged on adjoining Northwest Florida Water Management District land known as the Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park.

 

Springtime Tallahassee

Held in late March – early April
209 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
850-224-5012

Springtime Tallahassee presents to you one of the finest parades in the South, the best possible collection of artists and artisans in the jubilee festival, delicious food, great entertainment, and a kid's park that will delight children of all ages.

 

April

 

Springtime Tallahassee

Held in late March – early April
Location: East Park Avenue, Tallahassee
850-224-5012

Springtime Tallahassee presents to you one of the finest parades in the South, the best possible collection of artists and artisans in the jubilee festival, delicious food, great entertainment, and a kid's park that will delight children of all ages.

 

FSU Flying High Circus

Held in mid April

Location: FSU Campus

850-644-6500

The Flying High Circus is an actual circus found on the campus of Florida State University. The Circus has ground acts, such as juggling, hand balancing, bicycle and aerial acts, such as Mexican cloud swing, swinging trapeze and flying trapeze.

 

June

 

The Saltwater Classic

Held in mid June

Location: Carrabelle

850-216-2272

Call for additional information

The Annual Big Bend Saltwater Classic draws record anglers. 

 

October

 

Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Held in late October

Location: Varies by event throughout Tallahassee

850- 894-6270

Join in this rousing weekend of fun and games.  Experience such classics as:  the Annual Knickers & Kilts Gold Tournament, the ever popular whiskey tasting, Celtic music, and, of course, the games!  It’s fun for the entire family.

 

November

 

North Florida Fair

Held in early – mid November

Location: Fairgrounds in Tallahassee

850-878-FAIR

A district Fair serving North Florida to denote the accomplishments of this area in agriculture, education, industry, and recreation, portraying the resources of many of Florida’s northern counties.

 

December

 

Market Days

Held in early December

Location: North Florida Fairgrounds

850-575-8684

The unique and individually handmade creations of over 300 artists and craftspeople will fill six of the large fairgrounds buildings, as well as outdoor plazas and medians. A wide array of arts and crafts will be represented, including fine arts, ceramics, country furniture, stained glass, woodwork, dolls, clocks, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, metalwork, clothing, and calligraphy - a mixture of the humorous, unique, traditional, and unusual.

 

Tallahassee’s Winter Festival

Held in early December

Location: Downtown Tallahassee

850-891-FUNN

Welcome to the "Winter Festival - A Celebration of Lights, Music, and the Arts." The City of Tallahassee is proud to present its annual Celebration of Lights, honored by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top 20 events in the southeastern region of the United States. Designed to bring together friends, families, and treasured visitors, the Celebration of Lights is chock-full of fun and entertainment sure to please everyone in attendance.

 

Entertainment

 

Tallahassee Ballet

850-222-1287

Season runs September – May

Performances held at Ruby Diamond Auditorium at FSU

The Tallahassee Ballet is a non-profit dance company which provides an outstanding training ground for emerging professionals while stimulating appreciation of the dance arts through quality productions of classical and contemporary works.

 

Tallahassee Symphony

850-224-0461

Season runs September – late April

Performances held at Ruby Diamond Auditorium at FSU

The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is a professional symphony orchestra that provides a Masterworks series, holiday concerts, and young people's concerts for the Tallahassee community and surrounding areas. Orchestra members include music faculty from Florida State University, graduate students from the university, and professional musicians from the Tallahassee Community as well.

 

Sports:

 

Florida State University Sports

502 South Copeland Street

Tallahassee, FL 32304

850-644-6500

Come see a variety of sports played at the college level with the world famous Seminoles