Florida’s Top Events in 2015 – Do not miss out on these!

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2014 was here and it was a lot of fun. We saw a lot of action happen here in Florida – concerts, festivals, exhibitions, etc. With one event after another to spike the temperature, the Sunshine City remained ever so hot throughout the year.

Things get better this year and Floridians have a lot more to get excited about. EZ Airport Shuttle brings you a list of the best events in Florida 2015 that you simply cannot miss! Presenting you with the crème de la crème of Florida events, here is our list of Florida’s Top 15 Events in 2015-

 

Events in Florida 2015 – Top Florida Events in 2015- EZ shuttle

 

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

What: Awesome Pirate Fest with invasions by fully-operational pirate ships, parades with more than a hundred floats with a huge (164-feet tall) Jose Gasparilla Pirate Ship. More pirate- themed street festival, festivities and entertainment will follow. (Expected Turnout – Half a million visitors)

When: 31st Jan, 2015

Where: Tampa, Florida

For more information: www.asparillapiratefest.com

 

 

Florida State Fair

What: A 110-year old tradition of celebrating the best of Florida in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement complete with games, rides, music, exhibits and programs for amusement and entertainment. (Expected Turnout – 500,000 visitors)

When: 5th -16th Feb, 2015

Where: Tampa, FL

For more information: http://www.floridastatefair.com 

 

Mount Dora Art Festival

What:  Two-day street festival filled with music and festival food, featuring the nation’s top experts in fine arts and leading artists in all areas of fine art including watercolors, oil painting, acrylics, sculpture and photography. One of the Top 100 art shows in USA, all artists will be competing for awards of over $21,000. (Expected Turnout – 300,000 visitors)

When: 7th – 8th Feb, 2015

Where: Orlando, FL

For more information:  www.mountdoracenterforthearts.org

 

Orlando Mardi Gras

What: The absolute best Mardi Gras Celebration in the USA (after the original one in New Orleans, of course) with the splendid Mardi Gras Parade full of street performers backed by a live concert of renowned musical acts. Why you should absolutely be here – Authentic Cajun Food (jambalaya and shrimp gumbo) and BEADS!

When: 7th Feb – 18th April, 2015

Where: Universal Studios, Orlando, FL

For more information: www.universalorlando.com/Events/Mardi-Gras

 

 

Silver Spurs Rodeo

What: 70-year-old tradition of the largest rodeo event east of the Mississippi showcasing bull riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, daredevils, barrel racing and cowboy clowns.

When: 20th – 22nd Feb, 2015

Where: Kissimmee, FL

For more information: www.silverspursrodeo.com

 

Daytona 500

What: “The Great American Race”  with more than 40 of the world’s top drivers competing in the vast 480-acre motorsports venue of the Daytona International Speedway.

When: 22nd Feb, 2015

Where: Daytona Beach, FL

For more information: www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

 

 

Florida Strawberry Festival

What: One of the top 40 fairs in USA celebrating more than strawberries – ranging from items of fine arts and crafts to agriculture, livestock and horticulture. The fair also exhibits a wide array of elements of fun like its impressive entertainment and float parades.

When: 26th Feb to 8th March, 2015

Where: Plant City, FL

For more information:  www.flstrawberryfestival.com

 

 

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival


What: 
Themed flower and garden displays, interactive play area for children and a “Flower Power Concert” consisting of live performances of popular 60s and 70s hitmakers.

When: 4th March to 17th May, 2015

Where: Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

For more information: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/epcot/special-events/epcot-international-flower-and-garden-festival

 

Florida Film Festival

What: Films, Fun, Food – premiering of the best current independent and foreign cinema

When: 10th – 19th April

Where: Orlando, FL

For more information: http://www.floridafilmfestival.com

 

 

Sun ‘n’ Fun International Fly-in & Expo

What: Event with incredible air stunt displays by military teams and solo pilots, aviation exhibits from all across the globe and showcasing planes of the latest models.

When: 21st – 26th April, 2015

Where: Lakeland, FL

For more information: http://www.sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn.aspx

 
Orlando Fringe Festival

What: Uncensored and unjuried music, dance, theatre and art performed by artists all over the world for audience of all types and ages.

When: 13th – 26th May

Where: Orlando, FL

For more information: www.orlandofringe.org

 

Biketoberfest

What: Event for motorcycle enthusiasts with concerts, motorcycle shows, expos, street festivals, rallies, demonstration rides of the latest models along with showcasing of custom and vintage bikes. (Expected Turnout – 100,000 visitors)

When: 15th-18th Oct, 2015

Where: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

For more information: www.daytonabeach.com/biketoberfest

 

 

Orlando Film Festival

What: Festival with focus on unique and diverse films by independent filmmakers from all over the world along with parties, events and an award ceremony.

When: 22nd – 26th Oct, 2015

Where: Orlando, FL

For more information: http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/festival_info/about/

 

 

Conga Caliente

What:  Tampa’s #1 Family Festival and one of the largest Hispanic festivals showcasing and celebrating Hispanic Arts and cultures with performances by national and international Hispanic artists, a beer garden, an art village and ethnic foods. (Expected Turnout – 40,000 visitors)

When: 2nd Nov, 2015

Where: Tampa, FL

For more information: www.congacaliente.com

 

 

Florida Citrus Parade

What: Parade featuring spirited high school and college marching bands and  performances by special units. (Expected Turnout – more than 3,000 participants and coverage and broadcast in majority of USA TV markets and international locations)

When: 30th Dec, 2015

Where: Orlando, FL

For more information:www.floridacitrusparade.com

 

Do let us know if we left out any other awesome Florida events to look out for in 2015. Tell us what event you are most excited about in 2015 in the comments’ section below!

 

Again, Happy New Year, everyone!