Florida Friday Vol. 3, Issue 24 | August 30th, 2019

Florida in the Fall

Festivals aren't just confined to the summer months in the Sunshine State. The fun continues right through into the autumn. Here's a taster.

Florida's Historic Coast
More than 300 acts will perform at this year's Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival and benefit concert in the Sunshine State, which returns to Florida's Historic Coast for four weekends in September. Taking place across various venues around the greater St. Augustine area, the free festival celebrates local, regional and national singers, songwriters and musicians.

Universal Orlando Resort
Fans of the Netflix hit show Stranger Things will be thrilled to hear that it will return to Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights on 6 September to 2 November after wowing crowds last year. The new haunted house experience will place fans inside the action of Stranger Things' second and third seasons. Horror fans can also expect Ghostbusters, Us, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and a host of scarezones and live shows.

New Smyrna Beach
Tap your feet to the soothing sounds of jazz at this year's New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, now in its 19th year. Taking place on 26-29 September, you can hop from gig to gig at various clubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and other venues along Flagler Avenue and surrounding streets from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River.

Amelia Island
The annual Amelia Island Jazz Festival takes place 6-13 October in Fernandina Beach and will be headlined this year by two critically acclaimed New Orleans artists, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and sizzling trumpeter Jamil Sharif. The Festival presents world-class jazz in many styles and provides a rich, diverse cultural offering to the Amelia Island area.

Visit Panama City Beach
Ahoy, me hearties, get yourselves to Panama City Beach for some swashbuckling fun at this year's Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Columbus Day weekend (11-13 October) will bring a treasure trove of family-friendly adventures at Grand Lagoon and in Pier Park, with parades and sword-swinging showdowns, a pirate invasion, a Treasure Drop and fireworks.

Daytona Beach CVB
Around 100,000 motorbike enthusiasts will once again park up in Daytona Beach for motorcycle shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides, and racing this autumn. The annual Biketoberfest takes place on 17-20 October at Daytona International Speedway, Main Street, Destination Daytona, Beach Street, Midtown, New Smyrna Beach and DeLand.

Visit St. Pete/ Clearwater
Showcasing murals by experts from around the world, including Los Angeles, Miami and the Ukraine, this year's SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival takes place on 18-26 October. From colourful geometric patterns to delicately-rendered realism, the murals will be expertly painted on large walls and unexpected locations around St. Pete.

The Florida Keys & Key West
Fantasy Fest, Key West's quirky 10-day celebration, marks its 40th anniversary this year. Join the locals for the annual headdress ball, promenades, a grand parade with marching groups, island-style bands and lavish floats, plus flamboyant masquerade competitions - there's even one for pets! It's on 18-27 October and this year's theme is 'In Tune But Off Key'.

Pensacola
Admire the work of more than 200 of America's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewellers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists at The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival in Pensacola on 1-3 November, in Seville Square. Alongside the art there'll be live music, regional food, crafts demonstrations, and hands-on art activities for all the family. Admission is free.

West Volusia
There's something for all the family at the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts, taking place in historic downtown DeLand on 23-24 November. You can check out the work of 175 artists from throughout the US, working in painting, glass, sculpture, jewellery, leather, photography, and other materials. There's also live music, kids' activities, great restaurants and much more.

Greater Fort Lauderdale
This years Glastonbury headliners are set to headline the much anticipated Riptide Festival! Catch The Killers, 1975 and many more acts on Greater Fort Lauderdale beach. As well as musical performances, explore the Riptide Underground Village, with interactive, immersive art installations to delve into, or get your foodie fix at the Crave culinary stage. It's all happening at Fort Lauderdale beach on 23 and 24 November.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Dare to be scared at Howl-O-Scream, now in its 20th year at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. On 20 September to 2 November, there'll be lots of terrifying fun in haunted houses and on thrill rides, including the new Tigris, Florida's tallest launch coaster. Meanwhile, the frights continue at SeaWorld Orlando on weekends from 21 September to 27 October with an all-new Sesame Street Halloween Parade, a Halloween Dance Party and trick-or-treating around the park.

Hertz
The best way to experience picture postcard perfect Florida in the fall is on a road trip in an all-American vehicle. From iconic muscle cars like the Dodge Challenger RT to convertibles, SUVs like the luxurious Cadillac Escalade to all-American pickup trucks, Hertz new American Collection is designed for drivers who want to go true American classics, with incredible service on top. The collection is available from most major US airports, including Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Miami in Florida. Need some inspiration for a road trip? See the Full On Florida route on Hertz Road Trip Planner which includes 14 iconic and off-the-beaten track stops in the Sunshine State, with downloadable maps and insider guides.

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