As any longtime Tallahasseean is sure to know (and new-comers will quickly find out), there are a wide variety of local annual events to look forward to year-round.  Each season has its highlights, and there seems to be a little something for everyone.  Please add your favorite annual event to the list (in alphabetical order) and create a page for it:



Camellia Month

Chili Fest

First Christmas Celebration/deSoto Camp

First Day Hikes/State Parks

Souper Saturday

Three Kings Day Celebration

Take Me Home Pet Adoption, North Florida Fairgrounds



American Heart Association Wear Red Day

BIG Event

Capital Chordsmen Barbershop Harmony Chorus

Daddy/Daughter Dance

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Open House

Operation Valentine

Random Acts of Kindness Week, 2nd week in February

Romantic Readings

Saturday Matinee of the Arts

Seven Days of Opening Nights begins, usually lasts through April

Share the Love at Mission San Luis

Super Clean Sweep

Urban Gorilla Bicycle Ride



Abandoned Fields Race, Urban Disturbance, Tom Brown Park

Bradwell Bay Swamp Stomp

Capital City Senior Games

Community Forums

Green Arts Fest

Jazz and Blues Festival

Jazz For Justice

Jewish Food and Cultural Festival/Temple Israel

Leon County Spring Home Expo

Red Hills Horse Trials

Re-Enactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge

Saturday in the Park

Springtime Tallahassee

Tallahassee Film Festival

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

Women's History Month

Word of South Festival



Chain of Parks Art Festival

Community Forums

Family Safety Fair

FSU Flying High Circus

Garnet and Gold Spring Football Game

Jazz Appreciation Month

LeMoyne Chain of Arts Festival


POPS in the Park


Regatta at Shell Point

Stand Down

USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challege

Italian Family Festa

Sopchoppy Festival/Worm Grunting

Thomasville Rose Show & Festival

Wild About Wakulla Week/Wakulla Wildlife Festival



Bike Week

Blue Crab Festival at Panecea

Capital Cusine Restaurant Week

Children's Week at the Capitol

Emancipation Celebration

Endangered Species Day

Tour of Gardens

Wade Tract Birding Hike



African Dance Festival

Get Outdoors Month

Latin Dance Festival

Seventeenth Century Military Muster

Southern Shakespeare Festival

Sizzling Summer Concerts at Kleman Plaza begin--through end of July


Fourth of July: Tom Brown Park "Celebrate America"

Swamp Stomp Poets Showcase


Purple Heart Day


Downtown Getdowns begin, last during football season

National Public Lands Event at Marianan Caverns

Neighborhood Leadership Academy

North Florida Wine and Food Festival

Porch Fest at Quincy


Annual Farm Tour

Asian Festival

Blessing of Animals at Mission San Luis

Color the Town Pink/ Breast Cancer

Elder Care Services Oktoberfest

Ghost Tours in Downtown Tallahassee

Greek Food Festival

Halloween Howl

Homecoming Games/FSU and FAMU

Leon County Fall Home Expo

Monarch Butterfly Festival/St. Marks

Pumpkin Patch at several local churches

Seacrest Wolf Preserve Howl-O-Ween

Swing Dancing in the Streets

Blessing of the Animals

YMCA Trick or Trot 5 k



Bradley's Fun Day at Bradley's Country Store

Big Bend Habitat for Humanity Festival of Trees

Bird Song after Thanksgiving hike

Camellia Christmas at Maclay Gardens

Downtown Winter Festival

Elf Night at Dorothy B. Oven Park

Giving Tuesday

Giving Thanks

Greek Food Festival

Florida Seafood Festival, Apalachicola

LeMoyne Holiday Show


North Florida  Fair

Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival,Thomasville

Turkey Trot, Gulf Winds 5 k or 10k

Whopping Cranes arrive at St. Marks



Ability First Capital City Bikefest

Alternative Christmas Markets

Big Bend Community Based Care annual holiday party for foster children

Blanket Day

City of Bristol, train rides (Veterans Memorial RR)

Deck The Halls, Senior Center

Downtown Winter Festival

Commemorative First Christmas Mass

Elf Night/ Dorothy Oven Park

Florida Historic Capitol Museum, annual Holiday Music Series

Gift Giving

Havana's Lawn Mower Parade

Ice Skating/Kleman Plaza

Jingle Jubilee

Just One More Art Show

Laughing Stock (Fl.s Musically Twisted Political Cabaret) annual New Year's Eve show.

Market Days

New Years Eve Celebration/Kleman Plaza

Pearl Harbor Remberance/VFW

Singing Christmas Tree

Snow Festival

Soul Santa , Frenchtown

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra/Ruby Diamond

Thomasville Victorian Christmas

Tour of Lights

Urban Disturbance Obstacle Race

Winter Solstice at Mission San Luis

World Wide Candle Lighting for the children/Kleman Plaza

Wreaths Across America, Oakland Cemetery, honoring fallen soldiers