RV Adventure – February and March Florida Festivals!

Florida is home to so many exciting festivals while the rest of the country is freezing that it is hard to resist the call to come south for the winter! If you have been in the Sunshine State before in late February and early March, you will know that there are many things to do – enough to keep you happily occupied with lots of food, music and fun. Here are a few of the upcoming festivals to mark on your calendar.

Florida Strawberry Festival from February 27th – March 8th. There is no shortage of fun and entertainment at this annual event, now in its 85th year! The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, rides, commerce exhibits and, of course, its famous strawberry shortcake.

The 2020 Battle of the Bands has been whittled down to the Top Ten, who will be performing there. There are a variety of free entertainment options at the Festival in various locations around the park.  In addition, some top headline artists will include Reba McEntire, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Patti LaBelle, Rascal Flatts and many others. Check the Florida Strawberry Festival website for the full lineup of entertainment. The Florida Strawberry Festival was started in 1930 by the local Lions Club to help promote the local strawberry crop. Despite a few years off due to World War II, it is still flourishing in eastern Hillsborough County, about a half hour east of Tampa.

If you are a sea-foodie, come and enjoy the Grant – Valkaria Seafood Festival, February 29th and March 1st at the Grant Event Grounds – located between Melbourne and Sebastian Inlet State Park, off US 1 in Grant. For more information about this festival that is special to all the wonderful families and individuals, crafters and cooks, sponsors and performers who support it, see the link above for their website.

Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival – March 5th to March 8th, Sunshine Grove, Okeechobee, FL – The Okeechobee Music + Arts Festival is back this year for a full weekend of music, camping, art, and unique transformational experiences! The festival will take place amongst 800 acres of lush grasslands, lakes, woods, and jungle in Sunshine Grove, Florida, with nature-filled and lakeside camping options.

In addition to OMF’s three main stages, dance music lovers will gravitate towards Jungle 51, dusk till dawn dance party nestled in the heart of the jungle that has hosted some of the biggest names in house and techno in recent years. From dawn till dusk, OMF attendees will again be able to experience Aquachobee Beach, situated in the scenic background where Sunshine Grove’s jungle meets the white sand beach, which will give Okeechobeeings the chance to catch daytime live music sets while swimming and sunbathing.

Daytona Bike Week – March 6th – 15th – Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Bike Week, the world’s largest motorcycle event, is celebrating 79 years in 2020!

It’s an event you won’t want to miss. This year’s 10-day event proves it’s high-octane with street festivals, concerts, motorcycle races, bike shows, rallies, manufacturer showcases and more. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world enjoy spring riding in Daytona Beach along historic Main Street to Midtown, Scenic A1A Highway and through the best of old Florida, the Ormond Beach Scenic Loop. The celebration continues at Daytona International Speedway, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, and the U.S. 1 corridors in Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach.

Wondering how to travel to these Festivals? Come in your RV so you’re already set to stay as long as you wish in either locale.

Need to Rent an RV?

You can easily rent one of our RV’s at one of our Florida El Monte locations. It is only an hour from Orlando to Tampa and just 40 minutes from Orlando to Plant City. Check out availability for your travel dates on our Where you can Rent RV’s page.

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