Florida travel calendar for June

Check out festivals and events in June across the state.

This list is organized by region.

Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)

June 3: Jazz Friday at Foosaner Museum of Art, Melbourne. Every first Friday of the month the Foosaner Museum of Art hosts Jazz Friday in their galleries. Expect great music from local favorites. 1463 Highland Avenue, Melbourne FL 32901. 321-674-8916. www.foosanerartmuseum.org

June 3-4: Historic Cocoa Village's BBQ & Blues, Cocoa. This sixth annual event is a pro barbecue competition with entertainment, kids zone and vendor village. Free. At Riverfront Park, Downtown Cocoa Village, 1 Oleander St. www.facebook.com/bbqandblues

June 4: First Saturday Jam, Barberville. On the first Saturday each month visit the Pioneer Settlement for entertainment and fun for the entire family. 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Includes informal music jams, workshops, a chili cook-off, yard sale. 386-749-2959. www.pioneersettlement.org

June 4-5: Kite Festival, New Smyrna Beach. Dozens of tethered kites, demonstrations and competitions with a kids zone and free kites to the first 400 children each day of the festival. Free. Flagler Avenue Beach Approach. Text "kite" to 40691 for more information. nsbfla.com

June 10: Friday Fest, Melbourne Held the second Friday of the month in Historic Downtown, it's a family-oriented event that includes art craft and business vendors, lots of great food, beer and wine and children's activities. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne FL 32922. Free. 321-724-1741. www.downtownmelbourne.com/friday-fest.html

June 10-12: Silver Spurs Rodeo, Kissimmee. Sixty of professional rodeo's top cowboys leverage razor-sharp reflexes and brainy brawn atop the country's top and most unpredictable livestock on Friday and Sunday with the Wrangler Champions Challenge on Saturday. At Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Adults $15; Children 10 and under free on Friday, Sunday. Adults $20, Children 6-12 $12, Children 5 and under free Saturday. 407-677-6336. www.silverspursrodeo.com

June 10-12: Harvest Festival, Clermont. Annual grape stomping, arts and crafts, live music, wine and food. Complimentary winery tours and tasting. At Lakeridge Winery and Vineyard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $2 donation. 800-768-WINE. www.lakeridgewinery.com

June 11: Sand Art Festival, New Smyrna Beach. Amateur teams of families, friends and other groups get a 10x10-foot space on the beach to compete for prizes alongside professional sand art sculptors. Free, but registration is limited to compete. Flagler Avenue Beach Approach. 386-428-1600. nsbfla.com

June 11-12: Major Beach Soccer Tournament, Daytona Beach. SUSL Major Beach Soccer returns to Daytona Beach for sun and fun on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. The annual competition opens the USL Major Beach Soccer season and brings players, families, fans and spectators to the “World’s Most Famous Beach." www.majorbeachsoccer.com

June 11: Gamble Jam, Flagler Beach. Jam out at the Gamble Jam at the Intracoastal Pavilion on the day use side of the park.  Musicians of all skill levels are encouraged to bring instruments and a chair to join the circle for a casual, acoustic jam session. Instruments of all types are welcome; however, there is no power source near the pavilion. Event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Park admission is $5 per vehicle. 386-517-2086. www.floridastateparks.org/gamblerogers

June 16: Sea Side Fiesta, New Smyrna Beach. Four blocks of games, food and entertainment for all ages. On historic Flagler Avenue on the beachside, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The avenue will be closed to vehicles starting at 3 p.m. Free. 386-424-2175. www.nsbfla.com

June 17-18: Celebrity Mascot Games, Orlando. Watch more than 30 mascots from the NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA and MLB compete in wild and crazy gladiator themed games. At the Amway Center. www.mascotgames.org

June 18: Cruisin' Downtown DeLand Classic Car Show, DeLand. Every 3rd Saturday of the month. East Indiana Avenue in Downtown DeLand. Classic cars & rods line East Indiana Avenue in Downtown DeLand. Live DJ, giveaways, shopping & dining. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free registration. 386-738-0649. www.MainStreetDeLand.org

June 18: Juneteenth Arts & Cultural Festival, Cocoa. The Juneteenth Arts & Cultural Festival will be one of many festivals around the country celebrating the observance of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. As the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, this family-friendly festival will feature guest speakers, live music, vendors and more. Held in the Historic Diamond Square District located at 900 Block of Stone and Barbara Jenkins Street in Cocoa, Florida. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 321-504-9595. www.facebook.com/juneteenthcocoa

June 18: Art Walk, Sanford. Central Florida's only monthly juried art show. With exhibits and music at participating venues. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Sanford, 230 East First Street, Sanford, FL, 32771. Free. www.sanfordinfo.com

June 20: Climb to the Moon, Ponce Inlet. Climb to the Moon at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse offers views of the sunset and moonrise from atop the lighthouse on a select day each month. The lighthouse keeper relates the story of this National Historic Landmark. The lighthouse is at 4931 South Peninsula Drive. Participation is limited to 25 people and tickets ($25) must be purchased in advance by calling 386-761-1821 ext. 10. ponceinlet.org/climb-to-the-moon-tour

June 25: Wine Walk on Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. Display of art works by resident and visiting artists, along with entertainment, demonstrations and a free prize drawing. Held monthly. In the five blocks between the Indian River and the ocean. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free. $25 tasting passes.  www.nsbfla.com

June 27: Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest, Cocoa Beach. This annual event will feature arts and crafts and pirate-themed merchandise vendors, food and beverages available for purchase, a Living History Pirate Encampment, Blackbeard's Pirate Ship, live music and entertainment. Highlights include Pirate Ship and Water Cannon Battles, a 150,000-gallon pirate themed splash pool, family friendly Water Balloon Battle with more than 1,000 “cannonball” water balloons, Black Powder Weapon Demonstrations and an adults-only Pirate's ball. Admission is free though the event asks people to donate a $2 “Buck-n-ear.” www.cocoabeachpiratefest.com

June 30-July 2: Daytona Coke Zero 400 Weekend, Daytona Beach. Celebrate Independence Day by watching NASCAR's elite compete at Daytona International Speedway, a family tradition among die-hard racing fans. It's nighttime racing at its best, followed by a spectacular fireworks extravaganza. Saturday night features a 400-mile Sprint Cup race under the lights while the Xfinity Series Firecracker 250 will run Friday night. Admission prices vary. 800-748-7467. www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

Tampa Bay-Sarasota (including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Tarpon Springs and Homosassa)

June 1 - June 14: Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week, Sarasota. During Savor Sarasota you can enjoy 3-course meals from famed eateries for $15 per person for lunch and $29 per person for dinner. And with a spread from Peruvian to French and every flavor in between, you'll taste your way around the world in no time. www.savorsarasota.com

June 4: World Oceans Day Family Festival, Sarasota. A worldwide ocean celebration is on the horizon — join the fun during the World Oceans Day Family Festival on June 6 at Mote Aquarium. Mote’s World Oceans Day event will feature a Dr. Seuss theme to spotlight the ocean's deep connection to the human spirit and the boundless inspirational power of our natural world's greatest resource. Located at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida, 34236. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 941-388-4441. www.mote.org

June 4-5: Corey Avenue Craft Festival, St. Petersburg Beach. Craft fair featuring handmade jewelry, ceramics, pottery items, a Green Market and more. 595 Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach, Florida. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. www.coreyave.com

June 9- June 25: Sarasota Music Festival, Sarasota. The Sarasota Music Festival is an intense three-week experience of chamber music, master classes and concerts, with the coaching and performance of chamber music as its focus. At various venues. Tickets start at $5. 941-953-3434. www.sarasotaorchestra.org

June 11-12: St. Armands Circle Craft Festival, Sarasota. The Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival showcases handmade treasures and a green market with orchids, dips and sauces. Event hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is free. For more information, visit artfestival.com.

June 25: Mixon Fruit Farms Antiques, Arts and Crafts Fair, Bradenton. Mixon will be hosting an arts and crafts fair every fourth Saturday of the summer. www.mixon.com

June 25-26: Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, Dunedin. Crafters converge to Dunedin to display their handmade works at the Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival. The event, located at 271 Main Street in Downtown Dunedin, is free. Fair hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. For information, visit artfestival.com.

June 25 - July 4: Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival, Sarasota. Festival activities leading up to offshore race by million-dollar cigarette boats, with race days on July 2nd 3rd. You don't need a ticket and you can come as you are. Events include golf tournament and Festival Kickoff Party, Festival Car Show, "The Friendliest Catch" Fishing Tournament (invite only), Meet and Greet Who's in the Driver's Seat and "Boats by the Bay" downtown block party; Motorcycle ride; and all culminating in a Race Awards Celebration. 941-487-7904 x103. www.suncoastoffshore.org/events.php

June 25 -26: St. Pete Pride Festival, St. Petersburg. The purpose of St. Pete Pride is to promote unity, visibility, self-esteem and a positive image of and among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community of Tampa Bay and throughout the State of Florida by way of cultural and educational programs and activities. 5-11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. www.stpetepride.com

Southwest Florida (including Naples, Fort Myers, Venice, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda)

June 18-19: Downtown Venice Craft Festival, Venice. The Downtown Venice Craft Festival showcases original creations and a Green Market on Miami Avenue. Fair hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and admission is free. For information, visit artfestival.com.

June 24-26: Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, Punta Gorda. A weekend of fabulous blues music, local brews and hot-out-of-the-smoker BBQ at the Punta Gorda History Park on the Great Lawn behind the Four Points By Sherton, Punta Gorda. The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to present the Blues music of Randy McAllister, DAve Powers and Tucci. Standard tickers are $30 each. (941) 639-3720. www.charlotteharbortravel.com

South Florida and the Keys (including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Key Largo, Key West and the Treasure Coast)

June 5: Founder's Day at Whitehall, Palm Beach. Founder's Day gives visitors free access to this National Historic Landmark in honor of the museum's founder, Jean Flagler Matthews, who rescued the estate from demolition and established the Flagler Museum on June 5, 1959. The museum's extensive collection of art, furniture and historic objects related to life during the Guilded Age will be on display. Noon to 5 p.m. Free admission. 561-655-2833. flaglermuseum.us

June 4: Suntrust Sunday Jazz Brunch, Fort Lauderdale. Live outdoor concert series bringing the area's best local jazz artists to the city's scenic Riverwalk the first Sunday of each month. Listen to the soulful sounds on four different stages.  Everyone is welcome to attend, including well-behaved, leashed pets, and there is ample room to set up chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. 954-828-5363. www.fortlauderdale.gov

June 3-5: West Palm Beach Antiques Festival, West Palm Beach. Florida's biggest and best antique shows have been running at the same location for more than 20 years, attracting dealers from all over the country who show and sell a vast array of antiques, collectibles and decorative accessories. Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Two-day pass available for $10. South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411. www.festivalofantiques.com

June 10-12: Mystery Writers’ Key West Fest, Key West. Fans of whodunits can learn how authors craft tales of murder and mayhem during the Annual Mystery Writers’ Key West Fest on Aug. 14-16. Presented in part by the Mystery Writers of America, the festival features authors sharing insights on intrigue with readers and offers aspiring writers a chance to pitch their plots to editors and e-book publishers. For details, visit www.mysterywriterskeywestfest.com.

June 11: West Palm Beach Carnival, West Palm Beach. This carnival will be a festive celebration of Caribbean culture with a parade of costumes, food, drinks and live entertainment. Riviera Beach Housing Authority Park, 2014 WEst 17th Court, Riviera Beach, Florida. Early bird tickets start at $10. http://443.b85.myftpupload.com/events/

June 18: Florida Keys Community College Swim Around Key West,  Key West. Ever wondered what it’d be like to swim around the Last Key? Now participants can try it during the Florida Keys Community College Swim Around Key West event. The officially sanctioned event is a 12.5-mile swim clockwise around the island of Key West that is open to all age groups. Individual swimmers and relay teams can compete. For details, visit www.fkccswimaroundkeywest.com.

June 18: Third Thursday Art Walk, Islamorada. The Morada Way Third Thursday Art Walk presents local fine arts, music and culinary specialties. The galleries of Morada Way are between Mile Markers 81 and 82. Event hours are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For details, visit http://moradaway.org/artwalk/

June 16-19: Africana Festival, Key West. The Last Key sets the scene for the Africana Festival. The event explores the music, art, and Afro-Caribbean influences of Key West during a three-day destination retreat focusing on thought, culture and wellness. For information, visit www.facebook.com/keywestafricanafestival.

June 18-19: Redland Summer Fruit Festival, Homestead. Annual event showcasing local agriculture and tropical fruit plants. Booths feature local wines, yummy foods and rare fruit samplings. At Redland Fruit and Spice Park; 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Adults $8; children under 11 free. fruitandspicepark.org

June 19: Cars & Cigars at The Barnacle Historic State Park, Miami. Celebrate Dad with classic cars, hand-rolled cigars, kids’ crafts, live music, and more. Bring a picnic or purchase lunch from The Barnacle Society. Park admission is $2 per person. www.floridastateparks.org

June 25: The Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo, Davie. The Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo features cowboys performing at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds at 7:30 p.m. The Bergeron Rodeo Grounds is at 4271 Davie Road. Tickets are $22 for adults; $10 at the gate for children. A Davie Pro Rodeo For Kids is on June 24. www.davieprorodeo.com

June 24-26: Vero Beach Air Show, Vero Beach. The Navy Blue Angels headline this two-day show that also features dozens of civilian performers, aircraft displays and a free Saturday night food truck festival at nearby Riverside Oaks. One-day tickets $20 for 13 and older, $12 ages 5-12. 4 and under free. At Vero Beach Regional Airport. www.veroairshow.com

June 24 - 26 : Super Boat International Offshore Race, Marathon. High-speed powerboats compete during this three-day event. For details, visit www.superboat.com.

Northeast Florida (including Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Flagler County and Amelia Island)

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Music by the Sea, St. Augustine Beach. The annual Music by the Sea concert features free Wednesday night concerts with food service from a local restaurant available for purchase. Food service begins at 6 p.m., the concert at 7 p.m. The event is at the St. Augustine Beach Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. For more information, visit http://augustine.com/event/music-sea

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Concerts In The Plaza, St. Augustine. Concerts In The Plaza is a series of free summer concerts at Plaza de la Constitucion under the live oaks in historic downtown St. Augustine. Event hours are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Plaza de la Constitucion is at Cathedral and King Street. For details, visit www.plazaconcerts.com.

June 4: First Friday Art Walk, St. Augustine. One of the city's most popular cultural events, held the first Friday of each month. Enjoy new exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at participating galleries, plus great food courtesy of the St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Assn. Tours begin at Rembrandtz American Craft Gallery. St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys offer complimentary shuttle service to most galleries. Shuttles run on a continuous loop every 30 minutes from 6-9 p.m. Event runs from 5-9 p.m. 832-779-2781. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com

June 4: Drake's Raid, St. Augustine. The English corsair, Sir Francis Drake and his raiders return to the Old City’s historic Colonial Quarter district in downtown St. Augustine during the Drake's Raid. A re-creation of the 1586 sack of St. Augustine, the event features re-enactments of the battle between the privateers and the defenders of St. Augustine, a raiders’ camp with crafts and lifestyle demonstrations, and costumed interpreters. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the re-creation of the sacking and burning to start at 7 p.m. Saturday. www.drakesraid.com

June 13: Living History Day at Fort Matanzas, St. Augustine. Take the National Park Service's ferry to Rattlesnake Island and experience daily military life at Fort Matanzas, the 18th century Spanish fort that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine. From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad re-enactors will demonstrate Spanish muskets and cannons at the fort. Free. www.nps.gov

June 11: Artrageous Artwalk, Fernandina Beach. Held monthly on second Saturday each month, to open the doors of some of Amelia Island's incredible galleries, featuring photography, pottery, copper, stained glass, watercolor, acrylics and more. Participants can peruse more than a dozen galleries in downtown Fernandina Beach and at the Plantation Artists' Guild and Gallery located at Amelia Island Plantation. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. islandart.org/artrageous-artwalk

June 18: Downtown Bazaar, St. Augustine. The Old City puts on the Downtown Bazaar in its Colonial Quarter courtyard on St. George Street from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The evening presents music, crafts, fine art and local lore. Food is available for purchase. Admission is free. For information, visit www.thedowntownbazaar.com.

June 16-18, 23-25: The Annual St. Augustine Music Festival, St. Augustine. The Annual St. Augustine Music Festival features free classical music concerts.  All concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place. For information, visit www.staugustinemusicfestival.org.

June 27-28: Seawalk Music Festival, Jacksonville. An all-local festival in Jacksonville Beach with local music, local food, local products. A selection of local bands will perform for a mix of reggae, hip hop fusion, pop/rock and even some classic cover tunes. www.visitjacksonville.com/events/seawalk-music-festival

June 18: Battle of Bloody Mose Anniversary Commemoration, Fort Mose Historic State Park. To commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Bloody Mose, the park, historical society and Florida Living History Inc. invites people to enjoy a day at the park where they can watch living history demonstrations, music and two battle re-enactments. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular park entrance fees. 904-823-2232. augustine.com/event/battle-bloody-mose

North-Central Florida (including Ocala, Gainesville and Tallahassee)

June 4: Guided Tour at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville. Offered the first Saturday of every month starting at 10 a.m. 4700 SW 58th Dr., Gainesville, FL 32608. Included with admission price. www.kanapaha.org

June 4: Watermelon Festival, Chiefland. The festival offers plenty of ice cold melon for all to enjoy. Other activities include arts and crafts, seed-spitting contest, parade, watermelon auction, weighing contest and the Watermelon Queen contest. At City Park. Free admission. 352-493-1849. www.chieflandchamber.com/watermelon.html

June 10-11: The Ride for Hope, Tallahassee. The Ride for Hope benefits the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center at the North Florida Fairgrounds. A Family Fun Walk/Ride is free (donations are appreciated) and various levels have fees beginning with $20 for 11 miles. The event includes a family health fair and vendor expo. The North Florida Fairgrounds is at the corner of Paul Russell Road and South Monroe Street. For details, visit www.therideforhope.com.

June 24: River Rhythms, Ocala. On the fourth Friday of each month, Silver Springs hosts an evening of live music featuring a drum circle.  To particpate in the drum circle, make sure to bring your own drum or percussion instrument. At Silver Springs State Park. 4 p.m. to sundown. Free with paid park admission. 1425 NE 58th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470. (352) 236-7148. www.floridastateparks.org/silversprings

The Panhandle (including Pensacola, Panama City Beach, Apalachicola and Destin)

June 9: Fiesta All Krewe Ball, Pensacola. The Fiesta All Krewe Ball will be held at the Hadji Shrine Temple beginning at 7 p.m. All Krewes are invited and the festivities will include live music, Krewe skits/dances, and a presentation of Krewe royalty. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. www.fiestaoffiveflags.org

June 3-6: Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, Fort Walton Beach. Get ready for the pirate uprising at this annual event. Activities include local and regional bands, food, arts and crafts, pirates, a torchlight parade, children's activities, fireworks and more. Free.  www.fwbchamber.org/

June 4: Wellborn Blueberry Festival, Wellborn. Annual celebration of the harvest, with blueberries in pies, cobblers, jellies, syrups and more. Also includes bake-off, country store, arts and crafts, children's games and crafts, parade, entertainment, adult and children's talent contests, tasting party and cash raffle grand prize. At Andrews Square in downtown Welbourne. Free.  7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 386-748-1618. wellborncommunityassociation.com/Pages/BlueberryFestival.aspx

June 11: Annual St. George Island Mullet Toss, St. George Island. See how far you can throw a mullet. Plan on spending the day on the beach in front of the sponsoring business, Blue Parrot Ocean Front Café. $30 entry fee to participate in the mullet toss. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.blueparrotsgi.com/

June 22-26: Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, Destin. This annual event offers something for everyone. Most importantly, for the angling teams, there are the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, red-hot billfish action, and cool green cash. While onshore, both tournament participants and their families can enjoy the wide variety of recreational activities offered at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W., Miramar Beach. The spectacular night time weigh-ins, held at the Baytowne Marina at Sandestin®, are free and open to the public. https://www.fishecbc.com/

June 6-20: Watermelon Festival, Monticello. Hmm, here’s one that makes mouths water! Monticello serves up its annual Watermelon Festival in June. The festival has marked 65 plus years of watermelon, music, children’s theater, pageants, Street Dance, arts and crafts vendors, food, a 5K run, car show, art show and ghost tours. Other event highlights include a seed spitting contest, watermelon carving contest, softball tournament, Beer Garden, and parade. For information, visit http://monticellojeffersonfl.com/event/watermelon-festival/

June 29-July 2: International Billfish Tournament, Pensacola. The Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club hosts one of the country's largest billfish tournaments at Pensacola, which attracts around 600 anglers from all over the Southeast. A Qualifying Event For The World Billfish Series & IGFA World Qualifier with the winner receiving an invitation to fish the IGFA World Championship. www.pbgfc.com

June 24-25: Panhandle Watermelon Festival, Chipley. Held on the last full weekend in June, this event is a summer tradition. Activities include watermelon contests, entertainment and more. Concert both days. Free. www.panhandlewatermelon.com

Special Correspondent Georgina Cruz contributed to this report

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