Florida travel calendar for November

Check out festivals and events in November across the state.

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

Through November 12: Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, Walt Disney World. The annual food and wine lover's paradise offers tapas-style dishes and beverages from 30 global marketplaces. Festival features culinary demonstrations, concerts, beverage and cheese seminars, and guest celebrity chefs. Tickets start at $99 per day and plates range from $4-$9. You can make reservations for the select events at Disney's website. 407-939-5277. disneyworld.disney.go.com

Through November 11: Space Coast Fair, Viera. This annual fair features carnival rides, games and shows for more than two weeks. Admission gets you free rides and shows. Check website for schedule. $12-$15. At Space Coast Stadium, 6091 Stadium Parkway. 321-323-4460. spacecoaststatefair.com

Through November 11: Volusia County Fair & Youth Show, DeLand. This annual event features rides, games, food and entertainment plus opportunity for youth to learn and show their livestock products. Check website for schedule and ticket prices. At the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave. 386-734-9515. volusiacountyfair.com

November 2-4: Sebastian Clambake, Sebastian. This event celebrates the Sebastian way of life along the Indian River and forges a common bond between the old Sebastian clamming families and new residents while showcasing the commercial fishery and history of the area. Enjoy clams fried, raw, steamed, over linguini and in chowder. Also includes live entertainment and more. Friday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. At Riverview Park, 600 U.S. 1. sebastianclambake.com

November 3: DeLand Original Music Festival, DeLand. This 18th annual event features more than 160 acts on 28 stages, making it the largest one-day independent music festival in the southeast. Enjoy music from rock, folk, blues, jazz, country and metal artists, along with 40 art displays and a variety of vendors. Tickets on sale Oct. 1. 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Downtown DeLand, 100 N Woodland Blvd DeLand. 386-308-2694. http://ssa.cc/deland.htm

November 3-4: The Fall Fiesta in the Park, Orlando. The Fall Fiesta in the Park features more than 600 juried artisans representing various media, including ceramics, glassware, jewelry, photography, wood and clothing. Live entertainment is also on the agenda, and the fiesta offers an array of food available for purchase. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Lake Eola Park, Orlando. fiestainthepark.com.

November 3-4: Halifax Art Festival, Daytona Beach. Historic Downtown Riverfront Park in Daytona Beach sets the scene for the 56th annual Halifax Art Festival. One of the oldest continuous art festivals in Florida, this event typically attracts more than 200 exhibitors and some 45,000 visitors. The fest offers music, children’s activities and student art competitions. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 200 South Beach St. 386-255-0285. halifaxartfestival.com

November 2-4 & 10-11: Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire, Tavares. Join the knights and ladies of Hickory Grove for the most elaborate fair in the countryside. Patterned after 16th century England, meet the queen and her court and enjoy entertainment by jousters, fire eaters, comedians and Celtic musicians. Taste the hearty food of the era or enjoy a cold ale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $7 – $45. 12835 County Landfill Road. lakerenfaire.com

November 4: Orlando Japan Festival, Orlando. This annual festival celebrates and honors Japanese culture with demonstrations in traditional music and dance, calligraphy, cuisine and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. At Kissimmee Lakefront Park, 69 Lakeshore Blvd. www.jorlando.org

November 3-4: 42nd Annual Fall Country Jamboree, Barberville. This living history and folk music festival features examples of pioneer living that include blacksmithing, spinning, pottery and more. There will be a juried arts and crafts show, storytelling tent, barbecue dinners, soup, cornbread, homemade ice cream and corn on the cob, live music on seven stages, as well as music workshops and jam tents open to everyone. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4.p.m. 1776 Lightfoot Lane. 386-749-2959. www.pioneersettlement.org/fall-country-jamboree

November 8-11: 40th Annual Greek Festival, Daytona Beach. Celebrate Greek culture and food along the Halifax River. Enjoy dancing performances, live music and fresh food. Free. At St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 134 N. Halifax Ave. 386-252-6012. www.daytonabeach.com/events/fall-festivals/greek-festival/

November 18: Florida Surf Film Festival, New Smyrna Beach. Join CJ Hobgood and other special guests in this independent film festival, presented by Monster Energy. Doors open at 5 p.m. and films begin at 6 p.m. at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach.  New this year, the group will screen a narrative, feature film instead of a documentary. The 8 p.m. feature, Breath, a film by actor/director Simon Baker, will be preceded by two short films. floridasurffilmfestival.com

November 17-18: Maitland Rotary Art Festival, Maitland. This 42nd annual art festival features more than 120 artists vying for $26,000 in awards. Back this year with daytime hours. Music, wine and dinner events are held at 701 Lake Lily Drive and 641 S. Maitland Avenue. 407-777-8515. maitlandrotaryartfestival.com

November 9-11: Native Rhythms Festival, Melbourne. This ninth-annual festival showcases Native American music, crafts and artwork. Flute makers, players, professional performers and artists will celebrate native culture and the natural world. MC’d by Randy Granger, performers include Arvel Bird, Randy McGinnis, and more. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. At Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive. 321-452-1671. nativerhythmsfestival.com 

November 9-11: Holiday Open House, Clermont. Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards welcomes the holiday season with hot mulled wine and many specials in its wine shop in this 28th annual open house. Local artists and crafters are invited to display their works, and attendees may enjoy live music on an outdoor stage throughout the weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary tours and tastings. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $5, children 12 and under free. At Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, 19239 U.S. 27 North. 800-768-WINE. www.lakeridgewinery.com/Events/holiday-open-house/

November 9-18: 32nd Annual Festival of Trees at Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando. For nine magical days, the Orlando Museum of Art is transformed into a glittering holiday wonderland where trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses ignite holiday spirit. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception and Gala on Nov. 9; 6-11 p.m. ($175). Admission $15 adults, $5 children, $10 military/seniors. 2416 N. Mills Ave.  407-896-4231 x254. https://omart.org/events/festival_of_trees/

November 10: Veterans Day Parade, Orlando. The 19th annual Veterans Day Parade kicks off at the corner of Orange Avenue and Robinson Street. One of the city’s signature events, the parade includes 100 units, consisting of local veterans organizations, members of the active military, bands, floats and more, coming together to pay tribute to those who have fought for the country's freedom. 11 a.m. Free. Check the website for the route map. 407-246-2121. www.cityoforlando.net/veteransparade/

November 10-11: 27th Annual Flamingo Follies Holiday Art Show, New Smyrna Beach. Fine arts, crafts from 120 artists, entertainment and food. Free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flagler Avenue beachside, New Smyrna Beach; 386-424-2175 flaglerave.com/event/flamingo-follies-art-show-2/

November 17: Downtown Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. This second-annual celebration will feature more than 50 restaurants, wineries and breweries. It will also include cultural demonstrations, live entertainment, cooking competitions and more. 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $75. Downtown Melbourne, New Haven Ave. www.visitspacecoast.com/event/downtown-melbourne-food-%26-wine-festival/22134/

November 17-18: DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts, DeLand. More than 170 national artists will display and sell their work in the historic downtown shopping district. Live music and youth activities all weekend. Voted “Best Florida Outdoor Fine Art Festival” by Florida Living magazine. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Woodland Boulevard. 386-738-5705. delandfallfestival.com

November 17 – January 6: Universal Orlando holiday events, Orlando. Universal is, once again, lighting up the streets for Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle. Themed decorations and lighting, holiday-themed food and performances by the Frog Choir return, along with street buskers and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. On-site hotels will each have holiday-themed activities as well. For pricing, visit: UniversalOrlando.com/holidays

November 18 – December 30: Epcot International Festival of the Holidays (Formerly Holidays Around the World), Lake Buena Vista. This Epcot tradition showcases holiday traditions from around the world including music, costumes and cuisine. Children will enjoy helping Chip and Dale gather ornaments, gospel lovers can take in daily performances at the World Fountain Stage and everyone will be thrilled by IllumiNations fireworks, laser and waterworks shows. The annual Candlelight Processional, includes celebrity guest narrators, accompanied by a massed choir and orchestra for a retelling of the Christmas story. Daily tickets begin at $102.00. 407-939- 5277. disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/holiday-festival/

November 19 – January 1: Space Coast Light Fest, Melbourne. The Space Coast Lightfest is a holiday themed drive-through event featuring shimmering lights and dazzling animated displays drawing more than 15,000 vehicles annually. 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cars $15, Walkers $5 per person or $20 per family. Special pricing on hayrides. 2500 Parkway Drive. 321-576-7556. spacecoastlightfest.com

November 16 – January 6: ICE! at Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando. With more than two million pounds of carved ice, a “Christmas Story” show Cirque performances and special events for children. Kept at 9 degrees Fahrenheit, visitors can view hand-carved ice sculptures, ice slides, live ice carving and a celebration of holidays from various cultures. Check website for prices. Gaylord Palms, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway. 407-586-4423. ChristmasAtGaylordPalms.com

November 22-25: Annual Daytona Turkey Run, Daytona. The Daytona International Speedway sets the scene for the 45th annual Daytona Turkey Run. The event showcases more than 6,000 classic cars. Also on the agenda are a swap meet, car corral and arts and crafts. Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tickets are $15. On Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tickets are $10. Kids 11 and under are free. At the Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd. turkeyrun.com

November 23-25: Cocoa Beach Art Show & Music Fest, Cocoa Beach. This art, music and food festival kicks off Friday night with a street party, live music and food. Artists will compete for up to $15,000 in prizes. Friday 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. Free. Downtown Cocoa Beach. cocoabeachartshow.com

November 3 – December 30: Light Up Mount Dora, Mount Dora. The 35th annual Light Up Mount Dora event ushers in the holiday season in this quaint Central Florida town in a sparkly way. Some two million lights adorn the town and Santa comes to Donnelly Park in Downtown Mount Dora. Begins at 5:30 p.m. Free. 530 N. Donnelly St. 352-383-2165. www.mountdorachristmas.com

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

November 3: Safety Harbor Wine Festival, Safety Harbor. Enjoy a night of wine, live entertainment, food and crafts. Over 100 types of wine will be available to taste. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Main Street. visitstpeteclearwater.com

November 3: Stone Crab Jam, Crystal River. Crystal River offers music in the streets, seafood to eat, and food and fun for all in this 10th annual festival. $10, 12 and under are free. In Downtown Crystal River. stonecrabjam.com

November 3-4: 31st Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival, Venice. This event showcases the work of more than 100 artists and artisans, including photography, jewelry, paintings and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 219 W. Venice Ave. 561-746-6615. artfestival.com

November 3-4: 30th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival, Ruskin. The annual Ruskin Seafood Festival features sun, fun and seafood. The seafood festival is Hillsborough County's largest community event with more than 25,000 in attendance. Feast on lobster, oysters, clams, grouper, mullet, shrimp and much more. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 adults, children under 12 free. At E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. 813-671-7655. ruskinseafoodfestival.org

November 3-4, 10-11, & 17-18: Medieval Fair, Sarasota. The festival promises to bring unique talent each weekend that ranges from a bird of prey show to an Irish dance academy performance. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Check website for ticket prices. At Ringling Woods, 3000 Ringling Blvd. 888-303-3247. Prices vary. sarasotamedievalfair.com

November 4: 15th Annual Conga Caliente Festival, Tampa. The annual Conga Caliente is an event promoting Hispanic diversity and culture in Tampa. It features national and international performers, colorful crafts, ethnic and Hispanic food, a beer garden, a cigar and domino area and a youth area. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. At Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave. congacaliente.com

November 9-11: Sponge Docks Seafood Festival, Tarpon Springs. This 31st-annual festival will feature live music, tons of local seafood and an arts and crafts show. Friday noon to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. 615 Hope St. spongedocks.net

November 9-11: RibFest, St. Petersburg. This three-day fundraiser celebrates year 30 of the best BBQ ribbers in the world, as well as national touring bands playing classic and southern rock and country hits. At Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive. General Admission: Friday $5, Saturday $20, Sunday $20. Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday and Sunday. 727-528-3828. ribfest.org

November 9-12: Siesta Key Crystal Classic Masters' Sandsculpting Competition, Siesta Key Beach. The Siesta Key Crystal Classic Masters’ Sandsculpting Competition is expected to attract 40,000 visitors to Siesta Key Beach. Master sand sculptors will compete creating amazing works of art by the seashore during the event, and there’s a category for amateurs. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday and Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check website for ticket prices. siestakeycrystalclassic.com

November 10: Symphony on the Sand, Anna Maria Island. The annual Symphony of the Sand is a concert featuring the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra with gourmet food at the beach. 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $20 to $125. At Coquina Gulfside Park, 2650 Gulf Drive. annamariaislandchamber.org

November 10-11: Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival, Old Homosassa. Sponsored by the Homosassa Civic Club, this annual event will draw arts and crafts buyers and enthusiasts. The event includes an art show, crafts, entertainment and seafood. $3 adults, free for children under 12. At the Homosassa Civic Club's Festival Grounds, 5530 S. Mason Creek Road. 10974 West Creek Lane. 352-628-9333. homosassaseafoodfestival.org

November 10-11: St. Armands Circle Art Festival, Sarasota. The popular arts and crafts festival returns with many nationally known fine artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 411 St. Armands Circle. 561-746-6615. artfestival.com

November 14-18: Annual Sanding Ovations Master's Cup, Treasure Island. Ten master sculptors will take sand, water and creativity to create sand masterpieces. The event will also feature live music, fireworks, food and children's activities. Tickets are $15 at the door. 10650 Gulf Blvd. 727-547-4575. sandingovationsmasterscup.com

Nov. 14-18: 2nd Annual Bert's St. Pete Beach BikeFest. St. Pete Beach. This five-day motorcycle celebration features live music including free concerts from Sister Hazel, Travis Tritt, .38 Special, Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, Tobacco Rd Band and others. Also during the fest will be an indoor expo, vendors, scavenger bike rides, competitions, bike show, auction and beach bar crawls plus salute to the military and fireworks. Held at the TradeWinds Island Resort. Special packages offered. Free. $10 motorcycle parking for nonresort guests. 5500 & 6000 Gulf Blvd. 800-360-4016. www.stpetebeachbikefest.com

November 24-25: Sponge Docks Arts & Crafts Festival, Tarpon Springs. Start this season's holiday shopping early by visiting the local vendors at the Sponge Docks. Special weekend Thanksgiving event. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. At the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Dodecanese Boulevard. spongedocks.net

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

November 8-11: Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Sanibel Island. Participants at all stages of development, from notebook scribblers to published novelists, are invited to attend a variety of workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, songwriting and creative nonfiction, all presented by celebrated and experienced writers and teachers. Ann Hood will be this year's keynote speaker. Check website for schedule. $550 non-member registration. At Florida Gulf Coast University. 239-590-7421. fgcu.edu

November 2-3: American Indian Arts Celebration, Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. A 21st annual celebration of culture, arts, dance and music. Features exhibitors, Native American entertainment, indigenous food, critter shows, crafts and more. Free parking and entrance to the museum. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, 34725 West Boundary Road. 877-902-1113. ahtahthiki.com

November 3: Florida Panther Festival, Naples. Learn about the Florida Panther, one of the most endangered animals on the planet and the state land animal for Florida. Guests can enjoy fun and educational activities, a nature hike, special presentations and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free for Collier County residents. For others, regular zoo admission applies. Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road. 239-262-5409. www.floridapantherfestival.com

November 4: Taste of the Town, Fort Myers. This 36th annual event, sponsored by the Junior League, features samplings from more than 40 local restaurants. The largest food and entertainment festival in Southwest Florida, attracting some 15,000 people, it also features live music and children's entertainment. Ticket prices vary.  At Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. 239-277-1197. www.jlfm.org/taste-of-the-town/

November 1-3: Paint the Beach Festival, Fort Myers Beach.  This ninth-annual art festival invites artists from across the country to an open-air painting challenge. $50 entry fee. 7225 Estero Blvd. 239-463-3909. paintthebeach.com

November 8-11: Cape Coral Coconut Festival, Cape Coral. A celebration filled with coconuts, multicultural food, boating, fishing and wildlife. Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday noon to midnight, Sunday noon to 8 p.m. $5 general admission, $10 all-inclusive concert tickets. Sun Splash Festival Grounds, 500 Santa Barbara Blvd. 239-573-3128. cocofest.com

November 16-25: American Sandsculpting Championship, Fort Myers Beach. Join artists from around the country at this annual event as they create amazing works of art on Fort Myers Beach in front of the Wyndham Garden Hotel. In addition to witnessing the Master Sculptors Competition, spectators can participate in the amateur's contest. Festivities include a Sand Vendor Village, music, demonstrations and beach barbecues. $7, kids 4 and under free. 6890 Estero Blvd. fmbsandsculpting.com

November 7-18: Estero Fine Art Show, Estero. This fine art event showcases 175 juried art works, including glass, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, sculpture, painting, photography and metal. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. At Gulf Coast Town Center, 9903 Gulf Coast Main St. https://10times.com/estero-art-show

November 19: Christmas on Third Tree Lighting & Celebration, Naples. Celebrate the launch of the holiday season as the mayor lights the official Christmas tree. Enjoy music, a visit from Santa and falling snow. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Third Street Shopping District, 1300 Third St. 239-649-6707. https://thirdstreetsouth.com/christmas-on-third/

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

Through November 4: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale. Displaying more than a billion dollars' worth of boats, yachts and accessories from every major marine manufacturer worldwide, it is the world's premier venue for superyachts. Children $15 (under 6 are free), adults $33. Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 954-764-7642. flibs.com

November 1-4: Beach Road Trip Weekend, Key Largo. During this ultimate day-party series, attendees take a road trip to party and vacation for a whole weekend. The weekend includes themed events, as well as all-inclusive food and drinks. Check website for ticket prices. Drop Anchor Resort & Marina, 84959 Overseas Highway. 954-805-4544. brtweekend.com

November 2-4: Feast of Little Italy, Jupiter. Come and enjoy all the food, music, fun and activities that await you at the 14th-annual Feast of Little Italy. With an average attendance of more than 70,000 people, it is the largest Italian event in the tri-county area. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. $8, free for children 12 and under. At Abacoa Town Center, 1200 University Blvd. 561-427-0500. feastoflittleitaly.com

November 9-11: The Annual Ramble, A Garden Festival, Coral Gables. The Ramble is South Florida's most loved and oldest garden party. Come and experience a blend of old traditions and new introductions with Nell's Tea Garden, the largest plant sale in South Florida, antiques and collectibles, garden themed art, old and rare books, live music and a ramble raffle of more than 60 items. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adults $25, Seniors $18, children 6-17 $12, free for children 5 and younger. At Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road. 305-667-1651. fairchildgarden.org

November 9-11: Anime Iwai Soar, Deerfield Beach. This convention aims to expand each guest's knowledge of Japanese culture through anime, costume contests, vendors and more. This year’s guests include Paul St. Peter and Krystal LaPorte. One-day passes begin at $25 each. At Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, 6650 North Andrews Avenue. 954-427-7700. animeiwai.com

November 10: Small Press Fair, Fort Lauderdale. The first of its kind in South Florida, this event is a hybrid print, book and magazine fair that will feature more than 50 exhibitors, printing sessions, demonstrations of print-making techniques, author readings and food trucks. The fair celebrates the growing interest and support for small press artists and publishers in South Florida. Noon to 6 p.m. Free. 17 NW 5th St. 561-389-5429. www.spf-ftl.com

November 11-18: Miami Book Fair International, Miami. One of the nation's largest literary gatherings treats book lovers to more than a week of cultural and educational activities, including author readings, book signings, the IberoAmerican Authors program, the popular Street Fair on the closed streets of downtown Miami surrounding the campus, Children's Alley, and much more. At Miami Dade College. 305-237-3258. miamibookfair.com

November 14-18: Key West Film Festival, Key West. The Last Key sets the scene for the Key West Film Festival. This annual festival features films that are chosen for their excellence in storytelling and ability to capture Key West's core values of creativity, diversity, sustainability and beauty. Films are screened at various historic and colorful Key West locations. Attractions also include social events with filmmakers, actors and film lovers. Check website for showings and ticket prices. kwfilmfest.com

November 14-18: Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest, Sunny Isles Beach. This 11th-annual festival celebrates the extraordinary sounds of jazz music, featuring world-renowned jazz entertainers and notable local artists performing amid the backdrop of the Atlantic ocean. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. At Gateway Park, 151 Sunny Isles Blvd. 305-792-1952. sunnyislesbeachjazz.com

November 17-18: Harvest Festival, Miami. More than 300 craft artists display items ranging from wood crafts to toys, miniatures, quilts, and more. Also features folk arts, antique cars, children’s activities, historical reenactments, a petting zoo, food and entertainment. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $12 in advance or $15 at the gate.  Kids 3-12 $5. Tamiami Park, 10901 SW 24th St. 386-860-0092. miamiharvest.com

November 24-25: Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Fest, Delray Beach. This 19th-annual festival features exhibitions with artwork including glass, photography, mixed media, jewelry and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 330 E. Atlantic Ave. 561-746-6615. artfestival.com

November 24: Big Pine & The Lower Keys Island Art Festival, Big Pine & The Lower Keys. Highlights of this holiday event include live music by local entertainers, food, exhibits and booths featuring locally produced arts and crafts. Free. At the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, 31020 Overseas Highway. 305-872-2411. lowerkeyschamber.com

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

November 9-11: The Amelia Island Wellness Festival, Amelia Island. Enjoy 13 miles of uncrowded beaches and a weekend of experiences from wellness masters. Guests can partake in yoga, dance, fitness and more. Learn how you can live in the moment with a sense of well-being. Weekend packages begin at $640.. The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. ameliaislandwellnessfestival.com

November 11: Veterans Day Free Admission at Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine. The 315-year-old Castillo de San Marcos offers free admission in honor of Veterans Day. There will be informal activities commemorating Veterans Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can explore rooms that once housed soldiers, an interior courtyard and gun deck. 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 1 S. Castillo Drive. 904-829-6506. visitstaugustine.com

Through January 2019: Nights of Lights Festival and Celebration, St. Augustine. This inspiring display of more than two million tiny white lights adorning the palm trees and buildings throughout the city’s historic district is based on a custom by the town’s original Spanish colonists, who placed a white candle in their windows to brighten the nights during the Christmas holidays. Special events include tours of ancient buildings and inns led by storytellers in period clothing, train and trolley tours through the narrow brick streets, art walks and more. 800-653-2489. www.floridashistoriccoast.com

November 1: Ancient City Auto Show, St. Augustine. The Ancient City Auto Club presents its 33rd Annual Auto Show featuring antique and modern cars. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 207 San Marco Ave. 904-501-0061. http://local.aaca.org/ancientcity/

November 17: Super Scenic 72-Mile Garage Sale, St. Augustine. This huge garage sale along the A1A Scenic Byway will feature vendors with unusual and one-of-a-kind items. There will be discounted items from individuals and local businesses for sale, along with coupons for restaurants, shops and attractions. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. 904-425-8055. www.floridashistoriccoast.com/events/super-scenic-72-mile-garage-sale

November 24-25: 53rd Annual Arts & Craft Festival, St. Augustine. The St. Augustine Beach Pier Park on A1A sets the scene for a seaside display of fine arts and crafts and features live music. Guests can view painting, pottery, glassware, mixed media and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. St. Augustine Beach Pier Park. 904-824-2310. staugustineartfestival.com

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

November 8-10: Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival, Palatka. This 11th-annual event features top names in bluegrass music. Past acts have included Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Grascals and The Gibson Brothers. Noon to 10 p.m. At Rodeheaver Boys' Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Road. $35 to $95. 706-864-7203. adamsbluegrass.com

November 17: Rainbow Springs Art Festival, Dunnellon. This event will feature local artists' work in mediums such as watercolor, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. At Downtown Dunnellon Historic Village. 352-445-8547. rainbowspringsart.com

November 17-18: Yankeetown Seafood and Arts Festival, Yankeetown. This 37th-annual event showcases great local seafood plus arts and crafts and live musical entertainment. Free, with a donation encouraged. At Riverside Drive.yankeetownseafoodfestival.com

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

November 1-12: Foo Foo Fest, Pensacola. This 12-day event celebrates creative happenings, events and moments under one banner. Check website for times and locations. 850-434-1234. www.foofoofest.com/

November 2-3: 55th Annual Florida Seafood Festival, Apalachicola. This two-day event draws thousands of visitors to the historic town of Apalachicola in the curve of Florida's panhandle region. The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, a parade, the Blessing of the Fleet, musical entertainment, and a wide variety of seafood-related events, from oyster-eating and oyster-shucking contests to Blue Crab races and a cooking contest. Check the website for the full schedule. Battery Park, 1 Bay Ave. 850-653-4720. floridaseafoodfestival.com

November 2-4: Gulfcoast Arts Festival, Pensacola. The three-day art show draws more than 200 of the nation's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. The event features live musicians in Fountain Park, and local dance schools and groups perform daily. The Children's Arts Festival is next door in Bartram Park featuring numerous hands-on artistic opportunities. Free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Seville Square, 311 E. Government St. ggaf.org

November 7-10: Emerald Coast Cruzin', Panama City Beach. Enjoy thousands of classic cars, hot rods, custom cars and trucks. Events include a swap meet, parade, cruiz-ins, a block party and more. This year’s special guests include John Schneider, Dennis Gage and Lee Vervoort.  600 Pier Park. 662-587-9572. emeraldcoastcruizin.com

November 8-18: Frank Brown Songwriters Festival, Perdido Key. During this 34th annual festival, more than 200 seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the country will play at different venues along the Gulf Coast, including Perdido Key, Pensacola, Orange Beach, Ala., and Gulf Shores, Ala., to celebrate the art of songwriting. Check website for times and locations. 850-492-7664. frankbrownsongwriters.com 

November 2-3: Blue Angels Homecoming Show, Pensacola. The Navy aerobatic demonstration team finishes its season with a Saturday performance over Naval Air Station Pensacola. The military base will also host a Friday night air show minus the Blue Angels but featuring several civilian acts and fireworks. Saturday show features military and civilian demo aircraft, the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs parachute team, 375-mph Shockwave Jet Truck and more. Also on hand will be dozens of static aircaft on display. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free. VIP seating available. www.naspensacolaairshow.com

November 9-10: Public Eye Soar Projection Festival, Panama City.  This year’s festival will spotlight the work of more than 130 artists from across the country as well as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. Each artist’s work will be projected on the historic buildings of downtown Panama City. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free.  www.publiceyesoar.net

November 10: 29th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Pensacola. This event features more than 160 arts, crafts and other vendors, along with food, kids' activities, live music and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 2800 Wilde Lake Blvd. 850-479-9329. visitpensacola.com

November 23: Historic Apalachicola Annual Christmas Celebration, Apalachicola. Streets will be lined with luminaries and filled with holiday spirit. Merchants will be open late and the sounds of carolers will echo through the streets filling the evening with the Christmas spirit. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Downtown Apalachicola. apalachicolabay.org

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