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Springtime Tallahassee Festival

April 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

With so many people looking for a mid-sized destination with plenty of outdoor offerings to escape everyday life this spring, Tallahassee awaits as a solution for travelers.

Tallahassee, one of the most biologically varied locations in the United States, was appropriately voted one of Southern Living’s top 10 cities in the South. Tallahassee features more than 700 miles of varied trails, earning it the nickname “Trailahassee,” with plenty of opportunities for bicycling, hiking, kayaking, equestrian riding, and running. The city’s varied geography produces a network of trails unlike any other place in Florida. Families may discover breathtaking scenery, wonderful animals, and recreational opportunities this spring whether on land or in the sea.

We’ve rounded up a handful of fun spring activities you can participate in below.

Springtime Tallahassee Festival
March 31- April 1

This annual event is fun for the entire family and all friends. As you enjoy local entrainment, you may browse through various vendors that offer crafts, art, and foods.

Tallahassee Bike Fest: Rally in Tally

April 14-16

This is a perfect event for bikers seeking a change of scenery that only Tallahassee can offer. The canopy roads and rolling hills intrigue bikers and their families to participate in this rally. As a priority, this rally gives back to the community as they benefit local Tallahassee charities.

Pridefest: Pride in the Plaza

April 15

Every spring, the community gathers on the streets of the Capital City to participate in the weeklong celebration to promote peace and understanding for the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout the celebration there will be various pageants, parties, and a street festival in the downtown area of Tallahassee.

LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival

April 15-16

An alumnus from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, John Ensor Parker returns to Tallahassee to showcase his work. John has advanced in painting, drawing, video creation, and more with multiple large scale public art installations at locations such as the Manhattan Bridge or the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Word of South Festival featuring Ben Folds & the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra

April 21-23

Ben Folds & the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra are featured in the festival celebrating literature and music. Music from each genre will be performed as well as “mashups” appearing with authors and musicians. A great family event with kid programming included.

Southern Shakespeare Festival presents Antony & Cleopatra

May 11-14

The romance of Antony & Cleopatra will be performed mainstage at the Southern Shakespeare Festival. Before this mainstage performance the Bardling’s, SSC’s junior acting troupe, will perform the shortened demonstration of Shakespeare’s romance As You Like It. The festival will also offer food trucks, vendors, various renaissance performances, and the Shake Shoppe.

Soul of Southside Arts & Humanities Festival

May 18-20

The Soul of Southside Arts & Humanities Festival praises the diverse history of Tallahassee, Florida. This festival is the perfect blend of education and entertainment including tours, a forum for young entrepreneurs, vendors, food trucks, 5k, music, and a light show.

Florida’s Emancipation Celebration Concert featuring the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, TSO Jazz, vocalist Avis Berry, Tallahassee Nights Live, and Tallahassee’s own George Clinton

May 19

Enjoy Tallahassee’s first ever Emancipation Day concert at Cascades Amphitheatre in partnership with many entities, including the Department of State, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum, the Meek-Eaton Black Archives at Florida A&M University, and the Riley House Museum to present a community-wide celebration of Florida’s unique Emancipation Date.

Emancipation Day Celebration & Reenactment

May 20

A recognition of the Emancipation in Florida. To be historically correct emancipation should be celebrated on May 20th in Florida, due to the fact that in 1865 McCook formally announced the Proclamation of the Emancipation effectively ending slavery in Florida. This event includes performances, speakers, the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, and a free lunch is provided.


April 14, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm