Florida is always a place where adventure can be found, from Pensacola to Key West. As native Floridians, we have a lot of options, especially in the month of August, to keep ourselves entertained. Why not have fun and enjoy nature and the outdoors at the same time? Below are some ideas for you and your family to have a great time this month.
Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament– This event has a 14 year history with thousands of anglers participating. This is a huge event that bring out fisherman and families alike. The competition includes several separate subcategories, including billfish, fun fish, and junior angler. There is also a dockside BBQ party at the end of the event which includes an award ceremony.
When: August 1st through the 5th
Where: Marina Jack, Sarasota
Night in the Islands– This festival is held six times a year and is a much beloved event amongst the Greek community. Experience what Tarpon Springs has to offer on the famous sponge docks. Partake in Greek cuisine and get free Greek dance lessons. Live music and great atmosphere are sure to make this event a hit.
When: August 5th
Where: Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks
Daytona Flea Market Arts and Crafts Show– Every month the Daytona Flea Market sets aside one day for local artisans and craftspeople around Florida to bring their items for sale. You can find things from vintage clothing, handmade jewelry, to classic furniture pieces.
When: August 13th
Where: Daytona Flea and Farmers Market, Daytona Beach
Strawberry Classic Car Show– If you like the classics, then you are sure to love this event. Classic cars, classic music, and delicious street food vendors will be on hand at this fun family event. A BBQ, raffle, DJ, and kids events are sure to show you and your family a great time.
When: August 19th
Where: Union Station Depot, Plant City
Mount Dora Seafood Festival– This delicious annual event is a tradition for Central Florida. You can try the region’s best fresh and local seafood. Local businesses abound at this event where you can sample the best fish Florida has to offer.
When: August 26th and 27th
Where: Elizabeth Evans Park in Mount Dora