fall in floridaFall in Florida is a beautiful time. Floridians often feel cooped up inside during the hot summer months when we hide from the intense heat. When cooler temperatures roll around in October, it’s the perfect time to enjoy more outdoor activities and all the festivals and fun that come with fall in Florida

Festivals and Special Events During Fall in Florida

Clearwater Jazz Holiday (October 13-16): Jazz fans and music lovers will truly love this four-day event held on a beautiful site in Clearwater. People travel to attend this festival and hear some amazing headliners, so we Floridians are lucky to have it right in our backyard (and it’s been happening for 37 years!). Visit the website for the lineup, tickets and more.

The 35th annual John’s Pass Seafood and Music Festival (October 27-30) is always held the last full weekend in October (when we start getting some of the most beautiful weather of fall in Florida). It includes a huge seafood selection, an arts and crafts fair, and free concerts. There’s a lot of fun for the whole family and a fishing tournament too!

St. Petersburg’s Ribfest is a three-day charity festival featuring a lot of amazing food as well as top bands. Proceeds go to youth-oriented causes. It can be quite crowded, so get there early. You can bring small lawn chairs or rent a chair for $5/day. For those needing accessibility help, they have contact information on their home page so caregivers/families can plan ahead.

Check your local municipality’s calendar for many more fun events! Here are a few links to help:

Dunedin City Calendar (October events include Oktoberfest, Stone Crab Festival and Halloween in the Park; November brings the ever popular Art Harvest.)

City of Clearwater (In addition to Jazz Holiday, check out A Taste of Clearwater.)

St. Pete events

Get Outside and Enjoy Fall in Florida

Here are some fun activities for all ages in Clearwater (many outdoors, but some indoors for rainy days too).

Enjoy a day out in delightful Dunedin!

Check out Aging Wisely’s post on fun fitness ideas in the local community. We include many free options and ways to enjoy getting fit outdoors.

Florida has amazing state parks: learn more here. Road trips can be a fun, inexpensive way to see all that Florida has to offer. Our senior concierge staff can help too! October is Florida Greenways and Trails month. Rangers will be leading walks and events.

And, of course, there’s nothing like a great day out at an award-winning Florida beach! You can take an early morning beach walk, lounge for a bit, or tuck into some seafood at a waterfront restaurant. Just make sure to put on the sunscreen, wear a hat and sunglasses, and stay hydrated!

Contact EasyLiving for senior concierge and companion assistance, for help enjoying great activities in Tampa Bay and beyond!