Upcoming Festival Weekend: February 9-12, 2023

St. Valentine’s Day Weekend with plenty of Chocolate, Desserts and Beer.

Since Valentine’s Day doesn’t land conveniently over the weekend, celebrations are occurring a little earlier than normal.

Many of the states are holding some sort of Chocolate Festival and/or Dessert Festival this weekend – the perfect type of event to enjoy with you and your partner. Chocolate Festivals can be found in Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia while Dessert Fests can be had in Florida and Wisconsin.

There are also many Beer Festivals going on for those still getting to know his/her special love interest and Chili Festivals for those secure enough in their relationships to deal with the aftereffects together.

And, whether you have a significant other or not, there are still plenty more festivals to enjoy about Yetis, Sturgeons, Bats, Mardi Gras and Various Cultures.

Be sure to look below for all the festival lists as well as the map of festival cities.

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Concerning my latest Festival Guide updates, I just completed updating all the listings for the month of September. I’ll be starting October next and hope to be complete with the year in the next week or so.

So I’m right on schedule.

Again, if you know the 2023 information for any festival where there is still an asterisk next to the date (a sign that it’s not yet updated for 2023), please write to me and pass on the info.

Also, please share these guides with your friends and family. As more people find these guides, more people will write to me and let me know about their festivals.

Have a great weekend, everyone, and I’ll talk to you again soon!

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: February 9-12, 2023

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

If you can’t see the map on your smartphone, click HERE.

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ALABAMA

No festivals this weekend.

DELAWARE

No festivals this weekend.

FLORIDA

2/10-2/12 – Pride of the Americas Beach Festival – Fort Lauderdale Beach
2/10-2/12 – Archangel Michael Spring Greek Festival – Lecanto
2/10-2/12 – Sarasota Native American Art and Music Festival – Sarasota
2/10-2/12 – St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Festival – Delray Beach
2/10-2/12 – St. Andrews Mardi Gras Festival – Panama City
2/10-2/12 – Bonita Springs Shrimp and Music Festival: Winter – Bonita Springs
2/10-2/12 – Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow – Hollywood
2/11 – The Fuzzy Pineapple Dessert Festival – Tallahassee
2/11 – Mulberry Founders’ Day – Mulberry
2/11 – Sunshine City Smokeout – St. Petersburg
2/11 – Art in the Park – Moore Haven
2/11 – Lemon Bay Cracker Fair – Englewood
2/11 – Tampa Bay Chocolate Festival – New Port Richey
2/11 – Mutt Strutt (Edison Festival of Lights) – Fort Myers
2/11 – Leesburg Mardi Gras Party in the Street – Leesburg
2/11 – Bradenton Area River Regatta – Bradenton
2/11 – Paws in the Park – Orlando
2/11-2/12 – Amber Brooke Farm Strawberry Festival I – Williston
2/11-2/12 – L.B. Brown Heritage Festival – Bartow
2/11-2/12 – Fort Pierce Seafood and Pirate Festival – Fort Pierce
2/11-2/12 – Florida Renaissance Festival and Craft Village II – Deerfield Beach
2/11-2/12 – ArtsFest – Stuart
2/11-2/12 – 321: Food Fest and Craft Fair – Melbourne
2/11-2/12 – Sarasota Open Air Fine Art Show II – Sarasota
2/11-2/12 – Edison Ford Winter Garden Festival – Fort Myers
2/11-2/12 – West Palm Beach Seafood Festival – West Palm Beach
2/12 – Gainesville Veg Fest – Gainesville
2/12 – Sanford Food Truck Fiesta – Sanford

GEORGIA

2/11 – Atlanta Winter Beer Fest – Atlanta
2/11 – Savannah Irish Festival – Savannah

ILLINOIS

2/8-2/11 – Rockton Yeti Fest – Rockton
2/10-2/12 – Lincoln Square Winter GreekFest – Chicago
2/11 – Argenta IceFest – Argenta
2/11-2/12 – Galesburg Chocolate Festival – Galesburg
2/11-2/12 – Chain O’ Lakes Fishing Derby and Winter Festival – Antioch

INDIANA

2/10 – Chocolate Fest – New Haven
2/11 – Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest – Indianapolis

KENTUCKY

No festivals this weekend.

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

2/10 – Love Thy Beer – Silver Spring

MICHIGAN

2/8-2/11 – Michigan Tech Winter Carnival – Houghton
2/8-2/12 – Michigan Ice Festival – Munising
2/9-2/12 – Snowsfest – Cedarville
2/10-2/11 – Downtown Harbor Springs Ice Fest and Chili Cook Off – Harbor Springs
2/11 – Winterfest I – Pentwater
2/11 – Lansing Winterfest II – Lansing
2/11 – Saginaw Winter Brew Festival – Saginaw
2/11 – Beulah Winterfest – Beulah

MISSISSIPPI

2/11 – Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off – Laurel

NEW YORK

2/10-2/11 – ZooBrrew – Rochester
2/11 – Totally Sweet Buffalo Winterfest – Buffalo

NORTH CAROLINA

2/11 – Queen City Brewers Festival – Charlotte
2/11 – Triangle Russian Festival – Raleigh
2/11 – Wine and Chocolate Festival – Greensboro

OHIO

Ohio Festivals can be found at ohiofestivals.net/ohio-festivals/

PENNSYLVANIA

2/10-2/11 – Carved in Ice Festival and Chili Cook-Off – Butler
2/11 – Bat Fest at Lincoln Caverns – Huntingdon
2/11 – Groundhog Wine Festival – Clearfield

SOUTH CAROLINA

2/11 – Taste of Gullah Festival – Hilton Head Island

TENNESSEE

2/10-2/11 – Chocolate Fest – Jonesborough
2/11 – Maple Syrup Festival – Johnson City

VIRGINIA

2/10-2/12 – Winter Lantern Festival IX – Tysons
2/11 – Richmond Chocolate, Wine and Whiskey Festival – Richmond
2/11-2/12 – Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest – Virginia Beach

WEST VIRGINIA

2/11 – West Virginia Chocolate, Wine and Shine Festival – Morgantown

WISCONSIN

2/9-2/12 – Luck Winter Carnival – Luck
2/10-2/12 – Sturgeon Spectacular – Fond du Lac
2/10-2/12 – Scandihoovian Winter Festival – Mount Horeb
2/11 – Sweets and Treats Fest – Waukesha
2/11-2/12 – Doty Dog Days of Winter Festival – Mountain

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Festival Schedule Pages

Alabama

Delaware

Florida

Miami | Tallahassee/Florida Panhandle | Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Kentucky

Maryland

Michigan

Detroit | Upper Peninsula

Mississippi

New York

Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

North Carolina

Ohio

Akron/Canton | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Toledo

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Tennessee

Knoxville | Nashville

Virginia

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Madison | Milwaukee

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