Upcoming Festival Weekend: February 15-18, 2024

From Winter and Chili to Strawberries and Seafood.
Plus the new Eclipse Festival Guide!

Welcome back, Festival Fans!

Mardi Gras has passed and Lent has begun. You may still be digesting King Cake or paczki at the moment that you’re reading this.

Hopefully you didn’t overdo it over Mardi Gras – and hopefully you didn’t give up festivals for Lent!

But, if you did, you’ll still be able to check out the festivals from April 5-8, 2024…

over Solar Eclipse Weekend..

…because it will happen after Easter.

The 2024 Solar Eclipse Festival Guide lists festivals and festival-like events from Texas through New York State.

To access the guide, go to festivalguidesandreviews.com/solar-eclipse-festival-guide/ (while each state festival guide will also have show that state’s eclipse festivals)

There are all sorts of festivals involved so check it out and let me know if I’m missing anything.

It’s going to be an exciting weekend!

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This weekend, the big four festival states are Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Texas:

  • Florida has various Renaissance Festivals, Strawberry Festivals, Greek Festivals, Seafood Festivals and Chocolate Festivals
  • Michigan has plenty of Winter Festivals going on, Beer, Wine and Mead Festivals and even a Yeti Fest
  • Pennsylvania also has Winter Fests, some Wine Festivals, a late Mardi Gras Celebration and an Arts Fair
  • Texas has an interesting assortment with a Czech Music Festival, a Frost Fest, a Jalapeno Festival, a Medieval Festival and a Lunar New Year Festival.

This weekend, you can also find…

  • a Black Heritage Festival
  • a Storytelling Festival
  • a Crane Festival
  • many Chili Festivals
  • more Beer and Wine Festivals
  • and more!

Here are some suggestions in each state:

Alabama
Anniston Museum’s Black Heritage Festival 
Arkansas
No festivals this weekend.
Delaware
No festivals this weekend.
Florida
Bay Area Renaissance Festival I (Dade City), Jupiter Seafood Festival 
Georgia
St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival 
Illinois
Westmont Winter Beer Festival 
Indiana
“Frigid Digits” Winter Beer Fest (Indianapolis)

Iowa
IAA Pho King Cook-Off (Des Moines)
Kentucky
No festivals this weekend.
Louisiana
Black History Parade and Festival (Vivian)
Maryland
Crawfish Boil and Muskrat Stew Fest (Stevensville)
Michigan
Gaylord Alpenfrost, Shanty Days (Caseville)
Minnesota
Big Turn Music Festival (Red Wing)
Mississippi
No festivals this weekend.

Missouri
KC Brew Fest (Kansas City)
New Jersey
Red, White and Brew Fest (Trenton)
New York
Buffalo Whiskey Riot (Buffalo)
North Carolina
Asheville Celtic Fest
Pennsylvania
Fire and Ice Festival I (Lititz)
South Carolina
Lexington County Chili Cookoff 
Tennessee
Skyland Ranch Festival of Lights XVI (Sevierville)

Texas
Laredo Jalapeño Festival, Texas Medieval Merriment Festival (Huntsville)
Virginia
Richmond Beer Fest 
Washington, DC
Lunar New Year Festival at DAR Museum (Washington, DC)
West Virginia
Pocahontas County Maple Days I (Hillsboro)
Wisconsin
Cedarburg Winterfest 

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Have a great weekend, everyone!

And, if you happen to be in Ohio this weekend, check this weekend’s post at OhioFestivals.net to see what’s going on. You can find this week’s post at https://ohiofestivals.net/ohio-weekend-021824/

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: February 15-18, 2024

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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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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals

No reviews this weekend.

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ALABAMA

2/17 – Anniston Museum’s Black Heritage Festival – Anniston

ARKANSAS

No festivals this weekend.

DELAWARE

No festivals this weekend.

FLORIDA

2/13 – Pensacola Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Priscus Celebration – Pensacola
2/15-2/17 – Palatka Bluegrass Festival – Palatka
2/15-2/18 – Blessed Trinity Parish Festival – Virginia Gardens
2/15-2/18 – ZOOLights XIII – Jacksonville
2/16 – Country Jam Fest (Big Boy Toyz Expo) – Port Charlotte
2/16-2/17 – Olustee Festival – Lake City
2/16-2/17 – Florideah Swampfest – Wildwood
2/16-2/18 – Fort Pierce Greek Festival – Fort Pierce
2/16-2/18 – Babcock Ranch Seafood and Music Festival – Punta Gorda
2/16-2/18 – Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee – Lake City
Weekend continues below…

2/16-2/18 – Port St. Lucie Italian Festival – Port St. Lucie
2/16-2/18 – St. Catherine’s Greek Festival – West Palm Beach
2/16-2/18 – Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival – Steinhatchee
2/16-2/18 – St. Coleman Italian Festival – Pompano Beach
2/16-2/18 – Glendi: St. Barbara Greek Festival – Sarasota
2/16-2/18 – Gasparilla Music Festival – Tampa
2/16-2/18 – Thunder on the Beach Powwow and Native American Experience – Vero Beach
2/16-2/18 – Thunder by the Bay Music and Motorcycle Festival – Sarasota
2/16-2/18 – Fort Myers Greek Festival – Fort Myers
2/17 – Bradenton Area River Regatta – Bradenton
2/17 – Afro Carib Festival – Miramar
2/17 – Love is Love Fest – DeLand
Weekend continues below…

2/17 – Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival – St. Petersburg
2/17 – Panama City Beach Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival – Panama City
2/17 – SyFy – Bartow
2/17 – Enterprise Chili Cook Off – Deltona
2/17 – Ozello Craft Show and Chili Cook-Off – Crystal River
2/17 – Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival – Ave Maria
2/17 – Central Florida Chili Cookoff – Orlando
2/17 – Ribs on the Ridge – Haines City
2/17 – Avalon Spring Fest: Lunar New Year Festival – Orlando
2/17 – Bonita Brew Fest – Bonita Springs
2/17 – Fort Lauderdale Beer Wine and Spirits Fest – Fort Lauderdale
2/17 – Florida Craft Brew and Wingfest – Vero Beach
2/17-2/18 – 321: Food Fest and Craft Fair – Melbourne
Weekend continues below…

2/17-2/18 – Tampa Bay Chocolate Festival – New Port Richey
2/17-2/18 – Crafts on the River (Edison Festival of Light) – Fort Myers
2/17-2/18 – Vibra Urbana Music Fest – Miami
2/17-2/18 – Biergarten Fest – Cape Coral
2/17-2/18 – Amber Brooke Farm Strawberry Festival I – Williston
2/17-2/18 – Deerfield Beach Pioneer Days – Deerfield Beach
2/17-2/18 – Jupiter Seafood Festival – Jupiter
2/17-2/18 – Bay Area Renaissance Festival I – Dade City
Weekend continues below…

2/17-2/18 – Panama City Beach Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival – Panama City Beach
2/17-2/18 – Artigras Fine Arts Festival – Jupiter
2/17-2/18 – Strawberry Fest at Wickham Park – Melbourne
2/17-2/18 – Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival – Cortez
2/17-2/18 – Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival – Mount Dora
2/17-2/18 – Florida Renaissance Festival and Craft Village III – Deerfield Beach
2/17-2/19 – Coconut Grove Arts Festival – Miami
2/17-2/19 – Georgefest I – Eustis
2/18 – Gay8 Festival – Miami
2/18 – Pensacola Chocolate and Cheese Fest – Pensacola

GEORGIA

2/16-2/18 – Konpa to Kizomba Festival – Atlanta
2/16-2/18 – St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival – St. Simons Island
2/17 – Georgia Black Vendor Market – Powder Springs

ILLINOIS

2/17 – Westmont Winter Beer Festival – Westmont
2/17 – Ice Jam at the Dam – East Alton
2/17 – Chicago Wine Fest at Hubbard Inn – Chicago

INDIANA

2/16-2/17 – Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival – Linton
2/17 – Weather the Fort – Fort Wayne
2/17 – “Frigid Digits” Winter Beer Fest – Indianapolis
2/17-2/18 – For the Love of Art Fair – South Bend

IOWA

2/18 – IAA Pho King Cook-Off – Des Moines

KENTUCKY

No festivals this weekend.

LOUISIANA

2/17 – Black History Parade and Festival – Vivian

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

2/17 – Stews and Brews – Easton
2/17 – Lunar New Year – Rockville
2/17 – Crawfish Boil and Muskrat Stew Fest – Stevensville
2/17 – Lunar New Year Festival at DAR Museum – Washington, DC

MICHIGAN

2/16-2/17 – Higgins Lake Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Winterfest – Lyon Township
2/16-2/17 – Shanty Days – Caseville
2/16-2/17 – Indian River Winterfest – Indian River
2/17 – Yeti Fest – Suttons Bay
2/17 – Lansing Winterfest III – Lansing
2/17 – Winterfest II – Pentwater
2/17 – Wine Not? Wine Festival – Kalamazoo
2/17 – Family Winter Fun Fest – Bay City
2/17 – Winter Mead Mixer – Bangor
2/17 – Winter BBQ and Beer Bash – Kalamazoo
2/17 – Gaylord Alpenfrost – Gaylord
2/17 – Blake’s Chili Cook-Off – Armada
2/18 – Meckley’s Shantytown Festival – Somerset

MINNESOTA

2/15-2/19 – Winterfest – Stillwater
2/16-2/17 – Big Turn Music Festival – Red Wing
2/16-2/18 – Prairie Island Winter Wacipi – Welch

MISSISSIPPI

No festivals this weekend.

MISSOURI

2/17 – KC Brew Fest – Kansas City
2/17 – Sertoma Chili Cook Off – Springfield

NEW JERSEY

2/17 – Red, White and Brew Fest – Trenton

NEW YORK

2/16-2/17 – Buffalo Whiskey Riot – Buffalo
2/16-2/18 – Mayville Winter Festival – Mayville
2/18 – Brewer’s Invitational – Lockport

NORTH CAROLINA

2/17 – Soul Food Feast Festival – Selma
2/17-2/18 – Ice Bridges Festival – Asheville
2/17-2/18 – Asheville Celtic Fest – Asheville

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

2/16-2/18 – Jim Thorpe Winterfest – Jim Thorpe
2/16-2/18 – Fire and Ice Festival I – Lititz
2/16-2/18 – SpringGate Vineyard Mardi Gras Celebration – Harrisburg
2/17 – Spirits of the Burgh – Pittsburgh
2/17-2/18 – Trax Farms Winter Wine Festival – Finleyville
2/18 – Winter Winefest and Market – Bethlehem
2/18 – Aphrodite Arts Fair – Pittsburgh

SOUTH CAROLINA

2/17 – Krewe of Port Royal Mardi Gras “C’est Si Bon” – Port Royal
2/18 – Lexington County Chili Cookoff – Lexington

TENNESSEE

2/12-2/18 – Skyland Ranch Festival of Lights XVI – Sevierville

TEXAS

2/13 – Taste of the Triangle – Beaumont
2/13 – Mardi Craw – Burleson
2/16-2/17 – Laredo Jalapeño Festival – Laredo
2/16-2/18 – Fredericksburg Trade Days II – Fredericksburg
2/16-2/18 – Texas Medieval Merriment Festival – Huntsville
2/17 – Ennis Czech Music Festival – Ennis
2/17 – Irving Frost Fest – Irving
2/17-2/18 – Texas Lunar New Year Houston  – Houston

VIRGINIA

2/16-2/18 – Winter Lantern Festival XII – Tysons
2/17 – Chinese New Year Festival – Falls Church
2/17 – Richmond Beer Fest – Richmond
2/17 – Richmond Chocolate, Wine and Whiskey Festival – Richmond

WEST VIRGINIA

2/17 – Pocahontas County Maple Days I – Hillsboro
2/17 – West Virginia Chocolate, Wine and Shine Festival – Morgantown

WISCONSIN

2/16-2/17 – Fire and Ice Weekend – Sturgeon Bay
2/17 – Celebrate CommUNITY – Fond du Lac
2/17 – Manitowoc Noon Rotary Winter Brewfest – Manitowoc
2/17 – Red Arrow Club Snow Fest – Townsend
2/17-2/18 – Cedarburg Winterfest – Cedarburg

Festival Guides

Alabama | Arkansas | Delaware | Florida | Georgia
Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kentucky | Louisiana
Maryland | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri
New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Pennsylvania
South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Virginia
Washington, DC | West Virginia | Wisconsin

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