Upcoming Festival Weekend: February 22-25, 2024

Winter and Beer and a LOT of Seafood. Plus some other interesting festivals this weekend.

Welcome back, Festival Fans!

If you happened to check out USA Today over this past weekend, you may have seen this Eclipse Article, where they mentioned my Eclipse Festival Guide. My jaw hit the floor when I saw it!

The guide has gotten bigger since then with more events in all the states, including Maine, Oklahoma and Vermont.

Look at this baby!

And it will keep getting bigger as the eclipse approaches, so keep checking in on it if you plan on visiting the Path of Totality in April.

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This weekend, most states have at least 2-3 festivals, while Alabama, Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania have a few more each.

The big festival states this weekend are Florida, Texas and South Carolina.

While festival themes this weekend still often relate to Winter and Ice, there are quite a lot of alcohol-themed festivals going on:

  • Wine Festivals in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wisconsin
  • Beer Festivals in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia
  • Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Fest in Georgia
  • Wine and Whiskey Fest in Mississippi
  • Chocolate Wine and Whiskey Fest in Pennsylvania
  • Beer and Hot Drinks Festival in Virginia
  • Spirits Festival in Virginia

Other interesting festivals include:

  • Cowboy Day in Alabama
  • all the Seafood Festivals in Florida and South Carolina
  • Turtle Fest in Florida
  • Pirate Days in Florida
  • Jewish Food Festivals in Alabama and Florida
  • African American Heritage Festivals in Louisiana and North Carolina
  • a Nordic Festival in Michigan
  • a Hot Dog Festival in Michigan
  • a Grumpy Old Men Festival in Minnesota
  • a Renaissance Festival in Mississippi
  • a Mac and Cheese Festival in New Jersey
  • the Lunar New Year Festivals in Texas
  • the Flannelfest in Wisconsin

Here are some more suggestions in each state:

Alabama
Cowboy Day (Columbiana)
Arkansas
No festivals this weekend.
Delaware
No festivals this weekend.
Florida
SunWest Crab and Shrimp Festival (Hudson), Shrimp and Grits Festival (Destin)
Georgia
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival (Atlanta)
Illinois
Naperville Ale Fest: Winter Edition 
Indiana
Shelf Ice Brewfest (Michigan City)

Iowa
Dubuque On Ice Brewfest (Dubuque)
Kentucky
No festivals this weekend.
Louisiana
Black Heritage Festival (Monroe)
Maryland
Stoutfest at Falling Branch Brewery (Street)
Michigan
Michigan Nordic Fire Festival (Charlotte)
Minnesota
Grumpy Old Men Festival (Wabasha)
Mississippi
Renaissance Festival at the Hattiesburg Zoo (Hattiesburg)

Missouri
West Plains Brewfest (West Plains)
New Jersey
Mac and Cheese Mayhem (Morristown)
New York
No festivals this weekend.
North Carolina
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival (Albemerle)
Pennsylvania
Kennett Winterfest (Kennett Square)
South Carolina
Sea and Sand Festival (Folly Beach)
Tennessee
Tennessee Winter Beer Fest (Townsend)

Texas
Austin Oyster Festival (Austin), Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival (Mesquite)
Virginia
Beer and Hot Drinks Festival (Tysons Corner)
Washington, DC
No festivals this weekend.
West Virginia
Winter Warmer Craft Beer Festival (Bluefield)
Wisconsin
Flannelfest (Janesville)

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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-022524/

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: February 22-25, 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

2/23-2/25 – Vintage Market Days of MobileMobile, ALABAMAMy Review

2/23-2/25 – Vintage Market Days of Coastal Carolina: SpringMyrtle Beach, SOUTH CAROLINAMy Review

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ALABAMA

2/23-2/25 – Vintage Market Days of Mobile – Mobile – My Review
2/24 – Cowboy Day – Columbiana
2/24 – Orange Beach Seafood Festival and Car Show – Orange Beach
2/24-2/25 – Fort Morgan Oyster Fest – Gulf Shores
2/25 – Montgomery Jewish Food Festival – Montgomery

ARKANSAS

No festivals this weekend.

DELAWARE

No festivals this weekend.

FLORIDA

2/20-2/24 – Georgefest II – Eustis
2/21-2/25 – 30A Wine Festival – Alys Beach
2/22-2/24 – The Florida Classic Music Festival and Car Show – Brooksville
2/22-2/24 – Whippersnap Music and Arts Festival – Brooksville
2/22-2/25 – Venice Italian Feast and Carnival – Venice
2/23-2/25 – SunWest Crab and Shrimp Festival – Hudson
2/22-2/25 – South Beach Wine and Food Festival – Miami Beach
2/23 – Millennial Asian Street Food Festival – Fort Myers
2/23-2/24 – The Sandestin Gumbo Festival – Miramar Beach
Weekend continues below…

2/23-2/25 – Heartwood Music Fest – Gainesville
2/23-2/25 – St. Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival – St. Petersburg
2/23-2/25 – Cathedral Festival – St. Augustine
2/23-2/25 – St. Sophia Greek Festival – Winter Haven
2/23-2/25 – St. Katherine Greek Festival – Melbourne
2/24 – Turtle Fest – Juno Beach
2/24 – Localtopia – St. Petersburg
2/24 – Fuel Fest – West Palm Beach
2/24 – Tampa Taco Fest – Tampa
2/24 – Fiesta Day – Tampa
Weekend continues below…

2/24 – Coconut Creek Butterfly Festival – Coconut Creek
2/24 – Sanford Porchfest – Sanford
2/24 – Miami Street Food Festival – Miami
2/24 – Shrimp and Grits Festival – Destin
2/24 – Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games and Festival – Green Cove Springs
2/24-2/25 – Longwood Pirate Days – Longwood
2/24-2/25 – World of Nations Celebration – Jacksonville
Weekend continues below…

2/24-2/25 – Strawberry Festival at Brownwood Paddock Square – The Villages
2/24-2/25 – Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival – Clearwater
2/24-2/25 – Amber Brooke Farm Strawberry Festival II – Williston
2/24-2/25* – Pensacola Habitat Food Truck Festival – Pensacola – CANCELLED
2/24-2/25 – Florida Renaissance Festival and Craft Village IV – Deerfield Beach
2/24-2/25 – Lake Worth Street Painting Festival – Lake Worth
2/25-2/26 – Princess Place Preserve Pow Wow/Flagler Native American Festival – Palm Coast
2/24-2/25 – Keel Farms Strawberry Bash – Plant City
2/24-2/25 – Safety Harbor Art and Seafood on the Waterfront – Safety Harbor
Weekend continues below…

2/24-2/25 – Community First Seawalk Music Festival – Jacksonville Beach
2/24-2/25 – Swamp Cabbage Festival – LaBelle
2/24-2/25 – Lake Wales Arts Festival – Lake Wales
2/24-2/25 – Pine Castle Pioneer Days – Orlando
2/24-2/25 – “Neck” Fest – Dade City
2/24-2/25 – Live Oak Strawberry Fest – Live Oak
2/24-2/25 – Bay Area Renaissance Festival II – Dade City
2/25 – Field Day Music Festival – Tallahassee
2/25 – Cape Coral Vegan Street Fest – Cape Coral
2/25 – Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival – Clearwater
2/25 – Riverside Craft Beer Festival – Jacksonville

GEORGIA

2/23-2/25 – Braselton Artisan Festival: February Vintage Market – Braselton
2/24 – Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival – Atlanta

ILLINOIS

2/23 – Rappapalooza Live Music Fest – Carbondale
2/24 – Artic Ale and Art Walk – Freeport
2/24 – Lake County Craft Beer Festival – Grayslake
2/24 – Naperville Ale Fest: Winter Edition – Naperville

INDIANA

2/24 – Shelf Ice Brewfest – Michigan City
2/24-2/25 – Parke County Maple Fair I – Rockville
2/24-2/25 – Maple Syrup Festival I – Salem

IOWA

2/24 – Dubuque On Ice Brewfest – Dubuque

KENTUCKY

No festivals this weekend.

LOUISIANA

2/24 – Houma Rotary Cast Iron Cookoff – Houma
2/24 – Cook-Off for the Coast – St. Bernard
2/24 – Black Heritage Festival – Monroe

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

2/23-2/24 – National Outdoor Show – Church Creek
2/24-2/25 – Stoutfest at Falling Branch Brewery – Street

MICHIGAN

2/22-2/25 – New Baltimore Lions Winterfest – New Baltimore
2/23-2/25 – Michigan Nordic Fire Festival – Charlotte
2/24 – Lansing Winterfest IV – Lansing
2/24 – Glizzy Fest: Hot Dog Festival – Battle Creek
2/24 – Winter Beer Festival – Comstock Park

MINNESOTA

2/23-2/24 – Grumpy Old Men Festival – Wabasha
2/24 – Winter Beer Dabbler – Falcon Heights
2/24 – Waseca Sleigh and Cutter Kite Festival – Waseca
2/24 – Winter Play Day Festival – Bloomington

MISSISSIPPI

2/24 – Wine and Whiskey Festival – Hattiesburg
2/24-2/25 – Renaissance Festival at the Hattiesburg Zoo – Hattiesburg

MISSOURI

2/24 – West Plains Brewfest – West Plains

NEW JERSEY

2/24 – Mac and Cheese Mayhem – Morristown
2/25 – Highlands Chili Cook-Off – Highlands

NEW YORK

No festivals this weekend.

NORTH CAROLINA

2/24 – Stanly County Winter Wine Festival – Albemerle
2/24 – African American Heritage Festival – Charlotte
2/24 – Brewsology Beer Fest – Charlotte

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

2/22-2/25 – Erie Winter Carnival – Erie
2/23-2/25 – Fire and Ice Festival II – Lititz
2/24 – Pittsburgh Chocolate, Wine and Whiskey Festival – Pittsburgh
2/24 – Kennett Winterfest – Kennett Square
2/24 – Wine on the Lake – Erie
2/25 – Jammin’ for the Arts! – Waynesboro

SOUTH CAROLINA

2/19-2/25 – Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival – Hilton Head Island
2/23-2/25 – Battle of Aiken Festival of Living History – Aiken
2/23-2/25 – Vintage Market Days of Coastal Carolina: Spring – Myrtle Beach – My Review
2/24 – Aiken Mardi Gras Festival – Aiken
2/24 – Sea and Sand Festival – Folly Beach
2/24 – Charleston Winter Wine Festival – Charleston
2/24 – Rock the Block – Charleston
2/24 – Cork Shuckin’ Festival – Wadmalaw Island

TENNESSEE

2/24 – International Festival – Oak Ridge
2/24 – Tennessee Winter Beer Fest – Townsend

TEXAS

2/22-2/25 – Whooping Crane Festival – Port Aransas
2/23-2/25 – South Padre Island Market Days II – South Padre Island
2/24 – Granbury Jazz Fest – Granbury
2/24 – Hops For Houses Craft Beer Festival – Taylor
2/24 – Austin Oyster Festival – Austin
2/24 – Motown in Downtown – Killeen
2/24 – Pearland Lunar New Year Festival – Pearland
2/24-2/25 – Big Top Shopping Festival in Downtown Conroe I – Conroe
2/24-2/25 – Historic Market Square’s Rodeo Roundup – San Antonio
2/24-2/25 – Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival – Mesquite
2/24-2/25 – Otaku’s Lunar New Year Food and Anime Festival – Port Arthur
2/25 – Lunar New Year Winter Festival – Houston

VIRGINIA

2/24 – Beer and Hot Drinks Festival – Tysons Corner
2/24 – Spirits Festival – Fredericksburg

WEST VIRGINIA

2/23-2/24 – Gardner Winter Music Festival – Gardner
2/24 – Winter Warmer Craft Beer Festival – Bluefield

WISCONSIN

2/23-2/24 – Winter Fest – Chetek
2/24 – Frozen Tundra Wine Fest – Kewaunee
2/24 – Flannelfest – Janesville
2/24-2/25 – Taste of Greece – Milwaukee

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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