The term “festival season” often refers to the late spring to early fall for most of the country. However, in Florida, it could be festival season all year long. Florida has a lot of music festivals to choose from.

Several genres of music and different themes are represented in Florida festivals. There are coastal fests for ideal scenery, college campus fests prime for a good time, and more secluded camping-style fests. Many of the most trusted festival aggregates show events already scheduled in Florida way into 2024. With 825 miles of sandy beaches and two coastlines, Florida offers festival-goers that opportunity to build an entire getaway experience around the show.

Let’s take a closer look at some of Florida’s most unique music festivals this year. To kick things, off will head to Miramar where JJ Grey & Mofro got the party started last night.

  • Moon Crush (pink moon), April 20-23 - Mirimar

    Branded a “music vacation”, this year in addition to JJ Grey & Mofro, The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, and Black Crowes headlined the four-day fest in southeast Florida.

  • Gasparilla, April 29-30 - Tampa

    Run The Jewels and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead are the two night closers here in downtown Tampa. There are two stages of music. There’s even a bike valet onsite.

  • SunFest, May 5-7 - West Palm Beach

    What do the Chainsmokers, the Killers, Jack Johnson, 311, Dropkick Murphys, Ziggly Marley, and Flo Rida have in common? They are all playing SunFest 2023, along West Palm Beach’s intercoastal waterway.

  • Brandi Carlile's Mothership Weekend, May 12-14 - Mirimar

    Mothership is also put on by Topeka Live, the same group responsible for Moon Crush. Curated by Brandi Carlile, Mothership plans to be a Mother’s Day weekend tradition. This year has Hozier, Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt amongst the acts that will join Carlile. “We hope you’ll join us for this epic celebration of mothers, mother figures, motherhood, mothering and all forms of chosen families,” Carlile said.


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  • Welcome To Rockville, May 18-21 - Daytona Beach

    Daytona International Speedway presents “America’s Larges Rock Festival.” Slipknot, Hardy, Avenged Sevenfold, Pantera, Godsmack, and Alice Cooper are just some of the names on this monster bill. There’s even a Wednesday night pre-party for the campers, featuring a performance by Hatebreed.

  • Gulf Coast Jam, June 1-4 - Panama City Beach

    Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Hardy, and Kane Brown will headline a festival that includes 32 artists over four days at one beach. #CountryOnTheCoast is one of the biggest country music weekends in the south. They have their own merch line and various convenient lodging partners.

  • Rolling Loud, July 21-23 - Miami

    Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and A$AP Rocky will headline this mid-summer classic at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. Their website claims that this is the biggest hip-hop festival in the world. It features over 100 artists from all over. This is the third year it will be held at Hard Rock Stadium.

  • Moon Crush (blue moon), September 1-3 - Mirimar

    The third festival in Topeka’s trilogy of Florida events. Blue Moon is a sister festial to the aforementioned Pink Moon. The blue version incudes the likes of Ben Rector, Switchfoot, and NEEDTOBREATHE. This too takes place at Miramar Beach at The Cove.

  • Suwannee Hulaween, October 26-29 - Live Oak

    Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park is the site for “Halloween’s jammiest music festival.” It’s hosted by The String Cheese Incident, who play two sets every evening. 4-Day passes are available, as are camping add-ons. This year’s fest will be the 10-year anniversary celebration.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), November 10-12, Orlando

    Tinker Field in downtown Orlando is where EDC throws their east coast version of this bash. Electronic dance music, carnival rides, and pyrotechnics are just some of the reasons why EDC calls their festivals “magic.” Check out the unique three-dimensional art on the grounds or dance the night away before any of the five stages. EDC also does an Orlando downtown takeover, with EDM club takeovers Thursday through Sunday nights. 

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