Exciting Spring Events in Tallahassee

By Visit Tallahassee

From vibrant festivals and live performances with talented artists to award-winning craft breweries, restaurants and over 700 miles of trails, Florida’s Capital City showcases its most festive time of the year in the Spring.


Red Hills International Horse Trials

March 5 – 8, 2020
Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park

This international equestrian event includes dressage, cross country and stadium jumping competitions and serves as a qualifier for the Olympic and World Equestrian Games. Festivities include family-friendly activities, exhibits, vendors, food and beverages.

Battle of the Natural Bridge Reenactment

March 6-8, 2020
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

This two-day event reenacts the second largest Civil War battle in Florida and includes a period encampment and demonstrations.

Jewish Food Festival

March 8, 2020
Temple Israel

Festival featuring authentic food, crafts and live entertainment, including Israeli dance and Jewish music.

Newsboys

Newsboys United

March 26, 2020
Capital City Amphitheater

One of the most influential bands in Christian music history, GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling Newsboys United will be performing at the Capital City Amphitheater in Cascades Park on March 26! Get your tickets here.

Springtime Tallahassee

March 27 – 28, 2020
Downtown Tallahassee

Springtime Tallahassee kicks off with a performance from national recording artist, Rodney Atkins, Friday night and continues Saturday with the Grand Parade — one of the largest and most celebrated parades in the Southeast — the Jubilee in the Park art show, the Children’s Park and 5K and 10K run.

Word of South Festival with Jamey Johnson

April 3 – 5, 2020
Cascades Park / Capital City Amphitheater

Annual festival celebrating literature and music with a variety of musical performances, literary discussions, poetry readings, interviews, book signings and a dedicated children’s program. Word of South is a unique blend of renowned and new musicians and writers and an exploration of the relationship between the two disciplines.

Flying High Circus – Home Show Series

April 3 – 18, 2020
Florida State University Big Top

One of two collegiate circuses in the nation, the Flying High Circus has been a unique tradition at FSU since 1947.

Jazz & Blues Festival & Pioneer Breakfast

April 25 – 26, 2020
Tallahassee Museum

This two-day jazz, swing and rhythm and blues festival includes performances by established Big Bend artists and rising stars. The 58th Annual Pioneer Breakfast, located on an 1880’s style farmstead, is an all-you-can-eat breakfast starting at 7:00 A.M. and benefits the Tallahassee Museum.

FSU Spring Game / Doak After Dark

April 18, 2020
Doak Campbell Stadium

Kick off the Mike Norvell Era with FSU’s Garnet & Gold Spring Game. After the game, the stadium will be transformed into the Doak After Dark concert event featuring country music artist, Jon Pardi.

LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival

April 18 – 19, 2020
Downtown Chain of Parks

Rated Among Nation’s Best Juried Art Shows year after year. Typically held during the third weekend of April, the “Chain of Parks” Art Festival attracts 170 juried artists
from around the country and includes a 1560s living encampment, “Be The Art” photo opportunities for visitors, an art village for children, live entertainment and food.

USTA Tennis Challenger

April 20 – 26, 2020
Forest Meadows Tennis Complex

Top players from around the world compete in this USTA/ ATP Pro-Circuit Professional Men’s tournament.

Southern Shakespeare Festival

May 7 – 10, 2020
Cascades Park / Capital City Amphitheater

This free, open-air production and festival with Renaissance fair includes live Shakespearian performances, medieval-costumed characters, food and beverages. This year’s act is Twelfth Night featuring special guest, Kevin McDonald, best known for his various acting/voice acting roles and comedy.

Tour of Gardens

May 16, 2020
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens

The tour begins with breakfast in the park followed by a self-guided tour of Tallahassee’s finest public and private gardens.

Emancipation Celebration

May 20, 2020
Knott House Museum

Held on the steps of the Knott House, this event commemorates and reenacts the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, of 1865. The celebration includes a reading, prayer, musical performances and a free picnic lunch in the park.

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