Exciting Spring Events in 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
Festival featuring authentic food, crafts and live entertainment, including Israeli dance and Jewish music.
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.
March 27 – 28, 2020
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.
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
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.
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.