Top 10 Events in Tallahassee This Spring

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Bella Sirkis – FSU Student and Fiore Communications Intern

Spring is the Tallahassee Native’s favorite season. The weather is warm and breezy–a perfect time for hiking down North Florida’s pristine nature trails or sitting beneath a large oak tree covered with Spanish moss. On the weekends, the city is teeming with family-friendly events that let the community enjoy the outdoors while engaging with local businesses. This year will be no exception, so mark your calendars for the best events of this season.

  1. First Friday

Head to Railroad Square Art Park on the first Friday of each month for an event that combines local music, art and cuisine. First Friday includes dozens of galleries, boutiques and local food vendors. Each First Friday is a little different. Whether you wander into a bookstore that’s off the beaten path, sit in a drum circle or take a climb at the Tallahassee Rock Gym, First Friday is a great place to discover what makes Tallahassee unique.

Courtesy: @RailRoadSquare

Date(s):  April 5, May 1

Time: 6-10 p.m.

Location: Railroad Square Art Park

2. Springtime Tallahassee

Springtime Tallahassee is an annual celebration that was originally created in 1968 to showcase our Capital City. With the dedication of community-focused members, each year the festival combines exciting events: a Music Festival on Kleman Plaza, the Grand Parade, Jubilee in the Park, a 5k and more.

Courtesy: @Springtimetallahassee

Date: March 29-30            

Time: 6-10:30 p.m.

Location: 209 E. Park Ave.

3.Word of South

Rain or shine, Word of South gathers Tallahasseans to experience literature and music. The festival features singers, songwriters, poets, authors and artisans who merge written and oral practices.

Courtesy: @WordofSouth

Date: April 12-14

Location: Cascades Park

4.Red Hills International Horse Trails

With more than 12,000 visitors annually, the Red Hills International Horse Trails attracts competitors from all around the world. See equestrian tri-athletes demonstrate award-winning skills in dressage, cross-country and show jumping. In between events, guests can immerse themselves in a village shopping area, food court with local vendors and a children’s play area.

Courtesy: Red Hills International Horse Trails

Date: March 7-10

Location: Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park

Miller Landing Road, Gate B


5.Blueberry picking at Jubilee Orchards

With Blueberry season starting in April, make your way to Jubilee Orchards for a fun-filled day of picking. Shop at the Farm Store for locally grown produce, organic and sustainable food, baked goods, nuts, cheeses and farm-fresh eggs as well as specialty handcrafted artisan goods perfect for making a delicious dish for your family.

Courtesy: @jubileeorchards

Date: TBA

Location: 12008 Miccosukee Road

6.Old Dominion

Coming in March, Old Dominion will make a stop at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center for a performance from their “Make it Sweet Tour.” With their latest album release “Happy Endings,” you can expect a musical style that merges traditional country with a rock ’n’ roll influence, creating catchy tunes. Their performance will include guests Jordan Davis and Mitchell Tenpenny.

Courtesy: @olddiminionband

Date: March 8

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

7.The Avett Brothers

Long anticipated, top Billboard band the Avett Brothers are set to perform in Tallahassee. Making waves in the adult alternative genre, the Avett Brothers have dominated charts with their most recent album, “True Sadness.” Expect to hear many fan favorites and some of their start-up tracks for dedicated fans.

Courtesy: @theavettbrothers

Date: March 10

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Donald L Tucker Civic Center

8.Dance Marathon

With a goal of raising $2.4 million for 2019, Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropic event at FSU, aids children in need of specialized pediatric and medical care not available locally. While students involved with the organization fundraise months in advance, their efforts are showcased at Dance Marathon, the main charity event that lasts 24 hours! To find out more information about how to get involved or donate, visit the Dance Marathon website.

Courtesy: @dmfsu

Date: March 1-3

Location: Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

9. Garnet and Gold Spring Game

Bring back that Seminole spirit at FSU’s annual Spring Football Game, an excellent preview of the football season to come.

Date: April 14

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Doak Campbell Stadium

10. Peace Jam Southeast with Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman

Each year, Peace Jam Southeast works with FSU students to bring notable world leaders to speak during a campus conference. This year, they will be joined by Yemeni journalist, politician, human rights activist, mother of three and 2011 Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman.

Courtesy: PeaceJamSoutheast

Date: April 6-7

Location: Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

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