Tallahassee Through the Seasons

Here in Tallahassee, there's always something unique to do. To help you narrow it down, here's a gimpse of Tallahassee throughout the year.

School is back in session, and that means football. Friday nights before each home game means celebrating the Seminoles across town. Downtown offers the Friday Night Block Parties in CollegeTown, and the Downtown GetDown on Adams Street. Head to the Bannerman Crossings shopping center for the newest addition to the celebrations, the NorthTown Getdown. All offer food, plenty of activities, and live music.

 Live entertainment during the fall ranges from music at local clubs and venues, concerts at Doak Campbell stadium and the FSU Flying High Circus’s Halloween shows. Tallahassee is also the perfect place for your next outdoor adventure. With the weather beginning to cool and the leaves beginning to change to beautiful hues of orange and red, you can bike, hike, paddle or stroll through a variety of trails.

Tallahassee makes getting into the holiday spirit easy through a selection of festive events. From the annual Winter Festival downtown, to the Market Days event where you can shop for the perfect holiday present to the Jingle Bell Run where you can run alongside Santa Claus, there’s something for everyone.

The spring in Tallahassee is not only a time of blossoming flowers and but also  festivals of all kinds nearly every weekend. The season starts off with the Red Hills Horse Trials, then there’s Tallahassee’s largest festival, Springtime Tallahassee, which celebrates its 51st anniversary this year. The festival was founded in 1968 as an effort to keep Tallahassee as the state’s capital.

LeMoyne Chain of Parks, the region’s premiere art festival that brings in artists from all over the country to display and sell their artwork while competing for prizes, also is held in the spring. Tallahassee hosts the Word of South festival of literature and music in Cascades Park that brings together writing and music and explores the relationship between the two. Between beautiful weather, flourishing nature and fun free events, spring in Tallahassee is the perfect time to be outdoors.



Once May rolls around, things start to quiet down as many  of college students trickle out of the city and return home. It’s time for a simple, relaxing summer, but still with plenty of things to do. Annual concerts have filled the Capital City Amphitheatre at Cascades Park with music every third Saturday at the Sundown Summer Series. These free public concerts featuring local and regional musicians playing a wide variety of genres.

If you’re wanting to cool-down and beat the summer heat, you can enjoy a fresh brew at one of five local breweries or venture out to the Leon County Sinks to swim in natural sinkholes. The Wakulla Springs is located just a short drive from Tallahassee, and here you can enjoy swimming and relaxing in the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs.


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