Best of Free Florida Events: May 11-18

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Mayfaire by the Lake (credit: Polk Museum of Art)

Mayfaire by the Lake (credit: Polk Museum of Art)

Florida Travel Guide – May 11-18: Best of Free Florida Events

If you’re traveling in Florida between May 11 and 18th you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a good time if you let fun be your guide!

1. Windsor Zucchini Festival

Sample fried zucchini, zucchini bread and zucchini muffins. Don’t miss the ugliest zucchini contest and find out who’s crowned the Zucchqueen! Enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, arts and crafts and more! It’s a squashing good time and it’s all in aid of the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Highlight: Zucchini ice cream!
  • When: May 12: 8am – 5pm
  • Where: Windsor Fire Station, 1401 SE CR 234, Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Cost: Free

2. Asian Cultural Festival

If Mom’s a big fan of Asian culture (or any kind of culture) then plan to take her to the Asian Cultural Festival on the evening of May 12. Sit side by side in lawn chairs and and enjoy Asian food, arts and crafts and all sorts of cultural entertainment from Asian countries including China, Japan, India, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and more!

  • Highlight: Great cultural entertainment and fabulous food
  • When: May 12: 4-9pm
  • Where: Avalon Park, 13001 Founder’s Square Drive, Orlando FL
  • Cost: Free

3. Mayfaire-by-the-Lake

What started out modestly as a regular old crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library has grown into one of Florida’s most beloved outdoor art festivals and a most popular Mother’s Day weekend event. On Saturday evening from 5pm-11pm enjoy a lawn party with the Mayfaire Classic 5K race and fireworks!

  • Highlight: Fun outdoor fun to celebrate Mom
  • When: May 12-13: 9am-4pm
  • Where: Lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive Lakeland, FL 33801
  • Cost: Free

Tell us…

What free Florida event would you guide us to for weekend travels?