Best of Southern Florida Events: Feb. 17-23

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Charming entrance ©Old Island Restoration Foundation

Charming entrance ©Old Island Restoration Foundation

Florida Travel Guide – Feb. 17-23: Things to do in Southern Florida

If you’re traveling in Florida’s Southern area between February 17 and 23, let fun be your guide.

1) Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show

Shop for sailing supplies and test drive the latest sailboat designs from builders around the United States and beyond! Because of it’s large selection, this show is known as the catamaran capital of the world.

  • Highlight: Test driving sailboats
  • When: Feb 16: 10am-6pm, Feb 17-19: 10am-8pm, Feb 20: 10am-6pm
  • Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Cost: Feb 16: $35, Feb 17-20: Adults: $18, Under 15: Free (2 day pass $32, 5 day pass: $80)

2) 51st Annual Historic House Tours, Key West

Take a peek inside five of Key West’s most charming homes. Properties are chosen based on historical significance, creative renovations or for serving as good examples of Key West lifestyle.

  • Highlights: Seeing the insides of fancy houses
  • When: Feb 17 and 18: 10am-4pm
  • Where: Starting at 906 Southard Street, Key West FL  33040
  • Cost: $25

3) Edison Festival of Lights Crafts on the River, Fort Myers

Visit the 100 or so exhibitors at the Edison Festival of Lights Crafts on the River who have their handicrafts on display: quilts, jewelry, crafts and more.

  • Highlight: Beautiful handmade crafts
  • When: Feb 17: 10-5, Feb 18: 10-4
  • Where: Centennial Park, 2000 W First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901
  • Cost: Free

4) 20th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival

Stroll along Dunedin’s Main Street during this Craft Festival and shop for all sorts of things from botanical hotplates and functional pottery to hair accessories and unique jewelry pieces.

  • Highlights: Shopping for unique items
  • When: Feb 18-19, 10am-5pm
  • Where: 271 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698
  • Cost: Free

5) Ole Art and Jazz Festival

Purchase art from the walkways along the Ole’ Spine Fountain and listen to great jazz music while taking in the beautiful scenery of the village.

  • Highlight: Beautiful scenery and jazz music
  • When: February 18-19, 10am-4pm
  • Where: Ole at Lely Resort Village Center, Naples, FL 34113
  • Cost: Free

Tell us…

Which favorite Florida event would you guide us to for weekend travels?