Best of Southern Florida Events: Feb. 3-10

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Florida Travel Guide: Best Southern Florida Events Feb. 3 – 10

If you’re in the Southern Florida area between February 3 and 10th there are all kinds of fun things to do. Walk among thousands of orchids in full bloom. Check out the Florida Scrub Jay Festival. Eat your fill of shellfish at the Everglades Seafood Festival. Read a bit more about these fun Southern Florida Events happening Feb 3-10.

1) Venice Orchid Show & Sale

Thousands of blooming orchids in 20 artistic displays will intoxicate you. Purchase an orchid, bred specially for the Gulf Coast. Buy supplies or some beautiful orchid art. Learn how to grow orchids and keep them blooming for years! Visit www.vaos.org for details.
  • Highlight: Thousands of beautiful orchids
  • When: February 4: 10am-5pm, February 5: 10am-4pm
  • Where: Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave, South, Venice, FL, 34285
  • Cost: $4

2) Third Annual Scrub Jay Festival

The Florida Scrub Jay is a threatened little bird that’s only found here in the sunshine state. Come and learn about the bird and how to protect its habitat. Take in some presentations, enjoy guided hikes, live music and food. Participate in a round table with Florida Scrub Jay experts.

  • Highlight: Learning how to help the Florida Scrub Jay
  • When: February 4 10am-5pm
  • Where: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S Tamiami Trl Osprey, FL 34229-9683
  • Cost: Free

3) Everglade Seafood Festival

Visit a fun, old-fashioned fair where delicacies from the sea are served up fresh for your eating pleasure! Play carnival games, take in some live music and eat delicious food!

  • Highlight: Seafood galore
  • When: February 3: 5:30pm-11pm, February 4: 10am-8:30pm, February 5: 11am-6:30pm
  • Where: Everglades City, FL, 34139
  • Cost: Admission is Free

4) 11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

4 blocks of the A1A/Dixie Highway are transformed into a living art gallery for two entire days. See unique jewels, fine photography, ceramics, paintings, sculpture and more.

  • Highlight: 4 blocks of art
  • When: February 4-5, 10am-5pm
  • Where: A1A/Dixie Highway, 11954 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound, FL 33475
  • Cost: Admission is Free

5) American International Fine Art Fair

Visit the premier antique, art and jewelry fair in the United States where prestigious galleries and distinguished art collectors from around the world congregate each year.

  • Highlight: Faberge exhibition and lecture series
  • When: February 4-11: 12-7pm, February 12: 12-6pm
  • Where: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Cost: $10 one day ticket, $15 multi-day ticket

Tell us…

Will any of these events make it on your list of things to do on your Florida vacation?