What To Do In Florida: Best Of Cultural Events: July 13-20

Best of Cultural Florida Events July 13-20 2012

Best of Cultural Florida Events July 13-20 2012

Florida Travel Guide – July 13-20: Cultural Things To Do In Florida

If you’re looking around for something to do in Florida this weekend and you’re interested in some out-of-the-ordinary cultural events, check out these goings on!

1. Swamp Stomp Music Festival

Who doesn’t love live music? And who doesn’t love life music when it’s being played on an outdoor stage? Visit the Tallahassee Museum on Saturday and prepare to relax to the sounds of fantastic live music during the 34th annual Swamp Stomp Music Festival featuring some of the best-loved musicians in the region.

  • Highlight: Live music outside
  • When: July 14 4pm-9pm
  • Where: Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive Tallahassee, FL  32310
  • Cost: Adults/$9, Children/$6

2. Hemingway Festival

Key West is a pretty unique part of Florida and it has attracted many interesting characters over the years. One of the many notable celebrities to have lived there was Ernest Hemingway. The Pulitzer Prize winning author lived in Key West during the 1930s and the legacy he left behind in the area is strong enough that a festival is held in his honor each year. Celebrate the 113th anniversary of Hemingway Days with its arm-wrestling challenge, look-alike contest,deep-sea fishing tournament and literary readings.

  • Highlight: Hemingway look-alikes in the streets
  • When: July 17-July 22
  • Where: Various locations in Key West
  • Cost: Varies by event

3. 65th Weeki Wachee Mermaid Reunion

Come to the Mermaid Reunion at Weeki Wachee Park and celebrate the 65th year for one of the most charming Florida attractions you’ll find. While there will be many private events for the mermaids themselves, there will also be public events on Saturday and Sunday including autograph signings, a performance of The Little Mermaid and the Sorority of Sirens Show.

  • Highlight: Mermaids!
  • When: July 14 & 15
  • Where: 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606, USA
  • Cost: Adult/$13, Child 6-12/$8, Under 5/Free

Tell us…

Will any of these cultural events make it to your list of stuff to do in Florida this weekend?