Spring Activities in the Capital City

By Abby Cloud

During the spring, Tallahassee offers a variety of events for local members of the community to attend and this year is no different. As beautiful spring afternoons approach, make sure your student knows about these events to take advantage of. 

Chain of Parks Art Festival. Kicking off on Thursday, April 16 with events throughout that weekend, LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival is one of the “top Fine Art Shows in the nation.” This free, two day outdoor art festival will take place along Park Avenue and consist of works from over 170 artists around the nation. Those who attend can also indulge in live entertainment, food trucks and vendors, and more. 

cahin of parks*Photo courtesy of Chain of Parks Art Festival. 

For more information, please visit the Chain of Parks Art Festival website

Springtime Tallahassee. The 52nd annual Springtime Tallahassee will take place on the weekend of March 27-28. On Friday, March 27, Springtime Tallahassee is hosting their free Music Festival on Kleman Plaza with famous country singer, Rodney Atkins. On Saturday, March 28, visitors will be able to take part in Jubilee in the Park where they will find food, music, activities, and more. Following the Jubilee, visitors can view the highly-anticipated Grand Parade of over 100 floats and participants, as well as a variety of vendors 

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For more information, please visit the Springtime Tallahassee website

Word of South. Taking place April 3-5, Word of South is Tallahassee’s free festival of literature and music, featuring artists, musicians, and writers from across the nation and across our region. With various tents set up throughout Cascades Park, you can visit different panels, shows, sets, and more through the afternoon. This year, audiences can expect to see musicians such as Jamey Johnson, FSU alumna Rita Coolidge, Royce Lovett, and more. Tallahassee local Jeff VanderMeer and FSU faculty David Kirby and Diane Roberts will be a part of the featured authors.

WP_Word-of-South-2018-4681_cc-1024x682*Photo courtesy of Tallahassee Magazine.

For more information, please visit the Word of South website

Tallahassee Pridefest. On April 18, Tallahassee’s annual Pride Festival will take place in Kleman Plaza. PrideFest works to celebrate the Tallahassee area’s diversity, promote understanding and peace, and educate the region on the LGBT community. The full line-up of activities and entertainment has not been announced yet, but you can stay updated on what to expect through PrideFest’s social media or their website. 

50563479_1584479518321268_7982748850546802688_n*Photo courtesy of Tallahassee PrideFest.

For more information, please visit the Tallahassee PrideFest website.