Celebrate Spring in Our State’s Capital


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From Shakespeare to rock and roll, celebrations of literature, art and food there are a wide range of Tallahassee special events and festivals this spring when the area puts “Spring On Stage.” Listed below are just a few of the great happenings in our state’s capital that makes for an ideal weekend escape.

Downtown MarketPlace: Every Saturday through November from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tallahassee’s Downtown MarketPlace provides fresh, organic produce, baked goods, local artwork and entertainment.

Southern Shakespeare Festival: Hosted at The Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park April 17 – 19, the Southern Shakespeare Festival promotes the arts and knowledge of the Elizabethan era with a mixture of Renaissance culture and 60s memories through entertainment, demonstrations, and live music every night prior to the show, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 5:30 p.m. The final day of the festival is a full day celebration with vendors, music, children’s activities and appearances by Sonnet Man, a hip-hop version of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival: The Tallahassee Museum presents lively jazz, Dixieland, Zydeco, swing, and rhythm and blues under the trees April 25 – 26. Highlights also include fun family activities on the pioneer farm and at Bellevue Plantation.

Capital Cuisine Restaurant Week & Concert Series: Celebrating the diverse selection of dining and the city’s growing reputation as a culinary destination, this May 14 – 26 event allows patrons to explore the tastes of the area’s most popular eateries. Participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus featuring two and three-course meals for lunch and dinner.


While enjoying Tallahassee’s spring events, share your experiences using the hashtag #IHeartTally on your favorite social media sites. For more information, visit www.VisitTallahassee.com or call (850) 606-2305.