If you are visiting Anna Maria Island in the Spring then the Florida Strawberry Festival is a great event to visit. The Florida Strawberry festival takes place in Plant City, Fl and typically lasts 10 days. The Festival started in the 1930’s and has been going strong since the early 1950’s so planning to make the Florida Strawberry Festival each year seems like a safe plan! Plant City is about 45 minutes from Anna Maria Island and is a fabulous day trip for the entire family.
They typically have 30 + rides for smaller children at the Florida Strawberry Festival. There are crafts you can purchase, plenty of choices for lunch or dinner and of course every variety of strawberry dessert you can imagine. There is a fee to enter the festival as there is often free entertainment throughout the day. Each night there is headline entertainment and typically a few mature acts that you will recognize. For example below you can see Blake Shelton was a headline act in 2013. The headline entertainment requires separate tickets and the stadium seats about 3,000.
Below you can find the 2013 details to get an idea of the great things to do at the Florida Strawberry festival. Just a hop, skip and jump away from Anna Maria Island. We provide many other ideas for things to do while visiting Anna Maria Island. Visit our top ten things to do as a family post. Might provide for some more ideas! Enjoy.
The Florida Strawberry Festival
303 N. Lemon Street
Plant City, FL 33564-1869