July is historically Florida’s wettest month and can be summed up in one word — “HumBug” — a combination of humidity and bugs. The start of our two-month annual heat wave has our A/C units working overtime and our lawns looking overgrown. “Fun in the sun” seems over-rated at the moment.

However, with the summer heat comes an annual madness to entice you out of your homes. I’m referring, of course, to none other than the many celebrations of Mango Madness!


July kicks off the magnificent mango harvests, so don’t miss out on venturing out and experiencing a farm tour, mango samplings, and/or demonstrations offering recipe ideas involving the magnificent mango.

What are your favorite fairs and festivals in July? Did we miss a July celebration? Tell us all about it in the comments.

Florida Fairs and Festivals in July 2018

July 1-31, 2018: Seventh annual Taste of Doral
Miami-Dade County, Doral

July 4, 2018: Independence Day
National

July 7, 2018: Dunedin Orange Festival
Pinellas County, Dunedin

July 14, 2018: Seventh Annual Boca Burger Battle
Palm Beach County, Boca Raton

July 14-15, 2018: 26th annual International Mango Festival
Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables

July 14-15, 2018: 22nd annual Mango Mania Tropical Fruit Festival
Lee County, Pine Island

July 15, 2018: Erickson Farm’s Mango Madness
Palm Beach County, Canal Point

July 19-27, 2018: Gainesville Restaurant Week
Alachua County, Gainesville

July 20-22, 2018: Florida Deer & Turkey Expo
Polk County, Lakeland

July 21, 2018: 3rd Annual JAXCOT: Jax Around the World
Duval County, Jacksonville Beach

July 27-28, 2018: Florida Organic Growers’ second annual Organic Food & Farming Summit
Alachua County, Gainesville

July 27-29, 2018: Annual Caladium Festival
Highlands County, Lake Placid

July 31-Aug. 4, 2018: Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament
Sarasota County, Sarasota

July 4-7, 2019: Key Lime Festival
Monroe County, Key West