Ah, December … when we start looking back on the past 11 months and begin looking forward (we hope) to the rapidly approaching new year. Just one of the many things to anticipate during December is the beginning of the U-pick blueberry season. So gather up your baskets, slather on the sunscreen, don a hat, and head out to the nearest blueberry farm!

Dec. 1-April 3: U-pick blueberry season begins
Dec. 1: South Florida VegFest, Broward County, Fort Lauderdale
Dec. 2-3: Sixth annual Clearwater Beach Uncorked, Pinellas County, Clearwater Beach
Dec. 2-3: Second annual Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival, Sarasota County, Siesta Key
Dec. 2-3: Annual Green Festival Expo, Broward County, Fort Lauderdale
Dec. 7: Whisky Extravaganza, Broward County, Fort Lauderdale
Dec. 8-10: Annual Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards Wine & Chocolate Festival, Lake County, Clermont
Dec. 9: 46th annual Winterfest Boat Parade, Broward County, Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Dec. 10: Terra Madre Day, Slow Foods Worldwide
Dec. 14-17: 11th annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach
Dec. 16-17: Second annual Seafood Festival, Broward County, Davie
Dec. 16-Jan. 7: Winterland at Pinto’s Farm, Miami-Dade County, Miami
Dec. 17: Bee Heaven Farm’s 13th annual Farm Day, Miami-Dade, Homestead
Dec. 31: 36th annual Mango Strut, Miami-Dade County, downtown Coconut Grove