We’ve rung in 2018, so now it’s time to really get used to enjoying what this month has in store for us. With this great cool, crisp weather, January is known as the coolest month our state has to offer.

This is a great time to implement those new year’s resolutions by getting out, exploring and celebrating all — or at least some! — of the annual festivities our local communities have to offer.

Jan. 4-14: Uncorked … Key Largo & Islamorada Food & Wine Festival, Monroe County, Key Largo and Islamorada
Jan. 10-12: Potato Expo, Orange County, Orlando
Jan. 11-21: Manatee County Fair, Manatee County, Palmetto
Jan. 12-13: 8th annual Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off, Franklin County, Apalachicola
Jan. 12-13: National Potato Council Annual Meeting, Orange County, Orlando
Jan. 12-28: 106th annual South Florida Fair, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach
Jan. 13: annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival, Brevard County, Cape Canavera
Jan. 13-14: 13th annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival, Monroe County, Key West
Jan. 13-14: 31st annual Crystal River Manatee Festival, Citrus County, Crystal River
Jan. 15: The Dinner, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach
Jan. 18-21: Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, Indian River County, Fellsmere
Jan. 19-21: 12th annual International Chocolate Festival, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables
Jan. 19-21: Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo, Hernando County, Brooksville
Jan. 19-28: 10th annual Amelia Island Restaurant Week, Nassau County, Amelia Island
Jan. 20: Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, Hillsborough County, Tampa
Jan. 20: Palm Beach VegFest, Palm Beach County, Boca Raton
Jan. 20: Brew on the Bay, Monroe County, Key Largo
Jan. 20-21: third annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival, Sarasota County, Sarasota
Jan. 20-21: St. George Annual Greek Festival, Broward County, Hollywood

Jan. 20-26: Polk County Youth Fair, Polk County
Jan. 24-27: MAFSI (Manufacturers Agents’ Association for the Foodservice Industry) Annual Conference, Collier County, Naples
Jan. 24-28: Key West Food & Wine Festival, Monroe County, Key West
Jan. 26-Feb. 4: Charlotte County Fair, Charlotte County, Port Charlotte
Jan. 26-27: 12th annual Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival, Palm Beach County, Jupiter
Jan. 26-28: 17th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival, Collier County, Naples
Jan. 26-28: 34th annual Goodland Mullet Festival & Buzzard Lope, Collier County, Marco Island
Jan. 26-27: 22nd Annual Lakeland Pigfest, Polk County, Lakeland
Jan. 27: 8th annual Sunshine State Steak Cook-Off, Collier County, Ave Maria
Jan. 27: 12th annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Martin County, Port Salerno
Jan. 27: Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest, Hillsborough County, Tampa
Jan. 27: annual Kumquat Festival, Pasco County, Dade City
Jan. 27-28: 33rd annual Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival, Volusia County, Orange City
Jan. 27-28: ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood & Music Festival, Lee County, Cape Coral
Jan. 27-28: Coral Gables Festival of the Arts, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables
Jan. 28: annual Master Chefs Classic, Monroe County, Key West