Celebrating over 80 years of tradition, the Florida Strawberry Festival is ranked as one of the top events in North America. Highlighting family oriented activities, headline entertainment, crafts, free shows and of course strawberries! Located minutes from Tampa and Lakeland and within and hours drive from Orlando, Sarasota, the Gulf Beaches and the Heart of Central Florida, this annual event has averaged over a half million visitors consistently. The Florida Strawberry Festival is a slice of Americana in which every member of the family will enjoy and will also capture memories that will last a life time. Corporations are always welcome. 2018 Dates are March 1-11.