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A community is defined by the events that bring people together. Tallahassee loves its festivals and during the height of festival season in the fall and spring, you can find people gathering to celebrate literature and music, cultural heritage, art, nature and more. This look at seven sensational fests merely skims the surface of fun gatherings in the area.

1. Harambee Festival

Florida A&M University sponsors the annual Harambee Festival in February to celebrate Black History Month. The fest’s motto is “Inspiring Unity in the Community,” and it lives up to those words with a day of spoken word, music, dance, fashion, African drumming, workshops and seminars, health screenings and more in Cascades Park. Everyone is welcome to partake of the panoply. The 2020 lineup hasn’t yet been announced but you can peruse the previous year’s offerings and get excited for what’s to come at .

2. Springtime Tallahassee

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When the city is in full bloom, folks know it’s time for Springtime Tallahassee, the annual festival celebrating local history and natural beauty in late March. Since the first festival in 1968, Springtime Tallahassee has expanded to include a Friday night music fest to kick off the weekend’s events, which include the popular Grand Parade in which krewes representing different historical eras strut their stuff and marching bands thrill the throngs gathered along the parade route. The Jubilee in the Park showcases art, local and national entertainment and food, with a special Children’s Park for the young ‘uns. The 2020 festival blooms March 27-28. Visit www.springtimem3dancehouse.com.

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3. Word of South

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2020年欧冠赛程表 for announcements concerning the lineup for the 2020 fest, which takes place April 3-5.

4. Chain of Parks Art Festival

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. The two-day juried fine art fest attracts upward of 170 local, regional and national artists who display and sell their paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, fabric art and other original and one-of-a-kind works. The festival also features food trucks, live entertainment and children’s activities. The 2020 fest takes place April 18-19; find out more at .

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5. Experience Asia Festival

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to find out more.

6. Gaines Street Fest

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Take a stroll through Gaines Street, All Saints and College Town.

Eclectic, alternative, funky and spunky, the Gaines Street corridor keeps it real and lets its freak flag fly at a day of music, food and fun hosted at the shops, bars and outdoor spaces along Gaines Street. An ear-boggling array of bands performs throughout the day and into the night on five stages, and shops such as Avant Garb and Olde Fields Clothing offer special sales. There are interactive art experiences, information stations staffed by community organizations and more at the free fest. This year’s festival takes place Nov. 9, 2019. Check out .

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7. Opening Nights at Florida State University

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