Your Spring Adventure in Florida

Feb 15, 2024

Welcome to your spring getaway in the Sunshine State with Kong Vacation Homes! As you soak up the warm weather and vibrant atmosphere during your spring break, we invite you to experience the rich local flavor of our diverse communities. There’s something fun for everyone this season, including festivals, concerts, and sports! In West Central Florida, you can find fun on every corner in Tampa Bay or explore the outdoor activities of Florida’s Sports Coast! If you’re drawn to South Florida, experience the lively atmosphere of Hallandale Beach and Miami, or savor the scenic countryside in Davie! Check out this list for some of our favorite events:


Florida Strawberry Festival (February 29-March 10, 2024): Enjoy the sweetness of the season at this iconic festival, featuring live music, carnival rides, and delightful strawberry-themed treats!

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball (March Spring Training, Season Opener March 28, 2024): Head to the ballpark to catch the Tampa Bay Rays in action during thrilling spring training sessions in March or cheer on the home team during the season opener on March 28th at Tropicana Field.

Spring Market at The Grove (March-May 2024): Taking place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, this outdoor market features 75+ vendors with artisan crafts, delicious food, and live entertainment.

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (March 8-10, 2024): Experience the adrenaline-pumping action, featuring the fastest racing series on the planet, celebrity athletes, live entertainment, and thrilling interactive activities!

Busch Gardens 2024 Food and Wine Festival (March 9-May 19, 2024): Savor the flavors of the world at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with an array of culinary delights, fine wines, and live entertainment.

Sky Dive City’s Flamingo Fest 2024 (March 14-17, 2024): Experience the ultimate skydiving boogie in Zephyrhills, featuring five turbines, awesome load organizers, live music, a dodgeball tournament, Flamingo Beer Olympics, tons of games, nightly DJs, and more!

Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer (Season Opener, March 16, 2024): Kick off the soccer season and get “rowdy” at the first game of the USL season!

Tampa’s Downtown River O’Green Fest (March 16, 2024): Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with this free event, where the Hillsborough River turns a vibrant shade of green. Enjoy the festive atmosphere at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park with live music, family-friendly activities, and delicious food from food trucks.

Gasparilla International Film Festival (March 21-24 2024): Join the vibrant and dynamic world of independent cinema at Tampa Bay’s renowned annual film festival!

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival (April 9-13, 2024): Taste the best of the bay at this annual celebration of the incredible chefs and gastronomic masters in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and its surrounding areas.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival (April 12-14, 2024): Let the music move you at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg during this three-day blues extravaganza featuring top performers from around the world.

Tampa Riverfest (May 3-4, 2024): Spanning the entire length of the Tampa Riverwalk, this free two-day festival includes family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa’s cultural institutions, local musicians, and restaurants.



South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert Series (March-May 2024): Let the music enchant you with performances by the South Florida Symphony Orchestra at various venues across Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and even the Keys!

Miami Marlins Baseball (March Spring Training, Season Opener March 28, 2024): Whether you’re catching a thrilling spring training day in March or rooting for the home team at the season opener on March 28th at loanDepot Park, experience the exhilarating atmosphere of America’s favorite pastime. 

Calle Ocho Music Festival (March 10, 2024): A marquee event of Carnaval Miami, this is the largest Latin music festival in the nation. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Little Havana with music, folkloric dance, international food, and art along SW 8th Street.

Inter Miami Major League Soccer (Season Opener, March 17, 2024): With soccer legend Lionel Messi on the team, this is the club to watch!

Miami Open (March 17-31, 2024): Serve up some fun at Hard Rock Stadium and watch the world’s top tennis players compete in the prestigious Miami Open.

2024 Tortuga Music Festival (April 5-7, 2024): Head to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park to rock the ocean at this three-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names in country, rock and roots music!

Miami Film Festival (April 5-14, 2024): Celebrate the work of the world’s best emerging and established International, American, and Ibero-American filmmakers.

Formula 1 Crypto.Com Miami Grand Prix (May 3-5, 2024): Witness the thrilling speed and glamour of Formula 1 racing, held on a state-of-the-art course built on parking lots adjacent to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Haitian Compas Festival (May 20, 2024): Celebrating Miami’s Haitian community for its 25th year, this is a not-to-be-missed outdoor festival packed with food, drinks, and high-energy music at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami.

As you embark on your spring adventure in Florida from the comfort of your Kong Vacation Homes property, remember to make the most of your stay with us. Our accommodations offer the perfect home-away-from-home for an unforgettable vacation experience. So pack your bags, get ready to for an adventure, and create memories that will last a lifetime. We’re thrilled to have you as our guest! For more information about Kong Vacation Homes or for more local recommendations, contact us at 866-499-9026 or

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