As if 2019 wasn’t exciting enough with all the crazy theme park announcements and new ride debuts, 2020 is gearing up to have some awesome surprises as well. And what could possibly make them better? If they were free, of course! We’ve gathered a list of awesome free events coming to Florida in Spring 2020, so be sure to mark your calendars.\nFrom seafood and blueberry festivals to cultural food events, massive sand sculptures, and more, this list is but a taste of the awesomeness coming to the Sunshine State next year. They are spread all across the state, so there is bound to be something good happening near you.\nThe Mad Hatter's Festival\n\nWhen: March 28, 2020\nAddress: 753 Park St. Jacksonville, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Celebrate March Madness in a totally new way with this Alice in Wonderland-themed market festival. With plenty of crafts, contents, and vendors, guests are highly encouraged to dress up and even attend a tea party with Alice and the Hatter himself!\n View this post on Instagram Here’s a Friday Flashback from that one time we did the Mad Hatter’s Festival in the Fall. We had a lot of fun! #tensix #jaxmadhattersfestival2020 #jacksonvilleflorida #funtimes #flashbackfriday #fallfun #weareallmadhere #shopsmall #shoplocal #southeastgeorgia #northeastflorida #jaxcommunity #allarewelcome A post shared by MadHatters_Festival (@madhatters_festival) on Oct 4, 2019 at 4:19am PDT\n\nWebsite\n5th Annual Metro Orlando & Kissimmee Cuban Sandwich Festival\nWhen: March 8, 2020\nAddress: Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens, 3011 Formosa Gardens Blvd., Kissimmee, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Besides live music and dance performances and the best darn sandwiches ever, you can also witness the construction of the biggest Cuban Sandwich in the world! \n View this post on Instagram Whats coming in 2020? Cuban Sandwich Festival Sunday, March 29th, 2020 @Centennial Park #ConnectFord #ilovecubansandwiches #CubanSandwich #CubanSandwiches Www.iloveCubanSandwiches.com A post shared by Cuban Sandwich Festival (@cubansandwichfestival) on Apr 24, 2019 at 7:43am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nFort Pierce Oyster & Sea Fest\nWhen: April 4 & 5, 2020\nAddress: Veterans Memorial Park & River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Dr., Ft. Pierce, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Seafood lovers rejoice! This festival is full of good food and good karma. After you’ve had your fill of delicious oyster dishes, the shells will be collected for an oyster reef restoration project. \n\nThis weekend, don't miss the 7th Annual Fort Pierce Oyster Festival held Saturday & Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park and...Posted by Fort Pierce Oyster Festival on Monday, April 2, 2018\n \nWebsite\n\n\n\nFlorida Blueberry Festival\nWhen: April 25 & 26, 2020\nAddress: Downtown Brooksville, Brooksville, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: From jams and desserts to wines and more, this Blueberry Festival is a hidden gem in the Sunshine State, and you definitely don’t want to miss out! \n View this post on Instagram I love you berry much princess 👩👧🍦💙🎡 #blueberryfestival A post shared by Brenna Shackley (@brennapaigexo) on Apr 22, 2017 at 5:51pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nFestival of Chocolate\nWhen: February 15, 2020\nAddress: Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Rd., Tampa, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: For the chocoholics within us all, this celebration has all the creative desserts, candies, and drinks you could dream of, made by small businesses and pastry chefs alike. \n View this post on Instagram Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls or Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls? #cinnamonrolls #chocolate #chocolatecinnamonrolls #thechoiceisyours #youdecide #maytheoddsbeeverinyourfavor #comingsoon #askingforafriend #tampabaychocolatefestival #minidessertbar #tampaflorida #tampabay #stpetersburg #rovingchef A post shared by Chef Anthony Dunlap (@rovingcheflogistics) on Jan 8, 2019 at 6:49am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nAnnual Japanese Spring Festival\nWhen: March 29, 2020\nAddress: Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Experience Japanese culture with taiko drumming performances, tea ceremonies, Japanese street food, and more!\n View this post on Instagram Don’t miss the @miamibeachgarden annual Japanese Spring Festival tomorrow from 10am-4pm and see these red Crepe Myrtle leaves in person ♥️♥️♥️ . . . . #springfestival #taikodrums #culture #ikebana #origami #martialarts #japanese #japanesespringfestival #miamibeach #botanicalgarden #gardens #outside #freshair #sopretty #springtime #crepemyrtle #miami #southflorida #pinecrest #palmettobay #southmiami #coralgables #coconutgrove #brickell #doral #cutlerbay #downtownmiami #littlehavana #communitymagazine #lovewhereyoulive A post shared by The Florida Villager (@thefloridavillager) on Mar 30, 2019 at 6:56pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nNorth Florida Vegfest\nWhen: February 29, 2020\nAddress: 501 Easterwood Dr., Tallahassee, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Check out vegan cooking demos, sample vegan food from local restaurants, and get a delicious new take on all things plant-based. \n View this post on Instagram Vendor Spotlight! Our last round of food vendors! Yep, this is all 100% vegan. 😏😏😏 Guac Lab Citrus Lab - Made to order guac and made to order citrus drinks Mr. 7 Heaven, LLC- 4 delicious flavors of Boiled Peanuts Mora Pizza - New York style vegan pizza, strombolis, wings. Varieties include Buffalo, Sweet N Sour, Nashville Hot, Caprese, Cheese w/ Garlic Knot Crust, Cookie Monster. Vegan Vybz - Packaged vegan baked goods and art. #vegan #tallahasseevegan #floridavegan #ihearttally #tallahasseeevents #northflorida #floridaevents #plantbased #vegansofig #fsu #famu #tombrownpark #veganpizza #pizza A post shared by North Florida VegFest (@nfvegfest) on Mar 6, 2019 at 7:37am PST\n\nWebsite\n\nFinding a place to stay during your journey is half the fun. If you’re looking for places to stay during your festival adventuring, check out these awesome Airbnbs for under $100, and this list of affordable boathouse Airbnbs.\nRoad trips, adventures, and festivals don’t have to break the bank. If you plan right, you can make the most out of your trip while spending the least, too! 2020 is bursting with fun events all across Florida, and the free ones are just as fun and exciting as the expensive ones!