August in Florida is hot, sticky & just a bit sweet. Plan some family fun with these 5 festivals, dispersed throughout the state.

International Ballet Festival of Miami: July 23-Aug 14, Miami

Over 100 principal dancers from the best companies around the world visit Miami for three weeks of multidisciplinary events. Highlights include a dance film series, art exhibits inspired by the dance, book presentations, workshops and masterclasses. Get details here.

Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival: Aug 6-14, Jacksonville

Explore Caribbean culture with live music, street parties and food galore. Don’t miss the parade and concert on Saturday, Aug 13. Get details here.

Key West Lobsterfest: Aug 11-14, Key West

Great St. Pete Cupcake Festival: Aug 27, St Petersburg

Head to the Morean Arts Center to join a city-wide search for St. Petersburg’s best cupcake. Cupcakes will be judged on icing/frosting, flavor/texture and presentation/creativity for a total of 50 points, which allows plenty of room for edible creativity. Get details here.