Springtime Tallahassee Festival

Tallahassee, FL 32301

850-224-5012

Springtime Tallahassee

While Springtime Tallahassee is known for producing one of the top festivals in the southeastern United States, the festival weekend also provides a huge economic impact to Leon County. Visitors spending over the festival weekend is calculated to be over $9 million dollars. Attracting over 27,000 out of town visitors has a substantial impact on all hotels in Leon County accounting for more than 8,500 room nights generated. Restaurant, shopping, and lodging businesses represent more than 70% of all spending by festival visitors.

So you see, Springtime Tallahassee is about fun in the sun and making a positive impact in our community at the same time!

We wish to thank each of you for your participation in the past and and invite you to join us this year in our Springtime Tallahassee Festival. We welcome our community members and out-of-town visitors and hope you enjoy our city and our event as much as we enjoy celebrating Springtime in Tallahassee.
The Springtime Tallahassee Festival

The festival includes a lot of fun for families and friends, such as: Springtime Tallahassee Music Festival on Kleman Plaza featuring national entertainment, the Grand Parade, Jubilee in the Park, Children’s Park, and the entertainment stages throughout the Jubilee with local entertainment. Be sure to check out our fantastic group of arts, crafts and food vendors that offer a variety of items. Everyone should visit our Community & Tallahassee Music Week Stages to enjoy great local talent.

History

Springtime Tallahassee, Inc. was chartered as an organization dedicated to keeping Tallahassee as the state’s capital. In 1967, Florida had its first Legislature based on reapportionment when Southern and Central Florida Legislators suggested moving the capitol to Orlando. Local business and civic leaders met behind closed doors to map their strategy to keep the state’s capital in Tallahassee.

The legislative delegation asked for help. At a luncheon of the Tallahassee Real Estate Association in May, the speaker suggested: “We should have a festival in the spring when Tallahassee is so beautiful!” By the fall, more than 20 groups were planning the First Annual Spring Festival March-April 1968. As a result, the Legislature historically chose to keep our state's capital in Tallahassee.

With the passing of each festival, Springtime Tallahassee has grown a little bigger and better through the dedication of its community-minded members. Since 1968, Springtime Tallahassee continues to showcase and celebrate our Capital city!

Springtime Tallahassee is a civic organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Tallahassee's history. The home and meeting place of the organization is the David S. Walker Library located in downtown Tallahassee. The building was built in 1903 and was named after David S. Walker, Governor of Florida from 1865-1868 and the founder of Tallahassee's first library. The Walker library was a functioning library until 1976 and then was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Springtime Tallahassee members have since raised the funds necessary to restore the building and it remains open to the public for viewing Monday through Friday.

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