Fall in Florida may not mean sweater weather, but it does mean a cool time. Here are some ways to have an affordable autumn.
- Observe the changing season in Tallahassee, which is far enough North to enjoy leaves that change colors and monarchs that flock to North Florida just in time for the Butterfly Festival on Oct. 26, 2013. Entry is $5 per car.
- Bring the family to Islamorada for a Pops in the Park concert by the Keys Community Concert Band. The free event happens at Nov. 23, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Founders Park.
- When my brother was little, his favorite “movie” was the video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The legacy of the late King of Pop lives on through Thrill St. Pete, the city of St. Petersburg’s annual attempt to break the world record for the most folks doing the Thriller dance. This year’s Thrill St. Pete takes place Oct. 26, 2013, at Jannus Live. All ages are welcome, with a minimum $6 donation to participate.
- In Lake Wales, go back in time for the Pioneer Days Festival. The event takes place Oct. 26 and 27, 2013, in various locations. It includes historical reenactors, a parade of antique cars, entertainment and more. Admission and parking are free.
- Get a headstart on your holiday shopping in Ponte Vedra Beach. The Holiday Shoppes return to the Cultural Center from Nov. 11 to 17, 2013, with craft workshops and a gift boutique.
For more affordable fall fun, check out my Smart Travel page.