Tallahassee Spring Festival Rolls With Parade, Jubilee Saturday

After last year’s pandemic-altered festival at the fairgrounds, it’s nice to have Springtime Tallahassee celebrating under the live oak trees of downtown Tallahassee for 2022.

The event takes place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, updates will be posted on springtimetallahassee.com and the Springtime Facebook page.

Here’s a list of what’s planned, from the Music Festival on Friday to the Grand Parade and Jubilee on Saturday.

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Groups and organizations turn out on Monroe St. as fans cheer them on during the Tallahassee Grand Spring Parade on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

FRIDAY APRIL 1

music Festival

Head to Kleman Plaza for an exciting musical lineup featuring headliner Lee Brice with special guests, Tobacco Rd Band. This is a free community event.

Lee Brice is scheduled to perform Friday, April 1 for the Springtime Tallahassee Music Festival at Kleman Plaza.

Beer, wine, Pepsi products and food will be available for purchase. Be sure to arrive early to take advantage of the opening acts as this event will be a Friday night hot spot.

5:30 p.m. – Opening of the Beer Garden

6 p.m. – Beginning of the first games

SATURDAY APRIL 2

Spring 10K/5K/1M

Spring races (10K/5K/1M) resume in 2022 with COVID protocols and, after two missed years, with an exciting new start at 605 Suwannee St., adjacent to Cascades Park. The good news is that the start and finish will be at the same place. The One-Mile race will start at 7:30 a.m., and the 10K and 5K races will start at 8:00 a.m.

Registration is still open. Visit springtime10k.com.

Package pickup is 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at The Moon, 1105 E. Lafayette St. For more information, contact [email protected]

Groups and organizations turn out on Monroe St. as fans cheer them on during the Tallahassee Grand Spring Parade on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

PARADE

The 54th annual Springtime Tallahassee Grand Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

There will be over 100 colorful units and floats, marching bands, dance groups, Springtime Krewe floats and more. The parade descends down Monroe Street just south of the intersection of Monroe Street and Brevard Street and heads south on Monroe past the Florida Capitol ending at Madison Street. The first spring parade featured many costumes and horse-drawn units.

The parade takes place without a grand marshal this year, after a last-minute cancellation.

The parade always includes horse-drawn carriages to give a bit of nostalgia; however, it is filled with richly dressed figures and spectacular mechanical chariots from all over the southeastern United States. Springtime Tallahassee is considered one of the largest parades and craft shows in the Southeast, attracting over 70,000 spectators.

Before the parade begins, enjoy the Capital City Band of TCC at 9:30 a.m. on Park Ave along Monroe St.

Groups and organizations turn out on Monroe St. as fans cheer them on during the Tallahassee Grand Spring Parade on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Jubilee in the park

The Jubilee, held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the downtown chain of parks, offers plenty of sights, sounds, and activities, including music and food. Arts and crafts booths will showcase local, regional and national vendors.

Visit the food court

The food court will offer a wide variety of cuisines with international flavors, providing a little something for everyone!

Savor the “flavor of Tallahassee” with grilled sweet corn, Greek specialties, hot corn, corn dogs, and more.

Springtime Tallahassee 2021 – with its festive atmosphere, vendors, music and food at the North Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 15, 2021 – provided a welcome return to normalcy after the event was canceled in 2020.

Children’s park

This magical space is sure to unleash the imagination of all ages. Springtime Tallahassee and Tobacco Free Florida work together to reduce your child’s exposure to second-hand smoke.

Jazz & Blues Stage

Stop by the Rock, Jazz & Blues Stage from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enjoy a diverse selection of Tallahassee’s top musicians. The artists’ program includes:

Band of Keith Taylor: Noon-1 p.m.

Anna Wescoat: 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Lee C. Payton and the Gangbusters: 2:30-3:15 p.m.

BLACK-SMITH: 3:30 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.

Formerly large domain: 4:25 p.m.-5 p.m.

Community stage

Come support some of the best shows and musical performances in our community from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shows include local dance teams, ballet, performing arts and more.

Theater of Young Actors: Noon-12:20 p.m.

RockStar Ravens Cheer Team: 12:30-12:45 p.m.

Killearn Children’s Dance Troupe: 12:55-1:20 p.m.

Fryson Drum Academy: 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

DeSotoTrail Elemental Blazerettes: 2:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Excellence Dance Studio, Inc.: 2:30-2:40 p.m.

Tallahassee Irish Dance: 2:50-3:15 p.m.

Dance Electric Dance Academy: 3:25-3:40 p.m.

Timberlane Academy of Arts and Dance (TADA): 3:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Celtic dancers of the capital: 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

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