Music Festivals In Florida – Your 2023 Guide

Put These Music Festivals in Florida on Your 2023 Bucket List

Last updated 1/5/2023

With the weather always warm and sunny, it’s no surprise Florida is a popular EDM music festival destination. Of the dozens of music festivals in Florida announced every year, we’ve compiled a list so you can get a jump start on your planning. 

There’s something for fans of all genres of electronic/dance music, including dubstep, trance, house, techno, and more. Some festivals go beyond the DJ scene and invite live artists to their stages. 

Most Florida music festivals take place in the fall, winter, and spring seasons since summer in Florida tends to be extremely hot, humid, and rainy—never great conditions for spending the entire day outside. Likewise, during the traditionally cold months in North America, Florida (aside from Mexico, Southern California, and some other states on the US’s southern border) is one of the only places that can comfortably host a large-scale outdoor gathering like an EDM festival. In many cases, patrons can comfortably camp outdoors in the winter in Florida. There are a number of camping festivals that take place in Florida each year. We’ve included both camping festivals and traditional music festivals on this list and made the distinction so you can consider accommodations while you plan. 

If you’re local and looking for a music festival in Florida to drive to, or if you live elsewhere and just have an interest in traveling to the Sunshine State for festival shenanigans, we’ve got you covered. There are plenty of music festivals in Miami and beyond to keep you busy all year. Check out our full list of EDM festivals in Florida below:

We Belong Here – Miami, Florida

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Held at the popular Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, We Belong Here is a relatively young music festival in Miami. The festival hosted its inaugural year in 2022 and had so much success that it’s planning its return to this magnificent city, where several music festivals in Florida take place throughout the year. Miami is a house and techno hub of the US, so it’s no wonder so many epic events touch down here. 

According to the festival’s website, “We Belong Here carefully curates a cross section of techno and house that is melodic and emotion provoking. Universally enjoyable, yet mind expanding–catering equally to the seasoned veteran of the genres as to those with no prior attachment. 

We Belong Here 2023 dates: February 25-26

We Belong Here 2023 lineup: Kaskade, Lane 8, James Hype, and more

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Ultra Music Festival – Miami, FL

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Ultra Music Festival is the premier music festival of Miami, held downtown every year. In 2019, the festival faced backlash from the city and temporarily relocated to Virginia Key. Following the relocation and Covid-19, Ultra Music Festival finally made its historic return to Downtown Miami in 2022 (and for the foreseeable future) with headliners like Carl Cox, Hardwell, and Zeds Dead. 

Although Ultra steals the show during Miami Music Week, there are dozens of after-parties and music events happening all over the city simultaneously. It would be wise to stay in the Miami area to the hustle and bustle of trying to commute in and out of the city during Miami’s biggest weekend of the year. 

Ultra Music Festival 2023 dates: March 24-26

Ultra Music Festival 2023 lineup: Kx5, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, and more

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Sunset Music Festival – Tampa, FL

SMF has been one of those staple music festivals in Florida for years. The festival takes place yearly during Memorial Day Weekend. To celebrate the long weekend, EDM fans gather to watch some of their favorite headliners perform at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The event is put on by the famous promoter Disco Donnie in conjunction with Sunset Events. Its 2022 edition saw acts like Dillon Francis, Illenium, and Zeds Dead. Sunset Music Festival is the place to be on Memorial Day Weekend if you love EDM!

Sunset 2023 dates: May 27-28

Sunset 2023 lineup: TBA

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Shipwrecked Festival – Tampa, FL


Every (Florida) winter, Tampa locals and beyond gather for the city’s annual pirate-themed festival, Gasparilla. During Gasparilla, EDM fans can look forward to Shipwrecked, the electronic music festival that also takes place in Tampa in line with the nautical theme. Although Gasparilla has many decades of roots in Tampa, Shipwrecked is a relatively fresh concept that sprouted with the rise of dance music in recent years. In 2022, headliners included the likes of Nora En Pure and Green Velvet. 

Shipwrecked 2023 dates: January 27-28

Shipwrecked 2023 lineup: Green Velvet, Manic Focus, DJ Minx, and more

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Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival – Okeechobee, FL


Okeechobee is a multi-genre music festival that invites DJs, singers, rappers, live painters, and visual artists to its little corner outside of the Florida swamplands. Given how tucked away the grounds are at Sunshine Grove, patrons are encouraged to camp on-site, as the surrounding community is rural and doesn’t have the infrastructure for large-scale tourism. 

Okeechobee 2023 dates: March 2-5

Okeechobee 2023 lineup: Excision, Odesza, GRiZ, and more

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Forbidden Kingdom – Orlando, FL

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Forbidden Kingdom was first erected in 2019 with the vision to bring dubstep to South Florida in a major festival format. Prior, the only real dubstep festivals were Lost Lands and Bass Canyon, both presented by Excision. Today, Forbidden Kingdom has been acquired by Insomniac and found a new home in Orlando but still embodies the local Florida bass music culture. Previous years have seen performances by Excision, Sullivan King, Svdden Death, and all of the biggest names in dubstep. 

Forbidden Kingdom 2023 dates: June 9-10

Forbidden Kingdom 2023 lineup: TBA

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Suwannee Hulaween – Live Oak, FL


Suwannee Hulaween is undoubtedly one of the most unique music festivals in Florida. Taking place annually at the beloved Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, patrons enjoy the lush beauty of Northern Florida while partying and catching their favorite EDM DJs in the name of Halloween. Hulaween is not exclusive to dance music, however. Guests can enjoy jam bands, rappers, singers, and everything in between at these cherished campgrounds. 

Hulaween 2023 dates: October 26-29

Hulaween 2023 lineup: TBA

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EDC Orlando – Orlando, FL

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Insomniac’s biggest festival touches down in Orlando every year for Electric Daisy Carnival, or EDC, Florida edition. Although it’s not quite as expansive as its massive sister event in Las Vegas, EDC Orlando is never short of talent, carnival rides, and mind-blowing art exhibits. Every year on Veteran’s Day Weekend, this celebrated EDM festival in Florida slates some of the biggest DJs in the world to grace its stages. 

EDC Orlando 2023 dates: November 10-12

EDC Orlando 2023 lineup: TBA

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Rakastella – Miami, FL


Historically held at Virginia Key Park in Miami during Art Basel week, Rakastella invites world-class DJs in house and techno to play all day and night against the gorgeous backdrop of the bay. The event is only one day, so it’s primarily geared toward locals and those visiting town for Art Basel. Close to the Downtown Miami area, there is never a shortage of afterparties, hotels, and restaurants when making the trip to Rakastella. In 2022, this Florida music festival invited DJ Tennis, Diplo, Seth Troxler, and more to keep the party going all night long. 

Rakastella 2023 dates: TBA

Rakastella 2023 lineup: TBA

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III Points – Miami, Florida

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Another young Miami festival, III Points is a house and techno hub inviting the occasional global pop superstar to take on its stages. Cutting-edge audiovisual technology, unique immersive environments, and some of the most sought-after names in music are what make this Florida music festival so bucket list-worthy. III Points has the power of Insomniac behind it, so prospective guests can be fairly certain the festival will be pushing boundaries with each new announcement it brings. 

III Points 2023 dates: October 20-21

III Points 2023 lineup: TBA

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All in all, it’s clear Florida has a lot going on as far as the music festival scene. With EDM hubs like Miami, Tampa, and Orlando, there’s never a shortage of venues or demand. Plus, artists love coming to Florida to become a part of the unique culture built by dance music fans in the state. Luckily for locals, there are new EDM festivals in Florida being announced all the time! We’ll keep this page updated as additional events are announced. 

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