Each year the Tallahassee Festival aims to bring the community together in order to show just how welcoming the city of Tallahassee can be. This year the Tallahassee Festival took place on January 12 from 4pm- 9:30pm. The festival is put together with the partnership of FSU, TCC, FAMU, and the Knight Creative Communities Institute.
The festival offers something for everyone including entertainment, tabling, activities and food in a casual, fun environment. This year’s festival was geared towards highlighting Tallahassee’s diverse and involved community in one of Tallahassee’s most tranquil locations, Cascades Park.
The event kicked off with an appearance by Mayor John Dailey followed by performances including The Lofty Pursuits Community Band, TCC Dance, the FSU Marching Chiefs and several others. There were games and activities for children, tabling for local organizations, and resources offered for young professionals and students looking to further their career.
This event began four years ago and still, each year, looks for something new to bring new excitement and to attract even more people than years before. This year, the new activity added was a movie screening of Incredibles 2.
The goal behind this festival is not to only focus on college students and their time in school, but to show how Tallahassee can be a great place to live even after graduation.