Orange Festival Brightens Up Dunedin

Florida is known for its oranges and Dunedin is throwing its 5th Annual Orange Festival in honor of the colorful fruit. If you are staying with us at the Beso Del Sol Resort this weekend, celebrate with food, music, entertainment and much more!

From 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 12 at Edgewater Park, enjoy tons of activities throughout the day celebrating all things orange.Orange 2

This year’s events feature:

– Orange Juice Samples

– Mojo Cookoff Contest

– Miss Dunedin Orange Queen Pageant

– Duck Derby Race

– Waterside Rotary Fun Zone (For the Kids!)

– A Silent Auction with Decorated Bonnets

– A Performance by The Shakes Society

– Much more!

Local families had a significant hand in the fruit label industry in the 1950s, so Dunedin makes the perfect place to celebrate oranges. And thanks to the work of residents Steve Spathelf and Marsha Goins painting oranges around downtown in 2009, this festival was born!

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For more information and a full list of events, visit

Have you been to the Dunedin Orange Festival? Let us know your experience in the comments below!

Photos courtesy of the Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association.