Big Pine and Lower Keys: All eyes look up to the sky during the 31st Annual Winter Star Party, Feb. 16-22. Approximately 600 astronomers and amateur astronomers from around the world will gather to view southern constellations, comets and stars in the Lower Keys' clear night skies – virtually the only place in the continental United States where they can be viewed. Lectures, programs and workshops round out the event. Registration is $150. Rustic camping is available for a fee. Info: scas.org.
Fort Myers: The tastes and sounds of Greece can be enjoyed during the annual Greek Fest Fort Myers, Feb. 20-22. Greek food, music and dances are on the agenda at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 8210 Cypress Lake Drive. Admission is $5 for the weekend (children under 12 are free). Event hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Info: greekfestfortmyers.com.
Key West: The Old Island Days Art Festival, Feb. 21-22, is in its 50th year. This juried outdoor fine art festival features oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography and other wors by more than 100 artists from around the United States and beyond. The event takes place on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Inifo: keywestartcenter.com.
LaBelle: This Southwest Florida town puts on its annual Swamp Cabbage Festival on Feb. 21-22. Featuring everything from gator tail to armadillo races, plus music, a car show and rodeo, the free festival is at the waterfront Barron Park, North State Road 29 at the Caloosahatchee River. Info: swampcabbagefestival.org.
Lake Worth: More than 400 artists turn the pavement into their canvas during the 20th Annual Street Painting Festival in downtown Lake Worth, Feb. 21-22. Street performers and mainstage musical entertainment are also planned. The festival is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission and participation are free. Info: streetpaintingfestivalinc.org.