MILLIONS of people attend festivals and events in Florida each year. THOUSANDS of hours are dedicated to make them successful. HUNDREDS of industry professionals work to create lasting memories. ONE organization helps them to do what they do best.


The Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) supports event industry professionals through professional development, networking and educational opportunities. Since 1994, FFEA has grown to represent 500 members in the Special Events Industry in Florida including major festivals, fairs, non-profit organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and tourism and Government Agencies. Our membership represents over 3,500 events with an estimated buying power of $198 million per year. Their events attract over 30 million attendees annually.

Additionally, FFEA members include individuals and companies that provide goods and services to the event industry including Entertainment, Insurance, Equipment Rentals, Marketing, Fireworks and much more. For 20 years, FFEA has provided its members with the resources they need to ensure continued growth and success.

Event professionals and other stakeholders look to FFEA as a trusted source of advice, research and to be a spokesperson for the Event Industry in Florida. Many of our members consider FFEA their professional home. We welcome you to join our community of colleagues.

Top Ways FFEA Provides Value to Members

  1. Affiliation with a Premier Brand.  Join 350+ professionals like you and let your audience know that you belong to an organization dedicated to integrity and professional excellence in your industry.  All members receive digital “Proud FFEA Member” logo to display on literature.
  2. Access to a Peer to Peer Network.  Network and learn from those that do what you do and understand the challenges and issues that you face.
  3. Image Enhancement. FFEA elevates the image of its members as value-added professional s and educates the public about the impact of the events industry.
  4. Continuing Professional Education. Stay current with best practices and industry trends; we host seminars and workshops throughout the year in addition to the Annual Convention & Tradeshow.
  5. Access to decision makers and suppliers. Increase your visibility and leverage your marketing dollars by advertising in our publications, online and by sponsoring events.
  6. Networking with those “In the Know”. Be with people who do what you do. Through our online community you can update your member profile and photo, search the membership directory, access invoices/receipts, contact other members instantly, view online resources and receive information regarding your special interests. Join FFEA communities on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as well.
  7. Career Enhancement.  Publish an article on our blog. Chair a committee and strengthen your leadership skills while playing an important role in FFEA’s success. Be recognized as a leader among your peers.
  8. Job Opportunities at your Fingertips.  Employers turn to FFEA’s online job board when they need qualified professionals.

Memberships are valid for one year from investment. There are three types of membership categories:



Includes up to 10 individuals from one organization. Add your staff, Board members and volunteers so they can take advantage of FFEA Benefits!

Other benefits include:

    • Company listing in printed convention program as a Corporate Member
    • Advance notice on networking & educational events so you can register before       they sell out!
    • One feature on social media network per year.

 STUDENT MEMBERSHIP - $25.00 *Valid Student ID required


"We really value our FFEA relationship. I want you to know that we refer events  that rent our facility to FFEA Suppliers, especially insurance members. Also, we just completed a transaction to purchase all new 2-way radios for our site.  We got a great deal!  We are happy to support fellow FFEA members.  Thank you FFEA for always being there and supporting the event industry." 

Peggy Murphy, Director of Center Services, Old School Square Cultural Arts Center