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Citrus County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade 2018

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2018 Christmas Parade theme: "Sweet Treats" Gingerbread Houses, Sugar Plums, Candy Canes, and Gum Drops! Please join us this year for our annual Christmas parade. On December 1, 2018 the merriment of floats will take over downtown Crystal River, Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 6-8 pm.

Family Fun Day at the Y – Watermelon Eating Contest

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Do you have what it takes to be a champion? A watermelon eating champion that is. Join us in our first watermelon eating contest. $3/person at the Hernando County YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, Florida 34609. Sign up at the YMCA member service desk.

Summer Fried & Countryfied Concert

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Florida summers are never-ending so come out for some boot kickin’, sand slingin’ and water splashin’ great times for the whole family at Linda Pedersen Park. Friends, besties, righties and lefties are all welcome to get Countrified with some of the best country music and southern rock artists in Tampa Bay and beyond! Enjoy the savory southern flavors of hand-picked local food trucks. Enjoy exploring and shopping some of the many unique vendors and bring the young-uns for all-day play…

Orchid Lovers of Spring Hill monthly meeting

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Orchid Lovers of Spring Hill meets the third Saturday of each month at the VFW Post 8681, located on the corner of Drayton and County Line Road, Spring Hill. Join us Saturday, September 15th at 1:00pm. The speaker will be Phillip Hamilton from Bredren Orchids in Apopka. Phillip will be talking about Phalaenopsis orchids. He is also an accredited AOS Judge. Now is a great time to meet a local grower, see some beautiful examples of these orchids and learn…

Women’s Health & Fitness Expo

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wellness, Spa and Speaker Zones | Goodie Bags for the First 500 Guests | Door Prizes | Health Screenings | Beauty Consultations | Product Samples

Tango for Troops- a donation dance taking it back to the 20s

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come rock out and dance the night away to exeptional DJ services donated by dj cease. It’s time to break out the fringe and the wing tips for the costume contest at 8pm! 20s originals 🎶 and today’s dance hits 💃🏻 We have professional tap dancers preforming a show at 8:30 pm by Tappers, Inc. and Gotta Dance Diamondz. Photography donated by Good4uevents. 📷 Hor d’oeuvres , coffee, iced tea and water covered with ticket purchase. Cash bar available! Please…

2018 International Coastal Clean-up Hernando County

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension in Hernando County is teaming up with local businesses, County Government and local clubs to host the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup in Hernando County. The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline. Please join us to keep Hernando County Coastal Areas Beautiful! Bring your family and friends. You can participate by Land or Sea. Boat,…

Citrus Sertoma Family Fall Festival

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Join Citrus Sertoma for their annual Family Fall Festival! The event will be held under a HUGE tent at the Crystal River Mall outparcel lot. Come hear authentic German music and enjoy traditional German fare – brats, knocks, potato salad, potato pancakes, and more! This is only festival in the area to feature carnival rides, so bring the kids for a family fun event!

Pasco Pride’s Inaugural Festival (off site event)

October 6

Welcome Center Closed, Preserve gates open normal, posted hours. Heartwood will be attending and sponsoring Pasco Pride’s Inaugural Festival Details here: Pasco Pride 2018 Festival Come visit our vendor table — support, connect, build, & strengthen the LGBTQ+ Community of Pasco County.    

Citrus Sertoma Family Fall Festival

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Join Citrus Sertoma for their annual Family Fall Festival! The event will be held under a HUGE tent at the Crystal River Mall outparcel lot. Come hear authentic German music and enjoy traditional German fare – brats, knocks, potato salad, potato pancakes, and more! This is only festival in the area to feature carnival rides, so bring the kids for a family fun event!

Citrus Sertoma Family Fall Festival

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

Join Citrus Sertoma for their annual Family Fall Festival! The event will be held under a HUGE tent at the Crystal River Mall outparcel lot. Come hear authentic German music and enjoy traditional German fare – brats, knocks, potato salad, potato pancakes, and more! This is only festival in the area to feature carnival rides, so bring the kids for a family fun event!

Florida State Chili Championship

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2018 at 9:00am

Presented by CASI and hosted by Nature's Resort, this annual 2 day Chili Cook-off fundraiser benefiting the Citrus County 4-H program has continued to grow each year, drawing in bigger crowds and cooks from all over the southeastern United States. Enjoy a variety of chili tasting, complete with live music, food vendors, novelty & craft vendors and more. This is a great event for the whole family! Open to the public all day, but tasting starts at 2pm on Saturday…

Florida State Chili Championship

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2018 at 9:00am

Presented by CASI and hosted by Nature's Resort, this annual 2 day Chili Cook-off fundraiser benefiting the Citrus County 4-H program has continued to grow each year, drawing in bigger crowds and cooks from all over the southeastern United States. Enjoy a variety of chili tasting, complete with live music, food vendors, novelty & craft vendors and more. This is a great event for the whole family! Open to the public all day, but tasting starts at 2pm on Saturday…

Haunted Tram Rides

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Pepper Creek Trail is transformed for a creepy tram ride full of haunts and scary scenes. A Haunted House, costume contests, face painting, games, and food vendors are included in this Halloween extravaganza! This fundraising event is sponsored by the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.

Haunted Tram Rides

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Pepper Creek Trail is transformed for a creepy tram ride full of haunts and scary scenes. A Haunted House, costume contests, face painting, games, and food vendors are included in this Halloween extravaganza! This fundraising event is sponsored by the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.

Inverness Festival of the Arts

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until November 4, 2018

Since 1971, the Inverness Festival of the Arts has been a beacon of fine arts in Citrus County. Today, the festival draws thousands to downtown Inverness for an art show with nearly 100 high quality exhibits, from crafters and aspiring students to local competing professionals.

Inverness Festival of the Arts

November 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until November 4, 2018

Since 1971, the Inverness Festival of the Arts has been a beacon of fine arts in Citrus County. Today, the festival draws thousands to downtown Inverness for an art show with nearly 100 high quality exhibits, from crafters and aspiring students to local competing professionals.

Lake Hernando Dragonboat Festival

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

With a multiple races planned between both competitive and novice teams, this premier Dragon Boat Festival has become the hit of the Florida Dragon Boat community. The festival is focused on community involvement, our veterans, our school kids, charitable giving, and of course, healthy competition The site also features an Arts and Crafts/Commercial Village, live music, a dragon drum and dance group, a food and drink court and a kids’ play area. Lots of fun for the Whole Family!

Inverness Grand Prix

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until November 17, 2018

Join us for the only karting street race in the southeastern U.S. There will be fun for the family with activities, music and vendors. Free admission and free parking!

Citrus Stampede Rodeo

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until November 17, 2018

The 23rd Annual Citrus Stampede Rodeo returns to Citrus County Fairgrounds in Inverness, 2 nights only! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. This year's rodeo features competition in saddle and bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.  Saturday is "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" Night.  This is an exciting event for all ages, complete with music, mechanical bull riding, western vendors and your favorite fair foods, so bring the whole family! Tickets sales…

Inverness Grand Prix

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until November 17, 2018

Join us for the only karting street race in the southeastern U.S. There will be fun for the family with activities, music and vendors. Free admission and free parking!

Citrus Stampede Rodeo

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until November 17, 2018

The 23rd Annual Citrus Stampede Rodeo returns to Citrus County Fairgrounds in Inverness, 2 nights only! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. This year's rodeo features competition in saddle and bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.  Saturday is "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" Night.  This is an exciting event for all ages, complete with music, mechanical bull riding, western vendors and your favorite fair foods, so bring the whole family! Tickets sales…

Florida Manatee Festival 2019

January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 20, 2019 at 9:00am

The Florida Manatee Festival returns to downtown Crystal River on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20. Produced by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Crystal River Rotary, the festival is consistently rated year after year by attendees as the best outdoor event in Citrus County. Some highlights include: ~ Free shuttles and entry to Three Sisters Springs (see the manatees up close!) ~ Musical entertainment all day on two stages ~ Over 200 fine art,…

Florida Manatee Festival 2019

January 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 20, 2019 at 9:00am

The Florida Manatee Festival returns to downtown Crystal River on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20. Produced by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Crystal River Rotary, the festival is consistently rated year after year by attendees as the best outdoor event in Citrus County. Some highlights include: ~ Free shuttles and entry to Three Sisters Springs (see the manatees up close!) ~ Musical entertainment all day on two stages ~ Over 200 fine art,…

Floral City Strawberry Festival 2019

March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until March 3, 2019

The Floral City Strawberry Festival is a salute to local agriculture. Ferris Farms, our local grower, supplies hundreds of flats of strawberries that are made into fresh strawberry shortcakes, and are also sold fresh to festival-goers to bring home to make their own strawberry delicacies. The festival will open Saturday morning with the posting of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance, and Citrus County Clerk of Courts Angela Vick singing the national anthem, followed by the Little Miss Strawberry Princess…

Where Have All the Cattle Gone? (off site event)

March 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where Have All the Cattle Gone?
Laura Starkey will share the history of her family,
the cattle ranch where she grew up,
and the formation of the J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park.

Private Tour 10 am – Noon

April 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heritage Springs Garden Club Private Event Gates open normal, posted hours.   Welcome Center will be closed for a private event/tour 10 AM – 12 PM. Wednesday 4/17/19.        

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