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Calendar Of Upcoming Events in Levy County

Regular Scheduled Events

Clover Squares Club, Williston, Florida. Square Dance Class at 6:30pm and a Dance at 7:00pm every Wednesday night at the Williston Crossings RV Resort- 410 NE 5th St, Williston, FL 32696. For More Info: (352) 528-3323

Cedar Key Arts Center, Cedar Key, FL.  Annual ongoing art classes, programs, and special art gallery exhibits. See website for schedule: cedarkeyartscenter.org. 457 2nd ST, Cedar Key, Fl 32625 352-543-5801

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October 2015

Oct 1st, 2015

Haven Hospice at the Putnam Lodge

Putnam Lodge

Saturday, October 17th 5:30 pm. Join Haven Hospice for Fall at the Putnam Lodge. Spend the evening at the historic Putnam Lodge Hotel and Spa while enjoying food, drink, live music, live/silent auction and raising money to benefit unreimbursed patient care, grief support and community education programs at Haven Hospice in the Tri-Counties. Gator fans - the football game will be shown on two televisions! For more information about this event, to become a sponsor, auction donor or to purchase a ticket ($75 per person), please contact Haven Hospice at 352.271.4665.

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January 2016

Jan 18th, 2016

Bluegrass in the Park

Manatee Springs State Park

Come enjoy unique folk and bluegrass based music with the talented vocal duet Dick Staber and Judith Chasnoff. This talented couple will be playing March 7th from 6:00 pm to 7:30pm at the Amphitheater in Manatee Springs State Park, which is located near the canoe launch. Bring a comfortable lawn chair or use the wooden benches and relax with some talented bluegrass musicians.

This event is FREE with regular park admission of $6.00 per vehicle. **Gate closes at 6:00 pm, so please arrive early. After exiting there is no re-entry**

Musician info:
Dick Staber and Judith Chasnoff - Phone: 518-546-3746


Jan 18th, 2016

Old Fashioned River Party

Manatee Springs State Park

Come out to Manatee Springs State Park on April 18 for the 24th annual Old Fashioned River Party 9 am to 4 pm. Listen to bluegrass, old-time, and folk music from a variety of local bands. The bands will be performing at the pavilion next to the concession stand, and food will be available. Bring the family and lawn chairs for a fun day of good music and good times.

*Free with regular park admission of $6.00 per vehicle*


Jan 19th, 2016

Cedar Key Lighthouse on Seahorse Key

Lighthouse on Cedar Key open to the public

This is one of several limited openings to the public of Seahorse Key, home of the Cedar Key Lighthouse. Your own boat or plenty of transportation available at the Cedar Key City Docks

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February 2016

Feb 1st, 2016

Star Party

Cedar Key

Cedar Key Museum State Park will host a public stargazing program February 16, 2015.

Amateur astronomers are coming to town and bringing their high-powered telescopes for a stargazing event and Cedar Key is one of the few places in the nation with skies dark enough to host. This is a public education astronomy program given by volunteers. Activities are designed to stimulate interest in astronomy and to educate the public about advantages of protecting the night sky from light pollution.

Cedar Key Museum State Park - 12231 SW 166 Court - Cedar Key, Florida - Monday, February 16, 6:00pm.

A slide show begins at 6:00 p.m. with stargazing to follow. There is no charge for this event. For more information call (352) 543-5567. If you require assistance in order to participate in this event, please inform park staff when making reservations.


Feb 12th - Feb 14th, 2016

Kirby Farm Paws of Honor Festival

Williston

Dream Acres for Autism Presents the 2nd Annual Paws of Honor Festival at Kirby Farm in Williston, FL. The farm is going to the dogs! This sensory friendly event is full of fun and excitement for everyone! See Special guests including Chris P. Bacon, Scooby-Doo & Shaggy, and more! www.kirbyfarm.com

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Feb 13th, 2016

Heritage Park Market

Williston

The Heritage Park Market will have 4 days throughout 2016. Saturday February 13th- The Sweet Heart Market, May 14th- The Spring Fling Market, September 10th- Fall & Harvest Market, & November 12th- Christmas Extravaganza Market.
Downtown Williston
For more information email: heritageparkmarket@yahoo.com


Feb 14th, 2016

Valentines Day Dinner & Dance

Cedar Key

Bring Your Valentine Dinner and Dance on February 14th at the Cedar Key Community Center. Silent auction, live music by Cruise Control, and dinner catered by The Island Room Restaurant. Social and Silent Auction starts at 6pm. Dinner at 7pm.

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Feb 20th, 2016

Art-Filled Home Tour

Cedar Key

Cedar Key Arts Center presents the Art-Filled Home tour February 20th, 2016 from 10am-4pm. Eleven unique Cedar Key homes on tour, refreshments at two homes, and benefits CKAC Building Fund. Tickets are $20/person and are available at the Cedar Keyhole Artist Co-op. Questions visit www.CedarKeyArtsCenter.org or call 352-543-0362.


March 2016

Mar 1st - Mar 31st, 2016

Easter Event and Doggie Parade

Cedar Key

This event will be held at City Park, sponsored by Faraway Inn.

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Mar 11th - Mar 13th, 2016

Kirby Farm-NATURE COAST CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

Williston

Experience the History of the Civil War like never before! The Kirby Family Farm is very proud to present the Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment again this year. One of the largest reenactments in the Sunshine State, the Battle features a full size historical locomotive on Florida`s largest private railroad. Before the Battle there`s a whole day of fun including period music, daily artillery or mortar demonstrations, Union and Confederate camps, sutlers, optional historic tram ride, authentic artifacts, and more. Enjoy a train ride through the battlefield and camps. Friday March 11th will be an education day.

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Mar 19th, 2016

Spring Into The Spring

Manatee Springs State Park, Chiefland

Main Activities and Programs are from 9:00 am -4:00 pm with a Film Festival 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Visitors can enjoy a multitude of programs including a Camping Demonstration, a Wildland Fire Fighter program, Springs walk with a Ranger, a Wildlife show, Snorkeling Demonstrations, and more. At the Sturgeon pavilion from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, the young at heart can enjoy crafts revolving around springs and manatees. Visitors can learn more about natural communities, while enjoying a covered wagon ride through the north end trail. Throughout the day use area there will be booths with all types of information from native plants to cave diving. Visitors can pick up a Springs Passport from The Friend`s of Manatee Springs. As visitors fill their passports with stamps from programs and booths, they can show them again to The Friend`s booth and win a prize and be entered to win another larger prize. There will be a little something for everyone here.

Enjoy the Film Festival 6:30pm - 9:00 pm at the Catfish Pavilion. This is featuring Mark Long, cave diver and photographer and Jill Heinerth, underwater explorer and film maker. During his many dives, Mark has explored the caves of Manatee Springs and will share the photographs that very few will ever see. Using photographs, stories and clips from her films, Jill will engage the audience with the excitement of cave diving while offering the audience tools to protect their water resources.


April 2016

Apr 22nd, 2016

NATURE COAST CHALLENGE KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT

Inglis-Yankeetown

Anglers will target the waters of the Withlacoochee River and the Withlacoochee Bay in a fun, conservation-oriented, catch-photo-release format. Trophies, prizes and gift certificates will be awarded for the first place through third place finishers in four open divisions which include Redfish, Trout, Cobia Slam, biggest Redfish, biggest Trout and biggest Cobia. There will also be prizes for best Jr. Angler and "Mystery Fish".

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Apr 23rd, 2016

Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue Annual Celebration of Life- Help A Horse Day

CR-326 Morriston, FL 32668

Beauty’s Haven will celebrate the ASPCA “Help a Horse Day” with an open house which offers a family fun day at the farm! This event is being held in conjunction with rescue’s 7th Annual Celebration of Life. The celebration is planned for fun, education, and to raise awareness about equine in need. Food and drink will be available and there will be live music, a silent auction, tours of the facility, a volunteer information booth, and opportunities to meet, and learn the stories of, equine residents including those that are available for adoption!

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Apr 30th - May 1st, 2016

2nd Annual Spring Festival Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens, Inc

Williston

Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens will be hosting their 2nd Annual Spring Festival from 9:30am-5:00pm on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st, 2016. There will be plant vendors, art, crafts, jewelry, honey, soap, and food trucks on site. Live music will be in the center of their sunken garden on the Island Pavilion. For more information please visit: http://www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com/

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May 2016

May 14th, 2016

Blueberry Stomp 5K

Bronson

The morning of the festival the 5k Blueberry Stomp will take place with registration starting at 7am and the race starting at 7:30pm. The 3.2 mile course will wind through town to finish in the James H Cobb Park. 5k Stomp Registration Form Tickets may be purchased online at the following site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/town-of-bronson-blueberry-5k-stomp-tickets-22057282927

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May 14th, 2016

Heritage Park Market

Williston

The Heritage Park Market will have 4 days throughout 2016. Saturday February 13th- The Sweet Heart Market, May 14th- The Spring Fling Market, September 10th- Fall & Harvest Market, & November 12th- Christmas Extravaganza Market.
Downtown Williston
For more information email: heritageparkmarket@yahoo.com


July 2016

Jul 1st - Jul 31st, 2016

Old Florida Cedar Key Clamfest Celebration

Cedar Key

This small town festival will be held at City Park.

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September 2016

Sep 4th, 2016

Labor Day Auction

Cedar Key

Auction-goers will find great deals on lodgings, dining, fishing, fine art, gifts, fresh clams and more. As the organization`s largest fundraiser of the year, the auction plays a vital role in keeping the Chamber and The Cedar Key Welcome Center operational. All items are donated by local businesses, residents and artists. Many items are auctioned for a fraction of their value-providing a great opportunity to save money and help the Cedar Key business community serve our guests at The Welcome Center. It`s a fun time with for all who attend.

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Sep 9th - Sep 11th, 2016

Kirby Farm

Six Gun Territory

10am-4pm. Y`all watch out! We hear the Shadow Riders gang been hidin` out in the backwoods of the Kirby Family Farm! Them train robbers are always up to no good! There`ll be plenty of Wild West fun and a very special reunion of Gunfighters, CanCan Girls, and more from the Original Six Gun Territory!

Kirby Family Farm - 19630 NE 30th St - Williston, FL 32696 - 352-812-7435

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Sep 10th, 2016

Heritage Park Market

Williston

The Heritage Park Market will have 4 days throughout 2016. Saturday February 13th- The Sweet Heart Market, May 14th- The Spring Fling Market, September 10th- Fall & Harvest Market, & November 12th- Christmas Extravaganza Market.
Downtown Williston
For more information email: heritageparkmarket@yahoo.com


October 2016

Oct 1st, 2016

Williston

Purple Pinkie Peanut Run

The Purple Pinkie Peanut Run is a run or walk 5k, taking place at Heritage Park in Williston, FL. This 5k starts at 8am October 3rd to kick off to the Central FL Peanut Festival. Help cure polio one pinkie at time. Visit website for registration information.

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Oct 1st - Oct 29th, 2016

INGLIS/YANKEETOWN SCARECROW CONTEST

Sponsored by the Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce

Residents, Businesses and other Organizations can enter by emailing their NAME and the PHYSICAL LOCATION of their scarecrow to:

dickjaninglis@gmail.com by October 24, 2016

Scarecrows must be completed by October 28th
Judging will be the morning of October 29th

FIRST PLACE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A FREE PUMPKIN
(Complements of the Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce)

Judging Criteria:
• Originality and/or Creativity
• Workmanship and/or Attention to Detail
• Presentation and/or Crowd Appeal


Oct 8th, 2016

Two Hawk Hammock's COUNTRY CIRCUS

Williston

October 8 12 – 5 pm

17950 NE 53rd Lane-Williston, FL

Cirque Shows by AscenDance at 1pm & 3:30 pm

Equestrian Preformances Live music with The Cottrells and Dusty’s Ragtime

Food * Arts & Crafts * Carriage Rides and More!

$12 Advance * $15 at Door * Kids 12 under FREE

FREE Parking Tickets: www.sconnection.org

Proceeds benefit Gainesville Youth Circus and Friends of Whales

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Oct 22nd, 2016

10th Annual Fall at the Farm

Rocky Hammock Preserve

The Historical Drummond Farm in Chiefland

Join us for a country casual evening under the oaks at this beautifully restored vintage Florida homestead in Chiefland, Florida. This event will feature live music, a silent auction, dinner, drinks and much more. All proceeds from this event benefit Haven Hospice's un-reimbursed patient care, grief support and community education programs throughout the Tri-County area.

Ready to buy a ticket now? Just click on the "buy now" button below.Individual tickets for this event can be purchased for $75 and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about this event, contact HavenEvents@havenhospice.org or call 352.271.4665.


November 2016

Nov 12th, 2016

River Rummage Sale

Levy and Gilchrist Counties

Featured in Cedar Key City Park and other Levy and Gilchrist locations.


Nov 12th, 2016

Heritage Park Market

Williston

The Heritage Park Market will have 4 days throughout 2016. Saturday February 13th- The Sweet Heart Market, May 14th- The Spring Fling Market, September 10th- Fall & Harvest Market, & November 12th- Christmas Extravaganza Market.
Downtown Williston
For more information email: heritageparkmarket@yahoo.com


January 2017

Jan 1st, 2017

Annual New Year's Day Picnic

Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve

Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve at Noon
Bring a bag lunch and a holiday dessert to share
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ralL4Kkc8&feature=youtu.be

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Jan 7th, 2017

Devil's Den 5 K Run at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Williston, FL

Garden Obstacle Race (Recreational & Competitive) 9 am to 5pm. Ticketed event

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Jan 14th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Jan 14th - Jan 15th, 2017

Women's Wellness Weekend Retreat

Yankeetown/Inglis

Sponsored by Yankeetown/Inglis Women’s Club


Jan 28th, 2017

South Levy Marketplace

Inglis

4th Saturday of each month 9am - 1pm.
South Levy Market Place Facebook Page
The Marketplace is located just off of Highway 40 by the Inglis Town Hall and the WGA Chamber
Office, just West of Highway 19 in Inglis as you are heading toward Yankeetown and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Jan 28th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


February 2017

Feb 3rd - Feb 5th, 2017

Six Gun Territory's Wild West Weekend

Kirby Farm

3rd Annual event: Ride the historic train through Kirby Farm, but watch out for the shadow Riders Gang, they may try and rob the train. Don't worry the six Gun Original gunfighters will be there to run these trouble shooters off the farm. Don't miss the Toe-tappin' live music, Palace Saloon Cancan girls, gunfighters and Cattle Rustlers, Petting Zoo, Amusement rides. Gates open at 10 am till 4pm. This is a TICKETED EVENT, see website for ticket information

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Feb 11th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Feb 14th, 2017

Valentine's Day with Muriel Anderson

Williston, FL

Valentine’s Day with Muriel Anderson, Outdoor Concert

6:00 PM- Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens-Williston, FL

Ticketed event-$25

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Feb 18th, 2017

Art-Filled Home Tour

Cedar Key

Visit the homes and studios of a few selected local artist and collectors in Cedar Key for this one day event. This is a TICKETED EVENT Proceeds benefit Cedar Key Art Center's Renovation Project. See website for ticket information. Questions: 352-543-0362

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Feb 25th, 2017

South Levy Marketplace

Inglis

4th Saturday of each month 9am - 1pm.
South Levy Market Place Facebook Page
The Marketplace is located just off of Highway 40 by the Inglis Town Hall and the WGA Chamber
Office, just West of Highway 19 in Inglis as you are heading toward Yankeetown and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Feb 25th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Feb 25th, 2017

Seahorse Key Lighthouse Opening

Cedar Key

Just of the coast of Cedar Key, Florida

Times of Opening: 10:00 AM- 3:00AM

Access to lighthouse by private boat or Tour operators located along Dock Street in Cedar Key


March 2017

Mar 3rd - Mar 5th, 2017

Railroads and Riverboats

Sumner

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
11980 SW Shiloh Road, Sumner, Fl
Clubhouse of the Cedar Key RV Resort
The members of the North Central Florida Railroad Club will join the Historical Society in presenting the history of railroading and demonstrating, through their operating model railroad exhibits, the many facets of model railroading. Also on display will be photographs and drawings of historic riverboats and their captains, and news clippings dating back to 1845. Admission is free, and there’s ample parking!!

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Mar 11th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Mar 17th - Mar 22nd, 2017

Suwannee River Youth Livestock Fair

Fanning Springs

FREE Event

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Mar 25th, 2017

South Levy Marketplace

Inglis

4th Saturday of each month 9am - 1pm.
South Levy Market Place Facebook Page
The Marketplace is located just off of Highway 40 by the Inglis Town Hall and the WGA Chamber
Office, just West of Highway 19 in Inglis as you are heading toward Yankeetown and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Mar 25th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Mar 30th - Apr 2nd, 2017

LEVY COUNTY FAIR

Adjacent to the Williston Horseman`s Park

The Fair will have a great midway with lots of food and craft vendors are preparing to join us. The fair includes livestock and equestrian shows plus creative arts competitions. Entertainment includes karaoke, gospel music and the Miss Levy County Fair pageant.

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April 2017

Apr 7th - Apr 9th, 2017

KIRBY FAMILY FARM`S ROCK-N-ROLL EASTER TRAIN

Williston

Hop on down to the Kirby Family Farm for our Easter Egg Hunt, Bunny Trail, Rides, Games, Spring Farm Babies Petting area, meet the Easter Bunny and of course climb aboard The Kirby Family Railroad, a full size 1800`s locomotive, one of only three just like her still in operation in the world.

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Apr 8th - Apr 9th, 2017

OLD FLORIDA CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL

Downtown Cedar Key

Historic Cedar Key, ranked among the coolest small towns in the United States, is the place to be! The festival is a juried art show featuring more than 100 unique artists representing all media- oils, acrylics, ceramics, jewelry-making, photography, sculpture and origami. The festival features children`s art activities, live music, and food vendors serving up culinary delights from fresh local clams to crab cakes, refreshing lemonade and desserts ranging from smoothies to unique key lime cones.

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Apr 8th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Apr 22nd, 2017

WILD HOG CANOE AND KAYAK RACE

On SR 24 between Bronson and Otter Creek

Commonly referred to as the roughest, wildest, most challenging canoe race in America! The race takes place on Florida`s famous Waccasassa River and brings you through the heart of Florida`s back country. Sightings of deer, wild boar, alligators, and all types of snakes are a frequent occurrence for race contestants. Come and be a part of the ultimate test of endurance while enjoying good, old-fashioned country fun and fellowship.

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Apr 22nd, 2017

South Levy Marketplace

Inglis

4th Saturday of each month 9am - 1pm.
South Levy Market Place Facebook Page
The Marketplace is located just off of Highway 40 by the Inglis Town Hall and the WGA Chamber
Office, just West of Highway 19 in Inglis as you are heading toward Yankeetown and the Gulf of Mexico.

Website Link



Apr 22nd, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Apr 22nd, 2017

Earth Day

Fanning Springs

Entry Fee into park


May 2017

May 6th - May 7th, 2017

3rd Annual Garden Show and Festival at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

Williston, FL

9:30 am-5:00PM


May 6th - May 7th, 2017

Blueberry Festival at Red White and Blues Farm

Williston

3250 NE 140th Avenue
Williston, FL 32696
352.529.0594

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May 12th - May 13th, 2017

Bronson Blueberry Festival

Bronson

Bronson's annual Blueberry Festival will be taking place on May 12th & 13th at James H Cobb Park, where various craft vendors will be set up until 4:00pm. There will be a tractor show and local musicians. Don't forget to come for all the amazing blueberries coming in fudge, tarts, cobblers, and shortbreads!

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May 13th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


May 14th, 2017

Red White and Blues Farm Mother's Day Event

Williston

Blueberry and Sunflower U-Pick
3250 NE 140th Avenue
Williston, FL 32696
352.529.0594

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May 26th - May 27th, 2017

12th Annual Williston Ranch Rodeo

8pm Friday and Saturday at the Williston Horsemans Park

There will be concessions, shopping & entertainment. Rodeo events include Team Sorting, Wild Cow Milking, Steer Tying, Wild Steer Roping & Branding, Wild Horse Race, Buddy Pick up, Colt Breaking.

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May 27th, 2017

South Levy Marketplace

Inglis

4th Saturday of each month 9am - 1pm.
South Levy Market Place Facebook Page
The Marketplace is located just off of Highway 40 by the Inglis Town Hall and the WGA Chamber
Office, just West of Highway 19 in Inglis as you are heading toward Yankeetown and the Gulf of Mexico.

Website Link



May 27th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


June 2017

Jun 3rd, 2017

CHIEFLAND WATERMELON FESTIVAL

Chiefland

Come out and celebrate our watermelon harvest at Chiefland`s Annual Watermelon Festival! There will be a parade and pageant, free samples of the area`s fresh delicious chilled watermelon and a variety of fresh local food, arts and crafts and other vendors.

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Jun 3rd, 2017

TOUR DE MELON

Starting at Strickland Park, Chiefland

In conjunction with the Chiefland Watermelon Festival, the annual Tour de Melon, a cycling event for everyone from the seasoned cyclist to families and young children, leads visitors on trail rides through the Nature Coast from 18 to 100 miles long! A leisurely ride is a delightful introduction to the hidden gems and beautiful scenery as much as it is a cycling opportunity. After the ride, participants can refresh themselves with watermelon and a stroll through the festival.

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Jun 10th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Jun 24th, 2017

South Levy Marketplace

Inglis

4th Saturday of each month 9am - 12pm.
South Levy Market Place Facebook Page
The Marketplace is located just off of Highway 40 by the Inglis Town Hall and the WGA Chamber
Office, just West of Highway 19 in Inglis as you are heading toward Yankeetown and the Gulf of Mexico.
Want to be a Vendor? Call 352-447-4104

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Jun 24th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


July 2017

Jul 1st, 2017

Town of Bronson Annual Independence Day Celebration

Bronson

Saturday-July 1 at 5:00 PM at the James H. Cobb Park. Vendors will be on hand selling delicious treats. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to watch the fireworks when the sky darkens. Bring a canned food item to donate to the Food For Kids Backpack Program


Jul 3rd, 2017

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Williston

Monday-July 3 The City of Williston, Florida will host 'A Tribute to Old Glory' starting with a Parade at 5 PM along Alternate 27, downtown Williston. Then at 7 PM go to Horseman Park-803 SW 19th Avenue, Williston, FL for family fun, food and FIREWORKS at dark. More information (352) 528-3060

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Jul 4th, 2017

CEDAR KEY FIREWORKS

Cedar Key

Beginning at 9:00 PM Good places to watch the fireworks: City Park & Beach, Levy County Fishing Pier, Dock Street, Historic Second Street, Corner of 1st and ‘G’ Street and any of the many accommodations and restaurants throughout the City of Cedar Key.


Jul 8th, 2017

SEAHORSE KEY LIGHTHOUSE 'OPEN HOUSE'

Cedar Key

Open from 9 am till 3 pm Visitors will get to see marine critters in pop-up aquariums touch tanks as well as tour the island’s pre-civil Was lighthouse and learn about the lighthouse that was built I 1854. Climb the small spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse for an amazing panoramic view of Seahorse Key and the outer islands, including Cedar Key. Take a hike to the island’s cemetery or walk along the beautiful back beach area. Bring a lunch and enjoy it on the picnic tables. Seahorse key is accessible by water taxi or personal vessel. Water taxis area available through Tidewater Tours (352) 543-9523 and Cedar Key Boat Rentals and Island Tours (352-231-4435). Seahorse key open house events are made possible thorough partnership with the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key national Wildlife Refuge.


Jul 22nd, 2017

South Levy Marketplace

Inglis

4th Saturday of each month 9am - 12pm.
South Levy Market Place Facebook Page
The Marketplace is located just off of Highway 40 by the Inglis Town Hall and the WGA Chamber
Office, just West of Highway 19 in Inglis as you are heading toward Yankeetown and the Gulf of Mexico.
Want to be a Vendor? Call 352-447-4104

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Jul 22nd - Jul 23rd, 2017

Smokin-N-The Country Annual BBQ Festival and Rib Cook-Off

Williston

From 12pm-8pm Free admission, good food, vendors, music, and family fun at Cornelius Williams Park on US Alt 27 in Williston.


August 2017

Aug 26th, 2017

South Levy Marketplace

Inglis

4th Saturday of each month 9am - 12pm.
South Levy Market Place Facebook Page
The Marketplace is located just off of Highway 40 by the Inglis Town Hall and the WGA Chamber
Office, just West of Highway 19 in Inglis as you are heading toward Yankeetown and the Gulf of Mexico.
Want to be a Vendor? Call 352-447-4104

Website Link



September 2017

Sep 2nd, 2017

Bronson Farmers Market

Bronson

Open on the first Saturday of the month from 8am to noon at the Town Gazebo in front of the Levy County Health Department. The market will feature fresh locally grown and hand made farm products, crafts and baked goods. For more information call 352-486-2354.


Sep 3rd, 2017

Cedar Key Labor Day Auction

Cedar Key

The Annual Cedar Key Labor Day Auction is to help raise funds for yearly activities hosted by the chamber. This event is open to the public and help at the Community Center. Previewing of items start at 12:30pm. The auction will run from 1-3pm. Free Admission.


Sep 9th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Sep 23rd - Sep 24th, 2017

ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY

Williston

Two Tails Ranch is having it's annual elephant appreciation day fundraiser! Come join the fun and learn All About Elephants! There will be animal rides, face painting, live music, and food! We will also have animal talks, encounters, demonstrations and more... Special Guests from Big Cat Habitat!

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Sep 23rd, 2017

South Levy Marketplace

Inglis

4th Saturday of each month 9am - 12pm.
South Levy Market Place Facebook Page
The Marketplace is located just off of Highway 40 by the Inglis Town Hall and the WGA Chamber
Office, just West of Highway 19 in Inglis as you are heading toward Yankeetown and the Gulf of Mexico.
Want to be a Vendor? Call 352-447-4104

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Sep 23rd, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Sep 23rd, 2017

UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Open House

5521 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL

You're Invited to attend the Nature Coast Biological Station Open House on September 23rd, 2017 in on the island of Cedar Key, FL. The event will take place from 10am-3pm. Enjoy a tour of the new building, education area, and wet lab. Visit booths exhibiting research programs in the Nature Coast Region. Enjoy tours to Seahorse Key, music, and touch tanks. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be for sale.


October 2017

Oct 6th - Oct 29th, 2017

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

2391 NE 140th Avenue (U-Pick Lane) Williston, FL

Fridays: 3pm-7pm
Saturdays: 10am-7pm
Sundays: 12pm-7pm

General admission $10 at the gate, 3 yrs and under FREE. Enjoy the Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, U-Pick Sunflowers, Ziplining, and Monster Combine Rides. Food vendors include BBQ, hot dogs, funnel cake, kettle corn, and so much more! Pumpkins are priced by size.

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Oct 6th - Oct 29th, 2017

LOST RAILROAD

Williston

The Lost Railroad is an intense environment with darkness, live insects and reptiles, loud noises, and small spaces! This fundraising event on the farm is NOT recommended for children under 13! Climb aboard our Historical 1800's Locomotive & Railroad, pray the Zombie corpses of the lost Carnies don't find the train as you journey through the darkness. Once you've discovered the Lost Railroad you'll find other things to do including monster bus rides and more. For the really brave, join a search party and hike through the Abandoned Woods where you're likely to encounter the clowns that are said to be so indifferent they don't even like each other! PLEASE read ALL WARNINGS prior to registration! Event dates are: 9/30, 10/1, 10/7, 10/8, 10/14, 10/15, 10/21, 10/22, 10/28, 10/29

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Oct 7th, 2017

Chiefland Chamber`s Scarecrow City

Chiefland

This is our annual Fall event where individuals, organizations, groups, clubs and businesses build unique SCARECROWS for display on US 19 at the Train Depot Park, from Oct 10th through Nov 23rd. Each scarecrow is creatively themed to promote your interest.

You may build your scarecrow in advance and erect it at the event or you may build it at the event between 10 am and 12 pm.

Scarecrows are visible from US 19 and are viewed by bicyclists on the Nature Coast State Trail and visitors to the Farmers Market.

There will six prizes awarded by our team of 3 judges: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the business category and 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the non-profit category. The registration form is attached.

We had some amazing scarecrows last year. To see pictures please visit our photo album for 2014's Scarecrow City at: Chiefland Chamber ~ on Facebook.

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Oct 7th, 2017

CENTRAL FLORIDA PEANUT FESTIVAL

Heritage Park, Williston

Come celebrate at the Central Florida Peanut Festival. It features delicious food, assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, rides, music, crafts, antique tractors and the Little Peanut King and Queen, including the Baby Peanut Contest. A petting zoo, pony rides and free grilled PB and J sandwiches while they last!

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Oct 7th, 2017

Bronson Farmers Market

Bronson

Open on the first Saturday of the month from 8am to noon at the Town Gazebo in front of the Levy County Health Department. The market will feature fresh locally grown and hand made farm products, crafts and baked goods. For more information call 352-486-2354.


Oct 14th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Oct 14th - Oct 15th, 2017

A Country Circus at Two Hawk Hammock

Williston

The Country Circus is Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Ticket is good for both days. Kids 12 & under FREE. Enjoy live music and cirque performances. The event includes arts, crafts, food vendors, kids' activities and carriage rides. Camping, RV, and cabin options are available for those wishing to spend the weekend.

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Oct 21st - Oct 22nd, 2017

CEDAR KEY SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Cedar Key

This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood in City Park. There will be live musical entertainment at several places around town during the days and nights, and a parade on Saturday morning.

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Oct 21st, 2017

Levy County Schools Foundation's 7th Annual Beast Feast.

Williston

Saturday, October 21st SAVE THE DATE FOR the Levy County Schools Foundation's Annual Beast Feast at the Etheridge Produce Farm in Williston. For more information please email Donna Turner at lcsf@levyk12.org

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Oct 21st, 2017

Official Opening of the Big Bend Shellfish Trail

Cedar Key City Park Pavilion at 1pm

Please join us at the ribbon cutting for the official opening of the Big Bend Shellfish Trail in Cedar Key. This special event will take place at the Cedar Key City Park Pavilion at 1pm on Saturday October 21st, 2017. This is the same weekend as the Cedar Key Seafood Festival, so come celebrate and enjoy all the delicious seafood Levy County has to offer!


Oct 21st, 2017

Fanning Springs FALL FUN

Fanning Springs

Trunk of Treating starting a 5:30pm and Movie Night at Fort Fanning Historical Park starting a dusk.

Come dressed up in your Halloween costume for a fun night of food, treats and a great free movie on a 37 foot outdoor screen.

For more information go to Facebook @ Fanning Springs Chamber.


Oct 28th, 2017

South Levy Marketplace

Inglis

4th Saturday of each month 9am - 1pm.
South Levy Market Place Facebook Page
The Marketplace is located just off of Highway 40 by the Inglis Town Hall and the WGA Chamber
Office, just West of Highway 19 in Inglis as you are heading toward Yankeetown and the Gulf of Mexico.
Want to be a Vendor? Call 352-447-4104

Website Link



Oct 28th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Oct 28th, 2017

ELVIS PRESLEY DAY-"Follow That Dream"

Inglis

In July and August of 1961, Elvis Presley filmed his "Follow That Dream" movie in and around Inglis and Yankeetown, Florida. The Bird Creek Bridge was the location for the major filling of this movie. The Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber is working on a visitors "Photo Op" location at the Chamber building in Inglis. The unveiling of this new visitor attraction will be simultaneous with the days events at the South Levy Marketplace,167 Highway 40 West, Inglis on October 28th 2017. The Chamber is working to have a live remote radio feed, an Elvis impersonator and more. Dress up in your ‘Elvis’ garb and bring your Elvis memorabilia to showcase at the event.This is going to be a jammed packed day for the two towns and includes the Woman's Club annual Chili/Cornbread Cook-Off at the Inglis Community Center, Inglis Recreation Committee’s Trunk or Treat and Kids Halloween Party that evening at the Inglis Community Center. MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND COME AND JOIN THE COMMUNITY FUN DAY! For more information go to: http://inglisyankeetownchamber.com/ or call (352) 447-3383 Photo Credit: MGM Studios.

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November 2017

Nov 4th, 2017

Bronson Farmers Market

Bronson

Open on the first Saturday of the month from 8am to noon at the Town Gazebo in front of the Levy County Health Department. The market will feature fresh locally grown and hand made farm products, crafts and baked goods. For more information call 352-486-2354.


Nov 4th, 2017

Dining on the Island

Cedar Key

Commemoration the 40th Anniversary of the Cedar Key Historical Society Museum. Located in the Historic Tooke House on 2nd Street

Fundraising event - (352) 543-5549

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Nov 4th - Nov 5th, 2017

Six Gun Territory Wild West Weekend

Williston

10am-4pm. Y`all watch out! We hear the Shadow Riders gang been hidin` out in the backwoods of the Kirby Family Farm! Them train robbers are always up to no good! There`ll be plenty of Wild West fun and a very special reunion of Gunfighters, CanCan Girls, and more from the Original Six Gun Territory!

Kirby Family Farm - 19630 NE 30th St - Williston, FL 32696 - 352-812-7435

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Nov 4th, 2017

Dining On The Island

Cedar Key

Dining on the Island is a benefit for the Cedar Key Historical Society and Museum on Saturday November 4th, 2017 at 4pm. Please join us for an evening in the garden at the beautifully restored turn of the century, historic Tooke-Hudson Home in Cedar Key, FL. Enjoy dinner, drinks, live music, and a silent auction. For more information and tickets contact ckhs.director@gmail.com or call 352-543-5549.


Nov 10th, 2017

Cedar Key Climate Conference

Cedar Key

Can we save Cedar Key before it's too late? The tiny coastal island off Florida's Big Bend is a historic gem but is also one the most-threatened Florida coastal islands in the face of climate change and sea level rise. This conference presents experts on Cedar Key past and present, coastal adaptation planning, historic preservation, conservation, tourism and development priorities, disaster response and much more. If you live or work on or near a coastal island, this conference is for you!


Nov 11th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Nov 11th, 2017

Sierra Club Founder John Muir Tribute Day

Cedar Key

Some 150 years ago, Sierra Club founder John Muir traveled across Florida, landing in Cedar Key. The man, the myth, the legend. Come learn about his time here and join us as we re-dedicate the John Muir Historical marker! ATTEND ONE OR BOTH DAYS! Go to www.sierraclub.org/florida for more information and to make your reservation(s). Lodging not included in your paid reservation(s).


Nov 18th - Nov 19th, 2017

INGLIS - YANKEETOWN SEAFOOD and ART FESTIVAL

Inglis-Yankeetown

The Yankeetown Seafood Festival takes place in the quaint, "old Florida" town of Yankeetown located on the banks of the Lower Withlacoochee just three miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The Festival features Food, Entertainment, Arts, Crafts and interesting merchandise of all sorts. Plan to visit us - you`ll be glad you did!

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Nov 18th, 2017

Fall at the Blues Farm

Williston, FL

Red White & Blues Farm, Williston, FL Haven Hospice's 11th annual Fall at the Blues Farm. Enjoy food from the Ivy House Restaurant, live music, and silent auction. Proceeds benefit community programs for the tri-county area. For more information contact Kristen Campomizzi at 352-271-4665 or klcampomizzi@beyourhaven.org


Nov 24th - Nov 25th, 2017

Clay Landing Days

Manatee Springs State Park

Thursday and Friday - State Park Entry Fee to Park

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Nov 25th - Dec 22nd, 2017

Christmas Express

Williston

Christmas Express Kirby Family Farm is transformed into a Christmas wonderland, an unforgettable holiday attraction the whole family can enjoy. There are lots of activities to see and do including the featured train ride through thousands of Christmas lights pulled by an old-fashioned, full size 1800`s locomotive, one of only three just like her still in operation in the world.

Starting November 25th, 2016 Christmas hours 5:30pm-10 pm.

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Nov 25th, 2017

Cedar Key Christmas Annual Tree Lighting

Cedar Key

Join the festivities which begins with a traditional lighting of the tree in City Park the day after Thanksgiving. Hot Cocoa, caroling and good cheer, are all sure to warm your heart for the start of the Holiday. Call 352-543-5600 for more information.

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Nov 25th, 2017

South Levy Marketplace

Inglis

4th Saturday of each month 9am - 1pm.
South Levy Market Place Facebook Page
The Marketplace is located just off of Highway 40 by the Inglis Town Hall and the WGA Chamber
Office, just West of Highway 19 in Inglis as you are heading toward Yankeetown and the Gulf of Mexico.
Want to be a Vendor? Call 352-447-4104

Website Link



Nov 25th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


December 2017

Dec 1st - Dec 3rd, 2017

PIRATE INVASION

Cedar Key

The Annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend. Be forewarned, the Cedar Key Pirates in Paradise have invited a tango of pirates to the Best Little Pirate Town in Florida! This is a fun, safe, and welcoming community experience attracting the attention of pirates and pirate groups from all over. It`s great to be a pirate in Cedar Key, even if it`s only for a weekend in September!
Come celebrate the past with historical re-enactors! Visit the historic pirate encampment and watch the epic battle that is certain to be played out on the shores of Cedar Key.

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Dec 1st - Dec 17th, 2017

Suwannee Valley Players (Preforming Theatre Company)

25 E. Park Avenue, Chiefland, Florida

The play ‘Sanders Family Christmas’ will be the first three weekends in December at 25 E. Park Avenue, Chiefland, Florida
Starting December 1 through December 17
Friday and Saturday Show times at 7:30 PM
Sunday show time: 2:00 PM
Reserve your tickets by calling (352) 493-ARTS


Dec 2nd, 2017

Light Up Williston

Williston

Watch Santa come to town on an elephant! Take a quick trek to the Christmas lighting ceremony, held in Heritage Park immediately following the parade. This exciting evening includes Christmas entertainment along with food and beverages available.

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Dec 2nd, 2017

Festival of Lights & Boat Parade

Fanning Springs

Fort Fanning Park on the Suwannee River Saturday from 10am-7pm.
Activities include Rubber Duck Race and Santa Clause, as well as rock climbing wall, various children`s activities, Car/Truck.Bike Show, Craft & Food Vendors.
Live music all day features: Steel Bridge, Jamie Davis, Saltwater Cowboys.

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Dec 2nd, 2017

Bronson Farmers Market

Bronson

Open on the first Saturday of the month from 8am to noon at the Town Gazebo in front of the Levy County Health Department. The market will feature fresh locally grown and hand made farm products, crafts and baked goods. For more information call 352-486-2354.


Dec 9th, 2017

Taste of Cedar Key

Cedar Key

This event showcases local restaurants` culinary specialties featuring fresh Cedar Key clams.

Time: 11 am to 1 PM
Where: City Marina & Park located on Dock Street and “A” Street

Tickets available onsite at Ticket Booth $10 Adult $5 Child. Ticket Holders will receive wristbands to sample restaurant specialties at park.

Organized and sponsored by Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce

Not ticketed events on December 9 include:
1. Pot Luck Community Dinner will be enjoyed at City Park, 5PM
2. At DUSK there will be a Cedar Key lighted BOAT PARADE in front of City Park and Dock Street.
3. SANTA CLAM will arrive at the City Park by clam boat to greet children at his Santa Clam chair.

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Dec 9th, 2017

Christmas Boat Parade and Santa Clam

Cedar Key

The boat parade is put on by the Cedar Key Aquiculture Association and our own Santa Clam will be there to greet the children. Rain date - 12/14.

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Dec 9th, 2017

Chiefland Christmas Festival

Chiefland

Train Depot Park- 23 SE 2nd Ave. Opening ceremony at 10am. Food vendors, craft vendors, Christmas Shopping, lots of kids activities, petting zoo, bounce house, face painting, bungee jump/rock wall, water walkers, live entertainment, First Responder demos and displays, Santa and Mrs. Claus with the Elves, Lighted Parade at 6pm and much more!


Dec 9th, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


Dec 23rd, 2017

Chiefland Farmers Market

Chiefland

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month Jan-June and Sept-Nov from 9am-1pm. Come to the Train Depot Park in Downtown Chiefland for locally grown foods and homemade items.


January 2018

Jan 1st, 2018

Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve's Annual Picnic

Always held on the FIRST of January! Go to http://wgpfl.org for more information of times and what to bring.

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Jan 6th, 2018

Devil's Dash Eco-Friendly Adventure

Williston, FL

Recreational & Competitive Race 10 am – 5 pm Held at Cedar Lakes Woods and Garden-Williston, FL Over 20 natural obstacles, including hills, mud, mulch & sand pits, long climbers, log traversing, log hurtles and more. Other challenges include tire obstacles, cargo nets and ropes. Bring your friends and enjoy the competition and fun.

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March 2018

Mar 24th, 2018

Withlacoochee Gulf Area Rocks the River Music Festival

Inglis Central Park 135 Hwy 40W, Inglis, FL

2pm-8pm

Featuring:
Karmic Revenge, Cutler Spur and Craig Hand
Food Vendors
Arts & Crafts
Kidzone- 50/50 Raffle
Bring your own lawn chairs

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