Local Attractions and Events continued

Chiefland’s Christmas Festival & Parade

Saturday, December 9, 2017

10:00 am – 8:00 pm Located in the Field on US 19 across from Train Depot Park in Chiefland (23 SE 2nd Avenue, 32626).

Arts & crafts, food, children's attractions, Entertainment, free photo with Santa, Mrs.Claus & Elves, pony rides, games and more.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Lighted Christmas themed Parade down Main Street starts at Chiefland High School, then south on Highway 19 to SE 3rd Avenue. Parade viewing is from sidewalks alongside US 19 on the parade route.

Free admission & free parking.

Watermelon Festival

Held on the first Saturday in June, the Annual Watermelon Festival is perhaps the biggest event in Chiefland during the year, drawing thousands of visitors from all parts of the state. The one-day event began in 1954, as the City of Chiefland wrapped up the completion of new sidewalks and streets. The Chiefland Civic Club decided there was a definite cause to celebrate! It was summer and the watermelon season was drawing to an end, so farmers donated their last watermelons for the celebration. Today, farmers continue to donate watermelons, which are served ice cold and delicious for all visitors to enjoy.

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. 457 2nd ST, Cedar Key, Fl 32625 352-543-5801 Cedar Key Art Center
High Tea at the Riverside Inn, Yankeetown, FL. Enjoy High Tea every Thursday at 3pm. Tea, 3 delicious sandwich options, surprise menu item each week, & scones. $10/per person, RSVP Preferred. 352-447-2595
Aug 26th, 2017
South Levy Marketplace - Inglis 4th Saturday of each month 9am - 12pm. 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. South Levy Market Place
Sep 8th - Sep 10th, 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!Six Gun Wild West Weekend
Sep 15th - Sep 17th, 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. Cedar Key Pirate Fest
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! Elephant Appreciation
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! Lost Railroad
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, Zip lining, and Monster Combine Rides. Food vendors include BBQ, hot dogs, funnel cake, kettle corn, and so much more! Pumpkins are priced by size. Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
Oct 21st, 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. Cedar Key Seafood Fectival
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 call (352) 447-3383 or visit the Elvis Day
Oct 28th, 2017
South Levy Marketplace Inglis 4th Saturday of each month 9am - 1pm. 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 South Levy Market Place
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. Chiefland Farmers' Market
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. Bronson Farmers' Market
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 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 Six Gun Wild West Weekend
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.
http://www.townofbronson.org/farmers-market/ Nov 11th, 2017
John Muir's "A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf" Cedar Key Cedar Key Community Center Sponsored by: Sierra Club Times: TBD
Nov 18th, 2017
Fall at the Blues Farm" Williston 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 Fall at the Blues Farm
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! Yankeetown Seafood Festival
Nov 24th - Nov 25th, 2017
Clay Landing Days Manatee Springs State Park Thursday and Friday - State Park Entry Fee to Park Clay Landing Days
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. Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov 25th, 2017
South Levy Marketplace Inglis 4th Saturday of each month 9am - 1pm. 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 South Levy Market Place
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.
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. Christmas Express
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. Pirate Invasion Weekend
Dec 2nd, 2017
Festival of Lights & Boat Parade Fanning Springs Fort Fanning Park on the Suwannee River Saturday December 5th 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. Festival of Lights
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 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. Light Up Weekend
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! Chiefland’s Christmas Festival & Parade
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 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. Christmas Boat Parade
Dec 16th, 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 on site 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 17 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. Santa Clam Arrival
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.
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