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Upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Inverness

On Saturday, March 11th, Inverness celebrates the greenest day of the year by kicking off a whole day of St. Patrick’s Day activities.

St. Patrick’s Day festival

Many residents are participating in the annual Shamrock Scamper 5k that morning, but if you’re not the athletic type, then no worries! The St. Patrick’s Day festival that evening is sure to attract big crowds and provide the residents of our community with a fun day out in the pleasant spring weather.

The festival itself will kick off around 6:00pm with a parade, and after an hour of fun floats and great costumes and decorations, the Celtic rock band Seven Nations will get onstage for the Shamrock the Block Concert at 7:00pm for a night of live music and festivities. You can even join a whole host of adventurous companions for the Leprechaun Pub Crawl, exploring all the good eats and drinks Inverness has to offer visitors and residents alike. The pub crawl will also offer prizes for a lucky few, so grab those four-leaf clovers!

The St. Patrick’s Day festival in downtown historic Inverness will be free and open to the public. We here at Nick Nicholas Ford are excited to see and hear about all the fun things that will happen the day of the parade and festival.

Check out the Pine Street Jam & Parrot Head Party

Looking for something to do in downtown Inverness, Florida? With August just about here, you might be starting to feel some of that late-summer boredom where you’re just not sure what to do. If going for a swim has gotten boring, mark the Pine Street Jam & Parrot Head Party on your calendar. Coming up on August 6th, it’s sure to give you and your loved ones and fun night of music, food, and entertainment downtown.
live music - Pine Street Jam

What are the event details?

The party takes place on a Saturday from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Pine Street and Old Main Street. Wander down the sidewalk and view sights such as street performers, an ugly Hawaiian shirt contest, and a Jimmy Buffet tribute band known as The Caribbean Chillers. Enjoy special deals at local pubs and restaurants and go on a selfie scavenger hunt. There is something for everyone at the Pine Street Jam!

Remember to leave coolers and pets at home for this event. There will be food and drinks onsite, alongside any of the many entertaining shows, performers, games, and more. However, the kids can have a blast too at the Pine Street Jam & Parrot Head Party’s Kid Zone. Don’t forget to take part in this annual event in historic downtown Inverness.

Celebrate the Inverness Patriotic Evening at Lake Henderson

Fireworks - July 4th - Inverness Patriotic Evening

Can’t believe it’s already June? Soon it’ll be July, and in Inverness, July always starts off with a bang thanks to the local Independence Day celebration. It’s not too early to start making plans for the whole family to attend the Inverness Patriotic Evening event in Liberty Park, where a professional fireworks display will be arranged over scenic Lake Henderson for a summer evening filled with wonder and excitement.

The day is Sunday, July 3rd, the night before the Fourth of July. The time will go from 5pm to 10pm, when visitors are encouraged to come to Liberty Park at 286 North Apopka Avenue. The display will also be visible from Wallace Brooks Park at 328 East Dampier Street. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted, but no tents, canopies, umbrellas, coolers, or personal fireworks will be allowed on the premises.

In addition to the fireworks show, the event will offer visitors live music and entertainment, as well as local food vendors. The display itself will begin at 9:00 PM and continue until the event concludes an hour later.

The best part is that general admission to the Inverness Patriotic Evening event is entirely free. Guests are encouraged to bring their friends and families to enjoy this dazzling once-a-year event with great food, fun music, big crowds, and beautiful fireworks celebrating the birth of our nation. Don’t forget to bring the bug spray so you can enjoy your night in the park watching fireworks over the lake worry-free.