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Santa, The Grinch, Jack Frost, and more for a fun weekend!

For the weekend Friday, December 13 to Sunday, December 15, 2019. Have you been hearing those sleigh bells ring? Got your lights and tree up already? It’s going to be another weekend packed full of holiday cheer! This Friday will be the 13th, a Nightmare Before Christmas for those of superstitious beliefs. In honor of…

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All About the Christmas Spirit

For Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, 2019. Happy December! We hope everyone had a wonderful time for Thanksgiving and was able to see the Avon Park Christmas Parade! Just three more weekends, including this one, until Christmas! All through the month of December there are a variety of events celebrating Christmas, putting everyone…

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Raisin’ Cane, Burlesque, and so much more!

For November 22-24, 2019. It started as a pretty chilly week for those of us with thin Florida blood. This weekend looks to be cool but not frigid. It should be the perfect time to get out and enjoy the county! Friday and Saturday, 11am-6pm each day, head down to Sugar Sand Distillery for their…

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Healthy & Tasty

Highlands County has a local eatery, chain restaurant, or convenience store around every corner; it’s easy to find exactly what you’re in the mood for! Thankfully, we don’t always need to sacrifice nutrition for taste! We have a few of the Healthiest & Tastiest Places in Highlands County for you to try!  Organically Local, in…

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National Pasta Day

Did you know… October is National Pasta Month and today, October 17, is National Pasta Day! This is a wonderful time to celebrate these various shaped, delicious carbs!  Pasta is traditionally thought of as an Italian dish, though the origins of pasta are unclear. It is believed that pasta may have even been brought to…

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Weekend Roundup

For October 11 – 13 Another weekend, another round of awesome activities across the Heartland! This weekend seems to be shaping up into one surrounded by family fun! Friday night, start your weekend right with Cinema on the Circle in Downtown Sebring. Show up early to pick the best viewing spots, grab some dinner and…

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Fall Festivals

Highlands County has pumpkin spice and everything nice to celebrate with this season! From Avon Park’s Ballerina Scarecrow dancing at Center Stage on Main Street, to a home-grown pumpkin patch in Lake Placid; and every decoration in between; we celebrate the coming of cooler weather and family! But, fall scented candles won’t be the only…

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Weekend Roundup

Happy first weekend of October, everyone! We hope it has been a wonderful start to Spooky Season for you all! The only thing that could make it better is a weekend packed with fun things to do all over the place! Returning each weekend in October is Terror Trail at the Humane Society of Highlands…

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Fall Fun

Highlands County is welcoming our Florida Fall, also known as “H-Autumn”, in a variety of FREE, FUN, and family-friendly ways! From classic Trick-or-treating, all-are-welcome’ Fall festivals to more taste-based community gatherings; we celebrate it ALL! We’ve found our community’s most beloved annual traditions along with a few festivities  that might be new for you!  On…

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Weekend Roundup

It’s time to start planning another exciting weekend! Let us give you some ideas! It has been a very generous time around Highlands County lately with everyone coming together during the heart of hurricane season and getting so close to the holidays. We would like to remind anyone in need that Dr. Willey’s annual Day…

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