‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ auditions planned

BELLE GLADE — An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Monday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive for registration at 3:30 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some […]

Labor Day brings Bull Bash

OKEECHOBEE — Labor Day weekend brings the annual Labor Day parade, a festival in Flagler Park, rodeo excitement and a barbecue contest … weather permitting. The Labor Day parade is planned for Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. in downtown Okeechobee. The parade route starts near the Aldi supermarket on Parrott Avenue (U.S. 441), travels […]

Children’s Mental Health System of Care hosts Family Night dinner

OKEECHOBEE — Want an evening off from making dinner and doing dishes? Interested in learning about resources available to families across our community? Meet us at the Williamson Education Center at Indian River State College on Tuesday, Aug. 27, as the Okeechobee Children’s Mental Health System of Care kicks off its free Family Nights series […]

Music festival returns in 2020

OKEECHOBEE — On Aug. 19, Insomniac Events and Soundslinger announced the return of Florida’s beloved Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (OMF). Soundslinger, the Founders of OMF, have partnered with globally renowned events company and North American festival leader Insomniac to bring the destination multi-genre music and camping event back to its picturesque home in Sunshine […]

BRAT Club plans Labor Day Parade

OKEECHOBEE — Are you ready for a parade? The Okeechobee Building Relationships Among Teens (BRAT) Club will host the Okeechobee Labor Day Weekend Parade on Saturday, Aug. 31, in downtown Okeechobee. Parade entries are sought to make this year’s Labor Day celebration a success. Entries may include floats, decorated vehicles, marching units, mounted units and […]

Ranch rodeo features skills cowboys use daily

OKEECHOBEE — There will be plenty to cheer for at the Pete Clemons Memorial Ranch Rodeo in Okeechobee on Saturday, July 27: cowboys, bucking horses, calf roping and more. Spectators will also be cheering that admission to this family-friendly event is free. Just don’t expect to see any bull riding. Saturday’s rodeo in Okeechobee is […]

Lake area communities celebrate Independence Day

Okeechobee• The annual Minimal Regatta will be held on Saturday, July 6, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center & Fairgrounds, 4601 S.R. 710. Gates will open at 3 p.m., races begin at 4 p.m., and the evening ends with fireworks at 9 p.m. The Fraternal Order of Police of Okeechobee sponsors the Independence Day Celebration […]

Second annual dance recital held at OMS

Grace Place, a dance studio located in Okeechobee, held its second annual dance recital on June 15 at Osceola Middle School. The event featured 105 performers ranging in ages 2 to 16, showing off 23 different routines, and was attended by over 900 family, friends and supporters. “The kids did a wonderful job,” said Grace […]

Boots, Burgers and Bikes event to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Okeechobee Big Brothers/Big Sisters is planning a fundraising event Aug. 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the C. Scott Driver recreation area pavilion, 10100 W State Road 78. In the past, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters fundraiser was “Boots and Burgers.” This year, they are adding a drive in motorcycle show. Guests at the event […]

Homemade boat race planned for July 6

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee’s own homemade boat race returns July 6 with lots of family fun. The event is free to spectators. Participants pay a $50 registration fee, which includes the materials to build the boat. The contest is open to all area individuals, clubs, organizations, churches, businesses and schools. Boat builders are encouraged to start […]