Friday Night Lights shine at the Cowtown Rodeo

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena hosted a night performance of the Cowtown Rodeo on Friday, March 9. Rodeo performances are also planned for Saturday and Sunday, with gate opening at 1 p.m. and the rodeo starting at 2 p.m. The Okeechobee Speckled Perch Festival will be Saturday, March 9 in downtown Okeechobee.

Okeechobee Community Theatre presents ‘Showtime at First Baptist’; Friday is opening night

OKEECHOBEE Contrary to what its title suggests, “Showtime at First Baptist,” which opens Friday evening for a five-performance run, is actually the latest comedy offering from the Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT), and does not take place at First Baptist Church. “That title could easily be misleading,” said Ron Hayes, who is directing the play. “The […]

More photos from the 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival

The 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival, held March 1-4 at Sunshine Grove (also known as Sundance Trails) in northeastern Okeechobee County attracted thousands of visitors who enjoyed the art, music, great weather and unique atmosphere of the annual event. Photos by Katrina Elsken and Michael Muros Photos by Richard Marion

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival hosts The Big Quiet

OKEECHOBEE — Thousands of those at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival took a break Sunday afternoon to meditate for one hour as part of The Big Quiet.

Okeechobee County Music & Arts Festival features PoWow!

OKEECHOBEE — The 2018 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival continued Saturday with a variety of musical performances. The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Saturday evening performances included the PoWoW! Hip-hop legend, Snoop Dogg, performed with an array of special guests spanning the genres of hip-hop, funk and soul. Performers included Philadelphia hip-hop heroes and Tonight […]

Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, March 3, 2018

The fun continued Saturday at the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, at Sunshine Grove in northeastern Okeechobee County.

Thousands enjoy Okeechobee Music Festival: Photos from Friday, March 2

The first full day of the 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival got off to a great start as festival goers enjoyed the sunshine, the music and the unique experience found only in Sunshine Grove in northeastern Okeechobee County. The festival continues through Sunday. (Photos by Michael Muros)

Parent-child ‘date nights’ create special memories

OKEECHOBEE – Looking forward to spending some one-on-one time with a special someone? Who is more special than your child? In the Psychology Today article “The value of spending one-on-one time with your children,” Dr. Kyle D. Pruett noted that one-on-one time keeps your relationship healthy and in tune. “Parenting more than one child at […]

Main Street hosts art fest

OKEECHOBEE — The Top of the Lake Art Fest sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street will be held in Flagler Park, off State Road 70 in downtown Okeechobee, this weekend. The festival will include artwork and photography by professionals and amateurs. Awards will be presented for the winners in a juried art show. There are categories […]

Volunteers sought for Okeechobee Music Festival

OKEECHOBEE — The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County has partnered with the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival 2018 to provide local community members the opportunity to participate in this year’s festival. A Volunteer Fair hosted by the Chamber and Green Design will be held on Friday Feb. 2, at IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus (Okeechobee) […]