The Battle of Okeechobee returns

  OKEECHOBEE — It’s that time again. The Battle of Okeechobee, of the Second Seminole War, will be re-enacted in Okeechobee County on Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, at Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park, 3500 S.E. 38th Ave. We are pleased and excited to announce that Seminole recording artist Rita Youngman will be […]

Fair to include demolition derby

The Okeechobee County Fair Association will host the Demolition Derby on the last day of the fair, Sunday, March 17. Gates open at noon, and the Demolition Derby is at 2:30 p.m. Demolition Derby tickets are $10 per person, 5 years old and under free, sold separately from fair admission. Win a chance to drive […]

MEGACON: A geek’s playground

For most people, Memorial Day weekends means loading the kids up in the family car and trekking to one of Orlando’s multitude of theme parks. For more than hundred thousand in Orlando this year, that weekend means one thing — MEGACON. Comic book conventions have long been a staple in the fandom world. Beginning in […]

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 Fest 2018 underway

The 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival is now underway at Sunshine Grove.

2018 Music festival offers ways to participate

OKEECHOBEE — If you’d like to be part of the 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival but can’t manage the ticket prices, consider trading a little of your time and effort. It takes a lot of people to stage the four-day event, which last year drew 36,000 participants. Some of those who work at the festival — […]

Labor Day Bull Bash Rodeo 2017

These photos were taken at the Labor Day Bull Bash Rodeo at the Cattlemen’s arena in Okeechobee.

Labor Day Festival 2017

These photos were taken at the annual Labor Day festival that took place in FlaglerPark in downtown Okeechobee.

Labor Day Parade 2017

These photos were taken at the 2017 Labor Day Parade in downtown Okeechobee.

Top of the Lake Art Festival 2017

These photos were taken at the Top of the Lake Art Festival on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12 in downtown Okeechobee.