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The Inverness Event & Visitor Bureau announces its signature events, monthly Friday Night Thunder dates and community events. All events are rain or shine and subject to change. Details on events will be found online at VisitInvernessFL.com. Questions? (352) 341-7820.
MLK Unity Walk
Church without Walls & City of Inverness
Valerie Theatre, 207 Courthouse Square, Inverness
Jan. 15, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Valerie Theatre start to Liberty Park. Note the Valerie Theatre will show the motion picture Selma that morning, and please call or visit the theatre for free tickets.
Military Service Memorial Opening
City of Inverness with local veteran groups
Inverness Government Center
January 20, 2018
This event will unveil a significant memorial in downtown Inverness. The sculpture is of male and female soldier and features a piece of the fallen Saddam Hussein statue from Iraq brought back by U.S. military leaders. City leaders have partnered with local veterans to welcome the Sculptor Scott Stearman and Gary O’Neal, author of American Warrior, the true story of a legendary Ranger, to speak about this memorial. Open to the public. We encourage all military and veterans to attend this patriotic ceremony.
Citrus Got Talent
January 27, 2018
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Valerie Theater, Inverness
Citrus County Talent Show
15 Finalists – 5 in each of 3 age categories
Inverness St. Patrick’s Festival
March 17, 2018
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
1 Courthouse Square, Inverness
Largest west central Florida St. Patrick’s celebration with live music by Seven Nations, large parade and local merchant crawl.
Inverness Big Bass Classic
March 24, 2018
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness
Draws over 100 anglers to Lake Henderson in hopes of reeling in the biggest bass. One of the largest non-professional fishing tournaments in the state.
Sunshine Grand Prix
March 22-25, 2018
Locations, times and activities to be announced
April 14, 2018
12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Qualifier for the World Food Championship. The best of the best to win the chance to compete in the World’s biggest food competition. Brings in notable Florida food bloggers to judge the wide array of food. Craft beer tasting and some proceeds to benefit the Citrus County Education Foundation.
Inverness Patriotic Evening
July 3, 2018
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida and
Wallace Brooks Park, 208 N. Mill Ave., Inverness, Florida
Celebration will start at 7 p.m., with live entertainment and a large firework display over Lake Henderson will take place at dark.
Pine Street Jam Parrot Head Party
Aug. 4, 2018
Pine Ave. & Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida
The downtown is transformed into a Margaritaville-themed street party with live music, by the Caribbean Chillers, street performers, local restaurant and pub specials and a parrot-themed scavenger hunt, ugliest Hawaiian shirt contest, games and more!
Cooter Festival 3-Day Music Festival
October 26-28, 2018
Inverness Festival of the Arts
November 3-4, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday hours, and closes at 4 p.m. on Sunday
1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida
Juried art show featuring fine arts and crafts the first weekend in November, and is the longest-running show in the county.
Inverness Grand Prix & Motorsport Festival
November 16-17, 2018
Friday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday night concert and entertainment. Saturday kicks-off the street races in the morning with karts reaching as high as 65 miles per hour on city streets.
Light Up Inverness! Old Fashioned Christmas
December 14, 2018
5p.m. – 8 p.m.
An old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting event on Courthouse Square with music, elves, Santa and snow.
Friday Night Thunder
1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL
The Citrus MOPAR Club hosts a car cruise-in and the City has live music in the downtown the third Friday of every month.