Floral City Heritage Days
Floral City, Florida
First Friday night and Saturday in December
Founded in 1993

Part history festival and part holiday celebration, the Floral City Heritage Days brings to life the history of Floral City amidst Christmas tradition. The event was founded in 1993 when Floral City was designated as a listing on the National Register of Historic Places, and is organized by the Floral City Heritage Council - a part of the Citrus County Historical Society.

On Friday evening the Avenue of the Oaks (Orange Avenue) is blocked off from vehicular traffic and lined on both sides with luminaires from Old Floral City Road to Annie Terrace. Historic homes along the avenue are replete with holiday lights and decorations. Visitors can stroll along at their own pace or enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride. A variety of local musicians provide entertainment and carolers sing Christmas songs along the avenue. There is also an old fashioned fish fry hosted by the local Lions Club.

Saturday is denoted as "Floral City Folk Day" where the town sports period dress of the years from 1890 to 1910 when Floral City was a booming phosphate mining center. There are self-guided tours of some of the historic homes along the Avenue of the Oaks and demonstrations of daily activities and crafts from days past. A slate of non-stop musical performances by local folk, country and bluegrass artists provides entertainment while a variety of food concessions serve old time favorites like BBQ dinners, kettle corn, and sweet potato pie.

The event and parking are free to the public.
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