The Villages is known for the extensive list of ongoing clubs and activities that are all a part of the lifestyle.
The Villages Special Events team never fails to disappoint with the singers, dancers, stilt walkers all aside from the delicious food truck options and more at their festivals and special events!
Over the past few weeks you may have noticed that they have been BUSY! February and March tend to be the most jam-packed with events including Strawberry Festival, Mardi Gras Celebration, St. Patrick’s Day Festivals on top of Cruise-ins and the car shows, which are now back after a long remission due to the pandemic.
Those who attended may have noticed that there were some new additions to the latest events.
This year’s Strawberry Festival was extended to two days, and between the combination of sunshine and fun, the event was a huge success! There was non-stop entertainment 10am-4pm for both days including The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, Sunshine Strollers, Stilt Walkers, a photo booth and carnival games! There was also plenty of strawberry shortcake to go around, which many took great advantage of!
One of the biggest highlights of this month was the first-ever Mardi Paw March!
Over 100 dogs registered for the paw-fect parade with proceeds supporting Your Humane Society SPCA. Those who registered received fun swag including a Mardi Paw tshirt and of course, a Mardi Paw bandana for the pup!
It was certainly a spectacle for the books and the team looks forward to continuing the additional event in the future.
So What’s Next?
If you have missed out on any of the other events over the past few weeks, don’t worry, the fun will continue!
Over the next few weeks you can look forward to the second St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Spanish Springs for some green beer or the March Cruise-In at Spanish Springs with entertainment MPIRE on stage. Following close behind in April will be the annual Blueberry Festival at Brownwood Paddock Square with Greg Warren Band onstage and bar hut specials Blueberry Daiquiri’s and Blue Bombers!
If you are interested in learning more about the upcoming special events schedules click here.