April 6 - 9, 2017
Stringbreak Music Fest
Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, FL 34602
Enjoy the multi-day festival filled with music and workshops, camping, great food, and multiple stages for live entertainment. The weekend is also full of children's activities including hayrides, arts and crafts, games, music and more. Gather with friends for jam sessions and stories under the stars. Visit the website for schedule and info.
April 8, 2017
The Mermaid Chase 4K Paddling Race
Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Boulevard, Spring Hill, FL 34607
All proceeds will be donated to establish a salt marsh grass nursery at the Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology for coastal restoration projects in Hernando County.
Participants will begin course at Linda Pedersen Park and paddle a 4k (2.5 mile) loop along the Bayport-Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail. Participants will be released by corral to prevent overcrowding of trail and must finish race within three hours of start.
April 8, 2017
Baby Bird Shower
Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (CR-476), Brooksville, FL 34601
9:00am - 3:00pm
Spring and summer herald a frenzy of activity by baby birds, many of them falling from their nests or becoming injured in some other way. Hope Wildlife Rehabilitation is an organization federally licensed to assist these tiny birds. The Baby Bird Show event will be a fundraiser as well as an educational day.
Included are displays and talks about hawks and owls, guided nature walks, and a performance by singer-songwriter Jonathan L. Widger. Activities include a silent auction, "white elephant" sale, bake sale, information on backyard birding, bird "adoptions," and craft activities for youngsters. Funds and supplies collected will be donated to Hope. Admission: donation from the Baby Bird Wish List – select-a-size paper towels, bath towels in dark colors, original blue Dawn liquid soap, Simple Green cleaning solution, laundry detergent and bleach.
April 15, 2017
Water Egg Hunt at Weeki Wachee
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL 34606
11:00am - 2:30pm
The annual Water Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Buccaneer Bay ... be sure the kids bring their bathing suits and a basket!! Egg Hunt times are: 11:00am, Ages 0-3, at the Kiddie Pool; 12:00pm, ages 4-6 at the Kiddie Pool. For the older children, 1:00pm, ages 7-10, at the Beach, and 2:00pm, ages 11-13, at the Beach. Park admission: Adults, $13.00; ages 6-10, $8.00; age 5 and under, free.
April 15, 2017
Hop N' Glow 2017
Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill, FL 34609
5:30 - 9:00pm
This evening event will feature a variety of local businesses including arts and crafts, local retailers, non-profit organizations, plus a fun-filled family activity area with glow-in-the-dark face painting and plenty of games. We’ve heard the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance – bring your camera for great photo memories. Don’t miss out on the Free Egg Hunts! “Twilight” egg hunt for ages 2-4 years; Glow-in-the-dark egg hunt for children 5-13 years (Age Categories will defined before the event)
Did we mention the glow-in-the-dark dance floor with the coolest DJ spinning this year’s favorite tunes? All proceeds to benefit the Chamber Education Training Association (CETA).
Admission: $5.00 per person at the gate; online pre-purchase, $3.00 per person ages 3 and up.
April 21 - 29, 2017
Country Nights and Carnival Lights: Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show
Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street (US-41), Brooksville, FL 34601
1:00 - 10:00pm
You know it's Spring when the Fair is here! The whole family will enjoy the 66th Annual Hernando County Fair - exhibits, Midway rides, games, livestock shows, vendors, and food. Don't miss daily live evening entertainment including a magic show, top-notch music and bands, comedy and more!
See additional event listings for the Truck & Tractor Pull and the Demolition Derby nights. Visit the complete daily schedule of events online.
April 22 -23, 2017
Florida Blueberry Festival
Historic Brooksville, 20 North Main Street, Brooksville, FL 34601
Saturday, 10:00am - 8:00pm; Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm
It's here! The annual Florida Blueberry Festival is blueberries and more with two full days of fantastic fun for the entire family. Enjoy live music entertainment, street entertainment, retail exhibitors, Blueberry Kids Zone, food concessionaires, artisans, the Island Grove Wine Bar and the Beer Garden.
The exciting Urban Slide returns for a cool slide down the hill through the water sprays. Enjoy the art show and the tribute concerts on the Star Stage.
Saturday, 4/22: 10:00am-12:00pm: American Made Classic Rock Band
1:30-2:30pm: Magic Bus
3:00-4:00pm: Blues Bayeux
4:30-6:00pm: The Greg Billings Band
6:30-8:00pm: Head Games / Foreigner Tribute Band
Sunday, 4/23: 11:30am-1:00pm: Yesterdayze
1:30-3:00pm: Let's Hang On / Frankie Vallee Tribute Band
3:30-5:00pm: Bearded Brothers & Embry Brothers
Visit the complete schedule of entertainment online.