Special Events

Speckled Perch

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Music Festival

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Currently the major parades within our city are:

  • Speckled Perch Parade, usually the second Saturday in March  to coincide with the Speckled Perch Festival
  • Christmas Parade, held in the evenings the second Saturday in December
  • Cattleman’s Parade, held on Labor Day each year
  • Homecoming Parade for Okeechobee High School, Thursday before Homecoming Game

Parade Permit:

Though local roadways can be closed with the approval of the City Council, to close State roadways, approval must come from the Department of Transportation. State Roads include SR70 and US HWY 441. They require a closure request submitted to FDOT 45 days in advance of the closure.

Use of City Parks and temporary street closures require an application and approval by various departments.