What do you like to do? What do you enjoy? If it is worth doing or enjoying, we have it here in Citrus County, Florida. We think of it as the Heart of the Nature Coast. If nature thrills excites you, you have come to the right place. The diverse flora and fauna delight young and not so young alike. The choices in recreation offered by our many lakes, seven rivers and the Gulf of Mexico are nearly innumerable.
Citrus County Golf
Fishing in Citrus County
Ever have a ten-pound bass come crashing through the lily pads to slam into your weedless plastic worm? How about a two-hundred-pound tarpon tail dancing at the far end of your twelve-weight fly rod? Or a twenty-pound gag grouper that not only tests your mettle, but also your determination to have him for dinner? Those mentioned and countless other fishing thrills happen often on the waterways here in Citrus County.
Arts & Entertainment in Citrus County
We have everything from numerous live music venues to the Citrus County Art Center. Our local talent brings favorites to life, like Steel Magnolias and Love Sex and the IRS. The Art Center also offers art classes throughout the year as well as a Youth Theater Program.
Citrus County Festivals
The 11th Annual “Stone Crab Jam” is Saturday, November 3rd, Noon until 10pm, in Downtown Historic Crystal River, Florida. The “Stone Crab Jam” is an ‘Open Street Festival’ featuring fresh Stone Crabs, cold craft beer, wine and Tito’s vodka.
There will be six live bands playing on three separate stages, unique craft vendors, artists and food trucks. Nearly 10,000 attendees support this annual, 100% non-profit event – Hosted by the Kings Bay Rotary Club, Charitable Foundation members, hundreds of dedicated local volunteers and our superb Community Businesses.
The Florida Manatee Festival returns to downtown Crystal River, January 19th & 20th, 2019 to celebrate its 32nd year. The event takes place in historic downtown Crystal River. Surround yourself with the natural beauty of Crystal River and the warmth of the community festivals bring.
Musical entertainment will be ongoing both days from two stages. The Main Stage at Waterfront Park and the Gazebo Acoustic Stage at Little Springs Park. Additionally, more than 200 fine art and craft vendors will line the streets of downtown Crystal River. And of course, there is delicious food, along with beer and wine gardens near both music stages and throughout the festival.
Museums in Citrus County
For history buffs, we have numerous museums. The Coastal Heritage Museum in Crystal River offers large numbers of exhibits and photos on the area’s past industries such as cedar pencil production and its notable individuals. Then there is the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. Built in 1912 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Old Courthouse Museum offers not only a look back at the history of Citrus County through artifacts and photos, but also a Summer Concert Series. The serious runs through September and starts up again in November, generally on a monthly basis, the rest of the year.
We also have the Floral City Heritage Museum and Country Store featuring exhibits from Floral City’s Boom Days. These include a replica of a paddle wheeler that in the early days plied the waters of the Withlacoochee River and the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes. This museum also features numerous artifacts from the past including a wooden washing machine and photos depicting life in the 1800’s. It also features a unique Country Store with an array of reproduction artifacts such as feather dusters, wooden handle corn brooms, glass wasp catchers, antique tin signs, wood and tin toys and hand fans. These fine exhibits are available when you are at your leisure in Citrus County, Florida.
Citrus County Archaeological Sites
Our area is also rich in archaeological sites. Primary among them is the 61.55-acre Crystal River Archeological State Park. It is believed Native American cultural periods associated with this site include the Deptford, Swift Creek, Santa Rosa-Swift Creek, Weeden Island, Suwannee Valley, Safety Harbor and Fort Walton Cultures. These types of pottery have been found at the site. Occupation of the site took place over a period of at least nineteen hundred years. The Crystal River Complex contains burial mounds, temple or domiciliary platform mounds, a sand-shell ring, a raised platform, a plaza area, a garbage midden and four crudely carved stone monuments as well as interpretive displays in the adjacent building.
As you can see, there is something for everyone when you are at your leisure in Citrus County Florida.
So if you are looking for an idyllic setting to call home, contact one of our friendly professionals at Coldwell Banker Next Generation Realty of Citrus.
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