Okeechobee Main Street welcomes guests and visitors to their annual Speckled Perch Festival and Parade, which will be held March 9 & 10, 2019 in Flagler Parks, at U.S. 441 and State Road 70.
The Speckled Perch Festival is the oldest celebration in Okeechobee, dating back to 1965. At that time the festival honored the fishing industry with a parade and fish fry in the park during the height of the tourist season and the tradition continues today. There will be local talent, food, arts and crafts and fun.
The Speckled Perch Festival also includes a parade on Saturday at 10:00 am that sets the stage for the remainder of the weekend.