On February 24th, 25th, and 26th, the Town of Davie will commemorate its unique legacy and beginnings as an agricultural community by hosting the 86th annual Orange Blossom Festival. The Orange Blossom Festival, Parade, and Rodeo is projected to draw more than 15,000 people. The Parade and Festival will take place at the Bamford Sports Complex on Saturday, February 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, February 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free to attend.
“The Orange Blossom Festival is a wonderful way to celebrate Davie’s heritage with friends and neighbors,” said local resident Claire Underwood, “Each year gets better and better!”
Over 200 displays will be shown during the Orange Blossom Festival, which will take place along Orange Drive from Davie Road west to SW 66th Terrace. There will be free attractions on both days, including an arts and crafts market, a fine arts show, musical entertainment, “Cowboy Town,” a Native American display, an animal farm, a western carriage display, a commerce corner, information displays, and green product exhibits. Additionally, there will be free concerts on Saturday and Sunday and a kids’ zone with activities, inflatables, and vendors.
Festivities begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday with a parade down Davie Road between Orange Drive and S.W. 39th Street. Marching bands, youth organizations, fire trucks and more horses than you can imagine will take part. Following the procession, awards will be awarded to the parade winners.
All weekend long, there will be plenty of food. At the old-fashioned farmers market, guests can buy fresh home-grown vegetables and fruits, much like in the old west. There will also be a massive food court where you can buy everything from burgers and fries to gyros.
Family entertainment will take place on both days. In addition to the free concerts on Saturday and Sunday, guests may see an old-fashioned rodeo at the Davie Rodeo Grounds on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Challenge 2,000-pound bulls, ride bareback, wrestle calves, barrel race, team rope, and more as cowboys and cowgirls from all over the world battle for championship titles.
The Orange Blossom Festival and Rodeo is the premier civic event of the year. Put on your best boots, don your cowboy hat, and have a great time!