George Washington may have never slept in Eustis, Florida, but that doesn’t stop the Central Florida town from going all-out in celebrating his birthday each February.
GeorgeFest got its start 114 years ago and the patriotic celebration is still going strong. It is the longest-running festival celebrating George Washington’s birthday in the state of Florida and the second longest-running festival of its kind in the country. Laredo, Texas has the distinction of being the oldest.
This year’s GeorgeFest is slated for February 26-28 in downtown’s Ferran Park.
Sponsored by small donors as well as the Lake Eustis Chamber of Commerce and the City of Eustis, GeorgeFest draws more than 25,000 visitors each year.
During the three-day festival, there will be a parade, carnival, live music, seaplane rides, food vendors, arts & crafts, hot air balloon rides, and fireworks at dusk.
For more information, visit the GeorgeFest 2016 website.