Community Redevelopment Agency
368 South Commerce Avenue
01 Aug, 2017 No Comments

Special Discounts in Downtown Sebring

Here are the promotional offers from some of your favorite merchants in Downtown Sebring for the month of August 2017. 

Frames and Images
108 Circle Park Dr
10% off any custom frame job
with mention of this promo
Steve & Company
113 Circle Park Dr
10% off any Vera Bradley purchase
Highlands Little Theatre
356 W. Center Ave
Free back to school gift with purchase when
you mention the promo
Kathy’s Consignment Boutique
659 S. Commerce Ave
10% off your purchase when you show your school ID
20 Jul, 2017 No Comments

The Mannequin Challenge Takes Over Downtown Sebring

More than 15 businesses will be partaking in the mannequin challenge starting September 1st, 2017 in the attempt to encourage the Sebring community and shoppers from all surrounding areas to venture downtown, take photos by their favorite displays & post them on social media; all while creating a buzz for downtown Sebring and the businesses within.

What to expect? 15+ merchants unite and decorate their storefront windows with mannequins in fun and creative ways, sure to attract smiles and curiosity into the downtown area. You are invited to stroll the area with your family and experience The Great Mannequin Challenge.

People also have the option to vote for their favorite mannequin display on downtown Sebring’s Facebook page, as photos of the displays will be uploaded for public viewing. How to vote? It’s easy. Every like, comment and share count as one vote. The photo with the most combined activity (likes, comments & shares) becomes the winner.

Participating businesses are:

Janet King’s Art Gallery; 103 Circle Park Drive
Steve and Company; 113 Circle Park Drive
Hobby Hill Florist; 541 North Ridgewood Drive
Alice Stroppel’s Studio 215; 215 North Ridgewood Drive
Frames And Images; 108 Circle Park Drive
Brenner’s Pottery Shop; 104 Circle Park Drive
Linda’s Books;  203 North Ridgewood Drive
The Lazy Dog;  113 South Commerce Drive
Boutique Lane; 110 N Ridgewood Drive
Legacy Bicycle; 204 S Ridgewood Drive
Cut N Up Salon; 116 North Ridgewood Drive
Grateful Hearts Art Studio & Boutique; 1989 Lakeview Drive
Circle Salon; 320 Lemon Ave
Restore for Habitat; 159 South Commerce
The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce; 309 Circle Park Drive
South Ridge Abstract and Title; 229 S Commerce
Lucid Heart Gallery; 131 N Ridgewood Drive
The Highlands News Sun; 207 Circle Park Drive
Mae Lee’s Deli; 445 N Ridgewood Dr
Loretta DeWitt @ Sebring Flea Market; 231 S Ridgewood Dr


19 Jul, 2017 No Comments

Flamenco infused Folk music in Downtown Sebring

Downtown Sebring is in for a treat as Dave Feder makes an appearance to The Circle Theatre Friday, August 4 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM for a night full of Flamenco infused Folk music and full on entertainment. Also performing at 7:30 pm is the local sensation and Nashville recording artist Caitlin Sinness.Tickets on sale now!  Get yours “here” For more information call (863) 494-9362


“His laid back style easily disguises the complexity of his blazingly deft finger picking. Three decades of island-living in the Florida Keys has influenced Feder’s breezy, approachable, and sophisticated music.  Playing from his heart, he shows us more than just a glimpse of his soul. His musicianship incorporates miles of style, woven into a personal journey telling stories about life through the strings of his guitar.” –

19 Jul, 2017 No Comments

Commemorating the Vietnam War; 50th Anniversary

Highlands County and the City of Sebring will be commemorating the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary on the Veterans Day Parade. The Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2017, in front of the Highlands County Courthouse right after the veterans’ parade. Recognize a veteran in the commemoration ceremony and witness as Vietnam War veterans are being presented with a commemorative pin.

Click here and view page 2 to find out how you can recognize a veteran in the ceremony 

17 Jul, 2017 No Comments

‘Captured: Highlands County’ Photo Competition & Exhibition

 SEBRING, Fla. (July 16, 2017) – The Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA) is pleased to launch its fourth annual photography competition and exhibition, which will be held Aug. 18 – Oct. 6, 2017.  The deadline to submit photographs for consideration is Aug. 11 at 5:00 PM.
This year’s theme is “Captured: Highlands County” as MoTA is partnering with the Highlands County Tourism Development Council (TDC) to feature images that are uniquely found in Highlands County.  The competition is open to local and regional photographers of all ages.  This year’s competition includes a special youth category for photographers under the age of 18. Sponsors include: Jarrett Family Foundation (Awards Sponsor), Highlands Co. Tourist Development Council (TDC) and News Sun (Media Sponsor). 
Competition winners will be announced at the Opening Reception on August 18.  Cash awards totaling $500 will be presented as follows:
(1) Best in Show (Any Age) – winner will receive $250 and a complimentary booth at the 51st Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival on Nov. 4, 2017.  
(1) Best Photo by Young Photographer (under 18 years of age by July 8) – winner will receive $100 and complimentary Emerging Artist exhibit space at the 51st Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival on Nov. 4, 2017.  
(3) Honorable Mentions – winners will receive recognition during the exhibit. One winner will be selected from each category and receive ($50):
a.  Life Downtown:  Photos depicting life in Downtown Sebring, Avon Park, and Lake Placid, from historic houses to art & Culture to our community.
b.  Authentic Highlands County:  Captivating images and landmarks of authentic heartland in Highlands County including historical landmarks, nature, lakes, rivers, groves, ranches, etc.
c.  Highlands County Happenings:  Shoot action images of Highlands County showcasing the many activities we have to offer. Images may include fishing, golfing, nature hiking, sport events/complex, fair, the 12 hours of Sebring, etc.  
Complete submission guidelines and details are available online under Artist Opportunities at The mission of the Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA) is enrich lives in our diverse community by fostering essential conversations and encouraging creativity through exhibitions and educational activities that explore various types of art in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas. Photos below are past winning photo “Sunset Pier” by Matthew Baker and “Fern Garden Trail” by Caroline Maxcy. 
27 Jun, 2017 No Comments

Celebrate your Independence with Downtown Sebring

SEBRING, FLA. (June 27, 2017) – Be part of t he 4th of July celebration in Downtown Sebring. Enjoy the Independence Day fireworks, 9 – 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the City Pier Beach; 351 W Center Ave. Watch a Free Patriotic Revue, every hour between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the Highlands Little Theatre; 356 W Center Ave, Sebring Florida. Are you into Watermelons and Lemonade? The Grateful Hearts is hosting a Firecracker Celebration with fun workshops catering to kids and adults on Saturday, July 1st, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Tuesday, July 4th 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. at 1989 Lakeview Drive, Sebring Florida. On top of that you also have Legacy Bicycles’ TdAW, a bike ride for all levels, fast or slow, starting at 6 p.m. at 204 S. Ridgewood Dr, Sebring Florida. For more happenings in Downtown Sebring for the month of July please visit

20 Jun, 2017 No Comments

Float to Fight Polio World Record Attempt


SEBRING, FLA. (JUNE 20, 2017) All roads lead to Downtown Sebring from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, June 24th, as the Sebring Sunrise Rotary Foundation will host a float to fight polio at the City Pier and Rotary Park Beach. What makes this event exciting, besides the fundraising for Polio Plus, is the attempt to break the world Guinness record for the world’s longest floating inner tube chain. The current record is 634 inner tubes. The Rotary Club hopes to see 1,000 people floating on inner tubes on Lake Jackson.

While no donation is required to participate, the Rotary Club is suggesting a $10 donation or whatever amount the participant can contribute to Polio Plus; The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match each dollar contributed. Expect 20 lifeguards on site and WWOJ to do a remote live broadcast of the event. Brings your friends, family, camera and inner tube if you agree that there’s nothing better than having fun for a good cause.


05 Jun, 2017 No Comments

2017 Heartland Triathlon in Downtown Sebring

Registration for the Heartland Triathlon is open! Bring your friends and family to Downtown Sebring’s City Pier Beach, Civic Center & Sebring Public Library, June 17 & 18th 2017 to enjoy the festivities. It’s truly an inspiring experience to witness people get started and reach the finish line. Why? Well, let’s break it down.
  • The youth races consist of a 100-yard swim, a 3-mile bike ride followed by a half-mile run for kids ages 6 – 10. Kids between ages 11 & 15 will swim 200 Yards, ride a bike for 6 miles and then run for 1 Mile. (Children’s Triathlon, June 17 from 7:30-10:30 AM)
  • The sprint race consists of a .25 mile swim, a 14-mile bike ride finishing with a 3.1-mile run.
  • The Olympic race consists of a .93-mile swim, a 24.8- mile bike ride finishing with a 6.2-mile run. (Adult’s Triathlon, June 18 from 6:30 AM – 12 Noon)

Registration forms for volunteers, adults, and children races are found here; We hope to see you there.

05 Jun, 2017 No Comments

Promotional Offers From Some Of your favorite merchants

Here are the promotional offers from some of your favorite merchants in Downtown Sebring for the month of June 2017. 

  • Doggie Stylz by Leslie; Locals save 15% off grooming services. Located at 133 E Center Ave, Sebring FL
  • Legacy Bicycles; Save 10% when you buy two of the following inner tubes, CO2 cartridge, seat bag & trigger applicator. Located at 204 S Ridgewood, Sebring FL
  • Kathy’s Consignment; 20% off of all sundresses. Located at 659 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring FL
  • Gene Brenner Pottery; 25% off of serving trays. Located at 104 Circle Park Drive, Sebring FL

More discounts available via the Buy Downtown Sebring program. Learn more about downtown’s favorite discount card via

02 Jun, 2017 No Comments

New Businesses To Open In Downtown Sebring This Summer

Downtown Sebring is proud to announce having 4 businesses open within the Community Redevelopment Agency’s district this summer. It is a pleasure to welcome Park Pastries (now open), 308 Circle Park Drive; Against The Grain (opens June 10), 104 N. Ridgewood Drive; Hairy’s Café (now open), 1560 Lakeview Drive and Boutique Lane (now open), 110 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring FL. Downtown Sebring has something special for everybody. Now you can savor delicious pastries for breakfast and lunch with Park Pastries. How does a hot towel shave sound? Against The Grain is the place to visit. While you there, look into their shaving products for the daily perfect shave. In the mood for bulletproof coffee, tea, and/or smoothies? Stop by Hairy’s Café drive up window for fresh options. Looking for personalized and/or monogrammed apparel and accessories? Visit Boutique Lane for the cutest options including your favorite brands from Southern Doe, Simply Southern, Natural Life and more.

Store Hours:

Park Pastries Mon – Sat 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. (863) 632-4351

Boutique Lane Tues – Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (863) 381-5312

Against The Grain Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (863) 214-0856

Hairy’s Café Mon- Thurs 7 – 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. (863) 386-0505