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15 Mar, 2018 No Comments

Sebring Soda Festival & Children’s Museum of the Highlands Announce Kids Soda Coloring Contest

SEBRING, Fla. (March 14, 2018) – The Sebring Soda Festival in partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Highlands, is proud to announce the Sebring Soda Festival Kids Coloring Contest.  Kids ages 10 and under can pick up their soda-themed coloring sheets that the Children’s Museum of the Highlands (located inside Lakeshore Mall) or at the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce or download a copy at
There will be three different age categories: 3 and under, 4-6, and 7-10.  The winner of each age category will receive a Family Pass for Four (4) to the Children’s Museum of the Highlands and a $20 gift certificate to Sebring Soda & Ice Cream Works. Entries must be returned to the Children’s Museum of the Highlands or the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce no later than March 31. Representatives from Highlands Regional Medical Center, which is the Main Sponsor of the Soda Festival, will conduct the judging. 
Finalists in each age group will be displayed at the Soda Festival in the Kids Zone and the three winners will be announced at the Festival on April 7. 
Tickets are now on sale online for the highly anticipated Sebring Soda Festival taking place in historic downtown Sebring April 6-7.  This family-friendly event is free to attend during the day on April 7 from 10AM-5PM; however, Tasting Tickets, which will be required to taste the 200+ sodas, are now available for pre-purchase at http://www.sebringsodafest. com/ as well as tickets to the Pop & Fizz Cocktail Tasting & Pairing Party for adults on April 7 from 6-9 PM.  
The event will kick off on Friday, April 6 with a Rockin’ 50s Block Party from 5-8 PM which will be a free, family-friendly event featuring live music, games, fun competitions and more. 
All event details, including information on tickets, vendor space, volunteers and sponsors, can be found at 
08 Mar, 2018 No Comments

Race Gala – Celebrate the 12 Hours of Sebring!

Kick off the 12 Hours of Sebring race festivities, a “throwback” Race Gala will take place on Wednesday, March 14 at the Sebring Civic Center. Attendees can celebrate the city’s internationally-acclaimed sports event and experience the race gala like many members of the Sebring community remember with good, old-fashioned community fun!

“The Race Gala has always been the race event for Sebring to celebrate the races and the exciting time in our community,” said Sebring Mayor John Shoop. “The Art League has done a great job carrying on the traditional of the Race Gala, and we are thrilled to bring the event back to its Wednesday night (before the race) date.” Attendees can experience an international food, wine and beer tasting, along with a cash bar, live music and race festivities.


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Limited Number of Tickets on Sale for “Throwback Style” Race Gala Set For March 14
 A limited number of tickets are now on sale for the “throwback” Race Gala that will kick off the 12 Hours of Sebring racing festivities on Wednesday, March 14 at the Sebring Civic Center (355 W. Center Avenue, Sebring) from 6-9 PM.  Attendees can celebrate the city’s internationally-acclaimed sports event and experience the Sebring Race Gala like many members of the Sebring community remember with good, old-fashioned community fun!
“The Race Gala has always been THE race event for Sebring to celebrate the races and the exciting time in our community,” said Sebring Mayor John Shoop.  “The Art League has done a great job carrying on the traditional of the Race Gala, and we are thrilled to bring the event back to its Wednesday night (before the race) date.”
Attendees will enjoy food, wine and beer tasting, along with a cash bar, live music and race festivities.  Entertainment will be provided by Penny & Roger who performed in years past, and the local Sugar Sand Distillery will be conducting product samplings.
Race Gala sponsors include: John A. Anthony/Anthony & Partners; David E. Willey, DMD, PL; Harbor Community Bank; Palms of Sebring; Marmer Construction, Excavation Point, Inc.; Maxwell Pest Control; Alan Jay Automotive Network; City of Sebring; Miller Central Air; Firehouse Billboards; Creative Printing; Kristy’s Creatives; Palmer’s Grand Rental Station and Robbins Nursery. 
Food will be provided by Blue Lagoon Saloon, Dee’s Place, Faded Bistro & Beer Garden, Nutmeg’s Cafe, Palmano’s Pizzaria and The Smoke Shack. Beer provided by Bernie Little/Budweiser. 
Sponsorships are available.  A limited number of tickets are available for $40 for Highlands Art League members and $50 for non-members.  They can be purchased online at or at the Art League office (1971 Lakeview Drive in Downtown Sebring in the green Clovelly House).  For more details visit or call (863) 385-6682. 
16 Feb, 2018 No Comments

Circle of Speed – The Return of Historic Race Cars!

Take in the sights and sounds of the race with an up close and personal look at the cars that made the 12 Hours of Sebring world famous. Meet the drivers, see the cars and enjoy a delicious lunch in beautiful downtown Sebring! This year’s event will also feature a car show that is FREE to the public to participate! Showcase your speedster and feel like a racecar driver for the day. Download your registration form at HERE, and submit completed forms to by March 9th to reserve your spot.
Bring your friends and loved ones downtown and celebrate our City’s rich race history! Going? Please let us know on our Facebook Event Page


26 Jan, 2018 No Comments

Heard of the Latest News? February’s Newsletter is Here!

SEBRING, FLA. (JAN 23, 2017) – The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) invites you to ‘Let The Good Times Roar’ in Downtown Sebring during the month of February. Below is a list of events and promotional offers for all to enjoy.

FEBRUARY 1, 8, 13, 20, 22 & 27th: Fun & Interactive Workshops

Join Grateful Hearts’ workshops where you can complete a different design in one class at 1989 Lakeview Dr. 6 PM. To register call (863) 471-0611 or visit

FEBRUARY 2, 9, 16 & 23rd: Creative Kids VIP Heart Club

From 3:30 – 5:30 PM for ages 7 and up (Kindergarten – High school). Drop-ins are welcome; $40 each Friday or pre-register for a discount. The deadline for Kids Camp Spring Break registration is Feb. 23rd. To register call (863) 472-0611 or visit

FEBRUARY 9 – 17th: 2018 Highlands County Fair

Mark your calendars; your favorite fair is around the corner! Enjoy 9 days of family fun from 5 – 10 PM at 781 Magnolia Ave. Questions? Contact the Fair office with at (863) 382-2255 or email Vendor space is available; click here for an application if needed.

FEBRUARY 10th: 35th Annual Roaring 20s Festival

Celebrate a golden era of opulence, art & music at this year’s 35th Annual Roaring 20s Festival, 9 AM – 4 PM in Downtown Sebring. Enjoy the food, crafts and antique cars & live music by The Jazz Phools.

FEBRUARY 2nd: Sounds of the ’60s with Lotela Gold

Lotela Gold is a five-piece 60’s rock and roll show band set to perform live at the Circle Theatre; 202 Circle Park Dr. 7 – 9 PM. Full details and ticket info found here:

FEBRUARY 13th: Italian Night With Grateful Hearts

Switch it up and bring a date or best friends to enjoy a night of food & painting fun! Hurry, spots are limited. For more info and registration

visit or in the store at 1989 Lakeview Dr.

FEBRUARY 16th: Historic Downtown Sebring Gallery Walk

Stroll through Historic Downtown Sebring and enjoy art from various galleries from noon – 8 PM.

FEBRUARY 12th: Happy Hour of Beers & Valentines

Pick your Valentine gift between 5 – 6 PM at 541 N. Ridgewood Dr. and spin the Beer Roulette Wheel to see your savings! Drink a free beer while you get set up for delivery, all within the hour.

FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15 & 22nd: Free Community Programs

Take advantage of the ongoing FREE Champion For Children programs for the community every Thursday at the Circle Theatre. To register visit the Family Resource Center at 202 Circle Park Dr. in Downtown Sebring.

FEBRUARY 22nd: Michael Jr. Comedian LIVE (FREE)

From comedy clubs across the country, and appearances on TV and in War Room, Michael Jr. is coming to the Circle Theatre, 3 – 4:30 PM

Special Offers:

Frames and Images (108 Circle Park Dr.)

10% off any custom frame job.

Cobra Transmission Parts (126 E. Center Ave.)

5% off of all hard parts in stock.

Kathy’s Consignment Boutique (659 S. Commerce Ave.)

20% off all roaring 20s fashions.

Grateful Hearts (1985 Lakeview Ave.)

FREE gift for every purchase over $35.

Doggie Stylz By Leslie (133 E. Center Ave.)

Receive $10 off grooming over $45

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

18 Jan, 2018 No Comments

Historic Downtown Sebring Gallery Walk

You are invited to the ‘Historic Downtown Sebring Gallery Walk’. Enjoy art from some of your favorite galleries, and refreshments on Friday, February 16th from 12 – 8 PM! Save the date and share with a friend.

Participating merchants:
Alice Stroppel’s Studio 215 (215 N. Ridgewood Dr.)
The Off Circle Gallery (133 N Ridgewood Dr.)
Downtown Mall & Marketplace ( 231 S Ridgewood Dr.)
Linda’s Books (108 Circle Park Dr.)
Gene Brenner pottery (104 Circle Park Dr.)
Janet King Painting Studio (103 Circle Park Dr.)
Lucid Heart Gallery (131 N Ridgewood Dr.)
Bill Daley’s Photography (121 N. Ridgewood Dr.)
Abstractions, Bill Cousins
Highlands Art League (1985 Lakeview Dr.)
Grateful Hearts (1989 Lakeview Dr.)
Betty Ford Smith at the Clovelly House (351 W. Center Ave)
Pat Dews at Highlands Museum of The Arts (351 W. Center Ave)

16 Jan, 2018 No Comments

Plan Your Visit With

Looking for the perfect place to relax and create memories? Are you into golfing, car racing, fishing and overall nature? Look no further! We know the perfect site built to help you plan your visit to Sebring and surrounding areas. Visit and use interactive maps, sample itineraries, attractions guide and a visitor guide to help decide and plan accordingly. You can also find out about locations of interest, events, accommodations and where to shop and dine. Planning your stay with us has never been so easy!

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30 Oct, 2017 No Comments

Events, Activities & Special Offers

Fall For November, Downtown Sebring, Pedro DominguezThe Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) invites you to Fall For Downtown during the month of November, where the community unites in an effort to create a friendly environment with events, workshops, and special offers for the community to enjoy.

November’s features include Storyline, Crazy Pepper Chili Cook Off, 51st Annual Highlands Fine Art Festival, Shop Small Saturday Pop-Up Shops, The Music Man, Veteran’s Day Parade and other fun activities for the community. Save the dates, make plans and gather up the family for a great time in Downtown Sebring.

Click here for a full list events, activities & special offers!

18 Aug, 2017 No Comments

#SnapAndStroll in Downtown Sebring, Florida

Grab your favorite mobile device and #SnapAndStroll through Downtown Sebring! Visit your favorite Downtown spots, snap a selfie, and post it on social media using the hashtag #SnapAndStroll for a chance to be featured on the official Downtown Sebring Facebook page at

Downtown’s September features include the month-long Mannequin Challenge, the Tour of Sebring Bicycling Event from September 2-4, Paisley Craze: The Ultimate 60’s Party Band, September 1st at The Circle Theatre and the 8th Annual Sebring Thunder – Sebring’s premier car show – from September 15-17. 

Make a new friend and pose with one of the mannequins decorated in the storefront windows of your favorite downtown merchant as part of The Mannequin Challenge. The windows of the Downtown businesses will showcase creatively decorated mannequins throughout the month of September making downtown a sight to see and share with the world. Participating businesses will have their displays uploaded to the official Downtown Sebring Facebook page for you to vote for your favorite. The photo with the most activity will be the winner!

Car enthusiasts will not want to miss the highly anticipated Sebring Thunder. Stroll through the car show, snap a selfie with your dream car and share the excitement with your friends on social media. Be sure to like the Downtown Sebring Facebook page for the latest Downtown news, special offers, and upcoming events.

10 Aug, 2017 No Comments

Events in Downtown Sebring Every 1st Friday

SEBRING, FLA. (August 10, 2017) Thanks to Sun Events partnering with The Champion for Children’s Foundation of Highlands County you can expect an event every first Friday of the month at the Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring. Their 1st event in downtown was a live concert, Friday, August 4th with Dave Feder. This event was sold out in its entirety and gave the chance for local sensation, Caitlin Sinness to open up for Dave Feder.

Their next event takes place on September 1st, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at The Circle Theatre; 202 Circle Park Drive, featuring the ultimate party band, Paisley Craze! This band will be covering British and American bands from the 1960s including the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Supremes, Jimi Hendrix and much more. This is definitely a show worth attending. Get your tickets early at and follow their Facebook page; in order to stay on top of new events.

10 Aug, 2017 No Comments

Sebring Food Truck Invasion: Save The Dates and Scrape Your Plates

SEBRING, FLA. (August 10, 2017) The Food Truck Invasion extends its dates. Originally, they were only promised to come to town every 2nd Thursday of the month until June 2017. Now you can enjoy the Food Truck Invasion until August 9th of 2018! Haven’t been to the Sebring Food Truck Invasion? You are missing out on one of the best outdoor picnics you can attend.

Why? Several food trucks meet up at 781 Magnolia Ave, Sebring, FL 33870 from 5-9 p.m. serving up some of the best cuisines from different origins. Mind you, this is far from fast food as many of the food trucks are run by professional chefs. Save the date, make plans and come attend the hit that is the Sebring Food Truck Invasion. For more details, please visit


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