The Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce and Old Palm Harbor Main Street, Inc. have joined forces to present the 1st Annual Palm Harbor Citrus Festival. The festival’s mission is to “celebrate our heritage” and is sure to uphold the founders’ style vision with the many activities planned based on the heritage of Palm Harbor.
Palm Harbor was founded in the mid 1800’s and was best known for its citrus groves, closely followed by vast cattle ranches. Some of the pastimes were fishing, horseshoe tossing and anything musical. The music of the time was folk, bluegrass and gospel.
The Festival opens on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 5pm with a carnival only on Thursday and Friday, and beginning Saturday, April 25th through Sunday, April 26th, the event will be in full swing with four blocks of activities, music, historical readings and vignettes, a “citrus” bake-off, “Dancing with the Palm Harbor Stars” and the crowning of the first Miss Palm Harbor Citrus Festival Queen.