• Brooksville News to Smile About: Expanding Small Town Charm

    With Spring comes the promise of new beginnings. Recent additions bring fresh reasons to explore this historic downtown. As new markets and events bloom throughout downtown Brooksville, discover why now is a great time to cruise in, shop and play.

    Brooksville Shop House of Passage

    Shopping

    Find the antidote to Plain Jane chain shopping at the expanded House of Passage and other divine downtown shops. From scarves and jewelry to upcycled furnishings and décor, browse the House of Passage’s everchanging collection of merchandise. Known for stylishly decorated windows that change with the season, shoppers are excited to hear that the popular store has grown; now open down the street from the original is House of Passage 2.

    Brooksville Shop Local Collage

    Explore more unique Brooksville shopping with recent additions such as Swap n Shop. Grab some lunch and house-roasted Mountaineer coffee while you wander streets anchored by the historic courthouse and browse eclectic merchants like Young & CompanyResale GypsiesEasy Street Home DecorPatricia’s Boutique and Brookstone Wines.

    Expand your shopping radius just a little bit and discover vintage glory in Transformed Treasures, adjacent to the stunning Native American inspired goods and jewelry at Peace Tree Trading Post. Slightly to the east is the quaint shopping village that includes the Wired BirdRogers Christmas House VillageWestover’s Flowers and Gifts, as well as the Tilted Tea Cup Tea Room & Boutique. While in Brooksville, also check out All Curves Boutique and Country Depot on the west side of town and the nearby Florida Cracker Kitchen Trading Company too.

    Community Events and Festivals

    Brooksville Sunday Farmers Market


    Sunday Farmers Market

    It’s time to visit the Farmer’s Market! Beginning on Sunday March 25, Florida’s Adventure Coast farmers and agricultural producers offer their finest goods at the Brooksville Farmer’s Market. Experience farm-to-table bounty with fresh produce, meats and local seafood available in Brooksville every Sunday morning.

    Brooksville Bike Rally Motorcycle Row


    Brooksville Bike Rally and Cruise-In

    On the third Sunday of every month (March through June and September through December), take a cruise on the back roads of Florida’s Adventure Coast and end your trip in downtown Brooksville to enjoy food and entertainment. Featuring live music, local restaurants, craft beer, classic car parking and motorcycle parking.

    Brooksville Friday Night Live Event Poster

    Friday Night Live

    ‘Friday Night Live’ is a new outdoor concert series in historic downtown Brooksville to be held at the Bandshell. Starting March 9, these events will feature live bands and food trucks on the second Friday of every month. The first band to play is Actual Bank Robbers, a pop-rock band based out of Tampa.

    Brooksville Orange Ave Market Event


    Orange Avenue Market

    Spend the evening browsing the work of local artists, makers and small businesses during Orange Avenue Market events.  Downtown streets are closed off and the city block is transformed during the evening for Orange Avenue Market. Event dates are announced on their facebook page.

    Brooksville-Blueberry-Festival Logo


    Brooksville Blueberry Festival

    The last weekend in April is the date for the annual Brooksville Blueberry Festival. Smaller in scale than its predecessor, the Brooksville Blueberry Festival bills itself as the “Best Little Festival in Florida.” Celebrating all things blueberry and local, this free weekend family-friendly event will feature a variety of live music, food and entertainment.

    Plein Air Painter In Strawberry Field


    Art in the Park

    And, although not new, don’t miss Art in the Park, one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events. This stunning juried display of fine art occurs on March 10 and 11 at Brooksville’s Tom Varn Park. Now in its 34th year, nothing says Springtime more than a stroll among bright green leaf-dappled walkways bordered by artist exhibits.

    Spring 2018 unveils delightful new reasons to visit downtown Brooksville. With new events and shopping options, this historic downtown warmly welcomes all to share its community spirit.

     

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