Happy Friday everyone! Spring is less than three weeks away now....and springtime usually means blooming plants.
And if it's flowers you're interested in, Palatka may be the place for you. This is the weekend for the Florida Azalea Festival. The festival is one of the oldest in the Florida...now in its 67th year. Typically timed with the blooming of the azaleas, the festival features lots of activities...with a number of events along the river and St. Johns Avenue. There'll be entertainment throughout the day, a kids area, a car show...and more. There's also a parade Saturday morning at 10. The Florida Azalea Festival runs through Sunday in downtown Palatka. Website
In Marion County, Silver Springs 2013 Concert Series continues Saturday. Country singers Joe Diffie and Sammy Kershaw will be co-headlining the event at the park. Diffie first topped the country charts back in 1990...with a dozen #1 hits now under his belt. Kershaw made his debut in the early 90's....releasing ten studio albums since then.... three of them platinum. Showtime is 2 pm Saturday at Silver Springs. Website
If it's ideas for your home you're looking for, you might want to do your looking in Lake City. The North Florida Home and Patio Show runs both days this weekend. The Rotary Club of Lake City puts on the event where you can check out the latest items for your home. The event goes from 9 to 5 Saturday and 10 to 4 Sunday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Lake City. Website
Area theatres area wrapping up their productions this weekend. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" is the show finishing it's run at the Ocala Civic Theatre. The musical, set back in ancient Rome, features plenty of laughs and the music of noted composer Stephen Sondheim. Shows are tonight at 8, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. Website
The High Springs Community Theatre is finishing its production of the Tony Award winning play "Death of a Salesman". Shows are tonight and Saturday night at 8 with a matinee Sunday at 2 pm. Website
Finally, PK Yonge is putting on its spring musical "In The Heights" tonight and Saturday night at 7 pm, with matinees at 2 Saturday and Sunday. Website
Enjoy your weekend!