City Festivals

Third Friday

The event known as Friday Night Thunder is now called Third Friday to broaden its reach with a variety of event-goers. Third Friday will combine a car cruise-in, variety of entertainment at the Valerie Theatre and encourage the downtown businesses to get involved in the activities. This event is designed to boost the downtown businesses and making Inverness the place to be on the third Friday of each month. It’s a great time to dine or shop at a local business and enjoy the historic downtown.

The city welcomes all show cars and clubs to the event. The road closure in downtown will begin at 3:00 p.m. Show cars are welcome after 4:00 p.m., and must be parked in a legal parking spot at 8:00 p.m.


Big Bass Classic


Cooter Festival


Festival of the Arts


Light up the Lake


Patriotic Evening


St. Patrick’s Parade and Celebration


9/11 Freedom Walk & Remembrance 


MLK Unity Walk & Remembrance

  1. Liz Fernley

    Director of Marketing, Events & Cultural Arts
    Phone: (352) 726-2611 x 1306

  2. Taylor Gunnell

    Event Specialist
    Phone: 352-726-2611 x 1312

  3. Kevin Daniell

    Event Specialist
    Phone: 352-726-2611 x 1601

  4. Mike Finch

    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 352-726-2611 x 1601

  5. Visitor Center Contact

    Phone: 352-341-7820

  6. Valerie Theatre Contact

    Phone: 352-341-7850