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Annual Events

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    The 96th Annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo

    Join us for four straight days of heart-pounding rodeo action at the Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust’s 96th Annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo, sponsored in part by Discover DeSoto and Florida Power and Light. For 96 years, the Arcadia Rodeo Association's Granddaddy of ’Em All has hosted the world’s top athletes in PRCA Rodeo to…

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    The 96th Annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo
  • Oak Street Market

    Arcadia Main Street Program is excited to host the 3rd season of the Oak Street Market! Held every 2nd Saturday, October- May from 9am to 2pm in the Historic Downtown Arcadia, 10 S. DeSoto Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266. This event is free and open to the public, running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expect…

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    Oak Street Market
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    20th Annual Pioneer Day & BBQ

    The DeSoto County Historical Society’s 20th Annual Pioneer Day and BBQ showcases the history and heritage of southwest Florida from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., March 23, 2024, at the Turner Agri-Civic Center, 2250 NE Roan St.,    with the Arcadia American Legion sponsored Antique Tractor and Hit & Miss Engine Show. This year’s…

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    20th Annual Pioneer Day & BBQ


The perfect event starts with the perfect venue! In DeSoto County, you’ll find event venues of every type — from rustic barns to historic stages. Our accommodating venue operators and managers will work closely with you to make your dream event come to life.

EVENT Planners

Don’t let worries about the details derail your special event! DeSoto County’s talented event planners can help ensure a seamless day and make sure you’re focused on things that matter.