Caladium Capital Lake Placid FL

Caladium Capital

Lake Placid Florida is often referred to as the “Caladium Capital“.  Lake Placid is located on on Highway 27 in Highlands County Florida.

Caladium growers and the city now celebrate this distinction with an annual “Caladium Festival” with many caladiums on display. The Festival offers many things to do – food and fun.

The Caladium Festival is held in downtown Lake Placid and offers bus tours.

Caladium Capital

 

Sebring Races – Premier endurance race held in Sebring Florida

The 12 Hours of Sebring “Sebring Races” is held in March of each year at the Sebring Regional Airport (sebringairport.com).  The airport is located east of the city.

The annual race draws race fans from all over the world to one of the oldest continuously-operating race tracks in the United States.  This is a premier endurance racing event.

Sebring Races

This picture was taken at the start of the race in 2005.

For more pictures goto

Sebring Races.com

Lake Placid Murals

Downtown Lake Placid MuralsThe Lake Placid Murals draw many visitors the the town of Lake Placid Florida. Mural society of downtown lake placid helps preserve the towns colorful history through these artistic murals.

As you drive through the streets of downtown lake placid you will find many of the buildings are painted with beautiful murals. Many local artist are involved in painting these murals and enhancing the beauty of Lake Placid Florida.

Be sure to watch the side streets as many murals are placed through out the town. From main street to side streets there are murals of all sizes and shapes. The best way to view the murals is to walk downtown lake placid and while your there, you might want to do a little shopping and have dinner.

There are about 44 murals to be viewed and appreciated.

Downtown Lake Placid Murals

Courthouse

 

The Highlands County Courthouse  was built in 1927.  The courthouse is at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida.

The courthouse was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 1989.

It is a magnificent building full of character.

Sebring Thunder

North of Lake Placid is Sebring where motorcycle riders from all over gathering around the downtown circle.

An annual event brings hundreds of riders and motorcycle enthusiast to the downtown area in October of each year.

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