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Lake Placid is located in Highlands County east of Arcadia between Lake Placid and Lake June along US Highway 27 near Lake Okeechobee.

There is also a Lake Placid, New York.

As the first settler, Thomas Knight brought the first citrus trees to the area in 1869.

On April 29, 1927 the Lake Stearns Commissioners accepted a proposal to change the town's name from Lake Stearns to Lake Placid and approved the attorney to submit request to the State Legislature.

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08/17 Coming to The area
Florida Old Time Music Championship Dade City FL April5-6 FOTMC celebrates Old Time Music in Florida, encompassing musical styles ranging from child ballads to southern dance music of old time string bands. Contests in many old time acoustic instruments, String Band and Old Time Singing contests.
Delray Beach Affair Delray Beach FL April5-7 The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue and two city parks. The Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of fine art, great crafts and funky products from around the world.
Peace River Celtic Festival Punta Gorda FL April10 Our Festival is perpetually dedicated to the memory of David Parker, member of Elks Lodge 2606 and the founder of the Peace River Celtic Festival. David loved Celtic music, laughter, good friendship and good times! If you cherish these things as well, you'll want to be part of this special event!
Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show Brooksville FL April5-13 Week long celebration of the county, entertainment, food, fair rides, livestock and agriculture competitions, demolition derby.
UCF Book Festival Orlando FL April13 The UCF Book Festival showcases 60 renowned authors, exhibitors, free book appraisals, special children’s activities and more.
Bike Night in Cape Coral Cape Coral FL April13 The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event!