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East Hernando

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  • Kid-friendly

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

  • Movie theaters

Events:

  • Brooksville Native American Festival

    Editor's pick

    The festival features non-stop entertainment, music, dance, primitive skills demonstrations, native American food vendors and more than 35 other vendors selling native American and native American-inspired arts and crafts. Dance troupes performing include Iron Horse Dancers and Drummers and the Nahui Ollin Aztec Dancers. The featured musical act is Ulali Project. New this year is the Men's Fancy Dance competition with a $1,000 winner take all prize. The family-friendly event is sponsored by FloridaAdventureCoast.com, Tampa Bay Times, Clear Channel Outdoor, SunTrust, DeLuna Arts and Peace Tree Trading Post. RV and tent camping available.

    Price:$7; $4 ages 5-12; 4 and younger free.

    Florida Classic Park: 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville, 34602

  • My Big Fat Greek Festival

    Sponsored by Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church. The 3-day event includes Greek foods and pastries, live music, dancing performances, a fun zone, cooking demonstrations, and contests. A Toga Fun Run will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 6. The OPA Challenge (packaging more than 10,000 meals for the needy) will begin at 12:30 on Feb. 7.

    Price:Admission is $2 for adults, free for children and students.

    Hernando County Fairgrounds: 6436 Broad St., Brooksville, 34601

  • AARP Tax Aide

    Free tax preparation for low-middle income residents. AARP membership is not required, and all ages are welcome. No appointments, first-come first-served. Needed items: copy of last year's return (if available); blank check for proof of account for direct deposit; Social Security cards for filer, spouse and dependents; photo id for self and spouse; Social Security 1099-SSA; wage and earning statements W-2, W-2G, 1099R, 1099 Misc.; interest and dividend statements from banks. Both spouses must be present.

    Price:Free.

    Grace World Outreach Church: 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, 34601

  • Annual Omelet Breakfast

    Hosted by the Ridge Manor Area Crimewatch. Tickets include: omelets, grits, sausage, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee and pancakes. All proceeds benefit the crimewatch.

    Price:$5 per person.

    Ridge Manor Community Center: 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor, 33523

  • World's Greatest Baby Shower

    This event is for expectant and new parents, friends and family members. Participants can speak one-on-one with a variety of local professionals on topics such as a healthy pregnancy, infant and child safety, early learning, physical and mental development, positive parenting and other topics. Also includes educational presentations and demonstrations. Door prizes and light snacks provided.

    Price:Free.

    Hernando County Fairgrounds: 6436 Broad St., Brooksville, 34601

Restaurants:

Bars:

  • East Hernando: 504 N Broad St., Brooksville, 34601

  • Captain's Corner


    Features: Sports

    East Hernando: 1691 E Jefferson St., Brooksville, 34601

  • East Hernando: 25 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville, 34601

  • Sail Inn


    Features: Beloved dive, Jukebox, Karaoke

    East Hernando: 6107 Broad St., Brooksville, 34601

    This is a road house in the truest sense of the term, a clapboard building three miles south of downtown Brooksville on what was formerly the main north-south highway in western Florida, U.S. 41. It has been open since 1970, and boasted a jukebox packed with country music classics even when 45 rpm records allowed for a relatively small selection. Look for the sign perched on the top of the 15-foot-high oak tree, where it was moved about a decade ago when U.S. 41 was widened to four lanes.

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