You’ll always find something new to celebrate in and around Sebring, no matter when you visit. Along with plenty of year-round activities to enjoy (such as golfing, fishing, and birding), you can build your itinerary with unique, seasonal events. Check out our recommendations below for local attractions that offer a one-of-a-kind experience. Whether you’re here for the water, the nature, the history, or the local flavors of Sebring, we’ve got you covered.

Spring into Festival Season

Sebring Soda Festival

April 5-6, 2025

Downtown Sebring 

Known as “Florida’s Fizziest Festival,” the Sebring Soda Festival is a bubbly celebration for all soda lovers. You may need both days just to sample the more than 200 different craft sodas available! Plan now to indulge in a fizzying array of soda-related activities for the whole family, from the Soda Pop Pageants to the Soda-Caddy race. 

While You’re Here: Keep the party going for your taste buds at local landmarks that are each less than 20 miles away.  Maxwell Groves, the local country store famous for their orange soft serve (dairy-free), also offers fresh fruit on-site or available for shipping. There’s truly no better taste than their fresh Florida orange juice, squeezed and packaged in-house. Try a free sample when you visit!  Enjoy the scenic drive to Secret Gardens Winery & Farm to unwind with a stroll through the family-owned and operated Muscadine vineyard. Once you reach the garden bar within the big blue barn, you can enjoy a wine tasting or request a flight to savor on the patio. 

Woman decked in helmet and life jacket leaves a trail of water spray behind as she races jet ski on Lake Jackson in Sebring Florida as part of the area's annual Pro Watercross event

Summer Like You Mean It

2024 Liqui Moly Pro Watercross Tour

May 4-5, 2024

Veteran’s Beach Park in Sebring

Witness what’s possible on the water at the Pro Watercross Tour, a weekend made for extreme sports lovers. See or be seen among the professional and amateur athletes competing for the most sought-after titles in watercross racing, There are exciting races, freestyle performances, and fun for the whole family built around motocross on the water.

While You’re Here: Secure a close-up view of Florida wildlife that only a personalized airboat ride can provide across Lake Istokpoga. Come for the alligators and other exotic wildlife; stay for an unparalleled sunset view amongst century-old cypress trees. Other lake recreation opportunities abound in Sebring; everything from water skiing to scuba diving is available. For a more relaxing experience, you can spend an afternoon fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or simply swimming in one of the nearby lakes.

Man and woman admire caladium plants featuring vibrant shades of pink, coral, red, white and green in Downtown Lake Placid, Florida during the annual Caladium Festival

Immerse Yourself in the Arts

33rd Annual Caladium Festival

July 26-28, 2024

Stuart Park in Lake Placid

To properly honor the “Caladium Capital of the World,” otherwise known as Lake Placid, the Annual Caladium Festival keeps the namesake colorful perennials at the heart of the celebration. Many of the booths are caladium-related, with a popular Floral Arrangement Competition held during each festival. Other forms of creativity are highlighted, as well, including art and craft booths, an artist competition, and a car and bike show. 

While You’re Here: Continue your exploration of nearby nature by adding a walk on the Wildflower Wayside Shrine Trail during your trip. A uniquely interactive experience for all ages, the trail incorporates shrine boxes that invite visitors to not only learn about the local endangered plant species, but to add their own impressions. Take a deeper dive into local preservation efforts at the Archbold Biological Station for a better understanding of the science that’s helping protect rare plants, animals, and ecosystems. You can even join in an overnight retreat!

Explore Sebring History this Winter

HSR Pistons and Props

presented by the Alan Jay Automotive Network

December 6-8, 2024

Sebring International Raceway

Learn why Sebring is a destination for history buffs of all ages and interests, starting with the Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Pistons and Props event. Experience the childlike wonder and excitement that only comes with historic and vintage car racing. The weekend also gives attendees a rare look at vintage aircraft, honoring Sebring’s history as a former WWII Army Air Corps training base. 

While You’re Here: Add these destinations to your American history favorites: the Military Sea Services Museum, the only museum in America to honor all three military sea services of the country (Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard), and The Depot Museum in Avon Park. Here, you’ll learn about local history within an actual railroad depot from 1926, and you can also eat lunch in an authentic dining car (by appointment).


Plan your trip now to start exploring how magical any season can be with a visit to Sebring. Book your hotel in advance for the best deals on easy access to any of these unique attractions and many more.