Local Events

Reoccurring Events

Friday Foodie fest 

Held the fourth Friday of every month, January - September,  at Lake Lillian, this monthly event features lots of family fun! Centered around various food trucks, families can come and enjoy music, free activities for children and shop with local business and craft vendors while enjoying yummy food. 

Quarterly Job Fairs

Bringing together local businesses and our communities’ skilled workforce, to help businesses grow and positively impact our local economy is the goal of our Job Fair events. Are you looking for Employees or Employment? Check out the Job Fair hosted by the City of Belleview at the Belleview Public Library. Employers, this quarterly event is FREE for employers to participate in, and tables are provided. Job seekers can network with multiple potential employers of all different genres seeking individuals to fill their open positions. 

Annual Events 

Annual Fishing Derby 

Fishing is Fun, and whether your kids are beginners or pros, they will have a great time at our annual fishing derby. Lake Lillian is stocked yearly to prepare for this event by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission with catfish and bass. Open to children ages 15 and under and held annually at Lake Lillian in April or May, this free event offers a morning of fishing with bait provided and prizes in two categories for biggest fish and most fish caught. We wrap the derby up with a free community cookout hosted by our Belleview Police Department. 

Founders Day 

The City will begin hosting this event in April 2022.  Along with a variety of craft, business and food vendors attendees can enjoy several children's activities such as games, crafts, and inflatables as well as activities and booths focusing on our city's history! 

For more information on this event or If you are interested in hosting a vendor booth or sponsoring Founder’s Day, please contact Mikaela Strope at (352) 233 – 2122 or mstrope@belleviewfl.org.

Freedom Walk

The Freedom Walk is held in remembrance of the victims of 9/11. The event includes a short ceremony with local first responders outside of City Hall and is followed by a solemn walk.  All are welcome to join the walk and the ceremony.

Community Yard Sale

Typically held in October, this is a free community event that provides fundraising for our local United Way. Citizens can donate yard sale items to be sold, or citizens can purchase a booth spot to sell their own items. 

Trunk or Treat

Held in October on the Saturday before Halloween, this is a free family fun event that provides safe trick-or-treating including games, hayrides, and more! Trunk-or-Treat is a fun way to promote your business/organization while being involved with the community.

Trunk or Treat - Costume Contest FAQ
Trunk or Treat - Costume Contest Registration
Trunk or Treat - Vendor Vehicle Registration
Trunk or Treat Sponsorship 

Light Up Lake Lillian 

Held the first Saturday in December, citizens from all over South Marion County come to take part in Lake Lillian’s first lighting for the holiday season. Attendees can enjoy a visit from Santa as well as free arts and crafts and children's activities. Vendors offer a wide variety of food and merchandise.

Light Up Lake Lillian - Vendor Application

Light Up Lake Lillian - Sponsorship

For event information contact Mikaela Strope: Mstrope@belleviewfl.org or 352-245-7021 ext 2122