Local Events

Reoccurring Events

Friday Foodie Fest 

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

Printable - Friday Foodie Fest - Craft/Business Vendor Application

Online - Friday Foodie Fest - Craft/Business Vendor Application

Food Truck spaces for the 2024 Friday Foodie Fest season are fully booked.


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. 

2024 Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  

The registration link below will be LIVE starting Thursday, February 1st, through Tuesday, April 4th, 2024. 

2024 Fishing Derby Online Registration


Founders Day 

Our 4th Annual Founder's Day will take place this coming May. Event attendees can enjoy a variety of craft, business, and food vendors! Free children's activities include games, crafts, and inflatables as well as activities and booths focusing on our city's history! 

2024 Founder's Day will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. 

The food truck application linked below will go LIVE on Tuesday, February 1st through Monday, April 1st, 2024. A maximum of 6-7 trucks will be permitted entry into the event. 

Founder's Day - Online Food Truck Application

The vendor application linked below will go LIVE on Thursday, February 1st through Tuesday, April 30th, 2024.  

Founder's Day - Online Vendor Application


Freedom Walk

The Freedom Walk is held each year on 9/11 in remembrance of the victims of 9/11/2001. 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. 

Contact apittsley@belleviewfl.org to sign up or for additional information. 

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.

2024 Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm by Lake Lillian.

The food truck application linked below will go LIVE on Tuesday, February 1st through Tuesday, April 30th, 2024. A maximum of 6 -7 trucks will be permitted entry into the event. 

Trunk or Treat - Food Truck Application

The application link below for trunks/vehicles will go LIVE on Monday, July 1st through Monday, October 21st, 2024. 

Trunk or Treat - Trunk/Vehicle Registration


Light Up Lake Lillian

Held the first Saturday in December, citizens from all over South Marion County come to participate 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.

2024 Light Up Lake Lillian will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 

The food truck application link will go LIVE on Tuesday, February 1st through Tuesday, April 30th, 2024.maximum of 6 -7 trucks will be permitted entry into the event

Light Up Lake Lillian - Food Truck Application

The vendor application below will go LIVE on Thursday, August 1st through Monday, December 2nd, 2024.  

Light Up Lake Lillian - Craft/Small Business/Commercial Vendor Application



Belleview Christmas Parade

Held the first Sunday in December, citizens from all over South Marion County come to enjoy the annual Belleview Christmas Parade to kick off the holiday season. The parade is organized and coordinated by Friends of the Christmas Parade, LLC. 

The Belleview Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023. 

To apply to participate, please visit: Belleview Christmas Parade - Participation Application 

Applications are due by Tuesday, October 31st at 6:00 pm. 

For questions and additional information regarding the Christmas Parade and how to participate, please contact:  belleviewparade@gmail.com 


For City of Belleview event information please contact Mikaela Schrickel at mschrickel@belleviewfl.org or 352-245-7021 ext. 2122