Written by Inverness resident Lyn Floyd:
Its slogan is "Small Town Done Right". Inverness is a small town an hour and a half West of Orlando, North of Tampa and South of Gainesville. We have a newly renovated theater...The Valerie. Mrs. Pearl G. Maddox built the theatre in 1926-27 during the silent movie era, naming it The Valerie after her daughter. The first movie shown was "The Only Woman" in 1927, the last was "The Untouchables" in 1987. Herbert Pittman of Clearwater leased the theatre when "talking equipment" was installed. Prices were 10 cents for children and 25 cents for adults. At a time when other towns prohibited Sunday shows, City Council boldly adopted a resolution to permit Sunday movies, boosting trade in the City and making the Theatre a social focal point for many years. The theatre was gutted by fire in 1939 and rebuilt. In 1962, daily clips from the movie "Follow That Dream" were viewed with Elvis in attendance. The building remained vacant from 1987 until the City purchased it in 2009. With community involvement and detailed planning, a grand reopening was held for The Valerie Theatre Cultural Center in June 2015.
We are the County Seat of Citrus County and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Old Courthouse was built in 1912 at a cost of $55,885. It served as the Citrus County Courthouse until 1978, when a more modern facility was built about a block away. Today, the historic courthouse is the headquarters for the Citrus County Historical Society. It houses county archives and special collections, as well as the offices of Citrus County's Historical Resource Officer. It is also the site of the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum.
We have the Trailhead for the Withlacoochee State Trail, which is a 46-mile multi-use trail for walking, biking, and in-line skating. It's ranked within the top ten multi-use trails in the country.
Highland Craft Brew Festival
at Rotary Club of Inverness
The Highland Craft Brew Festival features home brewers who compete in a People’s Choice competition, craft brewers from around. Join us for a remarkable NYE in Ocala.
Play DJ Trivia FREE in Belleview - County Line Smokehouse of Belleview
at County Line Smokehouse Belleview
Come play DJ Trivia with us every Thursday night starting at 7pm at County Line Smokehouse of Belleview. It is free to play and lots of fun!
Tactical Shooting Range Day Experience
at 11220 Dwights Rd
The Bunker Gun Club was designed and built from the bottom up to be a Defensive, Tactical, Combat, Pistol and Rifle Application Range!
Plants 2 Table Dinner on The Farm | 2nd Annual BENEFIT + UPDATE
at Crones' Cradle Conserve
Unique outdoor 100% #plantbased & #vegan Networking / Farm Tour / Dinner Experience on location @ a local regenerative farm!!
Play DJ Bingo FREE in Summerfield - The Anchor
at The Anchor
Come play DJ Bingo with us every Thursday night starting at 7pm at The Anchor. Free to play and you could win prizes.
Play DJ Trivia FREE in Weirsdale - Eaton's Beach Steamshack
at Eaton's Beach Sandbar & Grill
Come play DJ Trivia with us every Tuesday night starting at 6pm at Eaton's Beach Steamshack downstairs. Free to play & you could win prizes.