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The City of Eustis celebrates George Washington’s Birthday with week long Eustis 122nd Annual Georgefest

GeorgeFest, in the heart of Downtown Eustis, will feature a parade carnival, live music, food, vendors, fireworks and much more!


The City of Eustis celebrates George Washington’s Birthday with week long, family-friendly Eustis 122nd Annual Georgefest

Happy Birthday George! The City of Eustis celebrates George Washington’s Birthday during a week long, family-friendly event taking place February 17-24, 2024 in historic downtown Eustis.


Georgefest is the longest running celebration of George Washington’s Birthday in the State of Florida, and is now the longest, continuously running celebration in the entire United States. Featuring carnival rides and games, a bass tournament, Running of the Georges Race, a dog jog, parade, contests, vendors, and awesome live entertainment! 


The City of Eustis celebrates George Washington’s Birthday with week long, family-friendly Eustis 122nd Annual Georgefest

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The City of Eustis celebrates George Washington’s Birthday with week long, family-friendly Eustis 122nd Annual Georgefest

Georgefest is the longest running celebration of George Washington’s Birthday in the State of Florida, and is now the longest, continuously running celebration in the entire United States. 


It all started on February 22, 1902 when Eustis citizens and businesses held an event in the Ocklawaha Hotel (a hotel that was located in Downtown Eustis) in appreciation of the winter visitors. The celebration portrayed historic events from Florida's past. February 22 is also the date of when George Washington, the first president of the United States, was born. Taking that into consideration, they started calling the event, "George Washington's Birthday Celebration."


Over the years, this event has since grown to include a large parade, concerts, a carnival, fireworks, and more and features a new modern name, "Georgefest." 


The annual Georgefest Parade is a longstanding tradition in Lake County and one of the largest parades in Central Florida.


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The City of Eustis celebrates George Washington’s Birthday with week long, family-friendly Eustis 122nd Annual Georgefest

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