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Jennifer McQueary, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
jennifer.mcqueary@districtgov.org
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430
Please Note Florida law prohibits the Board of Supervisors from communicating with residents about Deed Compliance or Architectural Review issues/cases.  Please contact the Community Standards Department directly at deedcompliance@districtgov.org to report any concerns you might have.

Lifestyle Events

Welcome to the Recreation Departments’ Lifestyle Events page!  Our Department’s efforts are to promote and offer a variety of enjoyable, fun, engaging recreational experiences in your hometown – The Villages.

Lifestyle events, scheduled throughout the year, are usually large scale special events offered at various recreation centers and locations in the community.  The wide variety of events, from world class competitive sports such as Softball and Pickleball to 5K road races, captures the spirit of the active lifestyle here in The Villages.  Other Lifestyle events include our intergenerational Camp Villages program with residents and their visiting grandchildren, Senior Games, Christmas Parade, Arts and Crafts Shows, Expos, Seminars, Tournaments and more.

We have residents take advantage of these additional opportunities to get involved with our Department and get the most out of your Villages Lifestyle.  Below is a schedule of events for October 2016 – September 2017.  Watch here for event and registration information, read the Villages Recreation News and Daily Sun or stop by your nearest recreation center.

Event Date Time Location Registration Info.

The Villages Championship Softball Tournament

Fri, Sat, Sun
Oct. 14, 15, 16

 

8:30am

Buffalo Glen Saddlebrook
Soaring Eagle

Free Admission Registration Information Call 259-5377

Sailboat Regatta

Sat – Sun
October 22 - 23

10am – 3pm Sat
9am-1pm Sun

Ashland Pond

Free  Admission

Fall Craft Show

Sat. October 16

9:00am – 2:00pm

Laurel Manor
Savannah
Colony Cottage

Application Available
September 2016

VAA Art Bazaar

Sat. October 22

9:00am – 3:00pm

SeaBreeze

Call Villages Art Association 

Fall 5K

Sat. October 29

8am

Brownwood Paddock Square

Registration call

753-1716

Government Day

Sat. November 5

10:00am – 1:00pm

Eisenhower

Free Admission

Sailboat Regatta
Soling 1M Regatta

Sat. November 7
Sun. November 8

10am – 3pm  Sat
9:30am – 3pm  Sun

Lake Mira Mar

Free Admission

Cycling Expo/ Charity Ride

Fri – Sat.
November 11 - 12

9am – 12pm Fri.
8:15am Sat.

La Hacienda
Spanish Springs TS

Free Admission

VAL Artist Showcase

Sat. November 26

9:00am – 2:00pm

Savannah

Call Villages Art League 751-4824

Annual Christmas Parade

Sat. December 10

10:00am

Polo Fields

Applications Available November 2016

Holiday Train Show

Thu – Sun
Dec. 15-18

10:00am

Colony Cottage

Free Admission

Music Box Society Show

Fri – Sun
Dec. 16-18

10:00am

Eisenhower

Free Admission

New Year’s Eve  Celebrations/Dances

Saturday,  Dec 31

8:00pm – 12:30am

Mulberry Grove
Lake Miona
SeaBreeze
Rohan
Eisenhower

Tickets Sales Begin Nov. 7 – Villages Box Offices

Winter 5K Road Race

Sat. January 14, 2017

8:00am

Lake Sumter Landing

Application Available

November 2016

Vintage Collectible Expo

Sat. January 21

10:00am-2:00pm

Savannah

Jewelry Club,

Sports Card & Memorabilia Show

Sat. January 28

10:00am – 2:00pm

Laurel Manor

Free Admission

Quilt Show

Fri. – Sat.
January 27-28

10:00am – 2:00pm

Savannah

The Villages Quilting Guild,

Central FL Book &
Author Expo
Sat. January 28 9:00am-3:00pm Eisenhower Writer’s League
753-3290

50th Anniversary

Tue. Jan 31

TBD

Savannah

Sign Ups Required

VAA Artist Extravaganza

Sat. February 11

9:00am – 3:00pm

Laurel Manor

Call Villages Art Association  753-8770

Outdoor & Sports Expo

Sat – Sun
Feb 25 - 26

9:00am-3:00pm

La Hacienda
Rohan

Free Admission

Spring Craft Show

Sat. March 11

9:00am – 2:00pm

La Hacienda
Laurel Manor
SeaBreeze

Application Available
January 2017

Color Pencil Art Show

Sat. March 18

9:00am-3:00pm

Colony Cottage

Call Color Pencil Guild
259-3801

Camp Villages – Easter Week

Mon. – Thu.
April 10-13

Varies

Varies

Information Available
February 2017

Spring 5K

Sat. April 15

8:00am

Spanish Springs
Town  Square

Application Available
February 2017

Senior Games

April 24-30

Varies

Varies

Application Available
January 2017

Bridge Tournament

Fri-Sun
June 2 - 4

10am-7pm

La Hacienda

Villages Bridge Club
391-1237

Camp Villages

June 12 – Aug. 11

Varies

Varies

InInformation Available
May 2017

National Park & Recreation Month

July 1-31

Varies

Varies

Information Available
June 2017

VAL Summer Art Festival

Sat. July 8

9:00am – 3:00pm

Lake Miona

Call Villages Art Association  751-4824

Tae Kwon Do Tournament

Sat. July 22

9:00am-3:00pm

Savannah

Call TKD Club

350-2974

Summer Train Expo

Sat/Sun
August 19-20

9:00am – 3:00pm

Savannah

Free Admission

Sport Card & Memorabilia Show

Sat. September 9

9:00am – 2:00pm

Laurel Manor

Free Admission

VAA Art Bazaar

Sat. September 23

9:00am – 2:00pm

SeaBreeze

Call VAA,

 

If you have any questions regarding Lifestyle events, please contact Lisa Parkyn, Lifestyle Events Coordinator at 352-753-1716; Pam Henry, Recreation Manager-Resident Lifestyles at 352-674-1800; or email us at lifestyleevents@districtgov.org.

Contact Us
Recreation Administration
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, FL  32162

Phone: 352-674-1800
Fax: 352-674-1805
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Room Reservations
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, FL  32162
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Phone: 352-674-1800
Fax: 352-674-1815

Business Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., EST
Monday – Friday