Englewood’s annual Lemon Bay Fest is from February 6 – 13.  Download brochure HERE

Things are going to be a bit different this year.

Most of our programs are presented virtually at http://bit.ly/LBF2021. We have an interesting offering of programs about the history of Englewood and the surrounding area.

At 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12, we are having an outdoor showing of “Cracker: The Last Cowboys of Florida,” a documentary film by Victor Milt, at the Dearborn Street Plaza, 348 W. Green St., Englewood.

At 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13., the drive-in movie on Dearborn Street Plaza is “Patrick Smith’s Florida: A Sense of Place.”
Throughout the week of Lemon Bay Fest, Feb. 6-13, we will have a “Still Life Cracker Fair: Photo Display” at each library location. You can also stop by anytime during the week to pick up a clue booklet for the Lemon Bay “FestQuest: Photo Scavenger Hunt.” Complete the quest by taking photos around the area and submitting them to be in the running to win a special prize.

I think the thing I will miss the most is the lemon dessert contest, but we are trying to recreate a bit of that with our “Lemon Bay Dessert Submission.” Submit your recipe for a favorite lemon dessert to be published digitally and a limited number of copies will also be printed for distribution at the libraries. We are trying to bring everyone a bit of Lemon Bay Fest while keeping us all safe and healthy.

— LYNDA CITRO Englewood Charlotte Library