Thousands flocked to downtown Zephyrhills to celebrate the city during the 109th Founder’s Day Heritage Parade & Festival on March 9. This year’s theme was “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” — honoring the impact that transportation has had on the growth and success of the community. A parade, which featured vintage automobiles, kicked off the event in the morning.
Dozens of local vendors and food trucks lined Fifth Avenue, and some side streets, offering patrons various dining and shopping options. Live music was performed throughout the day and there was a K-9 demonstration by the Zephyrhills Police Department. This year’s festival also featured the second annual Beard & Mustache Competition, which awarded cash prizes to the men with the most impressive facial hair.
The event was hosted by Main Street Zephyrhills, 38537 Fifth Ave.