Cooter Festival Schedule

Cooter Festival 3-day Music Festival Inverness, Florida since 2004. All items are subject to change, and this event is rain or shine.


Friday

  • Festival hours 5 p.m. through 10 p.m.
  • Cooter Carnival & Cooter Races presented by Duke Energy, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Cooter Adventure Zone presented by Fran Hassch Law Group featuring airboat rides, flyboarding, parasailing, paddle boarding and Segway rides from 5:00 p.m. until dusk
  • Cooter Swamp VIP Party starts 6:00 p.m.
  • Guns 4 Roses Ultimate GNR Tribute Band presented by Fran Haasch Law Group, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Walk this Way, a tribute to Aerosmith presented by Grand Living at Citrus Hills, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Saturday

  • Festival open 11:00 a.m. through 9 p.m.
  • Citrus Got Talent Competition Preliminary with DJ Trae as emcee, starts at 9:30 a.m., presented by Waste Management at the second stage
  • School Rowing Scrimmage presented by ROCCS, starts at 10 a.m.
  • Cooter Carnival & Cooter Races presented by Duke Energy,11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Cooter Adventure Zone presented by Fran Haasch Law Group featuring airboat rides, flyboarding, parasailing, paddle boarding and 
  • Segway rides from 11:00 a.m. until dusk
  • Groove 41 Dance Band presented by Insight Credit Union, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. at the main stage
  • Jam Skaters on the second stage, at 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Citrus County YMCA “Entertrainment” starts at 2:30 p.m., second stage
  • June Tunes live at 3:00 p.m. on the second stage
  • JoJo Jones Band live at the main stage, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. presented by Apopka Marine
  • Zombie VIP opens at 6:00 p.m.
  • Cooter Zombie Run registration starts at 4:30 p.m. and activities start at 6:30 p.m. with a Kids Gauntlet and the run at 6:45 p.m.
  • Water Show on Lake Henderson presented by Apopka Marine, 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • Livin’ on a Prayer, the Bon Jovi Tribute presented by Duke Energy, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Never Stop Believin’ Tribute to Journey presented by Grand Living at Citrus Hills, 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
  • Fireworks over Lake Henderson presented by Insight Credit Union, starts at 8:45 p.m.


Sunday


Festival open 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Cooterween Costume Contest registration begins at 11:00 a.m. at second stage with a scavenger hunt to follow
  • Cooter Carnival & Cooter Races presented by Duke Energy, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Cooter Adventure Zone presented by Fran Hassch Law Group featuring airboat rides, flyboarding, parasailing, paddle boarding and Segway rides from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • The Contenders live presented by Nick Nicholas Ford, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., main stage
  • Water Show on Lake Henderson presented by Nick Nicholas Ford starts 3:00 p.m.


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