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24th Sunshine Regional Chili Cook Off and Craft Beer Festival Featured DKAC Event of the Month

Hands-on tinker and tech stations for kids
Hart Memorial Library
Every Tuesday • 5pm – 6pm

Presented by Jane Rosenbohm. Bring your own guitar
Hart Memorial Library
Mondays, February 3 – 24 • 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Dakin Ave Cruise In
Classic Cars, Live Music & Raffles  
3 Sisters Speakeasy
Friday, February 7 • 6pm – 10pm

Food Truck Rodeo
Fun filled night of games, music, and dinner
Kissimmee Lakefront Park – Veterans Lawn
Friday, February 7 • 6pm – 9pm

KUA Movie in the Park – The Lion King (2019)
Free popcorn, games and giveaways
Kissimmee Lakefront Park – Veterans Lawn
Friday, February 7 • 5:30pm – 9pm

American Legion Bike Night
Bikes, Live DJ, Raffles & Prizes
3 Sisters Speakeasy
Saturday, February 15 • 7pm 

African American Read-In
Open Mic Format- Poetry/Music/Art/Dance
To participate contact Benjamin Burnett 407.518.2364
Berlinsky Community House
Saturday, February 15 • 1pm – 4pm

24th Sunshine Regional Chili Cook Off and Craft Beer Festival
 “People Choice Competition”, live entertainment,
Kid Zone and more
Kissimmee Lakefront Park- Veterans Lawn
Saturday,  February 22 • 12pm – 5pm

Kissimmee Tibits

Several years prior to 1880, Kissimmee was known as a trading post by the name of Allendale. It was named after Major J.H. Allen of Winchester, Kentucky. He had a dock, a commissary, and a sawmill on the lake among the cypress trees below what was once Mickler’s Mill. It was here that he built his first steamboat, Mary Belle. By 1881, there was a single house in what is now recognized as Kissimmee, and it was Major Allen’s log house. In 1882, Kissimmee existed in name only, but with the land deal that Hamilton Disston made when he purchased four million acres from the state at 25 cents per acre, the area took on such vigor and moneyed activities that businesses in every line grew leaps and bounds. The following year was a historic one for the trading post. On January 22, 1883, there was an election to change the name from Allendale to Kissimmee City with 23 votes for the incorporation and 17 opposed.

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