The City of Arcadia is the county seat for DeSoto County. It is famous throughout Florida for its historic downtown antique district. Every fourth Saturday of each month, vendors from surrounding locations take over its streets with wares and precious finds. Tucked between the shops, you’ll have the chance to enjoy cafes, home cooking, a tea room and even an old fashion ice cream parlor, complete with homemade delicious flavors, sundaes and shakes.
The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo is held in March, the Annual Watermelon Festival in May at the height of the harvesting season, and car shows, parades, and special events take place throughout the year.