Okeechobee Main Street welcomes guests and visitors to the 2014 Annual Speckled Perch Festival and Parade, scheduled for Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 in Flagler Park. This festival is in collaboration with the Cow Town PRCA rodeo beginning at 2:00 PM both days. Rodeo fans get ready to watch the roughest-and-toughest professional bull riders and bullfighters at Floridaâs Cow Town Rodeo held on March 8 - 9, 2014. The rodeo will be taking place fifty-miles west of Palm Beach County, in the city of Okeechobee, one of Floridaâs premiere agriculture communities. The Speckled Perch Festival is the oldest celebration in Okeechobee, dating back to 1965. At that time the festival honored the fishing industry with a parade and fish fry in the park during the height of the tourist season and the tradition continues today. There will be local talent, food, arts and crafts and fun. Our Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday at 11:00 am sets the stage for the remainder of the weekend. There is a $10.00 parade permit fee for this parade. This festival has no admission; just fun!