The 2016 and 2017 Okeechobee Music and Arts Festivals each drew over 30,000 visitors at the 800-acre Sunshine Grove campground. Event sunstinability and community impact are important themes of Okeechobee, which has donated $320,177 to local nonprofit partners over the past three years. From the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival website:
- 13,868 pounds of food have been rescued and donated to the Treasure Coast Food Bank, equating to 11,300+ meals for members of the local community from past events, helping to eliminate food waste and combat local food insecurity.
- 9,500 pounds of reusable goods have been rescued from OMF and donated to the Warrior Center, which helps homeless veterans in Okeechobee county. Donated goods included tents, cooking equipment, coolers and more.
- 10,221 positive social actions have been taken since 2016 in Participation Row, our nonprofit zone spearheaded by our fantastic partners at HeadCount. They also registered 2,640 new voters at our festivals.
- In 2018, OMF eliminated single-use plastic straws, preventing more than 70,000 plastic straws from ending up in landfills.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. View the complete schedule online.