The City of Perry serves as home to the Tree Capital of the South
and celebrates annually with the Florida Forest Festival. The
community celebrates this event in October as a way to recognize
its local forestry industry and is known for its “World’s
Largest Free Fish Fry.” This event is held at the Forest
Capital Park on South Byron Butler Parkway. The State Forest Capital
Museum is also located at Forest Capital Park with an original
“Cracker Homestead.” The annual Bluegrass Festival
is also held at the Forest Capital Park.
The City of Perry is a “Main Street” community having
been designated such in 1992. Much has been done to restore and
preserve the downtown area including historic preservation of
The City also has the distinction of being certified as a Tree
City USA member since 1991 by the Florida Department of Agriculture
& Consumer Services.
Doctors’ Memorial Hospital (DMH) is a “State of the
Art” hospital housing the latest technology available and
providing quality health care to Perry and surrounding communities.
The Chamber of Commerce serves as the hub of information to local
residents as well as the many visitors to our community.