Christmas parade, 4th of July parade, Movies on the Square, Sunset on the Square concert series, Square on Tap Beer Tasting, Water Tower festival, Tin Roof Art Walk, Earth Day Celebration, WWII and Korean War events, 175th Anniversary Celebration, A'Fair arts and crafts show, car shows, and a host of other events.
Hernando is home to the county's courthouse, administrative building, jail, Museum, First Regional library headquarters, and DeSoto Arts Council.
In 2011 Hernando was named to CNN/Money Magazine's "100 Best Places to Live", scoring 79th in the ranking. The city was also featured in CNN's "Great American Small Town" series. Hernando was chosen to be featured in ABC's "Everyday Health" program, which aired in January of 2012.