March 3, 2014
Greater Titusville Renaissance Facebook posting
CALLING ALL ARTISTS! The Indian River Festival is right around the corner, April 11, 12, 13. The Kid's Environmental Arts & Crafts Station is looking for Artists to help fill 2-hour blocks to work with the kids on environmental art projects (Sat & Sun).
This team is also in need of materials including: folding chairs, driftwood and/or old planks of wood.
Interested in helping with a shift or donating materials (much appreciated!)? Please call Kathleen Burson at 321-543-2574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Live Music on multiple stages!
- Fresh Local Seafood
- Arts and Crafts
- Titusville Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
- St. Teresa Volleyball Tournament
- Kite Flying
- and MORE!
WHO: Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce
WHAT: Indian River Festival 2014
WHERE: Sand Point Park in Titusville (101 N Washington Ave.)
WHEN: April 11, 12, & 13
TIME: Friday, April 11 from 5:00 - 9:00pm; Saturday, April 12 from 10:00am - 9:00pm; Sunday, April 13 from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Indian River Festival focuses on environment, local seafood and more
In North Brevard, the Indian River Festival has been a time honored tradition. A 40-year legacy of weekends of sun and fun at Sandpoint Park brings a smile to the faces of long time residents. In 2013, the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce took back the coordination of the festival with the idea of returning to its roots and focusing on the unique nature of the community.
It started with a mission statement - a guiding statement about the focus of the festival. The priorities the organizing committee could look to when making decisions about activities.
This festival will promote our local economy by celebrating the Indian River and our natural resources, local food and culture, and outdoor recreation and health. It is a vehicle to promote healthy families and a healthy community by providing education and opportunity to enjoy food, fun and fitness.
The festival grounds sit on the shore of the Indian River, so why not focus the festival on the river, our environment, and outstanding quality of life.
So if you come to the festival, which is April 11th through 13th this year, don't expect carnival rides and fair food. What you can expect is free admission, free parking, and some of the following highlights:
- Fresh seafood - the folks at Wild Ocean Seafood Market are helping us provide a focus on fresh, domestic seafood from Florida. Several of our local restaurants are working together to provide a variety of scrumptious seafood meals. Last year's fare included grilled oysters, smoked mullet, shrimp, fish and more.
- Kites - KiteStop is a local, internet based business that has come forward to organize a kite festival within the event with their friends from the Central Florida Kite Club. Enjoy show kites, stunt kite demonstrations, and even the opportunity for children to make their own kites at various times throughout the festival.
- Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course - the YMCA is stepping up to create a fun, but challenging cross between a traditional obstacle course and a Ninja Warrior Challenge. Although the challenges are already being issued between various groups around the county, the YMCA is balancing the difficulty of the course with a desire to inspire. There are elements planned for most ages, and the cost - well, it's free.
- Kayaking - our friends at A Day Away Kayak Tours have stepped up once again to organize the offerings of kayaks at the festival for your enjoyment. Even beginners will be hooked on the activity after a quick safety lesson from the professional guides. You can enjoy a leisurely paddle along the shoreline of the park and listen to the live music coming from the main stage or paddle into the marina basin for a glimpse of a manatee.