Downtown Friday’s Summer in the City promises family fun

VERO BEACH — Downtown Friday’s 2nd Annual “Summer in the City” will be held on Friday, July 30 featuring lots of live music and entertainment, many children’s activities, ice cream, beer, lots of food and more to surely delight every member of the family! Vero’s most popular street party will be held one block north for this special event on 14th Avenue between 21st and 23rd Street (in front of the Heritage Center) in historic downtown Vero Beach.  The community is invited to enjoy all the fun with extended times from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.:

Live Entertainment:

3:30-5:30-DJ & Dance Productions-Your favorite tunes, dancing, hula-hoop contests, karaoke and more

5:30 -8:30-Charlie D and The Things-50s and 60s Rock and Roll through today’s Top 40 hits along with tropical rock music, such as Jimmy Buffett, John Frinzi, and Jim Morris.

Displays and Activities:

3:30 to 5:30 -Come dressed for water fun on the lawn of Pocahontas Park…Two water slides and a giant slip and slide … plus, the Fire Department will have their hoses turned on!  Be prepared to dress appropriately (proper footwear as well) and bring along a towel for the water events.  The slides will continue “dry” from 5:30-8:30. …PLUS -Two bounce houses on the street. $5.00 a wrist band for 5 hours of playtime!

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Meet and Greet with 6 different animal and reptile selections 3:30-8:30

Dunk Tank-Dunk your favorite person for $1.00 a dunk – partial proceeds to the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Arts & Crafts Fair inside the Heritage Center. Free juice from Natalie’s Orchid Island Orange Juice

A myriad of booths and food vendors …A wide range of ice cream booths will be offering cool treats for the young and old.  Enjoy cornhole games for all ages.

Under the tent, on the patio of the Heritage Center-Information and handouts by the Fire Department and free food and drink coupons from McDonalds.

Sponsor Seacoast National will be passing out hand fans to cool you off, coloring contest to win a $50 savings bond at their booth and children can decorate sun visors all for free…plus meet their mascot Seacoaster Sam the Dinosaur.  Great photo opps!

The Charity of the evening is Boys & Girls Club.  Visit their booth and register for a raffle and give-a-ways, plus children can enjoy some arts and crafts…all for free!

Tours of the Fire Department’s Fire Truck.  Pocahontas Playground Park open for play.

6-7 -Meet and Greet with Ronald McDonald inside the Heritage Center…magic tricks and free stickers

4:15- DJ Break-Martial Arts demonstrations by The Forge Mixed Martial Arts Studio

6:15- Band Break-Students from StarStruck Performing Arts Center in Stuart perform a few selections from their August 7th children’s production of Songs For A New World

7:15- City of Vero Beach Recreation Department Aerial Antics Circus Performers

Presenting Sponsors are Main Street Vero Beach and Southern Eagle-Budweiser. Co- Sponsor is Seacoast National Bank and Community Sponsor is Brackett Family Foundation.Charity of the Evening is Boys and Girls Club. Special thanks go to the City of Vero Beach, IRC Fire Rescue and Vero Heritage Inc.

Admission to Downtown Friday is free and parking is available at curbside throughout downtown.  No pets or coolers allowed. For more information visit www.mainstreetverobeach.org or call the Main Street office at 772-480-8353.

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