Islamorada 22nd Annual Island
Founders Park, Islamorada
April 13 & April 14, 2013
22nd Annual Island Fest Sure To Be A Hit
Florida Keys Island Fest, presented by the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce, is back and you don't want to miss it! Head out to Founders Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, for the 22nd annual installment of this spring celebration and enjoy the Chamber's best event yet. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, artists, classic cars, musicians, gourmet cuisine and much more will transform the beautiful bayfront locale into a fun-filled destination for the entire family.
The Arts & Crafts show will feature exceptional local and national artists whose work includes everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and fine crafts. Tavernier painter Cynthia Ré Robbins, known professionally as C Ré, has been selected to create the 9th Annual Island Fest Islamorada Commemorative Poster. Her inspiring works, painted with oils, watercolors and other mediums, depict a stirring combination of the natural and the fantastical.
Back for its third year at Island Fest is the All-American Road Vintage Cruisers Car Show, featuring antique cars, trucks, motorcycles and rat rods. The show takes place on both Saturday and Sunday and will be visible from US-1, Florida's only official "All American Road", so expect plenty of gear heads to stop by for a look. Entry is free and there's room in the show for everyone. Unique awards, handcrafted from coconuts, will be presented for the Coolest Cruiser, the Raddest Rod, the Most Keysy Rider and the Big Kahuna.
Along with the renowned artists and antique car collectors, an array of popular musical acts will take part in Island Fest, appealing to lovers of genres ranging from blues to country rock. "The variety and quality of performing artists we have in the Keys is fabulous," said Judy Hull, Executive Director of the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce.
Kids will have a ball at Island Fest, too! They'll have a chance to paint a life-sized dolphin statue, build sand castles and compete in hula hoop contests. They can also fly kites, and if that's not enough, watch a master exhibit his skills at the helm of mammoth 20-foot kites.
The adventure activities aren't confined solely to the junior set though. New to Island Fest this year is a sign up contest on Saturday to win a lesson and session on popular high adventure water activities like Tiki Jets. This water-powered jetpack will literally set its users flying, allowing them to channel their inner Superman as they hover above the sea.
Is all this activity making you hungry? Well don't fret. There'll be plenty of food at Island Fest, highlighted on Sunday by the reprisal of the popular "Taste of Islamorada," a delicious competition showcasing the dishes of local restaurants. The ever-popular "IslaMarauder" Rum Punch contest is back this year, too.
Featuring music, art, food, classic cars and fun, the 22nd Annual Florida Keys Island Fest offers something for everyone! Plan to spend Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, at Founders Park, MM 87, bayside. Show times are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and admission is free. For more information, call the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce at 305.664.4503.