Beach Blast Off brings in 2012 in St. Augustine Beach, FL. The 6th Annual Beach Blast Off celebrations will be held on December 31, 2011 at St. Augustine Beach, FL . The event takes place at the St. Johns County Fishing Pier and Pavilion.
Beach Blast Off 2011 will offer six hours of activities starting at 4 p.m. with a competitive Chili Cook-off among more than a dozen local restaurants. There will be an ice carving demonstration by the Culinary Institute student chefs use chainsaws and lots of family friendly activities including a Kids Zone with bounce house, face painting and even pony rides. Entertainment will include local bands, a dance party in the Pavilion after the fireworks and local vendor tents offering arts, crafts and food other than Chili.
The breathtaking fireworks display will start at 8:30 p.m. It is synchronized with music and will last approximately 20 minutes. Admission to the Fireworks Show and the Beach Blast Off is free, but beer, sodas & food as well as any vendor shop items must be paid for. Tickets are $1 each for Chili samples. Free Satellite parking and shuttles are available in several locations.
All the net proceeds of the Beach Blast Off go back into the community of St. Augustine Beach. Past proceeds have helped fund “Splash Park at The Pier” and the “Veteran’s Memorial at Lakeside Park”. This year’s funds will also go towards improving and updating the Splash Park area with more water features to the park.
Last year’s winners of the Chili Cook-Off were:
First Place: Sunset Grille
Second place: -- Fratelli's
Third -- Paula's Beachside Grill
The People's Choice awards were:
First place: Fratelli'
Second Place:Panama Hattie’s
Third place: South Beach Grill.
Mango Mango's won the best decorated booth.
So join the fun at the 2011 Beach Blast Off and celebrate the changing of the calendar to 2012. Please enjoy a safe Holiday Season. Call me if you are thinking of making St. Augustine Beach you home in 2012.