Islamorada Brings Family Fun with Island Fest

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Schwartz Realty BK664783

Spring is in the air, and April right around the corner. That can only mean one thing in the Florida Keys, it is time for Island Fest. This marks the 25th year of the Islamorada Festival bringing families, music, and art together. Island Fest is set for April 9th-10th and will be held at Founders Park at mile marker 87. This free family friendly event is an annual favorite for many, and it is easy to see why.

 

With over 100 artists displaying their creative inspirations, there is something for everyone at the arts and crafts show, which runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. You will find a huge variety of fine arts and crafts including jewelry, paintings, sculptures, and more waiting for art lovers to enjoy. Once again, there will also be the All-American Road Vintage Cruisers Car Show showcasing antique vehicles as well as motorcycles, rat rods, and trucks. Auto lovers are in for a great treat during Island Fest.

 

No festival would be complete without live music. Throughout the weekend festival goers can enjoy a variety of musical performances including the Miami group, Pit Bull Blues, and Islamorada’s own Dave Feder with his unique hillbilly/flamenco sound. Another must at any festival is food, and Island Fest has it. On Sunday you can check out the best in the area’s food at the Taste of Islamorada, a culinary competition amongst local chefs and restaurants.

 

For another fun competition during Island Fest be sure to check out the second annual “What Floats Your Boat?” race featuring homemade boating crafts on Saturday. Check out the Islamorada Chamber site, there may even be room for you to join in the fun of this wacky race. Island Fest wouldn’t be the same without plenty of fun things for the kids to enjoy as well. As a family friendly festival, you can’t get much better than this one. There will be a life-sized dolphin at the park that kids are invited to help paint, as well as hula hoop contests and sand castle building. There will also be a fun competition where teams race to create the word “SUNSET” with colored sand on the beach.

 

Island Fest is free to attend with on-site parking for $5.00. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended to help make the most out of these two days full of family fun. If you’re ready to sell or buy a home in the Key West area, please contact me, Jimmy Lane, for all of your real estate needs.

 

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