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Downtown Boca Raton Celebrates Its Inaugural “Meet Me On The Promenade” Festival October 21-22
Area residents and visitors are putting on their dancin' and walkin' shoes and planning to head out to Meet Me On The Promenade: Downtown Boca this Friday and Saturday, October 21st and 22nd for a free, family friendly festival.
Friday, October 21st- Opening Festivities At Sanborn Square Abounds
With the evening hosted by the Boca Raton Resort & Club, there will be an official ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by "dancin’ in the streets" on Friday night with hundreds participating in the debut of the “Official”
All area residents, businesses (large and small) and their employees, business associations, nonprofit memberships, schools and university student bodies, sports teams and cheerleaders are encouraged to don their organizations’
To learn and practice at home, work or school, Downtown Boca Boppers can take video lessons posted at downtownboca.org, Downtown Boca Facebook, YouTube and www.bocadance.com. An open-to-the-
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND
COME EARLY, STAY LATE WHERE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE WAITS
Saturday will kick-off with the American Cancer Society’s 10th Annual Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at 8:30 a.m. (registration opens 7 a.m.) followed by a full day of Meet Me On the Promenade “stay and play” through Downtown Boca. Upon arrival, event-goers should stop by one of the Downtown Boca information booths or the Welcome Center to register for the day’s Sip & Stroll Around Downtown Boca self-discovery tour to take advantage of the great Promenade event shopping and dining deals, register for chances to win, and enjoy complimentary refreshments and samplings, special showings and trunk shows served up at salons and spas, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, giveaways, and more.
Rev It Up At Car Lovers Paradise
As attendees stroll from the south end of Royal Palm Place to north end of Mizner Park, they will enjoy the Cruz-N-Downtown Boca classic and exotic car show featuring the one-of-a-kind 1974 DeTomaso Pantera with a 427 horsepower engine (awarded “Best in Show” at the 4th Barrett-Jackson of Palm Beach Cruise) as its show car, and the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance showcase featuring rare, soon-to-be-auctioned cars: a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible,1965 Shelby Cobra 427,1958 Pontiac Bonneville,1964 Buick Riviera,1963 Jaguar E Type Race Prepared, and1957 Chevy.
Sports Zone Offers Important Tips And Fitness Activities
Then be sure to stop by the Sports Zone and try out your swing at the driving range hosted by Allianz Championship and fitness classes/demos by the YMCA of South Palm Beach County, Beehive Fitness and Zumba instructors at the Sports Zone.
Fun Abounds At The Family Zone
Families won’t want to miss getting their photo taken next to the #14 Office Depot Chevrolet Impala driven by NASCAR Star Tony Stewart and onboard the pirate ship docked at the Family Zone in Sanborn Square where children can take part in interactive programming by Boca Raton Children’s Museum created by Museum Imagineer Adrian St. Cyr of Boston Tombs and Washington D.C. Museum fame that includes a cannon shoot, face painting, games and other activities that include a cell phone scavenger hunt in play with the Boca Raton Kiwanis Club; Hogwarts’ Confiscated Goods organized by Mae Volen Friends and CMN (Children’s Museum Network) and Uncle Willy and his gang of young broadcasters conducting “Man on the Street” interviews through Sun Radio, the Museum’s event sponsor.
Bocaparent.com will be featuring Balloon Masterz who will not only be making fun hats and shapes, he puts on a show that mesmerizes “kids of all ages” as he creates large character versions that will be given away in a drawing every hour. The Sun-Sentinel will be bringing out its popular bounce house and South Florida Parenting will be sponsoring “pirate hat designing”. The Junior League of Boca Raton will share gardening and cooking tips for kids, how families can participate in the organization’
From North To South And In Between—There Is Plenty to Discover
Then be sure to check out the popular curbside Gourmet Truck Expo that will line the Promenade streets, the Boca Raton Greenmarket at Royal Palm Place, the Art Attack Artists and Crafters Village Expo Plaza Real South; register for free Segway tours at the Verizon Wireless Cellular Sales mobile center on East Palmetto Park Road, guided and self-tours of Historic Downtown Boca presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society starting from the Welcome Center, or enjoy a free afternoon at the Boca Raton Museum of Art at Mizner Park or sidewalk painting and other arts activities as part of ArtScape programming at various locations at Mizner Park.
Non-stop LIVE Entertainment Throughout Downtown Boca
Ongoing entertainment includes The WRMF Street Team with morning DJ DEENA LANG stopping by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and live entertainment throughout the Promenade by Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways, the Solid Gold band, Fred Astaire Dance Studio instructors, and performances by Showtime Children’s Performing Arts Theatre, Sol Children’s Theater, Boca Raton Rotary Club Future Stars finalists, Grandview Preparatory School Dance Academy, street bands, and more.
For full event schedule, visit www.downtownboca.org or click here.