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2017 Saturday in the Park in Valparaiso is April 29

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Saturday in the Park in Valparaiso showcases Northwest Florida heritage with free admission to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, historic re-enactments and traditional craft demonstrations.

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The 2017 Saturday in the Park Festival in Valparaiso at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is April 29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free community event showcases Northwest Florida heritage with free museum admission, historic re-enactments, and traditional craft demonstrations.  With a little something for everyone, guests will also enjoy live entertainment, craft and food vendors, a Kid Zone, and a car show and shine.

The day’s festivities kick off at 8 a.m. with the start of the Heritage 5k Run/Walk & Kids 1 Mile Fun Run, following a traditional opening ceremony.  Registration forms are available at www.heritage-museum.org.

At Saturday in the Park in Valparaiso, enjoy unique exhibits of early native Americans, pioneers, early industries of Northwest Florida, and much more.  The kids will love the Discovery Room with hands-on exhibits, while the adults will enjoy “Paradise Gardens”, an outdoor exhibit created and managed by the Valparaiso Garden Club.

There will be a variety of entertainment including choirs, bands, dancing, as well as historic re-enactments from the Shire Phoenix, and the Walton Guard.  Visit with traditional craft demonstrators and learn about spinning, bobbin’ lace, tatting, basket and loom weaving, chair caning, and more. Plus, guests can view the Mustang and Antique Car Show and Shine all day at Saturday in the Park.

The “Kid Zone” has so many things to do… make sure you take time to experience it all.  There will be old-fashioned games and toys, Spacewalk, arts & crafts, face painting and old-fashioned contests like watermelon eating, bubble gum blowing, and a sack race.

Make history! And come join the fun at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida’s 41st Saturday in the Park in Valparaiso, April 29, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. There will be plenty of handicap parking and golf cart shuttle from Lincoln Park and surrounding streets.

Preserving the Past, Building our Future – The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation and education.

Event:            2017 Saturday in the Park Festival and Heritage 5k Run/Walk & Fun Run

Place:             Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida & Perrine Park

115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, FL

Date:              Saturday, APRIL 29, 2017

Time:             8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – 2017 Saturday in the Park in Valparaiso

7 a.m. – Heritage 5K Registration/Check-in

7:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremony Begins

8 a.m. – 5K start

Contact:         850-678-2615    info@heritage-museum.org

2017 Saturday in the Park Entertainment Schedule:

7:00 AM – 5K Registrations/Packet Pickup

7:45 AM – Opening Ceremony

8:00 AM – 5K START

8:00 AM – Plew Elementary School Chorus

9:00 AM – A Dance Studio

9:30 AM – Show & Shine Car Parade

10:00 AM – 5K Race Awards

11:30 AM – Pelican Pickers

11:00 AM – FWB Community Chorus

12:00 PM – Lewis Middle School Jazz Band

12:30 PM – Reminiscing (guitar/piano duo)

1:00 PM – Palmer’s ATA Martial Arts

1:30 PM – Old Fashioned Contests

2:00 PM – Pyramid Inc.

2:30 PM – Emerald Coast Chorus

3:00 PM – Sugar Beach Chorus

3:30 PM – Brett Roy (Acoustic)

 

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