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Saturday in the Park 2018 schedule of events

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This free community event serves to showcase 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 & food vendors, a Kid Zone, a flower show, and a car show & shine.

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Spring is in the air at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and plans are underway for the 42nd Saturday in the Park Festival and Heritage 5k on April 28 from 8 a.m – 4 p.m.

This free community event serves to showcase 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 & food vendors, a Kid Zone, a flower show, and a car show & shine.

The day’s festivities kicks off at 8:00 a.m. with the start of the Heritage 5k Run/Walk & Kids 1 Mile Fun Run, following a traditional opening ceremony.

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Take a free self-guided tour of the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and view historic exhibits about early industries such as fishing, turpentine and transportation.  The kids will love the Discovery Room with hands-on exhibits, while the adults will delight in “Paradise Gardens”, an outdoor exhibit created and managed by the Valparaiso Garden Club.  Be sure to check-out the Garden Club’s “Sounds of Music in the Garden” Flower Show at Trinity Presbyterian Church hall near Perrine Park at Saturday in the Park.

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Enjoy a variety of entertainment including choirs and bands, as well as historic re-enactments and traditional craft demonstrations including blacksmithing, spinners, bobbin’ lace, tatting, basket and loom weaving, chair caning, and more. Plus, guests can view the Mustang & Antique Car Show & Shine all day at Saturday in the Park.

The “Kid Zone” has many things to do… old-fashioned games and toys, SpaceWalk slide, arts & crafts, face painting and more.  Sign-ups for old-fashioned contests begins at 12 Noon; watermelon eating, bubble gum blowing and a sack race.  Old-fashioned contests begin at 1:45 p.m.

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Make history! and join the fun at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida’s 42nd Saturday in the Park Festival, April 28, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  There will be plenty of handicap parking and a golf cart shuttle from Lincoln Park and surrounding streets.

Vendor spaces are still available for Arts/Crafts, Non-profit/Gov’t Agencies/Clubs.  Go to:  www.heritage-museum.org, call: 850-678-2615 or email: info@heritage-museum.org.

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Schedule of Events:

7:00 AM –     5k Registration/Packet Pickup
7:45 AM –      Opening Ceremony
Deacon Lou Marini – Holy Name Church
National Anthem – Beach Brass
8:00 AM –      5k (Walton Guard shotgun start)
8:00 AM –      Beach Brass
8:30 AM –      Antique Cars Parade
9:00 AM –      Plew Chorus
9:00 AM –      Kid’s Fun Run (approximately)
9:00 AM –      Emerald Coast Pipes & Drums
9:30 AM –      Mustang Cars Parade
10:00 AM –    5k Race Awards

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11:00 AM –     FWB Community Choir
11:30 AM –     Redstone (Rock/Pop/Blues)
12:30 PM –     Lewis Middle School Jazz Band
1:15 PM –        Pelican Pickers
1:45 PM –       Rosie the Riveter Rose Garden Ribbon Cutting
1:45 PM –       Old-fashioned Contests
2:30 PM –      Emerald Coast Chorus
3:00 PM –      Sugar Beach Chorus
3:30 PM –      Pyramid Choir
All day:          Free Museum Admission
Historic Re-enactments & Craft Demonstrations
Mustang & Antique Car Show & Shine
Kid Zone with crafts, face painting, SpaceWalk Slide, old-fashioned toys
Arts/Crafts & Food Vendors
“Sounds of Music in the Garden Flower” Show
and much more…

Preserving the Past for the Future – The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is a non-profit 501C3 organization dedicated to historic preservation and education.

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This event is made possible with generous contributions from community sponsors:  Eglin Federal Credit Union, TSC Productions, Tech Management Enterprises, Tempacure Heating & Cooling, Walmart-Niceville, Okaloosa Gas District, Walker’s Ace Hardware, Newstalk 1260 WFTW & Ruckel Properties.

Event:            42nd Saturday in the Park Festival and Heritage 5k

Place:             Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida & Perrine Park
115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, FL

Date:              Saturday, APRIL 28, 2018

Time:             8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 42nd Saturday in the Park Festival

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

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