Highway Park Founders Day Celebration

Nov 11, 2017

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

106 Washington Street
Lake Placid, FL 33862
(863) 840-2995

Love fishing, bird watching, beautiful lakes, off the beaten path, festivals, great food, fun, dancing, art & culture? Highway Park has it all. Looking for fun and excitement...The 4th Annual Highway Park Founders Day Celebration & Healthfair (106 Washington Street, Lake Placid) is for you. This fun-filled, family-oriented event welcomes you to a day filled with activities sure to entertain, awe, and inspire. Schedule of events includes the highly anticipated "Art in Public Places" (design your own outdoor sculpture in compete for prize & display in public park), Voice of the Ancestor’s Griot (folkloric stories in the oral tradition presented by senior citizens) & Libation ceremony (seniors 70+ eat breakfast free), Art after Dark (art class & workshop), folkloric & interpretive dance, KidZone, horse-back rides, and more.. Live performances include a “From Cotton Fields to Carnegie Hall, a Walk Through African-American Music”, featuring spirituals to ragtime, blues, gospel, jazz, rock n roll, rhythm & blues, hip hop and contemporary music. Sign up to compete in “Art in Public Places” to create OUTDOOR sculptures using ordinary/extraordinary materials (rope, string, stone, wood, feather, metal, plastic, rubber, etc.). Cash prize for best in class. Join chess competition and win the cash prize. Panel of judges will award best in class for juniors (12 & under) seniors (65 & older) and general public renderings. Winning sculptures will be prominently displayed in the Village Green Community Park and trophies awarded to the creators. The event also features a health fair (with free health screenings, tennis lessons, cardio & marshal arts demonstrations, etc.). The KidZone (horseback rides, games, face painting, etc.) will have wholesome, fun activities all day. Children under 12 eat free. Sponsored in part by Visit Florida, Highlands County Tourist Development Council, Florida Blue, & Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

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Highway Park Founders Day

106 Washington Street
Lake Placid, FL 33862
(904) 655-1915

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