3RD ANNUAL “MEET ME ON THE PROMENADE”
CELEBRATES DOWNTOWN BOCA WITH FREE FUN
FOR ALL – OCTOBER 25 & 26
What has become one of the most anticipated community events of the year, Downtown Boca’s 3rd Annual Meet Me on the Promenade will bring one night and and one full day of free fun for all! The event begins on Friday, October 25th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continues on Saturday, October 26th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along The Promenade, connecting through Palmetto Park Road, N.E. First Avenue, Boca Raton Road, Mizner Park, Sanborn Square and Royal Palm Place.
The festivities kick-off on Friday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. in Sanborn Square as live music fills the streets with performances by calypso band Pan Paradise and followed by show band favorite Solid Gold presenting “Dancing Through the Decades.”
On Saturday, October 26, event-goers of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities including a car show; arts and crafts festival featuring 60 local artisans; exhibits and displays showcasing many community organizations; an on-going schedule of live entertainment; cultural, wellness and non-profit showcases; sports and games; restaurant food tastings and specials; an array of food trucks; and children’s activities including face painting, bounce house and much more.
New this year is an “Interactive Pop-Up Art School” at The Promenade, a day-long series of FREE interactive art workshops led by the Art School at the Boca Raton Museum of Art whereby festival-goers can chose to learn the basics of a variety of disciplines from canvas painting to pottery. Available for purchase will be a commemorative Promenade Poster (for a minimal fee) created by a local artist from The Artists Guild, an Auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, with all proceeds benefiting the Museum.
Saturday morning starts early with the American Cancer Society’s 11th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk that begins at the Mizner Park Amphitheater and routes walkers through Downtown Boca along Palmetto Park Road to AIA and back. Meet Me On The Promenade festivities immediately follow running into the evening hours.
Meet Me On The Promenade sponsors to date include Allianz Championship; Coldwell Banker; Investments Limited; Ram Realty Services; Sheehan AutoPlex; WPEC12; Clear Channel Radio, and Tucci’s.
In order for this event to be a success, the following streets will be closed:
Friday, October 25th:
From 11:30AM to 8:00PM Saturday, October 26th:
- Federal Highway, north and south bound, between Palmetto Park Road and NE 2nd Street (Avoid the area if at all possible—use Dixie Highway as an alternate.)
From 5:00PM to 8:00PM Saturday, October 26th:
- NE 1st Avenue from NE 2nd Street to Palmetto Park Road (local traffic only on north and south end)
- Boca Raton Road, western end only (approximately 300 feet east from NE 1st Ave)
Saturday, October 26th, from 6:00AM – 10:00PM
- Palmetto Park Road from Federal Hwy East to Mizner Blvd.
FREE parking available at: City Hall (201 W Palmetto Park Rd), Old Downtown Library (200 NW Boca Raton Blvd.), PAID parking at: St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (100 NE Mizner Blvd) and First United Methodist Church (625 NE Mizner Blvd). FREE Trolley stops at Plaza Real/NE 2nd Street (south end of Mizner Park), City Hall (201 W Palmetto Park Rd) and Old Downtown Library (200 NW Boca Raton Blvd.).