Come and celebrateCoral Springs’ 50th anniversary in a Community Birthday Celebration at the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts on March 16 and 17, taking place at The Walk on University Drive. The 9th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is a fun-packed weekend for the entire family with artists, crafters, musical entertainment, literary seminars, chalk artists, a children’s area and much, much more.
The stars of the show are always the 200 plus artists and crafters from around the country presented by Howard Alan Events, Ltd. Howard Alan is the premier Art Festival promoter in the country and produces over 45 shows from coast to coast. This year’s featured art pieces are Florida Birds by Isabel Perez Salazar and 50th Anniversary by Coral Springs’ own Ezi Algazi. Originally from Egypt, Ezi has showcased paintings all over the world.
St. Patty’s Day will feature music of both the green and the orange. Irish music will be played by Avalon, followed by the House of Winston Pipe Band. Visit Mythos to see South Florida’s only Cake Decorating Challenge with birthday cakes for Coral Springs. The winner will be announced Saturday afternoon. Come share a slice of birthday cake!
Throughout the weekend, South Florida authors will be speaking in The Festival at the Northwest Regional Library in the upstairs conference room. Each author will provide an educational presentation about their publishing experience and latest book. The literary seminars will be featuring Chris Golden, NY Times bestselling author, Michael Mayo, columnist for the Sun Sentinel and Jeff Strand, a horror author.
There will also be a performing arts schedule. The lineup includes on Saturday, a folk singer, Irish Dancers and Zumba performers and on Sunday, prepare yourself for the popular Gospel choir and Japanese drummers.
The Children’s area will feature puppet shows, Mother Goose face painting, sing-a-longs, crafts by The Coral Springs Museum of Art, and the ever-popular bubble wrap dance. For the older kids the Festival will have UCube, a mobile video game entertainment center.
A free trolley will make parking easy for those who park at The Coral Springs Center for the Arts at 29th Street and Coral Springs Drive.
For more information visit www.csfoa.org, or contact the Festival at 954-340-5992. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook!