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Spring has sprung and now it’s time for some fun! The GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club presents the 56th Annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival, taking place Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th at Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopka. The festival showcases the work of 180 juried artisans and crafters and 22 of the top foliage growers from Central Florida.
The free, two-day community festival features fine arts and creative crafts, a full lineup of live entertainment, taste bud tantalizing food vendors, a fun-filled kids’ zone, and rows upon rows of lush, vibrant and blooming plants, flowers and foliage.
The Festival has grown into one of the most respected and well-attended festivals in Central Florida, showcasing fine arts and distinctive, high-quality foliage.
There is plenty for your children to see and do at Apopka's festival. The Apopka Art and Foliage Festival is not just for grownups! The festival offers fun-filled activities for children coming to the park with a special area set aside just for them. There will be a Hay Bale Maze to wander through, and The Home Depot will feature four tents in the children's area, where they will be building make and take crafts under the direction of "Safety Bob" and his helpers.
Face Painters have a special way with children, and they will be transforming a little face into one that has butterfly eyes or special sparkle cheeks. Boy Scout troops are a part of our festival helping out with parking, assisting the visitors with their plants and sharing the butterfly area. In the Conservation area children will find the butterfly tent. Imagine what it will feel like to walk into a tented area and be among over 400 butterflies and have one, two, three or four rest on your cheek, arm or head. Inside the tent, the children will be able to feed the butterflies.
Saturday, April 29th
9:30AM - Opening Ceremony
10:40AM - Rock Springs Elementary Music Ensemble (Erin Hemond, Music Director)
11:10AM - Phillis Wheatley Elementary (Kyle Zavada, Music Director)
11:40AM - Lakeville Elementary "Singing Engineers" (Carla P. Maxwell, Music Director)
12:15PM - Still Kickin' Band (retired paramedics/firefighters playing vintage rock & roll and country music)
1:00PM - KidzDance & More (Mary Risher, Artistic Director and Debbie Garaffa, Director)
1:45PM - Apopka Elementary Performing Arts Club (Adelia J. Chambers, Music Director)
2:15PM - Zellwood Elementary (Dr. Daniel Herbert, Music Director)
2:45PM - Lovell Elementary (Elizabeth Collins, Music Specialist)
3:15PM - Victory Marshall Arts (Master Zamboni, Instructor)
4:00PM - Blake Guyre (pianist at Disney Springs, playing music from the 1950s through today)
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
10:00AM - DJ's Unlimited of Florida (voted #1 in "Best of Apopka" Readers' Choice Awards for DJ/Audio/Visual)
12:00PM - Awards Ceremony (High School Art Contest, Creative Crafts, Fine Art, and Fine Handcrafts)
12:30PM - Sala's Hawaiian Slurp Shack (Polynesian/Samoan Fireknife Dancers - rhythmic drums of Tahiti, songs, and dances)
1:30PM - Andrea Tyler - (Top-rated Adele Tribute Show)
2:10PM - Christian Learning Academy Chorus Club (James Barringer, Director)
3:00PM - Liverpool Live (Beatles Tribute Band thriving on audience participation)
Call 407-880-2111 or visit www.apopkaartandfoliagefestival.org.