2nd Annual Back2School Beach Fest
St. Augustine, FL – (August 18,2012) – Grab your friends and neighbors, and plan to join us at the free Back2School Beach fest on Saturday, August 18th, on St. Augustine Beach and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The family-friendly community event will promote clean beaches, healthy lifestyles and a fun day at the beach before kids head back to school.
The Back2School Beach Fest kicks off from 2pm to 5pm on the beach at the St Johns County Pier, where events will include a beach clean-up, one-mile fun run and Fitness Challenge sponsored by ALS, free surf lessons with St. Augustine Surf School, and The Endless Summer Back 2 Old School Surf Contest.
The free surf lessons through St Augustine Surf School will be from 2-4pm. The “Endless Summer Back 2 Old School Surf Contest “sign ups will being at 12:00pm. Groms can sign up for the surf contest at the Surf Station and Ocean Extreme Water Sports on Anastasia Island prior to Saturday. The award ceremonies from the contest will be at 6:45pm at the St Augustine Amphitheatre.
The Fitness Challenge is sponsored by ALS. ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Sign up will be held at the Keepers of the Coast tent on the beach starting at 2:00pm. Registration fee will be $20. The race will begin at the beach at the Pier and take the runners north on the coast line, through the trails of the state park, and finishing at the St Augustine Amphitheatre. Runners will also receive one free beer from Sweetwater after the race!
The festivities continue at 6pm with an Oceans Expo at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with live music featuring Lu Rubino, environmental education booths, local arts and crafts vendors, a bounce house and interactive kid’s activities. Also bring school supplies as a donation for our Stuff the Bus promotion sponsored by the Friends of the St Augustine Amphitheatre, to help out local teachers and students. Bounce houses will be set up along with face painting and a smores pit. Food and refreshments will be available and beer from SweetWater.
The all-day event will conclude in the evening at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with a premiere of “Plastic Shores”, and Volcom Surf Movie beginning at 8pm.
The 2nd Annual Back2School Beach Fest is sponsored by the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the St. Johns County Cultural Events and Beach Services Divisions, in partnership with Keepers of the Coast, Sweetwater Brewing Company, Plastic Shores and Volcom.
For more information on how you can be involved, to become a vendor, volunteer and to learn more about upcoming events, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Beach at St Johns County Pier Pavilion 2:00pm-5:00pm
401 A1A Beach Boulevard, St Augustine FL 32080
12:00pm- Sign ups begin for Endless Summer Back 2 Old School Surf Contest (Sign Ups are also at Surf Station and Ocean Extreme Water Sports prior to Saturday)
2:00pm- Beach Clean Up Starts (Will last until 5pm)
2:00pm-4:00pm- Free Surf Lessons through St Augustine Surf School
4:00pm- 1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run
5:00pm- Fitness Challenge Starts
St Augustine Amphitheatre 6:00pm-10:00pm
1340 A1A S #C St Augustine, FL 32080
6:00pm- Ocean’s Expo
Conservation Education Stations
Stuff the Bus Promotion- Sponsored by Friends of the St Augustine
Bounce Houses/Face Painting
6:00pm- Al Poindexter & River Rise performs
6:45pm- Award Presentations from the 5K, Fun Run, and Surf Contest
7:00pm- Lu Rubino and Savannah Zara performs
8:00pm- “Plastic Shores” Movie Premiere
9:00pm- Volcom Movie
Thank you to our 2012 Sponsors!!