2nd Annual Vilano Fest

Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2018

Vilano Beach celebrates its history and unique quality of life with their 2nd Annual Vilano Fest.

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  • The 2nd Annual Vilano Fest, which includes the Music Fest, Sea Turtle Soiree, and the Vilano Beach Tour of Homes, will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2018. The event showcases Vilano Beach, a charming community just north of St. Augustine's historic district, with great food, live acoustic music, dancers, bands, and a tour of homes.

    The Vilano Fest begins with the Sea Turtle Soirée at the Vilano Beach Pier on Friday, April 20, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The party is themed to the 1920s, and features local acts Amy Hendrickson and Ramona with their eight-piece band. The pier will be transformed with lighted tents, and gourmet food and a wide range of spirits will be served that are reminiscent of the Roaring '20s. Guests are encouraged to dress in period attire. Tickets for the Soirée are $70.

    On Saturday, April 21, the Tour of Homes will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., beginning at the intersection of Vilano Road and Poplar Road. Old Town Trolleys sponsors the tour, and will provide trolley transportation to the Old Vilano, Porpoise Point, and Surfside neighborhoods. This home tour features both historic and modern homes throughout Vilano Beach, and has been praised for its charming and eclectic mix of homes. This year's Tour of Homes will include a visit to Castle Otttis, a remarkable recreation of a medieval Irish castle that was built as an expression of art by its owner. Souvenir tour booklets detail each property and its history. Additionally, there will be a Firehouse rest stop where local restaurants will offer samplings. Live music will be provided by Bill Sabo and Katherine Archer from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.Tickets are $20 per person.

    Also on Saturday, the Music Fest offers an afternoon of great local entertainment with local food vendors and food trucks. Favorite local acts include Dewey Via, Those Guys, Chelsea Sadler, and Sam Pacetti in a nine-act line-up from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission to the Music Fest is $5.00 per person.

    Admission: The Sea Turtle Soirée on Friday night is $70 per person. The Vilano Beach Tour of Homes on Saturday is $20 per person, and the Music Fest (also on Saturday) is $5.00 per person. An all-inclusive bundle of weekend entertainment is available for $75 per person until March 1, and $85 thereafter. Visit here to purchase tickets.

    When: Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2018.

    Friday, April 20, 6 – 10 p.m. ... Sea Turtle Soirée

    Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ... Vilano BeachTour of Homes

    Saturday, April 21, 12 – 8 p.m. ... Music Fest

    Where: The Vilano Beach Town Center is located at 115 Vilano Rd. in Vilano Beach FL 32084. The Sea Turtle Soirée will take place at the Vilano Pier. The Tour of Homes begins at the intersection of Vilano Road and Poplar Road. The Music Fest will take place on the street and under the boardwalk at 104 Poplar Road in Vilano Beach, FL.

    This event is part of the Great Florida Events programs sponsored by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association in partnership with VISIT FLORIDA. Marketing of the event is funded in part by VISIT FLORIDA. The objective is to create a fun-filled weekend for visitors and residents alike with proceeds benefitting ongoing Main Street improvement projects for lighting and safety in and around Vilano and the North Beaches near St Augustine.

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