SAVE THE DATES
April 7th and 8th, 2017
Spend time exploring "This side of paradise!"
1st Annual Vilano Beach Festival & Tour of Homes
The Vilano Beach Festival and Tour of Homes will celebrate the area's rich history, the future, and the people of our community. The festivities will kick off with a party on the pier, workshop, festival and tour of homes.
Schedule of Events
- April 7, 2017 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - HOME SEMINAR - North Shores Community Center - 120 Meadow Ave., Vilano Beach
SEMINAR FEATURING THE HOMES AND NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE VILANO BEACH HOME TOUR
This seminar will give an understanding of how Vilano Beach has evolved as a “small beach town” with a Main Street on Vilano Road which features a commercial district surrounded by residential neighborhoods. Vivian Browning, MEd, President of Vilano Main Street, will tell the story of how Vilano Beach has become a sustainable walkable, waterfront live/work community with “a sense of place” for residents and visitors.
The history and design of each of the vintage and modern homes included on the Tour will be discussed.
Attendance limited to 60 people. Fee $10 pp.
- April 7, 2017 – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Sea Turtle Soiree on the Pier
Celebrate the 1st Annual Sea Turtle Soiree at the pier. The evening will include great food, music and feel free to come in costume as we celebrate the Art Deco period of Vilano Beach. Party will start at 7PM till 10PM and only 250 tickets are available. $50pp (cash bar available on site). Savor the moment and dress to wow the 1920s crowd!
Once you purchase your tickets online, your name will be automatically placed on a list. When you arrive, simply present your identification to receive your admission armband.
- April 8, 2017 - Tour of Homes - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Poplar Road - Tour Start for Trolleys to Old Vilano; Porpoise Point; and Surfside Neighborhoods
The tour will include both historic homes and new homes. Celebrate the history of Vilano by visiting beach cottages dating back to the early 1900’s, the home where Sinclair Lewis lived and homes with amazing views of the ocean and Intra-coastal waterway. Designated central parking. We encourage all visitors to enjoy the area by walking or riding bikes. A Home Tour book will be provided. Tickets are limited to only 800 to ensure all guests have time to enjoy and see the homes. Fee $20pp
Once you purchase your tickets online, your name will be automatically placed on a list. When you arrive, simply present your identification to receive your admission armband. Additional tickets may be purchased at Rainbow Shades and Studio Vilano Lindo. Contact 904-540-0402 for more information on pickup.
We wish to thank our growing list of Sponsors
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Celebration to include:
- Free parking
- Dish N Fish Event 12 noon to 8 pm in Town Center - Music / Art / Crafts
- Discounts may be available to nearby restaurants
- New Urbanism / Historic Land Development Code workshop materials
- Home Tour book
Volunteer Training provided for tour docents. Note: Tour volunteers receive 1 free ticket for Home Tour.
Not able to attend any of our events? Perhaps you may wish to contribute to Vilano Beach Main Street, Inc. to continue our progress!