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Melbourne Founders Festival

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - May 26 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Invite your friends and family to join you at the 4th Annual Melbourne Founders Festival May 24-26th. Admission is FREE Saturday and Sunday.


The 2019 Melbourne Founders Festival (previously known as The Crane Creek Founders Heritage Festival) is your opportunity to connect with individuals interested and excited about the Culture, History and Artistry of Melbourne Florida. The Festival will be held near the banks of Crane Creek (corner of Prospect Ave. and Stone St.) on a lush green field with palms and native trees.


This year’s festivities will begin Friday May 24th at 7PM with a reception (at TBD) that includes (renowned local artist) the Highwaymen and live entertainment.


On Saturday May 25th from 11AM to 7PM we will move within walking distance of the Melbourne’s Founders tiny house near Crane Creek built in 1884. There the focus will be on the three Black freedmen: Wright Brothers, Peter Wright and Balaam Allen the first to settle here shortly after the civil war. We will also present live musical entertainment, local food favorites, merchandise vendors, artist displays, inflatable bounce houses, interactive robotic demonstrations, flight simulator and the ever popular Historical Wall.


On Sunday May 26th from 12Pm to 7PM the Festival will culminate with live gospel music from local and national recording artists and our many vendors will return from Saturday with their goods.


Each year the Greater Allen Development Corporation and local volunteers from the Melbourne community, present our annual festival as an opportunity to not only entertain visitors of all ages, races and genders but also to spread education about African American heritage that led to the foundation of Melbourne, FL.


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Start:
May 24 @ 7:00 pm
End:
May 26 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/melbourne-founders-festival-tickets-48860272390

Organizer

Greater Allen Development Corporation a 501(c)3 Public Charity
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/greater-allen-development-corporation-a-501c3-public-charity-17357944988