By: Nic Dezinski
Published: Thursday, February 02, 2016
Event Coordinator: Brad Burnette (850)496-3062 or Brad[at]ASECFL[dot]com
The Autism Society of the Emerald Coast is hosting our 5th. Annual “Going the Distance for Autism” Family & Music Festival on April 2, at The Landing in downtown FWB. The festival opens at 9am with the music and fun continuing until 9pm.
The 5K Color Run with 8 Color Stations starts at 10 am. Participants are sure to be covered in colored powder as they make their way along this down and back course that winds through a beautiful waterfront neighborhood. You do not have to be a conditioned athlete to enjoy this run! Walkers, wagons, and strollers are all welcome.
The Children’s area includes Bounce Houses, 27’ Inflatable Slide, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Home Depot Build and Grow Projects, Temporary Tattoos, Army Rangers Reptile Display, and many more children’s activities. The Children’s area closes at 6pm. Armband cost is $10.
For the big kids, we have added adult inflatable challenges. Participants will go head to head while jousting, avoiding the wrecking ball, and using their agility to climb Jacob’s Ladder. Who will you challenge to duel you in this 3 event inflatable challenge? If team sports are more your style, you can put a team together and challenge others to do the same and face off in Human Foosball.
If you are more into spectator sports rather than challenges, we have something for you too. Purchase your rubber ducks and get them entered into the Dock to Dock Duck Dash. This event will take place in the Santa Rosa Sound. There is plenty of room along the boardwalk to cheer the ducks on victory. Prizes will be awarded to the top 20 finishers.
The Music Festival, which is sponsored by The Green Door Music Hall, will begin at 11am. Reid Soria of Autism Sings, LLC. will get the show started on the Main Stage. The Field Stage entertainment begins at 1pm. Both stages will showcase local artists as they entertaining the crowd with their own original sounds. The festival includes more than 40 booths and encompass the entire venue. Booth participants include artists, crafts, jewelry, food and beverages, a Beer Booth with Anheuser-Busch products and craft beers from Grayton Beer Company and Props Brewery.