Saturday, August 20, 2016
The 29th Annual Dancin’ in the Streets street party and music festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The longest-running music festival in Martin County will take place on five stages with over twenty bands from 3 p.m. – midnight plus our national headliner, The Outlaws. Tickets will be available beginning in July at Seacoast Bank, Sneaki Tiki, Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream, Earthtones, Terra Fermata and The Lyric Theatre Box Office.
Every year, the streets of Downtown Stuart shut down and the community comes out for a day of live musical performances, food, drinks, vendors, kids activities and of course – dancin’ in the streets!
It all began in the Summer of 1987, when a call was made to community leaders from the Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce to brainstorm a fundraising event that would keep the newly established Stuart Main Street program alive.
Twenty-nine years later, Downtown Stuart is still Dancin’ in the Streets! Today, the event continues to be Downtown Stuart’s biggest fundraising event, and draws more people downtown than any other promotional activity. Funds from Dancin’ in the Streets support free community events year-round, including Hobgoblins on Main Street, Rock’n Riverwalk and the annual Downtown tree lighting festival. In the past decade alone, Dancin’ has brought nearly 65,000 people downtown and raised almost a half-million dollars.
In 2015, funds were also raised for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, the Stuart Police Explorers Program, Road to Victory Military Museum, Martin Volunteer, and House of Hope.
“Every year Dancin’ in the Streets brings incredible energy and fun to historic downtown Stuart,” said event chair Bill Moore. “This year promises to continue the tradition and deliver an amazing evening of live music, dancing, talent and community spirit.”
Dancin’ in the Streets is sponsored by Courthouse Commons, Seacoast Bank and Budweiser.
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