Friday April 17, 2009
6:00 PM - Opening Ceremony. Miami Springs Color Guard salute, followed by local businessman and hometown son, Michael Windrem, performing the National Anthem on the electric guitar. Also included will be the introduction of local politicians, welcome to the festival and cutting of opening ribbon.
6:30 PM - The Usual Suspects - Popular local Rock & Roll cover band. You have seen them at many local venues - now check them out in the center of Miami Springs.
7:45 PM – Adult Jazzercise with Brenda Knight – Energetic dance numbers will keep you in shape. Come out and join in, if you think you can keep up.
8:00 PM - George & Friends - A group of seasoned musicians come together to form this Jazz Fusion band. Some of the best of Miami brought to you for your listening pleasure.
9:45 PM - Charlie B. Good- Charlie takes the Gazebo stage with his acoustic covers and originals. He has become a festival favorite.
10:00 PM - Room Service - Hands down the most long lasting popular local band. Rock and Roll from the 60’s through today.
OFF CIRCLE EVENTS:
Open During Festival Hours
Welcome Tent, T-Shirts, Raffle and Silent Auction
The Welcome Tent is located at the intersection of Canal St. and Curtiss Parkway. Festival goers can purchase the 2009 Festival Tee Shirt, 2009 Poster and raffle tickets. This year’s Grand Prize is a 40” Toshiba LCD flat screen television with over 50 additional prizes to be awarded. Drawing will be held Sunday at 5 PM. The lucky ticket holders need not be present to win.
Place your Silent Auction Bid at the Welcome Tent. Auction items include a Flight Simulator courtesy of Aero Service, 6 private golf lessons with pro Roger Piermarini, weekly luncheon combo for one year donated by Chik-fil-A of Doral and a Party in a Basket (6 bottles of liquor) that includes a bottle of Grey Goose, Dewar’s 12, Sapphire, Superior, Bacardi Limon and Bacardi 8. Also up for auction is a framed 2009 Festival Poster courtesy of A Frame Group. Get your bids in early. Winning bidders will be announced Sunday after the raffle drawing.
Friday 6 PM until closing
Texas Hold’em Poker Tournaments
The Players tent is on the Circle in front of Milams. Test your skill and luck with the most popular poker game going. Poker Challenge of America will shuffle up single table tournaments to run continuously as long as there are 10 players per table to play. Prizes will be awarded. A $25 donation is required to test your skill with proceeds to benefit Life Alliance, a non profit division of the University of Miami. The poker tent and prizes are sponsored by Bryson’s Irish Pub.
Saturday April 18, 2009
12:30 PM - Earthman Project - A lively show of environmental education for the entire family. The Earthman has relocated so do not miss the chance to see him locally. Appropriate for the entire family.
1:45 PM - Ray’s Tae Kwon Do - Ray and his kids dazzle you with feats of agility and strength. A performance you won’t want to miss
2:00 PM - Taylor Strong Band - Rock & Roll Cover band that are new to our festival. If you love to rock be sure to catch this band.
3:45 PM – Children’s Jazzercise with Tatiana Knight – Children will love to join in these exercise routines – dancing their little hearts out, and getting healthy to boot.
4:00 PM - DC3 - A major player in the local music scene DC3 is a three man band with an amazing sound. Playing their own original music and covers, you must see this band. The unusual set up of lead singer drummer is great and to see him as he plays on his feet is a signature of the band’s performance.
6:00 PM - Bobby O’Donovan - Irish musicians straight from the Emerald Isle. Favorites from John Martins and other Irish venues. Everyone’s Irish while this band plays. Erin go braugh!
8:00 PM – Guru - The rock and roll musical Book written by Jim Camacho, Aymee Garcia and Jodi Marr. Lyrics by Jim Camacho. This show is being performed for you concert style. It has been seen here in Miami and in New York and is now appearing in Miami Springs. If you love music, if you love Elvis, if you love the arts and the pure genius of creation, do not miss this show. From start to finish a gift of wit, humor and talent.
10:00 PM - The Regs - The Regs are back with a high energy stadium rock show. Everyone’s favorite Springs River Festival Band. So, by popular demand they are back to rock the night away
OFF CIRCLE EVENTS:
Saturday, 12 Noon- 4 PM
Home Depot Free “How To” Clinic for Children and Adults
The Home Depot, Miami District will be offering a free “How To” workshop for children and their parents. Kids Workshops are free “How-To-Clinics” designed for children ages 5- 12. The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between children and their parents. The child can take their project kits and receive a kid-sized orange apron and an achievement pin.
Participation is on a first come, first served basis and children must be accompanied by a parent. Adult workshops will also be available.
Saturday 1 PM
Calling all bakers to make the Best Cake in Town. Bring your cake to the tent on the Circle at Milam’s at 1 p.m. and judging will begin at 2 p.m. There is no entry fee to participate. Local celebrity judges will rate the best of the best bakers and awards will be given based on taste and presentation. After the awards are presented, single slices will be sold to the public. The proceeds benefit the Spring River Festival. For the 5th consecutive year, the Cake Bake-off is sponsored by Sav a Step.
Saturday 6 PM until closing
Texas Hold’em Poker Tournaments
Last chance to go “All In” as the tournaments continues through closing time.
Saturday 7 PM until 11 PM
Miami Springs Senior High Mega Reunion
Calling all Miami Springs Senior High School graduates to rekindle friendships with the old gang at the Festival Bar. You do not have to be a Miami Springs graduate to be part of what is sure to be a great time. The reunion committee will be collecting new and gently used non electronic toys to benefit “Angels Helping Angels”.
Sunday April 19, 2009
Sunday Noon to Closing
Farmer’s Market at the Festival
Come out Sunday with your reusable shopping bags (hopefully some of you still have those stylish earth bags from last year’s festival) and you will have the opportunity to peruse through fresh, organic produce at the Farmers Market booth near Harvest Moon. Locals are trying to get support from the community to start a Farmer’s Market in downtown Miami Springs. If you care about your health, and the planet, then you definitely want to buy organic. If you would like the chance to be able to purchase farm fresh organic produce, on the Circle in Miami Springs as a regular community event, you will want to show your support for this booth.
Sunday 2 PM
The Great American Bake Sale
Children can decorate cupcakes while their parents make donations to end child hunger. Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale is a national effort that encourages Americans to host bake sales to help end childhood hunger. Booth is located on the south side of the Circle along Curtiss Parkway. Cupcakes donated by Publix Supermarkets.
Sunday Noon- 4 PM
With 13 entries this year, the Chili Showdown is bound to be a very competitive event. The double-blind identification judging will take place at 2 PM. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for The Best Tasting Chili, Mr. Chili Pepper & Ms. Hot Sauce Best Costume, Best Decorated Booth and special recognition to the Most Money raised participants. Honorary Member Rick Shaw, on behalf of the MAJIC Children’s Fund, said, “In these perilous times in which we live, it is so very important that we have milestones in our lives. This event has become one of those. It is a day where we can go out with our friends and family, have a good time, disconnect, and enjoy this little paradise we call Miami Springs. All contestants will serve their mouth-watering homemade chili for $1 a cup in portions for sampling to benefit the MAJIC Children’s Fund.
3:00 PM - Paul T Morris- A new addition to our line up this year. Original, in your face acoustic music with a commentary on today. Recently featured in the local paper as a new local entertainer, here is your chance to get to know Paul T.
5:00 PM - Raffle Drawing and Awards Ceremony.
6:00 PM - Viva Classic Rock and Roll - This amazing band is a slice of Rock and Roll heaven. Closing for us this year, you will enjoy tunes from the 1950’s through today with style and polish. The Springs River Festival proudly brings you Viva!
Jewelry and Scrapbooking and Soaps, Oh My!
It’s that time of year again, when local artists and crafters come together in downtown Miami Springs to ply their wares to Festival goers, hoping to catch their eyes with their hand crafted items. What will catch their eyes, ears and noses this year? Will it be the lovely sounds of local artist Sweet Bell’s windchimes? Will it be the colorful scrapbooking and papercrafts of newcomer Zoe Leal/Blue Phier? Or will it be the wonderful smells of the soy candles created by Annette of Jazzy Girl Creations? Maybe Willy’s handmade panama hats?
Wow, there are so many to choose from, which will it be? The hand beaded, fused glass jewelry creations of Denise Oleson, Gaby Malcer, or Norma Hernandez? The dazzling jewelry creations of Naomi at Picture That Designs?
The Festival welcomes back some returning vendors including Laurie Serlin of Creative Glassware, who has the most amazing, colorful painted glassware – everything from wine glasses to plates to salt and pepper shakers; Smash Art Studios will be on hand with hand painted body art with shine and sparkle; Sandra Oviedo and Alberto Casas bring you their clothing, jewelry crafts, and personalized children’s chalkboards; Ingrid Carbajal brings jewelry and country crafts; Original Gifts returns with their jewelry and wood crafted items; Tony Palazzolo will be there selling “Lilly’s treats”, his famous homemade doggie treats; Beatriz Poincot brings jewelry and hair accessories; Manny Fernandez returns with his marine inspired coconut artwork.
Newcomers this year include The Key West Soap Factory, bringing you their natural soap creations with such names as Purple Haze (Patchouli) Oatmeal Almond, and Tropical Island Breeze. Kidcessory Haven has custom handmade matching accessories, dresses, jewelry, socks and belts for both moms and their children; Lisa Tishman brings her purse and belt loop accessories; John Meszaros brings his marine artwork, framed originals and matted prints. Local woodworker Paul Lombardi brings his sushi plates and cutting boards made from exotic woods from around the world.
All of these hardworking people will be selling their creations all day Saturday and Sunday, so make sure to come by, take and look, and please purchase some items to help support local, indie-artisans.
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS:
Get your tickets for fun rides that will thrill and amaze the little ones. From slides to rides, the kids won't want to leave this section of the Festival...That is until they want Ice Cream. Yummie!
SCHEDULE: Children's World is open throughout the 3 days of the Festival.
LOCATION: Along the center of Curtiss Parkway just south of the Circle.
The Home Depot Kids Workshop:
The Kids can do it...And Home Depot can help during the Home Depot Kids Workshop! The Home Depot's Kids Workshops offer useful projects including the creation of toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers, as well as more educational projects, such as a window birdhouse, bughouse or Declaration of Independence frame kit.
Your child can take their project kits and receive a kid-sized orange apron and an achievement pin.
For Children Ages 5- 12.
Participation will be on a first come, first served basis.
Parent must accompany their child to participate in the Home Depot Workshop.
SCHEDULE: Saturday, April 18th from noon to 4pm.
LOCATION: South side of the Circle along Curtiss Parkway
The Great American Bake Sale:
Children can decorate cupcakes while their parents make donations to end child hunger. Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale is a national effort that encourages Americans to host bake sales to help end childhood hunger.
SCHEDULE: Sunday, April 19th at 2pm.
LOCATION: South side of the Circle along Curtiss Parkway