Melbourne Beach Founders Day Events | Things to Do in Brevard County, FL | Carolyn Smith, Realtor

Posted on: May 5, 2012

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Founders Day Melbourne Beach 2012

Melbourne Beach Founders Day 2012

That’s right, it’s that time of year again… Founders Day in Melbourne Beach! On May 5, 2012 Melbourne Beach will be celebrating 129 years! There are tons of great events planned for the day, starting with the 2-Mile Bulldog Pineapple Run at 7:30 in the morning, and ending with “The Street Party” which goes until 10:30 at night! Melbourne Beach Founders Day offers something for everyone – kids, teens, adults, seniors – the whole family will find something that interests them throughout the day. Here is a list of the events scheduled for this year’s Melbourne Beach Founders Day:

Founder's Day Melbourne Beach

Lots of family events scheduled for Founders Day at Melbourne Beach

7:30 am: 2-Mile Bulldog Pineapple Run at Ryckman Park. Pre-registration forms available at Melbourne Beach Town Hall and on Melbourne Beach Town website.  Registration will be from 6:30-7:15 am on race Day. $25 entry fee ($20 for students & teachers)

8:00 am: 29th Annual Surfing Contest. At Ocean Park in Melbourne Beach.  The surfing contest continues all day, prizes in all divisions. Application on Melbourne Beach Town website. $10.00  Early Entry Fee. For information, call Curtis Byrd at 321-724-9916.

8:30 am: Pineapple Children’s Run. For ages 12 and under, various distances based on age. For information, call 321-724-5860.

9:00 am: Zumba with Kathy Evans at the Gazebo/Pier

9:00 am – 5:00 pm: 29th Annual Melbourne Beach Arts and Crafts Show. Over 50 artists and crafters, all day at Ryckman Park.

9:30 am: Gemini Elementary Choir at the Gazebo/Pier

9:30 am – 11:00 am: 29th Annual Kids Fishing Contest, held at the Melbourne Beach pier. Entry fee is $2.00 and includes bait. Prizes for most fish and biggest fish in different age groups. For information, call Mickey Collins at 321-728-1060.

10:00 am: Dedication of Mayor Rita Karpie Memorial Observation Deck at Ocean Park.

10:30 – 11:00 am: Gemini Cheerleaders at the Gazebo/Pier

10:45 am: Captain Music at the Gazebo/Pier

11:00 am – 4:00 pm: 22nd Annual Bocce Ball Games at Ryckman Park. Cappy Copacino Celebrity Bocce Tournament at 10:00 am. For information call Jim Sposato at 321-951-4531.

12:00 Noon: Historical Presentation, “Remembering the Casino” in the Melbourne Beach Community Center (air-conditioned) by Historian, Frank Thomas.

12:00 Noon: 8th Annual Founder’s Day Talent Show and 3-Legged Race at the Gazebos. Registration form on Melbourne Beach Town Website. No entry fee. Sign up 10:30 – 11:00 am at the gazebos if you are interested in participating.

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Music on the pier by “Minimum Wake”

2:00 pm: 2nd Annual Cyrus Graves Canoe and Kayak Race, at the pier. Entry is $20; registration form on Melbourne Beach Town Website.

2:15 pm: 2nd Annual Pineapple Paddle Board Race, at the pier. Entry is $20; registration form on Melbourne Beach Town Website.

2:30 pm: 4th Annual Captain Rufus Recycle Regatta, at the pier. Entry is $20 per raft; registration form on Melbourne Beach Town Website.

3:00 pm: 8th Annual M.O.R.G.A.N. Project “Turtle Splash” Race, at the pier, following the regatta. Turtles will be on sale all day at the  M.O.R.G.A.N Project  Tent. Prices for turtles are 1 turtle-$5,  5 turtles- $20, Tub of 20 turtles-$75. Tons of prizes!

4:00 pm: Billie’s 2nd Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest at the gazebo, following the Turtle Splash. Registration is at 3pm at the Gazebo, entry is $10.

4:30 pm: David Wilborn on the Saxophone at the Gazebo

5:00 – 10:30 pm: The Street Party. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

5:00 -6:00 pm: Entertainment by “Mel Scott” performing at The Street Party

6:15 pm: Citizen & Junior Citizen of the Year Award at The Street Party

7:00 – 10:30 pm: Entertainment by “John Karp “Undercover” performing at The Street Party

Additional Events to be held throughout the day include: Planting Session for the Kids – The Melbourne Beach Garden Club will be doing planting sessions throughout the day; Make a craft with the Boy Scouts; Presentations/Information from the Sea Turtle Preservation Society; Friends of the  Melbourne Beach Library; Car Show; Games; Bounce House; Corn Hole Tournament; Slip and Slide; Visit the Old Town Hall History Center at Ryckman House

There will be a free Park and Ride available from 10:00 am – 4: 00 pm to/from Ryckman Park at St. Sebastian’s Episcopal Church at 2010 Oak Street

I hope to see everyone out at this year’s Melbourne Beach Founders Day events! Let’s celebrate this great little town we are lucky enough to call home!

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