Get ready for the Hibiscus Festival

March 11, 2012 by  

The Hibiscus Festival will take place in downtown Vero Beach on April 14. The festival celebrates the downtown area and helps to raise funds for Main Street Vero Beach. It is a free event and usually draws over 10,000 visitors.

The festival is actually kicked off at the Heritage Center on April 13 with the Miss Hibiscus Pageant. This is a beauty contest for girls between the ages of 16 and 21. The winner of the pageant wins the use of the crown, prizes and will attend the festival.

The Hibiscus Festival was first held from 1953-1962 and was brought back to life in 2004. It is a presentation of the City of Vero Beach and Main Street Vero Beach. The festival will feature, among other things, musical performances, a juried fine art show, an evening street party and a 5K run. There will also be a marketplace set up on 14th Avenue; vendors will be selling items such as art, crafts, jewelry and home and garden items. Many non-profit community groups will also be setting up booths in the area.

The non-profit groups who will be exhibiting at the Hibiscus Festival will no doubt be working with Vero Beach printing companies to arrange for brochure printing. A brochure will allow the organization to describe exactly what services they provide to the community; people like to pick up freebies and brochures are light and small enough to stick in a pocket to be looked at later. A brochure is a great investment for an organization that depends on community interest and in community support.

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