DELRAY BEACH, FL – One aspect of Delray Beach culture that we can all be proud of is our rich tradition of celebrating those who forged the way for our town to develop in years past. One organization that optimizes this early sense of community in Delray Beach is the Roots Cultural Festival. 35 years ago, the housing community of Jefferson Manor, located just northwest of Pompey Park Community Center, decided to throw an event in celebration of their newly formed home owners association. It was this idea of promoting and celebrating small community victories that led to one of the most successful and long running festivals in our area’s history. Today that very same organization has become a driving force behind education outreach, sports programs for underprivileged children and so much more. After 35 years of positive and important work in Delray Beach, it is an honor to invite our entire community to come together in celebration of an organization that embodies the traditions we most cherish. On this very special 35th anniversary year for Roots Cultural Festival Inc, the community has come together to help this well respected organization celebrate in a big way. The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, the Community Redevelopment Agency, WARC and a host of local Delray Beach businesses, including FPL, Stuart & Shelby Development, Frankel & Cohen LLC, Waste Management, Cranes Beach House, the Sun Sentinel and Putt’n Around Delray, have combined efforts to assist Roots in producing a very special anniversary installment of their annual festival.
The event will be returning to the neighborhood where it all began so many years ago. The festival will be styled after a classic family reunion, and titled Roots Cultural Festival Family Reunion. Families from the community, as well as their friends and family members from other states, are all invited to listen to great music, enter the “My BBQ is Better” contest, enjoy a multi-cultural market and so much more. The Festival will take place on Saturday, August 11th, at West Atlantic Avenue and SW 9th from 4pm to 10 pm. The public is also invited to a special “welcome families” event at Putt’n Around Mini Golf. Purchase a $10 raffle ticket for a chance to win a weekend stay at Crane’s Beach House Hotel & Tiki Bar and enjoy free mini golf, drinks and munchies. All proceeds go to Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. For more information on the Roots Cultural Festival Family Reunion weekend of events visit www.pineapplenewspaper.com/events/roots-cultural-festival-summer-of-fun or call 561-279-1380. To register for the “My BBQ is Better” Contest call 561-665-0151 For information on Roots Cultural festival Inc, visit www.delrayrootsfestival.org