Tuesday, August 8, 2017 / by Carl Gentile
As we get ready for the school year to begin, pre-season practices, nightly homework and more our beautiful Jupiter, Florida does not slow down. Here are just a few of the top events taking place in and around Jupiter this month.
EVENTS TAKING PLACE AROUND JUPITER
Food Truck Fridays
Food trucks of all tastes and cuisine roll into Downtown Abacoa’s Town Center Drive on the second Friday of every month. Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, tables, etc. A DJ will also be performing at the Abacoa Amphitheater.
Date: Aug 11, 2017 | Hours: 5-11 pm
5th Annual Spiny Lobsterfest
ADMISSION is $10 and will come with (1) Food Ticket Valued at $5. CHILDREN 12 and under are FREE! This family friendly event will feature several Lobster Dishes, Live Entertainment, Art and Jewelry Vendors, Pet Costume Contest, Bounce House, Water Slide, Face Painting, Silent Auction, Nautical Artists and so much more!
Date: Aug 12, 2017 | Hours: 12-8 pm
Lionfish Festival at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
In collaboration with Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), LMC will be hosting the 2nd annual Lionfish Festival to raise awareness of the threat of invasive species to our beautiful, native ecosystems. Join us for this FREE festival, featuring cooked lionfish samples, children’s activities, filet demonstration and live cooking by chefs from across the USA as they compete for Best Dish! Interested in sampling each dish from the competing chefs? Purchase a VIP bracelet (link to http://www.reef.org/2017PalmBeachCountyDerby) and enjoy two complimentary Lagunita’s beers, tour of outdoor sea turtle rehabilitation area and full access to lionfish cuisine like you’ve never tasted before! These are limited in number and sell out quickly. Pre-purchase your tickets today here (link to http://www.reef.org/2017PalmBeachCountyDerby)
Date: Aug 13, 2017 | Hours 12-4 pm
Marine Life Day
Marinelife Day 2017- The Art and Science of Plastic Pollution: The event theme will be The Art and Science of Plastic Pollution. The event will feature exhibits and activities focused on marine pollution, the work that we’re doing at the center, and how each person can help make a difference through simple behavioral changes. The annual Marinelife Day will offer hands-on children’s labs, crafts, shows and activities highlighting the conservation, rehabilitation and research carried out at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. In addition, the event will feature an Art Contest and Science Fair.
Date: Aug 19, 2017 | Hours: 11 am – 4 pm
Hang 20 – Surf Dog Classic Surfing Contest
What can be more fun on a summer’s day than hanging at the beach in Jupiter FL and watching dogs surf! Yes, August 26, 2017 marks the 3rd Annual Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic at Carlin Park in Jupiter.
Furry Friends is a no-kill shelter and clinic in Jupiter, Florida. They will once again be hosting this fun family event filled with food, live music, kids’ activities, vendors and of course…SURFING DOGS! Last year, over 2000 attendees shoed up and this year will be even bigger.
The surfing consists of four heats; small, medium, and large dogs and a SUP (stand-up Surfboard) heat. You can register your pup online at www.FurryFriendsAdoption.org, but hurry as space limited. Dogs from far and wide are planning on surfing!
So your dog doesn’t surf? Furry Friends is offering surf lessons for your pooch on Jupiter beach starting in July. You can sign up for those online as well, and who knows? Maybe your puppy can be this year’s surf champion!
There is still time to be a sponsor or vendor as well. All proceeds go to operations at the shelter and it is a great opportunity to show your community support.
The schedule for Hang 20 Surf Dog Classic is as follows (subject to change.)
|Registration||Opens at 7:45am|
|Blessing of the Animals||8:00am-8:15am|
|Dog Surf Heats||8:30am-11:00am|
|Bark & Brunch||Starts at 9:00|
|Awards Ceremony & Introduction of Adoptable Furry Friends||11:00am-11:30am|
|Bands & Beach Fun||11:30am-2:30pm|
|Vendors & Kid Fun||
Bring your cooler, beach towel, and come play with Furry Friends!!
Come support The Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta (Furry Friends), your local shelter!
The Humane Society of Jupiter/Tequesta dba Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Too much to list! Check out more events in and around the area
This is just a small taste of all the great events taking place here in our beautiful piece of paradise provided by In Jupiter, we call Jupiter, Florida. For a full list of events taking place in and around Jupiter Florida visit our local website at In Jupiter Magazine