Casselberry August Events 2018
Casselberry August Events 2018 – Check out some of the fun events coming to the City of Casselberry this month!
Runyak, Saturday, Aug. 18
Travel Country’s Eight Annual RunYak is at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. The race is structured so it would be fun for all fitness levels ages 12 and up. The race beings with 2.3 K Run through Secret Lake Park, then onto a 3K Paddle through the Triplet chain of lakes and ending with another 2.3 K Run back through the park. Visit www.runyak.com for more details and to register, or call 407-262-7700, ext. 1507.
Swing “Fore” The Arts, Friday, Aug. 31
For years, the City of Casselberry has produced many concerts, art shows, movies in the park, dog events and children’s activities – all for free. But it does take money, and you have the opportunity to help. Come out and Swing “Fore” the Arts at the Casselberry Golf Club in Casselberry on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Tee up with other golf enthusiasts and enjoy a day of competition that includes continental breakfast, lunch and many great prizes. Join us for a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and it will conclude with lunch and an awards ceremony at the Casselberry Recreation Center.
Latin Jazz and Art Festival, Saturday, Sept. 1
Cuba-based composer and pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa will headline the Latin Jazz and Art Festival, sponsored by the City of Casselberry and El Sentinel, on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Lake Concord Park. Lopez-Nussa, who is touring promoting his latest album “El Viaje,” will be joined by his friend and percussionist Pedrito Martinez in the sixth annual event, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lopez-Nussa’s new album, released this spring, reached No. 1 on iTunes Jazz Chart and No. 2 on Amazon’s Jazz Chart. The recording features The Harold López-Nussa Trio with younger brother Ruy López-Nussa on drums and percussion. Recent performances at The Kennedy Center and The San Francisco Jazz Center have fortified Lopez-Nussa’s reputation as a profound musician of rising stature. The conservatory-trained pianist is the first Cuba-based musician (he has dual citizenship in both Cuba and France) to release an album internationally since the lifting of many of the restrictions associated with the longstanding trade embargo. López-Nussa has moved with ease between the classical, popular and jazz music worlds. Martinez is an acclaimed musician who plays a dynamic mix of traditional Cuban rumba, Afro-Latin jazz, and Spanish flamenco music. Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1973, Martinez began performing professionally before his teens with such local legends as percussionist Tata Güines, as well as the folkloric ensemble Los Muñequitos de Matanzas. In 1998, his involvement with saxophonist Jane Bunnett’s Spirit of Havana ensemble found him traveling to Canada, where he remained. He took first place in the inaugural Afro-Latin Hand Drumming portion of the 2000 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition.
The Latin Jazz & Art Festival will feature savory cuisine, a Mariachi Band, specialty vendors, Latin dance presentations, live art demonstrations, and delightful children’s activities. Everyone is invited to bring blankets, chairs and all of their friends this the lakefront party.
Track Shack Battle of the Bands 5K, Sept. 15
The City of Casselberry is hosting the Track Shack Battle of the Bands 5K on Saturday, September 15. The 5K will feature high energy, live music for runners and walkers along a 3.1-mile flat route that starts and finishes at Casselberry’s Lake Concord Park, next to City Hall. All participants will receive a rockin’ commemorative T-shirt and will have the opportunity to enjoy the post-race “Craft Beer Fest” where runners 21 and older can sample beer. Runners will also have the chance to vote in the “Battle of the Bands” competition for the best band along the race route. First place and top three finalists in each age category will receive awards. After the race, there will be a Kids’ Run free to all children. The day begins at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K, then at 8:45 a.m. is the Kids’ Run and then 9 a.m. is the awards ceremony. Event proceeds benefit cultural arts organizations in Casselberry. Residents of Casselberry will be out supporting the runners and there will be prizes for the loudest cheering sections.
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