The Water Festival will be held this year in historic downtown DeLand between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
The free, family-oriented event is presented by Volusia Water Alliance, a non-profit group composed of the City of DeLand, Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, Blue Spring Alliance, St. Johns Riverkeeper and others. Festival activities will include a sidewalk chalk-art competition, live DJ and dancing, educational displays, interactive dance performances, live mermaids, a Blessing of the Waters inspired by a Native-American tradition, children’s games and activities, vendor booths and other exciting opportunities for entertainment and education. West Indiana Avenue will be blocked off from traffic for the event.
The Water Festival is a fun and unique event addressing a growing concern for the citizens of Volusia County: 92% of our natural water sources are in peril. Our springs, rivers and the aquifer from which we get our drinking water are suffering from increased pollution and declining flows caused by a growing populace. While Volusia County depends on population growth for prosperity, growth need not mean more pollution and unnecessary water usage. With greater knowledge, residents can make better choices to conserve and protect our precious water sources. The Water Festival is for all ages to celebrate water, to learn and to join together to preserve and protect these essential natural resources.
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