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. It will include a sidewalk-chalk art competition, live DJ, dancing, children's games, vendor booths and more!
The Water Festival, an annual event, will be held this year in
historic downtown DeLand between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
on Saturday, April 28, 2018, and is currently accepting sponsors.
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.
Alliance is currently accepting sponsors for The Water Festival. Sponsorship for this event is a unique
opportunity to join a distinguished list of community advocates uniting for an
urgent cause. Every sponsorship dollar goes to Volusia Water Alliance’s efforts to educate the public about the growing
threats to our water supply. With sponsorship packages ranging from $100 to
$1000, all sponsors receive space for a 10’x10’ booth at The
Water Festival and other
promotional benefits. Water-related non-profit organizations may have a 10’x10’ booth space free of
and vendors can download a sponsorship brochure at VolusiaWater.org/Sponsorships which contains an application. The form must be
submitted by March 31, 2018. Please take this opportunity to invest in Volusia
County’s future and help protect one of our most
vital natural resources—our water.
For interviews or
further inquiries, contact: Sharon Leboffe, firstname.lastname@example.org,
215-834-0704, or Patrick Shannon, patrick@A7.net