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Fleamasters 4th Annual Watermelon Festival

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This year's event kicks off with a hot Watermelon Salsa Dance Party, 7 to 10 pm, Friday, May 16, in the Music Hall. Immerse yourself in the bright sounds and delicious tastes of Latin salsa. Enjoy live music from the 8-piece band, El Sonido Tropical, playing a rich mix of salsa, merengue, cumbia, songo, chacha, and latin jazz. All musicians are originally from Havana and are professional graduates from one of the best Cuban music schools, "La Ena" (Cuba's National School of Arts). Get tickets, $15, on the web at fleamall.com, or at the market. Proceeds will benefit the children's programs of The Nations Association, a 501-c(3) charity. Other entertainers performing over the 3-day weekend include Just Country, Banyan Bluegrass, The Dixielanders, Austin James, and the Blue Dirt Dixie Band. Both the Calendar Girls and Hot Flashz Dancers will perform on stage. Children are welcome at the Kid’s Craft Area, and will be entertained with free face painting, balloon animals, and the extraordinarily tall stilt walker Way Too Tall Torrie. What: 4th Annual Watermelon Festival at Fleamasters Fleamarket Live entertainment, watermelon competitions, shopping, kid’s face painting,  balloon animals and craft area. Friday evening kick-off event: Salsa Dance Party, 7 to 10 pm When: May 16, 17 and 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Fleamasters Fleamarket, S.R. 82 1¼ miles west of I-75 (exit 138), Ft. Myers Cost: Free. Entry fee for competitions and Dance Party: Seed Spitting (Saturday and Sunday), $1 for 3 seeds, enter as many times as you want. (Contestants who accidentally swallow seeds while sucking in air prior to seed launch will be given one extra seed.)  Speed Eating (Sunday, 2:00 pm), $10 to enter (adults), $5 (age 16 or under), includes a 2014 Watermelon Festival t-shirt. Dance Party tickets $15, proceeds benefit Nations Association Charities  Schedule and Information: Website, fleamall.com, get Watermelon Festival updates on Facebook or call 239-334-7001 ext. 200

Occurs daily: (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) [starting May 16, 2014 ending May 18, 2014]
Contact Name: Bonnie Ballard
Contact Phone: 727-460-8404
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Fleamasters Fleamarket
4135 Dr. M. L. King Jr Blvd, Ft Myers, FL 33916

Ticket Price: 15.00
Ticketing Phone: 239-334-7001
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