Welcome to Ormond Mainstreet!

In 1994, four Ormond residents met with the idea of doing something to revitalize a downtown that had been diminished by time and sprawl. A business owner, a school teacher, a retiree and a city planner, they envisioned a hometown to be proud of and saw the potential for business prosperity, architectural renewal and a refurbished infrastructure of parks, streets and cultural enhancements in the City’s core.

Now – 20 years later – the downtown area is still vital to the health and prosperity of our city. Through it’s actions, Ormond Beach MainStreet has helped to create our four riverfront parks, overseen the redevelopment of Granada Boulevard, help grant renovation dollars to more than 30 district businesses, encouraged the creation of off-street parking, created an Arts District and so much more.

As one of more than 2,000 MainStreets organizations nationwide, our volunteers create events, work with the City government to foster economic development, examine district renovation grants and help to brand and market our downtown as a place where citizens and local businesses both thrive in a better, stronger and more vibrant Ormond Beach.

Ormond Beach Riverfest Seafood Festival

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF RIVERFEST

We’ll be celebrating 10 years of seafood, music and fun at the 10th Annual Riverfest Seafood Festival in Ormond Beach on Nov. 17 & 18. The Festival takes over Rockefeller Gardens and Fortunato Park for a jam-packed weekend of exciting activities for the whole family.

This year we’ll feature more food than ever before, with new vendors joining old favorites on the Casements grounds. From fried shrimp to fresh fish tacos, poke bowls to authentic Philly cheesesteaks there’s something for even the pickiest eater. Wash it down with a cold draft beer or a chilled soda from our beer garden. Savor some deep-fried oreos, sweet & salty kettle corn or gourmet cotton candy as you wander.

Don’t want to leave the house on a football weekend? You can have the best of both worlds at our new outdoor pub hosted by Grind Gastropub and Kona Tiki Bar and featuring satellite TVs streaming the afternoon’s best games.

The festival is about much more than food, however. Held right along Ormond’s sparkling riverfront, the event features two days of water activities, a 5K fun race on Sunday, a wildly popular kid’s fishing clinic, chef demonstrations, a kids’ zone, vendors and, of course, great music.

This year the Riverfest runs Saturday, November 17 from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, November 18 from 10 am – 4 pm. Free admission and free parking make it easy to enjoy the great variety of planned activities in both riverfront parks. A free shuttle service from the City Hall parking lot makes parking even easier. Take a look at the website for parking locations.

Head down by the bridge for kids’ crafts and games, bungees, water balls, bounce houses and face painting. Become a pirate for the day as you mingle with pirate characters, climb on the great big pirate ship, and play a little Pirate’s Cove mini-golf. Of course, our popular Kid Fish fishing clinic will be back this year- sponsored by Fish Florida and Innovative Bookkeeping. Kids from 4-12 can become little anglers and take home one of our 300 free fishing poles while supplies last.

Like boats and water play? Head to Fortunato Park for kayaks, , paddle boards and more. Check out our boat and grown up “toy” displays. Grab a ride on the Seabreecher and watch the seaplane landings.

Check our Facebook event page for updated schedules of music, events and chef demos.

For more information about the Festival or how to become a vendor or a sponsor, please contact Julia Truilo at julia@ormondmainstreet.com or Becky Parker at becky@ormondmainstreet.com 386/492-2938.

 

RIVERFEST SEAFOOD FESTIVAL IS SPONSORED IN PART BY

 

Adams, Cameron & Co, Acies Technologies, City of Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Fish Florida, Grind Gastropub and Kona Tiki Bar, Halifax Insurance Partners, Highlander Corporation, Hometown News, Innovative Bookkeeping, Miller Lite, Money Pages, Ritchey Cadillac, Ritchey Buick-GMC, Robbins Camper Sales, Ormond Observer, S.R. Perrott, Southern Stone Media Group, Vystar Credit Union, WSBB & Waste Pro