Loading Map....

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/13/2019
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Location
Coquina Beach

Categories


Beach’n Food Truck and Music Festival

This fun family festival is an all day celebration right along side the azure Gulf waters and white sandy beaches at the south end of Coquina Beach, just south of the trolley turn around.

Local bands will be performing live music to keep you jamming all throughout the day into the evening. Check out this great entertainment lineup:

Mike Sales – Event Emcee – 10AM – 8PM
Tropicool Duo – 10:30AM – 12 Noon
Memphis Rub Band – 12:30PM – 2PM
Whiskey Blind – 2:30PM – 4PM
The Karen & Jimmy Band – 4:30PM – 6PM
Dr. Dave Band – 6:30PM – 8PM

There will be plenty of opportunities for shopping as well, showcasing vendor booths with unique, one-of-a-kind items from jewelry, local artists’ works, collectible items and much more. A Kids Zone with all kinds of fun games, bounce houses and more for the young ones to enjoy will be set up.

The festival will also feature an amazing car show, The Bill Mergens Memorial Car Show, with over 100 classic, antique, custom and muscle cars on display from 10am until 3pm.

And of course, the stars of the show, a variety of Food Trucks serving delectable eats and treats. There is sure to be something for everyone.  Refreshing adult beverages will be available – from wine, margaritas, rum runners and cold beer to soft drinks and water to wet your whistle.

This is an entrance free, family friendly, community event open to all to enjoy.

Try out these pilot programs to help you access the festival and cut down on traffic:

Boat Shuttle to Beach’N – Pilot Program
Weather permitting – boats will leave approximately every half hour beginning at 10 a.m. from Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach and there is a maximum occupancy of 15 people per boat per shuttle.  The last shuttle to the festival leaves at approximately 2:30 pm.  The boat shuttle returns will be approximately every half hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. Boat Shuttle Tickets are $5 per person and are for a round trip ticket.  There will only be a total of 120 tickets sold for the day.

Ticket numbers 1 – 45 are guaranteed a seat on the 5 pm return shuttle – weather permitting – but you are welcome to return prior to 5 pm
Ticket numbers 46 – 75 are guaranteed a seat on the 6 pm return shuttle – weather permitting – but you are welcome to return prior to 4 pm
Ticket numbers 76 – 120 are guaranteed a seat on the 7 pm return shuttle – weather permitting – but you are welcome to return prior to 4 pm

If you elect to stay at the festival later than your return ticket guaranteed seat, it is your responsibility to find an alternate method of transportation to return from the festival, such as the free trolley back to Waterline.Additional parking is permitted at Hancock Whitney Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach to take the Boat Shuttle from Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club.

Try out these pilot programs to help you access the festival and cut down on traffic:

Bus/Trolley Shuttle to Beach’N – Pilot Program
Park at Cortez Beach or in Bradenton Beach, enjoy a stroll down the tree lined path along the Gulf and cross Gulf Drive using the pedestrian crosswalk at the North Coquina boat ramp. Ride the free shuttle down the bay side special shuttle only access road to avoid sitting in traffic on Gulf Drive. The shuttle will drop you off at the south end of Coquina Beach where there will be a police officer to assist crossing Gulf Drive to the festival field. Pick up the trolley at the southern end at the covered pavilion by Leffis Key and ride it back up to the North Coquina boat ramp. The shuttle will run from noon until 8pm.

Parking is available on Coquina Beach. You can also park in other locations further away along Bradenton Beach, Manatee Public Beach, etc. and ride the free trolley to the event. The Island Monkey Bus is another option to leave the driving to someone else and not have to worry about parking. Traffic to the island gets heavy during season after 10am, so plan to come early to enjoy all the festivities.

Download our event applications below: