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The time is has come, Founders Fest is this weekend!

Founder’s Festival

March 11-12, 2017 


6:30 a.m.                        Day-of race registration & packet pickup

7:20 a.m.                        National anthem (Dana Miller/Cypress Lake HS) at race start 7:30 a.m.     10k Start

8:00 a.m.                        5k Start

9:00 a.m.                        1k Start

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.       Race finishes (Founder’s Square, Shade Structures), race refreshments 10:15 a.m.          Race awards presentation (bandshell)

10:30 a.m.                      Port Charlotte HS band procession

Emcee introductions

Syd Kitson/Founders Square ceremony

10:50 a.m.                      Port Charlotte HS marching band performance 11:00 a.m. –      Food & Beer trucks

5:00 p.m.                        Games & Family activities

Farmer’s Market Band performances Builder Giveaways Model Homes Tours

Noon – 2:00 p.m.       Mystic River Band plays (3 members, Texas/Red Dirt Country) 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.     Headliner: J.P. Soars and the Red Hots (Blues)

5:00 p.m.                        Day 1 concludes


Founder’s Festival

March 11-12, 2017


Noon – 6:00 p.m.      Emcee Welcome

Food & Beer trucks Games & Family activities Music

Model home tours


Noon – 1:30p.m.  The Kollections Band (‘50’s to current multi-genre/DeSoto Co. band) 1:45 – 3:15p.m.              The American Made Band (‘60’s’’90s classic rock/Charlotte Co. band) 3:20p.m.   Drawings for 5 builder giveaways (bandshell)

3:30 – 6:00p.m.          Headliner: Ben Allen Band 6:00p.m.  Day 2 concludes