Zephyrhills steps back to the 1920s

This year’s Founder’s Day weekend in Zephyrhills will give event-goers a taste of what life was like during the 1920s.

The event kicks off with a public dance, on the evening of March 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Those attending are invited to wear period clothing and to enjoy recreating popular dance moves of the era, including the “Charleston,” “Black Bottom” and “Shimmy.”

These Model T Fords rolled down the road during a previous Founder’s Day celebration in Zephyrhills. (Courtesy of Main Street Zephyrhills)

The free event will be at Zephyrhills’ Eiland Clock Stage, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street.

The Run for Life event on March 7 will start at the same location.

A 5K begins at 7:45 a.m., and a 1-mile run at 7:50 a.m.

Refreshments will be provided, and awards will be given after the run.

Registration can be done online, or the day of the event at 6:30 a.m.

The Founder’s Day Heritage Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Main Street Zephyrhills, 38537 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills.

This free celebration includes games, live entertainment, vendors offering food, and arts and crafts.

It also will be the site for the 10 a.m. parade, where spectators can cheer on the stream of vehicles, bands and horse riders to grace downtown’s Fifth Avenue.

Online registration is $25 for the 5K run, and the virtual 5K run – for those contributing but not physically participating. The 1-mile run registration is $15 online. The price for each event goes up by $5, when registering the day of the run.

Proceeds will benefit the Zephyrhills Pregnancy Care Center, which helps to assist mothers and their young ones.

To register, visit tinyurl.com/vgv733j.

For additional information, call (813) 780-1414, or visit MainStreetZephyrhills.org.

Founder’s Day  
When: March 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; March 7 –  5K run at 7:45 a.m., 1-mile run at 7:50 a.m., festival at 9 a.m., and parade at 10 a.m.
Where: Main Street Zephyrhills, 38537 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills
Cost: Free admission for dance and festival. Online registration is $25 for the 5K run and $15 for the 1-mile run. Prices increase by $5 when registering the day of the event.
Details: Zephyrhills will step back in time to celebrate the 1920s era.
Info: For registration, visit tinyurl.com/vgv733j.
Info: Call (813) 780-1414, or visit MainStreetZephyrhills.org.

Published February 26, 2020

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