Families choose to live in Avalon Park Wesley Chapel because it’s much more than just another subdivision with homes and amenities.
One of the many things that sets the premier master-planned community in Pasco County apart from other planned developments is its long history of hosting special events.
Over the next few weeks, the public is invited to THREE highly anticipated events.
This fun-for-all-ages event will include community performances, food trucks, a bike parade and patriotic bake-off, bounce houses, and numerous exhibitors and vendors. Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Chevrolet of Wesley Chapel. Stop by and see a sample of their showroom at the event!
“If you have not yet visited Avalon Park Wesley Chapel, our 4th of July celebration is a great way to experience the fun, family atmosphere we offer every day of the year,” says Stephanie Lerret, senior vice president of marketing for Avalon Park Group.
Downtown Avalon Park Now Under Construction
The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Avalon Park Wesley Chapel’s first phase of its downtown area. The ceremony will be held on July 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the construction site, 33613 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543. Refreshments will be provided, and guests can enjoy performances and entertainment by community partners, Jazz Under the Starz, The Wesley Chapel Theater Group and the Pasco County Fine Arts Council.
The three-story, 73,067-square-foot mixed-use building plans to include 40 multi-family apartments and 23,720 square feet of commercial/retail space on the ground floor. Initial plans for the commercial/retail space include an approximately 12,000-square-foot food hall called the Marketplace at Avalon Park and the fourth location of the globally connected co-working space, The 5th Floor.
“This phase of construction really helps us move even closer to that vision of building a place where families can build memories and traditions together in a town they can call their own,” says Beat Kahli, CEO of Avalon Park Group.
Additionally, a 2-acre community park with an amphitheater is in permitting and will begin construction later this summer. The park will host community events such as Avalon Aglow and Fourth of July , as well as community partners like Jazz Under the Starz and The Wesley Chapel Theater Group, who are already hosting events and activities. Construction of both the park and mixed-use building are scheduled for completion in late 2023.
Jazz Under the Stars
Jazz Under the Starz was founded by Arlene Brooks, who owns and operates Coffee Speaks n Tea Talks in New Tampa.
Her business closed for a period of time during the pandemic, but eventually reopened. This was when Brooks realized that she needed to come up with a way to get people back into her parking lot.
“My goal with Jazz Under the Starz was to bring what was inside the coffee shop to the parking lot, and create a safe, soulful environment for people to enjoy music and feel like a community again,” said Brooks.
What no one ever could have predicted was the sheer popularity of the event.
With so much growth, Brooks yearned for a permanent home for Jazz Under the Starz. As it would turn out, Avalon Park Wesley Chapel was a perfect fit.
“It was an instantaneous connection and partnership,” said Brooks.
Jazz Under the Starz is held every third Saturday of the month, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a different band performing at each concert. The event features smooth jazz, including musicians on guitar, sax, clarinet, keyboard, violin and steel drum.
“These types of concerts and events really aren’t going on anywhere else in New Tampa/Wesley Chapel,” said Brooks. “My goal is to push the arts and celebrate all types of creativity as a community.”
The next Jazz Under the Starz concert will be on July 16, at 33501 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, which is located behind Pinecrest Academy on Avalon Park property.
“You can purchase your tickets now on our website,” said Brooks. “Children under 12 are free, and pets are allowed as long as they aren’t aggressive and owners are cleaning up after their furry friends.”
Visitors also can bring their own lawn chairs and coolers to the concert.
For more information about the concert events, visit JazzUnderTheStarz.com.