July 4th is right around the corner, and Avalon Park Wesley Chapel – a premier master-planned community in Pasco County – is inviting the public to its annual 4th of July Celebration! The event kicks off at 5 p.m., and will end with an extraordinary fireworks display at 9 p.m.
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.
“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.
Avalon Park Wesley Chapel would like to thank its Title Sponsor, Chevrolet of Wesley Chapel. Stop by and see a sample of its showroom at the event!
Groundbreaking Ceremony Around The Corner
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 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.
Featured musical performers for the groundbreaking ceremony will include In The Pocket – a group of musicians, all are from the Tampa area, that plays an assortment of genres ranging from Jazz, Latin, Funk, and Hiphop/R&B – as well as Frankie Brown, a Tampa native who recently graduated from Miles College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.
Artist Shawn Rainey, known as Fabstraq, also will be at the event showcasing his one-of-a-kind abstract pieces known for their vibrant colors.
The downtown area’s 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. “And while this may not be the most cost-effective time to begin construction, we feel like it is important to continue on to the next step in developing our vision for Avalon Park Wesley Chapel.”
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 already are hosting events and activities. Construction of both the park and mixed-use building is scheduled for completion in late 2023.
“We have been working with Pasco County over the past several years to develop a program that will be a win-win for the entire Wesley Chapel community,” Kahli says. “Community partnerships are vital to our mission to change the way the world lives, learns, works and plays, by creating a place where everyone can feel like they belong.”
Upon completion, Avalon Park Wesley Chapel will encompass more than 1,800 acres and will host approximately 400,000 square feet of retail and 100,000 square feet of office space in its downtown. The initial construction in Downtown Avalon Park Wesley Chapel began in 2018 with the addition of the Pinecrest Academy K-7 Charter School. Pinecrest also is now under construction of its second phase, which includes the addition of approximately 600 sixth-eighth grade student stations.
For more information on Avalon Park Wesley Chapel, please visit online at AvalonParkWesleyChapel.com, or email .
Published June 29, 2022