Date Announced for 2016 Dancin’ in the Streets

Date Announced for 2016 Dancin’ in the Streets

STUART, Fla. – The 29th Annual Dancin’ in the Streets street party and music festival returns to Historic Downtown Stuart on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The longest-running music festival in Martin County will take place on five stages with over twenty bands and a national headliner (to be announced) from 3 p.m. – midnight. Tickets will be available beginning in July at Seacoast Bank.

Every year, the streets of Downtown Stuart shut down and the community comes out for a day of live musical performances, food, drinks, vendors, kids activities and of course – dancin’ in the streets!

It all began in the Summer of 1987, when a call was made to community leaders from the Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce to brainstorm a fundraising event that would keep the newly established Stuart Main Street program alive.

Twenty-nine years later, Downtown Stuart is still Dancin’ in the Streets! Today, the event continues to be Downtown Stuart’s biggest fundraising event, and draws more people downtown than any other promotional activity. Funds from Dancin’ in the Streets support free community events year-round, including Hobgoblins on Main Street, Rock’n Riverwalk and the annual Downtown tree lighting festival. In the past decade alone, Dancin’ has brought nearly 65,000 people downtown and raised almost a half-million dollars.

In 2015, funds were also raised for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, the Stuart Police Explorers Program, Road to Victory Military Museum, Martin Volunteers, and House of Hope.

“Every year Dancin’ in the Streets brings incredible energy and fun to historic downtown Stuart,” said event chair Bill Moore. “This year promises to continue the tradition and deliver an amazing evening of live music, dancing, talent and community spirit.”

Dancin’ in the Streets is sponsored by Courthouse Commons, Seacoast Bank and Budweiser.

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Photo ID: Photo by Eric Wickstrom. Fans fill the Colorado stage at the 2015 Dancin’ in the Streets