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The fair will take place from December 5th-7th, 2014 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

Miami – September 2014 – Virginia Key Beach Park Trust announced the 3rd Annual Holiday Fair to take place from December 5th thru the 7th at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The fair will host thrilling rides, a fantastic assortment of vendors, local djs, food trucks and fun for the whole family. This year’s Holiday Fair will see an educational component added where students from local area schools will compete by writing an essay/ art component in celebration of Art Basel weekend to win a monetary donation to their favorite local charity.

Virginia Key Beach Park Trust was established in 1945 as the only beach for the “exclusive use of Negroes” in Miami Dade County. Its rich history earned it a place in the National Register of Historic Places. The park is managed by The Virginia Key Beach Park Trust, which organizes community fundraising events and activities to provide revenues for the operation and restoration of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Since its creation in 2001, the Trust has raised more than $35 million for the restoration and operation of the Historic Beach Park. These renovations have transformed the once deserted beach into a thriving public recreation venue and regional cultural attraction.

“Through the years since the park’s reopening, we have held many events and taken many initiatives to continue generating revenues for the park,” said Guy Forchion, Executive Director of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust, the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Holiday Fair comes back bigger and better this year.”

The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Holiday Fair will be open from Friday, December 5th from 3pm to 11pm and Saturday & Sunday, December 6th and 7th from 12pm – 11pm. Entrance to the beach park is located at 4020 Virginia Beach Drive (turn left at the second traffic light, across from the Miami Seaquarium). Admission to the Fair is free and open to the public with unlimited rides wristbands for only $25 each day. There will be a $6 per vehicle entry fee.

For more information please call 305.960.4600. Michelle Swaby-Smith 305.960.4618

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