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Join Broadway at the Beach for the 21st Annual KidzTime Festival on Saturday, March 19th

Broadway at the Beach's annual KidzTime Festival is set to take place on Saturday, March 19th from noon to 4pm! This year's event will be set up along the interior walkways of Broadway at the Beach, all nestled in between Broadway's already sprawling area of fabulous shopping, delicious restaurants, light bites and fun-filled attractions! KidzTime Festival vendors will be in the following designated areas (see map): Center Court (near Build-A-Bear Workshop), over the bridge to The Avenue (between Hard Rock Café and Dave & Buster's), and in Heroes Harbor (near Margaritaville)!

A variety of kid-friendly games and activities, giveaways, face painting, character appearances and much more are planned for the day, including a Beach Ball Scavenger Hunt with all those who complete the hunt entered for a chance to win a Broadway at the Beach prize pack!

Guests attending this year's event will also enjoy live music from Shelley Sasser in Center Court from noon to 2pm, strolling entertainment from Mr. Nigel's Music, noon to 3pm, and costumed stilt walkers and balloon artists from Over the Moon Productions strolling, noon to 4pm.

For the fourth year in a row, we have partnered with Help 4 Kids and their Backpack Buddies program. This local organization is committed to helping the kids in our community stay healthy and not hungry. Representatives from Help 4 Kids will be on hand during the KidzTime Festival and will be accepting donations. A list of much needed items can be found here.

From free kid-friendly activities, a petting zoo and games to character appearances, face painting, strolling entertainment and more, it's a day full of fun and giving back to our community that you don't want to miss!

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Retro Active is Celebrating Sweet Sixteen with Rock & Roller

They'll be giveaways, they'll be cake and there will be Ron Keel!

Retro Active, Broadway at the Beach's premier shop featuring the best of the 70s, 80s and 90s music, movies and more is turning 16 on Saturday, July 31st.

Before we fast forward to the celebration, Retro Active's Owner rewinds us back to the beginning of how the rock shop came to be. ""The idea of the store began forming back in 2004 when Motley Crue reunited and went on tour. I wished that I still had all the shirts I had bought at the shows back in the 80s (and paid $8-$10 for!!). I began looking around for stores to buy a Motley Crue shirt...there just weren't any. From music shirts, we expanded on the idea to include all those cool things we had in the 80s, along with the TV shows and the awesome movies. On January 1, 2005, I got laid off from the job I moved here for and decided that now was the perfect time to make the dream a reality. We opened May 2, 2005."

Now years later, Retro Active welcomes multi-million-selling singer, musician, songwriter and performer, Ron Keel for its sweet 16 celebration. The rocker has toured with icons like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Aerosmith and many more! From Noon – 3pm and then again from 6pm – 8pm, on July 31st, the multi-talented artist will be performing acoustic sets, signing autographs, taking pictures and even raffling off an autographed air guitar.

In addition to celebrating the BIG day with Ron Keel, fans can enjoy cake, raffles and rock, plus tastings of Gene Simmons Money Bags Soda and more.

So for the love of music, movies, memorabilia and memories, be sure to visit Retro Active and don't forget to stop by for their Sweet 16 on Saturday, July 31st celebrating another year of rock and roll at Broadway at the Beach!

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Great American Summer Nights Begins at Broadway at the Beach

The temperatures are rising and so is our excitement for the annual Great American Summer Nights entertainment series at Broadway at the Beach! Now through September 5th, you can dance, sing and take in the fun of entertainers and performers with the entire family!

A family favorite is once again returning for his eighth year, Mr. Nigel! Mr. Nigel will feature a Dance Party in Center Court, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Then on Tuesday and Thursday, he'll take his dance party on the go as he strolls the property dancing, singing and spreading those good summer vibes!

Also strolling and spreading those #SummerVibes, costumed stilt walkers and comedic strolling duos from Over the Moon Productions will entertain guests nightly from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Late night crowds can take in the bright sights every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday evening beginning at 9 p.m. with Over the Moon's LED Dancers as they parade the walkways of Broadway.

Great American Summer Nights will also provide a little acoustic entertainment this year with local vocalist, Shelly Sasser singing today's hits and yesterday's classics. Bringing along her guitar, Shelley will perform near The Simpsons 4D and Broadway Theater from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And every night of the week in Center Court, your kiddo's favorite characters will be in Center Court from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. So snap a pic and keep a memory!

And perhaps most exciting of all, after a 17 month long hiatus, our Fireworks Extravaganzas return at 10 p.m. every Tuesday night, through August 31, and every Friday night, June 18 through August 13. In addition, we will light up the sky with a special 4th of July show on Sunday, July 4, and will round out the summer season with a Labor Day weekend fireworks show on Sunday, September 5!

From nightly entertainment to weekly fireworks extravaganzas the nights are full of excitement and fun this at Broadway at the Beach!

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We’re Ready To Light Up The Sky Again at Broadway at the Beach

The ooohhhs, the aaahhhs… the bright sparkles… the music and the memories… you've asked, we can now answer… ladies and gentlemen, fireworks are returning this summer to Broadway at the Beach!

High flying fireworks create a perfect ending to a day spent at Broadway. After dinner, while sipping on a pineapple drink, enjoying a cone of your favorite ice cream or while snacking on freshly popped kettle corn, take in the sights and sounds as we light up the sky above Lake Broadway. You can see the fireworks from anywhere within the interior of Broadway, but if you time it right, there are a few prime viewing areas perfect for capturing the moment with photos or video.

Here's a few of our picks: Check them out while riding the Broadway 360 in Pavilion Park next to WonderWorks. You can also have an elevated view while dining outside on the second level of Hard Rock Café or get a window seat while eating dinner at Paula Deen's Family Kitchen! But remember, timing is key!

Hitting the skies at 10pm every Tuesday beginning June 8th and then on Fridays beginning June 18th, fireworks take family vacations, date nights or those much needed girl or guy nights out to a higher level of entertainment. Plus, you don't want to miss our special patriotic show on the 4th of July! But it's not just June, July and August when colors dance across the sky, check out the complete schedule here. Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving weekend and New Year's, we got you covered! (Weather permitted, of course!)

So after a year hiatus, we are looking forward to lighting up the skies above Broadway at the Beach once again! For our guests, whether it's the little one looking up in wonderment after climbing on top of dad's shoulders, stealing a sweet romantic kiss with your beloved, or you're taking a selfie with your crew on The Avenue, you can make magical memories with the return of fireworks this year at Broadway at the Beach!

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Celebrate the 20th Annual KidzTime Festival at Broadway at the Beach

Posted in Broadway at the Beach, Special Events

It's twenty years of laughter… 20 years of games… 20 years of entertainment and 20 years of fun! Our annual KidzTime Festival has officially entered it's twenties with a new date and new location at Broadway at the Beach! On Saturday, March 20th, we are bringing the excitement to the interior of Broadway with activities, entertainers and more located in socially distanced areas including Center Court, over the bridge to The Avenue and in Heroes Harbor!

From a strolling dance party to special guests and visitors, your little ones can boogie, groove and take snapshots with some of their favorite characters including Mr. Nigel and the Easter Bunny! If singing along with the family or taking a selfie with spring's special cottontail is your thing, KidzTime Festival will be the place you want to be.

Sponsored by Broadway Grand Prix, this outdoor event will feature socially distanced kid-friendly vendors, giveaways and more all nestled in between Broadway's already sprawling area of fabulous shopping, delicious restaurants, light bites and fun-filled attractions!

In addition to all the fun, we are once again partnering with our friends and local charity, Help 4 Kids who will be collecting much needed items for their Backpack Buddies program! Just bring non-perishable items and you can help feed kids right here in our area! The tradition of excitement and helping others continues and we are here for it!

If you're looking forward to KidzTime Festival as much as we are or if you're interested in joining us as we mark 20 years, please check out our Facebook page! Until then, mark your calendar and we'll see you on Saturday, March 20th from noon to 4 pm for the KidzTime Festival at Broadway at the Beach!

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