| Dec 16, 2022
SURFSIDE TOURIST BOARD PRESENTS: THIRD THURSDAYS BLOCK PARTY ‘23 SEASON
Enter a new season of Surfside’s staple celebration. This approaching new year, the Third Thursday’s block party will entice tourists, visitors and locals alike to experience the best the Town of Surfside offers.
The Surfside Tourist Board is excited to announce the relocation of the iconic Third Thursdays block parties to 93rd Street between Collins and Harding Avenues, an array of cultural experiences will entertain people of all generations.
Each Thursday evening will feature local culinary vendors, a kid's entertainment and game pavilion, an adult activation center, a food pavilion, live musical acts, beach furniture, natural foliage décor and street ambient lighting ensuring a memorable and immersive experience.
Since 2008, the Third Thursdays block party has gathered the Surfside community welcoming tourists and visitors. AA Musicians and Beachside Events President Alan Andai, a long time Surfside resident, has witnessed the series’ substantial growth over years. This coming season, he promises to deliver unforgettable experiences for attendees.
“We are thrilled to be producing Surfside's 14th Anniversary of Third Thursdays. To see the event grow from its earliest days of street to the hit block party it is today is truly remarkable. This is an event visitors won’t want to miss,” said Andai. “Surfside is a diverse community built from different ages and backgrounds, our hope is that we will be able to highlight our beautiful and vibrant Town to any tourists or residents in the area,” he added.
Andai and his team will be curating four uniquely custom-designed experiences. Each night will transport guests through a series of international activations that will highlight the selections of the Harding Avenue business district and showcase the best that Surfside has to offer.
Guests of all ages can choose to participate in the activities or simply relax in the outdoor living room concept, enjoying the monthly curated performers.
Kicking off the opening night of the season on Jan. 19, Third Thursday presents Tropical Island Vibe. Prom to the rhythm of the popular Steel Drum Band with a tropical dance performance group.
On Feb. 16, bring your sweetheart to Luau Night. Third Thursday presents a cultural evening bringing the sounds of Hawaii to Surfside. Music by an authentic Polynesian band and featured performances with Polynesian dancers displaying the different dance styles from each Hawaiian region. A surprise and energetic Fire Dancer will mesmerize guests to close out the enactment.
Spring marks its arrival with Latin Music Cultural Fest! The event will feature a high-energy Salsa band concert and Mariachis.
It will be an enthusiastic Latin fusion evening where visitors and attendees will swing to popular salsa and merengue classics. Professional dancers will be present for a salsa show and guests will have the opportunity to learn the basic moves.
On April 20 will be Roll Around the Decades. Third Thursday roller rink delivers a fun family environment activity. Come dressed up in your favorite decade and spin around while the DJ plays tunes from the ’70s, ’80s, 90’s and today. An activity zone will be sectioned off providing a reserved place to allow participants to freely skate in the area. Safety gear is required to enter the designated skating location.
Closing out the 2023 season on May 18 is Dance Party! Third Thursday will be a celebration of rhythm and fun. Put on your dancing shoes, enjoy the music sawing the night away.
The Third Thursdays Block Party is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.townofsurfsidefl.gov or follow the Tourist Bureau on social media @VisitSurfside.
What: Surfside Third Thursdays Block Party
When: Third Thursday of the month, Jan. to April 2023
Where: 9300 St between Collins & Harding Avenue
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Please note Eventbrite tickets/registration is not required for admission, only to receive a complimentary Town gift (while supplies last and on select dates only).
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