Thanks to everyone that went and helped make this year's Annual Riverwalk & Boat Parade a success!
The weather was awesome and we had a great turnout. There were lots of local vendors/businesses providing samples of their product/food. I was happy to see families, tourists and visitors of all sorts stop by and get a glimpse of our up and rising community. Downtown has always been known for its hustle and bustle but seldom for the people that live there. Over the past decade we have really seen a boom and expansion in metropolitan living. Even more recently have we began to embrace the community within the city. It's events like this that help stimulate growth and appreciation.
Having spent the middle of my afternoon checking out various booths, I got to see a couple familiar faces and meet some new ones too. My buddy Rob from the Downtown Athletic Center and I took a stroll down the riverwalk to check out what was going on.
We saw a few local restaurants including Rosa Mexicano and Puntino providing delicious samplings of their food.
Rosa Mexicano sampled their delicious and freshly made guacamole:
Thanks everyone for making my belly happy!
We saw the Marlins' Cheerleaders and Billy the Marlin giving out promotional items with their family fun games. Even the Bubba Gump Shrimp came out and showed some love.
Children enjoyed fun little games, face painting, popcorn and cotton candy. I had some cotton candy too- it had been a while. There was even a couple of stands for the pets with boutique gourmet treats.
Visitors got to see all the city boats parade along the river including Mango's boat with its dancers and one of our crowned beauty representatives. The DAC headlined the latter part of the afternoon with an interactive and fun Zumba class which had visitors stepping to that latin beat.
Now if all the music and games were much, My Spa was there to rescue, providing guests with mini massages.
Now you know I had to get one... or two... hee hee- :)
Everyone had a wonderful time and I can't wait for our next Downtown experience!
If you like, you can view the rest of the pictures here: http://www.miamiurbanlife.com/photo/albums/2nd-annual-riverwalk-boat