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The 49th Annual Delray Affair

by on Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Arts, crafts, music, food, and drinks—the Delray Affair has it all. It’s a 3-day street fair stretching for nine blocks down Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach’s main street. And it’s free! This year’s Delray Affair runs from Friday, April 15 through Sunday April 17. Here’s why we love it:

  • More than 800 exhibits by artists and crafters from South Florida, 38 states, and 16 different countries.
  • Non-stop music at the Beer and Wine Garden, located on SE 3rd Avenue (west side of Sun Trust Bank). This year’s musicians: Adam Fine of The Taylor Road Band, Billy Bones & Jaytee, and Mike Mineo.
  • Food vendors galore!
  • The Family Amusement Area on Swinton Avenue.
  • The best people-watching this side of South Beach, Miami.
  • the Zavee Booth!

It All Started With Flowers

During the late 1940s and 1950s, Delray Beach held an annual Gladiola Festival to showcase the region’s flower-growing industry. As growers switched from flower crops to vegetable crops, the Gladiola Festival died out—but local leaders stepped forward to create a yearly agricultural expo and later an art show that turned into the Delray Affair as we know today.

It’s a Social Affair

You can follow the Delray Affair on Facebook and Twitter (#DelrayAffair), so you won’t miss any of the action. The Delray Affair is more than entertainment, it’s also a great way to learn about local businesses that rent space to promote their products and services. Stop by and you might just pick up valuable discounts and prizes. If you like your shopping with a social flair, stop by and say hello to the folks from Zavee.