About 5,000 visitors are expected to attend Saturday’s Jupiter Jubilee, an annual community event that features entertainment, educational and cultural events.
The event at the town’s Community Center on Military Trail is free and open to the public.
About 50 civic associations, 20 sponsors, 30 businesses and a dozen food vendors have signed up for the event.
The Jupiter Jubilee began in 2000 when the town celebrated its 75th Anniversary Celebration. The event was so successful the town made it an annual celebration. More sponsors began to set up booths and attendance grew over the years.
A 90-minute live music performance is planned to begin at 11 a.m. The Purple Dragon Karate Team plans a demonstration at noon, along with a cornhole tournament.
Benefits from registration for the cornhole event will aid the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association.
Started in 1967, the JTAA is a a not-for-profit organization that offers more than 15 youth sports programs to more than 6,500 families with school-age children in northern Palm Beach County. JTAA offers programs in volleyball, lacrosse, softball, football, golf, cheerleading, baseball, roller hockey, soccer and other sports.
The Jupiter Police K9 and SWAT Team is scheduled to give a demonstration at 2 p.m.
Dozens of volunteers donate their time for the event. Volunteers are eligible to earn community service hours for their time.
Some of the other planned displays include:
* Eco-Tourism Expo: Hiking, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding trails, bird watching, trial bicycling and other outdoor recreation events are planned to be highlighted.,
* Civic Fair: Local and community organizations and/or a registered 501(c)3 groups that serve Jupiter-area residents set up information booths to share their information, and meet members of the communities they serve.
* Business Fair: Local businesses set up booths to display and interact with community members.
* Fun zone for kids: Planned events include face painting, photo booth, rock climbing walls and bounce houses.
IF YOU GO:
What: Jupiter Jubilee
When: Feb. 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Tr., Jupiter
Cost: The event is free and open to the public. Parking is free at the Jupiter Community High School, which is adjacent to the Jupiter Jubilee.
Getting there: Free shuttles are planned to operate throughout the event to bring visitors back and forth from Jupiter Community High School and the Jubilee. The last shuttle back to Jupiter Community High School is planned for 4:15 p.m. A bicycle valet is scheduled.