Ave Maria

Get Excited for Summer Celebrations in Ave Maria!

Ave Maria comes alive each summer with a vibrant calendar of events that captivate visitors and locals alike. As the sun shines overhead, the community transforms into a hub of lively festivities, music, and cultural experiences that showcase the best that this charming town has to offer. Let’s take a look at what exciting events are up and coming!

Ave Caribbean Fest | June 29, 2024

Two women attend 2024 Margarita & Taco Festival in Ave Maria and cheer with their drinks and tacosThe inaugural Ave Caribbean Fest is set to bring a taste of island culture to the Ave Maria Town Center on Saturday, June 29th from noon to 5:00 p.m. Locals and visitors will be immersed in an afternoon of lively sights, sounds, and flavors. Guests will be greeted by the rhythms of a Nostaljah reggae cover band, pantomime performances, and the beats of a traditional steelpan ensemble. As you dance to island tunes, peruse an array of vendor booths showcasing a mix of arts, crafts, and other unique wares from local artisans and small businesses. No Caribbean celebration would be complete without an abundance of mouthwatering, authentic cuisine. The family-friendly festival also offers a variety of engaging activities for all ages to enjoy, ensuring a fun, immersive cultural experience for the whole community.

Christmas in July | July 20, 2024

Ave Maria is gearing up for a jolly event on Saturday, July 20th. From noon to 5:00 p.m., the town’s shops andHometown Christmas restaurants will come together to host an event that captures the joy and wonder of the Christmas season. The town will have Christmas-themed décor, music, and a free-entry raffle activity where participants can win gift baskets organized by the town’s businesses, having everyone feeling merry and bright! And what’s a celebration without plenty of delicious food and refreshing drinks to savor? This unique summertime holiday event is sure to captivate all who attend, offering a chance to experience the magic of the holidays in the middle of summer.

Back to School Bash | August 17, 2024

Group of kids dancing at Ave Maria General StoreTo kick off the new school year, visit the Ave Maria Town Center for one last summer hoorah! The community is invited to gather at the Town Center on August 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a lively back-to-school event filled with entertainment and special offers. The festivities will include a live DJ, games and crafts, a school supply drive, and free bike helmets for the kids! For those gearing up for the busy months to come, the shops and eateries will be offering exclusive discounts and promotions, providing the perfect opportunity to indulge in well-deserved retail therapy or a satisfying meal. Students are encouraged to present their school IDs to take advantage of these special savings, though certain exclusions may apply. This final summer hoorah is a fun way to celebrate an upcoming school year!

Trunk or Treat | October 26, 2024

The annual Trunk or Treat event has quickly become a popular tradition. On Saturday, October 26th from 3:00Mom and daughter at Ave Maria Trunk or Treat p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the event will transform the Town Center into a wonderland of spooky delights. Enjoy the DJ’s lively music, get your face painted with Halloween designs, and children have the opportunity to showcase their creativity through costume contests. Prizes will be awarded for the most innovative and imaginative costumes as well as pumpkin carving and the “best-decorated trunk.” With an abundance of treats, entertainment, and opportunities for family fun, this year’s Trunk or Treat promises to be an unforgettable celebration!

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