The 9th annual Granada Grand Festival of the Arts heads back to Ormond Beach on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year, the festival returns to New Britain Avenue between Beach Street and Ridgewood where event-goers will find artists, crafters, a chalk art competition, music, food, beer and wine and more.
This free festival continues to expand this year with more than 80 artists and crafters, along with new activities for the whole family. Visual artists and art demonstrations will line the street. Stop by the “Pop-up Plaza” for musical performances, a chalk art competition sponsored by ArtHaus, food from local restaurants and an opportunity to be part of this year’s community art project. Get creative at the “Youth Art Tent” or at the Ormond Beach Library tent with family-friendly hands-on activities. Bring your ukulele for an afternoon “Ukes in the Street” jam session led by Beachside Music.
New to this year's festival is an opportunity to support artists and the Ormond Beach Arts District by becoming a Festival Patron at the $100, $500, $750 or $1,000 level. Half of the funds will be returned to you in “Patron Dollars” that can be spent to purchase art at this year’s Granada Grand. Visit ormondarts.com/patron-program
An updated schedule of festival events and a parking map are available on Facebook and at ormondbeachmainstreet.com.