Vilano Fest 2018 brings tunes, tastes and tours to benefit community


Vilano Fest 2018 was held at the Vilano Beach Town Center on April 20 and 21.

This year’s event included a tour of homes; the Sea Turtle Soiree, where Amy Hendrickson and Ramona’s eight-piece band performed for a 1920s-themed party on the pier; and Music Fest, which boasted acoustic entertainers Sam Pacetti, Dewey Via, Crawford Boyd, Joey Schauer, Chelsea Saddler, Those Guys, Katherine Archer and Bill Sabo. Showtime USA and The Legacy Irish Dancers also performed at the sold-out event.

A portion of proceeds from the Vilano Fest will help improve lighting and walkability throughout the community and support the continued education of local culinary students. The event was sponsored by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association in partnership with VISIT FLORIDA.

Vilano Beach Main Street, Inc. is a nonprofit organization accredited by the National Main Street Center to promote, preserve and enhance the revitalization of small towns and downtowns throughout America.