First Annual Space Coast Boating Week Kick-Off Event – WaterFest 2009

Port Canaveral, FL, April 24, 2009 --( Billed as the "Central Florida’s Largest On-the-Water Boating Gathering," the WaterFest on May 9, 2009 will be a record-breaking event as boaters of all sorts from all over Central Florida will gather to celebrate the local boating lifestyle and kick-off the Brevard Marine Advisory Council’s First Annual Space Coast Boating Week and Waterfest. Boating Week and Waterfest promotes and highlights the recreational, economic, and ecological benefits of our shared waterways.

The WaterFest on May 9th will be held at Ski Island near Port Canaveral. It is expected to draw boating enthusiasts from all around Central Florida; including, but not limited to Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Polk, Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties.

This gigantic boating event will feature an island luau theme, live band / entertainment, a bar-b-que, drinks, children and adult island games, water volleyball, giveaways and much more. Examples of some of the prizes include: vacation packages, tiki carvings, and gift certificates. This year's inaugural event will also feature live entertainment by The Detours, a book signing by Bob Brown, the author of Bermuda Suicide Challenge in a Flats Boat, and other vendors, such as Island Oasis and ABonita Scarves.

This year, organizations and companies supporting the WaterFest include: the Brevard Marine Advisory Council, Keep Brevard Beautiful, Lifeline Marine Safety Services, Island Oasis, MarineMax of Brevard, Boaters Exchange, Internet Marketing, and the Citizens for Florida’s Waterways.

"WaterFest is about family, friends, boating, great entertainment, great fun, the environment, and togetherness with fellow boaters," explained John Kavaliauskas, founder – "Whether folks are new to boating or seasoned veterans, this event is for all local Central Florida individuals who love life on the water. It's a testament to Central Florida’s boating lifestyle."

Don't miss out on one of the most anticipated on-water boating gatherings of this summer. For complete details, visit and RSVP online.

For more information about the event, interviews, questions, or other concerns about the site, please contact John Kavaliauskas at (321) 591-2613 or


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John Kavaliauskas, (321) 591-2613,

Brevard County Marine Advisory Council

Ernie Brown, (321) 633-2016,

Matt Culver, (321) 633-2016,
John Kavaliauskas