Lagoonacy 2018



Saturday, April 21st 2018  |  11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Our annual spring fundraising event is hosted by Marine Discovery Center and Artists’ Workshop, Inc. and includes an array of activities such as kayaking, face painting, carnival games, arts & crafts, a live mermaid, a silent auction, and our exciting cardboard boat race! Also featured at the event is a great selection of local vendors, food trucks, beer, live music, and much more.

The Lagoonacy fun has been extended into the evening this year! Make sure to stay later in the day as we present a great lineup of music, games, and a fun LIVE AUCTION at 6pm featuring items such as artwork, theme park passes, and even a kayak!

Admission is only $5 (and kids 10 and under get in free)!! All proceeds will help fund MDC programs.


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Race Categories: 1.) Adults 2.) Children 16 & under
Race Time at 3:30pm
Registration Closes at 1:00pm on day of race

Open to everyone young and old, tall and small! Friends, schools, business, and group boats are encouraged. Work together and build a boat that will float!

Cardboard Boat Race Registration

$15.00 registration fee
(Includes 1 free Lagoonacy admission)

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These great local bands will rock Lagoonacy!

Budapest String Band (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

The Budapest String Band is a well known fixture in the Central Florida area. The band has been providing music and entertainment since the 1970’s. When talking of history of Central Florida you will hear Disney, Rosie’s, Orlando Magic and The Budapest String Band.

The band consist of four life long friends who came together in their early 20’s to have some fun and play some music. It did not take long to notice something unique and special was happening. The band quickly became a local favorite with eclectic and passionate fans.

It has been said it is difficult to describe the band. Over the years many people have tried, some calling BSB a Blue Grass Band, Folk Band, Rock Band and/or a Comedy Act. The descriptions all have their merit as they have a banjo and do play Bluegrass and Folk as well as use a variety of percussions (sometimes with audience assistance) to play some Rock and Blues all while involving the audience in a wildly good time. This is why the people in the know say seeing the Budapest String Band is not a show it is an EVENT.

As it is in life many things occur and change including the Budapest String Band which is currently a three piece band with a member enjoying the world in an RV. The beauty of this eclectic bunch of guys is their ability to adapt to any setting or event. Yes, they can be a Blue Grass /Folk Band with a sprinkle of some Rock and Blues. It does not matter what event or style of music they play you can be sure they will always have an infectiously good time.

The Budapest String Band is:
John “BanJovi” Cholewa- banjo, mandolin, guitar, percussions and vocals (The man many people say put the BO in Banjo)
Mike “GQ” Scures- guitar/bass and vocals ( The man who brings elegance and style to any event)
Steve “Stevie B” Bailey, guitar/bass and vocals (The man known as Ace Bass )
Dennis “Big Daddy D” Lawson – guitar, slide and vocals – * The absent RV Traveling Member who is always there in spirit.

Lex Groovius (12:00 – 1:30 p.m.)

Lex Groovius is a Treasure Coast tour-de-force playing music from back in the day (Hendrix, ZZ Top, James Gang) and today (Black Keys, Mofro). You know, GOOD music. Music that makes you move. As their name suggests, they are all about laying down the lex (law) of groove with extended jams and all members performing solos.  The crowd cannot sit still when they bring the business.  Lex G features Mike “MT Hammer” Twardowski on guitar and vocals; Mike “Silver Bullet” Koors on Charvel guitar; Matt “Sharknado” Ajemian on bass; and Jeff “JB” Beal on drums and vocals.  Yeah, Lex G is a cover band…but this ain’t your daddy’s cover band. Check them out on Youtube and Facebook

The Guise (1:30 – 3:00 p.m.)

A group of musical friends of MDC’s own Capt. Guy have formed a group called The Guise. This tight knit group of musicians have known each other since high school and have played together for the last 50 years in many different groups. They have never lost touch with each other and love to get together to reconnect and play music of the greatest groups from the 70’s and 80’s. They add their own flavor of instrumentation in an easy listening format.

Dinosaur Garage Band (5:00 – 6:00 p.m.)

Some time ago several local musicians came together in the drummer’s garage, for the love of music to jam. These jams took place with many different players. As the music continued a new killer sound emerged that could no longer be contained in the garage! Thus the rise and unleashing of the Dinosaur Garage Band.

DGB consist of four Baby Boomers that have played well over 9000 gigs, providing entertainment in the early years from Las Vegas to the Keys of Florida. Each individual comes from a varied background including Jazz, Reggae, Bluegrass, Country, Rock and Blues. This lends to a blending of styles that creates a unique sound.

The diversity of each member can be seen by DGB’S expansive song list. When you experience DGB you will hear songs ranging from Blood Sweat and Tears, Hall and Oates, Neville Brothers, Eagles, Delbert McClinton, Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Cash to the Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, The Doors, Bruce Springsteen and many others….

Fasten your seat belt for a Wild Ride with the Dinosaur Garage Band

DGB/Dinosaur Garage Band is:
Terry “Pop” Miller- Rhythm/Lead Guitar and Vocals
Tedd Craven- Percussions and Vocals
Bill Winborne- Saxophone, Guitar, Harmonica and Vocals
Steve Bailey- Bass and Vocals

Hot-Box Charly (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

Hot-Box Charly is one man, two instruments, and a whole lot of original music.  The brainchild of one accomplished musician, Hot-Box Charly features a melodic guitar, deep bass drums, and catchy lyrics guaranteed to get stuck in your head.



Art is…CreationBath Fitter of Holly Hill • Blue Carbon Compost • Blonde Dog Woodworks • Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler CountiesCanaveral National SeashoreCoastline Church • Cricket Wireless • Culligan Water • Deland H.S. High Achievers Club • Diamond Motors & Marine • Dick Evans, Cartoonist & Author • Don Johnston, Norwex ConsultantEast Coast Wildlife Rehab • Edgewater Animal Shelter • Environmental Discovery Center • Epilepsy Foundation of Florida • Especially for You Sports & More • Flomotion • Florida Program for Shark Research • Florida Native Plant Society – Pawpaw ChapterHalifax River Audubon Society • Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute • Humana • Jake’s Woodwork Re-creations • Jelly PressJRand WoodworksKids Can Fish Too / Halifax Sport Fishing ClubLindley’s NurseryLyonia Environmental Center • Master Gardener Sally Cummings (butterflies) • Mid Coast FlyfishersMOASNew Smyrna Museum of HistoryNew Smyrna Beach Regional Public LibraryPaddleboard NSBParadise Power Sports • Right Coast Apparel • Rooms 4 Warriors • Roroarts (coastal photography) • Sea N Splendor • Smyrna Surfari Club • Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Master Naturalist Program • Southeast Volusia Audubon • Stan Harrison – State Farm Insurance • Sticks and Stones Natural Arts • Swamp Dance • Turtle TrackersTrendy Twigs • Under the Palms CreationsU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary • Visit New Smyrna Beach • Volusia County Manatee Protection Program & Marine Mammal Stranding NetworkWild About Birds, Inc. • Windows to the Sea

Audrey’s Surfside Grill • Bayou Billy • Big Belly’s Food TruckChurros and Cream • Florida Juice Company • Jake’s BBQ •  Kona Ice • Molo’s Miami Grill • Shell’s Kitchen (Daytona Tortugas food truck)Southen Grillin’ • Stetson University Popcorn Fundraiser • Wholey Smokey Waffles


Vendor Registration Form

Lagoonacy is an annual fundraising event held at the Marine Discovery Center with the goal to educate and involve the local community in our missions here at MDC. This family-friendly, fun filled event will offer local visitors a variety of eco-based activities as well as the opportunity for organizations such as yourself to promote their own conservation and outreach efforts. Some of the activities for the day include fly fishing clinics, kayak clinics, arts and crafts, archery tournament, cardboard boat race, a live mermaid and much more!

Please join us in offering the local and visiting community the opportunity to learn and have fun!

contact us for questions & more information on vendor registration. 



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It’s a win-win.

Sponsoring the Marine Discovery Center through our annual Lagoonacy event provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with the central Florida community, to build brand awareness and show your support for two great causes: children and the environment. Your support will help us expand our citizen science work, restore critical habitat, create “the next generation that cares”, and protect the Mosquito Lagoon.

About the Event

Lagoonacy is a celebration of the insanely fascinating and beautiful Mosquito Lagoon. With over 2000 people attending, it’s the perfect opportunity to become part of one of the biggest events of the year with fun, food and festivities experienced through art and marine discoveries.

Become a Sponsor by filling out the form below, or downloading the packet

Event Sponsorship Packet

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