The 4rd Annual Eau Gallie Founders Day Fish Fry is set for noon to 5 pm Saturday, Feb. 15, in Eau Gallie Square at the corner of Highland Avenue and Eau Gallie Boulevard.
A joint project of the Eau Gallie Arts District Main Street and the Eau Gallie Rotary Club, the event will feature fried fish dinners prepared by Squidlips, live music in the bandstand by Country Classics, a history tent with exhibits and presentations, artists and street vendors and children’s activities. Proceeds will benefit charities supported by Rotary and EGAD's work to promote the arts, historic preservation and economic revitalizaton of the old Eau Gallie Downtown area
Presentations scheduled on the hour in the history tent include : Ben Dibiase, “Author Zola Hurston”, Jennifer Marx, “Early ; Allen Brech, “The AIS Indians”, and Gene Davis, “The WWII German Invasion of America (Florida)”. Other history tent exhibits include local historic homes by the Brevard Heritage Council, yacht club and Eau Gallie water history by Chuck Baird.
A fish dinner, which includes friend tilapia, baked beans, cole slaw and hush puppies, costs $10 in advance and $12 the day of the event. Tickets are being pre-sold at Off Center Arts Center, Eau Gallie Florist and Alla Prima Styling and others merchants along Highland Avenue, and also are available the day of the event. Tickets may also be purchased online with PayPal or a credit card at EauGallieFoundersDay.com. Soft drinks, water, beer and wine will be for sale. EGAD’s own Intracoastal Brewing had crafted two beers for this event, the Great EGADSby and a Rotary Red, you don’t want to miss this! Mathers’ Cake Shop is donating a large birthday cake for the event.
In keeping with the history celebration, free children’s activities will include old fashioned games. A variety of artists and other vendors will be exhibiting and the area’s regular Farmers’ Market will offer fresh produce.