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Marine Industry Day returns Saturday in Fort Lauderdale

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida will host the fourth annual Marine Industry Day on Saturday.

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida will host the fourth annual Marine Industry Day on Saturday at Esplanade Park along the New River in Fort Lauderdale.

Organizers said that as in previous years attendance is expected to reach about 2,500 people, who will visit from noon to 5 p.m.

The MIASF said more than 30 participating companies will transform the park into a marine industry village, with activities such as land-fishing casting lessons, boat and train rides, propeller races, a corn hole, Giant Jenga and ring toss.

The event also will feature prizes, giveaways, Florida International University’s touch tank and a shark-tagging simulation by Nova Southeastern University.

Food truck offerings include lobster rolls, barbecue, chicken and waffles, and frozen yogurt. Entertainment will come from School of Rock Coral Springs, Big Harvest and the Shane Duncan Band.

“The marine industry is an economic powerhouse in South Florida, and Marine Industry Day is a free, family-friendly event that gives us a chance to connect with the community and show them what we’re all about,” MIASF CEO Phil Purcell said in a statement.

The MIASF said it hosts the annual event to showcase and celebrate marine industry businesses, educational opportunities and careers, as well as oceanographic research and conservation efforts that are critical to sustaining the environment.



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