Music will literally be in the air at Plantation Heritage Park at the first-ever ParksFest Family Music Day on Feb. 9.
A fun way to get kids into music or perhaps broaden their exposure to it, the multifaceted musical celebration’s main act is the 100-member Florida Youth Orchestra performing with special guest, Grammy-winning jazz flautist Nestor Torres.
Opening acts will include bands from Broward County Public Schools that will introduce other musical styles: Cypress Bay High School Sound of Thunder Jazz Band, Plantation High School Marching Band, and South Plantation High School Drama/Thespian Club.
And for those kids not content to just listen, the Florida Youth Orchestra Instrument Play Pen will let them discover the joy of making music by holding and playing with instruments, under the guidance of FYO musicians and staff.
The event is about more than music, though. There will be sponsor booths, car displays, kids’ games and activities, Boys & Girls Club members, food trucks, beverages and displays from Broward County Public Schools Applied Learning.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating in the park’s open green space. Seating will not be provided. No outside food, beverages or coolers will be permitted, and pets are not allowed. There will be a limit of one backpack or purse per person.
ParksFest Family Music Day is noon-5pm at the park at 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation. Tickets are $10/13 and older; free/12 and under. Event capacity is limited, so advance tickets are encouraged and can be purchased at www.CaribTix.com/ParksFest.