Mark your calendars and save the date of Saturday, May 18th for the 10th Annual Friends of Jupiter Beach Food & Wine Festival.
Join the “Friends Of Jupiter” at the Jupiter Plaza Down Under from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. for an amazing afternoon uniting fans of Friends of Jupiter Beach, conservationists and beach lovers with the movers and shakers of our local restaurant scene.
Friends of Jupiter
Friends of Jupiter Beach is a grassroots, community, not-for-profit group dedicated to keeping a special section of Jupiter Beach clean & dog-friendly in northern Palm Beach County.
In 1994, the threat of closing the beach to dogs rallied a small group of concerned citizens, who mobilized quickly and began organizing beach cleanups and providing dog waste bags at beach crossovers. Since then, the growth of the group has exploded, as individuals and businesses rally to join an effort which repeatedly demonstrates care for their marine environment and the privilege of taking our four-footed friends to one of the last dog beaches in the area.
The story of Friends of Jupiter Beach (FJB) begins with one woman, the late Anita Lankler, who led the charge to inspire our entire community to be good stewards of our environment, to work together to preserve a space for dog-lovers and non-dog lovers to enjoy harmoniously. For nine years, from 1994 to the time of her death in 2003, Anita worked tirelessly to establish a strong foundation for FJB to be able to deliver on the promise to Town of Jupiter officials: we’ll clean the beach and more in exchange for leaving the historically dog-friendly beach intact.