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Posted by Nicole Richards on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 2:46pm.

A tropical paradise that is surrounded by water, an environment where residents’ backyards include the Ocean, canals, lakes and the scenic views of the Intracoastal Waterway, a place where the sun shimmers throughout all of the days, are you thinking South Florida?! If so, you are correct!

With so much water surrounding the state it’s no wonder how South Florida’s marine industry is booming with excitement. The boating and yachting industry tunes in about $11.5 billion every single year! Because of this, a specific day has been fully established for raising awareness for The Second Annual Marine Industry Day, taking place on June 20th in Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Marine Industry Day is an event that is free and of course, family oriented. About 30 vendors will be participating in the event which will provide games and educational activities to engage its visitors such as “Science- Eye,” a fishing casting game. Riverwalk will be sponsoring a paddleboard demo and water taxi tours are available. During the event, playing will be awesome summer tunes from reggae to classic rock and headliner Amber Leigh of Delray Beach who is a rising country singer!

The main concept behind the day is to celebrate and raise awareness of the industry and South Florida wants to educate the cities on how important the boating community is and how much it it helps. Adding that job seekers can leave resumes with some vendors. Some people may just assume the marine industry is just a fellow on a big white boat, but it trickles down to that marine industry involves so much specifications which include painters, welders, interior designers, engine repairmen, yacht brokers, mechanics, retail stores, captains, cooks and crews.” Thus, the industry provides over 110,000 jobs in a specific area.

Marine Industry Day “is a solid step forward to bringing the industry into the light.”

For more information, visit the organization online at www.marineindustryday.org.

 Esplanade Park
 400 SW 2nd Street
 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

June 20th - 12pm-6pm

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