Daytona Beach, FL: The time has finally arrived! After being postponed from the original October date due to the effects of Hurricane Ian, we are excited to celebrate together the 2023 AAEA Family Fest and Movie Night at the Jack, presented by the African American Entrepreneurs Association, Inc. Come out and join us May 21, 2023, at the Historical Jackie Robinson Ballpark for the AAEA Family Fest with FREE ADMISSION all day and open to the public.

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This free admission event will be held on Sunday, May 21st from 2:00 – 6:00 pm with the Movie at the Jack starting at 7:00 pm, presenting “42: The True Story of an American Legend. The entire event will take place on the grounds of the Historical Jackie Robinson Ballpark located at 105 E Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Also there will be chances to enter and win a photo contest. Participants can send the AAEA their best photos in front of the AAEA Outfield Billboard or Concessions Concourse sign, and they’ll be entered for a chance to WIN monetary prizes. The first-place winner will receive $100, the second place will receive $75, and the third place will receive $50. Winning photos will appear in the following month’s newsletter as well as on the AAEA social media pages.

Gates open at 2 pm and families will delight in an assortment of flavorful cuisine served by local food trucks favorites Sauté Kingz, Kale Cafe, Daytona Kona Ice and the Tortugas Snack Shack; live music; bounce houses and assorted inflatable games by Bounce USA Party Rental; Daytona Fire Department and Daytona COP will have kid’s activities and fingerprinting as well and a variety of local entrepreneurial vendors.

The Movie at the Jack will start at 7 pm with seating opening up at 6 pm.  All seating will be available in the stadium and in the outfield on a first-come-first-serve basis where families will enjoy the movie “42: The True Story of an American Legend” and a bag of complimentary popcorn (while supplies last).

“Our mission at the AAEA is to develop and create economic development through entrepreneurship within the underserved African American and minority communities through education.  We also want to enforce the value of a cohesive and caring community that has pride in its city’s appearance as well as being a warm and welcoming community for families to be a part of.  Baseball has always been a central element in African American communities.  In 1946, Cypress Street Park and Kelly Field were elemental in the day-to-day of the Daytona Community and in the integration of baseball.  As a partner with the Daytona Tortugas with such a successful launch of the 2022 Barrier Breakers Series and “TheNine” minority inclusion initiative, we are honored to be able to bring members of our community together with the bi-annual AAEA Adopt-A-Highway Community Cleanup that was held March 18, 2023 and now the AAEA Family Fest and Movie Night at the Jack.“ said Leslie Giscombe, Founder, and CEO of the African American Entrepreneurs Association.  “This is a great community event and we look forward to the rest of the 2023 Tortugas season!”

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AAEA Family Fest 2023 Tickets, Sun, May 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

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