3 big events, 2 closures in Deerfield Beach this weekend
DEERFIELD BEACH EVENTS-There will be two city facilities/venues closed as well as, three big events happening in the city of Deerfield Beach this weekend.
International Fishing Pier Closed for Fishing Friday Night/Saturday Morning
The City of Deerfield Beach has issued a press release notifying residents that on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM and on then on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM the International Fishing Pier, 200 NE 21 Ave. will be closed for fishing due to a permitted special event (see below). The Pier will be open to sightseers during this time and will re-open for fishing upon the conclusion of the event on both days. For additional information you can call the Special Events Office at 954.480.4429
Pool Closure for Sunshine State Games Water Polo Tournament
The Department of Parks and Recreation has issued a press release notifying residents that the Aquatic Center, on 501 SE 6 Avenue, will be closed on Saturday, June 22, 2019, and Sunday, June 23, 2019, as the Sunshine State Games Water Polo Tournament will take place this weekend. The Center will reopen for regularly scheduled hours Monday, June 24, 2019. For more information, call the Aquatic Center at 954-420-2262.
Residents are welcome to attend and watch the tournament. Admission is free!You can enjoy a full day watching the competition. Concessions will be available to purchase. The games go from 8 AM until 8 PM.
For more information, call the Aquatic Center at 954-420-2262.
WEEKEND DEERFIELD BEACH EVENTS
DEERFIELD BEACH PIER CLEAN-UP AND GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
On June 15 Dixie Divers will host the 2019 Deerfield Beach Pier Cleanup and Guinness Book of World Records attempt for longest underwater human chain.
For one day a year the City of Deerfield Beach closes the pier to fishing and opens it for underwater scuba divers to facilitate a reef cleanup. The pier has some of the most active and abundant marine life in all of Deerfield Beach. This once-a-year event is a stellar opportunity for divers to explore the usually forbidden area.
Divers will be able to dive around and under the pier from 9am until 11am. Volunteers are also needed on land to help pull out buckets of trash.
In addition to the cleanup, Dixie Divers is attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records for longest underwater human chain. Divers will join hands underwater. Last year 386 divers participated, breaking the previous record. This year, Dixie Divers has stated their goal for 700 divers, almost doubling last year’s participation.
Details: Registration and equipment unloading will begin at 7:30am. Unload in front of the pier. Park for free at the parking lot on the side of the Deerfield Beach fire station. Ninety spots are available on a first come, first served basis. Divers must have a C card or certification number and sign a liability release before entering the water. Dives from the beach will take place between 9am and 11am. Please bring cutting tools and a small rake to help with cleanup. On land volunteers can help from shore or atop the pier.
A free event t-shirt and goodie bag will be provided to volunteers who pre-register online at racersignup.com/world-record-attempt-largest-clean-up-underwater/volunteer. To register for the Guinness World Record Attempt, please visit racersignup.com/world-record-attempt-largest-clean-up-underwater/register/. For more information contact Dixie Divers at 954-420-0009.
DEERFIELD BEACH WINGS & WHEELS
Today (6/12) is the deadline to enter into the cook-off competition where you can win cash prizes. Wings will be supplied to all contestants.
To enter or for questions, please visit www.dfb.city/wingsandwheels or call the Oveta Mckeithen Recreation Complex at 954-480-4481.
When: Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
Where: Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 445 SW Fourth St., Deerfield Beach
Cost: Event entrance and wing tasting is free. Activities, food and beverage available for purchase.
Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/425765571339942/
This story was prepared by our Deerfield Beach/Pompano Beach news desk with additional information from various public sources and other websites.
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