The Details: When you build crazy boats, and somehow they float, that’s Candola!
Offering home-grown â€˜gondoliers’ the chance to race and showcase manmade, human-powered gondolas down the New River. Teams of three – two mates and a captain – will take on the task of task of designing, building and rowing these creative crafts down a .33 mile course between Huizenga Plaza and Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Winners will receive a host of prizes, including awards shaped like oars, guided paddle board tours and more.
Before watching the teams row their creative crafts for the fastest time, guests will have the opportunity to meet participants, view their unique watercrafts and vote for their favorite to win the â€•Peopleâ€˜s Choice Award from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Huizenga Plaza. The race will begin at 11 a.m. with teams of three â€“ two mates and a captain â€“ after they perform 30-second skits to compete for the crowd and judgesâ€˜ amorÃ© for the title of the â€•Big Bambino. Not one to disappoint, world-famous Red Bull Air Force member, Miles Daisher, will also make a guest appearance in true daredevil style. There will be mass amounts of Red Bull, food truck vendors, and limited Red Bull Candola merchandise. With large viewing screens at both parks, guests wonâ€˜t miss a moment of the action.
For more information about Red Bull Candola, visit www.redbullusa.com/candola.