DERBY DAY COUNTDOWN

WHY DID WE START THE DERBY?

To enchant the hearts of Florida residents and the southeast with the magic created through making and riding folly filled vessels of fantasy.   This unique experience will grow to highlight, for visitors and spectators, Florida's captivating natural beauty, the charm, and rich character of her cities. Uncovering this striking balance of flora and fauna with culture will showcase why artists and makers thrive in our region.

 

The exhibition of local talent serves a more majestic purpose as well.  Through the acts of forming teams, the embodying of camaraderie and sportsmanship, and theatric displays of whimsy, these human-powered contraptions will reveal to our youth that growth need not be an end to childhood creativity. Providing an outlet for the next generation of makers, doers, and dreamers to dare to work collaboratively and obtain those skills which they lack and share those that they may have in innate abundance.

WHEN

Saturday February 24, 2018

Time TBA - Parade & Pageantry Begin



WHERE

The third annual event will occur in the South Main (SoMa) District. 

 

2018 ROUTE - Check back in January

 

The inaugural route was a circular path of roughly 1.5 miles of obstacles and fun. The 2nd annual event grew to include a vehicle sized sandbox.  Can you guess what we'll add for year three?


PARTICIPATE

Build a human-powered contraption and participate in the fun! Read more about "How We Built a Bike Boat".


Register Your Team by January 15th!



PREVIEW NIGHT


Once again we have an official viewing the evening before the derby.  This is the public's chance to see the vessels before they brave the challenges of derby course.

For 2018, MiMKinetic has decided to surprise you with a new Friday evening host.  Join us as the sun sets and see amazing vessels with the beautiful water front backdrop.  

It will be an excellent opportunity to meet the artists, builders, tinkerers, and makers of these unique human powered pieces.


AWARD CATEGORIES

Best Costume & Pageantry

Best Engineering

Best/Worst Pun

2nd Most Mediocre

Peoples’ Choice

Best Group Entry (5 or more in vessel)

Most Audacious Breakdown

Best Volunteer - Captains & Crews Vote

Admiral Award