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.
Saturday February 25, 2017
9am - Judging Starts
10:30 am - Parade & Pageantry Begin
12 pm - Awards Ceremony &
The second annual event will occur in Depot Park, near the future home of the Cade Museum for Creativity and Innovation.
2017 ROUTE - Check back in January
The inaugural route was a circular path of roughly 1.5 miles of obstacles and fun.
Once again we have an official ArtWalk venue. This is the public's chance to see the vessels before they brave the challenges of derby course.
For 2017, MiMKinetic has selected the Depot Park as the host venue. 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.
Best Costume & Pageantry
2nd Most Mediocre
Best Group Entry (5 or more in vessel)
Most Audacious Breakdown
Best Volunteer - Captains & Crews Vote