3nd Annual VanGo! STEAM Festival on Date Street in Little Italy

| June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 16 soap box cars featured are designed and created by students.

 The 3rd annual VanGo! Soapbox Derby and STEAM Festival will take place on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event celebrates science, technology and the arts at Washington Elementary School. The festival is a free, family-friendly event that includes a Soapbox Derby, live musical and visual arts performances; interactive kid-friendly activities; food; car show and much more.

“The Little Italy Association is proud to support the 3nd Annual VanGo! STEAM Festival! Watching the event grow in just three short years and seeing the students’ success, brings joy to the community,” said Chris Gomez, Little Italy Association’s district manager. “Through this event, Washington Elementary School allows students to show off their skills and talents in a fun and unique way and that’s important in our Little Italy community.”

The 16 soap box cars featured in the Derby are designed and created by the students of Washington Elementary School with the help of sponsorships from local businesses and will be raced down the street by the children of Washington Elementary.

The festival has grown and will also have many activities including a Kids Corral on the soccer field featuring booths to discover the world of STEAM education; gourmet food trucks by the basketball courts; a silent auction featuring bidding opportunities on local business items, services, and family fun activities throughout San Diego. There will also be a student’s artwork expo in the auditorium; live music and a DJ dance party; and more for the whole family to enjoy. Kids can spend the day exploring unique activities, play in the bouncy house and more! There are also activities for the parents including a car show and exhibition on Union Street as well as a bocce ball tournament at Amici Park.

The goal this year is to raise $40,000 to help fund STEAM related school activities for the 2018 school year.  All profits made at the VanGo! STEAM Festival will benefit the students of Washington Elementary School located at 1789 State Street in Little Italy.

For more information on VanGo!, to donations or to bid online at the silent auction, please visit www.sdvango.org.

 

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