Abnormal Barefoot Formal

Date(s) - 09/02/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Waldo's Restaurant


The Fourth Annual……….Abnormal Barefoot Formal! Waldo’s Restaurant will once Again host the fun and wacky Barefoot Beach Ball to benefit The Vero Beach Lifeguard Association. The Barefoot Beach Ball will be held the Sunday of Labor Day weekend September 2, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Last year, the sold-out event had guests come dressed in formal attire with a silly spin. Everything from bowties with beach trunks to boas and bikinis were there, with flare! This zany “barefoot black tie” event is fun for the whole family. Guests will be treated to great music, tasty food, beach giveaways, and more. Fun activities are planned to keep the mood merry until 7:41pm (sunset) when the “hunk dunk” puts the lifeguards in the water. Then, all in attendance will simultaneously jump in the ocean still dressed in their funky finery.

Lifeguards will be manning the waters and great photo opportunities will ensue! Each year, the musicians of the band led a conga line into the ocean! A new added twist this year will be a poker stroll pub crawl starting at 4pm at Waldos… even if you don’t know how to play poker, you don’t need to! You’ll be guided the whole way through! Participants of the crawl are encouraged to dress for the Barefoot Beach Ball in their wackiest. The crawl will leave Waldos at 4:30 and walk down ocean drive “parade like” walking to Vero favorite beachside bars like: Grape and Grind, Orchid Island Brewery and the Bungalow. Crawl goers will then return to Waldos for a reception of free food and music while winners of the poker stroll are announced, and then some of the Beach Ball favorite games: Pin the Whistle on the Lifeguard, Pie eating contest and pictures with the mermaids!

Be a sponsor for this event and help us help the lifeguards build their new guardhouse while supporting a family friendly, fun event! Due to the popularity of this event, no tickets will be sold, but funds will be raised through sponsorship and food and drink sales, donated in part by Waldo’s Restaurant and Sysco foods, as well as the you pick it auction which will start at 1pm.

Fundraising for VBLA, including the Barefoot Beach Ball, allowed us to restore 9 – 5pm protection. We also increased lifeguards and have minimized the rolling closures of protected beaches that occur due to understaffing. We now have ATVs at every tower, so the guards can get to those in need, faster. The next vital step is for a lifeguard tower at Humiston Beach to greatly increase effectiveness and view in one of our busiest beach areas, serving both tourists and residents. We cannot do this without your support! For Sponsorship information please contact Donna Roberts at Idea Garden 772-778-2832. Ideagardendonna@cs.com

Three Great events……… Sunday September 2 Labor Day weekend!

  • 7am Race to the Wreck RSVP to be made to VBLA.org
  • 4pm Poker Pub Crawl gathers at Waldos
  • 4:30pm Pub Crawl “Parade leaves Waldo’s
  • 6:30pm Pub Crawl returns to Waldos for the Barefoot Beach Ball reception with food, mermaids and games!
  • 7:41pm Take the Plunge!