Viera to host first CityFest event with 201 participating churches

CityFest 2021, a region-wide evangelical campaign, will feature Mandisa, left, the Social Club Misfits, Casting Crowns, Zach Williams and others.

A dozen South Brevard County churches are getting together to paint local classrooms, beautify school landscapes and stock supply closets as part of Space Coast CityFest, a region-wide evangelistic campaign. It involves a total of 201 participating churches and 1,600 volunteers.

“It is a movement focused on encouraging unity in communities, denominations and ethnicities to serve others and proclaim the Good News,” said Randy Burtis, the festival director.

Space Coast CityFest will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7 at Space Coast Daily Park, located next to Viera High School. Admission and parking are free.

Covid-19 safety protocols and guidelines will be observed.

A Family Fun Stage Program will start at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m., a sports demonstration will roar into action.

The main stage program kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday. The lineup features Social Club Misfits, Mandisa, Casting Crowns and guest speaker Andrew Palau.

Sunday’s lineup features Mac Powell, Andy Mineo, Zach Williams and Palau.

“We will have a diverse music for everyone, including country, hip-hop and adult contemporary Christian,” Burtis said.

An illusionist will entertain.

The program ends at

9:30 p.m. both days.

Other ways Space Coast CityFest has served the community include a school partnership, helping with various-needs tutors, classroom monitors and school supplies for children who cannot afford their own. A network of volunteers works with feeding programs for homeless and non-homeless.

For information about Space Coast CityFest, call 321-806-3227, email info@spacecoastcityfest.org or go to spacecoastcityfest.org.