The Temple Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the second annual Summer Sizzle “Seltzer” in the Santa Fe Plaza Friday, August 5, 2022. This free, family-friendly community event coincides with First Friday in Downtown Temple. It is an evening of live music, food trucks, an outdoor market, and fun for the entire family from 6:00 - 9:30 pm.
This year’s event is being “taken over” by one of Temple’s newest businesses, Polar Texas Bottling. They are bringing the “Chill” to Summer Sizzle “Seltzer” as they introduce their New England roots to Central Texas.
Founded in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1882 by a savvy bartender, Denis Crowley recognized an opportunity in carbonation as Prohibition began to rumble in New England. He crafted what he considered the best-tasting bubble recipe and began selling sparkling beverages from a horse-drawn carriage.
Today, Polar Beverages remains owned and operated by the Crowley family’s fourth and fifth generations, under the leadership of President and CEO Ralph Crowley Jr. They are the largest independent beverage company in the United States. They are purveyors of premium-quality sparkling beverages, including Polar® Seltzer, heritage sodas, and Polar Orange Dry®.
Food trucks and vendors for the outdoor market will be set up along Santa Fe Way and in the Plaza beginning at 6:00 pm. Live music by Gabor Nicholson will take place from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Plaza and Kin Faux will take the stage at 7:30 pm in the Plaza Greens. Lawn chairs or blankets are welcome to use while enjoying the music.
Based out of San Antonio, Texas, Kin Faux is a nationally touring, high-energy Texas/Red Dirt Country band whose more obvious influences, along the lines of Charlie Daniels, Alabama and Restless Heart, show strongly through virtuosic fiddle and strong vocal harmonies. Learn more and follow them on Facebook: facebook.com/kinfaux
“This year we have additional entertainment in the form of inflatables for kids and adults, axe throwing, and unique vendors - it is truly a family-friendly event,” said Kaylee Blumenfeld, Events Director for the Temple Chamber of Commerce.
Polar Texas Bottling is providing complimentary Polar Spring Water at a hydration station and will have Polar Seltzer products for sampling.
Infinite Entertainment will have four inflatables set-up for your family’s enjoyment, there will be axe throwing with Black Axe Company, Dapper & Dashin’ will offer haircuts from their booth, and Temple Fire Department will have an opportunity to “touch a fire truck”.
There will be a variety of food trucks with Check Point Germany, Bob's Best Corndogs, G Wagon, High 5 Hot Dogs, and Pizza PieRoes, along with an assortment of vendors offering treats like Kona Ice, Summer Moon Coffee, Raising Cane’s, and Jeremiah's Italian Ice.
Other market vendors include Desert Shadow Workshop, The Mystic Vibe, De’Nic Pet Collective, and Young Life.
There will also be various Chamber Members set-up to visit with Sizzle “Seltzer”-goers and include the 3 Texans Winery & Vineyard, 9Round, American Legion Post #133, Body Mind and Spine Chiropractic , Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center, Direct Auto Insurance, First Convenience Bank, Hill & Wilkinson, Hilltop Recovery Ministries, Horny Toad Harley Davidson, KCEN-TV Channel 6, Reliant, an NRG Company, Reynold’s Consumer Products, OrangeTheory Fitness, and Workforce Solutions of Central Texas.
Summer Sizzle “Seltzer” is proudly supported by Polar Texas Bottling, American Legion Post #133, McLane Company, Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center, Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, KCEN Channel 6, Reynolds Consumer Products, Lamar Advertising, and the Hilton Garden Inn-Temple.
Polar Beverages invites you to sip into their world on August 5, 2022, at this free, family-friendly event. Visit templechamber.com/summerseltzer for more information.