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Our favorite art markets, fun things to do, live music, & more

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Our favorite art markets, fun things to do, live music, & more
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*Wednesday Market at St. Johns County Pier

The Wednesday Market is a unique and enjoyable shopping experience at the St. Johns County Pier Park in St Augustine Beach.  The Market is sponsored by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. 

Anywhere from 60 to 80 vendors participate each Wednesday morning year-round from 8 AM until 12:30 PM. 

Vendors display an array of produce, prepared foods, local seafood, art, crafts, jewelry and fair trade goods. 

June 19, 2024
Farmers Market
*A Gathering of Poets

We’re a group of poets celebrating 20 years together using a critique format with one aim: to be better writers.

No dues, no long-term obligations, but sympathetic writing assistance, and lots of laughter. Anyone who wants to write well is invited to come to our meetings on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 2 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Library.

Read our first collective book, A Gathering of Poets, listed on Amazon Books. Contact accidentals@comcast.net to get on our notification list.

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It all started with a question published in a local newspaper: would anyone like to form a poetry group? Ten of us met at the Ponte Vedra Library and have been meeting at 2 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month ever since. Some of us have died, but nobody’s ever quit. We have 15 loyal writers with the single aim of making our writing the best it can be. We’re a critique group in the best sense of that term. Sympathetic, encouraging, laughing at our goofs and celebrating our victories. We’ve published a collection of our writings and are about to debut a second anthology. We are open to anyone who is serious about writing well and will consider starting an evening group for working folks.

Contact us at accidentals@comcast.net.

June 20, 2024
Arts & Culture
*North Beaches Art Walk

The best little art walk in town, for 14+ years, established in 2007.

In loving memory of our founding members:
Alice M. Gartland
January 27, 1922 – May 6, 2021

Linda H. Stewart
October 28, 1957 -August 15, 2021

The North Beaches Art Walk got its start in 2007 when Beaches art-industry professionals JoAnne Adams, Alice Gartland and Linda Stewart came together in hopes of recreating the popular art walk atmosphere of Downtown. Through their nurturing and dedication, the event grew considerably. And on every third Thursday of the month, the streets of the Beaches Town Center erupt with creativity. What was once a small pool of carefully selected artists has now become a bubbling ocean of art, a place where woodworkers commingle with mixed media designers and musicians play into the night. Welcoming to locals and out-of-towners alike, to say it’s a communal experience.

It is a free event held the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 pm. Featuring many local visual artists and live performers, NBAW is held in Beaches Town Center-where Atlantic Blvd meets the Ocean. The overall mission of Art Walk is to expose the community to the vast number of local Artists right here at the Beaches. Talent from all over Jacksonville shows at the North Beaches Art Walk. With over 50+ participating artists, NBAW is a diverse art destination and shopping experience for the entire family. Local venues in Beaches Town Center set the backdrop for this great monthly destination and community gathering.

The North Beaches Art Walk is a monthly event orchestrated by the North Beaches Art Walk Association, a nonprofit organization 501 (c)(3) based in Atlantic Beach, FL. Since its beginning in October of 2007, the North Beaches Art Walk has continued to receive positive support from the community and has an ever-growing list of participating merchants and artists.

Looking forward to seeing you!

June 20, 2024
Arts & Culture
*Sip & Stroll – Downtown Jacksonville

Third Thursdays
5-8 p.m.
Southbank Riverwalk

You are invited to stroll the stunning Southbank Riverwalk the third Thursday of every month.  Enjoy live music, food vendors, bars and a picnic area – all with a picturesque sunset backdrop.

 

June 20, 2024
Food & Drinks
*Sunset Thursdays at The Refinery Pub Jax Beach

Sunset Thursdays @ Refinery Pub
DJ PM spinning house, classics and latest hits
2 for 1 cocktails and wine & free tastings

FREE EVENT

June 20, 2024
Food & Drinks
All Events Planetarium Night Live: 700 Days of JWST

The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium at MOSH presents Planetarium Night Live, a program that allows you to expand your mind and explore the cosmos through space simulations, storytelling, interactive demonstrations, and immersive, live-narrated video projection under the Planetarium’s 60-foot dome. New insights await!

700 Days of JWST
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a marvel of ingenuity and design. Its spectacular images and data have struck a nerve for a new generation of curious explorers. Learn what makes JWST different and what it’s taught us in the first 700 days of science operations.

Doors to the Museum open at 6:30 PM. Show starts at 7 PM.

*Suggested for ages 13+

June 21, 2024
Arts & Culture
* The Main Event – First Coast Comedy Club

It’s the high-energy, fast-paced, absolutely amazing improv comedy show you’ve been waiting to see.

Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 pm until July 27.

In The Main Event your First Coast Comedy professionals have no plan and willingly dive headfirst into almost any challenge the audience will throw at them, resulting in unforgettably hilarious moments.

And it gets better! This show is for everyone! You can bring the whole family because these improvisers play smart… to ensure the show is always clean and never mean! Tickets will go fast, so get yours now!

 

June 21, 2024
Arts & Culture
*St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market takes place each Saturday from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Enhanced health and safety measures have been implemented and personal protection equipment, such as face masks, are encouraged.

Farmers Market
Join us every Saturday under the oaks for local, fresh food, produce straight from the farm, handmade arts and crafts, and live entertainment! Special events and features take place each week, check the individual event listings to see what’s coming up!

Every Saturday, 8:30am to 12:30pm

June 22, 2024
Farmers Market
*Fernandina Beach Market Place Farmers Market

Join your family, neighbors and friends at this weekly event where farmers, growers, and producers sell locally grown and created foods, soaps, candles, and plants to those living in, and visiting, our friendly, little community.

The farmers’ market is open EVERY Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., year-round, rain or shine. Look for live music, featured businesses, a Booth with a Cause, and the friendliest folks in Florida!

You will also find seasonal produce, fresh baked breads, pastries, plants, flowers, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, snacks, jellies, jams, pickles, salmon, jerky, hot sauce, guacamole, dips, salsas, candles, soap and body products, flavored salts, pecans, honey, wild-caught shrimp, specialty food items, and these are just the weekly vendors.

June 22, 2024
Farmers Market
*Fernandina Beach Arts Market

The friendliest farmer’s market in Florida.
With nearly 40 vendors and growing every week, this is a MUST-SEE Amelia Island or Fernandina Beach experience!

Organic produce, friendly farmers, wonderful chefs and many other delights await you at this farmer’s market in historic, downtown Fernandina. Each week we mix up our local musicians, our non-profit organizations, and a traditional brick-and-mortar shopkeeper, too.

Our local residents tell us, “Every weekend feels like a reunion!”

2nd and 4th Saturday every month.

June 22, 2024
Arts & Culture
*Riverside Arts Market

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. enjoy farm-fresh produce, artists, artisans, and more! Free Admission & Free Parking.

Under the Fuller Warren Bridge and along the St. Johns River, you’ll find a place where our community comes together! During the week, the space is a parking lot, on Saturdays, the space houses hundreds of artists, farmers, artisans, nonprofits, and other community organizations and small businesses!

Parking is always free at the Fidelity/Black Knight Financial building next to the market. Make the trip a day’s worth of fun by visiting our neighbors at The Cummer Museum or the 5 Points Shopping District just a few blocks away.

June 22, 2024
Arts & Culture
*Beaches Green Market

Vendors at the market sell a wide selection of in-season, local and organic produce, local all-natural meats, free-range eggs, cut flowers, locally roasted organic coffees, edible plants and trees, orchids, handcrafted teas, gluten-free and vegan foods, handcrafted cheeses, locally made desserts, freshly baked breads, local honey and other seasonal delights.

June 22, 2024
Farmers Market
Paul Lundgren Band at The Local

Paul Lundgren Band’s high energy performances packs the dance floor every time they play!

Paul’s band offers an exciting catalog of over 100+ Top 40 Radio Hits of today’s and yesterday’s Modern Pop Rock, Classic Rock, Southern and Country Rock, and Motown R&B funk.

Amazingly versatile band covering decades of hit songs. They are sure to give every listener something to enjoy! This is a band in high demand, and is perfectly suited for any & all occasions.

June 22, 2024
Food & Drinks
*Jacksonville Farmers Market

Open every day dawn to 6pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The market closes early on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

With a wide variety of fresh produce, seafood and other culinary delights, Jacksonville Farmers Market offers a unique shopping experience for any age. Enjoy the open air and festive market atmosphere as you stroll each of the outdoor bays. The Jacksonville Farmers Market is known best for its featured ethnic and imported specialty items that are not only unique but sometimes also rare and typically hard to find. If you’re looking strictly for locally-grown food, be sure to inquire with vendors at this market. Some offerings are not grown by local farmers.

June 23, 2024
Farmers Market
*Atlantic Beach Farmers Market

This is a beautiful community market. You will find local seafood,beef, breads, produce, art, food trucks, soaps, sauces and much more. Please join us Sunday’s 10:00-2:00pm for local small business shopping

June 23, 2024
Farmers Market
Spade McQuade at Bedlam

Spade McQuade is a singer-songwriter and former member of the Irish rock band Energy Orchard who lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

He’s known for his unique mix of Celtic rock and traditional Irish tunes, and has toured with Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, and Steve Earle.

His latest album, Belfast Redneck, has an Americana influence, and his song “You Old Rockstar” has a music video on YouTube

Come on out!

June 23, 2024
Food & Drinks
*Acoustic Night

Don’t miss Acoustic Night in Bull Memorial Park for a concert in the Park under the swaying palm trees with the ocean breeze! It doesn’t get any better than this on a beautiful summer evening as you enjoy the music on your blanket, in your chair or standing around with neighbors and friends, listening to the musical talent of local singers of all ages. Come rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the event moves indoors at Gulliford Hall in Adele Grage Cultural Cent

Featuring Food Truck will be available for dinner from 5-8:30 pm on 7th St. at East Coast Dr.

Bull Memorial Park is located on the corner of 7th St. & East Coast Drive.

June 23, 2024
Food & Drinks
The 1st Annual 904 Pop Up Music Fest

The 1st Annual 904 Pop Up Music Fest is less than a month away!

This will be our BIGGEST EVENT yet! This will be our FIRST Saturday event and we have extended our Live Music until 9:30pm! Spread the word!

EVENT DETAILS ☀️

🎸 LIVE MUSIC FROM 2 – 930PM 🎸
🍻 DESIGNATED DRINKING AREA FOR 21+ 🍻
🛹 KIDS SKATE / OPEN SKATE W/ Insta Ramp 🛹
🎨 SHOP LOCAL W/ 200 CREATIVES 🎨
🍔 EAT LOCAL W/ 15 FOOD TRUCKS 🍔
🧊 COOL ZONE / MISTING TENT ( VIP ONLY ) 🧊
🎟️ VIP EXPERIENCE LINK IN BIO 🎟️

THE LINE UP 🤘

KELP: 2 – 245PM
BE EASY: 3 – 4PM
SPLIT TONE: 430 – 530PM
STREET PREACHER: 6 – 7PM
UNIVERSAL GREEN: 715 – 815PM
CLOUD 9 VIBES: 830PM – 930PM ( HEADLINER )

 

June 29, 2024
Twilight Movies in the Park

Luca – Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

June 29, 2024
Arts & Culture
*First Wednesday Art Walk

First Wednesday Art Walk
The First Wednesday of Each Month from 5-9 p.m. in Downtown Jacksonville
Downtown Vision has proudly hosted the First Wednesday Art Walk since 2003 to welcome people to DTJax and celebrate the community’s deep pool of creative talent.

Art Walk has returned after a break due to the pandemic and now takes place monthly! We invite you to bring your family, friends and coworkers for a self-guided tour of Downtown’s northbank core on the first Wednesday of every month. Explore three major hubs: James Weldon Johnson Park, The Jessie (duPont Center) and Vagabond Flea at The Breezeway at Vystar Tower, and all the businesses and public art between. Art Walk runs 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. Masks encouraged.

July 3, 2024
Arts & Culture
*Art Galleries of St Augustine – First Friday Artwalk

The Art Galleries of St. Augustine (AGOSA) makes up the diverse art galleries and museums located in St. Augustine, Florida. Each one showcases outstanding collections of local, regional, national & international artists.

Every First Friday of the Month | 5:00pm – 9:00pm

As of January 1, 2022, AGOSA is now part of the St. Augustine Art Association a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1924. The mission of the Art Association is to promote and enhance the arts in the area through exhibits, involvement in community projects, publicity, networking and other opportunities for artists.

Our events have cultivated a reputation for St. Augustine as an “Art Destination” among both locals and visitors.

FAQs
Q; HOW DO I GET STARTED ON THE ARTWALK?
A: You can start the free, self-guided Artwalk tour at any AGOSA Member Gallery, and see as few or as many as you’d like between 5-9PM on First Fridays. Most galleries feature changing monthly exhibits, refreshments and live music. Or tour our fine galleries throughout the month using our brochure and Artwalk map!

July 5, 2024
Arts & Culture
*Norman Studio Tours

Monthly on the first and third Saturday of the month, starting from Jan 20, 2024,  11 am to 3 pm.

Arlington’s century-old Norman Studios, now a museum dedicated to silent film history, is ready for public tours after major renovations. Tours will be held on the first and third Saturday of each month between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The former silent film studio opened in 1916 is now a National Historic Landmark. Admission is free.

 

July 6, 2024
Arts & Culture
*Orange Park Farmers’ Market

The market is located on the busy corner of US17 and Kingsley Ave. 2042 Park Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073. This is an outdoor market and sometimes due to inclement weather the market may be closed. Just look for the large yellow signs!

Created in 2012, the Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts’ Market runs from 10 am – 3 pm on the first and third Sundays of each month, September – June. The market is run by The Town of Orange Park Events and Recreation Division, with over 100 vendors on a regular basis that offer a variety of homemade and homegrown products from local merchants, live entertainment, food on site, and a great family atmosphere! You can find nearly anything your heart desires from locally grown produce, local honey, cupcakes, pies, salsa, granola, plants, produce, raw milk, eggs, cheeses, hand crafted jewelry, bird houses, pottery pieces, didgeridoos, soaps, and many many more handcrafted items!

Suggested parking is at CVS/Winn Dixie, then use the pedestrian crosswalks to enter the market. There is also parking at Town Hall off of US 17 and Smith St and Kingsley Ave- both of these areas offer limited parking.

July 7, 2024
Farmers Market
*Songwriters Concert

Enjoy the original sounds by local talent in Gulliford Hall at the Adele Grage Cultural Center.

Whether you write, sing, play or simply enjoy listening to good music, plan on being with us. Hosted by Roy Peak, local performers transform Gulliford Hall from 6-8 pm with original music creations. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Seating is first come first served for this admission-free, alcohol-free event. Performers should contact host Roy Peak at atlanticbeachmusic@gmail.com for more information.

1st Saturday of every month.

July 7, 2024
Arts & Culture
*Second Saturday Arts Farmers Market

Variety of vendors. Crafts, plants, teas, honey, household items, bath products, food, clothing, soap, jewelry, bird houses, jams and jellies, breads, cookies, and so much more!

Family and pet friendly!!!!

Our vendors donate a portion of their sales to the church rather than the church charge a specific amount for their vendor spot. Those donations go towards the outreach programs of the church. Three of the local outreach programs include the Mandarin Food Bank, our own preschool, and Florida Christian Center on Edgewood. So, when you shop at our market you not only help the small business owners but the community as well!!!! Bonus!!!!

We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Mandarin Food Bank if you would like to donate. A collection bin will be by the front door of the church.

There are currently no openings for new vendors. Anyone offering a spot to someone does not have the authority and is attempting to scam people. Our vendors know the process and will reach out to the correct people for questions.

July 13, 2024
Arts & Culture
*904 POP UP: SEAWALK PAVILION

Jacksonville’s largest curated pop-up featuring over 200 creatives and 15 food trucks. The event is FREE and pet friendly!

Vendor and Food Truck Availability.

We have 150 spaces available. Contact 904popup@gmail.com with photos of your products and links to your social media pages for approval.

2nd Sunday of each month.

July 14, 2024
Arts & Culture
*Nocatee Farmers Market

Each month at Nocatee, a market pops up offering food, crafts, and gifts, plus activities and special events related specifically to a unique and ever-changing theme.

Held the 3rd Saturday of the Month from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, the Nocatee Farmers Market is full of activities, shows and demonstrations for the entire family. With more than 80 vendors and so much to do, everyone is sure to have a great time. This market offers less fresh produce than other area markets, but there are lots of homemade jams, jellies, home baked goods, hand stitched quilts, plants, art and pottery items. There is also a tasty array of prepared food offerings including local St. Augustine crab cakes, smoked BBQ, kettle corn, pulled pork BBQ and Kona shaved ice.

July 20, 2024
Farmers Market
*Jax Beach Arts Market
The 2024 Jax Beach Arts Market dates are: February 10, March 9, April 13, May 4, June 8, July 20, September 7, September 28, and November 2. All events are on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Artists may sign-up at www.jaxbeachartsmarket.com
July 20, 2024
Arts & Culture
*The Vilano Beach Market

35+ Vendors along the Vilano Road sidewalks and under the sunset! Every Third Saturday 4-8pm

July 21, 2024
Farmers Market
2nd Annual Jacksonville Makers Market
August 17, 2024
Arts & Culture
Theatre Jacksonville Announces Its 105th Season

Theatre Jacksonville announces its 105th consecutive season with a line-up including a beloved classic, rip-roaring comedy and poetic drama. Diverse offerings include the delightful Driving Miss Daisy; a story inspired by true events following the crash of Pan Am 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland; a comedy loosely based on Dram Stoker’s novel Dracula; and a witty new musical with Wild West themes.

The 105th season is as follows:

Classic in San Marco:

¨     Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry, opening September 13 – A heart-warming and well-known play that was also adapted into an award-winning 1989 movie starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy, Driving Miss Daisy details the relationship and eventual 30-year friendship between Miss Daisy, an independent White, Southern Jewish lady, and Hoke Colburn, her Black driver. The play received a Pulitzer Prize, and the film version garnered four Academy Awards.

Mainstage Productions:

¨     The Foreigner by Larry Shue, opening November 8 – Set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, this hilarious comedy about a shy British man on holiday encountering a foreigner who speaks no English is full of surprises and delights audiences with its play on Southern hospitality and mysterious schemes.

¨     The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort, opening January 17 – Inspired by a true story and written in the form of a Greek tragedy, the Women of Lockerbie tells the story of a mother from New Jersey whose son was lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are engaged in a tussle with the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims so they can turn an act of hatred into an act of love. This poetic drama explores how grief changes over time.

¨     The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin, opening March 7 – This unusual play details the daily lives of four mentally challenged young men living in a communal residence, told through the perspective of a social worker who looks after them. Marked with compassion and understanding, The Boys Next Door reminds us that everyone wants and deserves love, meaning and purpose.

¨     Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen, opening April 18 – The legendary vampire tale is hilariously twisted in this gender-bending romp through a hunt for the dangerous and sexy Count Dracula. The comedy serves up clever wordplay and quick-change antics, while five actors play over a dozen roles in the head-spinning, reimagining of a Gothic classic.

¨     Desperate Measures by Peter Kellogg and David Friedman, opening June 6 – This witty and wild new musical comedy serves up a colorful cast of Wild West-inspired characters who intervene in the fate of the dangerously handsome Johnny Blood. Before the sun sets, will they be able to pull off the greatest act yet, or will Johnny be left hanging?

“It is always fun to announce an upcoming season, and we are pleased to present a versatile set of shows that highlights some of the best in theater today,” said Executive Director Sarah Boone. “From a classic story that so many already know and love to twists on the Dracula tale, fun nods to the deep South and the Wild West, and heart-warmers about love, meaning, loss and grief, our 105th season spans all genres and will not disappoint. We are continuing our current membership and subscriber model and encourage everyone who values Theatre Jacksonville to enjoy perks and savings by signing up for the whole season in advance. More importantly, this supports our future and honors our legacy as one of the oldest continuously producing community theaters in the nation!”

Ticket packages are available at three levels:

·      All-Access Memberships include tickets for the entire Theatre Jacksonville season, including Mainstage productions, the Classic in San Marco and all Extra productions.

·      Season Subscriptions include one ticket to each of the five Mainstage productions. Tickets will be extra for the Classic in San Marco and other special productions.

·      Single tickets are offered on a show-by-show basis and will be $31 each.

Prices are as follows:

All-Access Membership

Before June 30 Early Bird:

Individual Adult Member (18-59 years old): $150

Individual Senior/Military Member (60+ or military ID): $130

After June 30:

Individual Adult Member (18-59 years old): $170

Individual Senior/Military Member (60+ or military ID): $150

All individual memberships receive one complimentary All-Access Pass that includes all Theatre Jacksonville season productions including The Classic in San Marco and Seasons Extra. Additional show tickets will cost $22, as available.

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Season Subscription

Before June 30 Early Bird:

Individual Adult Member (18-59 years old): $120

Individual Senior/Military Member (60+ or military ID): $100

After June 30:

Individual Adult Member (18-59 years old): $140

Individual Senior/Military Member (60+ or military ID): $120

All individual subscriptions receive one complimentary ticket for each of the five Theatre Jacksonville Mainstage productions (does not include the Classic in San Marco and Season Extras). Additional show tickets will cost $25, as available.

For more information about the 105th season lineup or ticket packages, visit http://www.theatrejax.com.

September 13, 2024
Arts & Culture
 

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