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*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.

October 5, 2022
Arts & Culture
*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.

October 6, 2022
*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!

October 7, 2022
Arts & Culture
Farmers Market Pop-Up

Fresh Flowers, Fresh Produce, Fresh Food, Handmade Items

October 8, 2022
Farmers Market
Jacksonville Grass Stains Volleyball Tournament!

JACKSONVILLE GRASS STAINS VOLLEYBALL TOURNMENT!
Tournament Date: Oct 8 and 9th 2022

When: Saturday registration starts @ 800am balls in the air @ 830am
Sunday registration starts @ 800am balls in the air @ 830am
What: Grass 2’s
Saturday 10/8 Men’s and Women’s 2 vs 2
Sunday 10/9 Coed 2 vs 2

Where: Losco Regional Park
10931 Hood Road South Jacksonville FL 32257
Who: 3 Different Division ONLY: Open/AA, Single A, and Masters (45+)
Cost: $30per person for all divisions

Prizes:
MORE TEAMS MORE MONEY
Open/AA Division Payout for 1st & 2nd Place will be 75% of money brought in from that division and Master’s Division will be 50% of money brought in from that division.
Prizes will be awarded to 1st place finisher in the Men’s and Women’s Single A Divisions. At least 5 teams are needed to make a division. If there aren’t enough teams to make a lower division, all teams will play in the same division “If they choose too” and the payout will increase.

All rules and playoff bracket will be discussed at the captains meeting prior to 1st game.
For more information on the tournament, or to register a team contact Ray Jenkins by email at raywilly2@yahoo.com or PM on Facebook

October 8, 2022
Sports
*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.

October 8, 2022
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.

October 8, 2022
Arts & Culture
Fall Festival

City of Atlantic Beach’s annual Fall Festival will be held at the Gail Baker Community Center, 2072 George St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include food, games, music, and crafts. The event is free to the public and fun for all.

October 8, 2022
Festivals
Beaches Town Center Golf Classic

BEACHES TOWN CENTER AGENCY GOLF CLASSIC

A BEACHES TOWN CENTER AGENCY PROJECT
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH, 2022

at Jax Beach Golf Club, 605 Penman Rd. S. Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250

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WIN $25,000! (HOLE-IN-ONE)

scramble format $125/player, includes lunch

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Everything you need to know before hitting the links

Tournament Day: Schedule

  • 9:00am Sponsor Tent Setup Begins
  • 11:00am-1 pm Player Registration & Lunch
  • 1 pm Tournament Start
  • 5:30 Tournament End
  • 5:30-7pm (or longer) After Party, Prizes, Raffle Selection

 

Tournament Format: Scramble

The BTCA Golf Classic scramble format consists of a team of four players where each player on the team hits a tee shot, and then the players decide which shot they like better. The players then play from that spot. The person whose shot was not taken picks up their ball and moves it to within one club length of the selected spot. This process continues until all holes are completed and the team is awarded one score. Tie Breaker: Putt Off! Teams tied with lowest team score will putt for the win, details TBD

PLAY

Register to play in the inaugural BTCA Golf Classic. Find a foursome or be paired with one… play some golf and come together for a great cause.

RAFFLE TICKETS

With over $5,000+ in prizes there is no reason not to try your luck!  Win BIG for as little as $5 while supporting your Beaches Town Center Community. Can’t make the tournament but want to help? Support BTC with a onetime $5 Raffle Ticket purchase for your chance to win a 2 Night Stay at One Ocean and much more!

The inaugural BTCA Golf Classic is presented by The Beaches Town Center Agency (BTCA) a 501(3)(C) registered Non-Profit. he Beaches Town Center Agency works for the improvement of the Atlantic Beach/Neptune Beach Central Business District, protecting its unique character as a traditional neighborhood and enhancing its presence as an economic and cultural town center.

THE BTCA GOLF CLASSIC IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROSITY OF THE AMAZING SPONSORS LISTED BELOW:

Jacksonville Jaguars ∙ Holiday Hamil-Realtor | KW Luxury

ABBQ ∙ Shorelines Gift Shop

Jewels By Lubeck ∙ Hotel Palms ∙ Dunlop Photography ∙ Regions Bank

Watson Property Management ∙ Sliders Seafood ∙ Pete’s Bar

One Ocean Resort & Spa ∙ Jax Surf & Paddle ∙ Whit’s Frozen Custard

FaverGray Homes ∙  M-Body Yoga ∙ Bali Cargo Company ∙ The Local

Ragtime Tavern ∙ Joseph’s Pizza ∙ Kendra Robertson-Realtor | KW Luxury

 

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    For more information visit www.btcagolfclassic.com or email btcagolfclassic@gmail.com
October 13, 2022
Sports
40th Annual Fall Festival

The Town of Orange Park Fall Festival is back for 2022!

Date: Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th, 2022
Hours: 10am-5pm with Opening Ceremonies beginning at 10:00am on Saturday

Where: Town Hall Park – 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073 – corner of Kingsley and US17 about 2 miles south of I-295.

Cost: Admission is free!

Activities: Stay tuned for Kids Zone activity details & prices.

October 15, 2022
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!

October 20, 2022
Arts & Culture
Serendipity Author Artist Expo

Eleanor Tremayne is a local award-winning author who lives in St. Augustine. On October 22, 2022 at St. Johns River State College, St. Augustine Ms. Tremayne’s Bookstore, Serendipity, and Scotoma Publishing is hosting an author-artist expo. St. Johns High School Students are invited to showcase their poetry and artwork in The Viking Room. There will also be raffles that support local St. Augustine businesses.

We would appreciate First Coast News supporting this free public event on their news station. Promoting cultural activities are the focus of our events.

Please contact Eleanor Tremayne for any further details.
626/5364965

October 22, 2022
Arts & Culture
Family Fun Day

Mark your calendars! You will not want to miss this popular event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 10 p.m. at our own Jack Russell Park. Share in the family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon and evening. All Fun Day activities are free and open to the public. The evening ends with the showing of “Encanto.”

Families wanting to camp can reserve a campsite for $15. Those who brave the overnight campout will enjoy a free breakfast on Sunday morning.

Campsite applications will be available on September 1st.

October 22, 2022
Food & Drinks
Tom Schifanella: Faces of the Alcazar

Tom Schifanella’s Faces of the Alcazar presents a compelling glimpse of life behind-the-scenes at Henry Flagler’s Alcazar Hotel. The exhibition documents the fragmentary clippings from early-20th century motion picture magazines pasted to the walls of the Alcazar staff quarters by the immigrant staff who lived and worked at the hotel.

Flagler’s grand hotels required a huge workforce to ensure their smooth operation. Staff at resort hotels like the Alcazar included a vast and diverse group of working-class employees: men and women, Black and White, and newly arrived immigrants from Europe all found employment in Florida during the winter tourist season.

Faces of the Alcazar elevates the marginalized voices of the Alcazar Hotel staff. The crumbling magazine remnants left behind by these forgotten individuals evoke the ephemeral nature of youth, memory, and fame. They remain a haunting visual record of the dreams and aspirations of the people who served the wealthy visitors wintering in St. Augustine at the dawn of the 20th century.

Faces of the Alcazar is supported by a grant from the Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Fund at the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.

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About Tom Schifanella

Tom Schifanella combines his background as an award-winning advertising agency creative with a passion for photography, creating images that document the world around us. His clients include ad agencies, cultural organizations, newspapers and online publications.

October 29, 2022
Arts & Culture
Spooktacular Holiday Market

Are vendors are growing! We will have breakfast and coffee for are early morning shop!! Can’t wait till October!

K&M’s Lovely Dreamy $5 Jewelry
Scnetsy with Stacy
Perfectly Posh
Scarlet’s Craft Room
Beachy Bakes
Esther Atkins – Mary Kay
K.R.’S Woodworking
AnJolly Jewelry
All In All Creations
Wavy Nails with Heidi
Tupperware with Cindy
Brown’s Crafting Box
Alboe “A Little Bit Of Everything”
Johnson Team at Herron Real Estate
Cacau Cute Corp
The Threaded Edge
CraftsByLadyD
Mary’s Rose Hair Accessories
A Sweets&things
Riverfront Nutrition
Hurt2Healed Apothecary
Plaid Lad Wreath Design & More!
Terri Peel Bechtold
Dolly Country Designs
Sugar & Spice Custom Cookies
Terri Peel Bechtold
A.Doorable.DesignsByDana
MaMa’s Craft Shack, LLC
Bag it up
Busy Momma bath products
Rustic Rose Boutique
Aunt B’s Bows & More
Salscucina FOOD TRUCK
Filipin-Go food truck
THE BRONX STREET FOOD TRUCK
Hawaii Fyve-Sno
Family Grounds Coffee

October 29, 2022
Holiday
Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

Friday, Nov. 4: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Voted Best Festival in the Southeast!

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, artists’ market, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, and more.

The island comes alive during this fun-filled weekend, so mark your calendars for this award-winning three-day event held in the Historic District of Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Admission to the Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival is free. However, the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased by $4/day during this event. Annual passes are not impacted.

For more information, please visit jekyllisland.com/shrimpgrits

November 4, 2022
Festivals
Vintage Arts Christmas Makers Market

A perfect time to shop for Christmas decor and gifts.

Come join us from 10am-3pm at our shop at 10029 San Jose Blvd. for a fun-fillled Makers Market filled with Christmas spirit.

Meet local artists and makers as you enjoy an expertly curated shopping experience in our vintage boutique. We will have sales, raffles, refreshments and more!

November 5, 2022
Festivals
A Toast To 60: An Anniversary Dinner Party

As our 60th Anniversary year comes to a close, let’s come together to sparkle and shine for the final dinner party of the 2022 season. We will celebrate what truly makes the Cummer Museum an Art Community for All. So, dust off your party dresses and dinner jackets and join us as we raise a glass to our Diamond year.

There won’t be a night quite like this for another 60 years!

November 10, 2022
Arts & Culture
SWG At The Kingsland Catfish Festival

Outdoor festival with: Arts & Craft Booths, Food Booths, Antiques and Collectibles, Catfish Cooking competition, Live Entertainment, Children’s amusement area, 5K Run, Vendor Application

November 19, 2022
Farmers Market
Cirque Dreams Holidaze

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE dazzles with a brilliant and whimsical family holiday spectacular.

This annual tradition wraps a Broadway-style production around an infusion of contemporary circus arts. As lights dim and the music swells, audiences will have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads as a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters come to life on stage.

With an original music score, twists on holiday classics sung live, and with new sets, scenery, and storylines, this ultimate holiday gift for the entire family is sure to put a twinkle in your eye!

November 20, 2022
Holiday
Holiday Makers Market

Join us for Lush Leaves 2nd annual Holiday Makers Market in San Marco Square!!

The Christmas lights will be twinkling, carols will be drifting over the airwaves and holiday shopping will be in full swing!! Join us on the square, dine at one of the amazing restaurants, enjoy a beverage and find that perfect something for your special someone

December 3, 2022
Farmers Market
2023 St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
RETURNING in 2023!!
The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
“The Finest Celtic MUSIC Festival in the United States”
8 of the Top Celtic Bands in the WORLD
PLUS The WORLD’S Original St. Patrick Parade! The St. Augustine Highland Games, Celtic Merchandise, Celtic (and non-Celtic) food, and much more!
WHISKEY TASTING on FRIDAY NIGHT!
Saturday, March 11 (10am-10pm)
Sunday, March 12 (10am-7pm)
TICKETS GO ON SALE on THANKSGIVING! www.celticstaugustine.com
March 11, 2023
Festivals