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Jacksonville Beach 4th of July Fireworks

Join us in Jacksonville Beach for an amazing display of fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July! Fireworks will be launching from the pier (504 1st St. N.) at 9PM with a “test” shot at 8:45.

The 4th of July at the beaches is always incredibly busy – be sure to plan accordingly with your family and friends, stay safe, and have fun!

July 4, 2022
Free Events
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 6, 2022
Arts & Culture
Jim Cox Fine Art Exhibit
July 9, 2022
Arts & Culture
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 shop keeper, too.

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

2nd and 4th Saturday every month.

July 9, 2022
Arts & Culture
Bark and Brew

Grab your four-legged friend and join us Sunday July 10th from 4-6pm for our inaugural Bark and Brew: Pre-Game Beer Festival. For only $30 you’ll get beer sampling from 4-6pm plus your ticket to that evening’s Jumbo Shrimp vs. Norfolk game is included!! What better way to enjoy a Bark in the Park than a beer in one hand and a pup in the other!

The event will include sampling from the following breweries…
Intuition
Fishweir
Southern Swells
Veterans United
Ruby Beach
Conagree and Penn
Dog Rose
Aardwolf
Coppertail
Sierra Nevada
…and more

July 10, 2022
Food & Drinks
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.

July 10, 2022
Arts & Culture
Jax Beach Summer Arts Market
The quarterly Jax Beach Arts Market returns this summer at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach.
Artists may sign-up at www.jaxbeachartsmarket.com
July 23, 2022
Arts & Culture
Acoustic Night

Host, Roy Peak and friends will be in Bull Memorial Park for 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 event of inclement weather, the event moves indoors at Gulliford Hall in Adele Grage Cultural Center.

Come hungry, 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. Ride, Walk, Run, or Drive, it’s going to be a great evening! Performers should contact host Roy Peak at atlanticbeachmusic@gmail.com. Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum.

July 24, 2022
Food & Drinks
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. The vendor deadline is 4/1/22.

July 31, 2022
Festivals
First Friday: A Community Happy Hour

First Fridays are a RAP tradition. We seek to support small businesses, celebrate the work of our fantastic partners, and allow members to meet other members and – your neighbors!

Join us to wind down and kick off the weekend during this monthly event and support those who make our neighborhood all so special while gathering with friends and neighbors. We’ll have food, drinks, and music for everyone to enjoy.

This month, we’ll be setting up at Burlock & Barrel where there will be complimentary tastings for guests as well as cocktails and bottles for sale. The Burlock name has a long-standing history in the Jacksonville community dating all the way back to the Prohibition era, starting back in the 1920s. Taste their high-quality whiskey that comes in three signature flavors – B&B Reserved Aged Bourbon, Whisper, an aged and unnamed rice whiskey, and Whim, a white corn whiskey.

August 5, 2022
Food & Drinks
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
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