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Family EventsSaturday, March 2 thru Saturday, December 21, 2013
The Riverside Arts Market is Jacksonville’s premier destination for art lovers, treasure hunters, music fans and foodies alike. The Market has drawn local acclaim, national press coverage and nearly half a million visitors. Why? Because, simply put, this is the most FREE FUN you can have on a Saturday in Jacksonville.
Now entering its fifth year, RAM is bigger, bolder and even better. Every Saturday thru December 21st, from 10 am to 4 pm, more than 100 juried artists showcase the city’s creative side, from handmade pottery, paintings and jewelry, to silk-screened shirts and unique accessories. RAM’s expansive Farmer’s Market features local produce, as well as artisan breads, gourmet spreads, fresh cheeses and other tasty treats. The Market’s three stages present exceptional live entertainment, from great regional bands to barbershop quartets to bellydancers, magicians, fire-eaters and jugglers. With ample free parking, a beautiful riverfront setting and a family-friendly, community-centric vibe, RAM is your bridge to a better weekend.
Located at the end of the Northbank Riverwalk, under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge, the Market is a leisurely 15 minute stroll from Downtown Jacksonville along the St. Johns River. It also is located just 100 yards from The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and is less than a 5-minute walk to both Memorial Park and Riverside Park.At the end of the Northbank Riverwalk, under the Fuller Warren Bridgehttp://riversideartsmarket.com
Theatre EventsWednesday, May 8 thru Sunday, June 9, 2013
In this play starring Loretta Swit of M*A*S*H, a set of lovers plan to murder a man during a complicated robbery, but it turns out, the man has a scheme of his own.Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Boulevardwww.alhambrajax.com, (904) 641-1212
Theatre EventsFriday, May 10 thru Sunday, May 26, 2013
In this seminal work by Tennessee Williams, Blanche du Bois, emotionally fragile and with a hidden, sordid past, moves in with her sister and her sister's husband after her family plantation is lost.Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre, 716 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beachwww.abettheatre.com, (904) 249-7177
Family EventsSaturday, May 11 thru Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Travel back in time 65 million years with Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous. This groundbreaking exhibit uses state-of-the-art video game technology that allows visitors to take control of their own dinosaur as they explore a fully interactive reconstruction of the most complex ancient ecosystem ever created. The exhibit also features full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, Safari Jeep and more!MOSH, 1025 Museum Circle,396-7062, www.themosh.org
Theatre EventsFriday, May 17 thru Saturday, June 8, 2013
This is a poignant, American classic presented in collaboration with Hallie Foote & The Horton Foote Legacy and written by two-time Oscar winner Horton Foote. Carrie Watts lives with her son and daughter-in-law in a small Houston flat, desperate to return to her childhood home in Bountiful, Texas. If she can, Carrie knows she will reclaim her dignity, her peace of mind, and her sense of self. This 1953 Broadway drama that became an award-winning film is a moving and riveting story of acceptance and coming home.Players by the Sea, 106 6th Street North, Jacksonville Beach,www.playersbythesea.org, (904) 249-0289
Theatre EventsTuesday, May 21, 2013
Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the sensational production tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl singing group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. 7:30 pm.
The Artist Series, Times-Union Center(904) 442-BWAY (2929)
Music EventsThursday, May 23, 2013
The music of freedom rings in Fernandina Beach! 7 pmJacksonville Symphony Orchestra, 300 Water Streetwww.jaxsymphony.org, (904) 354-5479
Music EventsThursday, May 23 thru Sunday, May 26, 2013
Downtown Jacksonville sets the stage for the JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL with performances on multiple stages with BWB featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, Euge Groover, Poncho Sanchez, Gerald Albright and Gregory Porter. The festivities also include the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, May 23 at the Florida Theatre. Enjoy live jazz on the Swingin’ Stage on Monroe Street between Main and Ocean, the Groovin’ Stage at Hemming Plaza and the Breezin’ Stage at the Jacksonville Landing. Stroll through the Art in the Heart of Jacksonville exhibits in Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture and Wood. Enjoy a trip through the Jacksonville Jazz Fest Hall of Fame, and take in the up-and-comers at the Youth Jazz Talent Showcase, a live talent competition open to young jazz singers and musicians. The winner will receive a savings bond toward their continued music education, school tuition or private lessons. Finalists will perform at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 25. Winners will be selected by a panel of music adjudicators who specialize in the art forms of traditional and contemporary jazz and blues. Preferred seating and VIP packages are available at 630-3690.Multiple locations in Downtown Jacksonville630-3690 http://www.makeascenedowntown.co...
Family EventsThursday, May 23 thru Monday, May 27, 2013
The Jacksonville Suns are the minor league Class AA affiliate of the Florida Marlins. The Suns are proud members and five-time champions of the 10-team Southern League of Professional Baseball. This year you will find all the Sun's traditional weekly promotions; Thursday Night Throw Down, Friday Family Fireworks, Kids Run the Bases, Fifty-Cent Family Feast as well as special appearances and other promotions.Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville358-2846, www.jaxsuns.com
Music EventsThursday, May 23, 2013
In honor of Bob Dylan’s 72nd birthday later this month, Underbelly is hosting Dylan Fest on May 23rd. Some of Jacksonville’s best musicians will be performing the legendary singer-songwriter’s tunes all night long. The line-up includes Mama Blue, Arvid Smith, The Dewars, Jesse Montoya, New Strangers, Pretty to Think So, Laura Minor, Real Job, The Shylights, The Idiots, The Michelles, and Katie Grace Helow.Underbelly353-6067 http://jaxunderbelly.com
Family EventsFriday, May 24 thru Sunday, May 26, 2013
The best regional and national folk artists join the FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL at the Stephen Foster Culture Center State Park in White Springs. The weekend event will include traditional crafts, workshops, folk dancing, food, a folklife area, Seminole Camp, a banjo and fiddle contest and a children’s area. Adult admission is $20 for a single day ticket, $40 for a weekend pass. Admission for children ages 6 to 16 is $4 for all three days, and 6 and under are free.Stephen Foster Culture Center State Park in White Springswww.floridastateparksorg/folkfest and toll free at 877-635-3655
Music EventsFriday, May 24, 2013
Atlanta-based Sevendust has been a staple on the hard rock scene since the late 90s and is currently on tour in support of their ninth album, Black Out the Sun, which was released in March. The band will be at Brewster’s Megaplex on the 24th along with Pop Evil, an alt-metal act out of Michigan who you may remember from their set at Welcome to Rockville last month. Tickets: $18.Brewster’s Megaplex- Roc Bar233-9850 www.brewstersmegaplex.com
Music EventsFriday, May 24 thru Sunday, May 26, 2013
Celebrating its 61st year, the Florida Folk Festival is one of oldest of its kind in the United States. Held annually on Memorial Day weekend at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, the event is a wonderful opportunity to hear wonderful music, enjoy tasty food, take a workshop, do a little shopping and pay tribute to Florida’s land, people and diverse cultural heritage.
The three-day festival, held May 24th to the 26th, will include performances by a myriad of talented musicians, including Jim Stafford, the Bellamy Brothers, Ben Prestage, Frank Thomas, Ed Cotton, Bing Futch, Jubal’s Kin, Passerine, Moors & McCumber, Doug Gauss, the Currys, Rachel Carrick, Mindy Simmons & the Hot Picks, Billy Dean, Tom Shed and many, many more. What sets this fest apart from many others is you don’t have to be content with merely watching the show, you can be part of it at one of the event’s jam sessions.
Additionally, the Florida Folk Festival has a variety of activities designed to keep attendees entertained all weekend long. Craftsmen and vendors will be on hand selling their wares, delish traditional southern food will be served up and a multitude of demonstrations and workshops will be held to teach festival-goers how to weave pine needle baskets, tell tall tales, research their genealogy and a number of other somewhat lost folklife art forms.
Advance tickets for the Florida Folk Festival are $25 per day or $50 for the entire weekend for adults. Tickets bought at the gate are $30 per day or $60 for the entire weekend. Children under six years of age are admitted free of charge; kids between the ages of six and 16 are $5 for the entire weekend.Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White SpringsFor more information, call 1-877-6FL-FOLK or visit www.FloridaFolkFestival.com.
Family EventsSaturday, May 25 thru Sunday, May 26, 2013
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Fort Clinch State Park will honor the men and women who served in World War II. Visitors can explore military displays, view memorabilia and learn about the uniforms, eapons, vehicles and lifestyle of those who were part of the war during the 1940s.
Admission to the park is $6.00 per vehicle at the front gate and $2.00 per person to enter the fort. Children under 6 are free.Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach(904) 277-7274 or visit
Family EventsSaturday, May 25, 2013
What has been called the ?Ultimate LIVE sports experience’ has arrived to Jacksonville. Legends Football League formerly known as (Lingerie Football League) will make its debut at Veterans Memorial Arena as the newly named Jacksonville Breeze play two home games. LFL Football is fast-paced 7-on-7 full contact TACKLE football played by some of America’s most beautiful and athletic models. The Saturday night atmosphere is considered football’s biggest party. 8:00pmVeterans Memorial Arenahttp://www.jaxevents.com/?event=...
Music EventsSunday, May 26, 2013
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers will close the month with a performance on the 26th. Though fronted by a world renowned comedian, actor, author and playwright, this bluegrass group is anything but a joke. Yes, Martin’s banter will have you giggling between songs, but his skills on the banjo are what will have you cheering in the aisles.St. Augustine Amphitheatre,www.staugamphitheatre.com or call 471-1965.
Family EventsTuesday, May 28, 2013
Learn what the greatest creative force is you can use for healing. FREE booklet and CD provided. All are welcome! 6:30-7:30pmPonte Vedra Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beachwww.Meetup.com/Jacksonville-Flor...
Family EventsWednesday, May 29, 2013
HU is an ancient name for God that has long been taught by the spiritual teachers of ECK. When sung as a pure prayer of love, HU can open your heart to God. Regardless of your beliefs or religion, you can sing HU to become happier and more secure in God's love. The Community HU Song will last for 30 minutes. 7:00 pm -Ponte Vedra Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedrawww.BeachMeetup.com/Jacksonville...
Family EventsThursday, May 30, 2013
The Horse Tales Literacy Project presents a Live Equine Performance featuring professional riders and horses from the World Famous Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction in Kissimmee, Florida. Experience the majesty and wonder of these beautiful horses along with the professional riders with their hand-made costumes, trick riding, and the music with a special appearance by Walter Farley’s Black Stallion! 10:30am - 11:30amJacksonville Equestrian Centerwww.horsetalesliteracy.org.
Theatre EventsFriday, May 31 thru Sunday, June 30, 2013
It’s Catholic school in the 1950s, and Eddie Ryan is navigating his school years and beyond while dealing with puppy love, patron saints, and sex education in this musical comedy. Some Adult Content.Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustinewww.limelight-theatre.org, (904) 825-1164
Family EventsSaturday, June 1, 2013
The Saturday event features family-friendly activities in Downtown Jacksonville. Enjoy the St. Johns River and participate in activities of health and wellness. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month, October through June, the event offers yoga, tai chi and other fitness classes along the river. Community First Saturdays also provides bike tours, eco-tours on the St. Johns River and self-guided tours of Downtown attractions. While there is ample free parking Downtown, participants are encouraged to visit the event by boat, bike, board and Riverwalk. Food vendors, including some of Jacksonville’s popular food trucks and local restaurants, will offer a variety of cuisine and the Finish Line Bar will serve craft beer and wine with café seating along the river.Northbank Riverwalkhttp://communityfirstsaturdays.w...
Family EventsSaturday, June 1, 2013
The world’s most renowned dog behavior specialist, Cesar Millan, will share his secrets on how to transform dogs and their owners in this unique and new live event. Fans and dog-lovers alike will be inspired by the simplicity of “Cesar’s Way” as he reveals that the secret to happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions starts with transforming ourselves. 8 pm.The Artist Series, Times-Union Centerwww.artistseriesjax.org, 1-888-860-BWAY
Music EventsSaturday, June 1, 2013Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis Street632-5555, www.ritzjacksonville.com
Family EventsSaturday, June 1, 2013
The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida will launch its 2nd Annual 7K in Riverside Avondale. The race will start at the Riverside YMCA at 7:30 am and the course takes runners through two of Riverside’s most popular and frequented parks ? Memorial Park and Riverside Park.
Runners will head west from the YMCA on Riverside Avenue, and enjoy the sights as they continue through Historic Five Points and its connected blocks of shopping, retail and housing located on Oak Street. The last portion of the run will take participants down Jackson Street, the Riverside Arts Market and onto the RiverWalk where they will finish the race along the banks of the beautiful St. Johns River and the downtown skyline, ending at YMCA.
Another feature of the race includes text coupons for participants. After a runner passes each of the one-mile markers placed throughout the race course, they will receive a text message on their cell phone rewarding them with coupons for use at a local Riverside establishment. Runners will also have an opportunity to win prizes during post-race festivities.
Immediately following the 7K race, children (13 and under) will enjoy running in a One Mile Fun Run starting the Riverside YMCA. They will run down the scenic RiverWalk along the St. Johns River toward the Jacksonville Landing. They will turn around and finish the race at the Riverside YMCA.
“This year we’re joining forces with Community First Saturdays so there will be additional activities for the runners and supporters after the race,” said Dawn Emerick, president and CEO of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida. “It promises to be a fun and exciting day.”YMCA on Riverside Avenuewww.haleandhearty7K.com
Family EventsSaturday, June 1, 2013
JSL presents the second annual Feel the Wheels event on June 1, 2013! Children will have the opportunity to explore, touch, climb in and honk the horns of emergency vehicles, military vehicles, tractors, dirt bikes, excavators, boats, and much, much more!St. Augustine Outletswww.explorecmsj.org
Music EventsWednesday, June 5, 2013
Promenade! First-Wednesday Art Walk Concert: @ 7pm: Bob Moore (piano) & Tony Steve (percussion)Jacksonville Public Library: Hicks Auditoriumvisit http://jplmusic.blogspot.com , or call (904) 630-2665
Theatre EventsFriday, June 7 thru Saturday, June 22, 2013
This is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era! To save their jobs, three unlikely friends conspire to take control of their company, and in the process, learn there's nothing they can't do ? even in a man's world.Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Boulevardwww.theatrejax.com, (904) 396-4425
Family EventsSaturday, June 8, 2013
5K at 7:30 AM, Fun Run at 8:30 AM. A portion of both race courses will include the airport runway at JAXEX (which will be closed to air traffic during the event). Proceeds from the event benefit The Greater Jacksonville Area USO. To register, visit www.jaxexrunway5k.com
. Register before June 1 for the early bird entry fee of $20 for the 5K and $15 for the “Fun Run.” The 5K registration fee will increase to $30 the day of the race. Space is limited.Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport, 855 St. Johns Bluff Road N., Hangar 607 Complexhttp://www.1stplacesports.com/ja...
Family EventsSunday, June 9, 2013
Jeepers! A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater, and the gang are on their way in the Mystery Machine to help solve it! This hilarious, live theater show brings everyone's favorite animated series to life. 2 pm.The Artist Series, Times-Union Center904-632-3373 or
Music EventsWednesday, June 12, 2013
The Ritz Chamber Players will bring a close to its 2012-2013 concert season by featuring the work of a great composer’s music, based on beautiful tonal themes. Our departing musical gift will express extraordinary musical combinations that will take you on a breathtaking sonic journey. 7:30 pm.Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Streetwww.ritzchamberplayers.org
Theatre EventsWednesday, June 12 thru Sunday, August 4, 2013
Vote for the show you want at the Alhambra. See website for details!Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd.www.alhambrajax.com, (904) 641-1212
ComedyThursday, June 13 thru Saturday, June 15, 2013
Lavell has also made the jump to television with
comedic appearances on “Motown Live,” “Showtime
at the Apollo”, “BET’s ComicView” and “Russell
Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam.” Crawford has ap-
peared on “The Jamie Foxx Show,” and has appeared
in the films “Baby’s Mama Drama”, “Beverlyhood”
and “Ghetto South Problems”.
He has appeared as a performer on numerous televi-
sion shows including Premium Blend, The Jamie
Foxx Show, Comics Unleashed, Showtime at Apollo,
and most recently Last Comic Standing, where he
finished second to Jon Reep. He recently taped a spe-
cial for Comedy Central Presents. Crawford often ap-
pears on the E! late night talk show Chelsea Lately.
His most notable work is a headliner appearance on
All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach.Comedy Zone at the Ramada Conference Center in Mandarin904-292-haha(4242) www.comedyzone.com
Theatre EventsFriday, June 14 thru Saturday, June 29, 2013
Music and lyrics are by Cole Porter. Aboard the SS American, an unusual group of passengers are traveling from New York to England. There is love, escape from the law, the effort to maintain social status within a group of socialistes, gangsters and businessment. Ticket price is $20.Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Avenue, Orange Parkwww.opct.org, (904) 276-2599
ComedyThursday, June 27 thru Saturday, June 29, 2013
Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today’s most lauded entertainers and feared comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, or nationwide sold-out tours, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a diverse audience.Comedy Zone at the Ramada Conference Center in Mandarinwww.comedyzone.com
Music EventsSunday, June 30, 2013
The Big Orange Chorus, Jacksonville’s championship men’s barbershop and a Capella chorus, is performing with the 2012 international barbershop champions, Ringmasters from Sweden and 2012 international bronze medalists, Main Street from central Florida. The program starts at 3:00 p.m. Cost per person is $25 for adults; groups of 6 or more may purchase tickets for $18. Special pricing for children will be available.Terry Theater at The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts904-287-1896, www.bigorangechorus.com, www.facebook.com/BigOrangeChorus.
Theatre EventsFriday, July 12 thru Saturday, August 3, 2013
Hot new musical! Political bite, raucous rock score!Players by the Sea, 106 6th Street North, Jacksonville Beachwww.playersbythesea.org, (904) 249-0289
ComedyFriday, July 12 thru Saturday, July 13, 2013
Drew Carey is an American actor, comedian, sports executive, and game show host. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and making a name for himself in stand-up comedy. Carey eventually gained popularity starring on his own sitcom, “The Drew Carey Show”, and serving as host of the U.S. version of the improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
Drew Carey has hosted the television game show “The Price Is Right” since 2007 and has appeared in several films, television series, music videos, a made-for-television film, and a computer game.The Comedy Zone, located inside the Ramada Conference Center off of I-295 & San Jose Blvd, 3130 Hartley Road904-292-haha(4242) www.comedyzone.com
Theatre EventsTuesday, July 16 thru Sunday, August 4, 2013
Two strangers in their golden years meet on their daily visits to the dog park. Their playful banter leads them to common ground, and a charming relationship develops. Bonding over distant dreams and the fear of ending up alone, they make plans to take their romance out into the real world.Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustinewww.limelight-theatre.org, (904) 825-1164
ComedyThursday, July 25 thru Saturday, July 27, 2013
Davidson’s impressions of Sammy Davis, Jr. and Michael Jackson, among others, have become infamous. Even with the huge popularity of “In Living Color”, the show was just a stepping stone in Davidson’s entertainment career. He went on to co-star in “Booty Call” with Jamie Foxx and “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” with Jim Carrey, as well as starring in three HBO Specials and appearing as a regular guest host on NBC’s
“Later”.The Comedy Zone, located inside the Ramada Conference Center off of I-295 & San Jose Blvd, 3130 Hartley Road904-292-haha(4242) www.comedyzone.com
Theatre EventsWednesday, August 7 thru Sunday, September 15, 2013
Five Southern women become friends when they're on the swim team at Pemberton College. The play follows them through the years in this touching and hilarious comedy.Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd.www.alhambrajax.com, (904) 641-1212