4 Must Do Events in the 904 this Weekend
1. Jacksonville Florida Bicentennial Celebration
Saturday, June 11, 12:00-9 PM
"Farah & Farah is recognizing Jacksonville’s 200-year history by sponsoring JaxArt200 during the city’s bicentennial celebration from noon to 9 p.m. June 11 along Laura Street from James Weldon Johnson Park to the St. Johns River. JaxArt200 will include art exhibits, live paintings, and a children’s art wall.
The festival recognizes the diverse local artists whose work adds much to the community, said Eddie Farah, founding partner.
“This sponsorship is one of the ways we want to honor the many artists who have so inspired the community, and to celebrate the city that has been our home for more than 40 years,” Farah said.
Jacksonville’s Bicentennial Street Festival & Fireworks is the city’s chance to honor its history, which began in 1822.
The event will feature a parade, concerts, and historical exhibits and presentations describing significant moments from the city’s past.
- Max Marbut, Associate Editor, Jax Daily Record
2. Fernandina Beach Pride Festival
June 11, Saturday | 11 AM-6 PM
Central Park, 1200 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach
"The festival will include speakers, music, informational booths, food trucks, children's activities (face painting), and an opportunity for individuals and families to picnic, enjoy the festivities, and celebrate gay pride at an open and welcoming event. This will be an alcohol-free function. Tons of musical performances, too, such as The Honey Badgers, The WildFlowers, The Skittles, and Amy Vickery. "
3. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Sheryl Crow
June 9th and June 10th, 5 PM
St Augustine Amphitheater 1340C A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080
"Jason Isbell has established himself as one of the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. The North Alabama native possesses an incredible penchant for identifying and articulating some of the deepest, yet simplest, human emotions, and turning them into beautiful poetry through song. Isbell sings of the everyday human condition with thoughtful, heartfelt, and sometimes brutal honesty. Isbell broke through in 2013 with the release of Southeastern. His next two albums, Something More Than Free (2015) and The Nashville Sound (2017), won Grammy Awards for “Best Americana Album” & “Best American Roots Song”. Isbell's song "Maybe It's Time" was featured in the 2019 reboot of A Star Is Born."
4. Beachella Music & Arts Fair
June 11, 1 PM
100 First Ave N Jax Beach, Seawalk Pavillion
"Jax Beach Festivals presents its brand new festival, Beachella Music & Arts Fair! We have an exciting lineup filled with alternative rock bands from all over, & a variety of vendors to satisfy your hunger & shopping needs."