The First Coast area is home to an abundance of artists and craftspeople, as well as a burgeoning food truck and bistro scene. Happily, each town and neighborhood in this sprawling region offers a unique mix of homegrown flavors and talents. The best way to sample the variety of sights, sounds and tastes is to cruise one of the many… Read more »
Stroll into the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens for free on Tuesdays from 4 to 9 p.m. The discount is $10 off regular admission. In addition to the regular collection, the Cummer is showing 450 Years of French History in Florida, sh0wcasing the work of Jacques le Moynes de Morgues. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, (904) 356-6857.
The Fernandina Farmer’s market offers good prices on in-season produce, plus herb plants and a variety of handcrafted prepared foods. The market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centre and 7th Streets in downtown Fernandina. If you can’t make it to Amelia Island, ramble over to Neptune Beach for the Beaches Green Market in Jarboe Park, from 2… Read more »
Riverside Arts Market will be holding the fall Arf Barket this week, September 21, with an owner-pet lookalike contest at 11:30 a.m. plus best pet tricks contests and other canine-friendly activities. So, bring your favorite pooch (on leash, of course) to the weekly fete on the St. Johns River. The market–with many vendors and a juried art show–is bustling every Saturday morning… Read more »
The Skyway Express–Jacksonville’s elevated people mover system–is free for all riders. The 2.5 mile automated transit line goes from downtown to the Prime Osborn Convention Center and across the St. Johns River to San Marco. The line stops near the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), making it a great way to entertain the kids on a weekday excursion.