Free Events

Free projects for kids at Home Depot stores

Free hands-on projects for youngsters are offered the first Saturday of the month at participating Home Depot stores. Register on the Home Depot website. Participants receive a Kids Workshop apron and keep their projects. The activities are designed for youngsters ages 5 to 12.


Farmer’s Market in Atlantic Beach

Spend your happy hour stocking up on fresh produce.  You’ll find great deals on just-picked victuals at the Mid-Week Farmer’s Market, every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Atlantic Beach.  The vendors sell their wares at Bull Park, between Ocean Boulevard and East Coast Drive.


It’s Jazz Fest Time!

The all-free, all-fabulous Jacksonville Jazz Festival begins this Friday, May 24 and goes through Sunday, May 26, with live performances on multiple stages downtown, including sets by the Yellowjackets, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Trombone Shorty. There’s also a new Jazz After Dark feature at participating restaurants and bars on Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Click here for a full schedule and… Read more »

Free activities for kids at Lowe’s

Parents interested in free kids’ workshops at Lowe’s should register their youngsters early. Hands-on activities tend to book up at some stores. Information and registration is available online at the Lowe’s website.

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Look! Up in the Sky! And it’s Free!

The 2012 Sea & Sky Spectacular Air Show zooms into Jacksonville Beach on October 19-21, with free shows by the U.S. Navy’s famed Blue Angels, plus other military demonstrations, live entertainment, a street festival, food and other activities.  The activities take place along the ocean between Beach Boulevard and N. 6th Avenue in Jacksonville Beach, although the swooping planes will be visible all along… Read more »

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Pink Ribbon Symposium with Peggy Fleming

The Fifth Annual Pink Ribbon Symposium for breast cancer awareness is Saturday, October 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront in Jacksonville, with educational exhibits, vendors, and a presentation by cancer survivor and Olympic champion Peggy Fleming.  Oh, and there’s also a “Ta-Ta Cha-Cha” across the Main Street Bridge immediately after the presentation. The event… Read more »