Special Events

Big Pet Adoption Event

First Coast No More Homeless Pets is sponsoring the first Summer 2013 Pet Adoption Event, June 7-9 at the Jacksonville Humane Society and Jacksonville Animal Care and Control.  Come for the kitten graduation party. There will be 100-plus kittens available and kittens and cats are BOGO! Yep, two for one adoption fees. Plus, any dog over 3 years old can be adopted for free.  All… Read more »

Catch the MLK Day Parade

The commemoration of Martin Luther King always brings a great parade to downtown Jacksonville.  If you’re looking for a meaningful, free diversion this morning, the parade begins at 10 a.m. at Jefferson and Water Streets and winds toward Everbank Field.  Here’s parade route info if you’re going.


Meet Santa at the Beach

Deanne Dunlop Photography is offering a Christmas special: Get your picture with Santa in the Courtyard at 200 First Street Neptune Beach. Pay $10 for a sitting and get a 4 x 6 professional portrait, with the option of additional $5 prints from the same sitting.  The deal is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday December 22.


Free Tax Help

Individuals making $57,000 a year or less are eligible for free tax help, courtesy of the Free File Alliance–a consortium of tax preparation software companies–and the IRS.  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) kiosks are located around Northeast Florida and can be located by entering your zip code at this link.  Even if you don’t need help with your taxes,… Read more »


Free Easter Egg Hunting

St. Johns County gets a hop on the Easter Egg Hunt season with hunts at three locations on Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m.  Kids 8 and under can search for treasure at Treaty Park in St. Augustine, Veterans Park in St. Johns, and Al Wilkie Park in Hastings. The festivities are free, including appearances by the Easter Bunny before the… Read more »

book fest

Free Book Festival Readers’ Day

Book lovers can confab with a slate of top authors, including David Morrell, Steve Berry and Kathryn Casey, at no charge during the Saturday “readers day” at the Amelia Island Book Festival, downtown Fernandina Beach.  The festival runs Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18.  The February 17th program is filled with top authors giving writers’ workshops at the Nassau… Read more »