The Jacksonville Senior Expo takes place May 15 and 16 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Admission is free, and visitors can access city agencies, businesses that cater to seniors and health and wellness info. Plus, entertainment–including all-seniors dancing groups–will be included. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
Get your batsuits or web-throwers ready. The inaugural ComicCon at the Beaches will be held May 4 at the Beaches Branch Library from 2 to 5 p.m. Contests, games and an opportunity to create your own comic hero will be among the activities at the free event. Superhero Beach comic book shop on Third Street is a sponsor.
The annual Clay County Philippine Festival will be held April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Orange Park Town Hall, Kingsley and U.S. 17. Admission is free and includes free health screenings, demonstrations, fashion shows, traditional dances and other activities. Vendors will offer authentic dishes for sale.
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.
Riverside Arts Market is will close out the 2012 season with plenty of holiday shopping on the river. Come out to the plaza under the Fuller Warren Bridge at 10 a.m. for live entertainment, crafts, artists, gourmet packaged foods and onsite refreshments. Definitely make it a point to stop at the food court. The free fun goes on from until 4 p.m.