The Weekend Ahead: July 21 – 24

Courtney Stringfellow

 Graphic by Ben Cross
Graphic by Ben Cross

This weekend is packed with funky food trucks and all kinds of live performances.

Thursday, July 21 — 99.9 Gator Country Free Concert Series with Dylan Scott

What: Join Jacksonville’s country station for its second free concert of the summer. Jordan Ranger and Orange Park’s Danielle Lauderdale will open at 7:30 p.m. You can’t bring your own snacks, but there is plenty of food at the Landing.

When: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Where: Jacksonville Landing

Friday, July 22 — Eat for the Planet

What: Learn how to eat healthy and save the planet simultaneously. The Ogier Gardens staff will teach Ospreys how to examine their food choices so they can help our environment live a long and healthy life.

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Ogier Gardens

Saturday, July 23 — Rubber Ducks and Food Trucks

What: Adopt a duck to race for families affected by autism. Remember to bring your friends so you can introduce them to some of Jacksonville’s beloved food trucks after the rubber duck race at 10:30 a.m. Ducks are $5 here.

When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Jacksonville Landing

Saturday, July 23 — Connection Festival

What: Three stages, 25 vendors, 29 artists and comedian Pauly Shore. That’s how Jacksonville hosts a massive music fest. Help Jacksonville connect with Cage the Elephant, Wu-Tang Clan, St. Lucia and artists from a variety of other genres. Check out UNFSpinnaker.com after the fest to help you relive the most eventful day of your summer. Tickets are $45 here. If you won your tickets from Spinnaker, lucky you! Enjoy your free music festival.

When: 12-11:30 p.m.

Where: Metropolitan Park

Saturday, July 23 — The Great Foodini

What: Visit Hemming Park for a magic and food truck fest with The Magician of Hemming Park — actually Michael Crosniak from Crossroad Magic — and other local magicians. Take note: the time of day does not signify the type of magic. Ospreys can ignore the tickets link on the Facebook event — the show is free.

When: 5-9 p.m.

Where: Hemming Park

Saturday, July 23 — BYOB and Buy-a-Book Block Party

What: Celebrate “40 years of Chamblin’s” at Chamblin’s Uptown — the two story bookstore and coffee shop combo stuffed with second-hand books on Laura Street. Author Tim Gilmore will also be there to read an excerpt from his book about founder Ron Chamblin.

When: 7-10 p.m.

Where: Chamblin’s Uptown

 

For more information or news tips, or if you see an error in this story or have any compliments or concerns, contact [email protected].