Concerts in the Plaza
Families can listen to some music at the Plaza de la Constitucion during the Concerts in the Plaza each Thursday. This week’s guest: Robert Peck and Friends. The concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m. For a list of other performers throughout the summer, go to www.plazaconcerts.com.
Jacksonville Children’s Chorus Alumni Serenade
The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus will hold its first concert of the season. An Alumni Serenade concert will be held on Thursday at Friday Musicale on Oak Street. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. Both JCC alumni soloist and the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus ‘own Touring Choir will perform. Tickets are $25. For more information, go to www.jaxchildrenschrous.org.
Friday Night Live! At the Landing
Enjoy live music at the Jacksonville Landing on Friday night. River City Bluez Band will perform beginning at 8 p.m. It is free. For more information, go to www.jacksonvillelanding.com.
Music in the Courtyard
Enjoy music every Friday night in the courtyard in Neptune Beach. This free event features music and giveaways at 200 First Street. On Friday, Permission will perform. For more information, go to www.200firststreet.com.
Murray Hill Theatre Festival
One of Jacksonville’s longest running live music venues is commemorating 17 years of operation by holding a 2-day festival. Some of Christian rock’s biggest names will be performing at Murray Hill Theatre. Groups like Disciple, Bleach and several local bands. The festival begins Friday and runs through Saturday. Doors open at 3 p.m. and 11 a.m. on the 18th. For more information, go to www.mhtrocks.com.
Adventure Landing is hosting a 24 hour “Slide-A-Thon” this weekend. It begins Friday at 6 p.m. at Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island in Jacksonville Beach. There will be more than 90 contestants competing in this competition. Most of the proceeds will benefit Wolfson Children’s hospital. Tickets are $10 per contestant.
Fight for Air Run Walk
Get ready to rock out and run/walk to retro music and help those who suffer from asthma during the Fight for Air Run Walk on Saturday. It will be held at Metropolitan Park beginning at 8 a.m. This event is sponsored by the American Lung Association. It will cost $30 until August 17th, $40 on event day. Children ages 5-12 are $20 at all times. Children under the age of 4 are free and will not receive a T-Shirt. For more information, call 904-520-7117.
Back To School Clothes Give-A-Way
Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of Millions More Movement will host a “Give-A-Way Clothes” event on Saturday. It will be held at 916 N. Myrtle Avenue between Kings Road and Beaver Street. It will begin at 11 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions, go to www.realpagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc.
The Tiphne Dar’Shay Hollis Foundation will host a benefit fashion show on Saturday. Hollis was killed in March of 2010. Her killer remains at large. The fashion show will be held at the Hyatt Riverwalk Hotel beginning at 5 p.m. Proceeds will fund the foundation and its community outreach programs. Tickets can be purchased at www.thdfoundations.com.
The Tomato Battle is coming to Florida. It will be held Saturday at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center on Normandy Boulevard. Registration begins at Noon and the festivities go until 6 p.m.
Secrets of the Salt Marsh
Join a park ranger and discover the importance of estuarine systems around the Fort George Island Cultural State Park. This ranger-guided hike will begin at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club. No reservation is necessary and the program is free.
End of the Summer Bash
Enjoy live music and entertainment at the Jacksonville Landing this weekend. The End of the summer Bash features more than 70 singers from all over the nation. It begins on Saturday and runs through Sunday. Times are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For a list of who’s performing, go to www.jacksonvillelanding.com.
Saint Augustine Ballet will be holding auditions on Saturday for The Nutcracker. It will be held at Abella’s Studio on Lakeside Avenue. Dancers age 8 and up who are currently studying ballet are invited to audition. Dancers must commit to a weekly rehearsal schedule. Dancer must wear proper attire, bring a headshot and there is a non-refundable $25 audition free. The Nutcracker will be performing in December. For more information, go to www.saintaugustineballet.com.
Back2School Beach Fest
Enjoy the 2nd annual Back2School Beach Fest at St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday. This free family-friendly community event promotes clean beaches, healthy lifestyles and a fun day at the beach before kids head back to school. It begins at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the beach at the St. Johns County Pier. The event will end at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with the premiere of “Plastic Shores” and Volcom Surf Movie beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, go to www.keepersofthecoast.org or call 904-687-7694.
Back To School Summer Bash
Join Jazzo and friends at the Jacksonville Zoo for a Back to School Bash and birthday celebration for Jazoo. It will begin at 11 a.m. There will be birthday treats, birthday games, and music and prize drawings. For more information, go to www.jacksonvillezoo.org.
Mega Talent Show
Show off your singing or dancing talent Saturday night during the Mega Talent Show at the Times Union Center. Face Me Now, Inc. is sponsoring this event which begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 and are available at Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. To register, go to www.facemenow.net.
Steve Vai In Concert
Steve Vai is a virtuoso guitarist, visionary composer and producer and you can see his talent in Jacksonville this weekend. He will perform at the Florida Theatre Saturday night along with Beverly McClelland. Tickets are $38 and $31. To purchase tickets, go to www.floridatheatre.com.
Shadco Safety Fair
The 15th annual Avenues Shadco Safety Fair will be held Saturday at the Avenues Mall beginning at 10 a.m. More than 60 safety awareness exhibits, information displays and demonstrations will be on hand. Safe Kids Northeast Florida will be conducting child seat inspections. The event will be held inside the mall and in the parking garage. This is a free event sponsored by the sheriff's office, the sheriff's advisory council, and community traffic safety team.
Annual Back To School Supplies Give Away
The Families of Slain Children will host a back to school supplies giveaway on Saturday. It will be held at 3108 North Myrtle Avenue begins at 1 p.m. There will be free school supplies.
Summer Movie Classic
The Florida Theatre will continue its Summer Movie Series with "Carousel." The musical features Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones and Cameron Mitchell. You can see the movie Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are 7.50 each or $45 for a movie card which will get you ten admissions. For more information, go to www.floridatheatre.com.
“Rounds at the Grounds”
Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition will host its third annual “Rounds at the Grounds” on Sunday. Nearly 20 doctors from local hospitals and offices will step up to the plate for a 75-minute softball game. It will be held at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville beginning at 4 p.m. Those who attend can also take part in a mini-back to school health fair. There will be free immunizations (parents must accompany children and bring shot records), information about school lunches, and more.
My Wedding, My Style... Finding Your Wedding Design Inspiration
Master bridal consultant Lisa Burnett and North Florida’s creative professionals will present My Wedding, My Style… Finding your Wedding Design Inspiration on Sunday. It will begin at noon at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk.