Music by the Sea
St. Johns County families can enjoy Music by the Sea at the St. Augustine Pier on Wednesday. Smokin Mirrors will perform beginning at 7 p.m. This is a family-friendly event so bring your cooler and your beach chairs. For a list of future performers, go to www.thecivicassociation.org.
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: The Mike Hart Band. The concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m. For a list of other performers throughout the summer, go to www.plazaconcerts.com.
The Fresh Market and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will host an Upscale Wine Tasting event on Thursday. It will be held at the Fresh Market located at 840 A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach. This event rains money for the research of Type 1 diabetes and its complications. The wine tasting will being at 8 p.m. Only on this night, the Fresh Market will offer 10% off wine purchases to guests of this event. Tickets are $25 per person. You can purchase tickets at the door, at www.tinyurl.com/FMPontevedra , or by calling 904-739-2101.
Back by popular demand, Flo Rida is coming back to Jacksonville. You can see him in concert at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Thursday night. Flo Rida has dominated the music charts with his hits such as Low, Elevator, and his latest album “ Wild One” is expected to lead the charts. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the arena’s box officer, all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off
There’s no better way to kick off football season than with a barbecue competition. The third annual Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off. It will begin Friday and run through Saturday. More than 50 professional and backyard barbeque competition teams will compete for more than $20,000 in cash and prizes at the Main Beach on Amelia Island. There will also be live music. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Outside food and beverages are not allowed as well as pets. This year’s event will also feature the Turner Ace Hardware People’s Choice Contest. Participating teams compete for the public vote. Guests can also buy a wristband for $10. It allows you to sample the barbecue of participating teams and vote for their favorite with provided tokens. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Gator Bowl Association and its charitable organizations. For more information, go to www.gstailgatecookoff.com.
Senior Prom: Glitz and Glimmer
Put on your dancing shoes and your best dress for the 30th annual Senior Prom. It will be held Friday night at the Prime Osborn Convention Center beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Mary Singleton Senior Center for ages 60 and older. For more information, call 904-630-0995.
Starke Bike Fest
The Starke Bike Fest will kick off Friday in downtown Starke. It will run through Sunday. There will be live entertainment as well as a showcase of some of the best bikes in Starke. For more information, go to www.starkebikefest.com.
Benefit Lunch for Mayor of Kingsland, GA
The Camden County King Free Foundation will be recognizing Kingsland Mayor Kenneth Smith for his nine years of service on Friday. Commissioner Mike Thurmond will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $25 and the event begins at noon. All funds go towards scholarships. For more information, call 912-227-0353.
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, Tropico Steel Solo Pan Man will perform. For more information, go to www.200firststreet.com.
Friday Night Live! At the Landing
Enjoy live music at the Jacksonville Landing on Friday night. River City Stevie Fingers will perform beginning at 8 p.m. It is free. For more information or a list of performers, go to www.jacksonvillelanding.com.
Summer Beach Run
Come run in Florida’s oldest Beach run during the Tijuana Flats Summer Beach Run on Saturday. The 5-mile will begin at 7 p.m. and the 1-mile fun run begins five minutes later at Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion on First Street. Medals will be given to all children in this race. To register, go to www.1stplacesports.com.
Joes vs. Pros
Haven Hospice is presenting its third annual Joes vs. Pros , a benefit for Haven Hospice’s Camp Safe Haven. It will be held Saturday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. You can enjoy a day of giveaways, a Kid’s Zone, a baseball training camp and game. Camp Safe Haven is a place of comfort, healing and discovery for children who have experienced the loss of loved ones. It begins at 1 p.m. Admission is $10 for children’s activities. For more information, call 904-733-9818
Riverside Arts Market
See the latest in art and find fresh fruit and vegetable at the Riverside Arts Market. It is open each Saturday under the Fuller Warren Bridge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a list of entertainment, go to www.riversideartsmarket.com.
Business, civic leaders and community leaders will come together on Saturday to help keep the historic St. John River Ferry. A ferry fest will be held Saturday at the Mayport Village. Organizers say it is a way for families to enjoy a day-long fun-filled celebration and at the same time draw attention to the ferry’s popularity and historical icon. There will be food trucks, musical entertainers, a special kids’ area and ghost-story teller Larry King. In addition, attendees can sign petitions to support the ferry. This event begins at 1 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. For more information on vendors, events and parking, go to www.keeptheferry.org.
“Rollin on the River” Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show
The First Coast Car Council will host the 26th annual “Rollin on the River” Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show on Saturday. It will begin at 8 a.m. at the Landing. It features a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, DJ Lon Greenwood and a special appearance by Ronald McDonald. All proceeds go to the local Ronald McDonald House. For more information, call 904-268-6684 or go to www.carcouncil.org.
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Auditions
You have an opportunity to audition for the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus on Saturday. It will take place at Jacksonville University’s Phillips Fine Arts Center, beginning at 9 a.m. If you are interested, you should call 904-354-5479 ext. 221 Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule an audition time.
You can see former American Idol finalist and guitarist in Jacksonville. He will perform at Mavericks Rock N’ Honky Tonk beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday. This concert is for those 18 and older.
Summertime in the City
Enjoy a Saturday afternoon with North Florida’s premier annual breakdancing competition. It will be held at the Jacksonville Landing beginning at 3 p.m. This is a free event and the grand prize is $1,000.
Show Some HeART
See canine-themed art and help the Golden Retriever Emergency Assistance Team. There will be a fundraiser on Saturday featuring artwork, a silent auction and more. It will begin at 7 p.m. at LIT Downtown. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. A silent auction begin at 7 p.m. and features numerous dog-inspired works of art contributed by local artists. Show Some HeART is open to adults 21 and older. No dog allowed. To purchase tickets online, go to www.greatrescue.org.
Summer Movie Classic
The Florida Theatre will continue its Summer Movie Series with “Some Like It Hot.” This 1959 comedy features Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. It begins 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.