Fries with that Wine
Support the Ronald McDonald House by attending a fundraiser on Thursday. Fries with that Wine will be held Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Garden Club of Jacksonville. You can buy your tickets at www.jax365.com/fries-with-that-wine.
Country star Brantley Gilbert will bring his musical talent to St. Augustine. He will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or Ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be a second show on Friday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Friday’s show begins at 8 p.m.
Low Country Shrimp and Crawfish Boil
Enjoy a St. Johns River Shrimp and Crawfish Low Country Boil at Benny’s Steak and Seafood at the Jacksonville Landing. It begins at 6 p.m. with live music, drink specials and raffles.
Movies at Main: Murder on the Orient Express
See the latest Agatha Christie murder mystery come to life at the Main Library in downtown Jacksonville. The showing begins at 5:45 p.m.
Amelia Island Blues Festival
The second annual Amelia Island Blues Festival kicks off Friday on Main Beach. There will be more than 10 performances including Beech Street Blues Band, the Nouveau Honkies and others. The free festival runs through Sunday. For more information, go to www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com or call 904-310-6153.
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, Hope Clayton will perform. For more information, go to www.200firststreet.com.
See the latest tattoo styles during the annual Tattoo Convention. It will be held at the Wyndham Riverwalk beginning Friday. Artists from all over the country will come to Jacksonville for the convention as well as contests. Admission is $15 single day and $35 for weekend pass. Children 13 and under are free. For more information, go to www.conventionpros.com.
Free Movie in Central Park
The City of Palm Coast’s Park and Recreation Department and Flagler County School will hold a free movie in Central Park on Friday. “The Adventure of Tintin” will be shown. The movie will begin at dusk. Friday Night Movie in Central Park will be held on the second Friday evening of each month. Don’t forget blankets, chairs, picnic baskets and bug spray. For more information, call 386-986-2323.
Fifth Quarter, an outreach event that provides a safe environment for Fleming Island High School students after the home game, will be held on Friday. It is free to students in 8th through 12th grades at Fleming Island Presbyterian Church. There is free food, games, and attractions. 5th Quarter begins at 9:30 p.m. and ends at 11:30 p.m.
WJCT will continue its movie series this week. You can see the movie “Tommy” at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday. The movie begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $5.
Boselli Mud Run
Jax Mud Fest has a new name. It is now called the Boselli Mud Run and it will take place on Saturday. It features a 5K Mud run and Kids Mud run. There will be more than 30 professionally built obstacles and some of the muddiest pits you will ever see. The Mud Run will be held at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. Proceeds from this event will go to the Boselli Foundation.
Enjoy some fun times in the private setting of the zoo on Saturday. Zoobilee will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Enjoy signature dishes from exclusive restaurants and cool-cocktails for adults, as well as kid-friendly treats. There will also be giant bouncy houses and slides, games and prizes. Tickets are $25 for children, adults $75, family of five $200. For more information, go to www.jacksonvillezoo.org.
Talent Showcase: A Tribute to the Gospel
Rising Stars of Tomorrow presents Talent Showcase: A Tribute to the Gospel. It will be held at the Wells Fargo Auditorium on Independent Drive on Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children. Tickets will be $18 at the door. For more information, call 904-333-3052.
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.
International Coastal Cleanup
Keepers of the Coast is recruiting volunteers to participate in the 27th annual International Coastal Clean-up on Saturday. It will begin at 8 a.m. at the Vilano Beach Boat Access Ramp on Vilano Causeway. Volunteers are encouraged to wear cool clothing and lots of sunscreen. Volunteers will spend the morning cleaning the beach area. Keepers of the Coast will provide trash bags, data cards, gloves and bottled water. No pre-registration is required. Volunteers will also receive a free one drink ticket at Kingfish Grill located on Camachee Island, that’s where the celebration will be held following the cleanup. Prizes will be given to the volunteer who collects the most cigarette butts and the most trash. For more information, go to http://keepersofthecoast.org or call 904-687-7694. In Duval County, The city of Jacksonville will be hosting a coastal cleanup. It will be held at various locations around the city. Pre-registration is not required. Free t-shirts will be given out while supplies last. Participants must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult. Volunteers should wear sturdy footwear, gloves, insect repellent and sunscreen. For more information, go to www.coj.net/KJB.
Beaches Summer Fest
Enjoy local foods, craft beer and wine, live music and silent auction during the Beaches Summer fest on Saturday. This event benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott at Jacksonville Beach. For more information, go to http://www2.mda.org.
Learn more about good financial healthcare at a seminar on Saturday. It will be held at North Florida University Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $10 and proceeds go to the K9’s for Warriors. To reserve a seat, call 904-824-5656 or visit www.petrosplanning.com.
Ladies Night Out
Jax Couture Events will be holding “Ladies Night Out” on Saturday. It will be held at 4120 St. Johns Avenue in historic Riverside beginning at 7 p.m. Food, adult beverages and gift bags will be provided. Ten-percent of the proceeds will benefit the Angels for Allison organization. It provides financial assistance to those in need, with expenses associated with the death of a child. For more information, go to www.angelsforallison.org.
The Jacksonville Bullies professional indoor lacrosse team will kick off their season on Saturday. They will take on the Charlotte Copperheads. The kickoff begins at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Arena.
NBRSR Custom Bike and Import Car Show
The National Bike Rally Stunt and Race Games will present a car show on Saturday. It will be held at the Morocco Shrine Center on St. Johns Bluff Road beginning at Noon. This is a family-friendly event and it will go on until 7 p.m. You can advance register for $15, the cost is $20 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at all Jax Athlete Foot Locations and 904 fashions. You can also buy tickets at nbrsrg.weebly.com.