Derby Party, Shrimp Festival highlight weekend

Nik and Vic's Picks

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Every Friday, we'll select our favorite events to highlight for the weekend. Here are this week's version of Vic and Nik's Picks!

Nik's Picks

Eric Church will rock Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Friday night
Link: http://jaxevents.com/event/eric-church/

For the first time ever, there will be no support act on this tour. Eric and the ECB will play two full sets of music with an intermission in between.

Please note that there will be downtown bridge closures this weekend so plan for extra travel time to and from events. For more information on the closures, click here.

Talk Derby To Me is Saturday at 4 p.m. at Whiskey Jax on Marsh Landing Parkway.

Link: https://www.dreamscometrue.org/2017/03/talk-derby-to-me

Admission includes drink specials and light appetizers. Enjoy a raffle and auction of various prizes. Tickets are available at the door or online $45 VIP Open Bar ticket and $25 General Admission ticket. Dreams Come True is Jacksonville’s only locally based organization granting dreams to children facing life threatening illness

The Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach begins Friday and runs through Sunday.

If you've never been to this, it is really fun between the seafood and the Pirates and the artwork.
Link: http://www.shrimpfestival.com/






Vic’s Picks

Putt n’ Crawl Jax Beach..
Saturday 1 p.m.
Putt to win prizes while supporting your favorite nonprofit organizations and local businesses!
Different locations set up their own putting greens in the establishments, with prizes and challenges.    
Tickets are $20.
Link: https://puttncrawl.com/

Best Buddies Walk
Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach

Starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday
Benefiting Best Buddies of Florida - all about inclusion and acceptance.  
Link: https://bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/jaxwalk

Gamble Rogers Music Festival 2017
Friday-Sunday all day
Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine.
Cost: $15 in advance, at the door ticketing prices will be $20 for the weekend or $10 per day.
The 22nd annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival will be held at the Colonial Quarter. There will be 4 stages of music as well as a jam area, children's area, and folk arts presentations.
Link: http://www.gamblerogersfest.org/

Tire & Sign Buyback
Cash for Trash!

Earn cash while helping fight blight.
The event is Saturday at EverBank Field - Lot J from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
$0.50 per Snipe sign up to 40 signs
$2.00 per tire up to 10 tires
A Valid Duval County ID required
Link: http://www.coj.net/departments/neighborhoods/neighborhood-blight/tire-buyback