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Weekend events: Here’s what’s poppin’ in NE Florida this weekend

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Need plans this weekend?

Festivals, picnics, and family events are happening all over Northeast Florida.

News4Jax has compiled a list of events we think you might want to check out this weekend:

Friday Night Picnics in the Gardens

Friday, July 16 at 5 p.m. at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.

Wind down and decompress as you relish in the beauty of the historic Cummer Gardens.

Guests will enjoy al fresco dining with a picnic, and access to seating throughout the Museum’s 1.45 acre property, or bring your own blanket.

Prices include admission. Menu options vary. Vegetarian options are available. $25 Tote for one, $40 Tote for two.

Click here to reserve your ticket and spot.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Jacksonville Taco Festival

Saturday, July 17 from 11 a.m - 6 p.m.

The Jacksonville Taco & Margarita Festival is taking place at TIAA Bank Field on Saturday, July 17.

Different taco vendors from the entire city are gathering for a taste of the town through tacos. Local shopping vendors will also be selling retail merchandise.

Admission begins at $10. Click here to purchase tickets. VIP is 21 and up. VIP will receive two free tacos, two free margaritas, one T-shirt and access to the VIP area.

There will be bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, tequila shots, ice-cold beer, water, soda & more. (Sold Separately)

Please Drink Responsibly!

Jax Taco Fest

Riverside Arts Market (RAM)

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the Fuller Warren Bridge.

Produced by Riverside Avondale Preservation, Inc., the Riverside Arts Market is a weekly market hosted on Saturdays rain or shine.

RAM features a variety of small businesses from farmers to artists to makers and bakers. Under the Fuller Warren Bridge, you’ll find a family-friendly event that attracts 4,000+ visitors every Saturday. The riverfront amphitheater seats 350 people and features hours of live music. (Visit Jacksonville)

Click here for more information.

The 904 Pop Up

Sunday, July 18 at the Seawalk Pavilion from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The 904 Pop Up, Jacksonville’s largest curated pop-up, will feature more than 200 creatives and food trucks.

This event is free to attend and pet-friendly!

Remember, 10% of profits are donated to local animal shelters.

Shop local at 904 Pop Up

Bold Matsuri Cosplay Festival

July 17-18 at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Bold Matsuri will take place on July 17-18 at the Jax Expo Center in Jacksonville.

Bold Matsuri is an annual Anime & Cosplay Festival that will feature many events and activities during the convention for our attendees to take part in such as meeting their favorite guests, participating in guest panels, contests, a gaming area, and cosplay/anime focused after-hour events.

Tickets start at $22. To view the current guest list and pre-order tickets for the July 17-18 Bold Matsuri, click here.

Bold Matsuri Cosplay festival

About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.