JACKSOVNILLE, Fla. – Our weekends have been filled with Florida cabin fever. The recent nor'easter left us with soggy and windy conditions last weekend and Maria and of course Irma had major impacts targeting September weekends.
Yet as Nate target's landfall along the northern Gulf coast late Saturday night, we will finally get a break from bad weather and there are several outdoor events to enjoy.
The weather should be dry through much of the morning and early afternoon Saturday for the 6th annual St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival showcasing fine coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment through Sunday.
Rain is slightly more likely Sunday afternoon and evening. Several high-profile participants in the festival line-up include event co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp, of Southern Soul Barbeque, Chef de Cuisine James Flack and Chef Jernard Wells of Food Network and a Sunday Funday for the entire family at the King and Prince Resort.
At Metro Park, showers are possible for the Florida Octoberfest and Music Festival Saturday and Sunday. The event kicks off Friday night with the headline band Citizen Cope playing Saturday evening and Dustin Lynch taking the stage 8:30 PM Sunday.
The potential for rain Sunday evening increases as tropical moisture may train in from Tropical Storm Nate. It will be likely west of Jacksonville and may need to be watched to see how close it gets to downtown.
If you are in the mood for Soul Food head to Green Cove Springs Saturday. The 2017 Soul Food Festival at the Vera Francis Park in Green Cove Springs. Entertainment for this years' festival will be: Az Yet lead singer, Tony Grant, who is also an Actor for Tyler Perry's "Love Thy Neighbor", Koffee Bean, who sings "My Boo" originally from Ghost Town DJ, The Special Formula Band from Jacksonville.