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soCIAL EvEnts               categories for youth, families and
                                      groups. It’s a fun day of art and
          2nd Tuesday                 creativity.
          Jax Beach Art Walk          Time: 2pm
          @Jacksonville beach         Cost: free
          This family-friendly event takes place in
          front of businesses along 1st street to   sat., May 2
          beach blvd north to 5th Ave N. The Jax   Cinco de mayo fest
          beach Art Walk showcases the talent of   @World Golf village
          great local artists and the businesses in   Celebrate with music, vendors, food,
          the community.              Zuma, hypnosis and huge inflatables
          Time: 5-9pm                 for the kids.
                                      Time: 1-7pm
          Every Thursday in April     Cost: free
          Jax Poetry fest
          @Hemming Park               Thurs.-sun., May 21-24
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          live poetry readings during lunch.  40  Annual Jacksonville Jazz
          Time: 12:30-2:30pm          festival
          Cost: free                  @downtown Jacksonville
                                      The Jacksonville Jazz festival is one of
          fri.-sat., April 17-18      the largest fREE jazz festivals in the
          Jacksonville symphony presents   country. Annually, during Memorial day
          respect - Aretha            weekend, residents and visitors from
          @Times union Center         across the world gather to celebrate
          There is a reason Aretha franklin was   the music, culture and art of jazz on
          dubbed “The Queen of soul.” While we   the river in downtown Jacksonville.
          may have lost her last year, her music   Time: varies
          will live on forever.       Cost: free
          Time: 8pm
          Cost: starting at $19       fri.-Mon., May 22-25
                                      Jacksonville home & garden show
                                      @Jacksonville fairgrounds
          sat., April 18              learn the latest trends in design,
          florida BBQ Challenge       product offerings, maintenance
          The florida bbQ Challenge is a live   tips, and more on everything to do
          cooking competition and bbQ festival   with kitchen and bath remodeling,
          featuring live entertainment, vendors   roofing, flooring, home security, water
          and a kid’s play area. This family-  conditioning, insulation, windows and
          friendly event is fun for all ages while   exterior products, and much more.
          raising funds for the Child Cancer fund  Time: fri., Noon-6pm, sat.-sun., 10-6,
          Time: 10am-3pm              Mon., 10-5
          Cost: $10                   Cost: $3
          sat., April 18              Mon., May 25
          Earth day Celebration       memorial day Ceremony
          @Neptune beach              @veterans Memorial Wall
          The theme for this year’s Earth day is   This annual Memorial day ceremony
          “Climate Action.” dynamic speakers,   at 1145 E. Adams street will feature
          amazing music, demos, exhibits,   music presented by the 13th Army
          panel discussions and workshops   band and Jacksonville Children’s
          will go throughout the day with   Chorus. Patriotic
          topics including conservation, climate   attire is suggested.
          change, recycling, and the intersection   Time: 8am
          of politics, technology, and the
          environment.                June 13
          Time: 10am-5pm              36  Annual tomato fest
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          Cost: free                  @downtown Jax
                                      It’s tomato season. Enjoy everything
          sat., April 18              about tomatoes – eating contests –
          Wicked Wine run             best tomato contests – food trucks –
          @Jacksonville Equestrian Center  salsa contests.
          Wear your most wicked costumes,   Time: 9am-4pm
          funky hats, masquerade masks and   Cost: free
          bring your blankets to lay out and
          listen to great music, enjoy a wine   June 15
          tasting, take a tour or kick back as the   31  Annual great Atlantic Country
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          sunsets on our picturesque venues.  music fest
          Time: 5pm                   @seawalk Pavilion
          Cost: $40                   The music festival offers live music,
                                      fresh seafood, a festival marketplace,
          sat., April 25              and rides and games for the entire
          sandcastle Contest          family.
          @Jacksonville beach         Time: Noon-9pm
          The annual sandcastle contest has   Cost: free w/ vIP available
          At the time this magazine went to print, all event times and locations were accurate,
          but please check event websites for the most current information. some events may
          have been postponed or canceled.
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