Jax Bicentennial & Memorial Day Weekend In Jacksonville

Barbie Brooksher
Barbie Brooksher
Published on May 26, 2022

Happy Memorial Day Weekend In Jacksonville! Celebrating the Jacksonville Bicentennial in 2022 will take many shapes and forms. From planned public events to bicentennial co-branded races, tournaments, galas, historical tours, and more. If you’re having an event celebrating Jacksonville’s Bicentennial you can email them to: [email protected].

Please send us pictures at [email protected] so we can post the fun you’re having this 2022 memorial day weekend in Jacksonville! Also, if you read about it here be sure to mention it at the vendor location! Tell them you found out about the event from Beach Life With Barbie!

Friday, May 27 • 6 PM – 8 PM

College Drive Food Truck Nights

St Johns River State College, College Dr, Orange Park, FL 32065

College Drive Food Truck Night- Come out for family fun, dinner, and ice cream!!!! We will be honoring Memorial Day and our nation’s fallen heroes during our May night 6 pm-8 pm in the parking lot of St Johns River State College– 283 College Drive, Orange Park.
For vender and food truck inquiries, please email [email protected].

Saturday, May 28 • 11 AM – 11 PM

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Wicked Barley Brewing Company, 4100 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217

Join us on Saturday, May 28th for Wicked Barley’s annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Bash! It’s going to be a patriotic party complete with house-smoked BBQ, special beer releases, and the best blues bands in the city of Jacksonville! Don’t forget to wear your red, white and blue!

11:00 am | Kyle Yardley Blues Band
3:00 pm | Toots Lorraine
7:00 pm | Smokestack

Saturday, May 28 • 10 AM – 3 PM

Riverside Arts Market

Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Produced by Riverside Avondale Preservation, Inc., the Riverside Arts Market is a weekly community market hosted in Historic Riverside on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

At the Riverside Arts Market, enjoy the harvest of the agricultural arts by supporting Florida farmers. Pick up the freshest local produce of the week, Jacksonville! To remain sustainable, farmers depend on your weekly purchases, so come for the freshest produce and stay for the fun. Our community benefits from all of us staying “loyal to local.”

Saturday, May 28 • 9 AM – 11 PM

Secret Jacksonville Walking Tour

James Weldon Johnson Park, 135 West Monroe St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Join author Bill Delaney for a tour of spots featured in the new book Secret Jacksonville. Writer Bill Delaney, co-owner of TheJaxsonMag.com and Edible Northeast Florida Magazine, has spent years researching Jacksonville’s underknown and underrepresented stories. His new book, Secret Jacksonville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is dedicated to profiling the forgotten, mysterious, and just plain interesting spots across Jacksonville and the First Coast.

Join him for a walking tour of some of these places around Downtown Jacksonville. Hear the stories of Jacksonville’s underground tunnels, the locomotive buried beneath a skyscraper, a lost (and fictitious) Native American city, a long-destroyed sculptural masterpiece that will soon be reborn in Jacksonville, underknown Jax music history, and much more lying just off the beaten path. Meet up at James Weldon Johnson Park. Street parking is free on Saturdays. Tickets are $15 (kids 12 and under are free); signed copies of Secret Jacksonville are also available

Saturday, May 28 • 8:30 AM

First Coast Volleyball Bud Light Series

Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, 503 1st St N Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

First Coast Volleyball presents a tournament for all ages! Offering Men’s and Women’s on Saturday, with Coed and Juniors on Sunday. Food, drinks, and music to go around. OPTX volleyballs to First place winners in our adult divisions, as well as DHswim bathing suits for our juniors!

Sunday, May 29 • 4 PM – 7 PM


Cafe Karibo, 27 N 3rd St Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

On Sunday, May 29, Fernandina Beach Main Street will host the “Stripes & Star, Let’s Hit the Bars” Bar Crawl. This event will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Nine downtown bars and restaurants will be participating and offering drink and food specials for registered participants.

The Crawl begins at Café Karibo and ends with an after-party at the Green Turtle. Registration includes a map of participating bars and restaurants, a wristband for food and drink discounts, event swag, and an opportunity to win door prizes at the after-party.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in red, white, and blue. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest group, most creative, and judge’s favorite. Registration will be in the courtyard between Café Karibo and Duck Pinz Bowling on North 3rd Street. Participants must be at least 21 years of age and proof of age is required.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event. To purchase tickets in advance, go to www.islandhopcraftbeerfest.com. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, First Port City Bank; Swag Sponsor, Duck Pinz; and Wristband Sponsor, Century 21 Miller Elite!

Sunday, May 29 • 10 AM – 2 PM

Atlantic Beach Farmers Market

Jack Russel Park,  850 Seminole Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

This is a beautiful community market. You will find local seafood, beef, bread, produce, art, food trucks, soaps, sauces, and much more. Please join us Sunday’s 10:00-2:00 pm for local small business shopping

Monday, May 30 • 8 AM – 10 AM

Memorial Day Ceremony 2022

Veteran’s Memorial Wall, 1145 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL  32202

The City of Jacksonville will be hosting Memorial Day Observance on May 30th. Pre-ceremony music by the Navy Band SE will begin at 0800 and the ceremony will commence at 0830. The Observance should conclude by 1000. During this ceremony, each of the military branches will be represented by a wreath as will the fallen service members whose names are being added to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Wall this year. Parking is free.

Monday, May 30 • 6:30 PM

Memorial Day Concert & Picnic in the Park

Memorial Park, 1620 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville FL 32204

A free concert featuring Navy Band Southeast, presented by VyStar Credit Union and sponsored by Memorial Park Association in collaboration with the City of Jacksonville. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Make it a picnic! Parking is available at the Ascension/St. Vincent’s Parking Lot A, at 2116 Riverside Avenue at the corner of Goodwin Street (diagonally across from Publix). The parking lot will open at 4 p.m. and close on the morning of May 31.

Let us know what you’re up to this weekend, we’d love to hear from you! What do you like to do over the weekend? Do you have any hip happenings to share with us? We would love to hear … email me at [email protected].

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