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The Weekend is the Time for FUN!



This weekend is going to be packed full of great events!   With the Riverside Arts Market, the Fine Arts Festival at Boone Park, the Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival, FREE Admission to The Cummer, and the HEAL Zoo Walk for Autism, no one should be bored this weekend!   To make it simple, we have a breakdown of all the activities.

Riverside Arts Market:

Every Saturday from 10am-4pm, under the Fuller Warren Bridge, local artisans, farmers, and food vendors set up their fare for all to enjoy!   There are activities for all ages, live performing artists, and tons of fun to be had.  Robbie Hazen and “The Riot” will be on the River Stage at 11:45, Wingfeld will be on the Hilltop Stage at 11:30, the explosive feats of Dallas, the Human Volcano on the Roundhouse stage, acrobats, face painting, balloons, belly dancers, and more!

Jacksonville Fine Arts Festival at Boone Park:

Come out to Boone Park this Saturday and Sunday for the first annual Jacksonville Fine Arts Festival, hosted by the Avondale Merchants Association, LLC.  This is an outdoor, juried art festival.  Come out and support Jacksonville’s cultural arts.   All profits from the festival will be donated to local nonprofits with a focus on the arts and art education.

Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival:

Beginning on Friday with an opening reception at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, this festival makes a great start to the weekend!   The Up & Cummer’s are hosting this event that is open to the public.  Come see “The Art of Storytelling” featuring storyboards and art, followed by three films at the 5 Points Theater.   The weekend will continue with two workshops for kids at the Museum, free admission to the “The Art of Storytelling” exhibit, and lots of films at 5 Points Theater.

HEAL Zoo Walk for Autism:

Go out to the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens this Sunday for the HEAL! First Coast Zoo Walk for Autism.   There will be fun, music, and games, and you will be walking for a great cause.  The Museum will be facilitating an Arts for All mural.   Jaguar Football Players and The Roar Cheerleaders will lead the way, and Radio Disney will provide musical entertainment.  So come out and support these terrific kids!   All proceeds from the event will go to fund Autism programs throughout the First Coast.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens:

With all the other great activities going on this weekend, we thought it would be nice to give everyone the chance to stop by for FREE.   Come for a few minutes or all day, we will have plenty to do for everyone.   From 10:30-noon, we will have our Art for Two class for ages 3-5, for $10 per child (and accompanying adult), as well at workshops in collaboration with Citrus Cel.   The kids will love our Make Art Now projects you can take into the gardens and there is something for EVERYONE in Art Connections, our interactive education space.  We will also be offering half price Family memberships ALL WEEKEND!   Take a look at all the benefits of being a member.

So, if you need help planning out your weekend, we have made an easy schedule so you don’t miss anything you want to see!

Friday Night
5-7pm – “The Art of Storytelling” Reception at The Cummer Museum
8pm, 10pm, & 11:30pm – Films at 5 Points Theater

9:30-11:30am – Little Squirts Animation Workshop at The Cummer
10am-4pm – Jacksonville Fine Arts Festival at Boone Park
10am-4pm – Riverside Arts Market
11:30 – Wingfeld on the Hilltop Stage at RAM
11:45 – Robbie Hazen and “The Riot” on the River Stage at RAM
12-2pm – Stop Motion Puppet Fabrication Workshop at The Cummer
12, 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10pm – Films at 5 Points Theater

10am-4pm – Jacksonville Fine Arts Festival at Boone Park
7:30am – arrive at the Zoo to register for the First Coast Zoo Walk for Autism, walk begins at 8:30am
1, 3, 5, & 7pm – Films at 5 Points Theater

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