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What’s going on in Jacksonville?

This is just a quick post to let you know about a new feature available on my website. Since I’ve branded myself as a Jacksonville blogger, I thought it might be helpful to create a calendar for local events. I’ve categorized each event by type – free, things to do, food and drink, music and theater, etc. – this way you can easily find events to suit your budget and lifestyle. I’m only listing events that get my stamp of approval so you can be assured that each event will be worth your time.

You can see the full calendar at If you’re interested in having your event listed, shoot me an email.

June is already almost halfway over but here are some events worth checking out throughout the remainder of the month.

Orange Park Food Truck Rally

Saturday, June 18th – Orange Park Food Truck Rally

Head out to the Orange Park Town Hall at 2042 Park Avenue for a food truck rally benefitting the Arthritis Foundation for Children. All of your favorite trucks will be serving up their specialities and donating a portion of their proceeds to the cause. This family friendly event will include bounce houses, a playground, and face painting. For a full list of participating trucks, visit

Saturday, June 25th – Freedom Festival with headliner Aaron Tippin

Country music star Aaron Tippin headlines the sixth annual Freedom Festival at Orange Park Mall. This free concert will honor the sacrifices of the men and women who serve our nation, particularly those based out of NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport, and Camp Blanding. There will be activities for kids including bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts, and more. The fun kicks off at 5:00pm with Staar Fields and a patriotic fly-over.

#NomNomJax Five Course Empanada Dinner

Monday, June 28th – Five Course Empanada Dinner with NomNomJax

You get empandas! And you get empandas! Everyone gets empanadas… at the Five Course Empanada Dinner at Tapa That with #NomNomJax. This dinner will feature empanadas from all around the world. Purchase your tickets here.

Thursday, June 30th – MOSH After Dark: The History of Hops

If you think the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is just for kids, you’re in for a treat. MOSH After Dark is a monthly series of programs for adults. Beer:30 will take you on a journey through the History of Hops and the other ingredients that make beer so delicious, including tastings of various types of beer. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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