As security providers in Jacksonville, FL we know that a safe community is a community where the residents know one another. Get out this month and next and get to know your neighbors in Jacksonville. There are numerous events in Jacksonville this month that provide an excellent opportunity for those interested in meeting new people and experiencing the city.

Events in Jacksonville this January and February

North Beaches Art Walk
When: January 17th, 2019
Where: Beaches Town Center
200 First Street
Neptune Beach, FL

North Beaches Artwalk is a free event held the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 pm. Featuring many local visual artists and live performers. Artwalk is held at the Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach Town Centers.  Also at Adele Grage Cultural Center with a different featured artist every month.

With over 55 participating artists, Artwalk is a diverse art destination & shopping experience for the entire family. Local venues set the backdrop for this great monthly destination and community gathering. The overall mission of Art Walk is to expose the community to the vast number of local artists right here at the Beaches and we thank all the local shops & restaurants for making it possible!  We welcome talent from all over Jacksonville to join North Beaches Art Walk.  Always a great time….come see what’s going on at Artwalk!

Speak Dog
When: January 17th, 2019
Where: Charles M Neviaser Educational Institute
4266 Sunbeam Road, #100

Being able to interpret and understand what your dog is saying with their body language is a vital skill for all dog lovers, but it is especially important for therapy animal handlers. It leads to a deeper relationship and enables handlers to manage their dog’s interactions while volunteering. This seminar aims to teach canine communication basics. There will be a chance to ask questions and the environment will be friendly, informal and relaxed.

Light refreshments will be served. Please, humans only for this event.

Admission is free, but people planning to attend are asked to make a reservation.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
When: January 21st, 2019
Where: Cummer Museum
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of peace, you are invited to enjoy special open hours and programming at the Cummer Museum. Enjoy educational art-making activities, live music in the Cummer Café, and an Ecumenical Prayer for Peace with local faith leaders in partnership with OneJax. In addition, Museum Educators will be making art with participants at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation MLK Day Celebration at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trolley transportation between the Cummer Museum and Ritz Theatre and Museum will be available from noon to 6 p.m.

72ndJacksonville Boat Show
When: January 25th – 27th,  2019
Where: Prime F Osborn III Convention Center
1000 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL

Tons of boats on display and fun activities for the kids!

The Jacksonville Marine Association invites you to join us at the 72nd Annual Jacksonville Boat Show! There will be a large variety of boats on display – from skiing, fishing, cruisers, personal water-crafts and more!

Ticket Prices: Adult $12.00, Children $5.00 (5 – 12, under 4 free) Senior: $10.00 (55+), Military with ID $10.00, Sea Tow Membership $11.00 with membership card.

African Village Bazaar
When: January 27th, 2019
Where: Ritz Theatre and Museum
829 N Davis Street
Jacksonville, FL

This monthly event will be a marketplace showcasing Jacksonville’s finest small businesses and craft vendors. Plan to make it a part of your monthly routine! Hosted the last Sunday of every month at the Ritz Theatre and Museum in Downtown Jacksonville.

Vagabond Flea Market
When: January 27th, 2019
Where: Murry Hill Theater Parking Lot
934 Edgewood Avenue S
Jacksonville, FL

The Vagabond Flea is a creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage + antique sellers, and more!

2019 Fit Games
When: February 2nd, 2019
Where: Brooks Family YMCA
10423 Centurion Parkway North
Jacksonville, FL

2019 FIT GAMES is an inclusive wellness challenge designed to encourage individuals to get active through fun and competitive physical activities. Individuals will strengthen their mind, body and spirit, through a variety of exercises and team workouts. FIT GAMES is set up to include all levels of fitness, with a competitive and recreational division. Find your FAB FOUR team members with two females and two males.

Proceeds from the event will support military families across the First Coast.

Jacksonville Downtown Artwalk
When: February 6th, 2019
Where: Downtown Jacksonville
117 West Duval Street
Jacksonville, FL

Full First Wednesday Art Walk information is available at Art Walk is produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. with sponsorships from:  Downtown Investment Authority, City of Jacksonville, Chamblin’s Uptown, Regions Bank, X 106.5, Hot 99.5 and Easy 102.9. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, email Junine at [email protected]

Second Sundays in Springfield
When: February 10th, 2019
Where: Henry j Klutho Park
204 W 3rdStreet
Jacksonville, FL

SPAR is launching a new family-friendly monthly event in April, Second Sundays in Springfield.” This free event, held on the second Sunday of every month from 4 to 7 pm in Klutho Park, is a partnership with Jax Parks and will include live music, locally produced goods (including fresh foods), a beer garden featuring a local brewer, and supervised recreational activities.

Adamec Bike Night
When: February 14th, 2019
Where: Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL

Landing Bike Night features free bike parking, live entertainment on the Sleiman Riverfront Stage, prizes and more.