Happy Independence Day!

July is here and that means it’s time to get out and enjoy all that summertime in Jacksonville has to offer. This month we’ve got all kinds of fun and exciting things to do in the Jacksonville area. From gummy making to Christmas in July, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in Jacksonville.

Events in Jacksonville this July

Gummy Making Class
When: July 7th, 2021
Where: Sweet Pete’s
400 N Hogan Street
Jacksonville, FL

Follow Sweet Pete’s recipe and learn to make your own gummies! Class participants will make delicious gummies in a wide variety of fun shapes, as well as create a sour mixture to coat the gummies (if you dare)! Our candymakers will lead each class through a “gummy flight,” sampling gummies exclusive to Sweet Pete’s and beyond to understand the variety of gelling agents used in gummy making world-wide.

Siegtoberfest Cornhole League
When: July 7th, 2021
Where: Lemonstreet Brewing Company
2100 Dennis Street
Jacksonville, FL

2 – 6 players per team
3 matches each night
All players must be registered in order to play

Chocolate Tasting
When: July 8th, 2021
Where: Sweet Pete’s
400 N Hogan Street
Jacksonville, FL

Are you a true CHOCOHOLIC?  If so, this tasting is for you. Enjoy a tour of our  candy kitchen to see how our chocolate is made. The tour includes a Bar Your Way – chocolate bar custom made just for you. A Chocolate tasting of four types of chocolate and brief lesson about the types of chocolate. One scoop of chocolate ice cream topped with our signature homemade fudge sauce (includes a recipe card to make the fudge sauce at home)

Make sure to check out our 15,000 square foot retail shop and historic building during your visit!

Taste of Jacksonville Food Tours
When: July 9th, 2021
Where: San Marco Square
San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL

Explore Historic San Marco!
Located just minutes away from Downtown’s Southbank, Historic San Marco’s food scene sets the stage for a culinary adventure!
5 locations for tastings, bites, and sips – with your own designated tour guide.
Discover local, unique restaurants that are nestled “off the beaten path”
Enjoy a sprinkling of the rich history of the area throughout your adventure.
With so many delicious dining options feel free to return to our partnering restaurants for a meal.

Christmas in July Silent Auction and Vendor Expo
When: July 10th, 2021
Where: Prime Osborn Convention Center
1000 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary presents the inaugural Christmas in July Silent Auction and Vendor Expo to benefit the Angel Tree and other programs of The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida.

The Christmas in July event will take place on July 10, 2021 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center from 10am – 3pm, and is complete with 300+ auction items, vendors, and food trucks! Auction items include artwork, collectibles, jewelry, dinners, spa treatments, sports memorabilia, weekend getaways, rounds of golf, designer accessories, and much more.

Tickets cost $10 including swag bags for first 200 guests. Kids ages 17 and below are free. Donate a new toy valued at $5+ and receive $5 off an auction item!

Riverside Arts Market
When: July 10th, 2021
Where: Riverside Arts Market
715 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL

Produced by Riverside Avondale Preservation, Inc., the Riverside Arts Market is a weekly market hosted on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., rain or shine. RAM features a variety of small businesses from farmers to artists to makers and bakers. Under the Fuller Warren Bridge, you’ll find a family-friendly event that attracts 4,000+ visitors every Saturday. The riverfront amphitheater seats 350 people and features hours of live music.

North Beaches Art Walk
When: July 15th, 2021
Where: Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach Town Centers
200 First Street
Neptune Beach, FL

North Beaches Art Walk is a free event held the third Thursday of each month from 5pm-9pm. Featuring many local visual artists and live performers, NBAW is held in Beaches Town Center-where Atlantic Blvd meets the Ocean. Adele Grage Cultural Center also participates with a different featured artist every month.

The overall mission of Art Walk is to expose the community to the vast number of local Artists right here at the Beaches. Talent from all over Jacksonville shows at the North Beaches Art Walk. With over 55 participating artists, NBAW is a diverse art destination and shopping experience for the entire family. Local venues in Beaches Town Center set the backdrop for this great monthly destination and community gathering.

Bold Matsuri Cosplay Festival
When: July 17th, 2021
Where: Jacksonville Fair Expo Center
510 Fairground Place
Jacksonville, FL

Bold Matsuri is an annual Anime and Cosplay Festival that is held in Jacksonville, Florida. Their convention will feature many events and activities during the convention for attendees to take part in such as meeting their favorite guest, participating in guest panels, contests, a gaming area, and cosplay/anime focused after-hour events.

Jacksonville Taco Festival
When: July 17th, 2021
Where: TIAA Bank Field
1 TIAA Bank Field Drive
Jacksonville, FL

At the event, you’ll find over 10 of Jacksonville’s best restaurants, food trucks & carts serving up an amazing variety of mouthwatering tacos & related food items (sold separately). There will be bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, tequila shots, ice-cold beer, water, soda & more. Live DJ and bands will also be there.

Recalibrating the Art World in a Covid & Post Covid World
When: July 22nd, 2021
Where: 333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL

MOCA Jacksonville’s Ideas of Our Time series presents thoughtful and engaging dialogue with artists, educators, and others around some of the most vital and important art and ideas of our time. Join us July 22 for Recalibrating the Art World in a COVID & Post-COVID World with MOCA Jacksonville’s Executive Director, Caitlín Doherty.

2020 was an unprecedented year around the world. In the United States, it was a year defined by several specific, yet interconnected, issues —a global pandemic; a deeply divisive Presidential election; an economic crisis not seen since the Great Depression; civil unrest focused on social justice and civil rights issues; and the resulting questioning of established systems of power. Every aspect of life has been affected, and the art world has been no exception. In this lecture, Caitlín Doherty reflects on some of the ways that artists and the art sector as a whole, have been challenged, how they have changed, and what these adaptations may point to in the years ahead.

Jacksonville Seafood Festival
When: July 25th, 2021
Where: Northbank Riverwalk Artist Square
715 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL

This summer, make plans to attend the inaugural Jacksonville Seafood Festival – A culinary celebration of local cuisine, our fishing community, and the arts.

The festival will feature pop up kitchens and food stations from local restaurants, a food truck village, makers and artists, art installations, live music, games, and activities for all ages.

Attendees can expect a variety of fresh, local seafood from 12+ restaurants and food trucks including shrimp & oyster stations, a low country boil, more bars than ever with adult refreshments + more! There will also be several non-seafood food options and a dog food truck! The festival will be fundraising for several area non-profits including Fur Sisters, The Jacksonville Jaycees, Wagoner Foundation + more.

Tickets to the festival are limited and are expected to sell out. Children do not need a ticket.