At EBS Security, we believe that community is everything. If you have a strong and vibrant community, you’ll have a safer place to live. Community events like the ones listed below, are a great way to get out into the community and become part of it. In today’s busy world, it’s easy to become isolated, but it’s important to take part in your neighborhood community. A safe community is one where neighbors look out for one another and to do that you have to get to know your neighbors. These family friendly events in Jacksonville this April are a great way to get out and meet the people in your community.

Family Friendly Events in Jacksonville this April

Sweet Pete’s Tours and Candy Classes
When: April 16th – 25th, 2018
Where: Sweet Pete’s Candy
400 North Hogan Street
Jacksonville, FL

Get the scoop on all things Sweet Pete’s! A candy expert leads each tour on a sweet trip through the company’s history. Learn about candy, chocolate, our business, and the features of the one-hundred-year-old Sweet Pete’s candy mansion. Participants will view our live production facility and go behind the scenes to see our packaging room and caramel wrapping machine. After the whimsical tour experience, enjoy a decadent chocolate bar made your way! Choose from over sixteen toppings, and our candy makers will create a bar exactly the way you want (bar included in price).

Tour is approximately 30 minutes long.

Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise
When: April 17th, 2018
Where: Sea Walk Pavilion
1st Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL

Whether you want to show off your classic car or you want to admire your neighbor’s car, bring your family out and enjoy the Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise.  Thanks to the support of the City of Jacksonville Beach, we are now able to use Sea Walk Pavilion and Latham Plaza (across from the Pavilion, between 1st and and 2nd St on the corner of 2nd Ave N) to showcase pre-registered cars.  To apply for a spot in the plazas, email Jon at [email protected].   Classic vehicles not showcased in the plazas are welcome to park in the city parking lot next to Latham Plaza (75 1St St North).  Spaces in that lot are public parking and not reserved, so  we ask that you start parking your classic cars in the NW corner near Jax Beach City Hall as space becomes available to keep everyone together.  Unless you are parking at the Sea Walk Pavilion or Latham plaza, no registration is required.

North Beach Art Walk
When: April 19th, 2018
Where: Beaches Town Center
200 First Street
Neptune Beach, FL

The North Beaches Art Walk got its start in 2007 when Beaches art-industry professionals JoAnne Adams, Alice Gartland and Linda Stewart came together in hopes of recreating the popular art walk atmosphere of Downtown.

Through their nurturing and dedication, the event has grown considerably since its infancy. And on every third Thursday of the month, the streets of the Beaches Town Center erupt with creativity.

What was once a small pool of carefully selected artists has now become a bubbling ocean of art, a place where woodworkers comingle with jewelry designers and musicians play into the night. Welcoming to locals and out of towners alike, to say it’s a communal event would be putting it lightly; it’s an experience.

Now, ten years later, the ArtWalk is gearing up to celebrate with a special anniversary bash.

Riverside Arts Market
When: April 21st and 28th, 2018
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.

4th Annual Spring Fling
When: April 21st, 2018
Where: Flamingo Lake RV Resort
3640 Newcomb Road
Jacksonville, FL

The 4th Annual Flamingo Lake RV Resort Spring Fling is coming Saturday, April 21st! We will, once again, have the POOL NOODLE RAFT RACE, where you can make a raft using nothing but pool noodles and duct tape to race in a sprint race at the Fun Zone for rewards and prizes. We will also have our Bounce Pillow Challenge and, instead of the Hot Dog eating contest, this year we are having our first ever CREAM PIE EATING CONTEST!!!! We plan to have other games and activities during the day as well as our normal afternoon kid’s activities. The Flamingo Lake Inflatables will be open from 10:30am until 6pm (weather permitting) and the Bounce Pillow will be open from 1pm to 5pm (weather permitting). We will also have our Outdoor Movie Night on Friday night and live music Saturday night at the concert stage provided by “BAND ON THE RUN”. Camper’s Inn RV will have some new RVs on hand for you to take a look at. The weekend is being sponsored by our friends at Camper’s Inn RV, The Jacksonville Sharks. & The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp!

Vagabond Flea Market
When: April 22nd, 2018
Where: Murry Hill Theater Parking Lot
934 Edgewood Ave. S.
Jacksonville, FL

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

Historic Springfield Main Street Cruise
When: April 28th, 2018
Where: Main Street
Jacksonville, FL

Each 4th Saturday of the month from 5pm-8pm, come on out to Main Street to enjoy the classic cars and local restaurants at the Historic Springfield Main Street Cruise. Classic and funky cars are driven up & down Main Street, just like they used to do in the old days, with patrons along the sidewalks enjoying the camaraderie and cars. There’s no cost, just show up with your classic car, old beater, or on foot to have a good time!

African Village Bazaar
When: April 29th, 2018
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. A fun afternoon out from 12pm-6pm.