Things to do: Family Edition

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JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Jacksonville Public Library will be at the Riverside Arts Market this Saturday, making library cards for those who don’t have one.
Main Library: Children’s Department

  • The Great Pizza Contest: August 4 @ 11am and 1pm.
  • French Storytime: August 5 @ 10:30am, all ages welcome, but geared towards kids 4-6.
  • Summer Art: Papermaking. August 5 @ 3:30pm. Kids ages 6-12.
  • Saturday Surprise!: Kids’ Choice Award Party w/ Radio Disney. August 8 @ 2pm. Kids ages 6-12.
    ***For more Children’s department events at the Main Library, please check out the August calendar (with detailed info here).
    Main Library: Teen Department
  • Movie Madness! Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants August 4 @ 3pm.
  • Reading Marathon: August 5 @ 9:15am. Whoever reads the longest wins $50.
  • WTF!: Summer Reading Party, August 5 @ 3pm.
  • Tween Thing: Beading. August 6 @ 2pm, for kids ages 10-14.
    ***For more Teen department events at the Main Library, please check out the August calendar (with detailed info here).

    NATURESCOPE: JAXPARKS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

  • Snake Savvy @ Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park. August 8, 2-3pm

    JACKSONVILLE SUNS HOME GAMES

  • August 3 @ 7:05pm: Belly Buster Monday
  • August 4 @ 7:05pm: Fifty-Cent Family Feast Night!

    SUMMER MOVIE EVENTS

  • August 4 & 5, 10am: Arctic Tale and Igor, free @ Regal Cinemas Beach Boulevard
  • August 4, 5 & 6, 10am: Everyone’s Hero and Kung Fu Panda, free @ Regal Cinemas Avenues
  • August 5, 10am: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, $1 admission @ AMC Orange Park & Regency

    JAX4KIDS.COM & PANERA BREAD FAMILY EVENT SERIES August 6, 6pm at the following Panera Bread locations:

  • Cookie Decorating @ 12959 Atlantic Boulevard
  • Making Bread Art with MOCA Jacksonville @ 11111 San Jose Boulevard, Mandarin
  • Cookie Decorating @ 8635 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park
  • Fun with Mad Science @ 13740 Beach Boulevard

    DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE! ‘SEARCH FOR THE CITY OF LOST TOYS’ @ TIMES UNION CENTER August 4 & 5.

    ARTS ON THE GO @ SIMONDS JOHNSON PARK August 7, 6-8pm

    SHADCO SAFETY FAIR @ THE AVENUES MALL August 8, 10am-2pm

    ANIMAL SIGNS @ FORT GEORGE ISLAND CULTURAL STATE PARK August 8 @ 10am.

    JAXPARKS ‘FIRST & GOAL’ @ METROPOLITAN PARK August 8, 3:30pm-6:30pm

    RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET Saturdays, 10am-4pm.

    NATIVE SUN KIDS PUZZLE. Complete the puzzle at the link and bring it in to your local Native Sun for a free prize. Through August 31. Kids under 12 only.

    FAMILY SATURDAYS AT TREE HILL NATURE CENTER Saturdays @ 10am. $5 per family.

    MOCA JACKSONVILLE: SUNDAY FAMILY DAYS
    Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
    Children and accompanying adults are free.

    More great kids and family events can be found at Jax4kids.com and Experience Jax.
    Please comment if you have more events to add.

  • Things to do: Family Edition

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    JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Closed July 3 & 4.
    Main Library: Children’s Department – Find their new Facebook page here!

  • Florida Library Youth Program: June 30 @ 11am. Juggler Ron Anglin. Kids ages 6-12.
  • Preschool at the Library: July 1 @ 11:00am. Join Ms. Jaime for music, movement, stories and activities for kids ages 3-5.
  • Preschool Project: July 1 @ 11:45 am. Learn and explore through art and other “making” activities with Ms. Marie. Kids ages 3-5.
  • Summer Art: Printmaking. July 1 @ 3:30pm. For kids ages 6-12.
  • Tween Thing: July 2 @ 2pm. Improv for kids ages 10-14.
    ***For more Children’s department events at the Main Library, please check out the June calendar (with detailed info here), and the July calendar (with detailed info here).
    Main Library: Teen Department
  • Gaming Day: June 29 @ 2-4pm.
  • Movie Madness! Transformers June 30 @ 3pm
  • WTF!: Christmas in July: Gingerbread House. July 1 @ 3pm
    ***For more Teen department events at the Main Library, please check out the June calendar (with detailed info here), and the July calendar (with detailed info here).

    JACKSONVILLE SUNS HOME GAMES

  • Summer Camp Day – June 29 @ 12:05pm
  • Fifty-Cent Family Feast Night – June 30 @ 7:05pm
  • Racing Night – July 1 @ 7:05pm *Kids can also show their JTA youth summer pass for a free general admission ticket.
  • Pre-Independence Day Celebration and Mr. Bragan’s Birthday – July 3 @ 7:05pm

    NATURESCOPE: JAXPARKS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS Click the link for more Jaxpark events.
    Trail Walks: June 29

  • Ribault River Preserve – 10am-11am
  • Reddie Point Preserve – 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Blue Cypress Park – 3pm-4pm

    GO FOURTH & ROCK Downtown Jacksonville
    July 1:

  • Artwalk – Dueling Pianos featuring the Pianomen of Jellyrolls, 5-9pm @ Snyder Memorial Church. Free admission
    July 2:
  • Pool Splash Party, 5-8 pm @ Omni Jacksonville Hotel, Rooftop Pool Deck. Free admission
    July 3:
  • Ice & Family Activities, Noon-9pm @ Veterans Memorial Arena. Admission $3 (includes skate rental)
  • Live entertainment by Diggin’ in Dreamland, 7pm @ Northbank Riverfront Park
    July 4:
  • Ice & Family Activities, 10am-5pm @ Veterans Memorial Arena. Admission $3 (includes skate rental)
  • Family Freedom Fest, 10am-2pm @ Metro Park Kids Kampus. For kids 12 and under
  • Free Concert featuring Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Richard Marx, and the Boogie Freaks @ Metropolitan Park. Gates open at 4 pm, Opening Ceremony at 4:30 pm, Music Begins at 5 pm
  • Fireworks on the Downtown Riverfront @ 9:45
    July 5:
  • Ice & Family Activities, 10am-4pm @ Veterans Memorial Arena. Admission $3 (includes skate rental)

    4TH OF ZOO-LY JAMBOREE @ JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS July 3-5. Summer games and prizes, visits from Jazoo, animal encounters and prize drawings. See the full schedule events at the link.

    FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS @ THE ROOFTOP OF MOSH July 4, 7-10pm

    4TH OF JULY LIBERTY CELEBRATION @ JACKSONVILLE BEACH July 4. Fireworks start at 9:30 from Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier.

    AMERICAN PIE 4TH OF JULY IN ORANGE PARK July 4. Parade down River Road at 2pm along with arts, crafts, rides, games, food, and live entertainment on the Moosehaven Grounds. The fireworks display over the St. John’s River will begin around 9pm.

    NATIVE SUN KIDS PUZZLE. Complete the puzzle at the link and bring it in to your local Native Sun for a free prize. Through June 30. Kids under 12 only.

    RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET Saturdays 10am-4pm

    FAMILY SATURDAYS AT TREE HILL NATURE CENTER Saturdays @ 10am. $5 per family.

    MOCA JACKSONVILLE: SUNDAY FAMILY DAYS
    Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
    Children and accompanying adults are free.

    More great kids and family events can be found at Jax4kids.com and Experience Jax.
    Please comment if you have more events to add.