Riverside Tag

There’s plenty of things to do around the First Coast this weekend. Here are some of our top picks.

Pick Up Local Favorites at the Jaxsons Night Market

Fans of local farmers markets will love newcomer Jaxsons Night Market, an open-air market that takes place the third Thursday of each month downtown at the corner of Laura and Adams Streets. Stop by anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to check out the latest from local craft breweries, street food vendors, local farmers and artisan and craft makers.

What is there to do around Jacksonville during April, May and June? Plenty. From barbecue throwdowns to farm tours to One Spark, there's plenty of reasons to get out and explore the First Coast this spring. Here are some events and local favorites to put on your schedule:

Rock out at the Oyster Jam Music Festival in Metro Park

Head to downtown Jacksonville’s Metro Park April 12 and 13th for a down-home oyster roast and music festival featuring more than 15 bands rocking along the river. The event will mark Jacksonville’s first oyster cook-off, a shuck’n contest and craft beers to wash everything down. Find out more at theoysterjammusicfestival.com.

The Jacksonville Real Estate market continues to see a recovery towards a more healthy, stable marketplace, but at a more moderate pace. This isn't a bad thing - it means that the rise to normal inventory numbers and prices will be stable and less likely to falter. Some potential trends to watch for this year include increased seller activity as sellers become more confident in the market, more new construction to help combat low inventory numbers, and fewer foreclosures on the market as they continue to be picked up by investors and buyers willing to work with them.