11 Mar Weekend Playlist: GATE River Run, Amelia Island Concours + Natural Life Festival
Looking for things to do this weekend? There’s certainly not a shortage of events going on; here are our top picks happening around town this weekend.
Cummer Museum Garden Month Concert
March 11 Spend your Friday night beneath the stars as The Chris Thomas Band takes over the Cummer gardens for a special concert in honor of Garden Month at the museum. Guests are invited to bring chairs, picnics and beverages of choice to enjoy with the show.
Meals from the Cummer Cafe, as well as beer, wine, and sodas will also be available for purchase. More info on the Facebook event page.
21st Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
March 12 Porsche, McLaren, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati; they’ll all be on the greens this weekend. If that piques your interest, head up to Amelia Island for a weekend of test drives, swanky parties and hundreds of cars, trucks and other automobiles.
Stop by to tour the showcase, sign up for a driving experience with Porsche For the full schedule of events, check out ameliaconcours.org.
GATE River Run
March 12 The largest 15K race in the U.S. is back for another year in the Bold City. Join more than 24,000 runners, joggers and walkers as they tackle the course winding through Downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods of San Marco and St. Nicholas, and finally the Green Monster (aka the Hart Bridge). The race will once again serve as the USA 15K Championship with America’s top Olympic athletes competing for $85,000 in prize money.
For more information, check out the Facebook event page.
Back to the Future with the Jacksonville Symphony
March 12 It’s been 30 years since Marty McFly first traveled through time in Doc Brown’s Delorean. Watch the classic movie with the score played live by the Jacksonville symphony orchestra.
More info on jaxsymphony.org.
2016 Natural Life Music and Arts Festival
March 13 Slow down and enjoy the little things this weekend with a day of music, art and crafts. Metropolitan Park will be transformed into an indie-folk music experience, with concerts throughout the day, a Crafternoon of activities, an artisan market and an array of food vendors.
All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Home Society of Florida. More info on the eventbrite page.
Bonus: The Miracle Board’s 2nd Annual Charity Bingo Night
March 14 Come play bingo for a cause as the Miracle Board hosts game night to raise money for Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the pediatric programs at UF Health Jacksonville.
More info on the Facebook event page.