Hemming Park Announces Events and Programming for August 2019

College Colors Food Truck Takeover – Florida vs. Miami on August 24

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. July 31, 2019 – Friends of Hemming Park is proud to host events in Hemming Park located at 135 W. Monroe Street in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. All activities listed below are free and open to the public.



Wednesday Live Music sponsored by Jax Vision Care

Monday – Friday: Food Trucks at Charlie’s Café, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday – Sunday: Hemming Park Kids Zone, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.



6th Annual Back to School SmARTs Artwalk

Wednesday, August 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Downtown Vision and Friends of Hemming Park for a “Back to School” themed Art Walk.   Enjoy musical performances on the Hemming Park main stage by Vibe RW from 5-7 p.m. and Groove Coalition from 7:15-9 p.m.  Stop by the Hemming Park tent (adjacent to the main stage) for adult beverages and information about upcoming events. This month’s featured brewery is Engine 15.

ArtWalk is presented by Downtown Vision on the first Wednesday of every month, rain or shine. More than 60 ArtWalk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include galleries, museums, businesses and more. Hemming Park serves as ArtWalk headquarters and hosts a variety of artists and live performances every month.


College Colors Food Truck Takeover

Tailgate Edition – Florida vs. Miami

Saturday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for delicious food, live music, cold beer and more during our College Colors Food Truck Takeover before the University of Florida Gators – Miami Hurricanes football game! We’re “Taking Over” at Hemming Park with Jacksonville’s premier food trucks, live music by the Ouija Brothers, a cash bar, local vendors, and family-friendly fun.   Get downtown and enjoy great local eats before cheering on your favorite Florida team.

To view the full schedule of activities visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/351940518859939/


Jax Taco Fest (3rd Party Event)

Saturday, August 17 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It’s time for Taco Heaven! Jax Taco Fest will feature more than 50 varieties of tacos, vendors, and a beer and tequila bar. This event includes FREE ENTRY, is family and pet-friendly, and will be held rain or shine.

Click here for all of the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2253346471605802/


Skyway Saturdays

Saturday, August 24 – Skyway runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are excited to announce our new monthly partnership with the Jacksonville Transit Authority (JTA), MOCA, MOSH, the Jacksonville Public Library, Visit Jacksonville and Sweet Pete’s. The Skyway will run one Saturday per month. Mark your calendar for a full day of family fun in downtown Jacksonville! Take advantage of free Skyway service and visit Hemming Park and our partners



Friends of Hemming Park will be hosting live music from 11:30 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Wednesday music is sponsored by Jax Vision Care. Bring a packed lunch or purchase lunch from one of our food trucks. See you in the park!


Here is a full line up of musicians:

August 1: The Suedes

August 5: Darren Ronan

August 7: Tom Edwards

August 9: Firewater Tent Revival

August 12: Paul Ivey

August 14: Joe Watts

August 16: Crazy Daysies

August 19: Lauren Fincham

August 21: Joe Watts

August 23: Beau and The Burners

August 26: Ace Winn

August 28: Joe Watts

August 30: The 77ds


About Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP)

Friends of Hemming Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Jacksonville’s oldest public park into a modern, urban space that engages diverse communities and brings vitality to our city’s public square.  To learn more about the park and upcoming events, visit hemmingpark.org.