June 27, 2019

Contact:  Damien Lamar Robinson

   Director of Office Administration


July 2019 Events in Hemming Park

Friends of Hemming Park presents June Programming

The Second Annual Bluegrass, Beer & Barbecue festival returns to the park on July 20th.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 27, 2019 – Friends of Hemming Park is proud to host the following programs and 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 unless otherwise noted.


WEDS, July 3

ArtWalk Beer Garden with Tabula Rasa Brewing, 5 p.m.  – 9 p.m.

In 2019, Hemming Park has resolved to drink local!  We’ll feature a different local brewery in our monthly  ArtWalk beer gardens, wrapping up with our big Jax Beer Society Jax Beer Week event on November 6th.  Join us on the first Wednesday of the month from 5 pm to 9 pm. Our featured brewery for July is Tabula Rasa Brewing.

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, Downtown businesses and more. Hemming Park serves as ArtWalk headquarters and hosts a variety of artists and live performances each and every month.

SAT,  July 20, 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Bluegrass, Beer & Barbecue Festival

Friends of Hemming Park presents the Second Annual Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue Festival in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville!  Enjoy a FREE concert by performers including Brett Bass and Melted Plectrum, Rusty Shine, Salt & Pine and Remedy Tree; delicious barbecue; an arts market; tasty beverages and more.  Kid and pet-friendly. Although the event is free there is a VIP experience available that will provide shade, free premium cocktails, and reserved seating. Click here for more information on VIP tickets:—VIP-Experience–7-20-2019


TGIF Music Series, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hemming Park is a great place to enjoy lunch throughout the work week, with food trucks and music every day. On Fridays, we feature performances by some of Jacksonville’s favorite local bands. Bring a bag lunch, grab a bite from one of our food trucks or your favorite downtown restaurant and enjoy a free concert to get your weekend started. Here’s the full lineup for June:

July 5: The Suedes

July 12: Kim Reteguiz

July 19: The 77ds

July 26: Beau and The Burners


Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Live Music, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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

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

Sunday:  Hemming Park Kids’ Zone, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday Yoga in the Park

Join us for Yoga in the Park at 3 pm on Sundays with Yoga 4 Change! This class is FREE for members of Friends of Hemming Park with a suggested minimum donation of just $5 for all others. We host the class in our kids’ zone, which has plenty of shade. Bring water and a mat and join us near the corner of Laura and Duval.

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 an attractive space that engages diverse communities with high quality, innovative programming, revitalizing the heart of our city. To learn more about the park and upcoming events, visit