Hemming Park Announces Events and Programming for September 2018

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Friends of Hemming Park

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.August 31, 2018 – 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.


Every Wednesday:  Live Music sponsored by Jax Vision Care, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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

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


Hemming Park’s popular Wednesday music programming, sponsored by Jax Vision Care, is now supported by Jacksonville Public Library’s “Lunch in the Lounge.”

On the second Wednesday of each month, JPL will host a performer inside its main branch on Laura Street with music streamed into the park.  Food trucks will serve in the park as always, but guests will have the option of enjoying lunch in the park or inside the library. In the event of inclement weather, the library lounge will open for lunch performances on any other Wednesday.  Our musicians perform from 11:30 to 2:00.


Here is the full lineup for September:

September 5: Hallie Davis

September 12: “Lunch in the Lounge” with Al Monte

September 19: Goliath Flores

September 26: Ace Winn


Dog Days of Summer (Pet Walk) Presented by Downtown Vision

Wednesday, September 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrate your favorite animal friends in Hemming Park! Enter the Best Dressed Pet Competition, sponsored by Bark Downtown.  Prizes will be awarded and the winner announced at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss the Kids Zone near the Main Stage, with activities provided by My Gym and a performance by magician Robert Sanderson.  Stop by Hemming Park’s tent for a cold drink, with specials available for all humans accompanied by a pet. For more information visit: http://jacksonvilleartwalk.com/

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Saturday, September 15 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage in Hemming Park with an evening of music, dance, food and fun for the entire family presented by VyStar Credit Union! LPT, Kim Reteguiz and the Black Cat Bones and Goliath Flores will help us throw the best party of the summer. Dance performances by Peruanos En Jacksonville and food trucks including Latin Soul Grille Food Truck, Manny’s Cuban Food Truck, Chubby Burrito, First Coast Snowie Ice and Delish Kebabs Catering and Food Truck. Vendors, kids activities and more!

Please email events@hemmingpark.org for information about sponsorship and vending opportunities.

This event is FREE but VIP tickets, which include reserved covered seating and two complimentary beverages, are available for just $20 through https://904tix.com/events/hispanic-heritage-celebration.  Friends of Hemming Park receive a discount on VIP tickets!  If you are not yet a member, learn more about the benefits and join here:  http://hemmingpark.org/become-a-member/


Starry Nights in the Park (with Hispanic Culture Film Festival)

Saturday, September 22nd from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, September 29th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friends of Hemming Park is the official entertainment partner of Jacksonville’s inaugural

Hispanic Culture Film Festival!  Join us in the park before or after the Saturday night film screenings for music, dance and traditional food and drink.  For more information about the Hispanic Culture Film Festival, click here: https://www.facebook.com/Hispanic-Culture-Film-Festival-of-JAX-210095303089483/

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.