The nonprofit organization Friends of Hemming Park is proud to host the following programs and events in Hemming Park located at 135 W. Monroe Street in the center of Downtown Jacksonville. The programs and events listed below are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Monday – Sunday: Hemming Park Kids Zone, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday – Friday: Vagabond Coffee 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday: Live Music & Food Trucks, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Every Monday: Chess Meetup, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Every Monday: Yoga4Change Class, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Every Tuesday: Toddler Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Every Wednesday: Photo Class with Igersjax, 5/4 & 5/18 @ 7–9pm, 5/11 & 5/25 @ 3–5 pm
Every Thursday: Hemming Park Beer Garden, 5 – 8 p.m.
Every Thursday: Yoga4Change Class, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Every Friday: Magic Class, 4 – 5 p.m.
Every Saturday: Yoga4Change Class, 10 – 11 a.m.
SUN, MAY 1 12 – 3 P.M.
ART FUSION WITH MOCA JACKSONVILLE
Kids are invited to participate in a hands-on art activity with MOCA Jacksonville in the park and then enjoy free admission to the museum by showing their artwork. This month, create a bubble painting inspired by Sam Francis’ work from “In Living Color.”
SUN, MAY 1 1:30 – 3 P.M.
TEAM RWB BOOTCAMP
Join veteran-based Team Red, White & Blue for a free, military style training exercise boot camp. All skill levels are welcome. The group will meet in again in Hemming Park on Sunday, May 15 at the same time.
TUE, MAY 3 12:30 – 1:30 P.M.
THE SALVATION ARMY’S 125TH ANNIVERSARY
In celebration of The Salvation Army’s 125th anniversary of services in Jacksonville, join them in Hemming Park for a free concert by the Ancient City Brass, free doughnuts, and free coffee!
WED, MAY 4 5 – 9 P.M.
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
United We Rock! Join United Way of Northeast Florida at Art Walk for a community concert in Hemming Park including The Old Patróns and The Band Be Easy. Enjoy local art, delicious food and cold drinks as you explore 58+ participating businesses in Downtown Jacksonville. Details at iloveartwalk.com.
THU, MAY 5 5 – 8 P.M.
CINCO DE BEER GARDEN
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the award-winning Jalapeño Truck, margaritas, beer, wine and cocktails at the Hemming Park Beer Garden. We’ll also have board games, lawn games, live music and more.
FRI, MAY 6 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
NONPROFIT BUSINESS EXPO
All I Know, Inc. invites you to Hemming Park every first Friday of the month to meet and mingle with local nonprofit organizations to learn more about the services they provide and how you can get involved.
THU, MAY 12 5 – 8 P.M.
HEARTBEAT OF THE BOLD CITY
Heartbeat of the Bold City speaker series presents publisher and community builder, Jared Rypkema, founder of Bridge Eight Literary Magazine. Come hear Jared speak about “How Story Moves Us All” while you enjoy music by Katie Grace Helow, as well as beer, wine, and food truck fare.
FRI, MAY 13 7 – 8:30 P.M.
“DEAR PRUDENCE” BOOK SIGNING
Prudence Farrow Bruns, muse behind The Beatles’ classic song, will discuss her memoir “Dear Prudence: The Story Behind the Song” and sign copies of her book. Following the event in Hemming Park, she will kick off a four-day Transcendental Meditation Workshop with Unity Plaza Jax May 14 – 17. Click here for details.
SAT, MAY 14 9 A.M. – 12 P.M.
DCPS READING EXTRAVAGANZA
Hosted by Duval County Public Schools, the 14th Annual Reading Extravaganza (formerly P.E.P. Rally) will celebrate literacy, recognize students for reading achievements and feature fun-filled activities, local celebrities reading children’s books, student performances and a student-run food truck.
SAT, MAY 14 2 P.M.
KRUX KICKFLIP CHALLENGE
The Block Skate Supply is hosting a street skate competition in Hemming Park presented by Krux. Expect sequential kickflips down increasingly larger obstacles. Winner takes home $500 cash. Details at theblockskatesupply.com.
SUN, MAY 15 1:30 – 3 P.M.
TEAM RWB BOOTCAMP
Join veteran-based Team Red, White & Blue for a free military-style training exercise boot camp. All skill levels and body types are welcome. This is the last session of a six-week series.
MON, MAY 16 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
POWER OF MYTH WORKSHOP #1
Jungian psychoanalysts Gretchen Deters-Murray, LMFT and Barbara Woods-Barnes, LMHC invite you to join them for a six-session workshop around the Power of Myth. Participants will watch a Joseph Campbell interview and then engage in a guided discussion about its theme. Workshop #1 deals with the hero’s adventure and the feminine journey. Click here to learn more.
THU, MAY 19 5:30 – 9 P.M.
JAXSONS NIGHT MARKET
Every third Thursday of the month enjoy a downtown night market of local farmers, artisan food vendors, entrepreneurs, food trucks, fashion trucks, live music and the Hemming Park Beer Garden!
FRI, MAY 20 8:30 A.M.
BIKE TO WORK DAY
Join North Florida Bicycle Club in celebrating Bike to Work Day by promoting bike commuting, safety and access. Riders will start at various bike shops around the city, ride in groups to the Times-Union Center and then bike together to Hemming Park for a ceremony and refreshments. Details and registration at nfbc.us/bikeworkjax.
THU, MAY 26 5 – 8 P.M.
HEARTBEAT OF THE BOLD CITY
Heartbeat of the Bold City speaker series presents producer/engineer/musician Rick Grice, owner of Endangered Wise Men recording studio. Come hear about his experience in shaping our local music culture while you enjoy live music by Adrian Kennedy, as well as beer, wine, and food truck fare.
FRI, MAY 27 – SUN, MAY 29
JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL
Each Memorial Day weekend, local enthusiasts and aficionados from around the world unite at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival to celebrate the music, art, and culture of America! Don’t miss this epic street party full of great food, good fun and plenty of FREE live entertainment. Details and schedule at jacksonvillejazzfest.com.