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.

Monday – Friday: Vagabond Coffee, 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
Monday – Friday: Food Trucks & Live Music, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
Monday – Sunday: Hemming Park Kids Zone, 11 a.m. 5 p.m.
Every Tuesday: Toddler Tuesday, 11 a.m. 12 p.m.
Every Friday: Magic Class, 4 5 p.m.
Every Sunday: Yoga 4 Change, 9:30 10:30 a.m.


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Viva Jax Latino Cultural Festival, 5 10 p.m.
Viva Jax Entertainment, LLC & Univision 18 invite you to join them in celebrating the diversity and unique history of our countrys Hispanic American culture through music, dance, food and art in Hemming Park. This family-friendly event includes art and craft vendors, local Latino performers and more in a fun, colorful setting.

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Art Fusion with MOCA Jacksonville, 12 3 p.m.
Kids are invited to join one of MOCA Jacksonvilles professional art educators in Hemming Park for a hands-on art activity inspired by the works in the Museum. After, kids can enjoy free admission to the museum.

First Wednesday Art Walk, 5 10 p.m.

Join Downtown Vision, Inc. for their 4th Annual Oktoberfest and the years biggest Art Walk featuring a polka band, contests, carnival games, and German beer. Plus, local artists, food vendors, a kids zone and 60+ participating venues throughout Downtown. This event is free, open to the public, and pet & kid-friendly!

Nonprofit Business Expo, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
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 about their services and how you can get involved.

4th Annual Friday Night Live! Music Festival Grand Finale, 7 10 p.m.
This 5-Friday music festival unites all ages and cultures through music, arts and community in Downtown Jacksonville. The Grand Finale event will feature a final music competition between each weeks winner, a live art display, silent auction, food & drinks, a Kids Zone, lawn games and more.

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11th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands, 12 4 p.m.
The Jacksonville Public Library invites you to the 11th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands! Bands with two or more members, all between the ages of 12 18, will compete in Hemming Park to win a cash prize, Georges Music gift card, studio time and a paid performance at Porchfest 2016. Learn more at

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Pink Pump Parade, 11 a.m. 1 p.m.
The City of Jacksonvilles Senior Services division invites local seniors to dress in pink and walk for breast cancer awareness week. Learn more at

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Jacksonville ZombieFest, 3 8 p.m.
ZombieFest 2016 is going to be Bigger. Better. Deader. Put on your best living dead attire and enjoy cosplay, laser tag, a costume contest, DJ ENS, artists, vendors, zombie fx, food trucks and more. Participants will zombie walk from Hemming Park to Hourglass Pub for an after party to die for. Details at

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Jaxsons Night Market, 5:30 9 p.m.
Every third Thursday of the month enjoy a downtown night market of local craftsman, artisan food vendors, small business entrepreneurs, food trucks, fashion trucks, a Kids Zone, live music, local brews and more. This month dont miss live demos from the Jacksonville Public Librarys Maker Space.

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Jacksonville Magazines Burgers & Brews, 6 8 p.m.
Jacksonville Magazine invites you to Northeast Floridas premier gourmet burger and craft brew tasting! Top chefs will collaborate with local breweries for this delicious fundraiser featuring sliders, beer, live music, good company and a little friendly competition. Details and tickets at

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Jacksonville, 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Help raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education, and critical patient services by participating in this walk event by the American Cancer Society. Details at

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Halloween in Hemming with, 10 a.m. 12 p.m.
Join for their 2nd Annual Halloween in Hemming Park! Come dressed in your Halloween costumes to enjoy fun activities, a scavenger hunt, face painting, a pumpkin decorating imagination station, and more with local vendors including My Gym Jacksonville, Sweet Petes Candy, and MOCA Jacksonville.

FRI, OCTOBER 28, 4 p.m. 12 a.m.
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Beer, Bass & BBQ Festival
This Florida-Georgia weekend, Hybrid Marketing invites you to enjoy local & national performers, great beer, Miami bass, a football pep rally and delicious barbeque in Hemming Park. Details at

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Trick or Treat on the Street, 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Downtown Vision, Inc. invites downtown employees, residents, families & friends to dress up and make your way around downtown to trick or treat with businesses. All ages are welcome!