Kayak Tour, Walking Tour (with free gift), Bike Tour, 3 Free Bikes, Kids Crafts, Opening of RAM, Mutt March, Skyway is on and FREE! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY THIS SATURDAY!


There are a TREMENDOUS amount of ways that you and your family can gather on beautiful St. Johns River, Downtown, this Saturday. Here are just some:

Community First Saturdays celebrates our great St. Johns this Saturday, March 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Northbank Riverwalk Downtown.

The event is held on Coastline Dr. at the east end of the Riverwalk. There is ample parking in the old courthouse parking lot and bike valet available on site, both free of charge.

There is also ample parking Downtown and metered street parking is free. JTA has also generously activated the Skyway for free, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure to take your kids on the Skyway and have an excursion Downtown!

We have numerous activities the whole family will enjoy. Stay connected through our blog and facebook pages for additional programming including details on how to win THREE FREE BIKES  from Bikes Direct. The Riverwalk will be buzzing with energy as we kick off the fifth season of the Riverside Arts Market (Florida’s largest weekly cultural event) and celebrate Mutt March at the Jacksonville Landing.

Community First Activities for March 2:

10 am – Tai Chi with Jomarie – If you are doing a walking or biking tour, come early and do Tai Chi with Jomarie!

10 am – River Hunt, Scavenger Hunt with the St. Johns Riverkeeper, meet at their tent

10:30 am – Organized Walk with  Shannon Miller :

Meet at The Shannon Miller Lifestyle Booth and walking down to RAM and back, approximately 3 miles. Children, strollers and pets are welcome! Sign up for Shannon Miller’s FREE Walk-Fit Program and receive a FREE pedometer! Light food and drink will be provided. For more information check us out at Shannon Miller Walk-Fit. To RSVP or to join us at other Walk-Fit events visit http://www.meetup.com/Shannon-Millers-Walk-Fit-Meet-Ups/events/105219272/

10:30 am – Bike Tour with  e2ride – Guided Bike Tour of Historic Riverside with an emphasis on public art. Make reservations by calling  (904) 945-1571 – This tour sells out! RSVP today!

11 am – Free CPR Demo

11:15 am – X-Fit Class from Just Fitness 4 U

12 pm -2 pm – Spin Class on the River from Just Fitness 4 U

12 pm – Kayak Trip with First Coast Outfitters

Saturday March 2nd, First Coast Outfitters will set up a vendor booth at Community First Saturdays where they will be exhibiting some of the most unique designs in kayaks and kayaking equipment. They also will be offering expert paddling advice, and help answer some of the mysteries behind Jacksonville’s unique tidal system and the mighty St. Johns River! They will also be offering 2 free guided kayak tours of Downtown Jacksonville. Space is very limited for these trips, so please contact First Coast Outfitters at (904) 595-5976 to reserve your spot today! The trips on Saturday March 2nd are at 12pm and 1pm.

12 pm – Free Infant CPR Demo

1 pm – Kayak Trip – See above

2:15 pm – Yoga with Luis Lopez

All Day:

Kids Activities including Musical Petting Zoo from Ronan School of Music, bubble making and chalk the walk in the Natural Life Music Festival Tent!

Free Child ID from New York Life

Free Wi-Fi from MacTechPro

Local Interest Tents

Food Trucks – We’ve added new trucks! Come see what awesome street food taste like! ITS SO GOOD!

Bar and Café (Café extended! We doubled the gathering space on the Mighty St. Johns!)


Free Parking

Free Bike Valet


Community First Saturdays is made possible by Community First Credit Union and many more sponsors. Please use hashtag #ilovejax as you post your experiences and photos to Twitter and the #ilovejax and Community First Saturdays’ Facebook pages.

For more information and updates about Community First Saturdays and the many different activities, visit Facebook.com/CommunityFirstSaturdays or the event blog at www.communityfirstsaturdays.com.

We look forward to seeing you on the RIVER!

See scenes from February’s Community First Saturday here.

Stay tuned on how to win our 3 free bikes! We’ll be posting clues all over this blog and our facebook.




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