We’re Back this Saturday Behind the Times Union Center!

We have lots of surprises this Saturday. Especially for the kids! Bring them down! We’ll announce some of the kids activities on the blog and facebook throughout the week. Remember the new location is only a block from the Skyway! Free rides through the Downtown sky!

First, Tee Off Community First Saturdays the night before with a great concert on the river. Check out Tee Off Downtown and celebrate on our river Friday night!

Community First Credit Union and the JAX Chamber are celebrating the rebuilding of Downtown Jacksonville after  the Great Fire of 1901 with a Community First Saturday event May 4 that will trace  the fire’s roots, path and reconstruction.

“From the Ashes – Celebrate the Rebuilding of Downtown Jacksonville“ will begin behind the Times-Union Center and include walking or biking guided tours, kids activities, fiery foods and live music. We hope to see you Saturday, May 4, beginning at 10 a.m.!

The event is held on the Riverwalk behind the Times Union Center next to the Jacksonville Landing.

Community First Saturdays is just a short walk (through the Landing) from previous events held near the Old Courthouse Parking Lot, which is still open for free parking on the east end of the Riverwalk.

We have numerous activities the whole family will enjoy. We’ll announce activities all week!

Through our dynamic partnership with JTA the Skyway runs from 9am to 5pm during Community First Saturdays. Use the Skyway to explore more, Downtown.

Well then how about beer? Yep, we’ve got beer! And we have beer classes. Learn from the experts and test your knowledge of the frosty hoppy stuff. Classes are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30.

We are bringing back live entertainment with folk singer Tom Shed who will sing songs about North Florida and the Great Fire!

Just some Community First Activities for May 4:

10am – Tai Chi

10am- Spin Class on the River from Just Fitness 4 U

10:30 am – Shannon Miller Lifestyle Walking Group – Free Pedometer, Walk-Fit Program and light snack

10:30- noon – Historic Walking Guided Tour: The Great Fire of 1901 – Make reservations 599-0019

10:30 am – e2ride Guided Bike Tour of Historic Springfield with an emphasis on public art. Make reservations by calling  (904) 945-1571

12:30 – Beer Class

1:30 – Beer Class

2pm – 3:30 – Historic Walking Guided Tour: The Great Fire of 1901 – Make reservations 599-0019

2:30 – Beer Class

All Day:


Kids activities

Bike Give aways

Free Wi-Fi from MacTechPro

Local Interest Tents

Food Trucks

Café tables to drink craft beer and eat food truck food!

Free Bike Valet (shown)

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, visitFacebook.com/CommunityFirstSaturdays or the event blog at www.communityfirstsaturdays.com.

We look forward to seeing you on the RIVER!


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