JUNE 1st – Last Community First Saturday of the Season! Come celebrate up and down the RIVER!


We are getting so excited for the June 1st Community First Saturday, we can’t even stand it! Here are just some of the activities planned!

We have lots of surprises for Saturday June 1st. Especially for the kids! Bring them down! We’ll announce some of the kids activities on the blog and facebook throughout the month. Remember the new location is only a block from the Skyway! Free rides through the Downtown sky!

First, get a nice run in with the second annual Community First Hale and Hearty 7k! This is an amazing run through Riverside, Avondale and parts of Brooklyn (Downtown). Its a great way to start your day and the perfect balance to the food truck food and beer that awaits at Community First Saturdays!

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 June 1 that will trace  the fire’s roots, path and reconstruction.


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 month long!

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.

Just some Community First Activities for June 1:

10am – Tai Chi with Jomarie

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!

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!



3 Comments on “JUNE 1st – Last Community First Saturday of the Season! Come celebrate up and down the RIVER!


  2. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an very long comment but after
    I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not
    writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say superb blog!

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