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Winter & Spring Events in Clay County

January

12 – Bill Engvall: Here’s Your Sign - Thrasher-Horne Center, 8:00 pm - Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals.

18 – Decades Rewind – Thrasher-Horne Center, 7:30 pm - Decades Rewind is a national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show! It celebrates the hits of the 60's, 70's and 80's - America's most prominent decades in music history.

19 – Piano with Jason Farnham – Thrasher-Horne Center, 7:30 pm - Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show!

20 – Piano with Jason Farnham – Thrasher-Horne Center, 3:00 pm - Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show!

21 - Farmer’s & Art Market, Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Voted Best Farmer’s Market in Northeast Florida! With over 100 vendors selling fresh, local produce and homemade crafts, live music and great food, it’s sure to be fun for the entire family! Our season runs September – June. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month.

24 – Let’s Go Science – Thrasher-Horne Center, 10:30 am - The wacky and talented Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall join forces for an educational, entertaining, exciting and experiential extravaganza. Professor Smart shrinks his head, has toilet paper flying, juggles and has peoples’ hair standing on end all while demonstrating principals of physics.

27 – Yesterday Festival – Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, 6239 Hwy 21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Take a walk back in time.  Historic demonstrations, cast iron cooking, antique cars, steam engines, antique tractors, live music, re-enactors, park tram tours, canon firings, food concessions.  Admission is $5.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people)

27 –  Hellcat 10k, 30k, 50k - Historic Lee Field in Green Cove Springs, Florida, home of the US Navy's F6F Hellcat fighter of WWII fame – 50k starts at 7:00 a.m./10k and 30k start at 8:00 a.m. - The course is a loop course around the perimeter of the old base. Each loop is 6.2 miles. The 10km runners do it once, 30km runners do it 3 times and 50km runners do it 5 times. The course is a combination of pavement and dirt roads. No roots or rocks. Runners will go through scenic cypress swamps with an abundance of wild life.

February 

1 – Cabaret – Thrasher-Horne Center, 7:30 pm - Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning production, Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Cabaret comes to the Thrasher-Horne Center.

3 – A Celebration of Augusta Fells Savage – Green Cove Springs Branch Library, 403 Ferris St., 2:00 p.m. – As we commemorate the contributions that Augusta Fells Savage had on the arts and culture community globally, we, her hometown, will feature a reading of the biography In Her Hands, by Green Cove Springs Vice Mayor Connie Butler.  This program is recommended for children ages 5 – 12. Students will get to make a clay figure of their own, just like the ones Savage fashioned as a child. 

3 – Jay & the Americans – Thrasher-Horne Center, 7:30 pm - Starring… Jay & the Americans (“This Magic Moment”, “Come a Little Bit Closer”, “Walkin’ in the Rain”, “Only in America”, “Cara Mia”), Dennis Tufano, the original lead singer of The Buckinghams (“Kind of a Drag”, “Hey Baby! They’re Playing Our Song!”, “Don’t You Care”, “Susan”), The Brooklyn Bridge (“The Worst That Could Happen”, “Welcome Me Love”, “Blessed is the Rain”) and The Happenings’ original lead singer Bob Miranda (“See You in September”, “I Got Rhythm”, “Go Away Little Girl”).  This is not a tribute show – these are the recording artists who created the soundtrack of your lives, featuring 8 original members amongst these 4 legendary acts. Join us for this fun one-night-only reunion of some of the biggest hit-makers of the 60s! 

4 - Farmer’s & Art Market, Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Voted Best Farmer’s Market in Northeast Florida! With over 100 vendors selling fresh, local produce and homemade crafts, live music and great food, it’s sure to be fun for the entire family! Our season runs September – June. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month.

9 – March 4 (weekends only) – Kiss Me Kate, Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073, Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. 

18 - Farmer’s & Art Market, Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Voted Best Farmer’s Market in Northeast Florida! With over 100 vendors selling fresh, local produce and homemade crafts, live music and great food, it’s sure to be fun for the entire family! Our season runs September – June. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month.

19 – Orange Park Normal and Industrial School Historical Marker Presentation – Orange Park Town Hall - A historical marker commemorating the Orange Park Normal and Industrial School that operated in the Town of Orange Park in the 1890’s and early 1900’s at what is now the site of Town Hall will be dedicated. 

19 – George Benson – Thrasher-Horne Center, 7:30 pm -There are legends in the world of music… and then there are icons. Appreciated as both a musician and a performer by millions, George Benson has always excelled at the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer as he has performed with everybody from Miles Davis and Eric Clapton to Stevie Wonder to Carlos Santana.

22 – The History of Scottish Tartans & Kilts, presented by historian John Miles – 6:30 p.m., Green Cove Springs Branch Library, 403 Ferris St., Green Cove Springs- Discover where and when tartan derived.  You’ll also learn how kilts became the iconic clothing of Scotland and how and why different tartans developed and became associated with clans.

24 – Jacksonville Scottish Games & FestivalClay County Fairgrounds, 2497 State Road 16, Green Cove Springs – Competitions begin at 9:00 a.m. – Get a wee bit o’ Scotland at the Scottish Games & Festival where you’ll see athletes compete in traditional Highland Games competitions, shop for a kilt or tartan, indulge in some Scottish food and drink, discover genealogies, enjoy the bagpipes, highland dancing and Celtic band entertainment. 

24 – Augusta Savage Cultural Arts Festival – Spring Park, Green Cove Springs, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm – Augusta Savage Festival presents an impressive roster of arts, humanities, and cultural programming and activities.  Come engage the Buffalo Soldiers, witness a live fire demonstration by the Fort Mose Militia, experience an authentic African fashion show by The Afri-Touch Fashions of West Palm Beach, Florida, and last but not least, enjoy the musical styling of the Kenny Seabrook Jazz Quartet in the gazebo along the majestic St. Johns River.

March

1 - Stayin' Alive: One Night of The Bee Gees – Thrasher-Horne Center, 7:30 pm – Stayin’ Alive: One Night of The Bee Gees offers their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees playlist, singing blockbusters such as "Night Fever", "Jive Talkin'", "How Deep Is Your Love", "You Should Be Dancing", "Nights on Broadway", and "Stayin' Alive". In addition, they perform softer poetic ballads such as "I Started a Joke", "Massachusetts", "Fanny Be Tender", "Words", and "To Love Somebody" among other great hits.

2-3 - Awkward Silence – Improv Comedy Sketch Troupe – The Island Theater, 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, 7:30 p.m., - Jacksonville’s answer to Saturday Night Live is coming to The Island Theater. Performing original skits reflective of this crazy society we live in, this group of wacky individuals is sure to make you fall off your chairs with laughter.  Tickets are available online.

2 - 4 (weekends only) – Kiss Me Kate, Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073, Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. 

4 - Farmer’s & Art Market, Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Voted Best Farmer’s Market in Northeast Florida! With over 100 vendors selling fresh, local produce and homemade crafts, live music and great food, it’s sure to be fun for the entire family! Our season runs September – June. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month.

10 – The Wizard of Oz – Thrasher-Horne Center, 2:00 and 7:30 pm - There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz twists its way into Orange Park!

11 – What’s Going on: The Marvin Gaye Experience – Thrasher-Horne Center for the Performing Arts, 7:00 pm – At its heart, Brian Owens' Marvin Gaye Experience is about "preservation; it's a matter of upholding the tradition of true soul music that is so desperately needed in our culture today.

16 – Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles, Thrasher-Horne Center for the Performing Arts, 8:00 pm - For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.

16 – 25 – Annie - The Island Theater, 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, various show times - Straight from the 1930s, Annie Warbucks comes to Fleming Island in this heart warming musical showcasing some of the finest talent in Clay County.  Get tickets to see Annie, Daddy Warbucks, Miss Hannigan and all the gang at The Island Theater.

17 – Carrie Clarke Day – Clarke House Park, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm - Join us for Carrie Clarke Day - A Celebration of History in Orange Park. The event will take place at the beautiful Clarke House Park on Kingsley Ave. You will enjoy historic demonstrations, tours, live music, hay rides and, of course, the playground! Admission is free!

29 – April 7 - Clay County Agricultural Fair - “Blue Ribbon” Fair provides educational opportunities and family fun in a clean, safe environment.  Midway rides, craft and food vendors, pig races, competitive exhibits, entertainment. For daily schedules, times and nightly specials call (904) 284-1615 or visit www.claycountyfair.org.

April

1-7 - Clay County Agricultural Fair - “Blue Ribbon” Fair provides educational opportunities and family fun in a clean, safe environment.   Midway rides, craft and food vendors, pig races, competitive exhibits, entertainment.  For daily schedules, times and nightly specials call (904) 284-1615 or visit www.claycountyfair.org.

6 – 14 - Almost, Maine - The Island Theater, 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, various show times - The classically modern American romantic comedy explores love, loss and discovery through the telling of nine short tales in the mythical town of Almost, Maine.  Take a trip up North by getting your tickets at www.theislandtheater.com. 

6 – 22 – (weekends only) – Money Matters, Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073, Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. 

8 - Farmer’s & Art Market, Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Voted Best Farmer’s Market in Northeast Florida! With over 100 vendors selling fresh, local produce and homemade crafts, live music and great food, it’s sure to be fun for the entire family! Our season runs September – June. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month.

15 – Jersey Boys – Thrasher-Horne Center for the Performing Arts, 3:00 pm - Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.

21 – Sons of Norway Viking Regatta – Camp Chowenwaw – Replicas of 10th century Viking boats will race on the waters of Black Creek.

22 - Farmer’s & Art Market, Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Voted Best Farmer’s Market in Northeast Florida! With over 100 vendors selling fresh, local produce and homemade crafts, live music and great food, it’s sure to be fun for the entire family! Our season runs September – June. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month.

26 – 29 – All Creations Intertribal First Annual Spring POW WOW – Military Museum of North Florida, 1 Bunker Avenue, Green Cove Springs - This inaugural 4-day event will be part of the country’s POW WOW circuit of events that engages all people and all tribes, including but not limited to Cherokee, Sioux, Seminole, Pawnee, Chippewa and more.  Event will feature Native American storytelling, dancing, music, crafts and traditional Native American modern day food. The Military Museum of North Florida will also be open to visitors.

27 – May 6 - School of Rock – The Next Generation - The Island Theater, 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, various show times - With an 18 or younger cast, the hit musical School of Rock rocks to life at The Island Theater.  Pledge Allegiance to the band and rock out with this musical based on the hit movie.  Get your tickets at www.theislandtheater.com. 

May

6 - Farmer’s & Art Market, Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Voted Best Farmer’s Market in Northeast Florida! With over 100 vendors selling fresh, local produce and homemade crafts, live music and great food, it’s sure to be fun for the entire family! Our season runs September – June. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month.

18 – Reel Fun Night – Orange Park Town Hall Park, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Bring a blanket or a chair and join us for a movie and fun.  All movies are family friendly.

20 - Farmer’s & Art Market, Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Voted Best Farmer’s Market in Northeast Florida! With over 100 vendors selling fresh, local produce and homemade crafts, live music and great food, it’s sure to be fun for the entire family! Our season runs September – June. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month.

27 - Concert on the Green - St. Johns Country Day School – Bring your lawn chair or blanket so you can soak in the beauty of an outdoor concert by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra followed by fireworks. 

28 - Memorial Day RiverFest – Spring Park, Green Cove Springs - Everyone is invited to the 30th Annual Memorial Day RiverFest in Spring Park to enjoy the wide range of events including the Opening Ceremonies honoring local veterans.  You’ll also delight in the food, arts and crafts booths and live entertainment. The day concludes with an amazing fireworks display.