Upcoming Events

January

bestbet Poker TournamentsVarious dates and times

Thrasher-Horne GalleriesGallery hours are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm weekdays

AR Workshop Middleburg Classes Join a scheduled workshop for a memorable DIY experience

Heisler Studios ClassesJoin a scheduled art, culinary, or photography classes from a local professional

January 3 – 5

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM is a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gate Open at 7:30 am. with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

January 4

 80th Anniversary of Camp BlandingCamp Blanding Museum, 5629 FL-16 #3040, Starke; 11:00 am – In the summer of 1939, the Florida National Guard acquired a new training site on Kingsley Lake. During World War II, Camp Blanding was a major training site for the U.S. Army; over 150 units and more than 800,000 men trained at Camp Blanding during the War.  Today Camp Blanding serves as a training site for the Florida National Guard and many other units of the U.S. armed forces. Camp Blanding will be celebrating its 80th Anniversary on January 4 with a book signing at 11:00 am by Mr. Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs and historian for the 4th Armored Division.  Copies of Mr. Fox’s book Patton’s Vanguard will be available for purchase and signing by the author. At 1:00 PM, a presentation by Dr. George Cressman entitled “The Normandy Invasion 75 Years Later,” which will focus on how Normandy looked on 6 June 1944 and how it appears today.  Two Camp Blanding trained infantry divisions (the 1st and 29th) were “Spearhead” divisions in the Normandy D-Day. Throughout the day, there will be a historic military vehicle display provided by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. During the day, Museum volunteers will be available to tell you the Camp Blanding story and guide you through the Museum displays.

Kiwita Nature Center Open House - Camp Chowenwaw Park, 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs; 9:30 am - 3:30 pm – Explore nature exhibits and speak with park naturalists with a special guest speaker at 11 a.m., Vishi Garig. This lecture centers on the British period of occupation in Clay County: 1763 to 1783. The lecture talks about which plantations were located where, who owned them, why they were here, what they grew on them, who worked on them and what happened to them after the Spanish regained control of Florida. Other topics discussed are the Treaty of Paris, the American Revolution and its effect on Florida. For more information, visit  https://www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park.

Fleming Island Saturday MarketVillage Square Shopping Center, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm - Our market consists of many different vendor types:  arts, crafts, fresh produce, honey, sweets, jewelry, cosmetics, clothing, accessories and much more!

January 4 – 5

The Great Gold Head Expedition – Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park Ranger Station Parking Area, 6239 SR 21 Keystone Heights; 2:30 pm - 8:30 am - Discover Gold Head Branch State Park in a brand-new light never seen before. Join a ranger led hike through four different ecosystems, learning more about how all these natural processes come into play. This hike will put minimal backpackers to the test; whether they are just getting started and squaring away their gear, or they are experts just looking for a new trail. Hikers will travel along the Florida Trail around the park stumbling upon sinkhole lakes, flora, and fauna along the way. Camp out under the stars, and weather permitting learn about a few of the celestial bodies in the night sky. Then set out on a morning hike off-trail with a ranger. Call the ranger station for more questions about the hike and to register. 352-473-4701. $10 cash per hiker for a donation. For more information, visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/index.php/events/
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January 5

Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts 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. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.OrangeParkMarket.com.

January 10 – 12

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

January 12

Orange Park Arbor Day Ceremony – more information to come.

Carrie Clarke House Tours Clarke House Park, 1039 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - The Clarke House, built in 1912, is open for tours the second Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is free! For more information, contact info@ophistory.org or visit www.ophistory.org.

January 17 – 19

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

January 18

Showdown in the Springs Jackpot Swine ShowClay County Fairgrounds, Green Cove Springs; 10:00 am – More information to come.

Historic Girl Scout MuseumCamp Chowenwaw Park, 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs; 9:00 am - 11:00 am – The Museum includes a synopsis of the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Low, the history of Girl Scouting in Northeast Florida, and the history of the park when it was a Girl Scout Camp from 1933 to 2005. Special tours are available other dates and times by appointment. For more information about Camp Chowenwaw Park, visit https://www.claycountygov.com/departments/
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The Hellcat 10k, 30k, 50kMilitary Museum of North Florida, 1 Bunker Ave., Green Cove Springs; 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - Historic Lee Field in Green Cove Springs. Home of the US Navy's F6F Hellcat fighter of WWII fame. 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 thru scenic cypress swamps with an abundance of wildlife to see, including gators, deer, and bear. Packets will be available for pick up at 1st Place Sports location (Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217) on Thursday, January 16th and Friday, January 17th (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM). All packets will be moved to the race site for race day pick up beginning an hour before the race. For more information, visit http://www.hellcatrace.com/.

Third Saturday Market in the ParkSpring Park, Green Cove Springs – 10:00 am - 2:00 pm – Green Cove Springs Business League organizes a monthly local grocery and craft market on the corner of Walnut Street and Magnolia Avenue.

Bark at the ParkKeystone Heights Sunrise Park, 7399 Sunrise Blvd., Keystone Heights; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Join the City of Keystone Heights for the grand opening of the City’s new dog park! Enjoy local vendors, contests, and a 3K dog walk with bubble parties throughout the event. For more information call 352-473-4807 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events
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January 19

Remember When Rock Was Young, The Elton John Tribute Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; 3pm - 4:30 pm - REMEMBER WHEN ROCK WAS YOUNG – THE ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE stars the multiple award winning, multi-talented singer/actor/pianist Craig A. Meyer. In addition to his numerous credits with roles in film, television and on Broadway, Meyer has toured internationally and recorded with music legends including Frankie Valli and Barry Manilow. He is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the market today whose strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young. This spectacular theatrical experience is a musical journey celebrating the decades of chart-topping hits of Sir Elton John, including: “Benny and the Jets”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Crocodile Rock,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Candle in the Wind.” Meyer’s fully produced show has captivated audiences throughout the United States and internationally. Barry Manilow says: "Craig A Meyer is one of the most talented people I have ever worked with. He can do ANYTHING!" This isn't just nostalgia! It's today! It's fresh! And it's LIVE ON STAGE! For more information and tickets, go to www.thcenter.org.

Clay County Historical Museum915 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historical Museum is open for tours the first and third Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or by appointment. The museum’s newest exhibit celebrates the life and talent of long-time Clay County resident Slim Whitman, an international music sensation. Other exhibits include railroad memorabilia, a country kitchen, and country store display. Collections include hundreds of items, including early phonographs, medical equipment, cameras, typewriters, toasters, sewing machines, dolls, an elaborate dollhouse, vintage clothing, and many other items of everyday working and living. For more information, visit www.claycountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts Market Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park; 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. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.OrangeParkMarket.com.

January 23

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus!  – Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; 10:30 am - Whatever you do, don’t let The Pigeon star in his own musical production! Because it’s not easy being The Pigeon– you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping. With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and Caldecott-honor award winning Pigeon picture books; along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr’s Muppet Babies executive producer, Mr. Warburton; and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer behind Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play! and Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience; this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party! For more information, visit http://www.thcenter.org/.

January 23 – 26

Clay County Cattleman’s Association Rodeo – Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 FL-16, Green Cove Springs – More information to come.

January 24 – 26

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

January 25

Yesterdays and Frank Thomas Music FestivalMike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, 6239 Hwy 21, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Take a walk back in time. Experience historical demonstrations, cast iron cooking, antique cars, steam engines, antique tractors, live music, re-enactors, park tram tours, canon firings, and food concessions. Joining us this year is Frank J. Thomas, a folk singer and longtime Lake Wales resident, who grew up in Middleburg, Florida and was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2013. For more information about the even and admissions, visit https://floridastateparks.org/events?
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January 25 – 26

Tiny Home Festival Orange Park Mall, 1910 Wells Road, Orange Park; 10:00 am -7:00 pm - Tour Tiny Homes, Schoolies, and Conversion Vans at Jacksonville's 1st Tiny Homes Expo. Enjoy Food Trucks, vendors, and local businesses. For more information, visit https://orangeparkmall.com/events-news/event/tiny-home-festival.

January 26 – 30

CLAY AND WATERVillage Improvement Association, 17 N. Palmetto Ave., Green Cove Springs; 7:00 pm – Clamour Theatre Company's 2nd Annual Playwrights' Retreat & Reading Series. Five nights of free readings of works-in-progress by visiting playwrights from all over the country.  Be part of the development process in creating new works for the American theatre.  Application Deadline is October 31, 2019. For more information, visit www.clamourtheatre.org.

January 31

From the Ground UpUniversity of Florida IFAS Extension, 2463 S.R. 16 West, Green Cove Springs; 8:30 am – 3:30 pm – Register for a full day of gardening and horticultural education from Master Gardener Volunteers, University of Florida faculty, and expert guest speakers. Refreshments and informational materials will be provided. Schedule to be announced. Please contact the UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardeners with any questions at (904)284-6355 or IF-SVC-Clay-MG@ufl.edu. For more information on tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-the-ground-up-tickets-80881704355.

January 31 – February 2

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

February

bestbet Poker TournamentsVarious dates and times

Thrasher-Horne GalleriesGallery hours are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm weekdays

AR Workshop Middleburg ClassesJoin a scheduled workshop for a memorable DIY experience

Heisler Studios ClassesJoin a scheduled art, culinary, or photography classes from a local professional

February 1

The FIRM Rally Sprint – The FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke; 7:00 am – 5:00 pm – more information to come.

Fleming Island Saturday MarketVillage Square Shopping Center, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm - Our market consists of many different vendor types:  arts, crafts, fresh produce, honey, sweets, jewelry, cosmetics, clothing, accessories and much more!

February 1 – 2

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

February 2

Clay County Historical Museum915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historical Museum is open for tours the first and third Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or by appointment. The museum’s newest exhibit celebrates the life and talent of long-time Clay County resident Slim Whitman, an international music sensation. Other exhibits include railroad memorabilia, a country kitchen, and country store display. Collections include hundreds of items, including early phonographs, medical equipment, cameras, typewriters, toasters, sewing machines, dolls, an elaborate dollhouse, vintage clothing, and many other items of everyday working and living. For more information, visit www.claycountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts Market Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park; 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. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.OrangeParkMarket.com.

February 7

Stars of the Sixties Thrasher Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; 7:30 pm - Stars of the Sixties are back at the Thrasher Horne Center, with an all-new line-up featuring dozens of hit records sung by the original artists! Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Vogues & The Box Tops. You’ve seen him hosting television’s “My Generation”, heard him hosting his own show on Sirius XM 60s on 6, now hear all of his hits live in person – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will sing all their hits like “I’m Into Something Good,” “I’m Henry VIII,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “A Kind of Hush,” “Listen People,” “A Must to Avoid,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat” and more! In 1965, Gary Lewis & the Playboys released their first single, “This Diamond Ring” and it went straight to number one. In total, his first 7 releases hit Billboard’s Top 10 – among them “Count Me In”, “Save Your Heart for Me”, “Everybody Loves A Clown”, “She’s Just My Style”, “Sure Gonna Miss Her,” and many more. Gary still sounds just like his records and tells the stories only he can tell – growing up in Hollywood, the son of one of the most famous stars on the planet, becoming one of the biggest rock stars of the sixties, and touring the world with hits everyone knows and loves. The Vogues took the nation by storm with a cavalcade of top-ten smash hits like “You’re The One” and “Five O’Clock World,” before transitioning from their blue-collared rock roots to the lush harmonies of pop-rock standards such as “My Special Angel” and the one that they recently performed on PBS-TV to a rousing standing ovation, “Turn Around, Look at Me.” The Box Tops were trail-blazers in the 60s and one of the most influential bands of the era. They are back and better than ever featuring original members Gary Talley and Bill Cunnigham who played on all their hits like “The Letter” and “Cry Like a Baby”. Don’t miss this one-night-only reunion of 4 of the biggest hit-makers of the 60s!  For more information, visit http://www.thcenter.org/.

February 7 – 9

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM is a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with vehicle technical inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

February 9

2nd Annual Clay Bridal Spectacular - Thrasher Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm - The Clay Bridal Spectacular will feature a variety of wedding professionals ready to help you find the perfect gown, wedding decor, photographer, music, menu, and much more. You won't want to miss out! For more information, visit http://www.thcenter.org/.

Carrie Clarke House Tours Clarke House Park, 1039 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - The Clarke House, built in 1912, is open for tours the second Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is free! For more information, contact info@ophistory.org or visit www.ophistory.org.

February 10

Waitress - Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; 7:30 pm - Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed by My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, if Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons dangereuse, Waiting For Godot) and original direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland). “WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.  Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie. For more information, visit http://www.thcenter.org/.

February 14

THREE DOG NIGHT – Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; 7:30 pm – Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures — songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize THREE DOG NIGHT’s continuing popularity. This Grammy-nominated band is not content resting on its legacy alone. Always working to expand its audience, THREE DOG NIGHT has embraced and been embraced by 21st century music technology. The group’s eclectic taste, combined with its ability to recognize and record hits in a unique, distinctive and appealing style, resulted in THREE DOG NIGHT dominating the charts for years. Now, marking nearly 50 years on the road, THREE DOG NIGHT continues to grow its fan base by keeping up a full schedule of concerts at theatres, performing arts centers, fairs, festivals, corporate events, and casinos. Since 1986, the band has performed over 2,200 shows including two Super Bowls. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.thcenter.org.

February 14 – 16

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

February 15

Bill EngvallThrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park – 8:00 pm - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! 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. Earlier this year, Bill lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue-Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT. Bill’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, is certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, Dorkfish, also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as did his subsequent comedy albums. Bill has written several books, including his 2007 autobiography Bill Engvall –Just A Guy. For more information, visit http://www.thcenter.org/.

Historic Girl Scout MuseumCamp Chowenwaw Park, 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs; 9:00 am - 11:00 am – The Museum includes a synopsis of the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Low, the history of Girl Scouting in Northeast Florida and the history of the park when it was a Girl Scout Camp from 1933 to 2005. Special Tours are available other dates and times by appointment. For more information about Camp Chowenwaw Park, visit https://www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park.

Third Saturday Market in the ParkSpring Park, Green Cove Springs – 10:00 am - 2:00 pm – Green Cove Springs Business League organizes a monthly local grocery and craft market on the corner of Walnut Street and Magnolia Avenue.

February 15 – 16

Saddle Life Florida State ChampionshipClay County Fairgrounds; times to come – The two-day Saddle Life Florida State Championship is being held at the Clay County Fair Grounds, in beautiful Green Cove Springs, Fl (20 minutes south of Jacksonville). Competing in two covered arenas, featuring Overall, Reserve and Class Buckles, $2,000 Added Money, 5 Stage Main Match, plus 2 stages of Cavalry, Rifle and Shotgun, 2 preliminary stages of Eliminator with a Senior Incentive and Eliminator Saturday Night Showcase. Lots of fun in the mid-winter Florida sun and mild weather! Registration for this event will be from January 3 to February 7. For more information and to register, visit https://www.cmsaevents.com/events/event.php?id=10375.

February 16

Clay County Historical Museum915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historical Museum is open for tours the first and third Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or by appointment. The museum’s newest exhibit celebrates the life and talent of long-time Clay County resident Slim Whitman, an international music sensation. Other exhibits include railroad memorabilia, a country kitchen, and country store display. Collections include hundreds of items, including early phonographs, medical equipment, cameras, typewriters, toasters, sewing machines, dolls, an elaborate dollhouse, vintage clothing, and many other items of everyday working and living. For more information, visit www.claycountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts 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. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.OrangeParkMarket.com.

February 20

Let's Go Science ShowThrasher Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, 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. Researcher and comedic sidekick Dr. Knowitall keep the facts straight. During the Let’s Go Science Show you and your kids will learn science concepts through impressive and memorable demonstrations. They will learn about air pressure, figure out flight, see awesome optical illusions, be shocked by static electricity, see experiments with falling masses, grasp gyroscopic properties and get a handle on the scientific method. Recommended for grades: K-6. For more information visit https://www.thcenter.org/events/lets-go-science-show/.

February 21 – 23

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

February 22 – 23

Shen Yun – Thrasher Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; Saturday 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm - The culture of ancient China was divinely inspired. Shen Yun’s works reflect this rich spiritual heritage. Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away! For more information about the show, please visit: https://shenyun.com/fl.

February 27

Nearly NicksThrasher Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; 7:30 pm – Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie are reincarnated with this larger than life tribute to their ABSOLUTE best work.  It’s Rock Art Theatre at its finest with uncanny visuals and a live band, performing hits such as Edge of Seventeen, Rhiannon, Gold Dust Woman, and The Chain, also Including Stevie’s collaborations such as Stop Draggin’ with Tom Petty, Leather ’n Lace with Don Henley, and Music into Gold with John Stewart. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.thcenter.org.

February 28 – March 1

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

February 29

Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 FL-16, Green Cove Springs; 9:00 am – 10:00 pm - Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival are bringing a "Wee Bit o’ Scotland" to the Northeast Florida area. Each year residents of Northeast Florida and the surrounding areas gather and enjoy the athletics, music, food and fun of the games. The Games continue to grow and reflect the deep connections and influence the Scots and their descendants have had on the United States as well as Northeast Florida in particular.  For more information, visit www.neflgames.com.

2020 Augusta Savage Extravaganza FundraiserClayton and Mildred Revels Senior Center, 604 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs; 6:00 pm – Spotlighting some of Clay County’s brightest and best young artists, this event will show case a wide range of styles and moods of music, dance, and stunning displays of visual art. Proceeds from this even will be used for the expansion and supplies of the Augusta Savage Arts Program held at the Augusta Savage Community Center as well as provide clothing, shoes, and hygiene packs for underserved children of the community.

March

bestbet Poker TournamentsVarious dates and times

Thrasher-Horne GalleriesGallery hours are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm weekdays

AR Workshop Middleburg ClassesJoin a scheduled workshop for a memorable DIY experience

Heisler Studios ClassesJoin a scheduled art, culinary, or photography classes from a local professional

Date to Be Determined

Carrie Clarke Day – Carrie Clarke House, Orange Park; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – more information to come.

March 1

Riders In The Sky - Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; 2:00 am - America’s Favorite Cowboys are coming to Orange Park on Sunday, March 1! For more than thirty years Riders in The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. While remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, along with encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!” Winners of two Grammys, they stand “hats & shoulders” above the rest of the purveyors of “Comedy & Western!” For more information visit http://www.thcenter.org/.

Clay County Historical Museum915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historical Museum is open for tours the first and third Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm or by appointment. The museum’s newest exhibit celebrates the life and talent of long-time Clay County resident Slim Whitman, an international music sensation. Other exhibits include railroad memorabilia, a country kitchen, and country store display. Collections include hundreds of items, including early phonographs, medical equipment, cameras, typewriters, toasters, sewing machines, dolls, an elaborate dollhouse, vintage clothing, and many other items of everyday working and living. For more information, visit www.claycountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts Market Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park; 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. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.OrangeParkMarket.com.

March 6 – 8

Clay County Strawberry Fest – Clay County Fairgrounds – The return of the Clay County Strawberry Fest kicks off with amazing strawberry creations, including shortcake, fudge, chocolate covered strawberries, and so much more. Enjoy arts and craft, free bounce houses, live entertainment, classic car show and rock painting. More information to come.

March 7

Fleming Island Saturday MarketVillage Square Shopping Center, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm - Our market consists of many different vendor types:  arts, crafts, fresh produce, honey, sweets, jewelry, cosmetics, clothing, accessories and much more!

March 13

Food Truck Friday - Spring Park, Green Cove Springs; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm – Join Green Cove Springs for an evening of local food and live local music. Beer and wine are permitted in coolers, with each cooler checked by Green Cove Springs Police, and alcohol consumed in a designated area on event grounds.

March 13 – 15

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

March 14 – 15

The Great Gold Head Expedition – Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park Ranger Station Parking Area, 6239 SR 21 Keystone Heights; 2:30 pm - 8:30 am - Discover Gold Head Branch State Park in a brand-new light never seen before. Join a ranger led hike through four different ecosystems, learning more about how all these natural processes come into play. This hike will put minimal backpackers to the test; whether they are just getting started and squaring away their gear, or they are experts just looking for a new trail. Hikers will travel along the Florida Trail around the park stumbling upon sinkhole lakes, flora, and fauna along the way. Camp out under the stars, and weather permitting learn about a few of the celestial bodies in the night sky. Then set out on a morning hike off-trail with a ranger. Call the ranger station for more questions about the hike and to register. 352-473-4701. $10 cash per hiker for a donation. For more information, visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/index.php/events/great-gold-head-expedition-1.

March 15

Clay County Historical Museum915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historical Museum is open for tours the first and third Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm or by appointment. The museum’s newest exhibit celebrates the life and talent of long-time Clay County resident Slim Whitman, an international music sensation. Other exhibits include railroad memorabilia, a country kitchen, and country store display. Collections include hundreds of items, including early phonographs, medical equipment, cameras, typewriters, toasters, sewing machines, dolls, an elaborate dollhouse, vintage clothing, and many other items of everyday working and living. For more information, visit www.claycountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts Market Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park; 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. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.OrangeParkMarket.com.

March 17

The Color Purple Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park; 7:30 pmTHE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times). With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony Award winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” For more information, visit www.thcenter.org.

March 20

The Young IrelandersThrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park - 7:30 pm - Each year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest exponents of Irish traditional music, song and dance as part of one terrific group known as The Young Irelanders. These performers have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins and although still in their 20’s and 30’s, they are unique amongst their peers in Ireland.  They are world and Irish national champions in their disciplines while some are also holders of master’s degrees in music. For more information Visit http://www.thcenter.org/.

March 20 – 22

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

March 21

2nd Annual Middleburg Spring Festival – More Information to come.

Orange Park Mall Exotic Driving ExperienceThe Orange Park Mall, 1910 Wells Road, Orange Park; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Get behind the wheel of a real exotic car at the Orange Park Mall with Dream Drive Exotics! For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.dreamdriveexotics.com.

Historic Girl Scout MuseumCamp Chowenwaw Park, 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs; 9:00 am - 11:00 am – The Museum includes a synopsis of the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Low, the history of Girl Scouting in Northeast Florida, and the history of the park when it was a Girl Scout Camp from 1933 to 2005. Special Tours are available other dates and times by appointment. For more information about Camp Chowenwaw Park, visit https://www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park.

Third Saturday Market in the ParkSpring Park, Green Cove Springs – 10:00 am - 2:00 pm – Green Cove Springs Business League organizes a monthly local grocery and craft market on the corner of Walnut Street and Magnolia Avenue.

March 27 – 29

9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit and Museumtime and location to come – The 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit helps educate communities around the country about the events of 9/11. The exhibit includes steel from the Twin Towers, artifacts from Ground Zero, documentary videos, recordings of first responder radio transmissions, and interactive guided tours from New York City firefighter heroes. For more information, visit https://tunnel2towers.org/our-programs/911-never-forget-mobile-exhibit/.

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM is a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with vehicle technical inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

March 28

Vietnam Veterans CeremonyThe Historic Clay County Courthouse, 915 Walnut Street – more information to come.


April

bestbet Poker TournamentsVarious dates and times

Thrasher-Horne GalleriesGallery hours are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm weekdays

AR Workshop Middleburg ClassesJoin a scheduled workshop for a memorable DIY experience

Heisler Studios ClassesJoin a scheduled art, culinary, or photography classes from a local professional

April 2 – 11

Clay County Agricultural FairClay County Fairgrounds; fair hours vary – A county tradition returns to Green Cove Springs. The Clay County Agricultural Fair opens its gates Thursday April 2nd to the public with rides, treats, and games. Bring out the whole family for pig racing, local competitions, livestock auctions, petting zoo, and the return of Goat Yoga. Live entertainment to include:

Thursday April 2 – Duval County Line and 38 Special

Friday April 3 – Curt Towne Band and The Charlie Daniels Band

Saturday April 4 – Jessie G and Gretchen Wilson

Sunday April 5 – Pam Tillis and John Michael Montgomery

Monday April 6 – Zach Williams

Tuesday April 7 – Vanilla Ice and Sir Mix-A-Lot

Wednesday April 8 – Filmore, Tennille Townes, and Runaway June

Thursday April 9 – Bellamy Brothers

For more information and to buy tickets, visit https://www.claycountyfair.org/.

April 3 – 5

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

April 4

Fleming Island Saturday MarketVillage Square Shopping Center, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm - Our market consists of many different vendor types:  arts, crafts, fresh produce, honey, sweets, jewelry, cosmetics, clothing, accessories and much more!

April 5

Clay County Historical Museum915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historical Museum is open for tours the first and third Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or by appointment. The museum’s newest exhibit celebrates the life and talent of long-time Clay County resident Slim Whitman, an international music sensation. Other exhibits include railroad memorabilia, a country kitchen, and country store display. Collections include hundreds of items, including early phonographs, medical equipment, cameras, typewriters, toasters, sewing machines, dolls, an elaborate dollhouse, vintage clothing, and many other items of everyday working and living. For more information, visit www.claycountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts Market Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park; 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. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.OrangeParkMarket.com.

April 10 – 12

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

April 12

Carrie Clarke House Tours Clarke House Park, 1039 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - The Clarke House, built in 1912, is open for tours the second Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is free! For more information, contact info@ophistory.org or visit www.ophistory.org.

April 17

Food Truck Friday - Spring Park, Green Cove Springs; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm – Join Green Cove Springs for an evening of local food and live local music. Beer and wine are permitted in coolers, with each cooler checked by Green Cove Springs Police, and alcohol consumed in a designated area on event grounds.

April 17 – 19

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

April 18

Historic Girl Scout MuseumCamp Chowenwaw Park, 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs; 9:00 am - 11:00 am – The Museum includes a synopsis of the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Low, the history of Girl Scouting in Northeast Florida and the history of the park when it was a Girl Scout Camp from 1933 to 2005. Special Tours are available other dates and times by appointment. For more information about Camp Chowenwaw Park, visit https://www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park.

Kiwita Nature Center Open House - Camp Chowenwaw Park, 1617 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs; 9:30 am - 3:00 pm – Explore nature exhibits and speak with park naturalists. Check our website for special guest speakers, presentations, and monthly programs at www.campchowenwaw.claycountygov.com.  

Third Saturday Market in the ParkSpring Park, Green Cove Springs – 10:00 am - 2:00 pm – Green Cove Springs Business League organizes a monthly local grocery and craft market on the corner of Walnut Street and Magnolia Avenue.

Old Fashioned Farm Day – Penney Farms; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – more information to come.

April 19

Clay County Historical Museum915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historical Museum is open for tours the first and third Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or by appointment. The museum’s newest exhibit celebrates the life and talent of long-time Clay County resident Slim Whitman, an international music sensation. Other exhibits include railroad memorabilia, a country kitchen, and country store display. Collections include hundreds of items, including early phonographs, medical equipment, cameras, typewriters, toasters, sewing machines, dolls, an elaborate dollhouse, vintage clothing, and many other items of everyday working and living. For more information, visit www.claycountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts Market Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park; 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. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.OrangeParkMarket.com.

April 24 – 26

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

April 27 – May 2

CalaVida Music and Arts Festival – The CalaVida Music and Arts Festival is a week-long celebration of local musicians and arts of all specialties with performances throughout the week. The week ends with a day long music festival at Spring Park. For more information and to view the festival schedule, visit www.calavida.com.

April 30

Melissa Etheridge: The Medicine Show Tour – Thrasher – Horne Center, 283 College Center Drive, Orange Park; 7:30 am – Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, "I Want to Come Over." Join Melissa Etheridge for an evening of unforgettable songs, with music from her new album, “the Medicine Show. Since the release of her unforgettable self-titled 1988 debut, Etheridge’s incredible career to date includes sales of over 25 million albums, 5 platinum and 3 multi-platinum records, 15 Grammy Award nominations and 2 wins. Known for her passionate and dynamic live performances, this is one show you won’t want to miss! For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.thcenter.org.

May

bestbet Poker TournamentsVarious dates and times

Thrasher-Horne GalleriesGallery hours are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm weekdays

AR Workshop Middleburg ClassesJoin a scheduled workshop for a memorable DIY experience

Studios Classes –Join a scheduled art, culinary, or photography classes from a local professional

 

Dates to Be Determined

Vintage Market DaysClay County Fairgrounds, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday - Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and more. The Market is a three-day event held several times a year in various communities. Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues throughout the country. The Market will also provide the customer with a very special shopping experience.  We absolutely love the thought of bringing the Vintage experience to both vendors and customers throughout the country! For more information, visit http://vintagemarketdays.com/market/jacksonville/.

Amazing Grace Farms Spring Festival Amazing Grace Family Farms, 2899 Wisteria Farms Road, Green Cove Springs – Bring the whole family to Amazing Grace Family Farm and enjoy Sunflower and Zinnia Picking, farm food and attractions. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.agcropmaze.com/.

May 1 – 3

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

May 2

Fleming Island Saturday Market – Village Square Shopping Center, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm - Our market consists of many different vendor types:  arts, crafts, fresh produce, honey, sweets, jewelry, cosmetics, clothing, accessories and much more!

May 3

Clay County Historical Museum915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historical Museum is open for tours the first and third Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or by appointment. The museum’s newest exhibit celebrates the life and talent of long-time Clay County resident Slim Whitman, an international music sensation. Other exhibits include railroad memorabilia, a country kitchen, and country store display. Collections include hundreds of items, including early phonographs, medical equipment, cameras, typewriters, toasters, sewing machines, dolls, an elaborate dollhouse, vintage clothing, and many other items of everyday working and living. For more information, visit www.claycountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts Market Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park; 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. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.OrangeParkMarket.com.

May 8

Food Truck Friday - Spring Park, Green Cove Springs; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm – Join Green Cove Springs for an evening of local food and live local music. Beer and wine are permitted in coolers, with each cooler checked by Green Cove Springs Police, and alcohol consumed in a designated area on event grounds.

May 8 – 10

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

May 9 – 10

Nickelodeon’s the SpongeBob Musical Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, 7:30 pm – The bold, original musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!” “Wonders pour from the stage in a ravishing stream of color and invention” (Time Out New York) as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in a neon-sparkly “party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. This “creative explosion” (Broadway.com) is “nothing short of genius” says Theatermania, so bring the entire family to celebrate friendship and cooperation and learn the power of unity and inclusion. Get ready to enjoy the “Broadway Extravaganza” (The New Yorker) that New York Magazine calls “effervescent candy-for-the-spirit.” Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in NICKELODEON’S THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world. For more information, visit www.thcenter.org.

May 10

Carrie Clarke House Tours Clarke House Park, 1039 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park; 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - The Clarke House, built in 1912, is open for tours the second Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is free! For more information, contact info@ophistory.org or visit www.ophistory.org.

May 15 – 17

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

May 16

Historic Girl Scout MuseumCamp Chowenwaw Park, 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs; 9:00 am - 11:00 am – The Museum includes a synopsis of the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Low, the history of Girl Scouting in Northeast Florida and the history of the park when it was a Girl Scout Camp from 1933 to 2005. Special Tours are available other dates and times by appointment. For more information about CampChowenwaw Park, visit https://www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park.

Third Saturday Market in the ParkSpring Park, Green Cove Springs – 10:00 am - 2:00 pm – Green Cove Springs Business League organizes a monthly local grocery and craft market on the corner of Walnut Street and Magnolia Avenue.

Armed Forces Day The Military Museum of North Florida, 1 Bunker Ave, Green Cove Springs; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Enjoy a classic car and military vehicle show, military antiques sale, combat vehicle tours, and more. More information to come.

Celebrate Clay County History FestivalThe Historic Clay County Courthouse, 915 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – More information to come.

May 17

Clay County Historical Museum915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historical Museum is open for tours the first and third Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or by appointment. The museum’s newest exhibit celebrates the life and talent of long-time Clay County resident Slim Whitman, an international music sensation. Other exhibits include railroad memorabilia, a country kitchen, and country store display. Collections include hundreds of items, including early phonographs, medical equipment, cameras, typewriters, toasters, sewing machines, dolls, an elaborate dollhouse, vintage clothing, and many other items of everyday working and living. For more information, visit www.claycountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts Market Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park; 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. Join us on the first and third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.OrangeParkMarket.com.

May 22 – 24

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.

May 24

Concert on the GreenLocation to come – Bring the family and enjoy the talents of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra while you picnic. More information to come.

May 25

Memorial Day River Fest – Spring Park, Green Cove Springs; 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – The Annual Memorial Day River Fest returns to Spring Park! There are an average of 100 food and craft vendors, a Kids Zone that includes pony rides, bounce houses and slides, train rides, face painting, and more. There is live entertainment throughout the day and fireworks at night, but the best part of the day is when we honor our veterans for their service to our country! How awesome it is to see men and women, both young and old come forward to share! For more information, visit https://www.greencovesprings.com/memorial-day-river-fest.

 

Memorial Day Service at the Magnolia Cemetery – Magnolia Cemetery, 1040 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park – more information to come.

 

Memorial Day Ceremony at Camp Blanding5629 State Road 16, Keystone Heights – more information to come.

 

TAPS Monument Wreath Laying CeremonyThe Historic Clay County Courthouse, 915 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs – more information to come.

 

Memorial Day Ceremony at Russel Haven of Rest2299 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs – more information to come.

 

Memorial Day Ceremony – AMVets Post 86 Pavilion, 6685 Brooklyn Bay Road, Keystone Heights – more information to come.

 

May 29 – 31

Open Track WeekendThe FIRM, 7266 Airport Road, Starke – Open Track Days at The FIRM are a low-cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills.  Gates open at 7:30 am with Vehicle Technical Inspection beginning at 8:00 am. Gates close at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, visit https://gorally.com/track-days/.