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We invite you to enjoy Clay County’s upcoming events. To learn more, please go to www.exploreclay.com and click on the Events Calendar or follow us on Facebook at Clay County, FL or @ClayCtyTourism.

June

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Thrasher-Horne Galleries - Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weekdays

21-22 – FL Antique Tackle Collectors Show – Holiday Inn Express Fleming Island, Friday – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – See thousands of vintage lures, rods, reels and other fine fishing collectibles, many having true historical significance.  If you have any fishing related items you would like appraised, bring them to the show.  You can even sell those items by consigning them to our auction, where many hardcore collectors bid aggressively.  Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free.  For more information contact Jim Berglund at thetackleshackflorida@yahoo.com

21-23 - Open Track Weekend – The FIRM – Open Track Days at The FIRM is a low cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills. 

21-23 – The Music Man -  For more information, go to www.opct.info

21 – 23 - Footloose - The Island Theater – Fleming Island’s own Community Theater, Thursday. Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.   This intense jukebox musical is based on the iconic 80s movie of the same name.  Brush up on your dance steps and be prepared to relive the 80s.  Regular Tickets $15 Student $10.  Tickets can be purchased at www.theislandtheater.com or call 904-254-1455 to reserve tickets.  Group rates and and reserved seating is available for groups of more than ten.

22-23 - 3rd Annual Watermelon Fest - Clay County Fairgrounds, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - This is a great summertime event!  Free water slides, free bounce houses, free live entertainment, The Watermelon Crawl!!  Watermelons for sale!  Watermelon eating contest.  Watermelon seed spitting contest.  Pony Rides, free petting zoo (feed your favorite animal!). Cutest Baby Contest!  Great food!  Great shopping!   We even have Karaoke!! Just good old plain FUN!!  Join us for the day or the week end!!!

28 - 30  – The Music Man -  For more information, go to www.opct.info

28 – 30 - Footloose - The Island Theater – Fleming Island’s own Community Theater, Thursday. Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.   This intense jukebox musical is based on the iconic 80s movie of the same name.  Brush up on your dance steps and be prepared to relive the 80s.  Regular Tickets $15 Student $10.  Tickets can be purchased at www.theislandtheater.com or call 904-254-1455 to reserve tickets.  Group rates and and reserved seating is available for groups of more than ten.

28-30 - Open Track Weekend – The FIRM – Open Track Days at The FIRM is a low cost way to test the setup of your car and improve your driving skills. 

29 – Freedom Fest – Orange Park Mall in the JCPenney Parking Lot, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Bring the whole family to our annual Freedom Festival and enjoy a day of festivities to honor our military and first responders.  There will be plenty of fun for everyone - from bounce houses, rock wall and games for the young ones, to food trucks and fireworks for the young at heart. Concerts and fireworks are free to watch.  Kids Zone will be pay to play.  Concert headliner is Wynonna & the Big Noise.  For more information, visit https://orangeparkmall.com/events-news/event/2019-freedom-fest.

29 – Our Country Day Street Dance – Keystone Heights – Get ready for the Fourth of July in Keystone Heights with the 51st Annual Our Country Day Street Dance. https://www.ourcountryday.com/

July

Bestbet poker tournaments - Various dates and times

Thrasher-Horne Galleries - Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weekdays

4 - Moosehaven’s America Pride 4th of July - Moosehaven, 1701 Park Avenue, Orange Park, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Celebrate the birth of our great nation on the Moosehaven grounds!  Enjoy local food trucks and a fireworks show on the bank of the beautiful St. John’s River. This event is free.  Onsite parking will be available. No pets or coolers. For additional information contact rgibson@moosehaven.org or (904) 278-1234

4 – Our Country Day Festival – Keystone Heights Bands, Arts and Crafts, parade, Food, Baby Crawl and Watermelon Eating Contest.  Fireworks 9:30 P.M.

6 - Fleming Island Saturday Market – Village Square Shopping Center, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Our Market consists of many different vendor types:  Arts, Crafts, Fresh Produce, Honey, Sweets, Jewelry, Cosmetics, Clothing, Accessories and much more!

11 – 14 The Phantom Tollbooth -  The Island Theater – Fleming Island’s own Community Theater, Thursday. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. This family friendly show brings the classic novel to life on stage.  Join Milo as he takes a journey through the Phantom Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond.  Regular Tickets $15 Student $10.  Tickets can be purchased at www.theislandtheater.com or call 904-254-1455 to reserve tickets.  Group rates and reserved seating is available for groups of more than ten.  Inquire at theislandtheater@gmail.com about daytime performances on Thursday and Friday.

12 - Food Truck Friday - Spring Park, Green Cove Springs - 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. – Join Green Cove Springs for an evening of local food and live local music. Each month features different local food trucks, with local bands DownPine, Love Money, Curt Towne Band, and VOX scheduled to perform live through July. Beer and wine are permitted in coolers, with each cooler checked by a Green Cove Springs Police officer and alcohol consumed in a designated area on event grounds.

13 - Kiwita Nature Center Open House, Camp Chowenwaw, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Explore nature exhibits and speak with park naturalists. Check our website for special guest speakers and presentations.  

18 – 21 Next Generation Actors Present:  Mulan Jr -  The Island Theater – Fleming Island’s own Community Theater, Thursday through Sunday – times will vary. Our next generation actors produce, direct and perform Disney’s Mulan Jr.  Prepare to be delighted and amazed by their talent.  All Tickets $7.  Tickets can be purchased at www.theislandtheater.com or call 904-254-1455 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating is available for groups of more than ten.

20- Pig Floyd - Pink Floyd Tribute Show - Thrasher-Horne Center, 7:30 p.m. - Pig Floyd is coming to the Thrasher-Horne Center! 8 amazing musicians, lights and lasers…performing the music of Pink Floyd. A must see show! Pig Floyd is one of the most exciting Pink Floyd tribute shows performing in the USA today. Accurate, highly talented and with an energy that will electrify, Pig Floyd delivers the music of Pink Floyd in a way that their fans “want” to hear it…a driving rock rhythm that can be felt in their core. The band strives to perform accurate recreations of the music of Pink Floyd and brings an edge to the stage like no other Pink Floyd tribute in the world. In addition to their musical performance driven by Ron Howard’s cutting edge vocals, the band delivers a noteworthy show which immerses their audience in lights and lasers. For more information visit https://www.thcenter.org/events/.

20 - Historic Girl Scout Museum – Camp Chowenwaw, 9:00 -11:00 a.m. – 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, visit www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park/activities

20 – Third Saturday Market in the Park – Spring Park, Green Cove Springs - 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. – Green Cove Springs Business League organizes a monthly local grocery and craft market on the corner of Walnut Street and Magnolia Avenue.

August

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Thrasher-Horne Galleries - Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weekdays

3 – Fleming Island Saturday Market – Village Square Shopping Center, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Our Market consists of many different vendor types:  Arts, Crafts, Fresh Produce, Honey, Sweets, Jewelry, Cosmetics, Clothing, Accessories and much more!

9-28 - Be More Chill -  Show times vary - For more information, go to www.theislandtheater.com

17 - Historic Girl Scout Museum – Camp Chowenwaw, 9:00 -11:00 a.m. – 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, visit www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park/activities

30 – Sawyer Brown – Thrasher-Horne Center, 8:00 p.m. - More than 4,500 shows and counting. Twenty-three albums. More than 50 chart singles. CMA, ACM, and CMT awards on the shelf.  That excitement has been on display since the very first time Sawyer Brown stepped foot onstage in the early 1980’s. The band’s live shows are legendary. Having been described as “the Rolling Stones of Country Music,” the band bounds onto the stage night after night, delivering its own unique brand of high-energy country music with songs like “Some Girls Do”, “The Race is on”, “Six Days on the Road.”

September

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Thrasher-Horne Galleries - Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weekdays

6-15 – Incorruptible - Show times vary - For more information, go to www.theislandtheater.com

7 – Fleming Island Saturday Market – Village Square Shopping Center, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Our Market consists of many different vendor types:  Arts, Crafts, Fresh Produce, Honey, Sweets, Jewelry, Cosmetics, Clothing, Accessories and much more!

21 – BASCA, Inc. 5K Run, Walk & Roll – Orange Park – More details coming soon.

21 - Historic Girl Scout Museum – Camp Chowenwaw, 9:00 -11:00 a.m. – 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, visit www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park/activities

21- Muddfest – Thrasher-Horne Center, 7:00 p.m.- Hit after smash hit will be delivered to crowds across the country as MUDDFEST 2019 brings together the most popular acts of the past two decades. Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, Saving Abel, and Tantric take the stage on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park. Headlined and curated by PUDDLE OF MUDD (“Control’, “Blurry”, “She Hates Me”, “Psycho”) who are completing a year of acclaimed performances internationally, MUDDFEST 2019 also brings Grammy nominated rockers SALIVA (“Ladies and Gentlemen”, “Click Click Boom”, “Always”) plus TRAPT (“Headstrong”, “Stand Up”) along with SAVING ABEL (“Addicted”) and TANTRIC (“Breakdown”, “Mourning”). For more information and tickets, visit https://www.thcenter.org/events/.

27 – Oct. 6  – The Sisters Rosenweig -  Show times vary - For more information, go to www.theislandtheater.com

28 – Clay County Veterans Event – Moosehaven – More details coming soon.

October

Bestbet poker tournaments - Various dates and times

Thrasher-Horne Galleries - Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weekdays

TBD – Soul Food Festival – More details coming soon.

 

TBD - Tales from the Clink – More details coming soon.

 

TBD - Amazing Grace Crop Maze  – More details coming soon.

 

4 - 6  – The Sisters Rosenweig -  Show times vary - For more information, go to www.theislandtheater.com

5 – Whistling Dead Run – Military Museum of North Florida, Green Cove Springs – More details coming soon.

5 – Fleming Island Saturday Market – Village Square Shopping Center, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Our Market consists of many different vendor types:  Arts, Crafts, Fresh Produce, Honey, Sweets, Jewelry, Cosmetics, Clothing, Accessories and much more!

7-12 – Calavida Arts & Music Festival – CalaVida Music and Arts Festival - CalaVida Music and Arts Festival is a week-long celebration of local musicians and artists of all specialties. There will be Performances throughout the week.  The week ends with a day-long music festival at Spring Park on Saturday.

12 - Kiwita Nature Center Open House, Camp Chowenwaw, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Explore nature exhibits and speak with park naturalists. Check our website for special guest speakers and presentations.  

19 - Historic Girl Scout Museum – Camp Chowenwaw, 9:00 -11:00 a.m. – 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, visit www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park/activities

18 – 20 – Ham Jam – Clay County Fairgrounds – More details coming soon.

19-20 – 37th Annual Orange Park Fall Festival – Orange Park Town Hall Park, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - The Fall Festival started with 12 vendors and a few guitar players. Thirty-five years later, our festival has over 200 vendors and two stages packed with entertainment. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of food from barbeque and local seafood to fresh baked goods and locally harvested honey. Kids can bounce on inflatables and get their faces painted. And, of course, the shopping is second to none with unique gifts, handmade quilts, pottery and even treats for your furry friends. Admission and parking are free! This event was ranked as a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.thcenter.org/events/.

26 - 27 – Gun Show – Clay County Fairgrounds, Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - If you're a seasoned gun show attendee or it's your first show, there is something for everyone.  We have a great mix of vendors for all to enjoy! https://www.thecloegroupllc.com/

31 – Nov. 10  – Into the Woods -  Show times vary - For more information, go to www.theislandtheater.com

November

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Thrasher-Horne Galleries - Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weekdays

2 – Fleming Island Saturday Market – Village Square Shopping Center, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Our Market consists of many different vendor types:  Arts, Crafts, Fresh Produce, Honey, Sweets, Jewelry, Cosmetics, Clothing, Accessories and much more!

9 – Moosehaven Chili Cook-Off – Moosehaven, Times: TBD - Moosehaven will host its Annual Chili Cook-Off, sanctioned by the International Chili Society as a Regional Cookoff.  It will be a fun day of music, craft vendors, a car show and some of the best chili around. No pets please. For additional information, contact (904) 278-1214 or rgibson@moosehaven.org

9- .38 Special with Special Guests The Curt Towne Band, Brett Myers, and Pinto Graham – Thrasher-Horne Center, 6:00 p.m. – A Southern Rock trio unit for a cause. After more than three decades together, 38 SPECIAL continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. Get ready for a night of Timeless hits that remain a staple at radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen.  Special guests include Brett Myers, The Curt Towne Band, and Pinto Graham. Proceeds from this event will benefit St. Michael’s Soldiers, The Homegrown Kindness Project, and Hoods for Heroes. For more information and tickets visit https://www.thcenter.org/events/.

15 – 17  – Sound of Music Fall Workshop -  Show times vary - For more information, go to www.theislandtheater.com

16 - Historic Girl Scout Museum – Camp Chowenwaw, 9:00 -11:00 a.m. – 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, visit www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park/activities

27-30 – All Creations Intertribal POW WOW – Clay County Fairgrounds – More details coming soon!

December

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Thrasher-Horne Galleries - Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weekdays

December 1 - 31 - Parade of Trees - Every December historic Spring Park is taken over by an arrangement of 150 decorated Christmas trees. The trees are first lit during Christmas on Walnut Street and are open to the public until Dec. 31. For more information, visit http://www.greencovesprings.com/visitors/festivals/index.php.

7 - Christmas on Walnut Street - This day-long event rings in the holiday season starting with Green Cove Springs' annual Christmas Parade. See Walnut Street, City Hall and Spring Park decorated for Christmas, and enjoy food, craft, local business and civic organization booths as well as live entertainment and a visit from Santa at Spring Park.  For more information, visit http://www.greencovesprings.com/visitors/festivals/index.php.

7 – Fleming Island Saturday Market – Village Square Shopping Center, 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Our Market consists of many different vendor types:  Arts, Crafts, Fresh Produce, Honey, Sweets, Jewelry, Cosmetics, Clothing, Accessories and much more!

13-22  – A Christmas Story -  Show times vary - For more information, go to www.theislandtheater.com

21 - Historic Girl Scout Museum – Camp Chowenwaw, 9:00 -11:00 a.m. – 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, visit www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park/activities