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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.

October

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Thrasher-Horne Center’s Lee Adams Florida Artist Gallery – Thrasher-Horne Center, Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  2018 Fall Gallery Exhibit with three artists: Cuban Renaissance artist Ciro Quintana, natural and landscape acrylic artist Sophie Dentist and local versatile photographer John Woods. Each artist will have work featured in the Lee Adams Florida Artist Gallery from August 1 through October 19. The Thrasher-Horne Center Galleries are open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM and during select events. Private sales appointments are also available upon request.

1 – Lightwire Theater Presents The Ugly Duckling - Thrasher-Horne Center, 10:30 a.m. - Lightwire Theater brings a classic tale to the modern stage in an unforgettable theatrical experience. Lined with electro-luminescent wire, the beloved story of The Ugly Duckling plays out on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance.
With dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and the creative use of music ranging from classical to pop, this production brings this story into a new and brilliant light. Get your tickets at www.thcenter.org/events.

4 – 7 - Newsies, The Island Theater 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, FL 32003, Thurs, Fri and Sat at 7:30 p.m., Sun at 2:00 p.m. - Disney's hit Broadway musical live on stage. For more information: www.theislandtheater.com

5 – Eddie Money – Thrasher-Horne Center, Thrasher-Horne Center, 8:00 p.m. -With a legendary career spanning over 40 years, Eddie Money has long-established himself as one of rock’s most beloved entertainers. After leaving his native Brooklyn for the Berkeley music scene in the 1970s, Money quickly rose to fame on the strength of a slew of successful albums and Top 40 hits including “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Shakin’,” “Think I’m In Love,” “Baby Hold On,” and many more. Money continues to tour across the country with his band, which includes three of his equally talented offspring who also appear with him currently along with the rest of his family in AXS network’s “Real Money” which is entering its second season.- www.thcenter.org/events

5 Green Cove Springs’ Food Truck Friday – Downtown Green Cove Springs at the corner of Magnolia Ave. and Walnut Street, 5:00 p.m. - Lots of tasty food and great music from some outstanding bands!! Bring your lawn chair, a cooler, & the kids! Enjoy dinner from one of the Food Trucks & enjoy the live music!

5 – American Junior Golf Association Billy Horschel Junior Championship – Eagle Harbor Golf Club – 8:00 a.m. -  AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Billy Horschel, Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis and Allison Lee.  

5-6 - Amazing Grace Crop Maze – Amazing Grace Crop Maze provides FAMILY FUN on the FARM in Clay County! Hayrides, cow train, duck races, corn crib, barnyard ball zone & more!  To purchase tickets, go to www.agcropmaze.com.

5 - 7 – 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. 

6 – Fleming Island Saturday Market – Village Square Shopping Center, Fleming Island, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each First Saturday of the month - Our Market consists of many different vendor types. Arts~Crafts~ Fresh Produce~Honey~Food~ Sweets~Jewelry~Cosmetics-Children’s Bounce house~Clothing~Accessories~ And much more! Check out our shopping center and restaurants too! Market parking is behind the buildings.

6 – Whistling Death 5K – Historic Lee Field/Military Museum of North FL, 1 Bunker Ave., Green Cove Springs, 7:00 a.m. start – This race will challenge you to outdo yourself, just like the iconic WWII fighter, the Corsair, for which the race is named. Run along the roads of historic Lee Field. 

6 – Orange Park Mall 1st Annual Bluegrass Festival – Orange Park Mall, 1910 Wells Road, Orange Park, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Enjoy live bluegrass music with Backwater Bluegrass, Brett Bass and Melted Plectrum and main act The Grascals.  The Southern Rhythm Cloggers will also be performing at the event.  There will be hay rides, a petting zoo, square dancing, a pumpkin patch and all kinds of family fun to welcome the fall season!!  For more information, go to
https://orangeparkmall.com/events-news/event/1st-annual-bluegrass-festival

7 - Orange Park Farmer’s & Arts Market – Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 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.

8-13 – CalaVida Music and Arts Festival - CalaVida Music and Arts Festival is a week-long celebration of local musicians and artists of all specialties. Performances throughout the week include a wine and cheese pottery exhibition by Wild Ginger Potter Studio, concert piano by Dr. Kevin Sharpe, performance by the Jacksonville Harmony Chorus and a performance of Esther, The Young Queen. The week ends with a day-long music festival at Spring Park on Saturday including performances by Mama Blue, a "Meet the Authors" session and a fireworks show.

11 – 14 - Newsies, The Island Theater 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, FL 32003, Thurs, Fri and Sat at 7:30 p.m., Sun at 2:00 p.m. - Disney's hit Broadway musical live on stage. For more information: www.theislandtheater.com

12 – Open Track Day – 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. 

12-13 - Amazing Grace Crop Maze – Amazing Grace Crop Maze provides FAMILY FUN on the FARM in Clay County! Hayrides, cow train, duck races, corn crib, barnyard ball zone & more!  To purchase tickets, go to www.agcropmaze.com.

13 - Kiwita Nature Center Open House, Camp Chowenwaw, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Explore nature exhibits and speak with park naturalists. For more information about Camp Chowenwaw, visit www.claycountygov.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/camp-chowenwaw-park/activities

13 –Soul Food Festival – Vera Francis Hall Park, 1503 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Green Cove Springs, 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Soul Food Festival is a celebration of local foods, dance, live music and fun at Vera Francis Hall Park. The festival starts with a parade at noon, and activities throughout the afternoon include a children, teen and adult dance contest, a sweet potato pie and BBQ ribs contest, special live performances and activities for children including bounce houses, pony rides and mini train rides.

14 – Clarke House Park Open House Free Tours – Carrie Clarke Park, 1039 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. - The Clarke House, built in 1912, is open for tours the second Sunday of each month.  Please stop by for a visit. For more information, go to http://ophistory.org/

14 – Open Track Day – 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. 

14 – World of Dance Live Tour – Thrasher-Horne Center, 4:00 p.m. - The World of Dance Live Tour will be featuring the best dancers from across all genres incorporating both local and national talent, embarking on a multi-city tour that will bring the excitement and creativity straight from the television to Orange Park. www.thcenter.org/events.

19 - 20 - Amazing Grace Crop Maze – Amazing Grace Crop Maze provides FAMILY FUN on the FARM in Clay County! Hayrides, cow train, duck races, corn crib, barnyard ball zone & more!  To purchase tickets, go to www.agcropmaze.com.

19 - 21 – 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. 

19 – 21– The Uninvited – The Orange Park Community Theater, 2900 Moody Road, show times vary – Famous first as a novel, and then as a classic motion picture, this thrilling tale of ghosts and dark secrets will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Rated PG13. For more information, go to www.opct.info.

20 – 21 – 36th 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.

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 - 3rd Saturday Market in the Park is an opportunity to shop and meet local business owners, vendors and craftspeople while enjoying our beautiful, historic small town and park on the St John’s River.  Shop local, relax, and enjoy your Saturdays again! Every third Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Spring Park located at the corner of Walnut Street and Magnolia Avenue in Green Cove Springs. Free to the public.

20 – Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park’s Annual Haunted Hike –  6239 State Rd 21, Keystone Heights, Ticket sales begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m., Tickets: $5.00 per person. - Join us, if you DARE!  Be prepared to be scared!  The Haunted Trail traverses along the lake, which is rumored to have frequent Alien activities and beautiful creatures trying to lure you into the water.   Beware of the swamp witch, she is always looking for new trainees and fresh meat to add to her ever brewing swamp stew.  Be ever cautious as you hike through the haunted woods, as this part of the trail is a favorite hangout for ghosts, goblins, zombies and many other haunting creatures. The trail even passes through the old bathhouse which is known to be inhabited by all sorts of freaky goings on. Please use discretion in bringing young children and those of a faint heart, as this IS a scary hike.  The trail is sandy, with varied elevations and along uneven terrain.  Closed toe shoes are highly recommended.  For the safety of all participants strollers and pets are prohibited. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  For more information, call the Ranger Station at 352-473-4701.

23 – Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly - Thrasher-Horne Center, 10:30 a.m. - The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp in a bug’s world, capturing all the droll humor and whimsy of the wildly popular books! Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt. Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science and tolerance of others, DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, & A FLY is a joyful, hip musical exploration of the world outside. You might just find that a bug’s life is not all that different from your own! Most enjoyed by ages 5 through adult or grades K through 5th. Get your tickets at www.thcenter.org/events.

25-31 - Rocky Horror Show - The Island Theater, 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, various show times - The cult and now classic decadent good time is coming to The Island Theater.  Get your tickets at www.theislandtheater.com.

26 - 27 - Amazing Grace Crop Maze – Amazing Grace Crop Maze provides FAMILY FUN on the FARM in Clay County! Hayrides, cow train, duck races, corn crib, barnyard ball zone & more!  To purchase tickets, go to www.agcropmaze.com.

26 - 28 – 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.  

26 – 28– The Uninvited – The Orange Park Community Theater, 2900 Moody Road, show times vary – Famous first as a novel, and then as a classic motion picture, this thrilling tale of ghosts and dark secrets will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Rated PG13. For more information, go to www.opct.info.

27 – Georgia vs. Florida Game in Jacksonville

27-28 – NAS JAX Air Show – NAS JAX, Gates open at 9:00 a.m. - Experience the ultimate high flying acts as aircraft from the past, present and future showcase their talent and capabilities at the NAS Jax Air Show, Birthplace of the Blue Angels. Gates will open at 9 a.m. with the show beginning at 10 a.m. You will witness thrills like never before from a variety of military and civilian demonstrations. The grand finale will be the Navy’s flight demonstration team: The Blue Angels.® While you are at the show enjoy military and civilian aircraft displays, shop at novelty food and beverage booths, or head to the free Kids Zone for games and activities for all ages. While there is an ATM onsite, be sure to bring cash with you!

30 – 31 – Zerbini Circus – Clay County Fairgrounds, 6:00 p.m. – Come to the Circus under the big top with 100 minutes of thrilling, talented performers.  Adult tickets: $15; Children 12 and under free with coupon accompanied by an adult.  Additional discounts for online ticket purchasing at www.zerbinifamilycircus.com.

 

November

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1 – 3 – Rendezvous Film Fest Scare Fest – Orange Park Mall, show times vary - The Rendezvous Scare Fest was started by the organizers of The Rendezvous Film Festival. This is our first year and we are thrilled to bring the best horror films to Jacksonville Florida!! If it fits in a horror genre we want to see it. The creepier and more scary the better!!
https://www.rendezvousscarefest.net/ 

2 – 3 – Penney Retirement Community Annual Arts & Crafts Festival/Fair, Festival area is located just off the intersection of Hwy. 16 and County Road 218 with Lewis Avenue and Willbank Avenue as entry points – Hours: Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Themed “From the Heart” you’ll see on display an amazing variety of items for all ages, pocketbooks and tastes. You will find stained glass, plants, mosaics, wood turnings, woodcraft and furniture, refurbished items, craft items, fabric arts, fine arts, handmade pieces, Fair Trade/Koinonia Chocolates, Coffee and Teas and much more.  The outdoor cafe features old fashioned grilled hotdogs and hamburgers both days from 11:30 -1:30 while the Coffee Shop offers a free cup of good coffee with a cinnamon roll or piece of pie as a break time treat .  Parking is Major credit cards are accepted.  For more information call 531-2665, 531-2667 or e-mails us at artsncraftsprc@gmail.com For a preview of items starting in October check out our Facebook link on the visitprc.org web page.

2 - 4 – 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. 

2 – 4 – The Uninvited – The Orange Park Community Theater, 2900 Moody Road, show times vary – Famous first as a novel, and then as a classic motion picture, this thrilling tale of ghosts and dark secrets will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Rated PG13. For more information, go to www.opct.info.

3 – 4 – 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/ 

3 – Fleming Island Saturday Market – Village Square Shopping Center, Fleming Island, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each First Saturday of the month - Our Market consists of many different vendor types. Arts~Crafts~ Fresh Produce~Honey~Food~ Sweets~Jewelry~Cosmetics-Children’s Bounce house~Clothing~Accessories~ And much more! Check out our shopping center and restaurants too! Market parking is behind the buildings.

3- Open House at YUM! A Southern Market – 420 College Dr, Middleburg, FL 32068, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Not only will you see the unveiling of holiday decorations, but you’ll also see new samples and save with sale pricing on many items.  You won’t want to miss out on the giveaways! www.yumsouthernmarket.com

 3-11 - The Crucible - The Island Theater, 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, various show times - This American classic by Arthur Miller will hit dramatically hit the The Island Theater stage for a limited run.  Part truth, part fiction – you determine which.  Tickets are available at www.theislandtheater.com

4 - Orange Park Farmer’s & Arts Market – Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 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.

6 – Steve Trash: Ecology is Awesome - Thrasher-Horne Center, 10:30 a.m. - STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME (A Totally Rockin’ Environment Show), focuses on pollution, conservation of natural resources, and the amazing connections that exist in the natural world. It features music, tricks, explanations and Garbage Monsters (Garbage Monsters?) Yes. Garbage Monsters! Specifically tailored to the educational school audience, this show is an excellent blend of eco-entertainment and eco-education. Featuring curriculum based study guides that relate directly to the content of the show, and awesome green themed magic tricks created by the Rockin’ Eco Hero himself – Steve Trash®. Most enjoyed by grades K through 6th. Get your tickets at www.thcenter.org/events.

9 – Santa’s Arrival at Orange Park Mall – Orange Park Mall, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Welcome Santa to Orange Park Mall and watch him arrive in style – in a helicopter! Enjoy “Florida snow” while we wait for Santa.  Play with Santa’s elves, ride the horse and carriage and just have a great family fun! 

9 - 11 – 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. 

10 – Veterans Day Ceremony – Spring Park, Green Cove Springs, 10:00 a.m. – Ceremony activities to honor veterans.

10 – Middleburg Historical Festival – Middleburg Civic Association Building, 2102 Palmetto Street, Middleburg, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – The Historic Fall Festival is like an old-fashioned day in Middleburg. See the Historic Belles walk the Festival while you listen to music, stories and watch local talent perform. Drop by the “Kids Corner” and check out the fun and games. The Historic Middleburg Museum will also be open.   For more information, visit http://middleburgcivicassociation.com/festivals/.

10 – SMS Molly Hatchet 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert, Thrasher-Horne Center, 7:30 p.m. - Come witness History in the making as the Multi-Platinum Homegrown Legends of Official Molly Hatchet bring it back home, to celebrate their 40th Anniversary, with this St. Michael's Soldiers Benefit Concert to Support our Troops.
Joined by Special Guests Local Legend Southern Rock/Country Artist Brett Myers and Second Shot Band
This evening of support for our troops, will be a non-stop Southern Rock evening of amazing music and history!

11 – Clarke House Park Open House Free Tours – Carrie Clarke Park, 1039 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. - The Clarke House, built in 1912, is open for tours the second Sunday of each month.  Please stop by for a visit. For more information, go to http://ophistory.org/

16 – Diavolo - Thrasher-Horne Center, 7:30 p.m. - Diavolo | Architecture in Motion, fresh from its recent success as a top 10 finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Diavolo explores the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment, pushing the limits of performance by incorporating architectural structures, gymnastics and acrobatics into its work. Led by Artistic Director Jacques Heim, this audacious and innovative company, goes where no other company dares. Get your tickets at www.thcenter.org/events.

16 Green Cove Springs’ Food Truck Friday Downtown Green Cove Springs at the corner of Magnolia Ave. and Walnut Street, 5:00 p.m. - Lots of tasty food and great music from some outstanding bands!! Bring your lawn chair, a cooler, & the kids! Enjoy dinner from one of the Food Trucks & enjoy the live music!

16 – 18 – Charlotte's Web - The Island Theater 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, FL 32003, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. - The Classic Children's book brought to life on stage by our Next Generation Actors. For more information: www.theislandtheater.com.

16 - 18 – 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. 

16-18 - Dear Edwina, Jr. - The Island Theater, 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, various show times - The Island Theater’s Next Generation Actors put on such a great show – you won’t realize it’s the Junior version of this hilarious musical about kids putting on a talent show.  Get your tickets at 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

17 - Third Saturday - 3rd Saturday Market in the Park is an opportunity to shop and meet local business owners, vendors and craftspeople while enjoying our beautiful, historic small town and park on the St John’s River.  Shop local, relax, and enjoy your Saturdays again! Every third Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Spring Park located at the corner of Walnut Street and Magnolia Avenue in Green Cove Springs. Free to the public.

18 - Orange Park Farmer’s & Arts Market – Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 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.

23 - 25 – 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. 

30 – December 2 – Vintage Market Days – 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 a little more.

30 – December 2 – 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. 

30 – December 2 - You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown - The Island Theater, 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, various show times - Charlie Brown, his best friend Snoopy and the rest of the Peanut gang hits our stage for a fun filled musical comedy that is sure to warm your heart.  Get your tickets at www.theislandtheater.com.

 

December

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1 - 2 – Vintage Market Days – 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 a little more.

1 - 2 – 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. 

1 – 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.

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.

1 – Fleming Island Saturday Market – Village Square Shopping Center, Fleming Island, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each First Saturday of the month - Our Market consists of many different vendor types. Arts~Crafts~ Fresh Produce~Honey~Food~ Sweets~Jewelry~Cosmetics-Children’s Bounce house~Clothing~Accessories~ And much more! Check out our shopping center and restaurants too! Market parking is behind the buildings.

1 –Middleburg Christmas Parade - Middleburg, 6:30 p.m. – This annual event, sponsored by the Middleburg Civic Association, features an array of marching units, vehicles, floats and horse troops. This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland.”  The parade route begins at Omega Park on County Road 218 and will head east towards Blanding Blvd. where it will make a U-turn near the CVS/Winn-Dixie then proceed west back to Omega Park.

1 - 2 - You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown - The Island Theater, 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, various show times - Charlie Brown, his best friend Snoopy and the rest of the Peanut gang hits our stage for a fun filled musical comedy that is sure to warm your heart.  Get your tickets at www.theislandtheater.com.

2 - Orange Park Farmer’s & Arts Market – Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 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.

4 – Orange Park Lighting of Town Hall – Orange Park Town Hall, 6:00 p.m. - Join us as we light up Town Hall Park for the Holiday season and have a reading of “It was the Night Before Christmas.”  (Santa does not attend this event.)

7 – Voctave, An A Cappella Holiday – Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, 8:00 p.m. – Voctave is an 11-member a cappella group from the Central Florida area known for their gorgeous performances of Disney and Broadway hits. Members of Voctave have performed all over the world and can be heard on countless recordings. The group has performed with Grammy, Dove and American Music Award recipients including Sandi Patty, Pentatonix's Kirstin Maldonado, Mark Lowry, David Phelps & Jody McBrayer. The group has had multiple number one songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The group has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts. Between Facebook and YouTube, the group has received more than 100 million views on their videos. Voctave currently has 4 albums that are digitally available on all platforms and look forward to recording many more videos and albums in the future.

7 - 9 – 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. 

8 - 9 – Hometown Holiday in the Park - Carrie Clarke Park, 1039 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. - The Town of Or­ange Park and The Historical Society of Orange Park team up to bring you an old fashioned holiday cel­ebration! This event features a shopping vil­lage, hay rides through our decorated trail of lights, live entertainment, Clarke House tours, photos with Santa and more! It may even snow! Admission and many activities are free! This event will be held on December 8th and 9th from 6-9p.m. at Clarke House Park.

8 – 10 - Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) - The Island Theater 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, FL 32003, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 p.m., Sun at 2:00 p.m. - A holiday comedy that combines all of Christmas into two hours. For more information: www.theislandtheater.com

14 – Storytime with Mr. & Mrs. Claus – YUM! A Southern Market, 420 College Dr, Middleburg, FL 32068, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Kids, come in your pajamas and let Santa read you stories.  The entire family is welcomed to enjoy hot cocoa and crafts for you to take home.  www.yumsouthernmarket.com

14-16 - The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) - The Island Theater, 1860 Town Hall Circle, Fleming Island, various show times - Everything you wanted to know about Christmas, the season and beyond performed by our cast of thousands…hundreds….twenty peop….no, wait – three people.  This comedy is one of the best ways to finish out your year.  Get your tickets at www.theislandtheater.com

15 -  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

15 - Third Saturday - 3rd Saturday Market in the Park is an opportunity to shop and meet local business owners, vendors and craftspeople while enjoying our beautiful, historic small town and park on the St John’s River.  Shop local, relax, and enjoy your Saturdays again! Every third Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Spring Park located at the corner of Walnut Street and Magnolia Avenue in Green Cove Springs. Free to the public.

16 - Orange Park Farmer’s & Arts Market – Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 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.

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. 

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. 

31 – Orange Park Mall New Year’s Eve Event – Ring in 2019 with our family fun New Year’s Eve Orange Drop.  There will be live entertainment, food and games. At 7:00 p.m., we will have our Orange Drop countdown as well as release 2019 beach balls to welcome in the new year.  Enjoy the live fireworks spectacular after the orange drop!