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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.

August

Bestbet poker tournaments - Various dates and times

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

1Thursdays @ Thrasher  – Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, 5:30 pm - Celebrate art in Clay County at the Thursdays @ Thrasher Gallery Event! Thursday @ Thrasher is a free event offering a fun-filled evening of artistic exploration, including question and answer sessions with each of the featured gallery artists, multiple creative vendors in the lobby, food, music and giveaways. For more information, visit www.thcenter.org

2 – 4 – Open Track Weekend – The 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.

2 – 4 – Tax Free Weekend – The Orange Park Mall, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm – Enjoy a retail therapy weekend at the Orange Park Mall. Qualifying items from many retailers will be exempt in preparation for back to school.

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!

4 – Clay County Historic Museum – 915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historic 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

7 – Moonlight Movies: Finding Nemo The Grove at the Orange Park Mall, adjacent to Dick’s Sporting Goods and JCPenney parking lots, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm – The Orange Park Mall is excited to continue our Moonlight Movies Series at The Grove.  This newly activated park-like event space is located adjacent to the Dick's Sporting Goods and JCPenney parking lots. This week, we are excited to present Finding Nemo at sunset. Get here early for dinner in the Food Court, do some shopping, then find yourself a seat! Speaking of seats... don't forget to bring yours! We recommend a picnic blanket or folding chairs. We can't wait to see you before the sun goes down! For more information, visit www.orangeparkmall.com

9 – 11 – Open Track Weekend – The 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. 

9-18 - Be More Chill -  Show times vary - For more information, go to www.theislandtheater.com

9 Food Truck Friday - Spring Park, Green Cove Springs – 5:00 pm to 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 a Green Cove Springs Police officer and alcohol consumed in a designated area on event grounds.

10 – Miss Historic Belle Pageant – Presented by the Middleburg Civic Association – The Miss Historic Belle Pageant embraces the spirit of Middleburg and the surrounding areas and challenges each of the participants to explore their own unique identity. $1 ticket day of to vote for People’s Choice Contestant. For more information email historicbelle@gmail.com

14 – Active After 50 Expo – Thrasher-Horne Center – 9:30 am to 2:00 pm – Thrasher-Horne Center's Active After 50 Expo presented by Heekin Clinic will feature over 50 local exhibitors showcasing their products and services.  Categories include Travel and Recreation, Health Screenings, Medicare and Health Plans, Home Repairs and Improvements, Downsizing, Senior Living Options, Humor Therapy, Computers and Technology, Pet Adoption and Pet Therapy, and much more. There will also be presentations, antiques appraisals, and prize giveaways!

14 – Moonlight Movies: Dumbo – The Grove at the Orange Park Mall, adjacent to Dick’s Sporting Goods and JCPenney parking lots, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm – The Orange Park Mall is excited to continue our Moonlight Movies Series at The Grove.  This newly activated park-like event space is located adjacent to the Dick's Sporting Goods and JCPenney parking lots. This week, we are excited to present Dumbo at sunset. Get here early for dinner in the Food Court, do some shopping, then find yourself a seat! Speaking of seats... don't forget to bring yours! We recommend a picnic blanket or folding chairs. We can't wait to see you before the sun goes down! For more information, visit www.orangeparkmall.com

16 – 17 – Open Track Weekend – The 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. 

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 Market in the Park - Spring Park, Green Cove Springs – 10:00 am to 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.

18 – Clay County Historic Museum - 915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historic Museum is open for tours the first and third Sunday of each month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. 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

22 – 25 – Be More Chill -  The Island Theater, 1860 Town Hall Circle Suite 54’,Fleming Island - Show times vary – When social outcast Jeremy has had enough of the bullying he discovers a super computer in the form of a pill that will coach him on becoming popular. But when the computer becomes more aggressive in its strategies, will Jeremy decide to make his own decisions, or will he risk the dastardly plans the computer has in store for the school? For more information, go to www.theislandtheater.com or call 904-254-1455 to reserve tickets. Group rates and reserved seating is available for groups of more than ten.

23 – 25 – Open Track Weekend - The 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. 

30 Sawyer Brown - Thrasher-Horne Center, 8:00 pm - 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.” For more information, visit www.thcenter.org

September

Bestbet poker tournaments - Various dates and times

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

1 Orange Park Farmer's and Arts Market - Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 am to 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

1 – Labor Day 5k in Fleming Island – More Info to come.

1 – Clay County Historic Museum - 915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historic 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

6 – 8 – Open Track Weekend - The 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. 

6 – 15Incorruptible - The Island Theater, 1859 Town Hall Circle Suite 54, Fleming Island - Show times vary - Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D. The river flooded again last week. The chandler's shop just burned to the ground. Nobody's heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Saint Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Saint Foy—and "their" bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts. For more information and tickets, 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!

13 – 15 – Open Track Weekend - The 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. 

13 Food Truck Friday – Spring Park, Green Cove Springs – 5:00 pm to 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 a Green Cove Springs Police officer and alcohol consumed in a designated area on event grounds.

15 – Clay County Historic Museum – 915 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - The Clay County Historic 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

15 – Orange Park Farmer's and Arts Market – Orange Park Town Hall, 10:00 am to 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.

16 – 18 – Open Track Weekend – The 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. 

20 – 22 – Open Track Weekend – The 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. 

21 BASCA's 7th Annual 5k/ 1 Mile Run, Walk and Roll Orange Park Town Hall, 8:30 am – Join us for a fun, family event for all ages and abilities! Lace up your shoes and join BASCA for the 7th annual “Cape”abilities 5K run to benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental differences. This Run, Walk or Roll race will feature a scenic 3.1-mile course through historic Orange Park, commemorative race t-shirts, overall and age group awards, chip timing, and an untimed 1-mile fun run/walk. We encourage everyone to put on a cape and join us for a fun event that celebrates all "CAPE"abilities! Registration begins at 8:00 am, the 5K starts at 8:30 am and the 1 Mile Fun Run begins just after the 5K.  In celebration of BASCA's 25th anniversary, following the 5K race there will be family friendly events at the Orange Park Town Hall Park.  Come and enjoy the "FUN FEST!" There will be food, music, a fun zone, games, pictures with Superheroes and more! Don't miss out on the excitement! To be guaranteed your t-shirt size you must register by September 15th.  After that date, it will be first come first serve. For more information, visit https://bascainc.org/events/5krunwalkroll/

21 – Third Saturday Market in the Park – Spring Park, Green Cove Springs – 10:00 am to 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.

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/.

23 – 25 – Open Track Weekend – The 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. 

27 – 29 Steel Magnolias – The Island Theater, 1859 Town Hall Circle Suite 54, Fleming Island-  Show times vary – In the northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin, the woman are delicate like magnolias but hard like steel. Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux, intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. As the women of Chinquapin make their way over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another. For more information and tickets, go to www.theislandtheater.com or call (904) 254-1455 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating is available for groups of more than ten.

27 – 29 – Open Track Weekend – The 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. 

28 – Clay County 3rd Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Event – Moosehaven, 1701 Park Ave., Orange Park, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Please join us for an amazing event that celebrates and supports active Military, Inactive Military, Veterans, and their families. The purpose of the event is to demonstrate to our military friends and family that we appreciate the service that they have provided to our Country.

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

Bestbet poker tournaments - Various dates and times

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

Bestbet poker tournaments - Various dates and times

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 https://www.greencovesprings.com/departments/SpecialEvents

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 https://www.greencovesprings.com/departments/SpecialEvents

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