First Wedensday Art Walk: Mardi Gras Meets Downtown Jax

This Wedensday, bring your noise makers and meet at the intersection of Independent St. and Laura St. at 5:45 p.m. for a Mardi Gras-inspired procession to the Main Stage in Hemming Park, led by Spice and the Po Boys.

Headquarters In Hemming Park - Stop by the Main Stage and enjoy live music by Spice and the Po Boys from 6-8 p.m.

Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Kram Kan Photo, Moonchild Studio, Jumping Jackalopes,Tovah2Creations, Sand Art by Ala, Pranasolcreations, The Turtle Guy and Viktor Lazarev. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: AT&T, Neglected Vision, First Coast Rotary, JAX Pack and No More Homeless Pets.

Kid Zone on Laura Street - Bring the kids to enjoy a magic show by Cross Roads Magic, activities by My Gym, jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax and face-painting by JMarie Art and Life.

Vagabond Flea @ Hogan St. - Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more on Hogan Street, south of Hemming Park.

 

ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS 

Jacksonville Main Library - Enjoy a performance by MJbaker Music. Be sure to view the On the Fringe: Blurred Lines of Florida Folk and Scholastic Gold Key exhibits.

Southlight Gallery - Swing by from 5-8 p.m. to view exhibits by artists like Brook Ramsey, Ronald Gibbons David Engdahl and more. Enjoy the musical talents of Old Dawgs, New Trixx.

And check out more art at MOCA Jacksonville and The Art Center at The Landing.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Anytime Fitness & Dance Trance - Visit the 2nd floor location inside Anytime Fitness and try out a Dance Trance class from 6-7 p.m.

Chamblin’s Uptown - Browse works from local artists and enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book when you visit.

Dance Trance - Visit the 2nd floor location inside Anytime Fitness and try out a free Dance Trance class from 6-7 p.m.

Hemming Plaza Jewelers - Check out work from Elizabeth Miron and her pupils from The Bolles School.

Visit Jacksonville - Swing by and discover hand-made products and other pieces by Body & Soul, Anthony Danes and Misty Prince, Dawn’s Magical & Whimsical Fairy Items, Patrick Winterbourne, Coolery Jewelery, Hurst Hives, Way of Life Wellness and Pixel Ken.

Hollywood Cuts - Check out local rappers at The Lyricist Live, an open-mic street cypher from 5-10 p.m.

And stop by Wolf & Cub Boutique or Daniel James Salon for great gift options and more.

 

CULINARY HIGHLIGHTS

Regions Bank Food Truck Valley - Devour delectable food from Josie’s Latin Fusion, Son of a Butcher, Rocco’s Pizzeria, Back to the Grind Jax and Island Girl. Plus, don’t miss a performance by Let’s Ride Brass Band from 6-8 p.m.

Super Food and Brew - Experience tasty artisan food paired with craft beer and wine specials all night long. Enjoy live music by Travis Bliven, works by artist Yaanco and happy hour from 3-6 p.m.

Vagabond Coffee Co & Bodega - Discover DTJax's newest coffee and baked goods shop and host of the Vagabond Flea.

Or stop by 20 West Cafe, Bay St. Bar & Grill, Burrito Gallery, Happy Grilled Cheese, Indochine Downtown, MLG, Mocha Misk'i, NOLA MOCA, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Spliff’s Gastropub or Sweet Pete’s for a bite while you’re in #DTJax.

AFTER DARK HIGHLIGHTS  

1904 Music Hall - Celebrate the 7th year anniversary of this #DTJax fixture. Enjoy live music from Custard Pie, Universal Green, Side Hustle, Adversaries, Jackie Stranger, Charlie Hustle, Cowford Town Band, Steam Mechanics, Master Radical, Jax Beach Hippie, Mas Appeal and Observatory.

The Volstead - Join the Bayou Bash starting at 8 p.m. featuring live music from the Raisin Cake Orchestra Band, themed-cocktails and more.

The party also doesn't stop at Breezy Jazz Club, Bold City Brewery, Dos Gatos, Element Bar & Lounge, Island Girl Cigar Bar and The Justice Pub.







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