Community Calendar

Our community is known for it's neighborhood activities, both planned and impromptu. The Community Calendar highlights some of the larger events, but there are many others as well.

Reoccurring monthly meetings include the SPAR Council Board of Directors meetings, which are open to the public and held every 3rd Monday of the month @ 6pm at the SPAR office, 1321 N. Main Street. Guests enter through the back door and go up to the 2nd floor. And also Sheriff's Watch meetings, held every 4th Tuesday of the month @ 6pm at the Kennedy Community Center at 1133 Ionia Street, on the 2nd floor.

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Jacksonville Zoo in Springfield: Dedication of Public Art

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Henry J Klutho Park in Jacksonville , FL

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Join us as we commemorate the original location of the Jacksonville Zoo with the installation of Melissa Russell's "Giraffe" sculpture, Jacksonville's first crowd-funded public art. This acquisition was possible thanks to dozens of individual donors and a matching grant from SPAR. The Jacksonville Zoo will join us for family friendly activities and the Jacksonville Historical Society will share history of the site. Zoo themed snacks and entertainment provided, and the winner of our "Name Springfield's Giraffe" contest will be revealed. Landscaping plans for this section of the park will be announced at the event as well. Join the event page here.


Second Sundays in Springfield - May 14th

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Henry J. Klutho Park in Jacksonville, FL

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We're excited to announce Second Sundays in Klutho Park, a monthly event in beautiful Henry J. Klutho Park each 2nd Sunday of the month. Join us for live music, food trucks, craft brews and fun & games for the whole family. The event will be free to the public, and is a partnership between SPAR and the City of Jacksonville. Stay tuned for more details, and join the event page.


Historic Springfield Tour of Homes on May 20 & 21

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM · $15.00 USD
Springfield Historic District in Jacksonville, FL

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The Historic Springfield Tour of Homes is a two-day event, on both May 20 & 21, from 12 noon to 5pm. In the 39th year of the event, you’ll find SEVEN homes on the Tour open to the public, including six beautifully renovated century-old residences styled with a mix of vintage and modern decor, and one innovative new construction home built to reflect historic architecture. Join the Event Page to keep up with the latest updates about the Tour!

Buy your early bird tickets at a discount online now!

EVENT HOURS:
Saturday, May 20th, from 12:00noon to 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 21st, from 12:00noon to 5:00 pm

TICKET INFO: 
Buy your early bird tickets at a discount online now!

Tickets are valid during both days of the Tour.

All tickets purchased online during the Early Bird period will be redeemed at Will Call at the starting point. Children 12 & under are free. SPAR members can receive a discount when purchasing tickets online - message us for the discount code! Become a SPAR member here.

Or buy your Early Bird tickets in-person at any of the following local businesses starting April 17th:

Historic Springfield
Uptown Kitchen & Bar
1303 N. Main Street
Three Layers Cafe
1602 N. Walnut Street
Social Grounds Coffee
1712 N. Main Street

Downtown
Sweet Pete's Candy
400 N. Hogan Street
Chamblin's Uptown
215 N. Laura Street

Riverside
5 Points Vintage
1046 Park Street
Southern Crossing Antique Mall
2718 Park Street
BREW Five Points
1024 Park Street

San Marco
San Marco Bookstore
1971 San Marco Blvd

Southside
Avonlea Antique Mall
8101 Phillips Highway
Watson Realty Corp. Southside
4540 Southside Blvd

Beaches
Keller Williams Realty
4116 3rd Street South
Jacksonville Beach

Or, buy tickets the days of the event at the starting location at 1501 N. Main Street. Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Buy your early bird tickets at a discount online now!

BICYCLE TOUR:
A guided bicycle tour edition is also available for guests, FREE with purchase of a regular Tour of Homes ticket and your own bicycle. In this extended version, Leigh Burdett of e2ride bike tours will guide guests throughout the neighborhood, including the Tour of Homes, highlighting the historical locations, people and architecture along the way.

The bicycle tour  is on Saturday, May 20th at 1pm, beginning at 1501 N. Main Street. The bike tour lasts about 3 hours. Contact Leigh at E2ride Bike Tours for more information about the Bike Tour edition, or if you'd like to rent a bicycle and equipment: www.e2ride.com or (904) 945-1571.

PARKING: 
Parking can be found on the street near the starting location (1501 N. Main Street).

NAVIGATING THE TOUR:
A Tour map and guide will be provided to all guests at the starting location at 1501 N. Main Street. Many walk or bicycle the Tour route, but some may wish to drive. The entire Tour route is about 2.2 miles.

EATING AT THE TOUR:
If you work up an appetite while enjoying the Tour, Uptown Kitchen & Bar (1303 N. Main Street) is conveniently located with full bar, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Bold City Pops will be stationed along the Tour route as well, serving handcrafted popsicles made with local ingredients.

AFTER THE TOUR:
Check out Jacksonville's newest brewery, Hyperion Brewing Company (1740 N. Main Street) to savor a variety of unique craft beers brewed fresh. It's their Grand Opening weekend, so be among the first to visit!

ABOUT THE EVENT:
The Tour of Homes benefits Springfield Preservation & Revitalization (SPAR), the 501c3 grassroots organization dedicated to preserving the historic character, facilitating investment, and building community in the Springfield Historic District. The Tour of Homes has showcased the unique character of the community for 39 years, and is a major fundraiser for programming and services provided by SPAR.

Buy your early bird tickets at a discount online now!

QUESTIONS?
Email us for the quickest response: sparoffice@sparcouncil.org
Or call 904.353.7727

Read the Press Release here.

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors!

 

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July 4th Throwback Baseball Game 2017

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Klutho Park in Jacksonville, FL

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The Springfield tradition carries on into 2017, as the Westside and Eastside (of the Springfield Historic District) battle it out on the baseball field for bragging rights, complete with turn-of-the-century old school uniforms, equipment, umpires, announcer, food trucks and fanfare. The unique family friendly, community event is truly one of kind & all are welcome! Join the Event Page here.


Picnics & tailgating encouraged. Game begins @ 4pm, but get there early for a good seat.

*FREE* and presented by VyStar Credit Union, new branch at the corner of 7th & Main in the Springfield Historic District.


Jacksonville Porchfest 2017

Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Springfield Historic District in Jacksonville, FL

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Jacksonville's premier neighborhood music festival will return to the porches and parks of Historic Springfield on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. Join us at this free event for more than 20 bands on porches in the afternoon and an evening concert in beautiful Klutho Park. Enjoy beer, wine and some of Jacksonville's best food trucks. Proceeds support continued arts programming in the Springfield Historic District. Join the event page here.

More information to be announced. www.jacksonvilleporchfest.org

 

 


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