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 inside of Southern Moss Realty, 1501 N. Main Street. This location is temporary, while our regular location recovers from hurricane damage. 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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SPAR Community Meeting - Feb 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 63 rsvps


Join neighbors and stakeholders for the SPAR Quarterly Community Meeting. Join the Event Page to keep updated! 

> Introduction and Q&A with Kelly Rich, new Executive Director.
> Exciting news about the Boys & Girls Club flagship project on Liberty Street.
> Info about PorchFest 2018, Tour of Homes, Second Sundays and other upcoming events.
> Updates about many projects other in our neighborhood.
> More to be announced.

All are welcome.

Time: Refreshments & social at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6pm.

Hogans Creek Clean Up 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 18 rsvps
Henry J Klutho Park in Jacksonville, FL


Join your neighbors & friends at our annual Hogans Creek Clean Up! Join the Event Page to stay updated.

Over decades of neglect, Hogans Creek has accumulated a huge amount of garbage, bottles, clothing, shopping carts, bicycles, and other random junk clogging the waterway and polluting our parks (see photo from last year!). But, each & every year chip away at that, with the help of the St. Johns Riverkeeper and City of Jacksonville.

This can't be done without selfless volunteers, like yourself. It's a family friendly activity, all ages are welcome, with a lite breakfast (coffee, juice, bagels, etc) provided to volunteers.

We'll provide the trash bags, gloves, and trash grabbers . . . and it would be FANTASTIC if volunteers brought kayaks, pole nets, pole hooks, gloves, canoes, and really anything else to snag trash from the creek. We'll sign off on volunteers hours, give you loads of karma points, and the St. Johns Riverkeeper will give you a free t-shirt too.

Meet at Klutho Park, at the intersection of West 2nd Street and Boulevard.

Historic Springfield Tour of Homes 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM · 53 rsvps
Springfield Historic District in Jacksonville, FL


The 40th annual Tour of Homes is set for May 19th & 20th, 2018, from 12pm - 5pm both days. 

The event features a selection of EIGHT unique homes, all with the character and appeal the Springfield Historic District is renowned for. Walk, bike or drive the Tour!

More information to be announced, RSVP now to keep updated!

Cover photo by Debra Heuskin - Fine Art Photography.

July 4th Throwback Baseball Game 2018

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 at 04:00 PM · 53 rsvps
Henry J Klutho Park


The tradition carries on into 2018, 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 event is one of kind. All are welcome! Join the Event Page to keep updated.

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

Jacksonville PorchFest 2018

Saturday, November 03, 2018 at 12:00 PM · 439 rsvps
Henry J Klutho Park in Jacksonville, FL


Jacksonville PorchFest returns to the porches & parks of the Springfield Historic District on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018! Enjoy dozens of musicians, vendors, food trucks, arts and architecture at North Florida's best community music festival. Free admission, and family-friendly.

RSVP now to stay updated. More information to be announced!

Special thanks to the City of Jacksonville and Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville for their support.

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