EVENTS

Upcoming Events

August

First Friday at Burlock & Barrel

Friday, August 5 I 4-6 pm

First Fridays are a RAP tradition. We seek to support small businesses, celebrate the work of our fantastic partners, allow members to meet other members and - your neighbors!
Join us to wind down and kick off the weekend during this monthly event and support those who make our neighborhood all so special while gathering with friends and neighbors. We'll have food, drinks and music for everyone to enjoy.
This month, we'll be setting up at Burlock & Barrel where there will be complimentary tastings for guests as well as cocktails and bottles for sale. The Burlock name has a long standing history in the Jacksonville community dating all the way back to the Prohibition era, starting back in 1920s. Taste their high-quality whiskey that comes in three signature flavors - B&B Reserved Aged Bourbon, Whisper, an aged and un-aged rice whiskey and Whim, a white corn whiskey.
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First F-RIDE-Day!

First Friday of Every Month
10am to Noon I $35 per rider
Riverside Avondale Preservation is teaming up with Art Bikes Jaxand bringing our First F-RIDE-Day! The first Friday of every month, you can take a ride around Riverside Avondale with our Executive Director, Shannon, and learn about all that's happening currently in the neighborhood as well as the history - all while riding art!
The bike tour is 2 hours long and starts at 10am. You'll need to book your slot ahead of time which can be done here or visit Art Bike Jax's website directly.
Art Bikes Jax - First Friday Flyer (Instagram Post)

September

First Friday at Room with a View Interiors

Friday, September 9 I 5-7 pm

First Fridays are a RAP tradition. We seek to support small businesses, celebrate the work of our fantastic partners, and allow members to meet other members and - your neighbors!
Join us to wind down and kick off the weekend during this monthly event and support those who make our neighborhood special while gathering with friends and neighbors. We'll have food, drinks and music for everyone to enjoy.
This month, we'll be setting up at Room With a View. This full-service interior design firm is led by Cathy Clark, with 25+ years of experience. If you've been considering a change or refresh of your living room, bedroom or entire home, head out and get to know Cathy and her store. Her extensive product knowledge always results in the highest quality collaboration between client and designer!
Room With A View

First F-RIDE-Day!

First Friday of Every Month
10am to Noon I $35 per rider
Riverside Avondale Preservation is teaming up with Art Bikes Jaxand bringing our First F-RIDE-Day! The first Friday of every month, you can take a ride around Riverside Avondale with our Executive Director, Shannon, and learn about all that's happening currently in the neighborhood as well as the history - all while riding art!
The bike tour is 2 hours long and starts at 10am. You'll need to book your slot ahead of time which can be done here or visit Art Bike Jax's website directly.
Art Bikes Jax - First Friday Flyer (Instagram Post)

October

Historic Window Workshop

Saturday, October 15 I 10-2 pm

Join us for our Historic Window Workshop presented by Austin Historical and Riverside Avondale Preservation. This expert led event will cover everything you need to know in the window restorations trades found below:

1. Window Anatomy & Mechanicals
2. Restoration vs Replacement
3. Energy Efficiency Upgrades
4. Restoration Tools & Techniques
5. Cost Saving Maintenance Plan

 

Save the date for Saturday, October 15, 2022 for this valuable and informational presentation. We'll be setting up at the Willowbranch Library from 10am to 2pm. Cost is $20 per person with lunch and drinks included. To register click here!

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First Friday's Coming Up:

Buchner Hall w_ MHPA
Kravey Gardens
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Reoccuring Events:

RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET - A weekly market featuring over 100 artists, makers and farmers.

Every Saturday, ~200,000 visitors per year

FIRST FRIDAY - A monthly meet up featuring food, drinks and live music at a local business.

Every First Friday on the Month, up to 100 participants

LUMINARIA - Luminaria brings neighbors together as they walk along candle-lit sidewalks to socialize with friends.

December 11, 2022, at dusk. Estimated 15,000 participants

HOME TOUR - A celebration of Jacksonville’s architectural history with Riverside and Avondale’s National Historic Registered neighborhoods. 

April 15-16, 2023, estimated 3,000 visitors

GARDEN TOUR - Draw inspiration from a variety of gardens in the historic district. From manicured landscaping to wild and natural, there are gardens for all tastes. 

May 14, 2023, estimated 1,500 visitors

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