July 2017 Events!


Join us for upcoming events…and wishing you a very happy 4th of July from the RAP team!

Insulation and Your Historic House:  June 28

Space still available; sign up here to attend!

June 28 at 6:30pm – 2623 Herschel Street
Our historic homes and buildings were built in a different era with no centralized heat or air conditioning. As a result, they breathe, in order to take advantage of natural breezes and sunshine. But in our modern life, we do use heat and air conditioning, and expect our historic homes to keep up with those energy demands.

Insulation is therefore a common add-on to historic homes to keep heat and air inside in an energy-efficient way. But did you know there are good ways and bad ways to do it? Join Angel Corrales, historic craftsman with Austin Historical, to learn the ins and outs of adding insulation to your home.

Free admission for RAP members; suggested $10 donation at the door for non-members.

Red, White + Brew 5K: July 1

Join us for the run Uncle Sam would have wanted on Saturday, July 1st on the Riverfront starting at RAM! Run the riverwalk like the Redcoats were coming complete with a Halfway Bacon Station, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and More.

Registration includes a Freedom Kit ™ that comes complete with a t-shirt, custom medal with beer opener, 2 beers + bacon during the race, swag bag + more. As always, awards for the top 3 overall M/F and age group awards too!

Register here!

Besides the race, runners and spectators can partake in multiple food trucks, live entertainment, over 100 local artisans and farmers at the Riverside Arts Market, and of course cold beer ALL DAY from 8am-3pm. Best thing of all, the event supports two of our local Jacksonville veteran charities: K9s For Warriors and Warfighters in Arms!

Times and Info:
– Registration: 7AM-7:50AM @ Riverside Arts Market
– Competitive Wave: 7:30AM
– Freedom, Beer and Bacon Run: 8:00AM
– Food trucks, live entertainment, beer stations and artisan market will be taking place all day until 3pm.

Celebrate Under the Bridge: July 4

This Fourth of July celebrate under the bridge with live music, craft beers, food and activities for the whole family! Enjoy food and activities from: Cely’s Filipino FoodConscious EatsFresh from Yianni’s KitchenGuanaBana Ice Pops, Jack and Jill’s Shaved Ice, Livin The Dream Sand CreationsMoonbooch, Old West Kettle Korn, PIE95 PIZZA and more to be announced!

Fireworks start at 9:45pm and we’ve got the perfect spot to view them! Free parking available onsite and next door in the Fidelity Lot.

Enjoy live music on the Riverstage from 6 – 9:45pm:
6pm: Brent Byrd and the Suitcase Gypsies
8pm: Mama Blue

Grassroots First Friday: July 7

Get to know more about your local businesses and community organizations, while meeting your neighbors, at our First Friday events each month. Stop by as you can for this casual event. Whether you work, live or play in the neighborhood, all are welcome!

In July, we visit Grassroots Natural Market in 5 Points! Check out their organic and local produce, smoothies, juices, supplements, homemade takeaway food, beers, wine, snacks, gourmet cheese and much more!

When: Friday, July 7
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: 2007 Park Street

Bring your neighbors, friends and co-workers! Stay tuned for a new First Friday each month.