First F-RIDE-Day Bike Ride

February 2 | 5-7 pm


Riverside Avondale Preservation is teaming up with Art Bikes Jax and bringing our First F-RIDE-Day! On the first Friday of every month, you can ride around Riverside Avondale with our Executive Director, Shannon, and learn about all that's happening currently in the neighborhood and the history - all while riding art!
The bike tour is 2 hours long and starts at 5 pm. You'll need to book your slot ahead of time which can be done here on Art Bikes Jax's website.

Riverside Avondale Preservation's Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards

February 15 | 6-8 pm


Riverside Avondale Preservation invites you to join us at our annual meeting and preservation awards on Thursday, February 15 from 6-8 pm at Riverside Church at Park & King. The evening will feature a cocktail hour from 6-7 pm with a sampling of fresh picks from the new Don Eduardo Cocina Mexicana menu, dessert by Cake Queen, wine and drinks from Riverside Liquors, and vinyl DJ Dr. Um with an eclectic blend of Jazz, Funk and Soul music from around the world with a pinch of Americana toe-tapping vibes.

As a kickoff to our 50th anniversary, the program, from 7-8 pm, will feature a look into our past, and a preview of the future. In addition, we are recognizing important accomplishments in historic preservation and community service. Join us to celebrate the work of our friends and neighbors as a part of the annual meeting. Thank you to our sponsors - Stop at Nothing, Riverside Church at Park and King, and Avondale Artworks.

Attendance is free, registration is required.

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.

Select First Fridays of each Month, up to 100 participants

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

December 2024, 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 13-14, 2024, 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 11, 2024, estimated 1,500 visitors

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