First Friday: A Community Happy Hour

October 6 | 5-7pm

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! 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.
Hosted by Riverside Avondale Preservation, join us for evening on Post St. with 5 Points Farm! This unique aeroponic farm embraces the future of what farming looks like. The farm features 20 aeroponic towers with a total planting capacity of 1040 plants where you can shop and pick your own veggies.

First F-Ride-Day Bike Tour

October 6 | 5-7pm

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 5pm. You'll need to book your slot ahead of time which can be done here - https://artbikesjax.com

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 10, 2023, 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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