City of Jacksonville


St. Mark's Episcopal Day School Ribault Day Celebration

May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
St. Mark's Episcopal Day School
4114 Oxford Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32210

Stockton Park
4021 Ortega Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32210

9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
The third graders at St. Mark's Episcopal Day School, led by teacher and Jacksonville historian, Drew Haramis, will perform skits reenacting the landing of Ribault on the banks of the St. John's River in Stockton Park. They will also have projects on display and French food. All are welcome!

France Meets Florida Breakfast

May 01, 2012 - May 01, 2012 8 a.m.
Beaches Museum and History Park
381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250
8 a.m.
Enjoy a petit déjeuner to view the commemorative exhibit Jean Ribault and the French in 16th Century Florida:
Rare Engravings and Historic Maps from the Michael and Dr. Linda Fisher Collection Upon the 450th anniversary of French Huguenot Captain Jean Ribault's landing in Florida.


Viva Florida 500: Transforming Anniversaries into Legacies

April 30, 2012 - April 30, 2012 2 p.m.
Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
300 Water Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
2 p.m.
A Viva Florida 500 meeting with Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner.

Sails of Reformation Exhibit

April 30, 2012 - July 31, 2012 Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Art Walk on May 2: 5 to 9 p.m.
The Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Museum 
2 Independent Drive, Suite 162 
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Art Walk on May 2: 5 to 9 p.m.
The Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center will be displaying the work of Meredith Fordham Hughes, Barbara Holmes Fryefield, Joanelle Mulrain and Deborah Reid.

Welcome on the Water

April 30, 2012 - May 02, 2012
As part of the commemorative activities, the French Navy is sending two tall sailing ships: the Etoile and the Belle Poule. We invite you to join in welcoming these ships to Jacksonville on Monday, April 30, in commemorating 450 years of French history in Florida!

Isle de Mai Petanque Tournament

April 29, 2012 - April 29, 2012

Petanque America will be hosting a one-day Petanque Tournament in honor of the French anniversary at the Amelia River waterfront. Petanque is a French game, and Petanque America is headquartered here in Fernandina Beach.

Garden Rendezvous

April 28, 2012 - April 28, 2012 4 to 7 p.m.
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
4 to 7 p.m.
Join us for this French inspired opening reception and exhibit preview to benefit the St. Augustine Art Association. Fine art, hors d'ouvres. French wines and gypsy jazz music will satisfy the most discerning art connoisseur.

Family French Club at the Main Library

April 28, 2012 - April 28, 2012 2 p.m.
Jacksonville Public Library
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
2 p.m.
Children ages 4 to 10 and their caregivers are invited to the Main Library to learn basic French vocabulary through games, songs and activities. For more information, contact the children’s department 630-2417.

Mayport Village Heritage Festival

April 28, 2012 - April 28, 2012

Mayport Village will be celebrating its long history on April 28. Events include guest speakers at the Marine Science Education Center, a reenactment of Ribault's landing and meeting with Chief Saturiba, "Embrace Mayport Village" multi-denominational gathering of people by faith in remembrance of the foundation of religious freedom and Mayport Village Reunion Fish Fry celebrating the 200 plus year history of local commercial fishing industries.

The Florida Ballet Presents: The Joffrey Ballet School Performance Company

April 27, 2012 - April 27, 2012 8 p.m.
UNF's Lazzara Performance Hall
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
8 p.m.
Maggiano's and JJ's Bistro are giving 10% discounts to those attending the performance. Must have ticket or program. This event is a great chance to experience an evening of dinner and the arts.
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