FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Save the dates
GREATER JACKSONVILLE KINGFISH TOURNAMENT
July 21-26 at Jim King Park & Boat Ramp, Sisters Creek, 8203 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, kingfishtournament.com.
GREAT SOUTHERN TAILGATE COOKOFF
Aug. 22 & 23 at Main Beach Access, South Fletcher Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, gstailgatecookoff.com.
Sept. 12-14 at multiple stages and venues, Downtown Jacksonville, facebook.com/connectionfestjax/info.
FLORIDA HERITAGE BOOK FESTIVAL & WRITERS CONFERENCE
Sept. 25-27 at Ringhaver Student Center, Flagler College, 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, fhbookfest.org.
Late October at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, spooktacular.jacksonvillezoo.org/index.html.
Nov. 1 at EverBank Field, Downtown.
Luncheon held in November for the Food Bank of North Florida at Prime Osborn Convention Center, Downtown, wenourishhope.org.
BIG TICKET FESTIVAL
Expected to return in early December to Metropolitan Park.
Formerly known as the Gator Bowl, Jan. 2 at EverBank Field, taxslayerbowl.com.
26.2 WITH DONNA
Feb. 15, with the start line at ATP Tour Boulevard and the finish line at Mayo Clinic, breastcancermarathon.com.
GATE RIVER RUN
March 14, start line on Gator Bowl Boulevard, finish line on Duval Street near EverBank Field, gate-riverrun.com.
RHYTHM & RIBS FESTIVAL
Usually held the first weekend in April at Francis Field in St. Augustine, rhythmandribs.net.
Usually the second weekend in April, Downtown, beonespark.com.
SPRINGING THE BLUES
April 10-12, at SeaWalk Pavilion, Jax Beach, springingtheblues.com.
KATIE RIDE FOR LIFE
April 18, at Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, katierideforlife.org.
Usually held in late April at Tree Hill Nature Center, 7152 Lone Star Road, Arlington, treehill.org.
WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE
Rock festival usually held the last weekend of April at Metropolitan Park, Downtown, welcometorockvillefestival.com.
The annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is May 1-3, along Centre Street and the bayfront in Fernandina Beach, shrimpfestival.com.
May 7-10, at TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, pgatour.com.
Expected to return in June 2015 to EverBank Field.
GO SKATEBOARDING DAY
June 22, Downtown.