Summer Celebration & Concert in the Park
Bring the family and join in the fun at the Summer Celebration & Concert in the Park at Walter Jones Historical Park on Sunday afternoon, July 7 from 1-5 p.m. This free event is hosted by the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society in the city’s historical park, located on a beautiful ten acre riverfront parcel at 11964 Mandarin Road.
What a great way to wind up the 4th of July weekend! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic basket (no alcohol) if you wish, and sit under the majestic live oak trees while enjoying some wonderful folk and traditional music all afternoon.
Al Poindexter and River Rise, a popular local folk band will be playing original music that will entertain and educate you about people and places in Florida through their musical storytelling. Also entertaining will be the Jacksonville Old Time Jam, a group that plays old time traditional tunes that are sure to get your feet stomping and the children dancing. Fiddles, banjos, guitars, upright bass and harmonicas – “feel good” music all day long! Many musicians are involved to present this program, volunteering their time and talent for the pleasure of the community.
Another special feature of the event is a classic car show that will be taking place on the grounds – vehicles ranging from a Model A to a ‘73 Mustang. This wide variety of cars are all owned by local residents who would love to show them off to you and tell you all about the history of their model.
The Mandarin Museum and the historic 1875 Webb Farmhouse will be open during the afternoon, so visitors may learn about the people, events, and lifestyles of those who preceded us here in this beautiful place. You can also stroll through the park, walk along the boardwalk and visit County Dock to look for manatees.
Bring the kids as they will love the music and there will be activities especially for them as well, including old fashioned games that children would have played in days gone by.
Some food items will be available including hotdogs, sausages, and sodas from Wattsies Fancy Dogs, a Mandarin business.
Parking is across the street at the Mandarin Presbyterian Church.