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Juneteenth celebrations, festivals, Repticon: Here are the events happening this weekend

Jax Beach Summer Market
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Need plans this weekend?

Festivals, expos and Juneteenth events are happening all over Northeast Florida.

News4Jax has compiled a list of events we think you might want to check out this weekend:

Orange Crush Festival

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: The Orange Crush Festival is scheduled to take place this weekend, with events held around town. The events will feature music, dancing and more.

RELATED: Beaches mayors meet to discuss preparations ahead of Orange Crush

The three-day festival -- which attracts thousands of people -- has been held in Tybee Island, Georgia, in the past.

Click here for more information. Click here to purchase tickets.

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2nd Annual Juneteenth Jump-Off

Saturday, June 19 at 12 p.m. Celebrate Juneteenth in Nassau County.

This is a free event open to everyone. There will be music, games, performances and vendors.

If you wish to bring a tent for your family and friends, you must reserve a spot here (max. tent size 12x12). If no more spaces are available, attendees are still allowed to bring umbrellas and chairs to sit in the open space.

There will be food vendors on site but attendees are welcome to bring their own food. Personal grills are allowed but charcoals must be disposed of by the owner (coals cannot be buried in the field). You may arrive as early as 10:00A.M. to set up, and festivities begin at noon.

Click here to read more.

2nd Annual Juneteenth Jump-Off

St. Augustine Music Festival: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom

Saturday, June 19 at 3:00 p.m. at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

The free event will feature speakers, musicians, African-American Art and Photography and more.

The event is free, however, ticket reservations are required. Socially distanced seating, masks required.

Click here to register and for more information.

St. Augustine Music Festival: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom

ARTiculation Event

Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. This event is with the Jasmyn Youth Advisory Council -- A meet-up group for LGBTQIA+ teens in St. Augustine.

House of Prism has teamed up with PFLAG YAC to bring you this event. This is a family-friendly event for LGBTQI+ kids 13 and younger and their families.

There will be facilities, art supplies, and fun snacks/drinks provided. The theme for this event is self-portraits.

Click here for more information.

ARTiculation Event

Riverside Arts Market (RAM)

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the Fuller Warren Bridge.

Produced by Riverside Avondale Preservation, Inc., the Riverside Arts Market is a weekly market hosted on Saturdays rain or shine.

RAM features a variety of small businesses from farmers to artists to makers and bakers. Under the Fuller Warren Bridge, you’ll find a family-friendly event that attracts 4,000+ visitors every Saturday. The riverfront amphitheater seats 350 people and features hours of live music. (Visit Jacksonville)

Click here for more information.

Repticon Jacksonville

Saturday, June 19, 9 a.m. and Sunday, June 20 at 4 p.m. Repticon, a reptile and exotic animal expo, is coming to Jacksonville this weekend at Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex.

The show features live animals from around the world, pet products and pets you can buy.

Children ages 4 and under are free.

Click here to buy tickets and for more information.

Hours: Saturday: 9am-12:45pm & 1:15pm-4pm -- Sunday: 10am-12:45pm & 1:15pm-4pm

Jax Beach Summer Market

Saturday & Sunday, June 19 - 10:00 a.m. to June 20 - 5:00 p.m. at the Seawalk Pavilion.

This Beach event featuring local vendors and food trucks.

Click here for more information.

Jax Beach Summer Market

Exhibition - The Lost World of Dragons at MOSH

Saturday, June 19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Museum of Science and History (MOSH) at 1025 Museum Cir.

Are you ready to learn? The Lost World of Dragons at MOSH explores the histories of these legendary beasts and the cultures that celebrate them.

“This unique exhibition features life-size animatronic dragons with realistic movements and sound, as well as interactive displays that take guests through the stories of dragons throughout history,” MOSH said.

This exhibit will be at MOSH until Sept. 6.

Click here for more information and/or tickets.


About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.