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Bicentennial Street Festival & Fireworks
June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Street festival beginning at James Weldon Johnson Park in downtown Jacksonville and ending at Riverfront Park (former site of The Landing).
Noon-3 p.m. Performances and other family-friendly programming in James Weldon Johnson Park, exhibits, booths, vendors, food trucks and more along Laura Street. Performers include: Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, John Lumpkin Band; LPT Afro-Cubano Salsa Band; historic re-enactors; historic tours and more.
Noon-3 p.m. Painting the Scenes: Artists painting streets scenes live at eight locations on Laura Street (Jacksonville Art Community)
Noon-3 p.m. The Imposters, character actor re-enactors, Laura Street
Noon-4 p.m. Art Exhibition “My Jacksonville” at the Jacksonville Public Library, 303 N. Laura Street and at The New Jacksonville Art Center, 331 Ashley Street
Noon-4 p.m. VyStar Kidz Art Exhibition “My Jacksonville,” the largest children’s art installation, in front of the Jacksonville Public Library and the Museum of Contemporary Art
1 p.m. “Empower People with Disabilities” Live mural painting in front of the Jacksonville Public Library and the Museum of Contemporary Art
2 p.m. Wheelchair Art Creation: An incredible show of art skills by wheel chair, 303 N. Laura Street near the library
3 p.m. Opening Ceremony: Reading of original petition to name the city; reading of Mayoral Proclamation and more
4:15 p.m. Parade from James Weldon Johnson Park down Laura Street to Riverfront Plaza
5 p.m. Live Music, Multiple Bands: Let’s Ride Brass Band; The Honey Hounds; Love and Theft; Flipturn
10 p.m. Fireworks Display
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