Downtown Jacksonville comes alive this weekend with activities that are not only entertaining but educational as well!!
Jacksonville, NC September 18, 2013 – Join us for Fun in the Park starting Friday Night. Our Opening Ceremony Friday will begin at 6:00 pm. and The Entertainers will rock the evening until 9:00 pm. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and your dancing shoes!
Riverwalk Palooza added new attractions and activities this year to give our visitors more to enjoy. Marina Cafe’s River Boat and Capt. Mike will host cruises on the River. Local Author, Georgie Stone and Riverkeeper Emeritus, Tom Mattison will be narrating during the cruises! On Shore Surf Shop will be demonstrating Stand Up Paddle Boarding! Kayaking adventures hosted by Second Wind Eco Tours is bound to excite the river adventurer. Visitors can tour the Historical Pelletier House on Saturday. Bus service will be offered to the visitors. A mainstay: Live music and entertainment Friday night and Saturday all day!
We will be honored at 10:00am Saturday to have the 2nd Marine Division Band perform. They not only are the Best, but they are some of the same Marines that help keep us safe! The Band’s bus will be onsite for pictures–FREE !
The Wicked Ponies car club will be coming in from Charlotte for Riverwalk Palooza! This group of fun loving Mustang Owners are excited to be showing off their cars and sharing the secret of how they keep their Mustangs so clean and shiny. The owners will be signing autographs. Any questions about the Wicked Ponies can be directed to Christine McKinney @ 804-731-2404.
Don’t be surprised when you start smelling the delicious BBQ that will be cooking !! The BBQ cook-off will be one of the new additions to the festival. Ten cookers will be competing for prizes of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. (The first place winner will be eligible to compete in the State cook-off.) The best part is that we will be reaping the benefits: Saturday there will be barbeque plates available for $7.00 each!
We have mentioned just a “taste” of what we have to offer this year. Unique hand made arts and crafts vendors — Yes, you guessed it; funnel cakes, FRESH lemonade, Italian sausage, real ice cream and so much more!
If you have questions, please call 910-937-0877
Parking will be provided at no charge