Friends of Hemming Park presents August Programming

July 31, 2019  
people sitting under the cover of umbrellas at hemming park

Friends of Hemming Park is proud to host the following programs and events in Hemming Park, located at 135 W. Monroe Street in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. All activities listed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


  • Wednesday Live Music sponsored by Jax Vision Care
  • ​Monday – Friday: Food Trucks at Charlie’s Café, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Monday - Sunday: Hemming Park Kids Zone, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


6th Annual Back to School SmARTs Artwalk
Wednesday, August 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Downtown Vision and Friends of Hemming Park for a "Back to School" themed Art Walk.   Enjoy musical performances on the Hemming Park main stage by Vibe RW from 5-7 p.m. and Groove Coalition from 7:15-9 p.m.  Stop by the Hemming Park tent (adjacent to the main stage) for adult beverages and information about upcoming events. This month's featured brewery is Engine 15.

ArtWalk is presented by Downtown Vision on the first Wednesday of every month, rain or shine. More than 60 ArtWalk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include galleries, museums, businesses and more. Hemming Park serves as ArtWalk headquarters and hosts a variety of artists and live performances every month.

College Colors Food Truck Takeover
Tailgate Edition - Florida vs. Miami
Saturday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for delicious food, live music, cold beer and more during our College Colors Food Truck Takeover before the University of Florida Gators - Miami Hurricanes football game! We're "Taking Over" at Hemming Park with Jacksonville's premier food trucks, live music by the Ouija Brothers, a cash bar, local vendors, and family-friendly fun.   Get downtown and enjoy great local eats before cheering on your favorite Florida team.

To view the full schedule of activities visit:

Jax Taco Fest (3rd Party Event)
Saturday, August 17 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It’s time for Taco Heaven! Jax Taco Fest will feature more than 50 varieties of tacos, vendors, and a beer and tequila bar. This event includes FREE ENTRY, is family and pet-friendly, and will be held rain or shine.

Click here for all of the details:

Skyway Saturdays
Saturday, August 24 - Skyway runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are excited to announce our new monthly partnership with the Jacksonville Transit Authority (JTA), MOCA, MOSH, the Jacksonville Public Library, Visit Jacksonville and Sweet Pete's. The Skyway will run one Saturday per month. Mark your calendar for a full day of family fun in downtown Jacksonville! Take advantage of free Skyway service and visit Hemming Park and our partners


Friends of Hemming Park will be hosting live music from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Wednesday music is sponsored by Jax Vision Care. Bring a packed lunch or purchase lunch from one of our food trucks. See you in the park!

Here is a full line up of musicians:

  • August 1: The Suedes
  • August 5: Darren Ronan
  • August 7: Tom Edwards
  • August 9: Firewater Tent Revival
  • August 12: Paul Ivey
  • August 14: Joe Watts
  • August 16: Crazy Daysies
  • August 19: Lauren Fincham
  • August 21: Joe Watts
  • August 23: Beau and The Burners
  • August 26: Ace Winn
  • August 28: Joe Watts
  • August 30: The 77ds

About Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP): Friends of Hemming Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Jacksonville’s oldest public park into an attractive space that engages diverse communities with high quality, innovative programming, revitalizing the heart of our city. To learn more about the park and upcoming events, visit