Hemming Park Announces Events and Programming for October 2019

October 01, 2019  
laughing boy in front of hemming park sign - brandi hill photography

Celebrate Fall with Friends of Hemming Park

Friends of Hemming Park is proud to host 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.


  • Monday – Friday: Food Trucks and music at Charlie’s CafĂ©, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
  • Monday - Sunday: Hemming Park Kids Zone, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Fall Family Day
Saturday, October 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join us in Hemming Park for FREE fall family fun on Saturday, October 12th! We'll host food trucks including Cackylackys and Pita Dream; vendors, a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo and more! Buc the miniature horse will visit the park from 11 am until 1 pm; the Cathedral Arts Project Orchestra performs at 11:30; Cain’t Never Could is on from noon until 3. Experience open ropes with Jump4Jax from 1 until 3 and free rides on the JTA Skyway all day.
Click here for all of the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/364075067719316/
Skyway Saturdays
Saturday, October 12 - Skyway runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a free ride on the Jacksonville Transit Authority SkyWay and visit MOCA Jacksonville, the Museum of Science and History and the Jacksonville Public Library after attending Hemming Park’s Fall Family Day.
Halloween in Hemming
Thursday, October 31st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit Hemming Park during Downtown Vision, Inc.'s "Trick or Treat on the Street" and enjoy food trucks, music with DJ Hustle, Halloween treats and more!


Enjoy cooler weather with live music every weekday in October, from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday music is sponsored by Jax Vision Care. 

Here is the full line up of musicians for October:

  • October 1: Lauren Fincham and Brian Homan
  • October 2: Joe Watts
  • October 3: Darren Ronan
  • October 4: The Rip Currents
  • October 7: Alaina Colding 
  • October 8: Jake Schuman
  • October 9: Joe Watts
  • October 10: Tropic of Cancer
  • October 11: The Suedes
  • October 14: Rebecca Day
  • October 15: Mike Shackelford
  • October 16: Joe Watts
  • October 17: The 77ds
  • October 18: Kim Reteguiz
  • October 21: Ace Winn
  • October 22: Swing Bone
  • October 23: Joe Watts
  • October 24: Brett Bass
  • October 25: Lubben Brothers
  • October 28: Paul Ivey
  • October 30: Joe Watts
  • October 31: DJ Jimmie Hustle 

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 hemmingpark.org