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Jacksonville September 2013 Event Calendar


Last month's back-to-school means a slowdown of activity in Jacksonville, at least for now. While September is by no means action packed, there's still plenty to do in Jacksonville.

Downtown Art Walk

Jacksonville's Downtown Art Walk (also called the First Wednesday Art Walk) is held the first Wednesday of each month in Downtown Jacksonville from 5 to 9 p.m. (rain or shine). This month's theme is "Pet Walk," featuring 15 pet-friendly venues. Download the flyer here to learn more.

Riverside Arts Market

RAM is one of the most popular weekend events in Jacksonville, attracting thousands of visitors weekly. The Riverside Arts Market features local food, performers and vendors. It's held each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beneath the Fuller-Warren bridge on Riverside Ave. Admission is free.

The Ritz Theatre's Spoken Word

The Ritz Theatre is well known for being an historical museum, but the theatre also features monthly events, including spoken word. The Ritz's spoken word is held the first Thursday of each month (September 5th) at 7 p.m.

Jaguars vs. Chiefs

After a busy offseason that points to a roster rebuilding process, the Jaguars are set to begin the 2013 NFL regular season. The opening game will be played at EverBank Field in Downtown Jacksonville against the Kansas City Chiefs. Gameday is Sunday, September 8th. 2Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

One Spark 2013 Documentary Premier

Remember the successful OneSpark festival back in April? The official documentary chronicling the event is set to debut during the September Art Walk. This free event is held in Hemming Plaza. Local band Grandpa's Cough Medicine will be performing at 7 p.m., with the film rolling at 7:40 p.m.

QuiltFest 2013

QuiltFest has been held every year in Jacksonville for more than 20 years. The theme for 2013 is "Quilting Through the Ages." Cash prizes totalling nearly $8,000 are available for quilters.

The three-day festival runs from Thursday, September 26th to Saturday, September 28th, and is held at the Prime-Osborne Convention Center. Tickets are $10 daily. Children under 10 get in for free. Seniors (60+) can save a dollar off admission on Thursday.

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