JACKSONVILLE, Florida – There’s a lot going on in the city this weekend, including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Hamilton musical and the River City Pride parade.
The city’s first LEGO convention is also coming to Jacksonville this weekend at the fairgrounds.
Two stages are set up for the jazz festival – one at the old Jacksonville Landing site on the Northbank, and not far away, another stage where the courthouse and old town hall once stood. The festival runs until Sunday.
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With all the different events drawing people to downtown, Paola Lorenzo of the Jacksonville City Special Events Office says people can expect additional traffic and parking problems.
“Any event that happens downtown, whether it’s sports or a concert, everyone can expect there to be traffic and parking issues. Just know that there will be plenty of places for everyone, ”said Lorenzo.
Ramon Martinez is a salesman at the Jazz Festival and said it would be a good way to get back on his feet after being shut down during the pandemic.
“Just think everyone should have fun and be safe. Enjoy your friends and family, buy something from local businesses. I think that’s great,” Martinez said.
At Fernandina Beach this weekend there is the Falling For Shrimp event. It’s similar to the city’s Shrimp Festival, but in a much smaller version.
The festival may be a way for the Nassau County community to begin healing after the shooting death of Congressman Joshua Moyers. Harry Harrison is in charge of the event.
“A lot of these people are from Callahan, where he’s from (Moyers), so he’s no stranger to us who know this community because he was patrolling everywhere. So it’s a good time to just say ‘thank you’, ”Harrison said.
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