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2017 St Johns River Bartram Frolic

2017 St Johns River Bartram Frolic on the Riverfront in Palatka, Florida

September 30 and October 1

Celebrate the fabulous St. Johns River and the 243rd
anniversary of William Bartram’s visit to Palatka.

In the fall of 1774 William Bartram experienced what is known as the Indian Frolic at Spalding’s Lower Store. His 9-month stay on his favorite river in Putnam County is documented in Bartram’s masterpiece Travels. The annual St. Johns River Bartram Frolic on Palatka’s riverfront will celebrate our National Heritage River, the Bartram National Recreation Trail in Putnam County, and offer our county as a historic eco-tourism and recreation destination.

For more information, visit us on the web at or call (386) 326-2704

Freedom Boat Club Boat-A-Bration

Freedom Boat Club will host the fifth annual Boat-A-Bration on Saturday, Sept. 23

Freedom Boat Club is hosting Boat-A-Bration at Julington Creek Marina on Saturday, Sept. 23. The customer appreciation event will be held on from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is the fifth year the boating club has invited everyone out to the raft-up in front of Julington Creek Marina at 12807 San Jose Blvd.

“This is just a great way for everyone to get together, but we want to remind everyone to take caution on the water and watch out for debris from the hurricane,” said Lisa Almeida, co-owner of Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville and St. Augustine. “The raft-up will coincide with our New Boater Experience Day, when we invite the public to come out and enjoy a free boat ride with us.”

The 2017 Boat-A-Bration will feature a raft-up, live music from the Big Jeff Band on a floating stage, plus refreshments. Freedom Boat Club is also hosting the New Boater Experience Day, which is a free event open to the public. It features free boat rides and refreshments at the dock from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including rides on the Freedom Boat Hut, Freedom Boat Club’s floating tiki bar.

For more information, visit or contact Lisa the Boatanista at 904-588-2417 or

The Beaches Art Fest

The Beaches Art Fest

October 14 + 15, 2017

Beaches Museum & History Park

Pablo Ave (Beach Blvd & A1A), Jacksonville Beach, FL


The 4th Annual Beaches Art Fest returns as a two-day fine art extravaganza! The event is being held October 14 + 15, 2017 on Pablo Ave (Beach Blvd & A1A.), Jacksonville Beach and will benefit the Beaches Museum & History Park.


The two-day format will feature nearly 100 top-notch artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and around the country. This is a juried art and fine craft event where each exhibitor is carefully selected with only the best work being accepted in each category.


The Beaches Art Fest is presented by the Beaches Museum & History Park and Driftwood, Jacksonville Beach, FL and produced by Holiday Art Shows, St. Augustine FL.


Visit for additional information.

Air Force Sergeants Meeting


Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 11:30 a.m.


Doubletree by Hilton (Airport)

2101 Dixie Clipper Dr.

Jacksonville FL 32218

Mandarin Women’s Club Luncheon


Mandarin Women’s Club features artist Kathy Stark

Doors open 10:30am

Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road

Reservations by October 19; or (904) 993-7649