Summer is winding down and the stores are advertising for Fall Fashion and Back To School Specials, but we are not ready for Summer in Florida to be over. We’re just not ready to give up on the beach, outdoor concerts and fun in the sun. Luckily, Labor Day weekend is here to remind us about having outdoor fun with both family and friends.
Here are some ideas for fun things to do for Labor Day.
Come to historic downtown Fernandina Beach for a free outdoor concert — and don’t forget your dancing shoes! This is a great way for the whole family to spend an evening enjoying live music in the quaint downtown district of Fernandina. A perfect way to start your Labor Day Weekend.
Fernandina Farmer’s Market – Amelia Island, Florida
Every Saturday this popular market opens in downtown Fernandina. Here you will find fresh produce, vegetables, fruit, lots of plants and garden supplies, arts and craft items and much more.
Union Garrison at Fort Clinch – Amelia Island, Florida
This is one of those great Living history events. The Union Garrison event recreate life at Fort Clinch during the War between the States. Visitors can see how soldiers lived during the Civil War at Fort Clinch on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, 2011. Get a glimpse into garrison life, by taking up duty in the laundry, infirmary, barracks and kitchen. The schedule varies, but the program may include powder artillery demonstrations, medical demonstrations and soldier drills.This event is held on the first weekend of every month. Saturday events are held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday events are offered from 9 a.m. until noon. Fort Clinch State Park 904-277-7274.
On Friday September 2, 2011 it’s time for another First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine. This is alwyas a fun event with lots of people mingling, checking out local arts. You can read more about on our special events page.
St. Augustine Labor Day Concerts in the Plaza
Bring your chair and enjoy an evening cocert featuring the St. Augustine Jazz Society in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion while enjoying the cool breezes under a canopy of live oaks as you enjoy the final concert of the season featuring the St. Augustine Jazz Society.
Concerts in the Plaza takes place at Plaza de la Constitucion in Historic St.augustine across from the Cathedral. From 1 to 5 p.m. This is a free concert.
Market at the Jacksonville Landing
The Jacksonville Landing Market takes place on Friday, September 2, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., rain or shine! Don’t miss dozens of vendors as they set up throughout The Landing selling locally-grown produce, baked goods, plants, pottery, arts and crafts and much more.
Meet the Big Cats at CattyShack Sanctuary
Enjoy a leisurely stroll of the sanctuary with a guided tour and meet all the residents (Siberian tigers, lions, cougars, spotted and black leopards, a serval, two coatimundis, a European wild cat and two arctic foxes) and experience the night time feeding time!
Gates open at 6pm – 8:30 pm. Feeding starts approx 7:45pm. More information, visit http://www.cattyshack.org/