Riverside Arts Market in downtown Jacksonville is one of the most popular destinations for a Saturday. You find all kinds of arts and crafts here, jewelry, painting, glass, organic coffee, food, fresh vegetables, plants and flowers and much more.
It’s an excellent place for people watching and there is always something happening on stage. The Riverside Arts Market – or RAM – is a great destination for the whole family to enjoy together – even in the summer. It is usually nice and cool in the shade under the Warren Fuller Bridge even in the during the Summer months.
The market is open on every Saturdays from March to December from 10 am – 4 pm.
You can also travel by water taxi from Jacksonville Landing or the Southbank Dock at Friendship Fountain to the Riverside Art Market (RAM). The 25-min trip is only $4 for adults and $3 for kids, and visitors usually love seeing downtown from a boat. The water taxi starts running at 10 am and continues to 4 pm to RAM. For those who own their own boat, there is a dock at RAM now too.
The trolley runs to RAM as well, and tickets on the trolley are $1.00. (Those 60 or older with ID ride for free!). Click here for the schedule.
Here is the video we made for our weekly TV show “I Know Jax” broadcasting on CW17 on Saturdays at 11 pm from Riverside Arts Market: