March 3, 2021

PRESS RELEASE – James Weldon Johnson Park Announces Events and Programming for March 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – March 3, 2021 – Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park is proud to host events in James Weldon Johnson Park located at 135 W. Monroe Street in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. All activities listed below are free and open to the public.


 Art in the Park

Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch local artists create chalk masterpieces to celebrate the theme of Jacksonville’s “Bright Future.” Citizens will vote on their favorites, with prizes given to the best in their categories. Food trucks and DJ Wizkidd will help set the festive mood!

Featured artists include HeartSpace Art, Christopher Clark, Elena Ohlander, Roosevelt Watson III and JWJ Park’s own Randy Britt!

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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day in James Weldon Johnson Park with food trucks, St. Patrick’s Day themed concessions, live music by Joe Watts and a scavenger hunt! Search through the park to find our hidden St. Patrick’s Day rocks, take a picture of or with at least five rocks, post your pictures to Instagram, tag and follow @jamesweldonjohnsonpark to be placed in a drawing to win a FREE $50 #DTJax e-giftcard or one of our NEW JWJ Park T-shirts! The winners will be announced and tagged on our Instagram page.

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Vive Tu Vida Live Free

Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come be a part of this free movement to bring healing, wellness and conscious community to Jacksonville, FL on 3/20/2021!
We will be offering yoga, ecstatic dance, sound healing.

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Live at Lunch:

Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park hosts live music from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday music is sponsored by Jax Vision Care.

Here is the full line up of musicians for March:

March 3: Joe Watts

March 5: Kalani Rose

March 8: The Suedes

March 10: Joe Watts

March 12: The 77ds

March 15: Paul Ivey

March 17: Joe Watts

March 19: Groove Coalition

March 22: Lauren Fincham

March 24: Joe Watts

March 26: The Rip Currents

March 29: Crucial Eddy Cotton

March 31: Joe Watts


Cajun Fest with Flow Tribe

Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park is excited to announce a new FREE festival coming to the park in May of 2021. CAJUN FEST with FLOW TRIBE will feature the best in New Orleans style food and music.

Music will include Bill “The Sauce Boss” Wharton, who cooks gumbo while he plays blues slide guitar, local band Let’s Ride Brass Band featuring their Duval Sound and New Orleans Funk & Soul outfit Flow Tribe.

Food trucks such as The Gumbo Man and more will feature Cajun and Creole dishes such as shrimp and grits, crab boil and beignets.

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About Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park (FOJWJP)

Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Jacksonville’s oldest public park into a modern, urban space that engages diverse communities and brings vitality to our city’s public square. To learn more about the park and upcoming events, visit