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Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies in Jacksonville


It's all about healthy minds and healthy bodies in Jacksonville this weekend! Enjoy free community health fairs and the always fun Art in the Park event.It’s all about healthy minds and healthy bodies in Jacksonville this weekend!  They don’t call it “the sunshine state” for nothing!  Grab the family and head outside to one of these great, free outdoor events this weekend in our Jacksonville community that will get your blood pumping and stimulate your mind.

What: YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Where: EverBank Field (1 Everbank Field Dr)
When: Saturday, May 2nd 9am to 2pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: YMCA of Florida’s First Coast

Click here to search our featured Jacksonville/St Augustine homes for saleTo make sure that kids keep their bodies and minds sharp while school is out for the summer, the Gator Bowls Sports Charities presents the YMCA Healthy Kids Day at EverBank Field.  Sign up to be a part of the Guinness World Record Challenge for the World’s Largest Family Boot Camp.  Everyone who attends the YMCA Healthy Kids Day event is eligible.  All participants will receive a complimentary commemorative T-shirt.

You can also sign up to have your children’s swimming skills assessed.  There will be sports clinics to show you the proper ways to warm up, cool down and participate in sports to avoid or care for injuries.  Mad Science has set up stations that will allow kids to conduct scientific experiments.  Learn all about bicycle and water safety at the Safe Kids Coalition booths.  Other events scheduled include inflatable fun, games, a petting zoo and a mobile farm market.

Brand new for the YMCA Healthy Kids Day event this year is their partnership with the First Coast Kids Triathlon.  The race begins and ends at EverBank Field.  Give them a cheerful send off and a welcome return for a job well done.  If you have a little athlete in your family, sign them up for the First Coast Kids Triathlon online here.

What: Community Health Fair
Where: Regency Square Mall (9501 Arlington Expwy)
When: Saturday, March 2nd 10am to 1pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Regency Square Mall (904) 725-3830 or via email

Guests will enjoy live entertainment while they visit the informational booths at the mall.

What: Art in the Park
Where: Hemming Park (Laura & Duval St)
When: Saturday, March 2nd 10am
Cost: FREE
Contact: Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville (904) 358-3600

If you have never been to an Art in the Park event, you are in for a real treat!  Artists from all over the country will be in Hemming Park showcasing their talents.  Enjoy live performances from musicians and street performers.  Participate in a fun scavenger hunt around the park.  Mother’s Day is just 10 days away.  Pick your mom up something nice to show her how much you care.

Don’t stay inside this Saturday.  Enjoy the great outdoors.  The weather is perfect for celebrating healthy mind and healthy bodies in Jacksonville this weekend.

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