River City Eco Fest & Challenge
When: Sat May 17, 2014 10am to Sat May 17, 2014 10pm
Where: River City Eco Fest
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Jacksonville's River City Eco Fest & Challenge
Jacksonville, FL – The River City Eco Foundation announced today that Jacksonville's River City Eco Fest & Challenge will be returning for its third consecutive year on May 17, 2014. The event drew upwards of 1,000 patrons in its inaugural year at Friendship Fountain. We are now prepared to host upwards of 3,000 attendees with the addition of a music festival and outdoor-recreation and wellness expo at our new home at Metropolitan Park, located in downtown Jacksonville along the banks of the St. Johns River. The event’s nucleus is the six-mile paddle sports race along the river. Racers will launch from the Metropolitan Park Marina, round historic Exchange Club Park Island, located under the Mathews Bridge, and paddle back.
Following the race, local outfitters, retailers, eco-tour businesses and nonprofit organizations will join together with local and regional artisans as well as other relevant eco-friendly vendors in an effort to showcase what Jacksonville has to offer both tourists and locals alike. The day will also include a kids’ zone and food truck expo. A full day of live music will feature Roadkill Ghost Choir, Toubab Krewe, The Mobros, The Whetherman Band, The Parker Urban Band, Lance Neely, This Frontier Needs Heroes, and more.
About River City Eco Foundation
Founded in 2013, The River City Eco Foundation provides a vehicle for our community to speak out about and act on ecological concerns while celebrating our city's beauty and all of the amazing opportunities it has to offer outdoor enthusiasts and environmentalists alike! It's a community organization created by the community for the community.
The River City Eco Foundation is a local, non-governmental nonprofit organization funded largely by corporate donations and membership contributions. The Eco Foundation works closely with the City of Jacksonville and other public agencies at all levels of government, as well as with nonprofit partners and foundations. Our organization has a true passion for creating a greener, more sustainable future for Jacksonville! We are music enthusiasts, environmental geeks, business owners, nonprofit organizations and outdoor lovers, but most importantly we are all invested in making Jacksonville a better place!
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