The Riverside Arts Market is Jacksonville’s premier destination for art lovers, treasure hunters, music fans and foodies alike. The Market has drawn local acclaim, national press coverage and nearly half a million visitors. Why? Because, simply put, this is the most free fun you can have on a Saturday in Jacksonville.
Every Saturday through December 19, more than 100 juried artists showcase the city’s creative side from handmade pottery, paintings and jewelry to silk-screened shirts and unique accessories. RAM’s Farmers Market features local produce, as well as artisan breads, gourmet spreads, fresh cheeses and other tasty treats. The Market’s three stages present exceptional live entertainment from great regional bands to barbershop quartets to bellydancers, magicians, fire-eaters and jugglers. With ample free parking, a beautiful riverfront setting and a family-friendly, community-centric vibe, RAM is your bridge to a better weekend.
FUN FACT: Local historian, founder of Riverside Arts Market and self-proclaimed “arts agitator” Wayne Wood envisioned RAM after visiting an outdoor art market covered by an old bridge in Portland, Oregon.