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April 18th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

It’s Easter Weekend, so why not check out a family fun activity? The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is hosting the The Great Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Zoo’s Great Lawn.

Egg hunts will be divided into age groups. Children up to 3 years old will scour the lawn for eggs and prizes beginning at 10 a.m.; kids from 4 to 6 years old will hunt from 11 a.m. to noon; and those 7 to 10 will participate from noon to 1 p.m.

The event is free with zoo admission, and there will also be egg-related enrichment for animals throughout the zoo during the day. See event details on the zoo’s website.

Man cannot survive on Easter eggs alone. Consider attending the 6th Annual Jacksonville Backyard BBQ at EverBank Field on Saturday, April 19, beginning at noon.

Sample barbecue from as many as 60 teams and cast your ballot for the best barbecue in Jacksonville – because you know you’re an expert.

Admission is $16.50, and there will be live music and games for the kids. The proceeds go to the Glyn Cook Memorial Scholarship for Daniel Kids – awarded to formerly homeless teens who are in college.

Visit Daniel’s website for more information.

Let us also suggest you visit the Riverside Arts Market on Saturday, April 19, when – in addition to arts, crafts and great local food – organizers are hosting a Local Authors Expo under the I-95 overpass in Riverside.

Jacksonville is home to many authors and writers whose work deserves to be celebrated. Special booth spaces will be occupied by local authors of all genres as well as bookstores and other businesses of interest to readers.

The market’s performance stages will feature spoken word artists and poets.

Admission to the market is free. Visit the market website for more information.

How about a little music to liven your weekend? Darius Ricker, formerly of Hootie & the Blowfish, performs Saturday, April 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

Rucker wrote 10 of 12 tracks on “True Believers,” including his current hit single “Radio,” and will be joined in performances on Saturday night by Eli Young Band & Corey Smith.

Tickets are running out. So check online for more information.

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