Don’t be down just because July is coming to a close. Get out this weekend and start August off right with a pick from this week’s edition of #FirstCoastFive.

#1 Weekend Warrior: Do you have tomatoes growing yet?

If not, you better start! Visit us online for tips on how to grow some ‘maters that will last you until the fall.

#2 Grab a Bite: Summer is the Time for Blueberries

And our favorite way to eat blueberries is in a pile of jam on a hot biscuit. Check out the scoop on Maple Street Biscuit Company’s mouthwatering B2 jam, and make time for a late biscuit brunch this weekend.

Let us know how you’re spending your weekend! Comment below. 

#3 Catch a Show: The Florida Theatre Summer Movie Series presents The Color Purple

Alice Walker is arguably one of the best American novelists of the 21st century, and in celebration of the 30th anniversary of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple, The Florida Theatre Summer Movie Series will be showing the film adaptation. Tickets start at $7.50 and the show starts at 2:00 this Sunday, August 2.

#4 Good Sports: Suns vs. Blue Wahoos

The Jacksonville Suns are playing Pensacola this Sunday at 6 pm. Beer and baseball…no better way to spend a summer evening!

#5 Go Outside and Play: The East Coast Greenway

The East Coast Greenway meanders along our coastline and is a beautiful way to view our region by bike. You can hop on it at a variety of places and it’s fun to explore.