We are all devastated by the events in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minnesota this week, just following the celebration of our nation’s birthday. ┬áThis weekend, take some time to reflect on what it means to be an American today and how we can better work together to make our country a kinder place.

#1 Grab a Bite

Jax Bash Summer Luau to support Jump for Kids

This Sunday, head to Seachasers, Jacksonville Beaches’ newest restaurant, for live music, great food and a silent auction to benefit Jump for Kids. A great time for a great cause … it’s a win-win.

#2 Catch a Show

Encourage Kids Fashion Show Expo

Let your kids know “It’s SHARP to be SMART!” At UNF this Saturday night, this fun fashion show expo for kids will be a creative way to spend your evening and to build some good karma. Ticket sales go to Books-A-Go Go, an organization that provides gently used books to under-served families.

#3 Weekend Warrior

Artrageous Artwalk in Fernandina Beach

Draw some inspiration this Saturday from the open studios at Artageous Art Walk in Fernandina Beach. The event starts at 5:30 and is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of Amelia Island’s best artists.

#4 Go Outside and Play

Jax Kids Mural Festival Summer Splash

There is nothing that brings joy like watching kiddos paint and play in water. We could all use a little joy this weekend. Head to the Jacksonville Landing this Saturday morning to tap into some fun!

#5 Good Sports

Jacksonville Armada vs. Puerto Rico

This Saturday it is Armadaritaville at the stadium! There are great cocktail packages available for fans. Let loose and celebrate our awesome soccer team this weekend and cheer them on as they take on Puerto Rico on Saturday.