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No Plans? No Problem! Things To Do This Weekend On The First Coast


Disney favorites, a 5K named after one "classy" newscaster, and Swamp Radio are all what's in store this weekend on the First Coast.Friday, April 4-Sunday, April 6 – Disney On Ice Presents Rockin' Ever After at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.  Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom.

Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney Pixar film, Brave, competes to win the heart of headstrong, sharp-shooting Merida, making her ice debut!

Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel from The Little Mermaid. A chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled unleashes musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn.

And, get your feet moving as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Times vary. More info online at

Saturday, April 5 – PRS Running Club is trying this new fad called uh, jogging. I believe it's jogging or yogging, at The Ron Burgundy 5K at Jacksonville University. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. More info online at

Credit Swamp Radio

Sunday, April 6 – Swamp Radio's spring show—"How's Ya Mama and Them?"—features musings and memories to celebrate and explore the unique characteristics of moms here on the First Coast.

A full cast of artists are scheduled, including local bluegrass trio favorite Grandpa's Cough Medicine, folk music group The Wil·low·Wacks, Irish storyteller Derek Coghlan and more.

The show starts at 3 p.m. at the Terry Theater of The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. You can find more information at

You can see more events at The Specktator's Facebook page.

Remember to tune in to First Coast Connect Thursdays at around 9:50 a.m. to hear 'Around Town' with Jacksonville Magazine's Kerry Speckman for a preview of upcoming weekend events.

WJCT News Intern Cole Gordon is a communications major at the University of North Florida.