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

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Sports and a lot of local live music are what's going on this weekend on the First Coast.Friday, June 20 – Jacksonville Jaguars booster club The Bold City Brigade present An Evening to Benefit The Boselli Foundation Friday from 7 - 11 p.m. at 1904 Music Hall. In partnership with 1904 Music Hall and Engine 15 Brewing Co., 100 percent of the event proceeds will be donated to benefit the Boselli Foundation. The evening will include live music, raffle items, food trucks, and a chance to meet Jaguars dignitaries. Admission includes your first pint from Engine 15, a keepsake BCB pint glass and a surprise special commemorative gift. More information online at

Saturday, June 21 – Saturday morning is the 2014 kick-off ride for Bike MS at TPC Sawgrass at 7 a.m. It's a great way for cyclists of all abilities to get a taste of Bike MS and have fun in the sun! This is a ride, not a race. The Bike MS: PGA Tour Cycle to the Shore is September 20-21.n More info online from Brown Distributing Company and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Saturday, June 21 – The Kona School and Kona Skate Park host the Third Annual Go Skate Day atHemming Plaza on Saturday. The day's events include a police-escorted skate parade from the Riverside Arts Market to Hemming Plaza, a family skate zone with free lessons lessons and clinics for children and  parents and live music. Free and open to the public, 12 - 9 p.m. More info at

Saturday, June 21 – We Are Straight Allies, The Jacksonville Coalition for Equality and City Xtra Magazine are joining together at the Baseball Grounds to celebrate the Jacksonville Suns as an inclusive organization and promote LGBT equality. It's also Jimmy Buffett Night featuring Cheeseburgers in Paradise and Landshark specials. The Suns players will wear special Buffett-style Jerseys to be auctioned off during the game to benefit Wolfson Children's Hospital! First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 22 – Jacksonville Armada Football Club and the Jacksonville Sports Council host a World Cup watch party at Shim Sham Room as the U.S. takes on Portugal at on Sunday evening. The free event, which includes live music, lawn games, prizes and giveaways, starts at noon and runs through the end of the match, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. More info 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.

Patrick Donges served as WJCT's Digital Content Editor from August 2013 - August 2014.
Kerry Speckman shares her unique perspective and observations on people, places and events on Florida's First Coast (aka Northeast Florida) — and beyond.