Weekend Warriors: Art, Zombies And More Zombies
As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT interns Allie George, Kelsey Oates and Sarah De Nicolais be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast this weekend.
For those who have always wanted to check out St. Augustine’s many art galleries but haven’t gotten around to it yet, First Friday Art Walks offer the perfect chance. This Friday night, nearly 30 galleries will be open from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will offer guests food, drinks, live entertainment, and, of course, art. Admission is free and Old Town Trolleys and Ripley’s Sightseeing Trains will offer complimentary shuttle service to many of the locations. Guests can gather at the Plaza de la Constitucion in downtown St. Augustine or at this week’s special reception at 10 Aviles Street.
The walking dead have made their way to Jacksonville. This 5k apocalyptic race will be held at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, 13611 Normandy Boulevard. Instead of racing the clock, you and your team will be racing "flesh-eating" zombies. There are many paths along the way, so be careful because your 5k race could take an unexpected turn and become a 10k if you chose the wrong one. To register as a runner or zombie, be sure to visit their website. Grab your fastest running shoes, most fearless friends, and be sure that the zombies do get a hold of you. Make it to the finish line and you'll receive the infamous survivor medal.
Ready to get out of the office and get outside? The North Florida Land Trust will host its fifth annual Fish Fry on Saturday afternoon at the Talbot House on Big Talbot Island. From noon to 6 p.m., guests can enjoy food catered by This Chick Can Cook and music provided by Firewater Tent Revival and Cain't Never Could. In celebration of National Trails Day, a North Florida Land Trust resource specialist will lead a guided tour at 2 p.m. The event costs $25 for adults and $10 for kids under 12.
Warning: this is not for the faint of heart. For the first time ever, Fright Nights Campout is coming to Jacksonville to remind you that summer camp isn't just for kids. If you think you are brave enough, gather your friends on June 4 for one crazy night of thrills, but don’t plan on sleeping. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is 13 hours of screams, chills and pure horror. Tickets are available through the website, as well as a full itinerary of the events for the night. With multiple scare zones and a slew of new characters, this is a night all horror fanatics do not want to miss. Do you think you have what it takes to survive?
Extend your “Throwback Thursday” a few days with Decades Rewind. The live concert will feature music from the '60s, '70s and '80s performed as blended melodies by an eight-piece rock band and six vocalists. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday in the Times-Union Center’s Terry Theater. Visit the event website for pricing details.