History in the Making
Or should we say history in the cooking? In 1562, French Captain Jean Ribault sailed into the St. Johns River and claimed Jacksonville for France. Thankfully, the culinary and cultural influence has never subsided. In honor of the city’s French roots, the city will celebrate its second annual French Week event. The festivities kick off on April 25th and run through May 4th.
French Dining Week
After a very successful inaugural French Dining Week in 2012, Restaurants throughout Jacksonville have joined in the festivities by offering special promotions and dishes in honor of the city’s prized French heritage. Join in as the city comes together indulge in culinary delights from the kings of yum: the French. You can enjoy everything from five-course gourmet dinners to French fries. Restaurants will be offering all sorts of food and drink specials as part of the celebration.
First Wednesday Art Walk
On May 1st from 5-9pm, the “French Quarter” of Jacksonville will host May’s Art Walk, which will be focused on French art and heritage. The walk spans 15 blocks within Jacksonville’s urban core. Over 30 galleries, museums, restaurants, cultural venues, bars, and businesses will join in. You will find dozens of artists, presenting—and selling—their finest pieces in the open-air Hemming Plaza. Come take a walk, a bite, and a load off at Art Walk.
For more information, visit the event page.