Monday, August 20, 2012

Ferry Fest!

Ferry Fest — A Ferry Big Party
Ferry Fest is a way for residents and their families to enjoy a day-long, fun-filled celebration and at the same time raise awareness of the historic St. Johns River Ferry and its vital role to the community. Ferry Fest offers something for everyone including food trucks, musical entertainers, margaritas and beer/wine, a special kids’ area, and ghost-storyteller Larry King! In addition, attendees can sign petitions supporting the ferry.

Saturday, August 25, 2012
1 PM to 9 PM

Mayport Village, Florida

The St. Johns River Ferry service is a vital part of Northeast Florida's local transportation system, connecting State Road A1A between Heckscher Drive and Mayport Village. Discontinuing this service will have profound impacts on the First Coast's economic, transportation, and environmental interests. Funding from JaxPort, the Jacksonville City Council and the cities of Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville Beach will allow the newly created St. Johns River Ferry Commission to take over ferry operations from JaxPort on October 1, 2012. Your support of Ferry Fest will help Friends of the St. Johns River Ferry Association (sponsors of the Keep the Ferry initiative) in its efforts to seek funding for the ferry’s long-term success.

For more information on Ferry Fest vendors, events, and parking visit: or e-mail

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