Special Events

The City of Green Cove Springs proudly hosts many events in Historic Spring Park, Vera Francis Hall Park, and around town…

The Annual Memorial Day RiverFest is held on Monday, Memorial Day! There are an average of 100 food and craft vendors, a kid’s zone that includes pony rides, bounce houses & slides, train rides, face painting, and more. There is live entertainment throughout the day and fireworks at night, but the best part of the day is when we honor our veterans for their service to our country! How awesome it is to see men and women, both young and old come forward to share! 

The Annual Christmas on Walnut Street Parade Application click here        

The Annual Christmas on Walnut Street Festival
is held on the first Saturday of December! Once again, there are many vendors, a kids’ zone, and live entertainment.  The festival opens at 2:00 p.m. and closes at 8:3 p.m. Santa will be in the Pool Pavilion from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. where he will spend a few hours hearing all the kid's wish lists. Santa's workshop is organized by the GCS Elks Lodge #1892. The Parade begins with the 1 mile Jingle Bell Fun Run (5:45 p.m.) organized by the Clay Striders and the Christmas Parade (6:00 p.m.) is organized by the Green Cove Springs Business League. The evening ends around the Spring Park where the City Christmas Trr and the Parade of Trres will be lit at 8:30 p.m. It truly is a Christmas tradition!  Craft/Non-Profit Application   We are no longer accepting Food Vendor Applications!

The Parade of Trees held in Spring Park and around City Hall, features about 150 whimsically decorated trees that are adopted by companies, schools and families.
Application 
Location Map 

The Annual Trunk or Treat is held on or near Halloween every year! There are decorated trunks, food booths, games, a scare tent, dance and costume contests, and so much more! Candy, Candy, Candy! Donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the GCS Police Department located at 1001 Idlewild Avenue, GCS

The following events are co-sponsored by the City:

The Soul Food Festival will be held the second Saturday of October (10/13/18) at the Vera Francis Hall Park. It includes the Soul Food Parade that runs along Palmetto Avenue and west on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Numerous entertainment acts and really delicious food make this festival a great annual event.

CalaVida will be held in Spring Park beginning October 8th and ending with a Fireworks Display to end the evening at 8:45 pm on October 13th. Go to Calavida.com to view the daily schedule.