Kimberly Thomas, City Event Coordinator
Executive Assistant to the City Manager
Fax: 904-284-8118

Special Events Coordinator
Kimberly Thomas
Executive Assistant to the City Manager

Soul Food Festival

The Soul Food Festival Committee informed City Staff that the festival will be cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19

The Soul Food Festival is an annual celebration is on the first Saturday of October and held at Vera Francis Hall Park on MLK Blvd. This event features local foods, dance, contests, children's activities, entertainment and fun. There is also a noon parade to start the day.


Soul Food Festival Theme: TBA

Festival Vendor Application 
Parade Application 

Schedule of Events

Children's Dance Contest
Teen Dance Contest
Adult Dance Contest
Sweet Potato Pi Contest
BBQ Rib Contest
Gospel Explosion - Gospel Music at its finest
Live Music from Local Artist throughout the day
Line Dancing
Special Performances - Names to be announced!!!!

Other Activities include:
Softball Tournament
Bounce Houses
Pony Rides
Mr. C Train Rides

Many, many food and craft vendors!!!!