With the majestic St. Johns River as a backdrop, Green Cove Springs, Florida will be the site of the CalaVida Arts Festival. Designed for all ages, CalaVida  (meaning “Cove Life”) will offer a myriad of arts presentations including both visual and performance arts.  The 2017 festival will be held October 16-22. Mark your calendars now and check back often for updates.

Leading up to the CalaVida Weekend, on Monday night, Ben Sung, concert violinist and Florida State Professor of music will present a concert at St. Mary Episcopal Church.  On Tuesday, at First Presbyterian Church, Rare Song will perform songs from the Renaissance with authentic instruments and Costumes. Jim Smith, Steampunk Artist will exhibit his work and present an evening of interactive entertainment in the Loft on Walnut Street on Wednesday.  Tony Walsh’s SAVAGE will be presented in the VIA (Green Cove Springs Women’s Club building) on Friday evening.  Schedule

On the weekend, in the newly designed Spring Park, you will find Painters, Sculptures, Photographers, Dancers, and Musicians.  And while you’re here, enjoy browsing the antique stores in town and eating at local restaurants and food trucks.  This years event will coincide with Third Saturday in the Park.

The Multicultural music will include Jazz, Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, Gospel, Celtic, and Classical.  Dancers will represent West African, Peruvian and others.  The goal of the CalaVida Arts Festival to offer entertainment for everyone!  And it’s free!