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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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2/7/2024 5:00:00 AM Member News


JACKSONVILLE, FL, February 6, 2024 - SPARdi Gras 2024 - How Springfield Does Mardi Gras - Presented by TerraWise Homes returns to Historic Springfield on February 10, 2024. SPARdi Gras combines the magic of New Orleans and the spirit of Springfield to create a Mardi Gras experience like no other right here in Jacksonville.


SPARdi Gras will take place Saturday, February 10, 2024, 5 - 9 PM, in Sesquicentennial Park (1527 N Main Street) in Historic Springfield, just north of Downtown Jacksonville. Festivities include live music, carnival performers, a golf cart float parade and scavenger hunt, food trucks, craft beer, and more. This family-friendly and dog-friendly event is free and open to the public.


Festivities include a second line and golf cart float parade led by the Jacksonville Jaguars D-Line. The parade will begin at Hyperion Brewing (1744 N Main Street) at 4 pm and travel through the Springfield neighborhood, ending at Sesquicentennial Park for the start of live music with Blossomin’ Bone.


We also encourage attendees to explore our Main Street businesses. Businesses up and down Main Street will offer all day promotions and discounts for SPARdi Gras. Businesses will also decorate their windows and stores with hidden clues for our SPARdi Gras Scavenger Hunt. Visit any participating business for an official scavenger hunt program and answer the clues to win prizes including promotional items and gift cards.


Participating Businesses and Saturday February 10 Hours:

  • 1748 Bakehouse (8 am - 3 pm)
  • Historically Hoppy Brewing Company (12 pm - 11 pm)
  • Hyperion Brewing Company (12 pm - 9 pm)
  • Main Street Food Park (3 pm - 9 pm)
  • Meta Earth (9 am - 8 pm)
  • Reddi-Arts (11 am - 6 pm)
  • Springfield Scoops (11 am - 10 pm)
  • Strings Sports Brewery (11 am - 11 pm)
  • Stumpy’s Hatchet House (2 pm - 11 pm)
  • The Farmery (10:30 am - 6 pm)


Schedule of Events:

  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Jacksonville Jaguars D-Line and Golf Cart Float Parade
  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm - Blossomin' Bone
  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Dabbs Productions
  • 7:30 - 9:00 pm - Beau & the Burners


This event is made possible by our sponsors and partners: presenting sponsor TerraWise Homes, Dabbs Productions, and UF Health.


See our event page at facebook.com/events/779134577382665 or contact sparoffice@sparcouncil.org to learn more.