River City Challenge & Eco Fest



This is happening!!! Get ready folks, we have some big news to share with you guys over the next couple of weeks....!!! It's officially on like donkey kong! 


Jacksonville's annual paddlesports race and eco-festival to benefit the North Florida Land Trust returns to Friendship Fountain once again!

Come out and enjoy a day chock full of FREE family-friendly entertainment featuring national recording artists, an interactive KidZone, vendor market, a newly added Eco-Village, awesome local food from a variety of Jacksonville food trucks, and tasty libations from SweetWater Brewing Co.!

  Following the 3-mile and 8-mile races on the Southbank of the St. Johns River, we are proud to present an Outdoors Expo which will bring together the nation’s top manufacturers to showcase their product lines.  This segment will also feature a variety of workshops and demonstrations throughout the day. 

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  • Laura M

    Are the spectators in the group planning on meeting at this event as a group? Ya'll wanta hang together???

    1 · May 13

    • Chris G.

      I'm volunteering in the morning but will be hanging around later. Look for me near the beer tent or the stage. ;^)

      May 16

    • Darryl B

      Chris, why aren't you putting that surfski to good use?

      May 16

  • Darryl B

    This is the only info on the event website -
    Participants and spectators can find ample parking at Metroplotian Park Parking, Everbank Parking Lot and the ship yard lot to the west of Metro Park
    ​ Metropolitan Park
    1410 Gator Bowl Boulevard
    Jacksonville, FL 32207

    March 20, 2014

  • Michelle

    Does anyone know if there will be a charge for parking at Met park?

    March 19, 2014

  • Darryl B

    Note the festival and race has moved to Metropolitan Park

    February 12, 2014

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