Best of Free Florida Events: May 25-June 1

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Photo credit - Message in a Bottle: Wall of Light

Photo credit - Message in a Bottle: Wall of Light

Florida Vacation Guide – May 25-June 1: Best Free Florida Events

You don’t need to spend a fortune to have fun in Florida! There are many free events happening throughout the state. Here are three of them!

1. Message in a Bottle: Wall of Light

A message in a bottle represents hope. It’s a simple yet powerful symbol. Participants in the grass roots Message in a Bottle project have each written 5 words on a single slip of paper to express a thought, feeling or a word of thanks to the men and women serving the United States overseas. These bottles and their messages have all been collected, analyzed for repeats, recorded and processed to be presented at messageinabottlejax.com. The bottles have been transformed into a beautiful sculpture by Doug Eng. The sculpture is currently on display at Main Street Park to be enjoyed day or night.

  • Highlight: Honoring the troops
  • When: May 27 all day
  • Where: Main Street Park, 325 N Main Street, Jacksonville FL  32202
  • Cost: Free

2. Island Art Association Children’s Art Workshops

On Saturday there will be art workshop for children taking place at the Island Art Association. Sessions will be guided by a local artist and they make for a great way to get the kids out of the sun for a couple of hours. Two sessions will run for children aged 6-9: 10-11 and 11:15-12:15 and a session will be held for children aged 10-13 takes place from 1-2:15. Save a spot by registering your child: 904-261-7020.

  • Highlight: Kids making art and having fun
  • When: May 26, 10am-2:15pm
  • Where: Fernandina/Amelia: Island Art Association, 18 N 2nd Street, Fernandina Beach FL  32034
  • Cost: Free

 3 . Delray Beach Craft Festival

Downtown Delray Beach is the ideal place for an outdoor craft festival. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping (it’s never too early!) and shop for handmade jewelry, acrylic paintings, planters, candles and lots more! Take special note of the large Green Market where you can buy  buy homemade soaps, orchids and other eco friendly items like plants and other goodies. Everything on display has been made (or grown) in the USA.

  • Highlight: The Green Market
  • When: May 26-27: 10am-5pm
  • Where: Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
  • Cost: Free

Tell us…

Which of these free Florida events would you be most interested in exploring?