August 29, 2015: River Ruckus
In partnership with St. Johns Riverkeeper

River Ruckus collage rambler

St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Riverside Arts Market are partnering to host the third annual River Ruckus to raise a ruckus for the river. River Ruckus is a family festival that shows Jacksonville our River is more than a scenic view. It is a recreational asset to this city that should be respected, protected and enjoyed.

River Ruckus activities include a kayak floatilla that will accompany swimmers as a part of JumpingFish’s Up the River—Downtown with support from Black Creek Outfitters, dragon boat races, free boat rides with Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville & St. Augustine, Marine Science Education educational boat trips with the Jacksonville University research vessel “Larkin”, SUP board lessons with All Wet Sports, SUP Yoga, a fishing clinic on with Chicopit Bay and Celebrity River Jump.

Plus live entertainment all day.

And did we mention craft beer from SweetWater Brewing Company served 10 a.m.-4 p.m.?

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (updated as of August 26)
• 9-10 a.m.—Standup Paddleboard (SUP) yoga, offered by All Wet Sports
• 10 a.m.-4 p.m.—Free boat tours from Freedom Boat Club
• 10 a.m.–4 p.m.—SUP lessons, offered by All Wet Sports
• 10 a.m.–4 p.m.—Watergun Fun (held at RAM’s Hill Top Stage)
• 11 a.m.—Dragonboat Race on the River: First Heat
• 11 a.m.– 1 p.m.—Educational boat tours led by Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute scientists
• 11:30 p.m.‚—Arrival of Up the River Downtown 2015 open water swimmers, led by JumpingFish, and kayak floatilla, led by Black Creek Outfitters
• 1-2 p.m.—Celebrity River Jump
• 2-3 p.m.—Inshore Kayak Fishing 101,” taught by Rory Gregg with Chicopit Bay (held at RAM’s Roundhouse Stage)
• 3 p.m.—Dragonboat Race on the River: Second Heat
• 3:30 p.m.—Raffle drawing for custom 9.5-foot Perception Tribe kayak donated by SweetWater Brewing Company (Riverfront Stage)

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September 12, 2015: Fall Arf Barket

September 19, 2015: Festival of Flight
Hosted by Angels for Allison

September 26, 2015: Family Health and Fitness Day

October 3, 2015: Filipino Pride Day
Hosted by We Filipinos Inc.

October 10, 2015: Yoga Day
In partnership with Yoga 4 Change

October 17 2015: RAMi-Con

October 24, 2015: DogFest Walk ‘n Roll
Hosted by Canine Companions for Independence

November 28, 2015: Small Business Saturday

December 12, 2015: Holidazzle
* Extended hours until 9 p.m.

December 19, 2015: Final day of RAM’s 2015 season

December 26, 2015: RAM closed

January 2–February 28, 2016: Winter RAM
* 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Please note that events/dates are subject to change.


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