City 150th

City of Green Cove Springs Celebrates 150th Anniversary in 2024

City 150th Anniversary Logo of green and gold with an outline of Walnut St

2024 is a milestone year for Green Cove Springs as we celebrate 150 years since incorporation. We’ll be covering everything that has shaped the City in its 150-year history, from its incorporation on November 2, 1874, to the Hotel Era, decades as a naval air training hub, and beyond.

Starting in February, the City will have a 150th Celebration table with City history and selling 150th collectible swag at City Co-Sponsored events throughout the year. Keep an eye out for our table at:

  • Augusta Savage & Dunbar High School Legacy Wall Reveal and Open House
    Organized by Friends of Augusta Savage Arts and Community Center, Inc. as part of its Black History Month Events
    • Saturday, Feb. 10
       11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
      Augusta Savage Museum & Mentoring Center, 1107 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.            
  • Green Cove Springs Food Truck Friday
    • March 1, April 5, and May 3 (possibly add more dates throughout the year)
       5 – 9:30 p.m. 
       Spring Park 
  • Third Saturday Market in the Park
    • March 16, April 20, September 21, October 19
       10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
       City Hall front parking lot 
  • CalaVida Art Walk on Walnut Street (location subject to move due to construction)
    In partnership with Green Cove Springs Village Improvement Association Women’s Club
    • Monday, April 22
       6 -8 p.m. 
  • CalaVida Arts and Music Festival
    • Saturday, April 27
       Spring Park
  • Soul Food and Music Festival
    • Saturday, Oct. 5
       Noon to 7 p.m. 
       Vera Francis Hall Park

It all builds up to our 150th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday Nov. 2, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. throughout downtown Green Cove Springs. In partnership with Green Cove Springs Food Truck Friday, our 150th Anniversary Celebration features food trucks, live bands, car show by Clay County Cruzers, a Children’s Entrepreneur Market, and more, ending the evening with the largest fireworks display the City has put on to date. 

For more information about events contact Kimberly Thomas at 904-297-7054 or kthomas@greencovesprings.com 

For food truck registrations, go to https://www.greencovesprings.com/287/GCS-Food-Truck-Friday