By: Gabrielle Bokretsion
VyStar Credit Union is proud to be the sponsor of Jacksonville Magazine’s second annual Jacksonville Lantern Parade. What better way to celebrate creativity, art, children, and the city we love? There is much excitement as we prepare for the parade on Saturday, February 16th.
The Jacksonville Lantern Parade supports and raises awareness for Jacksonville-area arts education. Funds raised by the parade are used to purchase art supplies (such as paint, paper, drawing/coloring utensils, etc.) equipment (a pottery kiln has been purchased for Crystal Springs Elementary to support their art program!) and other materials for the Duval County Public School System.
This is the perfect way to get your family out to enjoy the night as we light up the night with lanterns and other items that shine and sparkle. There will be food trucks, a selfie booth, kid-friendly activities and more fun! Members of VyStar can even stop by VyStar’s booth to pick up a free lantern (while supplies last).
The parade route will begin at the Riverside Arts Market and will stretch all the way down to the Jacksonville Landing. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m., with the parade starting at 7:00 p.m., so be sure to get there early so you can enjoy all the fun this event will have to offer. And don’t forget to stop by VyStar’s tent, which will be at the Riverside Arts Market. We hope to see you there!
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