Whoever invented brunch has a special place reserved in heaven (and our hearts). Can there be a better idea than a second breakfast that includes endless cocktails? Hardly. If you're one of those people who would turn any weekday into Sunday brunch, we have two bits of great news. One: A free festival is coming to Jacksonville this spring, and two: it's dedicated to everything bloody mary and brunch.
Jacksonville's Brunch And Bloody Mary Festival will take place on March 22, and you can enjoy it at the Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warner Bridge near the Cummer Museum and Gardens.
Over a dozen of some of the most popular restaurants and food trucks in the city will be offering their best breakfast delicacies for all your sweet and savory cravings.
Ready for some foodie exploring?
If you are a mimosa addict, there will be a bar with plenty of juices and bubbles. But if you are a proud bloody mary lover instead, you'll be able to craft your own from their 15-foot Bloody Mary Station sponsored by Cutwater Spirits.
The Sunshine State is flourishing with tons of delicious food festivals these days, but it's been said that this one will be northeast Florida's most extensive brunch and bloody mary event.
General admission tickets for this fest don't cost a thing. You can arrive, purchase all the food you want from the vendors and food trucks all while you enjoy eating contests, live music, and shopping opportunities.
There are tons of perks if you want to go VIP though!
VIP tickets are only $45 right now and include complimentary brunch sampling and access to sip and vote on over 20 unique bloody marys, mimosas, and coffees from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
You also get all-day access to the VIP Area with private seating, a cash bar, air-conditioned restrooms, and preferred concert viewing area. You also take home a commemorative cup.
For eaters beyond appetite, they will be hosting a pancake eating contest, so make sure to sign up (and pack your stretchy pants) if you think you have what it takes.
There will also be a bloody mary contest, so you can vote for your fave.
Make sure to stroll around and take a look at the live art installations that will be scattered about, and all the cool vendors you can buy goodies and gifts from too.
Dancing to live music is another cool thing you can do at this fest, but the entertainment schedule is still to be announced. Make sure to check their website for updates.
This cool Jacksonville event will be taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — a whole day of tasty food and delightful drinks. Does it get any better than that?
Jacksonville Brunch & Bloody Mary Festival
Cuisine: Brunch & Bloody Mary
When: Sunday, March 22, 2020; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 715 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL
Why You Need To Go: This brunch event is having over a dozen restaurant and food truck vendors, a mimosa bar, and a 15 ft. Bloody Mary Station so you get to craft your perfect cocktail.