Signature Events

You won’t find a more active and engaged community than you will in historic San Marco. Our neighborhood plays host to some of the city’s most anticipated events from decadent open-air dining experiences to family-friendly street festivals.

Upcoming Events

October 3: Story Time in the Square

October 11: Wine and Chocolate 5K

October 17: Wine Down in the Parks

November 7: Story Time in the Square

December 5: Story Time in the Square

Wine Down in the Parks

October 17 2020

Enjoy a wine-filled evening of al fresco fun while supporting the continued maintenance, preservation and improvement of San Marco’s historic parks!

Experience the charm of Whatley, Davin and Balis Parks, three of San Marco’s favorite recreational destinations, on this magical evening filled with live music, tapas, craft beer, wine and cocktails from several of the neighborhood’s best bars and restaurants. Wine Down in the Parks is a Spring tradition residents and visitors alike look forward to every year.

Purchase your Wine Down in the Parks 2020 tickets here!

Happy Hour with the SMPS


Join us at rotating venues around the neighborhood for our quarterly happy hour!

Our happy hours are currently on hold due to COVID-19, but we look forward to having you join us soon for drinks, snacks, and good company with neighbors, while support local business! Location TBD.

We hope to see you there!

Story Time in the Square


Join the San Marco Preservation Society and the San Marco Bookstore for the monthly Story Time in the Square, taking place on the first Saturday of each month from 10-11 A.M. in Balis Park.

Kids of all ages are welcome, but stories will be geared towards our littles. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket, but don’t forget your imagination at home!

Seating will be first come, first served, and the event will be held in the gazebo area rain or shine (major weather systems excluded).

Holiday Luminaria

December 2020

Every year, San Marco lights up for the annual Luminaria celebration. When the sun sets on the Saturday before Christmas, the neighborhood is filled with holiday cheer and neighborly hospitality set to the warm glow of light from luminaria lanterns lining the streets.

Residents are encouraged to purchase Luminaria kits from SMPS to help fund our preservation efforts in the community. Get in the holiday spirit and join the fun with one of the most beautiful traditions in Jacksonville.