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

May 2: Mixer with the San Marco Merchant’s Association

May 4: Story Time in the Square at 10am

May 15: SMPS Annual Business Meeting

May 18: Yoga in Balis Park at 9am

Wine Down in the Parks

April 2024

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.

Huge thanks to 2024’s Title Sponsor, Matt Carlucci State Farm!

Happy Hour with SMPS


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

We look forward to having you join us for drinks, snacks, and good company with neighbors, while supporting local businesses! Locations rotate among local San Marco restaurants and bars, and are often held jointly with the San Marco Merchants Association in an effort to build more neighborly and professional relationships.

We hope to see you there!

Yoga in the Park

Third Saturday of the Month

The San Marco Preservation Society has partnered with Hot Spot Power Yoga to offer FREE yoga to our community!

The classes will be held on the third Saturday of each month at 9am in Balis Park in the grassy area in front of the gazebo. The class will be all-levels outdoors in the park. Plan to bring a yoga mat, water, and anything else you need for a workout!

Come enjoy the beauty of the San Marco neighborhood and the burn of a great yoga session! These classes are being offered free of charge by the SMPS.

Story Time in the Square

First Saturday of the Month

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 2024

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.

Concert in the Park

October 2023

This event is free and open to all ages. It’s designed to gather our community in one of our neighborhood’s showcase parks. Guests are invited to bring their own seating while enjoying local live music and beautiful views of Fletcher Park.

The SMPS partners with several local food trucks and providers to offer food for purchase at the event. Wine and beer will be available for guests 21+ with a suggested donation.

Huge thanks to 2023’s Headlining Sponsor, ADMARKJAX.COM!