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“Very nice but expected it to be bigger”

Riverside Arts Market
Ranked #14 of 167 things to do in Jacksonville
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Ocala, Florida
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78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very nice but expected it to be bigger”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

When advertised by Jacksonville promoting websites, you think this was a huge affair where you would spend a good portion of your day. Instead, it was a nice collection of art, jewelry, bakery goods and farm produce that we strolled through in 50 minutes. In that time we made 3 purchases and stopped to listen to a band for a song or two (there were a few good acts scheduled for the day, with space for children to romp to the music). Cooked food vendors were also available. We had expected to be there much longer and see more retail vendors - but it was an enjoyable hour. You could certainly stretch your time there if you had a meal and sat to watch the musicians. As a couple without dogs (there were dozens, some in costumes) or small children in tow, we sailed through much quicker. Be prepared, it can be quite windy, as they are located riverside under a bridge.

Visited November 2013
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Titusville, Florida, United States
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“Saturday Morning!”
Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Definitely a fun spot for Saturday mornings. The variety of food is the main draw for me. Chicken on a stick, lemonade, knish, paninis.... #nomnomnom. Not to mention the fresh produce.Great ambience under the I95 bridge with live music.

And last but not least, DOGS!

Visited November 2013
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Cocoa, Florida
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Small farmers and art market and the bridge.”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

This little,etc market consists of art and crafts booths and some different types of farmers and food supply booths. Located under the 95bridve, this little market can be viewed in about an hour. There are your typical vendors, nothing unusual or new. Only there on the weekend, if you have nothing else to do check it out.

Visited November 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun for a weekend morning”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

a little bit of everything to see and do. they have some stalls with produce, arts and crafts, live music, food. The location is great under the bridge and right on the river!

Visited August 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Little bit of everything”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

It's not just an arts market - it's a farmers market, local hangout, a place to enjoy cooked food, live music, belly dancers, a fun magic or comedy show, and a place to stand in the shade and watch the river.

It's really a great venue to experience a little bit of a lot of different things. Sample local produce or honey. Or make your way to the food vendors for a delicious lunch. Some of these vendors do not operate a regular food business (maybe they just cater during the week) so coming to RAM is the only way to try their food.

The crowd definitely seems to be more of the progressive type, but there isn't a lot of in-your-face type of attitude there. People are typically friendly and calm and are just there to have a good time. Even during the heat of summer, it's bearable since it's under the bridge and right on the river. Even during a heavy shower, you're sheltered under the bridge.

Try the crepes! The lady who cooks them is from a small French village - it's about as authentic as you can get!

Visited August 2013
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