The 1st annual Urban Market for Kids will be coming to Jacksonville Florida this year and we are so excited to be hosting it, but what is it? Well in a nutshell it's a Family Expo. It is not just about the kids, but the family as a whole. It's a one day event where you can come and enjoy a good time with your kids and meet other families as well. There will be games, activities, prizes, raffles, music, face painting, food trucks, characters and more!
At first, we were not sure what it was going to look like. All we knew, was that we wanted to host an event, where local families could come and meet all of the businesses and organizations in Jacksonville, that offered goods and/or services geared primarily for kids and families.
Why? Because I am a military wife. If you are a military wife, then you will know what I am about say. It is hard moving around and not knowing what in the hell is happening in the city/town that you just moved to. Many of us move in the summer when kids are out of school. So, not only do we want to know whats going on, we want to know where to go. We want to get out and mingle with other moms. We want to know who are the best family doctors in town? Who are the best dentists or pediatricians? Then we want to build some kind of rapport, so that we are not stuck moving from doc to doc or daycare to daycare in our first 6 months of being in the new area.
This is not just about us military spouses either. I have a lot of friends who have been in Jacksonville for awhile and they still don't know the name of a good vegetarian restaurant or where to find a Doula to help with placenta encapsulation. Hey guess what? We do and they will be at the Urban Market for Kids on July 14!
NOW YOU CAN MAKE IT A DATE. A PLAY DATE THAT IS!
We want to bring everyone together. So, if you have an online mommy group or some really cool friends with kids just like you, make July 14th the day that you get together and meet at Riverside Park. The Urban Market for Kids will be going on from 11- 4 and it is FREE!
Before I end this, I have to give a quick shout out and say THANK YOU to our sponsors, because without them, none of this would be possible.