Riverside Avondale Luminaria 2019 - Save the Date!

Posted by Donny Mak on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 10:44am.

Luminaria in Riverside Avondale at night with luminaries on the sidewalks

Save the date for one of Riverside Avondale's beloved celebrations, Luminaria. The annual tradition of commemorating the holiday season with luminaries will take place on December 15th this year. Residents place the sidewalk candles in front of their homes, businesses, and local parks starting at dusk. The 2019 Luminaria marks the 35th year that the event has taken place in this historic Jacksonville neighborhood. 

Corgi outside Avondale home on Luminaria

Luminaria was started by the late Jerry Spinks as a way to raise money for Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP).The neighborhood non-profit sells luminaria kits with the bags, candles, and sand included. These kit sales benefit RAP's work to preserve the historic fabric and unique character of the neighborhoods. 

Many area churches and local businesses will have special events happening the evening of Luminaria. Stay up to date on what's happening by visiting RAP's Facebook event page.

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