For more than ten years, the Southern Women’s Show has come to Jacksonville and brought thousands of locals out to shop and fellowship with over 400 exhibits featured. Kicking off last week, this year’s event was well attended as visitors and vendors packed the Prime Osborne Convention Center.
According to event sponsors, the show grows in popularity every year as guest shop through a diverse offering of items. From gourmet treats and the latest fashion accessories to closet design options, there is something for everyone.
While open to anyone, the large crowds primarily included sisters, friends, mothers, aunties, grandmothers and BFF’s holding court and enjoying themselves as they perused through booth after booth of unique products and services.
With over 100,000 square feet of space, the Southern Women’s Show is one of the largest event held in the city annually. Attendees were able to get medical advice, free health screenings and hourly entertainment on the main stage.
Each year women come prepared to be pampered and indulge in hundreds of boutiques and booths filled with trendy jewelry, health and beauty and so much more. Attendees also enjoyed fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests.
The Show opened with Heroes Day honoring military, police, fire and rescue personnel. On Friday night the theme was “Girls Night Out,” packed with women eager to spend the day shopping till they dropped. The weekend ended with Mother/Daughter Day and the celebration of teacher’s day on Sunday.