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    Red White & Brew Freedom Run 5K




    Get Ready, Florida’s LARGEST Freedom & Beer Run complete with bacon & beer stations on the race course is returning to Jacksonville on July 28th! Run or walk the riverwalk like the Redcoats were coming complete with a Halfway Bacon Station, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and More. Registration includes race bib and timing chip, the official 2018 race t-shirt, custom medal with beer opener, two beers & bacon during the race + more. There will be awards for the top three overall M/F and age group awards too!  

    Besides the race, runners, spectators and beer lovers can enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, local artisans & farmers, and of course cold beer from 6pm-10pm. The race this year will be held in the evening at the Riverside Arts Market and the course will run through riverside, downtown and along the Riverwalk! Additionally, there will be a free concert and food truck rally following the race under the Fuller Warren Bridge at RAM.

    RACE: Registration opens at 5pm and the race starts at 7pm.

    FREE CONCERT LINEUP:

    6:00-7:00: TAD JENNINGS

    7:00-8:15: Honey Hounds

    8:15-8:40: Tad Jennings

    8:40-10:00: Who Rescued Who

    Nati...   [Read More]




    July Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. July's Downtown Wine Down will be a ticketed event to ensure there are no long lines and that we can contain capacity. 

    Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary glass of bubbles!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm

    The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.

    Ticket prices: $15 per person

    ...   [Read More]




    Lil Dicky’s “Life Lessons Tour” With Special Guests Mustard And Oliver Tree Go On Sale Friday, July 13 At 10am




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre presents American rapper and comedian Lil Dicky and his “Life Lessons Tour” featuring special guests Mustard and Oliver Tree on Monday, October 29, 2018. This date marks Lil Dicky’s only Florida show this Fall. Tickets for Lil Dicky with special guests Mustard and Oliver Tree go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m.

    Rapper, actor and underwear model Lil Dicky, aka Dave Burd, has cemented himself as a staple in the entertainment industry. Burd achieved critical acclaim and commercial success with his album Professional Rapper, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Comedy, Rap and Independent Charts, and featured the two-time platinum single “Save Dat Money.” His latest single, “Freaky Friday,” peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been on the charts since its release on March 15 as the song has surpassed over 600M global streams in just a few months.

    DJ Mustard, born Dijon McFarlane, is an award winning artist and mega producer. The Los Angeles-born native has coined the “ratchet” sound, bringing a hot, new and different twist to music production. In just three years, DJ Mustard has sold over 20 million s...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights July 12-16




    The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with the second series of a nine-game homestand through Monday, July 16. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Biloxi Shuckers, Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Thursday, July 12, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    Budweiser Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the Budweiser Tiki Terrace, along the right-field concourse, and at the Oasis concession stand behind section 115. $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud will provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace.

    As Seen on TV Night: From the Sham-wow to the Slap-Chop and the Gopher to the Shake-weight...the in-game contests will feature great American TV products, including a $500 Shake-weight contest!

    Media Sponsor: Cox Media

     

    Friday, July 13, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks: Fans may visit any participating NAPA AutoCare Center to get a FREE general admission ticket (reserved seat upgrade available at the Baseball Grounds of Jac...   [Read More]




    Beaches Freedom Festival




    This weekend, be ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival of the summer. The Beaches Freedom Fest will return on Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Seawalk Pavilion. It will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, Beer Garden, will be provided at the festival. For local bike riders, there will be free bike valet presented by Velofix located on the North Festival Entrance on 1st Street. 

    The Hot Dog eating contest will take place at the Main Stage from 1-4. Ten brave and hungry men and women will be selected to face off to see who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. The contest will begin at 1pm, followed by the Women’s Division at 2:30pm, and Men’s Division beginning at 4pm. 

    A new addition to the festival this year is a Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JAX Fray! The tournament kicks off at 1pm. For a limited time, signup for the tournament is $20 per team and includes a complimentary beer per person plus registration into the tournament. In addition, there will be $500 in cash and prizes plus trophies for the top three teams! Registration is limited to the first 100 teams! If your team is registered for the tournament, please make sure to arrive at the festival between 12pm-1pm to check in at th...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Red White & Brew Freedom Run 5K




    Get Ready, Florida’s LARGEST Freedom & Beer Run complete with bacon & beer stations on the race course is returning to Jacksonville on July 28th! Run or walk the riverwalk like the Redcoats were coming complete with a Halfway Bacon Station, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and More. Registration includes race bib and timing chip, the official 2018 race t-shirt, custom medal with beer opener, two beers & bacon during the race + more. There will be awards for the top three overall M/F and age group awards too!  

    Besides the race, runners, spectators and beer lovers can enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, local artisans & farmers, and of course cold beer from 6pm-10pm. The race this year will be held in the evening at the Riverside Arts Market and the course will run through riverside, downtown and along the Riverwalk! Additionally, there will be a free concert and food truck rally following the race under the Fuller Warren Bridge at RAM.

    RACE: Registration opens at 5pm and the race starts at 7pm.

    FREE CONCERT LINEUP:

    6:00-7:00: TAD JENNINGS

    7:00-8:15: Honey Hounds

    8:15-8:40: Tad Jennings

    8:40-10:00: Who Rescued Who

    Nati...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights July 12-16




    The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with the second series of a nine-game homestand through Monday, July 16. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Biloxi Shuckers, Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Thursday, July 12, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    Budweiser Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the Budweiser Tiki Terrace, along the right-field concourse, and at the Oasis concession stand behind section 115. $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud will provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace.

    As Seen on TV Night: From the Sham-wow to the Slap-Chop and the Gopher to the Shake-weight...the in-game contests will feature great American TV products, including a $500 Shake-weight contest!

    Media Sponsor: Cox Media

     

    Friday, July 13, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks: Fans may visit any participating NAPA AutoCare Center to get a FREE general admission ticket (reserved seat upgrade available at the Baseball Grounds of Jac...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Will Host July 3 Independence Day Picnic




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Families on the First Coast can celebrate Independence Day Eve with a picnic at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Tuesday, July 3, when the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp host an all-you-can-eat picnic as part of their Independence Day Celebration presented by the Nimnicht Family of Dealerships.

    Individuals and families may now log onto tinyurl.com/jaxshrimpportal (password “America”) to purchase July 3 Independence Day Picnic packages that include reserved seats and the all-you-can-eat buffet in the first-base side VyStar Shrimp Net from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. A limited number of tickets are available for the picnic.

    Normally only served to groups of 24 or more people, the picnic menu of all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, beans, cookies, tea, lemonade and water, is available for individuals and families to purchase. Reservation space is limited. Packages are $20 per person and include access to the all-you-can-eat buffet and a reserved seat for the JumboShrimp’s 7:05 p.m. game. Children ages 3 and under who do not require a seat do not need a ticket.

    As part of the Inde...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Homestand




    The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Tuesday, May 29, through Saturday, June 2. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Community First Credit Union Two-for-Tuesday: Tickets are 2-for-1 at the box office for Community First Credit Union members using their CFCU credit or debit card. At the Community First Credit Union table on the concourse, fans who are not members can learn more about membership and the Jumbo Shrimp VISA® Debit Card, which gives card holders a 10 percent discount on merchandise purchases, a free small fountain drink with any concession stand purchase and $2 off tickets purchased on game day at the box office.

    Coors Light $2 Tuesday: Fans can purchase $1 (12-oz.) and $2 (24-oz.) Coors Light in select locations, and $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands.

    UF Health Trauma Awareness Night: Fans can learn more about trauma and how to prevent injuries.

     

    Wednesday, May 30, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    Publix Corks & Forks Wednesda...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Upcoming Homestand




     

    The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Thursday, May 17, through Monday, May 21. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Mobile BayBears, Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, for a six-game, five-day series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Thursday, May 17, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    Budweiser Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the Budweiser Tiki Terrace, along the right-field concourse, and at the Oasis concession stand behind section 115. $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud will provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace.

    National Police Week Celebration with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will have police vehicles on display outside the home plate gate. Pregame ceremonies will include a JSO helicopter flyover and a ceremonial first pitch for the Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams. The JSO Bigs with Badges Program will attend the game.

    Media Sponsors: Cox Media

     

    Friday, May 18, 5:05 p.m. *DOUBLEHEADER of Seven-Inning Games (Gates open at 4:3...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    July Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. July's Downtown Wine Down will be a ticketed event to ensure there are no long lines and that we can contain capacity. 

    Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary glass of bubbles!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm

    The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.

    Ticket prices: $15 per person

    ...   [Read More]




    BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville Is Located At The Markets At Town Center




     

    BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville is located at The Markets At Town Center on 4910 Big Island Dr.,Jacksonville, FL 32246.

    BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city.

    Discover the Italian menu of grilled steaks, seafood and Italian dishes, and enjoy the best Italian restaurant at BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville in The Markets at Town Center. Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Jacksonville, our chef-inspired Italian recipes are sure to delight your palate. Buon Appetito!

    Every Monday-Friday from 3:30pm - 6:30pm, stop by Brio Tuscan Grille at the St John's Town Center and enjoy bar bites starting at $4, $5 craft cocktails, $5 Martinis on Wednesday, and $5 Wine on Thursday's! They al...   [Read More]




    Dairy Queen Celebrates Start Of Spring By Offering Free Ice Cream March 20th




    Dairy Queen is kicking off another spring with an ice cream cone on Tuesday, March 20 to celebrate the first day of spring.

    This is the fourth annual Free Cone Day campaign at Dairy Queen, and this year, you can donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals when you pick up your treat.

    According to Dairy Queen, the free soft serve cones will be available while supplies last. The company said cones are limited to one per customer.

    While Dairy Queen is not charging for the cones, it is soliciting donations for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Dairy Queen said it raised $300,000 for the charity on the same day last year. Dairy Queen said that donations will stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

    Dairy Queen has 6,800 locations worldwide.

    “We’re excited for our fourth annual Free Cone Day,” Maria Hokanson, Executive Vice President of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation, said. “This day has become a spring tradition and a sign that warmer weather is upon us.”

     

     

    ...   [Read More]




    Seafood Island Bar & Grille Is Now Open In San Marco




    The former Pizza Palace, a culinary staple on the Square for 27 years, is now Seafood Island Bar & Grille. This third outlet of owner Charley Akel’s Seafood Express & More brand, which has locations on the Southside and Northside, opened Dec. 15 with a decidedly more island flavor and paint job. The red-and-yellow façade and thatched-umbrella patio tables stand out among its San Marco Boulevard neighbors.

    The expansive menu, available daily for lunch and dinner, offers no shortage of exotic appetizers, including frog legs and gator tail nuggets. You’ll also find a variety of fish and shellfish brought in every three days — most available fried, grilled, blackened or broiled — along with combination platters, soups, sandwiches, pastas and steak and chicken plates. Entrees come in lunch, dinner and “lite” portions, the last resembling a lunch-sized dinner, as well as daily lunch specials. Gluten-free patrons can ask for their fish to be grilled on a separate cooking surface.

    Currently Seafood Island is a beer-and-wine establishment in the process of obtaining a full liquor license. Happy hour, 4-7 p.m. daily, features dollar-off deals on beer (five on draft and 10 bottles) and house wi...   [Read More]




    The Stuffed Beaver Is Now Open Near Five Points




    The Stuffed Beaver is located in the 1,364-square-foot Delgato building with 15 tables at 2544 Oak Street. They will serve traditional crepes as well as other Canadian treats and will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    The Stuffed Beaver location is close to St Vincents Hospital and walking distance to the popular Five Points and King Street commercial districts.

    The new restaurant will also serve a variety of Parisian-style salads and sandwiches as well as several varieties of  French Canadian poutine dishes- gravy and authentic Quebec cheese curd-topped french fries. They will also offer a Canadian delicacy called 'beaver tails' that uses fried dough shaped like beaver tails that are doused with a variety of toppings like powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutella.

    The Delgado Building, a structure built in 1919, was previously home to longtime neighborhood staple, Judson's Restaurant. 

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Lil Dicky’s “Life Lessons Tour” With Special Guests Mustard And Oliver Tree Go On Sale Friday, July 13 At 10am




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre presents American rapper and comedian Lil Dicky and his “Life Lessons Tour” featuring special guests Mustard and Oliver Tree on Monday, October 29, 2018. This date marks Lil Dicky’s only Florida show this Fall. Tickets for Lil Dicky with special guests Mustard and Oliver Tree go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m.

    Rapper, actor and underwear model Lil Dicky, aka Dave Burd, has cemented himself as a staple in the entertainment industry. Burd achieved critical acclaim and commercial success with his album Professional Rapper, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Comedy, Rap and Independent Charts, and featured the two-time platinum single “Save Dat Money.” His latest single, “Freaky Friday,” peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been on the charts since its release on March 15 as the song has surpassed over 600M global streams in just a few months.

    DJ Mustard, born Dijon McFarlane, is an award winning artist and mega producer. The Los Angeles-born native has coined the “ratchet” sound, bringing a hot, new and different twist to music production. In just three years, DJ Mustard has sold over 20 million s...   [Read More]




    Donny & Marie Are Coming To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Sunday, July 1, 2018




    America’s favorite brother and sister duo Donny & Marie are coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

    Donny & Marie are bringing their new hit singles along with their chart-toppers like “Puppy Love,” “Paper Roses,” and “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll.” Add in sibling humor, their supreme Las Vegas band and dancers, along with high-energy style and dance numbers and this is one production that is total entertainment for the young and young at heart.

    Donny & Marie have collectively recorded 142 albums, selling over 100 million copies with 51 Gold and Platinum recordings. They have starred in their own television series, specials, documentaries and numerous programs throughout the world. Collectively and individually, they have sold out venues worldwide, breaking box office records and received countless awards.

    Tickets for Donny & Marie “Summer 2018 Tour” go on sale this Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office and have first pick when the tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Join the Amphithea...   [Read More]




    Tickets For Rick Springfield With Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone Go On Sale June 8




    On Saturday, August 25, 2018, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will welcome ‘80s power pop icon Rick Springfield and his “Best In Show Tour” featuring special guests Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone to the stage. Tickets for Rick Springfield presents “Best In Show” featuring special guests Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m.

    Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ‘80s, Springfield is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch.” Springfield has toured for over 40 years, hand-delivering the hits to millions of fans worldwide via his dynamic live shows. His concerts are legendary with their rock heavy, high energy full band sets.

    With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more tha...   [Read More]




    John Fogerty and ZZ Top “Blues and Bayous Tour”Is June 5th




    On Tuesday, June 5, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will be host to rock icons John Fogerty and ZZ Top as their “Blues and Bayous Tour” routes through St. Augustine, Florida. 

    Announced today, legendary rock musicians and cultural icons John Fogerty and ZZ Top will come together for the “Blues and Bayous Tour” this spring. The tour, which opens on May 25, will make stops across the USA from the East Coast to the West. Of the pairing, Fogerty said, “ZZ Top is one of my favorite bands, and Billy F Gibbons is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Riffs, blues and bayous… bucket list!” ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons commented, “John Fogerty along with ZZ Top have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning and we’re looking forward to rippin’ it up together this spring. We’ve got a great show lined up for ya’!”

    As co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty’s career spans 50 years and he is hailed as one of the most influential musicians in rock history. As the writer, singer and producer of numerous classic hits including “Born on the Bayou”, “Green River”, “Proud Mary”, and “Bad Moon Rising&rdquo...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Jazz Fest 2018 Begins May 24




    Join the City of Jacksonville May 24 - 27, 2018 and experience three stages of live entertainment, local food, drinks, shopping and more in Downtown Jacksonville.  For over 30 years the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere and this year you can experience it throughout 15 blocks of downtown.

    Experience all Downtown Jacksonville has to offer as it comes alive with the sounds of jazz greats and modern favorites at the 2018 Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Memorial Day weekend.

    Since first taking place in 1981, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere, and in 2018 you can experience it on an even larger scale!

    Enhance your festival experience with VIP packages for 2018 that put you up close and personal with today’s top performers. Enjoy exclusive access to stagefront seating, dedicated bar service, reserved parking, complimentary food and beverages and more!

    There’s so much to experience at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival but you won’t want to miss a single beat. Start making your arrangements today!

    Festival Dates:...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Beaches Freedom Festival




    This weekend, be ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival of the summer. The Beaches Freedom Fest will return on Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Seawalk Pavilion. It will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, Beer Garden, will be provided at the festival. For local bike riders, there will be free bike valet presented by Velofix located on the North Festival Entrance on 1st Street. 

    The Hot Dog eating contest will take place at the Main Stage from 1-4. Ten brave and hungry men and women will be selected to face off to see who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. The contest will begin at 1pm, followed by the Women’s Division at 2:30pm, and Men’s Division beginning at 4pm. 

    A new addition to the festival this year is a Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JAX Fray! The tournament kicks off at 1pm. For a limited time, signup for the tournament is $20 per team and includes a complimentary beer per person plus registration into the tournament. In addition, there will be $500 in cash and prizes plus trophies for the top three teams! Registration is limited to the first 100 teams! If your team is registered for the tournament, please make sure to arrive at the festival between 12pm-1pm to check in at th...   [Read More]




    Fireworks In Northeast Florida for the 4th




    Fernandina Beach

    On July 4th, there is an annual fireworks display held in downtown Fernandina Beach around 9:30pm. You’ll also find vendors, live music, games and other entertainment in the area. Be sure to stop by and the festivities in downtown Fernandina Beach normally start around 6:00 PM on the fourth of July, depending on the weather and schedule. Call the city of Fernandina Parks and Recreation Office at (904)-310-3361 for more details as the event approaches. 

    You can’t go wrong with any of these events, but you’ll find plenty of other activities and exciting things to do while you’re on Amelia Island, so be sure to venture out on the 4th and enjoy the great Independence Day atmosphere! 

     

    Jax Beaches

    Do you enjoy walking on the beach and being by the ocean this year for the fourth? Well, you can head down there with some friends, a blanket or a few chairs and watch the annual fireworks show. Shooting off from the Jacksonville Pier, you will be able to enjoy a bright and colorful display of fireworks. After the display grab a drink from any of the beach bars: Brix, Ritz, Lynchs, Shim Sham Room, Hoptinger, Surfer Bar, The Pier, Wreck Tiki Room, or Tavern on 1s...   [Read More]




    Red, Hot & Boom!




    97.9 KISS FM and WJXT4 The Local Station / News4JAX is bringing Lauv, In Real Life, and Jack & Jack to Jacksonville for the 4th of July! It’s a free, all-ages show at the Jacksonville Landing, (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent). Join us for the free concert and fireworks, or watch it all live on Channel 4!

    Entertainment Schedule

    5 – 8 p.m.                 DJ

    8 – 9:45 p.m.            Red, Hot & Boom Concert ft. Lauv, Jack & Jack, and In Real Life

    9:45 p.m.                  City of Jacksonville Fireworks

    10 p.m. – 1 a.m.       DJ

    All persons must be 18 years of age or older to enter The Jacksonville Landing. Must show valid ID or Military ID to enter. Children are welcome with a parent and must stay with the parent at all times. One parent may supervise up to 5 youth. Entrance and all events are free.

    ...   [Read More]




    Moonlight Movies




    This summer Jacksonville Beach will show movies on the beach once again. Every summer Moonlight Movies series has become a summer tradition where families can enjoy old and new classics of cinema history.

    Movies

    5/26 Moana

    6/29 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    9/14 Beauty & the Beast 2017

    9/28 Hocus Pocus  

    This event is free to the public, outdoor movie series on the First Coast. Arrive early for the best seats. Show on a huge screen on stage at the Seawalk Pavilion, the movie will begin at 9pm. This action packed movie will be enjoyed by everyone. Bring your blanket and chairs. A variety of vendors will be on site.

    Restrictions include alcohol, skateboards, bikes and glass.

    ...   [Read More]




    Dream Day 2018




    Dream Day, hosted by Dreams Come True charity and PRI Productions, is a celebration for Northeast Florida children who are battling life-threatening illnesses. It’s truly a magical event where the children can let loose and have some fun.

    The purpose of Dream Day is to provide an unforgettable day for 40 local children and families in need of a break from their day-to-day struggles with life-threatening illnesses. The celebration is part of Dreams Come True’s Special Times program, which provides the dream child and his or her family opportunities to enjoy special activities they may not otherwise get to experience. They may get tickets to a Jaguars game, an evening at the movies, a concert or a festival to spend a day at. Whatever the opportunity, Special Times reminds the children and their families they are special and loved.

    Saturday, June 9th, 2018 will be the fifth year for Dream Day to be here in Jacksonville, where young dreamers are celebrated as super heroes, princesses, and more in a party and parade just for them. Children will be celebrated one family at a time by riding in either a stretch limo or cruising in one of Main Street’s antique classic cars. They will start at the entrance to the PRI...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    Downtown Events This Weekend Impact Traffic




     

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Several events scheduled to take place Thursday through Sunday in downtown Jacksonville will impact traffic, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

    Here's what you need to know if you will be attending any of the events or plan to head downtown this weekend:

    Road closures

    If you are attending an event in the Sports Complex area, a portion of Gator Bowl Boulevard from A. Philip Randolph Boulevard to Talleyrand Avenue will be closed for the "Welcome to Rockville" venue.

    The road closure will start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and will be in place until Sunday. 

    Event parking

    Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Party on Thursday at Daily's Place Amphitheater and Flex Field

    Parking will be available in lots C, E, M, N, R, Y and W.

    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games Thursday through Sunday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

    Parking will be available in the garages and Lot P. To access, enter the Sports Complex area from west of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. 

    Jacksonville Sharks game Saturday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

    Parking will be available in the garages, Jack...   [Read More]




    More Than 40 Retailers Will Be Open On Thanksgiving Day




    Big-box stores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Big Lots are opening their doors to the masses on Thanksgiving. More than 40 retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day and remain open into the early hours of the morning. Other major retailers are opting to remain closed this year, including H&M, IKEA, Home Depot and TJ Maxx.

    Some of the stores opened are listed here:

    Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Bealls Florida – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Belk – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Big Lots -7 a.m. to midnight Cabela’s – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday Dollar General – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday Kohl’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT Black Friday Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday; Some stores to close at 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m. Michaels – 6 p.m...   [Read More]




    Morris Publishing Sells The Florida Times-Union To GateHouse Media




    Morris Communications Co. announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including the Florida Times-Union and the St. Augustine Record to GateHouse Media. These are among 10 daily newspapers and other publications owned by Morris including numerous non-daily publications and associated websites and digital assets that were sold.

    Morris Communications announced the sale today and the transaction is expected to close on Oct. 2. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. According to the Times-Union, the Morris family will continue to own the Times-Union building.

    GateHouse Media owns more than 130 daily newspapers and more than 500 non-daily publications across the country. Nine of GateHouse's daily newspapers are in Florida, including the Gainesville Sun, Daytona Beach News and Ocala Star-Banner.

    Morris, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, is also selling the Augusta Chronicle, the Savannah Morning News and the Athens Banner-Herald. William “Billy” Morris III, chairman of Morris Communications, will remain publisher of The Augusta Chronicle and will oversee editorial-page policy for the three Morris newspapers in Georgia.

    Morris said the sale will al...   [Read More]




    2017 Total Solar Eclipse On August 21st




    On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that day, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse .

    A total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky. The fact that total solar eclipses occur at all is a quirk of cosmic geometry. The moon orbits an average of 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from Earth — just the right distance to seem the same size in the sky as the much-larger sun. However, these heavenly bodies line up only about once every 18 months.

    The path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It passes through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

    During totality, the area inside the moon's shadow is cloaked in twilight — a very strange feeling to experience in the middle of the day. Just before and just after totality, observers can see this cloak o...   [Read More]




    Riverplace Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project On Its Way




    The Riverplace Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project is up for final approval from the Downtown Development Review Board on Thursday.  The project would alter about a half-mile of Riverplace Boulevard from the Main Street Bridge to Prudential Drive on the Southbank to “prioritize access for pedestrians and bicyclists over cars.”

    The “road diet” includes slimmer traffic lanes in exchange for protected bike paths, off-street parking, wider sidewalks, built-in bus stops and upgraded landscaping.

    The Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) application said the project focuses on “reduced travel lanes, traffic calming, and enhanced landscaping” to make the area safer for Southbank residents. In addition to existing condo and apartment towers, more housing is in development for the area, including Catalyst Development Partners’ proposed San Marco Apartments at 1444 Home St. and the 263-unit riverfront Broadstone River House under construction.

    The design renderings presented to the Downtown Investment Authority show three lanes of traffic and off-street parking which would provide a buffer for 5-foot-wide bike paths and 8-foot-wide sidewalks on each side...   [Read More]



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