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    Jags Make It Three In A Row At The Bank




    The Jacksonville Jaguars dominated the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 30-10. Blake Bortles led the Jacksonville offense with over 300 passing yards and 2 TDs in the air. BB5 performance helped to overcome a sluggish Jaguars running game in which the Colts out-rushed the Jags 141-96 yards. However, like most of the Jags wins this season, the Defense put together an elite performance.

          Calais Campbell's first quarter sack earned him the Jaguars franchise single season sack record. Jalen Ramsey's (the King of Duval) interception to close out the second half stifled a drive where the Colts could have scored some quick points. Tashuan Gipson earned a second half interception that also stifled another Colts drive in Jaguars' territory. The Defense had problems with the Colts running game and some middle of the field passes, showing that Telvin Smith's absence might be a problem if it is a long term deal. 

          Regardless, let's make this clear: Your Jacksonville Jaguars have won eight games this season. Yesterday's win guaranteed that the Jaguars will not have a losing season for the first time since 2010. Think about this: Did any of us truly believe this team would even win 6 games th...   [Read More]




    The Navy Football Team Will Be Wearing Blue Angels Inspired Uniforms In It's Game With Army




    The Navy football team will be wearing Blue Angels-inspired uniforms for the 2017 Army-Navy game on Dec. 9 in Philadelphia. It will be the 118th Army-Navy Game!

    The uniform includes hand-painted helmets depicting six F/A-18 Hornets in delta formation, as well as a chrome face mask to mimic the visors worn by Blue Angel pilots.

    “Although the uniform departs from our customary characteristics, this tribute to the Blue Angels reflects the enthusiastic pride and appreciation we have for the Navy’s premier flying team and the motivation they convey to Navy football and the fleet at large,” Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk said in a Navy release. “The masterminds at Under Armour are always thinking of ways to inspire our troops while still reflecting a deep appreciation for a Naval history that is so ingrained in our game day traditions. Annually, a special Navy uniform has become a statement in this game and brings with it appreciated meaning and a clear message that we are all in.”

    Under Armour became the school’s official uniform supplier four years ago and every year, Under Armour has made a specialized uniform for the Navy game against Army.

    According to ...   [Read More]




    Christmas Lights Around Jacksonville




    With Thanksgiving all wrapped up, it’s time to find the best spots to look at Christmas lights. Here is a list of places where you can check out the best spots around Jacksonville.

     

    1. Blackhawk Bluff Neighborhood off Girvin Road

    Dazzle your family and friends with a drive through this neighborhood located just West of Neptune Beach. The entire neighbor hood participates in a event that started over a decade ago. 

    2.  370 Beauclerc Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 

    One acre of lights, including house completely covered in lights. Circular drive that can be driven or walked. Please stay to the right if your driving.

    3. Deck The Chairs

    Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic chairs of The American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. Forty chairs are sponsored by local business and decorated by regional artists. The exhibit is on display in downtown Jacksonville Beach for the month of December.  

    4. 402 Snapping Turtle Drive E., Atlantic Beach

    Two homes are covered with over 40,000 lights, set in motion to holiday music that is playing outside. It is free...   [Read More]




    St. Augustine Holiday Spectacular Show December 2nd and 3rd




     

    The St. Augustine Winter Spectacular is a family-friendly, entertaining holiday production written and directed by Stephanie Burkhardt, who is executive artistic director of The Dance Company. The holiday spectacular is the story of a girl who is coming home for the holidays, traveling from New York to St. Augustine. En route she experiences obstacles and meets a variety of people. It’s a story, says Stephanie, about the holidays, but not all about the holidays.

    Filled with a variety of dance styles, characters, and holiday scenes to kick off the season, the show offers an exciting and unique experience for St. Johns County residents and visitors. You can expect high-kick dancers, ballerinas, acrobats, actors, and more amidst dazzling costuming and props. The Dance Company’s elite Performance Ensemble comprises the majority of cast members as well as other dancers and performers who auditioned for roles.

    The Dance Company’s mission is to provide dancers with comprehensive artistic education that fosters excellence in all forms of dance in a manner that embraces a passion for the art form. The dance company strongly believes in making dance accessible to everyone and strives to provide scholarships and tuition as...   [Read More]




    The Thanksgiving Football Schedule For This Holiday Weekend




    The Thanksgiving Football Schedule for the 2017 season has been set. The schedule includes all college football games and NFL games this holiday weekend.

    Thanksgiving week is also Rivalry Week in college football. Some of the rivalry games on the Thanksgiving football schedule include Alabama at Auburn, Florida State at Florida, Georgia at Georgia Tech, Ohio State at Michigan, Ole Miss at Mississippi State, Oregon State at Oregon, Clemson at South Carolina, and Washington State at Washington.

    There are also some great NFL games on the slate, highlighted by three Thanksgiving Classic games: Minnesota at Detroit, LA Chargers at Dallas, and NY Giants at Washington.

     

    Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

    Matchup

    Time (ET)

    TV / Online

    Vikings at Lions

    12:30 pm

    FOX

    FCS: Edward Waters at Alabama State

    3:00 pm

    BamaStateSports.com

    Chargers at Cowboys

    4:30 pm

    CBS

    Ole Miss at (14) Mississippi State

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    SEC Nation coming to Jacksonville this Saturday, October 28 for Florida vs Georgia 2017




    The SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, SEC Nation Presented by AT&T, will head to Jacksonville this Saturday, October 28 for the annual showdown between the Florida Gators and the undefeated Georgia Bulldogs. Airing live from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET on the banks of the St. Johns River in Met Park 2, the show will delve into the storylines of Southeastern Conference football before the Gators and the Dawgs face off at EverBank Field at 3:30 p.m. ET.

    The show includes live reports, analysis and features surrounding the world of SEC football, as well as special appearances from hometown favorites throughout the season. Laura Rutledge hosts the traveling pregame show, navigating the Saturday morning conversations with analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum, along with reporter Lauren Sisler. This is SEC Nation’s second stint in Jacksonville for the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, and marks the Gators’ 12th and the Dawgs’ ninth appearance on the show, respectively. In addition to the live show Saturday, the Met Park 2 set at Fan Fest will play host Friday to The Paul Finebaum Show, which airs from 2-3 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and 3-7 p.m. ET on SEC Network. Fans are invited to catch all five hours of #Finebau...   [Read More]




    Jaguars’ Home Opener Confirmed For Sunday at EverBank Field




    The NFL and Jaguars confirmed yesterday that the team’s home opener vs. the Tennessee Titans will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. at EverBank Field, as scheduled.

    The Jaguars followed that announcement with word that the team and owner Shad Khan will make a $1 million donation to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund, with Khan personally appealing to the Jacksonville community ahead of Sunday’s game to join the recovery effort assisting those affected locally by Hurricane Irma.

    “Jacksonville gets labeled as ‘small market,’ but it has a heart bigger than any community I’ve been associated with in my life,” Khan said.  “Jacksonville will recover and come back stronger than ever, but who couldn’t use a little help from our friends?

    “I’m hoping that our sponsors, partners and fans will think of Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund this week and give what they can.  Then, we gather Sunday at EverBank Field to show the world we’re back in a big way, as a team and as a community.  This is Jax As One.”

    To help deliver a home-field advantage on Sunday and provide both relief and reward to those affected, Khan and the Jaguars will donate 5,000 ...   [Read More]




    Hurricane Irma Causing College Football Schedule Changes




     

     

    As Hurricane Irma is tracking its way through the Atlantic Ocean with a projected weekend landfall in Florida, many schools are adjusting their Week 2 college schedules to allow fans and students to prepare for the storm. Some of the changed times and dates are listed below

    The Hurricanes' road game at Arkansas State has been canceled with no plans to make up the contest as the teams do not share an off week later in the season. The University of Miami has canceled classes for the rest of the week and Mark Richt has released his players to seek safety from the storm. 

    The home opener for Florida International against Alcorn State has been postponed indefinitely. School officials are looking into alternate options, but announced the game will not be held on Saturday as scheduled. 

    The Florida State Seminoles have moved the kickoff time for the Seminoles' home opener against Louisiana- Monroe from 7 p.m. ET to 12:15 p.m. ET on Saturday. 

    The Central Florida Knights will still play Memphis this weekend, but the game has been moved from Saturday to Friday night at 6:30 p.m. ET.  

    The Florida Gators have moved up their schedu...   [Read More]




    Florida State Faces Alabama In The Chick Fil A Kickoff Game Saturday Night




    On Saturday night, No. 1 Alabama will take the field against No. 3 Florida State for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

    It will be the first game at the new state-of-the-art stadium and the field is nearly ready for the highly anticipated contest. The end zones are painted and the finishing touches are being put on ahead of tomorrow’s kickoff

    Jalen Hurts returns at quarterback and both Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough return in the backfield of what should once again be an elite offense to compliment the best defense in the nation. The Crimson Tide ranked seventh in the nation in total yards with 6,829 and averaged 38.8 points per game as well, good for 16th best in the country.

    Florida State had a breakout star in redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois last season. Francois showed poise beyond his age with 3,350 passing yards and 20 touchdown passes in 2016 despite playing in a run-heavy offense. The young quarterback should see an uptick in pass attempts this season, but the Seminoles still figure to be an elite rushing team with a strong backfield and offensive line.

    The AP Top 25 Poll and the Coaches Poll both have Alabama ranked at No. 1 and Florida State rank...   [Read More]




    The Jacksonville Jaguars Starting Quarterback This Season Will Be Blake Bortles.




    Just one week after head coach Doug Marrone suggested that the job was up for grabs, the Jaguars starting quarterback competition has reportedly been settled. The man to lead the offense for your 2017-2018 Jacksonville Jaguars will be Blake Bortles. Coach Doug Marrone has picked fourth-year player Blake Bortles over Chad Henne to be the team's starter for the Sept. 10 season opener at Houston, a surprising turnaround for a player whose career with the team seemed to be in jeopardy a week ago.

    Coach Marrone gave Chad Henne the start in Jacksonville’s third preseason game, but was apparently unimpressed by Henne’s 8-of-14, 73-yard performance. Bortles was better, connecting on 12 of 16 throws for 125 yards and a touchdown. 

    Bortles has started the last 45 regular season games for the Jaguars, but a dreadful start to the 2017 preseason following his downturn in 2016 led Doug Marrone to bench him in favor of Chad Henne for the third preseason contest. Henne went 8 of 14 for 73 yards while getting sacked three times with the first-team offense, while Bortles completed 12 of 16 passes for 125 yards, a touchdown and a pick with the subs. 

    Despite his downturn in production, the Jag...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Moe’s Southwest Grill , Located At 4710 Town Center Parkway Is Opening Tomorrow




    Moe’s Southwest Grill , located at 4710 Town Center Parkway is opening in The Strand at the Town Center. The restaurant will join more than a dozen Moe’s locations in the Jacksonville area.

    On Nov. 16, Moe's is giving away free burritos for a year to the first 50 fans in line. The prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week for a year at that location. From Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, Moe's will also offer free burritos for a year to 50 random guests at the drive-thru. on Friday, Nov. 17, the restaurant will offer $5 burritos for all guests. The 2760-square-foot restaurant will be open 11 am to 10 p.m.

    With more than 20 incredibly fresh ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak and organic tofu to create one-of-a-kind meals, Moe's has everyone covered, from meat lovers to tree huggers to vegetarians and flexitarians. While we are best known for our awesome burritos, our menu also features kids', vegetarian and low-calorie options - all served with free chips and salsa.

    The Jacksonville Moe’s restaurant is owned by franchisee partners Steve Foss, Brad Chasteen and Darryl Nagao who own and operate 32 additional locations throughout Florida, Virginia, Maryland and District of Colu...   [Read More]




    First Watch Will Open Its Newest Restaurant Monday In Bartram Park




    First Watch, the popular Florida-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, will open its newest restaurant on Monday, November 13, in Bartram Park. The 3,400-square-foot restaurant will open at 7 a.m. at 12540 Bartram Park Blvd., and it will employ about 25 people. The opening comes less than a month after First Watch opened on Riverside Avenue.

    Customers of First Watch in Bartram Park will be able to sample the eatery’s innovative menu, including popular dishes like Quinoa Power Bowls, Avocado Toast, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and options from the Fresh Juice Bar, which are juiced in-house daily using high quality fruits and vegetables. The restaurant will open with First Watch’s standard interior design, which combines farm fresh elements with a high-energy, urban vibe.

    First Watch’s curated menu takes an elevated approach to traditional and innovative offerings made to order using farm fresh ingredients. It includes crave-able items such as Avocado Toast, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. The new restaurant will offer healthy, flavorful favorites like house-made granola and pico de gallo, organic greens, house-roasted vegetables, cage-free eggs and 100% fresh-squeezed orange juic...   [Read More]




    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Opens At The Strand On November 1st




    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill will be having their Grand Opening on Wednesday, November 1st in the Strand shopping center at 4826 Town Center Parkway. The 6,355-square-foot site will have 242 seats, 148 inside and 30 patio seats.

    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is known for its bold flavors, warm hospitality and inviting atmosphere. Specializing in classic American cuisine grilled over an authentic wood-fired grill, Firebirds heightens the guests’ experience with unexpected delights such as chilled salad plates, meticulous table manicuring and refreshed frozen martini glasses. Unique features, including stacked stone entryways, exclusive artwork and the award winning FIREBAR® provide a full spectrum dining experience.

    The FIREBAR® boasts a wide selection of artisan cocktails such as its signature Double Black Diamond Martini® and a robust wine list, including its own private label wines, served at proper cellar temperatures. Firebirds’ scratch kitchen features a variety of offerings infused with bold flavors, including items such as its Wood Grilled Salmon and Chile Rubbed Delmonico grilled over local hickory, oak or pecan wood.

    With its mission to “Serve, Enrich and Exceed,” Firebirds prides its...   [Read More]




    Jax Bar-B-Que Fest Happening November 3 – November 5, 2017




    Get ready for an amazing 3 day bar-b-que fest filled with award-winning bbq, vendors, and live entertainment on 2 music stages at The Jacksonville Landing! Bring your lawn chairs and sit back and listen to some great local music. The festival is FREE and open to the public but best enjoyed with a VIP ticket. The VIP lounge is ONLY open on Saturday, November 4. First 150 receive a free swag bag. Click here: www.bit.ly/jaxbarbque to get your VIP tickets (while supplies last). 

    This year's festival will feature:

    Award Winning BBQ  Eating Contest VIP Lounge Drink Specials Kids Fun Zone Yard Games + so much more!

    Weekend Music Schedule: 

    Friday, November 3 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Crazy Daysies/Rebecca Day 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Firewater Tent Revival Saturday, November 4 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. WildFire Rising 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jason Evans Band 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Snake Blood Remedy 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Blues Factor Band Sunday, November 5 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Snacks Blues Band 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cain't Never Could

    ...   [Read More]




    The Cowford Chophouse Will Open Thursday, October 26th




    The Cowford Chophouse will open to the public tomorrow, October 26th to the delight of many in Jacksonville.

    The steakhouse is located at 101 E. Bay St. and has been under construction since May 2015. Jacques Klempf, co-founder and partner in Forking Amazing restaurants, has spent over $6.5 million into bringing the old Bostwick building back to life, a project that Jacksonville officials and residents alike have been eager to see come to reality.

    Many details of this Renaissance Revival landmark have been restored to their original glory with support from the Downtown Investment Authority and the City of Jacksonville’s Historic Preservation Trust Fund. Restored elements include the historic arched windows, exterior bricks, metal cornice, and 300-year-old heart of pine lumber that is seen throughout the building today.

    Their menu will feature prime steaks, fresh seafood and from-scratch sides along with mouth watering desserts and their hours of operations are as follows.

    Monday - Thursday: 11am-10pm

    Friday: 11am-11pm

    Saturday: 3pm-11pm

    Sunday: 3pm-9pm

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    The Expendables, Through The Roots, And Pacific Dub To Perform At The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Saturday, February 24, 2018




    St. Augustine, Fla. (November 6, 2017) – Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of their self-titled album, California surf rock band The Expendables will perform the album in its entirety live from the Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, February 24. Joining The Expendables will be special guests Through the Roots and Pacific Dub. Tickets for The Expendables with Through the Roots and Pacific Dub go on sale this Friday, November 10 at 10 a.m.

    The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA – surfing, skating, partying and playing music were commonplace. Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast. Blending reggae, punk rock and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years. The band consists of four longtime friends: Geoff Weers guitar and vocals), Adam Patterson (drums and vocals), Raul Bianchi (lead guitar) and Ryan DeMars (bass). The first seven years of their career was fueled with three full-length, completely independent releases. No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001), and Gettin’ Filthy (2004), would bring in a com...   [Read More]




    2017 Jacksonville Landing Fl vs Ga Events




    The Jacksonville Landing welcomes University of Florida and University of Georgia fans for a weekend celebration surrounding one of the most infamous rivalry football games packed with football, good food, drink specials, entertainment and more!

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

    Sleiman Riverfront Stage Noon – 5 p.m. Southern Rukus 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. DJ Kevin 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Austin Park Hogan Street Stage 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. DJ Wes Entertainment in Courtyard Lounge 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. DJ Davin Fionn MacCool's 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Firewater Tent Revival 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Boogie Freaks

    SATURDAY, OCT. 28

    Sleiman Riverfront Stage 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. WildFire Rising 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Lonely Highway 7 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. DJ Wes Hogan Street Stage 7 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. DJ James Entertainment in Courtyard Lounge 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. DJ Shawn Fionn MacCool's 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Austin Park Mavericks Live Noon Game Watch Party

    ...   [Read More]




    Impractical Jokers Tour Coming To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Sunday, March 11, 2018




    St. Augustine, Fla. (October 25, 2017) – New York-based comedy troupe, The Tenderloins, will star in truTV’s Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us Tour” live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Tickets for truTV’s Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us Tour” starring The Tenderloins will go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 27 at 10 a.m.

    Due to overwhelming demand, the cast of truTV’s Impractical Jokers a.k.a. acclaimed comedy troupe The Tenderloins have announced a new batch of tour dates for their runaway smash “Santiago Sent Us Tour.” The highly anticipated multi-city trek will hit major markets throughout the U.S. including Cleveland OH, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, NV and St. Augustine, FL on March 11, 2018.

    The troupe also recently announced their participation in this year’s widely acclaimed New York Comedy Festival, where they will bring the “Santiago Sent Us Tour” to Madison Square Garden on Thursday, November 9th starting at 8pm. The performance marks a major milestone for the Tenderloins who will perform their signature brand of comedy and hi-jinx, and show never-before-seen videos for the first time on the historic MSG s...   [Read More]




    Party In The Pines Country Music Festival  Kicks Off Oct. 20 in White Springs




    WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. — The countdown begins for the largest country music festival to come to North Florida. Party In The Pines kicks off in White Springs Oct. 20-21 bringing the biggest names in country music to Bienville Plantation for one weekend only. Inclusive of all parking fees, single day, two-day, VIP and hurricane relief discount tickets are still on sale starting at $60 at partyinthepines.com. 

    Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Easton Corbin, Ryan Hurd and more will headline the inaugural festival. 

    “I’m so excited to be part of the very first year for Party In The Pines Festival,” said Easton Corbin. “It’s an extra bonus for me because not only do I get to go back to my home state of Florida but getting to play my show at the beautiful Bienville Plantation, a top-notch hunting & fishing resort, is going to be pretty incredible.” 

    Gates open at noon ET on both days. The official performance schedule in order of appearance is as follows: 

    Sleiman Enterprises Stage: In order of appearance

    Friday Oct.20 Saturday Oct. 21

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    Gin Blossoms Return To The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall




    The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall presents Nineties Modern Rock Group Gin Blossoms and their “25th Anniversary of New Miserable Experience Tour” on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Tickets for Gin Blossoms go on sale this Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m.

    The Gin Blossoms have undoubtedly left their mark on the Rock music map. The Grammy nominated band’s fusion of melodic Rock, Pop, Folk and Country elements has helped pave the way for the modern rock of today. Fans around the world are very familiar with Gin Blossom’s five-time Platinum breakthrough album New Miserable Experience, containing gems like “Until I Fall Away,” “Found Out about You,” “Hey Jealousy” and “Allison Road.” Those hit tracks were followed up by Empire Records Platinum Soundtrack hit, “Til I Hear It From You,” and in 1996, by the singles “Follow You Down” and “As Long As It Matters,” which hit the radio in a big way, making their Congratulations, I’m Sorry record another platinum success. Gin Blossoms hits have crossed over in five different formats, taking the airwaves by siege, and holding MTV hostage for a good portion of the 90s. Boasting record sales of over 10 million, the band cont...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    The Holidays in St. Augustine, Florida




    Sure, we all love the holidays. But sometimes they can feel like the same old, same old. Year after year, you attend the same Christmas parties, wrap similar square-shaped boxes, bake dozens of cookies and struggle to maintain your pre-Thanksgiving weight. What if you did something different this year? What if you spent the holidays creating new experiences and memories with your close friends and family?

    St. Augustine, Florida is home to one of the most famous holiday lighting displays in the world. It’s also the Nation’s Oldest City having been continuously occupied by European-established settlements since 1565. And did we mention that this little city by the sea is situated on the Atlantic Ocean and boasts miles upon miles of white, sandy beaches? 

    There are thousands of reasons to spend the holidays in St. Augustine. Here are just a few of them. 

    Nights of Lights – Every year, millions of twinkling lights cover the cityscape of St. Augustine from November 18, 2017 and continuing nightly through January 31, 2018. Come see why Nights of Lights was selected by National Geographic in both 2011 and 2012 as one of the best holiday lighting displays in the world as you journey thro...   [Read More]




    Avondale Second Thursday Art Walk may be best new thing to happen in Riverside




    Save the date and make plans to explore the Avondale Art Walk produced by 904 Happy Hour in historic Riverside. The monthly event takes place every second Thursday from 5pm - 9pm in the The Shoppes of Avondale shopping district. The art walk is family friendly and free for all to attend. The next event is coming up on Thursday, November 9th and will be feature a pet costume contest as well as local Pet vendors and organizations.

    Visitors and art lovers will be able to browse over 70+ local artists & makers every month plus locally owned shops, boutiques & retail establishments in the shopping district will have extended hours. Besides the art and entertainment, indulge at some of North Florida's most popular & top rated dining destinations, cafe's and dessert shops located within Jacksonville's oldest historic districts.

    For event info and updates, visit AvondaleArtWalk.com For artist, vendor and sponsorship inquiries, please email Events@904HappyHour.com

    ...   [Read More]




    Beaches Oktoberfest Is Coming




    The Beaches Oktoberfest, Jacksonville Beaches Largest Family Friendly Festival, will be taking place at the Sea Walk Pavilion on October 13-15, 2017. The annual festival attracts over 55,000 visitors and offers a large variety of German, craft and Oktoberfest beers, food trucks, a 110+ ft Ferris wheel, arts & crafts market, games, activities, kid zone and so much more.

    VIP Tickets Include:

    - Access to the pit and preferred viewing areas

    - Commemorative Souvenir Stein

    - Private Bars

    - Private Bathrooms

    - Discount on Refreshments in VIP Area

     

    Friday: 6PM-10 PM Saturday: 1PM-10PM Sunday: 1PM-8PM

    SIDEREAL

    Universal Green

    Cloud 9 Vibes

    Zander

     

    SMASHMOUTH

    New Rock Soul

    NW Izzard

    Danka

    Trev Barnes

    Ramona

    Tad Jennings

    Lane Pittman

    Bach to Rock

    PEPPER

    The Supervillains

    Split Tone

    Sol Rydah

    The Ellameno Beat

    Bach to Rock

     

    ...   [Read More]




    Northern St Johns County Welcomes Beachwalk




    A new community in Northern St. Johns County called Beachwalk will have residents living there before the year ends. Beachwalk is planned to be an upscale neighborhood anchored by what is essentially a 14-acre swimming pool. Plenty of work has already been done, and developer John Kinsey and others associated with the development were in town Thursday for the official groundbreaking ceremony. The enormous Crystal Lagoon has been dug out and is taking shape. Water should fill the Lagoon as soon as July of this year with residents living around it by fall.

    The project being done by Art Falcone’s Encore Capital Management and Kinsey’s Twin Creeks Development, brings a man made lagoon into the project and makes it part of the unique character of the community. The architecture, landscaping and amenities will be different from any other community in the area. It will offer a beach vibe with palm trees rather than live oaks and sandy beaches around the lagoon.

    Kinsey stated that it is a departure from what you see everywhere you go. Working on the whole idea of Beachwalk two years ago, Art and Kinsey came to the conclusion pretty quickly that this area didn’t need more of what was being built and sold in every other community. There i...   [Read More]




    Clear the Shelters Hosted By The Jacksonville Humane Society Is This Weekend




    Drive over to the Jacksonville Humane Society for #ClearTheShelters with FREE pet adoptions this weekend. The event will be this weekend, Saturday August 19th and again on Sunday August 20th from 10am until 5pm each day.

    The Jacksonville Humane Society is located at 8464 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, FL 32216

    For the event this weekend, the adoption fees for all pets will be waived. Additional fees may apply.

    For further information about Clear the Shelter at The Jacksonville Humane Society and to view available pets or learn more about the adoption process, please visit jaxhumane.org/pets.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    Gameday Tailgate Experience Survey




    Fill out the quick survey below for your chance to win 2 FREE VIP TICKETS to an upcoming Gameday Tailgate Experience party this upcoming Jags season! This one-of-a-kind event includes a 4 hour tailgate celebration featuring an open bar, all-you-can-eat food, former athletes/celebrity hosts, a VIP lounge area, live entertainment, exclusive interactive games, & more!

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    Jacksonville Armada Kick Off Party




    Kick off the start of Jacksonville's new professional soccer team! Come join us for an evening of fun and celebration. The party will be held at the Jacksonville Landing, Thursday February 20, from 5:00-8:00pm. 

    - Great selection of food and beverage - Soccer style games and experience - Merchandise Tents - Live Music - Q&A session with Club Executives - Special Fan Entertainment And more!

    ...   [Read More]




    Alligator Tries To Enter Walmart In Florida Monday Night




    Apopka, Fl - A 6 ft alligator hung out at the entrance of a Florida Wal-Mart Superstore Monday Night. The gator (pictured below) wasn't afraid of shoppers and hung out in front of the moving doors for about a hour. The doors even opened multiple times for the creature but the gator remained outside. 

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    Police were dispatched to the scene and barricaded the area. Shortly after, the gator quietly crawled off into the brush nearby. Shoppers claim they have seen the 6ft gator in the retention pond next to the store before. 

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    904 Happy Hour Website Gets Revamp




    Jacksonvilles favorite entertainment website got a facelift on Thursday, October 17th. Over the past month, lead designer Shawn Jasmin worked late nights to complete the technical & time consuming project. Shawn has a extensive background in webdesign but this website tested his skills. 

      

    The new website still features all of your old favorites like the where to go section where you can browse bars and venues to see their specials. The website will be undergoing updates through the coming weeks to all venues to display the most accurate specials. The new website will focus more on localized articles, info and events to keep everyone in the North Florida region up to date. 

    The original website, founded in 2011 was created by founder Charles Wagoner. After much deliberation and technical consultation, Charles decided it was time to give 904 Happy Hour the "revamp" that would change everything. "The new website integrates everything we could think of that a user would want to know about a specific area or region. The new website also gives restaurants, concert halls and really any business looking to increase their market share and capital the availability to update their own profiles and share...   [Read More]




    Huge Country Superfest Set To Come To Jacksonville




    October 10, 2013 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – The first-ever Florida Country Superfest, featuring the biggest stars in country music, is set for June 14 and 15, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla., officials announced today. Jacksonville’s EverBank Field will play host to two jam-packed days and nights of country music and tailgating fun.

    The complete talent lineup along with ticket information and other details surrounding this mega-event will be released at a press conference scheduled for Nov. 14 in Jacksonville. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 21.   Country music fans interested in signing up for the mailing list and securing tickets before they are available to the general public through a special pre-sale opportunity can register at www.FloridaCountrySuperfest.com.   “The Florida Country Superfest will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Events like this have a great impact on tourism and the local economy. I am thrilled that the community leaders and event producers worked together to make Jacksonville the host for this festival.”

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