All
Sports
Food
Entertainment
Community
Local News
  • Articles - All

    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]




    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]




    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]




    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]



  • Articles - Sports

    THE PLAYERS Championship Returns May 8-13




    The PLAYERS Championship returns May 8th and annually combines the best field in golf playing The PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. The week schedule of events is listed below.

    Monday, May 7

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Course closed to the public

    Tuesday, May 8: Military Appreciation Day

    · Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Charity of the Day: Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation

    · Military Appreciation Ceremony and Luke Combs Concert on Hole 17 at 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 9

    · Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Charity of the Day: Junior Achievement of North Florida

    Thursday, May 10

    · Entrances open at 6:30 a.m.

    · First round of competition begins at approximately 7:30 a.m. (threesomes off of No. 1 and No.10)

    · Charity of the Day: Wolfson Children’s Hospital

    Friday, May 11

    · Entrances open at 6:30 a.m.

    · Second round of competition begins...   [Read More]




    JAGUARS SELECT SEVEN PLAYERS IN 2018 NFL DRAFT




    The Jacksonville Jaguars selected seven players in the 2018 NFL Draft, which was held in Arlington, Texas from April 26-28. Their 2018 draft class is balanced with three offensive players, three defensive players and a punter. Four of the draftees come from SEC schools, two from the Big Ten and one from the ACC.

    ROUND, OVERALL PICK

     

    NAME

     

    POS.

     

    HT.

     

    WT.

     

    AGE

     

    SCHOOL

     

    Round 1, 29th

     

    Taven Bryan

     

    DL

     

    6-5

     

    291

     

    22

     

    Florida

     

    Round 2, 61st

     

    DJ Chark

     

    WR

     

    6-4

     

    198

     

    21

     

    Louisiana State

     

    Round 3, 93rd

     

    Ronnie Harrison

     

    S[Read More]




    JAGUARS ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL UNIFORM LAUNCH AND DRAFT PARTY FOR APRIL 26th




    The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Uniform Launch and Draft Party presented by PRI Productions on Thursday, April 26 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Daily’s Place.  Online registration begins today, Friday, April 6 atwww.jaguars.com/draftparty18.

    The Jaguars currently hold the 29th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, but fans will have the opportunity to celebrate all evening with the reigning AFC South champions.  Gates open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the uniform launch at 7:15 p.m., featuring the first opportunity for Jaguars fans to see members of the team wearing the Jaguars’ brand-new uniforms. The Draft Party is also the first opportunity for fans to purchase the new-look jerseys.

    The Jaguars will unveil their new uniforms one week prior to the Draft at the team’s annual State of the Franchise presentation on April 19.  The Draft Party will feature on-stage appearances by notable players, giving fans a chance to see the uniforms in action for the first time.

    The Jaguars will also debut a behind-the-scenes documentary “A Return to Tradition: Designing the Jaguars Uniform.” The Jags Cinema production details the making of th...   [Read More]




    Steve Spurrier Hired As Coach In Proposed New Football League




     

    The Orlando Alliance announced Saturday that it has hired Spurrier as its first head coach. Spurrier will coach in the planned Alliance of American Football.

    The inaugural eight-team, 10-game Alliance of American Football season will kick off Feb. 9, 2019 — the week after Super Bowl LIII — as a league that executives describe as “complementary” to the NFL

    The Alliance is the creation of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian and longtime TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol. The league plans to have eight teams and will play a 12-week season Feb. 9, 2019, and will be broadcast on CBS.

    The league will begin announcing the cities, stadiums and coaches of the teams in April, with rosters largely made up of players cut from the NFL. Ebersol said they focused on cities and markets with the highest levels of fan engagement, both professionally and collegiately. There will be no owners, just one single entity.

    The league has a multi-year deal with CBS, which will air the season-opener and championship. Every other week, CBSSN will air one game while the other three will be streamed for free through the league’s app — which will also feature “integrated, in-game fantasy&rdqu...   [Read More]




    Freedom Boat Club Will Open Fourth Northeast Florida Location




    Freedom Boat Club is opening another area location at Beach Marine, 2315 Beach Boulevard, in Jacksonville Beach. Their other locations in the area are Palm Valley Outdoors, near Nocatee at 377 S. Roscoe Blvd, Julington Creek Marina in Jacksonville and Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine as an option to members.

    When you join a fitness club, you don’t expect to see a constant stream of upgraded equipment. When you join a golf club, you don’t expect the course to be improved every year. Those are not realistic expectations. But members of the Freedom Boat Club know through experience that “new and improved” is not a marketing slogan or wishful thinking; it is a REALITY.

    Fifteen Freedom Boat Club boats will be available for members at Beach Marine.

    When you belong to the Freedom Boat Club, you not only leave the worries behind, you also don’t have to fret over aging facilities or deteriorating equipment.

    Freedom Boat Club was founded in Venice, FL. in 1987. It has more than 145 locations and 16,000 members. In Jacksonville, the fleet has grown from four to 80 boats in six years.

    The newest location is scheduled to open on April 12.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Kazu Sushi Burrito Is Expanding In The Area




    Next week, Kazu Sushi Burrito will be opening a 1800-square-foot location in St. Augustine at 1000 South Ponce de Leon Boulevard. In early March, they will open a Jacksonville Beach location at 693 3rd St. North.

    Kazu already has 3 locations in the area. One is in downtown Jacksonville at 117 W. Adams Street with another at 6025 Butler Point Road in addition to the original Kazu Japanese Restaurant at 9965 San Jose Blvd.

    David Chen and his brother, Jason, come from a family of restaurateurs and run the Kazu restaurants together. Kazu will carry products like bluefin tuna, oysters, clams and shellfish regularly for their customers.

    Kazu Sushi Burrito is a fast casual restaurant offering a unique concept on sushi. They balance Hawaiian flavors with Japanese techniques and use the freshest ingredients to create flavorful poke burritos, bowls and salads. Their dishes are perfect for the health-conscious crowd on the go looking for good, clean eating with a twist. 

    ...   [Read More]




    European Street Cafe Reopens After Hurricane Irma Damage Repairs




    The European Street Café in San Marco that was damaged by Hurricane Irma floodwaters in September has undergone extensive restoration and is now reopened.

    The restaurant building was left standing in two feet of water. Most of the walls, counters, appliances, parts of the ceiling, and décor has been replaced. Renovations at the European Street Cafe at 1704 San Marco Blvd. cost about $650,000.

     The renovations, which took almost five months, left the cafe layout about the same but with a face-lifted decor in purple and yellow. Larger tables have been installed as well as new windows, ceilings, light fixtures, kitchen equipment and televisions.

    European Street Cafe, encompasses four restaurants throughout Jacksonville. The Riverside location opened in August 1992, San Marco in August 1996, Beach Blvd. in March 1999 and Jacksonville Beach in 2005.

    Many things have changed at European Street Cafe over the decades. The menu has expanded to include more than 100+ items—sandwiches, soup, salads and appetizers—with a variety of vegetarian and vegan options.

     

    ...   [Read More]




    The Homestead Is Coming Back To Jacksonville Beach




    There have been a few attempts to bring the popular restaurant back to Jax Beach the last couple years but this time, we think there is some real progress and renovations to an existing restaurant have begun.

    Heres a note from the new management posted on Facebook:

    "Hello Homestead family :

    I am excited to announce that after some unanticipated delays, we will be opening the beloved Homestead Restaurant to a fabulous (new) location in Jacksonville Beach!

    The old Tomo’s Japanese Restaurant location at Penman Plaza will become our cozy, new home. For those of you who may not be locally familiar with Tomo’s, we will be centrally located in Jax Beach at Penman Plaza.

    We hope you are as excited as the Homestead team is and look forward to serving you up the old Homestead favorites as well making memories with friends in the Copper Top Pub !

    Scheduled opening is set for early 2018 – stay tuned for future details.

    Sincerely,  The Homestead"

    The Original Homestead Restaurant (Now Taco Lu):

    ...   [Read More]




    Crane Ramen Is Opening In Five Points Later This Month




    Crane Ramen will be opening a location in Five Points at 1029 Park Street. They will be located between 8th Day Tattoo and Jane Doe Boutique. They are expected to open by the end of February and are planning on having a cocktail bar at the location.

    They have another location in Gainesville which opened four years ago. Crane Ramen was Gainesville’s first craft ramen restaurant, serving scratch-made broths topped with the finest ingredients. Their dishes are also great for sharing and pair well with their signature cocktails, craft beer, or premium sake. All of their broths are made in house and take over 24 hours of slow simmering to create the rich and delicate flavors.

    Their menu will include several varieties of ramen, including market veggie miso, pork-bone broth ramen, spicy pulled pork paitan ramen and a cold ramen tossed with vegetables in a ginger dressing. Other choices include pan-fried pork dumplings, pork belly steamed buns and wok-fried chicken thighs.

    Crane Ramen will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the bar open with a limited menu until 2 a.m.

    ...   [Read More]




    Bistro Aix Will Reopen On February 8th In San Marco




    The Bistro Aix restaurant will reopen to the public on Feb. 8. The restaurant at 1440 San Marco Blvd. sustained heavy damage due to Hurricane Irma and has been closed since early September.

    Hurricane Irma caused widespread flooding in San Marco, Riverside/Avondale and other communities along the St. Johns River. Bistro Aix had over 3 feet of water in it for over 12 hours.

    The restaurant is updating the interior and will now have a lighter color palette in the floors, curtains and subway tile in the open kitchen. The 45-seat private dining room, which previously featured dark reds and black, will now be a white room with dark oak furniture.

    The marketplace counter in Bistro Aix has also been replaced with a ten-seat farm table. Outdoor patio tables and couches are available on a first-come, first-serve basis

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Lynyrd Skynyrd's Farewell Tour Concludes at Jaguars Stadium




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The southern rockers of Jacksonville's own Lynyrd Skynyrd will come home to play their final concert in September. The band's Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke took the stage at the Jaguars' annual State of the Franchise presentation, saying they were both born and raised in Jacksonville and would be proud to play their final concert in their home town.

    The final stop on that tour will now be Sept. 2 at what will then be TIAA Bank Field, the Jaguars announced. Walking outside the stadium after the big announcement, Van Zant and Medlocke enjoyed a special moment when they saw their concert flyer posted on the jumbo stadium South End Zone scoreboard.

    "It can’t get any better than that for it to be able to culminate here with a celebration like that; it’s going to be great," Medlocke said.

    The concert, which will be the first at the stadium since 2015, will also feature Kid Rock and Jason Aldean, along with other "special guests" to be announced later. Van Zant said the acts will all be a mix of country and rock, because "that's what Lynyrd Skynyrd is all about."

    In addition to performances, the all-day, ...   [Read More]




    SeaWorld's Latest Attraction Ray Rush Will Open At Aquatica This Weekend




     

    A brand-new family raft slide is splashing into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark on May 12, 2018.

    SeaWorld announced Monday that Ray Rush, a 60-foot-tall manta ray-themed water slide, will open at Aquatica this weekend. 

    The new raft ride will be the first to combine enclosed tube sections, a giant sphere and a drop into an open-air halfpipe, says SeaWorld. The family-friendly ride can hold up to four people who are at least 42 inches tall on a single raft. 

    The neighboring Walhalla Wave was closed during the ride's construction, but reopened last weekend, says the company.

    Triple your fun with the three-in-one thrills of Ray Rush, new at Aquatica Orlando. Ray Rush is the fully-loaded water adventure with three ways to slide, splash and soar like never before. First, water jets launch your raft from zero to awesome in just seconds. Your adventure takes a twisting turn as you spin inside a colossal water sphere. Finally, dive into the giant manta wings, swooping up and down a different path each time. Fill your raft with family and friends for three times the thrills on the exciting Ray Rush at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s waterpark.

     

    ...   [Read More]




    2018 Best New Country Artist Luke Combs Plays Military Appreciation Day Tuesday




    Continuing a PGA TOUR tradition of honoring men and women in uniform, THE PLAYERS Championship today unveiled a full slate of military appreciation activities and programs for the 2018 event, including a special performance by 2017 breakout artist Luke Combs on Tuesday, May 8, during Military Appreciation Day. New this year, the Military Appreciation Day Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Concert will kick-off at 6 p.m. on the 17th hole when the tournament returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 8-13. 

    Combs joins an impressive list of country music stars who have performed on Military Appreciation Day including Tim McGraw (2010), Darius Rucker (2011), Luke Bryan (2012), Dierks Bentley (2013), Jake Owen (2014), Big & Rich (2015), Toby Keith (2016) and Sam Hunt (2017).

    The Military Appreciation Day Ceremony and Concert is free to any Tuesday ticket holder; a Tuesday Stadium Pass starts at just $25. Parking is also free on Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week.

    “Performing at THE PLAYERS, on the 17th hole, is one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences,” said Combs. “The fact that my performance is part of a ceremony that honors our men and women in the armed f...   [Read More]




    LITTLE BIG TOWN AND THEIR “THE BREAKERS TOUR” IS MAY 4TH




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents Grammy award-winning County music vocal group Little Big Town and their “The Breakers Tour” featuring Kacey Musgraves and Midland live in concert on Friday, May 4, 2018. Tickets for Little Big Town with special guests Kacey Musgraves and Midland will go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m.

    After launching a historic sold-out year-long residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, Grammy Awardwinning vocal group Little Big Town announced they will bring their critically-acclaimed harmonies to arenas and amphitheaters nationwide starting Spring 2018 with “The Breakers Tour.” The highly-anticipated multi-city run begins February 8 in Oklahoma City and will visit 26 markets, including St. Augustine, Florida’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 4.

    Little Big Town’s landmark year to date includes the release of their chart-topping album The Breaker (released February 24, 2017) which debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard 200 All Genre chart-as well as the group’s fifth ACM Award win as Vocal Group of the Year. Additionally, the Multi-Platinum selling Country group was recently inducted into th...   [Read More]




    Rockville, Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience Set For April 27 – 29 At Metropolitan Park




    The lineup of festival experiences has been announced for the eighth annual Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL.

    Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience grows to three days in 2018 with Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Idol, Godsmack, Stone Sour, and Five Finger Death Punch leading an incredible talent lineup not seen at any other U.S. rock festival.

    Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville tickets, VIP packages, as well as hotel and camping options are selling fast, but limited quantities still remain on sale now at www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.

    In addition to performances from top music artists, attendees at this year’s Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences, as well as sponsor activations.

    Grub Zone: Food and beverage options will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Patrons can enjoy some of Jacksonville’s local favorite restaurants, cuisine, and food trucks such as: Mojo’s BBQ, Pele’s Wood Fired Pizza, Indochine Thai Cuisine,...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Beaches Freedom Festival Returns




    This summer, get ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival. The Beaches Freedom Fest returns to the Seawalk Pavillion on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Last year’s festival was a great success thanks to the huge crowd who attended and who also helped benefit local veteran organizations such as Project Hero, 6 Guard, One Team One Fight 4 PTSD, Valhalla Project and Warfighters In Arms. 904 Happy Hour along with Jacksonville Beach is bringing this exciting event back to the beach so everyone can have a good time, enjoying the music and amazing food.....all for a worthy cause!

    The festival will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, and a Beer Garden are highlights of the festival. There will also be a beach clean up before the festival. The hot dog contest is returning to the festival with a men and women’s division.

    This year’s music line up will include the return of Sidereal, The Supervillains, The Band Be Easy, Ramona, Zander, Lane Pittman, and more. This year we will be selecting one additional band to perform on the main stage.

    For more information on getting tickets you can visit this website. http://www.beachesfreedomfest.com

     

    We hope to see you at Jackso...   [Read More]




    Concert On The Green 2018




    The Concert on the Green is the largest event of its kind in Clay County. The annual event is located on the grounds of St. Johns Country Day School in Orange Park, FL.

    Concert on the Green was established in 1986 with the goal of supporting the arts within Clay County. The first concert was performed the following year in 1987 and has since established a commitment to artistic and educational excellence for community members. Each year has marked an important milestone in our history giving scholarships to deserving students in the areas of art and music. It has been further developed during over the years to become the grand event that it is today.

    LeAnn Hilliard, OPHS student of Mrs. Carrie Keene and winner of the Concert on the Green poster art competition. Her artwork, her fellow contest finalists’ art, plus the artwork of 30 additional students is currently on display at Thrasher-Horne Center. Do not miss this!!! Gallery is open M-Th 10 am to 3pm!!!!

    Concert on the Green’s principal purpose is to provide music and visual art scholarship opportunities to Clay County students by organizing a festival event for Clay County families and visitors which combines a live symphony orchestra with a natural, beautiful outdoo...   [Read More]




    Studio 54 JAX, A Nightclub and Benefit Concert For The Nonprofit Florida Theatre




    For ONE NIGHT ONLY, experience Studio 54 JAX, A Nightclub and Benefit Concert for the nonprofit Florida Theatre.

    Join us for an exclusive night celebrating the glamour of the infamous private parties at the Studio 54 nightclub in New York City. In a transformed Florida Theatre, enjoy a table for four with enjoy endless cocktails and a plated dinner. Or, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and endless cocktails in the mezzanine, with swanky balcony seating for a benefit concert featuring guest artists performing the music of Elton John, Donna Summer and Barry Manilow. To complete the evening, dance on the historic Florida Theatre stage, which with live dance music by the Boogie Freaks, becomes the iconic discotheque, Studio 54.

    Table seating Begins at six o’clock in the evening for cocktails, followed by dinner.

    Individual tickets Enter at seven o’clock for heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a private disco.

    A benefit concert featuring surprise guests performing the music of Elton John, Donna Summer and Barry Manilow begins at eight o’clock.

    Dance floor opens at nine o’clock.

    When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Where: At the Historic Fl...   [Read More]




    WORLD FAMOUS BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES AT ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY




    The Budweiser Clydesdales made their first-ever appearance on April 7, 1933. A gift from August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch to their father in celebration of the repeal of Prohibition, the presentation of the original two six-horse hitches of champion Clydesdales moved father, sons and drivers to tears. The phrase “crying in your beer” was officially coined shortly thereafter.

    More than 300 years ago, this imposing breed was first developed for farm work in the region of Clydesdale, Scotland. They are most easily recognized for their substantial feather — the long hairs of the lower leg that cover the hooves. Despite a dressy appearance, they are capable of pulling a 1-ton load at 5 MPH.

    No strangers to television broadcasts and parades, the Budweiser Clydesdales have figured prominently in two Presidential inaugurations. They appeared in Missouri native Harry Truman’s inaugural parade in 1949, and then again for Bill Clinton’s in 1993.

    In 1950, the Budweiser Clydesdales received their very own mascot: the Dalmatian. Traditionally used to guide horse-drawn fire carts, this spotted dog serves as friend and companion to the team, sitting aside the driver.

     

    <...   [Read More]




    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]



  • Articles - Local News

    New Indoor Skydiving Facility May Be Opening In Jacksonville




    iFLY, a company who operates indoor skydiving facilities, is looking at the possibility of opening one of them in our area near the Town Center off I-295.

    iFLY is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving. They make the dream of flight a reality by giving their customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment.

    iFLY started in 1998 as SkyVenture, LLC. Once they had developed the technology to create a stable, wall-to-wall cushion of air in a flight chamber, they knew they could offer an incredibly realistic and safe indoor skydiving experience. They opened their first indoor skydiving facility in 1999. Between 1999 and 2005, they opened three more facilities. In 2005, they rebranded themselves iFLY, maintaining SkyVenture as their design and manufacturing company.

    They welcome flyers from 3 to 103. If you have reasonable health and fitness you can fly. iFly will do everything they can to help you fly because their goal is to deliver the dream of flight to everyone

    Today, iFLY has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, and the list continues to grow.

     

     

    ...   [Read More]




    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!

    (function(t,e,n,o){var s,c,i;t.SMCX=t.SMCX||[],e.getElementById(o)||(s=e.getElementsByTagName(n),c=s[s.length-1],i=e.createElement(n),i.type="text/javascript",i.async=!0,i.id=o,i.src=["https:"===location.protocol?"https://":"http://","widget.surveymonkey.com/collect/website/js/VB06kiFlnZShK2INq4FZYNyP_2BbSqNxdi0AEW0iVVWowZPkZULFM3If8dw8g9VzH6.js"].join(""),c.parentNode.insertBefore(i,c))})(window,document,"script","smcx-sdk"); Create your own user feedback survey ...   [Read More]




    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. 

    Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com

    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. 

      Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com   Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com   ...   [Read More]




    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]



  • About Us

    904 Happy Hour is North Florida's premier entertainment resource. Explore local events, concerts, new restaurants, sports and more with our website, weekly newsletter and social media outlets. For advertising, creative services, printing or to receive a media kit, please contact us.

  • @904HappyHour on Instagram

  • @904HappyHour on Twitter