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    On Tuesday, June 12, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host electronic pop-punk band Paramore with guest Foster The People as their North American “After the Laughter Summer Tour (TOUR 5)” kicks off in St. Augustine, Florida. Tickets for Paramore with guest Foster The People will go on sale next Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m.

    Following their massively successful “Tour Two” last fall, GRAMMY Award-winning band Paramore today announced their 2018 North American “After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5).” Foster The People will join the summer amphitheater and arena tour kicking off June 12 in St. Augustine, FL at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and make stops across the U.S. and Canada including Toronto, Brooklyn, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles and more. The 26-city trek will wrap on July 24 in Morrison, CO at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

    Registration for Paramore’s fan presale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan will begin today through Sunday, March 11 at 10pm. Presale tickets for registered fans will go on sale beginning Wednesday, March 14 at 9am local time through Thursday, March 15 at 10pm local time, while limited supplies last.

    The tour is in celebration of their acclaimed fifth studi...   [Read More]

    St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum Welcomes Back Captain Carl Fismer

    The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is pleased to welcome back Captain Carl “Fizz” Fismer – world renown maritime historian and treasure hunter for a special presentation in the museum Courtyard. Fizz will be making a special appearance at the Pirate Museum from 12 Noon –until 3 PM on Saturday March 31st.  A longtime friend of the museum, Carl Fismer holds a wealth of knowledge regarding the treasure hunting trade – and tales of his exploits in the industry.

    The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, located at 12 S. Castillo Drive in the heart of the Nation’s Oldest City – has been privileged to have some of the finest artisans and characters illuminate our courtyard; and we are pleased that our first event of the Spring season features one of the great sea voyagers of our time.

      Fismer indeed has a lifelong history of adventure, portions of which have been told in his books Man Overboard: Captain Fizz and the Treasure Bizz, and Uncharted Waters: The Life and Times of Captain Fizz - both of which will be available for signing at the presentation.  Fizz will speak about the Taj Mahal treasure as well as his dive tour experience with the Scubawize Company. The event will include...   [Read More]

    THE PLAYERS Announces Luke Combs For Military Appreciation Day Concert

    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 forces make...   [Read More]

    HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute To The Eagles” Is At The Thrasher-Horne Center Friday

    For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.

    This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.

    HOTEL CALIFORNIA "A Salute to the Eagles" was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, HOTEL CALIFORNIA faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Cou...   [Read More]

    2018 March Madness Is Here

    The Selection Committee has spoken and for the eighth consecutive year there are 68 teams that put together the field for March Madness.

    The single-elimination tournament features 68 teams fighting for the chance to be crowned national champions. Since the tournament began in 1939, UCLA has the most titles with 11. Kentucky follows with eight national titles while North Carolina has six.

    After going 31-2 and winning the ACC regular-season and tournament championships, Virginia enters this year's tournament as No. 1 overall seed.

    The 2018 Final Four is set for San Antonio. Here's the complete schedule for the tournament:


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  • Articles - Sports

    2015 Jacksonville Jaguars Schedule

     2015 Jacksonville Jaguars Schedule   PRESEASON 1 AUG 14 7:30PMEDT          STEELERS 2 AUG 22 7:30PMEDT   AT  GIANTS 3 AUG 28 8:00PMEDT          LIONS 4 SEP 3 7:30PMEDT       AT  REDSKINS REGULAR 1 SEP 13 1:00PMEDT           PANTHERS 2 SEP 20 4:05PMEDT           DOLPHINS 3 SEP 27 1:00PMEDT    AT  PATRIOTS 4 OCT 4 1:00PMEDT      AT  COLTS 5 OCT 11 1:00PMEDT   AT  BUCCANEERS 6 OCT 18 1:00PMEDT         TEXANS 7 OCT 25 09:30AMEDT      BILLS 9 NOV 8 1:00PMEST      AT  JETS 10 NOV 15 1:00PMES   AT  RAVENS 11 NOV 19 8:25PMEST       TITANS 12 NOV 29 1:00PMEST     &nbs...   [Read More]

    2015 Parties At The Players Championship



    Live At The Lot    Wednesday, May 6th from 5:30-10pm @ The Lot

    Come join us this year at LIVE at The Lot, a benefit concert, OPEN to the PUBLIC, held Wednesday, May 6th held at THE PLAYERS Championship tournament, one of the largest and most recognizable professional golf tournaments in the world. This event takes place at the world-famous TPC Sawgrass, home to THE PLAYERS and the headquarters of THE PGA TOUR, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, just outside the tournament gates located in the LOT 11. Enjoy an unforgettable evening with great music, local restaurants, Wine Tasting, and LASER Game area.

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    The After Par Tee    Thursday, May 7th from 5:30-10pm @ The Lot

    The After Partee will be Thursday, May 7, 2014 – the night of the first official day of tournament play at THE PLAYERS Championship – with great food from local restaurants, drinks and a live concert by The Yacht Rock Revue™ and Jacksonville’s own Pierre Kendrick. The best part is, all of the proceeds will be used to send children from underserved communiti...   [Read More]

    Easter Keg Hunt Scavenger Hunt Coming Back To Jacksonville

    One of Jacksonville's Most popular events is back by popular demand on April 4th 2015! The event, limited in size is a intense and grueling scavenger hunt for the Golden Keg. Teams will travel all over Jacksonville Beach on the hunt for Easter Kegs. Easter Kegs are painted kegs that will be hidden around the beach area and are found by teams solving clues. The first team to find all the kegs including the final keg, the Golden Keg; wins the Keg Hunt.

    Winning team will win Beer For A Year * plus additional prizes. 2nd and 3rd place teams also receive runner up prizes. Costumes are encouraged. "Best Team Name" and "Best Dressed Team" also receive prizes. This years hunt will be a on foot and will NOT include bikes, card or any other form of transportation (besides your favorite sneakers). The event this year will be headquartered at a location TBA in Jacksonville Beach. Teams are to consist of a maximum of 5 people.

    Registration will take place from 10:00-11:00 AM. Brunch and Bar will be available so come hungry and thirsty. Scavenger hunt will begin at 11:15 pm. Course will aprox. take 1:30-2:00 hours. Award ceremony and post race festivities are from 1pm-3pm

    For more information and to register...   [Read More]

    Club Renovations Coming To Jaguars Everbank Field

    US Assure, a member of the Jacksonville business community for nearly 40 years and a national leader in commercial insurance programs and services, and the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to make US Assure the official naming partner for the Touchdown Clubs at EverBank Field.

    The premium spaces, located on the east and west sides of the stadium, will be known beginning this season as the US Assure Clubs at EverBank Field.

    The partnership will be for a term of four years, with additional details to be provided tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 17, by Jaguars Owner Shad Khan, Jaguars President Mark Lamping and US Assure Chairman and CEO Ty Petway at the team’s annual state of the franchise address.

    “The US Assure brand is all about assuring success.  While that always means success for our clients and employees, it also means success for our community,” said Petway. “We see perfect alignment for US Assure with the vision Shad and Mark have laid out for the Jaguars organization and their commitment to Jacksonville over the past three years.  By affiliating US Assure with the Jaguars, we become a stronger company and make a commitment to a stronger Jaguars franchise and community.”

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    2015 ROAR Auditions

    The Jacksonville Jaguars today announced details for the 2015 ROAR Cheerleader Auditions presented by Venus.

    Preliminary and semifinal auditions will be held at EverBank Field on Saturday, March 21. Final auditions will be held on Saturday, March 28. Interested candidates must register online to audition by Friday, March 6 and must attend an audi- tion class. Registration information, audition class details and requirements are available at cheerleaders/auditions.html.

    “Auditions are always an exciting time of the year,” said Jaguars Senior Manager of Cheerleading, Promotions and Programs Christy Stechman Zynda. “We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are talented entertainers and will be outstanding ambassadors for our team and city.”

    THE ROAR is an integral part of the Jaguars’ entertainment package during all home games. These NFL cheerleaders cap- tivate fans with high-energy dance routines. Off the playing field, they participate in hundreds of community, corporate and charitable events both nationally and internationally, serving as goodwill ambassadors for the Jaguars and the NFL. 

    AUDITION SCHEDULE Audition Classes: T...   [Read More]

  • Articles - Food

    World Of Beer Opens In Jax Beach

    Jacksonville FL- World of Beer Franchising, Inc. (WOB) opened the franchise’s 72nd tavern with a on Super Bowl Sunday. The restaurant and bar is located in the old Yogaberry in Jacksonville Beach on the corner of 3rd st and 3rd ave north. 

    This location is proud to partner with many local breweries, including: Engine 15 Brewing Co. (Jacksonville Beach); Green Room Brewing (Jacksonville Beach); Intuition Ale Works (Jacksonville); Aardwolf Brewing Company (Jacksonville); Veterans United Craft Brewing (Jacksonville); Bold City Brewery (Jacksonville); and Pinglehead Brewing Company (Orange Park).

    Celebrating the popularity of craft beer and its culture, WOB rotates taps daily so guests will discover something new and unique on every visit. Signature craft spirit cocktails, ciders and wine along with nonalcoholic beverages are also available. WOB pairs its craft brews with the franchise’s signature “Tavern Fare” menu featuring a variety of comfort foods and traditional bar offerings with a contemporary spin, such as Giant Bavarian Pretzels, a Guinness “Brat” Slider and the Chimay Burger.

    The tavern also will offer a new BEERunch on Sundays with craft-inspired breakfast items...   [Read More]

    Chili Cookoff In Jax Beach This February

    On February 7, 2015 the J.L. Wiley Foundation for stroke awareness and healthcare advocacy will be celebrating chili once more with their third annual Chili Cook Off. Come out to the Jacksonville Beach Community Center from 4 to 7 and register your vote for the best chili from local amateurs and professionals. Can Sawgrass Country Club and Mark Duren defend their Chili Master titles?

    The band 'Working for Crazy' will be playing some great music and there will be dancing along with a silent auction and raffle items.

    The J.L. Wiley Foundation was founded in 2010 by the Wiley family after experiencing a stroke in their family, to make people more aware of the risk of stroke and the ways that it can be prevented. Our first goal is better stroke awareness and treatment. We never would have imagined that Joe would have had a stroke. We didn’t know any of the warning signs that in retrospect were present as much as several days before. We have come to realize that while your risk of suffering a stroke increases with your age that it still can strike people of any age.

    Tickets can be purchased online at

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    Food Truck Court Opens In Jacksonville

    Jax has taken the food truck craze to the next level with a new Food Truck Court that is open Monday - Friday for lunch between 11am-2pm. The food truck court is located at 3814 Beach Blvd next to Kuhn Flowers and also has a indoor seating area for you to keep out of the cold during the winter months. Want to sit outside - They also offer outdoor seating. 

    Each day, the court features 3 food trucks, a desert truck and a drink truck. Trucks switch up daily to provide a fresh food selection that's different every time you come. Best part in our opinion is that its a mini food truck rally each day! Stop by soon, grab a bite and support the local economy. 

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    Vernon's Steak House In Ponte Vedra

    If your looking for a elegant and flavorful dining experience, look no further! This months spotlight is Vernon's: the new signature restaurant of the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach.

    The restaurant features fresh Florida seafood, masterfully cut chops, locally-sourced produce and an enviable wine list. The restaurant is named after Vernon Kelly, the real estate developer who helped to craft the renowned TPC Sawgrass course with architects Pete and Alice Dye.

    Enjoy breakfast or dinner and a floor-to-ceiling window view to the resort's signature waterfall and lagoon, or watch the sun go down on TPC Sawgrass. The restaurant was most recently awarded in January 2014 by Open Table as Best Overall Restaurant, Best Ambiance, Best Food, Most Booked, Scenic View and Best Service!

    We visited for breakfast and dinner and here are our ratings of the establishment:

    Overall Rating 4.7 Food 4.5 Ambiance 4.5 Service 4.8 Price  $20-$40 per person

    Vernon's is a destination for foodies as well as families. For reservations or more information, call 1-904-280-3405 or reserve at

    ...   [Read More]

    It's back: Coca-Cola reintroduces Surge soda

    Fans thirsty for a taste of ‘90s nostalgia – or those who are simply craving a citrus-flavored sparkling beverage with a kick – can rejoice in the news that SURGE is back after a 12-year hiatus.

    SURGE, which debuted in 1996 and was taken off the market in the early 2000s, is making a comeback thanks, in part, to a passionate and persistent community of brand loyalists who have been lobbying The Coca-Cola Company to bring back their favorite drink over the last few years. SURGE is Coke’s first discontinued brand to return to the market.

    The SURGE re-launch represents two additional firsts for Coke. The brand, which will be offered in its original formula in 12-packs of 16-oz. cans featuring the same retro design from yesteryear, is part of an innovative distribution deal between Coca-Cola and Amazon. A limited supply of SURGE will be sold exclusively through the online retailer, marking the first time Coke has distributed a product solely through e-commerce.

    “If expectations are met, this may be only the first of a variety of efforts we explore to launch niche products through e-commerce relationships,” said Wendy Clark, president of sparkling and strateg...   [Read More]

  • Articles - Entertainment

    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Live Music + Nightlife

    Dec. 15: A John Waters Christmas Dec. 17: The Elbow Social Dec. 17: Bowzer’s Rock N Roll Holiday Party Dec. 20:Meachum Clarke & True Purpose Present: The Gift    

    Family Fun Dec. 17: Nature Unleashed in Northeast Florida: Our Changing Climate Dec. 17: Jaxsons Night Market Dec. 18: Kidz Bop Live Dec. 19: Riverside Arts Market: HoliDazzle! Dec. 19: Santa Stop and Photo Op    

    Arts + Culture  Dec. 17: FIS/FNF Free Thursdays Evenings At MOCA Dec. 18: Jacksonville Symphony- Handel’s Messiah Dec. 18: Jacksonville Symphony- First Coast Nutcracker Dec. 20: Something Miraculous Dec 20: Riverside Avondale Luminaria      

    Business and Networking Dec. 19: Introduction to 3D Modeling with Blender Dec. 19: See Santa, Watch A Christmas Story and Feed Jacksonville        

    Sports + Fitness Dec. 20: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Atlanta Falcons



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    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Things To Do This Week Downtown  

    Live Music + Nightlife Dec. 10: The Elbow Social Dec. 10: Adamec Bike Night Dec. 12: Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl in Jax Beach Dec. 13: Brian Regan



    Family Fun Dec. 9:   Jacksonville Science Festival Workshop @ MOSH Dec. 11: 24th Annual Community Nutcracker Ballet Dec. 12: Riverside Arts Market Dec. 12: 21st Annual Tuba Christmas    

    Arts + Culture  Dec. 10: Jacksonville Symphony: Holiday Pops Dec. 10: FIS/FNF Free Thursday Evenings @ MOCA Jacksonville Dec. 11: FORCE FEST: Awakens Dec. 11: Jazz Discovery presents Warren Wolf Dec. 12: Night of Asia    

    Business and Networking Dec. 12: MOB Fest          

    Sports + Fitness Dec. 8:   WWE Tribute to the Troops Dec 12: Race For Presents - Run / Walk near the Town Center Dec. 12: Running of the Bulls 5K Dec. 13: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts




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    Holiday Events in Downtown Jacksonville

    Whether you’re an elf or a reindeer – there’s plenty to see and lots to do in #DTJax for the holidays! Need some gifts? You’re covered. Want to see some holiday shows? Look no further. Love christmas trees and fireworks? Of course you do. So get up and get on down, but remember to be nice because…


    ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local

    Hemming Park Holiday Market Nov. 30 – Dec. 11 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

    Enjoy festive holiday decorations and Support local small businesses with a rotation of different vendors each day. The markets and food trucks will run 11:00am – 2:00pm for guest of the park to gather and purchase gifts.

    Vagabond Flea  Dec. 12 | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

    Every second Saturday, join Vagabond Coffee Company in Hemming Park to shop vintage finds and handmade goods from local craftsmen and collectors.

    Riverside Arts Market: Holidazzle Dec. 12 | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Go to the Riverside Arts Market and enjoy all the festivities from lights and decor to photos with Santa and classic holiday movies on stage from...   [Read More]

    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Things To Do This Week Downtown


    Live Music + Nightlife Dec. 2: Art Walk After Dark Dec 3: Toast of the Coast Craft Cocktail & Foodie Event  << Top Pick Dec. 3: The Elbow Social Dec. 3: Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure Dec. 4: A Little Scary Christmas                          Dec. 5: Bud Light Food Truck & Music Festival   << Get Free Tickets                          Dec. 6: The Big Ticket    

    Family Fun Dec. 1-6: How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical! Dec. 4: Celebrate Christmas Dec. 5: Jacksonville Symphony: Pixar in Concert Dec. 5: Holidays in Hemming! Dec. 6: Yappy Hour Christmas PAWty      

    Arts + Culture  Dec. 2: First Wednesday Art Walk - The Spirit of Giving Dec. 3: Jacksonville Symphony: The Music of Star Wars Dec. 3-6: Viva Espana: Art and Antiques Show Dec. 5: Riverside Arts Market Dec. 6: Art Fusion in Hemming Park   ...   [Read More]

    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Things To Do This Week Downtown     Live Music + Nightlife Nov. 26: The Elbow Social Nov. 28: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Nov. 29: Ronnie Millsap: The Farewell Tour Nov. 30: Craig Ferguson: The New Deal Tour       Arts + Culture  Nov. 25: Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight Nov. 27-29: Christmas Made in the South Nov. 28: Riverside Arts Market Nov. 28: Murder Mystery Dinner Show


    Family Fun Nov. 27: Downtown Dazzle: An Illumination Celebration Nov. 27: Christmas on the River Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 27: Jacksonville's Holiday Extravaganza Nov. 28: Jacksonville Light Boat Parade Nov. 29: Hip Hop Nutcracker     Business and Networking Nov. 28: Small Business Saturday    


      Sports + Fitness Nov. 28: Unity Boot Camp Nov. 29: Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. San Diego Chargers     ...   [Read More]

  • Articles - Community

    Places to see 4th of July Fireworks


    Downtown Jax

    Fireworks @ 9:45 p.m. Free parking is available at the Riverside Arts Market. The Jacksonville Fireworks Spectacular will also be broadcasted on Channel 4 from 8-10pm


    Jacksonville Beach

    Fireworks @ 9 p.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Pier.


    World Golf Village

    Sunday, July 3rd Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.


    St. Augustine

    Fireworks over Matanzas Bay @ 9:30 p.m.



    The Orange Park American Pride Fourth of July celebration from 2 to 10 p.m.


    Keystone Beach

    Fireworks start @ 9:30 p.m. Armbands required for entry. Armbands can be purchased for $1 at City Hall, Genesis Fitness, and Mallard’s Dollarama.


    Fernandina Beach

     Old-Fashioned Hometown Fourth of July, downtown Fernandina. Fireworks @ 9 p.m.


    Hilliard Airpark.

    Fireworks start @ 9 p.m.



     Celebration begins @ 5 p.m., Fireworks @ 9 p.m. at Memorial Park.


    Hal Brady Alachua Recreation Complex

    Fireworks start @ 9:30 p.m.

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    Old City Farmers Market In St Augustine

    Come visit the Old City Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and plants directly from the producers. There’s even fresh seafood in season. The Farmers market is always a lot of fun for the whole family with live entertainment and much more. The Old City Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning at the St. Augustine Amphitheater on A1A South in St. Augustine. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Admission is Free.


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    Art Walks In North Florida

    North Beach Art Walk

    North Beaches Artwalk is a free event held the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 pm. Featuring many local visual artist and live performers. Artwalk is held at the Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach Town Centers. With over 55 participating artists, Artwalk is a diverse art destination & shopping experience for the entire family. Local Venues, 29+, set the backdrop for this great monthly destination and community gathering.

    Jax Beach Art Walk Join us on the second Tuesday of every month for the Jax Beach Art Walk!. This family friendly event takes place in front of businesses along 1st St from Beach Blvd north to 5th Ave N. The Jax Beach Art Walk showcases the talent of great local artists and the businesses in the community. Many of the participating businesses will have live music and specials throughout the art walk. Join us from 5:00 – 9:00 PM every second Tuesday for the Jax Beach Art Walk.   Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 10,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with more than 55 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. Art Walk celebrates the ...   [Read More]

    Rebounderz Gets A Refresh

    Your favorite place for family, fun and fitness is reloading. They're adding the newest, hottest and most challenging attractions to make Rebounderz the ultimate activity-based entertainment venue in Jacksonville! New attractions means a whole lot more fun, a better guest experience for the whole family and more bang for your buck

      1. Ninja Warrior Course 


    Come harness your inner ninja on the LARGEST & BEST course in North Florida including a warped wall! Designed for both recreation and professional training, this course will challenge all skill levels and ages from toddlers to pros!    2. Climbing Walls 


    Test your agility and skill on three unique climbing walls. We're taking your experience at Rebounderz of Jacksonville to new heights! ...   [Read More]

    Haunted: The Florida Theatre

    There’s a building Downtown some believe is haunted. In three years’ time, three different ghost-hunting expeditions spent nights there – and one expedition detected something: An apparition of a body sitting in balcony chair.

    That apparition was detected at the Florida Theatre, one of Downtown’s most beautiful historic landmarks. If the walls of the Florida Theatre could talk, there would be some amazing stories to tell. Lucky for us, though, the Florida Theatre staff offers tours to the public. We had the opportunity to do so at a recent First Wednesday Art Walk.

    This tour explores the stage, backstage, the “green room,” dressing rooms, the promenade, the Barnett Room and the balcony. It’s awe-inspiring from start to finish. Here are a few fun facts about the venue that fascinate us most:

    Elvis Presley performed at the Florida Theatre in 1956, one of his first headline concerts appearances on an indoor stage. The performance was the subject of a LIFE Magazine feature, and a local judge sat through the concert to make sure Presley’s dancing was not too suggestive. When the Florida Theatre opened in 1927 as a movie theater, Forsyth Street was known as &...   [Read More]

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