All
Sports
Food
Entertainment
Community
Local News
  • Articles - All

    The Mini Bar Donuts + Coffee Is Opening This Saturday




    The Mini Bar Donuts + Coffee is opening at 1300 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach at 9am this Saturday. The Mini Bar will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 13 and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Jacksonville natives Brooke Sams and her husband, Chase, are the owners of the store. They will also offer coffee by Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and beer by local breweries such as Jacksonville Beach-based Southern Swells Brewing Co.

    “The donuts are all made to order, so if you come you’ll always get a hot donut,” Sams said. “There will be a set menu you can pick from but you can also come in and build your own donut with any number of crazy toppings.”

    The Mini Bar will have 16 donut flavors, including s’mores, peanut butter cup, cookies n’ crème, jelly, birthday cake and a variety of glazes such as vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter and maple. A gluten-free donut also will be available. Their donuts are about a third of the size of a regular donut. This means you get to try more flavors each visit.

    The 2,800-square-foot space will have 30 inside seats plus lounge seats and a 1,700-square-foot outdoor courtyard. Sams said she anticipates having a staff of 15. The s...   [Read More]




    NFL’S FINAL EIGHT TAKE CENTER STAGE IN DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS




    And then there were eight. The NFL heads into the Divisional Playoffs with a slate of four key games on tap. 

    On Saturday, January 13, the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3), who won the NFC East and secured the No. 1 seed in the NFC, will host the Atlanta Falcons (11-6) at Lincoln Financial Field to kick off the weekend (NBC, 4:35 PM ET). That night in primetime (CBS, 8:15 PM ET), the New England Patriots (13-3), who won the AFC East and own the No. 1 seed in the AFC, will host the Tennessee Titans (10-7) at Gillette Stadium.

    On Sunday, January 14, the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3), the AFC North champions, will welcome the AFC South-champion Jacksonville Jaguars (11-6) to Heinz Field (CBS, 1:05 PM ET) and the Minnesota Vikings (13-3), who won the NFC North, will host the New Orleans Saints (12-5) at U.S. Bank Stadium (FOX, 4:40 PM ET), the home of Super Bowl LII.

    Saturday, January 13

    NFC     Atlanta at Philadelphia 4:35 PM ET                                          

    AFC     ...   [Read More]




    Teal Beer and Food Will Be Served At Sunday’s Jaguars vs Bills Game




    Jacksonville Jaguars fans will get to enjoy teal beer at Everbank Field for Sunday’s home playoff game thanks to the Jacksonville Anheuser Busch Brewery!

    The beer will be sold throughout the stadium on Sunday while supplies last. In addition to the teal beer, Delaware North, the official food provider for the Jaguars, will be creating additional teal fare to support the Jaguars first home playoff game since the 1999-2000 NFL season.

    Here’s what fans can expect:

    ...   [Read More]




    City of Jacksonville to Host "Bills Bustin' Bash" This Friday




    Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and the City of Jacksonville will host the “Bills Bustin’ Bash” this Friday, January 5 at 5 p.m. at Daily’s Place to help demonstrate fan support and excitement for the jaguars playoff game. The Jaguars are AFC South Division champions and will host an AFC Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday, January 7 at EverBank Field.

    The stadium gates will open at 4 p.m. and the festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. Fans can expect remarks by Mayor Curry and Jaguars Owner Shad Khan as well as performances by THE ROAR of the Jaguars and the D-Line.  Jaguars alumni from their 1999 playoff team will be in attendance to sign autographs beginning at 4:15 p.m.

    Mayor Curry stated "We are incredibly proud of our Jaguars and their tremendous success this season," "This rally is a fun opportunity for fans to rally together to showcase our pride, love and support for our home team. Go Jags! Let's Bust the Bills!" 

    The fans can register in advance to attend the rally at www.jaguars.com/mayorsbash

    ...   [Read More]




    THE ALLIGATOR FARM IN ST. AUGUSTINE CELEBRATES ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY




    The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park this year celebrates its 125th Anniversary. The beloved Northeast Florida destination will mark its century-and-a-quarter birthday with a wide range of celebrations and special events, most notably the opening of a brand-new attraction, Oasis on the Nile.

    A History of Crowd-Pleasing and Conservation

    The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park was founded in 1893 as a small exhibition of Florida reptiles, and it soon became a quintessential Florida attraction. In 1937 it was purchased by W.I. Drysdale and F. Charles Usina, who began acquiring additional animals from other alligator farms, zoos, and museums, and by the 1950s, The Alligator Farm had become world famous. In the 1970s, scientists from the University of Florida began research on the premises, and exhibits were improved, with additions including the theater, outdoor amphitheater, and the stunning rookery boardwalk.

    Since 1989, The American Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has extended accreditation to The Alligator Farm, elevating the institution to a select list of zoos, aquariums, and other zoological facilities throughout the nation recognized for the quality and care of their collections.

    A ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    THE PLAYERS Championship launches 2014 Birdies for Charity program




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – THE PLAYERS Championship is pleased to announce that its Birdies for Charity program will return for the 2014 tournament, running from January 6 – May 7. The program gives local non-profit organizations the chance to fundraise while fans have the chance to win a prize by guessing the number of birdies that will be made during THE PLAYERS 2014. THE PLAYERS returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 6-11.

       Any Northeast Florida charitable organization, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3), is eligible to participate in Birdies for Charity. Charities encourage individuals to make a donation (minimum $20) to their organization via the Birdies for Charity program and each donation is accompanied by a birdies guess for a chance to win $5,000, sponsored by TPC Sawgrass. There will be one winner. In the event of a tie, the individual who provides the correct answers to tie-breaker question(s) will be awarded the grand prize. In 2013, there were 1,603 birdies made during the tournament with 44 balls in the water at No. 17. Participating charities also have the opportunity to raise bonus dollars from a $250,000 bonus pool based on their performance during the program. For official rules, see www.birdiesf...   [Read More]




    Muschamp Hires Roper as Gators' New Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach




    GAINESVILLE, Fla. Via Gator Zone - Kurt Roper was one of five finalists this season for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top assistant coach.

    Gators coach Will Muschamp and Florida fans would like nothing more than for Roper to repeat as a finalist in 2014.

    Muschamp made it official Thursday morning, announcing he has hired Roper as the Gators' new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

    "I'm excited to have Coach Roper join our staff," Muschamp said. "He has a diverse, up-tempo background on offense and does a good job of adapting to what the players do best. The most important thing though is he has always remained balanced.

    "He has had success calling plays in the SEC and has tutored three NFL quarterbacks. He has had players produce at every offensive position and he is one of the most well-respected coaches in the country."

    Roper has spent the last six years as offensive coordinator at Duke under Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe, a longtime mentor. Roper has worked with Cutcliffe every season but one since 1996 when he joined Tennessee's staff as a graduate assistant and Cutcliffe was the Vols' offensive coordinator.

    R...   [Read More]




    ESPN Acquires Rights to Arena Football Starting in 2014




    CHICAGO – ESPN and the Arena Football League (AFL) have agreed to a multi-year agreement beginning in 2014. The new deal grants ESPN rights to more than 10 regular season and postseason games on its television networks per year, including ArenaBowl and one conference championship game, as well as 75 or more games annually on ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network. ESPN’s video player will also be available on the AFL website, ArenaFootball.com.

    The relationship between the AFL and ESPN began more than two decades ago when ESPN televised the very first ArenaBowl live in 1987. Since then, ESPN televised a combination of AFL regular season and playoff games for five years (1995-99), AFL playoff games from 2000-02 and both regular season and playoff games from 2007-08.

    Additionally, ABC presented the ArenaBowl for five years from 1998-2002. “ESPN has a long history of working with the Arena Football League and this new agreement is a great opportunity to showcase the AFL as part of our year-round commitment to football,” said Matthew Volk, ESPN director, programming and acquisitions.

    "The AFL's return to ESPN is the latest example of the strides our sport has made in recent years,&qu...   [Read More]




    Mark Brunell to be inducted into Pride of the Jaguars This Sunday




     

    Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars will host their annual Alumni Weekend when they play the Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. Sunday at EverBank Field. More than 40 former Jaguars players are expected to be on hand, to be introduced on the field before the game and to help honor former quarterback Mark Brunell at halftime when he is inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars.

    “Mark Brunell is a big part of the Jaguars family and the Jacksonville community,” Jaguars Owner Shad Khan said, “and it gives me great pride to join our fans in recognizing Mark and honoring him for his contributions to Jaguars history. And we’re looking forward to welcoming back many of the players who wore the Jaguars uniform in the past. These men helped build this franchise and they helped create a lot of great memories for our fans, so it’ll be a good day of recognizing them as well as honoring Mark.”

    PHOTO COURTESY: RICK WILSON  

    Brunell will join former offensive tackle Tony Boselli (2006), former owners Wayne and Delores Weaver (2011) and running back Fred Taylor (2012) as the fifth member of the Pride of the Jaguars.

    In addition to Brunell, the players expected to make an appearance Sunday include Br...   [Read More]




    Festival of Lights 5k and 1 M Family Fun Run This Saturday in San Marco Square




    JACKSONVILLE, FLA.  It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 18th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event is sponsored by Daily Billboards and will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 7, 2013.

    Thousands of participants will run or walk a beautiful San Marco race route lined with over 3,000 luminaries. This family oriented event allows entire families to participate in a healthy holiday activity, while having fun with the event’s signature jingle bells on their feet.

    Once completed, participants and families can take part in all of the additional festivities, including a Kids Zone with bounce houses, arts and crafts, music, a visit from Santa Claus and much more! In addition to the 5K and Family Fun Run, the San Marco Merchant’s Association will also be hosting their “Holiday Magic” event featuring Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Children's Bounce Games, Jugglers, Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers and a Christmas Tree Lighting. Firehouse Subs has generously donated food for all the runners and Walmart and Sam’s Club will provide water for all participants.

    The e...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

  • Articles - Entertainment

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats Prforming in St Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 27, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes the return of The Golden Dragon Acrobats for two very special performances on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, 2015. This year, The Golden Dragon Acrobats present a brand-new cirque spectacular entitled “Cirque Ziva”. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m.

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva is the newest show from producer Danny Chang (Artistic Director of the Golden Dragon Acrobats). Cirque Ziva is a fast-paced, technically innovative and beautifully presented new show featuring a large cast of performers, award-winning acrobatics, spectacular costumes and set designs, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques. Cirque Ziva illustrates the best of Danny Chang’s brand of artistic merit, high production value and solid commitment to cultural exchange.

     

    Continuing over 30 years of US touring performing a centuries-old Chinese art form, The Golden Dragon Acrobats remain the only Chinese acrobatic company touring year-round in the United States and present over 200 performances annually. In 2005, their Broadway debut and seven-week run at the New Victory T...   [Read More]




    Indie Folk Artist Mason Jennings Coming To Ponte Vedra




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 26, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that indie folk singer- songwriter Mason Jennings will perform on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Tickets for Mason Jennings will go on sale to the public this Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m.

    Before setting to work on his 10th studio album, Minnesota-based musician Mason Jennings was looking for a new approach to writing. At the advice of a friend, the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist holed up in the back room of his wood-nestled cabin studio with just a guitar, electric piano, bookshelf, notebook, tape recorder, and one 90-minute cassette and then wrote all winter long. Emerging with the notebook and tape full of about 30 new songs, Jennings decided to skip his standard approach of self-recording and called on producer Bo Ramsey (Greg Brown, The Pines, Iris DeMent), as well as a wish-list-plucked lineup of guest musicians that includes DeMent and Neil Young drummer Chad Cromwell. The result of those “dream collaborations” and his own hard-won inspiration is the latest album Always Been, Jennings’s most radiant and refined effort of his career. Recorded at Minneapolis studio The Terrarium, Always Been builds on the rugged, acoustic-guitar...   [Read More]




    Robert Cray Band Coming to Ponte Vedra




    Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (January 27, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly presents iconic blues guitarist and five-time GRAMMY award-winning act The Robert Cray Band with guest Shemekia Copeland on Monday, April 27, 2015. Tickets for The Robert Cray Band with Shemekia Copeland will go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10am.

    With 5 GRAMMY Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation. Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986.

    Since then, Cray has gone on to record sixteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011 at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. And while he can look back ove...   [Read More]




    Third Day Coming To St Augustine




    St. Augustine, FL (January 26, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes GRAMMY, AMA and GMA Dove Award winning Christian music group Third Day with guest Brandon Heath on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m.

    Celebrating a powerful and uplifting 20+ years since the original independent release of the band’s GOLD selling self- titled debut album, Third Day - which Billboard has called “one of the best rock bands, period” - forges new but familiar ground on its upcoming 12th studio album, Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship, which is scheduled for release on March 3. “Soul On Fire”, the debut single from the new album, became the “Most Added” at Christian Radio with 47 stations broadcasting the single. Looking beyond the extraordinary stats and accolades including 30 #1 singles, more than 8.5 million albums sold, 24 GMA Dove Awards, four GRAMMYs, an American Music Award and being honored as a Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, the band is focusing on the spirit of worship and a pure consistency that has driven all of its recordings and live performances, and has always inspired its loyal fans to draw closer to God. Mac Powell (lead vocal...   [Read More]




    Glen Hansard Concert




    Best known for his music for Once, the musical and the movie, songwriter Glen Hansard will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

    Hansard is also the principal songwriter and vocalist for the Irish group, The Frames, who have become one of the most influential bands in Ireland. Hansard’s role as the band’s front man along with his ability to write real-life songs has earned him an excellent reputation in the music industry.

    Once, The Musical won eight Tony Awards, including the top prize for music. The musical is based on the movie, Once, which featured original songs by Hansard. One of these songs, “Falling Slowly,” won an Academy Award in 2007 for both Hansard and for his partner on the song, Czech singer Marketa Irglova. Together, the duo perform under the name Swell Season, and released an album in 2009. Hansard recently released his first solo album, Rhythm & Repose, to critical acclaim.

    Hansard’s 2015 winter tour features intimate stopovers, including the performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. He will be joined on this tour with the Rhythm & Repose wrecking crew, consisting of bass player Brad Albetta, keyboardist T...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    EVENTS THIS WEEKEND NOVEMBER 14TH - 16TH




    Looking for something to do this weekend around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below. The fair is also in town all week til Sunday, November 16th at the Fair grounds! 

    Friday

    Friday, November 14: O.A.R. with special guest Andy Grammer live at the St. Augustine Ampitheatre - Gates open at 5:30 pm, Show at 7:00 pm.

    Friday, November 14: Dirty Heads W/ Rome & Makua Rothman live at Mavericks at the Landing – Show at 6pm.

    Friday, November 14: Bow Ties with Staches' & Little Black Dresses - Benefiting Prostate Cancer Awareness @ Suite – 10:00pm – 2:00 am

    Friday, November 14: Jacksonville Fair – Gates open 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Entertainment Stage: RaeLynn at 8:00 pm. Seniors - 65 and Older - Enter Free

    Friday, November 14: Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson Live at the PV Concert Hall – Doors open at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm.

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 15: Justin Townes Earle with Cory Branan live at the Colonial Quarter Saint Augustine - gates open at 7:00 pm, Show at 8:00 pm.

    Saturday, November 15: San Marco Art Festival @ The Square – 10:00 am – 5 pm

    ...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend November 7th - 9th




    Looking for something to do this weekend around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below. The fair is also in town all week til Sunday, November 16th at the Fair grounds! 

    Friday

    Friday, November 7: The Black Lillies with Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line are performing @ the Colonial Quarter Saint Augustine – Gates open at 6:30

    Friday, November 7: 50 Shades of Men- The Ultimate Ladies Night Out - Male Revue @ Suite – Starts at 8:00pm

    Friday, November 7: Jacob Powell will be performing @ Mavericks - Doors Open at 6pm & $10 AUCD Draft from 6-10pm

    Friday, November 7: Bad Ass Men's Whiskey Night @ 927 Events  - 7:30pm

    ​Friday, November 7: Lindsay Ell will be performing at the Jacksonville Fair 

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 8: Grammy nominated composer & technologist - BT - returns to Jacksonville to preform @ Eclipse – Doors open at 9pm

    Saturday, November 8: Heart is performing @ the St. Augustine Ampitheatre – Gates open at 6:30pm

    Saturday, November 8: 2014 Jacksonville Walk Now for Autism Speaks @ The Jacksonville Landing - 8:30am - 12:30pm

    Saturday, November 8: DSAJ...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend October 31th - November 2nd




    Looking for something to do October 16th - 19th around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below.

    Weekly photo feature by: @chabooms

    Friday

    Friday, October 31: The Coors Light Anything Goes 2014 Tailgate Featuring Florida Georgia Line – 2pm. - 11:30pm @ The Shipyards Downtown​

    Friday, October 31: CarnEvil 2014 Halloween Party w/ $1,000 Halloween Costume Contest – 9pm @ Suite

    Friday, October 31: Halloween Party - 8:30am-2pm @ CoRK Arts District

    Friday, October 31: Somer Thompson Foundation Benefit Concert – 6:30pm @ River City Brewing Company

    Friday, October 31:  Trick or Treat on the Street - 11:30am - 1:30pm in Downtown Jacksonville

    Friday, October 31:  NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour – Doors @ 7pm; Show @ 8pm @ The PV Concert Hall

    Friday, October 31: Halloween $1K Costume Contest & Fl Ga Pep Rally – 6pm @ Mavericks

    Friday, October 31: Georgia/Florida Celebration – all day @ The Jacksonville landing

    Friday, October 31: 15th annual "Show Your True Colors" Campground Decorating Contest – 4pm @ RV City

    Friday, October 31...   [Read More]




    October 24-26 Events In The 904




    Looking for something to do this weekend around Jacksonville? Theres allot happening from a Air Show to an Oktoberfest at Jax Beach + many more other fun events. Plan your weekend out below with our top picks for the weekend:

    Saturday & Sunday Top Picks: 

    Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26: The Beaches Oktoberfest is happening at the Sea Walk Pavilion. Festival is free and open to the public. Times are noon-10 pm daily. For more info, visit www.beachesoktoberfest.com

    Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26: The 2014 NAS Jax Airshow is happening at NAS Jax All Weekend. Admission is free and open to the public. For more info, visit: www.nasjaxairshow.com/

    Friday Events

    Friday, October 24: Best Buddies Jacksonville: Bet On Friendships @ The Sawgrass Marriott – 7-11pm. Form more info: www.BestBuddiesFlorida.org/JAXBOF

    ​Friday, October 24: Zombiefest @Rebounderz 7-11pm $20 ticket lets you enjoy a haunted house, one round of laser tag against live zombies and one game of zombie archery shootout

    Friday, October 24: Anjelah Johnson Live at the Florida Theatre – Show starts at 8pm

    Friday, October 24: Movies In The Park & Food Truck Festival at Fruit Co...   [Read More]




    Events This Weekend October 17th - 19th




    Looking for something to do October 16th - 19th around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below.

    Weekly photo feature by local artist @ogreking

     

    Thursday Oct 16th: I Love  NY DJ Series Part 1 featuring  DJ Sinatra @ Suite

    Thursday Oct 16th: Social for a Cause @ Mellow Mushroom in Avondale 6-9pm this event will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Movember Foundation 

    Thursday Oct 16th: North Beach Art Walk 5-9pm at various venues from Sailfish drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach

    Thursday Oct 16th: NFL for Woman @ EverBank Field enjoy a girls night out while learning the technical side of football while benefiting Jacksonville's Hill Breast Center

    Thursday Oct 16th: Southern Woman's Show @ The Prime Osborn III Convention Center 10am-7pm

    Thursday Oct 26th: Void's #1 party in the 904 @ Mavericks at the Landing 6:40-10:30pm enjoy $10 AUCD Bud Light 

    Thursday Oct 16th: $1 Wine & Champagne @ The Brix Taphouse 8pm-close

    Thursday Oct 16th: Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood @ Veterans Memorial Arena 7:30pm

    Thursday Oct 16th: Ladies Night @ Latitu...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

  • 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