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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies
Its November and the holidays are on their way. What's also on the way is the tree lighting ceremonies around Jacksonville. Here are a list of the ceremonies coming up this November.
St. Johns Holiday Spectacular
Celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season at the 13th annual St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular on Saturday, November 10. Holiday shoppers, families and visitors are invited to attend the action-packed day of free, family fun and musical performances!
The annual holiday celebration, sponsored by Toyota, OneBlood, AVL Productions, and 97.9 KISS FM kicks off at 2 p.m. This year visitors will enjoy festivities including oversized games, an interactive hot chocolate station, jugglers, caricature artists, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, a festive photo booth and a silent DJ experience. That’s not all! The holiday fun will continue with great giveaways, costume characters, holiday entertainment and more.
Main stage entertainment begins at 2 p.m. with dynamic holiday performances and a show-stopping finale by headliner, Jesse McCartney. The Main Stage is located in the Town Green in front of Maggiano’s Little Italy on Midtown Parkway. For Holiday Spect... [Read More]
Onesie Bar Crawl Returns to Jax Beach
This November, the best PJ Party returns to Jax Beach, the 2018 Onesie Bar Crawl. The event will take place in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, November 10th from 5pm-2am at 10 of Jax Beaches best bars and restaurants. This year's bars featured are Ritz, Brix, The Wreck Tiki Lounge, The Blind Rabbit, The Shim Sham Room, Flask & Cannon, Casa Marina, Bo's Club, Tavern, Surfer Bar, Hoptinger, and Lynch's.
Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, admission to the silent disco and after party, commemorative koozie, wristband for drink specials all night, chance to win thousands in cash and prizes, chance to participate in "The Best Onesie Contest", plus much more!
Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. The Best Onesie Contest will include most original, creative, and hottest. Check in will take place at the Ritz Bar and Brix Taphouse from 5PM - 10PM.
Additionally, there will be a Canned Food Drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Please bring non perishable items to check in to receive an additional raffle ticket (up to 5 depending the amount of food) for your support.
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6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street
On Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., wear your best costumes and get your fill of candy, coupons, and other promotional goodies from participating businesses.
Dust off your capes and fangs, bring a friend, the family, or the whole office and partake in the 6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street!
This is one sweet treat you won't want to miss! #TrickorTreatJax
\2. Chamblin's Uptown | 215 N. Laura St. 4. Daniel James Salon | 45 W. Bay St. 6. Downtown Vision, Inc. | 214 N. Hogan St. *Celebrate Halloween in Hemming and enjoy lunch from food trucks, music by DJ Professor Clock, fun and games with myGym, a costume contest, treats and more! 9. Happy Grilled Cheese | 219 N. Hogan St. 11. IberiaBank | 135 W. Bay St. *Stop by the table on the steps to get some sweet treats! 14. Kazu Sushi Burrito | 117 W. Adams St. 16. Main Library | 303 N Laura St. 17. MOCA Jacksonville | 333 N. Laura St. 20. Perdue | 5 W Forsyth St # 100 21. Peterbrooke Chocolatier | 100 W. Bay St. 23. Plata Schott Attorneys & Counselors at L... [Read More]
NAS Jax Air Show 2018
As you know, the United States Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, will headline the 2018 Naval Air Station Jacksonville Air Show Oct. 27 - 28. They will perform at 12:30 pm on Saturday and again at 3 pm after conducting a flyover to kickoff the Florida-Georgia Game in downtown Jacksonville. On Sunday, the Blue Angels will perform at 3 pm.
The Blue Angels and other arial performers will be at the NAS JAX Air Show happening October 27 & 28th at NAS JAX! For info, visit: NASJaxAirShow.com
Experience the ultimate high flying acts as aircraft from the past, present and future showcase their talent and capabilities at the NAS Jax Air Show! The NAS Jax Air Show, Birthplace of the Blue Angels, will take place October 27 - 28, 2018 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The gates will open at 9 a.m. and the show will begin at 10 a.m.
You will witness thrills like never before from a variety of military and civilian demonstrations. The grand finale will be the Navy’s flight demonstration team: The Blue Angels.®
While you are at the show enjoy military and civilian aircraft displays, shop at novelty, food and beverage booths, or head to the fr... [Read More]
St Augustine Songwriters Festival 2018
This weekend, St. Augustine will host a festival to hit songwriters that you sing along in the car and at work. It’s the songs that made you laugh, made you smile, and some that made you cry. Just a simple note or familiar lyric can fast track you back to that first back seat kiss or first hardwood floor dance. The songs that created life long memories. What if you could hear it from the creator and learn the inspiration that brought the song to existence? Find out or meet who the song was written about or for. The St. Augustine Songwriters Festival will feature today's hottest hit songwriters, legends of yesterday and the shining stars of tomorrow. All at the fantastic stages scattered about the beautiful town of St. Augustine.
Be sure to catch your favorite songwriters at Prohibition Kitchen, Mill Top Tavern, Colonial Park, San Sebastian Winery, and Colonial Music Park.
On Sunday don't miss a chance to learn from the pros. This is not a business style class. This is a class where you get to talk to a real hit songwriter. Songwriters that will give pointers and suggestions on how to navigate the industry or tips on how to become a better songwriter. Classes are free and will be at The Colonial Oak M... [Read More]
Articles - Sports
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 http://www.jaguars.com/ 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]
Jaguars Add Two Veteran Coaches To Staff
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley announced today the hiring of Greg Olson as offensive coordinator and Doug Marrone as assistant head coach-offense/offensive line coach.
“I’m really excited about the additions of Greg Olson and Doug Marrone to our coaching staff,” Bradley said. “We always talk about wanting a great fit for our team and that also includes our coaching staff. Both Greg and Doug bring a wealth of experience and both possess the qualities that we want in our organization. Greg is a veteran coach that is very detailed and will work hard to develop our players on the offensive side of the ball. Doug has a ton of experience coaching the offensive line and a strong background in developing players. I think he and Luke Butkus will feed off each other and make each other stronger.”
“I want to thank Shad Khan, David Caldwell and Gus Bradley for giving me this opportunity,” Olson said. “Gus and I spent a lot of time together over the last week as I learned about his vision and the culture he has established in Jacksonville. It’s easy to see that everybody in the organization is moving in the same direction and committed to getting bette... [Read More]
Jaguars Vs Giants Game Stats and Recap
WITH THE WIN, THE JAGUARS...Improved to 2-10 in 2014 and 2-4 at home. Gus Bradley improved to 6-22 as the Jaguars head coach. Evened the overall series with the Giants at 3-3. Won two home games in a season for the first time since 2011. Beat a NFC team for the first time since 2011, snapping a streak of 12 straight losses.
LARGEST COMEBACK WIN IN FRANCHISE HISTORY
The Jaguars rallied from a 21-point deficit in the second quarter to pull out a 25-24 win, the largest comeback win in franchise history. The largest comeback in team history prior to today was 15 points against Baltimore on Nov. 24, 1996 when the Jaguars pulled out a 24-20 overtime win after trailing 25-10 in the fourth quarter.
The Jaguars led for only 4:01 today. The Jaguars scored a season-high 22 points in the second half including a season-high 13 in the third quarter. Quarterback Blake Bortles became only the third starting rookie quarterback to lead his team to a comeback win of 21 or more points since at least 1970.
TWO DEFENSIVE TOUCHDOWNS FOR JAGUARS FOR FIRST TIME
The Jaguars scored two defensive touchdowns on Sunday, both coming via fumble recovery. Linebacker J.T. T... [Read More]
Jaguars Flush The Browns in Home Victory
WITH THE WIN, THE JAGUARS...Improved to 1-6 in 2014 and 1-2 at home Gus Bradley improved to 5-18 as the Jaguars head coach. Improved to 11-5 overall against Cleveland including back-to-back wins and wins in three of the last four meetings. Won their first home game in September/October since Oct. 24, 2011 against Baltimore (snapping a streak of nine consecutive losses).
JAGUARS RUSH FOR MOST IN 35-GAME SPAN
The Jaguars entered Sunday’s game averaging 86 rushing yards a game but produced a season-high 185 yards on the ground against the Browns. The 185 yards marked the most by the Jaguars since Sept. 23, 2012 at Indianapolis (185), a span of 35 games.
THIRD-STRAIGHT GAME UNDER 20 POINTS FOR OPPONENT
The Jaguars held the Browns to only six points today on two field goals. The Jaguars have held opponents to under 20 points in three consecutive games for the first time since 2007. The Jaguars have allowed only 13 points per game the last three weeks and only two offensive touchdowns. Opponents have not scored an offensive touchdown in the second half over the last three games.
SEASON-HIGH 24 POINTS FOR JAGUARS
The Jaguars scored a season-high 24 points toda... [Read More]
Zip Line At Everbank Field
Yes, this is awesome....... [Read More]
Articles - Food
TACO BELL IS ROLLING OUT BREAKFAST NATIONALLY ON MARCH 27
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 – The wait is almost over. Taco Bell® Breakfast, which will offer the highly anticipated and revolutionary Waffle Taco, the all-in-one A.M. Crunchwrap™, and the already loved Cinnabon® Delights™, will be available in restaurants nationwide starting March 27, 2014 from 7am to 11am, or earlier.
After breaking through and successfully introducing a variety of platforms and products – including FourthMeal®, Doritos® Locos Tacos and Cantina Bell® – Taco Bell is launching the brand’s largest, most extensive menu since it first opened its doors more than 50 years ago. Taco Bell Breakfast comes as a change to the traditional quick service restaurant (QSR) breakfast routine, bringing the brand’s distinctive approach to a crowded breakfast sandwich market. Taco Bell will not just deliver but will bring a little más to morning time, offering consumers a break from the usual.
“Fans already like to come to Taco Bell for lunch and dinner, and they share with us their love of late night. Now they’re not just asking, but telling us they want Taco Bell Breakfast,” said Taco Bell President, Brian Niccol. “To give customers the great-... [Read More]
New Brewery Coming To Jacksonville Beach
Jacksonville Beach Fl - Rumors are correct, there is a new brewery coming to Jacksonville Beach.
Zeta Restaurant and bar will start brewing this spring. The restaurant, known for their delicious food and affordable weekend brunch is taking it to a new level. Zeta recently hired Chris Prevatt, who will be the head brewer. The restaurant has invested in a seven-barrel system and has filed permitting.
Zeta is hoping to have beer brewing by the end or March or mid April. Prevatt has been planning the new breweries ales and is hoping to have a India pale ale, rye pale, chocolate coffee stout and honey brown at launch. Prevatt plans on having 6 main lagers and a few seasonal ones after things get kicked off.
Prevatt is a experienced home brewer who attended Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, the best-known brewing school in the country.
Flavor Run Coming To Jacksonville
Jacksonville Fl - The Flavor Run is coming to Nocatee on April 5th 2014. The Flavor Run supports local charities and local businesses through creating a unique fun run engaging all of your senses; taste, smell, touch, hearing, and sight. During this family friendly 5k, there will be Flavor Stations that will cover you in fruit flavored (FDA Approved/All Natural Corn Starch) celebration color powder followed by a refreshing taste of delicious fruits.
The Flavor Run is meant for all levels and ages of runners. This 5K promotes a fun, family, community event where participants are coated from head to toe in different colored, fruit flavored, celebration powder at each mile. These FDA approved, all natural flavors, including banana, orange, grape, strawberry, watermelon, and blueberry will be spread throughout the run at aptly named "flavor stations" where runners will be covered with the powder as they run by.
YES. We said "fruit flavored" - Blueberry, strawberry, orange, banana, watermelon, and grape! Plus we have an awesome Post-Run Flavor Zone includes everything from fruit, vendors, live entertainment, and children's activities.
Sign up today for this fun, unique 5k experience. Our Flavor Team's Mi... [Read More]
Healthy Soup Options During the Cold and Flu Season
The variations of soups are endless given the number of different proteins, grains and vegetables one could choose. Soup is oh so nourishing and it provides hydration, electrolytes, and energy for your body. A warm cup of soup is often the go-to food of choice if you unfortunately fall ill during cold and flu season. But are all soups healthy?
Though comforting, soup typically has a high sodium content. One Cup of canned soup often has anywhere from 480 to 890 milligrams of sodium; this can reach up to 38% of the recommended maximum daily allowance of 2300 milligrams.
If cream is used as the foundation for soup, such as in a bisque or chowder, the fat content may rise above 10 grams per cup; that’s 90 calories from fat! So how does one justify enjoying this simple dish while still meeting healthy standards?
One option is to cook from scratch; by doing this you can replace the salt with herbs and spices. The outcome can be successful if you are comfortable in the kitchen or following a great recipe. Unfortunately for me, I tried this myself and results were inconsistent; sometimes very flavorful and other times my soup was quite watery. Another alternative for healthy people without kidney issues is to use a potassium based salt su... [Read More]
Champagne on a Budget:
A Guide to First Class Taste on a Young Professional Budget:
Lux: Dom Perpignan Champagne $150
Dom Perignon is a prestife cuvee owned by Moët & Chandon. DP is aged at least 7 years before release to ensure maximum deliciousness.
Less: Roederer Estate Brut $20
Roederer Estate Brut is a sub $20 sparkling wine from California, it is similar to Dom in the look in feel.
Lux: Veuve Clicquot Champagne $40
Veuve Clicquot’s yellow label is perhaps the most well marketed Champagne on the face of the planet.
Less: J. Laurens Brut Cremant de Limoux $14
A great Cremant de Limoux or Cremant de Bourgogne will be equal to or even beat ‘Yellow Label’ for less that $20. We love Lu... [Read More]
Articles - Entertainment
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Live Music + NightlifeDec. 22: SWIMM Dec. 24: The Elbow Social Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Dinner @ Candy Apple Cafe Dec. 25: Christmas at Dos Gatos
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Live Music + NightlifeDec. 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
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
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
Articles - Community
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 buck1. Ninja Warrior Course
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]
Casino Royale Bartenders Ball Coming To Town Center
Blackfinn Ameripub and Tito's Handmade Vodka is bringing you the 1st Annual Jacksonville Bartenders Ball! This year we will be hosting a Casino Royale themed event with a trip giveaway for 2 to LAS VEGAS including airfare and a 2 night stay at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino!
We'll have Roulette & Craps tables along with Casino themed decor - dress in your favorite Vegas themed attire! Win gift cards and free drink tickets while playing in our Vegas lounge! Enjoy $5 Late Night Happy Hour - Tito's Handmade Vodka, Captain Morgan White Rum, Crown Royal, Tanqueray, Jim Beam, Fireball, and Rumpleminze OR $25 Open Bar Package 10pm-2am including Tito's Handmade Vodka, Captain Morgan White Rum, Crown Royal, and Jim Beam! Guests will receive a raffle ticket upon entering - we will call out 3 Raffle Tickets to roll the dice for the TRIP FOR 2 TO LAS VEGAS! DJ 007 - 21+ Only.
To purchase the Open Bar Package, visit: http://bit.ly/1LrE32j... [Read More]
2016 St Augustine Film Festival
The St. Augustine Film Festival is January 29 – 31 and features 35 films. Films will be shown on three screens at The Corazon Theatre, the Gamache-Koger Theatre, and Lewis Auditorium (Flagler College). This year, two of the films playing are Oscar nominees! "THEEB" was nominated for Best Foreign Picture and "CHAU" was nominated for Best Short Documentary.
The Opening Gala is Friday night at the Lightner Museum with a Cocktail Hour followed by the Gala Dinner and Dance. You must have a all access pass to attend
Saturday Night, there will be a party held at Centro Restaurantlocated on the Plaza de la Constitucion. The is open to anyone with festival passes or a ticket stub from Saturday’s films.
Sunday Nights’ Closing Gala will be at the Flagler College Solarium. The party follows the Closing Night Film, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium. It is open to all Film Plus and All-Access Pass Holders.
Times, Events and Screenings
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