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    Beaches Freedom Festival




    This weekend, be ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival of the summer. The Beaches Freedom Fest will return on Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Seawalk Pavilion. It will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, Beer Garden, will be provided at the festival. For local bike riders, there will be free bike valet presented by Velofix located on the North Festival Entrance on 1st Street. 

    The Hot Dog eating contest will take place at the Main Stage from 1-4. Ten brave and hungry men and women will be selected to face off to see who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. The contest will begin at 1pm, followed by the Women’s Division at 2:30pm, and Men’s Division beginning at 4pm. 

    A new addition to the festival this year is a Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JAX Fray! The tournament kicks off at 1pm. For a limited time, signup for the tournament is $20 per team and includes a complimentary beer per person plus registration into the tournament. In addition, there will be $500 in cash and prizes plus trophies for the top three teams! Registration is limited to the first 100 teams! If your team is registered for the tournament, please make sure to arrive at the festival between 12pm-1pm to check in at th...   [Read More]




    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.

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    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]



  • Articles - Sports

    Visit Devils Den - Swim, Snorkle and Scuba Hot Spot.




    Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a dry cave in central Florida. The remains of many extinct animals from the Pleistocene Age (2 million - 10,000 years ago) were discovered at Devil's Den, including the bones of early man, dating back to 7,500 B.C.

    The pleasant year-around temperature of 72 degrees in the Den allows comfortable diving, winter or summer. On cold winter mornings you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the cave's chimney. Hence, the early settlers called the place Devil's Den.

    You'll find open water and cavern diving at its best & will be fascinated by the rock formations with stalactites and 33 million year old fossil beds, truly a natural wonder. On a cold winter morning you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the chimney. Thus, the early settlers gave the name Devil's Den.

    Crystal clear water, year round 72 degree temperatures, ancient rock formations with stalactites, fossil beds, and much more. Devil's Den is truly a natural wonder. Bring the family and enjoy a day of fun and relaxation at Devil's Den.

    All divers must be Open Water certified, sign release, have proper train...   [Read More]




    3 Story Lines Going into Jaguars Training Camp




    It’s about that time again where coolers and tailgate gear gets busted out of the garage, jerseys and hats get washed, and folks prepare to say goodbye to their significant others because the glory of the NFL is almost back! We’re headed into training camp and the Jacksonville Jaguars, by all accounts, have had a fantastic off-season. A lot of change has happened with this team and there is a buzz about this team that hasn’t been felt in a long time. The city is ready to fall in love with the Jaguars again, from all of the stadium upgrades to the positive things the team is doing in the community and the only thing that’s missing a competitive product on the field.

    To help you get amped up for training camp and for those who haven’t paid attention to any of the off-season stuff, here’s the 3 storylines to follow during camp:

    Photo Courtesy: Phil Sears - USA TODAY   1. Blake Bortles Development

    When a player is drafted in the top 10 of the NFL Draft, it’s expected that the rookie is going to produce for a team and right away. Even more so when that player is a quarterback. But GM David Caldwell is taking a different approach when it comes to rookie QB Blake Bortles. It has been said that Bortles has...   [Read More]




    MMA Main Event on September 6th @ Veterans Memorial Arena




    House Of Fame Mixed Martial Arts event will take place on September 6, 2014 in Jacksonville Florida at the Veterans Memorial Center. Doors open up at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:30pm. HOF is Honored to offer The Jacksonville Community, its' Businesses, MMA Enthusiasts, and Florida-Based Fighters High-Profile, Exciting and World-Class MMA Entertainment at the prolific Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Arena.

    In a press confrence, Frank Morejon, a talent coordinator with the franchise said “We chose a market that was really untouched and we want to show people what real pro MMA is about. This partnership is helping us to build the sport and really put Jacksonville on the map.”  Morejon also said that House of Fame MMA is sanctioned by the Florida Boxing Commission and that it would work to recruit fighters of all levels. The game card for the Sept. 6 bout will be announced sometime in August.

    You can now purchase tickets on-line, view the fight card and get door to door directions to the venue. We look forward to your fighters support as well as the community support. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter in order to get the latest news on this event.

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    Duck Race Coming To Jacksonville In Near Future




    Organizers of the Jacksonville Duck Race told us today that ducks will go on sale August 1st on their website. At a location to be announced, the ducks will race one another and the first duck to cross the finish line will win a big cash prize. Organizers are planing on having between 7,500-10,000 ducks participate in the first annual fundraiser.

    Precedes from the event are said to benefit multiple local charities which organizers are currently securing. Ducks start off at just $5. Organizers have also noted that their will be food trucks and many other family friendly activities at the race. For more info, visit: Jaxduckrace.com

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    Jaguars sign first-round draft pick Blake Bortles




    The Jacksonville Jaguars signed 2014 first-round draft pick Blake Bortles to a contract, the club announced this morning.  Bortles was the third overall pick in the draft and is the seventh of the club’s nine draft picks to sign a contract.

    Bortles was the third quarterback the Jaguars have drafted in the first round, and the sixth overall and highest drafted in franchise history.  The former Central Florida quarterback was the highest drafted player in school history.

    “We are excited to get Blake under contract as we finish up minicamp,” Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said.  “Blake has progressed really well this offseason and has brought a great attitude to work each day.  He is highly competitive and very passionate about football.  He knows where he needs to get better and is willing to do the work.  He’s a down to earth guy, a blue collar guy and he just wants to be the best he can be.”

    “It’s nice to get the contract done as we head into the final part of minicamp and prepare for training camp,” Bortles said.  “I can’t thank Shad Khan, David Caldwell and Gus Bradley enough for the opportunity they have presented me...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Olio - Downtown Hidden Gem




    Jacksonville Fl - If you love great food, you have got to try Olio. The new restaurant which opened mid 2011 is a spot you must check out if you have never been. The culinary team consist of Head Chef: Greg DeSanto & Sous-Chef: Ian Northcutt. 

    The downtown destination has been featured on the Travel Channel's "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America" for their Duck Grilled Cheese. The besides the usual downtown lunch rush and diner crowd, they host numerous conventioneers and guests from out of town staying at the Hyatt Downtown Riverfront.

    Local's know Olio for their Fish Tacos, Steak & Aged Gouda Cheese, Shrimp Po' Boy, "Deep-Dish" Quiche ant their famous Duck Grilled Cheese. The restaurant has plenty of seating and is very clean. One of the coolest parts of the restaurans is that you can watch their chef's prepare your meal in their open exhibition kitchen. 

    The food was delicious and we give it a 9/10!!! They are located at 301 E. Bay Street Jacksonville, FL 32202. In a rush, call ahead and order your food by phone: (904) 356-7100

    Check in soon and check out their website!! 

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    Bacon S’mores - Oh Dear!!




    Just in time for campfire season; here is a treat that you will have to try, that is if you like BACON!!!

    Its called a Bacon S’more. This is one of the most delicions treats we have ever tasted - bacon, marshmallows and chocolate!! Love all 3 - Its a match made in Heaven!!! 

    With that said, it’s easy to make and cooking time and preperation is only about 5 to 10 minutes.

    Good luck and Happy Hollidays

    -xoxo 904 Happy Hour

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    Local Beer Superstore - Every Beer You Could Dream Of




    Jacksonville Fl - Out on the prowl, we came across a "Craft Beer Emporium" in the King St. Beer District called Beer 30. Beer 30, owned and operated locally, is a must visit.

    The store, currently boasts over 650 different kinds of craft beer that can be purchased as singles, 6 packs or cases. They also have a hand picked selection of wines for non beer drinkers. Warren Fryefield - co owner & beer enthusiast opened the shop in June, 2012. Warren got into the business because of his love for a good beer. Warren doesn't have a favorite beer, he has many - " Asking me what my favorite beer is like asking me which child is my favorite".

    Besides being know for having lots and... lots of beer, the store also has local craft beer like Bold City & Intuition for the "CHEAPEST IN TOWN - GUARANTEED"! They truly have something for everyone. If you are looking for local, regional or international craft beers, this is your new favorite shop. The most obscure beer they carry is Enistok imported from Iceland. Most popular beer choice are beers from Intuition and Bold City.

    Hours: Weekdays are 11-11, Saturday 10-12 & Sunday 12-6. Their address is 1...   [Read More]




    Engine 15 Brewing Company Is Expanding




    We am so pleased and honored to announce that Engine 15 Brewing Company will be opening a second and much bigger location!

    Engine 15 Brewing Company of Jacksonville Beach is expanding its brewing facilities with a new production brewery in the downtown Jacksonville neighborhood of LaVilla.

    “This new facility will allow us to grow our distribution while keeping our Jacksonville Beach location to serve our customers new and interesting beers and food.” Says Luciano Scremin, Co-owner and Brewmaster.

    The new production facility will increase beer production from the current capacity of approximately 1,000 barrels per year at the Jacksonville Beach location a total capacity of 10,000 barrels per year. The company will install a 20 barrel brewhouse and 60 barrel fermentation tanks, along with a large format bottling line. All of which are scheduled to come online in February of 2014."

    The brewery will also add a canning line in late 2014. The new location encompasses 1.3 acres and two buildings totaling 38,000 square feet under roof, which will allow ample space for a tap room and outdoor beer garden.

    “The Jacksonville Beach location will remain and be tasked with creating fun and interest...   [Read More]




    Learn How You Can Fight a Cold with Food




    Here we go again…Cold and flu season is right around the corner, and prevention is the best medicine. But when you already have a bug, getting rid of it and feeling normal again is the goal, right? Well, did you know that you can fight back by eating to boost your immune system? Cold medicines generally only manage symptoms and do not actually cure the illness, but with nutritional support you can supply your immune system with what it needs to help you beat that cold or flu bug.

    If taken immediately at the first signs and symptoms of a cold, supplements derived from the Echinacea herb are known to reduce severity and duration. The same is said to be true for a 1,000 mg dose of Vitamin C taken daily. The benefit of taking either supplement may lead to shortening the amount of time you have a cold and/or making it milder.

    Boosting certain white blood cells called monocytes and lymphocytes may help rid a cold sooner. White blood cell production is supported by certain vitamins and minerals. The following are good food sources of these nutrients:

    Citrus fruit (including orange juice) – folate, Vitamin C

    Cocoa – copper

    Dark green leafy vegetables – folate, copper, be...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Family Fun Oct. 2: Pictures in the Park: Big Hero 6 Oct. 3: Riverside Arts Market: Filipino Pride Day Oct. 3: Censored! Voices of the Banned – A Readers Theater Production Oct. 3: 4th Annual Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship

      Live Music + Nightlife Oct. 1: The Elbow Social Oct. 1: That Bold City Party @ EverBank Fields Pool Decks Oct. 1: Blues, Brews, and BBQ Oct. 2: Friday Night Live Finale Oct. 3: Booker T. Jones Oct. 3: Riverside Fine Arts Presents: Red Baraat

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 1-4: Home and Patio Show Oct. 1: That Bold City Party @ EverBank Fields Pool Decks Oct. 2: Jacksonville Symphony: Beethoven and More Oct. 2-3: Free Community Concerts Oct. 3: Happy Halloween Sugar Skull Paint Party

     

    Sports + Fitness

    Oct. 3: Marine Corps Half Marathon & Freedom 5K Oct. 3: Jacksonville Armada vs. Indy Eleven

     

     

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 4: JAX READS! Book Signing with Jacqueline Woodson Oct. 5: Florida Forum Speaker Series – Ehud Barak

     ...   [Read More]




    Oktoberfest Coming to Anheuser- Busch Brewery on September 12,2015




    Anheuser- Busch is bringing an authentic German Oktoberfest to the Jacksonville Brewery on Saturday, September 12th. The event will begin at noon and go until 6pm at the brewery located at 111 Busch Drive on the northside of Jacksonville off I-95.     The Oktoberfest will begin with a ceremonial tapping of the first keg by a brewmaster and local Jacksonville dignitaries. Once the keg is tapped, guest 21 and over will have the opportunity to participate in a ceremonial toast. In Germany, the mayor of Munich taps the ceremonial first keg of Spaten each year and announces "O'zapft is!" or "It is tapped!"   Following the toast, visitors are invited to enjoy a variety of German-style beers, such as Spaten, Franziskaner and other seasonal favorites. There will also be traditional German fare such as Bratwurst, Bravarian pretzels and Gingerbread cookies. There will also be traditional German games along with entertainment and music.     Adult Tickets are $30* for guests 21+. Besides admission to the event and a chance to enjoy all the entertainment and festivities, each ticket includes: Commemorative Oktoberfest Stein 2 Beers 1 Food Item Additional food, beer and sof...   [Read More]




    A Night Well Spent @ Painting with a Twist




    Finding something fun to do in Jacksonville isn’t a very hard task, and finding somewhere to have a good drink is an even easier one. After some exploring the area, I stumbled upon Painting with a Twist in San Marco, an eclectic little painting studio that offers painting lessons with the perks of enjoying an adult beverage at the same time. The studio has a welcoming family feel as it is owned and operated by brother-sister duo and Jacksonville natives, Geri and Josh Bernard. From birthday parties, Bachelorette celebrations, or simply because you have a night off they provide the paint and you have all the fun!

    Classes for every skill level are offered every week, and also open for private party bookings if you are looking to have a special gathering. Sizes of classes vary from a ten person private party to going on forty to make for a packed house. The best part about Painting with a Twist is that no experience is necessary, every painting is taught step-by-step by an instructor on stage going at your pace. The team motto is even “Fun art, not fine art” as they want you and your crew to have fun while creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art to take home at the end of the night.

    In my class, we were p...   [Read More]




    Jax July Bucket List




    Summer isn’t over, were just getting started! Time to grab your friends and family and check out all that Jacksonville has to offer, especially during the summer months. The month of July features all sorts of events, concerts, festivals, and of course plenty of sunshine in the 904 area. Check out 904 Happy Hour’s Bucket List of the top things to do and see before summer comes to a close! 

    1. Spend a Day on the Beach

    What better way to spend a day off then sitting in the sunshine and catching some rays? From reading a book to taking a swim, you can’t go wrong with a day at one of Jacksonville’s beaches. Check out Atlantic Beach or Neptune Beach right along the Atlantic Coast, each with plenty of public beach access points and white sands perfect for relaxing. Heading a little further south? Right down A1A you can find Mickler’s Beach in the beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach. 

    2. Learn to do Yoga

    Getting in shape for beach season is a must do! With studios new and old all over Jacksonville, yoga is a great workout for both the body and the mind. Places such as Big Fish Power Yoga and Yoga Mix offer classes for every skill level and specials for new customers as well! Namaste![Read More]




    Clash of the Country Music Festivals




    (June 21, 2015 Jacksonville, FL) Summers in Jacksonville have always had a lot of events happen from concerts, summer camps, beach festivals, Fourth of July celebrations and, of course, The Florida Country Superfest. Last year’s Country Superfest was our first annual festival that sold out due to the artists who performed last year. CMA Fest last year was a week before Florida Country Superfest which worked out well. It at least gave the fans a chance to go to CMA Fest before they went to Florida Country Superfest. This year’s festival, however, was in competition against Nashville’s own CMA Fest, which is a really bad idea. The consequences for this could be low ticket sales, a lineup that may be a hit or miss line up, and frustration with the promoters who scheduled the Superfest event. So, here is a comparison or “clash” of the country music festivals……It’s time for CMA Fest vs Florida Country Superfest.

    Let’s talk about crowds. Each festival brings in a lot of people; some of them come from all over the state, even some people from outside the country. CMA and Superfest brought in a lot of crowds last year by having the best choices for headliners. When performers were announced who would be clo...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    EXPLORE 904: What to do on a Rainy Day




    We all know that Florida weather changes by the minute, it can be raining in the front yard and storms rolling in on the back porch. On days like these when you can’t hit the beach, Jacksonville has plenty of indoor options to offer for everyone! Check out this list of awesome places to check out, rain or shine!

    1. Rebounderz of Jacksonville

    What could be more fun than laser tag, archery, bowling, arcades, food, and lots and lots of jumping?! Rebounderz offers over 12,000 feet of trampoline space to play dodge ball, learn some stunts, and even land in a foam pit. If laser tag is your thing, check out the combat style laser tag course with realistic weapons and simulated experience. Prices vary by activity and time but the Extreme Fun Bundle offers hours of fun in every area for $25!  Visit www.rebounderzjacksonville.com for more info.

    2. The Cummer Museum and Gardens

    One of the more beautiful attractions in Jacksonville is the Cummer Museum and Gardens. Come in and explore the numerous exhibits and attractions then take a stroll through the gardens along the St. Johns River. Classes and events are also offered weekly at various prices and for various age groups. Visit www.cummermuseum.org for more info.

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    Historic Tours of Flagler College




    Historic Tours of Flagler College highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, listed as a National Historic Landmark. Built by railroad magnate, Henry M. Flagler in 1888, the Ponce is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and was one of the most exclusive resorts of its day.

    You will begin your tour by exploring the courtyard while learning of the hotel's Spanish Renaissance architecture and of the techniques and innovations used to construct Henry Flagler's vision. Next is the grand lobby where they will stare up into an 68-foot domed ceiling supported by eight ornate oak caryatids hand carved with robed women, each slightly different from the next. The guest will move on to the dining room where 79 Louis Comfort Tiffany Stained Glass windows stream light onto the beautifully hand painted murals on the walls and ceiling.

    Finally, they will visit the Flagler Room, formerly the Women's Grand Parlor, where they will gaze upon hand crafted Austrian crystal chandeliers, a clock containing the largest piece of intact white onyx in the western hemisphere, original hotel furniture and art, as well as personal photos and mementos from Henry Fl...   [Read More]




    Explore 904: The Jacksonville Ale Trail




    We all love a nice cold beer on a hot summer day, how about keeping it local and spending your weekend supporting a local brewery or two! The Jacksonville Ale Trail not only gives you an opportunity for a great time with family and friends, but also to discover your new favorite spot. The trail consists of eight different breweries with something to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Here are the eight different breweries and their locations, all just waiting for you to stop by!

    1. Bold City Brewery, 2670 Gilmore Street #7 in Jacksonville

    Bold City not only gives you great options for a local brew, but also a cool atmosphere to sip in. Is it your first time? You get the chance to grab a flights of beers to pick your favorite!

    photo courtesy: @boldcitybrewery

    2. Aardwolf Brewing Company, 1461 Hendricks Avenue in Jacksonville

    We all know how cool of an area San Marco is, making it an even better place is Aardwolf Brewing. Wednesdays are the best place to stop by as they bring out a batch of something new for you to give it a go. Aardwolf also offers table rentals and room rentals if you are looking to host a special event. Saturdays also include Brewery Yoga!

    3. Intuition Ale Works, 720 King Street in ...   [Read More]




    4th of July Fireworks around North Florida




    Downtown Jacksonville

    Join the City of Jacksonville and PRI Productions in celebrating our nation’s independence with the annual 4th of July Celebration. The event will feature a free concert at the Shipyards with performances by Jacksonville’s own Be Easy opening for pop/rock band Orleans. Orleans is best known for iconic hits “Still the One,” “Dance with Me,” and “Love Takes Time.” Activities kick off at 5 p.m. with family fun games and entertainment on the Northbank at the Shipyards and on the Southbank at Friendship Fountain.

    Capping off the day’s events will be a spectacular fireworks display, choreographed to music, over the Downtown riverfront. The show will begin at 9:45 p.m.

    The fireworks can be viewed from the Northbank and Southbank of the St. Johns River. Fireworks will be launched near The Jacksonville Landing and the Shipyards.

    Several Downtown city parking garages and lots will be open for paid parking. Boaters can dock on the Northbank, Southbank and the Metropolitan Park Marina in areas not marked as closed for a maximum of 72 hours, to view the fireworks. Docking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Jax River Taxi will also provide transportation serv...   [Read More]




    Blue Springs Park - North Florida Spring




    A must visit spot located just over an hour from Jacksonville is Blue Springs Park. The privately managed park is located in between Lake City & Gainesville. Swimming is always fun at Blue Springs! The 72-degree water is the same temperature year-round and provides a refreshing break in the hot weather. You can bring a tube and float down the spring run to the Santa Fe River. Snorkeling is permitted, but not scuba diving.

    Photo Courtesy: @dmf5471

    Photo Courtesy: @b_kidwell

    RV and primitive camping are available at Blue Springs. RV sites offer 30 or 50 amp electricity and water and are located near the main spring. Primitive camping is permitted throughout the property and has no electricity or water. Checkout time is 12:00 noon.  No reservations are accepted, camping is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Photo Courtesy: @lindsvz_

    Photo Courtesy: @durtygrrl

    The Main spring, Blue Springs is a second-magnitude spring with a large swimming area. It has a diving dock and is 24 feet deep near the dock. There are 50 yards of white-sand beach, great for small children and sunbathers. The Boardwalk is a quarter-mile long and meanders along the spring run out t...   [Read More]



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