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Jaguars vs. Patriots Tailgate Party
Sunday, September 16th,
11:30 am: Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the tailgate before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the New England Patriots, hosted by Jaguars Legend Josh Scobee and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Camille Kostek.
The 5-HOUR pre-game tailgate includes unlimited food and a 4-hour open bar! There will be TVs to watch pregame football coverage, live music & entertainment, and family-friendly tailgating games and amenities. We will also be auctioning off select Jaguars and Patriots memorabilia that you could take home!
Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the best tailgates you will experience this year!!
***Children under 8 are free. Must be 21 and over to get a wristband for alcoholic beverages***
Need tickets to the game?
Visit the link below to buy a combined GTE tailgate + Jaguars game ticket!
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THE TOP 10, NOT-TO-BE-MISSED FEATURES AT THE SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW OCTOBER 18-21, 2018
The Southern Women’s Show returns this fall to bring the ultimate Girls Day Out to women in North Florida. There’s so much to see and do, so what are the top 10, not-to-be-missed features of this year’s show?
1. Celebrity Guest Savannah Chrisley. Savannah Chrisley is best known to fans of USA Network's popular reality show Chrisley Knows Best as daughter of overbearing patriarch Todd Chrisley. When Savannah's not in the middle of Chrisley family shenanigans, she's working on her fashion line Faith Over Fear and developing a line of cosmetics and fragrances. Savannah appears on Saturday, October 20 at Noon on the Fashion and Entertainment Stage to share the scoop on filming Chrisley Knows Best and growing up under the watchful eye of her father. Super fans can snag a $35 meet and greet package that includes one ticket to the Southern Women's Show, one Women's Show reusable shopping bag and reserved seating at the Fashion Stage. (limited availability).
2. TGIF - Girls Day AND Night Out. Fridays at the show have long been known for Girls Night Out - and all new for this year it’s also Ladies Day Out, courtesy of Shipt. The first 1,000 ladies on Friday morning will receive a reusable bag from Sh... [Read More]
Jax Bar-B-Que Fest Happening This Weekend
We're grillin' & chillin' at The Jacksonville Landing! Get ready for an amazing day filled with delicious BBQ, vendors, yard games, kids fun zone, and live entertainment! Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax and listen to some great music on two stages. The festival is FREE and open to the public. First 50 receive a free swag bag.
Meet The BBQ
Bold American Grill
Twisted Okie Mid Western BBQ & Tacos
Sweettooth Barbque & Sweets
Extreme Burgers & Shakes
Cool Beans BBQ
Front Porch Stage
11 am – 1:30 pm Salty Daug
2 pm – 4:30 pm Making Sum Noise
5 pm – 8 pm X Hale
Sleiman Enterprises Stage
2 pm – 4 pm G-Vibe Trio
5 pm – 7:30 pm The Trey Tucker Band
8 pm – 12 am Firewater Tent Revival
Ms. B's Creative Fruit Cups and Saces
Ben Jammin Island Jerky
Joni Bacon Snapz... [Read More]
First Wedensday Art Walk
This month celebrate the Dog Days of Summer at Art Walk. Bring the pups and celebrate your favorite animal friends in Hemming Park. Enter your pet in the Best Dressed Pet Competition, sponsored by Bark Downtown, for your chance to win a prize! The winner will be announced at 7:30 p.m. And don't miss our Kids Zone located next to the Main Stage! Enjoy games and activties provided by My Gym. Magician Robert Sanderson will be there with a magical performance for the
ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS
The 5 & Dime: View the intimate and evocative works of Marisa Yow. Her paintings and drawings reflect themes shown in the recently staged “How I Learned to Drive.”
Jacksonville Landing: Bring your furry friends for a Yappy Hour meet-up with giveaways and dog vendors. Also, enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, local vendors and artists at #FrontPorchJax!
Jacksonville Main Library: Meet your neighborhood organizations and other organizations that work to build community in our “Bold New City.” Explore the Jacksonville: A Tale of My City on the second and third floor. And don’t miss the Ax Handle Saturday Photography Exhibition as part of the 4th floor Special Collections.... [Read More]
September Downtown Wine Down
Join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. September's Downtown Wine Down will be a ticketed event to ensure there are no long lines and that we can contain capacity.
Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary glass of Sangria!
The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm
The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.
Ticket prices: $15 per person... [Read More]
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2016 Curling Championships Coming To Jacksonville
Jacksonville has been selected as the site for the 2016 USA Curling National Championships. This will be the first time that a curling national championship will take place in the Sunshine State. The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena will serve as the venue for the event, which will be staged Feb. 6-13, 2016.
“We extend a warm welcome to a cool sport,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Jacksonville has become a premier venue and destination for a wide range of major sporting events, and we’re honored to have the 2016 Curling National Championships in our city. We look forward to hosting America’s top curling teams, as well as their fans from far and wide.” The weeklong national championships feature the top 20 men’s and women’s teams competing for the chance to represent the U.S. at the 2016 world championships.
“This decision was made based upon a very strong bid from the various partners in Jacksonville, as well as many, many meetings between USA Curling and Jacksonville that have convinced all of us that this is a good move for many reasons,” said Rick Patzke, USA Curling chief operating officer. “In the past year, curling has landed on island ... [Read More]
SHARKS CALM STORM ON FRIDAY NIGHT 60-41
JACKSONVILLE – Taking advantage of an opportunistic defense that forced five turnovers, the Jacksonville Sharks improved to 2-0 at home on Friday night, beating the Tampa Bay Storm by a 60-41 count on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Jacksonville (2-2) jumped out to an early 13-0 lead thanks to the first of those turnovers. After R.J. Archer opened the game with a one-yard touchdown run. Tampa Bay (3-2) quarterback Randy Hippeard lost control of the snap on the Storm’s ensuing drive. Jack linebacker Charlie Hunt pounced on the loose ball to set the Sharks up at the Storm 16. On the very next play, starting quarterback R.J. Archer took a hard hit and left the game for one play and Aaron Garcia stepped on to the field wearing a Jacksonville uniform for the first time since 2011. Garcia needed just one snap to make an impact, throwing Mardy Gilyard open for a diving 24-yard touchdown catch that gave the Sharks that two-score lead.
Archer bounced back after missing that one snap, playing the rest of the game under center. Following the Storm’s first score of the game – a touchdown from Hippeard to Justin Hilton, Archer fired a five-yard scoring strike to London Crawford, giving the Sharks a 20-7 lead. But... [Read More]
Bragan Field Gets Prepared for Opening Night
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fans will notice some changes to Bragan Field when the Jacksonville Suns open the 2014 season against the Huntsville Stars on Thursday April 3 at Bragan Field.
The Suns will open their season on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:05 and will be home for five games through April 7th against the Huntsville Stars. Don't miss Opening Night and a special ceremony for the unveiling of the Legends of Jacksonville Baseball at 6:00 P.M.
Tickets for all Suns home games are currently on sale through the Suns Box Office at (904) 358-2846, or online at www.jaxsuns.com. Tickets are $7.50 for general admission, $10.50 for reserved seating and $13.50 for Homeplate Box seating. Limited sponsorships, season tickets and group packages are still available.
In this video from the Suns Baseball Network, changes to the nets and infield surface are examined, along with a behind-the-scenes look at the Suns clubhouse.
The 2014 season is presented by Everbank, official banking partner of the Jacksonville Suns. The Suns are the Double-A Affiliate of the Miami Marlins and a member of the Southern League of Professional Baseball.... [Read More]
Russian Gold medalists get $120,000 cash plus a new Mercedes after Olympics
If you were on the Russian Olympic team and you were a medalist at the Sochi Games, you're in the money. The medal winners are given cash and a new Mercedes. All of the Gold medalists in the Sochi Olympics were given $120,000 plus a brand new Mercedes GL SUV. The Silver medalists got $76,000 and a Mercedes ML, and the bronze medalists got $52,000 and a Mercedes GLK. A total of 45 cars were distributed to the Olympic medalists. Russia won a Sochi-leading total of 33 medals, including 13 golds. The Russian athletes who won medals in the 2012 London Games received Audis instead of Mercedes. For comparison's sake, The United States Olympians who medaled received $25,000 for a gold, $15,000 for a silver and $10,000 for a bronze. The money won by the United States medalists is then taxed by the IRS. Go Figure! ... [Read More]
Great Urban Race Coming To Jacksonville On March 8th
JACKSONVILLE FL – The national running series Great Urban Race offers a mentally and physically challenging Saturday afternoon that takes participants dashing through their cities to visit local organizations, with an added bonus: runners are competing for a cash prize and potentially their share of $10,000. The urban scavenger hunt has been in existence since 2007, but will hit Jacksonville for the first time on March 8th. In 2014, Great Urban Race will take participants to big adventures in 14 domestic and international locations.
Team members will solve and complete 12 unique clues at local Jacksonville businesses and landmarks. In previous races, challenges have included one teammate lying on a bed of nails, walking on glass, and taking a photo with a live tiger. First, second, and third place finishers will receive a cash prize. The top 25 teams to complete the race in each location will secure a spot in the National Championship race, held in Vancouver on August 9th. The top teams at the Championship will take home a total of $10,000 in grand prizes.
“Great Urban Race offers participants the most exciting Saturday imaginable,” says Event Director Jordan Diehl. “People really have to think to co... [Read More]
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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]
Top 20 Events This Weekend - June 18-21 2015
Back by popular demand, the weekly top 20 events are back for the summer! There is a lot happening around town this weekend from a skate day in riverside to a family free movie in St. Augustine. Here is the list:Thursday:
1. DJ Unk Performs "Walk it Out" and other hits at Suite – Doors open at 9pm
2. Maverick’s at the Landing hosts their weekly Ladies Night - Ladies drink Free from 8-10pm– Doors open at 7pm
3. Jaxsons Night Market @ Hemming Park from 5:30pm-9pmFriday:
4. Party Down South's Daddy Ryan will be @ Mavericks at the Landing for a special meet and greet event from 8pm -midnight
5. Jenni Reid Album Release Show feat. Ashleigh Davis @ Jack Rabbits - Doors open at 8pm
6. Archnemesis W/ Mzg, Damballa & Cat Party will be performing @ Freebird Live – Doors open at 8pm
7. Chuggington - The Great Rescue – Musical Adventure will be at the Times-Union Center - Moran Theater – Show starts at 7pmSaturday:
8. Clear Coast Festival - An International Surf Day Clean Up & Concert @ Lynch’s – All Afternoon
9. Bourbon & Bow Ties, a charity fundraiser for Best Buddies will be happening ... [Read More]
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Workout In Downtown Jacksonville
Need a change of scenery for your routine workout? Part three of our Downtown Itinerary series shows you how Downtown offers plenty of options indoors and outdoors to burn a few calories while enjoying Downtown’s scenery.
Source: Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union
Run or walk along the Riverwalk
There’s a built-in running track Downtown, and it’s called the Jacksonville Riverwalk. This scenic pedestrian pathway is a great place for short or long-distance running. Plus, chances are you’ll see other fitness friends along the way, especially in the busy late afternoon/early evening time-frame.
Whether you’re looking for a shorter route or testing your endurance on a longer run, Downtown provides great paths to get in that exercise. Running the bridges is a popular Downtown exercise routine with its beautiful skyline views. With the new and improved Southbank Riverwalk, you’ll enjoy every scenic second of your workout. MapMyRun is also a great source for Downtown run routes – it offers a database of more than a dozen Downtown routes mapped by locals.
Lifting weights, classes and more at Downtown gyms Need a place to pump iron or practice yoga in air... [Read More]
An Elite Force of Military Veterans From Jacksonville Planing To Take On ISIS
An elite force of military Veterans comprised of ex marines, rangers, seals, and scout snipers are taking the fight against ISIS into their own hands. The group, Veterans against ISIS, led by Veteran Sean Rowe who lives in Jacksonville fl are asking for your help. As of now, Sean has comprised a team of military Veterans from Jacksonville and surrounding areas that will ship out to the Middle East to protect civilians abroad suffering at the hands of Islamic extremists.
Determined to save lives abroad, Rowe told Fox News that there is no denying that innocent civilians in Iraq and Syria need help in the face of such pervasive extremism. "I'm a well-trained veteran with the best military in the world," he said, "and there's nothing more important than helping these innocent women and children being slaughtered over there."
Rowe mentioned that the biggest challenge he and his team currently face is a lack of resources. "We have most of what we need right now," he said, "but we are seeking to raise support because we can't take a lot of stuff with us." Unless they can garner further financial support, the group will be relying on locals for food, weaponry, and medical suppl... [Read More]
Memorial Day Bash at the Towncenter
Coming up on May 22nd from 9pm-2am at Blackfinn and in the surrounding parking lot at the St Johns Towncenter, there will be a huge Memorial Day Freedom Bash. Blackfinn Ameripub teamed up with Combat2College, Inc., Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Veterans United Craft Brewery, 904 Happy Hour, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine and more to bring you this All American Event!
Enjoy great food, drinks, friends and live music to help raise money for local veteran and military non profits! With a voluntary $5 donation you will receive a complimentary cocktail and raffle ticket. Part of the proceeds from their specialty Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine drink menu and Scout Dog 44 will also be donated to these great organizations.
Combat 2 College is an organization who provides a bridge that connects veterans, service members, and their family members to resources in order to facilitate their success in post-secondary or higher education. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation provides college scholarships and long term educational counseling to children of fallen patriots. This organization honors the lives of those who have sacrificed themselves for our country, ensuring the success of the ones they love.... [Read More]
Sneak Peak Of Vision For Shipyards Development Presented By Shad Khan
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 17, 2015 – The eagerly anticipated vision to transform the Shipyards riverfront downtown property into a vibrant entertainment and leisure district was presented today by Jaguars owner Shad Khan and team president Mark Lamping on behalf of Iguana Investments, a new development entity created by Khan specifically for the Shipyards project.
The vision was presented at the Jaguars’ annual state of the franchise event, where updates involving the Jaguars were shared with City leaders and news media in attendance, and online with the public via live streaming.
The property, which encompasses approximately 48 acres of City-owned property on the north bank of the St. Johns River, is central to Khan’s long-stated vision to bring new life and positive economic impact to Jacksonville’s urban core. By creating a year-round destination that bridges EverBank Field and the Sports Complex to Downtown Jacksonville, Khan said the Shipyards project – should it become reality – promises to serve the entire region for generations to come.
“The Shipyards would give Downtown Jacksonville the kind of iconic identity that many downtown districts in the United States enjoy an... [Read More]
2015 Monster Trucks on Display in Jacksonville
Thursday, February 19 - Monster Trucks on Display in Jacksonville
For fans, it's a chance to see and take pictures with eight of the show’s biggest stars, the enormous trucks, and meet the race teams, before these beasts roar in to EverBank Stadium for the show. Best part, it's all free to the public at these times and locations:
Best Bet Poker Room
455 Park Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
9770 Atlantic Blvd –
Jacksonville , FL 32225
2784 Sadler Rd.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Grave Digger Ride Truck
6400 Blanding Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32244
3pm – 7pm
Monster Mutt Rottweiler
Mike Davidson Ford
9650 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Monster Mutt Dalmatian
AutoNation on the Ave
10720 Ph... [Read More]
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