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Moonlight Movies Returns To The Beaches
Summer is officially around the corner!! With schools getting out, summer camps ready to begin, and residents heading to the beach all the activities are ready to be set in motion. This summer Jacksonville Beach will show movies on the beach. Every summer Moonlight Movies series has become a summer tradition where families can enjoy old and new classics of cinema history.
May 24 Aqua-man
June 28 Bumblebee
September 13 Incredibles 2
September 27 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
This event is free to the public, outdoor movie series on the First Coast. Arrive early for the best seats. Show on a huge screen on stage at the Seawalk Pavilion, the movie will begin at 9pm. This action packed movie will be enjoyed by everyone. Bring your blanket and chairs. A variety of vendors will be on site.
Restrictions include alcohol, skateboards, bikes and glass.... [Read More]
33rd Annual Dancing In The Streets
This Saturday, be sure to come down to Neptune Beach to celebrate the 33rd Annual Dancin’ In the Street. All events are scheduled from 11am-9:30pm.
After 33 years of partying in the streets, the iconic Beaches Town Center day festival is all grown up. Complete with a stellar lineup of Duval’s best food trucks, Dancin’ in the Street will also be serving up some of Jacksonville’s best craft beer. Rounding out the festival is a stacked set of local entertainment from a variety of bands.
The festival’s official sponsor, the Beaches Town Center Agency, has invited artists from all over the city to participate in the Art Show, which will include painting, jewelry, hand crafted glass, pottery, wood carvings and more. The Kids Zone area, sponsored by Amazing Amusements, offers a wristband for unlimited play on the enormous Spider Mountain, the Ferris Wheel, golf course and a large bouncer combo with slide.
The following bands will provide entertainment for this year’s DITS:
Ocean Stage12:00 MillaJohn's Blue Soul 1:00 Project X 2:00 Firewater Tent Revival 3:00 Lucky Stiff 4:... [Read More]
X106.5 BBQ With Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday
This Sunday, X106.5 Jacksonville's Alternative will host its BBQ featuring Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday, with Blue October and Flora Cash at The Amp on Sunday, May 19! Fans of Jimmy Eat World should attend, since this date will be their ONLY FLORIDA SHOW!
Tickets are on sale NOW!
$56.50 – Standing Pit, Level 100 and Level 200
$46.50 – Level 300 and Obstructed
$36.50 –General Admission Sections 301 and 304
Doors 5:00pm / Show 5:20pm
Jimmy Eat World has released nine studio albums and have played sold out shows and festivals all over the world. The band will be hitting the road this summer for a co-headline tour with Third Eye Blind and special guest Ra Ra Riot. The 35-city Summer Gods Tour, will kick off June 14 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, with dates in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and more, before wrapping August 3 in Irvine, CA at FivePoint Amphitheatre. Just last year, the band released two additional tracks “Love Never” and “half heart.” Jimmy Eat World consists of Jim Adkins, Zach Lind, Tom Linton and Rob Burch. For more information, visit http://jimmyeatw... [Read More]
Red White & Brew Freedom Run 5K Returns
Get Ready, Florida’s LARGEST Freedom & Beer Run complete with bacon & beer stations on the race course is returning to Jacksonville on June 29th! Run or walk the riverwalk like the Redcoats were coming complete with a Halfway Bacon Station, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and More. Registration includes race bib and timing chip, the official 2019 race t-shirt, custom medal with beer opener, two beers & bacon during the race + more. There will be awards for the top three overall M/F and age group awards too!
Besides the race, runners, spectators and beer lovers can enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, local artisans & farmers, and of course cold beer from 6pm-11pm. The race this year will be held in the evening at the Riverside Arts Market and the course will run through riverside, downtown and along the Riverwalk! Additionally, there will be a free concert and food truck rally following the race under the Fuller Warren Bridge at RAM.
Food Truck Rally & Night Market: From 6-11pm, indulge in 15 of Jacksonville’s most popular food trucks along with ice cold beer, local artists and makers, games, activities, and more! Food truck lineup will be released soon.
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Summer Leagues Happening In Jacksonville
It’s getting warm in Jacksonville, and that means many summer sports leagues are ready to be set in motion. Jax Fray has a list of summer sports leagues for everyone’s interest. Registration for the following leagues are now open:Flag Football Volleyball Skeeball Kickball Cornhole Softball
Jax Fray also enables coworkers to build teamwork and relationships that are critical to achievement in the office. Corporate coed sports teams can choose to host an entire league unique to the company or industry or simply champion a team or two or three in an existing league. They also offer solutions that allows their employees to choose any league they prefer and register individually with all or some of their registration fee subsidized.
Employee teams can spend time together being active and team building through sports with their co-workers. It’s a win-win for wellness, team building and morale.
Gather up your co-workers, friends or family…or simply yourself and sign up before it’s too late!!... [Read More]
Articles - Sports
Rebounderz - Indoor Trampoline Arena Jacksonville
Rebounderz Jacksonville is going to be your new favorite place to go. At their Jacksonville location at 14985 Old St Augustine Road, Suite 122 Jacksonville, Florida 32256: Jump. Laser. Archery. Bowl. Arcade. Eat.
Visit their Award-Winning Extreme Fun Center - Where Family, Fun and Fitness Come Together. Racking in at over 40,000 square foot and a newly-expanded facility, here are some fun activities you and your friends can enjoy.
JUMP - Over 10,000 Square Feet of trampoline jumping space. Open Jump, In-the-air Dodgeball, Flip in the Foam Pit, Basketball Slam Dunker. LASER - State of the art combat style laser tag. Simulated combat experience with realistic weight weaponry. ARCHERY - Come learn a new skill and be part of the latest craze for family friendly combat. Archery Tag - It's a hit! BOWL - Mini bowling under black lights in our club-themed lounge.
ARCADE - Have a great time and use tickets for prizes. EAT - Visit our in-house pizzeria to grab a bite & a beverage. Enjoy beer &wine while watching our 120 inch projection screen. EXERCISE CLASSES - Air-Xercise is a trampoline -based boot camp total body workout! SPECIAL EVENTS - Summer Drop Off Day Camp ... [Read More]
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.... [Read More]
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... [Read More]
Articles - Food
New Tap House Opening Later This Month On The Southside
Copper Tap House located on the corner of Beach Blvd and Hodges plans on having their grand opening on October 28th. The tap house will feature over 24 beers on tap as well as a craft food menu. Chef inspired favorites like the snapper sliders will be one of the tasty entree's you can get at the new spot.
The tap house will feature a custom bar built out of 48,000 pennies that took over 200+ man hours to complete.
There will be plenty of seating at peak house and the owners plan on having nightly entertainment. The tap house also boast a stage with high end lighting and sound.
If your are interested in applying, please visit https://www.facebook.com/copperjax... [Read More]
Foodie Event - Feed The Need Fest
Jacksonville Fl - Saturday from 4-8pm - Join Camping World of Jacksonville and FoodiesUSA at the Flamingo Lake Camp Resort on Saturday September 14th to help kick-off the "U Can Change Hunger" campaign! The night will feature a food truck challenge, live music, raffles, prizes, and RV & motorcycle show and much more! Bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to support Second Harvest and check out the silent auction to benefit Foodies Care. Bring the entire family for a day of fun, food trucks and helping to feed those in need in North Florida.The first 100 guests to arrive with a food donation will be entered into a special drawing for a $100 Camping World gift card. For more information, or to donate online please visit www.FoodiesUSA.com/hunger.... [Read More]
New Restaurant: Flying Iguana Coming To Neptune Beach
Neptune Beach Fl- There is a new restaurant coming to Beaches Town Center in Neptune Beach. The Flying Iguana, a Taqueria and Tequila Bar will be opening its doors soon. It will be located in the old Sun Dog Cafe. The restaurant will feature live music, creative signature cocktails, local craft beers and an exciting fusion of Latin American cuisine including: eclectic tacos, creative entrees, and one of the best brunches in town in a modern atmosphere. The building has undergone extensive remodeling the past couple months and will be opening soon. Inspired by urban hotspots like Rocco's Tacos in South Florida, New York based Mercadito, Pardos Peruvian Cuisine in Miami and San Francisco staple, Limon Rotisserie, the Flying Iguana will be serving up South American fusion plates like Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken, Sweet Corn Tamales Cakes with Smoked Salmon, Habanero Mango Glazed Sword Fish, and Agave Brined Pork Chops, just to name a few. Not your average taqueria, the Flying Iguana will carry over 100 tequilas and mezcals as well as 24 draft beers, which will be served from a "very long bar with beautiful finishes," says Mansur. "It's going to be a restaurant that I will be so proud of when it's all done - we held nothing back on this build o... [Read More]
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Things To Do This Week Downtown
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Arts + CultureJan. 21: Black History Calendar Unveiling Jan. 21: Third Tuesday Tour: Daniel Rozin Jan. 23: 150 Years of Hemming
Family FunJan. 21 – 24: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS Jan. 23: Low Country Boil @ River City Brewing Co - Starts at 4pm Jan. 23: LEGO Competition Jan. 22 – 24: 69th Annual Jacksonville Boat Show
Live Music + NightlifeJan. 19: Angel’s Envy Whisky Tasting at the Volstead Jan. 21: Jaxsons Night Market Jan. 21: The Temptations and The Four Tops Jan. 23: Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage National Concert Tour Jan. 24: Reel Big Fish at Mavericks LIVE Jan. 25: Jax Innovation Nights
Sports + FitnessJan. 23: Color Vibe 5K
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Arts + CultureJan. 15: 29th Annual Martin Luther Ling, Jr. Breakfast Jan. 18: MLK Jr. Parade
Family FunJan. 13: Duval County Public School Secondary Science Fair Jan. 9: MOSH Little Learners Jan. 18: Peppa Pig Live!
Live Music + NightlifeJan. 12 – 17: 42nd Street Jan. 14: The Elbow Social Jan. 15: Jazz Discovery Presents Jon Irabagon Jan. 16: Christian McBride Jan. 16: Murder Mystery Dinner Show Jan. 17: Wild, Wild West
Sports + FitnessJan. 16:Blue-Grey All-American Game Jan. 16: Jacksonville Giants vs. Chicago Steam
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Things To Do Downtown
Arts + CultureJan. 6: First Wednesday Art Walk: Celebrating 150 Years of Hemming Park Jan. 6: MOCA Art Fusion Jan. 10: Premier Bridal Expo @ The Prime Osborn Center - 1-4pm
Family FunJan. 8: MOSH $5 Friday Jan. 9: 2016 School Choice Expo Jan. 10: The Gala of Royal Horses
Live Music + NightlifeJan. 6: Art Walk After Dark Jan. 7,8,9: Jacksonville Symphony – La Mer Jan. 8: Tchaikovsky Spectacular Ballet Jan. 8: Puttin’ on the Ritz Jan. 10: Chris Williams: Soul Revival Jan. 10: Music @ Main
Sports + FitnessJan. 9:Healthy Start 5K Jan. 9: Jacksonville Giants vs. Jackson Showboats ... [Read More]
NYE in Downtown Jacksonville
New Year’s Eve @ River City Brewing Co
River City Brewing
Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cost: $65 Silver Package, $85 Gold Package
Bring in the cheer and ring in 2016 at the River City Brewing Company Brew House Lounge and Deck!
New Year’s Eve Brew House Bash Ticket Includes: Purchase your tickets here
-Open Bar that includes: Beer, Wine and liquor* until 1:30am!! (See Package Options)
-Light food and appetizers beginning at 10pm
-Two DJs playing the hottest dance mix (one is coming all the way from London!)
-Champagne toast at Midnight
-Prime view of the downtown fireworks at Midnight
New Year’s Eve Day Core Values 5K Benefitting The First Tee
Dec. 31 | 9 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m.
Cost: $25 – $38
Unity Plaza presents The New Year’s Eve Day – Core Values 5K benefiting The First Tee of North Florida. This ... [Read More]
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
Articles - Community
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
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 11am LIBERATORS: Why We Fought - C3 11:15 A TREE WITHOUT ROOTS - C1 12:45 unmap... [Read More]
2015 Christmas Lights In Jacksonville
Looking to find a great place to take the family to see Christmas Lights around the First Coast? We have comprised a list of the best spots to check out.
1. Blackhawk Bluff Neighborhood off Girvin Road
Dazzle your family and friends with a drive through this neighborhood located just West of Neptune Beach. The entire neighbor hood participates in a event that started over a decade ago.
2. Jax Illuminations @ The Morocco Shrine Center
Jax Illuminations has created a wonderful opportunity for families to create a new holiday tradition. Enjoy the magic of driving through a mile of holiday lights that are perfectly synchronized to holiday music. Come see over 500,000 brilliant LED lights that dance, twinkle, and sparkle to some of your favorite holiday songs. Before you enter the drive through display you will tune your car radio to our station then enter into a mile of synchronized lights, giant presents, candy canes, and much more.
3. Deck The Chairs
Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit at the Sea Walk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach using the iconic red chairs of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp.. Free and open to the public... [Read More]
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