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Jacksonville's Largest Cinco De Mayo Festival Comes To Riverside
With Cinco De Mayo around the corner, Jacksonville will have one of the largest Cinco De Mayo events benefitting multiple local charities sponsored by 904 Happy Hour! This festival on May 5th begins at noon and ends at 10 pm at the Riverside Arts Market, located under the Fuller Warren Bridge. Admission is free, pet friendly, and all ages are welcome.
This festival will include 20 local food trucks, live music, games, activities, vendors, a kid zone and much more for families to enjoy. Each food truck will also a have a Spanish inspired entree along with your usual favorites. If you live in the Riverside area or anywhere in Jacksonville, come out and enjoy a fun filled day at this Cinco de Mayo festival under the Fuller Warren Bridge. Here is a list of Food Trucks and live entertainment that the festival will provide:
Split Tone 12:00-1:30
Hello Celia 2:00-3:15
Baba Caiman 3:45-5:15
The Band Be Easy 5:45-7:45
Barrett Jockers 8:00-10:00
Sweeto Burrito Jax
Josies Latin Fusion
Zydeco Cajun Grille
Alma Food Truck
Son of a Butcher
Blazin Azn[Read More]
First Wedensday Art Walk: Folk Music Festival
This Wednesday Join Jax Makerspace and Downtown Vision Inc at the first ever Folk Music Festival at Art Walk. Enjoy and experience performances from the musicians of North Florida Folk Network.
Headquarters In Hemming Park - Join us at the Main Stage in Hemming Park for the first ever Folk It Up Music Festival at Art Walk in partnership with the Jacksonville Public Library! Enjoy live music from Sweet as Folk, Shifty Gears, Old Dawgs New Trixx, Anne Mckennon & Wingo Johnson.
Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Global Bambini, Let’s Paint Our Town, Moonchild Studio, Tovah 2 Creations, The Turtle Guy and Viktor Lazarev. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Affordable Marijuana License, Animal Care and Protective Services, Daniel Kids, MLG and Pet Wants. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.
Kid Zone In Hemming Park - Bring the kids to enjoy magic by Crossroads Magic, activities by My Gym, jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax and games. Plus, check out Meredith Mae Mason from 6-8 p.m. at the Kids Zone.
ART & CULTURE HIG... [Read More]
Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights April 25-29
JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Tennessee Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, for a five-game series from April 25 through Monday, April 29 with a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:
Thursday, April 25, 7:05 p.m. (Gate open at 6 p.m.)
Thirsty Thursday presented by Budweiser: Fans can purchase $1 12 oz. and $2 24 oz. Budweiser draft products at the canopy near the Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Arlington Trail Rated Territory, Oasis concession stand behind Section 115 and right field bleachers, respectively. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud from Power 106.1 will also provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace.
Seagram's 7 At The Tiki: Fans who are at least 21 years of age can visit the Seagram's 7 camper at the Tiki Terrace for a tasting sample of America's spirit and an interactive game of chance.
Police Night: The Jumbo Shrimp are proud to honor all local police and sheriff officers for Police Night at the Baseball Grounds. Special police vehicles and trucks will b... [Read More]
Kelsea Ballerini Comes To The Amp Friday with Brett Young & Brandon Ratcliff
This Friday, Kelsea Ballerini will bring her headlining “The Miss Me More Tour” to the St. Augustine Ampitheater. Joining on her tour will be country acts Brett Young, and Brandon Ratcliff.
After completely selling out “The Unapologetically Tour”, including an international stop in Australia, Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini is dominating venues with her headlining “The Miss Me More Tour” with Brett Young in 2019. Named after her chart-rising bold anthem, “Miss Me More,” the most-added new single on Country radio upon release, the 14-date tour will kick off on April 11, 2019, at Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, MD, straight through May 2019. “The message of ’Miss Me More’ means so much to me and that’s why I’m so excited to announce this tour,” shares Ballerini. “It’s about being bold and unapologetically standing up for yourself. I can’t wait to sing it with everyone next April!”
Inviting hit maker Brett Young to join her, the ACM’s New Male Vocalist of the Year has racked up four consecutive #1 Platinum hits from his self-titled breakout album, setting him apart as the first debut Country artist since ... [Read More]
Jaguars Draft Party This Thursday At Daily's Place
This Thursday, April 25, experience the NFL Draft Watch Party at Daily’s Place. The future of football is coming. Watch the NFL’s stars of tomorrow step into the spotlight, LIVE from Nashville.
Annually the largest draft party on the First Coast, Pet Paradise DUUUVAL Draft Night will return to Daily’s Place for the second year, encompassing the entire amphitheater and the Dream Finder’s Homes Flex Field. The Jaguars hold the 7th overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, but fans will have the opportunity to celebrate all evening with the team. As the gates open, a live draft analysis and appearances of the Jaguars will take place. At 8pm, fans can also watch NFL Network coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft in the amphitheater.
Experience the Draft Night like never before as the Jaguars celebrate their 25th season. All guests will have the chance to create their own NFL draft moment photo as they pose on stage with the first round jersey. Visit the mock draft war room and test your skills at the GM for a chance to meet the Jaguars Top Pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Fans will hear from players of the past and present about their personal draft journeys. Get exclusive 25th season merchandise includin... [Read More]
Articles - Sports
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]
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]
Jaguars Will Hold Football Practice at Bartram Trail High School
JACKSONVILLE – (via jaguars.com) The Jaguars are taking training camp back to school – and into the community.
And they’re doing it this summer in about as significant a fashion as an NFL team can do it, moving a training camp practice to a local high school.
The Jaguars will hold one 2014 training camp practice – Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. – at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County, Jaguars President Mark Lamping and General Manager David Caldwell announced Wednesday morning.
The practice will be free and open to the public.
“It’s just another sign that the Jaguars want to be fully integrated into the community,” Lamping said Wednesday after the announcement, which took place at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields shortly before the Jaguars’ second practice of 2014 organized team activities.
“Sometimes, you need to take the show on the road.”
St. Johns County Superintendent of Schools Joseph Joyner said the practice will be a huge event for the county. The NFL rebuilt Bartram Trail’s field as part of preparations for the Super Bowl at EverBank Field in February 2005.
“There will be a big crowd,” he sa... [Read More]
Jaguars Get High Marks on Draft Picks
JACKSONVILLE – The grades are pretty much done.
And for the most part, the Jaguars’ draft has received an overwhelmingly positive response from those who grade such things.
Mel Kiper, Jr., of ESPN. Pete Prisco of CBS Sports
Rob Rang of CBSSports.com and NFLDraftScout.com. Bryan Fischer of NFL.com.
Evan Silva of Rotoworld. Sports Illustrated. Peter Schrager of Fox Sports.
All weighed in on the 2014 NFL Draft in recent days, and as it turned out, the Jaguars’ draft carried quite a bit of weight with all of the aforementioned analysts, who one by one ranked the Jaguars’ effort over the three-day draft among the best in the league.
Kiper, one of the most highly-recognized draft analysts, liked the Jaguars adding wide receiversMarqise Lee and Allen Robinson in Round 2, and gave the Jaguars an “A.” Chris Burke and Doug Farrar of SI.com called getting Lee and Robinson in Round 2 “remarkable,” and gave the Jaguars’ overall draft an “A-.”
While some analysts were disagreed over the selection of quarterback Blake Bortles of Central Florida at No. 3 overall, Prisco loved the selection and... [Read More]
Articles - Food
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 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
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
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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]
2015 Amelia Island's Holiday Happenings
Check out Fernandina Beaches & Amelia Islands holiday event calendar courtesy ameliaisland.com. Its full of activities for couples and families alike:Wednesday, Nov. 25
The SANTA'S WONDERLAND DINNER at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, will bring families together with Santa and his elves for a new wonderland experience including the appearances by an Ice Princess and Jack Frost.
The S.S. AMELIA, THE WORLD'S LARGEST GINGERBREAD PIRATE SHIP, arrives at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Join in a magical holiday tradition at the 19TH ANNUAL RITZ-CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. The complimentary fundraiser invites everyone to enjoy holiday cookies, hot chocolate, entertainment including the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Brass Quintet, and the grand finale of Santa’s arrival, set off with spectacular fireworks. For more information, click HERE.
Thursday, Nov. 26
Show your thanks for good health at the TURKEY TROT 5K, held at the Racquet Park on Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.
Enjoy traditional favorites, live music, and the Art of Breakfast buffet... [Read More]
A December To Remember 2015 Calendar of Events
Community First Credit Union’s “A December To Remember” 2015 Calendar of Events
Most events are free! **Denotes ticketed event.
This year’s December To Remember lineup of events features two major concert events that will be free and open to the public – The Blind Boys of Alabama on November 29 and country superstar Clint Black on December 5 – along with the return of the beloved family movie nights, Santa appearances, train rides, and several other family-friendly, community-based holiday festivities. All free, family-friendly events at the Amphitheatre are presented by Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The Amphitheatre will be open to the public and fully decorated all month long with lights, festive décor, a holiday tree, an Elf Village and festive music. Families are invited to enjoy free train rides, visits with Santa, face-painting, a nightly snowfall and a bounce house during several of the free holiday events held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. To further the mission of spreading goodwill throughout St. Johns County, this year’s December To Remember events will coincide with the City of St. Augustine’s holiday food drive during its annual Nights of Lig... [Read More]
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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