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    April 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. April'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 bubbles!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    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

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    Groundwork Jacksonville Will Build Emerald Trail Withtin Next 10 Years




    The Jacksonville City Council has approved a plan presented by Groundwork Jacksonville to Build an Emerald Trail within the next 10 years. The trail will tie together over 30 miles of trails, green space, parks and creeks forming a necklace around Jacksonville’s urban core. 

    Over a six-month period, the planning team conducted field work, analyzed data, and worked with our Steering Committee and neighborhood working groups to ensure the proposed trails were safe, appealing and destination-driven.

    The Steering Committee dissected the Trail Master Plan into three implementation tiers: Programmed Segments, Implementation Tier 1, and Implementation Tier 2. The goal for implementation is to have a trail segment within acquisition, design, permitting, and construction at all times until completion. The total project cost is estimated to be approximately $31 million.

    This Saturday will be the opening of the first mile of the Emerald Trail. The walk will start at the Prime Osborne Center and head north through LaVilla and under I95 to Myrtle Ave and the start of the S-Line Rail Trail. The walk will end at Engine 15 Brewing Co. Total Distance is 1.3 miles. Event will end at 1pm, and transportation will...   [Read More]




    The Run Home 5K returns to Riverside Arts Market




    Root Reality is proud to announce their second The Run Home 5K.  Their goal is to provide support and raise awareness about homelessness with a goal of helping more families put down roots in our city!! All proceeds from both sponsors go to The Sulzbacher Center, Jacksonville’s largest homeless shelter and Rethreaded Inc, a non profit committed to helping women out of human trafficking and into employment and stable housing.  

    RACE DETAILS: 

    April 14th, 2019

    Start/Finish: At Riverside Arts Market

    8:30AM 5k begins

    9:30AM 1 mile kids run

     

    Runners Receive: Race T-Shirt, Finishing Medal, Post-Race events, + Swag Bags! 

     

    Registration Fee: 

    $30 March 2- April 13th 

    $35 April 14th (day of)

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    CineBistro: Fine Dining and a Movie




    Everybody loves dinner and a movie. Some people can’t afford a movie due to them getting more expensive. A lot of theaters have been getting upgrades to make sure moviegoers get what they are paying for. However, the current upgrades don’t compare to those off the new luxury cinema looking to break ground in Jacksonville.

    According to the Jacksonville Daily Record, Jeff Fuqua is planning on bringing CineBistro to the Exchange near southeast Butler Blvd and I-295. It’s calling itself a “world class ‘dinner and a movie’ concert”. CMX CineBistro operates 14 locations in nine states, including five in Florida. It is a subsidiary of Cinemex, the Mexican-based movie chain. In addition to all the technology, it offers options from “blockbuster movies, art and independent films, to special screenings of live music and sports.” 

    This theater will include a full menu and bar in it’s location, catering to an adult crowd. Menu items in areas like Sarasota, Miami, and Tampa include roll sliders, seared scallops, shrimp mac and cheese, wagyu beef sliders and New York Strip steak. With a bar menu including cocktails, beer and whole bottles of wine available for purchase. Ther...   [Read More]




    Sweet By Holly's Present Cupcake Run & Cake Walk




    This Saturday, running and Sweet by Holly cupcakes come together for The Cupcake 5K and 1 mile Cake Walk fun run. This run benefits Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida, a non-profit that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. 

    This is an all paces race where EVERY FINISHER gets a Sweet by Holly cupcake at the finish and vouchers for two more FREE cupcakes!

    Packet Pick Up

    Packets will be available for pick up on Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM at:

    Sweet by Holly

    St. Johns Town Center

    4624 Town Crossing Dr, Ste 137

    Start

    5k Gun Start is at 7:30 am. Runners competing to place overall or in their age group, be sure to get to the start line EARLY. This race is walker and stroller friendly, but we kindly ask you to start in the back.

    The Cake Walk starts at 8:30 am.

    Awards

    All Finishers will receive a Sweet By Holly cupcake as they cross the Finish Line.

    Medals will be awarded to all 5k Finishers and participants in the Cake Walk.

     

    The First Place Finisher overal...   [Read More]



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    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]




    Rumors: USA to play final pre-World Cup friendly vs. Nigeria in Jacksonville




    Jacksonville Fl - Rumors and multiple sources have said The US Men's Soccer Team will play its final sendoff match before the World Cup against Nigeria on June 7 at EverBank Field. 

    Photo Credit Gary Bogdon

    The U.S. intends to play three friendlies on home soil in late May and early June to get ready for the tournament. The last time the U.S. played in Jacksonville was on May 26, 2012, when Landon Donovan scored a hat trick as the US beat Scotland, 5-1 in front of 44,438 fans Sources say that the game this year, falling in a World Cup year and being the last friendly before the U.S. leaves for Brazil, could make it a 76,000 capacity sellout this time around.

    Tickets and more info will be released when available. 

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    Jacksonville Armada - New NASL Soccer Team




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 18, 2014 –The Jacksonville Armada FC has arrived! First Coast sports fans have a new professional soccer team to support today, with the announcement that the city’s North American Soccer League expansion team will be named Jacksonville Armada FC, in a nod to the area’s rich Spanish heritage and strong military connection.

    The team name was selected following a fan competition and survey that invited soccer fans across the region to provide suggestions for the new team’s name. Of the more than 1,500 responses, Armada FC was one of the most popular, closely aligning with the new soccer club’s vision of building a passionate, determined and progressive organization.

    Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, City Council President Bill Gulliford, Jacksonville Chamber President Daniel Davis and NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson, along with team executives, unveiled the club’s new name and logo in a press conference in front of media and fans at the Jacksonville Landing.

    “We love sports in Jacksonville, and we are excited to welcome our newest professional sports team,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “Soccer is a great family-friendly game and it has a growing ba...   [Read More]




    2014 ROAR Audition Information




    Jacksonville Fl - The Jacksonville Jaguars announce details for the 2014 ROAR Cheerleader Auditions presented by Venus. Preliminary and semifinal auditions will be held at EverBank Field on Saturday, March 22nd. Final auditions will be held on Saturday, March 29th.  Interested candidates must register to audition by Monday, March 10th and must attend an audition class.  Registration information, audition class details and requirements are available at http://www.jaguars.com/cheerleaders/auditions.html.

    “Auditions are always an exciting time of the year,” said Jaguars Senior Manager of Cheerleading, Promotions and Programs Christy Stechman Zynda. “We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are talented entertainers and will be outstanding ambassadors for our team and city.”

    THE ROAR, the Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders, are an integral part of the Jaguars entertainment package during all home games. Under the direction of Christy Stechman Zynda, these NFL cheerleaders captivate fans with their high-energy dance routines. When not on the playing field, they serve as goodwill ambassadors for the Jaguars and the NFL by participating in community, corporate and charitable events throughout Jacksonville...   [Read More]




    The Philadelphia Union will face the New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville




      The Philadelphia Union will face 2013 Supporters Shield Champion New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of the team’s 2014 preseason trip. The game will kick off at 6 p.m.      “We are excited to play for the second consecutive year at such an excellent venue in the City of Jacksonville,” said Philadelphia Union Team Manager John Hackworth. “New York will be great competition for our squad and we are looking forward to an entertaining match in front of fans in Jacksonville."   The Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls will  host a free youth clinic during the open practice at the Jacksonville Jaguars practice fields outside EverBank Field from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, the day prior to the game.  Registration for the clinic opens at 7 p.m.    “The city’s partnership with the Philadelphia Union continues to grow and appreciate them choosing Jacksonville for their preseason training,” said Mayor of Jacksonville Alvin Brown.  “Jacksonville has shown its support for soccer and this will kick off a month of soccer throughout our city.”   Match tickets are available ...   [Read More]



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    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

     

    Live Music + Nightlife Nov. 5: The Elbow Social Nov. 5: The Little River Band Nov. 6: Mary J. Blige Nov. 6: Elvis Tribute Show Nov. 7: Salute: Honoring and Supporting Our Veterans    

    Arts + Culture Nov. 4: Macquarie Group presents Art Walk: Salute to Service Nov. 5: Art and Ideas: Ian Johnston Nov. 6: Jacksonville Symphony: Hollywood Epics Nov. 8: Regions Sunday Nov. 8: Music @ Main    

    Family Fun Nov. 6: America’s Got Talent Live! Nov. 6: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Nov. 7: Main Library 10th Anniversary

     

     

    Sports + Fitness

    Nov. 5: Light the Night Walk Nov. 7: Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nov. 8: Salute to Veterans 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

     

     

    Business and Networking Nov. 5: 2015 Alphabet Soup Social Mixer Nov. 6: Festival d’Vine 2015    

     

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    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

     

    Sports + Fitness Oct. 29: House of Fame MMA: Florida Vs. Georgia Oct. 31: Florida Vs. Georgia Game Nov. 1: Jacksonville Armada Vs. Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Nov. 1: Jacksonville Armada Anchor 5K Nov. 1: Little Gator Bowl  

     

    Live Music + Nightlife Oct. 28-31: Florida Vs. Georgia Celebration Oct. 29: The Elbow Social Oct. 29: Hemming Park Beer Garden Oct. 30: Tailgate Oct. 30: Marvin Dixon “I’m So Hood” Comedy Tour                            Oct. 31: Cale Dodds  

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 28: #IgersJax Photo Class Oct. 29: Sea of Blue Memorial March Oct. 31: Riverside Arts Market Nov. 1: Art Fusion    

     

    Family Fun Oct. 30: Trick or Treat on the Street Oct. 30: Pictures in the Park: Ghostbusters

     

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 28: Jacksonville Urban League 42nd Annual Equal Opportunity Luncheon Oct. ...   [Read More]




    Things To Do This Week Downtown




     

    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Arts + Culture Oct. 23: Jacksonville Symphony: Piano Dialogue Oct. 24:  Hispanic Art Walk Oct. 24: Murder Mystery Horror Show Oct. 25: Jacksonville Symphony: Symphonic Spooktacular    

    Live Music + Nightlife Oct. 22: The Elbow Social Oct. 22: Jason Aldean: Burn It Down Tour Oct. 22: Howl-O-Ween Bash Oct. 23: Haunted Halloween Party Oct. 24: Darryl Green: Straight from the Heart    

    Family Fun Oct. 21: So You Think You Can Dance Oct. 23: Pictures in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy Oct. 24: Riverside Arts Market: Dogfest Walk ‘n Roll  

     

    Sports + Fitness Oct. 21: Jacksonville Armada Vs. Ottowa Fury Oct. 23: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K

       

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 22: See The Girl Summit Oct. 22: Understanding How Investing in Mutual Funds Really Works Oct. 24: Florida Black Expo

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    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 14: Gracias Choir Christmas Cantana Oct. 15: Jaxsons Night Market Oct. 16 - 18: Jacksonville Beach Oktoberfest Oct. 16: Andrew Smith & Alfredo Oyaguez Oct. 16: Jacksonville Symphony: The Music of Nat King Cole       Family Fun

    Oct. 16: Pictures in the Park: The Goonies Oct. 17: FSCJ Series Artist Series: Alvin and the Chipmunks

     

     

     

    Live Music + Nightlife

    Oct. 13: Volstead Bar Tender Challenge Oct. 15: The Elbow Social Oct. 16: Bo Burnham Oct. 16: Jazz Discovery: New Century Jazz Quartet  Oct. 16: Chris Tomlin: Love Ran Red Tour Oct. 17: Def Leppard with Foreigner and Night Ranger

     

    Sports + Fitness

    Oct. 16: Monster Mash Dash 5K Oct. 17: Jacksonville Armada FC Vs. FC Edmonton Oct. 17: Race for the Cure Oct. 18: Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. Houston Texans

    Oct. 18:  Jacksonville Zombie Walk

        Business and Networking   Oct. 15: Jaguars Women’s Association Meet me at the 50 Oct. 16:&nb...   [Read More]




    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

     

    Arts + Culture Oct. 7: Oktoberfest @ Art Walk Oct. 8: Surrealist Cinema: Illusion in Film Oct. 9: Jacksonville Symphony: Holst’s The Planets Oct. 10: Vagabond Flea Market Oct. 11: MOSH: Silent Sundays        

    Family Fun

    Oct. 9: Pictures in the Park: LEGO Movie Oct. 9-11: The Artist Series: Beauty and the Beast Oct. 11: Yappy Hour Howl-o-Ween Bash

     

     

    Live Music + Nightlife

    Oct. 7: Art Walk After Dark Oct. 8: The Elbow Social Oct. 9: Lavell Crawford Oct. 10: Monica & Shawty – Shawty Oct. 11: Music @ Main

     

    Sports + Fitness

    Oct. 9: Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Oct. 10: The Great Candy Run 5K and Family Fun Run Oct. 10: Out of the Darkness Walk

     

     

     

    Business and Networking Oct. 10: Cars and Coffee Oct. 10: MOB Fest: Marketing Our Businesses Festival Oct. 11: Jacksonville National College Fair

     

     

     

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    List Of Downtown Jacksonville Tours You Must Checkout




    Sometimes the best way to discover Downtown Jacksonville is with a little help from organizations that know it through and through. With these guided tours of Downtown, you’ll be sure to find old historic haunts and unearth some Downtown gems you didn’t know were there.

     

    Top to Bottom Walking Tour (904-827-1845) Let Downtown expert Gary Sass be your guide, and hear the stories of the River City from the Great Fire to the First Hollywood. You’ll gaze across the city on a rooftop and explore the secret underground tunnels beneath Downtown. Cost is $20 per person, with seasonal discounts also available. Tours run every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tour attendees meet at the Jacksonville Landing escalators.

    "River City Haunts" Walking Ghost Tour (904-827-1845)

    Guided by lantern light, let "local ghosts" take you on a tour through streets, alleyways and haunted buildings throughout Downtown. You'll get to explore the city, while also learning about the horrific histories that took place here. Cost is $20 per person, with seasonal discounts also available. Tours run every Friday from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tour attendees meet at the Jacksonville Landing escalators. 

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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.

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    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]



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