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Gelato July Is Back Every Wednesday At Peterbrooke Chocolatier
Beat the heat every Wednesday in July with a FREE scoop of fresh, handmade gelato compliments of Peterbrooke Chocolatier for their 3rd Annual Gelato July. Starting Wednesday, July 5, Peterbrooke’s Gelato July offers guests to treat themselves to a scoop of any of their classic gelato flavors, like sea salt caramel and mint chocolate chip, with no purchase necessary.
“Gelato is a great alternative to regular ice cream because it is churned slower, creating denser and richer flavors,” says Elizabeth Rice, marketing manager for Peterbrooke Chocolatier. “Our gelato is made daily and in small batches to ensure the freshest, most flavorful and delicious treat for our guests”
Guests visiting a Peterbrooke Chocolatier shop are invited to receive their refreshing gelato treat every Wednesday throughout the month of July. Gelato July treats are available at participating Peterbrooke Chocolatier locations in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, Tallahassee, Palm Beach, Atlanta and Tuscaloosa. Gelato flavors will vary per location.
Peterbrooke Chocolatier® was founded in 1983 with a mission to bring the art of European chocolate making to the United... [Read More]
The Jacksonville Landing Celebrates Independence Day
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – The Jacksonville Landing hosts a celebration for Independence Day on the river and invites you to celebrate. The day will be filled with family-friendly fun, food and drink specials, and live music on the riverfront stage.
Entertainment on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage, brought to you by Sleiman Enterprises, includes:
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Paul Ivey & Souls of Joy
8:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. X Hale
9:45 p.m. City of Jacksonville Fireworks
Also, live music at Fionns MacCool’s by Mikey Clams Band 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
The Landing Restaurants will be open and each provides a great view of the gorgeous St. Johns River. The inside mall shops will close at 5 p.m. Boat enthusiasts can enjoy free boat docking on a first-come first-serve basis with a maximum length of stay of 72 hours. The Landing is free and open to the public for the Fourth of July.
The Jacksonville Landing will be gating for this special event. Due to the crowd size, there will be four entry points into The Landing. For quicker access into the event, there will be three express lanes for adults... [Read More]
St. Augustine Distillery’s Bourbon and Port Finished Bourbon Win Gold and Platinum at 2017 SIP Awards
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (June 26, 2017) – St. Augustine Distillery is proud to announce two distinguished medal wins at the recent 2017 Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards including a gold medal for its Florida Double Cask Bourbon and “Best of Class” platinum medal for its Port Finished Bourbon. The distillery was also recently named “Florida Whisky of the Year” by Whisky Advocate and one of the “Best Whiskey Distilleries in America” by Esquire magazine.
“We are honored to receive these two awards from the SIP competition and recognition from two legendary publications,” said St. Augustine Distillery CEO and co-founder Philip McDaniel. “When both industry experts and consumers recognize the unique finishes we are developing for our whiskies, it validates the approach we have taken to make our spirits. We are extremely proud of our team, and excited about the future of all our brands.”
The SIP Awards is an international spirits competition, and the only blind tasting competition that enlists consumers as judges. This year, SIP Awards hosted its largest competition to date with 673 spirit brands and 118 consumer judges at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beac... [Read More]
Ninja Challenge 2 Day Event To Come To Rebounderz Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL (June 27, 2017) – Beginning Thursday July 27, 2017, Rebounderz Jacksonville will host their second annual Rebounderz Ninja Challenge Competition. The largest of its kind in the area, Rebounderz’s Ninja Warrior Course was designed so everyone could enjoy the attraction, including beginner and advanced level patrons. The Rebounderz Ninja Challenge is open to the public to attend, as well as participate; competing age groups include: 7 and under for the Ninja Fun Run, 8-15 years of age (under 60” tall), 8-15 years of age (60” tall and over), and 16 years of age and older.
In the spirit of family fun and entertainment the Rebounderz Ninja Challenge will include elements of the hit NBC show, American Ninja Warrior. The Rebounderz Ninja Challenge will commence with a pre-event on Wednesday, July 26th where registered competitors pick up their competition packets and will have the opportunity to scope out the course. On Thursday, July 27th, the Ninja Challenge Event will kick off with the Kid’s Ninja Fun Run and Youth Ninja Competition Qualifiers starting in the afternoon and the Adult Ninja Competition starting in the evening. Throughout the two event days, real life American Ninja Warrior competitors will be onsite... [Read More]
4th of July Fireworks in Northeast Florida
Fourth of July is on its way and its time to start planning with your family and friends on where you want to go watch the fireworks. Northeast Florida has a lot of good spots to enjoy a wonderful Independence Day. Here are some of the spots where you can watch an amazing fireworks display.
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 the festivities in downtown Fernandina Beach which 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!
Do you enjoy walking on the beach and being by the ocean this year for the fourth? Well, you can head down to the beach with some... [Read More]
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Tegan and Sara Coming To The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL--(Tuesday, February 25, 2014) — Indie rock duo Tegan and Sara will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, May 16 at 8:00PM.
Tegan and Sara are pleased to announce their Let's Make Things Physical Tour, a 19-date run that will include Lucius, and The Courtneys. The all female-fronted tour will run in May and June, corresponding with a new single campaign for "I Was A Fool", the followup to their wildly successful first single "Closer", from the acclaimed 2013 album Heartthrob.
Tegan and Sara’s 13-year career has seen them build an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta. Having sold nearly 1 million career albums and toured with acts from The Killers to Neil Young, Tegan and Sara have now released their 7th studio album – Heartthrob – as internationally-celebrated songwriters, performers, and artists. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, securing the band’s highest US chart position to dat... [Read More]
SWITCHFOOT TO PERFROM AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014
St. Augustine, FL (March 31, 2014) – Switchfoot with special guest Thousand Foot Krutch is set to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 31 at 6:30PM. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 4 at 10AM.
After gaining a foothold in the contemporary Christian music scene, Switchfoot went mainstream with 2003's The Beautiful Letdown, a double-platinum album that straddled the line between sacred and secular rock music. This album included the hits “Meant to Live” and Dare You to Move.” Switchfoot returned in September 2005 with their fifth album, Nothing Is Sound, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. Nothing Is Sound went gold, sparked another radio hit in "Stars," and was the first Switchfoot recording to include the work of additional guitarist Andrew Shirley (formerly a member of the contemporary Christian group All Together Separate). Wasting little time, the band returned to the studio with veteran U.K. producer Tim Palmer to begin work on its sixth album, one that found the guys broadening their musical scope. The resulting Oh! Gravity appeared at the tail end of 2006.
Hello Hurricane, which won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. Several months af... [Read More]
Rebelution is coming back to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 27.
St. Augustine, FL (March 27, 2014) – Rebelution returns to perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 27 along with Iration, The Green, Stick Figure & DJ Mackle. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 3 at 3PM.
Originally formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2004, Rebelution’s strong DIY mentality, relentless touring and deep connection to their fan base via social media, has led them to being one of the best-selling reggae artists on the planet. Since the 2007 release of Courage to Grow, the band’s first full-length album, Rebelution’s music has been praised for its crafty melodies, socially-conscious lyrics and savvy musicianship. Courage to Grow was selected as the iTunes Editors Choice for Best Reggae Album, went to #4 on Billboard’s Reggae charts, and the track “Safe and Sound” was in rotation at powerhouse radio stations such as San Francisco’s Live 105, San Diego’s 91X and KROQ in Los Angeles. Bright Side of Life, the band’s second album (2009), took the #1 spot on iTunes in the Reggae music genre, charted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Reggae Albums, and #54 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums charts.
With the band’s 2012 album havi... [Read More]
Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson are Coming to the St. Augustine Ampitheatre
St. Augustine, FL (March 24, 2014) – Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated recording artist Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson have announced their co-headlining 2014 North American summer tour. They will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 31. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 28 at 10AM.
Fans can expect to hear DeGraw perform songs from his acclaimed fourth studio album, MAKE A MOVE, including the hit single “Best I Ever Had” and his latest smash “Make A Move.” The album has garnered rave reviews since its October 15th release with People Magazine describing the album’s first single “Best I Ever Had” as “the kind of switch-up that brings fresh energy…” while Entertainment Weekly raved about DeGraw’s “intricate piano hooks and seductive, gravelly voice.” DeGraw is also scheduled to open a number of dates this summer for legendary performer Billy Joel. Gavin DeGraw is not a stranger to the top of the charts. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: &ldq... [Read More]
Counting Crows Are Coming To The St. Augustine Ampitheatre On June 14th
St. Augustine, FL (March 17, 2014) – California native Rock group Counting Crows will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 14 with special guest Toad the Wet Sprocket. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 21 at 10AM.
Counting Crows are one of those bands you follow for the long haul. For those that first heard them opening for Bob Dylan long ago, or subbing for Van Morrison one memorable night at the rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much of the soundtrack of our times comes from the Crows – from their vivid musical landscapes as well as the feverish brilliance of singer/songwriter Adam Duritz. Counting Crows hails from the San Francisco Bay area and consist of Adam Duritz (vocals), David Bryson (guitar), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), Dan Vickrey (guitar), Jim Bogios (drums), and Millard Powers (bass). Counting Crows success dates back to their 1993 debut release August and Everything After and the hit single “Mr. Jones.” The band recently hit #1 with the song “Accidentally In Love,” which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, as well as nominations in 2005 for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the track. Counting Crows has sold over 20 million records worldwide.... [Read More]
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Intuition Ale Works Three-Year Anniversary Celebration
Jacksonville Fl - Break out the birthday hats… Intuition Ale Works is turning THREE! The big anniversary celebration takes place Saturday, November 23rd but they will be celebrating the whole week leading up to that day. Read on for details about all of their events!
Intuition will be releasing at least one new beer every day from Tues, Nov 19th until Fri, Nov 22nd! Each beer will ONLY be available the day it is released. Then, on Saturday the 23rd all the beers will be available in the brewery and tap room. They will have 20+ special release brews on tap for the big anniversary bash!
Interested in trying all 20+ beers? With the Beer Passport you can win prizes for trying them all. Beer Passports will be available in the tap room starting Tuesday, November 19th. They will be serving up 7-ounce pours of all our brews. Every time you drink a brew that week Intuition give you a stamp on your passport to keep track of the beers you’ve tried. If you try all twenty beers by Saturday the 23rd you’ll get a voucher for a gallon growler and a fill of your favorite brew. PLUS you’ll be entered into a raffle to win $100 tap room dollars.
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Transportation Solution from Jax Beach to Downtown - Jax Connector
Jacksonville needs your help to bring The Connector to life. Help to connect the community through this no-risk funding campaign!
Q: What is The Connector?
This is simple. Together we can provide an easy, reliable, fast and affordable transportation solution to connect two thriving areas in Jacksonville. The Connector will provide private buses to both Downtown and the Beaches. Two luxury buses will run on a continuous schedule leaving each location, every hour on the hour, from 7 pm to 2 am Friday and Saturday nights with room for expansion. You'll be able to make reservations in advance through Jax Connector or by walking up. The cost will be $5 one-way and $8 round-trip payable via cash or charge. The ride will be a straight shot from point A to point B and trip duration is approximately a 30 minute ride.
Q: I love Jacksonville, but will this work? And why do you need $100K?
Private transportation systems are proven all over the world. This is our opportunity to step up when resources have not been provided at the growth rate of our community. That in mind, there are key barriers to implementation: cost and adoption.Cost. We're hoping you can help on... [Read More]
THE PLAYERS Championship announces record $7.1 million generated for local charities from 2013 tournament
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (November 14, 2013) – At a celebration tonight honoring the volunteer leadership of THE PLAYERS Championship, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem announced that $7.1 million was generated for local charities from the 2013 tournament, eclipsing last year’s record-breaking total of $6.5 million. The money generated by THE PLAYERS each year benefits more than 300 charities throughout Northeast Florida, totaling nearly $60 million in charitable giving since the event moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977. The substantial increases over the past few years is attributed to a growing, dedicated fan base, support from PwC – the event’s Proud Partner, the tireless and selfless efforts of the tournament’s volunteer force and the entire Northeast Florida community.The announcement was made during THE PLAYERS Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party hosted by Commissioner Finchem on the Presentation Lawn of the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. The event is part of a series of activities during THE PLAYERS 2013 Giving Back Month designed to highlight the work of the many charitable organizations in Northeast Florida that benefit from the tournament. Guests at tonight’s Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Party cheered a... [Read More]
Jacksonville Celtic Festival This Saturday
Jacksonville Beach, Fla - This Saturday, join us for upbeat music, lively dancing, rugged Highland games, and cuisine of the colorful Celtic culture. Vendors include a variety of traditional Celtic food, beer and memorabilia. Entertainment includes internationally known musical groups, local fife and drum corps, Irish and Scottish dancers and Kid's Zone.
The festival gates open on November 16th at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 12 noon. Performer Lineup(Main Pavilion Stage): 12 p.m. Spade McQuade 1:15 p.m. Fear Buile 2:30 p.m. The Gothard Sisters 3:45 p.m. Colm Kirwan 5:00 p.m. The Willis Clan 6:15 p.m. Searson 7:30 p.m. Rathkeltair 8:45 p.m. Enter the Haggis The Pipers, Scottish and Irish Dancers will perform 15 minute sets between bands on the Pavilion Stage. The Highland Games and Rugby exhibition will take place on the beach between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Scottish Highland Games are Sponsored by the Northeast Florida Highland Games! Sign up and Registration will be on the beach (1p-4p). Caber Tossing, Stone Throwing, Weight for Distance, Hammer Throw and Tug of War. You can also pre-register on our web site:&nbs... [Read More]
Photo Card Gets Make Over
Jacksonville Fl - Just about a month ago, 904 Happy Hour launched a updated and rebranded website. Along with the new website, the creative team released a contest for local artist and graphic designers to have a chance to add their very own touches to the 904 photo card. There were many submissions and the decision was tough but the design chosen was by local graphic designer Meredith Hughes.
"We chose her design because it but was sleek, simple and straight to the point. We were very happy with how the card came out and applaud Meredith graciously for her time she took to create the design." The 904 photo card is distributed every time a photo is taken. Each month, our photographers distribute between 25,000 and 35,000 cards. Besides Meredith's design being chosen and used as the new photo card, she also won a prize pack valued at over $500.
Meredith Hughes is an award winning creative professional and freelance graphic designer that specializes in branding and social media. She is available for graphic design and social media consulting, and enjoys working with small and boutique businesses. She can be reached at www.meredithfordham.com or followed on Twitter @mercreative.... [Read More]
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