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Upcoming Christmas Lighting Ceremonies
With the holidays just around the corner, North Florida is getting ready to light up night. Here are a list of lighting ceremonies that will take place throughout the month of November.
St. Johns Holiday Spectacular
Celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season at the 12th annual St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular on Saturday, November 11. Holiday shoppers, families and visitors are invited to attend the action-packed day of free, family fun and musical performances!
The annual holiday celebration, sponsored by Toyota, OneBlood, PRI Productions, and The Lion King - Musical, kicks off at 2 p.m. Throughout the day, guests will enjoy festivities including oversized games, an interactive hot chocolate station, jugglers, caricature artists, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, a festive photo booth and a silent DJ experience. That’s not all! The holiday fun will continue with great giveaways, costume characters, holiday entertainment and more. Main stage entertainment begins at 2 p.m. with dynamic holiday performances and a show-stopping finale by headliner, Parmalee. The Main Stage is located in the Town Green in front of Maggiano’s Little Italy on Midtown Parkway. For Holiday ... [Read More]
The Holidays in St. Augustine, Florida
Sure, we all love the holidays. But sometimes they can feel like the same old, same old. Year after year, you attend the same Christmas parties, wrap similar square-shaped boxes, bake dozens of cookies and struggle to maintain your pre-Thanksgiving weight. What if you did something different this year? What if you spent the holidays creating new experiences and memories with your close friends and family?
St. Augustine, Florida is home to one of the most famous holiday lighting displays in the world. It’s also the Nation’s Oldest City having been continuously occupied by European-established settlements since 1565. And did we mention that this little city by the sea is situated on the Atlantic Ocean and boasts miles upon miles of white, sandy beaches?
There are thousands of reasons to spend the holidays in St. Augustine. Here are just a few of them.
Nights of Lights – Every year, millions of twinkling lights cover the cityscape of St. Augustine from November 18, 2017 and continuing nightly through January 31, 2018. Come see why Nights of Lights was selected by National Geographic in both 2011 and 2012 as one of the best holiday lighting displays in the world as you journey thro... [Read More]
The Expendables, Through The Roots, And Pacific Dub To Perform At The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Saturday, February 24, 2018
St. Augustine, Fla. (November 6, 2017) – Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of their self-titled album, California surf rock band The Expendables will perform the album in its entirety live from the Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, February 24. Joining The Expendables will be special guests Through the Roots and Pacific Dub. Tickets for The Expendables with Through the Roots and Pacific Dub go on sale this Friday, November 10 at 10 a.m.
The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA – surfing, skating, partying and playing music were commonplace. Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast. Blending reggae, punk rock and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years. The band consists of four longtime friends: Geoff Weers guitar and vocals), Adam Patterson (drums and vocals), Raul Bianchi (lead guitar) and Ryan DeMars (bass). The first seven years of their career was fueled with three full-length, completely independent releases. No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001), and Gettin’ Filthy (2004), would bring in a com... [Read More]
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Opens At The Strand On November 1st
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill will be having their Grand Opening on Wednesday, November 1st in the Strand shopping center at 4826 Town Center Parkway. The 6,355-square-foot site will have 242 seats, 148 inside and 30 patio seats.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is known for its bold flavors, warm hospitality and inviting atmosphere. Specializing in classic American cuisine grilled over an authentic wood-fired grill, Firebirds heightens the guests’ experience with unexpected delights such as chilled salad plates, meticulous table manicuring and refreshed frozen martini glasses. Unique features, including stacked stone entryways, exclusive artwork and the award winning FIREBAR® provide a full spectrum dining experience.
The FIREBAR® boasts a wide selection of artisan cocktails such as its signature Double Black Diamond Martini® and a robust wine list, including its own private label wines, served at proper cellar temperatures. Firebirds’ scratch kitchen features a variety of offerings infused with bold flavors, including items such as its Wood Grilled Salmon and Chile Rubbed Delmonico grilled over local hickory, oak or pecan wood.
With its mission to “Serve, Enrich and Exceed,” Firebirds prides its... [Read More]
Jax Bar-B-Que Fest Happening November 3 – November 5, 2017
Get ready for an amazing 3 day bar-b-que fest filled with award-winning bbq, vendors, and live entertainment on 2 music stages at The Jacksonville Landing! Bring your lawn chairs and sit back and listen to some great local music. The festival is FREE and open to the public but best enjoyed with a VIP ticket. The VIP lounge is ONLY open on Saturday, November 4. First 150 receive a free swag bag. Click here: www.bit.ly/jaxbarbque to get your VIP tickets (while supplies last).
This year's festival will feature:
Award Winning BBQ Eating Contest VIP Lounge Drink Specials Kids Fun Zone Yard Games + so much more!
Weekend Music Schedule:
Friday, November 3 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Crazy Daysies/Rebecca Day 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Firewater Tent Revival Saturday, November 4 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. WildFire Rising 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jason Evans Band 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Snake Blood Remedy 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Blues Factor Band Sunday, November 5 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Snacks Blues Band 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cain't Never Could... [Read More]
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Thanksgiving Block Party at Pete's is ON!!!
Neptune Beach Fla - What started as one lonesome bartender has evolved into a beaches tradition that many depend on as part of their holiday routine. Thirty years ago, one bartender was working on Thanksgiving Day and called his friends to keep him company. The friends showed up, along with the bartenders’ relatives and the rest is history.
Year after year, speculation always surrounds Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s Bar – is it happening? Is security cracking down? Can you bring drinks into the area? The reason for speculation is a result of how big the celebration has become. According to Nancy Jensen, owner and granddaughter of original owner, Peter B. Jensen, Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s started getting big 5 years ago. “We advertised the first couple of years, but now its word of mouth. We’re also open Christmas Day since a lot of people want to congregate at the bar if their family is out of town and the help is always voluntary.”
If you’re planning to attend this year’s Thanksgiving Day at Pete’s, leave your Bloody Mary at home and follow these simple steps: • Pay attention to entry points – the area will be barricaded off and there will be secu... [Read More]
Jacksonville Fair Events and Happenings
The 2013 Greater Jacksonville Fair will be held Wednesday, November 6th through Sunday, November 17th. Fair information may change or be up-dated as needed. The Youth Horse Show will be held on Saturday, October 19th, at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. Click here for Horse Show information. For updates on events taking place at the Fairgrounds before or after the Fair, check Expot Center Coming Events page.
The Following Exhibits, Contests & Sales are Located in Exhibit Hall "A"Agricultural Exhibits Art & Craft Exhibits Bartram Trails Design Academy and Project Runway - Paper Dresses Commercial Exhibitors Culinary Contests Country Store - Sales of Jellies-Syrups-Grits Duval County Elementary School Quilt Exhibit Florida Crops Exhibits Including "The Learning House," The Jacksonville Bee Keepers and Extension Advice Honey - The Purest, The Finest, The Tastiest Exhibit! Jax Raceway's "History of Dirt Track Racing in Jacksonville" LEGO Train Exhibit Wood Turner Contest & Exhibit
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2013 Jacksonville Fair Entertainment Schedule
Jacksonville Fl - This year, the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair's entertainment lineup promises something for everyone. A broad range of top performers will take the stage during the 12-day event, treating audiences to everything from classic rock, country and blues to golden oldies. All entertainment will be on the outdoor stage and will be free with admission to the Fair.
VIP Seating is offered @ $10 per ticket (gate admission not included). VIP Seating is for select shows on a first come, first serve basis in a reserved area not reserved seating. If you wish to charge your VIP tickets, CLICK HERE . This link will take you to our on-line store where you may purchase your tickets. VIP tickets will not be mailed after,October 28th, they will be held for pick-up in the Fair Administration Office.
Grandpa's Cough MedicineEntertainment Stage - 8:00pm
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Florida Georgia Events 2013
Events & Activities Haunted Harbor - Halloween Party
Thursday, Oct. 31 7 - 11 p.m. Metropolitan Park Halloween night, Metropolitan Park on the river will be transformed into Haunted Harbor – the ghost pirate island. On the stroll through Haunted Harbor, guests can grab sweet treats, hear tales from beyond, and have fortunes told before reveling in the ultimate outdoor costume party at the park. This first Halloween Haunted Harbor party is sure to be a memorable event. Click here for more information.18th Annual Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by Ruth's Chris Steak House
Friday, Nov. 1 at 11:30 a.m. West Club at EverBank Field University of Florida Inductees: Jevon Kearse & Lindy Infante University of Georgia Inductees: Peter Anderson & Matt Stinchcomb Reserved seats are $60; Corporate tables (10 seats) $600 Call (904) 630-3600 for more information and reservations.Florida Georgia Block Party
Friday, Nov. 1 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena The 3rd Annual Florida Georgia Block Party at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena presented by Bud Light benefitting Daniel Kids wi... [Read More]
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