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    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!! 

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    May Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. 

    Live entertainment will include a performance by the Chris Thomas Band. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary cocktail.

    Entertainment Lineup:

    Chris Thomas Band: 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.

    Click here for more info.

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    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights May 11-20




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Biloxi Shuckers, Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, for a five-game series from May 11 through Wednesday, May 15, and the Montgomery Biscuits, Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, for a five-game series from Thursday, May 16 through Monday, May 20. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:

     

    Saturday, May 11, 6:35 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

    Vice Night presented by 121 Financial and Darley’s Plumbing: The Jumbo Shrimp will be wearing special Vice Night jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game, as well as online at jaxshrimp.com from May 11-17. Crockett and Tub(b)s will be available during the game for pictures on the concourse. In addition, Cuban sandwiches and other tastes of Miami will be on sale at the ballpark. The first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive a special Vice Night bucket hat giveaway presented by 121 Financial and Darley’s Plumbing.

    Saturday Night Fireworks presented by 121 Financial and Da...   [Read More]




    Juice WRLD Brings His Death Race For Love Tour to St. Augustine




    Hip-hop artist Juice WRLD brings his "Death Race for Love Tour" with guests Ski Mask The Slump God and NLE Choppa of Lyrical Lemonade to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, May 9, 2019! 

    One of the most commanding artists to emerge from the SoundCloud underground, Juice WRLD makes introspective hip-hop that’s emotionally raw, but powerfully melodic. In 2018, the 20-year-old Chicago native earned such accolades as being named Apple Music’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Spotify’s Biggest Breakout Artist of 2018, partly due to the smash success of his four-times-platinum single “Lucid Dreams”: a genre-warping track that’s spent over 38 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 (peaking at #2), in addition to hitting #1 on YouTube’s U.S. Top Songs Chart, #1 on Spotify’s Global Chart, and #2 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs Chart.

    Amassing more than a billion combined video and audio streams last year, “Lucid Dreams” appears on Juice WRLD’s first full-length project, the platinum-selling Goodbye & Good Riddance, released via Grade A Productions/Interscope Records in May 2018. Along with reaching #4 on the Billboard 200, Goodbye & Good Riddance has drawn wid...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights April 15-19




    JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Monday, April 15 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Birmingham Barons, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, for a five-game series from April 15 through Friday, April 19 with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Monday, April 15, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home with the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation: The Jumbo Shrimp partner with local nonprofits at each Jumbo Shrimp Monday home game through the season. The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation (www.malwashington.com) will raise funds through ticket sales and the Launch-A-Ball promotion. VyStar Credit Union members can get a buy-one, get-one free ticket special by showing their VyStar credit or debit card at the box office.

    Half-price 16 oz. Yuengling cans: Fans can enjoy 16 oz. cans of Yuengling for just $3.

    Tax ReFUN Day: The Jumbo Shrimp are turning Tax Day into Tax ReFUN Day by inviting fans to save their ticket to Monday’s game and turn it in for a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Monday home game ...   [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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    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]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights April 4-8




     

    JACKSONVILLE, FL. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union opens at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Jackson Generals, Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, for a five-game series from April 4 through Sunday, April 8 with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Thursday, April 4, 7:05 p.m. (Gate open at 6 p.m.)

    Opening Day presented by Firehouse Subs and Rimrock Devlin: The Jumbo Shrimp will host a Street Carnival from 4 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. with a rock wall, game truck, face painter, vendors, DJ and stage and life-size games to help celebrate Opening Day. Also among the pregame festivities is the Navy Band Southeast, which will play the National Anthem. During the Seventh Inning Stretch, Google Street View will take a panorama of the entire ballpark from the pitcher’s mound. The Jumbo Shrimp’s game-used road gray jerseys will be auctioned online at www.jaxshrimp.com throughout the entire homestand. Following the game is the first of a Baseball Grounds-record 22 fireworks shows. The Jumbo Shrimp’s Opening Day is not included in the club’s Budweiser Thirsty ...   [Read More]




    The Players Returns to Sawgrass on March 12-17




    This week be ready for Jacksonville’s best golf tournament of the year. THE PLAYERS Championship will be held from Tuesday March 12th-17th. This weeks schedule is listed below.

    Tuesday, March 12: Military Appreciation Day

    · Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Charity of the Day: Five Stars Veterans Center

    · Military Appreciation Ceremony and Jon Pardi Concert on Hole 17 at 5:30 p.m.

    Wedensday, March 13

    · Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Charity of the Day: The DONNA Foundation

    Thursday, March 14

    · Entrances open at 7:00 a.m.

    · First round of competition begins at approximately 7:30 a.m. (threesomes off of No. 1 and No.10)

    · Charity of the Day: Wolfson Children’s Hospital

    Friday, March 15

    · Entrances open at 7:00 a.m.

    · Second round of competition begins at approximately 7:35 a.m. (threesomes off of No. 1 and No.10)

    · Charity of the Day: Book Trust

    S...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    March Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse.

    Live entertainment will include a performance by the Chris Thomas Band. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary cocktail.

    Entertainment Lineup:

    Chris Thomas Band: 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

    Click Here for more info.

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    Rooftop Bars In Jacksonville




    Jacksonville has some great restaurants and bars. The most popular restaurants that people talk about all over town are the rooftop bars. Many people come to these spots to enjoy dinner, have a day out with friends during good weather, dinner under the stars or celebrate a special occasion. 

    Intuition Ale Works 

    Craft beer fans can follow their intuition to the microbrewery and taproom of Intuition Ale Works, whose rooftop bar overlooks the shores of the St. Johns River and offers spectacular views of Downtown and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field. The casual “shorts and a T-shirt” ambience is complemented by delicious craft beers and outdoor live music and rooftop shows. 

    The taproom is the home of One Off Wednesdays, where each Wednesday an all-new, limited-release beer is tapped and served for an exclusive one-day run. The brewery hosts a kid-friendly Family Game Night complete with a bounce house, cornhole, and video and board games galore. You don’t want to miss the community yoga classes weekly on the rooftop.

    Happy Hour is at 5-7pm

    Cowford Chophouse

    Renowned Jacksonville restaurateur Jacques Klempf opened a crown jewel among the best new restau...   [Read More]




    Feburary Downtown Wine Down




     

    Join us at Jacksonville’s rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse.

    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 cocktail.

    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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-wine-down-tickets-54417643637?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

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    Body Lab Food & Fitness Champagne Social




    Body Lab is Jacksonville’s Exclusive meal prep & fitness studio located in San Marco. Body Lab delivers you “more time, more result” by being your one stop shop for interval and a 5 star quality local meal prep!

    Each ticket includes: 1 complimentary glass of champagne,1 free workout from Body Lab, and $1000’s in prizes and giveways. 2 raffle tickets for local business giveaways including:

    Be Still Float, Riverside- 3 float tank sessions- $270 value

    Recovery Zone Cryotherapy, Riverside- anti-ageing package (aesthetician facial + cryotherapy facial) ($100 value)

    Sports Recovery Annex, San Marco- 1 athletic trainer evaluation + recovery service ( therapeutic stretching, active tissue release, therapeutic tissue cupping, graston inflammation treatment, etc...) ($100 value)

    1st Place Sports, San Marco- 5k prep program + athletic attire discount- ($100 value)

    Jax Marketplace- aromatherapy gift box ($100 value)

    Body Lab Food + Fitness, San Marco- 1 free month of workouts ($129 value)

    For more info click here.

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    Mini Bar Gets Coffee Drive-Thru & Second Location




    For all you coffee drinkers out there, Mini Bar Donuts has added a coffee drive-thru at their location, provided by Bold Bean. They have a full coffee and Espresso menu, including Nitro Cold Brew. All featuring Bold Bean Coffee Roasters. All of their signature syrups and alternative milks are also available. 

    Hot Menu

    Coffee  8oz: $1.75 / 12oz: $2.25 Espresso Shot  2oz: $2.50 Machiatto  4oz: $2.85 Cappuccino  6oz: $3.25 Cortado  5oz: $3.00 Latte  8oz: $3.50 / 12oz: $4.00 Americano  8oz: $2.60 / 12oz: $2.60 Chai Tea  8oz: $2.75 / 12oz: $3.00 Chai Latte  8oz: $3.50 / 12oz: $3.85 Hot Chocolate  8oz: $3.50 / 12oz: $4.00 Decaf Drip  8oz: $1.75 / 12oz: $2.25

    Cold/Iced Menu

    Coffee  12oz: $2.60 / 16oz: $2.85 Latte  12oz: $3.50 / 16oz: $4.00 Americano  12oz: $2.75 / 16oz: $2.75 Chai Tea  12oz: $2.85 / 16oz: $3.00 Chai Latte  12oz: $3.50 / 16oz: $3.85 Nitro  12oz: $3.95 /...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Santana Returns To The Amp This Saturday




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to announce that legendary Carlos Santana will bring his “Global Consciousness Tour” to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Santana last performed to a sold-out crowd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in April of 2014. This event is Sold Out!

     

    TICKET PRICES: 

    $154.00 – Seated Pit

    $129.00 – Level 100

    $104.00 – Level 200

    $74.00 – Level 300

    $54.00 – Obstructed View

     

    FRONT PORCH SALSA DANCE PARTY!

    Before the show starting at 5PM, come dance away for salsa party on the Front Porch with musical performance by LPT! 

    LPT delivers salsa and Afro-Cuban music with their high-energy live shows! Afro-Cuban Band from Riverside in Jacksonville, FL plays salsa music as a way to share the diversity of the area with a new, young audience, while still giving the seasoned salsa veterans a taste of that old school. LPT are becoming the new ambassadors of Salsa music in the Southeast, using the music to bridge gaps between cultures. 

    2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Carlos Santana’s groundbreaking album Superna...   [Read More]




    Leon Bridges Brings His "Good Thing Tour" To The Amp This Wedesnday




    Retro R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges brings his “Good Thing Tour” featuring special guest Jess Glynne. Tickets are on sale now and this event will sell out.

    Grammy Award nominated R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges has announced a second leg to his sold out headlining North American Good Thing Tour. Due to overwhelming demand, the newly scheduled U.S. shows roll out in the spring of 2019, following on the heels of Leon’s successful 2018 tour launched in support of his acclaimed sophomore album, Good Thing.  The second leg of the Good Thing Tour kicks off on April 10th in Charlottesville, VA, and concludes on May 5 in Cleveland Ohio, with stops along the way in Miami Beach, Orlando, Memphis, and other U.S. cities.

    British singer/songwriter Jess Glynne will be opening the shows. The 2018 Good Thing Tour officially began June 9th and touched down in more than two dozen cities across the U.S. and included multiple sell-outs in noted locales including The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and Radio City Music Hall in New York. 

    Most recently, Leon released the official music video for his track “If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be),” produced by French music production ...   [Read More]




    Clay County Fair Returns This Spring




    Beginning this April, the Clay County Fair returns for everyone from April 4th to the 13th!!! The Clay County Fair is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization. They operate the annual agricultural fair that is held in the spring. Clay County Parks and Recreation is responsible for the upkeep of the fairgrounds and all other events that are held on grounds. 

    Since 1986 each year, over 113,000 visitors enjoy 10 fun filled days at the Clay County Agricultural Fair, one of Clay County's largest community events. Fairgoers are entertained by several different stages of various entertainment sure to make your visit memorable. Entertainment starts on Thursday April 4th and ends on April 11th.

    Thursday - Drake White and Devin Dawson

    Friday - Curt Towne Band and Marshall Tucker Band

    Saturday - Roots and Boots Tour (Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw, and Collin Raye)

    Sunday - Jordan and the Posey Pickers and Big Daddy Weave

    Monday - Shenandoh and Joe Diffie

    Tuesday - Big & Rich

    Wednesday - Jimmie Allen and Jordan Davis

    Thursday - Gatlin Brothers

    New Ultimate VIP Experience has come to the fair this year. Enjoy one of our headline musical acts from the comfor...   [Read More]




    Free Concert at Jacksonville Landing




    This Thursday, join 99.9 Gator Country at 8pm at the Jacksonville Landing for the 99.9 Gator Country Acoustic Jam. Bring the family for a night of music from upcoming artists such as Tyler Rich, Adam Hambrick, Smithfield and Haley & Michaels.

    Concert is free to the public and for all ages. For more information and to win meet and greets with the artists you can visit 99.9gatorcountry.com for more details.

    About Tyler Rich Tyler Rich is a Country Singer/Songwriter from a small Northern California farming community called Yuba City, and based in Nashville, TN. He found his love for country music after his cousin took him to see George Strait at the age of 8. From George, to Garth, to Alan Jackson, Tyler immersed himself into the music. Three months before his 14th birthday, his Grandparents surprised him with a guitar for Christmas, and he never stopped playing. After countless hours working on his craft, and spending years on the road touring across the country with multiple bands, Tyler decided it was time to pursue his career as a solo artist. Since that day Tyler has performed along side some of the industries top artists including, Cole Swindell, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay, Gloriana, Canaan Smith, Maddie & Tae, and more! Tyler...   [Read More]




    Jon Pardi at The Players Military Appreciation Day




    The Players Championship is on the way to the Sawgrass. We are kicking off the week with Military Appreciation Day on Tuesday, March 12th with the Military Appreciation Ceremony to honor the men and women of our armed forces beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the 17 Island Green. The 2019 concert will feature a special performance by country music artist, Jon Pardi. 

    THE PLAYERS is once again proud to continue its policy of providing free or affordable access to the tournament for men and women of the U.S. Armed Services.

    THE PLAYERS provides all career military (active duty, Reserve, military retirees and dependents) with complimentary admission to the tournament all week.

    All military must bring printed vouchers and photo IDs to the Military Tickets trailers located at any of the tournament gates. At the trailers, vouchers will be exchanged for complimentary tournament tickets for career military and dependents. THE PLAYERS also provides veterans the opportunity to purchase up to two (2) discounted tournament tickets at the trailers. Military can enter the tournament through the following gates: Davis Love III, Nicklaus, and Couples. 

     

    Parking is free for everyone Tuesday-Wednesday...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    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]




    Easter Keg Hunt Returns This Weekend




    It’s back!!!! Jacksonville’s most popular adult scavenger hunt returns, The Easter Keg hunt. From Riverside, to the beaches, to River City Brewing Company, this year’s Easter Keg Hunt takes place on Saturday, April 20th in Historic Springfield. Solve clues, learn history about what made Jacksonville the Bold City of the South, and embark on Jacksonville’s Best Adult Scavenger Hunt with your friends and coworkers.

    Teams will compete for their chance to win over $2,000 in beer, prizes and trophies! The top 10 teams will win prizes and trophies. Costumes are encouraged for this event. “Best Team Name” and “Best Dressed Team” also receive prizes. Teams for this year consist of up to 8 people.

    The 6th Annual Easter Keg Hunt will take place on foot in a 20-30 block radius and will require a lot of cardio and physical activity; running shoes are recommended.

    Good luck hunting!

      ...   [Read More]




    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]




    First Wedensday Art Walk: Jax Poetry Fest




    Celebrate the start of Hope at Hand’s 4th Annual Jax Poetry Fest in Downtown Jacksonville. Enjoy live poetry readings and performances in Hemming Park and in the Main Library throughout the night.

    Headquarters In Hemming Park - Join us at the Main Stage for an open-mic poetry session from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Then stick around for poetry by Ebony Payne-English and others from 7:15-8:15 p.m.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Kram Kan Photo, Moonchild Studio, Viktor Lazarev, The Dynasty 11, Jumping Jackalopes, Tovah 2 Creations and more. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Year Up, VyStar, the Florida Theatre, the City of Jacksonville Animal Care & Protective Services and more. 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 @ Hemming Park - Bring the kids to participate in PNC’s Mobile Learning Experience, activities by My Gym and jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax.

     

    ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

    Jacksonville Main Library - Jax Poetry Fest takes off with poetry performances from Ebony Payne-English, Moses West...   [Read More]




    Last Free Events at the Jacksonville Landing




    Join The Jacksonville Landing for one last weekend full of FREE events. Enjoy free events featuring live music by Jacksonville's favorite bands, drink specials, good times and views of the river!

     

    Event Schedule includes:

    Friday, March 29

    Live music by The 7 Street Band with special guests Special Formula Band from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. on the Sleiman Riverfront Stage.

    Saturday, March 30

    1) Rumble at the River 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

    Join the Jacksonville Mustang Club for their 17th Regional Mustang & Ford Show. Join the club for a day of fun, fords and more. This event is free.

    2) Dirty South Villains 4th Annual Meet 7 p.m. 

    This regional meet up for the Bearded Villains of Jacksonville will benefit the National Kidney Foundation. Enjoy vendor tables and the beard competition. The event will be held in the Jack Daniels Bar. All proceeds from the event will benefit the National Kidney Foundation. 

    3) Live music by The Band Be Easy from 8 - 10 p.m. and music provided by Party Solution Entertainment in the courtyard from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.

     

    Sunday, March 31

    Soulful Sundays 5 – 9 p.m. 

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  • Articles - Local News

    Riverplace Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project On Its Way




    The Riverplace Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project is up for final approval from the Downtown Development Review Board on Thursday.  The project would alter about a half-mile of Riverplace Boulevard from the Main Street Bridge to Prudential Drive on the Southbank to “prioritize access for pedestrians and bicyclists over cars.”

    The “road diet” includes slimmer traffic lanes in exchange for protected bike paths, off-street parking, wider sidewalks, built-in bus stops and upgraded landscaping.

    The Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) application said the project focuses on “reduced travel lanes, traffic calming, and enhanced landscaping” to make the area safer for Southbank residents. In addition to existing condo and apartment towers, more housing is in development for the area, including Catalyst Development Partners’ proposed San Marco Apartments at 1444 Home St. and the 263-unit riverfront Broadstone River House under construction.

    The design renderings presented to the Downtown Investment Authority show three lanes of traffic and off-street parking which would provide a buffer for 5-foot-wide bike paths and 8-foot-wide sidewalks on each side...   [Read More]




    New Indoor Skydiving Facility May Be Opening In Jacksonville




    iFLY, a company who operates indoor skydiving facilities, is looking at the possibility of opening one of them in our area near the Town Center off I-295.

    iFLY is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving. They make the dream of flight a reality by giving their customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment.

    iFLY started in 1998 as SkyVenture, LLC. Once they had developed the technology to create a stable, wall-to-wall cushion of air in a flight chamber, they knew they could offer an incredibly realistic and safe indoor skydiving experience. They opened their first indoor skydiving facility in 1999. Between 1999 and 2005, they opened three more facilities. In 2005, they rebranded themselves iFLY, maintaining SkyVenture as their design and manufacturing company.

    They welcome flyers from 3 to 103. If you have reasonable health and fitness you can fly. iFly will do everything they can to help you fly because their goal is to deliver the dream of flight to everyone

    Today, iFLY has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, and the list continues to grow.

     

     

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    Gameday Tailgate Experience Survey




    Fill out the quick survey below for your chance to win 2 FREE VIP TICKETS to an upcoming Gameday Tailgate Experience party this upcoming Jags season! This one-of-a-kind event includes a 4 hour tailgate celebration featuring an open bar, all-you-can-eat food, former athletes/celebrity hosts, a VIP lounge area, live entertainment, exclusive interactive games, & more!

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    Jacksonville Armada Kick Off Party




    Kick off the start of Jacksonville's new professional soccer team! Come join us for an evening of fun and celebration. The party will be held at the Jacksonville Landing, Thursday February 20, from 5:00-8:00pm. 

    - Great selection of food and beverage - Soccer style games and experience - Merchandise Tents - Live Music - Q&A session with Club Executives - Special Fan Entertainment And more!

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    Alligator Tries To Enter Walmart In Florida Monday Night




    Apopka, Fl - A 6 ft alligator hung out at the entrance of a Florida Wal-Mart Superstore Monday Night. The gator (pictured below) wasn't afraid of shoppers and hung out in front of the moving doors for about a hour. The doors even opened multiple times for the creature but the gator remained outside. 

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    Police were dispatched to the scene and barricaded the area. Shortly after, the gator quietly crawled off into the brush nearby. Shoppers claim they have seen the 6ft gator in the retention pond next to the store before. 

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