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First Wedensday Art Walk: Back to School SmARTs
Summer was a breeze! With school starting back up again be sure to get the kids off the couch and into #DTJax for "Back to School SmARTs."
HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK
Main Stage Join us for a live musical performance by Vibe RW from 5-7 p.m. followed by Groove Coalition from 7:15-9 p.m. Watch the show from the comfort of The Oasis, Downtown Vision’s newest summer placemaking experience.
Browse artwork ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Alternate Bazaar, Baliliving86, Moises Ramos Fine Art, Tovah 2 Creations, Flor De Sol, Boho Babie, Creative Art Designs, Uniquewoodworks, Viktor Lazarev and The Bead Guy. Don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Affordable Marijuana License, Animal Care and Protective Services, All-American Gutter Protection, The Cummer Museum, The Florida Ballet, VyStar Credit Union, IMPACT Jax, Hello Fresh and One Blood. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.
KIDS ZONE @ LAURA ST.
Bring the kids to enjoy a game of GAGA Ball by GAGA Galaxy, bounce houses, activities by My Gym Jacksonville, jump-roping by Jump4Jax and a magic show by Cro... [Read More]
Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights August 7-11
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Mississippi Braves, Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, for a five-game series from August 7 through Sunday, August 11. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:
Wednesday, August 7, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Standard Feed & Seed Canines and Crustaceans Dog Day: The Jumbo Shrimp and Standard Feed & Seed are welcoming fans and their canine companion for the fifth and final Dog Day of the season. Canines get in free as long as their human companion buys a ticket. Dog-free seating is located in Sections 110 and 111, the WheelHouse Lounge and BDO Suite Level.
Publix Corks & Forks: Fans can purchase a $15 ticket package or upgrade their reserved seat for $6 to sample food and wine prepared by Chef Tony from Publix for each Wednesday night home game (except July 3) throughout the 2019 season. Use the promo code "publix19" when purchasing Publix Corks & Forks tickets online at www.jaxshrimp.com. Wine sampling b... [Read More]
Greek Feast This Saturday At Taverna Yamas
This Saturday, be sure to come to Taverna Yamas for a family styled Greek Feast. There will be plenty of food for everyone. From cold and hot Meze, to Greek Village Salads, to Saganaki, and their delicious entrees. There will be deserts and an option for Greek Wine Tasting for an additional $10 followed by entertainment from Bellydancers.
Cold Meze - Tztziki, Baba Ganoush, Hummus, Tabbouleh and Dolmades served with pita.
Greek Village Salad - fresh ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, Kalamata olives, feta, olive oil, vinegar, and spices.
Hot Meze - Spanokopita, Keftedes, Calamari, Lamb ribs, and Yamas wings.
Saganaki - Flaming Kefalotiri cheese served with pita.
Entrees - Lamb Ribs, Chicken Kebab, Filet Mignon kebab, and pork loin, Lobster tail, Shrimp, Scallops, Mussels, Clams, calamari and Grouper.
Click here for tickets; it’s a feast that you don’t want to miss!!... [Read More]
Painting of the Pawprints Prepares For Upcoming Jaguars Game
With the Jaguars games right around the corner, the Downtown Council of Jacksonville will be hosting the annual Painting of the PawPrints event. Starting from the base of the Main Street Bridge to TIAA Bank Field, participants will meet in Lot K at 7:10 am and break into groups to paint all 330 of the paw prints along Bay Street. This event has over 500 attendees participating every year.
When the painting is complete, attendees will enjoy a family friendly after party in Lot K from 9:30 am to 10am. Appearances from Jaxson de Ville, the Roar of the Jaguars and the D-Line will kick off the 2019 Jaguars season.
Pre-Season tickets will be available at a first come, first serve basis. You will not be able to get your tickets until after you check-in and receive your team sticker. Limited tickets will be given out, so pre-registration does not guarantee a ticket.
#DuvalTilWeDie... [Read More]
Chicken Wing Eating Contest Coming to Bold City Beer Festival
This Labor Day weekend, come out to the Bold City Beer Festival on September 1st where guests can participate in the first ever Chicken Wing Eating Contest.
The 2019 Men’s and Women’s wing eating competition will be presented by Butt Hutt Food Truck. 10 male and female competitors will compete in two divisions to see which challenger will take home the trophy. The contest will be judged by 3 celebrity judges. The competitor who eats and cleans 10 wings plus 10 drumsticks the fastest wins! 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be awarded in both male and female contests.
Men’s Division Time: 1pm Women’s Division Time: 2:30pm
To nominate yourself or a friend to be in this year’s competition register online on boldcitybeerfestival.com
Good luck to all wing eating competitors!... [Read More]
Articles - Sports
Red White & Brew Freedom Run 5K
Get Ready, Florida’s LARGEST Freedom & Beer Run, complete with bacon & beer stations on the race course, is returning to Jacksonville on June 29th!
The location has been changed to The Avenues Mall due to unforeseen circumstances at the original location. Runners will still be able to earn those brews and bacon atop the parking garage.
Moving this event to the Avenues will make for much easier parking and easier access to the start/finish line. Run or walk like the “Redcoats are coming” complete with a Halfway Bacon Station, beer, music and more. Registration includes race bib and timing chip, the official 2019 race t-shirt, custom medal with flashing lights, two beers & bacon during the race.
There will be awards for the top three overall M/F and great commemorative beer glasses for age group awards. Besides the race, runners, spectators and beer lovers can enjoy patriotic activities and help K9 for Warriors who will receive a portion of the proceeds of this event.
Race will begin at 7:30am at the Avenues Mall right in front of Dillards on the parking garage side.
For more info, visit: JaxFreedomRun.com... [Read More]
Jumbo Shrimp Homestead Highlights June 20-24
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, for a five-game series from June 20 through Monday, June 24. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:
Thursday, June 20, 7:05 p.m. (Gate open at 6 p.m.) presented by Gate Petro
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.
Boy Band Night: The Jumbo Shrimp are recognizing super groups of the 2000s of who made us all swoon. Bo... [Read More]
Chemo Noir 1 Mile Run & Wine Tasting Event This Saturday
This Saturday, be sure to come out to Jacksonville Beach for the Chemo Noir 1 Mile Run and Wine Tasting Event. The philanthropic mission of Chemo Noir is to host and inspire wine-centric events that raise money to provide financial support to the families, friends and fighters in their battle with Cancer.
This 1 mile run and wine tasting event will be the classiest 1 Mile fun run event ever! The race will begin at the Jacksonville Beach Pier on a course that will be ½ mile out and ½ mile back. The ½ mile turn will be dedicated to one of the very first Chemo Noir supporters and friends, Tara Newton Richardson, and will be a cheering section and water station known as Tara’s Turn.
At the finish line we will recognize our partners, sponsors and supporters. At the conclusion of the 1 Mile Run there will be a festive walk down to the tasting reception at Casa Marina.
2019 Race Day Agenda:11:00a– RACE check in/registration at Casa Marina 11:30a – RACE: 1 Mile run and walk will commence 11:45a – 2:00p – TASTING EVENT: Casa Marina, exclusively for registered 1 Mile Chemo Noir participants – there will be a win... [Read More]
Jumbo Shrimp Homestead Highlights June 7-11
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, June 7 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Montgomery Biscuits, Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, for a five-game series from June 7 through Tuesday, June 11. The homestand features a promotional lineup that includes the following highlights:
Friday, June 7, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks: Fans may visit any participating NAPA AutoCare Center to receive a FREE general admission ticket (reserved seat upgrade available at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office) for the Friday night game. After every Friday home game, the Jumbo Shrimp will light up the sky with NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks!
Red Shirt Friday: Fans are encouraged to wear red to support the military and save $1 per ticket at the box office, or donate that $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Jumbo Shrimp will wear their red "Bold City" jerseys at every Friday home game this season.
Friday Night Lites spiced up by Tijuana Flats presented by Miller Lite and Coors Light: From 6-7:30 p.m., fans are... [Read More]
Bikes & Brews This Saturday
This Saturday, The Rotary Club of Jacksonville-Oceanside will present the second annual “Bikes & Brews” event to raise funds for and awareness of their community wide bike rack program. This event will feature the outstanding local micro-breweries and beer purveyors in the beaches community as well as local history. It will be a combination pub crawl and scavenger hunt with participants encouraged to ride their bikes to each location.
This event will begin at Brewz and end with a party at Atlantic Beach Brewing Company.
All guests are encouraged to ride a bike making it even easier than trying to park your car! All riders must cross intersections and obey traffic laws. The course will be six miles and riders can go slow or fast…whatever your pace. There will be a lot of stops in between and guests can take as long as they like, just make it to the party at 5:00 for the drawing. There will be four beer stops for this crawl and you’ll get one 5 oz. pour at each stop.
This a family friendly event and will go on rain or shine.... [Read More]
Articles - Food
FREE Gelato at Peterbrooke's Every Wedensday This Month!!!
This month, cool down with free gelato this summer from any Peterbrooke chocolatier location on the First Coast.
The Jacksonville based chocolatier is bringing back Gelato July. Starting on July 3rd, customers can score a free scoop of gelato every Wednesday all month long.
All customers can get a free scoop of any of their 12-18 gelato flavors, including 3 new flavors they are introducing in July: coffee toffee, strawberry lemonade sorbetto, and sunburst (a mix of orange, pineapple, mango and strawberry).
Peterbrooke’s marketing manager, Elizabeth Rice said “Chocolate is in our name, but we’re serious about our gelato”. Peterbrooke makes their gelato everyday which provides them with the unique ability to serve their guests an authentic, premium product with the look, texture and taste of the best gelato you would find anywhere in Italy.
Be sure to visit any of these Peterbrooke locations:
River City: 725 Nautica Dr., #102
Downtown Jax: 100 W. Bay St. Ste 2
San Marco: 2024 San Marco Blvd.
Avondale: 3554 St. Johns Ave.
Oakleaf: 9640 Crosshill Blvd. #106
Fleming Island: 1560 Business Center Dr. #3... [Read More]
June 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 sangria cocktail!
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.... [Read More]
Murray HiIl's New Pizza Spot
As you know, many Jacksonville residents are familiar with the home-grown sub chain Larry’s Giant Subs, which has been serving New York-style sandwiches in seemingly every corner of Jacksonville since 1982. Throughout the years, the company has evolved with the opening of a hybrid concept store in the up-and-coming Murray Hill neighborhood that combines a Larry’s Giant Subs, a full bar, and Fired Up Pizza: a wood-fired pizza parlor.
The pizza menu features 14-inch pies with prices ranging from $15-$19. Guests can create their own 10 or 14-inch pie, customizing with a wide array of proteins and veggies and topped with your choice of eight different kinds of cheeses. Patrons can upgrade to the slightly more expensive Mozzarella Di Bufala ($2.25 for 10-inch or $3.50 for 14-inch pies), a mild, creamy cheese that stays slightly chewy when exiting the 900-degree pizza oven.
This concept not only serves pizza but also introduces new sandwiches on the Fired Up side of the menu. Guests will get a taste of the new wood-fired oven sandwiches. They are more like pizza-dough paninis, and beg to be dunked in a side of marinara sauce. Come on out and grab a seat as this is a becoming one of Murray Hill’s favorite food sto... [Read More]
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.
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.... [Read More]
Juice Bars, Resturaunts & Markets For Best Acai Bowls
Have you ever had an Acai Bowl before, or wonder what is an acai bowl? An acai bowl is basically a really thick smoothie that’s been topped with oatmeal, fruit or peanut butter and then you wolf it down with a spoon. They are pretty healthy too. Acai berries have many potential health benefits. They’re loaded with powerful plant compounds that act as antioxidants and could have benefits for your brain, heart and overall health. They also deliver healthy fats and fiber, making them a generally healthy food. So where are these Acai bowls found at and where are the best places to enjoy them? Here is a list of the best spots for Acai Bowls.
JuiceBox: Located in the heart of Jacksonville in Southside and King Street Riverside, Juicebox helps customers achieve healthier lifestyle goals but also finding a way to balance it. They serve smoothies, juices and acai bowls for customers to consume healthy foods for a better future. JuiceBox brings guests some of the most delicious, nourishing, crave-worthy, healthy smoothies, juices and acai bowls made from all natural organic, when possible, fresh fruits and veggies with no added sugar, filler or artificial flavor. Their acai bowls contain around 12 oz of acai berry blended with a delicious colle... [Read More]
Articles - Entertainment
Young The Giant & Fitz and The Tantrums Come To St. Augustine
On Friday, July 19, 2019, Los Angeles indie groups Young the Giant and Fitz & The Tantrums will co-headline The Amp St. Augustine with special guest COIN. This event is presented by X106.5 Jacksonville's Alternative.
California quintet Young the Giant draw upon the members' international roots to forge a worldly blend of summery indie pop and anthemic stadium rock. Originally operating under the moniker the Jakes, the band dove head first into the mainstream in 2010 with the release of their debut LP, which included the RIAA gold-certified hits "My Body" and "Cough Syrup." Subsequent offerings like Mind Over Matter and Home of the Strange continued to hone their eclectic but accessible brand of modern rock, and helped make them both radio and festival favorites, with high-profile appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza, among others.
The band’s second album, the heavier Mind Over Matter, arrived in January 2014, and saw the group make the jump to Warner subsidiary Fueled by Ramen. The album fared well enough to reach number seven on Billboard's Top 200, and Young the Giant toured heavily in support of it over the following two years. In April 2016, they debuted the l... [Read More]
YES, Asia,and John Lodge bring "The Royal Affair Tour" To St Augustine
On Thursday, July 18, 2019, the best of British Rock will be live at The Amp in one “must see” show! YES is currently on their North American concert tour “The Royal Affair Tour.” Headlined by progressive rock pioneers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES, who triumphed last year with their acclaimed and hugely successful #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES tour, this “must-see” best-of-British-rock show will also feature Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown.
YES is Steve Howe (guitar – joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with Jay Schellen on additional drums. Look for YES to perform songs from throughout their storied career, one of rock music’s most prized bodies of work, and their set will honor the memory of YES members Chris Squire and Peter Banks. Founded in 1968 by the late Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording art... [Read More]
The Rolling Stones "2019 No Filter Tour" Comes to Jaguars Stadium
The Rolling Stones are bringing their “2019 No Filter Tour” to Jacksonville on July 19th at TIAA Bank Field. After Mick Jagger’s medical emergency that took place in the spring, the Rolling Stones have rescheduled their tour and will be back out performing their greatest hits. Opening up for the Rolling Stones at the TIAA Bank Field will be the New Orleans eight piece rock band The Revivalists.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood can’t wait to get back out on the road again bringing the ‘No Filter’ show for the very first time to American and Canadian fans. There will be classic hits such as ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Miss You’, ‘It’s Only Rock N Roll’, as well as some special gems from their celebrated history.
Chart-topping rock band The Revivalists – David Shaw [lead vocals, guitar], Zack Feinberg [guitar], Andrew Campanelli [drums], George Gekas [bass], Ed Williams [pedal steel guitar], Rob Ingraham [saxophone], Michael Girardot [keyboard, trumpet], and PJ Howard [drums, percussio... [Read More]
4th of July Fireworks in Northeast Florida
This 4th of July, Jacksonville has some hot spots to watch the fireworks. We've got you covered on where to watch the sky light up for the fourth.
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 friends, a blanket or a few chairs and watch the annual fireworks show. Shooting off from the Jacksonville Pier, you will be able to enjoy a bright and colorful display of fireworks. A... [Read More]
Adam Sandler Returns to St. Augustine This Sunday
St. Augustine welcomes back the comedy king Adam Sandler and his 100% Fresher Comedy Concert tour on Sunday June 30, 2019. Joining the Sand Man on his tour will be special guest Rob Schneider! Sandler last performed to a sold out crowd at The Amp in April 2017!
“Saturday Night Live" alum and comedic film star Adam Sandler will take his critically acclaimed Netflix special, "100% Fresh" on the road, following positive reception from both critics and audiences alike. The show will include classic takes on the material, as well as new performances, songs, tributes, and even a “surprise special guest”, which will be announced at a later date – all-encompassing the name “100% Fresher”.
As part of the Netflix presents Sandy Wexler’s “Here Comes the Funny Tour,” Sandler last visited The Amp in 2017 to a sold out crowd with his fellow comedy entourage David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider.
$199.50 – Seated Pit and First 7 Rows of Level 100
$153.50 – Remaining Rows of Level 100 and First 5 Rows of Level 200
$99.50 – Remaining Rows of Level 200 and First 2 Rows of Level 300
$79.... [Read More]
Articles - Community
2019 Beaches Freedom Festival
This weekend, be ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival of the summer. The Beaches Freedom Fest will return on Saturday July 13, 2019 at the Seawalk Pavilion. It will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, Beer Garden, will be provided at the festival. For local bike riders, there will be free bike valet presented by Velofix located on the North Festival Entrance on 1st Street.
The Hot Dog eating contest will take place at the Main Stage from 1-4. Ten brave and hungry men and women will be selected to face off to see who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. The contest will begin at 1pm with Men’s Division, and following the Women’s Division at 2:30pm.
Returning to the Freedom Festival this year will be the Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JAX Fray! The tournament kicks off at 1pm. For a limited time, signup for the tournament is $20 per team and includes a complimentary beer per person plus registration into the tournament. In addition, there will be $500 in cash and prizes plus trophies for the top three teams! Registration is limited to the first 100 teams! If your team is registered for the tournament, please make sure to arrive at the festival between 12pm-1pm to check in at th... [Read More]
First Wedensday Downtown Art Walk: Red White & Blues
On the eve of the fourth of July, be sure to come down and party like a patriot in for this month's "Red, White and Blues” Art Walk.
HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK
Main Stage - Join us for a live performance by Vibe RW from 5-6:30 p.m. followed by The Groove Coalition from 6:45-9 p.m. Watch the show from the comfort of The Oasis, Downtown Vision’s newest summer placemaking experience. Be sure to grab a free American flag from the red Art Walk tent while supplies last.
Browse artwork - ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Moonchild Studio, Tovah2Creations, Flor De Sol, HandMade Ratan Bag, The Bead Guy, Let’s Paint Our Town, Alternate Bazzar Art, Viktor Lazarev Arts, Hallyu Back and The Dynasty 11.
And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Affordable Marijuanna License, Animal Care and Protective Services, All-American Gutter Protection, The Carling-11 East, Community Hospice and Palliative Care, IMPACT Christian Academy, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and Moosehead Enterprises LLC. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.
Jacksonville Beach Hold It's Largest Pop Up Shop This Sunday
This Sunday, from 10-5pm Jacksonville Beach will hold a pop up shop for the locals and feature over 70 vendors, local brands, artists, makers, live music, photographers, local apparel, furniture, home decor, vintage clothing, health and wellness, collectors and food trucks. From the success of 8103 Clothing Inc.’s events the last 15 years as a local business, the company will be curating one of the largest local vendor markets focused on encouraging locals to support locals.
The vendors that will be at the pop up shop are listed:
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
8103 Clothing In
Duvin - Pop Up Bes
Jax is Rad
The Block Skate Supply
Boozie & Co.
The Admirals Daughters
Stitched by Brit
Little Mae Sunshine Designs
Purple Hearts Pools
Prints R Us
Jax Co Furniture
Mind Benders Escape Rooms
Bonsoir/The Sunday Football Club
Atlantic... [Read More]
Summer Bridal Expo at Prime Osborne Center
Have you gotten engaged over the memorial day weekend or over the spring? Well, have no fear!! On June 23rd, the Prime Osborn Center will host the Premier Bride Expo: Picnic for Two.
Premier Bride Expo features the top wedding professionals from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Amelia Island and the other local surrounding areas. It will feature over 140+ unique wedding vendors and will represent over 20 different wedding categories; Reception venues, Photographers, Cake Bakers, Florists, Decor companies, Wedding Planners, DJ’s, Bands, Musicians, Bridal Attire and Accessories, Grooms, Fashion Rentals, Hair and makeup, Transportation, Wedding Invitations, Videographers, Catering, Officiates, Accomodations, Dance Instruction, Photobooths, Rehearsal Dinners, Housing and Finance and so much more. over 800 couples it is the wedding event of the season in Jacksonville!!! If you are planning a wedding, plan at the Premier Bridal Expo.
There is one more Premier Bride Expos this year; if you aren’t able to make it to this be sure to check out the one coming to the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine this fall.
For more information check out t... [Read More]
First Wedensday Art Walk: Summer Sizzle
This Wednesday, start the summer off with Bold City's Brewery's annual release of John Apricot's Wheat Ale! Visit # DTJax for an afternoon of art, live music, food and more.
HEADQUARTERS @ HEMMING PARK
Main Stage: Join us for the 6th annual the seasonal release of Bold City Brewery’s Big John’s Apricot Wheat ale and a performance by The Firewater Tent Revival from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Oasis: Find your chill at Downtown Vision’s newest summer placemaking experience. Grab a drink, relax in comfy lounge chairs and enjoy a cool, misted breeze right near the Main Stage.
Browse artwork: ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Moonchild Studio, Baliliving86, Tovah 2 Creations, Uniquewoodworks, Viktor Lazarev and Let’s Paint Our Town. And in celebration of World Environment Day, check out works from the artists, upcyclers and thrifters of Trash Panda Flea in partnership with the Jacksonville Main Library.
And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Animal Care and Protective Services, City Rescue Mission, Clean Your 904, Climate Reality Project, Hello Fresh, JASMYN, Neighborhood Services Office, NextGen Climate Action Committee, Pet Wants, PFLAG, ... [Read More]
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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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!... [Read More]
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.Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com
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.Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com ... [Read More]