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    New Beach Dining at Seachasers




    Open now for 6 months, Seachasers has become the newest hot spot at Jacksonville Beach. This restaurant arrived at the start of the year and was a great addition after the beach lost a few waterside restaurants over the last few years such as The Lighthouse Restaurant, First Street Grill and the most recent restaurant, Nippers. The managers, John and Eileen Messner, and owner Jim Franks made this their 21st restaurant opening. Seachasers' mission statement is sharing love of beach food and fun. 

    The restaurant itself has 4 rooms; 1 upstairs and 3 downstairs. Each room has its own atmosphere: 1st street bar area faces street side and has a neighborhood bar look, a music room where solo artists and bands can perform while customers eat and enjoy the music, a beach bar that faces the Atlantic Ocean, and upstairs is your dining room where you can have your banquets, rehearsal dinners, or receptions. Overall this restaurant can hold up to at least 300 people.

    With such a large-sized restaurant with 4 dining rooms, great food is prepared by Chef Darren Ball. Chef Darren has been around for a long time cooking delicious cuisine in Jacksonville and has even worked at other large restaurants previously before making his way to Sea...   [Read More]




    Bestbet Orange Park New Games Grand Opening




    Come on down to bestbet Orange Park for their New Games Grand Opening! Celebrate with us as they will be giving away over $10,000 worth in cash and prizes. The first 200 people who play our new games on Friday and Saturday will receive a FREE Grand Opening T-Shirt and everyone will enjoy a FREE drink when you register for a complimentary Player’s Card good for one draft beer, soda, coffee or bottled water. The excitement doesn’t end there! You will have a chance to win some money as we will be giving away $100-$500 every 30 minutes! This is an event you won’t want to miss.

     

    Times:

    Friday, July 29 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

    Saturday, July 30 | 2:00pm – 6:00pm

     

    New Games Include:

    Three Card Poker

    Ultimate Texas Hold’em

    Two Card Poker

    Pai Gow

    One Card Poker

     

    For more info, click here

    *Valid one (1) free drink coupon per person 21 years of age or older when you register for a Player’s Card. Limited t-shirts available. T-shirts will be given out to first 200 people who play our new games on Friday from 6:00pm-10:00pm and first 200 people who play on Saturday from 2:00pm-6:00p...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Armada Opens Up Fall Season with 1-1 Draw




     

    Jacksonville goalkeeper Sean Lewis limited the Tampa Bay Rowdies to a frustrating single point on the opening night of the NASL Fall Season with a 1-1 draw in front of a record crowd of 7,690 fans at Al Lang Stadium.

    Lewis made 10 saves in his first start of the year for the Armada FC to spurn double-digit scoring chances for the Rowdies.

    Jacksonville took a lead in the 12th minute through Zach Steinberger, but the Rowdies equalized less than a minute later via Georgi Hristov to level the match.

    Jacksonville will return to action at 7 p.m. next Saturday July 9th when it hosts NASL expansion side Puerto Rico FC in the Fall Season home opener. Fans are encouraged to wear their best tropical gear for Armadaritaville presented by McDonald’s.

    To round out July, the Armada will host Arts and Culture Night presented by Community First Credit Union (5 p.m., July 23 vs. Ottawa Fury). Fans who already have a ticket to the Jacksonville Sharks game at 7 p.m. against the Los Angeles KISS can take advantage of a buy one, get one free ticket offer by showing their Sharks ticket at the Community First Park box office.

    Likewise, fans with a ticket to the Armada match can show up to the Veterans’ Memorial Arena box o...   [Read More]




    Places to see 4th of July Fireworks




     

    Downtown Jax

    Fireworks @ 9:45 p.m. Free parking is available at the Riverside Arts Market. The Jacksonville Fireworks Spectacular will also be broadcasted on Channel 4 from 8-10pm

     

    Jacksonville Beach

    Fireworks @ 9 p.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Pier.

     

    World Golf Village

    Sunday, July 3rd Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.

     

    St. Augustine

    Fireworks over Matanzas Bay @ 9:30 p.m.

     

    Moosehaven

    The Orange Park American Pride Fourth of July celebration from 2 to 10 p.m.

     

    Keystone Beach

    Fireworks start @ 9:30 p.m. Armbands required for entry. Armbands can be purchased for $1 at City Hall, Genesis Fitness, and Mallard’s Dollarama.

     

    Fernandina Beach

     Old-Fashioned Hometown Fourth of July, downtown Fernandina. Fireworks @ 9 p.m.

     

    Hilliard Airpark.

    Fireworks start @ 9 p.m.

     

    Macclenny

     Celebration begins @ 5 p.m., Fireworks @ 9 p.m. at Memorial Park.

     

    Hal Brady Alachua Recreation Complex

    Fireworks start @ 9:30 p.m.

    ...   [Read More]




    Red, White, and Blue Jello Shots




    Celebrate the 4th of July with Red, White, and Blue Jello shots made with Cherry Vodka, Coconut Rum, Blue Curacao, and Jello Mix!

     

     

    Make sure to refrigerate each layer before adding the next layer or the colors will blend together!

     

    Red Layer:

    1 Pack of Strawberry Jello 2 1/2 cups of Hot Water 1 1/2 cups of UV Cherry Vodka

     

    White Layer:

    1 Pack of Pina Colada Jello 2 1/2 cups of Hot Water 1 1/2 cups of Coconut Rum

     

    Blue Layer:

    1 Pack of Berry Blue Jello 2 1/2 cups of  Hot Water 1 1/2 cups of Blue Curacao ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Jacksonville Armada Opens Up Fall Season with 1-1 Draw




     

    Jacksonville goalkeeper Sean Lewis limited the Tampa Bay Rowdies to a frustrating single point on the opening night of the NASL Fall Season with a 1-1 draw in front of a record crowd of 7,690 fans at Al Lang Stadium.

    Lewis made 10 saves in his first start of the year for the Armada FC to spurn double-digit scoring chances for the Rowdies.

    Jacksonville took a lead in the 12th minute through Zach Steinberger, but the Rowdies equalized less than a minute later via Georgi Hristov to level the match.

    Jacksonville will return to action at 7 p.m. next Saturday July 9th when it hosts NASL expansion side Puerto Rico FC in the Fall Season home opener. Fans are encouraged to wear their best tropical gear for Armadaritaville presented by McDonald’s.

    To round out July, the Armada will host Arts and Culture Night presented by Community First Credit Union (5 p.m., July 23 vs. Ottawa Fury). Fans who already have a ticket to the Jacksonville Sharks game at 7 p.m. against the Los Angeles KISS can take advantage of a buy one, get one free ticket offer by showing their Sharks ticket at the Community First Park box office.

    Likewise, fans with a ticket to the Armada match can show up to the Veterans’ Memorial Arena box o...   [Read More]




    What To Do And Where To Be At The 2016 Players




    Blue Room VIP Lounge presented by Michelob ULTRA

    Located between Stadium Village and No. 10 tee, this ticketed venue includes all-inclusive beverages (beer, wine, soda and water), air-conditioned space and entertainment. Preferred-price tickets are $75 for Tuesday and Wednesday, $100 for Thursday, $125 for Friday and Saturday, and $100 for Sunday. Tickets are available exclusively at THEPLAYERSBlueRoom.com. Blue Room VIP Lounge presented by Michelob ULTRA includes:

    Taste of Jax Located between 11 green and 12 tee, this public venue offers flavors from local, favorite restaurants, a Bacardi® open-air bar, permanent restrooms and video boards to keep up with the tournament. In 2016, Taste of JAX will expand the patio, offer more seating and add two new local restaurants. Taste of JAX restaurants include:   • Mojo Kitchen - Located in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach, Fleming Island and Gainesville, this Jacksonville chain brings barbeque specialties from all over the country giving them a Mojo spin

    • Pele’s Wood Fire - Modern Italian-American cuisine where pizza is the signature dish, but that’s not all that’s on the menu;

    • Trasca & Co Eatery...   [Read More]




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    Curling Championships Coming To Jacksonville




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In 30 days, the 2016 USA Curling National Championships start at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena with plenty of offers and opportunities to see our country's best battle for the right to be called champion. The 8-day event begins on Feb. 6 with the opening ceremony at 2:30 p.m. followed by the first wave of women's matches (4:30 p.m.) and men's matches (8:30 p.m.).  The competition concludes with the women's championship match on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.  The men's championship will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13.   Tickets start at $10 for a daily pass, with a special rate for a week-long pass set at $66, available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office located at the Arena, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.   "We can't wait to host one of the most unique sporting events that has ever happened in Jacksonville," said Dave Herrell, Sports & Entertainment Officer. "For eight days, the Veterans Memorial Arena will be the venue for the national championship and an opportunity to showcase this increasingly popular international sport. It will be a privilege having these athletes in our commun...   [Read More]




    TaxSlayer Bowl Events & Happenings




    Speaker Series Luncheon featuring participating bowl head coaches  

    Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Time: 12:00 p.m. Location: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

    Click Here to Purchase Tickets

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SEC/AAC Women’s Basketball Challenge    

    Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2015

    4:30p.m. - USF vs. Mississippi State 7:00p.m. - UCF vs. Florida

    Click Here to Purchase with promo code "JAXSPORTS"

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    VyStar 5k Run    

    Date: Thursday, December 31, 2015 Time: 3:00 p.m. Location: Jacksonville Landing

    Click Here to Register

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Penn State Nittany Lions Pep Rally    

    Date: Friday, January 1, 2016 Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: Jacksonville Landing Cost: Free

     

     

     

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  • Articles - Food

    New Beach Dining at Seachasers




    Open now for 6 months, Seachasers has become the newest hot spot at Jacksonville Beach. This restaurant arrived at the start of the year and was a great addition after the beach lost a few waterside restaurants over the last few years such as The Lighthouse Restaurant, First Street Grill and the most recent restaurant, Nippers. The managers, John and Eileen Messner, and owner Jim Franks made this their 21st restaurant opening. Seachasers' mission statement is sharing love of beach food and fun. 

    The restaurant itself has 4 rooms; 1 upstairs and 3 downstairs. Each room has its own atmosphere: 1st street bar area faces street side and has a neighborhood bar look, a music room where solo artists and bands can perform while customers eat and enjoy the music, a beach bar that faces the Atlantic Ocean, and upstairs is your dining room where you can have your banquets, rehearsal dinners, or receptions. Overall this restaurant can hold up to at least 300 people.

    With such a large-sized restaurant with 4 dining rooms, great food is prepared by Chef Darren Ball. Chef Darren has been around for a long time cooking delicious cuisine in Jacksonville and has even worked at other large restaurants previously before making his way to Sea...   [Read More]




    Red, White, and Blue Jello Shots




    Celebrate the 4th of July with Red, White, and Blue Jello shots made with Cherry Vodka, Coconut Rum, Blue Curacao, and Jello Mix!

     

     

    Make sure to refrigerate each layer before adding the next layer or the colors will blend together!

     

    Red Layer:

    1 Pack of Strawberry Jello 2 1/2 cups of Hot Water 1 1/2 cups of UV Cherry Vodka

     

    White Layer:

    1 Pack of Pina Colada Jello 2 1/2 cups of Hot Water 1 1/2 cups of Coconut Rum

     

    Blue Layer:

    1 Pack of Berry Blue Jello 2 1/2 cups of  Hot Water 1 1/2 cups of Blue Curacao ...   [Read More]




    Gusto: Taste of Rome celebrates One Year Anniversary!!!!




    Photo of Walter Bianchi owner of Gusto.

    Gusto: Taste of Rome celebrated its one year anniversary in Jacksonville Beach. This is a new hot spot down at the beach that appeals to people who don’t even go to Jacksonville Beach very often. This restaurant is highly recommended for a family get together, date night, or just for the love of Italian food. I sat down with Walter G. Bianchi, owner of Gusto, and got to know about him and the restaurant’s beginning.

    Describe in your own words what customers will experience at Gusto: It’s like the sign says “Taste of Rome”, it’s a night in Rome, a night in old Europe, where you could relax with friends and not hurry to go in and get out. Add good music, good food, good wine, and good companionship and you can take a break from the worries of the world. It’s not about turning tables, it’s about getting people in here, welcoming them into your home; it’s like family, sit here and enjoy. They make it awesome as often as possible.

    How did the idea for Gusto come about? They went through about 150 names until they got to the name Gusto. The name for Gusto stuck, coming from Rome’s word meaning “Taste” and also the Spanish wor...   [Read More]




    St. Augustine Distillery’s Pot Distilled Rum Wins Gold at 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition




    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (March 28, 2016) – St. Augustine Distillery’s Pot Distilled Rum, which was released January of 2016, has been awarded a gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition held March 17-20 at the Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco, Calif.

    “In just a few months, our Pot Distilled Rum has won a gold medal at one of the industry’s most prestigious spirits competitions,” said Philip McDaniel, CEO and cofounder of St. Augustine Distillery. “We are honored that our rum was up against some of the finest in the industry and took home a top award, which brings our total medal count to 25 for gin, vodka, and rum.”

    More than 1,850 entries were submitted by distilleries from around the world, making it the largest in San Francisco World Spirits Competition’s 16-year history. Judging was conducted by a panel of 39 spirits experts including cocktail historian David Wondrich and Jack Robertiello, writer and consultant for Drinks Ink.

    The St. Augustine Distillery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free, guided tours and tastings every half hour. For more information, call 904-825-4962 or visit staugustinedisti...   [Read More]




    Food + Wine Festival Coming Up On April 28th




    First Coast Magazine’s annual Food + Wine Festival is a celebration of First Coast’s culinary excellence and culture. This memorable event will feature tastings created by local chefs from across the First Coast paired with exquisite wines from around the world. There will also be live music from The Chris Thomas Band, a silent auction and complimentary valet.

    Participating Restaurants:

    Berry Good Farms, Bistro Aix, Black Sheep Restaurant, Blue Bamboo, HOBNOB, IL DESCO,Ovinté, Restaurant Orsay, Sbraga & Company, Salt at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

    Tickets:

    Tickets are $35 until March 31st and $40 until 4PM on April 28th (tickets must be purchased in advance). Must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Berry Good Farms at NFSSE. 

    Location:

    Malone AirCharter JaxEx at Craig Airport 855-6700 St. Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville For more highlights and information, please visit the event website at www.firstcoastmag.com/foodandwinefestival

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Bestbet Orange Park New Games Grand Opening




    Come on down to bestbet Orange Park for their New Games Grand Opening! Celebrate with us as they will be giving away over $10,000 worth in cash and prizes. The first 200 people who play our new games on Friday and Saturday will receive a FREE Grand Opening T-Shirt and everyone will enjoy a FREE drink when you register for a complimentary Player’s Card good for one draft beer, soda, coffee or bottled water. The excitement doesn’t end there! You will have a chance to win some money as we will be giving away $100-$500 every 30 minutes! This is an event you won’t want to miss.

     

    Times:

    Friday, July 29 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

    Saturday, July 30 | 2:00pm – 6:00pm

     

    New Games Include:

    Three Card Poker

    Ultimate Texas Hold’em

    Two Card Poker

    Pai Gow

    One Card Poker

     

    For more info, click here

    *Valid one (1) free drink coupon per person 21 years of age or older when you register for a Player’s Card. Limited t-shirts available. T-shirts will be given out to first 200 people who play our new games on Friday from 6:00pm-10:00pm and first 200 people who play on Saturday from 2:00pm-6:00p...   [Read More]




    The Beaches Oktoberfest, Florida's Largest Oktoberfest, Releases Largest Festival Line Up In Jacksonville Beach History




    The Beaches Oktoberfest, Florida's Largest Oktoberfest is proud to announce its 2016 entertainment line up for this year's festival scheduled for October 14-16, 2016 at the Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion. This year's festival will feature performances by GRAMMY award-winning band Blues Traveler,  Bermudian dancehall superstar Collie Buddz,Reggae Billboard Chart-topper The Movement plus many more.

    Last year, the three day festival, dubbed as Jacksonville Beaches Largest Annual Festival, hosted over 50,000 Oktoberfest and music fans from all over the country. This year's festival will include more activities and attractions, including a greater German beer selection, arts market and craft village, enhanced entertainment lineup, Chug N' Run 5K Beach Run, 110 ft ferris wheel, Kinderzone and Crafttoberfest featuring over 50 of the regions top craft breweries on Friday night.

     

    The Beaches Oktoberfest was founded in 2013 by four unique Jacksonville Beach residents all with a unique passion for food, music, and a vision to showcase our beautiful sandy beaches and history rich ci...   [Read More]




    The Party - TPC's Largest After Party to Happen at Jacksonville Beach




    TPC's Largest After Party and Concert will take place on Saturday, May 14th at the Sea Walk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach. The Party will fuse world class entertainment featuring a performance by Better Than Ezra, southern cuisine, and highlight our thriving beaches community. The event will kick off at 4pm and all ticket holders 21+ will get to enjoy COMPLIMENTARY BEER until 5pm (free beer for a hour)!  This year, our benefiting charities who will receive partial proceeds from the concert are First Coast Blessings in a Backpack & The Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation!​

    The Line Up: Better Than Ezra Big Sky The Band Be Easy The Chris Thomas Band Food & Drink: Indulge and dine at the concert with a variety of options from over 10 of North Florida's top food trucks. Beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.  Games & Activities: There will be plenty of things to do for the entire family including oversized outdoor games, corn hole, lifesize jenga and other activities. Limited tickets are available and will sell out soon. Pre-sale general admission tickets start off at $20 but go up on 5/7. Don't miss the largest concert to ever take place at the beach during the greatest week of the ...   [Read More]




    2016 Dancin In The Streets in Neptune Beach




    The 30th annual Dancin in the Street festival will kick off Saturday, May 21 at 11:00am at the Beaches Town Center, located at the ocean end of Atlantic Boulevard. Events for the one-day festival are scheduled from 11:00am – 9:00pm. For the past thirty years, Dancin in the Street has been attracting event-goers from all over Jacksonville as a result of the festival’s entertainment, food and drink options, Kid Zone, and booth exhibitors.

    In addition to a full day of live music, the Kid Zone returns to Dancin in the Street this year! Highlights will include putt putt golf, ferris wheel, bungee run, obstacle challenge course, giant slide, and moonwalk. Face painting will be one of the Kid Zone’s main attractions, as well as the tattoo and crazy hair station, which will feature dozens of colored hair sprays. Wristbands can also be purchased ($14) for endless turns on the six inflatables; all other attractions are pay per play, tickets can be purchased at the front entrance of the Kid Zone: $1 per ticket, or $15/20 tickets.

    Food vendors include: Al’s Pizza, Flying Iguana, Noni’s, Ohana Shaved Ice, Mr. Sweet Treats, Joseph’s Pizza, North Beach Bistro, Edith the Peanut Lady, and Famous Amos. ...   [Read More]




    Things To Do This Week Downtown




    Things To Do This Week Downtown

     

    Arts + Culture

    Mar. 8: Eat Your ART Out For Advocacy Mar. 9: Lunch @ The Lounge Mar. 9: Free Photo Class with #IgersJax Mar. 10: ArtsWorks: Contemporary Artists and Corporate Collections       Family Fun    Mar. 9: Little Learners Mar. 11: Free Magic Class Mar. 11: Disney’s Fantasia Live in Concert Mar. 12: Peeps Invasion Mar. 12: Jax BBQ Bash     Live Music + Nightlife Mar. 9: Sinatra Sings Sinatra- The Centennial Celebration Mar. 11: NIGHTOWLS Mar. 11: Jazz Discovery Wayne Tucker Mar. 12: Rihanna Anti World Tour 2016 Mar. 12: Jacksonville Symphony – Back To The Future       Sports + Fitness   Mar. 10: Adamec Bike Night Mar. 12: Gate River Run Mar. 12: Unity Boot Camp  

     

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Places to see 4th of July Fireworks




     

    Downtown Jax

    Fireworks @ 9:45 p.m. Free parking is available at the Riverside Arts Market. The Jacksonville Fireworks Spectacular will also be broadcasted on Channel 4 from 8-10pm

     

    Jacksonville Beach

    Fireworks @ 9 p.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Pier.

     

    World Golf Village

    Sunday, July 3rd Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.

     

    St. Augustine

    Fireworks over Matanzas Bay @ 9:30 p.m.

     

    Moosehaven

    The Orange Park American Pride Fourth of July celebration from 2 to 10 p.m.

     

    Keystone Beach

    Fireworks start @ 9:30 p.m. Armbands required for entry. Armbands can be purchased for $1 at City Hall, Genesis Fitness, and Mallard’s Dollarama.

     

    Fernandina Beach

     Old-Fashioned Hometown Fourth of July, downtown Fernandina. Fireworks @ 9 p.m.

     

    Hilliard Airpark.

    Fireworks start @ 9 p.m.

     

    Macclenny

     Celebration begins @ 5 p.m., Fireworks @ 9 p.m. at Memorial Park.

     

    Hal Brady Alachua Recreation Complex

    Fireworks start @ 9:30 p.m.

    ...   [Read More]




    Old City Farmers Market In St Augustine




    Come visit the Old City Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and plants directly from the producers. There’s even fresh seafood in season. The Farmers market is always a lot of fun for the whole family with live entertainment and much more. The Old City Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning at the St. Augustine Amphitheater on A1A South in St. Augustine. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Admission is Free.

     

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    Art Walks In North Florida




    North Beach Art Walk

    North Beaches Artwalk is a free event held the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 pm. Featuring many local visual artist and live performers. Artwalk is held at the Atlantic Beach & Neptune Beach Town Centers. With over 55 participating artists, Artwalk is a diverse art destination & shopping experience for the entire family. Local Venues, 29+, set the backdrop for this great monthly destination and community gathering.

    Jax Beach Art Walk Join us on the second Tuesday of every month for the Jax Beach Art Walk!. This family friendly event takes place in front of businesses along 1st St from Beach Blvd north to 5th Ave N. The Jax Beach Art Walk showcases the talent of great local artists and the businesses in the community. Many of the participating businesses will have live music and specials throughout the art walk. Join us from 5:00 – 9:00 PM every second Tuesday for the Jax Beach Art Walk.   Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 10,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with more than 55 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. Art Walk celebrates the ...   [Read More]




    Rebounderz Gets A Refresh




    Your favorite place for family, fun and fitness is reloading. They're adding the newest, hottest and most challenging attractions to make Rebounderz the ultimate activity-based entertainment venue in Jacksonville! New attractions means a whole lot more fun, a better guest experience for the whole family and more bang for your buck

      1. Ninja Warrior Course 

     

    Come harness your inner ninja on the LARGEST & BEST course in North Florida including a warped wall! Designed for both recreation and professional training, this course will challenge all skill levels and ages from toddlers to pros!    2. Climbing Walls 

     

    Test your agility and skill on three unique climbing walls. We're taking your experience at Rebounderz of Jacksonville to new heights! ...   [Read More]




    Haunted: The Florida Theatre




    There’s a building Downtown some believe is haunted. In three years’ time, three different ghost-hunting expeditions spent nights there – and one expedition detected something: An apparition of a body sitting in balcony chair.

    That apparition was detected at the Florida Theatre, one of Downtown’s most beautiful historic landmarks. If the walls of the Florida Theatre could talk, there would be some amazing stories to tell. Lucky for us, though, the Florida Theatre staff offers tours to the public. We had the opportunity to do so at a recent First Wednesday Art Walk.

    This tour explores the stage, backstage, the “green room,” dressing rooms, the promenade, the Barnett Room and the balcony. It’s awe-inspiring from start to finish. Here are a few fun facts about the venue that fascinate us most:

    Elvis Presley performed at the Florida Theatre in 1956, one of his first headline concerts appearances on an indoor stage. The performance was the subject of a LIFE Magazine feature, and a local judge sat through the concert to make sure Presley’s dancing was not too suggestive. When the Florida Theatre opened in 1927 as a movie theater, Forsyth Street was known as &...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    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. 

    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]




    904 Happy Hour Website Gets Revamp




    Jacksonvilles favorite entertainment website got a facelift on Thursday, October 17th. Over the past month, lead designer Shawn Jasmin worked late nights to complete the technical & time consuming project. Shawn has a extensive background in webdesign but this website tested his skills. 

      

    The new website still features all of your old favorites like the where to go section where you can browse bars and venues to see their specials. The website will be undergoing updates through the coming weeks to all venues to display the most accurate specials. The new website will focus more on localized articles, info and events to keep everyone in the North Florida region up to date. 

    The original website, founded in 2011 was created by founder Charles Wagoner. After much deliberation and technical consultation, Charles decided it was time to give 904 Happy Hour the "revamp" that would change everything. "The new website integrates everything we could think of that a user would want to know about a specific area or region. The new website also gives restaurants, concert halls and really any business looking to increase their market share and capital the availability to update their own profiles and share...   [Read More]




    Huge Country Superfest Set To Come To Jacksonville




    October 10, 2013 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – The first-ever Florida Country Superfest, featuring the biggest stars in country music, is set for June 14 and 15, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla., officials announced today. Jacksonville’s EverBank Field will play host to two jam-packed days and nights of country music and tailgating fun.

    The complete talent lineup along with ticket information and other details surrounding this mega-event will be released at a press conference scheduled for Nov. 14 in Jacksonville. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 21.   Country music fans interested in signing up for the mailing list and securing tickets before they are available to the general public through a special pre-sale opportunity can register at www.FloridaCountrySuperfest.com.   “The Florida Country Superfest will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Events like this have a great impact on tourism and the local economy. I am thrilled that the community leaders and event producers worked together to make Jacksonville the host for this festival.”

    Festival Productions, Inc.–New Orleans (FPI-NO) and S...   [Read More]




    October Art Walk




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