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    Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl




    The nations oldest and original Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl will be taking place in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, December 8th from 5pm-2am! The crawl, which includes 12 of the beaches favorite bars and restaurants, will include a night of fun, dancing, and philanthropy. In addition to the bar crawl, tickets include access to the Silent Disco which will be taking place all night!

    Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, drink specials all night, chance to win thousands in cash and prizes, access to the silent disco, a commemorative koozie, an ugly sweater contest, plus much more! Additionally, there will be a canned food drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. Check in will be held at the Ritz Bar and Brix Tap House starting at 5:00 PM.

    Tickets Include: 

    Complimentary Shots and Cocktail Samples

    Commemorative Koozie

    Access to Santa's Silent Disco

    Wristband for Drink Specials

    Chance to be entered into Costume Contest

    Chance to win variety of Raffle Prizes and Giveaways

    Canned Food Drive for Local Food Banks

    Check In Location & Times: 

    ...   [Read More]




    Jaguars vs Steelers Tailgate Party This Sunday




    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for an ALL-INCLUSIVE tailgate before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, hosted by Reality TV Star Brody Jenner and former Steelers' RB Isaac Redman! A ticket to the 4-HOUR pre-game tailgate includes unlimited food and a 4-hour open bar! There will be TVs to watch pregame football coverage, live music & entertainment, and family-friendly tailgating games and amenities.

     

    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience and the Jacksonville Jaguars this season for the best tailgates you will experience this year!!

    ***Children under 8 are free. Must be 21 and over to get a wristband for alcoholic beverages***

    Need tickets to the game?

    Visit the link below to buy a combined GTE tailgate!

    https://www.gtepresents.com/events/jaguars-vs-steelers-tailgate-party/

    ...   [Read More]




    November 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 glass of sangria!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm

     

    For this month we have partnered with Feeding Northeast Florida and are hosting a canned food drive for Thanksgiving. Needs are canned corn, canned green beans, peanut butter, and canned meats. More information is available here; https://www.feedingnefl.org. 

    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]




    Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies




    Its November and the holidays are on their way. What's also on the way is the tree lighting ceremonies around Jacksonville. Here are a list of the ceremonies coming up this November.

    St. Johns Holiday Spectacular 

    Celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season at the 13th annual St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular on Saturday, November 10. Holiday shoppers, families and visitors are invited to attend the action-packed day of free, family fun and musical performances!

    The annual holiday celebration, sponsored by Toyota, OneBlood, AVL Productions, and 97.9 KISS FM kicks off at 2 p.m. This year visitors will enjoy festivities including oversized games, an interactive hot chocolate station, jugglers, caricature artists, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, a festive photo booth and a silent DJ experience. That’s not all! The holiday fun will continue with great giveaways, costume characters, holiday entertainment and more.

     

    Main stage entertainment begins at 2 p.m. with dynamic holiday performances and a show-stopping finale by headliner, Jesse McCartney. The Main Stage is located in the Town Green in front of Maggiano’s Little Italy on Midtown Parkway.  For Holiday Spect...   [Read More]




    Onesie Bar Crawl Returns to Jax Beach




    This November, the best PJ Party returns to Jax Beach, the 2018 Onesie Bar Crawl. The event will take place in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, November 10th from 5pm-2am at 10 of Jax Beaches best bars and restaurants. This year's bars featured are Ritz, Brix, The Wreck Tiki Lounge, The Blind Rabbit, The Shim Sham Room, Flask & Cannon, Casa Marina, Bo's Club, Tavern, Surfer Bar, Hoptinger, and Lynch's.

    Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, admission to the silent disco and after party, commemorative koozie, wristband for drink specials all night, chance to win thousands in cash and prizes, chance to participate in "The Best Onesie Contest", plus much more! 

    Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. The Best Onesie Contest will include most original, creative, and hottest. Check in will take place at the Ritz Bar and Brix Taphouse from 5PM - 10PM.

    Additionally, there will be a Canned Food Drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Please bring non perishable items to check in to receive an additional raffle ticket (up to 5 depending the amount of food) for your support.

    Click here to purchase your tickets

     

    Must...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Jaguars vs Steelers Tailgate Party This Sunday




    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for an ALL-INCLUSIVE tailgate before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, hosted by Reality TV Star Brody Jenner and former Steelers' RB Isaac Redman! A ticket to the 4-HOUR pre-game tailgate includes unlimited food and a 4-hour open bar! There will be TVs to watch pregame football coverage, live music & entertainment, and family-friendly tailgating games and amenities.

     

    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience and the Jacksonville Jaguars this season for the best tailgates you will experience this year!!

    ***Children under 8 are free. Must be 21 and over to get a wristband for alcoholic beverages***

    Need tickets to the game?

    Visit the link below to buy a combined GTE tailgate!

    https://www.gtepresents.com/events/jaguars-vs-steelers-tailgate-party/

    ...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Icemen 2018-2019




    Jacksonville Icemen returns to the ice this Fall. Take a look at the upcoming schedule packed with giveaways and specialty jerseys.

    WEEKEND WEDNESDAYS: Wednesday may be halfway to the weekend, but why wait? Join the Icemen for Weekend Wednesdays when select beer and wine are only $2! Tickets

    WENDY'S 4-PACK FRY-DAYS: Every Friday, purchase a Wendy's 4-pack of tickets using this link and receive coupons for a free Wendy's item.

    DAVE & BUSTER'S POWER PLAY SATURDAYS: Get a $10 Dave & Buster's Power Card with the purchase of a pair of tickets on Saturdays using this special link. PLUS giveaways EVERY Saturday for the first 3,000 fans!

    PUBLIX FAMILY FUNDAYS: Bring the entire family out every Sunday for a day of fun! Following the game, all kids are invited onto to the ice to take a shot on net like their favorite player. Also, the team will sport specialty Publix sweaters. Tickets

    *Subject to availability. All dates, times, and promotions subject to change.

    2018-2019 SCHEDULE

    Saturday, October 13 - Opening Night, Bike Night*JUMBO LIGHT STICK GIVEAWAY*Giveaway for EVERY fan at the door! Prior to the game, join us in the plaza for our 2nd annual Bike N...   [Read More]




    Jaguars vs. Jets Tailgate Party This Sunday




    Sunday, September 30th,

    9 am Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the Tailgate party before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the New York Jets, hosted by former Jaguars' K Josh Scobee and NY Jets' Icon Fireman Ed!

    The 4-HOUR pre-game tailgate includes unlimited food and a 4-hour open bar! There will be TVs to watch pregame football coverage, live music & entertainment, and family-friendly tailgating games and amenities. We will also be auctioning off select Jaguars and Jets memorabilia that you could take home!

    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience and the Jacksonville Jaguars this season for the best tailgates you will experience this year!!

    ***Children under 8 are free. Must be 21 and over to get a wristband for alcoholic beverages***

    Need tickets to the game?

    Visit the link below to buy a combined GTE tailgate + Jaguars game ticket!

    https://fevo.com/edp/Jaguars-vs-Jets-Tailgate-Party-okpajdh  

     

    ...   [Read More]




    Jaguars vs. Titans Tailgate Party This Sunday




    Sunday, September 23rd,

    9 am: Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the Tailgate party before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Tennessee Titans, hosted by former Jaguars' QB Mark Brunell and and ABC's The Bachelorette's Robby Hayes.

    The 4-HOUR pre-game tailgate includes unlimited food and a 4-hour open bar! There will be TVs to watch pregame football coverage, live music & entertainment, and family-friendly tailgating games and amenities. We will also be auctioning off select Jaguars and Titans memorabilia that you could take home!

    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the best tailgates you will experience this year!!

    ***Children under 8 are free. Must be 21 and over to get a wristband for alcoholic beverages***  

    Need tickets to the game?

    Visit the link below to buy a combined GTE tailgate + Jaguars game ticket!

    https://fevo.com/edp/Jaguars-vs-Titans-Tailgate-Party-nc3AkDk

    JAGUARS FANS - FREE TICKETS! The first 50 people to use promo code "football" will receive a FREE ticket to THIS SUNDAY’S Jaguars vs TitansGameday Tailgate Experience in Tailgaters Parking! Don’t miss the Jaguars premier Open Bar, All You Can Eat Food Tailgate featuring ga...   [Read More]




    Jaguars vs. Patriots Tailgate Party




    Sunday, September 16th,

    11:30 am: Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the tailgate before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the New England Patriots, hosted by Jaguars Legend Josh Scobee and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Camille Kostek.

    The 5-HOUR pre-game tailgate includes unlimited food and a 4-hour open bar! There will be TVs to watch pregame football coverage, live music & entertainment, and family-friendly tailgating games and amenities. We will also be auctioning off select Jaguars and Patriots memorabilia that you could take home!

    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for the best tailgates you will experience this year!!  

    ***Children under 8 are free. Must be 21 and over to get a wristband for alcoholic beverages***  

    Need tickets to the game?

    Visit the link below to buy a combined GTE tailgate + Jaguars game ticket!

    https://fevo.com/edp/Jaguars-vs-Patriots-Tailgate-Party-hwXD964

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    November 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 glass of sangria!

    Entertainment Lineup:

    The Band Be Easy: 6:00pm-9:30pm

     

    For this month we have partnered with Feeding Northeast Florida and are hosting a canned food drive for Thanksgiving. Needs are canned corn, canned green beans, peanut butter, and canned meats. More information is available here; https://www.feedingnefl.org. 

    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]




    October 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. This month, a portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit, The Justice Coalition. To learn more about the Justice Coalition, check out their website http://www.justicecoalition.org. 

    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 glass of sangria!

    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

    ...   [Read More]




    Culhane's Irish Pub Is Opening In Tinseltown




    Located on 967 Atlantic Blvd in Neptune Beach, Culhane’s Irish Pub has been a mainstay since 2005. Now with its high popularity, they will be opening up a second location at 9720 Deer Lake Court, where the former Tilted Kilt was located and near the Tinseltown movie theater. A great location!

    Culhane’s will offer traditional and contemporary Irish food and drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic), as well as hosting events such as trivia and karaoke, events which are similar to its original location. The restaurant was featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” and is known for its signature dishes: Blarney Lamb Sliders, Dingle Fish Pie, Corn Beef & Cabbage, Shepard’s Pie, Fish & Chips, and Guinness. 

     

    The tentative date is set to open in mid October. Be sure to check it out this fall!

    ...   [Read More]




    Jax Bar-B-Que Fest Happening This Weekend




    We're grillin' & chillin' at The Jacksonville Landing! Get ready for an amazing day filled with delicious BBQ, vendors, yard games, kids fun zone, and live entertainment! Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax and listen to some great music on two stages. The festival is FREE and open to the public. First 50 receive a free swag bag.

     

    Meet The BBQ

    Bold American Grill

    Twisted Okie Mid Western BBQ & Tacos

    Sweettooth Barbque & Sweets

    Country Caterers 

    Extreme Burgers & Shakes

    Dagwoods

    Kaboom Kababs

    Cool Beans BBQ

     

    STAGE LINEUP

    Front Porch Stage

    11 am – 1:30 pm Salty Daug 

    2 pm – 4:30 pm Making Sum Noise

    5 pm – 8 pm X Hale 

     

    Sleiman Enterprises Stage

    2 pm – 4 pm G-Vibe Trio

    5 pm – 7:30 pm The Trey Tucker Band 

    8 pm – 12 am Firewater Tent Revival 

     

    VENDORS

    Scensty Consultant

    Ms. B's Creative Fruit Cups and Saces

    Papparazzi

    Ben Jammin Island Jerky

    Joni Bacon Snapz

    ...   [Read More]




    September Downtown Wine Down




    Join us at Jacksonville’s new rooftop bar for the Downtown Wine Down, a monthly happy hour and cocktail mixer held at Cowford Chophouse. September's Downtown Wine Down will be a ticketed event to ensure there are no long lines and that we can contain capacity. 

    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 glass of Sangria!

    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

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies




    Its November and the holidays are on their way. What's also on the way is the tree lighting ceremonies around Jacksonville. Here are a list of the ceremonies coming up this November.

    St. Johns Holiday Spectacular 

    Celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season at the 13th annual St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular on Saturday, November 10. Holiday shoppers, families and visitors are invited to attend the action-packed day of free, family fun and musical performances!

    The annual holiday celebration, sponsored by Toyota, OneBlood, AVL Productions, and 97.9 KISS FM kicks off at 2 p.m. This year visitors will enjoy festivities including oversized games, an interactive hot chocolate station, jugglers, caricature artists, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, a festive photo booth and a silent DJ experience. That’s not all! The holiday fun will continue with great giveaways, costume characters, holiday entertainment and more.

     

    Main stage entertainment begins at 2 p.m. with dynamic holiday performances and a show-stopping finale by headliner, Jesse McCartney. The Main Stage is located in the Town Green in front of Maggiano’s Little Italy on Midtown Parkway.  For Holiday Spect...   [Read More]




    6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street




     

    On Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.,  wear your best costumes and get your fill of candy, coupons, and other promotional goodies from participating businesses.

    Dust off your capes and fangs, bring a friend, the family, or the whole office and partake in the 6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street!

    This is one sweet treat you won't want to miss! #TrickorTreatJax

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    2. Chamblin's Uptown | 215 N. Laura St.   4. Daniel James Salon | 45 W. Bay St. 6. Downtown Vision, Inc. | 214 N. Hogan St.   *Celebrate Halloween in Hemming and enjoy lunch from food trucks, music by DJ Professor Clock, fun and games with myGym, a costume contest, treats and more!  9. Happy Grilled Cheese | 219 N. Hogan St. 11. IberiaBank | 135 W. Bay St. *Stop by the table on the steps to get some sweet treats!  14. Kazu Sushi Burrito | 117 W. Adams St. 16. Main Library | 303 N Laura St.  17. MOCA Jacksonville | 333 N. Laura St. 20. Perdue | 5 W Forsyth St # 100 21. Peterbrooke Chocolatier | 100 W. Bay St.  23. Plata Schott Attorneys & Counselors at L...   [Read More]




    St Augustine Songwriters Festival 2018




    This weekend, St. Augustine will host a festival to hit songwriters that you sing along in the car and at work. It’s the songs that made you laugh, made you smile, and some that made you cry. Just a simple note or familiar lyric can fast track you back to that first back seat kiss or first hardwood floor dance. The songs that created life long memories. What if you could hear it from the creator and learn the inspiration that brought the song to existence? Find out or meet who the song was written about or for. The St. Augustine Songwriters Festival will feature today's hottest hit songwriters, legends of yesterday and the shining stars of tomorrow. All at the fantastic stages scattered about the beautiful town of St. Augustine.

    Be sure to catch your favorite songwriters at Prohibition Kitchen, Mill Top Tavern, Colonial Park, San Sebastian Winery, and Colonial Music Park.

    On Sunday don't miss a chance to learn from the pros. This is not a business style class. This is a class where you get to talk to a real hit songwriter.  Songwriters that will give pointers and suggestions on how to navigate the industry or tips on how to become a better songwriter. Classes are free and will be at The Colonial Oak M...   [Read More]




    Beaches Oktoberfest Is On The Way




    The Beaches Oktoberfest, Jacksonville Beaches Largest Family Friendly Festival, will be taking place at the Sea Walk Pavilion on October 13-14, 2018. The annual festival attracts over 55,000 visitors and offers a large variety of German, craft and Oktoberfest beers, food trucks, a 110+ ft Ferris wheel, arts & crafts market, games, activities, kid zone and so much more. 

    Beaches Oktoberfest is the going to be bringing in the Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JaxFray. The tournament will kick off at 1pm on Saturday October 13th at the festival. The tournament will be held in the Food Truck Food Court next to the Local's Only Beer Garden and Second Stage. 

    Sign up for the tournament is $30 per team and includes one complimentary beer per person, a commemorative Oktoberfest stein, and 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 64 teams (we have limited the size of the tournament compared to Freedom Festival earlier this year)! If your team is registered for the tournament, please make sure to arrive at the festival between 12pm-1pm to check in at the Jax Fray tent prior to the tournament.

    VIP Tick...   [Read More]




    A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour Live




    A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour featuring Mike Garson and fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades has announced a 32- date North American winter tour for 2019 that includes a performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, March 15, 2019. Tickets for A Bowie Celebration live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will go on sale this Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m.

    A Bowie Celebration features alumni band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas along with world-class vocalists such as Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover, among others, and drummer Lee John performing a mix of Bowie’s hits and deep-cuts

    Kicking off February 6 in Mesa, AZ, A Bowie Celebration then stops in Los Angeles February 7 at the Orpheum Theatre before making its way across the country and into Canada. The critically acclaimed show will stop in San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Louisville, Nashville, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, and Austin, among many other cities, before wrapping March 22 in Dallas.

    Keyboardist and band leader Mike Garson, the longest-standing member of Bo...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl




    The nations oldest and original Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl will be taking place in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, December 8th from 5pm-2am! The crawl, which includes 12 of the beaches favorite bars and restaurants, will include a night of fun, dancing, and philanthropy. In addition to the bar crawl, tickets include access to the Silent Disco which will be taking place all night!

    Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, drink specials all night, chance to win thousands in cash and prizes, access to the silent disco, a commemorative koozie, an ugly sweater contest, plus much more! Additionally, there will be a canned food drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. Check in will be held at the Ritz Bar and Brix Tap House starting at 5:00 PM.

    Tickets Include: 

    Complimentary Shots and Cocktail Samples

    Commemorative Koozie

    Access to Santa's Silent Disco

    Wristband for Drink Specials

    Chance to be entered into Costume Contest

    Chance to win variety of Raffle Prizes and Giveaways

    Canned Food Drive for Local Food Banks

    Check In Location & Times: 

    ...   [Read More]




    Onesie Bar Crawl Returns to Jax Beach




    This November, the best PJ Party returns to Jax Beach, the 2018 Onesie Bar Crawl. The event will take place in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, November 10th from 5pm-2am at 10 of Jax Beaches best bars and restaurants. This year's bars featured are Ritz, Brix, The Wreck Tiki Lounge, The Blind Rabbit, The Shim Sham Room, Flask & Cannon, Casa Marina, Bo's Club, Tavern, Surfer Bar, Hoptinger, and Lynch's.

    Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, admission to the silent disco and after party, commemorative koozie, wristband for drink specials all night, chance to win thousands in cash and prizes, chance to participate in "The Best Onesie Contest", plus much more! 

    Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. The Best Onesie Contest will include most original, creative, and hottest. Check in will take place at the Ritz Bar and Brix Taphouse from 5PM - 10PM.

    Additionally, there will be a Canned Food Drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Please bring non perishable items to check in to receive an additional raffle ticket (up to 5 depending the amount of food) for your support.

    Click here to purchase your tickets

     

    Must...   [Read More]




    NAS Jax Air Show 2018




    As you know, the United States Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, will headline the 2018 Naval Air Station Jacksonville Air Show Oct. 27 - 28. They will perform at 12:30 pm on Saturday and again at 3 pm after conducting a flyover to kickoff the Florida-Georgia Game in downtown Jacksonville. On Sunday, the Blue Angels will perform at 3 pm.

    The Blue Angels and other arial performers will be at the NAS JAX Air Show happening October 27 & 28th at NAS JAX! For info, visit: NASJaxAirShow.com

    Experience the ultimate high flying acts as aircraft from the past, present and future showcase their talent and capabilities at the NAS Jax Air Show! The NAS Jax Air Show, Birthplace of the Blue Angels, will take place October 27 - 28, 2018 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The gates will open at 9 a.m. and the show will begin at 10 a.m.

    You will witness thrills like never before from a variety of military and civilian demonstrations. The grand finale will be the Navy’s flight demonstration team: The Blue Angels.®

    While you are at the show enjoy military and civilian aircraft displays, shop at novelty, food and beverage booths, or head to the fr...   [Read More]




    Beaches Oktoberfest 2018




    This weekend Beaches Oktoberfest will be taking place at the Sea Walk Pavilion on October 13-14, 2018. The annual festival attracts over 55,000 visitors and offers a large variety of German, craft and Oktoberfest beers, food trucks, a 110+ ft Ferris wheel, arts & crafts market, games, activities, kid zone and so much more. 

    Beaches Oktoberfest is the going to be bringing in the Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JaxFray. The tournament will kick off at 1pm on Saturday October 13th at the festival. The tournament will be held in the Food Truck Food Court next to the Local's Only Beer Garden and Second Stage. 

    Sign up for the tournament is $30 per team and includes one complimentary beer per person, a commemorative Oktoberfest stein, and 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 64 teams (we have limited the size of the tournament compared to Freedom Festival earlier this year)! If your team is registered for the tournament, please make sure to arrive at the festival between 12pm-1pm to check in at the Jax Fray tent prior to the tournament.

    This year’s Oktoberfest games will inc...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk Oktoberfest




    Headquarters @ Hemming Park - Stop by #DTJax and celebrate Oktoberfest! Enjoy live music and performances by Dan Witucki and the Heimatland Musikanten band. Bring your best beer stein and participate in our Oktoberfest-themed competitions, hosted by First Coast Living’s Curtis Dvorak! And stick around for the annual Tapping of the Keg at 6:30pm. Plus, stop by the extended kid zone for activities by My Gym, mural painting and fun bounce houses by Backyard Carnivals, Inc. 

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Stenotab Handemade, Takeisha Brown, Mochi B, Chaos Lights, Art by Joe and Gerry, Viktor Lazarev, Fawn Owens, Kram Kan Photo, Pranasolcreations, Photography by River, Tressa Linzy Designs, Dream in Color, Jumping Jackalopes and Designs by De. 

    Don’t forget bring those wheels and take advantage of the complimentary “All In Duval” bike valet, sponsored by the City of Jacksonville. 

    And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Lincoln Cars, Hello Fresh, WellCare Health, Jax Metro Credit Union, All-American Gutter Protection, National Brain Tumor Society, Year Up, Animal Care and Protective Services, One Blood and Well Care Health. Plus, stop by the Frie...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Local News

    Downtown Events This Weekend Impact Traffic




     

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Several events scheduled to take place Thursday through Sunday in downtown Jacksonville will impact traffic, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

    Here's what you need to know if you will be attending any of the events or plan to head downtown this weekend:

    Road closures

    If you are attending an event in the Sports Complex area, a portion of Gator Bowl Boulevard from A. Philip Randolph Boulevard to Talleyrand Avenue will be closed for the "Welcome to Rockville" venue.

    The road closure will start at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and will be in place until Sunday. 

    Event parking

    Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Party on Thursday at Daily's Place Amphitheater and Flex Field

    Parking will be available in lots C, E, M, N, R, Y and W.

    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games Thursday through Sunday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

    Parking will be available in the garages and Lot P. To access, enter the Sports Complex area from west of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. 

    Jacksonville Sharks game Saturday at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

    Parking will be available in the garages, Jack...   [Read More]




    More Than 40 Retailers Will Be Open On Thanksgiving Day




    Big-box stores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Big Lots are opening their doors to the masses on Thanksgiving. More than 40 retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day and remain open into the early hours of the morning. Other major retailers are opting to remain closed this year, including H&M, IKEA, Home Depot and TJ Maxx.

    Some of the stores opened are listed here:

    Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Bealls Florida – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Belk – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday Big Lots -7 a.m. to midnight Cabela’s – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday Dollar General – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday Kohl’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT Black Friday Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday; Some stores to close at 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m. Michaels – 6 p.m...   [Read More]




    Morris Publishing Sells The Florida Times-Union To GateHouse Media




    Morris Communications Co. announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of Morris Publishing Group, including the Florida Times-Union and the St. Augustine Record to GateHouse Media. These are among 10 daily newspapers and other publications owned by Morris including numerous non-daily publications and associated websites and digital assets that were sold.

    Morris Communications announced the sale today and the transaction is expected to close on Oct. 2. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. According to the Times-Union, the Morris family will continue to own the Times-Union building.

    GateHouse Media owns more than 130 daily newspapers and more than 500 non-daily publications across the country. Nine of GateHouse's daily newspapers are in Florida, including the Gainesville Sun, Daytona Beach News and Ocala Star-Banner.

    Morris, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, is also selling the Augusta Chronicle, the Savannah Morning News and the Athens Banner-Herald. William “Billy” Morris III, chairman of Morris Communications, will remain publisher of The Augusta Chronicle and will oversee editorial-page policy for the three Morris newspapers in Georgia.

    Morris said the sale will al...   [Read More]




    2017 Total Solar Eclipse On August 21st




    On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that day, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse .

    A total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky. The fact that total solar eclipses occur at all is a quirk of cosmic geometry. The moon orbits an average of 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from Earth — just the right distance to seem the same size in the sky as the much-larger sun. However, these heavenly bodies line up only about once every 18 months.

    The path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. It passes through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

    During totality, the area inside the moon's shadow is cloaked in twilight — a very strange feeling to experience in the middle of the day. Just before and just after totality, observers can see this cloak o...   [Read More]




    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]



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