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    April 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. April'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 bubbles!

    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

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    Groundwork Jacksonville Will Build Emerald Trail Withtin Next 10 Years




    The Jacksonville City Council has approved a plan presented by Groundwork Jacksonville to Build an Emerald Trail within the next 10 years. The trail will tie together over 30 miles of trails, green space, parks and creeks forming a necklace around Jacksonville’s urban core. 

    Over a six-month period, the planning team conducted field work, analyzed data, and worked with our Steering Committee and neighborhood working groups to ensure the proposed trails were safe, appealing and destination-driven.

    The Steering Committee dissected the Trail Master Plan into three implementation tiers: Programmed Segments, Implementation Tier 1, and Implementation Tier 2. The goal for implementation is to have a trail segment within acquisition, design, permitting, and construction at all times until completion. The total project cost is estimated to be approximately $31 million.

    This Saturday will be the opening of the first mile of the Emerald Trail. The walk will start at the Prime Osborne Center and head north through LaVilla and under I95 to Myrtle Ave and the start of the S-Line Rail Trail. The walk will end at Engine 15 Brewing Co. Total Distance is 1.3 miles. Event will end at 1pm, and transportation will...   [Read More]




    The Run Home 5K returns to Riverside Arts Market




    Root Reality is proud to announce their second The Run Home 5K.  Their goal is to provide support and raise awareness about homelessness with a goal of helping more families put down roots in our city!! All proceeds from both sponsors go to The Sulzbacher Center, Jacksonville’s largest homeless shelter and Rethreaded Inc, a non profit committed to helping women out of human trafficking and into employment and stable housing.  

    RACE DETAILS: 

    April 14th, 2019

    Start/Finish: At Riverside Arts Market

    8:30AM 5k begins

    9:30AM 1 mile kids run

     

    Runners Receive: Race T-Shirt, Finishing Medal, Post-Race events, + Swag Bags! 

     

    Registration Fee: 

    $30 March 2- April 13th 

    $35 April 14th (day of)

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    CineBistro: Fine Dining and a Movie




    Everybody loves dinner and a movie. Some people can’t afford a movie due to them getting more expensive. A lot of theaters have been getting upgrades to make sure moviegoers get what they are paying for. However, the current upgrades don’t compare to those off the new luxury cinema looking to break ground in Jacksonville.

    According to the Jacksonville Daily Record, Jeff Fuqua is planning on bringing CineBistro to the Exchange near southeast Butler Blvd and I-295. It’s calling itself a “world class ‘dinner and a movie’ concert”. CMX CineBistro operates 14 locations in nine states, including five in Florida. It is a subsidiary of Cinemex, the Mexican-based movie chain. In addition to all the technology, it offers options from “blockbuster movies, art and independent films, to special screenings of live music and sports.” 

    This theater will include a full menu and bar in it’s location, catering to an adult crowd. Menu items in areas like Sarasota, Miami, and Tampa include roll sliders, seared scallops, shrimp mac and cheese, wagyu beef sliders and New York Strip steak. With a bar menu including cocktails, beer and whole bottles of wine available for purchase. Ther...   [Read More]




    Sweet By Holly's Present Cupcake Run & Cake Walk




    This Saturday, running and Sweet by Holly cupcakes come together for The Cupcake 5K and 1 mile Cake Walk fun run. This run benefits Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida, a non-profit that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. 

    This is an all paces race where EVERY FINISHER gets a Sweet by Holly cupcake at the finish and vouchers for two more FREE cupcakes!

    Packet Pick Up

    Packets will be available for pick up on Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM at:

    Sweet by Holly

    St. Johns Town Center

    4624 Town Crossing Dr, Ste 137

    Start

    5k Gun Start is at 7:30 am. Runners competing to place overall or in their age group, be sure to get to the start line EARLY. This race is walker and stroller friendly, but we kindly ask you to start in the back.

    The Cake Walk starts at 8:30 am.

    Awards

    All Finishers will receive a Sweet By Holly cupcake as they cross the Finish Line.

    Medals will be awarded to all 5k Finishers and participants in the Cake Walk.

     

    The First Place Finisher overal...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    The Players Returns to Sawgrass on March 12-17




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

    Tuesday, March 12: Military Appreciation Day

    · Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Charity of the Day: Five Stars Veterans Center

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

    Wedensday, March 13

    · Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Charity of the Day: The DONNA Foundation

    Thursday, March 14

    · Entrances open at 7:00 a.m.

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

    · Charity of the Day: Wolfson Children’s Hospital

    Friday, March 15

    · Entrances open at 7:00 a.m.

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

    · Charity of the Day: Book Trust

    S...   [Read More]




    42nd Annual Gate River Run




    This weekend, Jacksonville will hold its largest 15K race in the United States. The GATE River Run serves as the USA 15K Championship with America’s top Olympic athletes competing for $85,000 in prize money. Last year over 20,000 runners and walkers participated in one of our featured events including the 15K, The Florida Times-Union 5K for Charity, the Junior River Run, and the Brooks Rehabilitation Challenge Mile. 

    This Thursday and Friday, Jacksonville Area (Duval, Clay, St. John’s and Nassau counties) participants must pick up their packets at the Runner’s Expo located at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Runners will also have a chance to purchase any last minute accessories for the upcoming race.

    For participants traveling from out of town, there will be packet pickup at the expo on race morning, March 9th from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM. You can choose to pick up your packet on race morning when registering and pay the $5 fee for day of race pick up. This option is available to out-of-town runners only! Out-of-town runners are defined as runners from outside Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau Counties.

    Runner's Expo

    510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202

     

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    The Players DONNA 5K




    With TPC coming up this month, The Players Donna 5K will be happening this weekend. Presented by Nimnicht Family of Dealerships, The Players Donna 5K is an event to raise funds to finish breast cancer! 

    On Saturday, March 2, 2019, runners and walkers of all levels to experience a last chance, behind-the-scenes 5K route through the beautiful PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. With a new 2019 course, participants will begin from the new Sawgrass Square near the beautiful TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, and continue along the cart paths through all back nine holes, passing the world famous island green at 17 as the final preparations for THE PLAYERS Championship are being made.

    Registration is open and all runners will receive a pre and post race Top Golf Tee Party with music, food and beverage. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal and one Free stadium pass to the Players Championship Wedensday, March 13. Race is limited to 1750 participants, this race will sell out!!!

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    Thin Mint Sprint 5K & Cookie Crawl




    This Saturday, running and girl scout cookies come together for the Thin Mint Sprint 5K. This event will have cookie booths for you to get all the cookies for this season, as well as enjoying free music, food, smoothies provided by Smoothie King and much more. This race is part of the Sweet 3 Raceries.

    All 5K participants will receive a T-shirt and medal, and 1-mile runners receive a medal. Registered Girl Scout participants will also receive an exclusive patch to commemorate the race!

    Race Fees

    Thin Mint Sprint (5K) — $30 Jan. 1-Feb. 22 | $35 Race Day

    Cookie Crawl (1-Mile) — $20 Jan. 1-Feb. 22 | $25 Race Day

     

    Registration

    Register online through February 22, 2019 Late registration is available on race day from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. 

     

    Packet Pickup

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    11 am - 7 pm

    Forever Vets 4372 Southside Blvd. #308, Jacksonville, FL 32216

    Race day packet pickup will be available at the race location 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

    5K Awards

    Top three male and female winners will receive a Girl Scout cookie basket, and the top male and female masters winners will receive...   [Read More]




    The Nations Biggest Underwear Party Returns to Jacksonville




    It’s back for Valentine’s Day weekend!!! Cupid’s Undie Run, the nations largest underwear run and charity event will be held in Jacksonville for a third year on February 16th at Kickback’s Gastropub.

    This 1 mile fun run is a race to find a cure to neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3000 children born. They encourage undies, but some understand that it’s not for everyone. For those who don’t want to show off their underwear, you can wear costumes to show off your style. 

    Participants can start a team with their friends, join a team or run solo, everyone can come out and have a blast, and raise some money for NF research.

    Doors open at noon, 1 mile fun run begins at 2pm and post party goes on til 4pm. Drink specials, music, friends and philanthropy…..what more could you ask for? 

     

    To get a 50% discount on your registration use the promo code: 904HH

    For more info at www.cupids.org

     

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    Feburary Downtown Wine Down




     

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

    Live entertainment will include a performance by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon of The Band Be Easy. Additionally, guest can enjoy food and drink specials, a giveaway for a $100 Cowford Chophouse Gift Card, and a complimentary cocktail.

    Entertainment Lineup:

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

    The roof will be open to ticket holders at 3:30pm and be closed to anyone without tickets the remainder of the night.

     

    Ticket prices: $15 per person

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

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    Body Lab Food & Fitness Champagne Social




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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jax Marketplace- aromatherapy gift box ($100 value)

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

    For more info click here.

    ...   [Read More]




    Mini Bar Gets Coffee Drive-Thru & Second Location




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

    Hot Menu

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

    Cold/Iced Menu

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




    January 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. July'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 the remainder of the night for ticket holders only until 9:30pm. Tickets are $15

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    December 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 holiday inspired cocktail!

    Entertainment Lineup: The 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 until 9:30pm.

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    Alabama Coming To The St. Augustine Ampitheater




    The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is ready and the first concert of 2019 to held this weekend is Alabama.  

    Alabama changed everything for country music. Since 1980, Alabama has delivered hit after hit, starting with their first Top 20 hit “My Home’s In Alabama.” Since then, Alabama brought country music to the mainstream and from side stage to the main stage by introducing rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience.

    It’s the kind of story you read about in books and watch on the big screen at the movies. For the band Alabama, it’s not just a story; it’s their life. It is a classic American tale of rags to riches. From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields to international stars that went on to sell 73 million albums while changing the face and sound of country music.

    It's been over 40 years since Randy, Jeff and Teddy, left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama, to spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. Having grown up working in the fields, the cousins were no strangers to hard work. They didn’t flinch when it took six long years of working for tips and living hand to mouth playing in the bar.

    <...   [Read More]




    #DTJax Gala Goes To Havana




    Join us this Saturday at the 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights. Come out and raise funds for the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks initiative. Last year they raised over $40,000 with the help of their sponsors. 

    Be sure to indulge in delicious food from Bellwether, Cowford Chophouse and Bread and Board, plus an open bar with selections from Bold City Brewery, Intuition Ale Works and Manifest Distilling. You will also enjoy dance performances and salsa lessons, a cigar rolling station, the Tin Can Photo Lounge, silent and 50/50 artist split auctions, themed giveaways, complimentary valet and more. All of this while you help us recognize the #DTJax Award Winners and raise money for placemaking in Downtown Jacksonville through the LABS Initiative. 

    Tickets

    General Admission: $125

    Young Professional: Individual - $75 | Couple - $125 (21-35, must show ID)

    VIP Admission: $250 (With access to VIP lounge and private bar)

     

    2019 Sponsors 

    Mojito Level:

    Hyatt Regency

    VyStar Credit Union

     

    Daiquiri Level:

    Acuity Design Group

    ...   [Read More]




    Bachelor Watch Party




    Calling all fans of the Bachelor!!! Accept a rose and join us this Monday, February 4th for our exclusive Bachelor watch party! The party will take place in the Brew House at River City Brewing Company and the first 100 ladies will receive a rose. This event will be held every Monday for this season. 

    The Bachelor has been a long running show on ABC for 23 seasons. This season’s Bachelor is Colton Underwood, a former NFL player with his good looks, love for dogs and his vulnerability. After being seen on The Bachelorette with Becca Kurfin, Colton will have a chance for a shot at love this season.  

     

    Tickets include drink & food specials, a raffle ticket for your chance to win over $500 in prizes, + more!

     

    The event runs from 7:00pm-9:30pm & the show airs at 8:00pm!

    Click here for more info. ...   [Read More]




    6th Annual – 2019 Riverside Craft Beer Festival




     

    6th Annual – 2019 Riverside Craft Beer Festival

    Don’t miss your chance to sample over 100 craft beers at this years Riverside Craft Beer Festhappening February 23rd at the Riverside Arts Market! Tickets are now on sale! For more info, visit: riversidecraftbeerfestival.com

    WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2019 3-7 p.m. (VIP opens at 3 p.m. & General Admission at 4 p.m.)

     

    WHERE: Riverside Arts Market – 715 Riverside Avenue – Underneath Fuller Warren Bridge.

     

    CRAFT BEERS: More than 100 craft beers from local, regional, and national breweries. A ticket to the event allows you to sample any brews you choose for one price.

     

    LIVE MUSIC: Songs From The Road Band – playing from 3-7 p.m.

     

    FOOD: Jacksonville’s best food trucks providing delectable delights for a seperate purchase.

     

    CHARITY: All proceeds will benefit: Community PedsCare® a nationally recognized program of Community Hospice & Palliative Care which provides comfort, care, and support for children with life-threatening conditions, as well as the charitable causes of the Riverside Rotary Foundat...   [Read More]




    The Venardos Circus Is At The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Through January 27




    The Venardos Circus is returning to the Saint Augustine Amphitheatre! Join them Dec 19th - Jan 27th, and experience the magic of the circus in their custom red-and-white circus tent at the Saint Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A S, St Augustine, FL 32080. This is the FB Event for the DEC 2018 dates. See their FB Event listings for their Jan 2019 dates here: https://bit.ly/2y0TcZR This unique, family-oriented traveling circus troupe has been touring the country for four years and was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning! 

    🎩Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the show features a cast of aerialists, acrobats, comedians, juggling, balancing, daredevilry and performers hailing from around the world. The Broadway-style singing and dancing add another level of intrigue to the performance. An interactive pre-show party takes place one hour before show time with opportunities to meet the cast, snap selfies and play games so be sure to come and get your seats early! 

    The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission. Attendees are encouraged to stay after the show to mingle with the performers and take group photos. There are no animals in the show, just lots o...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Jacksonville's Largest St. Patrick's Day Street Festival




    Don’t miss Jacksonville’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Event held at the Riverside Arts Market on the St. Johns River in Riverside. This event will include live music and free concerts all day, 15 food trucks, vendors and makers, a kid zone, games, crafts, street performers, and more. Partial proceeds from the event will benefit numerous charitable organizations including Vets on Tap, Fur Sisters, and the Jacksonville Jaycees. Complimentary tickets include a commemorative wristband & $1 off all beers all day at the festival. VIP passes include Complimentary Beer & Water All Day, Access to VIP seating & viewing area, & 10% discount at all food trucks.

    Entertainment line up

    12:00-2:00pm  Hello Celia

    2:30-4:00pm    Briteside

    4:30-6:00pm    Ramona

    6:30-8:00pm    Miles from London

    8:30-10:00pm  Sidereal

    Food Trucks

    Son of a Butcher

    Nitrogen Creamery

    Manny’s Cuban

    Twisted Okie

    Blazin Azn

    Rocco’s Pizza

    What’s the Catch

    Pet Wants

    CrackyLacky

    Delish Kebabs

    Wingin’ It

    Chinch...   [Read More]




    First Wedensday Art Walk: Mardi Gras Meets Downtown Jax




    This Wedensday, bring your noise makers and meet at the intersection of Independent St. and Laura St. at 5:45 p.m. for a Mardi Gras-inspired procession to the Main Stage in Hemming Park, led by Spice and the Po Boys.

    Headquarters In Hemming Park - Stop by the Main Stage and enjoy live music by Spice and the Po Boys from 6-8 p.m.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Kram Kan Photo, Moonchild Studio, Jumping Jackalopes,Tovah2Creations, Sand Art by Ala, Pranasolcreations, The Turtle Guy and Viktor Lazarev. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: AT&T, Neglected Vision, First Coast Rotary, JAX Pack and No More Homeless Pets.

    Kid Zone on Laura Street - Bring the kids to enjoy a magic show by Cross Roads Magic, activities by My Gym, jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax and face-painting by JMarie Art and Life.

    Vagabond Flea @ Hogan St. - Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more on Hogan Street, south of Hemming Park.

     

    ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS 

    Jacksonville Main Library - Enjoy a performance by MJbaker Music. Be sure to view the...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville's Largest Rummage Sale




    Feel like retail shops are a little expensive right now?  Well, come out this weekend to the Junior League’s 28th Annual Whale of a Sale at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Browse through gently used furniture, clothes, home goods, tailgating gear and much more. 

    All proceeds from Whale of a Sale benefit the Junior League of Jacksonville’s community projects with a focus on nutrition education and fresh food availability across our area and for member training.

    Tickets are on sale now for the preview party March 1. Come out for some live entertainment, food, silent auction and the best deals in town.

    For more info about the preview party click here.

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    2019 Riverside Craft Beer Festival




    This Saturday, bring all of your friends out to the 6th Annual Riverside Craft Beer Festival. Taste over a hundred craft beers from different breweries all over Florida. Food will be provided by the local food trucks from the Jacksonville area. Live music from The Road Band will entertain the crowd. All festival proceeds will benefit the children and their families at Community Hospice and Palliative Care.

    Food Trucks

    Berry Good Food

    Cely’s Filipino Food

    Dagwood’s

    Delish Kabobs

    Lolly’s Food Trolley

    Pie95 Pizza

    Pinegrove Market & Deli

    Team Love Seafood 

     

    Craft Beers

    Florida

    3 Daughters brew 81 Bay Aardwolf Ancient City Atlantic Beach Bold City Brew Central 28 Cigar City Coppertail Crooked Can Crooked Rooster Darwin Engine 15 Brewing Engine 15 Cider First Magnitude Fishwier Funky Buddha Grasslands Green Bench Green Room Hyperion Brewing  Intuition Ale Works Jdubs Jwakefield Legacytt Main & Six Brewing Orange Blossom Pinglehead Playalinda Proof Red Cypress Saltwater Slim Pickens Southern Swells Swamp Head B...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Lantern Parade




    Mark your calendars for Jacksonville Magazine's second annual Jacksonville Lantern Parade presented by VyStar Credit Union, an illuminated celebration of creativity, art, children and the St. Johns River. The event will take place the evening of February 16, 2019. The planned parade route will stretch along the Northbank Riverwalk, extending from the Fuller-Warren Bridge to the Jacksonville Landing. Food and fun begins at 6 PM with the actual parade beginning at 7 PM. Fireworks will take place at the Jacksonville Landing at 9 PM.

    The glowing display of color will literally shine a light on the heart of Jacksonville and everyone is invited! Participation is free to the public. All we ask is that each participant carry something that GLOWS, TWINKLES, or SHINES. Bring either a homemade creation or a store bought item, we don't mind so long as you participate in the grand illumination. In addition, The Lantern Parade will serve as a fundraiser, a benefit with the goal of raising money to purchase needed art supplies for area schools.

    Prior to the official start, participants are invited to come to the starting line and join in the fun with live music, kids games, food trucks and more. There also will be a kids band playing adjacent...   [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.

     

     

    ...   [Read More]




    Gameday Tailgate Experience Survey




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

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    Jacksonville Armada Kick Off Party




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

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

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    Alligator Tries To Enter Walmart In Florida Monday Night




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

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

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