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    DONNA Marathon Weekend Moves To The Beaches




    This weekend, Feb. 8 – 11, join Donna Deegan and thousands of runners, walkers and spectators as they experience a reimagined DONNA Marathon Weekend with its start and finish in the heart of Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach, Florida. With Beaches Town Center now the epicenter of weekend events, locals and visitors have choices to shop, dine, relax and now race! Listed as Women’s Running Magazine’s “favorite charity race,” 26.2 with DONNA The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is the only marathon in the country dedicated to breast cancer research and care.

    “We believe the Beaches Town Center, with its eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment, will provide runners with a unique beach destination experience,” said event founder Donna Deegan. “This is what runners are telling us they want. A beautiful running venue and one that also offers a welcoming fan experience and exciting post-race celebration.”

    Now in its 12th year, DONNA Marathon Weekend events include a 5K, marathon, half marathon and race expo, all taking place on the island. Participants will continue to enjoy Jacksonville’s beautiful beach communities of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach ...   [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]




    Premier Bride Expo - St Augustine




    Brides and grooms of St. Augustine, listen up! You're about to be introduced to everything you need to know about vendors and venues in our area. The Premier Bride Expo features the top wedding professionals from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Amelia Island, and the other surrounding areas. Join us at the World Golf Village Renaissance in St. Augustine on Sunday February 17th from 1pm to 4pm. 

     

    Premier Bride Expo features the top wedding professionals from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Amelia Island and the other local surrounding areas. It will feature over 140+ unique wedding vendors and will represent over 20 different wedding categories; Reception venues, Photographers, Cake Bakers, Florists, Decor companies, Wedding Planners, DJ's, Bands, Musicians, Bridal Attire and Accessories, Grooms, Fashion Rentals, Hair and makeup, Transportation, Wedding Invitations, Videographers, Catering, Officiates, Accommodations, Dance Instruction, Photobooths, Rehearsal Dinners, Housing and Finance and so much more. Over 800 couples it is the wedding event of the season in Jacksonville!!! If you are planning a wedding, plan at the Premier Bridal Expo. 

    There are four Premier Bride Expos ea...   [Read More]




    Feburary Downtown Wine Down




     

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

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

    Entertainment Lineup:

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

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

     

    Ticket prices: $15 per person

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

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    SUPER BOWL LIII: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS VS. LOS ANGELES RAMS




    On Sunday, February 3, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams will meet in Super Bowl LIII (6:30 PM ET, CBS) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

    Super Bowl LIII will feature the No. 2 seed in each conference – the AFC Champion Patriots against the NFC champion Rams – and is the first Super Bowl matchup of No. 2 seeds since the NFL began seeding teams in 1975. It also marks a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI, when New England defeated the St. Louis Rams 20-17 on February 3, 2002.

    Here’s what’s at stake in Super Bowl LIII:

    With a New England victory…​

    The Patriots will have captured their sixth Super Bowl championship, tied with the PITTSBURGH STEELERS (six) for most in NFL history. New England will have won its 37th postseason game, surpassing PITTSBURGH (36) for the most all-time. Head coach Bill Belichick joins GEORGE HALAS and CURLY LAMBEAU as the only coaches ever to win six NFL championships. Quarterback Tom Brady has now won six Super Bowls, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Charles Haley (five) for the most of any player.

    With a Los Angeles win…​

    The Rams will celebrate the second Super Bowl victory in the...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    NFL POSTSEASON BEGINS




    After an exciting finish to the regular season, the NFL’s second season has arrived.

    The NFL postseason begins with four games on Wild Card Weekend.

    Saturday, January 5

    AFC Indianapolis at Houston 4:35 PM ET ESPN/ABC

    NFC Seattle at Dallas 8:15 PM ET FOX

    Sunday, January 6

    AFC Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore 1:05 PM ET CBS

    NFC Philadelphia at Chicago 4:40 PM ET NBC

    Week 17 came right down to the wire. Sunday’s excitement was due in part to having 16 divisional games played on the season’s final day, a tradition instituted in 2010. Three playoff spots and three divisions titles – the AFC West, AFC North and AFC South – were decided on the final day of the season.

    The final 12 teams are set:

    AFC NFC 1. Kansas City (12-4), AFC West champion 1. New Orleans (13-3), NFC South champion 2. New England (11-5), AFC East champion 2. Los Angeles Rams (13-3), NFC West champion 3. Houston (11-5), AFC South champion 3. Chicago (12-4), NFC North champion 4. Baltimore (10-6), AFC North champion 4. Dallas (10-6), NFC East champion 5. Los Angeles Chargers (12-4) 5. Seattle (10-6) 6. Indianapolis (10-6) 6. Philadelphia (9-7)

    The NFL playoffs, whi...   [Read More]




    NORTH CAROLINA STATE TO PLAY TEXAS A&M IN THE 2018 TAXSLAYER GATOR BOWL ON NEW YEAR’S EVE




    “The team at TaxSlayer is looking forward to having NC State and Texas A&M join us in Jacksonville for this year’s TaxSlayer Gator Bowl,” said Brian Rhodes, President and CEO, TaxSlayer. “They’ll be at the center of an unforgettable New Year’s Eve event which will include a festive post-game show by Platinum-selling recording artist Cole Swindell and fireworks to ring in 2019. We can’t wait to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the teams and fans of NC State and Texas A&M.”

    The #19 Texas A&M Aggies finished this season with an 8-4 record and will serve as the Southeastern Conference representative. They will be making their second appearance in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.  The Aggies last appearance was in the 1957 contest against Tennessee for Paul Bear Bryant’s final game at Texas A&M.

    The NC State Wolfpack, the Atlantic Coast Conference representative, finished their regular season with a 9-3 record after winning four of their final five contests.  They will be making their fourth appearance in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.  The Wolfpack last appeared in the 2003 game against Notre Dame.

    Join the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl for a New Year’s Ev...   [Read More]




    DONNA Puck&Stick Stair Challenge Powered By Jacksonville Icemen




    This inaugural event features a multi-challenge endurance event, a street festival, and an Icemen Hockey game PLUS parking for the day. Participants in the endurance event will select the total number of steps on their course. There are FOUR options to choose from – The Puck, The Stick, The Hat Trick Challenge and The Goalie. Wanna know how many steps there are?  Goalies -- Flat loop, NO STEPS Pucks -- Mostly flat loop, 4 staggered flights with nearly 100 steps Sticks -- Starts with 5 "turning" flights, a flat straight way, and finishes with 4 narrow flights (down and up) measuring just over 250 steps Hat Trick -- All 3 events accounting for just over 350 steps.  Included in your registration fee is a game ticket–additional tickets may be purchased with the proceeds benefiting The DONNA Foundation AND all day parking. 

     

    The Pucks, run a quick fun course along the concourse level of Veterans Memorial Arena that features 4 flights of stairs or approximately 100 stairs, with the finishing leg passing through the arena bowl before exiting the building to finish in the middle of our street party. The Sticks, run a similar course, however, this group kicks it up a notch by including a 5-level “turning&rdquo...   [Read More]




    Jaguars vs Redskins Tailgate Party




    Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for a tailgate before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Washington Redskins, hosted by former Jaguars’ DT John Henderson and CBS Reporter/Host of Campus Eats Jenny Dell with a special guest performance of “Jaguar Jigg” by G. Sapp! 

    Gameday Tailgate Experience (“GTE”)  will be hosting their 4 HOUR, ALL-INCLUSIVE, ALL YOU CAN EAT, OPEN BAR tailgates for select games this 2018 football season!

    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 Redskins memorabilia that you could take home!

    ...   [Read More]




    iFLY Set to Open in Jacksonville




    Ever wanted to know what it’s like to skydive? iFLY Jacksonville is coming to the St. John’s Town Center and is set to open on November 28th. 

    The other closest Ifly experience is located in Orlando.

    So what is iFLY? iFLY is the experimental 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. Today iFLY has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada and Asia, and the list continues to grow. 

    Jacksonville will be the 74th iFLY tunnel worldwide and the 39th in the United States.

     

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    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]




    Grape & Grain Transforms Into A Christmas Pop Up Bar




    It’s December and it’s the month of the Christmas. In San Marco, a bar has done something special for the holiday season. Grape and Grain Exchange transformed their space into a Christmas themed pop up bar. 

    Grape and Grain Exchange is one of the 82 Miracle Pop up bars all around the world. The first Miracle Pop Up bar began in New York City in 2014. Other bars as far as London and Hong Kong have participated and decorated them like the North Pole, serving special Christmas Cocktails, life the Christmas Carol Barrel and Christmaspolitan.

    This is the first time the Miracle Pop Up Bar made it to Jacksonville. The bar is decorated with ornaments, lights, a Christmas tree and gift wrap all over the walls. This is something that you will not find in Jacksonville! You can purchase a signature Miracle mug, and at the end of the season, Miracle and Sippin’ Santa will be giving 10% of the proceeds on their special mug sales to Action Against Hunger.

    Miracle on the Square is in Jacksonville until December 31st.

    ...   [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.

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    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!

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  • 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

    New Year's Eve Celebrations Around Jacksonville




    As 2018 comes to a close and we all get ready to ring in the new year together. Many of us want to get together for one last horrah. These are the places to go for the best parties in Jacksonville for New Year’s Eve. 

    River & Post's NYE Party: A Marlin & Barrel Masquerade

    WHEN: December 31, 2018 | 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Last call will be at 1:45 a.m.

    WHAT: The most amazing New Year's Eve party for you and your's to ring in 2019 with music, food, drinks, champagne and fireworks!

    WHERE: River & Post's 9th Floor Rooftop Lounge

    TICKET INFORMATION

    $100 General Admission Ticket All seating is general admission. No reserved tables are available.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    - Champagne midnight toast

    - Light appetizers from 9:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. made by our award-winning restaurant

    - Mini swag bag

    - DJ Vic Micolucci playing all the music to get you moving!

    - The best view in town to see Jacksonville's NYE fireworks display

    ATTIRE Festive cocktail attire is encouraged as well as a mask (it is a masquerade, after all!) You must be 21 years old or older to attend this event. Valid ID is...   [Read More]




    Riverside Avondale Preservation's 34th Annual Luminaria




    Luminaria is one of Riverside and Avondale’s premier celebrations. The event was established by local volunteers as a way for neighbors to commemorate the season by walking amongst the sidewalk candles to a social event with friends. Over 20,000 candles will be on display throughout the historic district.

    Since its founding in 1974, RAP has been an advocate for active preservation of our neighborhood’s historical assets. The challenge of balancing preservation with progress is an enduring one. When historic buildings are allowed to deteriorate or are torn down, or when our historical street grid is eliminated, a part of our past disappears forever. When that happens, we lose history that helps us know who we are, and we lose opportunities to live and work in the kinds of interesting and attractive surroundings that older buildings provide.

    As a response to this need, the organization’s board and staff work with residents, businesses, the city planning and zoning departments, and like preservation groups in the state to ensure that our history and the traces of our cultural heritage remain intact.

    Riverside Avondale Preservation, Inc. (RAP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance and preserve...   [Read More]




    Spirit of Giving First Wedensday Art Walk




    Headquarters @ Hemming Park - Bring the kids to enjoy the North Pole play area, complete with real snow. Watch the annual Tree Lighting by Council President Aaron Bowman at 6 p.m. And you don’t want to miss performances by the Jacksonville Symphony brass quintet, Scott Jones School of Dance, a poetry reading by Miracle Jones and more. Plus, pick up a pair of 3-D Snowflake glasses and a hot chocolate. While supplies last.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Takeisha Brown, Pandora's Boxes, Stenotab Handmade, The Bead Bowl, Green-Crete, Pen Crafter, Couture Jems, Darian Kirk, Jumping Jackalopes, Viktor Lazarev, Kram Kan Photo, Agave Boutique, Develins, James Allan Art, The Arts Corner, and Scattered Thoughts: My Perspective Will Make You Proud. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: VyStar, AARP, Humble Wood Fire food truck, Jax Pack, One Blood, the City of Jacksonville Neighborhood Services Office and Animal Care and Protective Services. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

    ART AND CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

    The 5 & Dime - View holiday performanc...   [Read More]




    Christmas Lights Around Jacksonville




    With Thanksgiving all wrapped up, it’s time to find the best spots to look at the lights. Here is a list of places where you can check out.

     

    1. Blackhawk Bluff Neighborhood off Girvin Road

    Dazzle your family and friends with a drive through this neighborhood located just West of Neptune Beach. The entire neighbor hood participates in a event that started over a decade ago. 

     

    2. Deck The Chairs

    Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic chairs of The American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. Forty chairs are sponsored by local business and decorated by regional artists. The exhibit is on display in downtown Jacksonville Beach for the month of December.  

     

    3. 402 Snapping Turtle Drive E., Atlantic Beach

    Two homes are covered with over 40,000 lights, set in motion to holiday music that is playing outside. It is free and open to the public to ride by. Lights are on nightly. 

     

    4. Christmas on Crystal Springs

    Located at 10580 Crystal Springs Rd, "Christmas on Crystal Springs" is an animated Christmas light displa...   [Read More]




    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]



  • Articles - Local News

    New Indoor Skydiving Facility May Be Opening In Jacksonville




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

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

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

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

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

     

     

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    Gameday Tailgate Experience Survey




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

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    Jacksonville Armada Kick Off Party




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

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

    ...   [Read More]




    Alligator Tries To Enter Walmart In Florida Monday Night




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

    Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com

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

      Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com   Image Courtesy: daytondailynews.com   ...   [Read More]




    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]



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