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    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.



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

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    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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  • Articles - Sports

    2015 ROAR Auditions

    The Jacksonville Jaguars today announced details for the 2015 ROAR Cheerleader Auditions presented by Venus.

    Preliminary and semifinal auditions will be held at EverBank Field on Saturday, March 21. Final auditions will be held on Saturday, March 28. Interested candidates must register online to audition by Friday, March 6 and must attend an audi- tion class. Registration information, audition class details and requirements are available at cheerleaders/auditions.html.

    “Auditions are always an exciting time of the year,” said Jaguars Senior Manager of Cheerleading, Promotions and Programs Christy Stechman Zynda. “We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are talented entertainers and will be outstanding ambassadors for our team and city.”

    THE ROAR is an integral part of the Jaguars’ entertainment package during all home games. These NFL cheerleaders cap- tivate fans with high-energy dance routines. Off the playing field, they participate in hundreds of community, corporate and charitable events both nationally and internationally, serving as goodwill ambassadors for the Jaguars and the NFL. 

    AUDITION SCHEDULE Audition Classes: T...   [Read More]

    Jaguars Add Two Veteran Coaches To Staff

    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley announced today the hiring of Greg Olson as offensive coordinator and Doug Marrone as assistant head coach-offense/offensive line coach.

    “I’m really excited about the additions of Greg Olson and Doug Marrone to our coaching staff,” Bradley said. “We always talk about wanting a great fit for our team and that also includes our coaching staff. Both Greg and Doug bring a wealth of experience and both possess the qualities that we want in our organization.  Greg is a veteran coach that is very detailed and will work hard to develop our players on the offensive side of the ball. Doug has a ton of experience coaching the offensive line and a strong background in developing players. I think he and Luke Butkus will feed off each other and make each other stronger.”

    “I want to thank Shad Khan, David Caldwell and Gus Bradley for giving me this opportunity,” Olson said. “Gus and I spent a lot of time together over the last week as I learned about his vision and the culture he has established in Jacksonville.  It’s easy to see that everybody in the organization is moving in the same direction and committed to getting bette...   [Read More]

    Jaguars Vs Giants Game Stats and Recap


    Improved to 2-10 in 2014 and 2-4 at home. Gus Bradley improved to 6-22 as the Jaguars head coach. Evened the overall series with the Giants at 3-3. Won two home games in a season for the first time since 2011. Beat a NFC team for the first time since 2011, snapping a streak of 12 straight losses.


    The Jaguars rallied from a 21-point deficit in the second quarter to pull out a 25-24 win, the largest comeback win in franchise history.  The largest comeback in team history prior to today was 15 points against Baltimore on Nov. 24, 1996 when the Jaguars pulled out a 24-20 overtime win after trailing 25-10 in the fourth quarter.

    The Jaguars led for only 4:01 today.  The Jaguars scored a season-high 22 points in the second half including a season-high 13 in the third quarter.  Quarterback Blake Bortles became only the third starting rookie quarterback to lead his team to a comeback win of 21 or more points since at least 1970.


    The Jaguars scored two defensive touchdowns on Sunday, both coming via fumble recovery.   Linebacker J.T. T...   [Read More]

    Jaguars Flush The Browns in Home Victory


    Improved to 1-6 in 2014 and 1-2 at home Gus Bradley improved to 5-18 as the Jaguars head coach. Improved to 11-5 overall against Cleveland including back-to-back wins and wins in three of the last four meetings. Won their first home game in September/October since Oct. 24, 2011 against Baltimore (snapping a streak of nine consecutive losses).


    The Jaguars entered Sunday’s game averaging 86 rushing yards a game but produced a season-high 185 yards on the ground against the Browns.  The 185 yards marked the most by the Jaguars since Sept. 23, 2012 at Indianapolis (185), a span of 35 games.


    The Jaguars held the Browns to only six points today on two field goals.  The Jaguars have held opponents to under 20 points in three consecutive games for the first time since 2007.  The Jaguars have allowed only 13 points per game the last three weeks and only two offensive touchdowns.  Opponents have not scored an offensive touchdown in the second half over the last three games.


    The Jaguars scored a season-high 24 points toda...   [Read More]

    Zip Line At Everbank Field

    Yes, this is awesome....  

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  • Articles - Food

    Flavor Run Coming To Jacksonville

    Jacksonville Fl - The Flavor Run is coming to Nocatee on April 5th 2014. The Flavor Run supports local charities and local businesses through creating a unique fun run engaging all of your senses; taste, smell, touch, hearing, and sight. During this family friendly 5k, there will be Flavor Stations that will cover you in fruit flavored (FDA Approved/All Natural Corn Starch) celebration color powder followed by a refreshing taste of delicious fruits.

    The Flavor Run is meant for all levels and ages of runners. This 5K promotes a fun, family, community event where participants are coated from head to toe in different colored, fruit flavored, celebration powder at each mile. These FDA approved, all natural flavors, including banana, orange, grape, strawberry, watermelon, and blueberry will be spread throughout the run at aptly named "flavor stations" where runners will be covered with the powder as they run by.

    YES. We said "fruit flavored" - Blueberry, strawberry, orange, banana, watermelon, and grape! Plus we have an awesome Post-Run Flavor Zone includes everything from fruit, vendors, live entertainment, and children's activities.

    Sign up today for this fun, unique 5k experience. Our Flavor Team's Mi...   [Read More]

    Healthy Soup Options During the Cold and Flu Season

    The variations of soups are endless given the number of different proteins, grains and vegetables one could choose. Soup is oh so nourishing and it provides hydration, electrolytes, and energy for your body. A warm cup of soup is often the go-to food of choice if you unfortunately fall ill during cold and flu season. But are all soups healthy?

    Though comforting, soup typically has a high sodium content. One Cup of canned soup often has anywhere from 480 to 890 milligrams of sodium; this can reach up to 38% of the recommended maximum daily allowance of 2300 milligrams.

    If cream is used as the foundation for soup, such as in a bisque or chowder, the fat content may rise above 10 grams per cup; that’s 90 calories from fat! So how does one justify enjoying this simple dish while still meeting healthy standards?

    One option is to cook from scratch; by doing this you can replace the salt with herbs and spices. The outcome can be successful if you are comfortable in the kitchen or following a great recipe. Unfortunately for me, I tried this myself and results were inconsistent; sometimes very flavorful and other times my soup was quite watery. Another alternative for healthy people without kidney issues is to use a potassium based salt su...   [Read More]

    Champagne on a Budget:

    A Guide to First Class Taste on a Young Professional Budget:


    Lux: Dom Perpignan Champagne $150

             Dom Perignon is a prestife cuvee owned by Moët & Chandon. DP is aged at least 7 years before release to ensure maximum deliciousness.

    Less: Roederer Estate Brut $20                           

              Roederer Estate Brut is a sub $20 sparkling wine from California, it is similar to Dom in the look in feel.

    Lux: Veuve Clicquot Champagne  $40

              Veuve Clicquot’s yellow label is perhaps the most well marketed Champagne on the face of the planet.

    Less: J. Laurens Brut Cremant de Limoux $14                     

                A great Cremant de Limoux or Cremant de Bourgogne will be equal to or even beat ‘Yellow Label’ for less that $20. We love Lu...   [Read More]

    Its A Eggnog Time Of Year

    Oh yes, it’s that time of year again… eggnog time! Not that you can’t make eggnog all year round—we actually do—but this is officially the eggnog season. 

    Here are a couple recipes you might want to try: 

    The Southern Comfort Eggnog (single serving)

    Ingredients: 1 oz. Southern Comfort 3 oz. eggnog Garnish: Nutmeg

    Or make your own Mix and eggnog (party - 10 servings)


    1 quart milk 1 pint heavy cream 12 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pint whiskey 12 egg whites 1 cup white sugar 1 pinch ground nutmeg


    In a large bowl, blend the milk, cream, egg yolks, vanilla and whiskey using a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually sprinkle in the sugar while continuing to whip until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture, and pour into a punch bowl or large pitcher. Serve in mugs or cups garnished with a sprinkle of nutmeg.


    However you plan to spend the holidays - we wish you a Merry Christmas and please Drink Responsibly. 

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    Olio - Downtown Hidden Gem

    Jacksonville Fl - If you love great food, you have got to try Olio. The new restaurant which opened mid 2011 is a spot you must check out if you have never been. The culinary team consist of Head Chef: Greg DeSanto & Sous-Chef: Ian Northcutt. 

    The downtown destination has been featured on the Travel Channel's "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America" for their Duck Grilled Cheese. The besides the usual downtown lunch rush and diner crowd, they host numerous conventioneers and guests from out of town staying at the Hyatt Downtown Riverfront.

    Local's know Olio for their Fish Tacos, Steak & Aged Gouda Cheese, Shrimp Po' Boy, "Deep-Dish" Quiche ant their famous Duck Grilled Cheese. The restaurant has plenty of seating and is very clean. One of the coolest parts of the restaurans is that you can watch their chef's prepare your meal in their open exhibition kitchen. 

    The food was delicious and we give it a 9/10!!! They are located at 301 E. Bay Street Jacksonville, FL 32202. In a rush, call ahead and order your food by phone: (904) 356-7100

    Check in soon and check out their website!! 

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  • Articles - Entertainment

    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Arts + Culture

    Feb. 24: Ritz Chamber Players Spring Concert Feb. 26: The Contemporaries Exhibition Celebration: In Living Color and Times Zones Feb. 26: Soulebration Concert Feb. 29:  Pecha Kucha: HRO      


    Family Fun    Feb. 23: Children’s Champion Awards Golden Gala Feb. 26: Douglas Anderson Arts Extravaganza 2016 Feb. 27: Riverside Arts Market Feb. 28: Jacksonville Symphony – Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham      


    Live Music + Nightlife Feb. 24: O.A.R. Feb. 25: 3Squares- Jacksonville’s Best Tasting Event for a Cause Feb. 25: MOSH After Dark: Jazz Under the Stars Feb. 25: The Duel Feb. 26: Experience Hendricks      


    Sports + Fitness Feb. 24: Jacksonville Armada FC vs. University of North Florida Feb. 26: Harlem Globetrotters 2016 Feb. 27: Insane Inflatable 5K ​Feb. 27: Ortega River Run Feb. 27: Jacksonville Giants vs Texas Sk...   [Read More]

    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Things To Do This Week Downtown


    Arts + Culture

    Feb. 18: Art and Ideas: Barbara Colaciello Feb. 18: Third Thursday Tour Feb. 20: Acrylic Painting with Anthony Whiting Workshop             Family Fun    Feb. 17: Fun4FirstCoastKids Picnic in the Park Feb. 19-21: Jacksonville International Auto Show Feb. 20: Winter Art Aviators Family Workshop 2016 Feb. 21: Happy Hour Puppy Love         Live Music + Nightlife Feb. 17: ROBOTS! An Elements of MOSH Science Forum Feb. 18: Jaxons Night Market Feb. 19:Appetite for Destruction & Medal Militia Feb. 19: Baby Boomers- Music of the 60s Feb. 20: Sun Ra Arkestra Feb. 20: Monster Jam 2016        Sports + Fitness Feb. 19: Jacksonville Giants vs Baltimore Hawks Feb. 21: Ecstatic Dance



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    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Things To Do This Week Downtown


    Arts + Culture

    Feb. 11-13: August Wilson’s: Radio Golf Feb. 13: Let’s Dance: A Tribute to the Man Who Changed the World Feb. 14: Music @ Main          

    Family Fun 

    Feb. 9: Tech Talent South Jacksonville Kids Code Afternoons Feb. 14: Sweet Pete’s Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Event Feb. 15: Wild Kratts Live!        

    Live Music + Nightlife

    Feb. 10: Alan Parsons Live Project with the Jacksonville Rock Symphony Feb. 10-21: The Phantom of the Opera Feb. 12: Blackberry Smoke Holding All The Roses Tour Feb. 12: 2 Chainz Feb. 13:Bella Luna: Forever Young       Sports + Fitness   Feb. 11: Adamec Bike Night Feb. 14: 26.2 with Donna      


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    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Things To Do This Week Downtown


    Arts + Culture   Feb. 3: First Wednesday Art Walk: Dance Your HeART Out Feb. 3: The Other: Nurturing a New Ecology in Printmaking Reception Feb. 7: ArtFusion         Family Fun    Feb. 6: For The Love of Food Truck Rally Feb. 6: Gum/Lollipop Class Feb. 7:  Family Friendly Painting Class   Live Music + Nightlife Feb. 3:  Art Walk After Dark Feb. 3: Yanni World Tour Feb. 4:  Southern Soul Assembly: JJ Grey Anders Osbourne, Marc Broussard and Luther Dickinson Feb. 5:  Puttin on the Ritz Feb. 5: Cosmic Concert                                                            Sports + Fitness Feb. 6: 2016 USA Curling National Championship Feb. 6: Jacksonville Armada FC vs. Philadelphia Union - Preseason Opener Feb. 7: Jacksonville Landing Superbowl Watch Parties Feb. 7: Downtown Cigar Lounge Superbowl Watch Party ...   [Read More]

    Things To Do This Week Downtown

    Things To Do This Week Downtown


    Arts + Culture

    Jan. 28: In Context: The Permanent Collection’s Past and Future Jan. 30: Winter Ram @ Riverside Arts Market - 10 am - 1 pm Jan. 31: Vietnamese New Year – Tet 2016          


    Family Fun 

    Jan. 26 – 31: Universoul Circus Jan. 27: Dancing With the Stars Live! Jan. 31: Chocolate Pizza Party          


    Live Music + Nightlife

    Jan. 28: Pattie LaBelle Jan. 30: Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Jan. 30: Theresa Caputo Live! Jan. 31: The Expendables Concert Feb. 1: Fionn MacCools Irish Pub New Happy Hour      


    Sports + Fitness

    Jan. 30: Wolfson Children’s Challenge Jan. 30: Unity Boot Camp  



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  • Articles - Community

    River Ruckus Happening at the Riverside Arts Market

    St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Riverside Arts Market (RAM) are hosting the fourth annual River Ruckus, a family festival celebrating two of our region’s most important assets — the St. Johns River and RAM. The day’s events will include water based activities, kids crafts and educational programming, live local music, craft beer from Sweet Water Brewing Co, plus all the unique art, produce and food vendors that the Riverside Arts Market offers every Saturday.

    Here are details on the days activities: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Beginner SUP Lessons by All Wet Sports

    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free boat trips from Freedom Boat Club for up to 12 passengers on each trip

    10:00 a.m. AND 1:00 p.m. Poke Crawl and Cleanup With so many people out enjoying the Pokemon Go! craze, we thought it would be fun to host a cleanup where individuals pick up #plastic #litter along the beautiful St. Johns River and catch ALL OF THE POKEMON! 

    10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Casting Clinic: Learn to cast with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) This fishing session is open to all ages.

    11:00 am – 1:00 pm JU Marine Science 30-min boat trips lead...   [Read More]

    The Best Places To Catch Pokemon In Jax


    Friendship Fountain / South Bank

    Make the loop of the fountain and continue down t South Bank to hit 15 Pokestops, and you will find tons of water Pokemon. Plus River City Brewing Company gives you 10% off while playing!

    Walk The Landing up to Hemming Plaza

    Hit up the Landing and walk up the street to Hemming Plaza and hit over 50 Pokestops! You're bound to catch some high CP Pokemon.

    St. Johns Town Center

    While you shop you can find tons of Pokemon.. There is a Pokestop on almost every street corner. Tons of people drop lures making it a great place to get some new Pokemon.

    Riverside Park

    If you haven’t caught Pikachu yet this is a great place! Pikachu's are abundant here and there are 7 Pokestops to hit up! There are almost always lures here!

    St. Augustine

    There are thousands of Pokestops crammed into the Historic District!! Hit up Treasure Street, wander around Flagler College, and explore the fort for some really cool Pokemon!

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    Places to see 4th of July Fireworks


    Downtown Jax

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


    Jacksonville Beach

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


    World Golf Village

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


    St. Augustine

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



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


    Keystone Beach

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


    Fernandina Beach

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


    Hilliard Airpark.

    Fireworks start @ 9 p.m.



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


    Hal Brady Alachua Recreation Complex

    Fireworks start @ 9:30 p.m.

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    Old City Farmers Market In St Augustine

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


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    Art Walks In North Florida

    North Beach Art Walk

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

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

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