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#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.
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)
VyStar Credit Union
Acuity Design Group... [Read More]
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!
Thin Mint Sprint (5K) — $30 Jan. 1-Feb. 22 | $35 Race Day
Cookie Crawl (1-Mile) — $20 Jan. 1-Feb. 22 | $25 Race Day
Register online through February 22, 2019 Late registration is available on race day from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
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.
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]
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.
Berry Good Food
Cely’s Filipino Food
Lolly’s Food Trolley
Pinegrove Market & Deli
Team Love Seafood
Florida3 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]
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
Articles - Sports
The Big WT Fishing Tournament
Join in on the fun every first Tuesday of the month at the Ritz in Jacksonville Beach for the Big WT Amateur Whiting Fishing Tournament. For those unfamiliar with the Whiting Tournament, this is their monthly charity fishing tournament benefiting PurpleStride (Pancreatic Cancer). Entry is only $10 and $5 for the optional Calcutta. After the tournament they have a delicious fish fry with the days catch along with a charity raffle filled with lots of great prizes! Drink specials also include $2 Mexican beers all day at the Ritz to keep the body refreshed.
There are very few rules:$10 entry fee (form and fee must be submitted before going fishing.) Fish must be caught by entrant on day of tournament. Fish must be caught by rod & reel (no net or C4 explosive.) Judge & rules committee will govern any disputes. Any tie will be broken by earliest weigh-in time. Weigh-in between 4 & 6 PM at the RITZ. Entrants may not fish in association with non-entrants on day of tourney (this rule is very important and will be strictly enforced.) A team may consist of one entrant or one hundred. All team members must pay $10 entry.
Additional rules:Any rule br... [Read More]
Rebounderz - Indoor Trampoline Arena Jacksonville
Rebounderz Jacksonville is going to be your new favorite place to go. At their Jacksonville location at 14985 Old St Augustine Road, Suite 122 Jacksonville, Florida 32256: Jump. Laser. Archery. Bowl. Arcade. Eat.
Visit their Award-Winning Extreme Fun Center - Where Family, Fun and Fitness Come Together. Racking in at over 40,000 square foot and a newly-expanded facility, here are some fun activities you and your friends can enjoy.
JUMP - Over 10,000 Square Feet of trampoline jumping space. Open Jump, In-the-air Dodgeball, Flip in the Foam Pit, Basketball Slam Dunker. LASER - State of the art combat style laser tag. Simulated combat experience with realistic weight weaponry. ARCHERY - Come learn a new skill and be part of the latest craze for family friendly combat. Archery Tag - It's a hit! BOWL - Mini bowling under black lights in our club-themed lounge.
ARCADE - Have a great time and use tickets for prizes. EAT - Visit our in-house pizzeria to grab a bite & a beverage. Enjoy beer &wine while watching our 120 inch projection screen. EXERCISE CLASSES - Air-Xercise is a trampoline -based boot camp total body workout! SPECIAL EVENTS - Summer Drop Off Day Camp ... [Read More]
Visit Devils Den - Swim, Snorkle and Scuba Hot Spot.
Visit one of North America's most prehistoric places, Devil's Den -- an underground spring inside a dry cave in central Florida. The remains of many extinct animals from the Pleistocene Age (2 million - 10,000 years ago) were discovered at Devil's Den, including the bones of early man, dating back to 7,500 B.C.
The pleasant year-around temperature of 72 degrees in the Den allows comfortable diving, winter or summer. On cold winter mornings you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the cave's chimney. Hence, the early settlers called the place Devil's Den.
You'll find open water and cavern diving at its best & will be fascinated by the rock formations with stalactites and 33 million year old fossil beds, truly a natural wonder. On a cold winter morning you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the chimney. Thus, the early settlers gave the name Devil's Den.
Crystal clear water, year round 72 degree temperatures, ancient rock formations with stalactites, fossil beds, and much more. Devil's Den is truly a natural wonder. Bring the family and enjoy a day of fun and relaxation at Devil's Den.
All divers must be Open Water certified, sign release, have proper train... [Read More]
3 Story Lines Going into Jaguars Training Camp
It’s about that time again where coolers and tailgate gear gets busted out of the garage, jerseys and hats get washed, and folks prepare to say goodbye to their significant others because the glory of the NFL is almost back! We’re headed into training camp and the Jacksonville Jaguars, by all accounts, have had a fantastic off-season. A lot of change has happened with this team and there is a buzz about this team that hasn’t been felt in a long time. The city is ready to fall in love with the Jaguars again, from all of the stadium upgrades to the positive things the team is doing in the community and the only thing that’s missing a competitive product on the field.
To help you get amped up for training camp and for those who haven’t paid attention to any of the off-season stuff, here’s the 3 storylines to follow during camp:Photo Courtesy: Phil Sears - USA TODAY 1. Blake Bortles Development
When a player is drafted in the top 10 of the NFL Draft, it’s expected that the rookie is going to produce for a team and right away. Even more so when that player is a quarterback. But GM David Caldwell is taking a different approach when it comes to rookie QB Blake Bortles. It has been said that Bortles has... [Read More]
MMA Main Event on September 6th @ Veterans Memorial Arena
House Of Fame Mixed Martial Arts event will take place on September 6, 2014 in Jacksonville Florida at the Veterans Memorial Center. Doors open up at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:30pm. HOF is Honored to offer The Jacksonville Community, its' Businesses, MMA Enthusiasts, and Florida-Based Fighters High-Profile, Exciting and World-Class MMA Entertainment at the prolific Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Arena.
In a press confrence, Frank Morejon, a talent coordinator with the franchise said “We chose a market that was really untouched and we want to show people what real pro MMA is about. This partnership is helping us to build the sport and really put Jacksonville on the map.” Morejon also said that House of Fame MMA is sanctioned by the Florida Boxing Commission and that it would work to recruit fighters of all levels. The game card for the Sept. 6 bout will be announced sometime in August.
You can now purchase tickets on-line, view the fight card and get door to door directions to the venue. We look forward to your fighters support as well as the community support. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter in order to get the latest news on this event.... [Read More]
Articles - Food
Bacon S’mores - Oh Dear!!
Just in time for campfire season; here is a treat that you will have to try, that is if you like BACON!!!
Its called a Bacon S’more. This is one of the most delicions treats we have ever tasted - bacon, marshmallows and chocolate!! Love all 3 - Its a match made in Heaven!!!
With that said, it’s easy to make and cooking time and preperation is only about 5 to 10 minutes.
Good luck and Happy Hollidays
-xoxo 904 Happy Hour... [Read More]
Local Beer Superstore - Every Beer You Could Dream Of
Jacksonville Fl - Out on the prowl, we came across a "Craft Beer Emporium" in the King St. Beer District called Beer 30. Beer 30, owned and operated locally, is a must visit.
The store, currently boasts over 650 different kinds of craft beer that can be purchased as singles, 6 packs or cases. They also have a hand picked selection of wines for non beer drinkers. Warren Fryefield - co owner & beer enthusiast opened the shop in June, 2012. Warren got into the business because of his love for a good beer. Warren doesn't have a favorite beer, he has many - " Asking me what my favorite beer is like asking me which child is my favorite".
Besides being know for having lots and... lots of beer, the store also has local craft beer like Bold City & Intuition for the "CHEAPEST IN TOWN - GUARANTEED"! They truly have something for everyone. If you are looking for local, regional or international craft beers, this is your new favorite shop. The most obscure beer they carry is Enistok imported from Iceland. Most popular beer choice are beers from Intuition and Bold City.
Hours: Weekdays are 11-11, Saturday 10-12 & Sunday 12-6. Their address is 1... [Read More]
Engine 15 Brewing Company Is Expanding
We am so pleased and honored to announce that Engine 15 Brewing Company will be opening a second and much bigger location!
Engine 15 Brewing Company of Jacksonville Beach is expanding its brewing facilities with a new production brewery in the downtown Jacksonville neighborhood of LaVilla.
“This new facility will allow us to grow our distribution while keeping our Jacksonville Beach location to serve our customers new and interesting beers and food.” Says Luciano Scremin, Co-owner and Brewmaster.
The new production facility will increase beer production from the current capacity of approximately 1,000 barrels per year at the Jacksonville Beach location a total capacity of 10,000 barrels per year. The company will install a 20 barrel brewhouse and 60 barrel fermentation tanks, along with a large format bottling line. All of which are scheduled to come online in February of 2014."
The brewery will also add a canning line in late 2014. The new location encompasses 1.3 acres and two buildings totaling 38,000 square feet under roof, which will allow ample space for a tap room and outdoor beer garden.
“The Jacksonville Beach location will remain and be tasked with creating fun and interest... [Read More]
Learn How You Can Fight a Cold with Food
Here we go again…Cold and flu season is right around the corner, and prevention is the best medicine. But when you already have a bug, getting rid of it and feeling normal again is the goal, right? Well, did you know that you can fight back by eating to boost your immune system? Cold medicines generally only manage symptoms and do not actually cure the illness, but with nutritional support you can supply your immune system with what it needs to help you beat that cold or flu bug.
If taken immediately at the first signs and symptoms of a cold, supplements derived from the Echinacea herb are known to reduce severity and duration. The same is said to be true for a 1,000 mg dose of Vitamin C taken daily. The benefit of taking either supplement may lead to shortening the amount of time you have a cold and/or making it milder.
Boosting certain white blood cells called monocytes and lymphocytes may help rid a cold sooner. White blood cell production is supported by certain vitamins and minerals. The following are good food sources of these nutrients:
Citrus fruit (including orange juice) – folate, Vitamin C
Cocoa – copper
Dark green leafy vegetables – folate, copper, be... [Read More]
Veg Fest This Saturday
This Saturday is Veg Fest at Riverside Park. The day-long event will feature live music, dynamic speakers, cooking demonstrations, beer garden, kids' zone, pie-eating contest, exceptional freebies, raffles, scavenger hunt and much more!
10:00 AM - Sonic Thieves
11:00 AM - The Lifeforms
12:00 PM - Pie-Eating Contest
12:30 PM - Jahmen
1:30 PM - Cougar Barrel
2:30 PM - Danka
3:30 PM - Poor Richards Picture The Lifeforms Picture Jahmen Picture Cougar Barrel Picture Danka Picture Poor Richards
11:00 AM - Community Loaves, Meredith Corey-Disch: Hows and Whys of Sourdough Bread
12:00 PM - Food For Life, Heather Borders and Mimi McGee: Easy Black Bean Chili and Pumpkin Smoothie
1:00 PM - Whole Foods, Heather Olsen: Vegan Mushroom “Caviar” & Cashew Sour Cream on Garlic Pepper Multigrain Toast Points, as well as Romesco Sauce with Brown Rice & Flax Crackers
2:00 PM - Shakti, Carrie Zarka Dooley and Jill Mullins: Organic Raw Vegan Apple Cobbler Cups
3:00 PM - Fresh, Jason McDonald: Healthy with Protein
4:00 PM - Jacksonville Health and Wellness, Heather ... [Read More]
Articles - Entertainment
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Arts + CultureJan. 21: Black History Calendar Unveiling Jan. 21: Third Tuesday Tour: Daniel Rozin Jan. 23: 150 Years of Hemming
Family FunJan. 21 – 24: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS Jan. 23: Low Country Boil @ River City Brewing Co - Starts at 4pm Jan. 23: LEGO Competition Jan. 22 – 24: 69th Annual Jacksonville Boat Show
Live Music + NightlifeJan. 19: Angel’s Envy Whisky Tasting at the Volstead Jan. 21: Jaxsons Night Market Jan. 21: The Temptations and The Four Tops Jan. 23: Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage National Concert Tour Jan. 24: Reel Big Fish at Mavericks LIVE Jan. 25: Jax Innovation Nights
Sports + FitnessJan. 23: Color Vibe 5K
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Arts + CultureJan. 15: 29th Annual Martin Luther Ling, Jr. Breakfast Jan. 18: MLK Jr. Parade
Family FunJan. 13: Duval County Public School Secondary Science Fair Jan. 9: MOSH Little Learners Jan. 18: Peppa Pig Live!
Live Music + NightlifeJan. 12 – 17: 42nd Street Jan. 14: The Elbow Social Jan. 15: Jazz Discovery Presents Jon Irabagon Jan. 16: Christian McBride Jan. 16: Murder Mystery Dinner Show Jan. 17: Wild, Wild West
Sports + FitnessJan. 16:Blue-Grey All-American Game Jan. 16: Jacksonville Giants vs. Chicago Steam
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Things To Do Downtown
Arts + CultureJan. 6: First Wednesday Art Walk: Celebrating 150 Years of Hemming Park Jan. 6: MOCA Art Fusion Jan. 10: Premier Bridal Expo @ The Prime Osborn Center - 1-4pm
Family FunJan. 8: MOSH $5 Friday Jan. 9: 2016 School Choice Expo Jan. 10: The Gala of Royal Horses
Live Music + NightlifeJan. 6: Art Walk After Dark Jan. 7,8,9: Jacksonville Symphony – La Mer Jan. 8: Tchaikovsky Spectacular Ballet Jan. 8: Puttin’ on the Ritz Jan. 10: Chris Williams: Soul Revival Jan. 10: Music @ Main
Sports + FitnessJan. 9:Healthy Start 5K Jan. 9: Jacksonville Giants vs. Jackson Showboats ... [Read More]
NYE in Downtown Jacksonville
New Year’s Eve @ River City Brewing Co
River City Brewing
Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cost: $65 Silver Package, $85 Gold Package
Bring in the cheer and ring in 2016 at the River City Brewing Company Brew House Lounge and Deck!
New Year’s Eve Brew House Bash Ticket Includes: Purchase your tickets here
-Open Bar that includes: Beer, Wine and liquor* until 1:30am!! (See Package Options)
-Light food and appetizers beginning at 10pm
-Two DJs playing the hottest dance mix (one is coming all the way from London!)
-Champagne toast at Midnight
-Prime view of the downtown fireworks at Midnight
New Year’s Eve Day Core Values 5K Benefitting The First Tee
Dec. 31 | 9 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m.
Cost: $25 – $38
Unity Plaza presents The New Year’s Eve Day – Core Values 5K benefiting The First Tee of North Florida. This ... [Read More]
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Things To Do This Week Downtown
Live Music + NightlifeDec. 22: SWIMM Dec. 24: The Elbow Social Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Dinner @ Candy Apple Cafe Dec. 25: Christmas at Dos Gatos
Articles - Community
Rebounderz Gets A Refresh
Your favorite place for family, fun and fitness is reloading. They're adding the newest, hottest and most challenging attractions to make Rebounderz the ultimate activity-based entertainment venue in Jacksonville! New attractions means a whole lot more fun, a better guest experience for the whole family and more bang for your buck1. Ninja Warrior Course
Haunted: The Florida Theatre
There’s a building Downtown some believe is haunted. In three years’ time, three different ghost-hunting expeditions spent nights there – and one expedition detected something: An apparition of a body sitting in balcony chair.
That apparition was detected at the Florida Theatre, one of Downtown’s most beautiful historic landmarks. If the walls of the Florida Theatre could talk, there would be some amazing stories to tell. Lucky for us, though, the Florida Theatre staff offers tours to the public. We had the opportunity to do so at a recent First Wednesday Art Walk.
This tour explores the stage, backstage, the “green room,” dressing rooms, the promenade, the Barnett Room and the balcony. It’s awe-inspiring from start to finish. Here are a few fun facts about the venue that fascinate us most:Elvis Presley performed at the Florida Theatre in 1956, one of his first headline concerts appearances on an indoor stage. The performance was the subject of a LIFE Magazine feature, and a local judge sat through the concert to make sure Presley’s dancing was not too suggestive. When the Florida Theatre opened in 1927 as a movie theater, Forsyth Street was known as &... [Read More]
Casino Royale Bartenders Ball Coming To Town Center
Blackfinn Ameripub and Tito's Handmade Vodka is bringing you the 1st Annual Jacksonville Bartenders Ball! This year we will be hosting a Casino Royale themed event with a trip giveaway for 2 to LAS VEGAS including airfare and a 2 night stay at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino!
We'll have Roulette & Craps tables along with Casino themed decor - dress in your favorite Vegas themed attire! Win gift cards and free drink tickets while playing in our Vegas lounge! Enjoy $5 Late Night Happy Hour - Tito's Handmade Vodka, Captain Morgan White Rum, Crown Royal, Tanqueray, Jim Beam, Fireball, and Rumpleminze OR $25 Open Bar Package 10pm-2am including Tito's Handmade Vodka, Captain Morgan White Rum, Crown Royal, and Jim Beam! Guests will receive a raffle ticket upon entering - we will call out 3 Raffle Tickets to roll the dice for the TRIP FOR 2 TO LAS VEGAS! DJ 007 - 21+ Only.
To purchase the Open Bar Package, visit: http://bit.ly/1LrE32j... [Read More]
2016 St Augustine Film Festival
The St. Augustine Film Festival is January 29 – 31 and features 35 films. Films will be shown on three screens at The Corazon Theatre, the Gamache-Koger Theatre, and Lewis Auditorium (Flagler College). This year, two of the films playing are Oscar nominees! "THEEB" was nominated for Best Foreign Picture and "CHAU" was nominated for Best Short Documentary.
The Opening Gala is Friday night at the Lightner Museum with a Cocktail Hour followed by the Gala Dinner and Dance. You must have a all access pass to attend
Saturday Night, there will be a party held at Centro Restaurantlocated on the Plaza de la Constitucion. The is open to anyone with festival passes or a ticket stub from Saturday’s films.
Sunday Nights’ Closing Gala will be at the Flagler College Solarium. The party follows the Closing Night Film, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium. It is open to all Film Plus and All-Access Pass Holders.
Times, Events and Screenings
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 11am LIBERATORS: Why We Fought - C3 11:15 A TREE WITHOUT ROOTS - C1 12:45 unmap... [Read More]
2015 Christmas Lights In Jacksonville
Looking to find a great place to take the family to see Christmas Lights around the First Coast? We have comprised a list of the best spots to 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. Jax Illuminations @ The Morocco Shrine Center
Jax Illuminations has created a wonderful opportunity for families to create a new holiday tradition. Enjoy the magic of driving through a mile of holiday lights that are perfectly synchronized to holiday music. Come see over 500,000 brilliant LED lights that dance, twinkle, and sparkle to some of your favorite holiday songs. Before you enter the drive through display you will tune your car radio to our station then enter into a mile of synchronized lights, giant presents, candy canes, and much more.
3. Deck The Chairs
Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit at the Sea Walk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach using the iconic red chairs of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp.. Free and open to the public... [Read More]
Articles - Local News