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    First Wedensday Art Walk: Jax Poetry Fest




    Celebrate the start of Hope at Hand’s 4th Annual Jax Poetry Fest in Downtown Jacksonville. Enjoy live poetry readings and performances in Hemming Park and in the Main Library throughout the night.

    Headquarters In Hemming Park - Join us at the Main Stage for an open-mic poetry session from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Then stick around for poetry by Ebony Payne-English and others from 7:15-8:15 p.m.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Kram Kan Photo, Moonchild Studio, Viktor Lazarev, The Dynasty 11, Jumping Jackalopes, Tovah 2 Creations and more. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Year Up, VyStar, the Florida Theatre, the City of Jacksonville Animal Care & Protective Services and more. 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.

    Kid Zone @ Hemming Park - Bring the kids to participate in PNC’s Mobile Learning Experience, activities by My Gym and jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax.

     

    ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

    Jacksonville Main Library - Jax Poetry Fest takes off with poetry performances from Ebony Payne-English, Moses West...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights April 4-8




     

    JACKSONVILLE, FL. – The 2019 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union opens at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jumbo Shrimp will host the Jackson Generals, Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, for a five-game series from April 4 through Sunday, April 8 with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Thursday, April 4, 7:05 p.m. (Gate open at 6 p.m.)

    Opening Day presented by Firehouse Subs and Rimrock Devlin: The Jumbo Shrimp will host a Street Carnival from 4 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. with a rock wall, game truck, face painter, vendors, DJ and stage and life-size games to help celebrate Opening Day. Also among the pregame festivities is the Navy Band Southeast, which will play the National Anthem. During the Seventh Inning Stretch, Google Street View will take a panorama of the entire ballpark from the pitcher’s mound. The Jumbo Shrimp’s game-used road gray jerseys will be auctioned online at www.jaxshrimp.com throughout the entire homestand. Following the game is the first of a Baseball Grounds-record 22 fireworks shows. The Jumbo Shrimp’s Opening Day is not included in the club’s Budweiser Thirsty ...   [Read More]




    Last Free Events at the Jacksonville Landing




    Join The Jacksonville Landing for one last weekend full of FREE events. Enjoy free events featuring live music by Jacksonville's favorite bands, drink specials, good times and views of the river!

     

    Event Schedule includes:

    Friday, March 29

    Live music by The 7 Street Band with special guests Special Formula Band from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. on the Sleiman Riverfront Stage.

    Saturday, March 30

    1) Rumble at the River 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

    Join the Jacksonville Mustang Club for their 17th Regional Mustang & Ford Show. Join the club for a day of fun, fords and more. This event is free.

    2) Dirty South Villains 4th Annual Meet 7 p.m. 

    This regional meet up for the Bearded Villains of Jacksonville will benefit the National Kidney Foundation. Enjoy vendor tables and the beard competition. The event will be held in the Jack Daniels Bar. All proceeds from the event will benefit the National Kidney Foundation. 

    3) Live music by The Band Be Easy from 8 - 10 p.m. and music provided by Party Solution Entertainment in the courtyard from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.

     

    Sunday, March 31

    Soulful Sundays 5 – 9 p.m. 

    ...   [Read More]




    Clay County Fair Returns This Spring




    Beginning this April, the Clay County Fair returns for everyone from April 4th to the 13th!!! The Clay County Fair is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization. They operate the annual agricultural fair that is held in the spring. Clay County Parks and Recreation is responsible for the upkeep of the fairgrounds and all other events that are held on grounds. 

    Since 1986 each year, over 113,000 visitors enjoy 10 fun filled days at the Clay County Agricultural Fair, one of Clay County's largest community events. Fairgoers are entertained by several different stages of various entertainment sure to make your visit memorable. Entertainment starts on Thursday April 4th and ends on April 11th.

    Thursday - Drake White and Devin Dawson

    Friday - Curt Towne Band and Marshall Tucker Band

    Saturday - Roots and Boots Tour (Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw, and Collin Raye)

    Sunday - Jordan and the Posey Pickers and Big Daddy Weave

    Monday - Shenandoh and Joe Diffie

    Tuesday - Big & Rich

    Wednesday - Jimmie Allen and Jordan Davis

    Thursday - Gatlin Brothers

    New Ultimate VIP Experience has come to the fair this year. Enjoy one of our headline musical acts from the comfor...   [Read More]




    Best Desserts In Northeast Florida




    After a great dinner, what do people tend to enjoy after? Coffee and dessert!  Jacksonville has some great restaurants that serve the best desserts in town. Here is a list of places to find the best deserts.

    Biscottis Located in the Shoppes of Avondale, Biscottis serves up awesome deserts to enjoy after a good dinner. All of the cakes that Biscottis make are homemade at their B bakery. Assorted Petite Desserts are $1.75-$3.00 apiece, cupcakes are $3 each or $1.75 for the mini ones. Their assorted cookies are $1 each and include the flavors of Lemon Cooler, Chocolate Chunk and Toffee. Biscottis sells whole cakes that can serve approximately 15-20 slices per cake at $65. Cake platters that are served to guests are pre-sliced and present an assortment of their cakes. Generous cake slices are $10.00 each and can be shared by cutting them in half. Guests can add $8.00 for garnish, platter, plates, napkins, forks and cake server. They also have awesome bread pudding and sheet cakes that customers can enjoy. Whether you are looking to have a great dessert after dinner or need a cake for an event, Biscottis can provide delicious options for you!

    BBs Restaurant Located in San Marco and on Riverplace Blvd. serves a great dinner, but having ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    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]




    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]




    Pro Bowl Week In Orlando January 23-27




    ALL WEEK. ALL IN. ORLANDO, FLORIDA

    The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday, January 27th at 3pm. NEW this year, not only will your ticket get you into the game that culminates an amazing Pro Bowl Week, it will also give you access to Player Red Carpet Viewing, Special Kid Zone Activities, and Postgame Fireworks. ALL ACCESS. ALL IN.

    If you want ALL IN on the Pro Bowl happening January 27th in Orlando, get your tickets today starting at just $45! New this year, not only will your ticket get you into the game that culminates an amazing Pro Bowl Week, it will also give you special access to: • Dedicated AFC & NFC Seating Sections • Player Red Carpet Viewing • Special Kid Zone Activities • Postgame Fireworks • And more! Get tickets to game by visiting:bit.ly/2019NFLProBowl

    The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon is more than just an All-Star game, it's an action-packed week bringing you closer to the players and the game you love. From seeing your favorite NFL stars, to testing your mettle on the field, the 2019 Pro Bowl Week won't just bring you closer to the game, it will immerse you in it. Don't miss the chance for ...   [Read More]




    NFL’S FINAL EIGHT TAKE CENTER STAGE IN DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS




     

    On Saturday, January 12, the Kansas City Chiefs (12-4), who won the AFC West and secured the No. 1 seed in the AFC, will host the Indianapolis Colts (11-6) at Arrowhead Stadium to kick off the Divisional Playoffs (NBC, 4:35 PM ET). That night in primetime (FOX, 8:15 PM ET), the Los Angeles Rams (13-3), who won the NFC West and own the No. 2 seed in the NFC, will host the Dallas Cowboys (11-6) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. 

    On Sunday, January 13, the New England Patriots (11-5), the AFC East champions and the AFC’s No. 2 seed, will welcome the Los Angeles Chargers (13-4) to Gillette Stadium (CBS, 1:05 PM ET). The NFC South-champion New Orleans Saints (13-3), who own the NFC’s No. 1 seed, will host the defending Super Bowl-champion Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (FOX, 4:40 PM ET) to conclude Divisional weekend. 

    Three of the remaining eight clubs – Cowboys, Colts and Chargers – are new teams in this year’s playoff field. There were a total of seven new playoff teams in 2018 and since 1990 – a streak of 29 consecutive seasons – at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before. 

    ...   [Read More]




    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]



  • Articles - Food

    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!

    ...   [Read More]




    Jax Bar-B-Que Fest Happening This Weekend




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

     

    Meet The BBQ

    Bold American Grill

    Twisted Okie Mid Western BBQ & Tacos

    Sweettooth Barbque & Sweets

    Country Caterers 

    Extreme Burgers & Shakes

    Dagwoods

    Kaboom Kababs

    Cool Beans BBQ

     

    STAGE LINEUP

    Front Porch Stage

    11 am – 1:30 pm Salty Daug 

    2 pm – 4:30 pm Making Sum Noise

    5 pm – 8 pm X Hale 

     

    Sleiman Enterprises Stage

    2 pm – 4 pm G-Vibe Trio

    5 pm – 7:30 pm The Trey Tucker Band 

    8 pm – 12 am Firewater Tent Revival 

     

    VENDORS

    Scensty Consultant

    Ms. B's Creative Fruit Cups and Saces

    Papparazzi

    Ben Jammin Island Jerky

    Joni Bacon Snapz

    ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Entertainment

    New Years Eve Celebrations




     

     

    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 required for admittance.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/845859289119230/?ti=icl

     

     

    River City Brewing Company: #SouthbankNYE

    River City Brewing Company is kicking it up this year with our Sout...   [Read More]




    St. Augustine Holiday Spectacular Show December 8th And 9th




    Join us at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College for a holiday showcase unlike anything St. Augustine has ever seen before!

    December 8th at 7pm December 9th at 2pm

    For more information and tickets please visitStAugustineWinterSpectacular.com

    The St. Augustine Winter Spectacular is a family-friendly, entertaining holiday production written and directed by Stephanie Burkhardt, who is executive artistic director of The Dance Company. The holiday spectacular is the story of a girl who is coming home for the holidays, traveling from New York to St. Augustine. En route she experiences obstacles and meets a variety of people. It’s a story, says Stephanie, about the holidays, but not all about the holidays.

    Filled with a variety of dance styles, characters, and holiday scenes to kick off the season, the show offers an exciting and unique experience for St. Johns County residents and visitors. You can expect high-kick dancers, ballerinas, acrobats, actors, and more amidst dazzling costuming and props. The Dance Company’s elite Performance Ensemble comprises the majority of cast members as well as other dancers and performers who auditioned for roles.

    The Dance Company’s mission is to provide dancer...   [Read More]




    Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies




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

    St. Johns Holiday Spectacular 

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

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

     

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




    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]



  • Articles - Community

    First Wedensday Art Walk: Black Excellence - Past, Present, & Future




    HEADQUARTERS IN HEMMING PARK: Join us at the Main Stage to enjoy poetry by the award-winning Ebony Payne, a performance by the Shake Culture Crew, strolls by local Jacksonville University Greek Life students, and more.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, The Bead Bowl, Kram Kan Photo, Peskey Design Company, Boho Babie, Fawn Owens, Tovah Creations, Artistic Ace, Mbellish by CharMega, and Viktor Lazarev. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: AT&T, TedxFSCJ, Jacksonville Magazine, MLK Foundation, Durkeeville Historical Society and Jacksonville University Black Student Union. 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.

    KID'S ZONE IN HEMMING PARK: Bring the kids to enjoy a magic show by Crossroad Magic, activities by My Gym and more.

    VAGABOND FLEA @ HOGAN STREET: Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more on Hogan Street, one block down from Hemming Park.

    ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

    Jacksonville Main Library - Witness the opening of "On the Fringe: Blurred Lin...   [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]




    First Wedsenday Art Walk of 2019




    Happy New Year!!!! Be sure to come out to our First Wedensday Art Walk of 2019. 

    Headquarters @ Hemming Park - Enjoy a fashion show by IONE Fashions at 6:30 p.m.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Nani Mana Bracelets, Peskey Design Company, The Bead Bowl, Viktor Lazarev Arts, Matt Corey Paints and BaliLiving86. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Changing Homelessness, Humble Wood Fire Food Truck, Hot Dog Party, Pet Wants, JAX Pack and WellCare Health Plans. 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.

    Kid Zone - Bring the kids to enjoy a magic show by Cross Roads Magic, activities by My Gym and bounce houses from Backyard Carnival.

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

    ART & CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS

    Jacksonville Main Library - Ready to start your resolutions off right? Join local textile artists, check out some of their works and learn a new skill. Plus enjoy live...   [Read More]




    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]



  • Articles - Local News

    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]




    Huge Country Superfest Set To Come To Jacksonville




    October 10, 2013 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – The first-ever Florida Country Superfest, featuring the biggest stars in country music, is set for June 14 and 15, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla., officials announced today. Jacksonville’s EverBank Field will play host to two jam-packed days and nights of country music and tailgating fun.

    The complete talent lineup along with ticket information and other details surrounding this mega-event will be released at a press conference scheduled for Nov. 14 in Jacksonville. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 21.   Country music fans interested in signing up for the mailing list and securing tickets before they are available to the general public through a special pre-sale opportunity can register at www.FloridaCountrySuperfest.com.   “The Florida Country Superfest will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “Events like this have a great impact on tourism and the local economy. I am thrilled that the community leaders and event producers worked together to make Jacksonville the host for this festival.”

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    Cocaine Bundles Found In St. Augustine Beach




    St. Augustine Beach FL  - Tuesday night, 16 kilos of cocaine washed up on several St. Johns County beaches. The St. Augustine Beach police got a call that two small packages washed up near the A Street beach access. 

    A third package was found a short time later near Sea Colony. After more searching, even more packages turned up. Officials said the value of the drugs could be up to $600,000.

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