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    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]




    NAS Jax Air Show 2018




    As you know, the United States Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, will headline the 2018 Naval Air Station Jacksonville Air Show Oct. 27 - 28. They will perform at 12:30 pm on Saturday and again at 3 pm after conducting a flyover to kickoff the Florida-Georgia Game in downtown Jacksonville. On Sunday, the Blue Angels will perform at 3 pm.

    The Blue Angels and other arial performers will be at the NAS JAX Air Show happening October 27 & 28th at NAS JAX! For info, visit: NASJaxAirShow.com

    Experience the ultimate high flying acts as aircraft from the past, present and future showcase their talent and capabilities at the NAS Jax Air Show! The NAS Jax Air Show, Birthplace of the Blue Angels, will take place October 27 - 28, 2018 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The gates will open at 9 a.m. and the show will begin at 10 a.m.

    You will witness thrills like never before from a variety of military and civilian demonstrations. The grand finale will be the Navy’s flight demonstration team: The Blue Angels.®

    While you are at the show enjoy military and civilian aircraft displays, shop at novelty, food and beverage booths, or head to the fr...   [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]




    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

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    Jacksonville Icemen 2018-2019




    Jacksonville Icemen returns to the ice this Fall. Take a look at the upcoming schedule packed with giveaways and specialty jerseys.

    WEEKEND WEDNESDAYS: Wednesday may be halfway to the weekend, but why wait? Join the Icemen for Weekend Wednesdays when select beer and wine are only $2! Tickets

    WENDY'S 4-PACK FRY-DAYS: Every Friday, purchase a Wendy's 4-pack of tickets using this link and receive coupons for a free Wendy's item.

    DAVE & BUSTER'S POWER PLAY SATURDAYS: Get a $10 Dave & Buster's Power Card with the purchase of a pair of tickets on Saturdays using this special link. PLUS giveaways EVERY Saturday for the first 3,000 fans!

    PUBLIX FAMILY FUNDAYS: Bring the entire family out every Sunday for a day of fun! Following the game, all kids are invited onto to the ice to take a shot on net like their favorite player. Also, the team will sport specialty Publix sweaters. Tickets

    *Subject to availability. All dates, times, and promotions subject to change.

    2018-2019 SCHEDULE

    Saturday, October 13 - Opening Night, Bike Night*JUMBO LIGHT STICK GIVEAWAY*Giveaway for EVERY fan at the door! Prior to the game, join us in the plaza for our 2nd annual Bike N...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Sports

    Jumbo Shrimp Homestand Highlights July 12-16




    The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with the second series of a nine-game homestand through Monday, July 16. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Biloxi Shuckers, Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Thursday, July 12, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    Budweiser Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the Budweiser Tiki Terrace, along the right-field concourse, and at the Oasis concession stand behind section 115. $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud will provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace.

    As Seen on TV Night: From the Sham-wow to the Slap-Chop and the Gopher to the Shake-weight...the in-game contests will feature great American TV products, including a $500 Shake-weight contest!

    Media Sponsor: Cox Media

     

    Friday, July 13, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    NAPA AutoCare Family Fireworks: Fans may visit any participating NAPA AutoCare Center to get a FREE general admission ticket (reserved seat upgrade available at the Baseball Grounds of Jac...   [Read More]




    Jumbo Shrimp Will Host July 3 Independence Day Picnic




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Families on the First Coast can celebrate Independence Day Eve with a picnic at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Tuesday, July 3, when the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp host an all-you-can-eat picnic as part of their Independence Day Celebration presented by the Nimnicht Family of Dealerships.

    Individuals and families may now log onto tinyurl.com/jaxshrimpportal (password “America”) to purchase July 3 Independence Day Picnic packages that include reserved seats and the all-you-can-eat buffet in the first-base side VyStar Shrimp Net from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. A limited number of tickets are available for the picnic.

    Normally only served to groups of 24 or more people, the picnic menu of all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, beans, cookies, tea, lemonade and water, is available for individuals and families to purchase. Reservation space is limited. Packages are $20 per person and include access to the all-you-can-eat buffet and a reserved seat for the JumboShrimp’s 7:05 p.m. game. Children ages 3 and under who do not require a seat do not need a ticket.

    As part of the Inde...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Homestand




    The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Tuesday, May 29, through Saturday, June 2. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, for a five-game series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Community First Credit Union Two-for-Tuesday: Tickets are 2-for-1 at the box office for Community First Credit Union members using their CFCU credit or debit card. At the Community First Credit Union table on the concourse, fans who are not members can learn more about membership and the Jumbo Shrimp VISA® Debit Card, which gives card holders a 10 percent discount on merchandise purchases, a free small fountain drink with any concession stand purchase and $2 off tickets purchased on game day at the box office.

    Coors Light $2 Tuesday: Fans can purchase $1 (12-oz.) and $2 (24-oz.) Coors Light in select locations, and $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands.

    UF Health Trauma Awareness Night: Fans can learn more about trauma and how to prevent injuries.

     

    Wednesday, May 30, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    Publix Corks & Forks Wednesda...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Upcoming Homestand




     

    The 2018 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season presented by Community First Credit Union continues with a homestand Thursday, May 17, through Monday, May 21. The Jumbo Shrimp host the Mobile BayBears, Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, for a six-game, five-day series with a promotional lineup including the following highlights:

    Thursday, May 17, 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

    Budweiser Thirsty Thursday: Fans can purchase $1 12-oz. and $2 24-oz. beers adjacent to the Budweiser Tiki Terrace, along the right-field concourse, and at the Oasis concession stand behind section 115. $1 small sodas are sold at the concession stands. DJ Swagg and DJ MoneyGud will provide music at the Budweiser Tiki Terrace.

    National Police Week Celebration with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will have police vehicles on display outside the home plate gate. Pregame ceremonies will include a JSO helicopter flyover and a ceremonial first pitch for the Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams. The JSO Bigs with Badges Program will attend the game.

    Media Sponsors: Cox Media

     

    Friday, May 18, 5:05 p.m. *DOUBLEHEADER of Seven-Inning Games (Gates open at 4:3...   [Read More]




    THE PLAYERS Championship Returns May 8-13




    The PLAYERS Championship returns May 8th and annually combines the best field in golf playing The PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. The week schedule of events is listed below.

    Monday, May 7

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Course closed to the public

    Tuesday, May 8: Military Appreciation Day

    · Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Charity of the Day: Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation

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

    Wednesday, May 9

    · Entrances open at 7:30 a.m.

    · Practice Day for professionals

    · Charity of the Day: Junior Achievement of North Florida

    Thursday, May 10

    · Entrances open at 6:30 a.m.

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

    · Charity of the Day: Wolfson Children’s Hospital

    Friday, May 11

    · Entrances open at 6:30 a.m.

    · Second round of competition begins...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Food

    BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville Is Located At The Markets At Town Center




     

    BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville is located at The Markets At Town Center on 4910 Big Island Dr.,Jacksonville, FL 32246.

    BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city.

    Discover the Italian menu of grilled steaks, seafood and Italian dishes, and enjoy the best Italian restaurant at BRIO Tuscan Grille Jacksonville in The Markets at Town Center. Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Jacksonville, our chef-inspired Italian recipes are sure to delight your palate. Buon Appetito!

    Every Monday-Friday from 3:30pm - 6:30pm, stop by Brio Tuscan Grille at the St John's Town Center and enjoy bar bites starting at $4, $5 craft cocktails, $5 Martinis on Wednesday, and $5 Wine on Thursday's! They al...   [Read More]




    Dairy Queen Celebrates Start Of Spring By Offering Free Ice Cream March 20th




    Dairy Queen is kicking off another spring with an ice cream cone on Tuesday, March 20 to celebrate the first day of spring.

    This is the fourth annual Free Cone Day campaign at Dairy Queen, and this year, you can donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals when you pick up your treat.

    According to Dairy Queen, the free soft serve cones will be available while supplies last. The company said cones are limited to one per customer.

    While Dairy Queen is not charging for the cones, it is soliciting donations for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Dairy Queen said it raised $300,000 for the charity on the same day last year. Dairy Queen said that donations will stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

    Dairy Queen has 6,800 locations worldwide.

    “We’re excited for our fourth annual Free Cone Day,” Maria Hokanson, Executive Vice President of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation, said. “This day has become a spring tradition and a sign that warmer weather is upon us.”

     

     

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    Seafood Island Bar & Grille Is Now Open In San Marco




    The former Pizza Palace, a culinary staple on the Square for 27 years, is now Seafood Island Bar & Grille. This third outlet of owner Charley Akel’s Seafood Express & More brand, which has locations on the Southside and Northside, opened Dec. 15 with a decidedly more island flavor and paint job. The red-and-yellow façade and thatched-umbrella patio tables stand out among its San Marco Boulevard neighbors.

    The expansive menu, available daily for lunch and dinner, offers no shortage of exotic appetizers, including frog legs and gator tail nuggets. You’ll also find a variety of fish and shellfish brought in every three days — most available fried, grilled, blackened or broiled — along with combination platters, soups, sandwiches, pastas and steak and chicken plates. Entrees come in lunch, dinner and “lite” portions, the last resembling a lunch-sized dinner, as well as daily lunch specials. Gluten-free patrons can ask for their fish to be grilled on a separate cooking surface.

    Currently Seafood Island is a beer-and-wine establishment in the process of obtaining a full liquor license. Happy hour, 4-7 p.m. daily, features dollar-off deals on beer (five on draft and 10 bottles) and house wi...   [Read More]




    The Stuffed Beaver Is Now Open Near Five Points




    The Stuffed Beaver is located in the 1,364-square-foot Delgato building with 15 tables at 2544 Oak Street. They will serve traditional crepes as well as other Canadian treats and will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    The Stuffed Beaver location is close to St Vincents Hospital and walking distance to the popular Five Points and King Street commercial districts.

    The new restaurant will also serve a variety of Parisian-style salads and sandwiches as well as several varieties of  French Canadian poutine dishes- gravy and authentic Quebec cheese curd-topped french fries. They will also offer a Canadian delicacy called 'beaver tails' that uses fried dough shaped like beaver tails that are doused with a variety of toppings like powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutella.

    The Delgado Building, a structure built in 1919, was previously home to longtime neighborhood staple, Judson's Restaurant. 

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    Kazu Sushi Burrito Is Expanding In The Area




    Next week, Kazu Sushi Burrito will be opening a 1800-square-foot location in St. Augustine at 1000 South Ponce de Leon Boulevard. In early March, they will open a Jacksonville Beach location at 693 3rd St. North.

    Kazu already has 3 locations in the area. One is in downtown Jacksonville at 117 W. Adams Street with another at 6025 Butler Point Road in addition to the original Kazu Japanese Restaurant at 9965 San Jose Blvd.

    David Chen and his brother, Jason, come from a family of restaurateurs and run the Kazu restaurants together. Kazu will carry products like bluefin tuna, oysters, clams and shellfish regularly for their customers.

    Kazu Sushi Burrito is a fast casual restaurant offering a unique concept on sushi. They balance Hawaiian flavors with Japanese techniques and use the freshest ingredients to create flavorful poke burritos, bowls and salads. Their dishes are perfect for the health-conscious crowd on the go looking for good, clean eating with a twist. 

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  • Articles - Entertainment

    Donny & Marie Are Coming To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On Sunday, July 1, 2018




    America’s favorite brother and sister duo Donny & Marie are coming to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

    Donny & Marie are bringing their new hit singles along with their chart-toppers like “Puppy Love,” “Paper Roses,” and “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll.” Add in sibling humor, their supreme Las Vegas band and dancers, along with high-energy style and dance numbers and this is one production that is total entertainment for the young and young at heart.

    Donny & Marie have collectively recorded 142 albums, selling over 100 million copies with 51 Gold and Platinum recordings. They have starred in their own television series, specials, documentaries and numerous programs throughout the world. Collectively and individually, they have sold out venues worldwide, breaking box office records and received countless awards.

    Tickets for Donny & Marie “Summer 2018 Tour” go on sale this Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office and have first pick when the tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Join the Amphithea...   [Read More]




    Tickets For Rick Springfield With Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone Go On Sale June 8




    On Saturday, August 25, 2018, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will welcome ‘80s power pop icon Rick Springfield and his “Best In Show Tour” featuring special guests Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone to the stage. Tickets for Rick Springfield presents “Best In Show” featuring special guests Loverboy, Greg Kihn and Tommy Tutone go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m.

    Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ‘80s, Springfield is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch.” Springfield has toured for over 40 years, hand-delivering the hits to millions of fans worldwide via his dynamic live shows. His concerts are legendary with their rock heavy, high energy full band sets.

    With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more tha...   [Read More]




    John Fogerty and ZZ Top “Blues and Bayous Tour”Is June 5th




    On Tuesday, June 5, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre will be host to rock icons John Fogerty and ZZ Top as their “Blues and Bayous Tour” routes through St. Augustine, Florida. 

    Announced today, legendary rock musicians and cultural icons John Fogerty and ZZ Top will come together for the “Blues and Bayous Tour” this spring. The tour, which opens on May 25, will make stops across the USA from the East Coast to the West. Of the pairing, Fogerty said, “ZZ Top is one of my favorite bands, and Billy F Gibbons is one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Riffs, blues and bayous… bucket list!” ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons commented, “John Fogerty along with ZZ Top have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning and we’re looking forward to rippin’ it up together this spring. We’ve got a great show lined up for ya’!”

    As co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty’s career spans 50 years and he is hailed as one of the most influential musicians in rock history. As the writer, singer and producer of numerous classic hits including “Born on the Bayou”, “Green River”, “Proud Mary”, and “Bad Moon Rising&rdquo...   [Read More]




    Jacksonville Jazz Fest 2018 Begins May 24




    Join the City of Jacksonville May 24 - 27, 2018 and experience three stages of live entertainment, local food, drinks, shopping and more in Downtown Jacksonville.  For over 30 years the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere and this year you can experience it throughout 15 blocks of downtown.

    Experience all Downtown Jacksonville has to offer as it comes alive with the sounds of jazz greats and modern favorites at the 2018 Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Memorial Day weekend.

    Since first taking place in 1981, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere, and in 2018 you can experience it on an even larger scale!

    Enhance your festival experience with VIP packages for 2018 that put you up close and personal with today’s top performers. Enjoy exclusive access to stagefront seating, dedicated bar service, reserved parking, complimentary food and beverages and more!

    There’s so much to experience at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival but you won’t want to miss a single beat. Start making your arrangements today!

    Festival Dates:...   [Read More]




    Lynyrd Skynyrd's Farewell Tour Concludes at Jaguars Stadium




    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The southern rockers of Jacksonville's own Lynyrd Skynyrd will come home to play their final concert in September. The band's Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke took the stage at the Jaguars' annual State of the Franchise presentation, saying they were both born and raised in Jacksonville and would be proud to play their final concert in their home town.

    The final stop on that tour will now be Sept. 2 at what will then be TIAA Bank Field, the Jaguars announced. Walking outside the stadium after the big announcement, Van Zant and Medlocke enjoyed a special moment when they saw their concert flyer posted on the jumbo stadium South End Zone scoreboard.

    "It can’t get any better than that for it to be able to culminate here with a celebration like that; it’s going to be great," Medlocke said.

    The concert, which will be the first at the stadium since 2015, will also feature Kid Rock and Jason Aldean, along with other "special guests" to be announced later. Van Zant said the acts will all be a mix of country and rock, because "that's what Lynyrd Skynyrd is all about."

    In addition to performances, the all-day, ...   [Read More]



  • Articles - Community

    Oscar Mayer Weinermobile Is Coming To Jacksonville This Weekend




    One of six 27 foot long, 11 foot high, and 8 foot wide Weinermobiles that steam around the country on promotional tours annually will be in Jacksonville’s Southside and Arlington areas this Thursday through Sunday! The Weinermobile tradition was started by Carl Mayer in 1936 when he created the first sausage shaped vehicle.

    Here's the schedule:

    Thursday 1-4pm - Walmart at 8011 Merrill Rd

    Friday 1-7pm - Walmart at 8808 Beach Blvd

    Saturday 8:15am - 2:15pm - the annual “Touch a Truck” show at Regency Square Mall at 9501 Arlington Expressway 

    Sunday 11am- 5pm - Walmart at 9550 Baymeadows Rd

    In addition to getting your photo with the iconic vehicle,  staff will be giving out coupons and food samples as well.

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    First Wedensday Art Walk




    It's time for the 5th Annual Back to School SmARTs Art Walk featuring the USGBC Green Lion Festival! Enjoy live music, 20+ local artists, delicious food trucks and 35+ participating venues. Celebrate the end of summer in #DTJax!

    Visit Headquarters @ Hemming Park where you can enjoy live performances on the Main Stage, local artists and vendors, food trucks and an interactive kid zone with activities by My Gym and fun bounce houses by Backyard Carnivals, Inc.

    Browse artwork by ABDUL, Artzy Fartzy Petz, Pandora's Boxes, OffensiveMe, Class-Sick, Mochi Boutique, Fluid Validity, The Bead Bowl, MacMaddie's Repurposed Designs, The Mermaid Alchemist, Blue Tide Art, Fawn Andrea Photography, Greg Furie, Art Expressions by CindyK and One of a Find. And don’t miss these vendors and non-profit organizations: Prestige Workforce, Well Care Health Plans, Bethesda Outreach Ministries, NextGen America, VyStar, One Blood Donation, the Neighborhood Services Office, Humble Wood Fire Food Truck, Island Girl Seafood, Balu's Surf Shack and Cool Scoops. Plus, stop by the Friends of Hemming Park tent for refreshments and concessions, awesome swag and to learn more about upcoming events in Jacksonville's most historic public space.

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    Beaches Freedom Festival




    This weekend, be ready for Jacksonville Beach’s largest festival of the summer. The Beaches Freedom Fest will return on Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Seawalk Pavilion. It will run from noon till 10pm. Music, food, games, Beer Garden, will be provided at the festival. For local bike riders, there will be free bike valet presented by Velofix located on the North Festival Entrance on 1st Street. 

    The Hot Dog eating contest will take place at the Main Stage from 1-4. Ten brave and hungry men and women will be selected to face off to see who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes. The contest will begin at 1pm, followed by the Women’s Division at 2:30pm, and Men’s Division beginning at 4pm. 

    A new addition to the festival this year is a Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JAX Fray! The tournament kicks off at 1pm. For a limited time, signup for the tournament is $20 per team and includes a complimentary beer per person plus 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 100 teams! If your team is registered for the tournament, please make sure to arrive at the festival between 12pm-1pm to check in at th...   [Read More]




    Fireworks In Northeast Florida for the 4th




    Fernandina Beach

    On July 4th, there is an annual fireworks display held in downtown Fernandina Beach around 9:30pm. You’ll also find vendors, live music, games and other entertainment in the area. Be sure to stop by and the festivities in downtown Fernandina Beach normally start around 6:00 PM on the fourth of July, depending on the weather and schedule. Call the city of Fernandina Parks and Recreation Office at (904)-310-3361 for more details as the event approaches. 

    You can’t go wrong with any of these events, but you’ll find plenty of other activities and exciting things to do while you’re on Amelia Island, so be sure to venture out on the 4th and enjoy the great Independence Day atmosphere! 

     

    Jax Beaches

    Do you enjoy walking on the beach and being by the ocean this year for the fourth? Well, you can head down there with some friends, a blanket or a few chairs and watch the annual fireworks show. Shooting off from the Jacksonville Pier, you will be able to enjoy a bright and colorful display of fireworks. After the display grab a drink from any of the beach bars: Brix, Ritz, Lynchs, Shim Sham Room, Hoptinger, Surfer Bar, The Pier, Wreck Tiki Room, or Tavern on 1s...   [Read More]




    Red, Hot & Boom!




    97.9 KISS FM and WJXT4 The Local Station / News4JAX is bringing Lauv, In Real Life, and Jack & Jack to Jacksonville for the 4th of July! It’s a free, all-ages show at the Jacksonville Landing, (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent). Join us for the free concert and fireworks, or watch it all live on Channel 4!

    Entertainment Schedule

    5 – 8 p.m.                 DJ

    8 – 9:45 p.m.            Red, Hot & Boom Concert ft. Lauv, Jack & Jack, and In Real Life

    9:45 p.m.                  City of Jacksonville Fireworks

    10 p.m. – 1 a.m.       DJ

    All persons must be 18 years of age or older to enter The Jacksonville Landing. Must show valid ID or Military ID to enter. Children are welcome with a parent and must stay with the parent at all times. One parent may supervise up to 5 youth. Entrance and all events are free.

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  • Articles - Local News

    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.”

    Festival Productions, Inc.–New Orleans (FPI-NO) and S...   [Read More]




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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.

    Photo Courtesy:  Steven Smith

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    Art Walk - Info and Map




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