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Christmas Lights Around Jacksonville
With Thanksgiving all wrapped up, it’s time to find the best spots to look at the lights. Here is a list of places where you can check out.
1. Blackhawk Bluff Neighborhood off Girvin Road
Dazzle your family and friends with a drive through this neighborhood located just West of Neptune Beach. The entire neighbor hood participates in a event that started over a decade ago.
2. Deck The Chairs
Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic chairs of The American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. Forty chairs are sponsored by local business and decorated by regional artists. The exhibit is on display in downtown Jacksonville Beach for the month of December.
3. 402 Snapping Turtle Drive E., Atlantic Beach
Two homes are covered with over 40,000 lights, set in motion to holiday music that is playing outside. It is free and open to the public to ride by. Lights are on nightly.
4. Christmas on Crystal Springs
Located at 10580 Crystal Springs Rd, "Christmas on Crystal Springs" is an animated Christmas light displa... [Read More]
iFLY Set to Open in Jacksonville
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to skydive? iFLY Jacksonville is coming to the St. John’s Town Center and is set to open on November 28th.
The other closest Ifly experience is located in Orlando.
So what is iFLY? iFLY is the experimental entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving. They make the dream of flight a reality by giving their customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment. Today iFLY has 37 locations around the world in the US, Canada and Asia, and the list continues to grow.
Jacksonville will be the 74th iFLY tunnel worldwide and the 39th in the United States.
Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl
The nations oldest and original Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl will be taking place in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, December 8th from 5pm-2am! The crawl, which includes 12 of the beaches favorite bars and restaurants, will include a night of fun, dancing, and philanthropy. In addition to the bar crawl, tickets include access to the Silent Disco which will be taking place all night!
Tickets include complimentary shots and cocktail samples, drink specials all night, chance to win thousands in cash and prizes, access to the silent disco, a commemorative koozie, an ugly sweater contest, plus much more! Additionally, there will be a canned food drive benefiting multiple local food banks. Dressing up isn't mandatory, but highly recommended. Check in will be held at the Ritz Bar and Brix Tap House starting at 5:00 PM.
Complimentary Shots and Cocktail Samples
Access to Santa's Silent Disco
Wristband for Drink Specials
Chance to be entered into Costume Contest
Chance to win variety of Raffle Prizes and Giveaways
Canned Food Drive for Local Food Banks
Check In Location & Times:... [Read More]
Jaguars vs Steelers Tailgate Party This Sunday
Join Gameday Tailgate Experience for an ALL-INCLUSIVE tailgate before the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, hosted by Reality TV Star Brody Jenner and former Steelers' RB Isaac Redman! A ticket to the 4-HOUR pre-game tailgate includes unlimited food and a 4-hour open bar! There will be TVs to watch pregame football coverage, live music & entertainment, and family-friendly tailgating games and amenities.
Join Gameday Tailgate Experience and the Jacksonville Jaguars this season for the best tailgates you will experience this year!!
***Children under 8 are free. Must be 21 and over to get a wristband for alcoholic beverages***
Need tickets to the game?
Visit the link below to buy a combined GTE tailgate!
https://www.gtepresents.com/events/jaguars-vs-steelers-tailgate-party/... [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!
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.... [Read More]
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Festival of Lights 5k and 1 M Family Fun Run This Saturday in San Marco Square
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 18th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event is sponsored by Daily Billboards and will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 7, 2013.
Thousands of participants will run or walk a beautiful San Marco race route lined with over 3,000 luminaries. This family oriented event allows entire families to participate in a healthy holiday activity, while having fun with the event’s signature jingle bells on their feet.
Once completed, participants and families can take part in all of the additional festivities, including a Kids Zone with bounce houses, arts and crafts, music, a visit from Santa Claus and much more! In addition to the 5K and Family Fun Run, the San Marco Merchant’s Association will also be hosting their “Holiday Magic” event featuring Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Children's Bounce Games, Jugglers, Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers and a Christmas Tree Lighting. Firehouse Subs has generously donated food for all the runners and Walmart and Sam’s Club will provide water for all participants.
The e... [Read More]
THE PLAYERS Giving Back Month concludes with Red Coat Ride Out
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. - THE PLAYERS volunteer leadership – the Red Coats –once again hit the road for what has become a Giving Back Month tradition: the Red Coat Ride Out. This year, the Red Coats took a tour of the Operation New Hope facility before joining the UNF First Generation Scholars Luncheon; both organizations are recipients of Red Coat grants. The Red Coat Ride Out concluded a month of events that celebrated THE PLAYERS charitable outreach and total charitable donations as a result of the 2013 tournament.
Operation New Hope received a $10,000 grant from the Red Coats this year, and a surprise $10,000 donation from THE PLAYERS was revealed during the Red Coats visit. Operation New Hope, founded in 1999, is a faith-based, nonprofit community development corporation. Operation New Hope has maintained a two-pronged business model vital to sustaining broken urban communities: affordable housing; and successful workforce reintegration of ex-offenders. The $20,000 donation will support Operation New Hope’s Ready 4 Work program, designed to assist in curtailing prison recidivism and since its inception has assisted more than 2,500 participants.
“This was an incredible day. To have such a distinguishe... [Read More]
UNF Surf Team takes on another Victory in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 – This past Sunday, in New Smyrna Beach, the University of North Florida Surf Team attended the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) competition. The UNF surf A team completed their second consecutive 1st Place win with the B Team finishing right behind them in 2nd place.Photo Credit: Robert Curtis Photography
The top performer for the day was freshman, Patrick Kelly, who placed in the finals in both the Men’s short board division and the long board division, placing in 4th and 2nd place. Along with Kelly were other top performers such as Kayla Durden who finished 1st in the Women's short board, Emily Ruppert who finished in 2nd place in the Women's short board division, Max Mertens who finished in 6th place in the Men's short board division, Brandon Onesky who finished in 5th place in the Men's short board division, and Don Wight who finished in 2nd place in the Men's short board division.Photo Credit: Robert Curtis Photography
This Friday, November 22nd, at Marineland in St. Augustine, Red Bull is hosting the first collegiate tow-at competition between the UF and UNF surf teams with support from Spy Optic and Flomot... [Read More]
Sharks Announce 2014 Schedule
JACKSONVILLE – The Arena Football League and the 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced the team’s 2014 schedule on Monday. Jacksonville will begin the 2014 season on the road against the Orlando Predators on Sunday, March 16, and the Sharks’ home opener is set for Saturday, March 29 against the San Antonio Talons.
The Sharks’ quest for a fifth consecutive South Division title includes three matchups against the Predators, as Jacksonville makes trips to Orlando in Week 1 and Week 14 while hosting the Predators in Week 10. The Sharks’ divisional slate also includes home-and-home series against the New Orleans VooDoo and Tampa Bay Storm.
Shark fans will also have the opportunity to see each of the AFL’s two newest teams in person, as the as-of-now-unnamed Portland team heads to the Shark Tank in Week 7, while the Los Angeles KISS make their way to Sea Best Field for the regular season finale in Week 20. Jacksonville’s challenging schedule also includes a total of three games against the participants in ArenaBowl XXVI, beginning with a road test against the defending champion Arizona Rattlers in Week 4. This will be the Sharks’ first trip to Arizona since Jacksonville’... [Read More]
The Playmakers Lounge Visited Jacksonville
Jacksonville Fl - For the Florida Georgia game, a special mobile lounge was trucked into Jacksonville. Unprecedented and unique, PlayMaker’s Club is the new paradigm of game day entertainment. Forget your basic tent—experience the uniqueness that is more than just upscale hospitality. PlayMaker’s Club was created out of decommissioned shipping containers as an eco-conscious choice to provide fans with an unrivaled game day experience.
This year at Florida Georgia, over 200 fans experienced the red carpet tailgating experience. Amenities included: Private restrooms, Premium catered buffet, Unlimited premium bar access, Private pre-game concert, Celebrity appearances, Game day fanfare, including visits from cheerleaders, band members, and mascots, Jumbotron, Multiple LED TV’s, Shuttle service to and from stadium, Wi-Fi Cellular charging stations & much more.
Its unique retro/industrial vibe creates a relaxed atmosphere that features casual fine dining, live entertainment and hassle-free transportation to and from the game. PlayMaker’s Club is a three-story encounter with multiple bars, live radio, on-site web streaming and loads of LED TV’s to capture the passion that is c... [Read More]
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Counting Crows and Citizen Cope Coming To St Augustine Ampitheatre on Sunday, August 2, 2015
St. Augustine, Fla. (April 13, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes alternative folk-rock favorites Counting Crows and their “Somewhere Under Wonderland” tour featuring special guest Citizen Cope on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m.
Counting Crows are one of those bands you follow for the long haul. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts and consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today, Counting Crows continue their world tour throughout 2015with a stopover at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on August 2. For those that first heard them opening for Bob Dylan long ago, or subbing for Van Morrison one memorable night at the rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much of the soundtrack of our times comes from the Crows, from their vivid musical landscapes as well as the feverish brilliance of singer and songwriter Adam Duritz. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, Counting Crows consists of vocalist Adam Duritz, guitarists David Bryson, David Immergluck, and Dan Vickrey; bassist Millard Powers; keyboardist Charlie Gillingham; and drummer Jim Bogios. Their success dates back to their 1993 debut release Aug... [Read More]
SLIGHTLY STOOPID, DIRTY HEADS AND STICK FIGURE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE THURSDAY JULY 23, 2015
St. Augustine, Fla. (March 12, 2015) – Slightly Stoopid have enlisted their friends and Cali cohorts Dirty Heads and Stick Figure for their "Everything Is Awesome" Summer 2015 tour. Their tour will stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Tickets for this concert event will go on sale to the general public Friday, March 20 at 12 p.m.
Slightly Stoopid is Kyle McDonald, Miles Doughty, Ryan “Rymo” Moran, Oguer “OG” Ocon, Daniel “Dela” Delacruz, Paul Wolstencroft, Andy Geib with special guest Karl Denson. Known for their fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, punk, funk and D.I.Y. work ethic, Slightly Stoopid has currently sold over 900,000 records on their own Stoopid Records label. Their most recent studio album Top of the World debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. This followed the Slightly Stoopid & Friends LIVE AT ROBERTO’s TRI STUDIOS album recorded live from Grateful Dead member Bob Weir’s Tri Studios complex featuring special guests Karl Denson, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Don Carlos, Tommy Chong and Bob Weir himself.
Huntington Beach’s Dirty Heads mix hip-hop, reggae, and rock along with that lai... [Read More]
Blues Traveler Will Be Performing Live At The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Sunday, March 29, 2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (February 16, 2015) — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes back New York Blues- Rock quartet Blues Traveler on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Blues Traveler previously performed at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on October 28, 2012. Tickets for will go on sale this Friday, February 20 at 10 a.m.
The four original members of Blues Traveler, who have known each other since their early teens – John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, the late Bobby Sheehan and Brendan Hill – gathered over 25 years ago in the basement of their drummer’s parents’ Princeton, NJ home and the seeds were born for a band who have released a total of 11 studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum. Over the course of their illustrious career, Blues Traveler have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, with “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a GRAMMY for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
“We started this whole adventure as a team,” says Brendan Hill. “We’ve taken every step of this as... [Read More]
Barenaked Ladies With Violent Femmes And Colin Hay Coming To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On July 11, 2015
St. Augustine, FL (February 16, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes the Barenaked Ladies “2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour” featuring special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay (of Men At Work) on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Barenaked Ladies previously performed at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on November 2, 2013. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 20 at 10 a.m.
This summer, Barenaked Ladies will be heading back out on the road for their 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour. Joined by special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay of Men At Work, the Ladies are once again recreating their winning formula with performances in 30+ amphitheaters across the country including their stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on July 11. As the Ladies’ vocalist and guitarist Ed Robertson explains, “It’s the Last Summer on Earth... again! It’s not a doomsday prediction; it’s a call to action. We sincerely hope this won’t be the Last Summer on Earth, but just in case, we’re going to ROCK like it is!”
Barenaked Ladies featuring guitarist and vocalist Ed Robertson, bassist and vocalist Jim Creeggan, keyboardist Kevin Hearn and drummer Tyler Steward ... [Read More]
Bob Dylan And His Band Will Return To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre On April 18, 2015
St. Augustine, FL (February 16, 2015) – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to announce that music legend Bob Dylan and His Band will return on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 20 at 10 a.m. Bob Dylan previously performed to a sold-out crowd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 5, 2013.
Bob Dylan has been an influential singer-songwriter and popular culture figure for over 50 years. Dylan has released over 40 albums, which combined have sold over 110 million records worldwide. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards including multiple GRAMMY Awards (most notably Album of the Year in 1998), a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. Dylan has also been inducted into many prestigious societies including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dylan was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor by President Clinton in 1997, and in 1998, the Pulitzer Prize jury awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." Dylan has also received the Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts... [Read More]
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Jacksonville Light Boat Parade & Fireworks Spectacular on November 29th 2014
Don't miss one of the best holiday events in Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade and Fireworks Spectacular presented by Community First that is happening Saturday, November 29 starting at 7:00pm!
Enjoy this one-of-a-kind parade with hundreds of boats all decked out for the holiday season passing by The Landing on the St. Johns River! Parade begins at 7 p.m. and will end with the largest fireworks show of the year! Plus, live music after the parade by Austin Park! Whether you’re a seafarer or landlubber, you are sure to be dazzled by the annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade. The parade has become a tradition for thousands of families and out-of-town guests who eagerly await the transformation of the St. Johns River. Boats of every shape and size are adorned with decorations that captivate senses and stimulate imaginations. This enchanted night is topped off by a fireworks display like no other, featuring the signature bridge “waterfalls.” Admission is free.
Photos from last year: Click Here... [Read More]
EVENTS THIS WEEKEND NOVEMBER 14TH - 16TH
Looking for something to do this weekend around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below. The fair is also in town all week til Sunday, November 16th at the Fair grounds!Friday
Friday, November 14: O.A.R. with special guest Andy Grammer live at the St. Augustine Ampitheatre - Gates open at 5:30 pm, Show at 7:00 pm.
Friday, November 14: Dirty Heads W/ Rome & Makua Rothman live at Mavericks at the Landing – Show at 6pm.
Friday, November 14: Bow Ties with Staches' & Little Black Dresses - Benefiting Prostate Cancer Awareness @ Suite – 10:00pm – 2:00 am
Friday, November 14: Jacksonville Fair – Gates open 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Entertainment Stage: RaeLynn at 8:00 pm. Seniors - 65 and Older - Enter Free
Friday, November 14: Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson Live at the PV Concert Hall – Doors open at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm.Saturday
Saturday, November 15: Justin Townes Earle with Cory Branan live at the Colonial Quarter Saint Augustine - gates open at 7:00 pm, Show at 8:00 pm.
Saturday, November 15: San Marco Art Festival @ The Square – 10:00 am – 5 pm
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Events This Weekend November 7th - 9th
Looking for something to do this weekend around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below. The fair is also in town all week til Sunday, November 16th at the Fair grounds!Friday
Friday, November 7: The Black Lillies with Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line are performing @ the Colonial Quarter Saint Augustine – Gates open at 6:30
Friday, November 7: 50 Shades of Men- The Ultimate Ladies Night Out - Male Revue @ Suite – Starts at 8:00pm
Friday, November 7: Jacob Powell will be performing @ Mavericks - Doors Open at 6pm & $10 AUCD Draft from 6-10pm
Friday, November 7: Bad Ass Men's Whiskey Night @ 927 Events - 7:30pm
Friday, November 7: Lindsay Ell will be performing at the Jacksonville FairSaturday
Saturday, November 8: Grammy nominated composer & technologist - BT - returns to Jacksonville to preform @ Eclipse – Doors open at 9pm
Saturday, November 8: Heart is performing @ the St. Augustine Ampitheatre – Gates open at 6:30pm
Saturday, November 8: 2014 Jacksonville Walk Now for Autism Speaks @ The Jacksonville Landing - 8:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday, November 8: DSAJ... [Read More]
Events This Weekend October 31th - November 2nd
Looking for something to do October 16th - 19th around Jacksonville? There are plenty of fun options! Check out the complete list below.
Weekly photo feature by: @chabooms
Friday, October 31: The Coors Light Anything Goes 2014 Tailgate Featuring Florida Georgia Line – 2pm. - 11:30pm @ The Shipyards Downtown
Friday, October 31: CarnEvil 2014 Halloween Party w/ $1,000 Halloween Costume Contest – 9pm @ Suite
Friday, October 31: Halloween Party - 8:30am-2pm @ CoRK Arts District
Friday, October 31: Somer Thompson Foundation Benefit Concert – 6:30pm @ River City Brewing Company
Friday, October 31: Trick or Treat on the Street - 11:30am - 1:30pm in Downtown Jacksonville
Friday, October 31: NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour – Doors @ 7pm; Show @ 8pm @ The PV Concert Hall
Friday, October 31: Halloween $1K Costume Contest & Fl Ga Pep Rally – 6pm @ Mavericks
Friday, October 31: Georgia/Florida Celebration – all day @ The Jacksonville landing
Friday, October 31: 15th annual "Show Your True Colors" Campground Decorating Contest – 4pm @ RV City
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October 24-26 Events In The 904
Looking for something to do this weekend around Jacksonville? Theres allot happening from a Air Show to an Oktoberfest at Jax Beach + many more other fun events. Plan your weekend out below with our top picks for the weekend:
Saturday & Sunday Top Picks:
Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26: The Beaches Oktoberfest is happening at the Sea Walk Pavilion. Festival is free and open to the public. Times are noon-10 pm daily. For more info, visit www.beachesoktoberfest.com
Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26: The 2014 NAS Jax Airshow is happening at NAS Jax All Weekend. Admission is free and open to the public. For more info, visit: www.nasjaxairshow.com/
Friday, October 24: Best Buddies Jacksonville: Bet On Friendships @ The Sawgrass Marriott – 7-11pm. Form more info: www.BestBuddiesFlorida.org/JAXBOF
Friday, October 24: Zombiefest @Rebounderz 7-11pm $20 ticket lets you enjoy a haunted house, one round of laser tag against live zombies and one game of zombie archery shootout
Friday, October 24: Anjelah Johnson Live at the Florida Theatre – Show starts at 8pm
Friday, October 24: Movies In The Park & Food Truck Festival at Fruit Co... [Read More]
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