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As one of my favorite places to eat, drink and socialize in the the city, “E. Street” (as the cool kids call it) makes the perfect partner to help promote the best events happening in the city.
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Sundays are for Hyperion + Chill.
Join us for our weekly Sunday ritual where we unwind and relax together. This event we’ll be hosting a chili cook off starting at Noon; more details below. Instead of an evening movie we’ll be showing the NFL Play Off Game after the cook off in the Helios Beer Garden. Cuz honestly, what’s better than having a beer, some chili and watching football on a cold, January day?
CHILI COOK OFF
Chili Participants Set Up: 11:00am – 11:45am
Tasting Event: 12pm – 2pm
Final Judging and Announced Winner: 2pm
Showcase your amazing family recipe (we won’t ask you to reveal the secrets!). No ticket or entry price to participate, just bring us your best!
Top Winner chosen by our Celebrity Judges and Top Winner of our Crowd Favorite (voted on by the general public) will each win a chance to brew a beer with Hyperion Brewing Company through our Helios Brewer’s Experience. ($350 retail value)
Sign up here to participate: http://
Do you like chili? Are you free on Sunday? Then you count as a Chili Taster.
$10 ticket to taste a plethora of amazing chilis. Ticket includes one token for a beer of your choice. Pick your top three favorite chili’s on-site. Ticket can be purchased on-site, day of the event.
CHILI CELEBRITY JUDGES
Michael McKinney, Executive Chef Restaurant Orsay
Michael Gass, Head of Culinary Arts at Fernandina Beach High School. Former Chef Greyfield Inn, 29 South
Dino Ferri, Owner Hotter Than El Handcrafted Hot Sauces
Justin Rogers will be jamming from 1pm – 5pm in the beer garden.
Jacksonville, FL – Catholic Charities’ Annual Black & White Ball will be held March 3rd at US Assure Club in EverBank Field. The event serves as one of the primary fundraisers for Catholic Charities Jacksonville Regional Office of the Diocese of St. Augustine, with proceeds assisting the agency in reaching out to the community with emergency assistance.
The event will feature gourmet food, dancing and fun for guests. The Faze Band will be providing music for guests to enjoy throughout the evening.
Kendra Scott Jewelry will be offering a Jewelry Pull to support the event. A full list of participating sponsors can be found on the Catholic Charities website, www.ccbjaxevents.org.
Catholic Charities Jacksonville provides five major programs, including Emergency Assistance. They are the largest provider of emergency financial assistance in our community.
The goal of the Emergency Assistance program is to prevent homelessness by helping families who are facing eviction or the loss of utilities due to a recent financial crisis. Short-term assistance with rent, mortgage payments, utilities, and food is provided. All proceeds raised by the Black & White Ball will support those efforts.
Last year, the Emergency Assistance program served 13,459 individuals, and distributed 135,951 pounds of food to those in need in the community.
Tickets to this event are $200 for guests. Sponsorships are still available and run from $1,000 to $20,000. Please call Nicola Barnack at (904) 899-5505 or visit www.ccbjax.org for more information.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online athttps://904tix.com/events/
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT ALL DAY & NIGHT
DOORS OPEN 8 AM
Serving Traditional Irish Breakfast ’til noon
St. Patrick’s Day Lunch & Dinner Menu 10 a.m.–11 p.m.
Kids Free; ID required at security check
Six Nations Rugby Finals 2018
Italy v Scotland Kickoff: 8:30 a.m.
England v Ireland Kickoff: 10:45 a.m.
Wales v France Kickoff: 1 p.m.
Monster Tent Stage
9 a.m.: Ron Davis
11 a.m.: Piper Lou Henningsen
11 a.m.: Old Dogs, Ron Davis & Friends
11:30 a.m.: Legacy Irish Dance Academy – World Champions
noon: Amazing Face Painting by Linda
2 p.m.: Aisling Grove
5 p.m.: Box 543
9.30 p.m.: Piper Lou Henningsen
8:30 p.m.: DJ Vito
9:30 a.m.: Celtic Ring
11 a.m.: Piper Lou Henningsen
4 p.m.: Robby N’ Felix
7 p.m.: Florida Mountaineers
9.30 p.m.: Piper Lou Henningsen
11 p.m.: Briteside
Fionn MacCool’s hosts the largest St Paddy’s Day celebrations in North Florida with live entertainment all day and night to go along with pipes and drums to keep everyone in the proper spirit.
Start your day off with an authentic Irish breakfast! We will also have a special St. Paddy’s menu all day long. Enjoy the following live entertainment on our outside stage throughout the day and evening.
11 a.m.: Spade McQuade and the All Stars
3 p.m.: Rathkeltair
7 p.m.: Jimmy O’Solari
9 p.m.: Searson
Fionn MacCool’s hosts the largest St Paddy’s Day celebrations in North Florida with live entertainment all day and night to go along with pipes and drums to keep everyone in the proper spirit. Oh yea, they will also have enough beer for all of DUUUVAL!
Join us for our always memorable riverfront party to include freshly smoked corned beef briskets and the following entertainment sure to bring you the luck of the Irish.
11 a.m.: Jig to a Milestone
3 p.m.: Searson
7 p.m.: Pipes and Drums
9 p.m.: Rathkeltair
From Facebook (with a few grammatical corrections by yours truly)
Jax Food Truck Food Court and Friends of Hemming Park team up to present the Second Annual St Patrick’s Day Takeover with cold beer and premier food trucks serving up all your favorite foods.
Make a day of it! The Hemming Park area is surrounded by amazing things to do! Before or after your St. Patrick’s Day feast, make sure to visit:
Sweet Pete’s Candy
Jacksonville Public Library
Wolf & Cub and many more!
Food trucks include:
The Happy Grilled Cheese
Eddis and Sons
Manny’s Cuban Food Truck
Fusion Food Truck
Son of a Butcher
Team Love Seafood
Le Petite Cheri
Front Porch Kettle Corn
Funnel Cake Queen
Join us in Historic Riverside for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Block Party on King Street. We are excited to announce that we are expanding the party down the street and in the green space located next to The Garage will be open again this year featuring live music, food, a full bar, games and more. Jameson, Guinness, and Red Bull will be there doing loads of cool giveaways all day.
Here are the details for each location:
The Garage will be the first to open its doors at 11 a.m. to get your St Paddy’s Day started right. They’ll have green beer, Irish music, cornhole & Giant Jenga patio games and great eats available until 3 a.m.
King Street Green Space (behind The Garage)
The space will open at noon with live music with Ciaran Sontag, Matt Henderson and more TBA. There will be several full bars, giveaways, games, hot dogs, nachos & more.
Bearded Buffalo Brewing Co.
The latest addition to the King Street District and Jacksonville’s craft brewery scene, Bearded Buffalo features 35 local beers on tap plus a great menu with New York-style pizza, calzones, wings and more.
Opens at 11 a.m. with Irish whiskey, Irish heart and Irish Rock n Roll.
Our St Patrick’s Day Dance Party kicks off at 5 p.m. with DJ Josh Kemp spinning all your favorite party anthems so you can dance like a leprechaun!
Whiteway Deli & Tavern
St Patrick’s Day in Jacksonville’s oldest deli and tavern. Enjoy classic deli sandwiches, burgers, handcrafted cocktails and more 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.!
theLOFT and Rogue are 21+. All other venues are all ages.
A series of clues leads you around the neighborhood, performing physical and mental challenges along the way.
This hunt celebrates St. Patrick’s Day so expect more than a few bar challenges (drinking games) and loads of fun!
Each member of the winning team receives a Jacksonville Pogo Events Florida gift package.
The hunt takes three hours. Please wear comfortable shoes. One member of the team should have a smart phone (either Android or I-Phone). The hunt is run through an app called ScanQuest. Please download that before you come to the event.
It is a great way to connect with friends or meet new ones. You can sign up as a team or as an individual and we will partner you with a team.
**Check-in at 3:30 p.m.**
GastroFest 2018 is an all-day celebration of the culinary world in and around Northeast Florida brought to you by the non-profit organization GastroJax. It’s delicious fun for all ages! Get ready for an all-new lineup at Friendship Fountain.
GastroFest is a cash based food and alcohol festival. Please make sure to bring CASH! Each tasting vendor is required to have one sample size available for $1- $3 throughout the festival (though there will be options above that price point).
VIP tickets are available and include access to GastroFest Selects, a taste of Jacksonville restaurants selected especially for VIPs on the MOSH Rooftop from 1-4 p.m. including Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails, Town Hall Jax, Gilbert’s Hot Chicken Fish & Shrimp, Berndt Ends BBQ and The Bread & Board; and the 2018 Jax Beer Society Homebrew Competition at GastroFest 2018 at 3 p.m. Higher tiered VIP tickets come with additional benefits.
A Mosaic is a piece of art or image made from the assemblage of small pieces.
“Mosaic 2018” will be an interactive and inspiring gathering that will feature a live and in-person interview with WJCT’s “First Coast Connect” host/producer Melissa Ross and award-winning writer and “Selfie Queen of Jacksonville”, Kerry Speckman. Mosaic will include food & drink, inspiring entertainment, interactive art activities and the launch for our TheStudio:JAX concept!
Mosaic will be a beautiful Spring rooftop event held at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) and emceed by Jacksonville’s beloved Robert “Bob” White. You will not only be mesmerized by the evening’s entertainment but a self-tour of the museum’s current event “Science Fiction, Science Future” is included in your ticket price.
Guests will enjoy the following:
|| Real-time “live” interview with Melissa Ross & Kerry Speckman
|| Spoken word poetry by AS Minor
|| Music by Stacey Bennett from Folk is People
|| Food & Drink
|| Interactive mosaic
|| Silent art auction with art by local professional artists
|| Rooftop selfies at sunset and a little activity we like to call “Smash Stuff!”
In collaboration with Where Is The Sunshine & I Still Matter, TheStudio:JAX will be Jacksonville’s first supportive arts center to offer fine arts education and skills training to encourage artist entrepreneurship, along with wellness recovery training and support groups for artists, creatives and makers living with mental health challenges.
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 Jax.
Artwalk headquarters is at Hemming Park with live performances on the Main Stage, local artists and vendors, food trucks and an interactive kid zone with activities and fun bounce houses
8+ Art & Culture Venues
16+ Dinner & Sweets Venues
14+ Live Music & Performance Venues
13+ Venues Open After 9 p.m.
36+ Total Stops
Something is brewing in Historic Springfield!
Hosted by a series of businesses on Main Street, we’ll be bringing you a unique experience for Jacksonville with good tunes, amazing food, hand-crafted beer proudly brewed in Springfield and activities for all.
~ The Hungry Five and Friends German Band
~ Kalani Rose Duo
~ Ouija Brothers
~ Wurstbusters serving traditional brats in front of Main and Six Brewing
~ Eddis and Sons serving Philly Cheesesteaks, traditional and with a twist
~ El agave azul Jacksonville serving authentic Mexican Street Fare
~ A&A Italian Ice with cold, sweet snacks
Crispy’s Springfield Gallery hosting traditional Oktoberfest Beer Games ~ Start practicing and stay tuned for more details on game entry times.
ID’s WILL BE CHECKED
Planning to enjoy a tasty adult beverage? Bring a $1 and your ID. All guests 21+ who would like to partake in alcoholic drinks must be wearing an event branded wristband. All money goes back towards expenses to produce this event.
ID’s can be checked at the following tents:
~ Engine 15 Brewing Downtown Tap Room & Biergarten Tent & Oktoberfest brews
~ The Block Skate Supply – join them for skateboarding street elements and cool swag
~ 1748 Bakehouse on display in front of their new location on main street
~ Strings Sports Brewery our soon-to-be open, newest brewery in Historic Springfield. Stop by their tent for free beer samples and they’re revealing a new item food item that will be on their menu and handing out samples.
~ Atomic on Main, stop by the boutique store for all things fun & funky
~ Belle Époque Realty Services LLC tent will have all the best listings in Historic Springfield and our urban core. Find your new home!
~ Maddy D’s Sweets and Confections with delicious decorated cookies available.
~ Guanajuato Gardens offering gorgeous handmade Mexican Talavera tiles and garden accessories
~ Zany Du Designs handmade, screen printed gifts for all the cutest loved ones in your life
~ Sherika Originals makes handcrafted embellishments for all occassions
~ stenotab is a local clothing retailer that uses natural fibers to bring you the coziest clothes.
~ Face Painting by Shauna ~
~ Family & Dog Friendly as well ~
From event organizers: The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Each event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5 mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.
From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, a Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors and opportunity to remember loved-ones lost. It’s a day that shouldn’t be missed and won’t be forgotten.
NOTE: There is no fee to sign up or join. This is a fundraising walk to fund the life saving mission of the American Cancer Society. Please consider making a tax deductible donation.
Registration will be on site, but pre-registration is highly encouraged.
My two cents: My mom died of breast cancer in 1981. She was 41 years old. Considering about 12 percent of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, I don’t want anyone else to have to go through what my mom did. (A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.)
From event organizers: Seen on London’s West End, in 200+ cities around the world, and by over 50 million on TV – The Naked Magicians is undoubtedly the world’s funniest and naughtiest magic show!
The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious Aussie magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level.
This boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, promising full-frontal illusions. Left without sleeves or pockets, their saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it.”
NOTE: The Naked Magicians are for ages 18 and over only. The show includes coarse language, sexual references and male nudity… get ready to have some fun!
My two cents: I love magic, Australian accents and hot guys.
In other words … see you there.