Painting and Wine in Jacksonville

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Painting and wine in Jacksonville sounds like a great idea to us!

Why not enjoy a few glasses of your favorite wine and learn how to paint a masterpiece? It’s a fun date night idea, perfect for a girls night out, or if you just want to get out of the house and do something different, this may just be the right activity for you!

The really cool aspect of a paint and sip studio, there’s no pressure, and you can learn at your own pace.

With that said, here are some great studios where you can enjoy some wine with friends, and paint until your heart is content.

 

Painting with a Twist - San MarcoPainting with a Twist
1525 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.515.5393
This is not your average art class! Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic local artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a smile on your face!

 

 

 

Bottle & BottegaBottle & Bottega Jacksonville
9823 Tapestry Park Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.347.2150
Located in beautiful Tapestry Park, Bottle & Bottega is a wonderful upscale wine and art studio. The philosophy here is that everyone has an inner artist just waiting to be realized. This art studio is about friends, a canvas, and a bottle of wine.

 

 

 

Wine and CanvasWine and Canvas
9119 Merrill Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone: 904.445.0051
Wine and Canvas is a mobile business that brings the party to your favorite venues, corporate events, or living room. They make painting easy and exciting. Their talented artists will instruct you step-by-step through recreating the featured painting of the day. At the end of the event, you get to take home a work of art that you created! You will want to call for an appointment.

 

Pinot's PalettePinot’s Palette
4890 Big Island Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.996.3665
Pinot’s Palette is a new upscale paint and sip studio located in the Jacksonville Town Center. You can paint, drink, and have fun at this studio. Here, anyone can be an artist and have a lot of fun being creative. No art experienced required. Simply bring your friends, open your favorite bottle of wine and get ready to be inspired. At the end of the evening, you can take your own masterpiece home with you!

Jacksonville Festivals and Spring Fairs – Upcoming Local Events

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Jacksonville festivals and spring fairs bring to mind thoughts of cotton candy, wild rides, and fresh strawberries.

Forget those few really cold Jacksonville days! It’s a time to leave all your cares behind and celebrate the coming of spring.

Spring is in the air, and you can really feel it on a day like today! The sun is shining and it’s a warm 81 degrees outside. You can find a lot of different fairs and festivals all over town and down to St. Augustine.

 

23rd Annual Scottish Games and Festival 23rd Annual Scottish Games and Festival
2497 State Road 16 West
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Phone: 904.284.6378
Saturday, February 24th from 9am to 9pm
Each year residents of Northeast Florida and the surrounding areas gather and enjoy the bagpipe and drumming competitions, Highland dancing and Tartan parade, where Scottish Descendants march with the symbol of their clan to open the festival. A highlight of the games is the athletic competition, where individuals compete against other participants and themselves, engaging in such challenges as the very popular caber toss, the hammer throw, weight for height, sheaf toss and stone throw. Other activities include sheep dog trials, where border collies demonstrate how shepherds and dogs work together to herd sheep, along with a Highland breed dogs and Highland Livestock, including Clydesdale Horses and Shetland Ponies.

 

Community First Seawalk Music Festival Community First Seawalk Music Festival
Seawalk Pavilion
1 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
The 4th annual Community First Seawalk Music Festival returns to Jacksonville Beach! The free, two-day festival celebrates our rich and diverse local resources with all local artists, crew, volunteers and food vendors.

 

 

 

World of Nations Celebration 2018 World of Nations Celebration 2018
Jacksonville Metropolitan Park
1410 Gator Bowl Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 904.255.8008
Saturday and Sunday, March 3rd (10am to 7pm) and March 4th (10am to 6pm)
As you travel through the World of Nations Celebration, experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Grab your event passport and prepare for an adventure at the 26th annual World of Nations Celebration!

 

Farm Brunch and Family Strawberry Festival Farm Brunch and Family Strawberry Festival
Rype and Readi Farms
5780 County Road 305
Elkton, FL 32033
Phone: 904.209.0360
Saturday, March 3rd from 10am to 2pm
Come enjoy a fabulous farm to table brunch, live music, kite flying, cabbage chunking, biking, and a petting zoo for the kids. Bring your family and friends for a wonderfully memorable visit to Rype and Readi farms. The experience will be exhilarating with all of the fun activities and amazing food.

 

Strawberry Fest Strawberry Fest
Clay County Fairgrounds
2497 State Road 16 West
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Phone: 904.284.6378
Saturday and Sunday, March 10th and 11th from 10am to 5pm
The Strawberry Fest is all about springtime. Bring the family and enjoy all of the fun and festivities. Pick up a few packages of Plant City strawberries, and try all of the delicious strawberry treats from chocolate covered strawberries to strawberry milkshakes. Live entertainment, classic cars, and lots of activities for the kids.

 

37th St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival 37th St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival
St. Francis Field
25 West Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: 904.825.1040
Friday, March 16th from 3pm – 9pm
Saturday, March 17th from 10am – 9pm
Sunday, March 18th from 11am – 5pm
The St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival features tons of delicious food, outstanding entertainment and affordable arts & crafts. Visit the Food Line, Kids Zone, Arts & Crafts Village, Music Stage and Spanish Landing. Friday is Jazz night, Saturday is Pop, Classic Rock and Soul. Sunday is Folk, Country and Americana music.

 

Spring Wine Festival Spring Wine Festival
Amelia Island Wine Company
4924 1st Coast Hwy
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Phone: 904.310.9255
Saturday, April 14th from 1pm to 4pm
Try over 60 different wines from around the world and enjoy delicious hors D’oeuvres from Bar Zin while strolling on the porches. You are going to want to visit just to soak in the atmosphere.

Jacksonville Museums – Art, History, and Science Museums to Explore

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Jacksonville museums offer visitors a glimpse of the area’s culture with art, history, and science.

If you have never been to any of the local museums, now is the time to go! Many of them offer free perks and discounted admission. Be sure to check the intoGo app for museum admission information, hours, and more exciting things to do in Jacksonville!

 

Jacksonville Art Museums

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

Museum of Contemporary Art
333 North Laura St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.366.6911
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville promotes the discovery, knowledge, and advancement of the art, artists, and ideas of our time. MOCA Jacksonville is a private nonprofit visual arts educational institution and cultural institute of the University of North Florida. It serves the community and it’s visitors through exhibitions, collections, educational programs, and publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art with a particular emphasis on works created from 1960 to present.

 

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: 904.356.6857
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is a vital community partner that reaches out to audiences through dynamic learning experiences, and opportunities to participate in the beauty of the natural world. The museum is an environment in which joy and discovery infuse all that we do. Arts, gardens, and education converge to create meaningful personal experiences and open a world of new possibilities. The museum’s 2.5 acres of historic gardens are unique examples of early 20th century garden design, featuring reflecting pools, fountains, arbors, antique ornaments, and sculptures.

 

Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery
Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery

Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery
2800 University Blvd North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone: 904.256.7374
The Jacksonville University, Alexander Brest Gallery is a professional arts resource for emerging student and established artists. The gallery and museum features Tiffany glass, Chinese porcelain, and other exhibits.

 

 

Jacksonville History Museums

 

Karpeles Manuscript Library
Karpeles Manuscript Library

Karpeles Manuscript Library
101 West 1st St
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904.356.2992
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum holds the world’s largest collection of original historical manuscripts. The museum’s primary mission is the preservation of the writings of great authors, scientists, composers, philosophers, statesmen, sovereigns, and leaders from all periods in world history.

 

 

 

Beaches Museum and History Center
Beaches Museum and History Center

Beaches Museum and History Center
381 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: 904.241.5657
Founded in 1978 by a group of longtime local residents, the Beaches Area Historical Society is the only organization dedicated solely to preserving the history and heritage of Florida’s First Coast brach communities.

 

Jacksonville Science Museums

 

 

Museum of Science and History
Museum of Science and History

Museum of Science and History
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.396.6674
The Museum of Science and History inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. The museum features award-winning exhibits and traveling collections. The museum also houses the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, one of the largest single-lens planetariums in the country.

Romantic Valentine’s Day Dining and Events in Jacksonville

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Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner?

Valentines Day Ideas in Jacksonville - Valentines Day Dining Jacksonville - Valentines Day Events Jacksonville
Valentines Day Ideas in Jacksonville

Don’t panic! We have some amazing ideas for romantic Valentine’s Day dining and events in Jacksonville.

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This is always the time of year where everyone is always scrambling to get those last-minute dining or show reservations, or to order the most beautiful bouquet of flowers and grab that annual box of chocolates.

Valentines Day Chocolates - Valentines Day Chocolates Jacksonville - Valentines Day Events Near Me
Valentines Day Chocolates

No worries, right? The intoGo app has everything that’s fun and exciting for Valentine’s Day.

We have the most romantic restaurants, the most popular shows, and only the finest chocolate shops, right on the app! Make reservations, buy show tickets, and call ahead to secure those gourmet chocolates! You can even get an Uber to take you there…

Valentines Day in Jacksonville
Valentines Day Ideas in Jacksonville

So, if you have not already done so, what are you waiting for?!? Download the app and delight your Valentine this year! https://intogo.com/getapp

Romantic Valentine’s Day Restaurants in Jacksonville

The Hilltop Restaurant in Orange Park
The Hilltop Restaurant in Orange Park

The Hilltop
2030 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL 32073
Phone: 904.272.5959
The Hilltop has a special 4-course meal scheduled for Valentine’s Day, and they will be open from 5pm to 10pm. The restaurant is a beautiful Victorian-style mansion, nestled among towering oak trees, offering an unforgettable experience. House specialties include the she-crab soup, filet mignon, and fresh seafood dishes. They also have a full bar and piano lounge. Reservations are a must.

 

Biscotti's Restaurant in Avondale
Biscotti’s Restaurant in Avondale

Biscotti’s
3556 St. Johns Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Phone: 904.387.2060
Biscotti’s is located in historic Avondale, and is a truly romantic bistro. The cuisine is casual comfort food with original salads, gourmet pizzas, and bistro sandwiches. The daily specials include fresh seasonal ingredients. There is a full bar with wine, beer, and cocktails. You will want to make room for dessert as they have a classically trained French pastry chef in house. Cakes, pies, and mini desserts are the house specialty. Reservations are essential.

 

Barrique Kitchen and Wine Bar
Barrique Kitchen and Wine Bar

Barrique Kitchen and Wine Bar
3563 St. Johns Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Phone: 904.619.2150
Barrique is a brand-new restaurant and wine bar in Avondale that opened to rave reviews. They have an original menu reminiscent of old world French, Italian and Spanish influences. The food is rustic with artisanal cheeses, cured meats, and thin crust pizzas. You can also get local favorites like the sautéed Mayport shrimp with creamy polenta, pancetta, and a roasted pepper sauce. Barrique also has an amazing wine list, and a full bar. The mini desserts are fabulous and include classics like Mississippi mud, and the Florida favorite key lime pie. Reservations are welcomed.

Jacksonville Valentine’s Day Events

Valentine's Day with Wicked Barley
Valentine’s Day with Wicked Barley

Valentine’s Day with Wicked Barley
Wicked Barley Brewing Company
4100 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Phone: 904.379.7077
Who said Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate and roses? Wicked Barley will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with beer and burgers from 11am until 11pm! They will have special beer releases that you will just have to try with flavors like chocolate raspberry imperial stout, cherry macaroon cider, and a fragrant rose hip cider. There will also be pop culture trivia from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

 

Valentine's Wine Into Watercolor Mingle at House of Leaf and Bean
Valentine’s Wine Into Watercolor Mingle at House of Leaf and Bean

Valentine’s Wine into Watercolor Mingle
House of Leaf and Bean
14474 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: 904.379.1291
They will be painting with wine on Valentine’s Day from 6pm to 7pm! Drinking it is optional, but the options are all organic and consciously selected by the House of Leaf & Bean. Internationally trained and published artist Rachel Cross will be hosting a fun class (No talent required). Where she will be using a combination of her favorite mediums (art supplies) to teach you how to get your hands on a professional artist’s materials, learn, and share a few good laughs. The best part is there will be organic wines and beverages available. Plus, you get to take home new knowledge, new friends, a new piece of art, and a new place for great food and drinks! See you there! $20 in advance $25 at the door.

Flowers and Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Flowers and Chocolates
Valentine’s Day Flowers and Chocolates

For an amazing bouquet of flowers and gourmet chocolates, here are a few of our recommendations:

Gladwell’s Florist
4828 Blanding Blvd #2
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Phone: 904.771.8880

A Happily Ever After Floral
4503 Irvington Ave #3
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Phone: 904.874.6553

Orange Park Florist
1940 Park Ave
Orange Park, FL 32073
Phone: 904.264.5120

St Johns Flower Market
4015 St. Johns Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Phone: 1.800.834.6998

 

 Peterbrooke Chocolatier
Peterbrooke Chocolatier

Peterbrooke Chocolatier
725 Nautica Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone: 904.751.3112
Peterbrooke Chocolatier is a Jacksonville staple for gourmet chocolates. They have been a neighborhood favorite since 1983, and there are several locations around town. The European style chocolates are handmade, and the varieties of treats are endless.

 

 

 

Sweet Pete's
Sweet Pete’s

Sweet Pete’s
400 North Hogan St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.376.7161
Sweet Pete’s is an amazing destination for gourmet chocolate. You can take your date to the Candy Apple Café for a special Valentine’s Day dining experience complete with cocktails, and tour the candy store for some of your favorite chocolates.

Upcoming Family Fun Events and Activities in Jacksonville

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There are quite a few family fun events and activities in the Jacksonville area happening in the next few weeks, and you might just want to explore them all!

From shows to museums and play areas, the city is full of fun things for families to enjoy!

Download the intoGo app for more fun events and activities near you: https://intogo.com/getapp 

 

MOSH Monday's Grand Opening Playgroup with Fun4FirstCoastKids.comMOSH Monday’s Grand Opening Playgroup with Fun4FirstCoastKids.com!
Museum of Science and History
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 904.396.6674
Date: Monday, February 5th from 10am to noon
MOSH will be the First Coasts go-to destination for fun every Monday. Experience the totality of MOSHs exhibits, plus interactive programming and special discounts! MOSH Mondays discounts include: Buy-one-get-one-half-off admission for adults 10% off MOSH branded items in the Museum shop 10% off memberships when you sign up in-person 10% off birthday packages when you sign up in-person MOSH Mondays programming will rotate weekly; highlights include: Behind-the-scenes tours of MOSHs history collections Artist-in-residence workshops, family friendly yoga, additional screenings of Sesame Streets One World, One Sky in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Case of the Mondays at guest services, with hands-on activities to incorporate into your Museum visit Rotating scavenger hunts Science shows and pop-up collections Lawn games Pop-up gem and mineral shows Interactive Q&As with MOSH educators Exclusive after-hours events like concerts, karaoke, movie screenings and trivia, and more!

 

Moana Family Movie Night: Moana
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
301 A Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.633.6100
Date: February 10th from 6pm to 9pm
Affordable family fun does not have to wait for baseball season at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will show a screening of Moana on Saturday, Feb. 10, on the high-definition video board at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Admission is just $1 per person at the gate. Gates open at 6 p.m., with free kids activities including face painting, balloon twisting and pictures with Moana until 8 p.m. Admission is $1 per person at the home plate gate, while concession stands, Kids Zone inflatables and the Jumbo Shrimp souvenir store will be open. The movie screening will begin at 7 p.m. Movie night attendees are welcome to bring blankets for seating on the field.

 

Jacksonville Greek Festival 2018Jacksonville Greek Festival 2018
Morocco Shrine Auditorium
3800 St Johns Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: 904.642.5200
Dates: Friday, February 16th from 11am to 10pm
Saturday, February 17th from 10am to 10pm
Sunday, February 18th from 11am to 4pm
The 2018 Jacksonville Greek Festival is just around the corner! Get in on the fun February 16th, 17th and 18th at the Morocco Shrine for Greek food, pastries, beer, wine, dancing, LIVE entertainment, shopping and plenty of activities for the entire family!

 

Jacksonville Science Festival 2018Jacksonville Science Festival 2018
Florida State College at Jacksonville South Campus
11901 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.493.3535
Dates: Thursday, March 1st and Friday, March 2nd from 9am to 2pm
Friendship Fountain Park on Saturday, March 3rd from 10am to 3pm
Get ready to let your inner Einstein OUT at the 6th Annual Jacksonville Science Festival.

 

The Reluctant Dragon at the Alhambra TheatreThe Reluctant Dragon
Alhambra Theatre
12000 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, Fl 32246
Phone: 904.641.1212
Date: Thursday, March 15th from 10am to noon
A tale that teaches us not to judge a book by its cover and to give others a chance. A young boy befriends a misunderstood dragon that everyone he knows is afraid of. Find out how one boy will convince an entire village to change the way they see things, to accept others despite their differences and to see what can happen when we work together to make a difference. Perfect for field trips or family outings, this will be a happy experience children will carry with them for years. This show is recommended for children ages Pre-K 5th Grade.

 

Disney On Ice: Reach for the StarsDisney On Ice: Reach for the Stars
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.621.0700
Dates: Friday, March 16th to Sunday, March 18th at various show times
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy set the stage for a star-studded talent extravaganza as Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars. Unleash the magic with royal sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman,Olaf, as they sing captivating songs like “Let It Go” and “In Summer.” Life is the bubbles when Sebastian strikes up his hot crustacean band and the Daughters of Triton make a splash as they introduce Ariel in an ’80s pop montage. Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn Rider, on their journey to see the floating lights. Relive a tale as old as time when Belle opens her heart to new adventures as the Beast’s enchanted objects take center stage for a dazzling skating spectacle.

Best Spots for Happy Hour in Jacksonville

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When it’s time to get off work and unwind, many locals head to their favorite places for drinks and great food with friends.

There’s so much more to the area than just the same old crowded chain restaurants, and you can find it all with the intoGo app. Here are some of the best spots for happy hour in Jacksonville.

App Users: Click Here to Get the Full List of Places for Happy Hour in Jacksonville!

Sidecar Sidecar
1406 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.527.8990
Sidecar honors the original definition of the cocktail a combination of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters by crafting cocktails from the highest quality ingredients and having an endless desire to learn. The spirit-forward drinks are accompanied by 20 rotating draft beers, over 50 bottled beers, two cocktails on tap, whiskey on tap and a great list of old and new world wine varietals.

 

Spliff's GastropubSpliff’s Gastropub
15 North Ocean St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.844.5000
Located in the heart of Jacksonville’s entertainment district, Spliff’s Gastropub celebrates happy hour Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm. The bar has a wall of rotating taps with local and craft beers. There are select wines and a menu with all kinds of appetizers, sandwiches, and gourmet mac and cheese.

 

Dos Gatos Dos Gatos
123 East Forsyth St
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 904.354.0666
Dos Gatos is known as Jacksonville’s original cocktail lounge. Located in the downtown area, this lounge is directly across from the historic Florida Theatre. You’ll find the art of the cocktail on full display nightly by a well trained cadre of cocktail artists. They feature late night happy hours and daily drink specials along with game nights and music.

 

Element Bistro Bar and LoungeElement Bistro Bar and Lounge
333 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 904.438.5173
Element Bistro & Craft Cocktail Lounge and Myth Nightclub were created to bring something fresh, new and exciting to the Jacksonville area. Along with many exciting dishes, they have some of the most unique drinks this side of Florida. Each drink is mixed by some of the city’s top mixologists and are infused with fresh fruits. After indulging your palate at Element Bistro & Craft Cocktail Lounge, you can indulge your senses and dance the night away at Myth Nightclub. Boasting the only LED video ceiling in Jacksonville, Myth Nightclub strives to integrate organic design and technology. With three unique spaces, there is a place for everyone.

 

Candy Apple Cafe & CocktailsCandy Apple Cafe and Cocktails
400 North Hogan St
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 904.353.9717
Skip the traffic at the end of your day to join downtown’s most interesting happy hour crowd. They will be toasting candy-inspired specialty cocktails, local and craft beers and fine wines. They also serve some casual foods to help keep your hunger at bay.

 

 

The Volstead

The Volstead
115 West Adams St
Jacksonville, Fl
Phone: 904.414.3171
At this Prohibition-inspired speakeasy, you can indulge in decadent bourbon, whiskey, and scotch on the top shelf, and try their classic cocktails made with a unique twist! The Volstead celebrates happy hour from 4pm to 6pm and 10pm to close discounted appetizers, signature cocktails, bottles of wine, and beer.

 

Kickbacks GastropubKickbacks Gastropub
914 King St
Jacksonville, Fl
Phone: 904.388.9551
Kickbacks Gastropub features over 650 different beers along with a full bar and a huge menu. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and there are lots of happy hour specials offered Monday through Friday.

 

 

 

European Street - Riverside European Street Cafe – Riverside
2753 Park St
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 904.384.9999
European Street Cafe in Riverside is the place for lunch, dinner, and happy hour. The food is excellent with a large variety of salads, and sandwiches. The atmosphere is inviting, and they feature a full bar and a case full of delightful desserts. You can also take home a few treats and a bottle or two of wine. There are daily happy hours with two for one drafts, and a wide variety of beer.

 

Unique Specialty Shops in Downtown Jacksonville

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Now might be the time to discover some of the unique specialty shops in downtown Jacksonville.

If you enjoy spending the weekends out shopping, why not take the path off the beaten trail? Shopping on the First Coast is one of the most popular area things to do for locals and visitors alike.

Jacksonville specialty shops can be found all throughout the city, and if you know where to find the best deals, you can spend the whole weekend discovering new finds.

Install the intoGo app for a more complete list of shops near you: https://intogo.com/getapp

Here are some fun and unique places to shop in the downtown Jacksonville area!

 

Wolf and CubWolf & Cub
205 North Laura St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Wolf & Cub is a finely curated selection of independently produced products, interesting goods for the home and beautiful things to wear for women and men. The Wolf & Cub brand proudly offers one of a kind jewelry, hand screen-printed clothing, finely curated vintage and unique products and curiosities that stand out in a crowd. They want to give clients something interesting and different because they truly believe that rocking items that you feel good with will boost your self-esteem, making you, and those around you, have a better, more enjoyable day!

 

Tower Gifts Tower Gifts
50 North Laura St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.354.0202
A great place to stop in for unique gifts, convenience and sundry items, greeting cards for all occasions, fresh orchids, costume jewelry, antiques and dry cleaning.

 

 

 

 

Jacob's Jewelers Jacobs Jewelers
204 North Laura St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.356.1655
Jacob’s Jewelers is your source for rings, watches, clocks and other fine gifts. Their experienced jewelers can help you find the perfect item or gift for any occasion. They also offer professional services to determine the value and worth of your jewelry.

 

 

 

Sweet Pete's Sweet Pete’s
400 North Hogan St
Jacksonville, Fl 32202
Phone: 904.376.7161
Sweet Pete’s specializes in all natural, gluten free and vegan sweets. They manufacture a line of gourmet chocolates and sell over a thousand different kinds of candies. This candy store is special with a fully functioning factory, an interactive gallery, two large stores, a full restaurant and bar, rooftop patio and dessert bar. They offer all types of classes on making candy, and you can also book parties at Sweet Pete’s.

 

Chamblin's UptownChamblin’s Uptown
215 North Laura St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.674.0868
Chamblin’s is a local favorite for books. They have over one million books in stock and the store features a maze of bookshelves where you can find everything to suit your interests. This is the place to go for rare, out of print books, technical manuals on every subject, and collectibles. The bookstore offers credit for used books and they also have an impressive collection of music and movies.

 

 

River City GourmetRiver City Gourmet
2 Independent Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.654.4402
River City Gourmet offers locally made gourmet foods along with very fine olive oils and fabulous balsamic vinegar. Their gift baskets, or a private label program on our olive oils and vinegars are fabulous for any gift you may need. Stop in and check their famous Italian Pestos, French mustards, nine varieties of barbecue sauces and many more bottles of hot sauce.

Jacksonville Events and Things to Do – January 2018

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Get a first look at what’s happening locally and discover the many Jacksonville events and things to do this month.

There are concerts, sporting events, healthy activities like running and yoga, expos, and science shows.

Be sure to download the intoGo app to see all upcoming events, activities, and things to do in Jacksonville: https://intogo.com/getapp

 

Jacksonville Icemen vs Orlando Solar Bears Jacksonville Icemen vs Orlando Solar Bears
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.621.0700
January 5th from 7:30pm to 10pm
In this minor league hockey game, the Icemen will face the Solar Bears at Veterans Memorial Arena. Get your tickets for this fun event on the intoGo app!

 

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto JacksonvilleTchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
300 West Water St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.633.6110
January 5th from 8pm until 11pm
This wonderfully dramatic program starts off with Schumann’s passionate Manfred Overture followed by the amazing Zhang Zoo performing Tchaikovsky’s famous piano concerto. Secure your tickets on the intoGo app.

 

Healthy Start 5KHealthy Start 5K
Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.353.1188
January 6th from 8am until 11am
The Healthy Start 5K Run welcomes both runners and walkers. The purpose of this charitable event is to raise awareness for the importance of living a healthy, fit and smart lifestyle. In addition to the run/walk, healthcare professionals will be in attendance to answer questions and provide insightful educational resources. So come out to enjoy a nice run or walk to kick the new year off to a healthy start! There will be fun activities for the kids and family to promote a healthy lifestyle. A portion of these proceeds from this event will support the American Diabetes Association and the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Jacksonville.

 

Community Yoga on the Rooftop - Benefiting Yoga 4 ChangeCommunity Yoga on the Rooftop
Intuition Ale Works
929 East Bay St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.683.7720
January 6th from 10am to 11am
Have you, or anyone you know wanted to try yoga? Are you wanting to lower your stress and increase your health throughout 2017? Community Yoga on the Rooftop of Intuition Ale Works is the first Saturday of every month! This massive community yoga movement has been growing each month, and donations of $5 to $10 are welcomed.

 

Wild Ponies at Jack Rabbits Wild Ponies
Jack Rabbits
1528 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.398.7496
January 6th from 8pm to 11pm
The Wild Ponies band will be performing at Jack Rabbits, and tickets are available on the intoGo app.

 

Caint Never Could

 

Cain’t Never Could
Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.353.1188
January 7th from 4pm to 8pm
This old-fashioned American string band will be performing a mix of original and traditional folk and bluegrass with southern flair in the Courtyard of the Jacksonville Landing. This is a free performance open to the public.

 

R-Dent, Adult Life, Psycho Hill, Cutting Teeth, Rip Junior R-Dent, Adult Life, Psycho Hill, Cutting Teeth, Rip Junior
1904 Music Hall
19 North Ocean St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.356.0213
January 7th from 6:30pm to 9pm
R-Dent releases their third studio album “Life With No Tutorial” at 1904 Music hall! Adult Life (Orlando/Jacksonville Pop Punx) Psycho Hill (Long Island, NY Post Hardcore) Cutting Teeth (Tallahassee Emo BABES) Rip Junior (Jacksonville, Underground Rock). Secure your tickets on the intoGo app!

 

Jackson Browne with Greg Leisz Jackson Browne with Greg Leisz
Florida Theatre
128 East Forsyth St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.355.5661
January 7th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, singer and songwriter Jackson Browne returns to the Florida Theatre with renowned pedal steel and multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz. Browne is best best known for his hit songs Running on Empty, Doctor My Eyes, The Load Out, These Days, and Take It Easy. Tickets are available on the intoGo app.

 

Zach Deputy, Come Back Alice Zach Deputy, Come Back Alice
1904 Music Hall
19 North Ocean St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.356.0213
January 12th from 8pm to 11pm
Zach Deputy and Come Back Alice will be performing at the 1904 Music Hall. Get your tickets on the intoGo app.

 

 

Smooth McFlea Band Smooth McFlea Band
Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.353.1188
January 12th from 8pm to 11pm
Smooth McFlea is a tight close-knit group of veteran musicians supporting the energetic and talented vocals of Johanna Ryan. They cover a wide variety of music genres to keep the party jumping! This concert event is free.

 

Premier Bride Expo Premier Bride Expo
Prime Osborn Convention Center
1000 Water St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: 904.630.4000
January 14th from 1pm to 4pm
The Premier Bride Expo features the top wedding professionals from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Amelia Island and the other surrounding areas. Over 100 vendors attend each expo and they represent over 20 different wedding categories; reception venues, photographers, cake bakers, florists, décor companies, wedding planners, DJs, bands, musicians, bridal attire and accessories, grooms fashion, rentals, hair and makeup, transportation, wedding invitations, videographers, catering, officiates, accommodations, dance instruction, photo booths, rehearsal dinners and so much more!

 

Decades RewindDecades Rewind
Thrasher – Horne Center
283 College Drive
Orange Park, FL 32065
Phone: 904.276.6815
January 18th from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Decades Rewind is a national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show! It celebrates the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s Americas most prominent decades in music history. The medleys feature a wide array of legendary songs including hits by ABBA, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Tina Turner, Chubby Checker, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Prince, Bon Jovi, and many others. The jump out and grab you show is accompanied by three larger than life screens and visuals that instantly transport viewers to each decade with images from that times headlines and pop-culture. Secure your tickets on the intoGo app.

 

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.621.0700
January 19th 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Get your tickets on the app!

 

2nd Annual Taste of San Marco2nd Annual Taste of San Marco
The Bolles School
7400 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Phone: 904.733.9292
January 20th from 5pm to 8pm
Join the American Cancer Society and The Bolles School in the 2nd Annual Taste of San Marco! The event is a ticketed, food and beverage pairing event with 100% of proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. There will be live music, silent and live auctions, as well as delicious food and beverage tastings. Tickets are available on the app.

 

Womens March JacksonvilleWomen’s March Jacksonville
Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.353.1188
January 21st from 1pm to 3pm
First we marched. Now we act. On January 21, 2018, the one-year anniversary of the largest political protest in recent U.S. history, Women’s March Florida will lead a statewide Women’s Day of Action to bring awareness and support to some of our most marginalized communities. We will be collecting donations to our nearby sister islands that were affected this hurricane season; Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Florida Keys as well as focus on expanding voter access and registration, a crucial step towards meaningful change.

 

Let’s Go Science Let’s Go Science
Thrasher – Horne Center
283 College Drive
Orange Park, FL 32065
Phone: 904.276.6815
January 24th from 10:30am to 2:30pm
The wacky and talented Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall join forces for an educational, entertaining, exciting and experiential extravaganza. Professor Smart shrinks his head, has toilet paper flying, juggles and has peoples hair standing on end all while demonstrating principals of physics. Researcher and comedic sidekick Dr. Knowitall keeps the facts straight. During the Lets Go Science Show, you and your kids will learn science concepts through impressive and memorable demonstrations. They will learn about air pressure, figure out flight, see awesome optical illusions, be shocked by static electricity, see experiments with falling masses, grasp gyroscopic properties and get a handle on the scientific method.

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Free Things To Do in Jacksonville

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You can discover quite a few fun and free things to do in Jacksonville. If you live in the area, you know that there is always a new activity or place to visit. Here are some of the top activities and free area attractions.

Download the intoGo app to find more fun things to do: https://intogo.com/getapp 

Jacksonville LandingJacksonville Landing
2 Independent Dr
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 904.353.1188
Nestled along the gorgeous St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, The Jacksonville Landing is home to year-round entertainment, a wide variety of waterfront dining options and a cozy inside shopping mall all of which are sure to complete an afternoon or evening of fun. For more than 25 years, The Jacksonville Landing has been the spot to stop in downtown Jacksonville. The Landing hosts more than 600 events each year including Florida/Georgia Weekend Celebrations, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, New Years Eve and TaxSlayer Bowl Celebrations, St. Patricks Day and July 4th. Weekly events include live weekend entertainment in the center courtyard offering a variety of music including classic rock, oldies, contemporary, jazz, and top 40. The Landing also hosts a myriad of events for the community such as charity walks and runs and the Earth Day Ecology Fair. There is always something going on at The Jacksonville Landing!

 

Karpeles Manuscript LibraryKarpeles Manuscript Museum
101 West 1st Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Phone: 904.356.2992
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum holds the worlds largest collection of original historical manuscripts. The Museums primary mission is the preservation of the writings of great authors, scientists, composers, philosophers, statesmen, sovereigns and leaders, from all periods in world history. All admissions, as well as outreach program services, are provided free of charge to the public. The Museum, one of eleven Karpeles Museums around the country, strives to promote literacy and education.

 

Jacksonville Farmers Market - free things to do in jacksonvilleJacksonville Farmers Market
1810 West Beaver St
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: 904.354.2821
The Jacksonville Farmer’s Market offers a unique shopping experience for everyone. Enjoy the festive open air market and greet farmers from all across the area as they proudly display their hand-picked produce and assorted food items. The market is free to the public.

 

Anheuser Busch Brewery - things to do jacksonvilleAnheuser Busch Brewery Tour
111 Busch Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone: 904.751.0700
The Jacksonville Brewery offers a variety of signature tours and attractions. Whether you choose a Beermaster Tour or learn more about the characteristics of beer through Beer School, theres always something new to discover when you visit our famous brewery. Opened in 1969, The Jacksonville Brewery provides fresh beers daily to Southern regions of the country, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama and more. Welcome to the Jacksonville Brewery. This brewery is located in the First Coast region of Northeast Florida. There are free tours available, and some tours have fees.

 

Jacksonville Public Library - things to do jacksonvilleJacksonville Library
303 Laura St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.630.2665
The Jacksonville Public Library system consists of our 300,000 sq. ft. Main Library and twenty branch libraries scattered throughout the area. Their system directly serves residents and employees of Duval County, both within the Jacksonville city limits and the Beaches and Baldwin communities. People are always welcome to stop in, relax and read.

 

First Wednesday Art Walk - things to do in jacksonvilleDowntown First Wednesday Art Walk
135 Monroe Street West
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.634.0303
Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5pm until 9pm, rain or shine. More than 60 Art Walk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include Hemming Park, galleries, museums, cultural and educational venues, restaurants and bars, downtown businesses and more. The First Wednesday Art Walk is a great way to meet fellow artists, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Jacksonville.

 

Sally Corporation - things to do in jacksonvilleSally Corporation Tour
745 West Forsyth St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: 904.355.7100
The Sally Corporation offers fun free tours of their animatronics on Tuesday and Thursday. While the tours are free, reservations are required.

 

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Things to Do Before and After the TaxSlayer Bowl

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If you’re heading to the game on December 30th in Jacksonville, you may be wondering about things to do before and after the TaxSlayer Bowl.

From a pool party to the VyStar New Year’s Eve Run, the city has plenty of sites to see and activities to keep you busy.

The 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl takes place at EverBank Field on Saturday, December 30th at noon with Louisville and Mississippi State competing in this annual bowl game. Be sure to secure your tickets on the intoGo app: http://intogo.com/a/2ed9030853

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Here are some of our picks for fun things to do before and after the game!

 

Pool Party at the TaxSlayer BowlPool Party at the TaxSlayer Bowl
1 Everbank Field Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.633.6100
The North Endzone Pool Deck at EverBank Field transforms into a tailgate party during the TaxSlayer Bowl. Pool Party will feature access to the EverBank Field water features, oversized tailgate games, a host of contests and prizes, and your first drink is on the house.

 

VyStar New Years Eve RunVyStar New Year’s Eve Run
Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.353.1188
“Run for a Child” by making a $10 donation to Wolfson Children’s Hospital. When you cross the finish line of the Vystar 5k, you will know that every step you ran is helping to raise funds to care for sick and injured children.

 

 Jax Illuminations 5th Annual Drive Thru Holiday LightsJax Illuminations 5th Annual Drive Thru Holiday Lights
Morocco Shrine Auditorium
3800 Saint Johns Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: 904.642.5200
Join Jax Illuminations in celebrating their 5th year as the area’s best drive thru holiday light show. So after the game, head over to the light show and tune your radio to the event’s special radio station. Enjoy your favorite holiday tunes as you drive through over half a million lights that dance, twinkle, and sparkle to the music.

 

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River City Brewing CompanyRiver City Brewing Company
835 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.398.2299
The River City Brewing Company is one of the area’s premier riverfront restaurants located on the South bank in downtown Jacksonville. The restaurant overlooks the St. John’s River and features outdoor dining. The menu features dishes created with global flavor and culinary expertise. Specialties include fresh seafood, perfectly grilled steaks, and amazing pasta dishes. There is also a brewhouse lounge with live entertainment happening on the weekends. Be sure to check out their happy hour specials. Reservations are preferred.

 

Chicago Pizza & Sports GrilleChicago Pizza and Sports Grille
Jacksonville Landing
2 West Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.354.7747
Chicago Pizza is one of the best places to get a table by the water and dine on authentic Chicago style deep dish pizza. They also feature pastas, burgers, wraps and salads. You can get a glass of wine or beer with your meal. There is also a full bar with happy hour drink specials.

 

Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub
Jacksonville Landing
2 West Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.374.1547
Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub is one of the best places to go for authentic fish and chips. They also feature live entertainment and a really friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is casual and fun.