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GastroFest 2015 in Hemming Park

GastroFest 2016 – Celebrating Local Food, March 19 in Hemming Park

Mark your calendars for March 19, 2016, because GastroFest is back and better than ever! Taking place in at from 11am to 7pm, with GastroFest After Dark happening from 7-10:30pm on Laura St.  This year GastroFest will be a cash based festival – so please make sure to bring CASH! Each vendor is required to have sample sizes available for $1- $3 throughout the festival. We have encouraged Taste Vendors to have options for carnivores and vegans alike! GastroFest 2016 Program Click through the interactive GastroFest 2016 Program above for full map of vendors and events, complete with links and schedules.     …

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EU Gives Foster Children A Night of Inspiration

Cheers and laughter echoed throughout the last month as the took their antics to the court. But for a special group of foster children in section 108, this otherwise typical tour stop proved to be a rare and inspiring experience both on and off the court. Child Advocate Garry Bevel was one of the dozens of volunteers, staff and foster children from the program seated in section 108. One row ahead, he heard an 8-year-old little boy exclaim, “This is awesome!” and then watched as the child leaned over to whisper a wide-eyed thank you to his own volunteer advocate. …

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Tree Hill Nature Center, Old Arlington, Jacksonville, FL, photo by Fran Ruchalski

GET OUTSIDE – Tree Hill Beckons

  Tree Hill Nature Center is one of Jacksonville’s greatest hideaways. The 50+ acres of land, the Florida natural history museum and the annual Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival ensures a unique experience for all visitors, any time of the year. Since its inception in 1971, Tree Hill Nature Center has provided science and outdoor education to hundreds of thousands of children.  This would not be possible without the support of its members. Become a member!  For only $40, a family of six can visit anytime they wish, are offered free admission to the Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival and …

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2016 Guide to Spring Festivals

March 4-6 ST. AUGUSTINE LIONS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Get ready to eat great seafood; tap your toes to live music, and then stroll through more than 100 arts and crafts exhibitors. These are just a few of the highlights of the 35th St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival Presented by Winn-Dixie. The Festival features tons of delicious food, outstanding music and affordable arts & crafts. Families will enjoy the Kidz Zone, Spanish Landing and Pirate Village. Friday night is Jazz night, Saturday and Sunday will feature Americana music. Families will also enjoy the kid rides, magic, pirate fun, belly dancers, raiders, youth …

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The Jacksonville Landing Announces the Front Porch at Art Walk

The Jacksonville Landing has partnered with Downtown Vision, Inc. and local urban advocacy group TransForm Jax to create a pop-up park during the First Wednesday Art Walk called the Front Porch at Art Walk. The Front Porch at Art Walk will debut on Wednesday, March 2 from 5 – 9 p.m. The open space outside The Landing along Independent Drive will be reimagined to feature outdoor seating, live music, free games, a marketplace of local artisans and food trucks. Organizers hope to emulate an attractive front porch environment in front of The Landing aimed at welcoming visitors into The Landing’s …

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Lions Seafood Festival March 4-6 Christian Lopez Band to headline

West Virginia singer-songwriter Lopez and his band will perform on the festival’s main stage at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday March 5, and at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday March 6. The group has been touring the country, opening for the Zac Brown Band and Dave Matthews Band while garnering impressive reviews for their Americana-folk sound and new album, Onward. In addition to winning the Belk Modern Musician Showcase, the band was declared “Best Newcomer” at the Americana Music Festival and Conference by Rolling Stone magazine. Other acts performing during the three-day festival include the Florida State Bluegrass …

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JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL RETURNS TO THE DOWNTOWN CORE

City Announces 2016 Performers and Unveils Poster The Jazz Festival has become a celebrated part of Jacksonville’s history and culture. This year, the City of Jacksonville is excited to announce that the 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Festival is returning to the downtown core on Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 29. The free music festival will feature three stages of entertainment. The Swingin’ Stage, presented by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, is the main stage and will be located at the corner of Main and Adams streets. The Groovin’ stage will be located in Hemming Park, while The Breezin’ Stage will be …

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Clans, Kilts & Haggis: The Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival

The is celebrating 21 years of bringing a wee bit o’Scotland to Northeast Florida February 27 at the Clay County Fairgrounds. EU Jacksonville talked with one of the festival’s founders about growing pains, Scottish games, and the acquired taste of haggis. A Mass Band Opening Ceremony kicks off the festival at noon, a spectacular event that organizer says is not to be missed. “All the competing bands come together and march into the arena where we have our opening ceremonies and we introduce our honored clan. We have anywhere from 40 to 50 clans. It’s quite an awesome sight really,” …

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Name That Tiger: A New Cub At the Zoo

Big things come in small packages but they all don’t stay that way for long. Just days before Thanksgiving, The welcomed the first tiger cub born at the zoo in over 35 years. First time parents Dorcas (known as Lucy) and father Berani greeted the single cub in the early morning hours on Nov 19. The still unnamed female cub and mother are enjoying private time off exhibit to allow Lucy to bond with her baby. As they do in the wild, the new father will not interact with the cub. “In the wild, tigers are solitary. The male and …

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December Park of the month – Theodore Roosevelt Area

TIMUCUAN PARKS FOUNDATION DECEMBER PARK OF THE MONTH Visitors to the Theodore Roosevelt Area find themselves amid 600 acres of hardwood forest, wetlands, and scrub vegetation rich in cultural history. There are over five miles of trails through mature woodlands and along the St. Johns River. Crosscut by Hammock Creek and adjacent to Spanish Pond and Fort Caroline, the park features numerous Indian shell middens lining the banks of the St. Johns River which provide a high bluff view of the river. In addition, the observation tower at Round Marsh gives visitors a 360-degree view. History: This land, once inhabited …

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