Festivals

DIABLO SEZ on music – April 2014

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There is simply TOO MUCH going on in Jacksonville this month! It only happens a couple times a year, but this is one of those times when the stars align, the weather is perfect, and everything happens. Don’t get caught looking back on April with regret. Try any combination of the following events, or seek out any of the many equally as entertaining options not listed below. Whatever you do, do something! The Elements of [/p2p] LAUNCH PARTY Do you f*%$ing love science?! Of course you do, or at least according to your Facebook, you do. But do you really love …

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One Spark Creator-Fuse Fair Trade

Bre Tivvis has traveled the world since graduating from . She is a trained RYT yoga teacher, and has had experience in various programs offered in Mexico, Maryland, and Florida. In 2011, her humanitarian work began when she raised $5K to go to, where she helped to build a community center in , the second largest slum in Africa. The following year, she raised $20K with her “Off the Matt, End of the World” event, which raised the funds she needed to go to India. No grass grows under her feet. Bre researched nonprofits around the world to see how …

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One Spark Creator-Norman Studios

Miles from downtown, in Arlington, the interests of culture and historic preservation intersect again in the effort to save . In the 1920s Jacksonville was America’s film capital. Five buildings that were a part of Richard Norman’s studio complex are all that remain of that era. Norman Studios also bears the distinct significance of being one of the first film production companies to feature African American actors in positive, non-stereotypical roles. At  (121 W. Forsyth St. Suite 30B) representatives of the nonprofit organization working to preserve Jacksonville’s film heritage will be on hand spreading the word about Norman Studios and …

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WHAT’S BREWING

Feel that? It’s the feeling of spring. Forget the fact we had some bone-chilling weather in late March–it’s time to look forward to springtime beers! This is an exciting season for craft beer lovers. It’s much like legendary Hall of Fame baseball player, Rogers Hornsby, said, “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring”. Saisons, sours and lambics are traditionally featured during the spring and are the source for a lot of excitement. The anticipation of warmer months and these styles …

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One Spark Creator: Marine Science Educational Cruises

There’s no better way to learn about the ocean, river, or the water cycle than being directly on the water. The idea to bring a marine science educational vessel to Jacksonville might seem superfluous, but we don’t actually have anything like this in our city. We could benefit vastly. While  recently launched its “Larkin R/V” in the St. Johns River for graduate students from the , this One Spark project would likely give the opportunity to kids of all ages and students from local public and private schools.  is not only Captain of the in , but he is a …

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creators at one spark – a transformation

One Spark is in the air and so is TRANSFORMATION! This 5-day, crowdfunding festival may appear to be a capital-raising event on the surface, but it is much more. Underneath looms a powerful movement for personal transformation that is inspiring the next generation of leaders to rise up, dream big, and ‘be the change they seek for the world.’ Have you ever been in the presence of someone who was fully in their bliss and glowing around the edges? It was as if they could take on the world and move mountains through sheer will and determination. This is what …

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ONE SPARK CREATOR-AquaJax Aquarium

How does a giant, 150,000-square-foot, world-class aquarium on the Northbank waterfront, formerly known as The Shipyards, in Downtown sound?  has partnered with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and they want you to come by and visit them at -–don’t miss this One Spark Creator project-–it could change Jacksonville for good! First, go to www.aquajax.net and dream along with these visionaries. AquaJax is an advocacy group with ideas to enhance the prosperity, growth, and revenues of Jacksonvillians. This is their first project, and they are dogged to make it happen. They envision docking space for a river taxi, air boats, replicas …

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One Spark Creator-The Girls Gone Green

There are few projects with the ability to capture so many great causes: environment, animals and health. The  have been growing strong here in Jacksonville for more than 5 years, but the group is ready to move to the next level. After establishing successful local campaigns like , , , and , the Girls now want to build regionally with a conference on animal/environment/food issues right here in Jacksonville. A regional conference of this kind could put Jacksonville on the map for all the right reasons, building on the great things we have to offer here in our city. “Becoming …

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One Spark Creator – GASTROFEST 2015

Have you heard about  2015? It’s a  project with the hefty aspiration of creating a food and beer festival that will bring national attention and (over)due respect to our evolving food and craft beer scene.  (EU Jacksonville’s Food Editor) is the creative mastermind behind this project. While still early in its genesis, the mission is to create a very inclusive festival that celebrates our local talent, from fine dining to farmers, and everything in between. For the inaugural year, the festival will be a single day event, but will eventually grow into a multi-day experience. The core of the festival …

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River City Eco Festival

 is the brainchild of local outfitter  of . On May 17, 2014, for the third year in a row, a regional paddling championship competition will take place on the St. Johns River downtown. What separates this event from others in the region is the combination of recreation, music and craft beer. The “Floating Free” portion of the River City Eco Festival involves a community driven visioning plan for Exchange Island, one of the only uninhabited islands in the middle of an urban city of our size in the United States. Ideas for the island include a kayak launch, bike trails, …

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