Travel & Tourism

Geico Skytypers: 2019 Sea & Sky Spectacular Returns to Jacksonville Beach This Weekend!

2019 Sea & Sky Spectacular Returns to Jacksonville Beach This Weekend!, GEICO Skytypers Delta

A Look at the Geico Skytypers Team It’s a skyward display of epic proportions as the 2019 Sea & Sky Spectacular returns to . The free, three-day event offers breathtaking demonstrations from many of the premiere flying teams including the . With the bringing the sleek, fast-flying maneuvers that make them a crowd favorite, the Geico Skytypers Team demonstration features WWII-era aircraft and combat tactics and maneuvers taught to the pilots that flew in WWII and the Korean War.  The Geico Skytypers will perform their 18-minute low-level precision flying demonstration utilizing six WWII-era SNJs on October 26-27 with a unique …

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Let’s Get Spooky! Halloween Events for Kids & Adults around Jacksonville

Let’s Get Spooky! Halloween Events In & Around Jacksonville, Spooktacular

Fun and frights on the First Coast The weather is cooling, store shelves are filled with candy and plastic skeletons, and horror movies make up about half of what’s on TV at any given moment. Yes, my fellow Jacksonvillians, Halloween is officially upon us! Next to Christmas, this is the biggest holiday of the year, and Jacksonville knows how to celebrate it. If you find yourself bored at any point this month, well, that’s on you, because in addition to the hundreds of events and happenings that usually take place in our fair city, this month is loaded with fall …

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Terror awaits you at Halloween Horror Nights 29

Terror awaits you at Halloween Horror Nights 29, HHN29

Now in its 29th year, ’s has long been chock-full of terrors that will have the most hardened soul quaking in their combat boots. This year is no exception. With a whopping 10 terrifying haunted houses, HHN29 is a horror-lover’s nightmare come true.  The 80s have made a massive comeback over the last couple years and they’re alive and well at Halloween Horror Nights. Most of the houses fit solidly into the theme while a few require you to sort of squint to see the connection. In any case, it’s always a blast to step into the “decade that just …

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A Centennial Anniversary: Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco Celebrates 100 Years

Sarah Boone, Exectutive Director at Theatre Jacksonville, A Centennial Anniversary: Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco Celebrates 100 Years , Theatre Jax Little Theatre Playhouse

It’s been a big year at . There is electricity in the air that doesn’t happen very often. In fact, it only comes around every 100 years. The iconic cultural institution will mark its centennial anniversary in 2020 and the buzz leading up to this significant milestone is electric. “We’re very excited to actually get to the year. We’ve been talking about this for two or three years. We’ve put together a really great season and that was our first step. We’re also putting together an event in March to celebrate as well as launching our endowment campaign for the …

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Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Comes Back to Okefenokee Fairgrounds in Waycross for its 22nd Year

Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Comes Back to Okefenokee Fairgrounds in Waycross for its 22nd Year, Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Comes Back to Okefenokee Fairgrounds in Waycross for its 22nd Year, Photo by Kim Reed

It started with a few local pickers gathering in Dave Griffin’s Waycross backyard. Two years later, the collection of musicians evolved into an annual celebration of the life and music of Gram Parsons. By 2001, the event drew a bigger crowd than Griffin could comfortably accommodate. “My home has always been a welcome haven for music,” he says, “but after the ’01 tribute, I woke up the next morning to find dirty footprints in my bathtub and thought maybe it’s time for a change.” Today, the 22nd Annual is held September 26-28 at the Okefenokee Fairgrounds in Waycross, where Parsons …

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5 Outdoor Activities You Can Do with Your Family in Jacksonville

Fishing the First Coast: Jacksonville and Northeast Florida are a Fisherman’s Paradise, Photos by James Brown

Though it doesn’t always make the top beach lists, Jacksonville is one of Florida’s more unique cities with plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy. The city is a nature lovers dream, and you’ll be hard-pressed to see all the wildlife and amazing environments that exist in and around Jacksonville. With all this natural beauty and the family-friendly activities, it’s no wonder that the city has recently been appearing on fastest-growing city lists and new homes for sale in Jacksonville Florida are on the rise. Parks on Parks on Parks Did you know Jacksonville has the largest total urban …

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30,000 Music Lovers and Farm Supporters Attend 34th Farm Aid in Alpine Valley

30,000 Music lovers and farm supporters attend the 34th Farm Aid in Alpine Valley, Margo Price and Native American, Photo by Kim Reed

FARM AID 2019 PHOTO ESSAY Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on the land. joined the Board of Directors in 2001. The organization has raised $57 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. It’s a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land. Over 30,000 music lovers and farm supporters attended the 34th Farm Aid in Alpine Valley in eastern Wisconsin on September 21st. All …

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The Lark, a New Creative Space for Downtown Jacksonville

The Lark, a New Creative Space for Downtown Jacksonville, George Saoud, Meleese, Rob Middleton, Tony Rodriguez Mural

Our great city is home to dozens of iconic buildings Downtown that have their own unique, cultural history to tell. The Bryan Building on Hogan Street at is one such superstructure that is layered with decades of creative owners and establishments that only add to its rich authenticity. With the upcoming grand opening of The Lark, these urban walls are on the verge of starting a bright and brand-new contemporary chapter that will revitalize a cherished pocket of . Above the store fronts of and is a vibrant, pulsing innovative space that is about to become a magnet landmark where …

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Sing Out Loud Festival: Free Music in St. Augustine for the Month of September

Sing Out Loud Festival in St. Augustine, Lauris Vidal

4th Annual Sing Out Loud Festival The 4th annual kicks off September with a roster of 334 national, regional, and local artists performing in live concerts at various venues. The month-long free festival held on the four weekends from September 6th-29th features eclectic presentations of concerts by country music star Kacey Musgraves, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Jenny Lewis, Kurt Vile, Shovels & Rope, Son Volt and Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Growlers, Hot Water Music, Propagandhi and Subhumans, GZA, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Menzingers, and Dave Hause, Raye Zaragoza, and more. The full schedule is available at …

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Legacy of Lynchings exhibit at MOSH unlocks Jacksonville’s hidden racial history

Legacy of Lynchings exhibit at MOSH unlocks Jacksonville's hidden racial history

The Equal Justice Initiative and Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project Brings Legacy of Lynchings to Jacksonville Knowledge is the key to understanding. The , in partnership with the Jacksonville Remembrance Project, unlocks the city’s often hidden racial history in a compelling new exhibit. Legacy of Lynchings opens Aug. 24 and will run through December. The exhibit’s opening date coincides with the 96th anniversary of the murder of benjamin Hart, a black man who was shot and his body dumped in a ditch along Kings Road. “Racial terror lynchings were not about the guilt or innocence of the person murdered,” notes MOSH’s Curator …

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