Tag Archives: Friendship Fountain

GastroFest, Friendship Fountain, Museum of Science and History, MOSH, Jacksonville, Florida, Food Festival

GastroFest Partners with MOSH to Bring Jax’s Favorite Food Festival to Friendship Fountain

DELICOUSLY DUVAL The recipe for a successful food festival is simple. Never run out of food. Obvious food pun aside, producing an event centered around food is more than just a matter of taste and now in its fourth year, has proven to be more than a spread of local cuisine. It’s a carefully curated offering of vendors including food trucks, restaurants, mobile stand-alones, and caterers alongside free and ticketed workshops and tastings, catering to every palette from simple to sophisticated. It’s also vegan-friendly, offering a “food map” to direct vegans to specific vendors and events that meet their culinary …

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Cruises, Tours, & Taxis: Sailing the St. Johns River

ST. JOHNS RIVER TAXI The St. Johns River Taxi provides transportation to various downtown destinations including the , , , , , , , , and . The taxi runs continuously and loops every 30-35 minutes. Daily rates are $10 for a daily adult pass and $8 for children ages 3-12 and seniors 65 and over. Credit cards are accepted and tickets are sold on the boat.  Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 11 am – 9 pm; Friday & Saturday 11 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11 am – 9 pm. The service is closed on Mondays for maintenance and private …

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Southbank Riverwalk Improvements, Photo by Fran Ruchalski

A New Look for the Southbank Riverwalk

If you haven’t been to the Southbank Riverwalk in a while, it’s time to go back. The bright blue bricks in shades of aqua, teal, and baby blue may be your first indication that something has changed. That’s because the has just completed an 18-month, $17 million renovation project to make the area more pedestrian, bike, and family-friendly for the people of Jacksonville. In addition to the bricks, the walkway is wider and lined with benches for lounging, shady canopies for sunny days, and improved lighting to make nighttime strolling more safe and comfortable. At its center, the Naval Memorial …

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River City Brewing Company, Southbank, Jacksonville, FL, Lee Holt

River City Brewing Company – Southbank Brewery & Restaurant with a View

River City Brewing Company Jacksonville should rediscover a long-time brewery situated on the City’s snuggled between the and . River City Brewing Company features a nautical venue reflecting the maritime heritage of Jacksonville with expansive views of the city’s downtown skyline and the “river that runs north,” the St. Johns. Brewing is just a part of what they offer. On-site , , , and starts out a brew tasting with a view that’s hard to find. “We offer great riverfront dining,” says General Manager , a 14-year veteran of the restaurant, “and have hosted , , the Olsen twins and many …

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Friendship Fountain, Southbank, Jacksonville, FL

Friendship Fountain – Now Celebrating 50 Years!

Once the “World’s Lightest and Tallest Fountain”, Now Celebrating 50 Years! Since 1963, Jacksonville has enjoyed a signature fountain and park designed by the late, world-renowned architect , also designer of the , among other notable city buildings. Opening in 1965, and the are situated on the , where generations of families have enjoyed ambulating between the Main Street or bridge, which opened in 1957. The fountain, park, and bridge are the visual triumvirate architectural signatures which connect what was once known as South Jacksonville to Downtown. In the beginning, the fountain and park were made possible by a donation …

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Art in the Park – Hemming Park, That Is

WaterSpirit Rises, Part IV Hemming Park exploded on a Saturday in early May with colorful art and cultural activities sponsored by . Events sparked creativity and participation by children and adults during a free day of fun with some of the best of the city’s cultural organizations. People of all ages came by car, bus, bicycle, skyway, river taxi and on foot. A jam-packed day of exciting events were mirrored at , where the  at  took place and around the bend of the river even more events and activities at . A key live performance and participatory event featured a …

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Art in the Park + MOSH + RAM

Hemming Park is exploding with art all over the park on Saturday, May 2, sponsored by . From 10 am to 3 pm, children and adults are invited to a free day of fun with the best of the city’s cultural organizations offering live performances, participatory events and even a water spirit emerging thanks to artist . Come along any way you wish – by bicycle, skyway, river taxi or walk the bridges. Just be there for a jammed pack day of exciting events over at , too, where the  at  or around the bend at  for more food, fun …

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The Barge, Southank Riverwalk, Jacksonville FL

NEW SOUTHBANK RIVERWALK

New Public Art and BARGE Event Series Will Help Activate Downtown Adding to the exciting wave of Downtown renewal, the new, improved Southbank Riverwalk opened today with an event at Friendship Fountain. Mayor , Council President , Councilmembers ,  and , and other city leaders announced new features and opportunities in celebration of the opening of this renovated  centerpiece. “This newly redesigned  will add even more momentum to our Downtown riverfront and serve as a destination for our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Brown. “This new 4,000-foot Riverwalk provides a unique experience for the public to enjoy our treasured St. …

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A River Runs Through It

A calm, cool presence winds its way through our concrete jungle, one that other downtowns would kill for. Jacksonville was born on the banks of the St. Johns River – and the start of the city remains the heart of Downtown today. The Northbank supported a bustling maritime industry with the last shipyards operational into the 1980s – just visit the Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center at The Jacksonville Landing for a glimpse into its history. Downtown’s Southbank enjoyed a turn-of-the-century entertainment destination boasting a 30-acre , the setting for numerous silent films, from 1907 to 1916. Today, the St. Johns …

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