Tag Archives: Jaxsons Night Market

Jaxsons Night Market at Hemming Park

It was a significant milestone for the downtown core. An outdoor marketplace held one night a month has drawn 50,000 visitors to the downtown area since it began last spring. presented by , celebrated its return to on Thursday, September 17th with fresh, sustainably grown and artisan food producers, food trucks, a craft beer garden and fashion trucks hosted downtown. Opened on the heels of One Spark in April 2014, Jaxsons Night Market has grown into the most exciting event held monthly downtown since began over 10 years ago. Founders of Jaxsons Night Market sought to create a signature reoccurring …

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Hemming Park Beer Festival: Drinking Great Beer for a Great Cause

  and are presenting the inaugural at Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 6-9pm. This event is being held as a fundraiser to benefit the , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Surprisingly, it will be the first major beer festival to be hosted in Hemming Park. While craft brews have played an important role in many of the events that have recently taken place there, beer has never been the primary feature of an outdoor festival in the park. With the inception of the Hemming Park Beer Festival, this omission has been rectified. The organizers will …

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The Markets of Hemming Park

The Green Market & Jaxons Night Market Bring Fresh Downtown If you haven’t been to (formerly known as Hemming Plaza) for a few years, it’s a great time to discover the brand new vibe have brought to the space. Besides a calendar chock-full of new and exciting one-a-year events, they’re also building on existing events, such as and , and they’ve helped to introduce a new in the last month. The GreenMarket at Hemming Park Every Friday 3:30-6:30pm The sound of acoustic guitar drifts over the park, as patrons sit and eat Korean food under a string of lights, their …

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NEIGHBORHOOD: Hemming Park

Laid out in the early 1820s, a public square was created by , considered to be the founder of Jacksonville. After his death, his heirs sold the piece of land to the city for $10, maintaining the vision of this square, originally called , to be a public square. The Civil War left Jacksonville decimated, but those northern troops returned as tourists. By 1869, Jacksonville had become a hot destination for visitors. Great hotels were built to accommodate, and Jacksonville had over a dozen; the biggest and fanciest two faced onto  (another one of Hemming Park’s former names). “You could …

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Change Keeps Downtown Fresh

Barroom conversations and threads among Jacksonville’s urban cultural creatives over the past years have abounded with pessimistic rants, open wishes, and pleading prayers for a more conscious, vibrant, and progressive city. Over the years, that energy has been randomly dispersed in grassroots campaigns and DIY-style events. A growing army of younger energy has single-handedly made it their mission to be the change they want our city to be. These individuals, typically operating on shoestring budgets, rely heavily on their networks, fans, and a hope and a prayer, to spark a notion in others that, “if we can dream it, we …

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Jacksonville’s Newest Restaurants

In the last year or two, we’ve had a wave of truly fantastic places opening in Jacksonville. It’s worth celebrating, so we’ve gathered together a list of places you should try, or revisit, if you haven’t already. has hit its stride and quickly become one of  hippest eateries. The cocktails were always outstanding while the service and the food (pretty stellar to begin with) have now reached optimum levels. , one of our food truck success stories, opened a brick and mortar earlier this year on Post Street. It’s just off the main drag in , tucked off to the …

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