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13th Floor Haunted House Jacksonville

If you’re looking to give folks a good scare when this year’s Halloween season arrives while making some cash at the same time, then these job openings just might be for you.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission / Via myfwc.com

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hoping to reach the next generation of anglers with five new educational games developed in partnership with the digital education company Pubbly.

What had been a graffiti-stained brick wall in downtown Tallahassee has become a giant canvas to celebrate three female Floridians of note. A community recognition took place Friday, Aug. 27 for the "Project Daring" mural. Painter Olivia Barattini was the creation's primary artist. Although not really an experienced muralist, she said she jumped at the chance when she learned the Junior League of Tallahassee had such a project in mind.

Downtown Vision, Inc.

The in-person First Wednesday Art Walk is scheduled to return to the streets of Downtown Jacksonville on October 6 following a hiatus during the pandemic. 

Rock 'Em Socks

Love it or hate it, the giant sculpture proposed for Downtown Jacksonville is generating plenty of buzz, which has an Orlando-based sock company cashing in.

St. Simons Island, Ga. / Via Facebook

St. Simons Island, Ga., is serving as a location shoot this week for the upcoming Netflix series, Pieces of Her, which is based on the novel by the same name written by Karin Slaughter. Toni Collette stars in the show. 

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Theatre Jacksonville announced Friday it will soon be resuming in-person stage productions for the first time since going virtual during the pandemic.

The Nao Santa María is pictured during its visit to St. Augustine. The ship is in Fernandina Beach this weekend.
Nao Santa María Facebook page

One of the world’s best known tall ships has returned to the First Coast for tours this weekend.

Fireworks are launched from the Acosta Bridge in Downtown Jacksonville on Nov. 30, 2019.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

The city of Jacksonville will launch fireworks celebrating the 4th of July at six locations across town for the second year in a row.

JAXEVENTS.COM

Hamilton is coming to Jacksonville this fall.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Community First Seawalk Music Festival

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Split Tone will be headlining this year’s 9th Annual Community First Seawalk Music Festival in Jacksonville Beach.

File photo of a pool
News4Jax

The city of Jacksonville is reopening of 26 of its 34 community pools for the 2021 summer season.

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE

Two free concerts will be held at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (The Amp) on Saturday, June 19, to celebrate Juneteenth as part of the St. Augustine Music Festival’s 15th anniversary celebration.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

One of the nation’s top automotive events returns to Amelia Island this weekend, after being pushed back from March to allow more time for vaccinations.

Justin Bieber is performing at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 7, 2022
Jaxevents.com

After a year of virtual events, small gatherings and social distancing, concerts are returning to Jacksonville in 2021! Here are some of the biggest artists coming to the 904 this year and the next. 

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Drivers on Atlantic Boulevard heading east from San Marco are in for a colorful new visual treat.

FSCJ Artist Series

Now’s your chance to “come on down” and play The Price Is Right.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E EV will be among the vehicles on display at this weekend's Jacksonville International Auto Show.
Ford

The Jacksonville International Auto Show is returning to the Prime Osborn Convention Center this weekend after a pandemic-induced one-year hiatus.

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville have teamed up to commission one-of-a-kind painted and autographed footballs celebrating the NFL Draft with proceeds benefitting the artists and Cultural Council.

BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History is hosting a couple of evening events this month it refers to as “mini comic cons.”

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers with the Indigo Girls perform during the Live From the Drive-In concert series at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on Friday, October 23, 2020, in Atlanta.
Robb Cohen / Invision/AP

The iconic folk duo Indigo Girls play the St. Augustine Amphitheatre next month.

City of Jacksonville file photo

This year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival will be held in the fall.

Violinist Midori
Provided by the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

A world-renowned musician is coming to Fernandina Beach as part of Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival’s 20th season.

Masks will continue to be required at the Florida Theatre for the foreseeable future.
Florida Theatre

Now that Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has lifted Duval County’s mask mandate, the question becomes: what’s next?

Civilized Coffee

A local coffee roaster is percolating into one of the fastest growing specialty coffee companies.

Boss Of The Sauce BBQ Festival, National Competition Coming To Downtown Jax

Mar 3, 2021
Riverfront Plaza is the former site of the Jacksonville Landing.
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Boss of Sauce BBQ Festival has announced its World Championship qualifying barbecue competition is coming to Downtown Jacksonville. 

"Roy Lichtenstein: Monet's Garden Goes Pop" brings together artists from two different generations and styles at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.

But Jeannie Perales, Selby's Vice President for Museum Exhibits, says the pop artist and the impressionist actually had a lot in common.

Naval Air Station Jacksonville has announced its spring air show, which had been scheduled for April 10-11, has been cancelled “after careful consideration.”

A Late Show with Steven Colbert / Via Twitter

The suggestion by state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis that the summer Olympics be moved from Tokyo to Florida is providing fodder for ‘Late Show’ host Stephen Colbert.

ob Grabowski/Invision/AP

Big concert gatherings might be resuming this year, with at least one big national tour scheduling its kick-off at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville this summer.

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