Category Archives: Jacksonville

Welcome To Rockville

One of the most popular and fastest growing music festivals in Jacksonville over the past few years has been the Welcome To Rockville music fest. It’s a festival that highlights Hard Rock, Punk Rock, Grunge Rock, and many other forms … Continue reading

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A Hike With A View

When you think of Florida, you might think of place that’s relatively flat, with marshes, swamps, beaches, and so forth. But while hiking in the Timucuan Preserve, located in the Ft. Caroline region of Jacksonville, I discovered that there some … Continue reading

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Jacksonville Sharks

What is fun relatively cheap and completely entertaining? ………The Sharks, an arena football team here in Jacksonville that won the 2011 Championship and hope to take it this year, once again. The Sharks games are all about the entertainment and … Continue reading

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Post Spark Walk

So how many people went to the Spark Walk……..A LOT. When I say I couldn’t find a parking spot I mean I ended up way out at the Prime Osbourne and had to ride the tram to Hemming Park, then … Continue reading

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Hemming Park

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Hemming Park is the physical heart of Jacksonville. It is the city’s focal point for art, community and culture. Every first Wednesday the site hosts Art Walk. Founded by Isaiah Hart in 1857, it was originally known as “City Park” … Continue reading

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Spark Walk and One Spark

For the last three years Jacksonville has been one of the destinations for this fabulous event showcasing inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs of Jacksonville and surrounding areas as well. This year it is being held on April 6th- 7th; this year … Continue reading

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Kingsley Plantation

It’s FREE. Kingsley Plantation is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. You can explore the grounds at Kingsley Plantation, which include the slave quarters, barn, … Continue reading

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The Baldwin Trail

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  On the west side of Jacksonville rests the Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail. It is one of the area’s oldest continually traversed routes. It goes from a dense pine forest to swamps to oak laden hammocks. It is beautiful. There are many … Continue reading

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Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

  The Cummer Museum is truly a treasure in Jacksonville. Formally a wealthy family home, it has since transformed into J’ville’s most iconic haute culture centerpiece. Established in 1961, the museum and adjacent gardens are a brilliant way to spend … Continue reading

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How many parks are in Jacksonville?

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   262 – that’s how many! Not to mention the community centers and recreational complexes. Jacksonville owns and operates the most municipal parks in the country. Over 80,000 acres are dedicated to public space – which rivals that of other, … Continue reading

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