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Looking for something sweet to do with your someone special – or for a night out with friends instead? Here’s a list of events happening this Valentine’s Day in Downtown!

candyValentine’s Day Prix-Fixe Dinner at Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails | February 13-16

Celebrate the everyday with your loved one, friends, and family with our prix-fixe Valentine’s Day dinner, available February 13 through February 16 beginning at 5 p.m. Guests will have the option to order from a $40 prix-fixe menu, in addition to the daily menu. You can make a reservation here.



Banksy Piece on Tour and Writing on the Walls Local Art Exhibit Opening at Main Library | February 14

Thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Vystar Credit Union, artwork created by anonymous street artist Banksy, and estimated to be worth $2 million, will be on loan at the Main Library for all to see. You can also experience and exhibit local street artists in Writing on the Walls. More info here.


nolaValentine’s Day Dinner at NOLA MOCA | February 14

NOLA MOCA has designed a special three-course menu with oysters, steak and chocolate. Tickets include complimentary bubbles and free Museum admission. Guests can enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a stroll through galleries. Reservation times are required. Please call 904.224.0113 to reserve your time. They will allow 24 hours. You can find more info here.


Sweetheart Dinner at Benny’s Steak & Seafood | February 14

Treat your loved one to a Valentine’s Dinner on the St. John’s River at Benny’s Steak & Seafood. Dinner for 2 includes a bottle of wine and a 3-course meal. Must call 904-301-1014 to reserve your table ahead of time. Times are from 6 to 9 p.m.


Valentines Day Flower Shop Pop Up at the Court Urban Food Park | February 14

Need to show that special someone, friend or co-worker some lover this Valentine’s Day? The Court Urban Food Park is hosting a flower pop up shop along with regular lunch service. Pick up a last-minute bouquet and enjoy a great meal. Times are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


My Funny Valentine’s Day Massacre with local writers at Chamblin’s Uptown | February 14

My Funny Valentine’s Day Massacre: An Evening of Torch Songs, Love Stories, and Billets-Doux with local Jacksonville writers! The night begins at 7 p.m.


cowWine & Dine at Cowford Chophouse | February 13-17

Wine and Dine your Valentine with a special menu at the Cowford Chophouse. In addition to their regular menu, we will be offering these specials until Feb.17th. Reservations are recommended. You can find the special menu here.


Lunch @ the Lounge Concert Series featuring Friction Farm at Main Library | February 14

Bring a lunch and enjoy the blended country, folk and pop sounds of Friction Farm. Their program offers a series of songs inspired by literature. Feb. 14, 12 – 1 p.m., Main Library, The Lounge at 303 North, 303 Laura St. N.


Single & Anti-Valentines Day Night at River City Brewing Company | February 14

Join the Brew House on Feb. 14th to celebrate being single when everyone is celebrating being together – an Anti-Valentines Day Party! They have Aaron Thomas From Be Easy singing in a duet on the stage from 5:30-9:30pm and happy hour from 3pm until 7pm and Valentine’s Day specials.


Roosevelt Colliers V-Day Bash at 1904 Music Hall | February 14

Enjoy a night of great music, drinks and fun at 1904 Music Hall, featuring Roosevelt Collier with support from Isaac Corbitt, John Parkerurban, Bonnie Blue, The Good Wood Band and Ivan Pulley Band. You can get tickets here.


Wednesday Game Night and Drink Specials at Super Food & Brew | February 14

Every Wednesday starting at 5 p.m., head to Super Food and Brew for game night! Play an array of games with your friends and enjoy drink specials from 5 to 8 p.m.


Valentine’s Masquerade Latin Party At Myth Nightclub | February 14

Looking for something new this Valentine’s Day? Head to Myth Nightclub for the Valentine’s Masquerade Party – featuring Latin Bachata dance lessons, a masquerade costume contest and drink specials all night long! It all begins at 9 p.m. You can get tickets here.


Boozy Truffles Class with Sweet Pete’s Candy | Every Wednesday and Friday through February 28; for guests ages 21+ only

Each attendee will learn the art of tempering chocolate and how to make ganache filling from Sweet Pete’s confectioners, then make one quarter pound of truffles. After truffle making, guests will savor the notes of their handmade truffles as a mixologist from The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails leads the class through truffle pairings with Champagne, wine, and whiskey. Classes cost $28 per person and are held every Wednesday and Friday in February, starting at 6:30 p.m. To book your class, visit



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Whether you’re a seasoned runner or are looking for a good “starter race”, #DTJax’s race schedule has a race for every level! Check out what’s scheduled so far in 2018.

ffac-greet-inset17Fight For Air Climb | February 3

The Fight For Air Climb will be held on February 3 at 8 am at the Bank of America tower! Participants will climb 42 doors (838 steps) to benefit the American Lung Association! You can register to make strides for healthy lungs and clean air here.


Running of the Bulls 5k | February 18

The Running of the Bulls 5k begins at Intuition Ale Works (929 E Bay St.) on February 18, at 8:30 am! The 5k borrows its theme from the The Running of the Bulls held in Spain every July. With the Jacksonville RollerGirls as bulls, participants will be chased throughout Downtown Jacksonville! Participants will also be treated to an after-party with race awards, beer, live music, and complimentary food and drinks from BlkShp! You can register for the event here.


MOO-VE IT 5k | March 3

The MOO-VE IT 5k will begin at 10 am on March 3, hosted by the Cowford Chophouse! Proceeds from the race will benefit the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center and the Open Doors Outreach Network! Open Doors administered by Voices for Florida to improve the care, coordination, and outcomes for commercially trafficked children during their recovery process. You can register for $35 until February 25, and then prices increase, so register today here!


spt_09GateRiverRunCourse031012Gate River Run | March 10

The Gate River Run will begin on Gator Bowl Blvd. on March 10, at 8:30 am. For directions, parking information, and registration information, click here.


Run 13.1 | March 25

On Sunday, March 25, at 7 am, come out to the Run 13.1 held at Confederate Park! You can register here for the half marathon ($40) or the 5k ($27).


Montoya Associates  Corporate Run 5k | April 19

Join Montoya and Associates for the Corporate Run 5k on April 19, at 6:30 pm. The run/walk is open to all individuals, and benefits Duval County High School Cross Country and Track Programs. For pricing information and registration, click here.


Run For The Pies | June 10

On Saturday, June 10, join the Jacksonville Landing at 7 pm for Run For The Pies! 200 pies will be given away at the finish line to men who break 20 minutes, and women who break 24 minutes, until they run out! This event also includes a post-race celebration and a huge raffle giveaway! You can register for the fun here.


vestcorVestcor Bridge Run | July 21

On Saturday, July 21, come out to Water Street for the Vestcor Bridge Run! After the race, runners can enjoy free food, drinks, live music, and giveaways!


Lung Force Run/Walk | August 25

Join the Jacksonville Landing at 8 am on August 25, for the Lung Force Run/Walk. The support funds key lung cancer research and provides impacted people with necessary resources and assistance. The cost of registration is $25!


Zero Prostate Cancer Run | September 15

The Zero Prostate Cancer Run will be held at Intuition Ale Works at 9 am on Saturday, September 15. The funds raised from ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Jacksonville are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer. Registration not yet available.

Monster Mash Dash 5k | October 19

The Monster Mash Dash will be held at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds on October 19. Costumes are encouraged for this wacky 5K, where children and families can enjoy food, fun and live entertainment. It’s the perfect way to feel better about all those delicious Halloween goodies you’ll enjoy the next day at Halloween Doors & More.  Your registration helps support quality care for medically complex children in Northeast Florida! Registration not yet available.

Military Half Marathon and Freedom 5k | October 20

The Military Half Marathon and Freedom 5k will be held at Metropolitan Park on October 20. The purpose of the event is to strengthen the bond between the civilian and military communities, promote sound physical health and fitness, and to raise money for charities. As a non­profit event, proceeds from this race are donated to numerous charities such as United Service Organizations (USO), America’s VetDogs, Homes for our Troops, Care 4 R Troops. veteran and local youth leadership charitable organizations. Registration not yet available.

Vystar New Year’s Eve Run | December 31 

On Monday, December 31, at 2 pm, the Jacksonville Landing is hosting the Vystar New Year’s Eve Run! You can register here for only $40!