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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!

 

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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!

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 2.36.48 PMWolf & Cub established themselves as a brand in 2014, but opened in Downtown Jacksonville in June of 2016. The owners, Varick Rosete and Emily Moody-Rosete, are described as “entrepreneurs, artists, and cultural instigators that set out to create a lifestyle brand that epitomizes one’s unique style and individuality”. They commit themselves to this by offering hand-screenprinted T-shirts, jewelry, decorative items, and one-of-a-kind vintage finds to name a few. They proudly offer that the interesting styles found in their boutique can brighten your day and boost your self-esteem.

After their start, Wolf and Cub spent a successful trial as a pop-up shop in Brooklyn Station and soon after, they opened in the Historic Elks Building at 205 North Laura as one of the only boutiques in #DTJax.

 

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In addition to the unique-to-the-boutique screenprinted T-shirts found in Wolf & Cub, they also specialize in small-run custom orders of shirts for events like wedding parties, orteam-building trips. On their website, you can find a form that allows you to inquire about information for a prospective order.

 

 

 

 

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Not only do they offer interesting fashion-finds, but they curate unique floral arrangements for occasions as simple as lighting up your living room coffee table, or as special as your wedding day. You can find the form for an arrangement request here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wolf & Cub is open for business from 12-5 Tuesday-Friday, and from 12-4 on Saturday, but they stay open to participate in DTJax’s First Wednesday ArtWalk every month, setting out their staple $5 vintage sale bins. In addition to this special sale, they often offer normal business-hour deals on their screenprinted T-shirts and vintage clothing items, that can be found promoted on their Instagram and Twitter accounts, or on the chalkboard that sits outside the boutique.

They commit themselves to maintaining a large presence in Jacksonville, a city that means so much to them. Emily, a Jacksonville native, works in the shop full-time and continuously works to positively affect the downtown culture skills acquired through years of fashion and sales experience, and experience owning and running not only Wolf and Cub, but Five-Points boutique, Anomaly, and the live music venue, Underbelly. Additionally, Varick’s experience as former president of AIGA Jacksonville, co-founder of One Spark, co-founder of nGenWorks, and current Art Director of Tigerlilly brings a vast and varying knowledge of branding and design to the boutique and to Jacksonville. To keep their momentum going, they plan to expand their selection of artists and designers and begin hosting monthly workshops. You can follow the blog on their website that offers in-depth details about current promotions, ArtWalk experiences, and, of course, style.

 

Another year has come and gone and as we leave 2017 behind, it is exciting to welcome in a new year of growth and development – not only for Downtown, but for ourselves as well! Some of the biggest resolutions made each year are to become healthier, more active and to get in shape. If you’re like the majority of us and share this goal for 2018, there’s good news: just within Downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods, there are so many resources to help keep you on track. Here are a few places to consider visiting, joining or contacting in #DTJax to help you get started and stay on track in 2018.

 

Anytime Fitness

100 N. Laura St. (2nd floor) | 904.723.1766

anytimeGet to a healthier place at Anytime Fitness! The friendly, professional staff is trained to help you along your fitness journey, no matter how much support you need. Membership includes a free, no-pressure fitness consultation, global access to more than 3,000 gyms, and always open 24/7 convenience. All in a welcoming club and supportive member community. Visit during staffed hours or call for an appointment today

What we love most: The class schedule! Nothing pushes you harder than group exercise and Anytime Fitness has a class for just about anything that you want to work out. Whether you just have 15 minutes to spare for an ab class or want to take up kickboxing, Anytime Fitness has a class that fits your needs. Stay up to date with class schedules and specials on their Facebook page.

Current special: Until, 2pm this Friday (January 12), new members can enroll for just $1 and absolutely no hidden fees.

 

First Coast YMCA

Bank of America YMCA: 50 N. Laura St. (Bank of America Tower) | 904.356.9622 | Winston Family YMCA:  221 Riverside Ave | 904.265.1775

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First Coast YMCA stands for much more than just being in shape. The YMCA is an integral part of our local community and advocates for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Working out at “the Y” helps much more than just yourself, when you pay for a membership or services, you are supporting the youth and the future of our community. However, when it comes to fitness, both locations in Downtown have top of the line equipment, personnel and resources. Both locations also offer a wide variety of group fitness classes that are no extra cost. Check out the class schedules here.

 

What we love most: The focus on healthy living as a whole! The Winston Family YMCA offers more than just fitness classes. There is also a variety of cooking classes, support groups and family programs. Their class and program offerings are always changing, check out what they have coming up here.

 

Current special: First Coast YMCA almost always has a new-member special or a referral special going on. It changes often and they will sometimes hold one-day sales. Your best bet is to give them a call and find out what great deals they have at the moment.

 

New Jax Gym

2 Independent Dr, Suite 200 | 904.707.8276

newNew Jax Gym is a locally-owned gym in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville – located at the Landing. They offer just about everything that you can find at the larger gyms in town but the pricing structure is more flexible and competitive. Here you can find the best in free weight equipment, personal training and FitCamp, yoga and Body Blast classes. The best part? An inspiring view of the St. Johns River – no matter where in the gym you are.

What we love most: Other than the view… the pricing! New Jax Gym is extremely affordable and offers options like one-day passes and other buildable packages customized to exactly what you want and nothing more. Check out the price list here. Also, their Facebook page is always full of fresh content with helpful tips for healthy living, like their page to get updates.

Current special: There aren’t any specials currently listed but feel free to give them a call or pop in to see if there are any upcoming deals.

 

Dance Trance

100 N Laura Street | 904.390.0939

danceEasily the most fun way to work out in #DTJax, Dance Trance is more than just a dance fitness program. It’s a way of life centered around music and dance that helps you stay physically fit. You can tone and shape, build your cardiovascular endurance, and loose weight all while picking up “off the chain” dance moves! Though we are devastated for the loss of their San Marco studio to the hurricane, we are thrilled to now have them in the heart of Downtown in the beautiful newly renovated 100 N Laura building. If the simple dumbbell and treadmill workout bores you, Dance Trance is a great, unique and exciting way to keep your 2018 resolution alive and well.

 

What we love most: The culture! This is more than your average workout group… “Dance Trancers” are passionate and excited to work out, which is hard to come by. Not to mention, there are all types of class-goers – old, young, male, female, tenured and brand new – the classes are diverse, speaking to just how universal the workout actually is.

 

Current special: 30 days for $30 trial pass. New local residents that have never been in a Dance Trance class before can now get a 30 Trial pass for $30! 

 

Run, run, run!

#DTJax is constantly hosting races that benefit different organizations. Here are a few that are coming up:

 

January 13, 2018 | The Jacksonville Landing
The 4th Annual Best Damn Race Jacksonville features a Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K on January 13, 2018. Best Damn Race ® is a running series created for runners by runners. Our goal is to provide a big race experience at a local race price. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite runner, first timer, walker, or using a baby jogger, we want you to have the best DAMN race experience.

 

January 20, 2018 | Burrito Gallery-Brooklyn/Riverside | $20 – $40
Reach out and feed someone! The Color Me Fed Run/Walk will start/finish at Burrito Gallery-Brooklyn running down Riverside Ave. to Water Street headed to toward the TImes-Union Performing Arts Center. As runners pass the CSX building they will turn (RT) on S. Pearl Street for 2 blocks to the Northbank of the Riverwalk where they will head South along the riverbank passing the YMCA turning (RT) on Forest St. for one block. They will then take a (LT) on Riverside Ave for 1 quick block turning (RT) on Edison Ave. to Park St. where they will go (RT) proceeding toward the Prime Osborn Convention Center. At which time runners will take a (RT) on Waters St. toward Riverside Ave taking a (RT) and head back to Burrito Gallery for a Color Bomb AFTER PARTY till 12 noon.

 

February 10, 2018 | Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center | $15 – $30
5K participants earn the signature Running Ribbon medal and experience the best Downtown Jacksonville has to offer! The 5K will be a timed event. The Family Fun Run will be a FREE family friendly up to 1 mile run or walk. The course starts and finishes at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, home of the DONNA Expo.

 

March 3, 2018 | Cowford Chophouse | $25-$45
This family friendly event will consist of a one-mile fun run to begin at 9:30 a.m. and a 5K, which will start at 10 a.m. There will be a post-race block party on Bay and Ocean Streets, which will include music, beer, and food. Additionally, they will be honoring our generous sponsors with a VIP rooftop brunch reception. Medals will be given to all finishers and an award ceremony will follow the race completion. Each participant will receive a race bag with specialty items from sponsors.

Whether you’re looking to avoid the crazy traffic at the mall or want to find that special gift that no one else will have… #DTJax has everything you need! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, be sure to check our directory as well.

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Retail stores:

Wolf & Cub

205 N. Laura St.

Looking for one-of-a-kind vintage finds, tees, jewelry and nicknacks? Wolf & Cub is a reasonably priced boutique with unique finds that make the perfect gifts. From vintage leather jackets to candles, greeting cards, makeup and antique glassware, you can be sure that no one else will show up to Christmas with the same goodies.

Sports Mania

Sports Mania is #DTJax’s one stop shop for official Jags, Gator and Nole gear. Plus, they carry original designs that can’t be found anywhere else. You can find  everything from jerseys to tees, koozies and accessories. If you have a sports fan on your shopping list, you’ll want to swing by Sports Mania.

AJ Reese Clothiers

Easily the most fashionable men’s clothing store in #DTJax, AJ Reese specializes in custom clothing and exclusive designer apparel. Check out their  instagram to see some of their latest styles. If you have a fashionista on your list, pay AJ Reese a visit at the Jacksonville Landing. We don’t blame you if you walk out with a thing or two for yourself.

Aly Cat Gifts

We love Aly Cat Gifts’ personalized gifts for any special occasion… but especially the holidays! Mostly everything in the store is made my Aly herself. Have a wine bottle engraved, customize an engraved sandstone or bring in your own item to personalize. Check out everything Aly can do and some of her past work on her Facebook page.

BARK

Woof! Shopping for a fur child or a crazy dog person? Bark Downtown is the best place to find treats and goodies for pups and humans alike. Pick up some homemade (and adorable) dog treats, a new toy or a t-shirt and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to pet some dogs while you’re there.

Jacobs Jewelers

You can never go wrong with fine jewelry. Whether you’re looking for a ring, necklace, watch or even a clock, the owners are happy to help you find the best gift. Visit the showroom today to view the extraordinary selection of fine jewelry and more.

Lucy’s Gift Boutique

Located inside Brooklyn Station, Lucy’s Gift Boutique is a one-stop-shop for trendy jewelry, handbags and accessories. They carry popular brands like Alex & Ani, Pandora, Vera Bradley and more.

Pink Nickel

Also located inside Brooklyn Station, Pink Nickel has an amazing selection of women’s  clothing. One of the best things about Pink Nickel is that they get new arrivals every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so there is always a fresh selection of different options and sizes! The boutique carries regular and plus sized clothing as well as shoes and has a large sale rack. You can even check out the selection online and head to the store to pick up your gift!

Uniquely Soap

Bath bombs, body butter, dog soap, lotion, body oils and more – Uniquely Soap has it all. The store has a unique collection of handmade soaps that you can’t find anywhere else. Browse the shop and discover the variety of fragrances they provide in soap, lotion or body butter form. The owner, Sabrina, can also design special products for any occasion such as weddings, birthdays or other events!

Wine Decadence

The name says it all. If you have a wine lover on your list, Wine Decadence is a must. Their wine selection is unparalleled; you can’t find anything quite like it anywhere else in #DTJax. You can buy it by the bottle or as a collection with multiple bottles. They also sell accessories like wine growlers, electric corkscrews, t-shirts and more. The best part about shopping at Wine Decadence? You can sample wine while you’re in the store!

 

Gift shops:

Having so many office towers and museums in #DTJax also means we have so many gift shops! Check out these gift shops for cute nicknacks, cards, souvenirs and accessories:

Gift Emporia – Omni

MOSH Gift Shop

MOCA gift shop

Tower Gifts

 

Spa services: 

NAIWBE

Natural As I Wanna Be (NAIWBE) is a hidden gem making big strides in organic based spa treatments in Jacksonville. NAIWBE is dedicated to providing the most natural path to wellness and relaxation. Receive Spa treatments such as massage, facials, manicures and pedicures with products that are 100% organic and free of harmful chemicals. Grab a gift card or pick up some all natural skincare products and give the gift of relaxation!

Daniel James

Daniel James is Downtown’s only Aveda salon and is known for their quality hair color, cuts and styling. Surprise a special someone with a gift card for a day of pampering. They also sell Aveda hair and skin products which make great gifts and stocking stuffers.

 

With major development projects on the horizon and more people coming to live and work in Downtown Jacksonville, it has become a great place for entrepreneurs and small businesses to put down roots. There are so many businesses that are unique to DTJax, some that you may have heard of as well as a few hidden gems. “Found in DTJax” is your guide the shops, restaurants and venues that you can find ONLY in Downtown Jacksonville.

 

October edition: Sweet Pete’s Candy

 

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Sweet Pete’s Candy opened in Downtown Jacksonville in 2010 in the historic Seminole Club, a building that dates back to 1903. The notable location, which hosted a number of well-known visitors such as Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, sat vacant for ten years until Sweet Pete’s and Lemonis renovated the property. This new confectionary emporium is a vast 23,000 sq. ft., making it one of the largest candy shops in the United States.

Today, Sweet Pete’s manufactures a line of handcrafted quality chocolates and sells over a thousand different types of candies. The new location boasts a fully functioning factory with an interactive gallery, two large retail areas, a full restaurant and bar, rooftop patio and dessert bar. Sweet Pete’s also features an event center that offers space for children’s field trips, catered events and parties. Peter also finds joy in sharing his expertise with others by teaching the art of candy making. The fun-filled educational environment includes Sweet Pete’s Sweet Science Classes, hands-on interactive candy making sessions and birthday parties. Sweet Pete’s is run by a group of naturally fun people who are committed to creating the Sweetest Destination on Earth.

Sweet Pete’s is more than just your average candy shop, they host events, classes and more. Here are a few notable things to check out:

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Classes

Ever wanted to know how your favorite candy is made? Embrace your inner Willy Wonka and attend a candy making class

at Sweet Pete’s! Learn how to make chocolate bars, candy canes, taffy, lollipops and more. Classes are a great idea for a date or an affordable family outing. Check out all of the classes and register here.

 

Birthday Parties

A Sweet Pete’s birthday party is every kid’s dream! Treat your special birthday boy or girl to a magical party in a real life Candy Land. Standard parties include:

  • Candy making Experience: Kids go home with the candy they made!
  • Tour of facility including our Candy Kitchen
  • Ice Cream for each participating child
  • Sweet Pete’s To Go bags for the kids’ candy to go in
  • Lemonade and water for the children
  • Downloadable invitations to send out
  • Other goodies and games can be added on while finalizing party
  • Private, decorated room, including set up and clean up of room
  • All plates, cups and decorations are Sweet Pete’s property.  Any cups or plates that are taken will be charged to guest.

There are also plenty of add-ons and upgrades available for purchase! To see all of the options and pricing details, visit their birthday parties page.

 

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Candy Apple Cafe’s delicious drink and food menu will make you feel like a kid in the candy shop. Located inside Sweet Pete’s, the Candy Apple Cafe is exactly what you’d expect to find at a restaurant inside a candy shop. Their menu includes treats like Bourbon Pecan Waffles, Mayport Shrimp Crepes, Country Fried chicken and more. You can find drinks like Sweet Pete’s Watermelon Sour and Pop Rockadopolis on their mouth-watering drink menu. Check out the menu and happy hour info here.

With major development projects on the horizon and more people coming to live and work in Downtown Jacksonville, it has become a great place for entrepreneurs and small businesses to put down roots. There are so many businesses that are unique to DTJax, some that you may have heard of as well as a few hidden gems. “Found in DTJax” is your guide the shops, restaurants and venues that you can find ONLY in Downtown Jacksonville.

 

September Edition: Intuition Ale Works

Exterior 2Intuition Ale Works was founded by owner and brewer Ben Davis in Jacksonville in 2010. Specializing in small-batch handcrafted ales, Intuition’s mission is to create quality, flavorful and creative beers in a wide range of styles. If you’ve ever tried an Intuition beer, you know that this mission is represented well in the taste and quality of their beers. In February 2012, Intuition Ale Works started a massive trend and became the first craft brewery in the state of Florida to can its beers. In September 2016, Intuition completed a large expansion project and now features a rooftop bar, event space and an in-house restaurant – BLKSHP, brought to you by Riverside’s Black Sheep.

A few noteworthy things to check out/try at Intuition:

 

The beer (duh)

The best way to find out what Intuition is all about is to try all of their most popular beers! These beers are the cornerstone of their business and are distributed all over the southeast. Head to the brewery for $2-3 5oz drafts, perfect for sampling. Check out a current list of everything they have on draft here.

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  • Jon Boat Coast Ale: This is a hot Florida day favorite! It is an English golden ale cool-fermented to enhance its crisp and refreshing lager-like characteristics.
  • I-10 IPA: Looking to step up the hops and alcohol percentage? The West Coast comes to Jax with this extremely hoppy, true India Pale Ale.
  • King Street Stout: Imperial stout brewed with two-row malted barley and a variety of roasted and caramel malts.
  • Easy on the Eyes: All of the hops and added alcohol content with a hint of citrus. Easy-drinking, session IPA with a bright citrus aroma from the Centennial and Citra dry-hopping.

 

 

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To-go beers

Yeah you read that right – to-go beers. On weekends you can grab a brew (or a few) and head to a concert at the arena, your tailgate or grab one on your way to the stadium. Just stop by the handy little to-go window and get what you need! The best part? They’re only $3! Add a koozie for just $1 and you’re set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are only a few rooftop bars in Jacksonville so it was super exciting when Intuition decided to add one to the brewery! The rooftop bar is big enough for after-football-game crowds and is equipped with a large three-sided bar and plenty of TVs. Intuition hosts a lot of different events on the rooftop including watch games, yoga sessions and more! Stay up to date on all rooftop happenings, follow them on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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BLKSHP by Black Sheep

If you’ve ever been to Black Sheep in Riverside, you know why this is exciting. The food is phenomenal and at Intuition, you get a taste of Black Sheep, but on a casual, more affordable level. You can order food and eat it anywhere in the brewery with your favorite beer. Burgers, hot dogs, mac ‘n’ cheese and brisket are just a few of the delicious things they offer. Check out the full menu here.

After dominating the Texans last week in Houston, the Jaguars return to Duval for their week 2 match up against the Tennessee Titans. Do you have your tickets? Downtown Vision has your cheat sheet to celebrate your Sunday Funday with the Jags.

Preparing for the Game

 

Game day gear:

Wolf & Cub | 205 N. Laura St.

Wolf & Cub has a unique and affordable selection of game day shirts and accessories. You can’t find these gems anywhere else in Jacksonville so you can be sure that you and your tailgate buddies won’t show up in the same outfits. They are open Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Check out their instagram here.

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Sports Mania | 2 Independent Dr.

Sports Mania at the Jacksonville Landing is the best spot in #DTJax for officially licensed Jags gear. They carry everything from koozies to hats, jerseys, dri-fits, polos, and more. They have a wide range of sizes and fits including gear for the kids! Visit their Facebook for more photos and information here.

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Tailgating necessities:

 
Screen Shot 2017-09-15 at 3.30.21 PMDitch the boring brews and show some #DTJax pride. Fill up a growler or grab a 6 pack (or a few) from a local brewery. Go for the game day gauntlet and visit them all.

Bold City Brewery | 109 E. Bay St. | More info
Intuition Ale Works | 929 E. Bay St. | More info

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-09-15 at 3.54.16 PMManifest Distilling | 960 E. Forsyth St. | More info

Manifest is is downtown Jacksonville’s only full-scale distillery, located in the heart of the Sports District. It is your go-to for delicious and locally made gin, vodka and bourbon. Most importantly though, they sell Tailgate Cocktail Kits which feature a bottle of liquor and all of the mixers you’ll need to make the fanciest and tastiest drinks at the tailgate.

Happy Landing | 2 Independent Dr. | More info

Need to pick up a few different things? Make a pit stop at Happy Landing and the Jacksonville Landing. Happy Landing is Downtown’s only liquor store offering a variety of wine, beer, liquor, cigarettes and cigars. They’re also well-known for their reasonable prices.

 

Parking & Transportation

Get to game day your way! Carpool with the gang, catch a ride or arrive by water – whatever floats your boat, #DTJax has you covered.

If you’re driving:

There is no shortage of parking around EverBank Field but if you would like to make sure there is a guaranteed spot close to the stadium, your best bet is to purchase a parking pass ahead of time. This eliminates the uncertainty of parking prices and availability on game day. To purchase a parking pass ahead of time, please contact the Jaguars Ticket Office: (904) 633-2000.

If you are a season ticket holder, parking is already reserved for you in lots A, C, D, E, F, J, K, M, N, P, and R.

Wingin’ it? There are plenty of independent lots around the stadium that pop up on game day that do not require a pre-purchased parking pass. If you plan on parking in one of these lots, make sure you bring cash, almost none of these lots accept any other form of payment. It is a good idea to ask if the lot will be guarded and if it is well-lit (if you’re attending a night game).

Regardless of where you decide to park, here are a few game day tips to keep in mind:

- Don’t forget to display your ticket or pass on your dash or wherever that lot specifies. It’s easy to forget and walk into the stadium with it!

- Do not leave valuables in your car.

- If you are tailgating around your car, please be sure to pick up any trash before you head into the game. We love our beautiful Sports Complex!

Check out the stadium’s parking FAQs and a parking map here

If you want to catch a ride: 

 
Taxis & ride-sharing:

Can’t decide on a designated driver? Don’t want to deal with parking? Catch a ride in! There are several convenient taxi and car service options that serve the Downtown area. You can find a list of them here.

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JEA’s Gameday XPRESS & tailgate:

If you have a large group of friends that wants to ride together, you’re weary of taxi prices on game day or you just want to ride out with a ton of other Jags fans, catch JEA’s Gameday XPRESS. For just $8 (or $55 for the season) roundtrip, you can ride in an air conditioned bus full of other game-day-goers to the stadium. Gameday XPRESS even holds their own tailgate party which is included in your $8 ticket! Find the schedule and purchase tickets here.

 

Make it an adventure – arrive by water:

aaEverBank Field is unique, not just for the larger-than-life video boards or the swimming pools, but also because it is one of the few NFL stadiums within walking distance to a river! Arrive to the Jags game in true River City fashion on the St. John’s River Taxi. Tickets are just $10 roundtrip or $20 if you want to make unlimited stops throughout the day. Service begins at 11 a.m. (or 3 hours before kickoff, whichever is earlier) and continues running after the game ends until metro docks are clear. The Game Day River Taxi service stops at:

Game day tickets are cash only and can be purchased at the boat on game day. Coolers and strollers permitted. Find more info here.

Afterparty

There is so much to see, do and explore in #DTJax. We have an entire directory of restaurants, bars, and venues. Plan out your Sunday, find everything you need here.

Screen Shot 2017-09-15 at 4.17.53 PMThe Elbow | Bay St. to Adams St. and Main St. to Liberty St. | TheElbowJax.com

The Elbow is Downtown Jacksonville’s Entertainment District. Made up of 23 venues, bars and restaurants, there’s plenty to do, see and experience. Whether you want to keep the party going or just grab a bite to eat after the game, The Elbow has something for everyone. Find a helpful map and guide to the area here.