Best spots to watch USA in the Women’s World Cup – Jacksonville FL

It’s the fourth of July week and the US Women’s National Soccer team is representing USA in the semi final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup… Holy crap that’s patriotic. Time to break out the face paint, drape a flag over everything that can hold one, and start “I Believe That We Will Win” chants everywhere we go. The hype is real and if you don’t have chills just thinking about it then you need to grab a USA shirt, look yourself in the mirror, and start with a quiet USA chant that will turn to roar of patriotism. Then keep reading on to figure out where you’ll be watching the game in Jacksonville FL.

Details:

  • July 2nd, 2019 @ 3pm
  • The USA Women’s team takes on England, in what is guaranteed to be a thriller. The USA is 3-1-1 in the last 5 games against England, with the most recent finish being a 2-2 tie.

Beaches

If you live out towards the beaches, then you have some great options. Fionn Maccools in Ponte Vedra puts together a great watch party for the games. With 40 beers on tap, awesome Irish food, and plenty of TVs near the bar area, this is a great stop whether there is a game on or not.

Fionn Maccool's Irish Pub Jacksonville FL
Fionn Maccool’s – 145 Hilden Road Ponte Vedra, FL

If you’re in Jacksonville Beach, then we have that covered as well. Lynch’s Irish Pub is another fun Irish pub to stop in and grab some Irish cuisine and watch a game. The game starts at 3pm so it will be happy hour with $2.50 Domestic Bottles and Drafts, $3.50 Import and Craft Beers and $3.50 wells. Also, stick around after the game for Trivia Night beginning at 7:45pm.

Of course, if you’re further north, Culhane’s Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach is a local favorite. In fact, even if you aren’t in Atlantic Beach, Culhane’s is worth the trip with over 30 large HD TVs and a great happy hour (see details below). Starting at 3pm, Culhane’s is set up for a wonderful afternoon. If Atlantic Beach is too far, Culhane’s just recently opened another location in Tinseltown.

Culhane's Irish Pub Jacksonville FL

Town Center/Southside

If you are in the mood for some of the more traditional places to watch a sports game, then the St. Johns Town Center is going to be the place for you. Topgolf has a great bar with a bunch of TVs so catching the game is easy and everyone has something to do. It goes without saying that Buffalo Wilds Wings is a staple stop when it comes to catching all things sports. You can’t go wrong with hundreds of TVs, projectors, and simply an environment made to watch sports.

An often forgotten option to catch a game and get some food is Mellow Mushroom. In our opinion, the pizza is a bit expensive, but it is delicious. There are plenty of TVs around the bar so you are able to enjoy your favorite game and fill up. My personal choice is a beer and an appetizer. This is a great way to save some money and still have more than enough to eat. We recommend trying the pepperoni cheesy bread as an inexpensive hack to still have a pizza while only spending $7.

Mellow Mushroom Jacksonville FL

Downtown/Riverside/Five Points/Avondale

We didn’t forget about those living in downtown Jax. Our personal favorite viewing location for all things sports is Hoptingers in 5 Points. A great seating selection, awesome beers on tap, amazing food, and a ton of TVs create the perfect formula for a game-ready atmosphere. I have no doubt that fans will come out in numbers— so be ready to cheer, chant, and drink alongside all of your closest friends. Don’t forget that they have a nice location in Jacksonville Beach, as well, so the entire area is covered.

Hoptinger 5 Points

A couple of other great choices include the Players Grill and European Street Cafe. The Player’s Grill is more of your typical sports bar vibe with decent food and a ton of TVs spread out throughout the restaurant. The European Street Cafe is a hidden gem. There are just a couple of seats and TVs at the bar so come early and grab a seat. However, BOGO beer during game times make for a great way to enjoy the game and have some cold beer.

Hopefully you have been able to find what you were looking for, however, if you think we missed anything please contact us or leave a comment below with your favorite places to watch the game.

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Jacksonville 4th of July

Independence Day is fast approaching, and Will Smith fighting Aliens does not seem to be on the radar this year. That being said, we have managed to find so many great ways to ensure your Jacksonville 4th of July will be that exciting.

Jacksonville 4th of July – Pre-Fourth Festivities

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Independence Day Game

Come check out The Jumbo Shrimp for their specialty, patriotic “frozen treat” jerseys to help celebrate our Nation’s independence. Watch as the Jumbo Shrimp take on the Chattanooga Lookouts and redefine the meaning of “BOMBs bursting in air” (That’s my baseball pun).

Fun fact: you can log on to jaxshrimp.com to bid on these one of a kind July 3rd jerseys!!

Additionally, in partnership with the Nimnicht Family Of Dealerships, The Jumbo Shrimp are proud to give away patriotic Jumbo Shrimp caps to the first 2,000 fans through the gates. To top it off, stick around for the largest fireworks show of the season following the game as we celebrate American Independence.

This game annually sells out so be sure to secure your tickets NOW!

Get your tickets here – Starting a just $5

Where will you be for the 4th?

Downtown Jacksonville

Lets be honest- when in Jacksonville, there is only one place to be for the Fourth of July celebrations downtown by the river.

When I first mentioned I moved to Downtown Jacksonville, I was warned of two very specific days: the Florida-Georgia Football game and the Fourth of July. Both days have come and gone many times and I have yet to be disappointed.

The Downtown Fourth of July celebration is like nothing I have ever seen. It’s a unique time for everyone in Jacksonville to come together and flood the Bank of the St. Johns River in awe of the most elegant firework displays around.

Put on your red, white and blue to join us along the majestic St. Johns River for the best July 4th Fireworks show on the First Coast! The show will begin at 9:45 p.m.

The show will be seen from both the North and South Banks, in addition to viewing from Brooklyn and under the Fuller Warren Bridge, where the Riverside Arts Market is held.

  • When: Thursday, July 4, 2019,  9:45 pm
  • Where: 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact Phone: (904) 630-3690
  • Contact Email: events@coj.net

Riverside Arts Market

Jacksonville 4th of July

As you might have noticed above, the location of the Riverside Arts Market is a great viewing area. Fortunately, the Arts Market is thinking the same thing.

They will be throwing a party for the Fourth to celebrate in everyone’s favorite space under the Fuller Warren Bridge. There will be fun for everyone, and some of our favorite food trucks and vendors from Riverside Arts Market. There will be live music, beer by Salt Life Food Shack and Intuition Ale Works, kids activities, and the City of Jacksonville, Florida – Government‘s firework show at 9:45pm.

River Stage schedule:

  • 6:30: Arvid Smith
  • 8:15: LPT
  • 9:45: Fireworks

Food:

Jacksonville Beach

If you are unable to make it Downtown, Jacksonville Beach also puts on a fabulous fireworks display at the Jax Beach Pier. It is recommended that you arrive early and bring your own chair and/or blankets that suit your needs.

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100 Degrees doesn’t mean no fun – Jacksonville Indoors

We get it. You see, we live here too. It’s almost June, and that means one thing… it’s going to be hot! We’ve already had days where touching the steering wheel is the equivalent to 10 year old boys playing a dangerous game of who can touch the stove top the longest (spoiler: there is no winner in that game). Good news is I still can’t sit still when it’s 100 degrees outside, so I went ahead and consolidated some of the best things to do in Jacksonville indoors for those days its simply TOO HOT.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) –
Jacksonville Indoors

Cool off at the Museum

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville promotes the discovery, knowledge, and advancement of the art, artists, and ideas of our time. If you’re looking for a relaxing opportunity to walk and admire some amazing art, this is the place to go!

MOCA Jacksonville, a private nonprofit visual arts educational institution and cultural institute of the University of North Florida, serves the community and its visitors through exhibitions, collections, educational programs, and publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on works created from 1960 to the present.

Some additional perks around town include Sweet Pete’s and the Library. Additionally, one of Jacksonville’s best steakhouses, The Cowford Chophouse, is just a few blocks away. All of the above are great ways to hide from the heat and top off the day with a juicy steak and sugary sweets.

http://cowfordchophouse.com/

Visit their website here: https://mocajacksonville.unf.edu/

Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

Jacksonville Indoors

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History makes science, history and innovation accessible for all! Whatever your age or interest, there’s always something to see and explore across three levels of exciting exhibits. From interactive, award-winning favorites like Currents of Time and Atlantic Tails to the Florida Naturalist’s Center (which houses animals that are native to Northeast Florida), there is something for everybody to discover. Indulge your curiosity with a science or live animal show, or explore distant galaxies in one of our planetarium programs. When visiting Northeast Florida’s only science and history museum, there is no limit to what you can discover!

Visit their website here: https://themosh.org

Jacksonville’s Hands On Children’s Museum

Help the kids cool off

Ok, you caught me… this might not be one that I personally visit frequently, however, I can remember my childhood and how much I loved visiting museums where I could interact with everything. What’s a better way to stay cool while ensuring the kids are having a blast and tuckered out by the end of the day?

The Hands On Children’s Museum promotes hands-on participatory education for children of all ages.  They encourage discovery through observation, inquiry, creative construction, role-playing, problem-solving and free play.  The museum motivates children to develop their cognitive, physical and social skills while enjoying fruitful interaction with their peers and adults.

Visit their website here: https://handsonchildrensmuseumjax.startlogic.com/

World Golf Hall of Fame – Jacksonville Indoors

St Augustine Indoors

The World Golf Hall of Fame is a must do! Whether you are visiting town for a long weekend or a seasoned local, this truly is a sight to see. With such a rich history (quite literally) this is the home of so many household names in golf. Open 7 days a week guarantees that you always have a chance to stop by and just 30 minutes south of downtown Jacksonville makes it an easy trip to do.

Jax Brew Bus – Jacksonville Indoors

Jacksonville Indoors
Southern Swells Flights on the Jax Brew Bus Tours

This is ideal for those of us who are looking for another way to keep chilled! What could be better than a designated driver taking you to the best spots *air condition included* and cold beer? Go ahead… I’m waiting.

The Jax Brew Bus will take you on a 4.5 hour tour of the Jax craft beer scene. Their Jacksonville brewery tour is offered in a public, private, and corporate team building capacity and includes samples of 10-12 local craft beers whilst visiting 3 local breweries. Some of the stops you may encounter include Green Room BrewingBottlenose BrewingIntuition Ale WorksEngine 15 Brewing Co.Pinglehead Brewing CompanyWicked BarleySouthern SwellsAtlantic Beach Brewing CompanyMain&Six Brewing CompanyHyperion Brewing CoTabula Rasa Brewing. Rumor has it there are plans to expand further in the future.

Simply stated, your guided beer tour would include a personal tour guide for tastings at 3 different breweries and 10-12 samples of craft beer!

Visit their website here: https://jaxbrewbus.com/

These topics are just a few of the great things to do in Jacksonville! It’s up to all of us to make the most of our city by sticking together and spreading the word. I hope you are able to take advantage of our tips and tricks. Please comment below if you have any other ways to stay cool on the hottest of days.

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Fun Things to Do in Jacksonville, Florida

Fun Things to do in Jacksonville, FL

There are so many fun things to do in Jacksonville, Florida that I hardly know where to begin. Fortunately, we have time and a great outline through our photos below that help us find a good start. 

Beautiful beaches, upscale museums, great street art, fantastic dining, and amazing theater performances are only a few options for exploring in Florida’s biggest city. Check out some of these great spots and let us know what you love to do! 

Source: Fun Things to Do in Jacksonville, Florida – Wherever I May Roam

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Great spots for when you’re looking for something to do in Jax

Kathryn Abbey Hannah Park

When you’re looking for something to do, somewhere to go, or just a new place to explore, look no further. The KNOW works to bring you all of the best sites to find these great places to go! From Amelia Island to the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), we are working to find the unique places in between so you always have exactly what you want to do at your fingertips.

https://travel.usnews.com/Jacksonville_FL/Things_To_Do/

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp? The season has returned

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

If you haven’t been to a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game yet, what are you waiting for? These minor league games are an absolute blast and bring in more fans than the Tampa Bay Rays… That’s what makes Jacksonville such a great city! Check out the Jumbo Shrimp Website for tickets starting as low as just $5.

Fireworks every Saturday, kids run the bases, free giveaways, cheap tickets and cold beer; Great for the family, great for a date, great for a girls or guys night out.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games and tickets found here.

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Art Events in Jacksonville

Whether you are looking for something passive to do or are an avid art enthusiast, we have some of the best art events in Jacksonville outlined below. Be sure to let us know what you think if you check anything out.

Art Events in Jacksonville

Take a look at some of Jacksonville’s reoccurring art events here!

Downtown Art Walk | First Wednesday of every month

On the first Wednesday of the month don’t miss the Downtown Art Walk. This free self-guided gallery tour through Downtown features pop-up galleries, arts marketplaces, food trucks, and live music.

Jax Beach Art Walk | Second Tuesday of every month

North Beaches ArtWalk is held on the third Thursday of every month from 5-9 p.m to share local art with the community. The event is open to the public, featuring art and performances from more than 50 artists.

North Beaches Art Walk | Third Thursday of every month

North Beaches ArtWalk is held on the third Thursday of every month from 5-9 p.m to share local art with the community. The event is open to the public, featuring art and performances from more than 50 artists.

The Riverside Arts Market | Every Saturday

One of the most popular of all art events in Jacksonville, the Riverside Arts Market is always a great time. Jacksonville’s local arts, food, and music scenes converge every Saturday from March through December at the free Riverside Arts Market. Browse the handmade creations by more than 100 local artists and snack on artisanal treats from the farm stand, all while enjoying live music and entertainment.

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THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Jacksonville – 2019 ( – TripAdvisor

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

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See 20,777 traveler reviews and photos of Jacksonville tourist attractions.

Find what to do today, this weekend, or in May. We have reviews of the best places to see in Jacksonville. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

Source: THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Jacksonville – 2019 (with Photos) – TripAdvisor

The Top 22 Attractions in Jacksonville – Visit Jacksonville

The Top 22 Attractions in Jacksonville – Visit Jacksonville

Largest city by landmass in America. Largest urban park system. The most shoreline of any Florida city.

With so much to see and do in Jax, we can help you plan the best visit yet to our very active destination. Here are the top 22 ranked attractions in Jax, check them out:

Source: The Top 22 Attractions in Jacksonville – Visit Jacksonville

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