• Branch out to shop in charming and eclectic areas like 5 Points, Avondale, and San Marco. Read more about Jacksonville's different areas.
    Shopping in Jax

    Walkable areas provide a true shopping treat.

    Branch out to shop in charming and eclectic areas like 5 Points, Avondale, and San Marco. Read more about Jacksonville's different areas. Learn More

  • The stately water fountain and park anchor the charming San Marco neighborhood in Jax. Find out more about this neighborhood.
    San Marco Square

    San Marco Square is fashioned after St. Mark's Square in Venice.

    The stately water fountain and park anchor the charming San Marco neighborhood in Jax. Find out more about this neighborhood. Learn More


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Stroll down tree-lined streets and quest for your next vintage, antique, or handmade find.

San Marco 
Be sure to visit San Marco, a quaint walkable neighborhood located five minutes south of Downtown Jacksonville, with plenty of boutiques and antique shopping.  Stop by Peterbrooke Chocolatier and get a free sample of their homemade chocolate-covered popcorn, their signature snack.  The San Marco Bookstore is another local favorite, where you can find an assortment of collectible and rare books. Treasures from the past can be found at Rusted off San Marco Blvd.  For the latest fashion trends, stop by Olive, Rosie True, or Reve. Come back for dinner, the San Marco Dining District features some of the best chefs in the city, try Matthew's, TAVERNA or Bistro AIX

Avondale
Stroll the oak-lined avenues of historic Avondale, one of the nation’s largest National Register of Historic Districts.  A variety of specialty boutiques, fine galleries, and gourmet eateries cater to the upscale shopper. Choose from more than 45 stores featuring children’s clothing, women’s accessories, fine art, and antiques. For the latest fashions, check out  J. Ashley Boutique, GottaHaveIt!, or Ellie Bing Clothing. If you’ve got little ones, stop by Willies for Kids for clothing, high-end baby accessories and trinkets. If you build up an appetite, then the red velvet and chocolate mousse cupcakes at Let Them Eat Cake will be waiting for you!

Riverside & Five Points
Riverside's funky, trendy Five Points is considered Jacksonville's arts and commerce district. Built in the 1930s as Jacksonville's first shopping area outside of Downtown, it continues to thrive. For specialty handmade gifts from around the world, stop by Midnight Sun on Park Street. They offer a wide selection of sterling silver and gemstone jewelry as well as sarongs, yoga wear, furniture, natural body care, and incense.  Stop into Violet, Wolfgang, and Edge City to cruise the racks for the latest styles. After a day of shopping, gather your thoughts with a cup of tea at Cozy Tea in the heart of the shopping district or stop into Riverside Liquors & Village Wine Shop and pick up a bottle of wine to wind down with. If you timed your day right, take the stairs at Black Sheep Restaurant for one of the hottest rooftop bars in Jacksonville or make it a progressive dinner with stops at The Mossfire Grill & Lounge and O'Brothers Irish Pub

Southside
Avonlea Antiques and Design Mall on the Southside is a must-see for antique enthusiasts, with a 40,000 square foot showroom featuring more than 200 dealers Avonlea Antiques offers a selection of antique furniture, glassware, china, linens, artwork, collectibles, and home accesories. There’s even a cafe inside the antique mall.



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Lawyers in Libraries: Using Online Legal Resources - Oct. 22

University Park Branch Library

National Pro Bono Celebration focuses attention on the increased need for pro bono services. Through Lawyers in Library series, attorneys provide free general guidance and advice throughout the year. This month's focus is on using online legal resources

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    Music With Harry and Sally

    Join us Wednesday the 27th of Novemeber at 7pm for a laid back music experience with Harry and Sally. Relax in an intimate setting as they take you back with some of your…

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  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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    TRIVIA

    Trivia every Wednesday!

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    WHISKEY WEDNESDAY

    A different featured whiskey every Wednesday at Fionn's!!

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
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    Coca-Cola & Meals: Collaborating with Partners for Mutual Success

    Join JAMA (the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Marketing Association) to examine a case study on the “Effortless Meals” program, a special partnership with…

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
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    Classic Rock Trivia Sunset Cruise

    The Boys are Back in Town! Experience classic rock trivia nights on an Amelia River Cruise. Our multi-talented crew member, professional photographer and trivia master…

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
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    Women Painting Women

    At MOCA Jacksonville, a UNF faculty member moderates a discussion with "Get Real" featured artists Haley Hasler, Andrea Kowch, and Jenny Morgan about their roles in the…

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
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    Dan Naturman @ The Comedy Zone

    Dan Naturman appeared on two seasons of "Last Comic Standing" and most recently competed on "America's Got Talent." He has a self-deprecating, grouchy style of performing…

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
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    Shaping Sound

    Created by Emmy© Award-nominated choreographers TRAVIS WALL, NICK LAZZARINI, TEDDY FORANCE and KYLE ROBINSON, SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and…

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    Shaping Sound

    Created by Emmy© Award-nominated choreographers TRAVIS WALL, NICK LAZZARINI, TEDDY FORANCE and KYLE ROBINSON, SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and…

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    May is a month teeming with excitement in Jacksonville. There are many historical events which happened in May and the weather is optimal for the outdoor celebrations.

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    April 04, 2014 2:19 pm EDT

    One Spark, the World’s Crowdfunding festival, kicks off this year on Wednesday, April 9 for a five-day event. Within the participating 20 square blocks of Downtown, many One Spark venues are historic treasures. Here’s a few to enjoy as you support your favorite creators.

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    Hello Anglers! Summer has been here for quit a while in N.E. Florida. Most of you don't really care what month the calendar says. As a fisherman, I call it summer when the Spanish Mackerel show up at the inlet. And that happened back in May!

  • Redfish are Biting!

    May 29, 2014 5:01 pm EDT

    Hello Folks, Captain Dave Sipler here.....I'm going to tell you all about Jacksonville's fishing opportunities every month for the next six months.

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  • A Declaration of Independent Theater

    October 16, 2014 1:45 pm EDT

    A small theater in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood has made a big impact on Jacksonville’s movie tastes.

  • The Art of the Brain

    September 30, 2014 12:05 pm EDT

    MOCA Jacksonville ‘Project Atrium’ artist explores the mind’s circuitry in a monumental textile installation

  • Art Walks All the Time

    September 22, 2014 2:05 pm EDT

    Pick a day and a neighborhood and you’ll find a place to absorb local art.

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    September 22, 2014 1:58 pm EDT

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    Innovative Jacksonville Gallery Mines Emerging Talent. Papercut artist’s exhibition the latest in a long line of thought-provoking work.

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  • The Fantasy Football Food Experience — Eat like a local on gameday

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  • Coffee Shop Review – Bold Bean Coffee Roasters

    July 10, 2014 4:55 pm EDT

    Out with the old, in with the bold! Bold Bean Coffee Roasters has just opened its second location in South Jacksonville Beach, ironically where the old Starbucks was located. Bold Bean specializes in handmade, single-origin coffee, espresso beverages, craft beer and a community-orientated atmosphere.

  • Top Ten Romantic Restaurants in Jacksonville

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