Thursday, November 29, 2007

Jacksonville list of events

Looking for something to do in Jacksonville? Here are a few events set up by BC, the ACC and the city of Jacksonville.


Gridiron Club Event
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk
Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
$10 members, $20 non-members
Please reserve tickets at
Only cash or checks accepted at the door

ACC FanFest
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Public event with free admission
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Pepsi Plaza

ACC Firework Display
10:00 p.m.
St. John's River


Pre-Game Event
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk Ballroom
Included in official ACC Tournament air & land tour
Limited walk-ins available at $25 per person
Breakfast buffet and cash bar
Reserve walk-in tickets at
Only cash or checks accepted at the door

Transportation to Stadium
Water taxis are available within walking distance of the hotel for $10 roundtrip.

Pep Rally
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


This is only a bit of what they sent me. For more information go to

Be a part of the excitement at the Jacksonville Landing, located along the Northbank of the St. Johns River in downtown. Experience the live entertainment on the famed courtyard all weekend long. The action starts on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5:00 p.m with the Rhythm Cure Band. Saturday, the party starts early and continues throughout the evening. The Jacksonville Landing is home to restaurants and nightlife along with the Twisted Martini, an upscale entertainment and dining venue with South Beach sophistication. Call (904) 358-1188 or visit

Enjoy Downtown’s premiere riverfront restaurant, the River City Brewing Company, located along the Southbank of the St. Johns River . Try a taste of local flavor with Mayport Shrimp, brought in fresh daily from the Northeast Florida waterways. The Brewhouse Lounge offers live entertainment weekly along the river deck, providing a breathtaking view of the Jacksonville skyline. Also check out the on-site brewery and see the beer brewing process, as the restaurant creates its own flair with flavors such as the Jag Lite, Jackson Pale Ale, Red Rooster Ale and Riptide Porter. Call (904) 398-2299 or visit

Shoppers will delight with the opening of 40 new stores exclusive to Northeast Florida market at the St. Johns Town Center . Home furnishings, jewelry, footwear, specialty stores and of course, fashion, are among the highlights opening just in time for holiday bargains. New stores include: Abercrombie, Aldo, Arden B., Baker’s, Bebe Sport, Betsey Johnson, BCBG, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Guess, MAC Cosmetics, Marciano, Pottery Barn, Sole Mio, The Walking Company, Tommy Bahama, Urban Outfitters and West Elm. Call (904) 998-7156 or visit


Big Jack Krack said...

I'm really getting excited about this game - and we have 3 First Team All Americans playing:

2007 AFCA Coaches' All-America Team


QB Matt Ryan 6-5 220 Sr. Boston College Jeff Jagodzinski Exton, Pa. (William Penn Charter)


LB Xavier Adibi 6-2 236 Sr. Virginia Tech Frank Beamer Hampton, Va. (Phoebus)

DB Brandon Flowers 5-10 200 Sr. Virginia Tech Frank Beamer Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic)


I'll see you fans there!!!!

CHI_Eagle said...

Gotta love that River City Brewing Company has a beer called "Jag Lite."

I will definitely have to try a Jag Lite or 12 while I'm down there.

bresnake said...

I know I should be in Jacksonville, but alas I cannot make it. Bill, do you have any information about Gamewatches? That has been a helpful feature the last few weeks.

Big Jack Krack said...

Does anyone have the lyrics to "Sweep Down the Field for Boston"?

CHI_Eagle said...

The ACC website is a bit confusing...
It says the West Side of the stadium seats the "Atlantic Division Champion (home team)."

VT is the home team, but we're from the Atlantic division... so which is it? Are BC's seats generally on the east or west side of the stadium?

If anyone got their tickets through BC, it would be helpful to know what section they put you in.

BCDoubleEagle said...
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BCDoubleEagle said...

BC is the home team and VT is the visitor. Got my tix through BC and they are in Section 105. See you there.

CHI_Eagle said...

Also- are the good seats, aka, "Touchdown Club," sold through the schools? I'd like to get a good seat, but don't want to end up in a sea of VaTech.

Something tells me these Touchdown Club seats go to sponsers and corporations...

BCDoubleEagle said...

Yes, the good seats are sold through BC for $125 each:

CHI_Eagle said...

Ahh- ACC Championship Club seats are different from "Champions Club" seats (which are boxes or something).

NDWillow said...

I used to live in Jacksonville, and I do not recommend going to the Jacksonville Landing. Instead, I would head to Jax Beach and hit two great Irish pubs: Mac Cools and Lynch's. They are right next to the Ocean and near a couple good restaurants (Dolphin Depot just to name one). If you want to stay closer to downtown, the San Marco area is great for food (BB's is a personal favorite and Pom's has great Thai food) and some lounge type bars. You could also hit the historic Riverside and Avondale areas, which are also near downtown. The best restaurants in those areas are Mossfire and Biscotti's. There aren't a ton of bars in Riverside/Avondale, but there are a couple.
For lunch in downtown, try Burrito Gallery.
Good luck to the Eagles.

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