Bucket List Jax 2015 | 5 Things You Must Do | Amy on News 4 Jax

In the last twenty plus years that I’ve lived in Jax, I’ve seen some pretty cool things. However over the years it’s typical to kind of stick to the usual and stay in your neighborhood or avoid large events due to traffic. As I’ve begun to cover more of what makes the River City so special these last few years, I have fallen more in love with our great city. There is so much to do here and every year new great attractions and events make North FL their home. Here are some stand out things I think you need to put on your bucket list for 2015 if you live in or are visiting Jacksonville. 

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One Spark

One Spark Named Top 300 Festival in the World by Fest300 Magazine
One Spark continues to be a FREE and family-friendly event taking up over 20 sq blocks of downtown Jax and including 80 venues
One Spark 2015 has DOUBLED the size of our Food Village
New this year – contributors can receive rewards for their contributions, just like on kickstarter.com and indiegogo.com
Sweet Pete’s will be a new venue for creators
New Categories Education, and Social Good


Go Sailing – Now and Zen Sailing

42 Foot Manta Catamaran Cruising the St. Johns River and Atlantic Ocean
Starting at $400 for 4 hours and up to 4 people. 

Great for parties of up to 12 people
Bring your own food and beverages or order from Now and Zen
Cruise to St. Augustine, Fernandina, Amelia Island, Cumberland Island
2 and 3 day trips available as well

Hot Air Balloon Ride  
Award winning Pilot David Fuller takes you on the adventure of a lifetime
A three to four hour adventure aloft with a special balloonists’ prayer, toasting the occasion with champagne mimosas or other special drink.
Flights take off an hour before sunset and launch sites as well as flight pattern are dependent on the weather. 
$350 for individuals
$650 for pairs



Experience the New Sweet Pete’s 

The “Sweetest Destination on Earth”
Tour the 3 Story “larger than life” location
Eat at the Dessert Bar
Take the Tour and learn more about Sweet Pete’s, See the factory
Take a Class

Jax Ale Trail 
A self guided tour of the seven craft breweries across Jax including 
Aardwolf Brewing Company, Bold City Brewery, Engine 15 Brewing Co., Green Room Brewing, Intuition Ale Works, Pinglehead Brewing Company, and Veterans United Craft Brewery
Visitors Receive a passport which they will have stamped at each location, free gifts await for completing the passport including cozies’ and t-shirts
Passports can be picked up at the breweries or the Visit Jax Visitor Center
Full tours are available through  Jax Brew Bus and Play Harder Tours
A great way to explore Jax and her attractions

Get out there and see the city, Jacksonville is full of surprises and great memories are to be had! 
Until then…
Enjoy the Journey!
xo- Amy West
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