As February approaches, some minds turn to the love and romance of Valentine’s Day. For others, it’s all about the Super Bowl. Here in St. Johns County, in and around St. Augustine and Jacksonville, whether your heart is set on a romantic dinner for two, a fun family Valentine’s Day outing, or an incredible Super Bowl party, you’ll find it waiting for you. Here are some of the best February events in and around Northeast Florida – from the Super Bowl to Valentine’s Day and more!
If you’re looking for an afternoon of fun, while supporting a good cause, head on over to Culhane’s Irish Pub in Jacksonville. The annual Super Bowl party will be benefitting Jax High School Rugby. The party kicks off at 4 o’clock on Super Bowl Sunday – February 2nd – and offers free entry for an afternoon of fun and camaraderie as you cheer on your favorite team. Go San Francisco 49ers! Go Kansas City Chiefs!
On February 9, from noon until 8:00 pm, the inaugural Jacksonville Food & Wine Festival will be held in Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville. A great way to spend an afternoon, this special event features more than 80 wines and 20 top restaurants, as well as 40 local vendors and five of the area’s most popular bands.
VIP tickets promise samples from each restaurant and wine tastings all afternoon. Proceeds from this family friendly event benefit the Wagoner Foundation –which supports initiatives of The Salvation Army, Vets 4 Vets, Fur Sisters, Vets on Tap, The Jacksonville Jaycees, The Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association, and many other groups on the First Coast.
Want a bit of romance before the big day? Join the fun at Fishweir Brewing Company in downtown Jacksonville for the Pre-Valentine’s Day Cupcake Pairing. Offering two seatings, one at 5:00 pm and another at 8:00 pm, you and your special someone can enjoy a fun cupcake and beer pairing.
Enjoy four delightful cupcakes from Craft Catering paired with a flight of four unique brews. The featured cupcakes and brews include Bourbon Salted Caramel Cupcake paired with a raspberry lemon sour, Red Velvet Cupcake paired with The Yard milk stout, White Chocolate Limoncello Cupcake paired with Horchata Milk Stout, and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcake paired with Plymouth pale ale.
For a truly special night, Schooner Freedom Charters, Inc. is offering a romantic Valentine’s Sunset Sail, departing from St. Augustine at 6:00 pm on Valentine’s Day. Climb aboard the 76-foot tall ship for a quiet romantic evening watching the sunset, accompanied by live music from local favorite Lauren Gilliam. With beverages provided (wine, beer, soda, and water), you pack your favorite picnic to enjoy on the two hour cruise with your beloved.
Also, on February 14 is the Love is Valentine’s Gala at the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel. Starting at 6:30 pm, the annual gala raises support for the Canaan, Haiti school and orphanage. The event ticket includes dinner for two, music, a professional portrait, and a rose for the ladies.
Join the fun on February 15, beginning at 10:00 am at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to celebrate Florida’s beloved manatees! The Manatee Festival will be held on the Great Lawn and in Range of the Jaguar and will feature live music, manatee education, art, food, and more! Plus, the event is FREE with your Zoo Admission.
Location: 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
There is never a shortage of things to do in St. Johns County, and the beach is always the perfect option. Think about it. You could plan your own flag football game to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl or plan a romantic picnic on the beach for Valentine’s Day with your special someone. And, of course, swimming, surfing, shelling, and sunning is always an event to enjoy with friends or family.
For more information on beach access around St John’s County, click here.
For the residents of the Beacon Lake community, and visitors too, enjoy the beautiful weather and fun events which make the region a great place to enjoy the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and all the February events the area has to offer!
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