Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Balis Park seating available for weekend take-out diners

Balis Park seating available for weekend take-out diners

Keeping social distancing in mind, San Marco area residents and their friends now have an opportunity to visit with one another – albeit distantly – over a meal in Balis Park. In the first official in-person social event since the COVID-19 pandemic began in mid-March, the San Marco Merchants Association (SMMA) and the San Marco […]

Grammy-winning vocalist wows crowd at Symphony Gala

Grammy-winning vocalist wows crowd at Symphony Gala

Guests had the opportunity to hear Susan Graham, a familiar voice in the Metropolitan Opera in New York, when they attended the Jacksonville Symphony Gala March 7 at the Times Union Performing Arts Center. The Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano sang music by Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lehar, Ravel and more. The concert included a VIP red carpet […]

First annual Foster Closet gala a success

First annual Foster Closet gala a success

There was no question the 1st Annual Fostering the Light of Hope gala to benefit Foster Closet was an overwhelming success. Approximately 160 guests attended the event, which was held at the Jacksonville Marriott, Feb. 29.  Co-chairing the event were Jayne McLeod and Mae Skoglund. Former Jaguar Greg Huntington joined Staci Spanos of WJXT as […]

Heart Ball raises record $1.7+ million

Heart Ball raises record $1.7+ million

Chaired by Frances and Anthony Jabbour, CEO of Black Knight, the 2020 First Coast Heart Ball March 7 at Sawgrass Marriott raised a record-breaking $1,766,000, making it the most successful ever for the American Heart Association on the First Coast. Funds from the event support life-saving research, education and raising awareness for cardiovascular diseases and […]

Celebrities, guests mingle at Furyk and Friends concert

Celebrities, guests mingle at Furyk and Friends concert

Twenty-nine members of the PGA Tour, seven celebrity musicians, five professional baseball players, four NFL players and coaches, one member of the National Basketball Association and Comedian Jackie Flynn joined PGA golfer Jim Furyk and his wife, Tabitha, at the 10th Annual Furyk and Friends Foundation concert and celebrity golf Classic at TPC Sawgrass March […]

San Jose Episcopal gala marks school’s 70th anniversary

San Jose Episcopal gala marks school’s 70th anniversary

San Jose Episcopal Day School celebrated its 70th anniversary when it presented its Denim, Diamonds and Dice Gala March 7 at the school. The event included delicious food, drinks, a silent auction, live auction and casino games also marked Lori Menger’s 10th anniversary as Head of School. Featured as emcee and auctioneer was Anna Baumeister […]

Shoppers eye treasures at Junior League rummage sale

Shoppers eye treasures at Junior League rummage sale

Shoppers from all over the city enjoyed Jacksonville’s largest pop-up rummage sale Feb. 29 at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.  Sponsored by the Junior League of Jacksonville, the Whale of a Sale offered 30,000 square feet of furniture, clothes, home goods, toys, tailgating gear, and more for patrons to sort through. Food, drinks, and entertainment were offered […]

Guests raise funds for state embassy in Washington

Guests raise funds for state embassy in Washington

For 47 years, Florida House in Washington D.C. has been the state’s best-kept secret, but no more.  To raise funds for the Sunshine State’s “embassy” in Washington, the nonprofit held a fundraiser at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens March 1.  Florida is the only state to have an embassy in Washington D.C., said […]

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