Northeast Florida is renowned for being the First Coast, with St. Augustine, the nations oldest permanent settlement. Located on the East coast bordering the Atlantic Ocean, this region includes Jacksonville, St. Augustine and more inland, Gainesville. From the beautiful beaches to the rolling hills in Alachua County, Northeast Florida has some of the most gorgeous landscape. 

Includes Flagler, Putnam, Alachua, Columbia, Union, Baker, Clay, St. Johns, Duval, Nassau Counties

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Upcoming Events in this Region

May 23 - 26, 2019

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Celebrate 3 days of live music and entertainment showcasing some of the best Jazz music artists. 

March 22 - 24, 2019

Location: Francis Field

This festival has a little something for everyone! Featuring tons of activities like kiddie rides, magic shows, and heroes and princesses that will keep you kids entertained while you enjoy tons of great live music and of course all kinds of delicious local seafood!

March 23 - 24, 2019

Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, Florida

This festival is the most popular gardening event in Gainesville! Check it out for tons of vendors offering all kinds of colorful plants you can add to your own garden! Here you will also find other supplies and accessories for your garden, live entertainment, delicious, and a children's activity area.

March 23, 2019

Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville

Sample beers from various local, regional and national breweries along with some of the best food and cuisine from local restaurants and caterers. This festival showcases local Florida craft breweries and brewpubs, offers beer seminars and homebrewing demonstrations.

April 4 - 13, 2019

Location: Clay County Fairgrounds, Green Cove Springs, Florida

This is the clay county event of the year! Come for Livestock Exhibits, an Early Florida Village, and so much more entertainment for the whole family.

April 5 - 7, 2019

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

If you love music and delicious barbecue food, this is the fest for you! A top tier musical line up meets fantastic local food for an experience unlike any other!

April 5 - 7, 2019

Location: Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

This is an outdoor music festival where you can see national, regional, and local blues artists on two stages. Its oceanfront location lets you enjoy the beach while you listen to great music!

April 6 - 7, 2019

Location: Downtown Gainesville, Florida

Sponsored by Santa Fe College, this festival is a celebration of all kinds of art in the center of downtown Gainesville.

April 24 - 28, 2019

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach at The GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center

Nature, Bird and Photo lovers unite at this event that features 5 days of workshops, tours, photo contest and learning. 

April 27, 2019

Location: Bostwick, Florida

This small town festival is the place to go for all things blueberry! Celebrate this delicious fruit and all the yummy food.  

May 3 - 5, 2019

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

Come to Amelia Island for the 54th Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival where there will be plenty of shrimp to eat, live music and arts and crafts. 

May 3 - 5, 2019

Location: Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, Florida

Featuring Soundgarden, Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle and MORE, this 2 day festival is one of Florida Largest Rock Fests featuring music from over 40 artists and great food along the St. Johns River. 

May 3 - 5, 2019

Location: Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine, Florida

The 22nd Gamble Fest celebrates the Florida musician with performances, sing alongs, a children's area and more. 

May 3 - 12, 2019

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

This 10 day celebration of art and music features more than 60 events and exhibits including dance performances, concerts, art shows, dramatic production and more throughout the city. 

May 9 - 12, 2019

Location: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida

Enjoy the freshest Florida seafood you can find at this unique event. Here famous chefs will prepare fish they have caught themselves off beautiful Amelia Island. VIP guests can join the chefs on their fishing excursions to be even more up close and personal with their dinner.

May 11, 2019

Location: Windsor, Florida

Come to Windsor every spring to celebrate the crop of zucchini's and to benefit the volunteer fire department!

May 11, 2019

Location: World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Florida

Bring your motorcycle to the oldest city in the US for a ride through history! There will be hundreds of classic American motorcycles to view as well as vendors, exhibitors, and entertainment.

 

May 17 - 19, 2019

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

Learn all about natural Florida and how to keep it beautiful at this unique family-friendly event. Come to Amelia Island for Eco Tour, a sea turtle release, a sunset river cruise, and an Eco expo featuring over 30 conservation exhibitors, plus so much more!

Amelia Island State Park is located on the south side of Amelia Island and is a beautiful 200 acre beach park in the north east area of Florida. The park is an amazing untouched wilderness right on the coast of Florida that is great for all types of adventure seeking nature goers. The park is one of few parks in florida that allows horseback riding right on the beach, and even offers lessons. It's also a great fishing location with the inclusion of the mile long George Crady Bridge Fishing pier as well as the option to shore fish right along the beach. Good times are not hard to find at the Amelia Island State Park beach, whether you're looking to explore and search for shells or simply relax and enjoy the waves, Amelia Island is your destination. 

Anastasia State Park is a must see for anyone looking to explore Florida's amazing beaches in their beautiful and natural state. The park is 1,600 acres of pure possibilities. Their are 139 campsites and activities galore for all campers and visitors including stunning nature walks and trails, and a grill area with a gift shop offering rentals on boats, kayaks, canoes and more. The park is also home to the Coquina Quarry where coquina rock was once mined in order to help construct the Castillo de San Marcos. With so much to do and see, Anastasia State Park is an amazing place for campers or visitors alike looking to experience natural and historic Florida. 

Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island is a U.S. Marine Corps base located in Jacksonville, Florida. It is one of the newest bases in the U.S., having been built in 1986 and expanded on since. It is a specialized supply base with a small battalion sized military/civilian workforce augmented by 1,000 civilian contractors. The base’s mission is to supply and support Marine forces when they deploy overseas. 

Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) is a Florida National Guard base that serves a broad array of military branches and can train ground military units up to a brigade in size. Located in central Northeast Florida, the Florida National Guard website proudly states that “Camp Blanding aspires to be the premier domestic and combat training facility in the southeastern U.S with a focus on Unified Land Operations.”

The Jacksonville Jaguars joined the NFL in 1993. Although they aren't the winningest franchise they have made their mark on the league in other ways.

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, also known as NAS Jacksonville, is a large military base located in Northeast Florida within the city of Jacksonville, Florida.

Naval Station Mayport, is a large naval base located in the community of Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida.

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A'GACI is a store dedicated to all women's fashion. Clothing, shoes, and accessories fill the walls of this store to the max, complete with dressing rooms to try those outfits on. Casual and business attire alike, there is something here for even the pickiest female shopper!

This diverse county places the splendors of nature on proud display. Whether it be in a botanical garden, playground swinging and team sports participation, viewing wildlife in a preserve, or walking Alachua’s trails, come view the wide array of plant and animal life in person.

If you need a quick pick-me-up espresso or super food smoothie, follow Back to the Grind Mobile Cafe on social media. Boasting the freshest coffee brews from their local roaster, you can order your choice of hot, cold, or espresso coffee. If you're feeling hungry, enjoy any of their healthful smoothies, such as a peanut butter banana or tropical smoothie with an option to "power up." Don't miss out on their fresh fruit parfaits with a cup of your favorite coffee beverage.

Sit back, relax, and take in the waves at Baker County. Your ATV and your boat are welcome here, but feel free to take a walk as well and go see a little league game as well. 

Baptist Medical Center offers several programs that focus on making health care available for all children, adults, and elderly people in Northeastern Florida. Baptist Medical center offers quality health care services at a reasonable cost.

If you want "Not Fancy Food, Just Good Food," head over to Big Guy's Backyard Grill. They offer high quality, fresh, never frozen food. They have a good variety of American, BBQ, and Mexican cuisine. If you can't make it to their food truck, which travels to several locations, including Jacksonville, Orange Park, Middleburg, Greencove Springs, and Lake Asbury, you can always call for food to be delivered. 

A family owned winery specializing in blueberry wine. They started from picking blueberries off of the family farm and since decided to turn this hobby into the place that is known today.

Bradford County has all the boating, parklife, and wildlife areas to make scheduling that nature outing a literal breeze. Youth football and cheerleading programs are also a great way for your kids to get outside. Come check out what this great Florida County has to offer.

Butler's three different outdoor retail centers make shopping easier for everyone. Not only does it have great shopping, but you'll also find an incredible selection of restaurants and eateries for every budget and taste.

Clay County plays host to such a large number of activities and boasts so many great locations for park going, sporting, and outdoor recreation that it's impossible to list them all here. These are a few great places to check out, but there is always more to see at this unique resource. If you're interested in spacious fairgrounds and state parks that abound in water activities, this is the place to be. 

Columbia County has a host of activities to enjoy in its confines. Sports, community activities, and even a trip to a waterfall are all found in this great piece of Central Florida.

 

This is a great off-leash fenced in dog park with benches and a dog drinking area near downtown Jacksonville.

CyPress Publications is a private publishing company that has been active since 1995. They offer three types of publishing services: traditional, self-publishing, and cooperative publishing. By doing this, CyPress's goal is to assure its authors that their dreams of publishing are possible. 

This beautiful 42 acre park including 25 fenced acres has many fun activities that you can do with your dog including jogging and walking trails, as well as swimming ponds.

Duval County’s key city, Jacksonville, has the largest park system in North America, with its 300 public and recreational spaces and 22 community centers. With this outrageous number of parks, you might be able to visit a different park every day during a leap year, and not repeat one. We haven’t done the math, but it's probably around there. Anyway, here are some of our favorites.

Flagler Beachfront Winery is an award winning winery with over 4 awards in the latest competition. As a family run business, the winery specializes in family and community. 

Flagler County is rife in history, fishing locations, sporting activities, and beautiful beaches. Take some time off and explore idyllic locales of this great Florida County.

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Grassroots is a natural food market that provides you with a variety of local and organic produce, freshly squeezed juices, wines, supplements, and whatever else you need to live a healthy lifestyle.

Green Erth Bistro is your friendly neighborhood Persian restaurant. The exotic mixture of modern ingredients and flavorful Persian cuisine would feed anyones' food indulgence. Enjoy an intimate and relaxed dining experience while you choose from a variety of small plates, salads, soups, kabobs, and more!

In the mood for a light dish with some serious spice? Green Papaya serves family style Pan Asian dishes that are known for their kick. The all natural ingredients come in a variety of colors, textures, and spiciness. Come enjoy their delicious mango spring roll or sip on their spicy Tom Yum soup.

Let's face it, Florida summers are so long that the brief reprieve you get from the short winter months just isn't enough. Well, head over to Guanabana Truck! They make fruity ice pops that are free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. They also offer gluten and dairy free ice pops. According to their website they "... use the highest quality milks and creams to pair with ingredients like chocolate and peanut butter." Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to follow their truck.

Holmes County makes a splash both literally and with its wave of activities to catch a ride on. High school sports, as well as the Wayside Rock Bottom and Middlebrooks Parks allow this close-knit area of Florida to offer a great number of sights and activities for all comers. Come and check out a few examples of what Holmes has to discover.  

The meals at Homespun Kitchen are prepared with 85% organic and 100% natural ingredients for those who love tasty food that's also great fuel for your body. Enjoy an organic frozen yogurt at the bar or grab a power wrap to go!

Capt Tommy is a Fishing guide located in St. Augustine Florida. His charters range from Palm Coast to St. Augustine. He is a popular guest on the Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report for the northeast region of Florida. 

Jaxport is an international trade and cruise seaport located on the north east coast of Florida. 

Juice Tap offers fresh juice shots, acai bowl, smoothies, and more! They thrive on providing the freshest food and drinks that will nourish your body and get you pumped for the day.

Lake City Mall is one of the largest malls in North Florida. Come here to shop for just about anything you could want. When you're done shopping check out some of the many dining options here for dinner.

This is a family owned historic log cabin farm over 75 years in the making. Home to various wines but grows only the best muscadine wines available.

Maa Kitchen is an authentic Indian restaurant that is predominantly vegan with non-vegan options. Their diverse cuisine allows for a wide variety of menu options. From their flavorful curry to their Tandoori Sizzlers, you will experience the highest standards of food freshness and seasonality from the Indian culture.

If you want authentic Chicago style comfort food then visit Messy Fingers food truck on your lunch break or at your next outing. They offer delectable Philly cheese steaks, mouthwatering cheesy burgers, fish tacos, and an impressive pastrami sandwich, to only name a few. 

If you're looking for delicious comfort food, check out the Mother Truckin Pizza food truck during your next outing. Enjoy a mouth watering jumbo slice with such toppings as buffalo chicken, Hawaiian, veggie, and many more other options to choose from. Check out their full menu online for other options such as calzones, toasted subs, and drinks.

Mr. Potato Spread is no stranger to creativity and versatility. Taking ordinary potatoes and turning them into creative masterpieces, this food truck offers delectable options ranging in flavors. From the shrimp fajita pot, the bacon ranch pot, to their two vegetarian options, and several others, the variations are plenty, And, if you're feeling particularly creative yourself, you can have their plain potato "build your own" option.

Nacho Taco is a Mexican, vegan friendly restaurant open for delivery and take out. They pride themselves on serving the warmest corn tortillas and chips. With natural ingredients cooked fresh just for you, Taco Nacho is flavorful, affordable and, vegan!

Nassau County features 19 park locations to provide entertainment and enrichment in North Florida’s natural environment.

The Orange Park Mall is a large mall that offers shopping of all kinds plus food and fun activities for the whole family. Check out the escape room or catch a movie at the AMC theater for extra entertainment.

Capt. Chris Herra is a local fishing guide located in Palm Coast Florida. He offers sightseeing and fishing trips in the Flagler and St Augustine areas. He has very excellent reviews more info is on his website. 

Palm Coast Fishing and Boat Rental is located in Palm Coast Florida. They are a locally operated family business with decades of experience in the area. 

Captain Brian is a sightseeing tour and fishing charter captain. He is located in Palm Coast Florida and has been around for many years.

Paws Dog Park at Treaty Park has small and large dog areas that are separated. There are two dog park areas with watering holes, shaded areas with benches, and other great amenities. 

As Jacksonville's "one and only gourmet panini food truck," you can find Professor Panini at the Riverside Arts market from 10 am to 3 pm every Saturday. They also serve at local events, including corporate offices and neighborhoods. You can choose from menu items such as The Professor, which includes BBQ chicken and Mac n' Cheese, or a veggie panini. They also offer a choice of four sides that include asparagus, fries, Mac n' Cheese, and chips. To see their full menu and their schedule, you can find them on their website and on Facebook.

Putnam County plays host to several interesting locations to spend your afternoons. Those seeking activities for seniors and park goers who want to hit the trails while retracing an historical journey will find themselves well sated with options.

The Regency Square Mall is a relatively small mall in Jacksonville. It's a great place to get your shopping done and have a quick meal. You can also catch a movie at the AMC theater.

Captain Anthony is a fishing charter captain located in Palm Coast Florida. He operates his business out of St. Augustine Florida. He has been fishing St. Augustine waters for over 20 years. 

Royal Manor Winery is an local vineyard and winery that has been awarded double gold for their Southern Passion fruit wine blend. 

San Sebastian Winery has been around since 1996, and still remains as the second largest in Florida. Their wine is being made at the Lakeridge Winery and specializes in Noble, Carlos, and Welder muscadine wines.

One of Jacksonville's most famous vegan cafe's, Southern Roots Filling Station prides itself on ethical living by serving healthy and delicious vegetarian and vegan meals. Enjoy a vegan latte with their renowned sammies or shop for your favorite food essentials.

St. Johns County offers a diverse variety of activities for its visitors and residents. Try a Geocaching treasure hunt, have a few at bats at Mills Field, and participate in one of the many Naturalist Programs in this intriguing area.

Calling all sushi lovers, Sushiko is Jacksonville's ultimate Japanese grill and sushi restaurant. The dishes are skillfully prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients and the dining experience is relaxing yet high standard. Their vegan and vegetarian options make the dishes enjoyable for those with dietary restrictions.

Sweet Theory Baking Company is home to some of the most deliciously unique vegan pastries in Jacksonville. From gluten free donuts to vegan cinnamon rolls, their desserts are freshly made just for you. If you have a sweet tooth, stop by for their bacon maple donuts. But hurry, they run out fast!

If you're visiting Jacksonville don't forget to visit Sweeto Burrito! These burritos "Take Hunger to the Mat with Flavor Worth Fighting For".

Tangled Oaks Vineyard & Winery has been a family run business since 2006. They take pride in making quality and affordable wine for their customers. 

With over 150 stores, The Avenues is one of Jacksonville's largest and most upscale malls. The multiple floors contain tons of option for shopping, dining, and family friendly entertainment. 

Take a step back in time and let your nostalgia take over at this old fashioned book store! They have lots of different genres of books including many Florida history books and autographed first editions.

With a clever name that is sure to capture your attention, The Butt Hutt Smokehouse is ranked as a top 50 Food Truck in the USA in 2018. It has been featured on Cooking Channel's Cheap Eats. The menu offers Florida style BBQ with specialties such as Bangin' Beef Curry Fries. For the full menu of Florida BBQ specialties, check out their website.

The goal for JOY FM is to help you find the joy within yourself. This Christian radio station starts mornings with The Morning Cruise where they share the big word of the day and devotional. Throughout the day you can listen to the top Christian artists.

Stop by this charming shopping location to find many of your classic mall stores and so much more. Events throughout the year and great dining options keep people coming back time and time again.

Tossgreens' 4 step menu gives you a combination of traditional and modern natural cuisines. Their fresh and delicious ingredients are blended with spices, allowing you to build your own vegetarian or non-veg burrito, wrap, or bowl!

Union County, the smallest county in the state of Florida, is host to several great locations for outdoor recreation. Hit the water at a freshwater beach, visit the local hiking and biking trails, and make a trip to its local museum.

University of Florida is a college in Gainesville with more than 51,000. As a leader in higher education, UF focuses on excellence in research, teaching, technology and athletics. 

University of North Florida is a college in Jacksonville that opened for classes in 1972. Today UNF has approximately 17,000 students.

WCJB-TV is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Gainesville, Florida. Owned by Gray Television, WCJB-TV maintains studios on Northwest 43rd Street in Gainesville.

WNBW-DT is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Gainesville, Florida. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on virtual and VHF channel 9 from a transmitter in Newberry.

WOGX is a Fox owned-and-operated television station serving Gainesville, Florida that is licensed to Ocala.

WUFT-TV is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)-member television station licensed to Gainesville, Florida. The station is owned by the University of Florida, and maintains studios and offices at Weimer Hall on the University's campus.