– The City of Jacksonville, PRI Productions and the Jacksonville Jaguars are proud to present the TealTown Downtown Block Party, to take place on Bay Street on Sept. 9, 2011. The street festival, which spans from Liberty to Market streets, begins at 6 p.m. and will celebrate the first regular season game against the Tennessee Titans to be played on Sunday, Sept. 11 at EverBank Field. Football fans will revel in the excitement with a variety of activities and enjoy happy hour beverage specials at many downtown establishments.
"Jaguars fans, it's go time! This block party is a great opportunity to show our team that they have our support," said Mayor Alvin Brown. "I encourage everyone to come downtown and enjoy the street festival. I also hope our Jaguars fans purchase their season and game day tickets."
The Teal Town Downtown Block Party includes interactive games including a football toss, ladder ball and cornhole. A photo booth and temporary tattoos will be available to make memories and show Jaguars pride. Special appearances from Jaxson de Ville, the ROAR, D-Line, Jaguars players and many more will add to the excitement. A Jaguars exhibit that allows fans to see what it's really like inside the Jaguars locker room will also be a highlight. The block party will continue with live entertainment by Chroma until 11 p.m.
Participating downtown establishments will be offering happy hour beverage specials from 5-7 p.m. and 11 p.m.-midnight on Sept. 9 for those who present the promotional card, which is available throughout downtown and through the City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events. Participating establishments include Mark's, Dive Bar, Club TSI Discotheque, Olio, The Ivy Ultra Bar, Northstar "The Pizza Bar," The American Café, Benny's Steak and Seafood, Burrito Gallery, Burro Bar, Chicago Pizza, Cinco de Mayo, City Hall Pub, De Real Ting, Dos Gatos, Happy Landing, Hooters, Koja Sushi, LIT, Mavericks, Vito's Italian Café and Zodiac Bar and Grill. After the block party, make plans to stay downtown and enjoy the nightlife scene in The Core.
Street closures for the Teal Town Downtown Block Party will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 9. Bay Street between Liberty and Market streets will be closed. Bay Street will reopen at 3 a.m. on Sept. 10. Several parking options are available throughout the downtown area including the courthouse parking lot, Hyatt Regency parking garage and the Jax Center parking garage on Bay Street.
For more information on the Teal Town Downtown Block Party, call (904) 398-8179 or visit Facebook.com/PRIPRODUCTIONS and click on the events tab. For game tickets, call the Jacksonville Jaguars at (904) 633-2000 or visit www.jaguars.com.