Today from noon to 2 a.m., listen to bands like Hipp Street, Lisa and the Mad Hatters and the Bay Street Band in the courtyard of The Jacksonville Landing. The party is part of the 2011 Gator Bowl Festivities and the City’s New Year’s Eve celebration.
The Florida Blue Hometown Gator Bowl Parade marches through downtown Jacksonville today beginning at 3 p.m. at East Bay and Catherine Streets. Go to www.gatorbowl.com for a route map to watch clowns, military units, floats and marching bands.
The half-price menu items include green bean fries, spinach Florentine flatbread, Tuscan spinach dip and others.
The deal is available 9 p.m. to midnight, and some restaurants also are offering blowers, streamers and other party accoutrements.