Tom & Ruby Peters' house

3601 River Hall Dr, Jacksonville FL  32217

October 26th, 2019
Cocktails & Cheese at 5 pm
Dinner starting at 6 pm
Live Music starting at 7pm

Please RSVP by October 12

10 years already, we can't believe it either. 

We're excited to share some of our favorite foods from around Jacksonville as we celebrate with all of you!


Casual cocktail attire, so anywhere from a cute dress to a top & jeans are totally fine. And for sure shoes that won't get stuck in the grass. Ladies, this may be the time to break out that fun jumpsuit you just haven't had a chance to wear yet 😉  


Sam will be there, so of course kids are welcome!

But please keep in mind that we'll be right along the river, and there is no fence along the bulkhead. So be prepared to keep tabs on them; no unsupervised kids on the hill, bulkhead or dock please. 

For out of town guests

The average temperature in Jacksonville in October is a high of 82° and a low of 64° (H 28°C/L 18°C for the Canadians) but Florida can be very unpredictable. In 2017, the high was 73° and the low 46° (23°C/8°C)


A block of rooms has been set aside at the Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Baymeadows for 129 USD per night. It is close to Tom & Ruby's house, and comes recommended by some family members who visit Jacksonville at least once a year.

Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Baymeadows

8520 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 562-4920

When booking by phone, use code AN1136

There are also plenty of other hotels and bed & breakfasts in Jacksonville. Look for ones in historic neighborhoods like San Marco, Five Points & Riverside for the most interesting spots & walk-ability. 


 If you prefer to make your visit a beach trip as well, there are lots of great options in Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach or Ponte Vedra, and it's only a 30-45 min drive in to the party.

If you want to treat yourself, there are two beachside hotels with full spas inside:


One Ocean

1 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

(904) 249-7402


Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

200 Ponte Vedra Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082

(888) 839-9145

Sarah Jane says Hotel Palms is "pretty rad" and it looks like they have a few rooms left

Hotel Palms

28 Sherry Dr, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

(904) 241-7776

There are also many nice places at on AirBnB and VRBO, including this one that is owned by a friend of Sarah Jane's:

Ocean View Home

Other Events

Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville Buddy Walk

Saturday, October 19, 9am-2pm

To join the team or make a donation go to

Festival D'Vine

Friday, October 25, 6pm-9pm

Enjoy dishes from some of the area’s best restaurants, samplings of wine from across the globe, tastings of Jacksonville’s finest craft beers, music, dancing, and much more.

Buy tickets

Bold City Anniversary Party
Saturday, October 26, starting at 1pm

One of our favorite local breweries is also having an anniversary! Their parties are always fun and their beer is delicious.

Free event

Sea and Sky Air Show

Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27, 11am-4pm

An over-the-ocean sky show highlighted by the world-famous United States Navy Blue Angels along with other military and civilian flight teams, live entertainment, a street festival featuring static displays of aircraft and military vehicles, simulators, recruitment booths, a kids area and more.

Free event