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Yelp’s Storybook Soirée at The Jacksonville Public Library

Once upon a time… 450 Yelpers donned their favorite storybook costumes at The Jacksonville Public Library for a sensory overload experience of larger-than-life proportions. 40 of Jacksonville’s most loved businesses set up shop throughout the Library’s three main floors dishing mouthwatering food, drink and entertainment.

Freshly Filleted Tuna, Butter Beer Donuts, Mahi Lettuce Wraps, James and the Giant Peach IPA, BBQ Parfaits, Coffee Cocktails, Small Batch Beer Jelly and all four North Florida craft distilleries under one roof? And that wasn’t even the half of it! Entertainment included DJ Vic Micolucci and a live rock performance from Banquet, and Photo Booth Fun courtesy of Pompy Portraits. Not to be out done were interactive Painting Demonstrations from Pinot’s Palette, Dry Styles from Drybar, Temporary Tattoos from Swan Tattoo, and a show-stopping entryway from Bold City Brochet, PRI Productions and Balloon Construction Company.

To top off the evening, Yelpers collectively raised $7000 for The Jacksonville Public Library! These generous donations will help support collections, employment resources, access to internet, literacy programs, children’s story hours, etc. for the 21 local branches in Jacksonville. We are incredibly humbled by the Yelp community for coming together to support this great, local organization. Re-live the unforgettable experience by reading reviews of the event and checking out the event photos, courtesy of Verance Photography.

Yelp Jacksonville would like to personally send eternal love to our generous sponsors:

Timwah Dim Sum Restaurant | Gilbert’s Southern Kitchen & Bar | Your Pie | Blue Bamboo | PDQ | Jaguars EatsMoxie Kitchen & Cocktails | Town Hall | The Mitt Tex-Mex Cafe | M Shack | Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi | House of Leaf & Bean | South Kitchen & Spirits | 4 Rivers Smokehouse | Timoti’s Seafood Shak | HelloFresh | Alleycakes Bakery | Bee Friends Farm | Sweet Pete’s Candy | Good Dough | The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops | Sweet By Holly | Bruer’s Beer Jelly | Manifest Distilling | St. Augustine Distillery | Marlin & Barrel | Carve Craft Vodka | Aardwolf Brewing | Bold City Brewery | Engine 15 Brewing | Cooper’s Hawk Winery | Vagabond Coffee | Bold Bean Coffee Roasters | Brass Tacks Coffee | Tea Nation | Pompy Portraits | Drybar | Pinot’s Palette | Swan Tattoo | DJ Vic Micolucci | Banquet | Bold City Brochet | PRI Productions | Balloon Construction Company | Verance Photography | Uknighted Media

And in true storybook fashion, they all lived happily ever after.