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Getting There

 Jacksonville, has an international airport (JAX) and is located on I-95, which makes it easily accessible. A great destination year round, the hotel venue is approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the local beaches.

Location of shows and workshops:

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14670 Duval Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218

The Hotel offers a FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE for guests!

  • The Crowne Plaza Hotel- Discounted rooms for only $99 

    • 2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed​

    • Includes 1 Free Continental Breakfast.

      • Additional Breakfasts can be purchased for $10

  • The venue is a hotel that is offering discounted rooms for River City Raqs attendees. Hotel is to be booked separately from the festival and you need to call to place your reservation. 

      • 317 luxury guest rooms – all with complimentary internet access
      • Complimentary Airport Shuttle
      • Complimentary Parking
      • Quiet Zone Floor
      • State of the Art Fitness Center
      • Indoor/outdoor heated pool
      • Business Center/Internet Café
      • IHG Rewards
      • 100% Smoke Free

  • Alternatively, you may want to try Airbnb to find a cosy guesthouse or B&B in Jacksonville. Click this link for a $40 credit to book with Airbnb.


Food & Shopping

Savannah Bistro offers breakfast, an upscale lunch and dinner menus. Your
attendees will enjoy casual Jacksonville dining and fast, friendly service morning,
noon and night.
Rainforest Lounge is a great place for networking or just relaxing with your
favorite beverage while enjoying a sporting event on our plasma televisions
Biscotti’s Internet Café offers your attendees a place to check their emails or
just surf the web as well as on the go food and beverage items. The hotel brews
Community’s Best Premium hot coffees, Frappuccino’s, Iced Coffees, & Specialty
Teas located in the lobby. A plethora of freshly baked muffins, cakes, pies,
cookies, and fruit juices are also offered.
Room Service, our in-room dining is available 24 hours.


Our indoor vendors will have a wide array of products and services that aren't just for belly dancers! Very close to the hotel there is also-River City Marketplace. It is a 125 acre quasi-regional outdoor shopping mall located south of Airport Road on the east side of Interstate 95. It boasts more than 100 retailers and UF Health North medical center.