The TaxSlayer Bowl has released the official bowl week itinerary for the Kentucky football team. Even though most of the events are closed to the public (unless otherwise noted), the non-football activities they get to do are pretty cool.
Tuesday, December 27
6:30 — The team arrives at the Sawgrass Marriot Hotel. Players will be greeted by bowl officials (and possibly fans in the lobby) before being treated to a “grand seafood buffet.”
Wednesday, December 28
2:00 — Kentucky players will visit the Mayport Naval Station where they will interact with sailors, tour the ships and see the helicopters.
Thursday, December 29
2:00 — In the team’s second outing, they’ll be treated to a round of Top Golf. Hopefully no one is as bad as Archie Goodwin.
Friday, December 30
11:00 — Stoops’ final press conference with UK’s team captains.
12:00 — The coaches luncheon and Gator Bowl Hall of Fame Induction. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.
2:00 — Select players, coaches and cheerleaders will put some smiles on children’s faces when they visit Wolfson’s Children Hospital.
2:00 — VyStar 5K run at Jacksonville Landing. Start your New Year’s resolution two days early by running in this 5K. Register here.
6:00 — The Kentucky team Pep Rally is at Jacksonville Landing. You can NOT miss this event if you’re coming to the TaxSlayer Bowl.
7:00-9:30 — The Jacksonville Light Boat Parade will light up the canals surrounding downtown.
9:00 — FIREWORKS!!!!!!
Saturday, December 31
8:45 — The Cat Walk
11:00 — Kickoff with Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore and Quint Kessenich on ESPN.
4:00 — The country-filled NYE Bowl Bash is at the corner of Ocean and Forsyth in downtown Jacksonville.