Big, Trip-Worthy Events in Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville hosts exciting festivals and events throughout the year. Learn more about some of the most popular annual events in Florida!
The 26.2 With Donna
The only marathon in the world that donates 100 percent of its profits to Breast Cancer Research. Celebrate 10 years at the 26.2 With Donna Marathon this year!.
Community First Seawalk Music Festival
The festival celebrates Jacksonville's local cultues with all local artists, food and music. This free, one-day event is held on the beach at the Seawalk Pavilion.
Gate River Run
This is the largest 15K in the United States. The route takes runners through Downtown Jacksonville and across many of our famous bridges.
Salt Life Fest
Come celebrate the "Salt-lifestyle" at SeaWalk Pavilion.
Three days of pure excitement and fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, cosplayers, artists, writers, anime, video gaming, live music and more. Collective Con takes place at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds in Downtown Jacksonville.
World of Nations Celebration
Get your passport ready to go around the world in just two days. This outdoor festival in downtown’s Metropolitan Park showcases the culture, music, and food from dozens of nations.
The Great Atlantic Country Music Festival
Celebrate Jacksonville Beach’s long-standing traditions of local music and fresh seafood at this free festival. Enjoy bands, food vendors, a surf contest, and good old family-fun.
Springing the Blues
This is the largest oceanfront free Blues Festival in the world! It takes place in sunny Jacksonville Beach every April.
Oyster Jam Music Festival
A huge down-home oyster roast and music festival with over 15 bands rocking on the river. Sway the afternoon away at Metropolitan Park & Marina in Downtown Jacksonville.
Welcome to Rockville
Hear some of the world’s best rock bands as they converge in Jacksonville during this two day outdoor music festival.
Funk Fest Jacksonville
Enjoy live music and entertainment next to the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
This is the second largest free Jazz Festival in the nation. Taking place every year during Memorial Day Weekend, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival attracts more than 30,000 people and some of the best Jazz musicians to Downtown Jacksonville for three spectacular days. #jaxjazzfesitval
THE PLAYERS Championship
Golf’s best players descend upon Ponte Vedra for the annual tournament at TPC Sawgrass. Do not miss their attempts to beat the world-famous 17th hole; it’s a tricky one!
Jacksonville Fourth of July Celebrations
Enjoy live music, food vendors and a spectacular free riverfront fireworks show in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville or in Jacksonville Beach at the Stars and Stripes at the Sea Walk Pavillion July 4th Celebration.
The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament & Festival
Reel in a big one! This is the largest kingfish tournament in the country. Anglers of all experience levels are welcome.
Jacksonville Jaguars Season Kicks Off
Go Jags! Enjoy some of the best tailgating in the NFL and watch the Jaguars play at EverBank Field in Downtown Jacksonville.
WasabiCon is an annual pop culture event designed to celebrate anime, comics, cosplay, internet culture, paranormal, science fiction, tabletop gaming, video games, and all things “geek”. The two day Jacksonville, Florida convention features an Artist Alley, a Vendors Room, celebrity guests, panels, workshops, games, and more.
Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic
The biggest rivalry in the SEC comes to Jacksonville every fall. Don’t miss the celebrations at RV City, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the best part of all, the game!
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Season Begins
Ranked as one of the top 40 Symphony’s in the nation, Jacksonville’s Symphony brings a fresh take to classics and pop music each season.
Spooktacular at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Get into the Halloween spirit at Northeast Florida’s most visited attraction. This is a not-so-scary Halloween celebration for the whole family.
Kids Free November
Bring the whole family for Kids Free November in Jacksonville. Throughout the month of November, discover all the family fun that Jacksonville has to offer at our city's top attractions! The best part? Kids under 12 get in FREE all month long! Now tell us that isn't something to get excited about, much less plan a trip for!
Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular
Jacksonville’s own, The Blue Angels, come home every November to thrill audiences with an air show over Jacksonville Beach. Witness thrills like never before from a variety of military and civilian aerobatic demonstrations. Sea & Sky Spectacular Air Show will have your eyes to sky and your feet in the sand as you enjoy the Blue Angels soaring across the beach.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Jacksonville Landing
The day after Thanksgiving, Jacksonville welcomes the holiday season with a spectacular riverfront tree lighting ceremony.
WinterFEST at Adventure Landing
Every holiday seasons this popular water park becomes a winter wonderland with an ice skating rink, ice slides, winter village and hot cocoa.
Enchanted Christmas Village
It all begins November 25th — Santa arrives from the North Pole in a sensational spectacle the kids won’t want to miss! Bring your Christmas memories to life in Jacksonville, Florida at the Enchated Christmas Village.
New Year’s Eve Celebration in Downtown Jacksonville
End the year with an enormous celebration that includes live music, vendors, and an amazing riverfront fireworks show.
ZOOLights at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Discover the Jacksonville Zoo after hours and walk through the exhibits and gardens decorated with thousands of sparkling LED lights.
Jacksonville Light Boat Parade
Dozens of boats decorated with festive holiday lights parade down the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville the Saturday after Thanksgiving making for a great family holiday affair!
The TaxSlayer Bowl
Two of college football’s best SEC vs. Big 10 teams go head-to-head for the battle of the TaxSlayer Bowl trophy, on the last weekend in December at EverBank Field.
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