• Visit museums and historic sites that shaped Jacksonville's past. Find out more about multicultural attractions.
    Multicultural Jax

    Get in touch with Jacksonville's multicultural history.

    Visit museums and historic sites that shaped Jacksonville's past. Find out more about multicultural attractions. Learn More

  • Find out what makes Jacksonville, Florida a Top 25 Arts Destination. Start planning your trip today with these amazing deals.
    Historic Florida Theater

    The arts take center stage here.

    Find out what makes Jacksonville, Florida a Top 25 Arts Destination. Start planning your trip today with these amazing deals. Learn More

  • The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs in the stunning Times -Union Center for Performing Arts downtown. Discover Jacksonville's musical offerings from classical, to blues, jazz, and more.
    Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

    Tune-in to classical, jazz, blues, or Southern rock.

    The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs in the stunning Times -Union Center for Performing Arts downtown. Discover Jacksonville's musical offerings from classical, to blues, jazz, and more. Learn More

  • View the collection, which spans from 2100 B.C. through the 21st century. Then stroll through the historic gardens along the St. Johns River.
    The Cummer Museum & Gardens

    The Cummer Museum & Gardens offers a feast for the eyes.

    View the collection, which spans from 2100 B.C. through the 21st century. Then stroll through the historic gardens along the St. Johns River. Learn More

  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of Jacksonville's local arts community every first Wednesday of the month. Find out more about local art events.
    ArtWalk Downtown

    The ArtWalk is a must-see Jacksonville event.

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of Jacksonville's local arts community every first Wednesday of the month. Find out more about local art events. Learn More

  • This free festival is held annually over Memorial Day weekend and brings thousands of music lovers to downtown Jacksonville. Hear more about all Jax's fun festivals.
    Jacksonville Jazz Festival

    The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is the second largest jazz festival in the U.S.

    This free festival is held annually over Memorial Day weekend and brings thousands of music lovers to downtown Jacksonville. Hear more about all Jax's fun festivals. Learn More

In The Arts & Culture Section

  • Museums & Galleries

    Museums & Galleries

    Jacksonville’s museums and galleries offer a feast for the eyes and the senses. Check out contemporary artists at MOCA, or tour the fine arts exhibits and accompanying riverfront gardens at the beautiful Cummer Museum.


  • Museums Celebrating Jax History

    Museums Celebrating Jax History

    Look back at Jacksonville's distinct history with a visit to The Beaches Museum and History Center, or explore Jacksonville’s rich cultural heritage at the Ritz Theater and Museum. Find out more about museums celebrating local Jacksonville flavor.


  • Live Theater

    Live Theater

    With Jacksonville being constantly ranked as a top arts destination it's no stretch to believe our theatre scene is thriving!


  • Festivals

    Festivals

    Locals look forward to high profile events like One Spark, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Springing the Blues and Florida Country Superfest. Whether you're interested in music, food, theater, or tech, you are sure to find a fun festival in Jax.


  • Music

    Music

    You can find amazing live music every night in Jacksonville! See a classical performance by The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, attend a jazz festival, or watch a lineup of local bands carry on the Southern rock tradition. You’ll find that Jax is music to your ears!


  • Art Events in Jacksonville

    Art Events in Jacksonville

    One must-see arts event is Downtown’s Art Walk. This free art event happens every first Wednesday of the month. If you are in town on a Saturday, then head over to The Riverside Arts Market for local paintings, jewelry, and other handmade goods, plus a farmer’s market and music! Read more about all of Jacksonville's art events.





Arts & Culture

Jacksonville is a Top 25 Arts Destinations in the nation.

Jacksonville has grown into a world-class art and culture destination. The local art and music scenes are alive with festivals and events. From the historic Florida Theatre, to the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, your musical options range from classical, to country, rock-and-roll, and everything in between.

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is the second largest in the U.S. and the Artists Series has been bringing Broadway and Off-Broadway productions to Northeast Florida for more than 49 years. Art lovers can also view Renaissance masterpieces at the Cummer Museum, see contemporary works at MOCA, or visit local galleries to support up-and-coming artists.

Art is everywhere in Jacksonville, see for yourself, we have tons of art in public places. Stop into our Jacksonville Main Library or view one of our local artist as they created a masterpiece now viewable on the Yates Garage in Downtown.


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Dinosaurs Unearthed Grand Opening at MOSH

MOSH

Get ready Jacksonville! They’re back and they’re better than ever! The awe-inspiring stories of prehistoric Earth are unfolding at MOSH this summer with the arrival of Dinosaurs Unearthed, an immersive exhibition that showcases more than a dozen roaring, breathing animatronic dinosaurs alongside a collection of fossils from across the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods.

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  • Saturday, May 23, 2015
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    FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN ART SHOW & SALE

    The Show will Feature Original Florida Hall of Fame Highwaymen Mary Ann Carroll Curtis Arnett Isaac Knight Also exhibiting will be Kelvin Hair son of Alfred…

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  • Saturday, May 23, 2015
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    Mississippi vs Jacksonville Suns

    For more information, please visit: www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t564

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  • Saturday, May 23, 2015
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    Carlos Mencia at the Comedy Zone

    Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today's most lauded entertainers and feared comics.

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  • Saturday, May 23, 2015
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    Carlos Mencia at the Comedy Zone

    Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today's most lauded entertainers and feared comics.

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  • Saturday, May 23, 2015
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    25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    An eclectic group of teens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Spelling their way through a series of words, they hope to avoid the soul crushing, life…

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  • Thursday, May 14, 2015
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    25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    An eclectic group of teens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Spelling their way through a series of words, they hope to avoid the soul crushing, life…

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    25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    An eclectic group of teens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Spelling their way through a series of words, they hope to avoid the soul crushing, life…

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    25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    An eclectic group of teens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Spelling their way through a series of words, they hope to avoid the soul crushing, life…

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    25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    An eclectic group of teens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Spelling their way through a series of words, they hope to avoid the soul crushing, life…

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