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Pedal or paddle your way through our waterways. Diverse waterways are Jacksonville's most defining element

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Beaches & Waterways

Diverse waterways are Jacksonville's most defining element, creating a true Florida landscape and lifestyle with a range of activities to enjoy on a number of bodies of water, from the majestic St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway and numerous marshes and lakes.

Whether you’re looking to explore the waterways hands-on with a guided eco-kayak tour or casting a line; seeking the calming spirit of the waters with a romantic meal for two overlooking the ocean or simply taking the family for a great day at the beach, there is a way for everyone to enjoy the water in Jacksonville.  Take the family - and your car - on a cool ride over the St. Johns River on the St. Johns River Ferry, one of the only remaining car ferries in the state of Florida.  If you are downtown, take a ride on the water taxi across the river, the best views of the city are from the water!

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  • Apr
    17
    2014

    Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

    It’s Time to Eat at Catty Shack Ranch!

    Event begins on
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm
    Event time: 2 hour(s)

    Day Tours:
    Enjoy a leisurely stroll of our sanctuary and meet all the residents (Siberian tigers, lions, cougars, spotted and black

    Details
  • Apr
    18
    2014

    The Jacksonville Landing

    Jacksonville Landing Market

    Event begins on
    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10:00 am
    Event time: 4 hour(s)

    The Jacksonville Landing Friday Market takes place every Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Market area on the first floor of The

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  • Apr
    19
    2014

    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

    The Great Spring Egg Hunt

    Event begins on
    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:00 am
    Event time: 3 hour(s)

    Hop on over to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for an Egg Hunt at the Zoo on the Zoo’s Great Lawn. Egg hunts will be divided into age Details
  • Apr
    25
    2014

    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

    World Penguin Day

    Event begins on
    Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:00 am
    Event time: 4 hour(s)

    Join the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Zoo’s Tuxedo Coast exhibit to celebrate World Penguin Day! Details
  • Apr
    26
    2014

    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

    Earth Day - Party for the Planet

    Event begins on
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:00 am
    Event time: 6 hour(s)

    Celebrate Earth Day at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ Party for the Planet! From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., guests can learn how to take care of Details
  • May
    03
    2014

    Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

    Hats Off Hustle 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

    Event begins on
    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8:00 am
    Event time: 2 hour(s)

    Child Guidance Center will host their 2nd Annual Hats Off Hustle 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run through the Zoo. Every runner will receive a t-

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  • May
    03
    2014

    Downtown Riverwalk directly behind the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts

    Community First Saturdays

    Event begins on
    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 12:00 am
    Event time: 0 hour(s)

    The Saturday events will feature family-friendly activities in Downtown Jacksonville. Enjoy the St. Johns River and participate in

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  • May
    07
    2014

    Downtown Core

    First Wednesday Art Walk

    Event begins on
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm
    Event time: 4 hour(s)

    Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc., First Wednesday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour that combines astounding visual and live art,

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  • Apr
    17
    2014

    The Cummer Museum

    One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana

    Event begins on
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am
    Event time: 1 hour(s), 59 minutes


    Location: The Minerva and Raymond K. Mason Gallery

    January 20, 2014-May 11, 2014

    Details
  • Apr
    17
    2014

    Downtown Jacksonville

    Jacksonville “Top to Bottom” Walking Tour

    Event begins on
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am
    Event time: 13 hour(s), 45 minutes

    Explore Jacksonville from "Top to Bottom" on this entertaining walking tour. Professional tour guides take you along the river, through

    Details
  • Apr
    17
    2014

    Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

    It’s Time to Eat at Catty Shack Ranch!

    Event begins on
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm
    Event time: 2 hour(s)

    Day Tours:
    Enjoy a leisurely stroll of our sanctuary and meet all the residents (Siberian tigers, lions, cougars, spotted and black

    Details
  • Apr
    17
    2014

    Sweet Petes

    Chocolate Truffle Date Nights at Sweet Petes

    Event begins on
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm
    Event time: 2 hour(s)

    Chocolate Truffle Classes 20.00 per person. Enjoy one complimentary glass of champagne, learn to make truffles. Take home the recipe and

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  • Mar
    07
    2014
    Jun
    01
    2014

    World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum & Imax Theater

    Divergent Opens March 20th

    Event begins on
    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Tickets go on sale on March 5 for this movie based on Veronica Roth’s No. 1 New York Times best-selling novel. ―Divergent‖ is a Details
  • Apr
    10
    2014
    Jul
    06
    2014

    MOCA Jacksonville

    Project Atrium: One Spark

    Event begins on
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Project Atrium, MOCA’s bold series, features site-specific and site-sensitive installations by emerging and mid-career artists. The Details
  • Apr
    17
    2014
    Apr
    19
    2014

    The Comedy Zone

    DeRay Davis at the Comedy Zone

    Event begins on
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Details
  • Apr
    18
    2014

    The Jacksonville Landing

    Jacksonville Landing Market

    Event begins on
    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10:00 am
    Event time: 4 hour(s)

    The Jacksonville Landing Friday Market takes place every Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Market area on the first floor of The

    Details
  • Apr
    18
    2014

    Museum of Science and History

    $5 Fridays at MOSH

    Event begins on
    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10:00 am
    Event time: 10 hour(s)

    The museum will be open late every Friday until 8 p.m.

    (Note: Additional discounts or coupons are not permitted.)

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  • Apr
    18
    2014

    The Museum of Science & History

    Cosmic Concerts at MOSH

    Event begins on
    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm
    Event time: 4 hour(s)

    The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium rocks every Friday night with Cosmic Concert laser light shows at 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

    Tickets are

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  • Apr
    18
    2014

    The Comedy Club of Jacksonville

    The Vagina Monologues

    Event begins on
    Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm
    Event time: 4 hour(s)

    The award winning play, The Vagina Monologues, explores all aspects of the female experience. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll feel Details
  • Apr
    19
    2014

    Jacksonville Landing

    Jacksonville Earth Day and Ecology Fair Celebration

    Event begins on
    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:00 am
    Event time: 6 hour(s)

    Chase invites community members to visit the historic Jacksonville Landing where the annual Jacksonville Earth Day celebration offers a

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  • Apr
    19
    2014
    Apr
    20
    2014

    Mandarin Community Club

    46th Annual Mandarin Art Festival

    Event begins on
    Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The 46th Annual Mandarin Art Festival is up and running with plans for yet another success! Founded and hosted by the Mandarin Community

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