Family-Friendly Happenings in Jacksonville: Summer 2023
Make it a summer to remember with all the amazing events Jacksonville has to offer during the warm-weather months!
School is out and summer is in full swing! Whether you want to beat the heat indoors or get outside and enjoy the sun, there is so much fun to be had right here on the First Coast. Be sure to write it all down on your summer bucket list (FREE printable here!) because this calendar of summer events is chock full o’ fun and the best family-friendly activities! The family fun experts at Jacksonville Mom are here to break it all down for you month-by-month.
All Summer Long
No summer is complete without a Jumbo Shrimp baseball game — don’t miss their stunning Saturday night fireworks displays! At the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, the IllumniNights Summer Spectacle runs through August 11 and features a colorful landscape drenched with sparkling lights. For show lovers, Beauty and the Beast is showing at the Alhambra Theatre June 8 through July 23. And now through September 10, experience the Museum of Science & History’s newest traveling exhibition, Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals.
For those looking to shop local, the 904 PopUp event takes place at the Seawalk Pavilion on June 25, July 23, and August 27, and features 200 local creatives and 15 food trucks.
Take a peek at Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Mom Things to Do Calendar for even more great ideas!
Enjoy the Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival on August 12, complete with a parade, festival, and live concert, followed by the First Coast’s biggest annual comic book show, the Jacksonville Comics and Collectibles Show on August 26.
Want even more to explore? Check out Jacksonville Mom’s Top 10 Family-Friendly Springs to Explore in Florida and 15 Places to Explore the Great Outdoors In & Around Jax.