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Jax Boat Show
The Jacksonville Marine Association is putting on a three-day boat show, celebrating and showcasing all manner of sea craft used for varied purposes, whether it's catching waves to ski or fish to eat.
The 26.2 With Donna
The only marathon in the world that donates 100 percent of its profits to breast cancer research. Celebrate the cause at the 26.2 With Donna Marathon this year!
The Spartan Race
Florida’s #1 ranked motocross park meets the world’s #1 obstacle course race.
Community First Seawalk Music Festival
The Community First Seawalk Music Festival is a free, family-friendly event here at Jax Beach on the Seawalk Pavilion. The festival celebrates Jacksonville's local cultures with all local artists, food, and music. VIP Premium Seating, however, is available for purchase.
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.
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.
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!
Jax Home & Patio Show
Come to the Prime Osborn Convention Center for this local Jacksonville outdoor accoutrement extravaganza.
Jax Science Festival
The Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and The Foundation Academy present one of the smartest and coolest science festivals in the state. Come to FSCJ's south campus to learn some new scientific tricks and the perfectly rational and evidence-based logic behind those tricks.
The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
Always held the second full weekend in March, “The Amelia” draws over 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other.
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.
Springing The Blues
This is the largest oceanfront free Blues Festival in the world! It takes place in sunny Jacksonville Beach every April.
Mandarin Art Festival
The organizers of this fest (in support of the non-profit Mandarin Community Club which promotes local beautification) are calling for artists, patrons, and guests alike to be a part of their festival as purveyors and preservationists of the community's natural and creative culture.
Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival
Each year, Tree Hill Nature Center hosts this unique community event that culminates in a live butterfly release. The event has animal encounters, live music and games as well as crafts and more! We love having local vendors sell their crafts and goods!
Jacksonville Taco & Tequila Festival
A culinary experience and fundraiser featuring Mexican cuisine from over 10 restaurants and food trucks, as well as tequila stations, craft margaritas, local makers, games, live music, and more!
The Jacksonville Brunch & Bloody Mary Festival
Happens outdoors in historic Riverside under the Fuller Warren Bridge! Attendees can look forward to brunch cuisine from 10+ local restaurants & food trucks, mimosa & Bloody Mary stations, vendors + makers, art installations, LIVE MUSIC & more.
Jacksonville Fourth of July Celebrations
Enjoy live music, food vendors, and spectacular free firework displays. Whether you are looking for riverfront fireworks show in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville or in Jacksonville Beach at the Stars and Stripes at the Seawalk Pavillion July 4th Celebration Jacksonville is where you'll want to be this summer.
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 TIAA Bank Field in Downtown Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
This is one of the largest free Jazz Festivals in the nation. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival attracts more than 130,000 people and some of the best Jazz musicians to Downtown Jacksonville for three spectacular days. #jaxjazzfesitval
River City Pride
River City Pride is Jacksonville's annual LGBTQIA+ celebration that fosters a sense of community. The event includes a parade as well as festival with a family fun zone, a full day of live entertainment, food and dozens of businesses, artisans and non-profit vendors.
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.
Sea and Sky Air Show
Jacksonville’s own, The Blue Angels, come home every year to thrill audiences with an air show at Jacksonville Beach. Witness thrills like never before from a variety of military and civilian aerobatic demonstrations.
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Season Begins
Ranked as one of the top 40 symphonies 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!
Florida vs. Georgia Football Game
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!
Free Live Music Festival with Food and Fun Take Over the Parks and Porches of Historic Springfield in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida
City of Jacksonville Veterans Day Parade
Join the City of Jacksonville as we honor true American heroes - our veterans and active-duty military. This patriotic parade features more than 4,000 participants including grand marshals, senior military officials, active-duty and retired military, veterans groups, local high school marching bands, decorative floats, giant balloons, JROTC units and more! Visit JaxVeteransDayParade.com for more information and a map of the parade route.
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!
St. John's Town Center Holiday Spectacular
The annual Holiday Spectacular at St. Johns Town Center. The festive event will feature a full day of activities, culminating with the lighting of the tree by Santa Claus and fireworks display at 8 p.m. Shoppers will enjoy holiday entertainment including live music from 2-6 p.m., with main stage activities beginning at 6 p.m.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Jacksonville welcomes the holiday season with a spectacular tree lighting ceremony.
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.
The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Two of college football’s best SEC vs. ACC teams go head-to-head for the battle of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl trophy, on the last weekend in December at TIAA Bank Field.