See & Do
Historically known for its many acres of orange groves, visit one of the many parks in the Mandarin neighborhood.
Walter Jones Historical Park has an abundance of history to explore and is open from 6 AM- 9 PM every day. Also, make sure to visit the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society while you are there. Their hours of operation are only Wednesday-Saturday from 10 AM-4 PM.
Mandarin holds a lot of rich family history and throughout Mandarin you will find the namesakes of a lot of those family’s legacies. Mandarin was once a small town, later incorporated into Jacksonville.
Below are some of the Annual Mandarin Festivals:
Mandarin Art Festival – April – The Mandarin Art Festival, a high-quality juried fine art event, enjoys thousands of visitors who return year after year for their favorite artists or to see the array of creations by artists new to the festival. For many this has become an Easter weekend tradition.
Winter Celebration – December – This event brings 1000 people into the Walter Jones Historical Park to enjoy some old-fashioned fun. We have a great day planned for our visitors, all thanks to about 100 volunteers from MMHS and other non-profit community organizations who will be conducting all kinds of educational and fun activities for all ages.
Miss Aggie Day – Held Annually in March – “Miss Aggie” Day is celebrated, and an award is given annually to a resident who has contributed to the Mandarin community in the areas of business, civic, educational or charitable accomplishment. The candidate’s contributions may be specific deeds or an accumulation of actions over a period of time. Recipients need not be “experts” in any particular area but might be known or recognized for their sense of community, their caring attitude or individual accomplishments.