• Whether you are looking to see the latest broadway plays or the longest running dinner theatre in the nation we have something for any audience.
    Time Union Center of Performing Arts

    Jacksonville's theatre scene is thriving

    Whether you are looking to see the latest broadway plays or the longest running dinner theatre in the nation we have something for any audience. 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

    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

  • Visit museums and historic sites that shaped Jacksonville's past. Find out more about multicultural attractions.
    Ritz Theatre & Museum

    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

  • 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 into The Classics.

    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.

  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of Jacksonville's local arts community every first Wednesday of the month.
    Laura Street in Downtown

    First Wednesday Art Walk

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of Jacksonville's local arts community every first Wednesday of the month. Learn More


History, Arts & Culture

Jacksonville is a Top Arts Destination in the nation.

As a melting pot of cultures and races since 1564, Jacksonville is proud of its vast heritage and culture, and eager to welcome new visitors to discover it!

Art and history are an everyday/everywhere occurrence in Jax and you can experience it in our hip historic neighborhoods, in Downtown through our active Art in Public Spaces Program, at one of our Jacksonville Symphony concerts, at our Jacksonville Jazz Festival, during our numerous street fairs and craft markets, and inside our thought provoking world-class museums, some of the most visited in the Southeast. This vibrant mix of old southern charm, and modern Florida flair, make Jacksonville one of the Top Art Cities in the Southeast.

So, make sure to stop, look around you, and experience the culture of the city everywhere you go. Local, national and international artists have left their mark all over Jacksonville while drawing inspiration from our river, our beaches, our many natural wonders and our long list of outstanding residents.


In The History, Arts & Culture Section

  • Art

    Art in Jacksonville

    Explore the local art around town or attend one of our public art events throughout the year!


  • Museums

    18 Museums & Galleries to Explore

    Explore the history, science and culture of Jacksonville at one of our many museums.


  • Live Theater

    Live Theater

    Jacksonville's theatre scene is thriving!


  • Music

    Music in Jacksonville

    You can find amazing live music every night in Jacksonville! See a classical performance by The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, attend the 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!


  • Festivals

    Festivals in Jacksonville

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


  • Monthly Art Events

    Monthly 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.


  • Architecture

    Architecture in Jacksonville

    Downtown Jacksonville’s iconic historic buildings tell the real story of Jax, one of the most progressive cities at the turn of the last century.




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