• 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. Learn 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 25 Arts Destination in the nation.

Jacksonville has grown into a world-class arts and culture destination. The local art and music scenes are alive with festivals and events. From the historic Florida Theatre, to Veterans Memorial Areana, to the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, your musical options range from classical, to country, rock-and-roll, and everything in between.

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is the second largest in the U.S. and the FSCJ Artist Series has been bringing Broadway and Off-Broadway productions to Northeast Florida for more than 49 years. Art lovers can also view Renaissance masterpieces at the Cummer Museum, see contemporary works at MOCA, or visit local galleries to support up-and-coming artists.

Art is everywhere in Jacksonville, see for yourself, we have tons of art in public places. Stop into our Jacksonville Main Library or view one of our local artist as they created a masterpiece now viewable on the Yates Garage in Downtown.


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

    Museums

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


  • Live Theater

    Live Theater

    With Jacksonville being constantly ranked as a top arts destination it's no stretch to believe our 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.




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