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Funding for Jacksonville events is provided in part by the Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority

jazz in the CityJazz in the City

Winter is the season for Jazz in Jacksonville. Spend a day and night listening to some incredible talent at the Jazz in the City event. This musical festival takes place in February and is held at various locations throughout the City.  Tickets & Information  

Arbor Day in JacksonvilleArbor Day Observance

The City's Arbor Day Observance  celebrates the meaning of Arbor Day and trees are typically planted at a City Park, school or other public location. The location for this annual celebration is not yet determined for 2016, check back soon for details.  Images are on the City's Facebook page

The City hosts Arbor Day events as a way to encourage Citizens to give back to their community by supporting the Adopt-A-Program where volunteers can adopt a street, stream, park or trail to help keep clean.

2013 Jacksonville JamboreeSpring
Jacksonville Jamboree
May 7, 2016 - Free Admission and Parking are a plus for this popular spring festival! Jacksonville Jamboree is held the first Saturday in May annually at the Jacksonville Commons, 100 Recreation Lane. Save the date and come for musical entertainment, the annual 'Jacksonville's Got Talent' competition as well as food and marketplace vendors. 

Demonstrations from local organizations as well as a carnival rides, children's activity and play area make the Jacksonville Jamboree a well rounded event for the family. 

Interested in being a vendor? Please contact Jacksonville Recreation & Parks at 938-5312. Event InfoJamboree Event Images on Facebook.

Riverwalk Park FestivalSummer
National Night Out
National Night Out, NNO, 
is held annually the First Tuesday in August and is America's night out against crime.  NNO for 2016 is August 2 at Riverwalk Crossing Park in downtown Jacksonville. The introduction of National Night Out began in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The event is held at the beautifully landscaped water side Riverwalk Crossing Park in downtown Jacksonville. The City of Jacksonville along with community partners hosts this exciting annual event to celebrate community and to promote crime prevention. Event Details & Vendor Info,  2015 NNO Images on Facebook

Riverwalk PaloozaRiverwalk Palooza
Two Festivals in one! The Riverwalk  Palooza is a two day event in September at Riverwalk Park in downtown Jacksonville. The Palooza is a popular destination event including water sports like kayak, Stand Up Paddle Board, Canoeing and a Riverboat Ferry. This event is a celebration of the scenic New River which runs through the City and edges the beautiful revitalized downtown area.

The Festival typically includes a full line up of live music, festival food, handmade crafts, artisans and a BBQ Pig Cook-off are all part of the planned activities.  Mark your calendar each September and bring your family for this fun event! Event Info,  Riverwalk Festival Event Images on Facebook

Oktoberfest at Riverwalk Crossing ParkOnslow Oktoberfest at Riverwalk Crossing Park
This event is of course in October. Set at Riverwalk Park in downtown Jacksonville, Oktoberfest starts with an early morning 5K and offers activities in the Oktoberfest style throughout the day. Come prepared to run and walk and spend the day  enjoying lots of mouth watering bratwurst & beer, incredible family fun, entertainment and variety of arts and crafts. Event Info,  Oktoberfest Event Images on Flickr

Flotilla on the New RiverWinterfest is held the first Saturday in December from 2-8PM at Riverwalk Park, 421 Court Street in downtown Jacksonville. Winterfest is a celebration of the season. This festive event has children’s games, ice sculptures, holiday entertainment, food, pony, hay and train rides. Children an have their picture taken with Santa and visit Santa's Workshop. Highlights include sledding with real snow, the annual tree lighting and spectacular Flotilla on the New River. . 

Winterfest also holds a three day Arts & Crafts Show at the  Jacksonville Commons, 100 Recreation Lane and a Local Idol Talent Show. Media & Food Vendors contact 938-5312. Event Info Winterfest Event Images

Contact Us
Jacksonville Jamboree
Recreation & Parks
910 938-5312

National Night Out
Jacksonville Police
910 455-4000

Recreation & Parks
910 938-5312
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