Jacksonville’s JamboreeJacksonville's Jamboree

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10AM-6PM

Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex, 100 Recreation Lane

Free Admission - Free Parking - Free Amusement Rides, Train Rides, Petting Zoo, and Rock Climbing Wall

Jacksonville’s Jamboree


A Celebration of Spring, Sports, & Family Fun!

Jacksonville's Jamboree is an all-day celebration filled with live entertainment, the annual Jacksonville's Got Talent competition, food, games, rides, and marketplace vendors. The festival is a great event for the entire with a car and bike show, rock wall for climbing, petting zoo, train ride, children's activities and a kids' play area. Statewide sports tournaments run throughout the Jamboree, and visitors can watch the softball and basketball games.

The rock wall, petting zoo, train ride, amusements and carnival games are all free to participate.

Now Accepting Market and Food Vendor Applications

We are now taking applications for market and food vendors.  Spaces are limited, so be sure to register early.  More Information...

Car, Truck & Motorcycle Display

Do you have a car, truck or motorcycle you would like to show off during Jacksonville's Jamboree?  Enter today for free!

Awards presented for:

  • People's Choice: Best Overall & Most Unique
  • Pre 1985: Best Car, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle, Best Paint & Best Interior
  • 1985 to present: Best Car, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle, Best Paint & Best Interior

To enter, simply download, complete and turn in the entry form.

Jacksonville's Got Talent Auditions

Auditions are now being held to see who will move on to the final competition on Saturday, May 2.  All talents are welcome to audition.

Audition Dates:

  • Saturday, Feb 22
  • Saturday, March 7
  • Saturday, March 21
  • Saturday, April 11

Auditions are held during the hours of 12-4PM and will be located at the Jacksonville Youth Center, 804 New Bridge Street.  You must register to audition and this can be done by calling 910 938-5312.  If you are under the age of 18, please have a parent/guardian register you.  

Live Entertainment

Music and entertainment will be on the main stage throughout the day.

Jamboree Softball Tournament

We will be hosting an adult softball tournament. For more information or to register, visit USSSA.

Jamboree NTBA Tournament

In addition to all the entertainment and activities, there will be a youth basketball tournament taking place. For more information or to register visit NTBA.

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Media

For images from 2019 visit Jamboree Event Images on Facebook.

Funding for Jacksonville Jamboree is provided in part by the Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority. Hosted by the City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Recreation & Parks.