List of attractions and events in Jacksonville, Florida facts for kids

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The city of Jacksonville, Florida and the Jacksonville metropolitan area host numerous events year-round. This listing includes the most notable of those events.


Annual events

Most events are coordinated through the City of Jacksonville, department of Recreation and Community Services.

January

  • Gator Bowl

February

  • Mardi Gras Jax

March

  • Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
  • Gate River Run

April

  • Blessing of the Fleet
  • Jacksonville Jazz Festival
  • One Spark
  • Springing the Blues

May

  • Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
  • Jacksonville Film Festival
  • Mug Race
  • The Players Championship
  • World of Nations Celebration

July

  • Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament

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October

  • Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic
  • Jacksonville Pride

November

  • Planetfest

Event facilities

City owned

The city contracts with a company to manage and operate:

  • Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
  • Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
  • Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
  • Ritz Theatre (Jacksonville)
  • Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
    • Jacoby Symphony Hall - home of Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
    • Jim & Jan Moran Theater - featuring touring Broadway theatre

Each entity that rents the venue is responsible for the event's operations:

  • Daily's Place Amphitheater
  • Metropolitan Park
  • Cecil Recreation Complex
    • Jacksonville Equestrian Center
    • Jacksonville Aquatics Center

Privately owned

  • Adventure Landing
  • Alhambra Dinner Theatre
  • Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dave & Buster's
  • Florida Theatre
  • Jacksonville Fairgrounds & Exposition Center
  • Jacksonville Landing
  • Riverside Theater
  • St. Augustine Amphitheatre
  • Theatre Jacksonville

Historic homes

  • Epping Forest
  • Henry John Klutho House
  • Lane-Towers House
  • Napoleon Bonaparte Broward House

Museums

  • Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery
  • Alexander Brest Planetarium
  • Amelia Island Museum of History
  • Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park
  • Castillo de San Marcos
  • Jacksonville Fire Museum
  • Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial
  • Fort Clinch State Park
  • Jacksonville Maritime Museum
  • Karpeles Manuscript Museum
  • Kingsley Plantation
  • LaVilla Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
  • Museum of Science & History
  • Old Morocco Temple Building
  • Old Jail Museum
  • Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
  • Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
  • Potter's Wax Museum
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
  • St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
  • St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine
  • Spanish Military Hospital Museum
  • Villa Zorayda
  • World Golf Hall of Fame

Outdoor attractions

Parks

Jacksonville operates the largest urban park system in the United States, providing facilities and services at more than 337 locations on more than 80,000 acres (320 km2) located throughout the city. Several are located on the St. Johns River or have beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, such as Hanna Park. In addition to municipal parks, there are ten state parks and five national facilities in the area.

State

  • Amelia Island State Park
  • Anastasia State Park
  • Big Talbot Island State Park
  • Fort Clinch State Park
  • Fort George Island Cultural State Park
  • George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park
  • Little Talbot Island State Park
  • Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
  • Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park
  • Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

National

  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument
  • Jacksonville National Cemetery
  • Kingsley Plantation

List of attractions and events in Jacksonville, Florida Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.