The City of Jacksonville
Welcome to JaxHappenings.com, brought to you by the City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events. While the office produces events such as the Georgia vs. Florida Football Game, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the World of Nations Celebration, the Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular, and many more. We invite you to learn more about the events and activities throughout the city. Consider this web site your resource for ‘what’s happening in Jax’. You can also view events on the go – download the mobile app JaxHapps from the App Store or Google Play.
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Taste food from more than 30 cultures while enjoying the Jamaican reggae fusion sounds of SHAGGY along with Skinny Fabulous, The Katz Downstairz, De Lions of Jah, and more! Plus rock on the river with the Silent Disco!
As you travel through the World of Nations Celebration, experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Grab your event passport and join us for an adventure at the 25th annual World of Nations Celebration!
Experience all Downtown Jacksonville has to offer as it comes alive with the sounds of jazz greats and modern favorites at the 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Join the City of Jacksonville May 25 - 28 and experience three stages of live jazz, local food, drinks, shopping and entertainment. Since first taking place in 1981, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere, and in 2017 you can experience it on an even larger scale throughout 15 blocks of downtown.
Calling all captains and crews! The Captains Club and the Jacksonville Sail and Power Squadron present the annual Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, April 9 at Lone Sailor Statue on the new Southbank Riverwalk. All captains and crews are invited to have their vessel blessed for the upcoming navigational season.
Field trip applications are now being accepted for the 2017 World of Nations Celebration. Field trip day will be Friday, March 3 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Application deadline is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.