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The City of Jacksonville is now accepting applications from JROTC, ROTC, junior high school and high school bands, military bands, military and military affiliated organizations to participate in the 2015 Veterans Day Parade.

SAVE THE DATE for the City of Jacksonville’s Office of Special Events and Parks & Recreation's annual “Park Party.” The pirate-theme Park Party will be held in conjunction with the widely recognized Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play.

Join us during Art Walk as we celebrate the art of Jacksonville and welcome the city's new leadership, Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams.

Join the City of Jacksonville in celebrating Independence Day with live entertainment, interactive activities, food and beverages, and a spectacular fireworks display. 

Experience the past, present and future of JAZZ at the 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Festival, presented by AARP!

JTA will offer a complimentary and easy way for festival-goers to travel between venues at Metropolitan Park and the satellite stages located in downtown Jacksonville.


The Art in the Heart of Downtown Art Show and Sale is a part of the annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival and features the work of talented fine artists and master craftspeople from around the country. 

With an event-filled weekend planned for Jacksonville, traffic and parking will be impacted.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and One Spark announced the following road closures for the festival, which takes place April 7-12.


The Jacksonville Jazz Festival presented by AARP is a FREE festival, but you can opt for VIP treatment by purchasing a VIP package or Preferred Seating day pass. Check out what these packages include here: VIP

The World of Nations field trip packet is now available! For more information about the 2015 World of Nations Celebration, click here.

Today the full lineup of performers was released and includes: Soul Rebels, Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra, Felix Peikli & the Royal Flush Quintet presented by the Buffet Group, Roman Street, Kellylee Evans, Spyro Gyra, Maceo Parker, Postmodern Jukebox, Jazz Attack featuring Peter White, Richard Elliot and Euge Groove, Michael Franks, The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra with Peabo Bryson, Andy Snitzer, Ignacio Berroa, Noel Freidline Quintet, and Lisa McClendon.

One of the world’s best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, has announced her first North American tour in more than 11 years entitled ROCK THIS COUNTRY. She will stop in Jacksonville on July 15.

Have you ever wanted to visit a foreign country? We have your passport ready! The City of Jacksonville and local multicultural friends will bring the world to you with this fascinating cultural destination that showcases the unique diversity of our planet, and puts the wonderful sights, sounds, and tastes of different nations within your reach. So pack your bags and bring your family, friends and neighbors to Metropolitan Park for an exciting adventure around the world!

Single-match tickets for the Jacksonville Armada FC’s inaugural soccer match against MLS’ Philadelphia Union at EverBank Field on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at 5 p.m. will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Monday.

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Florida – Florida State baseball rivalry at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on March 31.

Elton John and his band return to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 14 as part of the “All The Hits” tour. 

JTA will provide shuttle service for the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl. 

Vince McCormack, chairman of the TaxSlayer Bowl and president of Perdue, announced yesterday that the University of Iowa will play the University of Tennessee in the Jan. 2, 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl. 

Join the City of Jacksonville as we commemorate the 86th anniversary of Dr. King's birth with a breakfast honoring his life and his dream for social change.

Join the City of Jacksonville as we honor true American heroes - our veterans and active-duty military.  

Important information regarding North End Zone seating at EverBank Field.


University of Georgia legends Pat Dye and Ben Zambiasi and University of Florida legends Louis Oliver and James Bates will be inducted into the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 31, at EverBank Field, ahead of the annual Georgia-Florida game on Saturday, Nov. 1.

The photos are in! The photos are in! Check out all of our red carpet guests at the 2014 Jax Night of Film! We had some real stars!
Click here to check out the photos.

Local event promoter Orange Peel Entertainment and Gator Bowl Sports have partnered with national event promoter AEG Live to host the superstar duo Florida Georgia Line at a massive event at the Shipyards on Friday, Oct. 31 to kick off Georgia-Florida weekend.

Registrations are now being accepted for Mayor Brown's Business Builder! Seats are limited . Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

Pedicab applications are now being accepted for Georgia vs. Florida gameday! The deadline to submit an application is Monday, September 1.

Back this year, the City of Jacksonville will bring to you the second annual "Off Jazz" Concert. This year the concert will be held on Sunday, May 25 at 7 p.m. and will feature R&B singers Musiq Soulchild and Sebastian Mikael.

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival will be held Thursday, May 22 - Sunday, May 25 in Downtown Jacksonville. Some streets will be impacted.

There will be 35 countries participating in the 2014 World of Nations Celebration.

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra sets the stage for one of the most festive events on the First Coast – the return of Starry Nights at the Metropolitan Park.

The City of Jacksonville is excited to present HonHers, an inaugural event celebrating and cultivating desire in everyday women.

The Second Annual Trailblazer Awards paid tribute to 14 African American leaders in the Jacksonville community who were pioneers in their profession. Congratulations to the 2014 recipients!

AARP is back as the 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Presenting Sponsor!

Jacksonville's new professional soccer team has been named the Armada Football Club! The team will begin play in April 2015 in the North American Soccer League.

The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is back as the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival host hotel!


Philadelphia Union will face 2013 Supporters’ Shield Champion New York Red Bulls Wednesday, Feb. 12 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL, as part of the 2014 pre-season trip. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. Tickets are available now at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, and online at


The Jacksonville Giants game originally scheduled for Feb 22 is being rescheduled to March 8. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and tip-off will be at 7:30 p.m.



The 2014 Tomorrow's Leaders have been announced! Tomorrow's Leaders are individuals who exemplify the ideals and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and excel in community volunteerism, leadership and civic responsibility. 

Producers of the Florida Country Superfest announced that single-day tickets to the event go on sale today at 10:00 a.m. Until now, tickets for the Country Superfest have been available in a two-night package only, but starting today fans will be able to select a specific day they would like to attend. Ticket prices for the Superfest start at $65.

Ring in the New Year in downtown Jacksonville with fireworks at midnight as the skies come alive to welcome 2014. 

Soledad O'Brien will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue.

To provide the most impactful experience for existing and aspiring small business owners in Jacksonville, the Mayor Brown’s Business Builder event originally scheduled for Dec. 12 will be rescheduled for the spring of 2014. Details to come in the new year.

Bring the family out to City Hall and Hemming Plaza on Dec 6 from 4 - 7:30 p.m. for the 2nd annual Holiday at St. James Celebration and Tree Lighting.

The City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events is looking for talented and enthusiastic interns to join our team as we plan upcoming events including the the World of Nations Celebration, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Georgia vs. Florida Football Game and much more!


Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Big & Rich, Easton Corbin, Colt Ford and Joe Nichols will rock Jacksonville’s EverBank Field on June 14 and 15 in the inaugural edition of the mega-fest.

Would you like to be the artist for the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Poster? Click here for more information.

The City of Jacksonville and Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services will pay tribute to Jacksonville's proud military and veteran community with a week-long of events. Click here for a list of events highlighting the city's strong connection to the U.S. Armed Forces.

It’s that time of year again! Nominations for the 2014 Tomorrow's Leaders award are now being accepted. 

Calling all boaters! Light the night on the St. Johns River and be a part of the Jacksonville Light Parade.  Showcase your vessel to more than 200,000 parade spectators and create memories that will last a lifetime. The parade is open to sailboats and powerboats of all shapes and sizes.

Interested in volunteering for one of our upcoming events? Register online today! Visit and click Online Services for more information.

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