City of Festivals, Jacksonville Events

Jacksonville City of Festivals; credit Visit Jacksonville

Jacksonville Events

Events held in Jacksonville unless indicated otherwise.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Annual celebration of the civil rights leader’s life; Jacksonville;


Black History Month Celebration
Annual celebration of Black culture throughout the community; Jacksonville;

Black History Day Celebration
Celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans by participating in this day filled with cultural programs, art displays, group performances, and more; The Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville;


The Great Atlantic Seafood Festival
Featuring Florida’s finest seafood, music, arts and crafts; Sea Walk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach;


Springing the Blues Festival
Featuring blues performers, great BBQ, seafood, children’s activities, arts and crafts; Jacksonville Beach;


World of Nations Celebration
As you travel throughout the park., you will see over 30 countries represented where you’ll sample food, listen to music, shop crafts and more; Metropolitan Park;

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
You don’t want to miss this 45th annual festival in historic Fernandina Beach – the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry; featuring over 300 juried fine arts and crafts booths, regional and local music acts, antiques, food booths, games, face painting, rock climbing wall, and of course Shrimp and Seafood Dishes; Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach;

Kuumba Festival
Memorial Day Weekend; Festival highlights include the King and Queen Parade, juried art show, food and music; Jacksonville;

Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Experience the tradition of Jacksonville Jazz with a variety of jazz genres and more; Metropolitan Park;

Jacksonville Film Festival
Featuring over 60 films throughout downtown Jacksonville, FL;


Juneteenth Celebration
Celebration of African American culture; Jacksonville, FL;


Freedom Fanfare and Fireworks
Spectacular display of fireworks, MetroPark, Jacksonville, FL;


Caribbean Carnival
Showcases the best of the Caribbean-American community with performing arts, art exhibits, a parade of bands, Caribbean cuisine vendors, and music; Jacksonville, FL;


Lincolnville Festival
Celebrated since 1980, this festival draws a huge throng of participants to the historically Black Lincolnville district in St. Augustine, FL;


Celebration of African American culture; Jacksonville;


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