Events

Tax Day Tea Party Rally at The Landing, April 15

Two years ago on April 15, 2009, the Tea Party Movement was birthed in North Florida.  More than 5,000 new friends showed up at the Jacksonville Landing with their personal messages on hand-made signs and a look of fear and concern on their faces. 

Best of: St. Patrick's Day

Best of:  St. Patrick's Day

You lived it, you tasted it and heard it. You may still be recovering from it. Who had the best St. Patrick's Day food, drinks, music and overall experience in your neck of the woods?

6th Annual Stop Teen Underage Drinking Rally Today in Jacksonville

6th Annual Stop Teen Underage Drinking  Rally Today in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Students from all of Duval county's public high schools are participating in the Stop Teenage Underage Drinking (S.T.U.D.) Rally.

The event addresses issues relating to underage drinking and lifestyle choices that teens face on a daily basis.

The S.T.U.D. Rally begins at 7 A.M. at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium.

Jacksonville Landing Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day

Jacksonville Landing Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A leprechaun appeared at the Landing this morning to help get the city ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and he helped turn the water green.

As the holiday had its official launch, the fountain in the courtyard began spewing green water, which will continue through the weekend as events are planned for each day.

At today's launch, the leprechaun read a proclamation, which was drowned out by the nearby bagpiper.

Thursday, bagpipers from Jacksonville Pipes and Drums will roam about the Landing as happy hour gets underway at 4 p.m., featuring, of course, green beer.

Live music takes the stage beginning at 7 and lasting until midnight.

Contests include hourly drawings for cash for anyone wearing green and there will be a green bikini contest at 9 p.m.

City of Jacksonville Presents Commemorative Poster for 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

City of Jacksonville Presents Commemorative Poster for 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

The City of Jacksonville is proud to present the commemorative poster for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival.  Each year, the City of Jacksonville chooses original artwork that is converted into the commemorative poster and as well as other promotional pieces. More than 140 entries were received for consideration.

This year’s painting, “Drop’n the Groove,” was created by local artist Pamela Miller who uses bright, rich and bold colors to interpret music through shapes in a groovy place surrounded by palm trees and blue skies. Funky, flowing shapes hit the notes in this abstract painting.

Household Hazardous and E-waste Mobile Collection Event this Weekend

The City of Jacksonville Solid Waste Division hosts a series of six household hazardous waste and electronic waste (e-waste) mobile collection events throughout the city each year.  The third in the 2011 series takes place this Saturday. 

River City Hunt Set to Take Jacksonville by Storm

River City Hunt Set to Take Jacksonville by Storm

It’s part scavenger hunt, part wandering party and a whole lot of fun.  The Junior League of Jacksonville’s River City Hunt will be taking Jacksonville by storm on Saturday, April 16 as participants navigate around the city’s Riverside and Downtown neighborhoods solving clues and completing wacky physical challenges, brain-teasing riddles, and laughing all the way.