Jacksonville is home to some really great events and festivals throughout the whole year. But, Spring is special. Some of Jacksonville's favourite events are underway this Spring. Here are some events that will be fun for the whole family. And guess what? Most of them are free!
The Spring Fun Pass
Jacksonville’s Spring Fun Pass can be purchased for $14.95. The Pass will allow holders access to laser tag, billiards, arcade games and more.
Spring Break at Jacksonville Ice
Lace up your skates and add a little winter to your spring break fun list. Jacksonville Ice is open all week and even has lessons available for the newbie in the family. A public skating session will run you around $12.
Springing the Blues Festival
This 3-day free festival has been voted “top 50 music festival in the USA” by Downbeat Magazine. It is arguably one of the most anticipated music festivals in the states. From blues legends to gospel bands, the music lover in you won’t want to miss this one. In true festival fashion, there is a food court, artisan marketplace and kids activities. The festival runs from April 5th to April 7th at the Seahawk Pavillion.
This unique community activity, put on by Tree Hill Nature Centre, finishes off with a live butterfly release. Before that, attendees can expect to find live animals, a little music and plenty of local vendors. This year, the festival will highlight the role the centre plays in promoting local and sustainable food.
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
We can’t talk about spring events without mentioning the Jazz Festival. It’s one of the largest in the Nation. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is this Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd - 26th and is located in the core of downtown Jacksonville. This year there will be three entertainment stages featuring a wide range of Jazz musicians. And all for free!
On top of all the great spring festivals, Jacksonville offers a wide variety of family events. If you have any questions about what is happening in and around Jacksonville, contact Real Estate agent Krista Fracke. A longtime resident, Krista knows what is happening in the area.