Jacksonville is a very happening place all of the year long. We’ve got a number of great festivals and events that residents and visitors alike appreciate. The following is a list of just some of what we’ve got to offer in the first quarter of 2017.
Jacksonville International Auto Show – February 17-19 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center
Browse new vehicles, pop the hoods and sit in the driver’s seat and enjoy everything that is auto show has to offer for the entire family.
Seawalk Music Festival – February 25-26 at Jacksonville Beach
This completely-free and family-friendly event will feature music, food and so much fun. VIP seating is available at a cost. The line-up has yet to be announced, but going by past years, it is going to be great!
Riverside Craft Beer Festival – February 25th at the Riverside Arts market
Enjoy over 100 local, regional and national craft beers, along with food from the ten best Jacksonville food trucks and live music from Grandpa’s Cough Medicine. VIP tickets support charity and allow you early entry for $50. General admission at the door is $40, but you can buy your tickets now and save $4.
Northeast Florida Veg Fest – March 4th at Riverside Park
Celebrating what our fruitful community has to offer, you’ll enjoy the best in local, sustainable, organic, compassionate, and healthy food and so much more. With live music, speakers, cooking demonstrations, a pie-eating contest, plus beer gardens and a kid’s zone, the entire family will enjoy vegging-out at this festival.
Jacksonville Salt Life Festival – March 18th at the Jacksonville Beach
With an all-star music line-up, this great festival is one that will be looked forward to all winter. There will also be displays, demos and of course food and drink. VIP gets you front of the stage seating, private washrooms, servers and more.
Mandarin Art Festival – April 15th – 16th at the Mandarin Community Club
Celebrating fine art in Jacksonville, this annual festival every Easter is the longest running event of its kind in Northeast Florida. Thousands attend this festival, which is a high-quality, juried fine aret event, but that also includes a children’s art show.
Tater Tots and Beer Festival – April 1st
What could be better than tater tots and beer? This roving festival will visit our fine city of Jacksonville in April so you can sample craft beers and tater tot creations.
Jax Beach Springing the Blues Festival – April 7th – 9th at Jacksonville Beach
A very fun blues bash with a number of world-class performers. Watch over 50 acts during this three-day event and enjoy food, beverage and vendors of all kinds.