About the City of Jacksonville

A Forbes Top 10 best city for finding employment, Jacksonville, Florida, is a metropolitan center home to unique neighborhoods, restaurants, exceptional arts and culture, and a wide variety of entertainment options. Our community is also home to many recreational activities including football, tennis, basketball, golf, baseball, rugby, horseback riding, fishing, surfing, and many more.

Cited as being an “Up and Coming City,” a “Best City to Start a Business,” and a “Best City for Tech Jobs,” Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States with:

  • 68 miles of ocean coastline
  • 300 miles of riverfront
  • 111,669 acres of parks
  • 500 large employers​

Visit Jacksonville

These are some of our favorite events around the city of Jacksonville.

Upcoming Events

Jacksonville hosts more than a few trip-worthy events each year. Check out Visit Jacksonville for information on many other festivals, games, shows, and celebrations taking place in the Bold City.

Oct
5-6

One Spark

Everbank Stadium

An annual crowdfunding festival celebrating innovation in art, music, science, and technology. Learn more about One Spark.

Oct
28

Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic

Everbank Stadium

The biggest rivalry in the SEC comes to Jacksonville every fall. Don’t miss the celebrations at RV City, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and the best part of all, the game!

Mar
10

Gate River Run

Downtown Jacksonville

The largest 15K in the United States. The route takes runners through Downtown Jacksonville and across many of our famous bridges.

May
8-13

THE PLAYERS Championship

TPC Sawgrass

Golf’s best players descend upon Ponte Vedra for the annual tournament at TPC Sawgrass.

May
24-27

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Downtown Jacksonville

The second largest free Jazz Festival in the nation. #jaxjazzfesitval