Upcoming Events in Jacksonville

An incredible melting pot of cultures and history, Jacksonville has much to offer. There are plenty of things to love about Florida’s Atlantic coast, and there is never a shortage of things to do. From its pristine beaches and outdoor activities to its eateries and attractions, check out the below list of must-do things in Jacksonville and up-and-coming events in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. 

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Named after local philanthropist, Ninah May Holden Cummer, she wanted to create “a center of beauty and culture” in Jacksonville. Located on the bank of the St. Johns River, the Cummer Museum is brimming with beautifully curated artwork and surrounded by historic gardens and is a highly-rated destination in Jacksonville. 


Home to more than 5,000 pieces of art, some dating back more than 3,000 years, the Cummer Museum attracts art lovers from all over. 

Little and Big Talbot Island State Parks

Tucked away in the northeastern corner of Florida’s sea islands, Little and Big Talbot Island State Parks provide unique and rarely seen insight into the natural beauty of the area. 

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Considered among Jacksonville’s top outdoor recreation locations, Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is best known and visited for its fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boating. Nature trails wind throughout the park and connects to several campgrounds that offer the perfect family vacations.

13th Floor Haunted House

If you are into thrills and chills, Jacksonville’s 13th-Floor Haunted House is a must-visit for fear and thrill seekers. This legendary building is one of Jacksonville’s most popular tourist attractions and welcomes visitors from all across the United States. From vampires and clowns to creepy critters, 13th-Floor Haunted House goers must wait until Halloween to indulge in their adoration for haunted houses as it is open year-round.

Catty Shack Ranch

Home to a variety of endangered cats, the Catty Shack Ranch and Wildlife Sanctuary serves as a habitat for big cats and offers an educational opportunity for visitors. The mission of the non-profit organization behind the sanctuary is simple, but a big one: educate the public on the dangers of owning big cats as pets and on threats to the cats from changing weather patterns, environmental pollution, diminishing habitats, and human hunters. 

Upcoming Events

One of Florida’s most popular cities, Jacksonville attracts world-renown talents for those near and far to enjoy. From comedians and singers to football and basketball, check out the following upcoming events for 2023. 


Chris Distefano: Right Intention, Wrong Move Tour

Date: March 18, 2023

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Times Union Center for Performing Arts


Kenny Chesney: I Go Back Tour

Date: April 14, 2023

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Location: Daily’s Place



Date: April 14, 2023

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena


Morgan Wallen: One Night at a Time Tour

Date: May 4, 2023

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena


Old Dominion: No Bad Vibes Tour

Date: May 5, 2023

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Location: Daily’s Place


Walker Hayes: Duck Buck Tour

Date: June 9, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Location: Daily’s Place