Guide to Spring Festivals In & Around Jacksonville

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Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for some outdoor fairs and festivals. Jacksonville and the surrounding areas will be hosting many family-friendly events over the next few months. Most of the 30 festivals listed are geared for the entire family and many of them are FREE! So what are you waiting for? Make some plans to get outside and visit one of these amazing annual festivals today.

Apr
24
Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest | St. Augustine Beach
The 2019 Birding & Photo Fest will feature the return of festival favorites, world-class photographers along with new professionals and instructors who will offer technical training opportunities ...
Apr
27
2019 Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival | Tree Hill Nature Center
Tree Hill Nature Center
10:00 am
Each year, Tree Hill Nature Center hosts this unique community event that culminates in a live butterfly release. The event has animal encounters, live music, and games as well as crafts and more! We ...
Apr
27
Tree Hill Butterfly Festival
Tree Hill Nature Center
10:00 am
Each year, Tree Hill Nature Center hosts this unique community event that culminates in a live butterfly release. The event has animal encounters, live music, and games as well as crafts and more! We ...
Apr
27
Roscolusa Songwriters Festival | Nocatee
Nocatee Event Field
4:00 pm
Roscolusa Songwriters Festival at Nocatee It is a songwriters festival in Ponte Vedra, Florida (Nocatee) that brings singer/songwriters from Nashville, TN to the warm beaches of Florida for a musical ...
Apr
27
Jax Poetry Fest: Party in the Park with Al Letson | Hemming Park
Hemming Park
5:00 pm
Join Friends of Hemming Park, The Performers Academy, Hope at Hand, Inc. and the Florida Humanities Council for an evening of spoken word, music, food and fun during Jax Poetry Fest. We’ll host acti...
Apr
28
Taste of St. Augustine 2019 | St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
11:00 am
The Taste of St. Augustine highlights the culinary heritage and culture of St. Johns County by showcasing new restaurants and established favorites. In total, we will have 20+ local restaurants partic...
May
3
Fernandina Beach Shrimp Festival | Historic Fernandina Beach
Downtown Fernandina Beach
Fernandina Beach hosts their annual Shrimp Festival in the streets of downtown. There’s plenty of antiques, art and food booths as well as a large kid zone. Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of th...
May
3
56th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival | Fernandina Beach
Historic Downtown Centre Street
6:00 pm
Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, and its historic downtown pulls out all the stops at this beloved celebration every May, which has been a part of Island life for o...
May
5
Murals & Melodies with Soul Life and the Goodness Tour | The Child Guidance Center
The Child Guidance Center
10:00 am
A Mental Health Awareness Healing HeARTS and Soul Family Festival Soul Life invites you and your family to become part of an artistic legacy and help us paint a lasting mural in Jacksonville at Child ...
May
15
LUNAFEST® | Players by the Sea
Players by the Sea
5:00 pm
LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by ...
May
24
Jacksonville Jazz Festival | Downtown Jacksonville
Downtown Jacksonville
6:00 pm
Join the City of Jacksonville May 23 – 26, 2019 and experience three stages of live entertainment, local food, drinks, shopping and more in Downtown Jacksonville. For over 30 years the Jazz Fest...
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Vicky Lane is the co-owner and co-founder of Jacksonville Mom (formerly Jax Moms Blog). Since 2012, she has been overseeing the content and technical side of Jacksonville Mom. In this role, she manages over 30 writers and works closely with the managing editor to provide the most relevant content for the Jacksonville parenting community. In her previous career, Vicky obtained her Masters in Education and served as University Registrar at the University of North Florida. Wife to adoring husband John, her love for all things “Mom” began in 2010 when their son Brendan was born. Vicky chose to put her full-time career in higher education on hold to spend time with her new baby, giving her a new respect for motherhood and parenting. In June 2012, John and Vicky welcomed sweet Audrey to the family. Vicky has created an amazing circle of Moms who are continuously seeking new ways to enrich their children’s lives in and around Jacksonville. Being part of the creation of an online parenting resource and small business that serves the great Jacksonville area has allowed her to flourish in a successful career while remaining present for her family.

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