Image of Special Events website homepage
August 13, 2018
Site lists various arts, sports, entertainment, cultural events
A summary graphic showing the updated Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast discussed in the press release. (NOAA)
August 10, 2018
Preparedness is still key as more storms are expected to develop.
sand dunes at hannah park
August 09, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Mayor Curry runs the Holiday Hill morning mile
July 23, 2018
Every one in every zip code lives well
downtown jacksonville buildings reflected in mirror
July 20, 2018
Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 21,600 new private-sector jobs in the past year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was a low 3.7 percent in June, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 16,900 new jobs in June bringing the total number of new private-sector jobs created in Florida to 1,554,800 since December 2010.
cute pitbull puppy in green field
July 13, 2018
Citizens looking for a new furry companion are encouraged to stop by Animal Care and Protective Services’ (ACPS) adoption event, sponsored by PetSmart Charities, this weekend at PetSmart Regency (356 Monument Rd. - 32225).
The St Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville
July 11, 2018
The final 35 miles of the St. Johns River runs through Jacksonville, the largest city by area in the United States, with a population of over one million. Much of the economic base of Jacksonville depends on the river: Northeast Florida’s strong military presence operates on the river and 18,000,000 tons of goods are shipped in an out of Jacksonville annually. 
Hemming Park photo taken in 1857
July 11, 2018
Jacksonville's most historic public space recently turned 152. Originally a village green, it was the first and is the oldest park in the city. The area was established as a public square in 1857 by Isaiah Hart, founder of Jacksonville. For a century and a half it has served and continues to serve as a central gathering space for Jacksonville citizens. It has survived disasters, been the host to several Presidents, and is now the monthly site of Jacksonville's Downtown Art Walk.
Freedom Fountain at Jacksonville Landing
July 11, 2018
For U.S. Tourism Destinations on the Rise!
Jacksonville is one of the greatest destinations in the U.S. for travelers, according to a new ranking issued this week by tourism planning website TripAdvisor. The travel website praised Jacksonville for its diversity of offerings for visitors. “The sprawling northeastern Florida city has nature and wildlife preserves, historic residential neighborhoods and lots of golf courses,” one news release said.
The Jacksonville Library from Outside
July 11, 2018
The Jacksonville Public Library is a large library system, consisting of a 300,000 square foot main library and twenty regional, community and neighborhood branch libraries. We also serve the needs of the community with Talking Books Library for disabled customers and an active adult literacy program.
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