The City of Jacksonville's Sports & Entertainment Office leads the city's direction in sports, special events and film & television production. It is further responsible for directing the city’s facility manager (SMG) to operate city-owned facilities such as EverBank Field, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, Prime Osborn Convention Center, Times Union Center for the Performing Arts and the Ritz Theatre & Museum.
The Office of Special Events permits and produces events which positively contribute to the quality of life and culture for the residents and visitors of Jacksonville. Events such as the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, World of Nations Celebration, the Sea & Sky Spectacular Air Show and the Georgia-Florida football game drive economic impact for the city as well as market Northeast Florida as a premier destination for visitors.

Jacksonville and Northeast Florida have some of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the nation for hosting sporting, entertainment and cultural events of all kinds. The city's facilities, along with its superb weather, beaches, thriving downtown and highly experienced staff, make Jacksonville the best choice for your next event.
Vision:The City of Jacksonville's vision is to become the nation's leader in hosting events that will inspire our community.

Mission: Attract, host and create opportunities that positively influence economic impact and improve the quality of life and cultural engagement for residents, visitors and businesses.

Our Values:
Community First: We will focus on events and entertainment opportunities that leave a positive legacy and lasting impression for residents and visitors.
Intergrity: Execute and articulate at the highest level of standard.
Commitment to Stakeholders: Our goal is partnership focused and to be best in class.
Diversity: Create unique and distinctive opportunites for citizens and visitors.
Stewardship: Hold a privelaged trust to be fiscally sound and customer centric.

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Upcoming Events:  

Join the City of Jacksonville May 26 - 29, 2016 and experience three stages of live entertainment, local food, drinks, shopping and more in Downtown Jacksonville.  For over 30 years the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere.

For more information on the schedule of events and tickets click here!
Join us at Memorial Park in Riverside June 4th from 11:00AM-5:00PM for the Jacksonville P1 St. John's River Grand Prix! There will be food & drink vendors, live music, and activities for kids. This event is FREE and open to the public! 

For more information on the event click here!
The Jacksonville Armada FC are back!! The Armada look to build off their successfull inaugural season campaign and compete for a championship in the NASL!

For more information on thier schedule and how to purchase tickets, click here.
 Your very own Double-A babseball team, The Jacksonville Suns are back! The Suns opening game will be on April 7th vs. the Birmingham Barons at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

For more information or to purchase tickets click here
Our Arena Football Team, The Jacksonville Sharks will be returning to the Arena on April 18th. After being named Confrence Champions in 2015, the Sharks are ready for their 2016 season!
For more information on the upcoming season click here!
The Jacksonville Jaguars 2016 schedule is out! The Jaguars have a great slate of 9 home games this year at EverBank Field!

For more information or to purchase tickets click here.

Sports and Entertainment Office
117 West Duval Street, Suite 280
Jacksonville, FL 32202 
Phone: (904) 630-3600
Fax: (904) 630-4744

Dave Herrell
Sports & Entertainment Officer

Brent Fine
Special Events Manager

Joel Lamp
Sports & Entertainment Manager of Business Development & Communications

Joey Bergman    
Sports & Entertainment Operations Coordinator
(904) 630-3600

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