The Special Events for Seniors Office enables Jacksonville's seniors to enjoy cultural, educational, social and recreational events and to be recognized as valued members of the community. Individuals 60 and over are encouraged to participate and all events require an RSVP or ticket for admission. For more information about upcoming senior events and programs, call (904) 630-7392 or email

2018 Annual Senior Events

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March 20, 2018
Hanna Park

Seniors can enjoy a real senior fishing tournament at Hanna Park featuring games, activities, contests and lunch. Awards given for largest fish, smallest fish, most fish, prettiest fish and ugliest fish. Games include horseshoes, miniature golf, dancing and a picnic table decorating contest. To make a reservation, call (904) 630-7392.

Walk For Senior Wellness

April 11, 2018
Everbank Field

Seniors enjoy a scenic 1 mile walk along the St. John's River and beautiful Metro Park while celebrating senior fitness and health! Registrants participate in healthy, active programs such as stretching and dancing before the walk. Registered participants will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag along with free lunch, entertainment, and door prizes! Registration available in early February 2018, and there is no cost for this event! (Duval County residents age 60 and over)  

Senior Expo

Wednesday & Thursday, November 13-14, 2018
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Daily
Free admission and parking
Morocco Shrine Auditorium (3800 St. John's Bluff 32224)

Join the City of Jacksonville for two days devoted to sharing Jacksonville's programs, resources and services available to senior citizens and their families. For more information call (904) 630-7392.The 2018 Jacksonvillle Senior Services Directory will debut at this event. 
Senior Expo  

Safety & Security Seminar for Seniors

June & July 2018

The safety seminar informs senior citizens about how to be safe and secure and plan for the future. Seniors actively participate and learn how to protect themselves from becoming a victim of fraud. Hear from public safety officials on local scams and how to prevent from becoming a victim. 
Jacksonville Senior Games  

Senior Prom

Friday, August 3, 2018 
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Ticket Required For Entry

Put on your dancing shoes and join us in celebrating more than 30 years of the Senior Prom! A sit down dinner will be provided along with a live band, dancing and door prizes. For more information, call (904) 630-7392
Forever Fit 50 and Beyond: Jacksonville Senior Games
September 28 - October 5, 2018
Various Venues Throughout Jacksonville

Celebrate fitness after 50 and compete in various athletic events and games. The Senior Games encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle for seniors aged 50 and over. For more information, call (904) 630-7392.

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Holiday Festival For Seniors
Saturday, December 1, 2018
2-5 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Ticket Required For Entry

Celebrate the holidays in style! Join us for dancing, dining and entertainment at the Holiday Festival for Seniors. For tickets and information, call (904) 630-7392.
Mayor's Holiday Festival for Senior Citizens  
Our thanks to presenting sponsor Humana and gold sponsor Island Doctors for their support!



Jacksonville Senior Services Directory

An annual publication of services, goods and activities for senior citizens and their families in the greater Jacksonville area. 

Download the 2018-2019 Senior Services Directory. The 2018-2019 Senior Services Directory is available at all Senior Centers, Public Libraries and the City Hall at St. James Building.

Group Transportation

Transportation is available for the Fish-A-Thon and Holiday Festival for senior residences, church groups, or other senior organizations for confirmed groups of 15 or more. Call 630-7392 for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have time to assist in the planning and support for many of the programs sponsored by the City of Jacksonville for the use and enjoyment by Jacksonville's senior citizens, call (904) 630-7392.
Special events are funded in part by a Community Development Block Grant.

City of Jacksonville Special Events for Seniors
(904) 630-7392 Event Hotline
(904) 630-0819 fax
City Hall at St. James
117 W. Duval St., Ste 220
Jacksonville, FL 32202