Jacksonville Signature Events

ANNUAL FLORIDA-GEORGIA RIVALRY GAME
The first meeting between the two rivalry teams occurred in 1915 and has been renewed annually since 1926. Starting in 1933, the game has been played in Jacksonville, at what is now EverBank Field, except years when the stadium was under renovations.
 
The series record is 50-43-2, with Georgia leading with the most wins. The longest win streak is tied by both teams at a 7-win streak. Some notable FL-GA Hall of Famers include: David Pollack(GA), Herschel Walker(GA), Pat Dye(GA), Jevon Kearse(FL), Richard Seymour (GA), Steve Spurrier(FL), Fred Taylor(FL), Danny Wuerffel(FL). 

The last meeting took place on October 29, 2016 with Flordia defeating Georgia 24-10.
 
THE PLAYERS logo
THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP- TPC SAWGRASS
The PLAYERS Championship was established in 1974. The tournament has been played at Jacksonville’s TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course since 1982 and is considered the 5th Major in Golf.

Jack Nicklaus was first winner in 1974. The best winning score was -24 (264) by Greg Norman in 1994. Six players have won the tournament more than once, most being Jack Nicklaus with three wins, five others tied with two. 

The last winner of THE PLAYERS was Jason Day with a score of -15 (273). The next TPC Sawgrass Championship will take place on May 11, 2017 through May 14, 2017.


TaxSlayer Bowl LogoTAXSLAYER BOWL 
The TaxSlayer Bowl is an annual college football bowl game held at EverBank Field since 1946. It was originally named the Gator Bowl; the TaxSlayer Bowl was first played under new title in 2015 after being title sponsor since 2011.

The game is operated by Gator Bowl Sports and televised by ESPN network. The selection process is between one SEC team versus one Big 10 or ACC team or Notre Dame.

Stay tuned for this year's TaxSlayer Bowl game date.



    ANNUAL JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Jazz Festival is a weekend celebration of music during memorial day weekend. The event has been held downtown since 1982 and was founded by former Jacksonville Mayor Jake Godbold.
 
The weekend festival has featured world-renowned performers like: Chick Corea Trio, Gregory Porter, The Rippingtons, Joey Alexander Trio, Jane Monheit, Lucky Chops and more! 



 

Jacksonville Hosted Events


Jacksonville Hosted Events


Basketball
Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans Preseason Exhibition
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards Preseason Exhibition
Navy-Marine Corps Classic
UF/Rider Holiday Hoops Basketball Game
AAU Jr. Men's Basketball Tournament
Annual Jacksonville Basketball Jamboree
Jr. Men's National Basketball Tournament
Orlando Magic Scrimmage
NCAA Tournament
TAAC Basketball Tournament
UF/UCF Basketball Game
UF/JU Basketball Game
USA Olympic Basketball
USBL Jacksonville BarracudasUSA

Baseball/Softball
ACC Baseball Championship
Air National Guard National Softball Tournament
River City Rumble NSA, Softball
Russia vs. Sunshine League All-Stars
Southern League All-Star Game
Spring Training Exhibition Game
TAAC Baseball Tournament
UF/UNF Baseball
UF/FSU Baseball
UNF/Mississippi State Baseball
UNF/FSU Baseball

Boxing
ESPN Friday Night Fights
Roy Jones Jr.- Championship fight
USA vs. Russia Olympic Style Boxing Duel

Football
ACC Football Championship
Annual Gateway Classic
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl
Bill Bates Football Camp
Duke vs. Florida State University Football Game
Annual Florida/Georgia Football Rivalry
Jacksonville Dixie Blues
Orange Blossom Classic Football Game - Florida A&M University
Pigskin Classic Football Game
Shrine Bowl Game
Super Bowl XXXIX
Willie Gary Classic

Golf
The PLAYERS Championship
NFL Alumni Charity Dinner and Golf Classic
Tee Off Downtown
University of North Florida - Mercedes Golf Championships

Gymnastics
USA Gymnastics
Tyson American Cup
Gymnastic Olympic Trials
Rhythmic Gymnastic Four Continents Championship
Russian Olympic Gymnastic Team Training and Exhibition

Hockey
Jacksonville Barracudas
Jacksonville Lizard Kings Matches
NHL Hockey Exhibition Match
USBL Jacksonville Barracudas

Lacrosse
Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic Lacrosse Tournament

Rugby
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Leeds Rhinos International Rugby League Match
International Rugby Training Site
Jacksonville Black and Blue Rugby Tournament

Soccer
U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Scotland
U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Scotland
Jacksonville JADE - Women's Soccer League
TAAC Soccer Tournament
USA vs. Israel Soccer Match
USA vs. Germany Soccer Match
USA vs. Moldova World Cup Soccer Exhibition
USA vs. Norway International Soccer Doubleheader

Sports Conferences
ACC Conference Meetings
Big East Conference Meetings
Florida Sports Awards 'JASPERS'
North Florida Athletic Forum Speakers Bureau
National Association of Sports Commissions Convention

Swimming
Jacksonville Swim Classic

Track & Field
NCAA Track & Field Championships- East Preliminary
Bob Hayes Track and Field Meet
Olympic Torch Run
State Cross Country Meet

Tennis
Davis Cup
Bausch & Lomb Tennis Championships
Mali Vai Washington Tennis Event

Volleyball
AVP Beach Volleyball Tournament
TAAC Volleyball Tournament

Other
Florida Sports Hall of Fame
FL/GA Hall of Fame
USA Curling National Championships
Firefighters Olympic-Style Games
Florida Special Olympics State Indoor Games
Hot Rods on the River
Offshore Grand Prix Powerboat Racing
Pop Warner Jr. Jaguars Bowl & Fun Fest
Toyota Gator Bowl Hall of Fame Luncheon
Senior Games
Start of the Great Race
Finish of The Great Race
Venus Extreme Games