City Announces 24th Annual World of Nations Celebration

March 10, 2016  
Scene from the 2015 World of Nations Celebration

Patrons to Explore More Than 30 Countries in a Single Visit

Calling all world travelers – It’s that time of year when Jacksonville residents and visitors can take a trip around the world without leaving town! The City of Jacksonville will host the 24th annual World of Nations Celebration at Metropolitan Park (1410 Gator Bowl Blvd. – 32202) Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The public is invited to experience the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of 31 countries which include: the Bahamas, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St. Lucia, Syria, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, U.S.A., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Vietnam.
 
The event will include entertainment and education opportunities throughout the weekend, as well as the annual Parade of Flags to be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at JaxHappenings.com. Admission is $5 per person.
 
The World of Nations Celebration is produced by the City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events with support from sponsors including Water Ventures, Coca-Cola, Miller Lite and JEA.

About the City of Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Office

The City of Jacksonville’s Sports and Entertainment Office attracts, hosts and creates opportunities that drive economic impact, accelerate the Jacksonville brand and improve the quality of life and cultural engagement for visitors and residents. Jacksonville hosts hundreds of diverse events each year making Northeast Florida a premier destination with rich tradition and world-class hospitality. The Sports and Entertainment office includes the Office of Special Events and the Film and Television Office. For more information, visit www.coj.net