The Celebration of Valor is an annual series of events honoring the service and sacrifice of Jacksonville’s proud military community.  This annual tradition brings together the City of Jacksonville and the military communities in the local area to recognize those who serve and who have served.  The 2022 Celebration of Valor includes a wide variety of educational, patriotic, community and civic activities, all focused on demonstrating Jacksonville’s deep appreciation and respect for service men and women in the United States Armed Forces.

Saturday, October 8

USO Armed Forces Half Marathon & Freedom 5K
Riverfront Plaza, Jacksonville, FL
7:00 am

Thursday, October 13

Recruit Military Career Fair
TIAA Bank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, October 18

Veterans Art Challenge
431 University Blvd N., Jacksonville, FL  32211
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
POC: Tawan Chester 904-536-8910

Friday, October 21

NEFL Women Veterans Health Care & Benefits Fair
Bob Hayes Sports Complex & Legends Center
5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 5

Wounded Warrior Project Carry Forward 5K
Wounded Warrior Headquarters
4899 Belfort Rd., Jacksonville, FL  32256
8:00 am

Sunday, November 6

Las Vegas Raiders vs Jacksonville Jaguars Salute to Service Game
TIAA Bank Field
1 TIAA Bank Field Drive
1:00 pm

Monday, November 7 - Friday, November 11

Veterans Art Display
City Hall Atrium
117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL  32202

Monday, November 7

Celebration of Valor and Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation Press Conference
City Hall Atrium
117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL  32202
10:00 am
POC: (904) 255-5550

Tuesday, November 8

University of North Florida Veterans Day Tribute
Veterans Plaza UNF Student Union
1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
10:30 am

Thursday, November 10

JAX Chamber 20th Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon
Hyatt Regency Riverfront
225 Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32202
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Marine & Navy FMF Corpsmen Memorial
Evergreen Cemetery
4535 Main Street, Jacksonville, FL  32206
4:00 pm

Friday, November 11

Veterans Day Parade
Downtown Jacksonville
11:01 am

Saturday, November 12

Salute to Veterans 5K
Jacksonville Naval Museum
400 E. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL  32202
8:00 am

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Faith Leader Military Awareness and Support Training
Cohen Clinic
7011 A.C. Skinner Parkway 32256
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
POC: or
Registration Required.

Friday, December 2

Vetrepreneur Summit
FSCJ Kent Campus
3939 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville, FL  32205
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
POC: or
Registration required

Saturday, December 10

Army Navy Watch Party
1 TIAA Bank Field, East Club 32202
Gates open at 2:00 pm
Game at 3:00 pm
POC: (904) 255-5550

Saturday, December 17

Wreaths Across America
Jacksonville National Cemetery
4083 Lannie Road Jacksonville, FL 32218
12:00 pm