June 23, 2012 - June 23, 2012
1 p.m.
Main Library
303 Laura St. N.
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Multi-purpose Room, Conference Center Level
The Jacksonville Public Library will host the 7th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands this Saturday. The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Main Library. This free, one-of-a-kind local contest gives teens the opportunity to perform their original work in front of hundreds of spectators, fans, family and friends. Six local bands of all musical genres face off for a chance to win studio recording time and gift certificates. All ages are welcome to attend.

June 21, 2012 - June 21, 2012
10 a.m.
Adams-Jenkins Gymnasium at Edward Waters College
1658 Kings Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Corner of Kings Rd. and Spires St.

On June 21, 2012, the Jacksonville Children’s Commission, its summer camp partners, and Jacksonville Education Commissioner Dr. Donnie Horner, will join communities across the country in the ninth annual celebration of Summer Learning Day. Summer Learning Day is a project driven by the National Summer Learning Association, which works to ensure that every child is safe, healthy, and engaged in learning during the summer. The event is designed to raise awareness about the importance of high-quality summer learning opportunities in the lives of young people, prevent learning loss over the summer and ultimately bring a close to the achievement gap.


June 20, 2012 - June 20, 2012
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
16th Avenue South
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
The City of Jacksonville’s Clean It Up, Green It Up office will partner with the First Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation to observe “International Surf Day” with a cleanup and a paddle out on Wednesday, June 20.

June 14, 2012 - June 14, 2012
Registration 10:30 a.m.
Begins 11 a.m.
Seven JaxParks public swimming pools will join hundreds of aquatics facilities across the globe as host sites for the 2012 World’s Largest Swim Lesson at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14.

June 02, 2012 - June 02, 2012
11:30 a.m. Arrival
Riverside Arts Market
Under the Fuller Warren Bridge
Riverside Avenue
A 12-mile swim for the St. Johns River on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

May 24, 2012 - May 27, 2012
This year’s festival will continue the tradition of jazz in Jacksonville with a variety of jazz genres and featured activities in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. Special components include Art in the Heart Downtown, a juried art show and sale, and the Wine Down/Brew Town Tasting Experience featuring a variety of fine wines and craft beers. Other activities include the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection Pianos & Organs, ‘Round Midnight Jazz Jams, Generation Next Youth Talent Competition, jazz brunch, exhibits and displays.

May 07, 2012 - May 07, 2012
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
TPC Sawgrass
110 Championship Way
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
*The Military Job Fair at THE PLAYERS will take place in the Patriots’ Outpost, located on the hill between No. 16 and No. 18 fairways
The City of Jacksonville is proud to be a participant in THE PLAYERS Military and Veterans Job Fair, a first-year event at THE PLAYERS Championship, held at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. This event affords military-friendly companies the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to hiring military personnel transitioning from military service.

“This is a great example of public-private partnership working for the brave men and women who put it all on the line for our safety,” said Mayor Brown. The mayor elevated military affairs to a Cabinet level position to grow Jacksonville’s reputation as the most military-friendly city in the nation.

May 04, 2012 - May 04, 2012
5 to 9 p.m.
Fireworks at 8:45 p.m.
Metropolitan Park
1410 Gator Bowl Blvd. 
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
The City of Jacksonville will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World of Nations Celebration presented by OneMain Financial with an International Party and Fireworks Show on Friday, May 4. The fireworks, sponsored by Pyro Shows and Lidu America, will be shot from a river barge behind Metropolitan Park and can be seen along the downtown riverfront. Other festivities include internationally-themed entertainment and party giveaways.

May 03, 2012 - May 06, 2012

Metropolitan Park
1410 Gator Bowl Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

As you travel through the World of Nations Celebration, experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Admission is $5 (One Day Ticket), $8 (Two Day Ticket) or $10 (Three Day Ticket). Children ages 3 and under are free. Grab your passport and join us for a great trip!

May 02, 2012 - May 06, 2012
Jacksonville Main Library
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
The City of Jacksonville’s Planning and Development Department in partnership with Riverside Avondale Preservation will host the Restore Jacksonville conference. This five-day program will provide valuable information for homeowners, preservation enthusiasts and contractors, from researching the history of one’s home to navigating the city’s review processes.
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