Guide to Spring Festivals In & Around Jacksonville

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for some outdoor fairs and festivals. Jacksonville and the surrounding areas will be hosting many family-friendly events over the next few months. Most of the 30 festivals listed are geared for the entire family and many of them are FREE! So what are you waiting for? Make some plans to get outside and visit one of these amazing annual festivals today.

Feb
22
34th Annual Cathedral Festival | St. Augustine
Mission of Nombre de Dios
5:00 pm
Fireworks, live music, midway rides and more will be offered Feb. 22-24 during the 33rd Annual Cathedral Festival, held on the grounds of the Mission of Nombre de Dios, off San Marco Avenue in upt...
Feb
23
World of Nations Celebration | Metropolitan Park
Metropolitan Park
10:00 am
As you travel through the World of Nations Celebration, experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Grab your event passport and join us for an adventure at the 27th annual W...
Feb
23
7th Annual Community First Seawalk Music Festival | Seawalk Pavillon
Seawalk Pavilion
12:00 pm
7th Annual Community First Seawalk Music Fest celebrates local music. Join Community First at the Seawalk Pavilion for music, food, and a ferris wheel. This beachfront festival celebrates local musici...
Feb
23
6th Annual Riverside Craft Beer Festival | Riverside Arts Market
Riverside Arts Market
3:00 pm
Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Riverside Craft Beer Festival presented by the Riverside Rotary Club of Jacksonville! Festival proceeds will benefit the Children and their Families at Community...
Feb
24
4th Annual Family Foodie Fare | Engine 15 Brewing Downtown Tap Room & Biergarten
Engine 15 Brewing Co Tap Room & Biergarten
12:30 pm
TICKETS GO ON SALE SUNDAY, JANUARY 27! Jacksonville Moms Blog and Jacksonville Magazine are thrilled to bring you our 4th Annual Family Foodie Fare on Sunday, February 24 at Engine 15 Brewing Downtown...
Feb
28
Regency Square Carnival | Regency Square Mall
Regency Square Mall
This family-friendly event features midway rides for all ages from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides including the exciting new Super Cyclone rollercoaster, carnival games and fa...
Mar
2
Spring Celebration & Plant Sale | Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
10:00 am
Welcome Spring with a free family event and plant sale! Celebrate the coming of the season by purchasing plants and flowers from local vendors on the front lawn of the Museum. Enjoy live music, a hand...
Mar
2
Jacksonville Science Festival | Seawalk Pavillion
10:00 am
Student driven questions that lead to student led projects in collaboration with teachers and local community experts related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). Booths include in...
Mar
2
1st Annual Beaches WellFest | Johansen Park
10:00 am
Join the WellFest movement for a day full of community connection and education on improving your health and wellness. Kicking off the day with an energetic yoga flow provided by MBody Yoga and spendi...
Mar
2
8th Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest | Riverside Park
Riverside Park
11:00 am
Join us for a great day of fun, food, and positive action Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.! Jacksonville, Florida will welcome the 8th Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest Saturday, March 2...
Mar
8
St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
Downtown St. Augustine
The three-day festival features Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, Highland Games athletic competitions, Celtic shopping and food, live music, two stages, and a variety of entertainment.
Mar
9
Clay County Strawberry Festival
Clay County Fairgrounds
Family Fun & Festivities, Delicious Food, Plant City Strawberries, Art & Crafts, Strawberry Shortcake, Live Entertainment, Free Bounce Houses, Strawberry Fudge, Pony Rides, Strawberry Wine Slu...
Mar
9
Sweet Life Music Fest | Seawalk Pavillion
Seawalk Pavilion
12:00 pm
The Sweet Life Music Fest of 2019 has a rockin’ music lineup! Come join the oceanfront fun at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, FL on Saturday, March 9, 2018 from Noon – 8pm. Celebrate t...
Mar
17
Jacksonville St Patrick’s Day Street Festival | Riverside Arts Market
Riverside Arts Market
12:00 pm
Don’t miss Jacksonville’s Largest St Patrick’s Day Event held at the Riverside Arts Market on the St. Johns River in Riverside. The event includes live music & free concerts all ...
Mar
22
38th St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival | Francis Field
Francis Field
3:00 pm
Get ready to eat great seafood; tap your toes to live music, and then stroll through nearly 100 arts and crafts exhibitors. These are just a few of the highlights of the 38th St Augustine Lions Seafoo...
Mar
23
GastroFest | Friendship Fountain Park
Friendship Fountain
11:00 am
GastroFest is Jacksonville’s foremost food festival, showcasing the best tastes of the First Coast. This culinary celebration of the local food scene draws a wide audience from across Northeast Flor...
Apr
4
Clay County Agricultural Fair
Clay County Fairgrounds
Since 1987, the Clay County Agricultural Fair has provided Clay County and Northeast Florida with an event that’s both fun and educational in a family atmosphere. Enjoy midway rides, special perform...
Apr
5
Rhythm & Ribs Festival | St. Augustine
Castillo de San Marcos
Voted St. Augustine’s best festival 3 years in a row, you can enjoy barbecue vendors and competition, live music, kids zone and Kiss the Pig. Just $10 admission at the gate on Friday and Saturday an...
Apr
5
The 29th Annual Springing the Blues Festival | Seawalk Pavillion
Springing the Blues Festival is one of the most highly anticipated music events in Florida. Held at the beautiful Seawalk Pavilion, enjoy three days of performances by national, regional and local b...
Apr
6
Bradford County Strawberry Festival
Bradford County Fairgrounds
The Bradford County Strawberry Festival takes place in Starke Florida, an hour south of Jacksonville, each year and offers live music, arts & crafts, a kid zone and of course, strawberries.
Apr
13
Arts in the Park 2019 | Atlantic Beach
Johansen Park
9:00 am
Please join us, along with over 60 other juried local, regional, and national artists, at the 16th Annual Arts in the Park. There will be live music, food trucks, and face painting for the kids in a l...
Apr
13
Wine Down in the Parks 2019 | San Marco Preservation Society
San Marco Preservation Society
4:00 pm
Join us for the 2019 Wine Down in the Parks! Event details and ticket sales coming soon!
Apr
20
Beaches Earth Day Festival 2019 | Jarboe Park
Jarboe Park
10:00 am
When our community comes together great things happen! Join us for the 1st Annual Beaches Earth Day Festival 2019. The focus of this community event is to incorporate species protection, green space c...
Apr
20
Earth Day 2019 Celebration | Jax Landing
Jacksonville Landing
11:00 am
Join Earth Day Jacksonville and some of your favorite earth-friendly companies for a fun-filled day for the whole family! The Jacksonville Landing welcomes you, your friends, your family, your pets an...
Apr
24
Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest | St. Augustine Beach
The 2019 Birding & Photo Fest will feature the return of festival favorites, world-class photographers along with new professionals and instructors who will offer technical training opportunities ...
Apr
27
Tree Hill Butterfly Festival
Tree Hill Nature Center
10:00 am
Each year, Tree Hill Nature Center hosts this unique community event that culminates in a live butterfly release. The event has animal encounters, live music, and games as well as crafts and more! We ...
Apr
27
Roscolusa Songwriters Festival | Nocatee
Nocatee Event Field
4:00 pm
Roscolusa Songwriters Festival at Nocatee It is a songwriters festival in Ponte Vedra, Florida (Nocatee) that brings singer/songwriters from Nashville, TN to the warm beaches of Florida for a musical ...
May
3
Fernandina Beach Shrimp Festival | Historic Fernandina Beach
Downtown Fernandina Beach
Fernandina Beach hosts their annual Shrimp Festival in the streets of downtown. There’s plenty of antiques, art and food booths as well as a large kid zone. Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of th...
May
23
Jacksonville Jazz Festival | Downtown Jax
Join the City of Jacksonville May 23 – 26, 2019 and experience three stages of live entertainment, local food, drinks, shopping and more in Downtown Jacksonville. For over 30 years the Jazz Fest...

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