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Find loads of things to do in all areas of Jacksonville, including fun stuff for kids, teens and families; romantic couples escapades for couples; and pet-friendly outings. Plus, visit historic sites and eco-attractions. Take up a new hobby or just take a peaceful walk through one of the nation’s largest urban park systems.
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Jacksonville's WinterFEST 2012
Dreaming of a White Christmas? Will there be snow in Jacksonville this year? With projected lows in 40-degree range, the First Coast is unlikely to receive snowfall this Winter. Historical trends tend to agree, as the city of Jacksonville hasn't seen significant snow since December 1989 - with the exception of a few small flurries that quickly...

Valentine's Day in Jacksonville
Looking for something romantic to do in Jacksonville for Valentine's Day? Here are some ideas, including romantic dining options, spots and hotel getaways.

Fort Caroline National Memorial
Fort Caroline, founded in 1564 and located in Jacksonville, Florida, was the first French colony in the United States. Though the fort only stood for a year, before being destroyed by a Spanish fleet, it left an indelible mark on the history of Florida

Wayne Weaver - Jacksonville Famous Residents
It is only fitting that Wayne Weaver and his wife Dolores enjoy their place among the Pride of the Jaguars. It is largely due to the deep-seated passion Dolores possesses for making the world a better place that this symbiotic relationship continues to this day.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Castillo de San Marcos is a fort in St. Augustine, Florida that was originally built as a defense against pirates. The oldest fort in the lower 48 states to be built out of masonry, it was started in 1672 when Florida still belonged to Spain

Free Things to do in Jacksonville
Looking for something to do in Jacksonville, but need to keep expenses down? You'd be surprised at the number of things to do in Jacksonville for free. Most free events are announced monthly, so check our current events calendar to stay updated, but there are also a few seasonal or year round attractions in the city.

Kingsley Plantation
Fort George Island in Jacksonville is home to the Kingsley Plantation, a producer of Sea Island cotton and other crops during Florida’s plantation period from 1763 to 1865

Attractions Near Jacksonville, FL
Attractions in Jacksonville's neighboring cities and towns.

Jacksonville Movies in the Park - 2012
Jacksonville has been hosting an annual Spring film event, known as Movies in the Park, for several years. The popular event was featured on our list of the top free things to do in Jacksonville. Get all the details, including the 2012 schedule, here.

MOSH - The Museum of Science and History
MOSH is a multi-level interactive museum with a little something for everyone, particularly children and teenagers interested in science. The museum is located at 1025 Museum Circle on the Southbank of the St. John's River -- between San Marco and Downtown Jacksonville

Jacksonville Zoo Summer Programs for Kids - 2012
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens hosts annual "Zoo Camps" for kids when school is out of session. The camps are aimed at numerous age groups and have varying levels of involvement. Essentially, the zoo's Summer programs offer a little bit of something for everyone. The program includes 10 new camps for 2012.

Jacksonville Ice Skating
The Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex is probably best known to most residents as a public ice-skating rink, but the venue itself offers much more, including figure skating, youth sports such as hockey, basketball and indoor soccer, as well as a field-goal kicking program

Riverside Arts Market
The Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) has a long list of accomplishments and highlights since its founding in 1974. The group has been active in promoting and preserving the historic Riverside district, including the Five Points and Avondale areas. RAP is one of the entities most deserving of credit for Riverside appearing in the American...

Jacksonville's Downtown Art Walk
Downtown Jacksonville's Art Walk, commonly called the First Wednesday Art Walk, is held the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m., rain or shine. The event started in 2003, created by Downtown Vision, Inc., and has grown considerably over the years.

Shipwreck Island - Not Just a Waterpark
Adventure Landing's Shipwreck Island is located at 1944 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach. There's also a location on Blanding Boulevard; however, it does not feature a water park.

Fourth of July Celebration in Jacksonville
The city of Jacksonville is gearing up for its annual Fourth of July celebration over the St. John's River in downtown Jacksonville.

Top 10 Jacksonville Attractions
One's idea of the best attractions in Jacksonville FL depends on one's personal interests. The About Jacksonville Guide compiles a well-rounded list of the best activities and attractions on the First Coast.

Hemming Plaza - Jacksonville's First City Park
Hemming Plaza opened in 1857, designated as a public square by Jacksonville founder Isaiah Hart. It was Jacksonville's first city park and was originally known as "City Park." When the historic St. James Hotel opened across the street in 1869 (the building is now City Hall), the park was renamed St. James Park.

Jacksonville Father's Day Specials
Looking for something to do with Dad this Father's Day weekend? A number of Jacksonville businesses are offering Father's Day specials and promotions.

Movie Theaters in Jacksonville
Whether you're looking to catch the latest Summer blockbuster or the next award-winning independent film, Jacksonville FL has something for you. The city is home to a number of cinemas, including two locally owned movie theaters. Most theaters allow you to purchase tickets online or over the telephone, making it easy for you to avoid waiting in...

Museums in Jacksonville
While Jacksonville doesn't have an art and culture community as vibrant as some other large cities, there are still plenty of ways to stimulate oneself. Jacksonville is home to a number of impressive museums with hours convenient for a school or family trip.

Events, Attractions, Dining and Entertainment in Jacksonville
Jacksonville is a family-friendly city with a vibrant nightlife. Finding activities is easy no matter what you enjoy -- whether it be sporting events, the outdoors or the arts.

Jacksonville RollerGirls
The First Coast's all-female roller derby team seeks fresh meat.

Downtown Southbank Historic Walking Tour
See some of Jacksonville's most historically significant sites along the southern bank of the St. Johns River.

Easter Activities in Jacksonville
From the mystique of the Easter Bunny to the excitement of the egg hunt, Easter is an exciting time for toddlers and even older children. A number of organizations, both religious and non-religious, are hosting Easter activities and egg hunts in Jacksonville. Many churches not listed are also hosting egg hunts for members; such events may or may...

Downtown Jacksonville First Wednesday Art Walk: 7 Ways to Make the Most of It
Art Walk - Seven steps to help you make the most of Downtown Jacksonville's First Wednesday Art Walk

Things to do on New Years Eve in Jacksonville
A list of activities and things to do in Jacksonville for New Years Eve. Be there to say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012 with your neighbors, family and friends.

Jacksonville's Five Points Theatre
The Five Points Theatre in Jacksonville's Riverside district has a long and storied history dating back to 1927. Notable architect Roy Benjamin designed the theatre, as well as the San Marco Theatre and the historic Florida Theatre.

Jacksonville Walking Trails
Get up and get outside for some fresh air, exercise and sight-seeing. The First Coast Trail Forgers offers info on great Northeast Florida walking trails, many featuring historic areas. See glimpses of ancient Native American cultures and the American Revolution, plus Pete’s Bar made famous by novelist John Grisham. Tips include best (and worst) times to walk and stroller and pet friendly trails.

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