Join us for the grand reopening of the historic Friendship Fountain February 15, 2024 at 6 p.m.

Friendship Fountain, located within St. Johns River Park on the Southbank, boasts a rich history dating back to its development in 1965. Originally championed by Commissioner Dallas L. Thomas, and designed by architect Taylor Hardwick, the fountain's unique concentric design and grandeur have made it an iconic landmark.
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JaxReady provides access to current threat levels, weather reports, and wildfire updates, as well as up-to-the-minute news feeds for emergency preparedness and evacuation. Visit today for valuable information and tools that will help you and your family prepare for an emergency.

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Riverfront Plaza is an open green space on the bank of the St. Johns River in the heart of Downtown. This space is managed by Jax Parks, the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation branch.
Representation throughout the community of Jacksonville

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Riverfront Plaza Updates
Riverfront Plaza Updates
Riverfront Plaza is an open green space on the bank of the St. Johns River in the heart of Downtown. This space is managed by Jax Parks, the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation branch.

Construction at Riverfront Plaza
Downtown Vision Inc.

The Third Annual 7 Creeks Fest is March 9 to celebrate the 7 Creeks Recreation Area

February 28, 2024
The 7 Creeks Partners are hosting the third annual 7 Creeks Fest on March 9, 2024, at the 7 Creeks Recreation Area in north Jacksonville. This free, family-friendly event is a chance for everyone to celebrate and explore the 7 Creeks Recreation Area which is made up of city, state, national and nonprofit wilderness preserves. The 7 Creeks Fest will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. and includes plenty of activities for all ages. Betz-Tiger Point Preserve at 13990 Pumpkin Hill Rd. is the welcome hub where guests can get the program schedule, visit a host of environmental exhibitors, and enjoy music from a variety of performers including Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble, fiddler Anna Strickland, Americana folk artist Rambler Kane, and singer-songwriter Shifty Gears. A free shuttle will take visitors between the hub and most of the trailheads and parks where activities are planned.

City of Jacksonville to Host 32nd Annual World of Nations Celebration

February 23, 2024
The City of Jacksonville is thrilled to host the 32nd Annual World of Nations Celebration, a vibrant multicultural festival that brings the world's diverse cultures to our doorstep.

Mayor Deegan’s River City Readers Literacy Initiative Exceeds Expectations - Additional Events Scheduled

February 16, 2024
Mayor Donna Deegan launched River City Readers, her citywide reading challenge for school-age children, with a kick-off event at the Main Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library late last month.
Featured Events

Free Tax Filing for Veterans

February 29, 2024 - May 01, 2024 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
City Hall
117 W. Duval Street
Suite 175
Jacksonville, FL  32202
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The City of Jacksonville's Military Affaris and Veterans Department, in partnership with the IRS and United Way, offers free tax preparation services to Veterans. 

SBA: Jacksonville African American Entrepreneurship Informational Session

February 29, 2024 1p-4p
SBA District Office
7825 Baymeadows Way
Suite 100B
Jacksonville, FL 32256

(park on lakeside of building)
Entrepreneurs, partners, and leaders, gear up for the SBA’s dynamic celebration of African American Entrepreneurship in Jacksonville! Uncover funding secrets, network, and collaborate to skyrocket your business. Whether a startup or a market player, this event is your ladder to success. Be there, bring a friend, and let’s elevate together! It’s more than an event – it’s a game-changer!

FOP Collective Bargaining

February 29, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
FOP Union Hall
5530 Beach Blvd
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

One Page Marketing Plan for Small Business

February 29, 2024 10 am-12:00 pm
Jacksonville Public Library Downtown
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
10 am-12:00 pm

Unlock the secrets to effective marketing in just one day! Join our "One Page Marketing Plan" workshop and learn how to distill your business strategy into a concise and powerful one-page marketing plan.

In this hands-on session, you'll be guided through the key elements of creating a comprehensive marketing strategy that fits on a single page. Whether you're a small business owner or marketing enthusiast, this workshop is designed to empower you with practical knowledge and actionable insights.