City of Jacksonville


Special Events for Seniors

The Special Events for Seniors Office enables Jacksonville's seniors to enjoy cultural, educational, social and recreational events and to be recognized as valued members of the community. Individuals 60 and over are encouraged to participate and all events require an RSVP or ticket for admission. For more information about upcoming senior events and programs, call (904) 255-5667 or email

2023 Annual Senior Events

seniors at an event smiling and having a good timeSafety & Security Seminar for Seniors

February 15 & June 22-23, 2023
June 22, 2023 - Mary L. Singleton Senior Center: 150 E 1st St. (32206)
June 23, 2023 - Lane Wiley Senior Center: 6710 Wiley Rd. (32210)

The safety seminar informs senior citizens about how to be safe and secure and plan for the future. Seniors actively participate and learn how to protect themselves and hear from public safety officials on local safety matters. 


Senior fishing at Hanna ParkFish-A-Thon

April 7, 2023
Hanna Park

Seniors can enjoy a real senior fishing tournament at Hanna Park featuring games, activities, contests and lunch. Awards given for largest fish, smallest fish, most fish, prettiest fish and ugliest fish. Games include horseshoes, miniature golf, dancing and a picnic table decorating contest. To make a reservation, call (904) 255-5667.

Seniors attend Senior ExpoSenior Expo

May 17 & 18 and November 28 & 29, 2023
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Daily
Free admission and parking
May: Prime Osborn Convention Center
November: University of North Florida

Join the City of Jacksonville for two days devoted to sharing Jacksonville's programs, resources, and services available to senior citizens and their families. For more information call (904) 255-5667.

BatB2022-3854.jpegBash at the Ballfield

May 10, 2023
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
121 Financial Ballpark (301 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202)

Seniors enjoy a minor-league baseball game and a traditional ballpark meal at no cost! Transportation is provided to and from their local senior centers.


The Senior Services Senior Prom King & QueenSenior Prom

August 4, 2023
5 - 8:30 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Ticket Required For Entry

Put on your dancing shoes and join us in celebrating more than 30 years of the Senior Prom! A sit down dinner will be provided along with a live band, dancing and door prizes. For more information, call (904) 255-5667.

Seniors shaking hands after pickleball matchJacksonville Senior Games

September 29 - October 8, 2023
Various Venues Throughout Jacksonville

Celebrate fitness after 50 and compete in various athletic events and games. The Senior Games encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle for seniors aged 50 and over. For more information, call (904) 255-5667.

Click here for the 2023 results!

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October 19, 2023
Panama Park: 6912 Buffalo Avenue (32208)

Seniors will enjoy games, a live DJ, and a delicious catered meal! Call (904) 255-5667 to register. 


Hundreds of seniors walking in Metro ParkWalk For Senior Wellness

November 3, 2023
Bob Hayes Sports Complex and Legends Center (5130 Soutel Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32208)

Seniors enjoy a scenic walk along while celebrating senior fitness and health! Registrants participate in healthy, active programs such as stretching and dancing before the walk. Registered participants will receive a goodie bag along with free lunch! There is no cost for this event! (Duval County residents age 60 and over)

Completed registration and signed release forms are both required to participate. RSVP by:

1. Mailing or delivering in-person to the Senior Services Division: 117 W. Duval St. Suite 280 Jacksonville, Fl 32202
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3. Delivering in-person the day of the event.

Click here to download the registration and liability forms. Please call 904-255-5667 if you have any questions.

Holiday Festival For Seniors

Saturday, December 2, 2023
1-4 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center

Celebrate the holidays in style! Join us for dancing, dining, and entertainment at the Holiday Festival for Seniors.

$10 Tickets are available for purchase Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the following locations:
- City Hall, Suite 280
- Mandarin Senior Center
- Southside Senior Center
- Lane Wiley Senior Center
- Frances Padgett Senior Center
- Mary L. Singleton Senior Center

For more information, call (904) 255-5667.


Our thanks to presenting sponsor Humana and other sponsors for their support throughout the year!

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Jacksonville Senior Services Directory

An annual publication of services, goods and activities for senior citizens and their families in the greater Jacksonville area. Screen-Shot-2021-11-15-at-8-04-36-AM.png

Download the 2021-2022 Senior Services Directory. The Senior Services Directory is available at all Senior Centers, Public Libraries and the City Hall at St. James Building.

Group Transportation

Transportation is available for the Fish-A-Thon and Holiday Festival for senior residences, church groups, or other senior organizations for confirmed groups of 15 or more. Call 255-5667 for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have time to assist in the planning and support for many of the programs sponsored by the City of Jacksonville for the use and enjoyment by Jacksonville's senior citizens, call (904) 255-5667.

Special events are funded in part by a Community Development Block Grant.

City of Jacksonville Special Events for Seniors
(904) 255-5667 Event Hotline
(904) 255-5415 Fax
City Hall at St. James
117 W. Duval St., Ste 220
Jacksonville, FL 32202