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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 adultsvcs@coj.net.

2024 Annual Senior Events

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

March 21 & October 18, 2024
Duval County Extension Office

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. 

March's seminar will focus on financial safety and preventing healthcare fraud. Register today by calling 904-255-5667 or emailing Adultsvcs@coj.net.

 

Senior fishing at Hanna ParkFish-A-Thon

March 29, 2024
Hanna Park 

Seniors enjoy a day of fishing, dancing and dining at Hanna Park. Fishing tournament awards are given for largest fish, smallest fish, most fish, prettiest fish and ugliest fish. This event also includes lawn games, a picnic table decorating contest, and a live DJ and dance floor. To make a reservation, call (904) 255-5667.




Walk For Senior Wellness

10 A.M. 
April 19, 2024
Friendship Fountain

Completion of both the registration and signed release forms are required. Download the forms here.

Seniors enjoy a scenic walk while celebrating their fitness and health! Attendees participate in healthy, active programs such as stretching and dancing before the walk. Registered participants will receive senior swag along with free lunch! 

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




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May 15, 2024
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.




Senior ExpoSeniors attend Senior Expo

May 29-30 & November 13-14, 2024
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Daily
Free admission and parking
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.

 

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June 7, 2024
Prime Osborn Convention Center
5 - 8:30 p.m.

Seniors will kickoff summer in style! Tickets are $10 for Duval County Seniors age 60+ and include entry, a catered meal, and a live DJ! Call (904) 255-5667 for more information.
 
Tickets are available for purchase at the following locations:

  • City Hall, Suite 280 | M – F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Lane Wiley Senior Center | M – F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Jim Fortuna Senior Center | M – F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 

Senior PromThe Senior Services Senior Prom King & Queen

August 9, 2024
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.
 


Jacksonville Senior GamesSeniors shaking hands after pickleball match

September 27 - October 5, 2024
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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Saturday, December 7, 2024
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.
For more information, call (904) 255-5667.


 

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

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Both single event and annual packages are available. Call 904-255-5667 or email adultscvs@coj.net for more information.

Group Transportation

Transportation may be avilable 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 280
Jacksonville, FL 32202