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9 THINGS TO DO IN JACKSONVILLE, FL (OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 08)

Jacksonville Fair

Jacksonville Fair

October 31-November 10, 2024 • event

The biggest fair in Northern Florida

Ichetucknee Blue Hole

Ichetucknee Blue Hole

all year round • activity

A perfect scenic spot for swimming, snorkeling and diving

Beach Season

Beach Season

April–November (all year round) • activity

Florida enjoys a warm climate most of the year

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

all year round (best in June–July) • nature

Native to Florida, sandhill cranes can be observed year-round

Kiteboarding and Windsurfing

Kiteboarding and Windsurfing

November–April • activity

One of top-five wind sports destinations in the United States

Kayaking

Kayaking

all year round (best in October–April) • activity

Enjoy a paddling adventure in Northeast Florida

Little Talbot and Big Talbot Islands

Little Talbot and Big Talbot Islands

April–October • nature

Explore miles of undeveloped, pristine beaches

Surfing

Surfing

early August–mid-April • activity

Not so popular with pro surfers, Florida could nevertheless be attractive for beginners

Halloween

Halloween

October 1–October 31 • event

Zoo Spooktacular as well as other fall frights and delights

11 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

out of rangeMay 23–26, 2024 • event

One of the largest music events in Northeast Florida

Fireflies at Blue Spring State Park

Fireflies at Blue Spring State Park

out of rangemid-to-late March • nature

The amazing mother nature's light show takes place every spring in Central Florida

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

out of rangeearly March–late September • nature

Our wee friends flock to the Sunshine State as eagerly as tourists do

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

out of rangeDecember–March • nature

The population of endangered Northern right whales is recovering in Florida

Jacksonville 4th of July Fireworks & Events

Jacksonville 4th of July Fireworks & Events

out of rangeJuly 3–4 • event

Don't miss one of the biggest Independence Day celebrations in the USA

Christmas Lights in Jacksonville, FL

Christmas Lights in Jacksonville, FL

out of rangelate November–early January • event

The most outstanding holiday light displays across northeastern Florida

Jacksonville Sea & Sky Air Show

Jacksonville Sea & Sky Air Show

unconfirmedOctober 18–19, 2025 • event

Roaring jets and stunning aerobatics over the First Coast

Mamey Sapote Harvest

Mamey Sapote Harvest

out of rangeMay–July • food

Sweet and smooth. Don't forget to try this exotic fruit!

New Year's Eve in Jacksonville

New Year's Eve in Jacksonville

out of rangeDecember 31–January 1 • event

Jax goes big on fireworks and partying to mark the end of the year

Jacksonville Memorial Day Weekend Events

Jacksonville Memorial Day Weekend Events

out of rangeMay 23–26, 2024 • event

A real tribute to the fallen heroes

NAS Jax Air Show

NAS Jax Air Show

out of rangeOctober 19–20, 2024 • event

Witness the soaring maneuvers of legendary aircraft at this one-of-a-kind spectacle

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