Public Spaces

2010 Jacksonville Light Parade

Mayor John Peyton and the City of Jacksonville invite First Coast families and their guests to see downtown in a whole new light at the 2010 Jacksonville Light Parade on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 7 p.m. on the downtown riverfront.

Thanksgiving Holiday Facility Closures Duval

Most city government offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

First Coast Freedom Playground Heel-n-Wheel, hand cycle, 5K and 10K, Nov. 13th

Fernandina love a parade and on Saturday November 13 at 9:30am several hundred people are getting ready to "heel it" down a one mile course pushing wheelchairs to raise funds and awareness of the need for community inclusion...especially at their city parks. Come cheer them on as they wheel-n-walk down Atlantic Ave.

Georgia-Florida Game Shows Reduced Economic Impact

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Many fans of both schools said this year's Georgia-Florida game at EverBank Field was the most exciting ever.

The bottom line disagrees.

Research released by Visit Jacksonville indicates spending was down this year compared to 2009.

About 21,500 hotel-room nights are attributable to the game this year, but in 2009 the number was 24,600.

The dollars spent and overall impact followed a similar downward trend, as direct spending fell from $13.4 million to $11.6 million, and overall economic impact fell from $23.9 million to $20.8 million.

The average hotel stay was two nights. Many factors could have contributed to the decline.

The 2009 game featured top-ranked, unbeaten Florida and hometown quarterback Tim Tebow.

The 2010 game featured two unranked teams with first-year quarterbacks.

Veterans Day Holiday Facility Closures

Most city government offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Great Florida Beach Walk Set For Saturday, Nov. 6th

Beach lovers and volunteer organizations along Florida's Historic Coast are invited to join the Great Florida Beach Walk to show the world that the Sunshine State's beaches are as wonderful as ever!  Organized by VISIT FLORIDA, the state's official tourism marketing organization, the goal of the walk is to have volunteers walk all 825 of Florida's sandy beaches and upload a photo of each mile - all between sunrise and 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 6.  The resulting photos will provide an impressive and indisputable online record of the state's beautiful, oil-free beaches.

Jacksonville Area Florida Department of Transportation Lane Closings

October 30 through November 5

I-10/I-95 interchange reconstruction project

Lanes and ramps will be closed nightly at various locations within the project limits from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday, November 1 through Friday, November 5.  Detour signs will be posted. All work on this project should be finished by late 2010.