As community organizations co-brand perennial events with the bicentennial (‘The Bicentennial Edition of…’), or create new events to recognize the occasion, we encourage events be submitted to this calendar for a more coordinated effort and communications. To submit your event to the calendar, email bicentennial@jaxhistory.org.

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Jacksonville @ 200 Celebration Concert

St. John's Cathedral 256 E. Church Street, Jacksonville, FL

The First Coast Wind Symphony, Jacksonville's premier community music organization, presents a concert of festive music to celebrate 200 years of Jacksonville arts and culture. The program includes music of former resident and British composer Frederick Delius, James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," as well as new music by Jacksonville composers, and much […]

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Moments in Time: The Photography of David Williams

The Gallery at Deerwood Center 9911 Old Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville

Moments in Time: The Photography of David Williams May 25-July 14, 2022, Reception: June 15, 5-7 p.m. The Deerwood Gallery at Florida State College at Jacksonville presents “Moments in Time: The Photography of David Williams.” Spanning three decades, this collection of photographs captures iconic moments in African American culture and politics in the Jacksonville area. […]

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James Weldon Johnson Birthday Celebration

Old Stanton School 51 W. Ashley Street, Jacksonville, FL

Join Historic Stanton, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in a birthday celebration for James Weldon Johnson, first principal of Stanton School (1894-1902), and composer of the lyrics of Lift Ev'ry Voice & Sing. The special program kicks off at 11 a.m. and include live entertainment by Akia Uwanda, food trucks and more on the lawn of Old […]

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Juneteenth

St. John's Cathedral 256 E. Church Street, Jacksonville, FL

Visit an art exhibition, The Color of Law: The Impact of Redlining in Communities of Color, at The Cathedral, and a panel discussion (11 a.m. in Taliaferro Hall) on Sunday, June 19.The event on Sunday is free and open to all. You are also invited to attend The Mass of St. Cyprian on Saturday evening, […]

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Celebrate the Fourth at MOSH: Rooftop Festivities & Fireworks

Museum of Science & History 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL

Celebrate the Fourth of July on the MOSH Rooftop overlooking the Southbank of Downtown Jacksonville! Enjoy live music performed by local artist Erica Reese, games, appetizers, and drinks before watching the night sky light up with the City of Jacksonville's firework display! Doors open: at 8 p.m. Fireworks: 9:45 p.m. Cost $25 per ticket - Each […]

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Speaker Series: Box Broken Open: The Architecture of Ted Pappas

Old St. Andrew’s Church 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202, FL

Join the Jacksonville Historical Society as they host Tim Gilmore, Ted Pappas and Mark Pappas at a Speaker Series Program on Thursday, September 1, 2022, 6-8 p.m., for a discussion on Prof. Gilmore's newest book, Box Broken Open: The Architecture of Ted Pappas. Jacksonville architect Ted Pappas designs a building to be of its site, […]

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Two Centuries of Jacksonville: Impacts of Consolidation

Ahead of National Community Planning Month in October, join the Jessie Ball duPont Fund on Thursday, Sept. 22, to explore the original vision for consolidation; promises made, kept and broken; and how Jacksonville continues to feel the impacts of consolidation today. This virtual conversation is a production of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and The […]

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JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival IX: This is Jacksonville

Jessie Ball duPont Center 40 E. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL

Schedule details in progress. Several writing workshops will be presented on Saturday morning. Stay tuned for details. In addition, the FEATURED PLAYWRIGHT will host a dramatic reading of their play on Friday evening, October 28th. Brilliant young writers from the Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, FSCJ, and UNF will be featured in the Student Showcase. And, […]

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Transportation: Movement and Migration

Transportation has shaped Jacksonville―our neighborhoods, our economy and our mobility. Join us to explore how past impacts present, and what's in store for our future. This virtual conversation is a production of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and The Jaxson Magazine. Launched by Modern Cities in association with WJCT Public Broadcasting, The Jaxson is a […]

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Christmas in The Cathedral District

The Cathedral District 205 Church Street, Jacksonville, Florida

Save the Date for Christmas in The Cathedral District Holiday Market, including tours of historic churches, activities for families and children, food trucks, and a local brewery.

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20th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza

Old St. Andrew’s Church 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202, FL

Celebrate Jacksonville’s Bicentennial Year and the 20th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza Calling all bakers and pastry chefs! This is the time to begin your gingerbread display for the Jacksonville Historical Society’s biggest fundraiser. Celebrate two decades of Jacksonville’s most beloved holiday tradition with your fantastic display! There are five categories with prizes awarded for Best in […]

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