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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River City Wrestling Con

Jacksonville Fairgrounds Expo Center

The biggest pro-wrestling autograph convention in the southeast takes all weekend at the Fairgrounds. Dozens of wrestling legends in attendance, and a number of current and future stars of the […]

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Jacksonville Origins: A Talk with Emily Lisska

Jacksonville Public Library

Why was the narrow crossing on the St. Johns the selected location? Why was the timing right in 1822 to found the town? Who decided to set the founding in motion and how did they proceed? What results stemmed from that June day in 1822? During her talk, “Jacksonville Origins,” Emily Lisska, former executive director […]

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The 1822 — Jacksonville’s Bicentennial Celebration Concert VIP Seating

Riverfront Plaza

Join us as we celebrate Jacksonville's Bicentennial with a concert featuring; FLIPTURN, Love and Theft, Let's Ride Brass Band and Honey Hounds, followed by a fireworks show! What better way to celebrate than in our all-inclusive VIP area. The 1822 - Presented by Northern Trust What's Included? Front of stage seating; tent with seating; private all-inclusive […]

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$200

Best of R & B Bands (Bicentennial Concert Series)

The Ritz Theatre & Museum

Ritz Theatre’s Heritage Concert Series celebrates Black Music Month with a concert featuring the music of the best R&B bands ever. From Earth Wind & Fire to Frankie Beverly & Maze, you’ll be on your feet from beginning to end!

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Jacksonville @ 200 Celebration Concert

St. John's Cathedral

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

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

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

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

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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$25

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

Old St. Andrew’s Church

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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