Jacksonville, Florida is home to tons of unique festivals and events. Enjoy the summer sun with these awesome activities, with so many different options, there is something exciting for everyone during the month of July.
The GAAM Show
The GAAM Show, an annual gaming festival held at The Museum and Gardens in Jacksonville, is notorious for creating lifelong memories. The party goes long into the night at this festival, where there is music, art exhibits, live performances, art auctions, and arcade gaming. Be sure to check out the local food trucks that will blow you away with amazing flavors. Be sure to leave the kids home for this party, because you must be 17 years or older to attend.
Grom Surf Festival
Do you love the beach, but need to change up your regular beach entertainment? Then head over to the 7th Annual Grom Surf Festival for a contest of sweet moves and an exciting day at the beach. If you are a beginner at riding the waves, this contest is for you. The introductory surfing contest starts at 9:00am and goes on into the day. The contest is only for 10 and below, so sign up your youngsters today to see them rock out some moves! All contestants go home with a t-shirt, goody bag, and a medal. Everyone is a winner! They also have the chance to improve their skills by working with some of the best surfers around. Sign up now, because the contest is only taking 150 participants.
Summer Jazz Series
The Summer Jazz Series at the Sea Walk Pavilion is back for it’s 13th summer. Head over to the venue July 13th, where performances start at 5:00pm and go on into the night. Opening is Nate Mitchell, a fantastic jazz musician, followed by Jessy J, a world renowned saxophone player, and headlining is Nick Colionne, someone you do not want to miss. Enjoy the summer breeze coming in right off of the beach at this amazing venue, while listening to awesome jazz music. What else could you ask for?
Junior Achievement Grand Prix
This fundraising event is a day of great fun for a great cause. The Junior Achievement Grand Prix, and indoor go-kart racing event held at the Executive Park, sends all of it proceeds towards various literacy programs for young men. On July 28th, dig in your closet for your racing stripes, because you are about to enter the Grand Prix. You can sign up as a participant or even sponsor a competing team. If you want to compete as an individual race, you must raise a minimum of $250 with peer-to-peer funding. Get the adrenaline pumping at the starting line, while simultaneously raising