I am new to Jacksonville. What are some annual events I can look forward to?

Once you move to your Jacksonville apartment, you will be pleasantly surprised by how many interesting annual events are offered. Music and food festivals are just a couple of types of events you may be privy to. But, Jacksonville is a large spread out city. So, if you don't know the area it would be easy to end up in an apartment that is a long drive from annual events. So, you'll want to make sure you'll be living in an apartment close to all of the action! Here on Rent Jax we have the search tools that make it easy to find the perfect apartment just minutes away from Jacksonville entertainment.

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is music festival that happens every Memorial Day weekend. Tis festival brings top Jazz artists into Jacksonville to play on several stages throughout the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. One of the best things about this festival is that is free! You can enjoy a weekend long music festival without breaking the bank!

Another annual event that will be close to your new Jacksonville apartment is the “Springing the Blues” festival. This blues festival held at Jacksonville Beach, Florida's Oceanfront SeaWalk Pavilion on the 1st weekend of April each year. Springing The Blues is a free outdoor blues music festival designed to celebrate America's home-grown musical form and promote support of the local arts. The three-day event is on the oceanfront and features a several well recognized blues performers as well as numerous art displays and activities for every walk of life to enjoy.

Even if you are not from the South, you can enjoy a little Soul Food! The Soul Food Festival is an inviting event that highlights the art of traditional soul food cooking. Local food vendors whip up their renditions of these classic southern dishes and the smell of collard greens and fried chicken will infiltrate your nostrils and warm your soul. This is an event for family and friends to socialize and break some bread- cornbread that is!

If you are looking for a more multicultural event then the World of Nations Celebrations is what you desire. In Downtown Jacksonville's Metropolitan Park, the annual World of Nations Celebration invites Jacksonville residents to experience the culture, cuisine and music of over 30 different countries. This enlightening three-day riverfront festival showcases the distinctive traditions and attire of people from all continents. This is a festival for the senses as you will taste the diverse foods of South Africa, Columbia or Vietnam and drink in the customary dancing and revelry during the Parade of Flags.

No matter what your taste is, there are plenty of annual events in Jacksonville that could be just moments from your apartment. But, how do you make sure you are close to all of these local events? Just use Rent Jax's search tools and neighborhood guide to scout out apartments that meet you criteria and are centrally located to all Jacksonville has to offer.

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