If you’re looking for things to do in Jacksonville this July, we’ve got you covered. Our summer bucket list includes some of the best local events and attractions, for kids, couples and music lovers, so you can make the most of your time in the Bold City. Whether you’re into music, art, or history, there’s something for everyone this summer in Jacksonville. Check out our list and start planning!
Free Nights at the Cummer Museum
The Cummer Museum & Gardens is an art museum in Jacksonville, Florida. The museum features a collection of European and American art from the 16th century to the present day, as well as a 2.5-acre public garden. The museum is free to the public every Friday night from 4 to 9 p.m., starting July 1 and running through September 2. Visitors can enjoy the museum’s galleries, gardens, and Shop at The Cummer during these extended hours. The museum also offers a variety of programs and events throughout the summer, including children’s art classes, Family Nights, and concert series. For more information, please visit www.cummermuseum.org or call 904-355-0630.
The Alhambra Presents the Wizard of Oz
The Alhambra Theatre has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. The theater is also home to the nation’s oldest professional dinner theater and the only professional resident theater between Atlanta and Miami. The Alhambra Theatre’s latest production is “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Based on the books by L. Frank Baum, this musical is fun for the whole family. The story follows Dorothy Gale as she goes on a fantastic journey in a magical land. With the help of some new friends, can our young heroine escape the wicked witch and find her way home? Come see “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” at the Alhambra Theatre and see why it is one of the Nation’s most beloved theaters.
4th of July Fireworks
Looking for something fun to do this 4th of July? Jacksonville’s free fireworks celebration is the perfect way to enjoy the holiday with your family and friends. The fun starts at 9:45 p.m., with displays across the city. This annual tradition is not to be missed, so be sure to mark it on your calendar! And what better way to celebrate summer than by watching some beautiful fireworks? So whether you’re a local or just visiting, Jacksonville’s free 4th of July fireworks celebration is the place to be.
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TIAA Bank Field Hosts Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett
Music lovers are in for a treat when Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts take the stage at TIAA Bank Field on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Together, these four rock bands have sold more than 250 million records worldwide, and they continue to pack concert venues around the globe. Fans can expect to hear all of their favorite hits, from “Photograph” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me” to “Live Wire” and “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” It’s sure to be a loud and sweaty night of nostalgia-inducing rock music. So grab your tickets early and get ready to rock out!
The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament
The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament is one of the largest kingfish tournaments in the Southeast. In addition to the general tournament, this spectacular event from July 14-23 also includes a Junior Angler Offshore Tournament, presented by Summit Contracting Group; a Redfish tournament, a Food Festival, live entertainment, and much, much more. The fun takes place each year in July at Jim King Park & Boat Ramp on the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy some family fun in the summer sun while fishing off the beautiful Florida coast. And because it’s a charitable event, you can feel good about supporting a worthy cause while having a blast.
Ritz Summer Breeze Music Festival
Come one, come all to the Ritz Theatre & Museum’s Summer Breeze Music Festival! This fun-filled event is perfect for families and music lovers of all ages. Enjoy performances by Ritz Voices and Noel Freidline, DJ Dark Breeze, vendors, food, outdoor activities, and more. The fun starts at 12:00 PM on July 16 and August 6. Don’t miss out on this summertime tradition!
2022 SLS Championship Tour
Street skateboarding is one of the most popular activities among young people today. It is a great way to stay active and to socialize with friends. The sport has also seen a surge in popularity in recent years, thanks to the rise of professional organizations such as Street League Skateboarding (SLS). This year, SLS is returning to a global scale, with events spanning the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. The tour is also returning to indoor arenas, further enhancing the excitement and stature of SLS’ high-stakes competition. The 2022 SLS Championship Tour kicks off July 16-17 in Jacksonville, FL. The city made its SLS debut last November, hosting the tour’s sold-out Championship weekend. Now the road to the prized 2022 Super Crown World Championship begins this summer at VyStar Memorial Arena and tickets are still available. So if you are a fan of street skateboarding, be sure to check out the SLS Championship Tour this year!
Jurassic Quest is the perfect activity for children this summer. With school out, the whole family can enjoy a journey back in time to learn about these ancient creatures. This year’s event features more rides, activities, and dinosaurs than ever before, making it the largest and most realistic traveling dinosaur show in North America. Kids will love getting up close to the 50 ft. long Megalodon, 60 ft. long Spinosaurus, and 80 ft. long Apatosaurus, as well as the giant life-size T-Rex. In addition to the dinosaurs, there are also rides, a fossil dig, and a soft play area. So don’t miss out on the fun – Jurassic Quest is coming to town July 15-17!
The list of things to do in Jacksonville in July is as long as it is diverse. You can enjoy a summer tradition like watching 4th of July fireworks, check out the free nights at the Cummer Museum, or take the family on a unique dinosaur adventure. No matter what you’re into, there’s something for everyone in Jacksonville this July. What are you waiting for? Get out there and have some fun!