Things to Do

Annual Events

Jacksonville welcomes visitors throughout the year to annual events that include tons of fun for all ages. Plan your visit to Jacksonville around one of these upcoming events:

February 1-2, 2019: Jazz in the City

March 8-9, 2019: Engaged Onslow

April 6, 2019: Run for the Warriors

April 12-14, 2019: Fashion Week

April 27, 2019: Marine Raiders Mud, Sweat, & Tears 5-Mile Mud Run

May, first weekend: Jacksonville Jamboree

The city’s spring event features festival rides, live music, food, vendors, children’s activities and sporting tournaments.

May 18, 2019: Beat the Bridge

August: Montford Point Marines Memorial Observance 

August 3, 2019: Running with the Law 

August, first Tuesday: National Night Out 

Enjoy live music, fireworks, food and family fun.

September 11: Patriot Day Observance

September 14, 2019: Marine Corps Half Marathon

September 28, 2019: New River Splash

October 25-27, 2019: Oktoberfest

October 23: Beirut Memorial Observance

December, first weekend: Jacksonville Winterfest 

Recreation & Outdoors

The best paddling and fishing in Eastern North Carolina!

Family Fun

Indoor and outdoor activities the whole family can enjoy!


Participate in sporting events or cheer on your favorite athletes!


Dine like a Hero!


Shopping Convenience - throughout the City!