Jacksonville on new year's eve offers a range of parties and activities in the town's many bars, clubs and restaurants. It isn't the most well known of the Florida new year party destinations but if you do spend time here over the festive season you won't be disappointed. If you're looking for huge concerts and fireworks displays though Miami might be more you style, check out all the new year's eve events on our Miami page.
The town is focused on the St Johns River and the Jacksonville Beaches scattered along the Atlantic Coast, collectively locally often just referred to as The Beach and including Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach - these ocean front locations are the focal point for many of the spectacular fireworks displays you will see lighting up the sky as midnight and 2018 arrives.
There was a big new event on the Jacksonville new years' eve calendar last new year, with the arrival of the NYE Bowl Bash free new year concert. This free concert took n downtown Jacksonville and included live performances by popular local acts - we'll keep you informed once we hear whether it will be returning again for new year 2018.
The concert wass part of an all new new year lineup in Jacksonville, thanks in large part to the moving of the big football game from new year's day to new year's eve - The Taxslayer Bowl (Gator Bowl to locals) details for this year to follow.
It is also preceded by a Touchdown Party at Everbank Field as well as a series of Pep Rallies taking place on December 30th, along with the Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade, which also incldues a 9pm fireworks show.
We're not certain yet whether there will be fireworks at midnight on new year's eve but it seems likely. Keep up to date on all the official game week and NYE events here.
The Party Legion return again this year with their annual NYE Celebration in Historic San Marco at Indochine / Buddha Lounge. The event this year will feature a live performance by The Stank Sauce Band, RSVP dinner parties, midnight champagne toast, live DJ’s and more!
You can expect to find a euphoric atmosphere, extravagant dance floor perfect for live music & dancing, beautiful art work with exotic drinks and cuisines native of South Asia. Combined with live entertainment & Party Legion’s premium party experience, you’re in for a New Year’s Eve celebration to remember! Get more details and buy your tickets online here.
There is a wide range of parties across Jacksonvile on new year's eve, with top venues including MOCA, The Jacksonville Zoo, Adventure Landing, Comedy Club of Jacksonville, The Sheraton Hotel and St Augustine Beach.
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will also be performing their New Year show at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
For those looking for somewhere to eat out, there are plenty of local restaurants with special offers for the evening. These include Azurea at One Ocean, Blue Bamboo, Buca di Beppo, Cafe Atlantico, North Beach Bistro and Restaurant Orsay - most cuisines and cultures are represented here as Jacksonville is a particularly cosmopolitan city, and draws influences from a vast range of sources. Check out the full range of Jacksonville restaurants, with full customer reviews, here.
There aren't many options for live viewing here, but some of the webcams can help give you some views around town over the festive period:
For hotels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses and a full range of accommodation across all budget ranges and to cater for most tastes, visit and book local hotels here.
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