Duval County

Duval County is located in Northeast Florida bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Nassau, Baker, Clay and St. Johns Counties. Best known for it's largest city, Jacksonville which lies along the St. Johns River. 

Duval County was established in 1822 from St. Johns County and was named for William Pope Duval, first territorial governor of Florida. The area that is now Duval County was home to Native Americans for thousands of years and contains the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. 

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Duval County School District happens to be the 20th largest school district in the nation and the sixth largest in the state of Florida. Committed to ensuring that students are prepared for success in the future, Duval County Public Schools strive for academic excellence in the classroom. Currently, all Duval County Public Schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and by AdvancED.

EverBank Field is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team. The stadium sits on the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville Florida and has a seating capacity of 67,246. In addition to Jacksonville Jaguars football games, the stadium hosts the annual Florida-Georgia college game as well as US men's national soccer games. 

November 30 - December 23, 2018

Location: Jacksonville Historical Society, Jacksonville, Florida

Each year the Jacksonville Historical Society puts on the Gingerbread House Extravaganza. Here you will find displays of gingerbread houses designed by bakers, architects, engineers, culinary school students, and families.

July 16 - 21, 2018

Location: Jim King Park and Boat Ramp, Jacksonville, Florida

One of the largest kingfish tournaments, includes live entertainment, food festival and much more. 

September 22, 2018

Location: Metropolitan Park Marina, Jacksonville, Florida

Dragon boating is a great alternative to the usual corporate outing and offers a team sport uniting people to achieve a common goal.  Dragon boating promotes teamwork and camaraderie in and out of the boat. Sign up your team, come out and support your team or just come out and watch the excitement. 


Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is a sports and entertainment venue home to the Jacksonville Sharks AFL/NAL team and the Jacksonville Giants ABA team. 

October 15-16, 22-23, 2017

Location:  Jacksonville FL

Lots of fall activities for the whole family including Pony & Hay Rides, Inflatable Games & Rides, Hay Maze, Haunted Walk, Music, Rockwall Climbing, ZOMBIE FRIGHT NIGHTS @ the Farm!, Budweiser Sponsored Sports Tent, FOOD TRUCKIES and more. 

October 12 - 13, 2018

Location: Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Jacksonville, Florida

Come out for a 2 day celebration featuring German cuisine, culture and great beer with a variety of entertainment, food vendors providing German and traditional festival fare, live music and thirst-quenching beers plus games and activities.

April 6 - 7, 2018

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

One Spark 2017 will usher in a new era of innovation, energy and excitement with this two-day festival featuring the brightest new ideas in technology, health, education, social good and much more. Beginning at 6 p.m. the festival transforms into the One Spark After Dark that attendees have come to love and expect since the festival’s inception.

September 20 - 22, 2018

Location: Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, Jacksonville, Florida

Quilts from all over the world are brought together to be viewed and even judged for a cash award. Browse, shop and buy quilt supplies and ready-made quilts. Food Court, kids corner and more. 

February 24 - 25

Location: Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach

Enjoy amazing music from local artist while you soak up the sun on Jacksonville Beach. Vendors provide food and entertainment for guests of all ages. This festival helps showcase the best that the First Coast has to offer!

April 6 - 8, 2018

Location: Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

This is an outdoor music festival where you can see national, regional, and local blues artists on two stages. Its oceanfront location lets you enjoy the beach while you listen to great music!

April 27 - 29, 2018

Location: Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, Florida

Featuring Soundgarden, Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle and MORE, this 2 day festival is one of Florida Largest Rock Fests featuring music from over 40 artists and great food along the St. Johns River. 

Website Listings

Arts at the Park: Infusing Arts with Academics Choice School

Al-Furqan Academy (AFA) is a Pre-K to 9th Grade private, non-profit, full-time Islamic school located in the heart of Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to offering Quran, Arabic, & Islamic studies, we also teach all core subjects such as Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies, Art and Physical Education and offer a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities to ensure a rich and well rounded educational experience for our students!

Gifted, Talented and Leadership Choice School

Critical Thinking Through the Arts Choice School

Acceleration in Mathematics; Pre-Early College; Information & Communication Technology Choice School

Academy of Accelerated Learning and Leadership Choice School

Advanced Placement Capstone; Commercial Arts; Information Technology-Web Development; TV Production Choice School

Communications/Information Technology Magnet School

Academy of Academic Enrichment Choice School

Academy of Science, Technology and Leadership Choice School

Beaches Episcopal School provides students a strong academic foundation enabling them to succeed, serve their community, and reflect God's love.

Dual Language - Spanish Choice School

Leadership Academy Choice School

Academy of Performing Arts Choice School

The Bolles School prepares students for college and life by inspiring excellence, courage, integrity and compassion in an academic community dedicated to nurturing mind, body and soul. The School's balanced college preparatory program combines academics, offerings in the fine and performing arts, approximately three dozen athletic teams, leadership and service opportunities, and a nationally-known college counseling and guidance program. The boarding program, in which boys and girls reside on different campuses, complements the coeducational learning environment. 

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School

Acceleration in Mathematics Choice School

Arts and Early Middle School Choice School

IB/STEM Gifted and Academically Talented Dedicated Magnet School

F.A.S.T. ( Foundational AVID Strategies Today) Academy Choice School

AVID Strategies Choice School

Gifted and Academically Talented Magnet School

Information Technology - Communications Choice School

Academic & Arts Leadership Academy Choice School

International Studies Magnet School

CCA is a college preparatory K-12 schooll. Christ’s Church Academy exists to make disciples, more disciples, and better disciples through excellence in academics, athletics and the arts.  

Television Production Choice School

FUNdamental Academy of Business and Entrepreneurship Magnet School

College Preparatory / Medical Arts Dedicated Magnet School

Cambridge Secondary I; Pre-Early College; AVID; PITSCO STEM - Aerospace, Rocketry and Aeronautics Choice School

Academic Enrichment Through Science Magnet School

Discovery is a diverse and inclusive independent day school that educates students aged 18 months to 12 years in a unique program blending the Montessori curriculum with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program framework. 

Visual and Performing Arts Dedicated Magnet School

International Business & World Language Academy (Magnet); Pre-Early College (Choice); Computer Applications in Business; Information & Communication Technology Magnet School

Edward Waters College is the oldest institution of higher education in Florida. It began in 1865 as an African Methodist Episcopal school bay and for African Americans. Edward Waters College has only about 800 students and offers undergraduate degrees in about 8 programs. It is located in Jacksonville.

Academic Enrichment Through Literacy and Technology Magnet School

Early College - Johnson & Johnson Academy of Advanced Manufacturing; BEAM (Building Construction Technology); Promotional Enterprise; TV Production; JROTC-Army; ESOL Newcomers; Unmanned Aircraft Systems Dual Enrollment with Embry-Riddle; Military Science Dual Enrollment with Embry-Riddle Choice School

Project-Based Technology (Digital Media) Choice School

The school's traditional liberal arts curriculum prepares the college-bound student by focusing on effective communications, critical thinking, problem-solving and technical skills.

Science Academy Choice School

Integrating the Arts Choice School

Advanced Placement Capstone; Business Management & Analysis; Culinary Arts; Global Logistics & Supply Chain Tech - Food Truck; Information Technology-Digital Design & Web Development; Information Technology-Digital Medial Technology; AVID; JROTC-Navy; Military Science Dual Enrollment with Embry-Riddle; Business and Finance (VyStar Academy) Choice School

Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School

This is a year round secular group for homeschool families, so we have a variety of opinions, religions, race, and ideas that need to be respected. We have field trips; get together(s), study groups, Clubs, Social activities,PE, Special events and lots more! This is a member run group, so please feel free to add anything, or make a suggestion!