Events

Fun, Entertaining, Special events in Jacksonville. We have "Something for Everyone". Plan your next family outing in the city that's Soaring Higher.
Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Excell Park (if rain, Jacksonville Community Center)

Ray Rd. & Southeastern Ave, Jacksonville

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Walking to Age 3, 10:15 a.m, Field 2

Ages 4&5, 10:30 a.m., Field 3

Ages 6&7, 10:45 a.m., Field 2

Ages 8-10, 11:00 a.m., Field 3

Everyone is invited to Jacksonville’s largest Easter egg hunt!  Children ages walking to 10 yrs. old can participate in this holiday tradition in a fun and safe environment. 2000 eggs per age group. The Easter bunny will make a special appearance, too. All participants must arrive at Excell Park by 10:00 a.m. In case of rain, all ages will meet at the Jacksonville Community Center at 10:00 a.m.  Admission is free. For more information call (501) 982-4171. Date, time, & location subject to change.

H2O Easter Hunt

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

Jacksonville Community Center

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville

Monday, March 26, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dive into spring with the Jacksonville Parks & Recreation. Children age 3 to 12 are invited to the Jacksonville Community Center pool to take the plunge for a chance to win toys, Splash Zone passes and more. Admission is $5. For registration information call 501-982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net. No refunds. Date, time, & location subject to change.



School’s Out Celebration

Splash Zone Water Park

Pleasure Park

201 W. Martin Street, Jacksonville

Friday, June 8, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Kick your summer off with a Splash! Grab your swim suits, towels & friends and head to Splash Zone for an evening swim. Water Park admission is $5, slides are FREE! Must be 48" or taller to ride the slides. Concessions available. Handicap accessible. Call (501) 982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net for more information. Event phone # (501) 982-SWIM (7946).
No refunds. Date, time & location subject to change.



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21st Annual Youth Fishing Derby

Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex Lake

2800 Graham Rd., Jacksonville

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Registration at the event  7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Derby  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Lots of hungry fish will be biting at the annual youth fishing derby the Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex Lake.  Fishing enthusiast, ages 15 and under, are invited to join in the morning of fun and fishing.  Prizes will be given.  For Derby regulations & more info, call (501) 982-4171. Sponsored by AR Game & Fish. Date, time, & location subject to change.


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Big Bang on the Range

Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex

2800 Graham Rd., Jacksonville

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 – Gates open at 6:00 p.m. - Fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 4th of July with a BANG and get a front row seat to the annual Big Bang on the Range Firework Show at the Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Inflatables for the kids will be on sight and concessions will be sold. The Fireworks display begins at 9:30pm, so bring a chair or blanket for a banging, booming, rockets red flaring firework show over the wide open range. The show is free & fun for the whole family. Handicap accessible. Call (501) 241-2441 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net for more information. Date, time, & location subject to change.


Back to School Splash

Back-to-School Splash

Splash Zone (if rain, Community Center)

201 Martin Street, Jacksonville

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Families are invited to slip, slide & dive into the night at the last bash of the summer. Swim & dance to music by a DJ. We’re going to have a good time tonight! Admission is $5 at the door, slides are free. Must be 48” or taller to ride the slides. Children under 9 yrs. old must be accompanied by an adult. Concession available. Handicap accessible. Call (501) 982-SWIM(7946) or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net for more information. No refunds. Date, time, & location subject to change.

   


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FestiVille in Jacksonville

Dupree Park

1700 Redmond Rd., Jacksonville

Friday 3:00pm -10:00pm & Saturday 9:00am-10:00pm, September 28, 2018 & September 29, 2018

The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation department will host the 6th annual FestiVille, a new and free community event, September 28 & September 29, 2018. The city festival will feature Carnival Rides & Games, Live Entertainment, 5K/1K Fun Run, Canoes, Concessions, Commercial & Non-Commercial Booths, Volleyball Tournament, Car Show, Petting Zoo, Kid’s Area & much more. Free admission & parking. Rides and some activities may cost. Handicap accessible. For more info, call (501) 982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net.  Date, time, & location subject to change.




Shooting Range

Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex

2800 Graham Road, Jacksonville

The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and the City of Jacksonville were partners on construction of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex. A state-of-the-art public shooting range facility at the intersection of Loop Road and Graham Road in Jacksonville. This multi-use complex is the largest of its kind in the state. It includes a 14 trap fields, three skeet overlays, three lit fields, two pavilions, a lake, and a 5,100 square foot Witt Stephens, Jr. Clubhouse that includes the First Security Learning Center. The Range is open to the public 10am - 7pm (Fall/Winter 9a-5p) Wednesday through Sunday. For a list of events at the shooting complex go to: www.JacksonvilleShootingComplex.com



Trunk or Treat


Trunk or Treat

Dupree Park

1700 Redmond Rd, Jacksonville

Wednesday, October 31, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

It’s Halloween time, ready or not. Meet us at Dupree Park parking lot. Park your car, pop the trunk and fill it up with lots of junk. Candy, treat – bring it all so the kiddies can have a ball. It’s free to get in and trick-or-treat safely with friends. Join Jacksonville Parks & Recreation for Trunk or Treat at Dupree Park on Wednesday, October 31st from 6pm-9pm. There will be various games & activities, inflatables, Baggo (Adults), dunking booth and more. Bring your car to the parking lot, decorate it, and bring candy to hand out to the little ones. If handing out candy isn’t your thing, volunteers are needed for the games and activities. Contact Dana at (501) 982-4171 for more details. Date, time, & location subject to change.



HCGS

Holiday Craft & Gift Sale

Jacksonville Community Center

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville

Two-Day Event:

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Capture the spirit of the season at the 41st Annual Holiday Craft & Gift Sale. Purchase original works of art and unique gifts from Arkansas artists and vendors from surrounding areas.  Handmade creations include woodwork, paintings, jewelry, holiday décor and more.  Concessions available. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 12 – 18 or bring a NEW, UNOPENED, UNWRAPPED toy in support of our Annual Toy Drive to get in the Craft Sale for FREE. For vendor space & more information call (501) 982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net.  No refunds. Date, time, & location subject to change.


 

61st Annual Jacksonville Christmas Parade


Main Street, Jacksonville

Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.

Jacksonville Parks & Recreation will host The 61st Annual Christmas Parade at 6:30p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018. This nighttime parade features illuminated floats and the featured guest, Santa, along with parade favorites: marching bands, floats, dance groups and the fire department. The parade will begin at the corner of Sharp and Main Street and will end at First United Methodist Church on Main Street. The theme is "December To Remember". Admission is FREE!

Entry forms are available on the park department’s website, www.cityofjacksonville.net. Entry fee is $25. Awards will be given in several categories. For more information call (501) 982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net  No refunds. Date, time, & location subject to change.



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Fantasy in Lights Decorating Contest

Homes inside Jacksonville city limits

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.

Is your home decorated for the holidays?  Is your friend’s home decorated for the holidays?  Then call to enter the Jacksonville Parks and Recreation’s Fantasy in Lights Decorating Contest.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.  Homes will be judged after 6:00 pm. There is no cost to enter your home or a neighbor’s home.
Nominated houses must be in Jacksonville city limits. Call (501) 982-4171 for more information or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net.  Date, time, & location subject to change.