• Jacksonville Lantern Parade: This family-friendly event will light up Downtown Jax on February 16

    By: Karlyn McKell


    Jacksonville Magazine's Jacksonville Lantern Parade will light up downtown on Feb 16. Everyone in the community is encouraged to walk in the parade and to help illuminate the route with something that glows, twinkles or sparkles.  

    You can create your own paper lantern at home or at one of the lantern workshops happening across our area. Jacksonville Magazine will also be selling lanterns at the River City Arts Market. 

    In addition to the light parade there will be tons of other activities and attractions at the event, including a fireworks display, the Tin Can Photo Lounge, a laser light show, a DJ, the Jax Mag Selfie Booth, kids games, food trucks, a best "illuminated" pet costume contest and much more


    Parade details:

    Date: Saturday, Feb. 16. 

    Time: Parade is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A fireworks show will close out the evening. 

    Route: This 2-mile route starts at the Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller Warren Bridge and continues down the St. Johns River to the Jacksonville Landing. 

    What to wear: This is a completely outdoor event so dress for the weather - and don't forget to pack accessories that glow, twinkle or sparkle! 

    Find out more information by clicking here


    Action News Jax Family Focus is proud to be the media sponsor of this event. Family Focus partner VyStar Credit Union is the presenting sponsor and Wolfson Children's Hospital is also participating. 


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