Festiville is Jacksonville’s largest and most anticipated annual event. This weekend-long, community event centers around local food, live performances on two stages, fishing and athletic competitions, a car show, and even more. Festiville gets bigger and better every year and draws visitors and residents from across the area. In recent years, organizers have added a barbecue contest, a 5K, volleyball competition, big name bands and even a visit from a helicopter.

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This Fourth of July event celebrates Independence Day with a bang. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and watch fireworks burst over the open shooting range. 

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Each spring, citizens of Jacksonville gather at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History for a community-wide remembrance ceremony to honor Vietnam War veterans by giving them the welcome home ceremony they deserved.

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