Local Festivals and Activities in Jacksonville, NC

August 20th, 2021 by

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From the Jacksonville, NC Festival of Trees to the Crab and Seafood Festival in Jacksonville, NC, there’s always a great opportunity to get out and have a blast with your neighbors. Read on to learn about some of the most popular events and festivals in Jacksonville. Then, check out our Jacksonville, NC guide for more fun tips from Marine Chevrolet on things to do in town! 



Jazz in the City 

Jazz in the City is a non-profit organization that aims to increase the number of live jazz concerts in Jacksonville, NC. Proceeds from events go to fund scholarships for aspiring musicians and to send kids to music camp. 

  • Where? Consult website for the location of the latest events 
  • When? Events run throughout the year 

Jacksonville, NC Winter Festival 

Richlands drivers looking for a little holiday fun will find plenty at the neighboring Winter Festival in Jacksonville, NC. From ice sculptures, children’s games, guest appearances by Santa Claus, hay rides, and more, there’s no end to the festivities. 

  • Where? Riverwalk Park, 421 Court St. 
  • When? Generally in early December 

Jacksonville, NC Crab and Seafood Festival 

Every summer, local restaurants and fishermen from the region get together and put on a crab and seafood festival to raise money for FTPAS (501c3) Children Hunger Relief. This fund helps to keep kids who rely on schools for their primary meal well nourished by providing them with additional sources of food. The event is free to the public, with a large portion of the proceeds from the sale of food going to the fund. 

  • Where? Jacksonville Mall – 375 Western Blvd
  • When? Held in the Summer — dates not yet confirmed 

Jacksonville, NC Festival of Trees

Every November, the Onslaw County Hospice House puts on a silent auction of decorated Christmas trees to raise money for medical equipment to increase the quality of the care they provide. With live music, food, and other fun, the Festival of Trees is a great way to kick off the holiday seasons! 

  • Where? American Legion Hall – 146 Broadhurst Rd, Jacksonville, NC
  • When? November — specific dates not yet confirmed 

Explore Our Other Guides to Jacksonville, NC 

Now that you have the Jacksonville, NC Festival of Trees and the Jacksonville Jazz Festival on your calendar, if you have any questions about these events, or you’d like to test drive a Chevy near Sneads Ferry, give Marine Chevrolet a call. Our phone number is 910-548-7161. In the meantime, take a moment to explore our other fun reads on things to do around town, including our guide to the best take-out, the best BBQ, and more! We look forward to showing Richlands drivers everything Jacksonville has to offer! 


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