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The City of Jacksonville Will Light Up for the Annual Lantern Parade

The second annual Jacksonville Lantern Parade presented by VyStar Credit Union is set for Saturday, February 16th. The parade route runs from the Riverside Artist Square under the Fuller Warren Bridge and continues down the St. Johns River to the Jacksonville Landing. The Parade itself begins at 7 PM and concludes with a Downtown firework show at 9 PM.

Prior to the official start, participants are invited to come to the starting line and join in the fun with live music, kid games, food trucks and more. There also will be a kid-friendly activity park set up adjacent to the Riverside YMCA and music presented at the riverfront stage at the Jacksonville Landing.

Last year, more than 2,000 people turned out to kick off what we believe will become one of the city’s signature annual events—a glowing display of color, light, music and movement that lights up the heart of Jacksonville. The illuminated celebration of creativity, kids and the St. Johns River is free and open to the public. All we ask is that participants bring something that glows, twinkles or shines.

This event promises to be a fun time! Join your family, friends, and neighbors of Mount Carmel Gardens Apartments in Jacksonville, Florida and see what all the buzz is about!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, February 16, 2019—7:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Downtown Jacksonville
715 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204

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