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Hotels & Lodging

Downtown Jacksonville hotels fill up early for the Jacksonville Jazz Fest, so be sure to book your stay now! Bookings at these rates are prepared exclusively for Jazz Fest guests and hotels are within walking distance or short skyway ride to the festival.


Downtown Jacksonville Information

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Hotels & Transportation

245 Water St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

The Omni Jacksonville Hotel features an upscale Florida escape with fine dining, a rooftop pool and is within steps of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

Hotels & Transportation

225 E Coastline Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202

With spectacular views of the St. Johns River, beautifully renovated guestrooms, and warm hospitality, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is the perfect hotel for your Jacksonville Jazz Festival weekend.

Parking Information

Downtown Jacksonville has more than 43,000 public parking spaces, which include garage parking, metered street parking and peripheral parking. While you may not always be able park directly in front of your destination, you should almost always be able to find parking within a short walk. Click here to view a parking database provided by Downtown Vision, Inc.


Located just minutes from Downtown Jacksonville, the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) provides non-stop flights to and from major U.S. cities. The airport offers arrivals and departures on all major domestic air carriers and a network of regional carriers. Enjoy a full-service terminal building, outstanding ground transportation options and dedication to security and customer service. The Jacksonville Aviation Authority owns and manages the Jacksonville Airport System.

Water Taxi

The River Taxi will run a continuous loop downtown from Jacksonville Landing, to Friendship Fountain, Doubletree Hotel, Lexington Hotel, Metro Park, and back to the jax Landing. Boats will arrive at each dock every 30 to 45 minutes.

Special Event pricing will be in place for $10 per day for an all day/all night pass. Children under 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased on board the boats, cash only, at any of our listed stops. If you would like a 4-day (Thurs - Sun) or 3-day (Fri-Sun) unlimited pass, purchase them at the link below and save $5! There are no one-way tickets.

Special River Taxi Operating Hours that weekend are:

  • Thursday, May 25th: 11am – 11 p.m.
  • Friday, May 26th: 11am – Midnight.
  • Saturday, May 27th: 11am – Midnight.
  • Sunday, May 28th: 11am – 10 p.m.

Purchase Multi-Day tickets here:


Road Closures

Wednesday, May 24
  • 9:00 am- Duval St. closure from Hogan St. to Laura St.
Thursday, May 25
  • 7:00 am- Adams St. closure from Hogan St. to Ocean St. 
    (Exception: Local Business and residents will have access to Adams St. from Ocean St. to 11E Apartments.)
  • 8:00 am- Laura St. closure from Church St. to Bay St. 
    (Exceptions: Intersection at Forsyth St. will remain open.  Intersection at Bay St. will remain open.  Northbound lane from Duval St. to Church St. will remain open.Laura St. from Forsyth St. to  Bay St. only closed if needed.)
  • 8:00 am- Closure of east lane only of Hogan St. from Monroe St. to Duval St.
  • 8:00 am Monroe Street from Hogan Street to Main Street
    (Exception: The section from Hogan Street east to the parking garage entrance near Main St. will be open only to local resident & business traffic).
  • 9:00 am- Monroe St. closure from Main St. to Ocean St.
  • 9:00 am- Duval St. closure from Main St. to Ocean St.
  • 9:00 am – Main St. closure from Church Street to Forsyth Street
    (Exceptions: Main Street west land from Adams Street to Forsyth Street will remain open. Main Street hot lane from Church Street to Duval Street will remain open to garage entrance.)


Skyway Schedule:
  • Friday, May 26 - 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 27 - 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 2811 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Monday, May 29 - Closed for Memorial Day
    (Jefferson Street station will be closed during Jazz Fest.)