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AIR TRAVEL

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority operates Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and the city’s three general aviation airports – Cecil Airport, Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (JAXEX) and Herlong Recreational Airport. The Authority, funded through user fees and not local taxes, contributes over $6 billion annually to the local economy. For more information about the Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s airports, please visit www.flyjacksonville.com.

HOTELS

Situated in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, right next to the Main Street Bridge, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is a premier destination for leisure, business and group guests. The hotel features 951 spacious guestrooms and luxury suites providing sweeping views of the city. With more than 116,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space, including a 27,984 square-foot ballroom and 20,000 square-feet of deck space overlooking the St. Johns River, the hotel provides the largest meeting facility in Northeast Florida. Guests can enjoy a rooftop pool and 24-hour StayFit gym that provide aerial views of downtown. On-site restaurants include five-course dining at Morton’s The Steakhouse, fresh seafood and southern-inspired dishes at SHOR Seafood Grill, craft cocktails and gourmet snacks at Tavern, and grab-and-go options at Market. Guests have easy access to world-class museums, theaters, and national sporting events at the TIAA Bank Field and VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. For more information, please visit hyattregencyjacksonville.com, or call (904) 588-1234.

YOUR RIVERWALK RETREAT IN DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE
Situated in the heart of downtown, our luxury hotel connects you with Jacksonville’s most popular cultural and business districts. Relax poolside with dramatic views of the river and skyline or at the J Bar and Juliette’s Bistro. With convenient walking access to the Jacksonville Jazz Fest venues and other popular attractions, Marriott Jacksonville Downtown puts you in the midst of the excitement of the Festival.

Discover the Southbank Hotel at Jacksonville Riverwalk: A downtown hotel drawing inspiration from the St. Johns River, ports, and area bridges – providing an authentic Northeast Florida experience. Our centrally located hotel is nestled on the Southbank of downtown Jacksonville near the trendy San Marco and Riverside historic districts. At Jacksonville’s uniquely independent hotel, you’ll enjoy the best-of-both worlds: big city amenities and boutique style. We offer savory onsite dining and lounges, a tranquil pool and courtyard, and 40,000 square feet of event space – making our downtown Jacksonville convention center hotel the ideal spot for professional meetings and lavish events in Northeast Florida. Experience the coastal undercurrents and feel the southern hospitality when you stay at the Southbank Hotel at Jacksonville Riverwalk.

DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport is the exclusive onsite hotel at the Jacksonville International Airport. DoubleTree is a departure from ordinary airport hotels, offering an upscale, resort-style oasis at the airport, featuring a lakeside lanai with saltwater pool, onsite dining and lounge, a 24/7 airport shuttle, and a location within walking distance to takeoff. Events take flight at the JAX airport DoubleTree, with their elegant ballroom and over 11,000 sq ft of event space. Warmly welcoming the Jacksonville community and travelers alike since 1972, the DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport is a proud partner of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Information on ‘What To Do’  and how to get to it in the beautiful city of Jacksonville!

RIVER TAXI

The River Taxi is selling tickets in advance for transportation to the festival! Interested guests may purchase their River Taxi passes by visiting jaxrivertaxi.com and selecting the date desired. The River Taxi will have designated stop times and guests should select a dock for boarding online as well.

Price: $15 for an All-Day River taxi pass.

The River Taxi will operate regular service throughout the festival at the following hours:
  • Thursday, May 26: 1 p.m.  – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, May 27: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 28: 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 29: 1 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Pick-up docks are at Doubletree Hotel, Southbank Hotel and drop-off will be at the Riverfront Plaza dock.

The River Taxi will run multiple boats that night. Free public parking should be available on the Southbank in the city lot under the Acosta bridge and in the DCPS parking lot on Prudential Drive.

PURCHASE ALL DAY PASS - RIVER TAXI

JTA Skyway

The JTA Skyway is a 2.5 mile long elevated monorail system that glides high above the busy streets of Downtown Jacksonville, crossing the St. Johns River to Kings Avenue on the Southbank. The JTA Skyway will be operating on extending hours during the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, with free parking available at Kings Avenue Parking Garage, where customers can then take the Skyway to Central Station. The first 150 people at the Kings Avenue Parking Garage will receive a prize.
Operating Hours:
  • Thursday, May 26: until 11 p.m.
  • Friday, May 27: until 12 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 28: until 12 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 29: until 11:30 p.m.
For more information, please visit https://go.jtafla.com/jaxjazzfest22.

JTA Connexion and Connexion PLUS

JTA Connexion:
JTA’s Connexion service provides destination-to-destination shared public transportation for people with disabilities who are functionally unable to use fixed-route services for all of their transportation needs, or for people who are transportation disadvantaged (TD). For more details about service during the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, please see the following:
  • Reservations can be made daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including weekends and holidays by calling (904) 265-6999. Same-day trips are not available.
  • Customers can pay with cash, the MyJTA or Token Transit app, or with a StarCard.
  • Fare is $3.00 for ADA customers and $3.50 for TD customers.
  • Personal Care Attendants with ADA riders can ride for free. Personal Care Attendants with TD riders will pay the same fare as the customer.
  • Fare: ADA: $3.00 TD: $3.50
  • More information can be found at https://www.jtafla.com/ride-jta/paratransit-services/connexion/.
JTA Connexion PLUS:
JTA’s Connexion PLUS service is an additional option for eligible Connexion customers. Connexion Plus is perfect for eligible customers who want private, same-day, door-to-door service to anywhere in Duval County. For more details about service during the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, please see the following:
  • Reservations can be made at least two hours in advance of your requested pick-up time by calling (904) 404-0848. Hours are Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and weekends from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • When making a reservation for this weekend, please specify “Jacksonville Jazz Festival” as your destination. Drop-off and Pick-up at the festival will be located at the corner of Bay Street and Hogan Street.
  • Fare is $6 for trips of 15 miles or less. Add $2 per mile for trips over 15 miles.
  • Additional passengers are $4 each, while Personal Care Attendants can ride free of charge.
  • Fares must be paid with a credit card, and are for one way.
  • More information can be found at https://www.jtafla.com/ride-jta/paratransit-services/connexion-plus/.

ROAD CLOSURES

Road closures and restricted street access will begin on Monday, May 23 and will continue through Tuesday, May 31.
  • Monday, May 23 6:00 AM (to end Tuesday 5/31 12:00 AM)
    • Hogan St. from Water St. to the riverwalk
  • Tuesday, May 24 6:00 AM (to end Tuesday 5/31 12:00 AM)
    • Continue with previous closure
    • Independent Dr. from Hogan St. to Laura St.
  • Thursday, May 26 6:00 AM (to end Monday 5/30 12:00AM)
    • Continue with all previous closures
    • Independent Dr. from Laura St. to Newnan St.
    • Main St. Bridge northbound exit to Newnan St.
    • Laura St. from Bay St. to Independent Dr., limited access to Wells-Fargo parking garage from Laura St.
  • Friday, May 27 (to end Monday 5/30 12:00AM)
    • Continue with all previous closures
    • Partial Closure: Hogan St. at Water St.
Street parking will begin to be suspended for both sides of the roads in and around the festival on Sunday, May 22 at 6pm and will resume beginning Monday, May 30, unless otherwise specified. Please do not park within these following areas as the meters will be bagged. Vehicles are subject to ticketing and towing if improperly parked.
  • Sunday, May 22 parking prohibited beginning 6:00PM
    • Hogan St. from Bay St. to the riverwalk (resume Tuesday 5/31)
    • Liberty St. from Bay St. to the riverwalk (resume Tuesday 5/31)
  • Monday, May 23 parking prohibited beginning 6:00 PM
    • Independent Dr. from Hogan St. to Main St. Bridge
    • Newnan St. from Bay St. to Independent Dr.
    • Market St. from Bay St. to Coastline Dr.
  • Tuesday, May 24 parking prohibited beginning 6:00 PM
    • Laura St. from Independent Dr. to Bay St.
  • Wednesday, May 25 parking prohibited beginning 6:00 PM
    • Newnan St. from Bay St. to the riverwalk
    • Coastline Dr. from Hyatt Parking Garage to Market St.