May 4, 2019 10AM - 6PM

Jacksonville Commons
100 Recreation Lane
Free Admission - Free Parking
Free Train Rides, Petting Zoo,
Rock Climbing Wall, and Carnival games for the kids

Vendor Registration now open for Jacksonville's Jamboree 2019

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A Celebration of Spring, Sports, & Family Fun!

Jacksonville's Jamboree is an all-day celebration filled with live entertainment, the annual Jacksonville's Got Talent competition, food, games, rides, and marketplace vendors. The festival is a great event for the entire with a car and bike show, rock wall for climbing, petting zoo, train ride, children's activities and a kids' play area. Statewide sports tournaments run throughout the Jamboree, and visitors can watch the softball and basketball games.

The rock wall, petting zoo, train ride, amusements and carnival games are all free to participate.

Jamboree Car, Truck & Motorcycle Display

Do you have a car, truck or motorcycle you would like to show off during the Jamboree?  Then this is the event for you.

  • Entry is free
  • Awards presented for 
    • People's Choice: Best Overall & Most Unique
    • Pre 1985: Best Car, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle, Best Paint & Best Interior
    • 1985 to present: Best Car, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle, Best Paint & Best Interior
  • To enter, simply download, complete and turn in the entry form.

Jacksonville's Got Talent Auditions

Join us and showcase your talent as    you compete for cash prizes.  You can register for an audition by calling 910 938-5312.

Audition Dates

Auditions will be held at the Jacksonville Youth Center located at 804 New Bridge St from 12-4PM on the following dates:

January 12, February 16, March 30, April 13 and April 20.

Please be sure to call and register for an audition!

Interested in being a Vendor at Jamboree?

We are still accepting applications for arts, crafts and merchandise vendors. Use this link to submit an application.

Live Entertainment!

Music and entertainment will be on the main stage throughout the day! 

2019 Performers

Lucky Pocket from Greensboro NC

Jazz Revolution from Charlotte NC

Cash prizes will be awarded to the Jacksonville's Got Talent 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling 910 938-5312.

Follow Us on Facebook & Instagram @JacksonvilleNCRec for event updates!

Jamboree Softball Tournament

We will be hosting an adult softball tournament starting on Friday, May 3 through Sunday May 5. For more information or to register visit USSSA.

Jamboree NTBA Tournament

In addition to all the entertainment and activities there will be a youth basketball tournament taking place. For more information or to register visit NTBA.

2018 Sponsors - Thank You!

Marine Chevrolet Cadillac Logo
Jacksonville Tourism Logo
News Channel 12 Logo
Fox Eastern Carolina News logo
Bob 93.3 logo


For images from 2018 visit Jamboree Event Images on Facebook.

Funding for Jacksonville Jamboree is provided in part by the Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority. Hosted by the City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Recreation & Parks.