Secret Jacksonville events

Writer Bill Delaney, co-owner of TheJaxsonMag.com and Edible Northeast Florida Magazine, has spent years researching Jacksonville’s underknown and underrepresented stories. His new book, Secret Jacksonville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is dedicated to profiling the forgotten, mysterious and just plain interesting spots across Jacksonville and the First Coast. To celebrate the release, he’s hosting a number of events, including readings, book signings and walking tours.

On Saturday, January 15 and Saturday, February 12, Bill is hosting the next in a series of walking tours of a few of the places featured in the book. Hear the stories of Jacksonville’s underground tunnels, the locomotive buried beneath a skyscraper, a lost (and fictitious) Native American city, a long destroyed sculptural masterpiece that will soon be reborn in Jacksonville, underknown Jax music history and much more lying just off the beaten path. The tours begin at James Weldon Johnson Park and tickets are $15 (kids 12 and under are free).

Signed copies of Secret Jacksonville are available at each of these events. You can also order online at thejaxsonmag.com/books.

Upcoming events

Secret Jacksonville Walking Tour

  • Get tickets here
  • Saturday, January 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • James Weldon Johnson Park, 135 West Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Cost: $15 (kids 12 and under are free)

The Jaxson presents: Northbank Renaissance Walking Tour

  • Join The Jaxson team for an inside look at the new developments and historic renovations that are quietly transforming the Downtown Northbank as we know it.
  • Get tickets here
  • Saturday, January 22 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • James Weldon Johnson Park, 135 West Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Cost: $20 (kids 12 and under are free)

The Jaxson Presents: Five Points & Brooklyn Walking Tour

  • Join The Jaxson for a tour of the past, present and future of two of Jacksonville’s most dynamic urban neighborhoods: Five Points and Brooklyn.
  • Get tickets here
  • Saturday, February 5 at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • In front of the Cummer Museum, 829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204
  • Cost: $20 (kids 12 and under are free)

Secret Jacksonville Walking Tour

  • Get tickets here
  • February 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • James Weldon Johnson Park, 135 West Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Cost: $15 (kids 12 and under are free)

Beaches Museum Boardwalk Talk: Secret Jacksonville with Bill Delaney

  • Bill joins the Beaches Museum for a Boardwalk Talk about Secret Jacksonville
  • Reserve tickets here
  • February 17, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Beaches Museum Chapel, 381 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
  • Cost: Suggested $5 donation