Goodwill Festival: A salute to veterans and Jacksonville community


Veterans News Network has announced the upcoming Goodwill Festival, an event designed to fortify and celebrate the unbreakable bond between the military and civilian communities in Jacksonville.

The festival, formerly known as the MilVetsFest, recognizes Jacksonville's unwavering backing of its service members and veterans with a huge "Thank You for Your Support."

Taking place from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the SeaWalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, the festival draws upon the rich military history of Jacksonville. Home to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport and the Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, the city's robust Naval presence and enduring legacy of military tradition form the backbone of the Goodwill Festival.

As Jacksonville’s largest military/veterans festival, the Goodwill Festival offers an all-day program including a music festival, organized to honor the military, veterans and their supporters. The festival has extended an invitation to the First Coast business community and industry leaders to partner in this event. Each partner will be recognized as a community leader supporting local veterans and active-duty service members, reflecting the spirit of unity and gratitude.

The festival promises a vibrant atmosphere, inviting vendors and food trucks to participate and offers individuals the chance to become "friends" of the festival by making a donation of any amount.

On June 3, the Goodwill Festival provides a platform for veterans to express their gratitude to the city that has stood by them, reflecting the festival's theme of “Thank You for Your Support.” It presents a unique opportunity to be part of a pivotal movement that sets a precedent for future community events, aiming to bring veterans and civilians closer.

Veterans News Network encourages interested parties to explore the various partnership opportunities for the Goodwill Festival. Go to or call 904-683-0918 for more information.


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