Florida Georgia in Downtown Jacksonville 2023

Author: Jane Robison, Downtown Vision Marketing Intern

The iconic rivalry between the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs is coming back to Downtown Jacksonville! In preparation for the Florida vs. Georgia game, Downtown Jacksonville has plenty of activities happening before, during and after the game to celebrate one of the longest college football rivalries! 

Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs History

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The Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldog rivalry spans across many years. The rivalry began in the early 1900s and the two teams have been playing against each other since 1926. The annual game between Florida and Georgia has been held in Jacksonville since 1933. There will be two Florida vs. Georgia games taking place in Downtown Jacksonville, a baseball game on Friday, October 27th and a football game on Saturday, October 28th. 

Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs Exhibition Baseball Game
Friday, October 27th

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The Florida vs. Georgia baseball game is happening on Friday, October 27th and taking place at 121 Financial Ballpark. The exhibition game begins at 6:30 p.m. and then is followed by a 90s after party featuring various musical artists. 

Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs Football Game
Saturday, October 28th

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The Florida vs. Georgia football game is happening on Saturday, October 28th and taking place at Everbank Stadium. Come early to join in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party fun with the many tailgaters surrounding the stadium. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m.

Transportation on Game Day

There is more than just one way to arrive at the Florida vs. Georgia game on Saturday, October 28th! Check out a few of the ways you can get to and from the game.

Uber, Lyft and Taxi

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If you’re using Uber, Lyft or Taxi services, then coordinate a spot located near the West side of Everbank Stadium by Beaver Street and A. Philip Randolph Blvd, near Lot Z

JTA Gameday Express

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Utilize JTA’s Gameday Express transportation for the Florida vs. Georgia game on Saturday, October 28th! JTA’s Gameday Express offers roundtrip services and begins at 12:30 p.m. Passes are $10 per person and will be running before and after the game.

JTA Skyway

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The JTA Skyway will be running all weekend long! The rides are free and offer various drop-off spots in Downtown Jacksonville. A few stations offer parking if you’d like to park and then ride the Skyway. 

St. Johns River Taxi

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Take the scenic route to Florida vs. Georgia game by riding on the St. Johns River Taxi. The St. Johns River Taxi loops every 30-40 minutes and offers roundtrip wristbands with purchase before the event.

Florida vs. Georgia Events in Downtown Jacksonville

If you’re looking for some Florida vs. Georgia events then you’re in luck! Downtown Jacksonville has plenty of events happening throughout the weekend in the Elbow and nearby the Stadium.

Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Luncheon by Miller Electric Company

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Attend the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Luncheon on Friday, October 27th at Everbank Stadium. Presented by Miller Electric Company, attendees can watch past team members be inducted into the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame!

All Inclusive Tailgating Experience

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If you’re looking for a tailgating experience before the game on Saturday, October 28th then check out the All Inclusive Tailgating Experience presented by Bud Light! The tailgate will start at 11:30 a.m. and last till 3:30 p.m. when the football game starts. The location of the tailgate is a 40,000 square foot grass parking lot and is about a 5-10 minute walk from Everbank Stadium. Enjoy food, live music, an open bar, tented areas and more!

Florida vs. Georgia After Party at Myth Nightclub

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Continue the Florida vs. Georgia game day fun by visiting Myth Nightclub for their Florida vs. Georgia After Party! On Saturday, October 28th Myth Nightclub’s doors open at 8 p.m. Don’t miss out on the food and drink specials and music!

Florida vs. Georgia Drinks at Live Bar

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Grab drinks all through the weekend at Live Bar! From Friday, October 27th to Sunday, October 29th, grab your friends for a drink to commemorate the rivalry between Florida Gators and Georgia bulldogs.

Enjoy all the Florida vs. Georgia game festivities and make sure to check out our events calendar and the Elbow for any more happenings this weekend in Downtown Jacksonville!