From North (Jacksonville International Airport): proceed south on I-95 to Exit 353A (Myrtle/Church/Forsyth) to Forsyth Street. Proceed east to Lee Street. Turn right (south) on Lee Street, then right (west) on Bay Street to the Convention Center Main Parking Lot.

From South: proceed north on I-95 to Exit 352B (Forsyth Street), Proceed east to Lee Street. Turn right (south) on Lee one block to Bay Street. Turn right (west) on Bay to Convention Center Main Parking.

From East (Downtown): proceed west on Bay Street to the Center Main Parking Lot. 

From West (I-10): proceed to I-95 North, then to Exit 352B (Forsyth). Take Forsyth Street east to Lee Street. Turn right (south) on Lee one block to Bay Street. Turn right (west) on Bay Street and proceed to Convention Center Main Parking Lot.


QuiltFest Jacksonville is held at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204.  The Convention Center is located one-third mile west of downtown Jacksonville, adjacent to I-95 and just north of the intersection of I-95 and I-10. 

Parking is $5.00 and credit and debit cards will only be accepted for payment.  Parking for quilt show attendees is in the Convention Center Main Parking Lot, west of the convention center on Bay Street.  The Prime Convention Center is on the routes for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority city bus and the Automated Skyway Express (ASE).


where to stay

With a prime location on the banks of St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, The Southbank Hotel at Jacksonville Riverwalk (formerly known as the Lexington Hotel and Conference Center) offers guests the kind of warm hospitality and thoughtful services that are sure to please business and leisure travelers alike.

Near the King’s Avenue stop for the Automated Skyway Express, guests can ride the Skyway to and from the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center.  (Skyway does not run on Saturday.)

The Southbank offers a special rate($109.00) to QuiltFest guests. Mention our event when making your reservations. Call the hotel directly at 904-421-4485 (Aaron Keith) and mention QuiltFest, or book online at Overview (,

The Southbank hotel at jacksonville riverwalk

1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32207

904-421-4485 (Aaron Keith) 

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Located in the convention center lobby across from the entrance to QuiltFest, this dining area has hot breakfast from 8:30-11:00 a.m. Lunch includes grilled items and salads and is served from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Food Court
Located inside the QuiltFest show behind the quilts, this sit-down dining area is open from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and serves both hot and cold food.