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Game Day Events – 2018

Sunday, December 30th

  • Parris Island Marine Band
  • ACC/Big Ten Pep Rally
  • BGA Band Performances
  • SEC Pep Rally

Monday, December 31st

  • VyStar New Year’s Eve Run, Downtown Jacksonville, 2:00 P.M.
  • Touchdown Party, TIAA Bank Field – Sky Patio, 5:30 – 7:00 P.M.
  • TIAA Bank Field, ESPN, 7:30 P.M.
  • Concert & Postgame New Year’s  Eve Fireworks, 11:00 P.M.

Sunday, December 30th

Team Pep Rallies

3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M – Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion

This year’s pep rally will feature both TaxSlayer Gator Bowl participating university marching bands and cheer groups as well as the Parris Island Marine Band. The event is free to the public and is in conjunction with the annual Deck the Chairs event at Jacksonville Beach.

  • 3:00 p.m. ACC/BIG 10 Pep Rally
  • 5:00 p.m. SEC Pep Rally


Monday, December 31st

VyStar New Year’s Eve Run

2:00 P.M. – Jacksonville Landing

The VyStar New Year’s Eve Run kicks off TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Game Day! The annual 5K runs through downtown Jacksonville and proceeds benefit charities across Northeast Florida.

Touchdown Party

5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. – TIAA Bank Field – Sky Patio

The Touchdown Party is the premier pregame party for fans at the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. This year’s party will be in the Sky Patio at TIAA Bank Field. Ticket includes complimentary food and 4 drink vouchers good for beer, wine, soda, or water.

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

7:30 P.M. – TIAA Bank Field – ESPN

The 74th annual TaxSlayer Gator Bowl kicks off under the lights at TIAA Bank Field and will feature a team from the SEC against the Big Ten, ACC, or Notre Dame.

Post Game Concert & New Year’s Fireworks

Ring in 2019 with the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl! Each game ticket includes a post game concert and fireworks to bring in the New Year!