10+ Fun Things To Do This Weekend In Jax

  • by Kristen Wagoner
  • September 3, 2020

The weekend is here and we've put together a curated guide full of places to explore, eat, play, adventure, and discover. Have a suggestion for next week's guide - Please email [email protected]

1. Drive In and Watch a Movie

Sunray Cinema has a weekend full of Drive In Movies at Tailgaters Touchdown Lot (225 Talleyrand Ave) next to TIAA Bank Field! Here’s what’s showing:

8pm: Bill & Ted Face the Music
10:15pm: Donnie Darko (theatrical cut)

8pm: Bill & Ted Face the Music
10:15pm: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Grab Tickets

2: Go Antiquing and Vintage Shopping

Shopping second hand is not only good for the environment and your wallet, it also allows you to pick up some awesome finds from a different time.

​Check out our list of the best Second Hand Shops

3: Sip & Soar Happy Hour

iFLY is hosting a SIP N SOAR Happy Hour event Friday evening at their indoor skydiving spot at the Town Center! Tickets include flights, cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres + more!

Get Tickets

4: Roadtrip to Kings Landing & Rock Springs at Kelly Park

Located just under two hours from Jacksonville is Kings Landing & Rock Springs @ Kelly Park! Located in Apopka Fl, you can kayak or paddlebord down the spring-fed lazy river that meanders through the jungle plus swim, hike, fish, camp and more!

Learn more about Kelly Park

5: Brunch It Up at The Fox Restaurant 

The Fox Restaurant located in Historic Avondale! They’re open daily til 2:30 for breakfast and lunch plus there’s lots of cool boutiques and shops next to them in the historic shopping district.

They’re located at 3580 Saint Johns Ave and their phone number is: (904) 387-2669‬

6: Grab A Coffee From Sippers Coffee House

Sippers Coffee House offers communal vibes and cups of kindness just a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the St. Johns Town Center! Drip coffee, espresso drinks, and italian sodas are complemented by breakfast sandwiches, wraps, and baked goods. The vintage-inspired decor, board games, and books will make you want to stay a while. If you have somewhere to be, take advantage of their convenient drive thru.

Explore our 904 Coffee Guide

7: Hit Up Happy Hour

The Penthouse Lounge & rooftop bar might be exactly what you’re looking for! They’re located on the 3rd floor of the historic Casa Marina hotel, happy hour is Monday - Friday from 3 PM to 6 PM & Sunday 6 PM to Close! Specials include:

$8 martinis

$5 call drinks

$4 well drinks

$4 house wines

$3 speciality beers

$2 domestic beers

8: Grab A Bite From Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar

Have you checked out the Marlin Bar at the Town Center? This weekend is a perfect time to grab a bite on their patio! 

Read about our experience

9: Explore Jekyll Island

Located just over an hour from Jacksonville, Jekyll Island is a destination you must visit this year. The island features 10 miles of pristine beaches, 20+ miles of bike paths, four golf courses, Summer Waves Water Park, museums, historical sites, a fishing pier, horseback trails, Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and so much more!

Explore our guide to the island

10: Play Poker & Grab Sushi at Bestbet

Bestbet is Jacksonville’s premier spot for Poker, Simulcast and Racing. With two great locations in Jacksonville and Orange Park, you’re always near hot tables, fast greyhounds and huge jackpots. It’s Vegas style wagering with Jacksonville style hospitality.

Learn more about Bestbet

11: Hop On Your Bike & Go Mural Hunting


Have you ever wondered where that one mural is that you saw on a post? Well we’ve made it easy and compiled some of our favorites! Check out Volume One of our Guide to Jacksonville’s Best Murals, live now on our website! 

Check out the 904 Mural Guide & start exploring

12 Go for a walk on the Riverwalk


The Acosta Bridge will be lit gold in observation of National Childhood Caner Awareness Month! Buildings in downtown Jacksonville will be lighted gold, supporting the mission of the Home Team, and reminding the community to “Go Gold” for the goal of ending pediatric cancer for children everywhere.

Learn more about Jax Goes Gold


STRIDE is Jacksonville Beaches newest running and walking fitness studio! The studio offers three dynamic class formats that include cardio with total body strength workouts with a leveling system that allows everyone to workout at their own level. Whether you’re just beginning to work out or regularly walk, jog & run - STRIDE offers classes and paces for everyone.

GET 2 CLASSES FREE: Now thru 9/30, mention “904 Happy Hour” and get your first two classes FREE OF CHARGE

Visit their website for more info

Enjoy a Movie & Fireworks

The Jumbo Shrimp are hosting another family movie night at the Baseball Grounds on Saturday, September 5th! One of our favorite movies, Toy Story 4 will be shown on the high-definition video board with a fireworks finale following the movie.

Get tickets and more info

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Luxury Home For Sale 

Located in Queens Harbour this 5,016 sqft beauty presented by Stephani Barnes is one of this months featured luxury homes for sale. The home is listed at 1.3 million and includes amazing views of the golf course, marsh & Memorial Bridge as well as 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a movie theatre, game room, and beautiful kitchen.

Take a peek inside & get all the details

Check Out The 904's Best Apartments

Are you looking for your next apartment in the 904? Do you want to enjoy upscale living with tons of amenities in a prime area of town? Jacksonville offers a vast urban landscape for young professionals to live, work, study, and play in. Our new 904 Apartment Guide will help narrow your search with the best options in Downtown Jacksonville, San Marco, Riverside, Town Center, Neptune Beach and surrounding areas.

Explore the 904 Apartment Guide


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