10+ Fun Things To Do This Weekend In Jax

  • by 904 Newsroom
  • September 16, 2020
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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. Grab A Bite From 1928 Cuban Bistro

Stop by 1928 Cuban Bistro located at 3928 Baymeadows Rd and try one soon! They’re known for their authentic Cuban cuisine including their espresso, sandwiches, tostadas, pastries, and batido’s. For more info and to order: (904) 683-8104

Visit their website & see their menu

2: Attend The Verragio Trunk Show at Diamonds Direct


If you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring or wedding bands, make plans to attend the Verragio Trunk Show at Diamonds Direct September 18th - 19th! View hundreds of stunning rings from the world-class design studio including the latest designs that haven’t been released in other retailers. 

Appointments are encouraged but not required!

Click here for store location & contact info.

3: Take A Stroll Thru American Beach

American Beach is a community located on Amelia Island that is filled with tons of history. It also has the largest dune system on the Atlantic coast in Florida.

Learn More About American Beach Here

Enjoy A FREE BEER & Get Creative at Pinspiration

Pinspiration is Jacksonville’s NEWEST DIY creative studio space where everyone (young and old) can be a artist! Their studio is located in Ponte Vedra and features a beautiful makerspace, party room, wine & craft beer bar, and Jackson-Pollock-inspired Black Light Splatter Room!

Pinspiration offers all kinds of crafts and activities including painting, wood crafts, string art, acrylic pouring, splatter art, private parties, kid's camps, play dates, parent night out & so much more!

FREE BEER: Mention “904” and get a FREE BEVERAGE of choice when you come in to craft or splatter!

Learn more and explore their studio

4: Grab A Cocktail At The Penthouse Lounge

The Penthouse Lounge & rooftop bar is 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

Make sure to check out our new Rooftop Bars & Restaurants Guide

5. Grab Brunch at River & Post

River & Post has launched their new brunch menu! On Saturdays & Sunday’s from open-3pm for a limited time, stop in for creative brunch twists on some of your favorite meals including Bread Pudding French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Eggs Benedict Cubano, Croque Madame, VEGAN Chicken & Waffles, The Ultimate Brunch Burger & SO MUCH MORE!

Their new brunch menu is available in their 1st floor dining room and beautifully shaded patio in historic Riverside! They also offer $15 bottomless mimosas atop their 9th floor rooftop bar and lounge with LIVE MUSIC kicking off this coming Sunday from Noon-3pm!

For Reservations, Call 904-575-2366

6: Catch Some Sun And Waves At Huguenot Memorial Park

Located off of Heckscher Drive on the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Huguenot Memorial Park is a must see! The waterfront park sits on a 295-acre horseshoe-shaped peninsula surrounded by the St. Johns River the Fort George Inlet, and the Atlantic Ocean. While there you can lounge on the beach, bike, swim, paddle, surf, fish, bird watch, picnic and camp! As a part of the The park offers 70 primitive campground sites, so you can stay and play over multiple days.

Learn More About Huguenot Here

7: Indulge With A Donut From Good Dough


Make your weekend Good with a donut or two from Good Dough in San Marco.

Check out our 904 Donut Guide for 10 of our favorite donut shops

8. Brunch It Up At Canopy Road Cafe

Canopy Road Cafe is one of our new favorite brunch spots in JAX! They’re a traditional modern diner located at 12525 Philips Hwy serving fire breakfast, brunch, and lunch 7 days a week! 

Check out their mouthwatering 6 PAGE MENU and learn more about here

9: Refresh With A Juice From Clean Juice

Feeling like you need an extra boost? Grab an Immunity Booster from Clean Juice - Jacksonville’s Newest 100% Certified Organic Juice Bar & Eatery is NOW OPEN in Nocatee! Located at 250 Pine Lake Drive, Clean Juice serves 100% organic juices, smoothies, acai bowls, wraps, and other healthy bites! They have a beautiful shaded patio and a cooler stocked with grab-n-go juices and cleanses!

For to go & pick up, order ahead by calling (904) 679-4552 

Check out their menu here

Enjoy a Concert On The Water

The Chris Thomas Band 8-piece band and Lakeshore Marina are bringing you CTB’s second River Concert this Saturday from 6:30-8pm in the Ortega River. Bring your boat and drop anchor on the east side of the marina towards the Ortega Railroad Bridge! Kayaks and paddle boards welcome and available for rental. 10% of all donations go to Jacksonville Dog Cafe!

Learn more

10: Enjoy A FREE FITNESS CLASS At STRIDE

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

11: Grab A Coffee Round Bird Coffee Shop

Round Bird is a South-African inspired coffee shop that recently opened in Jax Beach. They serve delicious teas, coffees, light bites, authentic meat pies and more. Their red espresso is made from a special South-African root high in antioxidants so you can be health conscious while you get your caffeine fix!

Explore our 904 Coffee Guide

12: Post Up In San Marco

Check out Posting House - One of our favorite, neighborhood pubs located in historic San Marco! They have happy hour from 4-7pm every day plus a great selection of craft brews, import ales, wines & light bites from Bread & Board!

13: 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

14: 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

15. 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

16: 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

17: 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

18. 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

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