Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • April 12, 2022


Concert season is starting up! Check out River City Jams for some free music, this week is Boyz II Men. Easter weekend is almost here and we have you covered with events for that. Sporting events such as UNF Baseball and Softball, Jumbo Shrimp Baseball, and Icemen Hockey are in season. The Icemen are just finishing up their season so if you're looking for a game, act now! We have markets for both sides of town whether you're in Jax or St. Aug! Keep reading to plan ahead with events happening this week, next week, and beyond!


Jax River Jams

When: 4/7-4/28

Where: Riverfront Plaza

Returning this spring, enjoy a free, four-week concert series on Downtown Jacksonville’s scenic riverfront. National headliners and local and regional openers. Enjoy onsite food trucks and bars with local craft beer and spirits. 

April 14: Grammy Award-winning R&B Artists Boyz II Men

“End Of The Road,” “I’ll Make Love To You,” “On Bended Knee,” “Motownphilly“

April 21: Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce

“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” “Every Little Thing,” “Next Girl,” “Closer To You“

April 28: Indie rock band Manchester Orchestra

“The Gold,” “The Silence,” “Forest Whitaker,” “The Maze”

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Bon Iver

When: 4/14 6:30

Where: St. Augustine Ampitheatre

Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) is a singer/songwriter from Wisconsin whose sparse, otherworldly indie folk has made him an award-winning critical and commercial success. Bon Iver’s debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, became one of the landmark albums of the late-2000s indie folk sound. Vernon’s sparse sound and pure vocals caught the attention of people looking for something folky, yet not folksy in any way. Further albums refining and shifting their sound bolstered Bon Iver’s popularity and widened the band’s fan base.

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Good Friday Service

Where: St. Augustine Amp

When: 4/15 6:30PM

Good Friday is centered around the sacrifice and grace of Jesus. It's a night to gather together as a community to worship and stand in reverence at what He has done for all of us. This event is free and open to everyone, but you can RSVP to let them know that you are coming so that they can host you well!

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Club Heaven Presents: HEAVEN ON EARTH - SKYHYE

When: 4/15 9PM

Where: Club Heaven

Come dance the night away at Jacksonville's premier nightclub ~ Club Heaven!

Promotion by: Lose Yourself

Sounds by: Ascendance, DJ Camo, AK RENNY


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Martina McBride

When: 4/15 8PM

Where: Florida Theatre

Martina McBride is a multiple Grammy nominated country icon, whose incomparable vocals have kept her at the top of the charts garnering six No. 1 hits and twenty top 10 singles. Selling more than 18 million albums to date, McBride has earned 14 Gold, nine Platinum, three Double Platinum and two Triple Platinum certifications. McBride has been honored with more than 15 major music awards, including four wins from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year.

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Demetri Martin

Where: Florida Theatre

When: 4/16

Demetri Martin is a standup comedian, writer, and director.

Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for his one-man show, If I. At the Melbourne International Comedy festival, his show Dr. Earnest Parrot Presents Demetri Martin won Australia’s Barry Award. Demetri has released three standup comedy albums and four hour-long standup comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix, The Overthinker.

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The Great Easter-Bone Hunt 

Where: Poochie's Park

When: 4/16 10AM-2PM

Here’s how it works: You and your friends come to the party in the dog park. At about 10:40 am, you should begin to make your way down the festively decorated Nature Trail to the end where the entrance to The Field is. Promptly at 11 am we’ll open the gates to The Field and get everyone lined up side by side.
The Rules: Humans (and family/friends) must remain leashed to their dogs at all times. Humans cannot pick up an egg until the dog’s nose touches it! All ages are welcome. The hunt begins when the “Easter Dinosaur” comes alive.
Bring an Easter basket from home or we’ll give you a grocery bag. There will be 100 eggs filled with fresh Grammie’s homemade treats for your pup’s nose to find. And, 10 eggs with Valuable Poochies Prizes for the humans too! Dogs dressed up in easter clothes/gear will be entered into a raffle to win a gift basket.
After the hunt, head back to get a banana from the Banana Loco truck and the best-iced coffee you ever had from the Iced Coffee Ladies. There will be some good tunes playing as well.
Regular visitor entry fees and dog requirements apply, members participate for free. We hope all our Poochie Patrons can make it!



Ritz Carlton Easter Bunny Brunch

When: 4/16

Where: Ritz Carlton Amelia Island

Children will love this breakfast accompanied by the Easter Bunny and the Springtime Fairy! There will be a pancake station, eggs, bacon, pastries, and more! Parents will receive a photo to complete the memory. Tickets are expected to sell out, so plan accordingly!

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Book Signing at Veterans United Craft Brewery to Benefit The Fire Watch

When: 4/16 5- 6:30

Where: Veterans United Craft Brewery 

Local Author J.S Farmer will be at Veterans United Craft Brewery, signing copies of her book Blue Sky Gone, on Saturday, April 16th at 5:00pm. Proceeds from this event's book sales will go to The Fire Watch, Florida's fight to end veteran suicide. 

Books will be available for purchase at the event or can be purchased online ahead of time on Amazon, Walmart, or Barnes and Noble. 

Munchies Food Truck will be on-site around 6:00pm, and there will be a free comedy show at 8:00pm. Stop in to meet the author, have your book signed and have a great night out!

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The Stompdown Experience 

When: 4/16 7PM

Where: The Prime Osborne Center

The Stompdown Experience is a Show Stopper and will leave you on the EDGE of your Seats!!!

The Stompdown Experience is the nation’s largest touring step show competition coming to Jacksonville, Florida.

The Stompdown Experience step show is comprised of the nation’s elite step teams from middle school, high school, independent, and greek step teams from all over the country.

The Stompdown Experience has successfully drawn THOUSANDS in attendance from coast to coast and is guaranteed to be electrifying. The Stompdown Experience allow teams an opportunity to display their gifts and talents through the art of stepping and dance.

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Beartooth: The Below Tour Part 2

When: 4/19 6PM

Where: St Augustine Ampitheatre

Beartooth harness the sacred and profane, purging inner darkness with a dizzying light. The fearlessly determined and boundlessly creative Midwest powerhouse perfects a sound sought by a generation of bands. Their marriage of colossally catchy choruses and post-hardcore, soaked in sweaty metal, is without rival. Its effect is evident by their religiously dedicated global audience; tours with Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, and A Day To Remember; and a RIAA-certified plaque for their hit single "In Between."

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

When: 4/5- 9/25

Where: 121 Financial Ballpark

Take me out to the ball game! Come enjoy a game this season and cheer on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Each week they have different promotions. Thirsty Thursday is a fan favorite where fans can purchase $2 (12 oz.) and $3 (24 oz.) draft beer. Check out their website for more information. 

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UNF Baseball and Softball

Baseball and Softball season are in full swing! Get outside and enjoy some fresh air with warmer temperatures. Check their website to find a game!

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Jacksonville Icemen Games

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

Check out the upcoming games at home for the Icemen! Their season ends April 16th, so be sure to find one that works for you before time runs out.

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When: 3/24 - 5/1

Where: Alhambra Theatre

Featuring a live band, Rock of Ages is a jukebox musical focused on classic rock songs of the 1980s. It finds aspiring musician Drew trying to save the Sunset Strips last legendary rock venue from developers. Includes hits like Sister Christian, We Built This City, and Here I Go Again. 

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MOCA Love Letters

When: now- 6/26

Where: MOCA

Come check out the display of love letters Shiota has received from across the globe will be open through June 26, 2022.

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Riverside Arts Market

When: Saturdays 10-3

Where: 715 Riverside Ave

Enjoy local makers, artists, and farmers under the bridge. It’s free and pet friendly. Bring some friends and enjoy the market rain or shine.

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Amphitheatre Farmers Market

When: Saturdays 8:30AM-12:30PM 

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Come check out the Amphitheatre Farmers Market each Saturday under the oaks for local, fresh food, produce straight from the farm, handmade arts and crafts, and live entertainment! Special events and features take place each week, check the individual event listings to see what's coming up!

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Taste of Golf

When: 4/21

Where: TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse

Golf lovers + foodies, this event is for you! 

On April 21st,head to the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse for an evening for Taste of Golf! The event benefits First Tee - North Florida

This event has top private club and resort chefs come together to celebrate First Tee – North Florida for an evening of fellowship, live music, fun cocktails, silent auction and a @diamondsdirect raffle…and of course, great food! 

@firstteenorthflorida is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character by integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, creating active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. 

Everyone who purchases a ticket will have access to the Stay & Play Package including a Sawgrass Marriott Stay and Golf at TPC Dyes Valley & TPC Stadium Course at a discounted rate!!! Just book before March 29, 2022! 

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Sip & Stroll on the Southbank Riverwalk

When: 4/21 5PM

Come enjoy city views while eating some tasty food.  Every third Thursday you can come out and enjoy live music, drinks, and more. 

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Earth Works Houseplant Social

When: 4/22 5-8PM

Where: Earth Works

Inviting all plant-loving peeps for a welcome back happy hour event at the garden center. Learn tips and tricks to green up your thumb and get exclusive event savings while you mix and mingle with fellow plant geeks.

Matt Barlow will be sharing his vast knowledge about caring for our special plant babies.

They will be serving up appetizers, drinks, and a 20% discount on all House Plants for ticket holders only!

Plus, they will have some hot new houseplants set aside just for you.


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Nikki Glaser

Where: Florida Theatre

When: 4/23

Nikki Glaser is one of the funniest female voices in comedy today. For over a decade at clubs across the country, and as the host of three hit podcasts, Glaser has been honing her shockingly- honest, no-holds barred style of comedy. In that time, Nikki has also executive produced and hosted two TV shows: Nikki & Sara Livefor MTV and Not Safe with Nikki Glaser for Comedy Central. In addition to her shows, Nikki has multiple stand-up specials and late-night TV appearances in which she jokes about her most humiliating moments as a woman in the modern world. Nikki’s past and current struggles with anorexia, depression, and anxiety are fair game in both her stand-up and in in-depth interviews like WTF with Marc Maron and JRE with Joe Rogan. You can currently find Nikki flexing her over-sharing muscle as the daily host of the podcast You Up with Nikki Glaser: A Hit of Pod.

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Elton John

When: 4/23 8PM

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Elton John is coming to Jax! See hits like “Rocket Man”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Your Song”, and more.

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The Who: Hits Back Tour

When: 4/24 8PM

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

The iconic band’s upcoming North American trek promises to be another rock n’ roll knockout, bringing singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend back to US venues two years after their acclaimed MOVING ON! Tour, which wowed audiences with a series of sold-out dates. 

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Sandlot Fest

When: 4/22-24

Where: Metropolitan Park

Fitness lovers are not going to want to miss out on this! Sandlot Fest is coming to Jax and is offering team events and citywide scavenger hunts for all ability levels. It is a great opportunity to connect with others and challenge yourself. You'll get to try something new and meet people as well.

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When: 4/23

Where: Kanine Social 

You’re going to want to save this date! We’re excited to be a part of the inaugural Woofstock 2022 presented by @kaninesocial event happening in Riverside on April 23!

 This dog-friendly music festival will feature multiple stages of amazing music, some of Jacksonville’s top vendors and food trucks, and a full array of delicious beverages. 

Entry is FREE, and VIP tickets are available!

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Downtown Dance Series

When:4/24 7PM-10PM

Where: Underbelly

Crescendo Amelia is proud to announce eight spectacular and memorable evenings across Northeast Florida. This series will feature our 9-piece band in Jacksonville, and our 14-piece band on Amelia Island. Perfect for dancing or just enjoying the sounds of a classic big band with a modern flair, these events offer a variety of music from the 1920’s through the 2000’s. Food & drink are available at both locations for purchase. A variety of ticketing options are available online including student, senior, and reserved VIP tables. Singer line-up TBA.

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Draft Party in the 904!

When: 4/28

Where: River City Railway

DUUUUUVAL!!! Get ready for the most poppin Draft Party in the 904! Join us and the Jags Nation on Thursday, April 28th at the River City Railway for an evening filled with football, fun and excitement for the 2022 season! 

The draft will be streamed on a giant video board followed by a concert, and a live DJ. There will be several food trucks, local restaurants, beverage stations, vendors and more!

For a limited time, General Admission tickets are just $5 and include access to the party + one complimentary beer! A premium, all inclusive VIP experience is also available, which includes access to several private train cars featuring cocktail & food stations, air conditioned restrooms, private viewing areas and more!

Tickets are expected to sell out for what will be one of the largest pre-season events!
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When: 4/28


Cultural and natural resources have a shared history of over 6,000 years within Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. The interaction between nature and humans is evident…from the spoil islands to the altered wetlands, from the shell middens of the Theodore Roosevelt Area to the tabby structures of Kingsley Plantation and from the boat docks of neighboring subdivisions to the introduction of exotic animals and plants. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a place where natural and cultural resources connect.

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Jacksonville Silent Party

When:  4/30 9PM

Where: 5538 Normandy BLVD

When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color (BLUE, RED, GREEN) LED that shows what channel you are listening to, so you can dance along with those listening to the same DJ. It’s super social; just lower the volume or take the headphones off to talk to that girl or guy. There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!


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Jacksonville Sharks

When: 4/30-7/23

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Arena football is back! Come enjoy a Sharks game. If you haven’t been, you’re in for a unique experience worth checking out.

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When: 5/5 at 7PM

Where: Daily’s Place

Country fans won’t want to miss the legendary Tim Mcgraw performing at Daily’s Place. He’s been in the music scene since the mid-’90s and has kept the top country charts consistently for over 20 years!

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Rex Orange County

When: 5/5 7PM

Where: St. Augustine Amp

Alex O'Connor, also known as Rex Orange County, is a gifted singer/songwriter known for his literate, quirky brand of bedroom pop that combines jazz, hip-hop, and soul influences. O'Connor was still a teenager when he first gained attention online in 2015 for his self-produced album bcos u will never be free. He built upon his viral buzz with 2017's Apricot Princess, which found him further expanding his sound. The album cracked the Top Ten of Billboard's Independent Albums chart, and paved the way for his even more ambitious, jazz-inflected 2019 effort PONY.

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ERYKAH BADU AND FRIENDS: featuring Ja Rule and Goodie Mob with Rickey Smiley

When: 5/6 at 8PM

Where: Daily’s Place

Erica Abi Wright, known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Influenced by R&B, 1970s soul, and 1980s hip hop, Badu became associated with the neo soul subgenre in the 1990s and 2000s along with artists such as D'Angelo and Maxwell.

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When: 5/7 8PM

Where: Daily’s Place

The Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984. Originally formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band's lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland, bassist Todd Morse, and lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman. Check them out live at Daily’s Place!

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HAIM: THE ONE MORE HAIM TOUR with special guest Faye Webster

When: 5/8 7:30PM

Where: Daily’s Place

HAIM is coming to Jax! Haim is an American pop rock band, based in Los Angeles and comprising three sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim. In addition to their primary instruments, each is proficient in several others. The group's pop sound on their studio work stands in contrast to the more rock-based music of their live shows. 

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AS IF! 90s FEST!

When: 5/21/22

Where: Francis Field

Grab your friends and get ready to go back in time- the @asifthe90sfest is coming back! With double-headliners, @mrjordan1911 and @eve6, and featuring @thequadcitydjs, this festival will have you digging for your glitter body spray + slap bracelets!

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival 

When: 5/26- 29

Where: Riverfront Plaza

For more than 40 years, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival has brought music lovers together to enjoy an incredible weekend of food, drinks, community and of course music! What started from humble beginnings has grown into one of the largest and most beloved Jazz Festivals in the country. Known for our distinguished lineups, magnificent riverfront stages and our one-of-a-kind premium experiences, there is no better way for you to experience the Festival! The 2022 Jacksonville Jazz Festival will have two amazing stages for you to groove at daily.

*Note no ticket or purchase is required! There are VIP options are available for those who want a bit of an upgrade.

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