Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • January 18, 2022
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Jacksonville is filled with fun spots to check out this week. We have basketball and hockey games happening for the sports fans. There are plenty of shows including Star Wars and events at Underbelly. 904 POP UP is happening which means good eats, shopping, and more. National Florida Day is January 25th which means it is time to explore the sunshine state. Be sure to see what is going on this week and also to plan ahead with upcoming events!

 

 

Three Rivers Council Lunch with Leaders

When: 1/20 11:30-1

Where: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Join the Three Rivers Council at lunch with Manuel Jefre. He designed the iconic sculpture for Jacksonville which has taken on new names such as Jax, Lax or Lerp. The Filipino American artist shares, “This is really art about the people; it’s about understanding the city, the people and the culture. I’ve been creating artwork that’s not really about me, but about the city and the context it’s in.” Tickets are limited, so register early!

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Sip & Stroll on the Southbank Riverwalk

When: 1/20 5PM

Come enjoy city views while eating some tasty food.  Every third Thursday you can come out and enjoy live music, drinks, and more. This month the performers are : The Band Be Easy and Rob & Felix! 

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UNF Basketball

Where: UNF Arena

Come enjoy the UNF Ospreys play this season. Bring your family and friends and cheer on the Ospreys. Check out their home games below. SWOOP!

UNF Women's Basketball vs Kennesaw State 1/19

UNF Women's Basketball vs Central Arkansas 1/27

UNF Men's Basketball vs Central Arkansas 1/27

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Jacksonville Icemen Games

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

Check out the upcoming games at home.

Jacksonville Icemen vs South Carolina Stingrays  1/21 6PM

Jacksonville Icemen vs South Carolina Stingrays  1/22 6PM

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 photo by Ernest Nickel

Giants Basketball

Where: Christ the King Catholic School

 Come see the Giants play this season. They have plenty of home games to choose from. Call (904) 355-6531 for tickets.

Jacksonville Giants vs Atlanta Aliens 1/19/22 at 6PM

Jacksonville Giants vs Clermont Crocs 1/29/22 at 6PM

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Grand Opening of Six Three Four

When: 1/20 6PM-9PM

Where: 4228 St Johns Ave

Art lovers will not want to miss the grand opening of the newest art studio and event space, Six Three Four! It will be a great time and DJ NickFresh will be providing the music. The event is open to the public and features an outdoor area to hangout!

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THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

When:1/20

Where: The Florida Theatre

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo The Righteous Brothers topped the charts in four decades. Now, Bill Medley joins forces with one of the most versatile vocalists in America, Bucky Heard, to bring The Righteous Brothers back to the stage. The Righteous Brothers concert experience features a string of their biggest #1 hits, including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” (the most played song in radio history) “Soul & Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock and Roll Heaven,” Medley’s GRAMMY-winning Dirty Dancing theme “The Time of My Life,” and more!

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Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi

When: 1/21 and 1/22

Where: Jacoby Symphony Hall

The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star. The Rebel fleet counters with a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel.

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AN EVENING WITH BRUCE DICKINSON

When: 1/21 7:30 PM

Where: Florida Theatre

Bruce Dickinson is considered one of the world’s most storied musicians. Aside from decades spent delivering high-octane performances with his larger-than-life persona in IRON MAIDEN, Bruce has lived an extraordinary off-stage existence too.

A true polymath, his accomplishments include: pilot and airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, beer brewer, motivational speaker, podcaster, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist and New York Times Top 10 best-selling author, radio presenter, TV actor, sports commentator and international fencer… to name but a few.

So, there’s plenty to be entertained by, throughout the evening’s cornucopia of fascinating tales and derring-do exploits, all delivered by Bruce with characteristically infectious enthusiasm and wry wit.

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 LPT X Tropical De Noche at Underbelly

When: 1/21 8PM-11PM

Where: Underbelly

Come check out LPT, they are a 10-piece orchestra combining salsa and afro-cuban music. Tropical De Noche will also be performing in the newly reopened Underbelly. Come dance along! Tickets are $10 and you can get them below.

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 Little Big Run

Where: Southbank Riverwalk

When: 1/22 9AM

January is National Mentoring Month, come celebrate the power of mentorship in our community. There will be free food,drinks,games, and music. Don’t miss out on this awesome event! All paid registrants will be entered to win a $200 gift card to Merrell.

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“In Here”- A Concert of Solos!

When: 1/22 8PM-10PM

Where: The Florida Ballet

Jacksonville Dance Theatre presents IN HERE which is a concert  featuring solos. Each company member will perform their own solo and be able to see a creative masterpiece by each individual. “The tradition of the IN HERE concert is about pushing the boundaries of personal creative practice and performance.” Artistic Director, Rebecca R. Levy. Dancers and non dancers will be sure to enjoy.

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PJ Party at Main & Six Brewing Company!

When: 1/22 5-10PM

Ain’t no party like a PJ party! This time around we are partnering with Chef Chris Knowles of Blade and Wave to make this the ultimate PJ party experience! Popcorn and beer pairing flights, brunch food (both sweet and savory), special beer releases, and more!!

Party is from 6-11pm. We will be posting more exciting news about this event in the future, including the special releases and the food menu! 

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The Great BrewHound Chili Cook-Off!

When: 1/23 11-3PM

The Great BrewHound CHILI COOK-OFF to benefit Fur Sisters!! Get your chef's hats & clever recipes ready, we are having a show down!

Tickets to be purchased day of are a $10 donation to Fur Sisters - Furever Urs Rescue, Inc! (cash or card) 

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904 POP UP: SEAWALK PAVILION

When: 1/23

Jacksonville's largest curated pop up featuring over 200 creatives and 15 food trucks. This event is FREE and pet friendly. 

Vendor spaces are AVAILABLE! 

FOOD TRUCK VILLAGE: 

What’s the Catch 

El Cubano Jax 

904 Burgers 

Hibashi Party 

Bearded Chef Brunch

Eatz by YAYA

The Hungry Owl 

Kona Ice 

Mr. Frostee

K-Bop

To Be Frank 

Daddy Os 

The Hyppo 

Brochachos 

Good Food 24-7

I love Perogi 

Corny Cook 

Presented by 8103 Clothing Inc 

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Bridal Expo

Save the date! @premierbridefl Bridal Expo is coming back to Jax on January 23rd at the @primefosborn!

Over 100 of the top wedding vendors in Northeast Florida! Taste test food, see the latest fashion, get inspired by decor trends, win prizes, get swag bags and more! The best part?! You can get FREE TICKETS by using Promo Code “Black&White” through this link!

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Downtown Dance Series

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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National Florida Day

When: 1/25

It is time to celebrate our beautiful state! Go check out one of Florida's state parks and enjoy the fresh air. You could also go to the beach and take a walk. If you go somewhere cool be sure to tag us with #904outdoors

 

Night of Pints

When: 11/19/21- 1/31/22

Coinciding with St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights, local St. Augustine breweries are hosting Nights of Pints with a passport for craft beer lovers and stops at local breweries.

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Night of Lights St. Augustine

When:  November 20, 2021, to January 31, 2022,

The 28th Annual Nights of Lights dazzles with more than 3 million lights adorning every corner of the historic district for two months.

This award-winning holiday lights display runs from November 20, 2021, to January 31, 2022, in historic St. Augustine. During the seasonal display, businesses downtown stay open later, letting you dine in view of the lights and browse the shops of the decorated buildings.

 

 

Community First Igloo Ice Skating

We may live in Florida, but that doesn’t mean we can’t ice skate! Check out the schedule to plan a day. What a perfect experience for all ages.

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Joe Watts in the Park

When: 11:30-2:00

Need an activity during your lunch break? Come see a Joe Watts live performance every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30-2 in James Weldon Johnson Park.

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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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 Town Hall 

Are you looking for a restaurant open 7 nights a week for happy hour and dinner? In addition they have Sunday brunch and different delivery options! They use fresh ingredients from local farms. Check it out with some friends and family.

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Bearded Pig

Are you in need of a new barbecue spot? The Bearded Pig has two locations in Jacksonville including Jax Beach & San Marco. Check them out and see why they’re one of our favorite destinations for barbecue in JAX

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Thrive

Jacksonville's premier vitamin IV infusion spa which specializes in recovery, longevity, and wellness. Whether you're looking for hangover relief, recovery from a hard workout, or just looking to stay healthy, Thrive has something for you.

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Daily’s

You may have only filled up your car at Daily’s, but they offer more than that! Daily’s Dash offers sandwiches, smoothies, tacos, coffee, milkshakes, and more.  Right now they have a Cinnamon Toast Crunch milkshake!

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Sun Ray Cinema

Need a new movie theatre to check out?  Sun Ray Cinema offers a theatre in Five Points, but they also have another location with drive in movies! Tickets are $25 and you can purchase in advance.

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The Yards

FREE GOLF & BEER! Golfers, listen up!

Now through the end of the year - Mention 904 Happy Hour at @PlayTheYards, Ponte Vedra’s Newest Golf Course and get a complimentary beer and cart (FOR FREE) *Valid for all first time visitors!

Located inside the gates of TPC Sawgrass, The Yards is Ponte Vedra Beach’s newest outdoor sports and social venue. The Yards features an innovative and breath-taking 12-hole golf course, the first of its kind in North Florida. The Patio Pavilion is NOW OPEN and ready to host your fun events + Construction is underway for The Yards’ state of the art Pickleball Facility… more on that coming soon! Book a tee time and learn more by calling: (904) 285-5552 

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UPCOMING

 

 

 

THE CABARET HOUR 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY

When: 1/28

Where: 113 E. Bay St.

Come check out a theatre style variety show in the heart of Jacksonville . Featuring performers Miss Parker, Anita Nightcap ,Madame Xena, and more!

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First Coast Color Run

When: 1/29 8AM

Let your true colors shine for The First Coast Color Run 5k Race - Winter Edition! 

This race will be 5k ( 3.1 mile race ) event, you can run it as an individual or as a team. The race will take place in the very scenic RiverTown community in Saint Johns County 

This race is being timed by Florida Race Day which posts live results, has results kiosks, water station, music. free finisher photos and more

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Brunch-In Boogie: Vol 1

When: 1/29 11AM-3PM

Where: Ruby Beach Brewing

Looking for a brunch with a bit of dancing? Brunch-In Boogie is the chance to try over a dozen vendors, a brunch food truck, 15+ in house beers, full liquor bar, and live electronic and house music!

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Chasing Tail 5k & Forever Vets Fun Run

When: 2/12

Join Kanine Social on February 12th for a doggone good time!  Kanine Social is excited to bring you the inaugural Chasing Tail 5K and Forever Vets Fun Run, supporting the Jacksonville Humane Society. Fang from the Jacksonville Icemen will be pacing along for the 1-mile fun run! This is a dog friendly run, so bring your dog to run or walk with you or let your dog hangout at Kanine Social’s private dog park with a friend while you race.

The courses will start and finish at Kanine Social and the 5K will consist of 2 loops.

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Riverside Craft Beer Fest

When: 2/27 from 1-4

Where: Fuller Warren Bridge

 Save the date for the 8th Annual Riverside Craft Beer Fest. At the festival, sample over 100 craft beers, enjoy live music, enjoy great food + more! All proceeds benefit Community Hospice & Palliative Care Pedscare! 

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