Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • January 25, 2022

This week brings lots of fun events including sports,concerts, and more! You can even watch professional bull riders at the PBR: Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour. It is the last week to see night of lights so definitely check that out before it is over. Be sure to plan ahead(there are a lot of festivals coming up) and other things to check out!

Dwight Yoakam

When: 1/28 at 8PM

Where: Florida Theatre

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10.

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Randy Rainbow 

When: 1/29 at 8PM

Where: Florida Theatre

America’s favorite musical satirist, Randy Rainbow, is taking his act on the road! On The Pink Glasses Tour, the two-time Emmy-nominated singer, writer, and comedian will take on the hottest topics and skewer politicos of the day as only he can, as he brings his most viral video song parodies to life onstage.

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Mozart’s Defiance: Piano Concerto No. 24

When: 1/28 and 1/29 at 7:30PM

The New York Times said, “Conrad Tao was never just another prodigy.” This young phenom is certain to bring new life and ideas to Mozart’s C minor Concerto, a piece so outside the conventions of the day that more than a few Viennese eyebrows were certainly raised at its 1786 premiere. Courtney Lewis notches another Sibelius symphony en route to a complete cycle with the Finnish composer’s First Symphony, a work with traces of Tchaikovsky yet distinct with Sibelius’ voice.

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PBR: Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour

When: 1/29 at 7PM

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

 For one night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s rankest bovine athletes in the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast in one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.

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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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Jacksonville Boat Show

When: 1/28-30

Where: The Prime Osborn Center

​Come join the North Florida Marine Association at the 74th Annual Boat Show! There will be plenty of boats on display along with vendors to check out. There will be seminars that you won't want to miss. Admission for adults is $15 and children are $5. There is a senior and military discount available.

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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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When: 1/29 1PM-7PM

Where: St. Augustine Elk’s Lodge

Join the Saucey Pig & St. Augustine Elks Lodge for the 2nd annual Porkapalooza. There will be 20+ vendors,  6 bands, a 50/50 contest, BBQ dinners, a corn hole tournament, and more! Proceeds benefit the children of St. John’s county.


New Shanghai Circus – Acrobats of China

When: 1/30- 2/1
Where: Times Union Center

The New Shanghai Circus is considered to be China’s most celebrated acrobatic company; the performers for the New Shanghai Circus have stunned and amazed audiences all over the world. Each year the troupe adds new performers creating a revolving line-up of award winning favorites the Human Strength and Beauty, Plates Spinning, Jar Jugglers, Diabolo, Magic Clock, Butterfly Lovers, Aerial Ballet, and more. Come see this amazing performance.

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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 Men's Basketball vs Central Arkansas 1/27 at 7PM

UNF Men's Basketball vs Lipscomb 1/29 at 5PM

UNF Men's Basketball vs Bellarmine 2/9 at 7PM

UNF Women's Basketball vs Central Arkansas 1/27 at 11AM

UNF Women's Basketball vs Lipscomb 1/29 at 2PM

UNF Men's Basketball vs Bellarmine 2/9 at 11AM

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Jacksonville Icemen Games

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

Check out the upcoming games at home.

Jacksonville Icemen vs Orlando Solar Bears 2/9 at 7PM

Jacksonville Icemen vs Swamp Rabbits 2/12 at 7PM

Jacksonville Icemen vs South Carolina Stingrays 2/20 at 3PM

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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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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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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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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.



Chophouse 13


What can we say- we love us some Happy Hours! 

One of the best places to go for an amazing steak also does an amazing deal from Monday - Saturday from 4pm to 6:30pm! Head to The Oak Bar inside @chophousethirteen and enjoy HALF PRICE WINGS + CH13 POUTINE! (Half priced means you don’t have to feel guilty buying two!) 

Of course, there are drink specials such as $4 Platinum Lemon Drop Shots, $4 Fireball Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shots, $4 Well Liquors, + more!

We’ll see you there!

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Guys and Dolls

When: 1/13-2/13

Need a perfect way to spend a chilly night? Check out Alhambra Theatre where you can dine and enjoy a show! Now playing is Guys and Dolls

“In desperate need of a place to hold his infamous floating craps game, notorious gambler Nathan Detroit will do almost anything to protect his reputation. Enter the suave Sky Masterson and mission worker Sarah Brown, who may provide just the distraction he needs.”

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 First Wednesday Art Walk 

When: 2/2

Downtown Vision has proudly hosted the First Wednesday Art Walk since 2003 to welcome people to DTJax and celebrate the community’s deep pool of creative talent.  

Art Walk has returned after a break due to the pandemic and now takes place monthly! We invite you to bring your family, friends and coworkers for a self-guided tour of Downtown’s northbank core on the first Wednesday of every month. Explore three major hubs: James Weldon Johnson Park, The Jessie (duPont Center) and Vagabond Flea at The Breezeway at Vystar Tower, and all the businesses and public art between. Art Walk runs 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. Masks encouraged.



When: 2/4 at 8PM

Where: The Florida Theatre

Drew and Ellie Holcomb are a husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN. Shortly after their marriage in 2006, the couple began touring together with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. The band has supported many national touring acts including, The Avett Brothers, NEEDTOBREATHE, Don Henley, and Willie Nelson.

Ellie is no longer a touring member of “The Neighbors,” and has found success in a solo career as a Christian singer/songwriter, winning two Dove Awards and topping the Billboard charts. Her most recent album, CANYON, was released in June of 2021 to much fanfare.

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When: 2/5 at 8PM

Where: Florida Theatre

The Life and Music of George Michael is a brand-new immersive concert-style show that chronicles the amazing journey George Michael had with music and his fans. The show captures the performance and sound of George Michael with staging and lighting while telling his story through early music hits from Wham! and his illustrious solo career.

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Parker Mccolum 

Where: Florida Theatre

When: 2/6

Parker McCollum wants it both ways. Restless soul who can slam dunk a major venue. Texas spirit who can exist on mainstream country radio. Songwriter with a sense of turpentine and truth singing for people whose life isn’t quite the truckbed/field party revel much of country music would have you believe. He exhales as he says this, takes in the landscape.

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When: 2/5 at 8PM

Where: Times Union Center for the Arts

Composed in 1851, Verdi's opera RIGOLETTO is an intriguing study of the contrasts between good and evil. Destinies collide as the womanizing Duke of Mantua and his vengeful court jester RIGOLLETO, weave a fascinating drama of seduction, betrayal, curses and vendettas ending with the tragic death of an innocent young woman. 

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The Chris Thomas Band: The Rat Pack

When: 2/4 and 2/5

Where: Jacksonville Symphony

“When Chris Thomas takes the stage he doesn’t just sing, he aims to embody the swagger and style of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis and Frank Sinatra” says The Florida Times-Union. “Fly Me to the Moon,” “My Way,” “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You” and more performed by Jacksonville’s best big band alongside the Jacksonville Symphony. You’ll be dancing in the aisles.

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Imagine Dragons

When: 2/8 

Where: Vystar Veteran's Memorial Arena

Imagine Dragons is coming to Jacksonville! The American pop rock band will be performing at Vystar. Come see hits such as "Thunder","Believer", and more performed live!

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Family Fun Day - Carnival & Market

When: 2/6 12PM-4PM

Where: Legacy Ale Works

Come join Legacy Ale Works as they host a carnival. Test your skills and plan a day with your family and friends.

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Valentines Markets for Makers

When: 2/5 and 2/6 11AM-4PM

Where: The Glass Factory

Come join the community at the Market for Makers. Their markets are known to bring together independent artists specializing in home decor, fashion, art, design, and more! It is a fun environment and you can purchase general admission or VIP!

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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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 Ernest Nickel

Giants Basketball

Attention all basketball fans! Come see the Giants play this season. They have plenty of home games to choose from. Check out their website to see their full schedule and pick a game!  Call (904) 355-6531 for tickets.

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World of Nations

When: 2/26 and 2/27

Where: Metropolitan Park

This is a must see for foodies and shoppers. World of Nations brings tasty food and drinks from all over the world to one place! They also have merchandise for sale and live music performances. Countries participating in the World of Nations Celebration include: The Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, St. Lucia, Turkey, U.S.A., U.S. Virgin Islands and Venezuela. Come travel the world without leaving!

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The St. Augustine Spanish Food + Wine Festival

When: 2/24-2/26

Attn: Wine, food, + culture lovers! The St. Augustine Spanish Food + Wine Festival returns this February! Held on the grounds of the beautiful Flagler College + Lightner Museum, the Spanish Food + Wine Fest will feature over 100 Spanish wines, and tapas from some of the best restaurants in the Oldest City, like Michael’s Tasting Room, Blackfly + Collage.. to name a few!With 3 different experiences on 3 different days, Feb. 24-26, there’s something fit for you!

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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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Downtown Dance Series

When: 2/27 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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