Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • May 4, 2022

Photo Credit @matt_bluejay

This weekend brings Cinco De Mayo, concerts, festivals, Mother's Day, and more! There are two FREE outdoor movie nights! Summer sports are here including Baseball and Arena Football! The Icemen are in the playoffs so come support them. Read ahead and find an event (or multiple) and get your weekend off to a great start. We also recommend reading until the end so you can plan ahead for weeks in advance!

Cinco De Mayo Plans 

When: 5/5

Who doesn't love Cinco de Mayo?! We already use every Tuesday as our excuse for tacos, but we'll gladly take Cinco de Mayo on a Thursday as well! We've rounded up a few of our favorite Mexican Restaurants and their Cinco de Mayo specials. Cheers, Duuuuval.

Cinco de Mayo Plans


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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The CarePlus Block Party at James Weldon Johnson Park

When: 5/6

Where: JWJ Park

Join James Weldon Johnson Park for The CarePlus Block Party – a free, family friendly event featuring St. Petersburg, FL based Progressive Funk band, AJEVA and Jacksonville based favorite, Mama Blue!

The event will spotlight fun games for all ages – including ping pong tables, cornhole, kan jam, bocci ball, and more; frozen drinks; food trucks; and all-around good times and summer vibes.

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Doctor Strange @ Sun-Ray Cinema

The weather will be perfect for a drive in movie this weekend. Grab your tickets and take a date to Doctor Strange, Multiverse of Madness. Showings are happening Thursday, Friday and Saturday!

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 Moonlight Movies: The Goonies

When: 5/6 8PM

Where: Seawalk Pavilion Jacksonville Beach

Relax under the stars at the Seawalk Pavilion with your family and friends as this classic plays on the big screen. As always, this event is free!

Food trucks will be at the Seawalk Pavilion around 6pm, but generally pack up when the movie starts; come early if you'd like to get some good food for dinner!

Be sure to bring a blanket and/or chair so you're comfortable!

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The Addams Family 2 

Where: Robert F. Kennedy Park

When: 5/6 8PM

Jax Parks is presenting a movie night! Come see the Addams Family 2 and enjoy some free popcorn! Bring your own blanket and lawn chair and relax!


Corks and Collars

When: 5/6

Where: Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Come celebrate all the paws saved by the Jacksonville Humane Society! It is cocktail hour featuring raffles, auctions, hors d’oeuvres, and more!

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Club Heaven Presents: HEAVEN ON EARTH - LIL JON

When: 5/6 9PM

Where: 8136 Atlantic Blvd

Club Heaven is hosting LIL JON in honor of their one year anniversary. Come out and have a good time with your friends and dance the night away!

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Mother’s Day 3 Generations High Tea

When: 5/7 12PM

Where: Riverdale Inn

Come celebrate your mother, daughter, grandmother, or good friend for Mother’s Day tea in historic Riverside. Enjoy some tea and a beautiful array of sandwiches! There will also be $250 worth of prizes from their raffle and the proceeds go to charity!

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First Friday Derby Style at Riverside North

When:5/6 6PM

Where: 2711 Edison Ave

Grab your big hats and your cigars with the match. First Fridays are back for the first time since the pandemic. After 2 years we're ready to have fun and reconnect! Lets celebrate the reopening of the Riverside North event hall. Tickets are $30.

Contact Merle Wright, [email protected] for details.

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Pints and Poses for Pride

When: 5/7 11AM

Where: Fishweir Brewing Company

Jacksonville Yoga for Justice and Inclusion (JYJI) proudly announces its partnership with JASMYN. Beginning in June of 2022, JYJI will lead yoga classes for JASMYN. 

Come to  Fishweir Brewing's beer garden for a fun-filled, group-led yoga class taught by JYJI founding members. Hang out after class for a pint, too. 

Donation: $20 (Includes one beer or kombucha)

All sales are final. If you are unable to come and want to transfer your ticket to another participant please email [email protected]

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Beaches Wellfest

When: 5/7 9am

Where:  Johansen Park

Join the WellFest movement for a day full of community connection and education on improving your health and wellness.

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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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Peterbrooke Chocolatier 

Need a last minute gift for Mother's Day? We have just the place to help out. Peterbrooke offers plenty of chocolate creations that will be sure to impress. Be sure to look at the Mother's Day Baskets filled with some of their most popular chocolate treats!⁠

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@Dowless Blueberries


If you’ve never had the experience of picking your own berries, you are missing out! Grab some friends, family, or impress a date at one of these spots. Berries are good on their own, but there are many recipes you can try with your fresh picks. The season runs from mid-April to July, depending on weather. There are plenty of places to check out, be sure to call ahead before heading out!

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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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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 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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Jacksonville Icemen Playoffs

When: 5/6-5/17

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

The Jacksonville Icemen are in the playoffs against the Florida Everblades! Come watch a home game(or make a trip) and cheer them on!

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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. Check the schedule and find a game to attend!

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The Run Home 2022

When: 5/14 8:30 AM

Where: 2574 Herschel Street

What It Is: Root Realty is proud to be hosting the 3rd Annual Run Home 5K and Kids Fun Run Sprint through Riverside!

Who It Is For: All proceeds benefit Sulzbacher + Rethreaded who actively help the homeless community and survivors of human trafficking get back on their feet through housing, employment, + more!

Where It Is: The race will begin at 8:30am. The post race party, immediately after the race, to be hosted at Root Realty’s office. Party will include music, a food truck + festivities for the whole family!

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Vintage Market Days

When: 5/13-5/15

Where: Clay County Fairgrounds

Vintage Market Days Jacksonville is a vintage-inspired open air market with art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor, yummies, live music and more. Kids 12 and under are free. Parking is free.

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Casting Crows

When: 5/17 7pm

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Casting Crowns will be fresh off their The Healer Tour, ready to perform some of their biggest hits, including new songs,“Scars in Heaven” and “The Power of the Cross.” The tour also features the 2021 Dove Awards “Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year” We The Kingdom.

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When: 5/17 and 5/18

Where: Daily’s Place

The Lumineers will be in Jax for two nights! Pick a night and see hits like “ Ho Hey”, “Stubborn Love”, “Ophelia”, and more!

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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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