Weekend Guide 10+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • October 22, 2020

October is creepin' by but no worries you won’t be missing any of the fun this weekend thanks to our curated list of the best activities in the 904 this weekend. Don’t forget to tag @904happyhour and #904happyhour while you are out enjoying yourself and this cooler weather! This weeks cover photo was captured by Vitamin Sea Photography

1. Haunted Trail for Charity 

Through the woods of Julington Creek, scare zones come alive and bleak…get scared for a good cause with this special one-night event! It will be all fun with carnival games, prizes and a kid friendly dance party. Woohoo, best of all, the proceeds go to Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital. Event is happening this Saturday 6 – 11 pm you don’t want to miss it! Save 20% with code "904"

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2. Dance the Night Away with Local Artists 

Cooler weather calls for fall carnivals. Grab your dancing shoes, chairs and blankets and come to the 904 Live event at the Orange Park Mall’s new outdoor event space. Happening two nights in a row, Oct 23 – 24, reserve your spot for this social distanced free event. There will be live music, food trucks, vendors and a trunk-o-treat.

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3. Coffee Spot: Coffee That Will Get You Feeling Lucky

Lucky Goat Coffee Co. is a new coffee shop in the 904 and it is making us feel very GOATful. Specializing in cold brew coffee with seasonal brews to kick in your taste buds. They offer Espresso, brewed coffee, non-coffee drinks, pastries and quick bites. Lucky Goat even offers take home gallons of coffee to feel that tasty kick of caffeine at home. Located off of Kernan and Beach Blvd. this coffee shop is bright and welcoming for you to come study, work or gather with friends at your local coffee shop.

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4. Growing Up is Optional at TOYTOPIA 

Feel like a kid again at Mosh’s new toy exhibit. Toytopia is a premier exhibit that showcases life-size toys that bring your childhood memories to life. Created by exhibit 9, this unique exhibit features toymakers including: Hasbro®, Duncan Yo-Yo®, Schleich®, Breyer®, Crayola®, KNEX® (Lincoln Logs®) and many more. MOSH is committed to the safety of all guests during COVID-19. Masks are required for Museum entry for all visitors ages 6+.

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5. Ghouls Night Out

Wick: A Candle Bar & Lush Leaves are hosting a unique night that will fill the air with fragrances and the room with spooky plants. Plenty of spirits to go around and frightfully good food, this Thursday 5 - 8 pm. 

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6. Need More Fear This Halloween 

13th Floor Haunted House is the place to visit this spooky season. Enter the terrifying house and anticipate having spirits lurking in the deadly reflections of the house

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7. Free Puppy Play Day at Central Bark 

This Saturday, Central Bark Jacksonville is hosting a Puppy Power Hour - a special play & social hour only puppies 8–16 weeks old! Come play & hang out from noon-1pm with Jaxie, @the904doggo at one of her favorite spots to chill! In addition, your pup is invited to attend as many sessions as you would like until he or she reaches 16 weeks of age!

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8. Yum on the Run... at Daily’s Dash 

Dash at Daily’s is a fast-casual, café concept that offers breakfast, lunch, desserts and specialty coffees. Wholesome food made to order. Look for a Daily’s near you! 

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9. Check out Kanine Social's Halloween Party + Haunted House

This Saturday, Kanine Social is hosting their annual Haunted Howl-O-Ween Bash including a food truck, haunted house, pet costume contest, and more!

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10. Wickedween at Wicked Barley 

Wicked Barley Brewing Co. is having their annual Halloween party this Saturday. Come to this all-day event and experience the spooky season with over 5 Halloween inspired brewwss. 

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11. Fall Trees and Autumn Leaves

With the cooler weather upon us, discover pumpkin patches & lose yourself in corn mazes. Pick the right pumpkin and tag us in the pics, @904happyhour so we can see all of the cool pumpkins and hayrides around town.

Check Out Our Fall Fun Guide

12. Fear Trails in Yulee!

There’s a new scary attraction just north of Jacksonville on a 35 acre timber farm in Yulee called Fear Trails! There are food trucks onsite nightly as well as five frightening attractions including Hylophobia, The Mill, The Ring, The Range (Zombie Paint Ball) and The Campground.

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13. Happy Hour at bb’s 

Cheers to drinking local! bb’s Restaurant and Bar has happy hour Mon – Fri 3 – 6 pm, and one of our favorite places to B! Specials include: $3 beers, $4 wine & bubbles, $5 craft cocktails, and $6 bites! Great place to B after work to unwind.

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14. It’s as Wicked as you Wish!

Jax Zoo and Gardens are having their 33rd Annual Spooktacular starting this Friday from 5 – 8 pm going on until Halloween. Capacity is limited so reserve your tickets to guarantee your spot to this enchanting Halloween celebration, delights and reimagined frights! 

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15. Check Out The Spookiest Homes in the 904

Hop in the car and check out all of the spooky homes in Jacksonville! Pus, if you know a scary home- we’re searching for homes in the 904 with outrageous Halloween decorations (excessive tombstones, cobwebs, pumpkins, etc..) and giving away $1,000 in cash + prizes + a “scary big” trophy to the best decorated homes in the 904!

Check Out The Spookiest Home Guide

16. Crafts & Drafts 

Craft water marbled ceramic pumpkins while sipping on some good really good beer. This Thursday from 6 – 8 pm, Really Good Beer Stop Nocatee will be joining Pinspiration Jax for a double good time! Ready, Paint, Sip...

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17Fun and Spooks at Vegabond Flea

This Sunday from 4 – 8 pm visit the Vegabond Flea creatively curated market for a BOOtiful time. This event is bringing you a variety of craft and collections from over 20 participating local vendors and artists. Costumes are strongly encouraged, and face masks are mandatory. Come out to support local, sip on coffee or just to have a good time.

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18. Boat Concert with Chris Thomas 

Saturday from 6 – 7:30 pm raft, paddle, or boat your way toward Vilano beach to listen to Chris Thomas. This boat concert will be one mile north of Vilano Beach bridge. Some of the proceeds will be to support pancreatic cancer research at Mayo Clinic. Jam out and help a cause!

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19. Start Making Halloween Plans

Halloween might be a little different this year, but it can be just as spooky as before. We’ve put together the Ultimate Halloween Guide, complete with what’s going on in October and fun activities to check out!

Check out Our Halloween Guide

 

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