Weekend Guide 10+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • October 28, 2020

Trick or Treat! Halloween is amongst us and for the last time this year, we want to wish everyone a BOO-tiful weekend! We've got a full list of activities and events you are going to die for, but don’t ghost us and forget to tag @904happyhour & #904happyhour in your adventures. PS, it's the first full moon on Halloween in 76 years so stay safe out there and beware or the monsters and warewolves...

This weeks cover photo was captured by Aaron Berkshire.

Spooky Halloween Guide 

If you still need plans for this spooky weekend, then you've got to check out our Ultimate Halloween Guide! Whether you want to venture out or stay home and socially distance this Halloween, we've got you covered with the best activities.

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Keep Jax Moving: Washington Oaks

Located just over an hour from Jacksonville is Washington Oaks Gardens State Park! This hidden gem is just south of Marineland on A1A. The park features a picturesque oak hammock, a pristine beach with coquina rock formations & tidal pools, hiking & bike trails, plus more! The perfect place to get moving and enjoy the cooler weather. 

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All Treats, No Tricks!

The Boo at Rusted: A Vintage Market is having a witchy weekend. Pop-up vendors will be providing potions, bites, and brews. This event will starts on Friday ends Sunday to give everyone a chance to enjoy some great shopping and some great deals!

Drive-in Theater: Halloween Edition

Sun-Ray Cinema presents John Carpenter’s Halloween this weekend. Movies listed below will be playing on scheduled nights including Halloween night! Movies start at 7 pm at the Tailgaters Parking. 

Movies include Creature, Elvira, Psycho, The Thing, Nightmare Before Xmas, US, Little Shop of Horrors, Mars Attack, Monster Squad & Halloween

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Check Out the Spookiest Homes in the 904

Hop in the car and check out all of the spooky homes in Jacksonville! We've made it easy for you with our Spookiest Homes Guide... Plus, 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!

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CosconJax Maskuerade 

No plans for Halloween? CosCon Maskuerade Halloween Arts Market is happening from 12 – 6 pm at Five Points Chapel. You get to meet cosplayers, get photos, shop local vendors, and enjoy the outdoor space. Masks required and of course costumes encouraged.

Free Puppy Play Day at Central Bark 

This Saturday, Central Bark Jacksonville is hosting a Puppy Power Hour - a special play & social hour only for puppies 8–16 weeks old! Come play & hang out from noon-1pm with Jaxie, @the904doggo at one of her favorite spots to chill! Also, 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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Dare to enter the 13th Floor Haunted House….

Finish off spooky season right and visit the 13th Floor Haunted House. They are open Thursday through Sunday in honor of All Hallows Eve... 

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Visit these AMAZEing Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches 

Take advantage of the remaining October weekend to visit AMAZEing pumpkin patches and farms around town. Lose yourself in acres of corn mazes and spend a FALLtastic time picking out the perfect pumpkin. Check out our fall guide for all things pumpkin this season.

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It’s as Wicked as you Wish!

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

Compete in the 904 Pumpkin Carving Contest

The time has come for the annual 904 Pumpkin Carving Contest presented by Baptist Health Jacksonville! This year, it’s more special than ever because pumpkin carving is a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween with your loved ones. $1,000 worth of cash, prizes, and trophies will be awarded to the Top 10 Best Overall Pumpkins

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Featured Coffee Spot: Headroom Coffee Bar 

Headroom Coffee Bar wanted to bring late-night coffee to Downtown Jax for all your coffee cravings. But wait, the best part is you can get your coffee mixed with alcohol! If you don't need the caffeine, then grab a delicious a late-night snack from their full food and bar menu. Check out our coffee guide for more local coffee spots in the 904!

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Dont Miss HALLOWEEK Happening in Downtown

Join us & Downtown Vision, Inc. in celebrating Halloween all week long with lots of free, family fun activities happening in our urban core! Festivities include a Scavenger Hunt (First 100 people to complete get a $20 gift card), Hollow Fest everyday from 11-2pm at James Weldon Johnson Park, Movie in the Park: Hocus Pocus, haunted window displays, and so much more!

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Happy Hour Feature: The District 

The newest wine bar and lounge in Springfield is now open. The District is an indoor lounge that includes sofa seating, high-top tables, and of course a bar. The outdoor patio area is lit and spacious, well prepared for social distancing. The District is a great place to gather with friends for some drinks and small bites. Their charcuterie board, vegan board, and other food options pair great with wine and beer. The District offers brunch with bottomless mimosas on Sundays and offers happy hour 3-7 every day and all day on Sunday.

Jumbo Shrimp Fall Festival 

This Halloween from 12 – 4 pm, visit the 121 Financial Ballpark home of the Jumbo Shrimp for fall festival fun. Complete with trick-or-treating and several contests designed to be fun for the entire family. Entry is limited for safety so purchase your tickets ahead of time.

Riverside Animal Hospital Block Party

Visit the Riverside Animal Hospital block party from 12 – 2 pm. There will be free treats for children, adults and pets. Enter your pet in the costume contest, all contestants should be submitted on Facebook for a chance to win a gift card! There will also be balloon animals and games. 

Springfield Halloween Brewery Crawl 

This Friday visit Springfield for a Halloween Brewery Crawl! Stop by Hyperion Brewing Company, Strings Brewing Company, and end your night at Main & Six Brewing Company where they’ll announce the best costumes of the night! There will be prizes from each of the breweries.

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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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens new exhibition Cross Pollination is now open! This is the museum's first major exhibit since the beginning of the pandemic.

Cross Pollination takes flight from the influential series of paintings, The Gems of Brazil (1863-64) by Martin Johnson Heade, and expands outward to explore pollination in nature and ecology, as well as pollination as a metaphor for the interplay between art and science, relationships among artists and the connections across time, from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

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SAVE THE DATE: David Nail 

Calling all country music fans! David Nail is coming to the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park for an intimate concert on November 14th! David Nail has had numerous chart-topping hits over the years and has collaborated with many country artists. See this Grammy and Academy of Country Music Awards nominee in person in a limited seating performance on the Main Stage.

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Enjoy Fresh, Local Seafood At Home

Cook up some fresh, local seafood from our friends at Shrimp To Shore - a local fishing and seafood company out of Mayport! They specialize in fresh, local & quality seafood including wild caught shrimp, snow crab legs, fresh fish, oysters, scallops & more.

This weeks specials:

  •  Large Mayport Shrimp $4.00 LB 
  • XL-Jumbo White Shrimp $5.99 LB
  • XL- Jumbo White Shrimp $8.99 LB
  • Beach Whiting Filet 2LB $10
  • Prem Jumbo Snow Crab Legs $15.50 LB
  • 30/40 Bay Scallops $16.50 LB
  • 100CT Oyster Box SPECIAL $45
  • 50CT Oyster Bag $30
  • Dozen Oyster Bag $11
  • $20 OFF all combo boxes

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Diamonds For A Difference

Diamonds Direct + Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center have teamed up on a chance drawing for $10,000 of gorgeous rose gold & diamond jewelry directly benefiting The Buddy Bus, a new mobile mammography unit serving the Jacksonville community.

35% of women do not receive a regular mammogram yet 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The Buddy Bus will offer 3D mammography to neighborhoods and worksites in Jacksonville. Early detection of cancer saves lives so join us in supporting this very worthy cause.

Single tickets are $20 and 3 tickets are $50. The winner will be drawn on November 2nd.

Purchase your entry and donate today

Margs for Charity

Join us & Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida for the 2020 Margarita J’ville annual fundraiser & cocktail party this November!

With donations of $50, $100, $250 or $500, donors will receive a Party in Place Cocktail Kit including liquor, shakers, koozies, jiggers, shot glasses and much more.

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