Weekend Guide 10+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • June 16, 2021

Hello Jacksonville, we've got a perfect lineup of events for you this weekend! This weekend we are in celebration mode. If you are looking to celebrate Dad, Juneteenth or Pride Month we have plenty of events for you and so many other activities to adventure out to!

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Jacksonville Guns & Hoses

When: Street party- 3:30, Fight- 7pm

Where: Vystar Memorial Arena


Boxers from local police and fire departments will go head to head against the NYPD’s Police & Corrections Boxing Team! There will be several head-to-head fights with a post fight concert featuring Steve Augeri, former lead singer of Journey.
The street party kicks off at 3:30 with a live DJ, drinks and fun. Doors open at 5:30pm with first fight at 7pm.

Happy Birthday James Weldon Johnson! 

When: Thursday, 11 am – 2pm

Where: James Weldon Johnson Park

Join in celebration of a native Jacksonville legend and our namesake, James Weldon Johnson’s 150th birthday! Food trucks, live music by the Groove Coalition and sweet treats (including birthday cake!) from DoughMeeka’s Kitchen!

Bluegrass, Beer & Barbecue Festival

When: Saturday, 4 - 10pm

Where: James Weldon Johnson Park

Your favorite James Weldon Johnson Park summer festival is back! Join for Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue! 

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Father's Day Brunch

When: Sunday, 9am – 4pm

Where: Wicked Barley Brewing Co

Give dad a gift he’ll really love this Father’s Day and treat him to a day of BEER, brunch and well, more beer! Join for an All-About-Dad Extravaganza featuring Beer Releases, Brunch Specials and more! 

Bacon & Bourbon Bar Crawl - St Augustine

When: Saturday, 1pm – 2am 

Where: St. Augustine Florida

Drink specials exclusive to crawlers, bacon bites exclusive for crawlers, no cover for crawlers, professional photographers. Registration party at TBA 1pm - 4pm! Be safe and have a great time! 

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United Era's Juneteenth Festival

When: Saturday, 3 – 6pm

Where: Henry J. Klutho Park

Jacksonville's premier Juneteenth experience has finally arrived! Join United Era Inc. as we celebrate Juneteenth! Live Performances, Great Food, and Local Businesses.

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Repticon Jacksonville

When: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm

Where: Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex

Repticon is a series of reptile & exotic animal conventions running throughout more than 20 U.S. states & over 50 cities! 

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Jax Beach Summer Market

When: Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Where: Seawalk Pavilion

Don’t miss out on this beach event featuring local vendors and food trucks. 

Plants & Pints

When: Saturday, 6 – 9pm

Where: Legacy Ale Works 

Celebrate summer, with beer, wine and plants! We’ll play winner takes all Trivia and send someone home with a wonderful prize!! There will be plenty of fun!

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Father's Day Guinness Engraving

When: Saturday, 7 – 8pm

Where: Culhane's Irish Pub - Southside

One night and one night only! Bring your father for this special Father's Day Guinness Glass Engraving. Only 48 Glasses to hand out so first come first serve! Happy Hour All Day Every day! 

Orange Crush Festival

When: All Weekend Long 

Where: Jax Beach

A "culturally historic" informal beach festival scheduled for Juneteenth weekend in Jacksonville's beaches will include beach days, vendor villages and afterparties at several Jacksonville clubs.

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St. Augustine Music Festival 

When: Saturday, 3 – 4pm

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheatre 

A special event for Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom!

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Watermelon Sugar Pride 

When: Saturday

Where: Hyperion Brewing Co 

June is PRIDE month and we are celebrating a community we hold dear every day of the year! There will be Specialty Drinks, Day time DJ and a Bubble Party! Bring yourself, your partner, your family, your friends & anyone who wants to celebrate the day away. All are welcome here celebrating our Jacksonville PRIDE community.

ARTiculation Event!

When: Saturday, 10am

Where: Lincolnville Community Garden

PFLAG YAC has the privilege of partnering with House of Prism to bring you this event. This is a family friendly event for LGBTQI+ kids 13 and younger and their families. There will be facilities, art supplies, and fun snacks/drinks provided. Theme for this event is self portraits. 

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Juneteenth “Freedom to Elevate” Community Cultural Festival!

When: Saturday, 12pm

Where: 399 Riberia St, St Augustine, FL 

This Juneteenth we will celebrate 156 years of Black Excellence and Achievement! Artists Market, Black Owned Businesses, Fashion, Food Trucks, Live Performances, Music, Spoken Word, Yoga, Youth Activities and more!

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Live at the Lunch with The Rip Currents 

When: Friday, 11am – 2pm

Where: James Weldon Johnson Park 

Food trucks and a live musical performance by The Rip Currents in James Weldon Johnson Park during lunchtime.

Classic Albums Live: The Beatles – Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

When: Friday, 8pm

Where: Florida Theatre 

Classic Albums Live return to celebrate the Beatles iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and a set of their greatest hits! Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. 

Illumizoo Summer Spectacle

When: June 4 – August 27 

Where: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 

Come summer, when the days are long and hot, cool nights at the Zoo are now home to an incredible scattering of illuminations. An amazing spatial of color, IllumiZoo Summer Spectacle promises to transcend from sleepy wildlife to a fantasy landscape of nature drenched with rich lighting.


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