Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • July 20, 2021

There are plenty of events for everyone this week!  Jacksonville Seafood Festival is here along with sports, concerts, and more.

 Jacksonville Seafood Festival

When: Sunday, July 25th

Where: Under The Fuller Warren Bridge

This summer, make plans to attend the inaugural Jacksonville Seafood Festival - A culinary celebration of local cuisine, our fishing community, and the arts. The festival will feature pop up kitchens and food stations from local restaurants, a food truck village, makers and artists, art installations, live music, games, and activities for all ages.

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Kettle Krush 5k

Where: 120 Leo Street 

When: July 24th, race starts at 7:30am

Come join the Salvation Army in krushing hunger and homelessness and offering a fresh start to families on the First Coast.

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Golden Summer Showcase

Where: Diamonds Direct in Town Center

When: July 21 - 25

If you're looking for the perfect engagement ring, wedding bands, or some diamond hoops to enhance your summer style, then you have to check out the Golden Summer Showcase at Diamonds Direct! Happening Wednesday through Sunday, the event features exclusive jewelry collections and 20% Summer Savings! 

If you like to shop for a cause, then stop in Thursday from 5-7PM for Jewelry and Wine Pairings benefitting Chemo Noir! No RSVP is necessary!

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Rod's Crab Shack

Where: 5851 University Blvd W, Jacksonville, Fl 32216

Takeout Only: 1301 Monument Rd #13, Jacksonville, FL 32225

When: hours on site

CRAVING SEAFOOD? If you love fresh, local seafood, then you’ve got to check out Rod's Crab Shack! Not only is the atmosphere on point- They’ve got all of your seafood favorites available for lunch and dinner. 

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs Nashville Sounds

Where: 121 Financial Ballpark

When: July 20th-25th

Jumbo Shrimp fans, be sure to go see a game next week. July 20th-25th the Shrimp will be home for the last time this month. They have some theme nights as well.

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Jacksonville Sharks Vs Carolina Cobras

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena 

When:July 24th 7 PM

SHARK FANS! It is the final home game of the season. The Sharks will face the Cobras. Tickets are as  low as $10 and will ensure you a fun night. The theme is military appreciation night.

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 Jazz Fest

Where:Woodstock Park

When: July 24 1-9

The Inaugural Don't Miss A Beat, Jazz Festival at Woodstock Park – a family-friendly event featuring an incredible lineup of local talent performing alongside renowned headlining artists. The inaugural festival will take place July 24, 2021 from 1-9 p.m. at Woodstock Park in Jacksonville. Admission to the event is FREE to the community.

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Illumizoo Summer Spectacle

When: now– 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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Summer at the Cummer

Where: Cummer Gardens

When: Fridays 5-9PM

The Museum will offer free admission during its extended hours, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday night, and the experience will include live music, art experiences, lawn games and more. 

Celebrate Friday night with a relaxing picnic in the beautiful Cummer Gardens. Guests will receive fresco dining with a picnic and access to seating throughout the 1.45 acre property. Receive a $25 tote for one or a $40 tote for 2. The price includes admission and there are vegetarian options. They have other dates to attend if you can't make it this week.

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Heroes Day at The Hyatt

Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown

When: Saturday, July 24th

The Hyatt is honoring the cities first responders at Heroes Day on Saturday July 24th. Families can meet and greet with local first responders including the local SWAT team, Mounted Units, K9 Units, and check out the SUVs and Cruisers.

The event will also include pop-up shops from local minority-owned Jacksonville companies including Tough Guy Cookies, Living Beauty Florals, and Splendid Works of Art. Attendees will also have the chance to purchase locally made jewelry and accessories, build their own flower bouquets, and indulge their sweet tooth or eat from Local food trucks.

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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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Selfie WRLD Jax 

When: 12-9PM (10 Thursday-Saturday)

Where: 11112 San Jose Blvd, Suite 25 Jacksonville, Florida 32223

Get ready to have the best photoshoot ever with over 20 different and professionally lit photo sets! Selfie WRLD Jax is the ultimate content creation location!

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Seussical the Musical

When: now - August 1, 2021

Where: Alhambra Theatre

Experience this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Based on the books "Horton the Elephant" and "The Cat in the Hat," characters from the whimsical imagination of Dr. Seuss come together in a musical that is fun for the whole family!

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Imagination Squared

When: Now-August 8th

Where: MOCA Jacksonville

This installation will be running through August 8th and it celebrates the 10 year anniversary of Project Atrium. MOCA also has plenty of other exhibits to check out.

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Harlem Globe Trotters

When: July 22 at 7:00pm

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

The Harlem Globetrotters are in town and are offering an experience like no other. They combine basketball and fun tricks to make an unforgettable experience.



The Hella Mega Tour-Green Day/Fall Out Boy/Weezer

When: Jul 31 at 5:30pm

Where: TIAA Bank Field

Join Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer for a fun night of jamming out at their stadium tour. Plan ahead and get your tickets soon!

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Miranda Lambert at Daily’s Place

When: Aug 5 at 7:00pm

Where: Daily’s Place

Country artist Miranda Lambert will be performing at Daily’s Place on August 5th.

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Michael Bublé Concert

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

When: August 13th

On August 13th Michael Bublé  will be returning to Jax with his hugely successful “An Evening With Michael Bublé” Tour performing at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena!

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