Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • August 10, 2021

This weekend has plenty of exciting things going on. We have sports, art, concerts, and more! Read below to find something that interests you!

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Cleveland Browns

Where: TIAA Bank Field

When: August 14 7PM

The NFL is back! Come watch the Jags take on the Browns at their first preseason game. Enjoy some fun outside and start off football season right!

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Jacksonvillle Jumbo Shrimp vs Charlotte Knights

When: August 10th-15th

Where: 121 Financial Ballpark

The Jacksonville Shrimp will be home against the Charlotte Knights. Come for a fun time with friends and family. They also have theme nights.

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Community volunteers will join forces this Saturday to help clean up trash and help beautiufy San Marco & Downtown Jacksonville's Southbank neighborhood and the River Walk.

Check in will occur at Treaty Oak Park from 9am-11am located at 1123 Prudential Dr. The event is free and is open to the public. All supplies will be provided and there will be prizes for people who find the most trash. Community service hours can also be signed off on for participating in the event.

This community event is brought to you by partners: the Downtown Investment Authority, Downtown Vision, the Downtown Dwellers & 904 Happy Hour.

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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Cyclebar Gateway Village

When: Check schedule after signing up

Where: 5010 Gate Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Are you looking for a fun way to workout? Look no further than Cyclebar. You can jam out to music while cycling. With high tech bikes your workouts will be tracked and you can watch yourself progress. They are offering 3 free classes for new riders! 

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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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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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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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When: see schedule after sign up

Where: Rowhouse San Marco

Looking for a new way to work out? Check out Rowhouse where you can enjoy an  immersive, energetic indoor rowing class that blends low-impact cardio, resistance training, stretching, and rhythm-based rowing. Sign up today if you’re a new member and get a free class!

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The Sound of Music

Where: 12000 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246

When: August 12- September 25

Come see The Sound of Music at Alhambra Theatre and Dining.  Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", and the title song "The Sound of Music". Get your tickets and learn more below!


LOL JAX Film Festival

Where: Museum of Science & History

When: 6:30-11pm

LOL Jax Film Festival stands for “Love Our Locals” while “Laughing Out Loud. The two day event showcases short films, stand-up comedy, and more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7:30 p.m. Concessions and a cash bar will be available. 

$12 for Members | $15 for Non-Members 

Suggested for ages 13 +.



Summer Movie Classics: Casino 26th Anniversary

Where: Florida Theatre

When: August 15 2pm

In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam “Ace” Rothstein (Robert De Niro) gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he’s a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), his ex-hustler wife Ginger (Sharon Stone), her con-artist ex Lester Diamond (James Woods) and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.

Martin Scorsese directs this adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi’s book.


Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Where: Jacksonville Beach

When: see hours

Sweet treats, all summer long! If you haven’t hit up the newest and coolest Jeremiah's Italian Ice location in Jax Beach you need to! 

Not only do they have authentic Italian Ice, Creamy Soft Ice Cream, & Gelati, they also have boozy buckets of ice that are perfect to spike and share!

You can get it all just minutes from the beach- off of Beach Blvd in between Taco Lu and MOJO Kitchen!

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The Urban Bean
Where: Orange Park
When: see hours 

One of our favorite spots for coffee and a bite is @theurbanbeancoffeehouse in Orange Park! They’re 100% local and have coffee, tea, brews, and wine plus some hamburgers, salads, deli style sandwiches, donuts, and GF options! For more awesome and local coffee spots visit our coffee guide at: bit.ly/JaxCoffee

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Taste of Jacksonville Food Tours

Where: San Marco Square

When: see website 

See what the BUZZ is all about! Join us for this 3-3 1/2 hour roving Happy Hour as we sample tasty finger foods, perfectly paired with two local brews & two spirits.

Please note: There is a minimum of two people per group.

What to Bring: Please bring a photo ID. All passengers must be 21+.

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