Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • August 24, 2021

There are plenty of fun things to do this week in Jacksonville. There are plenty of restaurants to check out that you'll be sure to enjoy!

Tijuana Flats Summer Beach Run

When: 8/28 6:30 pm

Where: Seawalk Pavillion

Come join Tijuana Flats and JTC Running for their fun run. Attendees get a tank top,tacos,beer, and get to watch a live band! It will be a fun time for everyone. Make sure to register soon so you can get your tank!

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Katt Williams

Where: Veterans Memorial Arena

When:  8/28 at 8 p.m.

Comedy titan and Emmy® Award-winning actor, Katt Williams, announces his World War III Tour is coming to Jacksonville. Performing at Veterans Memorial Arena on August 27 at 8 p.m., Williams brings his unparalleled talents to the stage with new material that blends sidesplitting comedy with thought-provoking social commentary. 


Grand Opening This Weekend

Row House San Marco is having their Grand Opening Party this weekend! Thursday-Sunday, they will have complimentary food, refreshments, tours and everyone who mentions 904 Happy Hour will get a FREE CLASS!

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Sago Coffee

When: see hours

Where: 318 7th Ave

Sago hit the Jacksonville coffee scene in summer of 2019 and it’s been making waves since. The expansive, open air cafe is a creative writer’s happy place. The coffee is absolutely delicious and they also offer a small food menu. We highly recommend the cinnamon vanilla latte, avocado toast, and acai bowl! Every day, groups of people meet here to conversate or set up shop with a laptop and a cup of coffee.

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 Jax Bread Co.

Where: 8380 Baymeadows Rd #5

When: see website

If you haven’t tried Jax Bread Co. located on the Southside of JAX, then add it to your foodie bucket list! Jax Bread Co. is a locally owned artisan bakery with a passion for traditional craft baking and cooking with fresh ingredients.
Their rustic and flavorful Breads and Pastries are handmade daily with Unbleached / Unbromated Flour with no added preservatives or additives. All of their menu offers sandwiches, breakfast bites, baked goods, pastries, bagels, soups and more, all made from scratch in their open kitchen!



Yoga in the Gardens

Where: Jacksonville Arboretum Gardens

When: Sundays at 10am

On Sunday mornings you can relax and enjoy a yoga glass in the gardens.  All levels are welcome and they request you RSVP for the event. Donations are optional, but encouraged in order to keep the event happening.

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Jax Boat Rentals

When: see hours on site

Where: 9020 San Jose Blvd.

Double decker boat with a slide? Count us in! Whether you’re trying to cruise in a pontoon, make a splash down a slide, or cast a line, there’s a boat just for you waiting at Jax Boat Rentals for an amazing price!Owner and Captain Chris is a Jax native and loves sharing our beautiful city and waterways with others. “Boating isn’t a living for me. It’s exciting seeing others have fun!” Mention 904 Happy Hour when booking for 20% off pontoon boat rentals for full or half day!

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Lilly Grace: For Women of All Styles 

Where: 2026 Hendricks Avenue

When: see hours

Lilly Grace Fashion’s new boutique just opened in the heart of San Marco with all of the cutest styles and trends at an affordable price! Owner Amy Walwyn had dreamed of opening a boutique for 18 years, this summer, her vision become a reality, with the opening of her first shop!

The District SPR  

It’s officially happy hour at The District SPR. The District is located in Springfield - One of Jacksonville’s oldest neighborhoods! They have a beautiful outdoor patio, lounges and games plus a cozy indoor lounge & bar. They have free wine tastings every Monday, brunch on Saturdays & Sundays, a delicious food menu (available daily) that includes charcuterie boards & more!

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!


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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Jax Electric Bike Tours & Rentals

Where: Open Road Bicycles in Avondale, 3544 St Johns Avenue

When: see schedule 

Electric bikes are now available for exploring murals in the historic Riverside in Avondale neighborhoods! The Art Bikes, @artbikesjax , are customized and painted by local artists and are the perfect way to take a self-guided public art adventure!

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 Upcoming Events

Jacksonville Shrimp vs. Durham Bulls 

When: August 31- September 5 

Where: 121 Financial Ballpark

Attention Shrimp fans, the Shrimp will be home and want you to be there! They have a lot of theme nights for you to enjoy such as thirsty Thursday and firework Friday.

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