Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • September 1, 2021
It is almost Labor Day weekend! That means lots of things to do, indoors and outdoors. There are concerts, good eats, baseball, and more!


Chris Tomlin| Kari Jobe | Bethel Music

Where: Daily's Place

When: September 3 at 7PM

Premier Productions reveals the worship event of the summer as Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe and Bethel Music featuring Jenn Johnson, Dante Bowe, Josh Baldwin and Brandon Lake, share the stage on tour for the first time ever in Summer 2021. 

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WWE Smackdown

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

When: September 3 at 7:45 PM

WWE Smackdown is coming to Jacksonville! Come join Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch,Bianca Belair, and more.

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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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Jacksonville Shrimp vs Charlotte Knights

When: September 7-12

Where: 121 Financial Ballpark

Come join the Shrimp for some fun themes. Themes include Two for Tuesday, Charity Begins at Home, Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, Red Shirt Friday, Boy Scout Night, and Fan Appreciation Day.

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End of Summer Luau at Wicked Barley

Where: Wicked Barley

When: September 3

 It's time to dust off your Hawaiian shirts, coconut bras and grass skirts and join us on Saturday, September 4th for Wicked Barley's 5th Annual End of Summer Luau! We will be celebrating with yummy food specials and a tiki inspired tap list including Aloha Beaches, our famous Pina Colada Slushy. Dinner and a show? Yes, please! Don’t miss out on the evening's Live Music and Hula Show starting at 6:30pm.

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Jax Taco Fest

When: September 4th from 11am to 8pm

Where: Riverfront Plaza

Come enjoy a beautiful day with food, fun, family and friends. A family friendly event, with kids zone, live music, a beautiful view, pet friendly and attendees are welcome to bring blankets, festival chairs, and umbrellas to make the day that more enjoyable. 

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Labor Day Cookout at Adamec Harley Davidson

When:September 4, 2021, 11:00 am -  2:00 pm

Where: various locations

Help us celebrate 90 years of fulfilling dreams at Adamec Harley-Davidson with a cookout, cake, and free ice cream from Nitrogen Creamery. 


Run JAX Labor day 5K

When: September 6, 2021

Where: 3931 Baymeadows Road

Join us on Labor Day for this end of summer celebration. This run features moisture wicking shirts to all participants, custom designed medals to all 5K finishers and 1st Place Sports fun run medals to all mile finishers. After the race, stick around and enjoy the post-race activities. Post-race food will also include bananas, bagels and popsicles. Prize money to top finishers and three deep age-group awards for each 5 year category. 

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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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Iguana on Park
Where: 3638 Park St.
When: see website varies daily
Al Mansur’s newest restaurant, Iguana on Park is opened on Monday, August 30th in historic Riverside’s Avondale neighborhood!Read the full story & learn more about some of their new, exciting menu additions by visiting the link below. 

Taste of Jacksonville Food Tours

Where: San Marco Square

When: see website varies daily

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!



Bike the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

Where: 1804 Imeson Road

When: Sunrise to Sundown

Just west of bustling downtown Jacksonville, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail, one of north Florida's oldest, most unique trails. Once a part of the CSX railway line, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail is a thoroughfare for hikers, bikers, and equestrians. This unique park provides a 14.5-mile greenway between Imeson Road and County Road 121, just past the town of Baldwin.

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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!






Celebrate 904 Day

When: September 4

Where: select businesses

Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to support all things local over Labor Day Weekend — from one-of-a-kind shops and independent restaurants, to attractions and destinations that contribute to Northeast Florida’s unique quality of life. 904 Day has been celebrated as a grassroots movement for several years, with Northeast Florida residents, organizations and companies alike showing their support by tagging posts with #904Day on September 4.

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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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Upcoming Events

Florida Fin Fest

When: September 18 and 19

Where:Seawalk Pavilion

A FREE 2-day event that aims to educate attendees about sharks & how we can better understand their place on Earth within the ocean’s ecosystems. Free to attend, there'll be activities for all ages including an educational village, food trucks, beer gardens, live music & more. 

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Jacksonville Jaguars vs Denver Broncos

Where: TIAA Bank Field

When: September 19 1PM

Join the Jaguars in their first regular season home game.  Come enjoy some Sunday football with friends and family.

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 Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Where: Riverfront Plaza

When:  September 29 - October 3

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival returns September 29 - October 3 for their 40th anniversary! There’s two stages of live entertainment with numerous performances you don’t want to miss! The fest is free to attend but the ultimate jazz fans will want to upgrade to the VIP jazz experience! 

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