Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • September 14, 2021

There are so many events happening this week! It is a great time to see a Shrimp or Jaguars game. If that is not your thing we have restaurants, parks, concerts and more 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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Designer Spotlight at Diamonds Direct featuring Tacori

When:Friday 9/17 from 10am-7pm or Saturday 9/18 from 10am-6pm

Where: Diamonds Direct Town Center: 4840 Town Center Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32246

THIS WEEKEND Diamonds Direct is hosting a special event spotlighting the world renowned @tacoriofficial collection!
Stop in Friday 9/17 from 10am-7pm or Saturday 9/18 from 10am-6pm to see an expanded collection of Tacori engagement rings and wedding bands as well as trending fashion pieces! They are also offering 5 YEARS 0% Interest Financing so it’s the perfect time to grab that sparkling piece you’ve been eyeing.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Denver Broncos

Where: TIAA Bank Field

When: September 19 1PM

Don't miss the Jaguars in their first regular season home game this Sunday at TIAA Bank Field against the Broncos! Come enjoy some Sunday football with friends and family. Tickets are still available.

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Gameday Tailgate Experience Jaguars vs Broncos Tailgate

Where: Tailgater's Parking: First and Ten Lot 1906 E. Beaver St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, Jacksonville

When: September 19 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Gameday Tailgate Experience (“GTE”) at their first pre-game tailgate of the season against the Denver on September 19. THE Tailgate will be hosted by former Jaguars’ Tight End Kyle Brady, former Denver Safety TJ Ward, CBS Sports Reporter Jenny Dell and Denver Superfan Bronco Ken. Guests can enjoy Unlimited Food and a 4 Hour Open Bar with hundreds of fans! Food, Beverages, Tented Seating Areas, Live Music & Entertainment, Celebrity Host Meet and Greets, Family Friendly Tailgating Games and Amenities, TVs, Bathrooms, and more are all included with your ticket! Tailgate with former Players and Celebrities!

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Jacksonville Shrimp vs Memphis Redbirds

Where: 121 Financial Ballpark

When: September 21-25

SHRIMP FANS! This is the last time the Shrimp will be home for the season. Come enjoy two for Tuesday, Thirsty Thursday, Friday Fireworks, and Fan Appreciation Day!

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Sippers Coffee

Where: 7643 Gate Pkwy N

When: see hours

Sippers Coffee House offers communal vibes and cups of kindness just a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the St. Johns Town Center! Drip coffee, espresso drinks, and italian sodas are complemented by breakfast sandwiches, wraps, and baked goods. The vintage-inspired decor, board games, and books will make you want to stay a while. If you have somewhere to be, take advantage of their convenient drive thru.

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Lillian S. Davin Park

Where: Holly Ln, Jacksonville, FL 32207

When: sunrise to sunset

Located in the heart of San Marco is a century and a half old carriage lane and bridle path at the famed Villa Alexandria estate. The estate was built in the 1870’s but was torn down in the 1920’s. The tree lined park, which contains live oaks, benches, and an artesian well is a must visit spot to walk, bike, read a book or even catch a acoustic guitar performance by one of the neighborhood musicians.

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Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party Southside

Where: Culhanes Southside

When: September 17 5PM

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s day in September with Culhanes.  There will be an outdoor tent party, jello shots, $3 Guinness Blonde pints, and more!

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Tide Views Preserve

Where: 1 Begonia St, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

When: sunrise to sunset

Tide Views Preserve is 8 acers of pure paradise featuring panoramic views of the marsh and the perfect spot to watch the sunset. At the preserve there is 2,500 feet of trail and boardwalk, scenic overlook, fishing area, and a kayak launch.

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Sing Out Loud Festival

Where: see schedule

When: September 10-26

St. Augustine’s Sing Out Loud Festival sponsored this year by the  St. Augustine Distillery, is the largest free music festival in Florida. The Festival returns in September 2021 with a roster of more than 100 national, regional, and local artists performing in live concerts over three weekends at multiple venues downtown and at the St. Augustine Ampitheatre . This is the 5th Annual Sing Out Loud Festival, and it promises to be one of the most exciting and eclectic presentations of musical performances and one of the most significant festivals in northeast Florida.

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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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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 - 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.

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. 

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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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Trippie Redd: Tripp and Knight Tour

When: September 18 7PM

Where:Daily’s Place

 American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is one of the most prominent members of the Soundcloud rap scene, which gained mainstream acclaim in the late 2010s. His debut mixtape A Love Letter to you (2017) and its lead single "Love Scars" propelled him to popularity. 

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311: Live From the Ride Tour

When: September 22

Where: Daily’s Place

Named “Live From The Ride” (as a play on “Live From The Hive,” the online live-stream concert series that the band launched from their Hive Studio in 2020 when touring paused), the 2021 Tour marks the return of one of rock’s most entertaining and dynamic live bands, mixing rock, rap, reggae, and funk into their own unique, hybrid sound.

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Counting Crows : Butter Miracle Tour 2021

When:September 23

Where: Daily's Place

For more than two decades, the GRAMMY and Academy Award-nominated rock band Counting Crows have enchanted listeners worldwide with their intensely soulful and intricate take on timeless rock & roll. Exploding onto the music scene in 1993 with their multi-platinum breakout album, August and Everything After, the band has gone on to release seven studio albums, selling more than 20 million records worldwide, and is revered as one of the world’s most pre-eminent live touring rock bands. 

After seven years, Adam Duritz and Counting Crows have returned with Butter Miracle: Suite One released on May 21,2021.

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Santana:Blessings and Miracles Tour

When: September 21 8PM

Where: Daily’s Place

For more than five decades - from his earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco - Carlos Santana has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries. His most recent album, the powerful, energy-infused Africa Speaks(2019), inspired by the sounds and rhythms of Africa, was called his “best record in decades” (NPR) and was ranked among "the fiercest albums in Santana’s 50-year career” by The New York Times.

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The Dude Perfect 2021 Tour

Where: Vystar Veterans Arena

When: September 24 7pm

“If I make this shot, you owe me lunch” …Swish

A free sandwich, a simple camera, and 20 “I can do better than you” shots later, Dude Perfect was born. Obviously when that first ball swished, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, but we believe that nothing happens by accident, that God’s given us this platform for a reason, and that we have an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of countless others all around the globe. Above all else, our ultimate goal is to glorify Jesus Christ in everything that we do. We want to use this platform for something much bigger than us.

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Jacksonville Jaguars vs Arizona Cardinals

Where: TIAA Bank Field

When: September 26 at 1PM

Come join the Jacksonville Jaguars as they take on the Arizona Cardinals. This is a perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon.



 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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AJR: The OK Orchestra Tour

Where: Daily’s Place
When: October 1 at 7:30

AJR, the New York City-based indie pop trio will be in Jacksonville October 1. The band is composed of three brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan. They’re known for their hits “I’m Ready”, “Bang!”, and “Burn the House Down”.




Where: Daily’s Place

When:October 3 at 7PM

New Orleans rap duo $uicideboy$ rose from the dark corners of the underground, merging hip-hop with a punk and occult aesthetic fit for graveyards and clubs alike. With dozens of projects to their name (including at least 20 installments of their Kill Yourself EP series), they released their official full-length debut, I Want to Die in New Orleans, in 2018. Without much mainstream attention, they racked up multiple gold-certified singles and stormed charts 

around the world. In 2021, they issued their sophomore LP, Long-Term Effects of Suffering, their second consecutive U.S. Top Ten.




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