Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • September 28, 2021

Fall has officially begun. This week brings pumpkin patches, restaurants, concerts and more! Read below to make plans for the weekend and beyond.


2021 Fall Fun

Fall is finally here! It's time to sip on pumpkin flavored drinks, break out the cardigans, take a trip on a hay ride, get lost in a corn maze and of course, enjoy the cooler weather. One of the best things about fall is picking out the perfect pumpkin! But, it can be a challenge to know where the best pumpkins are- so we've compiled a list of the top places to get your fall fun on! Check them out below.

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Cajun Boil Express

Where: 14333 Beach Blvd

Cajun Boil Express is changing the way we think about eating seafood in Jax. The stereotypical seafood experience can be quite expensive and is usually very sit down style, and can be quite time consuming. At Cajun Boil Express they combine awesome new seafood flavors with an express/fast-casual style of eating that focuses on delivery, take-out, and online ordering. They’re home to the first seafood bowl in Jax! They're located off of Beach Blvd and we highly recommend their mouth-watering food, there’s nowhere better to satisfy your seafood craving for less than $15!

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Friday Musicale Season 132: Opening Night Kick-Off and Reception Fanya Lynn, Piano

Where: 645 Oak St

When: October 1 6PM

Join Friday Musicale of Jacksonville Florida for the start of their 132nd Fall Concert Season you have been waiting for! A light reception will be offered outside and in L'Engle Hall starting at 6:00pm followed by the season opener pianist, Fanya Lin Concert at 7:00pm.

Please RSVP for seating capacity to [email protected] or 904-355-7584.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated.

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Little River Band with Special Guest the Lords of 52nd Street

Where: The Florida Theatre

When: October 1 8PM

Classic Rock hit makers Little River Band have embarked on a tour celebrating their 40th Anniversary.  Forming in Australia in 1975, LRB credits a Jacksonville radio station (WAVE FM) as launching the band in the United States with the single “It’s a Long Way there”.   LRB went on to bring us a string of hits including “Reminiscing”, “Lady”, “Lonesome Loser” and “Cool Change”. The Lords of 52nd Street is a rock band that was formed by the legends of Billy Joel’s Live and Recording Band Richie Canata, Liberty Devitto and Russell Javors join forces to play a set of Billy Joel’s hits as only they can.

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Crowder Milk and Honey Tour featuring Sean Curran

When: October 2 9PM

Where: Florida Theatre

Over the past two decades, David Crowder has developed a reputation for lyrically powerful, musically intricate and eclectic songs that have been sung everywhere from churches to mainstream clubs. His 2014 debut album, Neon Steeple, debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200, hit #1 on the Christian & Gospel Albums chart, and was named iTunes’ Christian Album of the Year. He garnered multiple radio hits, including “I Am” and the Grammy®-nominated “Come As You Are,” as well as a Grand Ole Opry debut and a Dove Award.

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Hello Smooth

Where: 155 Bartram Market Dr Suite 125

With a combined team experience of 27+ years in the industry, Hello Smooth has the detailed knowledge of the different equipments and techniques used to provide top notch services. At Hello Smooth, we pride ourselves in having the best equipment and latest technology for our clients. Team Smooth does not shortcut any procedures. We give our clients full value of what they signed up for. Our mission is to make every client 100% satisfied with their results, otherwise we will not rest until their goals are reached!

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Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS

When: October 4-10

GOLF FANS!  Some of golf’s biggest legends are coming to Jacksonville this October for Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K - A PGA Tour Champions Tournament! The annual event will be held at Jacksonville’s Timuquana Country Club on October 4-10th with all proceeds benefiting North East Florida charities. At the tournament, fans will be able watch some of golfs most popular players compete including Phil Mickelson, Retif Goosen, Mike Wier, Fred Funk, Jim Furyk, Rocco Mediate, Vijay Singh, Davis Love, Padraige Harrington, K. J. Choi & MANY MORE! In addition to golf, there will be chalets, a fan entertainment zones, a tailgate village, beer garden, food trucks, cocktail stations, games & more!

 CONCERT: Darius Rucker with Scotty McCreery will be performing at The Furyk Foundation Concert on October 5th at Daily’s Place! (concert tickets include a tournament ticket).

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Cinemark Opens New Movie Theatre

Where: 11567 Atlantic Blvd

Cinemark Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most influential movie theatre companies, today announced the grand opening of its Cinemark Jacksonville Atlantic North and XD theatre within the Atlantic North shopping center. The 14-screen theatre is the third Cinemark theatre in the greater Jacksonville area, and offers an elevated moviegoing experience to the eastern communities of the metroplex. Tickets are on sale now at Cinemark.com and on the Cinemark app. 

“Cinemark is thrilled to be opening our third theatre in the greater Jacksonville area,” said Mark Zoradi, Cinemark CEO. “Movie fans can come and enjoy this upscale new theatre and everything it has to offer, including our fan-favorite Luxury Loungers and cutting-edge laser projection. We are proud to provide the community with an enhanced, larger-than-life cinematic experience that cannot be replicated at home.”

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Southern Grounds Coffee

Also known as SoGro, they’ve got three locations around town conveniently located in Atlantic Beach, Avondale, and San Marco. SoGro is more than a coffee shop- it’s a community hub with delicious beverages, pastries, breakfast, lunch,and dinner!

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River City Pride

Come enjoy the River City Pride parade, local vendors, and more! It will be a day full of fun activities that you will want to check out!

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Young Frankenstein

Where: 12000 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246

When: September 30 - November 7, 2021

Based on the 1974 film, this musical adaption of the classic comedy follows the story of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Fron-kin-steen) trying to follow the footsteps of his famous grandfather, Victor Frankenstein.

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Where: 300 Water Street 

When: September 29 - October 17

Hamilton is coming to Jacksonville! Featuring​ a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

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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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 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.


The Lit AF Tour

When: October 1

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

Martin Lawrence is LIT AF in 2021, and he's coming to an arena near you to prove it!  The legendary standup and actor is back with a hilarious new set of material, and he's inviting along friends like Rickey Smiley, Lil Duval, Lil Rel, Hannibal Burress, Adele Givens, DeRay David, and Michael Blackson to make sure his show is the funniest one of the year. 

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First Wednesday Art Walk

Where: James Weldon Johnson Park, The Jessie and the Vagabond Flea (located at the Vystar Breezeway)

When: October 6 5-9PM

The Jacksonville Art Walk is back! Come enjoy the first Wednesday of each month and explore art hubs. The event is rain or shine and is a great way to enjoy a night and see some beautiful art by local creators.

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Turning Point Live Presents An Evening with David Jeremiah

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

When: October 7 7PM

This live event is provided free of charge and offers an outstanding outreach opportunity.

Invite your family and friends to join you in experiencing an evening of God–honoring worship, fellowshipping with thousands of other believers, and discovering the knowledge, perspective, and hope of biblical prophecy.

God can give us strength and courage to live as powerful Christians in today's culture. Come learn how to live a life filled with the hope of Christ's glorious return at An Evening with David Jeremiah in Jacksonville.

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No Limit Reunion Tour

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena 

When: October 8 7:30PM

The “No Limit Reunion Tour” starring Master P, Mystikal, Silkk The Shocker, Mia X, Fiend, Mercedes and Mr. Serv-On will take over Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. for one epic night to perform some of the greatest hits from the No Limit catalog.

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 The Zac Brown Band: The Comeback Tour

Where: Daily’s Place

When: October 8 7PM

“The Comeback Tour” arrives on the heels of a monumental year of live performances in 2019, playing to over three quarters of a million fans. The Comeback represents an ethos of shaking the dust off after falling down and celebrates the collective resilience of our community, giving fans an opportunity to stage their Comeback. Special guests include Ashland Craft and Devin Dawson.

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ALICE COOPER: With Special Guest Ace Frehley

Where: Daily’s Place

When: October 9 7:30 PM

Alice Cooper will be headlining a tour in support of his recent album Detroit Stories. He will be accompanied by Ace Frehley. His original 2020 tour got canceled, but is back and ready to share his music.

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Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tennessee Titans

Where: TIAA Bank Field

When: October 10 1 PM

FOOTBALL FANS! Come enjoy a game at TIAA Bank Field. Invite your friends and family out for an exciting gameday experience.

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Jacksonville vs Tennessee All-Inclusive Tailgate Experience

Where: 1906 E. Beaver St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, Jacksonville, FL

When: October 10 9AM-1PM

All-Inclusive Pre-Game Tailgate Join Gameday Tailgate Experience (“GTE”) at a pre-game tailgate for the Tennessee vs Jaguars game on October 10. Tailgate is hosted by former Jaguars’ Center Greg Huntington Model/Musical Artist Sabrina Ponte, and Superfan Fernando “Chilly Pepper”. Enjoy Unlimited Food and a 4 Hour Open Bar with hundreds of fans!

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Pitbull Featuring Iggy Azalea

Where: Daily’s Place

When: October 12 8PM

Mr. Worldwide, aka Pitbull is taking over the stage at Daily’s Place on October 12. He will deliver a set full of recognizable tracks along with surprises. He will be performing new music from his forthcoming English album for the first time! Iggy Azalea will be taking the stage performing hits such as “Fancy”,”Black Widow”, and more!

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Where: Daily’s Place

When: October 14 8PM

Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multi-platinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet's many accolades include selling 20 million albums globally, receiving a Grammy nomination, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including "Songwriter of the Year." Their debut, The Better Life, became certified seven-times RIAA platinum and was fueled by the success of juggernaut hit "Kryptonite." In 2021, in celebration of its 20th Anniversary, for the first time ever, the band will play The Better Life in its entirety, front to back, along with the rest of their hits.

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Where: Daily’s Place

When: October 15 7PM

The Jonas Brothers are back and ready to perform both new and old songs. Come enjoy songs like “Burnin Up”, “Year 3000”, and more! 

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