Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • April 18, 2022

This weekend brings plenty of exciting events. Jax River Jams is free and this weekend is Carly Pearce. Sip & Stroll is happening and you can enjoy some drinks and live music by the river. Sandlot Fest is happening all weekend and you can put your fitness skills to the test. Bring your dog to Woofstock and enjoy multiple stages of amazing music, some of Jacksonville’s top vendors and food trucks, and a full array of delicious beverages. The Taste of Golf event has top private club and resort chefs come together to celebrate First Tee – North Florida for an evening of fellowship, live music, fun cocktails, silent auction and a @diamondsdirect raffle…and of course, great food! Get outdoors for Earth Day with our guide featuring local preserves and parks to explore. Definitely check out the plan ahead section so you can find fun events this week and beyond! 


Jax River Jams

When: 4/7-4/28

Where: Riverfront Plaza

Returning this spring, enjoy a free, four-week concert series on Downtown Jacksonville’s scenic riverfront. National headliners and local and regional openers. Enjoy onsite food trucks and bars with local craft beer and spirits. 

April 21: Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce

“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” “Every Little Thing,” “Next Girl,” “Closer To You“

April 28: Indie rock band Manchester Orchestra

“The Gold,” “The Silence,” “Forest Whitaker,” “The Maze”

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Beartooth: The Below Tour Part 2

When: 4/19 6PM

Where: St Augustine Ampitheatre

Beartooth harness the sacred and profane, purging inner darkness with a dizzying light. The fearlessly determined and boundlessly creative Midwest powerhouse perfects a sound sought by a generation of bands. Their marriage of colossally catchy choruses and post-hardcore, soaked in sweaty metal, is without rival. Its effect is evident by their religiously dedicated global audience; tours with Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, and A Day To Remember; and a RIAA-certified plaque for their hit single "In Between."

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420 @ Wildcrafters : Come Learn The Benefits of Becoming a Cannabis Patient

When: 4/20 3-10PM

Where: 2105 Park St

Meet and hang out with like minded individuals and get your medical card onsite! Enjoy delicious infused cocktails, check out local vendors, dispensaries, food, giveaways and much more.

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Taste of Golf

When: 4/21

Where: TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse

Golf lovers + foodies, this event is for you! 

On April 21st,head to the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse for an evening for Taste of Golf! The event benefits First Tee - North Florida

This event has top private club and resort chefs come together to celebrate First Tee – North Florida for an evening of fellowship, live music, fun cocktails, silent auction and a @diamondsdirect raffle…and of course, great food! 

@firstteenorthflorida is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character by integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, creating active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. 

Everyone who purchases a ticket will have access to the Stay & Play Package including a Sawgrass Marriott Stay and Golf at TPC Dyes Valley & TPC Stadium Course at a discounted rate!!! Just book before March 29, 2022! 

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Earth Works Houseplant Social

When: 4/22 5-8PM

Where: Earth Works

Inviting all plant-loving peeps for a welcome back happy hour event at the garden center. Learn tips and tricks to green up your thumb and get exclusive event savings while you mix and mingle with fellow plant geeks.

Matt Barlow will be sharing his vast knowledge about caring for our special plant babies.

They will be serving up appetizers, drinks, and a 20% discount on all House Plants for ticket holders only!

Plus, they will have some hot new houseplants set aside just for you.


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Nikki Glaser

Where: Florida Theatre

When: 4/23

Nikki Glaser is one of the funniest female voices in comedy today. For over a decade at clubs across the country, and as the host of three hit podcasts, Glaser has been honing her shockingly- honest, no-holds barred style of comedy. In that time, Nikki has also executive produced and hosted two TV shows: Nikki & Sara Livefor MTV and Not Safe with Nikki Glaser for Comedy Central. In addition to her shows, Nikki has multiple stand-up specials and late-night TV appearances in which she jokes about her most humiliating moments as a woman in the modern world. Nikki’s past and current struggles with anorexia, depression, and anxiety are fair game in both her stand-up and in in-depth interviews like WTF with Marc Maron and JRE with Joe Rogan. You can currently find Nikki flexing her over-sharing muscle as the daily host of the podcast You Up with Nikki Glaser: A Hit of Pod.

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Elton John

When: 4/23 8PM

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Elton John is coming to Jax! See hits like “Rocket Man”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Your Song”, and more.

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The Who: Hits Back Tour

When: 4/24 8PM

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

The iconic band’s upcoming North American trek promises to be another rock n’ roll knockout, bringing singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend back to US venues two years after their acclaimed MOVING ON! Tour, which wowed audiences with a series of sold-out dates. 

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Jacksonville Icemen Playoffs

When: 4/22-5/4 

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

The Jacksonville Icemen are in the playoffs against the Atlanta Gladiators! Come watch a game and cheer them on.

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Earth Day at Wicked Barley

When: 4/22 4-10PM

Where: Wicked Barley

Celebrate Earth Day at Wicked Barley for a market featuring local, eco-friendly vendors and live music! Market will be open 4-9pm and live music kicks off at 7pm. Beer Garden bar with be open for refreshments!


Root Sea 7-10pm


St. John's Riverkeeper

The Greenhouse

Hip Heads

Little Black Box Baked Goods

Wash Ur Butt Co.

Green Ware Pottery

Wayne the Whale (Children's Book)

The Candle Garden

All the Things Crystal Shop

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Celebrate Earth Day in Jacksonville

When: 4/22

April 22nd is Earth Day! Jacksonville has plenty of spots to get out to explore. Whether you are a history lover, animal lover, or looking for some family fun, we got you covered! There are spots to bike, roller-skate, walk, and run! North Florida has beautiful parks that are waiting for you to visit! 

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Fetty Wap Tour at Club Heaven

When: 4/22

Where: Club Heaven

Fetty Wap is coming to Jacksonville!  Come see hits like “Trap Queen” and “My Way” performed live!

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Sandlot Fest

When: 4/22-24

Where: Metropolitan Park

Fitness lovers are not going to want to miss out on this! Sandlot Fest is coming to Jax and is offering team events and citywide scavenger hunts for all ability levels. It is a great opportunity to connect with others and challenge yourself. You'll get to try something new and meet people as well.

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When: 4/23

Where: Kanine Social 

You’re going to want to save this date! We’re excited to be a part of the inaugural Woofstock 2022 presented by @kaninesocial event happening in Riverside on April 23!

 This dog-friendly music festival will feature multiple stages of amazing music, some of Jacksonville’s top vendors and food trucks, and a full array of delicious beverages. 

Entry is FREE, and VIP tickets are available!

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Just Jax Vintage Market

When: 4/23 11AM-4PM

Where: 1030 Wilcox St.

The Gallery Jax is hosting a vintage market. There will be over 30-40 local vendors along with food trucks and a live DJ!

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Downtown Dance Series

When: 4/24 7PM-10PM

Where: Underbelly

Crescendo Amelia is proud to announce eight spectacular and memorable evenings across Northeast Florida. This series will feature our 9-piece band in Jacksonville, and our 14-piece band on Amelia Island. Perfect for dancing or just enjoying the sounds of a classic big band with a modern flair, these events offer a variety of music from the 1920’s through the 2000’s. Food & drink are available at both locations for purchase. A variety of ticketing options are available online including student, senior, and reserved VIP tables. Singer line-up TBA.

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When: 3/24 - 5/1

Where: Alhambra Theatre

Featuring a live band, Rock of Ages is a jukebox musical focused on classic rock songs of the 1980s. It finds aspiring musician Drew trying to save the Sunset Strips last legendary rock venue from developers. Includes hits like Sister Christian, We Built This City, and Here I Go Again. 

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@Dowless Blueberries


If you’ve never had the experience of picking your own berries, you are missing out! Grab some friends, family, or impress a date at one of these spots. Berries are good on their own, but there are many recipes you can try with your fresh picks. The season runs from mid-April to July, depending on weather. There are plenty of places to check out, be sure to call ahead before heading out!

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MOCA Love Letters

When: now- 6/26

Where: MOCA

Come check out the display of love letters Shiota has received from across the globe will be open through June 26, 2022.

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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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Amphitheatre Farmers Market

When: Saturdays 8:30AM-12:30PM 

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Come check out the Amphitheatre Farmers Market each Saturday under the oaks for local, fresh food, produce straight from the farm, handmade arts and crafts, and live entertainment! Special events and features take place each week, check the individual event listings to see what's coming up!

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UNF Baseball and Softball

Baseball and Softball season are in full swing! Get outside and enjoy some fresh air with warmer temperatures. Check their website to find a game!

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

When: 4/5- 9/25

Where: 121 Financial Ballpark

Take me out to the ball game! Come enjoy a game this season and cheer on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Each week they have different promotions. Thirsty Thursday is a fan favorite where fans can purchase $2 (12 oz.) and $3 (24 oz.) draft beer. Check out their website for more information. 

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 RV Stadium Tour

When: 4/27-5/1

Where: TIAA Bank Field  LOT J

This is your chance to see all sorts of RVs. In addition there will be signed giveaways from the Jags, chances to win a free RV, food trucks, and more!

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Draft Party in the 904!

When: 4/28

Where: River City Railway

DUUUUUVAL!!! Get ready for the most poppin Draft Party in the 904! Join us and the Jags Nation on Thursday, April 28th at the River City Railway for an evening filled with football, fun and excitement for the 2022 season! 

The draft will be streamed on a giant video board followed by a concert, and a live DJ. There will be several food trucks, local restaurants, beverage stations, vendors and more!

For a limited time, General Admission tickets are just $5 and include access to the party + one complimentary beer! A premium, all inclusive VIP experience is also available, which includes access to several private train cars featuring cocktail & food stations, air conditioned restrooms, private viewing areas and more!

Tickets are expected to sell out for what will be one of the largest pre-season events!
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When: 4/28


Cultural and natural resources have a shared history of over 6,000 years within Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. The interaction between nature and humans is evident…from the spoil islands to the altered wetlands, from the shell middens of the Theodore Roosevelt Area to the tabby structures of Kingsley Plantation and from the boat docks of neighboring subdivisions to the introduction of exotic animals and plants. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a place where natural and cultural resources connect.

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Lil Baby, Kodak Black & Plies

When: 4/29 8PM

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Kodak, Lil Baby, and Plies are going to be taking over VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena! You got not one, but three rappers on stage!

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Jacksonville Silent Party

When:  4/30 9PM

Where: 5538 Normandy BLVD

When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color (BLUE, RED, GREEN) LED that shows what channel you are listening to, so you can dance along with those listening to the same DJ. It’s super social; just lower the volume or take the headphones off to talk to that girl or guy. There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!


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Jacksonville Sharks

When: 4/30-7/23

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Arena football is back! Come enjoy a Sharks game. If you haven’t been, you’re in for a unique experience worth checking out.

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First Wednesday Art Walk 

When: 5/4 5-9PM

Where: James Weldon Johnson Park

Downtown Vision has proudly hosted the First Wednesday Art Walk since 2003 to welcome people to DTJax and celebrate the community’s deep pool of creative talent. Explore three major hubs: James Weldon Johnson Park, The Jessie (duPont Center) and Vagabond Flea at The Breezeway at Vystar Tower, and all the businesses and public art between.


When: 5/5 at 7PM

Where: Daily’s Place

Country fans won’t want to miss the legendary Tim Mcgraw performing at Daily’s Place. He’s been in the music scene since the mid-’90s and has kept the top country charts consistently for over 20 years!

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Rex Orange County

When: 5/5 7PM

Where: St. Augustine Amp

Alex O'Connor, also known as Rex Orange County, is a gifted singer/songwriter known for his literate, quirky brand of bedroom pop that combines jazz, hip-hop, and soul influences. O'Connor was still a teenager when he first gained attention online in 2015 for his self-produced album bcos u will never be free. He built upon his viral buzz with 2017's Apricot Princess, which found him further expanding his sound. The album cracked the Top Ten of Billboard's Independent Albums chart, and paved the way for his even more ambitious, jazz-inflected 2019 effort PONY.

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Fiesta de Mayo 

When: 5/5-5/7

Where: Wicked Barley

Hold on to your Sombreros, it's time for the 6th annual FIESTA DE MAYO at Wicked Barley! Join them for a THREE day event starting Thursday, May 5th through Saturday, May 7th for a Mexican Fiesta to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! The day will be filled with LIVE music, food specials and of course... cold CERVEZAS! LIVE MUSIC:
5th | 6:30-9:30pm Baba Caiman
6th | 7-10pm Caribe Groove 
7th | 11am-2pm Pinedas
3-6pm Caribe Groove 
7-10pm Caribe Groove
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ERYKAH BADU AND FRIENDS: featuring Ja Rule and Goodie Mob with Rickey Smiley

When: 5/6 at 8PM

Where: Daily’s Place

Erica Abi Wright, known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Influenced by R&B, 1970s soul, and 1980s hip hop, Badu became associated with the neo soul subgenre in the 1990s and 2000s along with artists such as D'Angelo and Maxwell.

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The CarePlus Block Party

When: 5/6

Where: JWJ Park

Join James Weldon Johnson Park for The CarePlus Block Party – a free, family friendly event featuring St. Petersburg, FL based Progressive Funk band, AJEVA and Jacksonville based favorite, Mama Blue!

The event will spotlight fun games for all ages – including ping pong tables, cornhole, kan jam, bocci ball, and more; frozen drinks; food trucks; and all-around good times and summer vibes.

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Beaches Wellfest

When: 5/7 9am

Where:  Johansen Park

Join the WellFest movement for a day full of community connection and education on improving your health and wellness.

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When: 5/7 8PM

Where: Daily’s Place

The Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984. Originally formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band's lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland, bassist Todd Morse, and lead guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman. Check them out live at Daily’s Place!

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HAIM: THE ONE MORE HAIM TOUR with special guest Faye Webster

When: 5/8 7:30PM

Where: Daily’s Place

HAIM is coming to Jax! Haim is an American pop rock band, based in Los Angeles and comprising three sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim. In addition to their primary instruments, each is proficient in several others. The group's pop sound on their studio work stands in contrast to the more rock-based music of their live shows. 

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The Run Home 2022

When: 5/14 8:30 AM

Where: 2574 Herschel Street

What It Is: Root Realty is proud to be hosting the 3rd Annual Run Home 5K and Kids Fun Run Sprint through Riverside!

Who It Is For: All proceeds benefit Sulzbacher + Rethreaded who actively help the homeless community and survivors of human trafficking get back on their feet through housing, employment, + more!

Where It Is: The race will begin at 8:30am. The post race party, immediately after the race, to be hosted at Root Realty’s office. Party will include music, a food truck + festivities for the whole family!

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Vintage Market Days

When: 5/13-5/15

Where: Clay County Fairgrounds

Vintage Market Days Jacksonville is a vintage-inspired open air market with art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor, yummies, live music and more. Kids 12 and under are free. Parking is free.

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Casting Crows

When: 5/17 7pm

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Casting Crowns will be fresh off their The Healer Tour, ready to perform some of their biggest hits, including new songs,“Scars in Heaven” and “The Power of the Cross.” The tour also features the 2021 Dove Awards “Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year” We The Kingdom.

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When: 5/17 and 5/18

Where: Daily’s Place

The Lumineers will be in Jax for two nights! Pick a night and see hits like “ Ho Hey”, “Stubborn Love”, “Ophelia”, and more!

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AS IF! 90s FEST!

When: 5/21/22

Where: Francis Field

Grab your friends and get ready to go back in time- the @asifthe90sfest is coming back! With double-headliners, @mrjordan1911 and @eve6, and featuring @thequadcitydjs, this festival will have you digging for your glitter body spray + slap bracelets!

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival 

When: 5/26- 29

Where: Riverfront Plaza

For more than 40 years, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival has brought music lovers together to enjoy an incredible weekend of food, drinks, community and of course music! What started from humble beginnings has grown into one of the largest and most beloved Jazz Festivals in the country. Known for our distinguished lineups, magnificent riverfront stages and our one-of-a-kind premium experiences, there is no better way for you to experience the Festival! The 2022 Jacksonville Jazz Festival will have two amazing stages for you to groove at daily.

*Note no ticket or purchase is required! There are VIP options are available for those who want a bit of an upgrade.

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