Weekend Guide 10+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • January 12, 2021

Hey 2021, let's have some fun... If your New Year’s resolution was to stay active then check out two beautiful parks we have listed for you to explore. Dry January peeps, we've got a special guide just for you! From brunch spots to pop up markets and hockey games, enjoy our curated list of the best things to do this weekend! As always don't forget to tag us on your adventures @904happyhour and #904happyhour! :)

- Cover photo by @shutter_styles 

Dry January Drinks 

Participating in Dry January? We got you covered with the tastiest mocktails made in the 904! Check out the link below and share with a friend who you would sip with! 

Where To Get the Best Mocktails 

Attend The Wedding Expo

Calling all ENGAGED ladies! We have you FREE TICKETS  to the Premier Bride Expo on Sunday, January 17th at the Prime Osborn Convention Center! At the expo, meet the area’s top wedding professionals in a safe and socially distanced environment! Swag bags for all engaged couples, taste testing, fashion and more!

Get your free tickets by visiting: bit.ly/JaxBridalExpo and use promo code "WedFiesta"

Frenchie Yappy Hour

Join us this Sunday at Kanine Social from 12-2pm for a Frenchie Sunday Funday! They will have a turf marked off just for your little baby & when you pay for the day, enjoy the rest of the month for free on us. El Cubano food truck will be on site to serve up some yummy lunch!

Night of Lights St. Augustine

During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City. The best way to experience Nights of Lights is to plan an overnight stay so you can soak up the sparkly, festive atmosphere and enjoy all the dining, tours, and entertainment this award-winning holiday celebration has to offer. And it goes on through the end of January!

Jax Icemen 

This Friday the Jax Icemen take on the Orlando Solar Bears at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena! Faith and Family Night with Tim Tebow Post-Game. 

Get tickets to the game

Fort Clinch State Park

Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover or a bit of both, enjoy exploring the unique natural and historic resources of this Fort Clinch.The park drive provides 3.3 miles of paved road for those wishing to ride a touring bicycle through the oak-shaded canopy drive that ends at the Visitor Center. There's also a 6-mile trail for hikers and off-road bicyclists.

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Betz Tiger Point Preserve

Located about 30 minutes from downtown Jacksonville is Betz Tiger Point Preserve. While there, you can enjoy great views of the saltwater marsh. The Preserve is home to abundant wildlife including birds, gopher tortoises, dolphins and reptiles. While there, you must take advantage of the 3 miles of hiking, bicycle and equestrian trails. 

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Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru

ATTENTION Jacksonville dinosaur lovers! GO ON A QUEST at TIAA Bank Field with an online audio tour that will take you throughout a transformed Jurassic exhibit, featuring over 70 MOVING and ROARING dinosaurs and a 50 - foot - long Megalodon! Secure your spot starting this weekend. 

Get Tickets 

Roger McGuinn at TH-Center

This Saturday at 7:30 pm the Thrasher Horne Center presents Roger McGuinn. Roger offers shows that are as mesmerizing and magical as ever. He delivers the gift of an evening with a master, that is as intimate as it is spellbinding.

Get tickets

Pop- Up Market @ Clay Theatre

First ever pop-up market happening this Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm at Clay Theatre. Go out and support local vendors and enjoy your time. Masks are required. 

Adopt A Pet For Free

In case you haven't heard... All pet adoptions at the Jacksonville Humane Society will be FREE in honor of their "Warm the Winter Blues" free adoption event, Jan. 16th - 18th! All pets will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines. Masks and social distancing required. 

Visit jaxhumane.org/adopt to view their available pets.

St. Augustine Film Festival

The 11th annual Saint Augustine Film Festival will take place January 14 - 21ONLINE in a digital format. Independent and foreign films will be screened virtually this year.

More Info

Brunch Spotlight: Maple Street

Maple Street Biscuit Company is one of our favorite spots for a quick brunch! Check them out in San Marco, Murray Hill, or Jax Beach and be sure to try their delicious coffee or a mimosa as well!

Exotic Animal & Reptile Expo

Repticon, a reptile and exotic animal expo is happening this weekend (1/16 & 1/17) in Jacksonville! The special event will feature live animals & exotic reptiles from around the world, pet products and even pets for sale!

The two-day reptile show and sale will take place at the Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex off Philips Hwy & 95!

Coffee Spotlight: Obscura Social House 

Calling all coffee lovers & vegan enthusiasts! Obscura Social House, Riverside’s newest coffee shop is NOW OPEN! The new spot brings vegan goodness and certified organic fair-trade coffee into a new concept coffee shop with punk horror vibes all year round & free retro/vintage games to play with your friends. Obscura serves late night bites and soon will have Sunday Brunch, beer & wine. TAG your friends and make sure to visit Obscura Social House soon. 

Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tours 

Cocktail Tour party in the beautiful Amelia Island this weekend from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. On this 2 - hour guided walking tour, you will enjoy the unique character of local bars. On each stop, tour guests will enjoy a tour cocktail and find out about each bar’s history. This local’s experience is a fun and laid-back way to spend time with friends and meet new people! 

Get info on the Cocktail Tour

Growing Up is Optional at TOYTOPIA 

Feel like a kid again at Mosh’s new toy exhibit. Toytopia is a premier exhibit that showcases life-size toys that bring your childhood memories to life. Created by exhibit 9, this unique exhibit features toymakers including: Hasbro®, Duncan Yo-Yo®, Schleich®, Breyer®, Crayola®, KNEX® (Lincoln Logs®) and many more. MOSH is committed to the safety of all guests during COVID-19. Masks are required for Museum entry for all visitors ages 6+

Eat Healthy & Right with SuperFit Foods

It’s the time of year to eat healthy with meal prepping made easy thanks to SuperFitFoods. COUPON: Get 25% OFF your first order with promo code “904” SuperFit Foods offers delicious & healthy cold pressed juices & meals that are cooked & prepared locally - Delivered right to your front door! They offer over 120 delicious meal options.

Check out their website

Thrive Infusions 

Check out Thrive Infusions January Specials for a new fresh feel this new year.

See their specials 

Explore Jax in an Open Top Slingshot

Looking for a thrilling adventure this weekend? Rent a Seaside Slingshot and explore the city the best way possible, with no roof! 

COUPON: For 10% OFF, use promo code "904" when booking online or over the phone

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Discover New Art in Downtown Jax

September has been an exciting month in Downtown Jacksonville with multiple new art projects! Our city gets more colorful every day thanks to all the incredible local artists and it makes us so proud to call this place home.

Read more on these projects here

Get Cheesy & Enjoy One Of Jax's Best Burgers

We went on a calorie bender from Fernandina to St Augustine and scouted out 10+ of the best bars & restaurants to grab a burger from (someone had to do it - you’re welcome!)

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Enjoy Brunch & City Views

River & Post recently dropped a new brunch menu and it is a must try! New items include bread pudding french toast, huevos rancheros, the ultimate brunch burger, and more! See their menu or call (904) 575-2366 for reservations!

9. Get Creative at Pinspiration

Check out Jacksonville’s newest DIY creative studio space located in Ponte Vedra. They offer all kinds of crafts like painting, wood crafts, acrylic pouring, splatter art, and much more!

COUPON: Mention "904" and get a free beer or wine while you craft OR 10% OFF Private Parties! 

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PSA: READ & SHARE

This past year, there’s been a 300% rise in emergency pediatric behavioral health admissions.

PARENTS: Call the Baptist Health & Wolfson Children's Hospital’s FREE 24/7 Kids & Teens Helpline at 904.202.7900 before it's a crisis to ask questions, discuss concerning behavior, and receive guidance.

CLICK HERE for more information & have a safe + fun weekend

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