Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • May 10, 2022

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It is time to start planning your weekend! Good news, there are plenty of events to pick from. The Markets at Town Center is starting their Spring Concert Series on Thursday. Root Realty is hosting the 3rd Annual Run Home 5K and Kids Fun Run Sprint through Riverside. Vintage Market Days happening all weekend and you can find some unique finds. Daily's Place, Vystar Arena, and the St. Augustine Ampitheatre are all hosting concerts, so go find one you want to see! The Sharks, Shrimp, and UNF Baseball & Softball are home in DUUVALLL. The Yards is also hosting a Caddyshack Party. Check out events for this week, next week, and beyond!

Markets at Town Center Spring Concert Series

May 12: The Chelsey Michelle Band

The Chelsey Michelle Band brings an eclectic mix of tunes and styles to meet all genres. With backgrounds in R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Rock and Fusion, this group of highly accomplished musicians invites you to catch this Thursday show and see what all the hype is about! 

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The Run Home 2022

When: 5/14 8:30 AM

Where: 2574 Herschel Street

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

Who: 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: 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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Yacht Rock Revue

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheatre

When: 5/14 8PM

What is left for Yacht Rock Revue to prove? This top-notch group of musicians has already rocked onstage with John Oates, Eddie Money (RIP), and both versions of the band Player. They’ve trademarked the term “yacht rock,” both metaphorically and literally (U.S. Registration Number 3834195). From humble beginnings in a basement, touring in partnership with Live Nation and Sirius XM, they now headline sold-out shows across the country, from Webster Hall in New York to the Wiltern in L.A. While rising from bars to amphitheaters, they’ve ticked every box on the Rock Star Accomplishments bingo card. Except for one: Writing and singing their own songs.

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There's No Place Like Home Fundraiser

Don't miss this Emerald City Worthy Event including Tasty Bites, Crafted Cocktails, Sweet Treats, a Live Auction and Live Music. Join the fun at The Glass Factory on May 13 to raise money to support abused, neglected and abandoned children on the First Coast. Give a voice to every child in need!

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The Yards Caddyshack Party

When: 5/14 6-10PM

May 14th: For 1 night only, The Yards will become the Bushwood Country Club, with an open premium bar, food trucks, live music, night golf tee shots, + more! 

Dress in your crazy pants! We want to see you rockin’ those pastel plaids and crazy patterns many of us remember and love! 

21+ only!

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The 43rd Annual Historic Springfield Tour of Homes & Gardens

When: 5/14-15 12-5PM

Six properties will be available to tour with five interior spaces decorated with a mix of modern and vintage styling and two beautiful gardens. A guided bicycle tour is also available! 

The event benefits Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) and their dedication to preserving the historic character, facilitating investment, and building community in the Springfield Historic District. 

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Pizza Party with Hello Mr. Joe

When: 5/14 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Where: Sun-Ray Cinema's Pizza Cave

Hello Mr. Joe will be having two shows this Saturday. He will be leading in song, story, and tickets include pizza and a drink!

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10th Annual JDT in Concert

When: 5/14

Where: Florida Theatre

Made possible in part by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville/City of Jacksonville, The Department of State Division of Arts and Culture and in partnership with the Florida Theatre, JDT presents its 10th anniversary annual concert of dance; an evening that will call us all to live in the movement and celebrate the presence of professional caliber dance in Downtown Jacksonville.

“If it is one of the gifts of the arts to help us process and move through hard things, then Jacksonville Dance Theatre has helped put magic back into navigating this world.”
-Madeleine Peck Wagner for VOID Magazine, 2021

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Bloodmoon in Jacksonville  

This Sunday be on the lookout for the bloodmoon! It will be red for over 40 minutes. The clearer the skies the better your chances of viewing it are. 

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Casting Crowns

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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 Leon Bridges "The Boundless Tour” 

When: 5/19

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Grammy Award-winning R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges will release his third studio album Gold-Diggers Sound on July 23rd. Gold-Diggers Sound, which Leon spent over two years conceptualizing, writing and recording, features Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin and Ink. The album has all new tracks, as well as “Sweeter,” which Leon released last year after the murder of George Floyd and ultimately performed at the Democratic National Convention. Leon launched Gold-Diggers Sound with his track “Motorbike” and its corresponding music video directed by Anderson Paak

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Sip & Stroll on the Southbank Riverwalk

When: 5/19 5-8PM

Come enjoy city views while eating some tasty food.  Every third Thursday you can come out and enjoy live music, drinks, and more. This month includes a FREE silent disco at the Double Tree!

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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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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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Body 20 in Jacksonville Beach

Body20 in Jax Beach is a unique experience that will take your fitness to the next level!

With FDA-approved EMS technology, Body20 is able to bypass the brain and engage the skeletal muscle 90% -10x more than the brain. What exactly does that mean? It makes your 20 minute, low impact workout equivalent to hours in the gym- seriously!!!

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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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Jacksonville Icemen Playoffs

When: 5/6-5/17

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

The Jacksonville Icemen are in the playoffs against the Florida Everblades! Come watch a home game(or make a trip) and cheer them on!

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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. Check the schedule and find a game to attend!

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When: 5/20 8PM

Where: Daily’s Place

My Songs is the 14th studio album by Sting! The album is comprised of the 17-time Grammy Award winner’s most celebrated hits. Sting says “My Songs” is based on his music career and the best of it.

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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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Wild'n Out Live Tour

When: 5/21 8PM

Where: Vystar Veteran Memorial Arena

Nick Cannon announced Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live Tour, a live run that will bring Cannon’s famed MTV series to the road and will mix up comedy, variety and game show elements all in one for fans of the improv/competition show on each stop. Each night Nick Cannon and the Wild ‘N Out cast members will also invite members of the audience to join them for Wild 'N Out’s most popular games.

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When: 5/22

Where: Daily’s Place

Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era,” the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #4, the highest charting American band in the chart’s history, in Billboard Magazine's recent Top Bands ad Duos. Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades and was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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904 Pop Up

When: 5/22

Where: Seawalk Pavillion

Come shop with local vendors at the 904 Pop Up! It is an outdoor event that is free to enjoy.

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When: 5/26

Where: Jacksonville Symphony

Get ready for Pride Night at the Jacksonville Symphony on May 26th! 

Dress up in your most colorful clothes and watch as the Jacksonville Symphony shines for its first-ever Symphony in 60 Pride Night! Enjoy some bubbly during Happy Hour at 5:30 pm; share a toast with friends and celebrate love!

Come concert time, you’ll enjoy Mozart’s final and 625th composition that he completed before his untimely death. The greatest love story of all time meets the gorgeous, sweeping melodies of Tchaikovsky- in just 60 minutes! ⁠

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Phoebe Bridgers

When: 5/25

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Come see Phoebe Bridgers live in concert! See songs such as “Motion Sickness”, “Kyoto”, “The Gold”, and more!

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No Cap Comedy Tour

When: 5/29 7:30 PM

Where: Vystar Veteran Memorial Arena

No Cap Comedy Tour is coming to Jacksonville! Comedians such as DC Young Fly, Deray Davis, Chico Bean, Karlous Miller, Lil Duval, Michael Blackson, and Blaq Ron will all be in attendance!

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The Palatka Blue Crab Festival is coming back this Memorial Day weekend! Join us at Palatka’s Riverfront Park Memorial Day Weekend (May 27/28/29) for absolute family fun!

There will be food & drink vendors, concerts, vendors, kid's zone, community events, fireworks and more! 

Over 30 talented acts will be performing Free Concerts throughout the event including headliners Ginuwine, The Original Wailers, Little Texas & more!

Palatka Blue Crab- Funded in part by Putnam County Tourism Development Council

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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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When: 6/9-6/10

Jacksonville is celebrating it’s Bicentennial - 200 Year Anniversary of its founding this June!

To celebrate the once in a lifetime event, there will be a massive street party and FREE CONCERT with fireworks happening on June 11th at Riverfront Plaza! In addition, there will be a Black Tie Gala on June 10th and Kickoff reception with the Jax Chamber on June 9th!

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