Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • May 17, 2022

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This weekend brings no shortage of exciting events! Thursday night, there's a free concert and luau in Town Center. If you're feeling nostalgic, head down to St. Augustine on Saturday for the 90's Fest! There's also a 904 Pop Up this Sunday, a beach cleanup Saturday, as well as a variety of concerts and sporting events.

Staff Picks

AS IF! 90s FEST!

When: Saturday, May 21 12 - 9PM

Where: Francis Field

Grab your friends and get ready to go back in time- the As If! The 90's Fest is! The festival features performances by Montell Jordan, Eve 6, and The Quad City DJ's. There will be local vendors to shop from, tons of food trucks, adult beverage options, and even a waterslide!

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Music At The Markets - LUAU NIGHT

When: Thursday, May 19, 6:30 - 9:30

Where: Markets at Town Center, adjacent to Palmetto Moon

Music At The Markets Spring Concert Series is BACK! Bring the family for a free concert featuring local bands and musicians every Thursday, plus enjoy food tents, beverage stations, more. 

This week is LUAU NIGHT in recognition of Pacific Asian Heritage Month! Enjoy the vocal & ukulele music of Kalani Rose, and a percussionist. Hula Dancers and Fire Poi performances will take you to the island life!

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Jacksonville’s Emancipation Celebration 

When: Saturday May 21, 4 - 9pm

Where: James Weldon Johnson Park

Jacksonville’s Emancipation Celebration will feature local African American food trucks and vendors and fun activities for the kids. Local historical organizations will also lend their expertise to weave educational stories throughout the performances and activities. The celebration aims to bring awareness to the community about the historical significance of Florida’s observed Emancipation Day. Emancipation was proclaimed in Florida’s capital, Tallahassee, on May 20, 1865, 11 days after the end of the Civil War, and two years after the Proclamation was first issued by President Abraham Lincoln to free those enslaved in Southern states.⁠

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. It is right by the beach and will be a fun day for everyone.

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Events for Charity

5/21 Beach Clean Up Get Information

5/21 FinFest 2022 Get Tickets

5/21 Fernandina Pride Party Get Tickets

5/21 Thrift Store Gala Get Tickets



5/19 Leon Bridges Get Tickets      

5/20: Sting Get Tickets 

5/22: Chicago Get Tickets 



5/17-5/22 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs Durham Bulls Get Tickets

5/19-5/21 UNF Baseball vs FGCU Get Tickets

Other Events  

5/19 Sip and Stroll Get Information

5/21 Wildn Out Live Tour Get Tickets

5/21 Riverside Arts Market Get Information  

5/21 Art in the Garden Get Tickets 

5/21 Canine Carnival Get Information

5/21 Dancin' in the Streets Get Information


Rooftop Bars in the 904 Area Get Information

Pick Your Own Blueberries Get Information

Springs Guide Get Information 

Plan Ahead    

5/25 Phoebe Bridgers Get Tickets

5/26 Music At The Markets - Dylan Gerard Get Information 

5/26 Pride Night @ Jax Symphony Get Tickets

5/26- 5/28 Palatka Blue Crab Festival Get Information

5/29 No Cap Comedy Tour Get Tickets 

5/27 Wallows Get Tickets

5/26-5/29 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Get Tickets and Information

5/28 Donut Get Caught 5K Get Tickets and Information

5/30 Memorial Day Picnic in the Park Get Information

6/1 First Wednesday Downtown Art Walk Get Information 

6/2  Music at the Markets- Deacon Parks Get Information 

6/3 Jacksonville Sharks vs San Antonio Gunslingers Get Tickets

6/7- 6/12 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs Gwinnett Stripers Get Tickets

6/9 Music at the Markets- Pa 'Gozar Get Information 

6/9- 6/10 Jacksonville Bicentennial Celebration   Get Information

6/10- 6/12 The Old School Kingfish Shootout Get Tickets

6/11 Jacksonville Sharks vs Orlando Predators Get Tickets 

6/21- 6/26 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs Durham Bulls  Get Tickets

6/24 Jacksonville Sharks vs Orlando Predators Get Tickets 



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