Weekend Guide 15+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • January 27, 2021

Last weekend of January and we are leaving the month with lots of creative activities to participate in! If you’re looking to do some yoga, eat delicious sushi, join a treasure hunt, or visit various farmers markets around town you have to check out our curated list below. Be sure to tag us @904happyhour and #904happyhour when you post your adventures! 

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Chili Cookoff

This Sunday at Green Room Brewing in Jax Beach, make plans to attend the 5th Annual Charity Chili Cook Off! All money raised from sales and donations will benefit Friends Of Jacksonville Animals - a local nonprofit that helps sheltered animals with medical costs and reducing euthanasia. The cook off is from noon-5pm and tickets include access to sample chili from all the contestants & a free craft beer!

Tickets 

Wolfson’s Children’s Challenge 

There's less than 2 weeks to join this year's virtual Wolfson Children's Challenge - A major fundraiser for Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital, Northeast Florida's only full-service children's hospital. The annual event features fitness challenges & races for runners of all skill levels, fundraising opportunities, and the inspiring stories of 55 Wolfson Children's patients! Whether you're active in your backyard, down the street, on a treadmill or anywhere safe, there's a way to participate and help make a difference in our community.

Sign Up & More Details 

Jekyll Island Treasure Globe Hunt 

Jekyll Island hand-picks artists from across the country to create one-of-a-kind glass floats for its annual Island Treasures event. The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February. Gather your friends and family to search for globes that can be exchanged for dazzling handcrafted glass floats.

Treasure Hunt Info

2021 Amelia Island Restaurant Week

The 2021 event is a 10-day, island-wide culinary celebration with special events and fixed lunch and dinner menus at 27 of the island’s most popular and award-winning restaurants. The 2021 Restaurant Week festivities will begin Thursday, January 21 at 6 p.m. 

Check out the Details 

Calling all Sushi Lovers

Do you have your go-to sushi dinners and lunches with your loved ones? It's time to venture out and try some of the best sushi around town that won't disappoint! We have compiled a list of 15 sushi restaurants that are voted some of the best from all around town, once you visit one, you’ll want to try them all!  

Sushi Guide

 

Margaritaville Now Open

Jacksonville Beach’s new Margaritaville Beach Hotel & LandShark Bar & Grill opened today! Check out the bar or reserve your rooms! 

Check it out

Vagabond Flea 

The Vagabond Flea is a creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage + antique sellers, and more! This event is outdoors and is pet-friendly! Happening this Sunday from 4 – 8 pm. 

Location Info

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

Explore Alejandro Garces Camp Tomahawk Park

Alejandro Garces Camp Tomahawk Park is located just north of San Clerc Road, between the San Jose and Beauclerc sections of southeast Jacksonville. If you like to run or walk this is the spot for you- there are nature trails running thru the park including a beautiful one-mile shady loop.

Camp Details 

Explore Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park 

In the midst of North Florida’s sandy terrain and pine forests is a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep and 500 feet across, the Devil’s Millhopper. Small streams trickle down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappearing through crevices in the ground. A half-mile nature trail follows the rim, and a 232-step stairway descends to the bottom of the sink. Guided tours and picnic tables are available. 

State Park Info 

Sun-Ray’s Drive-In

Watch the Sandlot this Saturday starting at 6:30 pm from your car in this social distant drive-in by Sun Ray’s Cinema. 

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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!

Visit The District

Located in Springfield - One of Jacksonville’s oldest neighborhoods! The District have a beautiful outdoor patio with heaters, lounges and games plus a cozy indoor lounge & bar. They have free wine tastings every Monday, brunch on Saturdays & Sundays, a delicious food menu (available daily) that includes charcuterie boards, filet mignon bites & more! 

More Info + Reservations of the Yurt 

UNF Men’s Basketball

The University of North Florida Men's Basketball team makes it's ASUN home debut this weekend as they host North Alabama for a pair of games this Friday and Saturday. Limited Tickets available for both games, get yours today and support. 

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Mentoring Week: Little Big Run

January is National Mentoring Month! In addition to the start of new beginnings and New Year's resolutions, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida are hosting their annual fundraiser - Little BIG Run this Saturday and Sunday. Whether it's practicing healthy habits or 2021 goal setting, find your purpose needed to start your year off great and join us for the virtual 5k & 1 Mile run.

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The Jimmy Jam BBQ SLAM

From Friday, January 29 to Saturday, January 30 starting at 10 AM, join the Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam & Car Show event which benefits local outreach programs in Northeast Florida. Watch a kids' cookoff, steak competitions, and barbecue teams compete for trophies and cash prizes. Browse local vendors, check out the hot rods, and maybe even participate in the cornhole tournament.

The Pink Cupcake Grand Re-Opening 

The Pink Cupcake is hosting a grand re-opening and you are not going to miss out on the free mini cupcakes, free samples, giveaways, special prices and ribbon cutting ceremony. All happening this Friday from 6 – 9 pm at the Pink Cupcake location. 

Dark of the moon Ghost Tour

All Ghosts No Gimmicks! During the one-and-a-half to two-hour tour, with only a glow stick as lighting, guides share the history and ghost stories of the people who have lived, worked, and visited the Lighthouse. Dark of the Moon is the only tour that gets you in the Lighthouse grounds at night. Tours begin at 8:30 p.m. every Friday - Sunday evenings.

Tour Dates & Tickets 

Yoga in the Beer Garden

Join this Sunday Wicked Barley’s one-hour yoga class in the Beer Garden. This class is an all-levels class and beginners to yoga are more than welcome to attend. Come flow, then have a free beer and stay for lunch in the beer garden! Check in at 9:30 am, class starts at 9:45 am. 

Tickets & Details 

The Volstead Old Elk Barrel Release Party

Join the team at The Volstead this Saturday from 5 – 9 pm as they celebrate the release of their personal single barrel selection from Old Elk Bourbon. Pre-order your bottle, sign up for Old Elk tasting, and/or attend an Old Elk Cocktail Workshop!

Event Details 

Alliance Presents: Green Velvet 

This Friday at River City Brewing Co. listen to house and techno music by Green Velvet starting at 10 pm. This event was organized with strict health & safety procedures that are required to be followed and maintained by every attendee throughout the duration of the event.

Tickets + Guideline Info 

St. Johns County Pier Farmers Market 

Pier Farmers Market offers oceanfront shopping at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park every Wednesday from 8 a.m.-noon. Approximately 60-80 vendors can be found at the market selling locally grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods, arts, crafts and more. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-315-0952

St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market

From 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Saturday morning, shoppers stroll up and down the vendor-lined pathways of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market, browsing more than 100 tents loaded with local produce, flowers, baked goods, handmade arts and crafts and more. Admission into the market is free. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-315-9252

Farm and Flea at Orange Park 

Back for 2021 is Farm and Flea located at Orange Park Mall. It will feature local vendors, makers, farmers, food trucks and more! Come out and support this Saturday from 9:30 am – 2 pm. 

Address 

Fernandina Beach Farmer’s Market 

Local farmers market located in historic downtown Fernandina on 7th St. between Alachua and Center St. with nearly 40 vendors and growing every week this is a MUST SEE for the best Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach experience! Happening this Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm. 

Market Info 

Night of Lights St. Augustine

The last weekend to experience 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.

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.

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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

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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 904.202.7900before 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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