Weekend Guide 10+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • March 10, 2021
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This weekend is all about springing forward literally and figuratively! The Players Championships and St. Patrick’s Day festivities are taking over the 904 this weekend. There will also be two carnivals, a Collective Con Convention, and the 904 Pop-Up event to adventure out to. Check out our curated list to stay on top of what happening and don’t forget to tag us @904happyhour and #904happyhour with so much excitement and fun to come!

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The Players Championships 

This Thursday to Saturday, golf’s greatest players compete at TPC Sawgrass, the home of THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. THE PLAYERS Championship features one of the most sought-after titles in professional golf. 

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The Players Takeover at ABBQ

March 9th – 14th, Join the team at ABBQ for the official THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP TAKEOVER.  Enjoy food and drink specials all week long and have a chance to win one-of-a-kind prizes from THE PLAYERS. Friday through Sunday, fans can try their luck on a golf simulator which will be set up in their large backyard!

Art in the Park Chalk Art Competition 

This Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm, James Weldon Johnson Park will be hosting Art in the Park Chalk Art Competition! Come watch amazing local artist create art right in front of your eyes! You’ll be able to vote on the best chalk artwork. This year theme is Bright Futures!

Check out how to sign up!

Springfield St. Paddies Crawl

Springfield businesses are partnering for a socially distanced and outdoor St. Paddies bar crawl, Saturday, March 13th from 3-11pm. There will be food trucks, drink specials, and live music at different locations throughout the day. All the bars and breweries will be decorated head to toe celebrating the festivities. 

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904 Pop-Up

This Sunday from 10 am – 5pm visit the Seawalk Pavilion in Jax Beach to see Jacksonville’s largest curated socially distant pop up featuring over 100 Local Vendors with Live Music & Food Trucks! This event is FREE and Pet Friendly. Creative -Artists, -Makers- Local Businesses- Fashion- Photographers- Vintage collectors- Artisans- Influencers & Networking Community.

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St. Patrick’s Day Party at Wicked Barley Brewing Co. 

Let's get shamrocked, Join Wicked Barley Brewing Co. on Saturday, March 13th for the 5th annual St. Patrick's Day Party at Wicked Barley. Celebrating ALL DAY with Live Music, Irish food specials and of course– lots 'o BEER! Green attire encouraged.

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St. Patrick’s Celebration at Legacy Ale Works

Legacy Ale Works will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 11pm! There will be two Irish Beer releases, live music, and drinks specials all weekend long. 

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St. Patrick’s Day Annual Block Party 

Join Historic Riverside for this year's St Patrick's Day Annual Block Party in the King Street District. The King Street green space located next to The Garage will be open this year featuring live music, food, a full bar, games and more. Jameson will be there doing giveaways. The Green Space is open 5pm to 2am this Saturday. 

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Mellow Mushrooms St. Paddy’s Day 5Km

Join Mellow Mushroom Avondale for some racing excitement, drink, and pizza. This event will be held on Saturday and will feature socially distanced start format (click on the link to see the different times). Enjoy a complimentary slice of the best stone baked pizza in Avondale, and free beverage!

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Dreamland Amusements at Regency Square Mall 

This weekend, experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and fair food for every appetite. 

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Plaid Party Bar Crawl 

In honor of the new year and supporting local businesses the Beach Bars are bringing the plaid party fun back! So, put on your favorite plaid outfit and enjoy free drinks, music, fun, and prizes. With the purchase of this year's ticket, you will get a koozie, mask, drink tickets for a free drink at each bar, and be entered in to win lots of prizes. Starting at Mangos Beach Bar & Grill this Saturday from 2pm - 10pm. 

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River City Dancing with the Stars 

This Saturday at the UNF Lazzara Performance Hall at 7:30 pm, the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus presents River City Dancing with The Stars. Local celebrity dancers are partnered with professional ballroom instructors to learn to dance, compete for the mirror ball trophy and to be named River City’s favorite dancer. Much like ABC’s Dancing with the Stars event, this stage show extravaganza is always a crowd-pleaser.

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Green Cove Springs Food Truck Friday

Green Cove Springs Food Truck Friday is BACK! Come out and enjoy one of the most beautiful riverfront parks in all of Florida with live music by DownPine, carriage rides from Pinto Carriage Works and food from 12 delicious food trucks! This event is from 5pm-9:30pm, masks & Social Distancing are strongly encouraged to help continue this event safely! 

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Jax Icemen vs Greenville Swamp Rabbits 

This Thursday, Friday starting 7pm, The Icemen take on the Swamp Rabbits. Go out and support Jax at the Vystar Veterns Arena. 

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Collective Con 

Jacksonville's biggest 3-day pop culture convention returns all weekend long from 12pm – 6pm, at the Jacksonville Expo Center! Collective Con is a comics, anime, cosplay, horror, sci-fi, and gaming event in North Florida. The times differ so check out the link provided.

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Cummer Museum Friday Night Picnic

This weekly event allows for an opportunity to relax in the beautiful riverfront gardens and enjoy a picnic provided by the Cummer Café. Picnics can be created for one ($25) or two guests ($40) and must be ordered in advance. Admission is free, but advance reservations are required to ensure capacity limits and social distancing.

Led Zeppelin II at the Florida Theatre 

Classic Albums Live brings one of the most influential rock albums ever, Led Zeppelin II, note for note, cut for cut, live on stage to the historic Florida Theatre! Considered by many to be Led Zeppelin’s “heaviest album”, Led Zeppelin II was the band’s first album to go #1 and has been certified for sales in excess of 12 million copies. This Friday at 8pm! 

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Canadian Brass at the Florida Theatre 

Canadian Brass will be at the Florida Theatre this Sunday at 4pm. With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.”

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Kid’s Spring Break: Southern Cooking 

Kids learn to make some traditional Southern foods in this fun spring break cooking class at Jax Cooking Studio. This Thursday from 9 am – 12 pm! 

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Amelia Island Music Festival 

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival announces a host of exciting concerts for 2021. A collaborative concert that brings back the popular concerts of years past. Festival favorites include Christiania Trio, Andres Diaz, Wendy Chen, and Chee Yun in 2 of the Four Seasons Concertos of Vivaldi and 2 of the Four Seasons Tangos of Astor Piazzolla in a “Battle of the Bands” at the Sadler Ranch Stage. From 2 – 7 pm, $45. Sadler Ranch 869 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, FL

4th Annual Strawberry Fest

This weekend long, join in on the family fun & festivities, Plant City Strawberries, arts & crafts, delicious food & much more! 10am-5pm, Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free. Central Park in Town Center 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast, FL 32164

Grow & Go Happy Hour

Global Recycling & Networking presented by the Agriculture & Environment Council featuring insights from the St. Johns County Solid Waste Department on how recycling works for your business. Hear from local artists on how upcycling can create jobs and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors. 

St. Augustine Amphitheatre Front Porch 
1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
For info: 904.687.2056

Explore Jax: Dames Point Bridge Park 

The Dames Point is a pretty sick bridge, but did you know that there is a park right under the bridge? While vising the park you get to enjoy the view of the bridge and water, you could drop a line in and try your luck at catching some fish or take some awesome photos! There is also a shaded picnic pavilion and memorial to the cargo ship El Faro. 

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Explore Jax: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

Located in Arlington, The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a 120-acre urban woodland full of trails perfect to explore and enjoy. Bring along your furry friend too because the Arboretum is pet friendly.

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