Weekend Guide 15+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • March 16, 2021
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Spring is in full blossom this weekend and no better way to celebrate the new season than these events happening this weekend! There is a plant and seed swap in the park, spring splash day, spring fling, free outdoor fitness class, wellness and movement event in the park, and so many other events! Don't forget to tag us on all your adventures @904happyhour and #904happyhour! 

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Free Outdoor Fitness Class from YMCA

The Winston Family YMCA is hosting two free outdoor classes at the Riverfront Plaza, the site of the former Jacksonville Landing. Classes are open to anyone with a workout mat and water bottle as part of the YMCA’s initiative to encourage more people to explore downtown. This Saturday from 8 am – 10 am.

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Vive Tu Vida Live Free

James Weldon Johnson Park is hosting a Free Healing event this Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm! Bringing conscious movement, wellness, and body-based therapies to our community. Featuring Yoga, Meditation, Sacred Sound Practice, Sound Journey, Ecstatic Dance, and  Community Drum Circle. Enjoy some Kava drinks from Wildcrafters, food from participating food trucks and check out all of our local artisans and vendors. 

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Music Under the Lights 

Concert Series at the Markets at Town Center between Cooper's Hawk & Palmetto Moon! Outdoor performances each week! FREE - No Tickets Needed. Live Music Thursdays, 5 – 8 pm.

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Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing 

The wait is finally over. Indulge on the match made in heaven, Girl Scout Cookies and Craft Beer at Brewz Bartram Park! This Saturday at 5 pm, there will be a curated lineup of 4 beers with 8 Girl Scout Cookies. We will also be running a special on the cookies!

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First Day of Spring Splash Day!

Kanine Social is throwing a first day of spring splash day party with lots of fun planned! Join for the unveiling of their finished turf and addition of a splash pad out back! Enjoy live Music, food, and raffles! This Saturday from 12-4 pm. 

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BrewHound Mutt Market 

This Sunday from 2pm – 6pm, BrewHound is hosting a local vendor market of artisans, crafters, bakers, makers, movers + shakers! Support local, grab a coffee, wine or cold beer + shop! *Dogs not required but of course - they make our day!

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Super Fit Foods

It’s that time of year again! Get swimsuit ready and treat your body to some healthy eats & juices from our favorite local meal prep company. SuperFit offers delicious cold pressed juices & meals that are cooked & prepared locally, as well as delivered right to your front door! They offer over 120 nutritious meal options. Get 25% OFF your first order with promo code “904” 

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Watch a Sunset at Alpines Groves Park 

Visit Alpine Groves Park this weekend! The park has unique features for visitors of all ages to experience and explore include recreational activities, three unique Florida habitats, and historic structures!

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Explore Rainbow Springs 

Rainbow Springs State Park is one of the most popular State Parks in Florida. Located about 2 hours away from Jacksonville, it’s well worth the drive. Rich in natural beauty and cultural history, it's a popular spot for swimmers, kayakers, tubers and campers.

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Geode Cake Make and Take

Learn to make a gorgeous geode cake that resembles the hollow rocks filled with sparkling crystals and minerals. Jax Cooking Studio’s Pastry Chef will teach the basic technique involved in making this trendy cake, and then you get to work crafting your own unique Geode Cake to take home and impress your friends and family. Get your creativity on! This Saturday from 10 am – 12:30 pm.

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Mixology 102 - Trap N Sip

Learn how to host your guests with the best drinks at your next gathering! Make ‘em, Shake ‘em, and Taste ‘em - Trap Edition! This event is at Culture Lounge on Thursday from 7pm – 11pm!

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Plant + Seed Swap 

Pop by Sesquicentennial Park for a Plant + Seed Swap with Root Realty! They will have tables set up socially distanced, so you can drop off and pick up a new plant or seed of your choice. Enjoy the musical stylings of @KalaniRose while you swap! This Thursday from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm! 

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Electric Light Orchestra Experience 

The brilliant arrangements and flawless musicianship and vocals of the 12 elite professional musicians, whose credits include an exhaustive list of the biggest names in the music industry, are the hallmarks of this new, first-class 50th Anniversary tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. This Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Times Union Center.

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Beethoven’s 7th Symphony & Rheinberger’s Organ Concerto 

This Friday and Saturday from 7:30pm – 9:30 pm enjoy listening to Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony! Organist Greg Zelek returns to the mighty Bryan Concert Organ to begin the program with Joseph Rheinberger’s lush Second Organ Concerto.

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Dana Perino Live 

Dana Perino is co-host of one of the most popular shows on cable television, Fox News’ The Five, coanchor of America’s Newsroom, an analyst for Fox News election coverage & specials, and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of And the Good News Is...Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side and Let Me Tell You About Jasper. In her latest, EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY: Lessons and Advice for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman) (on-sale March 9th), Dana Perino brings us a light-hearted and compassionate approach to solving the serious problems that young women face today. Live at the Times Union Center this Saturday at 4pm! 

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Marsh Walk at Anastasia State Park 

Join a park ranger for a walk along the Marsh Trail. Learn about estuaries and the diverse wildlife and plants found in this vital ecosystem. This Friday from 10 am – 11 am. 

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Jax Icemen vs. Orlando Solar Bears 

This Friday and Sunday support the Jax Icemen at the Vystar Memorial Arena at 7pm! 

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Gate River Run 2021 

Join this Saturday starting at 8 am for the 44th annual GATE River Run. Participation is very limited this year, make sure you sign up soon. Packet pickup will be from Wednesday, March 17-Friday, March 19th. You must only go to the expo during the time slot you selected during the registration process.

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St. Augustine Spring Fling 

Enjoy this festival from 9 am – 5pm this Saturday and 10 am - 4 pm this Sunday at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. Activities include live music (Battle of the Bands), food, arts & crafts, classic cars, a petting zoo, and a Biergarten. 

Admission $10 per vehicle. 5840 SR207 Elkton 

Third Saturday Artisan Pop-Up Market 

From 10 am - 3 pm on the third Saturday morning each month, shoppers stroll up and down Airstream Row browsing local artisans’ wares, local produce, flowers, baked goods, handmade arts and crafts and more. Admission into the market is free.

190 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine 904-547-1141 

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