Weekend Guide: 20+ Fun Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Charles Wagoner
  • September 24, 2020

Why is everything so much more exciting once Fall has arrived?! The weather is a few degrees cooler thanks to those nor’easter winds, pumpkin spice everything is here, haunted houses are back… and we are HERE FOR IT! Get excited DUUUVAL because it’s going to be a great weekend. Tag us on social @904HappyHour or use #904HappyHour in all your adventures! And as usual, be sure to practice social distancing and bring along your masks and hand sanitizers!

1. Food, Fun, and Flicks at The Clay Fair

The Clay County Fair’s brand-new event “Food, Fun, and Flicks” kicks off this weekend, September 25th-27th! Ride the Ferris wheel and stuff your face with over 15 fair food vendors. DJ Roy will be performing and featured drive-in movies are The Addams Family and Sonic the Hedgehog. 

Learn more & get tickets

2. Support Local Makers at the 904 Popup

Don’t miss the 904 Popup happening September 27th 10am-5pm at Latham Plaza in Jax Beach! The event features 60 local vendors and food trucks in a spacious venue perfect for social distancing.

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3. Featured Happy Hour: Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar

If you have not tried Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar’s happy hour yet, you are missing out! It happens every day from 3pm – 6pm and we highly recommend the mai tai. Visit the link below to read about our experience and check out the full menu!

See their menu

4. Enter the 13th Floor Haunted House… If You Dare!

13th Floor, Jacksonville’s most terrifying haunted house is back! They are taking extra precaution to comply with CDC social distancing guidelines.

COUPON: We’ve got you covered with 20% off admission! Use code “904HH”

Get tickets & learn more

5. Try San Marco’s Newest Java: Setlan Coffee

The cutest little coffee spot in San Marco, Setlan Coffee, just opened! They offer delicious craft coffee and are nestled into the courtyard at Union Station which makes perfect backdrop for your next Insta post!

6. Boat Concert with Chris Thomas Band

Dance on the water with The Chris Thomas Band on Friday September 25th from 6:30 – 8:00pm. It will happen on the Ortega River just west of Ortega Railroad Bridge and a percentage of proceeds benefits Jacksonville Dog Café. No boat? No problem! Get cruise tickets from RiverTaxiAndTours.com.

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7. Get an IV with a friend at Thrive

Replenish your electrolytes, strengthen your immune system, and increase energy + brain function by getting an IV at Thrive!

COUPON: Bring a friend and you both get $20 off your bags when you mention "904 Happy Hour"

Learn more about Thrive

8. Try the NEW menu at Mamas Pizza

Mama’s Pizza just released a NEW menu, and let us tell you it is FIRE. New menu items include penne ala vodka pizza, mac & cheese pizza, chicken pesto pizza, chicken parm pizza, and more!

See their menu

9. Get Creative at Pinspiration

Check out Jacksonville’s newest DIY creative studio space located in Ponte Vedra. They offer all kinds of crafts like painting, wood crafts, acrylic pouring, splatter art, and much more!

COUPON: Mention "904" and get a free beer or wine while you craft OR 10% OFF Private Parties! 

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10. Splurge at Diamonds Direct

Cheers to spending more money on carats and less on interest! It’s the last weekend for Special 5 Years 0% Interest* Financing at Diamonds Direct and in honor of this, they are adding Sunday hours this weekend, 12pm-5pm! 

(Financing available on approved credit, thru 7/10)

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11. Pre-Order Pumpkin Donuts from Cinotti’s

The moment everyone is waiting for…. Cinotti’s Bakery releases their famous pumpkin spice donuts this Friday, September 25th! You will want to pre-order yours by calling 904-246-1728 and note that they are only open Tuesday – Saturday 6:00am-3:00pm.

12. Climb to the top at The Edge Rock Gym​

Located off Philips Highway, The Edge is a rock-climbing gym featuring over 15,000 square feet of bouldering and rope/lead climbing walls for both beginners and experts! For a limited time, take advantage of the early bird special: From noon – 3pm get $5 off your day pass.

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13. Glow Up at BK Beauty

Need a glow up? BK Beauty just opened off of Baymeadows and is a gorgeous, clean, and inviting salon specializing in teeth whitening, micro blading, and skin tightening. They have a reputation for doing the BEST brows in Jacksonville! Check out their specials and book an appointment at the link below.  

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14. NEW: 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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15. 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


16. The Green Spot at The Jacksonville Farmers Market

Are you a crazy plant person? Then you’ve got to check out The Green Spot, nestled into a corner of The Jacksonville Farmers Market!

17. 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!

18. Find Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

Fall is here y’all! That means hay rides, corn mazes pumpkin patches, and if we’re lucky some cooler weather! Gotta love Florida! We’ve compiled all the cool corn mazes and pumpkin patches in town for you.

Explore our 904 Fall Guide

19. Go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot air balloon rides are one of the most unique and exhilarating experiences you will ever have. You will never forget your first balloon flight; it is truly an experience that cannot compare to anything else. Now you can experience the sensation of floating above Mother Earth with a breathtaking view of the world below right here in Jacksonville & St Augustine!

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20. Get Cheesy & Enjoy One Of Jax's Best Burgers

We went on a calorie bender from Fernandina to St Augustine and scouted out 10+ of the best bars & restaurants to grab a burger from (someone had to do it - you’re welcome!)

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