Weekend Guide: 15+ Fun Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • October 14, 2020

Weekend-ing is our favorite sport and boy oh boy do we have a fun filled weekend ahead of us! We have put together various activities and events happening in the 904 this weekend that you won’t want to miss out on! Don’t forget to tag @904happyhour or use #904happyhour when you are out and about.

1. Drive in Movie night: Halloween Edition  

The Markets at Town Center will be showing a special Halloween themed drive-in movie nights this Friday and Saturday. There will be raffle prize drawings, food vendors and a costume contest! Gates open at 5 pm and all proceeds will be benefitting Angelwood, a local charity that services people with intellectual and developmental differences. 

Showings start at 7:30 pm 

Friday’s movie: Goosebumps (PG)

Saturday’s movie: The Addams Family (PG-13)

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2. Trunk Show at Diamonds Direct

Looking for the perfect engagement ring or wedding band? Diamonds Direct is having a trunk show this Friday and Saturday featuring hundreds of rings from the renowned New York designer, A. Jaffe! Take advantage of this event to view an exclusive collection of rings with special savings! Appointments are encouraged but not required.

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3. Wine Down in San Marco Parks

Sip pretty in the park this Saturday from 4 -7 pm at Whatley, Davin and Balis Parks. San Marco preservation Society is gathering up local vendors to fill your night with live music, tapas, craft beer, wine and cocktails. Hurry up and get your tickets before they sell. You won’t want to miss out on this fun night and the chance to support local businesses. There are safety measures being taken, please check the link below for more information.

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4. Sip and See The Old City - by Water!

Hop on. Pedal. Sip. Take a tour of the oldest city in the US by boat! Old Town Cycle Cruise is owned by a local St. Augustine family that wanted to bring a positive, feel good experience to locals and tourists of St. Augustine. Book your river party cruise in the historic oldtown today! 

COUPON! Enjoy 15% off boat rental & tickets with promo code “904”

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5. Attend the Jaguars Vs Lions Game

Gardner Minshew & the Jaguars take on the Detroit Lions this Sunday at TIAA Bank Field. Kick off is at 1pm & tickets are very limited.

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6. BOO... the 13th Floor Exists Here in the 904

Dare to enter the frightful 13th Floor Haunted House. It's the most fun you've ever had being scared. Have a BOO-tiful time & use this “904HH” code to receive 20% off your admission.

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7. Octoberfest @ the Food Truck Roundup 

This Saturday from 11am - 3pm visit The Cultural Corridor in Atlantic Beach for an Octoberfest Food Truck Roundup. There will be LOTS of foods trucks, brewers, cocktails and live music! This is event is one you wouldn’t want to miss. 

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8. A Night Out of This World

Reach for the stars this Thursday at 7:30 pm for no cost at all. This educational event is hosted in cooperation by the Parks and Recreation of St Johns County and the Ancient City Astronomy Club offering a chance for you to learn about the stars and more!

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9. Aloha Cocktail Lovers 

If you love Pina colas and getting caught in secret spots, check this out. The Luau Lads takeover The Secret Tiki Temple’s bar to create custom cocktail creations. The event is happening this Saturday and tickets are $60. See the link below for the details. 

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10. Free Puppy Play Day at Central Bark 

This Saturday, Central Bark Jacksonville is hosting a Puppy Power Hour - a special play & social hour only puppies 8–16 weeks old! Come play & hang out from noon-1pm with Jaxie, @the904doggo at one of her favorite spots to chill! In addition, your pup is invited to attend as many sessions as you would like until he or she reaches 16 weeks of age!

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11. Wine O’clock at MOCA Museum 

A moment that is so Wine-der-ful we had to share with you all. A sommelier will be at MOCA Museum this Thursday for an interactive wine and food pairing class. To be properly social distanced the class has limited seating, so book your spot today! 

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12. A Brush With Nature

Nature and art collide at this unique event and fundraiser! Live painters will set up along the trails of The Jacksonville Arboretrum & Gardens 120-acre grounds. Visitors can interact with artists, purchase art, enjoy kid friendly activities, food trucks, and more!

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13. Mini Swells 3rd Annual Harvest Festival

HAYYY There…make an appearance this Saturday at 1 - 4 pm to see Sebastian the Pony & his friends whilst sipping on a beer and indulgencing in mini donuts.

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14. Featured Brunch: River & Post

Brunch and live music right on the river at River & Post. Listen to Eric Charlton Saturday at 12 pm while you enjoy the new brunch entrees and cocktails.

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15. Featured Happy Hour: The Local

Have you visited one or both locations of The Local Jax? The Local serves delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner with a twist of flavorful, fresh and healthy foods. Enjoy scratch recipes, a cup of coffee or a drink or two ;) The Local has happy hour Mon-Fri 4 – 6 pm with discounted draft beer, wine and half off appetizers.

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16. Featured Coffee Spot: Brass Tacks

This weekends morning coffee boost is brought to you by an iced chai Latte from Brass Tacks Coffee Co! They’re located off Southside Blvd near Tinseltown and their shop features a cozy inside with outdoor seating and a convenient drive thru window for all of your caffeine needs. Looking for some seasonal favorites? Brass Tracks is now offering all things pumpkin: pumpkin waffles, pumpkin spice syrup, and all of the PSL you can handle.

Check out our Coffee Guide (25+ Spots)

17. Featured Park: Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Located just over an hour from Jacksonville is Washington Oaks Gardens State Park! This hidden gem is just south of Marineland on A1A. The park features a picturesque oak hammock, pristine beach with coquina rock formations & tidal pools, hiking & bike trails, plus more!

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Start Making Halloween Plans

Halloween might be a little different this year, but it can be just as spooky as before. We’ve put together the Ultimate Halloween Guide, complete with what’s going on in October and fun activities to check out!

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Check Out The Spookiest Homes in the 904

We’re searching for homes in the 904 with outrageous Halloween decorations (excessive tombstones, cobwebs, pumpkins, etc..) and giving away $1,000 in cash + prizes + a “scary big” trophy to the best decorated homes in the 904!

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