Weekend Guide 15+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

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  • March 23, 2021

We hope you’re ready to start planning out the perfect weekend because we have the best events lined up for you. If you like spring activities, flea markets, the opera, donuts, or delicious foods you’re going to want to keep reading. Don’t forget to tag us on all of your adventures @904happyhour and #904happyhour! 

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Hiring Fair 2021 

This Saturday from 10am – 2pm is the Ponte Vedra & Club Conference Center Hiring Fair! Apply today and take advantage of this unique opportunity to work for Gate Hospitality. 

200 Ponte Vedra Blvd. • gatehospitalitycareers.com • 904.273.7729 

Spring Market 

This weekend is Diamond D Ranch Diamonds in the Rust Spring Market! Bring your friends and come shop some of the South's favorite vendors, located in their ranch’s beautiful barns pavilions and under the shaded oak hammocks. This show is a unique shopping experience that you and your shopping gals and pals won’t want to skip out on. 

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Hop into Spring 

This Saturday from 9am – 12pm the 3rd annual Hop into Spring Fest is happening at the Hall of Fame at World Golf Village. There will be an egg hunt, good, Easter bunny meet & greet, and more! 

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Clay County Fair

The Clay County Fair is coming up April 1st - 11th at the Clay County Fair Grounds! Make plans to attend one of the region's best fairs which has a huge midway, lots of animals, exhibits, concerts, food, games, and more! 

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Music Under the Stars 

This Thursday, March 25, don’t miss a FREE EVENT including live music by JL Institute Jazz Sextet from 5 - 8pm under the lights at the Markets at The Town Center in front of Coopers Hawk & Palmetto Moon! There will be food and beverage stations, seating and more! Admission is free and the event is family friendly! 

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La Bohème The Opera

Beautiful Sets and Costumes, Full Opera Orchestra, Italian with English Supertitles. The opera La Bohème centers around the tragic love story of Mimí and Rodolfo. This Friday at 8pm at the Times Union Center. 

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Cathedral District Walking Tour 

This Saturday, join the Jaxson’s Ennis Davis, Bill Delaney and Mike Field for a two hour tour of the Cathedral District, the oldest remaining walkable neighborhood in Jacksonville’s Urban Core. Located in the Downtown Northbank between Ocean Street and Hogans Creek, the Cathedral District’s history dates back to the original founding of the city. 

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Hide & Peep Egg Hunt 

Hop on over to Orange Park Mall for the annual Hide & Peep Egg Hunt! For kids ages 2 -12, it's sure to be eggstravagant! This Saturday from 10:30am – 11:30am. 

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Farm & Flea Market 

The Farm & Flea Market at the Orange Park Mall is back this Saturday from 9:30am – 2:30pm. The Market will feature local vendors, makers & crafters, farmers, food trucks and more! The Grove is a grassy lot adjacent to the Dick's Sporting Goods and JCPenney parking lots.

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Jacksonville Icemen 

Jacksonville Icemen vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits is happening on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7 pm at VyStar Veterans Arena! 

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UNF JE1 Repertoire Orchestra

This Thursday at 7pm and Friday at 11am is UNF Jazz Ensemble concert. NF’s JE 1 has enjoyed the reputation of being one of the finest collegiate jazz ensembles worldwide. Concert is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary parking. 

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Lee Ann Womack at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

This Thursday from 7pm – 10:30pm, Lee Ann Womack will be performing at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall! 

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FRHA Reining Show

This weekend an equine performance event that requires a horse and rider to effectively work together to complete an individual pattern. Training evolved from the ranch horse, one who is quick on their feet and is guided using a light rein. Starting at 8am to 5:30pm.

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23rd Annual Strawberry Festival 

This Saturday from 9am – 6pm and Sunday from 10am – 5pm, there will be food, entertainment, and fun at the Bradford Co Fairgrounds for the Strawberry Festival. 

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Old Town Art Show

The Old Town Art Show is being held this Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm, at Francis Field in downtown Saint Augustine FL! Admission is FREE! It's a juried art and craft show consisting of outstanding artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and around the country. The jury committee carefully selects only the best work submitted in each category assuring well-rounded quality art and craft show.

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BYOB Aussies & Collies 

Kanine Social is hosting a breed meet up for all Aussies and Collies! Hang out with your fluffy friends during a private meet up! 

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Spring Cupcakes Make and Take

Jax Cooking Studio wants you to have some fun baking cupcakes and decorating them with gorgeous spring flowers. The class is this Saturday from 2pm – 4:30pm! 

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The Vagabond Flea 

This Sunday at 4pm is the Vagabond flea, this 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!

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MiniSwells Spring Fest 

Minibar Donuts and Southern Swells team up for their annual Spring Fest to bring you good beer, donuts, food, and activities! Happening this Saturday from 1pm – 5pm. 

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Explore Fort Clinch State Park on Amelia 

Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover or a bit of both, enjoy exploring the unique natural and historic resources of this pristine park. Fort Clinch offers a 6-mile trail for hikers and off-road bicyclists. Make plans to visit on the first weekend of every month when a soldier garrison fires cannons and demonstrates other battlefield skills. 

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Explore Kelly Park, Rock Springs and Kings Landing 

Just under two hours from Jacksonville is one of Florida's most beautiful parks - Kelly Park & Rock Springs. Explorers can enjoy swimming areas, shallow wading areas and a natural lazy river that flows through a pristine Florida jungle. If you're planning on getting in the water, we highly recommend packing your snorkel gear for some underwater exploring. 

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Featured Restaurant: Beach Road Chicken 

Beach Road Chicken Dinners first opened its doors in 1939 by Earl Majors. The quickly popular restaurant was given its name due to its prime location on Atlantic Blvd, which at the time was the only road that led from town to the beach. Their menu includes favorites off the original Beach Road menu + fresh seafood and a delicious brunch! Stop in soon and give one of our favorite seafood & chicken spots a try!

Shipley Donuts 

Serving you some of the best HOT GLAZED do-nuts, cake do-nuts, kolaches & several other delicious sweets! Pass by this weekend to try some!

Featured Brunch: Canopy Road Café 

Canopy Road Cafe just released their March Brunch Specials that include Thin Mint Pancakes, Samoa Waffles, Irish Benedict & A Tuna Melt. Canopy Road Cafe is a traditional modern diner serving delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch 7 days a week! Their 2 Jacksonville locations are 12525 Philips Hwy & 90 Shops Blvd off of 210!

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