Weekend Guide 15+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • April 27, 2021
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This is the weekend to celebrate with tacos and tequila, our Jax Taco and Tequila Fest is happening this Sunday under the Fuller Warren Bridge! Other exciting events include Cinco de Mayo celebration, art heist, symphony, wine tasting, and concerts happening at the Markets at Town Center & downtown! All that and more happening this weekend, don’t forget to tag us on all your adventures @904happyhour & #904happyhour! 

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Jacksonville Taco and Tequila Festival 

Sunday, 11am - 8pm

You’re invited to join us for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration! The Inaugural Jacksonville Taco & Tequila Festival is a culinary experience and fundraiser featuring Mexican cuisine from over 10 restaurants and food trucks, as well as tequila stations, craft margaritas, local makers, games, live music, and more! A limited amount of General Admission Experience tickets as well as VIP Sip & Savor Passes will be available for purchase but are expected to sell out due to limited capacity.

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Fiesta de Mayo

Saturday, 11am – 11pm

Hold on to your Sombreros, it's time for the 5th annual FIESTA DE MAYO at Wicked Barley! Join a Mexican Fiesta to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! The day will be filled with LIVE music, food specials and of course... cold CERVEZAS!

FSCJ Artist Series- Art Heist

Are you a true crime fan? If so you must attend this outdoor theatre experience. Put your NCIS, CSI and Law & Order skills to use to solve a ripped-from-the-walls, real-life master robbery of thirteen works of art, valued at half a billion dollars. Based on a true story of the world’s biggest art caper, Art Heist is a true-crime walking show where socially distanced groups move through five walkable locations nearby the Times-Union Center in Jacksonville to gather clues. 

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2nd Annual BLM 5K 

Saturday, 5pm - 7pm

Come celebrate this historic event with Founder Tanisha Crisp and the BLM 5K team at the Riverfront Plaza (Old Jacksonville Landing). The BLM 5K is a walk/run that will influence wellness and health in communities while honoring black communities. 

If you’re interested in vending or sponsoring this event, please contact BLM 5k directly at [email protected]

Wine Tasting Evening 

Friday, 4pm – 7pm

Join RoundBird Coffee for wine tasting of 3 South African wines - a White Blend, Red Blend and Rose. Happy hour pricing on all wine.

River Jams: Rock Band Sugar Ray 

Thursday, 5pm - 9:30pm

Start your weekend early at the Jax River Jams! This brand-new event is a free four-week concert series at the former Jacksonville Landing in downtown, put on by our friends at DTJAX. This week features Rock Band Sugar Ray!

Info & Concert Schedule

Music Under the Lights

April 29 thru May 27, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Don’t miss a FREE CONCERTS at the Markets at Town Center under the lights in front of Coopers Hawk & Palmetto Moon! This Thursday, The Lopez & Flores trio pays tribute to Hispanic culture with a Latin infused savory blend of world music. Enjoy their combination of jazzy soprano vocals and intricate guitar, featuring a variety of sounds - Classical, Flamenco, Latin, Eclectic and Mariachi.

Jacksonville Pub Walk

“Legends & Liars” pub walk. 13 stories, 1 lie; try to guess the lie to win a prize. Each week a different theme. This week, Great Fire theme with Mayor JET Bowden from 1901. Meet at a pub, stop mid-way at a pub, end at a pub. Meet at Bold City Brewery Downtown (109 E Bay St). Last of the FREE pub walks.

Call to register, 904-599-0019.

Party Like A Penguin - Wild Things Spring Event

Thursday, 6pm

Join the Wild Things for a black-tie casual Party for Planet after party. Experience the zoo after hours while enjoying food, drinks, and the company of your fellow Wild Things members. There will also be trivia, door prizes and a visit with an animal ambassador. Black and white (and penguin) attire encouraged. This event is 21+

The Roundup Birthday Bash!

Saturday, 11am – 3pm, Mayport Rd.

Celebrate a year of community engagement and small business support with a big BIRTHDAY BASH. Come out and enjoy live music, cold beverages and great food trucks. Shop your favorite local small business makers and artists. 

Songs Sinatra Sang with the Nick DeCarlis Quartet

Thursday, 7pm

Friday Musicale presents Songs Sinatra Sang with the Nick DeCarlis Quartet as part of our 131st Concert Season. RSVP REQUIRED 

Email [email protected]

Derby Day Celebration

Saturday, 5pm – 8pm

Volstead is celebrating the 2021 Kentucky Derby! They will have a Derby-inspired cocktail menu (including frozen Mint Juleps), a “Betting Corner” with prizes and even a Run for the Roses photo set up so wear your finest Derby (or Cowboy) attire.

Riverside Arts Market 

Saturday, 10am – 3pm

We will be at the Riverside Arts Market the first Saturday of every month! Come enjoy lobster while you browse all the wonderful local artist and local farm produce!

MOCA Movie Night: The Jeremy Dean Series // Dare Not Walk Alone

Thursday, 5:30pm - 7pm

Join for the limited-time return of our online screening series MOCA Movie Night in conjunction with their upcoming exhibition Neither I, Nor Time, Nor History by artist Jeremy Dean. 

Mahlers Song of the Earth

Friday, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Witness this narrative through a theatrical lens in this Jacksonville Symphony dramatic staging of Mahler’s profound testament to love and life.

The Great Fire Run 5km & 1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday Morning

Join in downtown Jacksonville for the Jacksonville Historical Society’s Great Fire Run 5km.  This race will follow the outline of the Great Fire boundary of May 3rd, 1901. 

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Mother’s Day Expo 2021 @ The Carling

Saturday, 6pm - 9pm

This Mother’s Day Expo will be filled with a fabulous day of Fashion, Fun, Shopping and celebrating our mothers at the Carling! Smooth Sounds of Jazz by Pierre Kendrick!

Maifest Celebration!

Saturday, 12pm at King Maker Brewing

Maifest (Also known as Mayfest) is a German celebration similar to Oktoberfest. However, it is celebrated in May and is centered around the Maibaum (May Pole), featuring food, drink and revelry. 

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