Weekend Guide 15+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

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  • May 5, 2021

May is upon us and the hot Florida weather has come along with it! Get ready for the sun rays and beach waves this month. This weekend we have a lot in store for you guys, so grab your friends and hit the town. So many events happening all weekend long to celebrate our mothers for their special day, enjoy some of the local bands playing around town, watch a dance concert, participate in a color run or grab your pup and join many of the pet friendly activities. Don’t forget to tag us @904happyhour & #904happyhour on all your adventures!

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Grand Opening of Mayday Jax Beach!

Thursday, 4pm  

Mayday Jax Beach is having their Grand Opening this Thursday and you can get a FREE sugar cone with of any flavor of your choice!  They opened during COVID and made it through a tough year. Now it’s time to safely celebrate! 

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Music Under the Lights

Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm 

Enjoy free outdoor performances each week. Featuring a favorite area band each week. Food & drinks served by Prati Italia. Some seating provided or bring your lawn/beach/camp chairs at the Markets at Town Center. 

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First Coast Color Run 5k

Saturday, 9am

Let your true colors shine for the First Coast Color Run 5k Race! This 5K will wind through the very scenic Saint Johns Golf and Country Club community. This is a timed race and each participant will receive a finisher’s medal. 

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Gorgon City @ River City Brewing Co.

Thursday, 8pm

If you’re a fan of electronic music you need to go out to River City Brewing Company this Thursday to jam out to Gorgon City! A British Duo that has been creating hits for a decade now! 

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, 9:30am – 12:30pm 

Mark your calendar for the Jacksonville Zoo annual Mother's Day Brunch! Enjoy an elevated menu featuring gourmet food stations and mimosas! 

Jacksonville Home & Garden Show

All Weekend Long, Varying Times 

Held at the air-conditioned Jacksonville Fairgrounds Expo Center, the Home & Garden Show will connect you to the area’s leading remodelers, builders, and design professionals.

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Jacksonville Dance Theatre 

Saturday, 8pm

The 9th annual Jacksonville Dance Theatre IN CONCERT “Live in the Movement” at the Florida Theatre! 

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St. Augustine Craft Brewers Fest 2021

Saturday, 1pm - 6pm

Join for the 2nd Annual St. Augustine Craft Brewers' Festival! Hosted at the beautiful Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Enjoy unlimited samples from 20+ local and regional breweries, food trucks, music, photo booth provided by Leonard's Studios, face painting for the kids, all while supporting the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, Keepers of the Coast, and Brewing a Community

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Cajun Fest with Flow Tribe 

Saturday, 4pm - 10pm

Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park is excited to announce a new FREE festival coming to the park in May of 2021. CAJUN FEST will feature the best in New Orleans style food and music. Food trucks will feature Cajun and Creole dishes such as shrimp and grits, crab boil and beignets! 

National Dog Moms Day Extravaganza!

Saturday, 4pm - 8pm

Kanine Social is throwing one heck of an extravaganza! The occasion is National Dog Moms day, but don’t worry, all are welcome! This event is loaded with fun, here’s your run down: food trucks, local vendors, and live music. 

Murray Hill Pop Up Market - Mother's Day Edition

Saturday, 9am – 2pm

Treat your mothers to a fun experience of food and shopping in an open air market. Come show your love and support to Murray Hill, $15 reserves your spot to share your business and treasures. Your donation benefits Murray Hill Athletic Association. Pet and human friendly. 

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Mother's Day Brunch + Spring Market

Sunday, 9am – 4pm

Join Wicked Barley's annual Mother's Day Brunch + Spring Market! Treat MOM to a delicious, from-scratch Sunday Brunch, Live Music and a variety of Local Vendors. 

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Saturday, 12:45pm – 3pm

Ashes Boutique and Tea Garden present an afternoon tea to celebrate the special Mom(s) in your life. Create a special Afternoon Tea/Tea Pairing! 

Mother’s Day Brunch! 

Saturday, 11am – 2pm 

Culhane's Irish Pub & Restaurant presents Mother's Day Brunch. Brunch includes breakfast, dessert, & mimosas. Invite your mother, daughters, and friends.

Jax Icemen Show! 

Entire Weekend Long, 7pm 

Jacksonville Icemen vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits is happening on at VyStar Veterans Arena!  

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Deep Creek Kayak Trip

Thursday, 10am – 1pm 

Join County Naturalists for a beautiful, guided trip of Deep Creek. This kayak trip launches from the Deep Creek Soft Launch located at 7975 SR 207, Hastings, FL 32145. 

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BrewHound Mutt Market

Sunday, 2pm – 6pm

BrewHound is hosting a local vendor market of artisans, crafters, bakers, makers, movers + shakers! Come support local, grab a coffee, wine, or cold beer + shop! *Dogs not required but of course - they make everyone’s day. 

Barks & Brews 

Saturday, 1pm – 5pm

Please join for the first Barks and Brews of 2021 at Hyperion Brewing Co. Sip on your favorite beverage and stroll under the sprawling jasmine while shopping your favorite local vendors with your four-legged friends.

Handmade Pasta & Beer Pairing with Dinner

Friday, 6pm – 8pm 

A night full of rich flavors, experiences and friendship that will make you want come back again and again! Hand's on cooking class, 2 homemade pasta, 2 sauces and 3 beer pairings. What's included: cooking class, recipes, educational material, beer tasting, and dinner.

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Bourbon and Mixology 101

Friday, 10:30am – 12pm 

St. Augustine Distillery was founded with a single purpose: To make world class spirits and teach guests how to make bartender quality cocktails at home. You will return home ready to make your own delicious, balanced cocktails using ingredients you most likely have at home. A brief guided distillery tour and visit to the distillery’s award-winning gift shop will complete a truly special and one-of-a-kind visit. 

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First Friday Art Walk 

Friday, 5pm – 9pm 

Join Art Galleries of St. Augustine the first Friday of every month for new exhibits, refreshments and live music at many participating galleries. Tour maps are available at participating galleries or online. 904-373-8697

Flight to Freedom

Thursday – Saturday, 9am – 3pm 

Flight to Freedom tells the story of the journey of freedom seekers beginning from 1687 through 1763. Learn about Spanish, African and Native American food traditions and culture from guest speakers and demonstrators. Musket and cannon demonstrations by the Fort Mose militia. There will be tours and military and culinary demonstrations from. Event admission is free.

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Sip+See: Garden Party Punch

Thursday, 5:30pm- 7:30pm

Learn about botanical mixology and creating a bouquet of flavors at this build-your-own cocktail workshop. Each attendee will taste several Camp Craft Cocktail creations and receive a custom-made jar to take home. Event is held at the Garden Club of Jacksonville. 

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6th Annual Difference Makers Banquet

Thursday, 6pm at the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk

Join City Rescue Mission in celebrating 75 years! The evening will honor difference makers in our community and feature a special guest speaker. Sponsorships and tables are available. 

MOCA Movie Night: The Jeremy Dean Series // With Drawn Arms

Thursday, 5:30pm – 7pm 

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

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