Weekend Guide 15+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • May 19, 2021
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We are finally getting into the summertime feelz! This weekend is filled with celebrations, festivals, happy hours, sunflowers, symphonies, and more! Gather your squad and head out into the city on this good weather weekend. Don’t forget to tag us @904happyhour and #904happyhour on all your adventures. 

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Inaugural Emancipation Celebration 

When: Thursday, 11am - 8pm 

Where: James Weldon Johnson Park

Jacksonville’s Emancipation Celebration will feature local African American food trucks and vendors, live performances from Jacksonville’s best musicians, dancers and poets, fun activities for the kids, a Community Art Project, and a historical display.

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Southern Drifter Musical Festival 

When: All Weekend Long

Where: Jekyll Island

Don’t miss a tropical take on Nashville with three stages, oceanfront views, and local bars and restaurants that are just a short walk away. 

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Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

When: All Weekend Long 

Where: Amelia Island Ritz Carlton 

If you’re a car person then you can’t miss the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance taking place at the Ritz Carlton! It’s one of the top automotive events and will feature more than 300 rare vehicles! 

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT pres. by IDEA Public Schools- The Croods: A New Age

When: Saturday, 7 - 9pm

Where: 121 Financial Ballpark

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are continuing their illustrious 2021 Family Movie Night calendarwith a screening of “The Croods - A New Age” on the high-definition video board! 

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Bingo Night!

When: Thursday, 7pm

Where: 121 Financial Ballpark

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s socially-distanced and cashless Bingo Night returns! 

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Sunshine Happy Hour

When: Thursday, 4 - 7:30pm

Where: James Weldon Johnson Park 

Join Sunshine Happy Hour to benefit the James Weldon Johnson Sculpture Project! Sunshine Happy Hour will feature live music by Big Papa Fish, delicious cocktails and food trucks, plus the UNF Sculpture Team will be on hand to answer questions about the artwork!

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Music Under the Lights 

When: Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Where: Markets at Town Center

Don’t miss a POP-UP CONCERT by Kalani Rose under the lights in front of Coopers Hawk & Palmetto Moon! There will be food from Prati Italia, beverage stations, seating, and more! Admission is free and the event is family friendly!

Sunflower U-Pick & Farm Days 

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Where: Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres

It’s that time of year again, take a trip to Amazing Grace Family farms for some A-Maizeing pictures, scenery, and spend the day around sunflowers!

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Mayday's 3rd Birthday - New Flavor Release!

When: Friday, 12:30pm

Where: Mayday Ice Cream

Happy Birthday Mayday! To celebrate this sweet achievement, they are is releasing a brand-new flavor available at ALL SIX Mayday locations just in time to kick off summer.

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6th Beerthday Fiesta! 

When: Saturday, 2 – 10pm 

Where: Ancient City Brewing

It's Ancient City Brewing Beerthday week! The Fiesta will have shaved ice with a brewtiful twist, live tunes, food trucks, guac & salsa and SO much more! Come party!  

Art in the Garden Festival

When: Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 3pm

Where: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Celebrate creativity in all its forms, this vibrant, 2-day event is your chance to experience intriguing art, curated music, demonstration classes, and extraordinary living pictures all within our lush gardens.

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Ancient City Brewhouse PURE BARRE Pop-Up

When: Sunday, 12pm

Where: Ancient City Brewing

Join a FREE socially distanced fitness class! Pure Barre is a low impact, high intensity, full body workout that's safe for all fitness levels and backgrounds! All you'll need to participate is a yoga mat, water and all your friends! Plus enjoy Ancient City's local craft beer!

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The Dinner Detective 

When: Saturday, 6 – 9pm

Where: Omni Hotel 

America’s Largest Interactive Mystery Dinner is coming to Jax, you won’t want to miss out. At the Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it!

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Wholistic Healhers Vendor Market

When: Sunday, 12 – 5pm 

Where: Palm Tree Spa & Cafe Inc

This Women's History Month, celebrate and support women in business! A vendor market showcasing Black Women in Business. Free & open to the community! Bounce house & free food for kids! Lounge chairs are welcome. Treat yourself and support black women at the same time!

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Trivia Night

When: Thursday 7 – 9pm

Where: Main & Six Brewing Co 

Join another evening of trivia with host, Sam! She will be testing your mental mettle, so bring some good teammates. There will be a food truck for this event, Twisting Roots.

Come on in and play!

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Under the Sea 2 Year Party

When: Saturday, 12pm – 10pm

Where: BrewHound Dog Park + Bar 

Dive under the Sea to celebrate BrewHound 2-year anniversary! There will be face painting, doggie costume contest, live music, food trucks, and more! 

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Florida Chamber Music Project Presents: Mozart, Prokofiev, and Bartok

When: Sunday, 3pm

Where: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Florida Chamber Music Project provides live classical music in an intimate chamber music setting, don’t miss the classics of Mozart, Prokofiev, and Bartok.

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Jacksonville Symphony Presents: The Late Romantics

When: Friday, 7:30pm

Where: Florida Times Union Center 

In this instrumental pastorale Wagner lovers will hear many favorite horn calls and bird songs from the composer’s Ring-Cycle opera, Siegfried. Richard Strauss’ Le bourgeois gentilhomme Suite – a stark departure from the composer’s traditionally High Romantic work – is a Neoclassical gem with lively material compiled from his incidental music for a play about a nouveau riche man hoping his riches will elevate him to the status of gentleman.

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PBR Unleash the Beast

When: Saturday, 6:45pm & Sunday, 1:45pm

Where: Vystar Veterans Arena 

The top Professional Bull Riders (PBR) duke it out in this wildly entertaining tour. PBR: Unleash The Beast is the highest of three levels of PBR competition, in addition to the Velocity Tour for rising stars and the Touring Pro Division for qualifying professionals. Watch the show this weekend! 

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT with special guests MARK FARNER'S AMERICAN BAND

When: Saturday, 7pm

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheatre 

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.

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An Evening with St. Paul and the Broken Bones

When: Sunday, 7pm

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheatre 

St. Paul and the Broken Bones bring a youthful enthusiasm to their flashback sound, reviving Southern soul right down to the matching suits each band member wears. Anyone with a funky bone in their body will dig the old school vibes and undeniable grooves of St. Paul and the Broken Bones in concert.

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Bulls Bay Preserve Mountain Bike Trail

Prepare to hit the mountains trails.. IN JAX! If you haven’t checked out Bulls Bay Preserve- you must. There’s a small waterfall, 2 miles of hiking and biking trails complete with elevation changes, lily ponds, and beautiful oak trees. This place is perfect for beginner hikers, nature trips with the family, and a great spot to walk the pup!

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The Canyons Zip Line and Adventure Park

Exploring on Horseback! If you’re looking for an adventurous day trip close to JAX, look no further than The Canyons Zip Line & Adventure Park. The park is located at an abandoned mine just outside of Ocala and features 9 zip line runs including some of the fastest in the state! They also have cable bridges, massive canyons, sparkling lakes, kayaking, horseback riding and more!

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Coming Next Week...Blues, Brews & BBQ at Wicked Barley Brewing Company

When: Saturday May 29, 11am – 11pm

Where: Wicked Barley Brewing Company

Join Wicked Barley's annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Bash! It's going to be a patriotic party complete with house-smoked BBQ, special beer releases and the best blues bands in the city of Jacksonville! Don't forget to wear your red, white and blue!

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