Weekend Guide 15+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • January 20, 2021

This is the weekend to support locals and enjoy time outdoors!  Experience two pop up events and a farmer’s market happening with 100+ local vendors to shop & support. These events are outside so you'll be able to enjoy the cooler weather, but if you REALLY want to enjoy the outdoors, see the two parks we have listed for you to explore! Get excited 904 for the list of events we have curated for you, and don’t forget to tag us @904happyhour and #904happyhour on all of your adventures.

Featured Image Credit: @memparkjax

Wolfson’s Children’s Challenge 

There's less than 2 weeks to join this year's virtual Wolfson Children's Challenge - A major fundraiser for Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital, Northeast Florida's only full-service children's hospital. The annual event features fitness challenges & races for runners of all skill levels, fundraising opportunities, and the inspiring stories of 55 Wolfson Children's patients! Whether you're active in your backyard, down the street, on a treadmill or anywhere safe, there's a way to participate and help make a difference in our community.

For Sign Up & More Details 

Dry January Drinks 

Participating in Dry January? We got you covered with the tastiest mocktails made in the 904! Check out the link below and share with a friend who you would sip with! 

Where To Get the Best Mocktails 

Alexandria Oaks Park 

With over 13 acres of green grass and a little stream running throughout, Alexandria Oaks consists of a large open field and a walking path lined with scattered oaks, sycamores, palms, and pines. The large open field is a great area to play ultimate frisbee, catch, kick a ball around, or pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors. 

Park Info 

Losco Regional Park 

Losco Regional Park has sprawling playground, splash area, soccer field, and pavilion making it a fun place to bring the whole family. Don't forget your pup! Leashed dogs are allowed. 

Park Info

St. Augustine Shopping Vendor Expo

Local crafters, vendors and local businesses set up their tables at the St. Augustine Outlets this Saturday from 10 am – 5pm. Come out to support local.

Vendor Expo Info 

Fernandina Beach Farmer’s Market 

Local farmers market located in historic downtown Fernandina on 7th St. between Alachua and Center St. with nearly 40 vendors and growing every week this is a MUST SEE for the best Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach experience! Happening this Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm. 

Market Info 

Southern Swells 4th Anniversary

Southern Swells are doing things a little different for their 4th Anniversary this year, but don't worry it will still be super rad! Instead of a one-night celebration you will have the entire week of spread-out fun!

Check Out Their Daily Fun Plans 

Sneakers Fete Convention

Calling all sneakers fanatics, happening at UNF this Saturday from 12 pm – 4 pm is the Sneakers Fete Convention. Come sell, buy, or trade streetwear sneakers. There will be sneaker raffles, giveaways, a live dj, and lots of heat! 

For Tickets & Registration 

Scooby – Doo! And the Lost City of Gold

Sooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold, a completely original live entertainment spectacular, is the first show to combine cutting edge technology with exceptional music, puppetry, magic, singing, dance, interactive audience response video, aerial arts and video mapping. Happening this Sunday starting at 1 pm.

Tickets 

UNF Men’s Basketball

The University of North Florida Men's Basketball team makes it's ASUN home debut this weekend as they host Kennesaw State for a pair of games this Friday and Saturday. Limited Tickets available for both games, get yours today and support. 

Get tickets & more info

Soul Movie Night 

Project STAR – a fuel for wellness and mental wealth in Jax will be showing a free Disney Pixar Movie, Soul. Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you... YOU? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life's most important questions.

Address for Movie Site

Vegabond Bingo Night 

First BINGO NIGHT of 2021! New year, same socially distanced fun in the parking lot next to Vagabond! You will need to bring your own lawn chairs. Spots will be spaced out to keep everyone safe & masks are requiredChancho King will be serving up food in addition to our beer and wine tent outside. There will be multiple rounds and lots of local prizes!

For More Info 

Night of Lights St. Augustine

Only two more weekends to experience Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City.

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru

ATTENTION Jacksonville dinosaur lovers! GO ON A QUEST at TIAA Bank Field with an online audio tour that will take you throughout a transformed Jurassic exhibit, featuring over 70 MOVING and ROARING dinosaurs and a 50 - foot - long Megalodon! Secure your spot starting this weekend. 

Get Tickets 

Amelia Island Downtown Tasting Tours 

Cocktail Tour party in the beautiful Amelia Island this weekend from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. On this 2 - hour guided walking tour, you will enjoy the unique character of local bars. On each stop, tour guests will enjoy a tour cocktail and find out about each bar’s history. This local’s experience is a fun and laid-back way to spend time with friends and meet new people! 

Get info on the Cocktail Tour

Eat Healthy & Right with SuperFit Foods

It’s the time of year to eat healthy with meal prepping made easy thanks to SuperFitFoods. COUPON: Get 25% OFF your first order with promo code “904” SuperFit Foods offers delicious & healthy cold pressed juices & meals that are cooked & prepared locally - Delivered right to your front door! They offer over 120 delicious meal options.

Check out their website

Thrive Infusions 

Check out Thrive Infusions January Specials for a new fresh feel this new year.

See Their Specials 

Explore Jax in an Open Top Slingshot

Looking for a thrilling adventure this weekend? Rent a Seaside Slingshot and explore the city the best way possible, with no roof! 

COUPON: For 10% OFF, use promo code "904" when booking online or over the phone

Learn more

Discover New Art in Downtown Jax

September has been an exciting month in Downtown Jacksonville with multiple new art projects! Our city gets more colorful every day thanks to all the incredible local artists and it makes us so proud to call this place home.

Read more on these projects here

904 Pop Up: Seawalk Pavilion 

Jacksonville's largest socially distant pop up featuring over 100 local creatives is back and better than ever! This event is FREE & pet friendly. Happening on the Seawalk Pavilion this Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm. 

For Vendor Lineup

Enjoy Brunch & City Views

River & Post recently dropped a new brunch menu and it is a must try! New items include bread pudding french toast, huevos rancheros, the ultimate brunch burger, and more! See their menu or call (904) 575-2366 for reservations!

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This past year, there’s been a 300% rise in emergency pediatric behavioral health admissions.

PARENTS: Call the Baptist Health & Wolfson Children's Hospital’s FREE 24/7 Kids & Teens Helpline at 904.202.7900before it's a crisis to ask questions, discuss concerning behavior, and receive guidance.

CLICK HERE for more information & have a safe + fun weekend

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