Weekend Guide 15+ Things To Do in Jax This Weekend

  • by Sali Salameh
  • February 23, 2021

The weather seems to be on our side this weekend with warm sunny days and boy do we have a lot going on in the city of Jax! Start by traveling the world at the World of Nations Celebration, keep your mind at ease with bunny yoga,  join a wine tasting event, and help your community out with a beach cleanup! Find these activities and more on our curated weekend guide below! There is something for everyone to do, and don't forget to tag us @904happyhour and #904happyhour on all of your adventures! 

World of Nations Celebration

As you travel through the World of Nations Celebration, experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Grab your event passport and join us for an adventure at the 29th annual World of Nations Celebration!

The 2021 World of Nations Celebration will be held at Tailgaters Parking: 225 Talleyrand Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Friday, February 26th: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (9 a.m. - 11 a.m. will be Sensory Friendly**)
Saturday, February 27th: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 28th: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Friends + Coffee + Beach Workout 

Workout at the beach with Stretch Lab and Again Faster Equiptment! Join CrossFit super-coach Big Mike McConatha for a free community beach workout and coffee from Grounds of Grace, a local non-profit providing employment for at-risk youth.

Saturday, February 27th, 2021
10:00 - 11:00am
2125 Ocean Front
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Jax Melanin Market 

Join and shop over 50 black owned businesses and sample food from over 25 chefs as the Melanin Market begins their 5thSeason! This is a 2-day event going on Saturday – Sunday.

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Bunny Yoga

It’s Yoga time with bunnies at Celestial Farms! There are only 10 spots available so sign up today The time will consist of an hour yoga class led by Chelsea and then you’ll have the next 30 minutes to continue to snuggle bunnies, snap some pictures, and breathe in the fresh air. For ages 10 and up. Saturday, February 27 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

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Lunar Libra Studio Grand Opening + Full Moon Meditation

Grand Opening Event and Guided Meditation at the Lunar Libra Studio! Lunar Libra studio is a candle boutique and safe space for you to connect with your spirituality. The first few guests will receive a goodie bag of freebies. During the event, write down your wishes and place them on the community altar. There will be discounted shopping and readings from Demetri and Kelly, then a guided full moon releasing meditation towards at end. Limited space available and masks are required.

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Bike Social: Springfield Visits Historic Eastside

Join SPAR for a bike social to see our friends in the Historic Eastside neighborhood! We'll be spending our afternoon at the Melanin Market and World of Nations. The ride will be approx. 4 miles round trip. Meet at the SPAR office at 1321 N Main Street and riding Eastward as a group but everyone is welcome to hit up the festivities and return at their own preferred time.

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Casa Monica Cocktail College at Cobalt Lounge

Spring will be here before you know it—and Cobalt Lounge is kicking off a new series to celebrate. Create your own cocktails alongside local mixologist every month at Cobalt Lounge. February focuses on spring-themed cocktails that are light, refreshing, and delicious to drink. This Friday from 5-8 PM to commemorate this special experience.

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Wine Tasting with Cederberg

Round Bird Coffee Shop is hosting a wine tasting with Cederberg wines. There will be white wine and red wine for tasting and for sale. Join us for tasting and Happy Hour 4PM - 7PM this Friday. 

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Yoga Unleashed at BrewHound

Join on the mat for some strengthening, peaceful yoga with Tony at BrewHound Dog Park + Bar, this Sunday from 9am-10am! 

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The 36th Annual Cathedral Festival will take place Friday, February 26 5pm - 10:30pm, Saturday, February 27 noon-10:30 pm, and Sunday, February 29 noon - 9pm. Offering exciting rides, games, raffles, food, live music, and more. $5 for adults, $3 for kids aged 11-17 and seniors over 65, and free for active-duty military and kids 10 and under. Located at Mission Nombre de Dios. 21 Ocean Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084 

Black Musicians Matter: Live Band showcasing guitarist Willie A Moore III

Culture Lounge Jacksonville presents Willie A Moore III and band to close out Black History Month 2021 with a bang! An indoor/outdoor happy hour vibe at the Cookbook Restaurant. Happening this Thursday from 7pm – 11pm! 

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Music Under the Stars

Join this outdoor dining and music event, featuring the Space Heaters! There will be a full dinner and bar menu available and a traditional Shrimp Boil! Ancient City Brewery will be on hand for samples of their full beer line. Happening Friday from 6pm - 9pm.

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GTM Research Reserve Beach Cleanup

Join Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM) for a beach cleanup on every fourth Saturday of the month. Enjoy coastal views while helping remove debris and microplastics from the beach. GTM Rangers will supply gloves and trash bags at 9 am at the GTM Research Reserve North Beach Lot, 1600 S. Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach.

El Cubano Jax at Jax Craft Beer 

This Friday from 7pm – 9pm Try Jacksonville's best Cuban sandwich as you listen to music from Jake Schuman, and some delicious craft beer from Jax Craft Beer. Sounds like the perfect Friday night to us! 

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Springs Street Market

Springs Street Market is an outdoor shopping event. Shop all of our vendors from jewelry to clothing, home decor to knife sharpening. There will be food trucks, so come hungry! This event is family friendly and pet friendly! Happening this Saturday from 10am - 2pm! 

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Jax Icemen 

Support Jax Icemen this Saturday and Sunday at the Vystar Veterns Arena at 7pm, as they take on the Orlando Solar Bears! 

Pop-up with Local Vendors

Join Roundbird Coffee Shop this Saturday at 10am – 1pm. Join for another pop-up to showcase local vendors. 

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Day Tour at the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

A 45-minute guided walking tour with the opportunity to see resident animals, which include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, lynx, coatimundis, and foxes. Sunday from 1pm – 3pm.

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Open Paint at Paisley Grace Makery 

Spend a little time in the workshop getting creative! Any of the projects are available and all ages are welcome! Pre-registration is encouraged with limited seating with COVID, however walk ins are permitted! This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday starting at 2pm. 

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Clay Creations at Creative Me Art Studio

This week Creative Me Art Studio are sculpting gorgeous dragonfly using air dry clay. Using special clay tools to sculpt and put designs on the wings and body. Then will add color using watercolor paint. Don’t miss out on this popular class. RSVP on our online calendar. See you at the studio! This Friday from 4pm - 5pm. 

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Farm and Flea at Orange Park Mall

Located at The Grove at Orange Park Mall, the Farm and Flea 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. Happening this Saturday starting 9:30 am. 

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Vagabond Flea

The Vagabond Flea 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! This Sunday from 4pm – 8pm. 

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Abba Mania @ The Florida Theatre

The Florida Theatre presents Abba Mania this Thursday at 8pm! Abba Mania has been delighting audiences & selling out UK theatres since it’s formation in 1999. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music there has ever been, then Abba Mania is for you!

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Parks: Castaway Island Preserve

Castaway Island is located along the Intracoastal and runs adjacent to a salt marsh and creeks that are home to tons of wildlife. The preserve is over 200 acers and features a huge wooden boardwalk and numerous walking and biking trails. It's pet friendly and the perfect spot for some walks and new smells. For some of the best views of the water, check out the observation lookouts. If you like to kayak, canoe or paddleboard you’re in luck! There is a floating dock that serves as a launch site and a paddling guide map.

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Explore Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka

Located just over an hour from Jacksonville is a hidden gem in Palatka. Ravine Gardens State Park is one of the nine New Deal-era state parks in Florida.  A 1.8-mile paved road winds around the ravines, offering visitors dramatic views. Numerous picnic sites, equipped with tables and grills, are available to visitors. The Roy E. Campbell Civic Center complex features a large covered pavilion, auditorium and meeting rooms that are available for rent. 

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CBCR Community Clean-Up 

Don't miss out on the great opportunity to volunteer This Saturday from 9am - 11am at two different locations! One team will be meeting at New Town Success Zone and the other J.P. Small Memorial Park. Help rebuild underserved urban neighborhoods.

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