Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • March 23, 2022

Spring has sprung, which means there is plenty to do this week and beyond. Florida Theatre is hosting Last Podcast on the Left and Steve O. There are several markets happening and educational activities for the family. Sports fans should check out the UNF Baseball and Softball schedule along with the Icemen. The 1st Annual San Marco Beer Festival is happening and you can join in! Be sure to check out the "Save the Date" section so you can fill your calendar with fun events! Just a heads up, the Clay County Fair is almost here and has concerts you'll wanna see!

Music at the Markets | Winter Concert Series

When: 3/24 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Located near Palmetto Moon + Kirkland’s

Come listen to Callie Leigh Band as she performs at the last concert of the series!

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Last Podcast on the Left

When: 3/24 8PM

Where: Florida Theatre

Last Podcast on the Left barrels headlong into all-things horror — as hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski cover dark subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic hauntings, the history of war crimes, and more. Whether it's cults, killers, or cryptid encounters, Last Podcast on the Left laughs into the abyss that is the dark side of humanity.

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Steve O.

When: 3/26

Where: Florida Theatre

Remember all those stunts @steveo did that your parents warned you never to try? Well there was WAY more where that came from, and Steve-O will be sharing gnarly, never-before-seen antics with a multi-media comedy show delving into the antics not even “Jackass” could show!

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When: 6 -7:30PM

Where: 1816 Talbot Ave

Come listen to Heather Hausenblas as she gives her perspective on how to live your best life. She is a Professor at the School of Applied Health Sciences, health psychology expert, international award-winning scientist, public speaker, and best-selling author.

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When: 3/25-27

Where: 5903 Solomon Rd

Shop some of the South's favorite vendors, located in beautiful barns pavilions and under the shaded oak hammocks. There will be one of a kind pickins’ such as vintage treasures, farmhouse finds, home décor, re-loved furniture, handcrafted items, unique relics, antiques, tasty treats, unique gifts and more! 

Come on 3/25 for FIRST FINDS FRIDAY, take a picture in front of the Diamond in the Rust photo booth inside the market, and show at the gate for FREE entry on Saturday and Sunday!

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Barrels For Boobs

When: 3/26 

Where: River to Sea Preserve - Marineland, FL.

Barrels For Boobs is an annual surf contest in St. Augustine, FL. hosted to raise money for local breast cancer charities. Since its first year in 2014, Barrels for boobs has raised over $17,000 for the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and St. Augustine's own Pink Up The Pace.  Wahines of the Waves dedicates this event to celebrating survivors, surfers, and the community alike.

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Red Bull Foam Wreckers: Jacksonville, Florida

When: 3/26

Where: Jacksonville Beach

 The anti-surf-contest surf contest where only soft-boards are allowed and anyone can win. Minimal rules and maximum fun, just bring yourself and some friends. Boards and Wiiings provided!

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Turkish Food Fest

When: 3/26

Where: Istanbul Center

Come enjoy some yummy Turkish food! They’ll have Gyros, kebabs, baklava, and more! It is all homemade and fresh. There is free admission and parking.

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Artists in the Park

When: 3/26 11-5

Where: 1620 Riverside Ave

Local artists and vendors will be out providing art workshops and products. Feel free to come to participate in workshops, enjoy the art, network, or bring your own setup and supplies to sit on the lawn and create. The event is free, but donations are accepted.

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Jacksonville Science Festival

When: 3/24-26

Where: FSCJ South Campus and Metropolitan Park

K-12 Graders have the opportunity to learn in an incredible atmosphere. They make learning fun and inclusive. Be sure to check the schedule because it is happening in two different locations.

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 Legacy Ale Works Makers Market

When: 3/24 6-9PM

Where: 14965 Old Saint Augustine Rd.

Legacy Ale Works holds a monthly market in their open courtyard. Each month the time of the market and what is sold changes. This month will be a night market featuring food and drink related vendors.

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Widespread Panic

When: 3/25- 3/27

Where:  St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Southern improvisational masters and legendary jam band Widespread Panic returns to The St. Augustine Amphitheatre. All three concert dates are participating in a food drive and will accept non-perishable food items throughout the run. 

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1st Annual - 2022 San Marco Beer Festival 

When: 3/26 1-5PM

Where: Balis Park 

Come enjoy craft beer from 20 different local breweries. A ticket to the event allows you to sample any you choose. There will also be live music and food.

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You Need to Calm Down: A Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party in Jacksonville

When: 3/25 8PM

Where: Underbelly

Calling all Swifties! Underbelly is hosting a dance party which is all Taylor Swift themed. Dress up and invite some friends out and jam out to your favorites. The event is 21+ and comes with a koozie.

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Riverside Kids Duathlon

When: 3/26

Register today for the Riverside Kids Duathlon, 1 Mile Fun Run & Health and Wellness Fair presented by @dailys ! This annual event (open to everyone in the community) combines fun, fitness and a commitment to improved health and wellness in our great city!

The 1 mile fun run is open to kids of all ages and adults. The Duathlon (run-bike-run) is open to children ages 5-15 and will be divided into two divisions – junior and senior.

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 Barks and Brews Adoption

When: 3/26 1-5PM

Where: 2385 Corbett St

Join Tabula Rasa in a dog adoption event involving beer and dogs! There will be a pet food drive, pet photographer, vendors, and food!

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When: 3/26 5PM

Party like you’re at Studio 54!  Join Music Director Courtney Lewis and the musicians of the Jacksonville Symphony in a pop-style concert reminiscent of the Studio 54 heyday: 1977-1980. 

 Accompanied by Grammy Award-winning vocalist Tamika Lawrence, and Broadway veterans Jessica Hendy and Devin L. Roberts, the orchestra will explore musical theater, film scores, popular radio, and disco favorites of the era. 

Enjoy a concert, a silent auction, and of course an after party! Donations raised during this event support the @jaxsymphony ’s music education programs and community engagement activities. 

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 Art in the Park

When: 3/26

Where: James Weldon Johnson Park

Come view the work of talented artists at Art in the Park. The work will be done with chalk and it is Northeast Florida’s ONLY Chalk Drawing competition.


There 4 Teen Gathering

When: 3/26 9:30-3PM

Where: 1816 Talbot Ave

If you are a religious teen girl (or know one) and are looking for a way to spend time with likeminded people, then check this out. This free event will be a great opportunity to learn and make friends.

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Downtown Dance Series

When: 3/27 7PM-10PM

Where: Underbelly

Crescendo Amelia is proud to announce eight spectacular and memorable evenings across Northeast Florida. This series will feature our 9-piece band in Jacksonville, and our 14-piece band on Amelia Island. Perfect for dancing or just enjoying the sounds of a classic big band with a modern flair, these events offer a variety of music from the 1920’s through the 2000’s. Food & drink are available at both locations for purchase. A variety of ticketing options are available online including student, senior, and reserved VIP tables. Singer line-up TBA.

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Spring Spectacular Brunch

Where: MOSH

When: 3/27 10:30AM-12:30PM

Spring is in the air! Celebrate the start of the season with a city-view brunch on the MOSH Rooftop. Enjoy a catered brunch presented by Silkie’s Chicken & Champagne Bar along with live music vibes! After brunch, step into a custom-curated experience in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium that will unravel the science of the Vernal Equinox.

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MOCA Love Letters

When: now- 6/26

Where: MOCA

Come check out the display of love letters Shiota has received from across the globe will be open through June 26, 2022.

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Riverside Arts Market

When: Saturdays 10-3

Where: 715 Riverside Ave

Enjoy local makers, artists, and farmers under the bridge. It’s free and pet friendly. Bring some friends and enjoy the market rain or shine.

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 Amphitheatre Farmers Market

When: Saturdays 8:30AM-12:30PM 

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Come check out the Amphitheatre Farmers Market each Saturday under the oaks for local, fresh food, produce straight from the farm, handmade arts and crafts, and live entertainment! Special events and features take place each week, check the individual event listings to see what's coming up!

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Live at Lunch

Where: James Weldon Johnson Park

When: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11AM-2PM

Need to mix it up for your lunch break? James Weldon Park gives you the opportunity to relax while listening to local Jacksonville musicians.



UNF Baseball and Softball

Baseball and Softball season are back! Get outside and enjoy some fresh air with warmer temperatures. Check their website to find a game!

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Jacksonville Icemen Games

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

Check out the upcoming games at home for the Icemen! Their season ends April 16th, so be sure to find one that works for you before time runs out.

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Felix Apartments 

We toured the Felix Apartments in South Jax, and let us tell you.. we were ready to move in! An impeccable clubhouse with private executive offices + computers , 24 hour health gym, resort-style pool with poolside lounge + TVs + WIFI, TWO courtyards, screened-in patios, elevators, smart home electronic entry… the list goes on!They offer 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments and have brand new ones ready for you.

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@hotworxjacksonville is giving the lucky people who decide to enroll during March, a huge discount!  Pay only $17 (usually $99!) for enrollment, and get HALF OFF your March dues! Located in Town Center, HOTWORX members have access 24/7 with keyless entry and you can reserve sessions straight from your phone. HOTWORX 3D training combining Heat, Infrared Energy, and exercise! Sessions are 15 min cycle (HIIT) or 40 min isometric (ISO)-THINK YOGA. Working out in this environment, with the healing powers of infrared energy, raises your core temperature to help you burn more calories in less time. The studio also offers a free-weight area for more traditional workouts. Need to try it?! Call 904.518.5962 to reserve a free private session! 

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Disney on Ice

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

When: 3/31- 4/3

Disney On Ice presents Dream Big! Believing is just the beginning at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Miguel aspires to be a musician and journeys through the Land of the Dead to unlock his family’s history. Moana and Maui bravely restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti, Anna and Elsa save their kingdom and the Disney Princesses inspire with stories of strength, determination and kindness. Share every magical moment filled with breathtaking ice skating and beloved Disney songs and stories that give everyone a reason to believe!

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Folksy Dinner Party at THE CUMMER!

When: 3/31 6-9PM

Where: The Cummer Museeum

Visit the @cummermuseum for an evening celebrating inspiration from “American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection.” Guests will enjoy an unforgettable night of locally crafted cocktails, beautiful food pairings and an array of artful activities and music. So, grab your favorite folks and let’s get crafty!

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River City Smoke Show 

When: 4/1-4/2

Where: Metropolitan Park

@rivercitysmokeshow will bring the BBQ, Bourbon and music together with six-time World Barbecue Champion pitmaster Tuffy Stone, and award-winning American Country Music artist Jon Pardi!

And y’all.. Friday’s entry is FREE!!!! 

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When: 4/2-3

Where: Colonial Oak Music Park

We are living for this all-female music festival coming to Saint Augustine April 2-3! @floridamaamofficial will be held at the coolest outdoor music venue, Colonial Oak Music Park, off of popular Saint George Street. The event will feature live music, so much fun , access to dining & full bar , and local female vendors. Hours are 2-10 p.m on April 2; and 3-9 p.m on April 3. Tickets are $20 for one day or $30 for a weekend pass with re-entry

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When: 3/31-4/10

Get ready, the Clay County Fair is coming back and will be plenty of fun!

 2022 CONCERTS: This year will be one of the biggest yet with performances by Nelly, Sublime with Rome, Rodney Atkins, Tracy Byrd, Quiet Riot, Warrant, Lorrie Morgan, Deana Carter, Shenandoah & more!

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The Secret Garden Market 

When: 4/2 5-9PM

Where:  73 San Marco Ave

The Secret Garden Market will offer specialty-crafted goods from over two-dozen local vendors, including Ariel Kellogg, Beaten Path Co., Bee Hill Farm, Grumpshine Candles, Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops, Lauren Ytterbom Ceramics, MC Pressure, Pinfeather Designs, John Quick Ceramics, Magnolia Supply, Manifest Distilling, Scout’s Honor Vintage, and more. In addition, Sunday's homemade sourdough loaves, preserves, and pickles will also be available for sale while Jenna Alexander's new illustrative series, offered in print notecards and limited originals, will make their debut. 

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

When: 4/5- 9/25

Where: 121 Financial Ballpark

Take me out to the ball game! Come enjoy a game this season and cheer on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Each week they have different promotions. Thirsty Thursday is a fan favorite where fans can purchase $2 (12 oz.) and $3 (24 oz.) draft beer. Check out their website for more information.

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New Edition: The Culture Tour

When: 4/6 8PM

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Veteran R&B group New Edition headlines an iconic lineup with the legendary Charlie Wilson, along with special guest, Jodeci, The bad boys of R&B.

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 First Wednesday Art Walk 

When: 4/6

Downtown Vision has proudly hosted the First Wednesday Art Walk since 2003 to welcome people to DTJax and celebrate the community’s deep pool of creative talent.  

Art Walk has returned after a break due to the pandemic and now takes place monthly! We invite you to bring your family, friends and coworkers for a self-guided tour of Downtown’s northbank core on the first Wednesday of every month. Explore three major hubs: James Weldon Johnson Park, The Jessie (duPont Center) and Vagabond Flea at The Breezeway at Vystar Tower, and all the businesses and public art between. Art Walk runs 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. Masks encouraged.




Jax River Jams

When: 4/7-4/28

Where: Riverfront Plaza

Returning this spring, enjoy a free, four-week concert series on Downtown Jacksonville’s scenic riverfront. National headliners and local and regional openers. Enjoy onsite food trucks and bars with local craft beer and spirits. 

April 7: Rock Band Spin Doctors and Alternative and Southern Rock Band Sister Hazel

“Two Princes,” “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong,” and “All For You,” “Your Winter”

April 14: Grammy Award-winning R&B Artists Boyz II Men

“End Of The Road,” “I’ll Make Love To You,” “On Bended Knee,” “Motownphilly“

April 21: Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce

“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” “Every Little Thing,” “Next Girl,” “Closer To You“

April 28: Indie rock band Manchester Orchestra

“The Gold,” “The Silence,” “Forest Whitaker,” “The Maze”

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Justin Bieber

When: 4/7 7:30

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Beliebers are gonna want to check this out. Justin Bieber will be in town. Reminisce on his old music and jam out to his new music too.

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National Beer Day

When: 4/7

​National Beer Day is April 7th! What are you doing to celebrate? If you need some ideas check out our guide full of sports around the 904.

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Wine and Chocolate 5K

When: 4/9 at 5PM

Where: San Marco Square

Need motivation to run? It is understandable and that is where the Wine and Chocolate 5K come in. After running you get to indulge in some chocolate and wine in the beautiful San Marco Square!

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Bon Iver

When: 4/14 6:30

Where: St. Augustine Ampitheatre

Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) is a singer/songwriter from Wisconsin whose sparse, otherworldly indie folk has made him an award-winning critical and commercial success. Bon Iver’s debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, became one of the landmark albums of the late-2000s indie folk sound. Vernon’s sparse sound and pure vocals caught the attention of people looking for something folky, yet not folksy in any way. Further albums refining and shifting their sound bolstered Bon Iver’s popularity and widened the band’s fan base.

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Taste of Golf

When: 4/21

Where: TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse

Golf lovers + foodies, this event is for you! 

On April 21st,head to the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse for an evening for Taste of Golf! The event benefits First Tee - North Florida

This event has top private club and resort chefs come together to celebrate First Tee – North Florida for an evening of fellowship, live music, fun cocktails, silent auction and a @diamondsdirect raffle…and of course, great food! 

@firstteenorthflorida is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character by integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, creating active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. 

Everyone who purchases a ticket will have access to the Stay & Play Package including a Sawgrass Marriott Stay and Golf at TPC Dyes Valley & TPC Stadium Course at a discounted rate!!! Just book before March 29, 2022! 

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Sip & Stroll on the Southbank Riverwalk

When: 4/21 5PM

Come enjoy city views while eating some tasty food.  Every third Thursday you can come out and enjoy live music, drinks, and more. 

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Sandlot Fest

When: 4/22-24

Where: Metropolitan Park

Fitness lovers are not going to want to miss out on this! Sandlot Fest is coming to Jax and is offering team events and citywide scavenger hunts for all ability levels. It is a great opportunity to connect with others and challenge yourself. You'll get to try something new and meet people as well.

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When: 4/23

Where: Kanine Social 

You’re going to want to save this date! We’re excited to be a part of the inaugural Woofstock 2022 presented by @kaninesocial event happening in Riverside on April 23!

 This dog-friendly music festival will feature multiple stages of amazing music, some of Jacksonville’s top vendors and food trucks, and a full array of delicious beverages. 

Entry is FREE, and VIP tickets are available!

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Jacksonville Sharks

When: 4/30-7/23

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Arena football is back! Come enjoy a Sharks game. If you haven’t been, you’re in for a unique experience worth checking out.

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