Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • February 22, 2022

This weekend brings plenty of sports, shows, festivals, and more! Sports fans have basketball, hockey, or baseball to choose from. Cats the Musical is in town through Sunday, Music at the Markets is back, and there is a Jazz and Blues Series in St. Augustine. Winterland, the St. Augustine Spanish Food + Wine Festival, World of Nations, and Riverside Craft Beer Fest are all happening this weekend. We recommend checking out our upcoming events section so you can plan for next weekend and beyond! 

UNF Basketball

Come enjoy the UNF Ospreys play this season. Bring your family and friends and cheer on the Ospreys!

UNF Men's Basketball vs Jacksonville University 2/23 7PM (at JU)

UNF Men's Basketball vs Stetson 2/26 1PM

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UNF Baseball and Softball

Baseball and Softball season are back! Get outside and enjoy some fresh air with warmer temperatures.

UNF Men's Baseball vs UCONN 2/25 6:05 PM

UNF Men's Baseball vs UCONN 2/26 6:05 PM

UNF Men's Baseball vs UCONN 2/27 1:05 PM

UNF Men's Baseball vs UF 3/1 6:05 PM

UNF Men's Baseball vs USF 3/2 6:05 PM

UNF Women's Softball vs FDU 3/4 4:00 PM

UNF Women's Softball vs St. Francis 3/4 6:30 PM

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Jacksonville Icemen Games

Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

Check out the upcoming games at home for the Icemen!

Jacksonville Icemen vs Norfolk Admirals 2/23 at 7PM

Jacksonville Icemen vs Florida Everblades 2/25 at 7PM

Jacksonville Icemen vs Norfolk Admirals 2/26 at 7PM

 Jacksonville Icemen vs Solar Bears 3/2 at 7PM  

 Jacksonville Icemen vs Solar Bears 3/6 at 3PM

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Giants Basketball

Attention all basketball fans! Come see the Giants play this season. They have plenty of home games to choose from. Check out their website to see their full schedule and pick a game!  Call (904) 355-6531 for tickets.

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Music at the Markets | Winter Concert Series

When:  February 24 – March 17 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Located near Palmetto Moon + Kirkland’s

Live Music Thursdays!

Enjoy outdoor performances each week
FREE – No Tickets Needed

02/24/22: The Band Be Easy Trio  

03/03/22: Honey Hounds Duo 

03/10/22: Chelsey Michelle Band

03/17/22: Let’s Ride Brass Band 

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Bold City Con  

When: 2/25-2/27

Where: Regency Square Mall

Bold City Con 2022 is a new event being brought to Jacksonville, FL by Hall of Heroes, a local event production company who have been producing quality pop culture and nerdy events for the last six years (12 in just 2021). 

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Discover Fort Mose: Jazz and Blues Series

Where:  15 Fort Mose Trail

When: 2/16- 2/26

In the course of two weekends, from February 18-26, 2022, world-class artists like Tank & The Bangas and Gregory Porter will grace our stages to celebrate these two incredible genres of music at Fort Mose Historic State Park. Proceeds from this event will support construction of an on-site fort representation and development of interpretive resources. The original fort was destroyed during the Battle of Bloody Mose in 1740.

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The Play that Goes Wrong

When: 2/17-3/13

Where: Alhambra Theatre

One of the best parts about live theater is that anything can happen, but what about when EVERYTHING happens? Laugh along with the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who are trying to stage a production of a 1920s murder mystery, while beset with disasters.

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Cats the Musical

When: 2/22- 2/27

Where: Moran Theatre Times Union Center

​​Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—”Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. 

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When: 2/25 6-9 PM

Where: 841 Prudential Drive.

In the early 1900s, Jacksonville was the “World’s Winter Film Capital”, attracting more than 30 film studios and producing serving as the location for more than 800 silent films. While the chaos and disruption of early-industry film production was too much for Jacksonville’s citizens, this moment in our city’s time is iconic and unique. Travel back in time with us to the early days of film, with glitz, glamour and elegance.

This event features live musical performances, decadent eats and luxurious libations.

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The St. Augustine Spanish Food + Wine Festival

When: 2/24-2/26

Attn: Wine, food, + culture lovers! The St. Augustine Spanish Food + Wine Festival returns this February! Held on the grounds of the beautiful Flagler College + Lightner Museum, the Spanish Food + Wine Fest will feature over 100 Spanish wines, and tapas from some of the best restaurants in the Oldest City, like Michael’s Tasting Room, Blackfly + Collage.. to name a few!With 3 different experiences on 3 different days, Feb. 24-26, there’s something fit for you!

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Music in Avondale

When: 2/25 6-9PM

Where: St. Johns Ave in Avondale

Music in Avondale is the perfect way for you to jam while supporting local businesses and artists! Get your groove on and dance the night away.

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World of Nations

When: 2/26 and 2/27

Where: Metropolitan Park

This is a must see for foodies and shoppers. World of Nations brings tasty food and drinks from all over the world to one place! They also have merchandise for sale and live music performances. Countries participating in the World of Nations Celebration include: The Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, St. Lucia, Turkey, U.S.A., U.S. Virgin Islands and Venezuela. Come travel the world without leaving!

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When: 2/26 and 2/27

Where: Riverfront Plaza

Looking for a fun way to get outside and listen to live music? Come to Winterland and enjoy food trucks, art installations, vendors, and more! It is a free event, so why not check it out!



When: 2/26 12-5PM

Where: UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center

Calling all Sneakerheads! This is an event you will not want to miss. Sneakerfete  is back and allows you to buy, sell, and trade your shoes. You can buy tickets at the door or online, but you’ll save if purchased in advance.

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Abba Mania

When: 2/26 8PM

Where: Florida Theater

 ABBA MANIA is accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute production.

Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.

ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is for you!

So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares, join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: “Mamma Mia”, “Voulez Vous”, “Dancing Queen”, “Winner Takes It All”, “Super Trouper” and many more.

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Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Elton John & More

When: 2/25 and 2/26

The New York Times calls him “amazing.” Variety says he’s “brilliant.” You stood and cheered after his Music of Billy Joel show with the Symphony. Now, Michael Cavanaugh returns to Jacksonville to join the Symphony in performing the music of the other great piano man, Elton John. “Your Song,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man” and many more. Whether you loved his last show or missed it, be sure to join Michael and the Symphony for a Crocodile Rockin’ night. 

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JSYO Winter Concert

When: 2/26 at 5PM

Where: Jacoby Symphony Hall

Join the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras for their winter performance! Come out and support the community.

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Cookie and Beer Pairing

When: 2/25 1PM

Where: Engine 15 Brewing

Girl Scout cookie season is here! That means it’s time to find the perfect beer to go with your favorites. To name a few: Lemme Get Somoa That, Do Si That. To learn more check out the link below.

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Riverside Craft Beer Fest

When: 2/27 from 1-4

Where: Fuller Warren Bridge

 Save the date for the 8th Annual Riverside Craft Beer Fest. At the festival, sample over 100 craft beers, enjoy live music, enjoy great food + more! All proceeds benefit Community Hospice & Palliative Care Pedscare! 

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Downtown Dance Series

When: 2/27 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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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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Community First Igloo Ice Skating

We may live in Florida, but that doesn’t mean we can’t ice skate! Check out the schedule to plan a day. What a perfect experience for all ages.

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Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday

When: 3/1 11AM- 10PM

Where: Wicked Barley

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Join us on the creek for a Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday, March 1st! The family friendly celebration starts at 11am with food specials and beer releases. Jacksonville's premiere brass band, Junco Royals, join us in the Beer Garden at 6:30pm.


 First Wednesday Art Walk 

When: 3/2

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.


 All Elite Wrestling

When: 3/2 at 7PM

Where: Daily’s Place

Calling all wrestling fans! Come check out All Elite Wrestling. It will be an exciting event you won’t want to miss.

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Jake Owen

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheater

When: 3/3 at 7PM

Multiple chart-topping singer/songwriter Jake Owen’s new single “Made For You” is rapidly climbing the Billboard Country Airplay charts. With eight #1 songs to his name, “Made For You” follows Owen’s fastest-rising career #1 single, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” and most recent #1 single, “Homemade.”

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Emmylou Harris & The Red Dirt Boys

When: 3/4 at 8PM

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheater

Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing.  Admired through her career for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, Harris shook up country radio in the 1970s, and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation selling more than 15 million records and garnering 14 Grammy Awards, three CMA Awards, and four Americana Awards.

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 Boozy Cauldron Tavern

Where: The Historic Apothecary

When: 3/4 and 3/5

 The Boozy Cauldron Tavern is popping up in Jacksonville for a 4-part Cocktail Experience and show led by Witches and Wizards. You will be taken on a magical journey where you can imbibe on the four delicious signature cocktails (including the tavern's old-fashioned buttered beer) and hear and feel the stories.

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Appalachian Spring

When: 3/4 and 3/5

Where: Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall

Whether it’s your first or fiftieth hearing, “The Gift to Be Simple” at the heart of Copland’s Appalachian Spring remains bulletproof in its charm and tenderness. The piece he wrote for legendary choreographer Martha Graham is today thecornerstone of Americana symphonic music. 

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Da Baby, Moneybagg Yo & Boosie

When: 3/5 at 7:30

Where: Vystar Veteran’s Memorial Arena

Come see Da Baby, Moneybagg Yo & Boosie at Vystar Veteran’s Memorial. It'll be a fun night with multiple artists. 

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Gate River Run

Where: Duval St.

When: 3/ 5

Have you been considering running a 5K or 15K ? We have just the event for you! They might seem intimidating, but fear not because all are welcome. They have a 5K for charity or a 15K which you line up based on your mile time. Whatever your goal is, you can meet it!

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Inaugural Phenomenal Women Pop-Up! 

When: 3/5

Where: TAE on Talbot

Preceding International Women’s Day, this pop-up was created to be an uplifting market for the boss babes of Jacksonville to share their talent, creativity, and passion with us, while being filled with experiences for attendees!

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The Beach Boys

When: 3/5 at 8PM

Where: St. Augustine Amphitheater

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world.

Since the band’s co-founder, lead-singer and chief lyricist Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”

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THE PLAYERS Championship 

When: 3/8-3/13

Don’t miss the ultimate fan experience at the Stadium Course. Grab your friends and family to watch the strongest field in golf and enjoy local bites from your favorite restaurants. Country star Kelsea Ballerini will be performing on March 8th for the Military Appreciation Concert. Check out the link below to learn about all of the exciting events happening.

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Foreigner- The Greatest Hits of Foreigner

Where: St. Augustine Ampitheater

When: 3/9 

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,


904 Pop Up

Where: Seawalk Pavilion

When: 3/13  11-7PM

Jacksonville's largest curated pop-up, @904popup, is coming back on March 13 to the Seawalk Pavillion in Jax Beach!  Come out + support local small businesses right next to the beach! From boutiques, to crafts, to art + prints, to vintage goods and more, you won't have a

hard time shopping 'til you drop. There will be plenty of food trucks, both sweet + savory, so come hungry!



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