Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • March 30, 2022

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April is here! You're in the right place if you are in search of some springtime plans.  The Clay County Fair is here along with Disney on Ice if you are looking for some family fun!  Springing the Blues and Florida Ma'am Festival are great ways to enjoy some live music. The Jacksonville Shrimp start up again and have fun celebrations for opening day! UNF Baseball and Softball are continuing their seasons.  Read ahead in the Save the Date section to plan for weeks in advance! 


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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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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Springing the Blues

When: 4/1-4/2

Where: Seawalk Pavilion

The Springing The Blues presented by Sawgrass Asset Management is a free, outdoor blues music festival that celebrates America’s indigenous musical form. The three-day oceanfront event features national, regional and local blues artists on two stages. Springing the Blues is held at Jacksonville Beach’s SeaWalk Pavilion every April.

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Kenny G

When: 4/1 8PM

Where: Florida Theatre

GRAMMY-award winning, saxophonist Kenny G returns to perform his chart-topping hits, “By the Time this Night is Over,” “Love Power,” “Missing You Now,” “Forever in Love,” and songs from his best-selling albums Breathless and Brazilian Nights.

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When: 4/2 8PM

Where: Florida Theatre

Postmodern Jukebox, also widely known by the acronym PMJ, is a rotating musical collective founded by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee in 2011. PMJ is known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres, especially early 20th century forms such as swing and jazz. Postmodern Jukebox has amassed over 1.4 billion YouTube views and 5 million subscribers.

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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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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. There is a street party this week for opening day!

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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.



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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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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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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KC and the Sunshine Band

When: 4/7 7:30

Where: Florida Theatre

KC and The Sunshine band created the dance revolution in the 1970’s with their unique disco funk sound. The band’s music has been featured at the Super Bowl, World Series, The World Cup, The Indianapolis 500, The Kentucky Derby and more! Best known for their hits “That’s the Way (I like it),” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “I’m Your Boogie Man,” “Keep It Comin’ Love,” “Get Down Tonight,” “Boogie Shoes,” “Please Don’t Go,” “Give It Up” and more!

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When: 4/8 7:30

Where: Daily’s Place

Known for their “distinctive sound combining classic country and hints of soul” (The Washington Post), Brothers Osborne has earned high praise for their dynamic live show while previously touring with the likes of Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert. Rolling Stone exclaims “The Bros come guns blazing, a guaranteed show-stopper” while The Boston Globe commends the band for “winning listeners over with its spirited live performances.” AXS adds, “the pair acted like old pros as they effortlessly showcased their solid harmonies and impressive instrumentation.”

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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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UFC 273

When: 4/9 7PM

Where:  VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

UFC® returns to Jacksonville, Fla. with a world championship doubleheader that will see UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski defend against No. 4 ranked contender Chan Sung Jung. Also, UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling runs it back with interim titleholder Petr Yan.

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Caffeine and Octane Jacksonville 

When: 4/9 8AM-11AM

Where: The Avenues Mall

Come check out 1000+ amazing cars,trucks, and more! This event is free as a spectator. This month, they are highlighting Mercedes Benz AMGs and Audi Sport Vehicles in a special display within the Central Lot.

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Jax Spring Fest

When: 4/9

Where: 300 E Bay St

This event is to raise funds for local Dare to Hire Different organization

Find hidden eggs throughout the event

Easter Bunny Meet & Greet


Bounce House, Face Painting, Balloon Art



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Helicopter Egg Drop

When: 4/9 10AM-1PM

Where: 438 Florida 247

Need a fun and family friendly event? The 4th Annual Helicopter Egg Drop has you covered for a day of fun. There will be bounce houses, pony rides, face-painting, and more! At 12 PM the Eggstravaganza will start. Make sure to register ahead of time!

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Ritz Carlton Easter Bunny Brunch

When: 4/16

Where: Ritz Carlton Amelia Island

Children will love this breakfast accompanied by the Easter Bunny and the Springtime Fairy! There will be a pancake station, eggs, bacon, pastries, and more! Parents will receive a photo to complete the memory. Tickets are expected to sell out, so plan accordingly!

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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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Good Friday Service

Where: St. Augustine Amp

When: 4/15 6:30PM

Good Friday is centered around the sacrifice and grace of Jesus. It's a night to gather together as a community to worship and stand in reverence at what He has done for all of us. This event is free and open to everyone, but you can RSVP to let them know that you are coming so that they can host you well!

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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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When: 4/19 7PM

Where: Daily’s Place

Come see Lil Durk live at Daily’s Place. He’s collabed with Morgan Wallen, Drake, and Gucci Mane. Grab some friends and plan for a fun night of rap.

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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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Elton John

When: 4/23 8PM

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Elton John is coming to Jax! See hits like “Rocket Man”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Your Song”, and more.

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The Who: Hits Back Tour

When: 4/24 8PM

Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

The iconic band’s upcoming North American trek promises to be another rock n’ roll knockout, bringing singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend back to US venues two years after their acclaimed MOVING ON! Tour, which wowed audiences with a series of sold-out dates. 

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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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