Weekend Guide 10+ Things to do in Jax this Weekend

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • May 23, 2022

It is time for the long weekend and there are plenty of exciting events to check out! Get groovy at Jazz Fest in Downtown or enjoy seafood at the Palatka Blue Crab Fest! World of Beer is opening up which means you have a new happy hour spot to experience. Plus, there are tons of great concerts this weekend including The Jacksonville Symphony's first ever Pride Night! Enjoy our curated list of activities for this week, next, and beyond! 

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival 

When: 5/27 - 5/29

Where: Riverfront Plaza

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival returns this weekend to Downtown Jacksonville! For more than 40 years, the Jazz Fest has brought music lovers together to enjoy an incredible weekend of food, drinks, community and this year there will be TWO stages to enjoy live music at. Admission is FREE to the two day festival and it's happening downtown on our beautiful riverfront!

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Palatka Blue Crab Festival

When: 5/26- 5/28

Where: Palatka’s Riverfront Park

The Palatka Blue Crab Festival is happening this Memorial Day weekend at Palatka’s Riverfront Park. There will be food & drink vendors, concerts, vendors, kid's zone, community events, fireworks and more! Over 30 talented acts will be performing Free Concerts throughout the event including headliners Ginuwine, The Original Wailers, Little Texas & more!

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Check out the NEW World of Beer

The brand-new World of Beer location just opened on Wednesday! The restaurant and bar offers 40 rotating taps and massive coolers with more than 300 unique beers, along with a perfectly beer-paired food menu & two Topgolf Swing Suites. Stop by this weekend to check it out!

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Pride Night at Jacksonville Symphony

When: 5/26

Thursday May 26th is PRIDE Night at The Jacksonville Symphony. Dress up in your most colorful clothes and watch as the Jacksonville Symphony shines for its first-ever Symphony in 60 Pride Night! Enjoy some bubbly during Happy Hour at 5:30 pm, share a toast with friends, and celebrate love! ⁠Come concert time, you’ll enjoy Mozart’s final and 625th composition that he completed before his untimely death. The greatest love story of all time meets the gorgeous, sweeping melodies of Tchaikovsky- in just 60 minutes!

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5/26 Warriors Memorial Day Service Event Get Information

Clara White Mission - Daily Feeding Volunteering Get Information


5/25 Phoebe Bridgers Get Tickets

5/26 Music At The Market - Dylan Gerard Get Information 

5/27 Wallows Get Tickets

5/28 Bright Eyes Get Tickets 

5/31 Bikini Kill Get Tickets


Other Events

5/27 Ride Now Bike Night Get Information

5/28 Donut Get Caught 5K Get Information

5/28 Toon Town Street Market Get Information  

5/28  Riverside Arts Market Get Information  

5/28 St. Augustine Farmers Market Get Information

5/29 No Cap Comedy Tour Get Tickets 

5/29 Reggae Sunday Get Information

5/30 Memorial Day Picnic in the Park Get Information

5/30 USO Memorial Day Paddle Out Get Information 

6/1 First Wednesday Downtown Art Walk Get Information 

5/12- 6/12 42nd Street Get Tickets


Pick Your Own Blueberries Get Information

Rooftop Bars in the 904 Area Get Information 

Springs Guide Get Information 


Plan Ahead

6/1- 6/2 Rebelution Good Vibes Summer Tour 2022 Get Tickets

6/2  Music at the Markets- Deacon Parks Get Information 

6/3 Jacksonville Sharks vs San Antonio Gunslingers Get Tickets

6/3 Barenaked Ladies Get Tickets

6/3 McGirts Creek Park Movie in the Park - Sing 2 Get Information

6/4  Brooks & Dunn: Reboot 2022 Tour Get Information

6/4 June Jax Veg Fest Get Information 

6/4 10th Annual Serving Up a Cure Tennis Exhibition Get Information

6/4-6/5  Fool's Paradise ft. Umphrey's McGee, Lettuce, and more Get Information

6/5 Jacksonville's Inaugural Women's Ultimate Clinic Get Information 

6/7- 6/12 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs Gwinnett Stripers Get Tickets

6/7 JACKSONVILLE BICENTENNIAL: The Birth of the Emerald Trail with Wayne Wood Get Information 

6/9 Music at the Markets- Pa 'Gozar Get Information 

6/10 Lemonade Days at Firebirds Jacksonville Get Information

6/9- 6/10 Jacksonville Bicentennial Celebration   Get Information

6/9- 6/10 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit & Sheryl Crow Get Tickets

6/10- 6/12 The Old School Kingfish Shootout Get Tickets

6/11 Watermelon Sugar Pride Get Information

6/11 Jacksonville Sharks vs Orlando Predators Get Tickets 

6/12 Women Veterans Week of Recognition Opening Ceremony Get Information

6/12 Flogging Molly & The Interrupters Get Tickets

6/12 Premier Bridal Expo Get Tickets

6/16 - 7/31  The Wizard of Oz Get Information 


6/18 Sneaker Fete Get Tickets

6/21- 6/26 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs Durham Bulls  Get Tickets

6/24 Jacksonville Sharks vs Orlando Predators Get Tickets 

6/25 Guns N' Hoses Get Tickets

7/2 2nd Annual Smokin' Aces of Jacksonville Scholarship Gala Get Tickets

7/9 Sweet 16 Benefit Gala and Celebrity Lip Sync Battle Get Tickets

7/16- 7/17 SLS Championship Jacksonville Get Tickets


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