The weekend is but a few short days away and the last thing you need to do is spend your precious free time watching Netflix. Instead, get up off your couch, get out into our city, and enjoy one or more of these events going on in Jacksonville this weekend.
POP! Dance Party in the Park | Saturday, Aug. 27 at 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Come dressed in your best ’80s 0r ’90s attire and enjoy a giant, FREE dance party in Hemming Park! There will be music by “DJ History” and Rob Campman, food trucks, drinks and a live dance competition. For more information and to RSVP, follow this link.Kayak, Canoe or Bike Hanna Park | Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10 a.m.
While Hanna Park is mainly known for housing one of Jacksonville’s top surf spots, the park has much more to offer than nice beaches and the Poles. The park is home to 20 miles of mountain bike trails and a 60-acre lake. If you’re wanting to get outside this weekend but don’t own the equipment to do so, have no fear. The park rents out canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes to guests. For pricing and tour options, follow this link.Riverside Arts Market | Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located in the heart of Riverside, the Riverside Arts Market is for hipsters, hippies, foodies and even the average Joe looking to explore local treats. The market features local artists and their work, vendors selling fresh produce and a tour of the farmer’s market area with a mini cooking class by Kailo Nutrition starting at 11 a.m. For more information, visit this site.Bud Lights Up the Landing | Saturday Aug. 27 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Come to the Jacksonville Landing to enjoy live music from local bands, food, drinks and fireworks. The featured artists for this weekend are Who Rescued Who and Ryan Crarey.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals | Sunday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m.
Go down to EverBank Field and support our Jaguars in their third preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The first string starters are showing a lot of promise so far and make for an exciting first-half preview for the upcoming season.