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Escape Room and Things to do in Jacksonville This Weekend

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The weather’s right and we’re ready to have some serious fun this weekend. So, grab the gang and let’s make the most of it!

Keep scrolling for all the best things to do in Jacksonville this weekend…

Make a grand escape at the Escape Room

The Escape Game

If you haven’t teamed up with your friends to escape a room full of mysteries, riddles, puzzles and cryptic messages – this is the weekend to do it!

Hit up Jacksonville’s The Escape Game for a unique experience you’ll never forget.

You can choose your difficulty level – high if you’re friends with Indiana Jones and low if they’re Mr. Bean – and spend the next hour solving your way out! Each room is specially designed with hidden passages and secret doors behind bookshelves that will only unveil themselves with the right combination of mystery sleuthing. Try one of these cool escape rooms: 

🧩Prison Break

🧩Art Heist

🧩Rule the School: The Playground

🧩Special Ops: Mysterious Market

Use the code is UNATION for discounted fun! Codes will be valid in Jacksonville from 9/27 to 10/3. *Guests don’t have to play during that week, they just have to book during those days.

📍 4720 Town Crossing Dr Suite 107, Jacksonville, FL 32246

First things first, Kayla and Shannon are here to give the down low on a packed weekend in Jax…

Now, to the fun stuff to do in Jacksonville this weekend…

Prost! It’s Jacksonville’s favorite Volkfest and we’re headed there to down a stein of beer and dance (badly) to polka music!

Springfield Oktoberfest

Crawl or waltz through Springfield this weekend for Springfield Oktoberfest! The entire neighborhood is getting together to take on October Bavarian-style. Each of the businesses will have holiday themed beers, foods, food trucks, and music!

So, strap on those lederhosen and get ready for all the Dutchland fun!

🍺 Have a sausage snack or schnitzel at Wurstbusters! (From 3-11pm that day)

🍺 Sip on Main & Six’s Oktoberfest Märzen style beer, “Blocktoberfest,” and/or their German style Schwarzbier (black lager)!

🍺 Win prizes with beer-power at a drinking game!

Event Details
🗓 Oct 2 | 3:00pm–11:00pm
📍 Springfield
🎟 FREE to attend!

(*Clinks beers) Don’t forget to check out these other Oktoberfest events in Jacksonville

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For me, music and life are all about style. – Miles Davis

📷 Jacksonville Jazz Festival - Facebook

40th Anniversary Jacksonville Jazz Festival

We’re not jive talkin’ you – this weekend is about to get cooler because the Jacksonville Jazz Festival is blowing into town.

If you’re a cool cat, this annual festival is for you! Four decades in the making – the Jacksonville Jazz festival has hosted history’s greats and is still one of North Florida’s best music festivals for bringing in the nation’s biggest talent in Jazz.

This year features two stages: The Swinging Stage and The Groovin’ Stage for those looking for a beat or creative improve.

Performers include:

🎷Sheila E. (World Famous Percussionist)

🎷Lalah Hathaway (Check out her NPR Tiny Desk Concert)

🎷Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (with 26 number-one R&B hits!)

🎷Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition 

🎷and much more!

Check out the upgraded Premium Experience HERE

Festival hours are Friday, Oct. 1 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 3 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Event Details
🗓 Sept 29-Oct4
📍 Downtown Jacksonville
🎟 FREE entry (VIP starting at $59)

Hungry for more weekend events? Let’s get some fried chicken & cornbread for kindred souls

📷 Green Cove Springs Soul Food and Music Festival - Facebook

The 20th annual Green Cove Springs Soul Food and Music Festival

The 20th annual Green Cove Springs Soul Food and Music Festival is here to feed the spirit and pour gravy on the soul. And then we’re going back for a second helping. 

Get ready to jam out to some soulful artists and stuff you face full of your favorite fixins’.

The festival includes:

  • A community parade
  • Balloon release
  • Lots of games
  • Activities for the entire family
  • Dance contests
  • Sweet potato pie contests
  • BBQ ribs contests
  • Gospel Hour
  • The band 69 Boyz & national recording artist Tony Terry
  • And much more!

If you can’t get enough southern food in your belly, take a trip this weekend to some of our favorite local BBQ joints in Jacksonville to satisfy your soul.

Event Details
🗓 Oct 2 | 11:30pm – 7:00pm
📍 Green St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043, United States
🎟 FREE

This weekend, dance like nobody’s watching

📷 AJR - Facebook

AJR @ Daily’s Place

Indie pop trio of irrelevant synthesized delight is coming to Daily’s Place! AJA will be doing their Ok Orchestra tour, featuring songs from their newest album.

If you’re in need of a mirthful weekend of dance and upbeat everything – this concert is for you.

We’re thinking: throw on your flowy-est number, grab your gal pals (and about three margaritas), and hit the concert floor to kick it because life if good and this weekend only comes once in a lifetime.

The theme song of your night is AJR – I’m Ready

Event Details
🗓 Oct 1 | 7:30pm 
📍 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202
🎟 $29.50+

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📷 Hotel Palms

Fashion Show & Pop-Up Party at Hotel Palms to Benefit Dreams Come True

Calling all fashionistas and stylistas – it’s show time, baby!

We happen to love Hotel Palms for all their grassroots events and retro-chic Florida vibe that is “Oh-so-Jax-Beach.”

If you love draping yourself in fine fabrics – head to Hotel Palms this weekend for a beachside fashion show featuring local boutiques showcasing the area’s hottest fall looks. The event will feature amazing runway looks from Jaffi’s, DRIFT, T-Dubs, Fig & Willow, Jax Surf & Paddle, and Milo. Beachside Buggies and many more fun pop-ups will also be showcasing. 

Plus side: This benefit show will contribute the local organization, Dreams Come True, which helps area families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Event Details
🗓 Oct 7 | 6:00pm
📍  28 Sherry Dr, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
🎟 25+

Love all things fashion and aren’t afraid to admit it? Check out our downtown boutique roundup for scoring the perfect look for the occasion.

Can't fit all the fun into just one weekend? Branch out and get inspired with these guides to all things good in Jax

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Amber Lake

Amber Lake

Amber is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Jacksonville City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Jacksonville area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinJacksonville on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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